Northeast Joco

Northeast Joco

Prairie Village maintains ban on pit bulls, similar breeds

Dozens of people had asked the council in recent months to reconsider the prohibition, which they claim is outdated, scientifically invalid and doesn’t address the underlying problem of irresponsible pet owners. But council members supporting the prohibition said the city was safer for not allowing pit bulls to live there.

Northeast Joco

Prairie Village council delays decision on pit bull ban until Sept. 5

The City Council held a public hearing Monday on the law banning the possession within city limits of Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers or dogs having the appearance or characteristics of those breeds. A steady stream of people told the council that the law was outmoded, discriminatory, and wasted city resources targeting the animals when authorities should be going after irresponsible pet owners.

Northeast Joco

Prairie Village to drop Deffenbaugh trash-hauling service

Council members asked the staff to enter further negotiations with Republic Services to take over collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste for the city’s nearly 8,400 homes beginning Jan. 1.Republic proposes charging residents $18.44 a month, or $3.94 more than they pay now through city assessments. Assistant City Administrator Wes Jordan told the council he felt that amount would shrink during negotiations. The city also could consider any last-minute “substantially improved” offers from the other bidders.

Northeast Joco

Cities to split cost of mental health professional

Under a newly expanded program through the Johnson County Mental Health Center, 13 Johnson County cities will soon have mental health professionals on-call who can come to the scene of these emergencies, keep situations from escalating and help the people get the psychiatric or counseling assistance they needed.

Development

Unusual tiny hospital proposed for Roeland Park

Embree Asset Group of Texas is proposing an eight-bed inpatient hospital plus emergency department to be located near the corner of Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive in Roeland Park. The development site, owned by Kansas City-based Commerce Bank, would include a new banking facility as well as the independent hospital, which may be named the Hospital of Roeland Park.

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