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Wes Minder
Line Creek Valley
The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Rather than scrolling social media on the couch, I tried to compile some videos from the local media about the US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge project and everything that is going on in addition to my more detailed post earlier this week. I will also remind you that if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Plans for the new Park Hill School District elementary school are moving forward very quickly. The school layout matches closely with the master site plan for the entire LEAD and elementary school site at 68th and Waukomis. In this rendering below, anything in light blue is existing ground/forest that appears... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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A lot has happened since my last US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge post: the governor of Missouri exhibited himself as a lying fool, KC voters overwhelmingly approved moving forward with a new airport, we had a healthy baby girl, the corporate tax rate was FINALLY reduced (which we end up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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MORE SELF STORAGE!!! I'll save the pontification and refer you to my post about self-storage being zoned at the southeast corner of Green Hills and Barry Road. A rezoning has been approved for the southwest corner of Green Hills and Old Tiffany Springs Road. The proposed land use will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Let's just start this post by stating that we are building WAY too much pavement in this town. The fascination with building wide roads for some mythical future traffic problem is why our cities are broke. You don't have to look far to see multiple cases of asphalt built that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I used to have an old rule. The only acceptable reason to cross I-35 at 152 was to get to The DishTM and CulversTM. Since we finally got a CulversTM in Platte County and The DishTM closed, I have amended that rule to only one rational reason to cross I-35... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I was searching the Park Hill School District BOE agendas trying to find if there were any new exhibits on the new Park Hill middle school at 56th and Northwood Road and pulled up a December agenda item which listed the proposed bids from the district's construction manager. I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Seriously America. Why do we spend over $24 BILLION a year on storing crap we don't need? Anyways thanks to mass consumerism, self storage units aren't going away and so there is market demand for more. A development proposal moving forward at the southeast corner of Barry Road and Green... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well I'm back to one handed blogging so sorry for the last minute notice but there are two public meetings tonight you might be interested in. First one deals with the update to the bike plan. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, check out my previous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Today was one of those days where just a simple thing like getting a project out to bid completely makes putting up with all the government stupidity and frustration worth it. I've blogged in the past about getting something to implementation in government can be pointless but it's all forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I had to do some plan scanning/production the other day in the map room at City Hall and while the scanner was taking its sweet time processing the scans, I sniffed around some old aerials and took some pictures. I just posted them to Twitter so I'm being a little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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First off, if you missed my post the other day, read it first by clicking here. Second, if you read it, there now is a link to feedback and survey on the concepts. The goal of this survey is to gauge the public's temperature on the concepts before spending money... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank those of you that were able to attend the Beyond the Loop KC meeting tonight. Those of you that weren't able to make it don't worry because all the materials and survey are online. Before we get into the concept alternatives, let me tell you about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, high school football starts tomorrow night. There have been a few rule changes so in order to save you the anger and embarassment of yelling about the wrong thing, I'd figured I'd share with you. The entire set can be found on the NFHS website here. One... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
First off, let me tell you a little secret. I don't fly. I can't afford to fly. I don't believe in business related junkets. I don't want the TSA giving me the jollies so I really have zero emotional/mental investment in the KCI discussion. The only thing I care about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I was perusing the Park Hill School Board agenda and let me just say my head hurts now because of some things I had to sketch on paper to understand. I've taken on a new goal to limit the amount of brain damage things nowadays are causing and tonight I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Did you know there is an election tomorrow (today 8/8/17 if you're reading this in the morning)? If you live in Clay County, here is the link to your ballot tomorrow. Platte County folks can see their ballot here. The big question on the ballot is a Clay County wide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I had the chance a while back to take the Missouri River Trail on the Riverside/Quindaro Bend Levee and forgot just how pretty it is. Back before the Line Creek Trail was finished, we used to ride this a lot because it was about three miles long and worth loading... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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In case you were wondering what the new Northland Christian School being constructed south of the cemetery on the SWC of US 169 and Shoal Creek Parkway will look like, I'm finally going to show you. In case you don't know where/what I'm talking about here is a map with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well ladies and gentlemen, I thought I'd share a post because it's been a while. It's been a busy summer and I'm in the middle of a laundry/garage/bath remodel that is taking a lot of time. I love wiring. I've wired outlets I've never used nor needed just because someday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, it's getting to be the end of neighborhood garage sale time and so if you didn't have much luck at getting rid of your stuff and don't know what to do with old bikes, I've got a great suggestion for you. For the past few years we've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, we're having a baby girl this fall so enjoying boys piece of clothing from 0 to 3 is yours for the taking for $1 an item. Our neighborhood garage sale is this week and the boys have worked hard to set up a lemonade stand with cookies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I don't want you to get this location confused with the new Park Hill elementary and third high school/LEAD property at NW 68th and Waukomis. In case you missed it, Park Hill earlier bought ground at the southeast corner of NW 56th Street and Northwood Road which will be the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, did you realize the state of Missouri spends around a $1B a year and the oversight is done by an unelected commission? Well if you didn't, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has an official page where you can learn more about what the six members of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the news is finally official. The next Park Hill School District Elementary School and LEAD campus will be within potato gun range of my house. The BOE approved the contract last night on a $3M purchase of 272 acres north of NW 68th and Waukomis. The site... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth