Major events in Sugar Creek in 2009


Lewis and Clark Expressway project between Sterling and I-435 receives design approval.* Issued certification of participation to maintain Sugarland Center project while   the economic environment heals.* Approved rezoning and final plat for Sugarland Center.* Renewed control of property for River Basin Mixed Use development.* Completed construction of new Police and Fire Building. Roper Field receives a facelift by the Independence School District.* Parks and Recreation increases Senior Citizen programs and activities. City moves toward establishment of an enhanced enterprise zone.* Christine’s Beauty Salon announces grand opening. City declares Rick Sutcliffe Day. Lafarge begins to use landfill gas as a replacement for coal.* Carla Marrs and son John selected as “Family of the Year.” KC Shockers football team to become Sugar Creek Shockers and play games on Kaw Field. New police and Fire Building receives design award. Recognition planned for Barreto Lane founders. David and Kathy Liggett to receive MML’s Civic Leadership Award.* LaBenite Park has new ATV Park Patrol. City sees increase in health insurance premiums. Obtained muti-year stimulus grant to fund cost for a new police officer. New police video cameras obtained at no cost to city. Veronica Powell receives the Truman Heartland “Citizen of the Year” award.* Obtained grant for Slavic Festival. Park and Recreation summer programs a huge success in 2009. Sugar Creek Tamburitzans celebrate 40th Anniversary. Design completed on Sugarland supermarket.* City accepts glass for recycling. Sugar Creek School to expand. Upgrade Public Works Department heavy equipment. Bridge repairs completed on Courtney Atherton Road. City approves identity theft prevention program. Board approves resolution supporting anti-drug tax. LaBenite Park gets water and power.* Sugar Creek visited by the ambassador to the United States from the Slovak Republic. Diamond Computer to lease upper floor of old police and fire building.  National economy causes city to reduce 2009-10 budget. Received “Bluffs” payment from BP Products totaling $2.26 million.*

* Major Action Events