“Full transparency is something we are really passionate about,” Anderson said. “The whole front lobby is glass so people can walk in and see everything that is going on with their dogs. I think it holds us to a higher standard in a way that we have to clean more and take extra good care of the dogs. We’re not hiding anything”.
“In the end we’ll have a new bridge, Blue Ridge Boulevard will be fixed up and we’ll have this vacant property that will be cleaned up. It’s an example of the kind of positive project we like to see.”
Despite being isolated from family, Runions — now in his eighth and final year of service due to term limits — had one key item at his disposal: a cell phone charger that his family had dropped off for him.
Projects that are slated to receive funding if the tax is extended include conversion of the I-49 outer roads to two-way traffic, a new Kansas City Southern railroad overpass over Blue Ridge Blvd., Blue Ridge Blvd. upgrades and construction of a new bridge on Raytown Rd. just south of its intersection with Harry Truman Dr.
The full-service liquor store will have an expanded selection of wine, beer and spirits along with chips, soda, mixers and accessories.
“Libraries in this day and age have become a gathering place for people. We would imagine that we would get back to that at some point, but it is a mystery as to how fast that will be the case.”
“The average rent around our area is $750 a month, so if somebody has an eviction notice, usually by that time they’re on their third month of rent that they’ve missed.”