Mission Chateau, open carry fight strain Prairie Village legal budget

first_imgInvolved planning on legal issues surrounding the Mission Chateau proposal have cost Prairie Village taxpayers nearly $70,000.The financial impact of a year’s worth of unexpected and protracted legal issues is making itself evident in the city of Prairie Village’s coffers.The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved a transfer of $135,000 from the city’s general contingency fund to cover the amount in legal fees the city has spent in excess of 2013’s budgeted $115,000.Legal issues including the Mission Valley special use permit application, councilor David Morrison’s ethics violation and subsequent ouster, the city’s defense of its ban on openly carried weapons, and the franchise/utility agreement with Google Fiber pushed year-to-date legal expenses to $250,000.The Mission Valley/Mission Chateau issue was far and away the largest legal line item for the city, costing taxpayers $67,443. The open carry issue cost an additional $30,510.Legal work associated with David Morrison’s ethics violation totals $12,642.50.last_img read more


OE Sales Manager – Peterson Manufacturing

first_imgPeterson Manufacturing Company, a leading U.S. manufacturer of truck and trailer safety lighting products, has an immediate opening for a motivated, personable, aggressive, and mechanically inclined sales professional to manage existing customers, cultivate new opportunities, and generate sales and profits thru new product development.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Qualified candidates should have several years of experience managing small and middle sized original equipment builders. Experience managing Heavy Duty and Fleet market channels will be a plus.    The position is based at our corporate headquarters in Grandview, Missouri and will require 60% to 75% travel. Peterson Manufacturing Company offers and excellent compensation and benefit package.   Please submit resume, including salary requirements, by clicking the Apply Now button below.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more


RDC bids to upgrade the Sylt shuttle

first_imgGERMANY: Open access operator RDC Deutschland has submitted proposals to DB Netz for upgrading of the car-carrier shuttle service between Niebüll and Westerland on the island of Sylt. In return for higher access fees that would pay for upgrading of terminals and other infrastructure improvements, RDC Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corp, plans to operate a more frequent service throughout the day. This would prove attractive both for visitors and for local residents, the company suggests. According to General Director, Passenger Services Hans Leister, the Sylt shuttle has ‘exceptional development potential’.RDC Deutschland envisages taking over the Sylt shuttle from December 2015 for a period of 10 years using a fleet of new trains. The proposal means applying for paths now with a view to signing an agreement with DB Netz in March 2015 — in the meantime the application for paths has to be agreed with other operators using the route. In view of the high level of investment in the shuttle service, regulatory body Bundesnetzagentur has already agreed that a contract could be awarded for a 10-year period. RDC Deutschland envisages taking on existing staff and offering new jobs to operate the expanded service.RDC has expressed concern about the withdrawal of overnight and car-carrier trains in Europe. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Leister said that RDC is considering extension of its Hamburg – Köln HKX services to Frankfurt-am-Main and would be keen to take over the Berlin – Paris City Night Line overnight service that DB Fernverkehr’s DB AutoZug GmbH subsidiary plans to withdraw in December.last_img read more