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WIR 12/30/21

WIR 12/30/21
Posted on 12/30/2021
Thursday Greetings,

Mikenzy Brown started this week with the NKC Police Department as a shelter attendant.  Welcome aboard!

Weather forecasters are calling for accumulations of up to 5 inches of snow beginning on Friday, December 31, and continuing through Saturday, January 1.  Municipal Services crews will place mobile Emergency Snow Route/No Parking signs on both sides of Armour Road between Fayette and Linn Streets this afternoon.  During a declared snow emergency, vehicles are prohibited from parking on Armour Road between Fayette and Linn Streets.  All parked vehicles must be moved from Armour Road between Fayette and Linn Streets by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Parking may resume once the snow emergency has been deactivated.  The City will announce the activation and deactivation of the emergency snow route on its website, Textcaster, and social media channels.

Candidate filing for the upcoming April 5, 2022, City Council election has closed.  This year's election is for one Councilmember from Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4.  Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot.  If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 816-412-7815.

o WARD 1
Anthony Saper (incumbent), 2113 Erie Street
Tony Osborn, 2107 Buchanan
o WARD 2
Lisa Tull (incumbent), 2913 Swift Street
o WARD 3
Thomas (Tom) Bailey, 1204 E. 23rd Avenue
Richard Sheets, 1002 E 24th Avenue
o WARD 4 
Ana Pellumbi (incumbent), 2011 E 26th Avenue
Janice L. Taylor, 1910 E. 29th Avenue

City facilities will be closed on Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1 for the New Years Day holiday.

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 City Administrator
o Police Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

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 Council Work Session – Tuesday, February 1, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting – Thursday, February 3, 6 p.m.

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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