A request by the Grain Valley Fair and Grain Valley Partnership to continue their Food Truck Fridays event through September 12th was the most discussed item on a light August 10th Board of Aldermen agenda.
Mike Todd, representing the Grain Valley Fair committee, and Tasha Lindsey, Executive Director of the Grain Valley Partnership, requested an extension of the Food Truck Friday event, which originally ended Friday, August 7th.
The event has proven popular, with the organizers receiving many requests to continue the event. The pair requested the Food Trucks be allowed to resume Friday, August 21st and run each Friday through the Grain Valley Fair, which will be held Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th.
Additionally, the organizations requested the use of the parking lots behind the community center to allow more space for food trucks and patrons. The Board approved the request.
Todd also updated the Board on revised plans for the Grain Valley Fair. The parade and carnival have been canceled, as have much of the non-food related vendors and activities. An expanded Food Truck Friday event will be held on Friday, September 11th. A beer garden, sponsored by the Grain Valley Partnership is being considered if proper social distancing protocols can be ensured. Food trucks will return on Saturday, September 12th with a small number of non-food vendors, spaced in separate tents throughout the original fair grounds.
In other business, the Board approved an ordinance approving the final plat of the Bush Business Park Re-Plat as well as an ordinance approving the final plat of Greystone Estates Phase II.
The Board also approved a resolution to enter into a funding agreement with STAR Acquisitions, Inc. to provide funding in the amount of $20,000 for costs incurred by the City to research and establish a Community Improvement District (CID), Transportation Development District (TDD), and other services to administer Development Incentives applications for the property located at the NW corner of Jefferson and MO BB Highway.
Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Davies reported 350 registrants have signed up for fall sports programs.
The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held Monday, August 24, 2020.