Some Parkville city officials have met with a development group studying the possibility of building a casino at Interstate 435 and River Road (Hwy. FF). The Landmark has learned, though none of the parties are directly confirming, that Parkville mayor Kathy Dusenbery and aldermen Deborah Butcher and Jim Brooks met with the interested develop recently at The National Golf Club in Parkville. “Many developers come in to discuss their ideas with us and we’re just listening interested parties right now, that’s all,” said Joe Turner, city administrator for Parkville. Turner said the proposed property is not currently zoned for constructing such a large plan.
Platte City voters decided not to re-elect Lee Roy Van Lew last week but that does not mean he won’t stick around to serve in a new capacity. At Platte City’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the idea was brought up that Van Lew be hired full time as the city’s new inspector for the Community Improvement Project. City Administrator Keith Moody stated that a contractor began work last week and an inspector needs to be hired as soon as possible.
It was an unusually chilly 30 degrees but that didn’t stop egg hunters from showing up for the Wells Bank Easter Egg Hunt on the field turf at Pirate Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Easter Bunny was on hand to visit with the kids.