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Revised May 2017
This is an informational guide only. Some contents or rules may change before the expiration date.
Please contact City Hall and the Landowner’s Association for information on current rules and regulations.
FOR MORE CITY & LANDOWNER INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO: www.Lllandowners.com
Lake Lafayette is a small community located in Lafayette County in west central Missouri, approximately 35 miles east of Kansas City and 2 miles south of Odessa on state highway 131. It occupies an irregular shaped area approximately 1 mile wide by 1.5 miles long and contains four lakes, one large lake of about 80 acres, and three smaller ones between 5 and 10 acres each.
The area was platted as a subdivision development by a company called Lafayette Land Company, Inc. around 1971 and divided into approximately 1500 lots, which were grouped into 9 different plats. Gravel roads were built through each section as it was opened up for sale, and lots were sold as either recreational property (camping, etc.) or residential, depending on each buyer’s interests. No utilities were provided, though the developer did make verbal assurances of future water and sewer systems. In total, around 1400 lots were sold over a period of 14 years from 1971 until 1985, when the developer closed up shop and went out of business.
For many years, the area was not incorporated, and the only form of local government was a set of Restrictive Covenants, filed with the County, which established a Board of Trustees with powers to levy assessments and provide certain services in the interest of all property owners. Initially the Board of Trustees was comprised of officers of the developer. Then in 1977, the first elections were held in which property owners voted for board members from their own numbers. In 1987, the Lake Lafayette Landowners Association was incorporated as a more formal platform for the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Trustees as defined in the Restrictive Covenants are by definition the governing board of the Association.
In 1994, the community voted to incorporate as a 4th class city, which resulted in a new governing body and associated benefits concerning the adoption and enforcement of local ordinances. The Landowners Association remains in place as a group representing the many non-resident owners as a well as those who live within the city. The other legal jurisdiction over the area is with Lafayette County, whose county seat is at Lexington, approximately 20 miles north east of Lake Lafayette. Planning and Zoning was established in 1999 to further assist in controlling the nature of development.
All activities within the City Limits are subject to the Ordinances of the City of Lake Lafayette and the Restrictive Covenants supported by the Landowner’s Association. Copies of both documents are kept at the Community Building for public viewing during open hours. The Community Building includes City offices and The Landowner’s Association office.
The address is
|Mayor||Gary Draper||(816) 786-7622|
|Alderman – Water and Financial||Mike Betts||(816) 230-8747|
|Alderman – Police Liason||Deborah Thompson||(660) 238-7256|
|Alderman - Street Commissioner||Steve Ragon||(816) 230-6279|
|Alderman – Building Permits||Kevin Worts||(816) 633-0664|
|City Hall General Number||(816) 633-8783|
|Fax Number||(816) 633-8955|
|City Clerk||Barbara Lee||(816) 230-1636|
If you have any questions, concerns, items or ideas to improve the quality of life in our City, the people listed above are elected or appointed volunteers, are interested in your ideas, and are here to help serve you regarding the City.
The Board of Alderman meets at the Community Center on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is an audience input area on the agenda where the public is invited to speak regarding the City.
|Chairman||Bob Heggestad||(816) 230-7615|
|Member||Jean Dyer||(816) 230-4489|
|Member||Jeremiah Cox||(816) 230-6282|
|Member||Don Guyer||(816) 796-3374|
|Member||Renee Floyd||(660) 525-1649|
|Office||Carol Jeffries||(816) 230-5976|
The Lakes, Parks and Sports Facilities are maintained exclusively for use by the people that own property at Lake Lafayette. Owners obtain I.D. cards when their assessments are paid, and these cards should be carried as identification whenever using the lakes or parks. These facilities are not open to the general public.
The Landowner’s Association has an annual open meeting of members in April each year to elect board members, amend the Restrictive Covenants, and discuss topics of interest. The Association Board meets at the Community Center on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For Police, Fire or Medical emergency service, please dial 911. In order for emergency services to locate your residence, a street address sign must be installed in front of the property in reflective numbers at least 2” in height. To find out your correct address, please contact City Hall.
|Police Dispatch - Non emergency||(660) 259-3622|
|Lafayette County Sheriff||(660) 259-3622|
|Lake Lafayette Police Department||(816) 633-8783|
|State Highway Patrol (emergency only)||(816) 524-9200|
|State Highway Patrol (non emergency)||(816) 524-1407|
|Child Abuse Hotline||1-800-392-3738|
|City Streets||Stephen Ragon||(816) 230-6279|
|Building Permits||Kevin Worts||(816) 633-0664|
The City is not involved with any land transactions. A source of property for purchase is through the County Land Trust. These are lots that have been claimed by the County for delinquent taxes. Contact Mike Kramer 602 525-3779.
Occasionally, a property owner will display a “For Sale” sign posted on their lot.
Property for sale may be subject to delinquent taxes and/or Landowner’s Association assessments. A lien search is highly recommended before purchasing property. Contact the Landowners Association office for additional information. Also, check with the County regarding paid taxes.
There are several Lakes and Parks offered to the property owners. The lakes include one large and three smaller lakes. There are three park facilities and a recreational area at the large dam. Also, a baseball field and basketball court is located near the front entrance to Lake Lafayette. A summary of the Lake Rules are:
The City of Lake Lafayette has Planning and Zoning. The complete regulations can be viewed at City Hall. The following is a brief highlight regarding zoning.
Building permits are required prior to installation or construction. Items requiring a building permit are: Homes, Garages, Dwelling Additions, Water and Sewage Systems, Culverts, Porches, Decks, Storage/Utility Buildings, and Car Ports.
