WIR 12/17/21

WIR 12/17/21
Posted on 12/17/2021
Friday Greetings,

Alex Wilson started on Monday, December 13, with the NKC Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic.  Welcome aboard!

Candidate filing began on Tuesday, December 7, at City Hall.  This year’s election is for one Councilmember from Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4. Below is a list of the people who have filed as a candidate for elected office in the April 5, 2022 election. Candidates are listed as they are filed. Filing closes at 5 p.m. on December 28, 2021.  The order that the names will appear on the ballot is determined by a lottery drawing which will be completed by the City Clerk after filing has closed. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 816-412-7815.

o WARD 1
Anthony Saper (incumbent), 2113 Erie Street
o WARD 2
Lisa Tull (incumbent), 2913 Swift Street
o WARD 3
Richard Sheets, 1002 E 24th Avenue
Thomas (Tom) Bailey, 1204 E. 23rd Avenue
o WARD 4 
Ana Pellumbi (incumbent), 2011 E 26th Avenue
Janice L. Taylor, 1910 E. 29th Avenue

The 2022 NKC Calendars have arrived! Residents can pick up a calendar at City Hall, NKC Library and NKC Parks & Recreation Center.

There will be no Work Session on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

City facilities will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25, for the Christmas Day holiday.

In partnership with KSHB and the Salvation Army, there is a Season of Hope toy donation box located at City Hall.  Toy donations are accepted until close of business on Monday, December 20.

We are excited to announce our inaugural NKC Citizens Academy!  The NKC Citizens Academy is a 9-week program open to residents and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about your City.  Participants will:
o Meet City Council Members, department heads, and City staff.
o Learn how decisions are made, how funds are allocated, and how departments operate.
o Enjoy comprehensive overviews of departments, programs, and services.
o Learn more about the City's future plans.
o Tour City facilities.
o Learn how to get involved as a board or commission member.
o Classes are Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m.  The Academy begins on Thursday, January 20, 2022, and concludes with graduation on Tuesday, March 15, at the City Council Meeting.

Space is very limited – first come, first served.  Sign up today by visiting www.nkc.org/academy or contacting Deputy City Clerk Mallory Brown at 816-412-7820 or send a note to mbrown@nkc.org.

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 Shelter Attendant
o City Administrator
o Police Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Christmas Day Holiday – City Facilities Closed – Friday, December 24
City Council Candidate Filing Closes – Tuesday, December 28, 5 p.m.
New Years Day Holiday – City Facilities Closed – Friday, December 31
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, January 4, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, January 4, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting – Thursday, January 6, 6 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, January 13, 7 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day – City Offices Closed – Monday, January 17
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, January 18, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, January 18, 7 p.m.

City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

Regular Hours:
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8am to 5pm

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