The Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen met Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action with Alderman Dennis Onka and Mayor Stan Salva absent.

The Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen met Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action with Alderman Dennis Onka and Mayor Stan Salva absent (all votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted):

Study session

Discussed a possible location of a Verizon Wireless cellular tower in the parking lot adjacent to Roper Stadium. Consultants suggested the east of the parking lot, north of Ohio Street and agreed to meet with City Administrator Ron Martinovich more about the possibility. Discussed renovations to Roper Stadium, which will be used for the Van Horn High School baseball team. Staff from the Independence School District said the Slavic Festival committee is donating the scoreboard for the field, and the Royals will rebuild the mound. The district will have a volunteer day March 14, similar to the Extreme Makeover last summer, to help renovate the stadium before the first game, which is April 1.


Regular meeting

Held a public hearing about forming an Enhanced Enterprise Zone along U.S. 24 that would provide a tax credit for new or expanding businesses in the area. Held a public hearing to rezone about 15 acres of land for the first phase of the Sugarland development. The board approved the rezoning to highway commercial. Approved giving up the city right-of-way on Harris Street. Approved a federal aid agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the planning of an interchange to Sterling from Interstate 435. Approved the payment of $51,785 to Lafarge North America for the Courtney Atherton tax increment financing plan. The board adjourned into executive session.


– Stephanie Boothe