The owner of a Lee's Summit business has been sentenced to five years probation and fined nearly $200,000. According to the United States District Attorney's office, Gary L. Walker, of Lee's Summit and former owner of Magic Touch Cleaning, will pay $196,484 in restitution to his former employees. James Dornbrook, of the Kansas City Business Journal, tells us the self-proclaimed "King of Green" concealed more than $95,000 in unpaid minimum wage and overtime through falsified records provided to the U.S. Department of labor. As part of the plea agreement and sentencing, Walker will pay $50,000 per year until the fine is paid in full.
Have a bed with your breakfast in downtown
Ever drive down Third Street in Lee's Summit and think about how cool it would be to have a bed and breakfast in town? Well, according to Lee's Summit Journal columnist John Beaudoin, you're not alone. The big yellow house at 202 SW Third Street, one many have said would make a great bed and breakfast, is now a reality.
Apartments near Raintree Lake get go-ahead
Russ Pulley, at the Lee's Summit Journal, notes a proposed apartment complx near Raintree Lake in south Lee's Summit received approval from City Council. The split Council vote came after some residents voiced concerns over traffic patterns increasing with the proposd 243-unit Residences at Echelon.