Raymore moves forward on rec center study

Raymore is moving forward with a citizen survey and market analysis to determine the feasibility of building a recreational civic center.

City Council members decided Monday to spend $28,750 in park funds for the research.

Monday’s vote was 7-1, with Ward 4 Councilwoman Charlene Hubach dissenting.

“I still feel that this should come from the general fund rather than the park fund for the financing of it. That’s why I’ll be voting no,” Hubach said.

City officials hope the work will be completed by the end of May.

Mayor Pete Kerckhoff has said residents need a permanent place to gather, as they do in the summer at the farmers market. He also said there’s no appetite on the council for a tax increase, which would cap the cost around $10 million.