Building Permits can be applied for at City Hall. The building permit application has instructions to follow and it provides guidance to assure the work being done is in accordance with City ordinances and zoning regulations.
Building permit applications for major items have a minimum of at least a 10 day waiting period prior to approval/ disapproval by the Board of Alderman. Please keep this in mind when planning for installation or construction. If installation or construction begins prior to approval of a building permit, you will be in violation of the City ordinances and may be subject to a court appearance and fine.
City stickers are required for each motor vehicle owned by a resident of the city. City stickers must be renewed each year by March 15, and can be purchased at City Hall. For established residents, the City sticker fees may already be included as part of your City personal property tax, each year end. The fee is $5.00 for each vehicle. City Personal Property taxes must be current prior to being eligible to purchase City stickers. Replacement sticker is $1.00.
Boat stickers are required each year for each boat or personal watercraft placed on the lakes. Boat stickers can be purchased at the Landowner’s Association office located in the Community Building, or by appointment (call office number). The fee is $5 to $20 for each boat depending on motor size, personal watercraft fee is $25. Landowner Association assessments must be current prior to eligibility to purchase a boat sticker.
Since the Lakes and Parks are privately owned and operated by the Landowners of Lake Lafayette, access to these facilities requires a current property owner identification card. The I.D. cards are provided each year to the property owners by the Landowners Association upon payment of the assessments on their property. Additional I.D. cards are available for use by their relatives or guests. The I.D. card must be carried when using the Lakes and Parks and you may be requested to present the I.D. card at any time when using these facilities.
A dog license is required for every dog within the City Limits of Lake Lafayette. The dog licenses are due each year on or before March 1 and can be purchased at City Hall. The fee is $7.00 for each dog and the owner must show proof that the dog is current on rabies vaccination. Dogs must be kept under control at all times and are not permitted to be at large, off the premises of the owner unless under the control of a competent person.
|ENGINEERS FOR ON SITE SEWAGE DESIGN|
|Environmental Resolutions||PO Box 631 Raymore, MO. 64083||816 331-1933|
|Devine, deFlon, & Yeager||114 N Main Clinton, MO. 64735||660 885-8311|
|Edwards Engineering||12812 S Harris Rd Greenwood, MO. 64034||816 524-2978|
|Hampton, Tom||9400 Timber Meadows Dr Lee's Summit, MO. 64063||816 524-2034|
|K J J Maisy||PO Box 176vv Lincoln, MO. 65338||660 547-2707|
|Rennald Thomas||PO Box 784 Grain Valley, MO. 64029||816 650-5142|
|Septic Solutions||3511 Hovell Rd Oak Grove, MO. 64075||816 224-2407|
|Smith LLC||PO Box 136 Grain Valley, MO. 64029||816 228-6738|
|White Cloud Eng.||26101 Hallmark Rd Maryville, MO. 64468||660 582-4111|
|Whitehead Consultants||114 N Main Clinton, MO. 64735||660 885-8311|
|CERTIFIED SOIL SCIENTISTS FOR SOIL MORPHOLOGY STUDIES|
|Atkinson, L J||3395 Hwy Z Edgerton, MO. 64444||816 790-3724|
|Berka, Douglas||7354 N Shannon AV. K C, MO. 64152||816 746-0602|
|Dohmen, Tony||PO Box 176 Jefferson City. MO. 65102||573 751-1398|
|Earhart, Daniel n||627 W 68th Terr. K C, MO. 64113||816 977-8526|
|Knoernschild, Tim||18564 Arnett Rd. Sedalia, MO. 65301||660 527-3769|
|Lindell, David||410 E Bodine Av. Clinton, MO. 64735||660 885-8749|
|Miles, Randy||6500 Gillespie Br. Columbia, MO. 65203||573 882-6607|
|Minor, Paul||2601 Shepard Blvd. Columbia, MO. 65201||573 449-4549|
|On-Site Soils||PO Box 6 Wentzville, MO. 65102||888 878-1461|
|Osborne, Mark||304 Anderson Columbia, MO. 65203||573 442-1750|
|Schell, Tray||11736 W 68th PL. Shawnee, KS. 66203||913 888-3806|
|Waitman, John||204 NE Churchill Lee's Summit, MO. 64086||816 525-5795|
|Barnes, Paul||2898 SW 233rd Plattsburg|
Property owners are required to pay real estate taxes to the City of Lake Lafayette and Lafayette County. Also, personal property taxes must be paid on vehicles, trailers, boats and motorcycles. These taxes are due on December 31 each year, and are all included on a single bill prepared by Lafayette County. Income to the City is used for such items as roads, police department, animal control, City Hall functions and utilities, etc.
The Landowner’s Association is authorized by Restrictive Covenants to collect assessments on each lot. The assessment is $60 per lot per year, billed in two installments in March and September, $30 per lot each time. The money is used to maintain and improve the lakes, dams, spillways, and parks, and to assist the City with road maintenance and other services.
The roads are maintained by the City of Lake Lafayette. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact City Hall. The roads are graveled and graded to help maintain them. During the winter, snow is removed on most roads and cinders are dropped on some icy locations.
Water and Sewage: The City will provide municipal water where there are water lines. Please contact City Hall regarding water because there may be limited availability for your location.. Sewage treatment is the responsibility of the individual resident and generally uses a septic system. Septic systems must be approved by applying for a building permit at City Hall prior to installation. Please refer to the permit section of this information guide. Public water supply for much of the city is still under construction and is operational.
Natural Gas is not available within the City limits. Propane may be purchased from a local supplier that will be listed in your phone book. Rent will be charged for the use of a propane tank or may be purchased. Local propane vendors include: