WIR 11/19/21

WIR 11/19/21
Posted on 11/19/2021
Friday Greetings,

On Tuesday, the City Council adopted a new Ward map based on the 2020 Federal Census results.  This new Ward map is effective immediately and as a result, your home may have been moved into a new City Council Ward.  To view a larger version of this map, follow this link: https://bit.ly/30wgYiZ   For more information on City Councilmembers, follow this link: http://www.nkc.org/government/elected_officials/council_members.

In response to the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the City Council voted to extend the NKC Emergency Mask Order until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Masks are only required inside a school building where any students from kindergarten up to and including 5th grade are attending class, unless eating or drinking.  For more information, visit www.nkc.org/coronavirus. 

Join us for the Mayors Tree Lighting TONIGHT on Friday, November 19 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  Take a trip into Santa’s Wonderland, snack on treats while you enjoy festive entertainment, and get your picture taken with Santa before he returns to the North Pole. 

Join us for our 4th Annual Mistletowne Market on Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Perfect time to grab those special holiday gifts for your family and friends! Along with artists and makers, we will have a craft corner for kids, a visit from Santa, and live music from the Dickens Carolers. You won't want to miss it! Visit www.artsinthepark.org for more information.

North Kansas City implements a Residential Leaf Pickup Program each fall to reduce the volume of leaves that enter the City’s storm sewer system.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the area between the curb and sidewalk. If the sidewalk in your yard abuts the curb, place your leaves in the grass area next to the sidewalk. Please do not rake your leaves into the street or block the sidewalk.  Raking leaves into the street is prohibited by law because they obstruct the flow of stormwater and clog catch basins, which can increase the severity of flash flooding. City crews will begin vacuuming leaves throughout the residential areas beginning in late October and continue until early to mid-December.  Vacuuming leaves in the residential areas takes two city crews and two leaf machines four to five days to complete each week. Delays may occur if rainy weather is experienced because the vacuum equipment is ineffective when leaves are wet.  If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 816-274-6004.

Business License renewals for 2022 for contractors went out this week via email. Renewals for contractor licenses are February 1, 2022, and all others are due March 1, 2022. More information can be found online at http://www.nkc.org/departments/finance/business_license  Please contact nkcbusinesslicense@nkc.org with any questions. When submitting, there must be a signed copy of the application.

Artist Andrei Krautsou is currently installing the newest Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund mural on the east wall of Exltube’s Bay 4 on Burlington Street.  This mural is expected to be completed early next week.

City facilities will be closed November 25-26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

The Equity and Inclusion Committee will be collecting letters to send to active duty military members and their families during the holiday season.  Letters will be collected at City Hall until the close of business on Tuesday, November 30.  The letters will then be sent to A Million Thanks for their annual holiday letter program.  For more information on the program, visit https://amillionthanks.org/. 

The 2022 Harrah’s Charitable Fund applications are now available on our website at www.nkc.org or by visiting http://www.nkc.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=18095183.  Applications are due on December 17, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Crystal Doss at 816-412-7815.

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 Animal Shelter Attendant
o Parking Control Officer
o Police Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

Mayor’s Tree Lighting – Friday, 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
Planning Commission – Thursday, December 2, 6 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, December 7, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, December 9, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, December 21, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Christmas Day Holiday – City Facilities Closed – Friday, December 24
New Years Day Holiday – City Facilities Closed – Friday, December 31

City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

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8am to 5pm

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