WIR 11/5/21

WIR 11/5/21
Posted on 11/05/2021
Friday Greetings,

In response to the ongoing global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the City Council voted to modify Mayor DeLong's mask order until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021.  Masks are now only required inside a school building where any students from kindergarten up to and including 5th grade are attending class.  The amendment was executed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2 and the newly amended order is in effect until November 20, 2021.  
The Order states: To ensure that schools may operate as safely as possible, public and private schools shall require face coverings or masks for all persons inside a school building where any students from kindergarten up to and including 5th grade are attending class, unless eating or drinking. All persons must wear a mask when riding on a school bus unless documentation has been submitted to and approved by the school for a medical mask exemption.  For more information, visit www.nkc.org/coronavirus

Artist Andrei Krautsou has begun work on the newest Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund mural on the east wall of Exltube’s Bay 4 on Burlington Street.  Exltube and the Crummett Committee agreed to cost-share the mural due to the sheer size and scope of the wall.  This mural is expected to take up to two weeks to install and will require a lane closure on Burlington during the day to accommodate the equipment necessary to paint the mural.   

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.

Major Mark Smith with the Police Department celebrated his 30th anniversary with the City.  Thank you for your continued service!

Mallory Brown will return to the City as the new Deputy City Clerk on Monday, November 15.  Jack-Lynn Williams, an NKC resident and Reserve Communications Officer will start full time with the City on November 29.  Congratulations and welcome aboard!

The Community Development Department continues to review plans, issue permits, and inspect the progress of development happening across the City. The department issued 19 permits for various residential and commercial projects in October 2021, compared to 20 permits issued in October 2020. The department has issued 214 permits thus far in 2021, compared to 191 permits issued between January and October in 2020. The department monitors and compares the number of permits issued in order to identify areas of growth and opportunity across the city. 

Crews worked non-stop for 48 hours into Friday morning to complete the final pipe installations of the Armour Road stormwater repair on Friday.  Underground infrastructure work in this historic area uncovered several issues that needed to be addressed before the road was restored.  What started as a stormwater project is wrapping up with a repair to the 14” watermain located adjacent to the stormwater pipe.  Completing these repairs will improve drainage on Armour Road and improve the functionality of the watermain.  Over the next few weeks crews will be on site to complete surface restoration of the roadway and sidewalks.

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. During 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.

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 the Mayors Tree Lighting on Friday, November 19 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Shop for holiday handmade gifts from local makers at the Mistletowne Market hosted at the Parks & Recreation Center on Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Entertainment, kids craft corner, and a visit from Santa on Sunday between Noon and 2 p.m.

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 Police Officer
o Parking Control Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

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 – 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

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