Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) is opening a new district office at 1923 Main Street in Higginsville on Wednesday. The building is right across the street from City Hall in the downtown area. Their grand opening is scheduled from 3 – 6 p.m., with a speech from Kolas just prior to a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting and appearance by Rep. Cleaver. The office will be managed by Kyle Wilkins. He can be reached at (816) 842-4545.
Rep. Cleaver has also invited Kolas, City Administrator Lee Barker and Economic Development Director Donna Brown to visit Washington D.C. That trip will be held Wednesday, September 11th through Friday, September 13th. Kolas said it should be a prime opportunity to discuss economic development.
Meanwhile, officials in Higginsville are preparing for what is scheduled to be a 10 day closure of Highway 13 at the railroad overpass. While the work has been pushed back previously, it is currently expected to start Thursday September 5th.
The 35th annual Higginsville Country Fair will kick off September 15th with the crowning of a queen. That weeklong event will feature a live KMZU broadcast that Wednesday, a parade on Saturday and many more highlights.
The next scheduled meeting of the Higginsville Board of Aldermen will be Monday September 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall on Main Street. The board is expected to vote on their fiscal year 2014 budget at that meeting. Kolas said he expects the budget to be in the range of about $16 million, similar to the 2013 figure