KCP&L talks about economic development

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nevada Daily Mail

When the communities KCP&L services grow, KCP&L grows, Lisa Franklin, KCP&L manager of economic development and Milo native and Nevada High School graduate told the Nevada City Council Tuesday night.

Franklin and fellow economic developer for KCP&L were at the council meeting to talk to the council about the economic development services they can provide to a community.

Franklin told the council they can help cities with business retention and expansion, site preparation plans, and labor analysis. Franklin said they also have a service, that she developed and is now in 33 states, called locateone.com, which provides information on available buildings and sites.

"We give this to cities at no cost," she said.

Dawson told the council that recently he has found that companies are looking for both a site and a building.

In other business the council:

* Voted 4-0, with Blake Hertzberg excused, to appoint Chad Mays to the plumbing board for a three-year term expiring in March 2019.

* Voted 4-0, to adopt Resolution No. 1458, supporting the partnership between Nevada, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, the Vernon County Commission, the Nevada Chamber of Commerce, Sheldon, and Walker and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Community Development initiate program to create and fund a countywide economic development position.

* Voted 4-0, to declare four old police department vehicles and two compressors from the fire department as surplus equipment so they can be sold.

* Voted 4-0, to adopt Resolution No. 1457 approving a license to sell intoxicating liquor in excess of 5 percent alcohol for consumption on the premises for the Fraternal Order of the Bears No. 538, DBA Jims Roadhouse. The business has recently been sold and liquor licenses do not transfer. This license will expire July 31, 2016.

* Voted 4-0, to adopt Resolution No. 1459, encouraging the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to retain the Small Urban Surface Transportation and On-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Programs. This program is a major source of funding for bridge replacement for Missouri cities with populations between 5,000 and 200,000 residents.

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