Scooters And One Wheels

Metropolis Council approves annexation for Scooter’s Espresso – Boonville Every day Information

By Laura Wax Boonville Daily News

The city council approved the annexation of 3.1 acres into the city limits at Monday night’s city council meeting. The acreage, formerly known as 17310 Highway B, is the future site of Scooter’s Coffee. The council also approved the preliminary site plan for the property.

The biggest discussion at the city council meeting on Monday, September 19 was the consideration of Resolution R2022-15, supporting the construction of “Village at Kemper Greens”, a family residential community by TerraVest Development, Corp. During the public comments portion of the meeting, Boonville Housing Authority Director Robert Rohr spoke regarding some concerns with the development that has been proposed. Rohr stated the waiting list in Boonville for affordable public housing currently has 32 people waiting for 1-bedroom units to come available. There are only two people waiting for a 3 bedroom unit. The proposed development will have two, three and four bedroom units, but no one bedroom apartments. “My concern is that it is unnecessary for a community of this size and for a wait list with only two people to put that many units for three and 4 bedrooms. It is not justified,” Rohr stated.

Craig Meyer with TerraVest was present to answer any questions that arose during the discussion. The proposed development will have 48 units of affordable housing located off the west side of Kemper Drive, just north of Ashley Road. TeraVest is not asking for any financial contributions, just support from the city as they apply for tax credits and financing from the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The council approved the resolution in a vote of 5-2, with the recommendation that if financing is obtained from the MHDC, TerraVest amend their request to add one-bedroom units to the development.

With Boonville High School Homecoming almost approaching next week, the council approved a street closure and parking restriction for the parade, which will take place on Friday, September 30 at 2 pm Parking will be restricted on both sides of the corners at Main and High Streets and Main and East Walnut from 12 noon – 3 pm that day.

The council also heard the first reading on Bill No. 2022-024 Approving a Final Site Plan for Club Car Wash, 2420 Boonslick Drive, Bill No. 2022-025 Approving a Final Site Plan for Scooter’s Coffee, 2395 Main Street, Bill No. 2022-026 Approving a Final Site Plan for Phase 3, Apartment complex at Boone Point Subdivision, Bill No. 2022-027 Accepting the Sewer and Water infrastructure for Phase 1 of Boone Point Development, and Bill No. 2022-028 Amending the City of Boonville Access Management Manual, Boonville Code of Ordinances, Appendix B, regarding Concrete Street residential street specifications. The amendment of the city’s access manual is to bring city ordinances and fees up to date as some of them have not addressed since the early 2000s. City Administrator Kate Fjell has suggested that all fees be listed in one place in the manual’s appendix to make indexing more accessible and easier to access. Along with the update, an adjustment to some fees have been proposed, such as the fee to tap the water line for a water meter on new construction. A full list of proposed fee adjustments can be obtained from city hall.

Fjell concluded her report by thanking the Parks and Recreation Department for their hard work sprucing up the city’s buildings. They have been scraping and repairing windows, touching up paint, and cleaning windows. She also commended Helen Melkersman and Mary Vollmer for their hard work keeping the city’s flower gardens in such wonderful shape over the hot and dry summer months.

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