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WIR 5/1/20

WIR 5/1/20
Posted on 05/01/2020
Friday Greetings,

At 11:59 p.m. on May 3, the recovery process for our community will slowly begin. The Clay County COVID-19 Response Plan outlines the county's process from the beginning of the outbreak to post-vaccine. Starting May 4, we will move into the Recovery Phase: Step One. To view the Clay County Public Health Center Recovery Plan, visit www.clayhealth.com/recovery. 

Due to the recommendations outlined in the Clay County Public Health Center Recovery Plan – Recovery Phase: Step One, please note the following updates to City services and programs:

City Hall

City Hall’s lobby will remain closed to the public.  City Hall staff will continue to serve the public via phone and email.  If you need a city service, please call the main City Hall number at 816-274-6000.

City Council and Planning Commission meetings will continue to be held virtually during this phase.

o The Tuesday, May 5, 2020, City Council Work Session and Regular Meeting will be held virtually, with City Council members and City staff joining the meeting on an online platform.  The public will not be able to participate in the meeting as it is being held, but the public may view the meeting live on the City’s Cable Channel or YouTube channel, which can be found on the City’s website at www.nkc.org/live.  

o The May 7, 2020, 6 p.m. Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually, with Planning Commissioners and City staff joining the meeting on an online platform.

The public is invited to participate in this meeting in the following ways:

A link to the Zoom platform for this meeting is available on the City’s website at www.nkc.org/cd or on the City’s online calendar at www.nkc.org/calendar. Online participants may make comments by using the “Raise Hand” feature.

A phone connection to the virtual meeting is available by using one of the following phone numbers: (301) 715 8592, (312) 626 6799, (929) 205 6099, (253) 215 8782, (346) 248 7799, (669) 900 6833. Use the webinar ID 815 5787 7159. Callers may use *9 to indicate that they would like to speak during the public hearing.

Written public comments may be submitted prior to the meeting by emailing scopeland@nkc.org; write “Planning Commission Public Comment” in the subject line. Please submit written comments no later than 5:00 pm on May 7, 2020. Written comments received by the deadline will be read by staff during the meeting.

Utility bills were mailed this week. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, shutoffs and late fees are suspended through July 1, 2020.

Business license late fees are also waived through July 1, 2020, for businesses that have not had any late penalties in the last three years.

City Hall will begin selling yard bags using a contactless pickup option on May 4.  Call 816-274-6000 to make an appointment.  You will be given a direct line number to call upon your arrival for pickup.  An employee will come to your car, receive the money and place the yard bags in your trunk. Bags are sold 10 for $2.00. Only the exact dollar amount in cash will be accepted.

Parks & Recreation

The following facilities will be open from May 4, 2020, to May 31, 2020, with restrictions:

o Macken Park: The one-mile walking trail and all the green space will be open, subject to the six-foot social distancing restriction. The restrooms, ball fields, and playground equipment will remain closed.

o Wheel Park: The bike trail and all the green space will be open, subject to the six-foot social distancing restriction.

o The Park Department Facebook page (“Recreation Round-Up” at @NorthKansasCityParksandRecreation) includes suggested activities to engage our patrons and their families in creative, educational, and artistic activities. Posts will be made Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m.

o Shelters, pickleball, tennis, handball courts, Waggin’ Trail Park, and the Parks and Recreation Center will remain closed through May 31, 2020.

o Playgrounds and Dagg Park Sprayground will remain closed until further notice.

o Classes will resume on June 1, 2020, as long as the number of participants is controlled where a 6-foot social distance practice can be established between patrons and instructors until this requirement is lifted.

o To learn about the Park Department’s future reopening of facilities, amenities, and services, please visit nkc.org/departments/parks_and_recreation.

KC Chamber, Kansas City Area Development Council, Mid-America Regional Council, and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City developed the #SafeReturnKC guide.  This reference guide helps employers safely return employees to the workplace.  Here is a link to the guide: http://www.preparemetrokc.org/covid19/assets/SafeReturnKCGuide.pdf 

As North Kansas City businesses begin to transition into the Recovery Phase: Step One, we encourage you to continue shopping locally.  The NKCGO.com website will continue to be updated as businesses transition their operations over the next several weeks.

CityView will begin construction on a new apartment building (located at Buchanan and 27th Avenue) next week.


Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

City Council Work Session – Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting – Thursday, May 7, 6 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, May 19, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Animal Vaccination Day – Saturday, May 30

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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