December 2022 Minutes
December 14, 2022
300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
6:30 pm – 7:42 pm
Board Members Present:
Nadja Karpilow, Matthew Browning, Dianna Atkinson, Angie Phillips, Betsy Ambrose, Jacob Ambrose, Aaron Fightmaster, Tabitha Judson
Other Neighbors Present: Kerry Schieber Chrissy Dastrup Mary Farmer
The meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm.
Nadja called the meeting to order. Dianna presented the treasurer’s report. The beginning balance was $3587.21. We had an income totaling $25.00 and expenses totaling $986.00 [PO Box ($212), Midtown KC Now Dues ($250), Wix ($324), Historic KC Dues ($200)] which brought the final balance to $2626.21
Angie moved to approve the meeting minutes from the August and October 2022 meetings. Dianna seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
Neighborhood updates: • 3600 Walnut – The hearing was moved to November 18th and was approved by the Landmarks Commission • 3722 Central – The hearing for the certificate of appropriateness o This development was approved with the caveat that the developer uses the approved materials and design. The board made note that if neighbors notice that this is not the case, they should get in touch with the board for enforcement. • Meeting with Jim Ready at Midtown KC Now – KCMO Regulated Industries o This meeting was regarding the Shell Station at 38th & Main ▪ There is currently not enough evidence to take action about this location’s liquor license. ▪ Jim encouraged neighbors to (safely) videotape any license violations and send them to him for review. Still photographs do not work. • Mac Properties – Armour & Main Development o There was a lively discussion surrounding the amount of parking surrounding this development. Mac was instructed to work with the neighborhood and the city to help develop a parking plan for the area.
The conversation then moved to Old/New business:
38th & Baltimore streetcar construction has started
Upcycle Piano has a happy hour the first Tuesday of every month from 4-8 PM.
The audit has been released for the short-term rentals:
o Tabitha attended a meeting with another group regarding STRs – looked at it more from a legislative standpoint ▪ Moratorium on new STR permits for now ▪ Only $200 fine if STR is caught being run without a permit o STRs are going to be moved to a different department o MAC rents some STR in their units Chrissy Dastrup was in attendance and spent a couple of moments talking about herself and her campaign for City Council.
The meeting adjourned at 7:42 PM to a holiday potluck.
The next meeting will be March 15, 2023 at Midtown KC Now.