Meeting set to discuss future plan
The iconic Parkville Farmers Market structure “will have to come down,” Mayor Dean Katerndahl said in an interview on Landmark Live Thursday night.
Katerndahl said the structure, which was hit by two trucks in separate incidents in recent months, suffered damage beyond repair.
A public meeting to discuss some preliminary concepts for replacing the Farmers Market is planned for Wednesday, July 13 at 5 p.m. at Parkville City Hall, Katerndahl said.
This is a public meeting, all are welcome to attend.
“We have some important decisions to make about the future of the Farmers Market over the next few months in balancing the needs of our community and the farmers that use the market,” Katerndahl said this week.
Katerndahl said some of the money used to replace the structure “will come from insurance claims but undoubtedly it will not be enough to cover the full replacement cost.”
There is also a decision to be made about where to locate the new farmers market. Katerndahl said one possibility is in the parking lot just south of the railroad tracks just east of Main Street.
That’s where the market, on its days of operation, has been set up temporarily in individual tents, Katerndahl explained.
As for the iconic structure, Katerndahl says:
“The city already knew that the current structure’s days were numbered. It is over 30 years old so plans were already afoot to replace the current one.”
The Wednesday, July 13 meeting to discuss preliminary concepts will involve Parkville Board of Aldermen and the city’s Community Land and Recreation Board (the city’s park board).
The video of Katerndahl’s appearance on Landmark Live is viewable here: https://plattecountylandmark.com/2022/07/02/landmark-live-with-parkvilles-new-mayor-dean-katerndahl/