Kay Barnes, mayor of Kansas City, was the grand marshal of the Zona Rosa Easter parade on Saturday, April 7. In addition to the parade, on that day Zona Rosa hosted a petting zoo, giveaways, and children’s activities, plus a performance by Jim Cosgrove, better known as Mr. Stinky Feet.
Around 50 interested people gathered Tuesday night to hear a presentation from the developer of a Price Chopper superstore proposed for Platte City. Homeowners from the Estates of Platte Valley subdivision, who would be neighbors to the proposed grocery store, hosted the gathering at the Platte Valley Bank’s lower level meeting room. Platte City Mayor Dave Brooks and Keith Moody, city administrator, and several members of the board of aldermen were present.
There was only one new face at Parkville’s board of aldermen meeting who made his official debut Tuesday evening. Newly-elected ward four alderman Gerry Richardson is not a newcomer to City Hall. He has served three previous times on the board; once for a special appointed term, another partial term and his third go-round was for a whole term. He said it has been about six years since he served in this capacity. “I’m ambitious to get involved in the economic development side of things,” he said.