WIR 5/29/20

WIR 5/29/20
Posted on 05/29/2020
Friday Greetings,

Animal Vaccination Day will be Saturday, May 30 from 2-4 p.m. at City Hall. Free rabies shots for pets of residents of North Kansas City.  At that time, residents will also be able to get their annual pet license.  Licenses are free to all spayed or neutered pets; otherwise the cost is $5 per pet. Other vet services are available for a fee, no checks accepted.

The June 2 Municipal Election will be held at the North Kansas City YMCA.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the YMCA’s current state of re-opening, the election will be held in a different part of the facility than usual.  Officials from the Y have been coordinating with officials from the Clay County Board of Elections.  Signs at the main entrance will direct voters as to how to access the election site.

Rhonda Farris, Neighborhood Services Inspector, retires next week after nearly 15 years with North Kansas City. Rhonda’s last day will be Monday, June 1. Rhonda started in 2005 as Permit Technician before becoming an inspector in 2014. Rhonda has built relationships with many residents, businesses, and property managers in the course of her code enforcement work. Rhonda, enjoy retirement!

The North Kansas City Fire Department was involved in four water rescue calls during yesterday’s flash flood event.  The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your car when there’s a flood is to follow this advice: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.  If you come upon a roadway that appears to be flooded, DON’T try to drive through it.  Many drivers overestimate their ability to navigate flooded roads, putting too much stock in their “heavy” vehicles. In reality, most motorists lose control of their vehicles, including SUVs, in just six inches of water, while 18-24 inches of moving water will force a vehicle off the road.

Starting June 1, Clay County will move into the Recovery Phase 2: Step Two. To view the Clay County Public Health Center Recovery Plan, visit www.clayhealth.com/recovery.   In Step Two, essential, non-retail, businesses and organizations continue operations. For all other businesses and organizations, occupancy restrictions are relaxed to 50% of the entity’s authorized building/fire code occupancy. 

All businesses and organizations must continue to apply physical distancing strategies in all facilities. Face coverings are to be used by employees. When possible, business operations
should still be conducted remotely allowing employees to work from home. Mass gatherings of less than 50 individuals in a location where physical interaction is possible, whether spontaneous or scheduled may resume. 

Following Clay County’s recommendations, the following City services will be adjusted:

o City Hall’s lobby will open to the public on June 1, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1-5 p.m.  

o City Council and other Public Meetings will remain virtual.  

o Municipal Court operations will resume with heavily modified procedures and court dockets for June 1 & 8.

o Parks & Recreation Updates:

Effective June 1, 2020, the following facilities and amenities will be open for the community while practicing 6 foot social distancing is strongly encouraged.
Waggin’ Trail Park
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Handball Courts
Exercise stations
Shelter usage at maximum of 50 capacity
Parks and Recreation Center will be open Monday- Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room rentals available at maximum 50 capacity
Field rental/usage

Effective June 26, 2020, Special Events will resume while practicing 6 foot social distancing is strongly encouraged.  These facilities and amenities are still closed to the community for use or participation.
o All playgrounds
o Dagg Park spray ground
o Senior Adult programs

Pratt Fountain will remain turned off until we are able to open Dagg Park.  This will minimize the temptation to play in the water.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

Animal Vaccination Day – Saturday, May 30
Municipal Elections – Tuesday, June 2
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, June 16, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 16, 7 p.m
Community Shred Event – Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to Noon

City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

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