WIR 10/8/21

WIR 10/8/21
Posted on 10/08/2021
Friday Greetings,

We need your help!  Every ten years, North Kansas City is required to redraw its City Council districts based on the latest U.S. Census data in a process called redistricting. The redistricting process helps ensure North Kansas City residents receive fair and equitable representation in our local government by equalizing the number of residents in each district.  On Tuesday, October 19, the City Council will host a Work Session to review and discuss four proposed maps.  To view these maps, please visit http://www.nkc.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2375314&pageId=18059704

Please take this survey to share your thoughts on the proposed maps with the City Council -->  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5725Q88   Your feedback will be presented during the Tuesday, October 19, 2021, City Council Work Session. 

The drop box for water payments located at City Hall is closed until further notice.  Unfortunately, the drop box has been tampered with and is no longer a secure option to accept water payments.  Staff is evaluating options, and will implement a new solution. 

The North Kansas City Fire Department visited with Briarcliff Elementary at Norclay multiple times this week to celebrate Fire Prevention Week.

Aaron Bassore was promoted to the rank of Sergeant filling the vacancy created when Sgt. Romine retired earlier this year.  Sgt. Bassore began his new role on October 6. Congratulations!

First Baptist Church of North Kansas City and the North Kansas City Police Department will co-host an event during the second annual National Faith & Blue weekend on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from Noon to 2 p.m. at 2205 Iron Street.

Dress your pups in costume for a day out at Waggin’ Trail Dog Park for Howl-O-Ween on Saturday, October 9 from 1-2:30 p.m!  Pups can participate in a costume contest, raffles, photo op, vendors, and more. Each dog will receive a trick-or-treat bag with a donation. NO CHILDREN under the age of 5 are allowed inside the designated dog area. All dogs must be accompanied by the owner while inside the dog park. For more information go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/howloween.   

North Kansas City Parks & Recreation is hosting the Ghouls & Goblins Costume Contest in conjunction with the Spooky Snake Saturday Stationary Parade! Contest will be held Saturday, October 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the Festival Shelter in Macken Park for ages 4-13. Contest participation is free with registration. Deadline to register is Monday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. Go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/ghoulsandgoblins to register. For more information and contest rules go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/contestinfo. 

Grab your girlfriends for an evening dedicated to women’s health and wellness for a Ladies Night Out on Friday, November 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy massages, educational booths, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Take time to socialize, speak to our health experts, and spoil yourself. Space limited. Register at https://nkcparksandrec.org/ladiesnightout. 

North Kansas City Parks and Recreation is taking donations for hats and scarves for our Feel the Warmth project! We are accepting hats and scarves, either handmade or store bought (with tags). Please turn your donations in at the Parks & Recreation Center by Friday, November 12. The week of November 22, anyone who needs a little extra warmth for the winter season will be able to find them available on the fence line of our local parks: Waggin' Trail Dog Park, Macken Park, and Dagg Park. Visit https://nkcparksandrec.org/feelthewarmth for information. For questions, contact Coti at dmeier@nkc.org.

North Kansas City Parks & Recreation has a new online registration site! A new account will need to be made for registration, but we hope you will find this new site makes online registration easier than ever! All Fall courses and event registrations are available, check it out at https://nkcpr.activityreg.com/. 

Help for local families struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic is available through a program being administered by Clay County. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help families who rent their homes get caught up on past due rent and utility bills.  If you are eligible, make sure to fill out an interest form by clicking the button on our Rental Assistance Portal, which can be found here: https://www.claycountymo.gov/transparency/erap.

Current City job openings are listed below.  To apply, please visit www.nkc.org/jobs.
o Animal Control Officer
o Firefighter/EMT
o Firefighter/Paramedic
o Maintenance Worker-Water Distribution
o Police Officer
o Parking Control Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

Howl-O-Ween – October 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Spooky Snake Saturday – Saturday, October 23
Ghouls and Goblins – Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m., NKC Parks & Recreation Center
Election Day – Tuesday, November 2
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission – Thursday, November 4, 6 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, November 16, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 16, 7 p.m.
Mayor’s Tree Lighting – Tuesday, November 19, 6-8 p.m., City Hall
Mistletowne Market – November 20-21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., NKC Parks & Recreation Center
Feel the Warmth – November 22-26, North Kansas City Parks
November 25 & 26 – City offices closed in observation of Thanksgiving

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