Thousands of area residents braved icy temperatures to view a 20-minute fireworks show at Parkville’s Christmas on the River celebration, with many calling it the longest and best fireworks show they have seen at the annual event. Set to holiday music, the colorful display was the second largest attraction of the evening. The Park Hill School District’s 1,000 voice choir was another huge draw.
The confusion over which local organizations are required to pay usage fees for English Landing Park and which ones were promised exemption was settled with the passage of an ordinance Tuesday evening at a meeting of Parkville aldermen. The ordinance overrides an internal memo sent by Mayor Kathy Dusenbery more than a year ago. That memo instructed city staff to exempt certain organizations from paying park fees.
Project developer Jim Goodwin of J.J. Properties said that Florida, Arizona and Las Vegas have them–industrial condos, that is. And the board of aldermen plan for Riverside to be one of the first in the Northland to have them, too. The aldermen unanimously approved rezoning two lots from “general planned industrial” to “planned development” for the Belgian Bottoms Business Park. They also approved a preliminary plat, a preliminary development plan and a final plat for one of the lots so that the developer could begin selling space.