New Parkville alderman-nominee Gia McFarlane is a self-described “political outsider” and that is one of the major reasons Mayor Kathy Dusenbery selected her. “I’m not looking for a ‘yes’ person. That’s why I selected Gia. She’s an independent voice,” said Dusenbery. If approved by a majority of the aldermen, McFarlane will replace ward two alderman Dave Rittman, who resigned his seat in an email on May 12. Rittman began working full time this year for an automobile dealership in the US Virgin Islands. Rittman served as a Parkville alderman for 10 years. Gia McFarlane, 38 and her husband, Rob, 40, reside in the 5000 block of N. Woodland Pt. in Parkville.
The City of Riverside is seeking to annex 134 acres of land that sits on the bluff just south of Park Hill South High School. The land overlooks the Riverside levee protection district. The area is generally bounded by Hwy. 9 on the south Northwood Rd. on the east and just north of the levee protection district There is no natural or political boundary on its west, only a surveyor’s description.
The Platte City Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Dave Brooks’ appointment of Marsha Clark to fill the unexpired term that was vacated by the resignation of Bill Knighton.