WIR 6/12/20

WIR 6/12/20
Posted on 06/12/2020
Friday Greetings,

Denise Lambert, who was elected to the Ward 4 seat on the North Kansas City City Council that will be vacated by Fred Steffen on June 16, 2020, has announced that she is declining to accept the seat.  According to a legal memo written by North Kansas City City Counselor Thomas E. Barzee, Jr., in a third-class city such as North Kansas City, when a person duly elected to the City Council declines to accept the position, a vacancy in the position is created.  In such situations, state law calls for the Mayor of the city to appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy on the City Council until the next municipal election.  Mayor Stielow has placed the appointment of Amie Clarke to fill the vacancy on the June 16th City Council Agenda.  This item will be the first order of business after the previous Council approves the election results. If approved by the Council, Ms. Clarke will then be sworn in and be seated along with the rest of the new councilmembers on Tuesday night.

The City Council established the CARES Small Business Grant Program on June 2, 2020, to be administered by the Northland Clay County EDC. This program will issue $150,000 in grant funds to small businesses in North Kansas City.  Small businesses can apply for a grant up to $5,000 to reimburse business expenses related to COVID‐19.  CARES Small Business Grant Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on June 14, 2020.  For more information and application, visit www.nkc.org/departments/administration/c_o_v_i_d-19_information_and_resources/c_a_r_e_s_fund_business_grant_program

The Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund Projects Committee is commissioning a new, original public art mural with a project budget of up to $8,000. The 2020 mural will create an uplifting and positive message of how the North Kansas City community came together during these uncertain times.  The mural will be on the south wall of FDF Wealth Strategies located at 1609 Swift Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116.  The Call to Artists will be open until Friday, June 30. For applications or more information, visit www.nkc.org/publicart.

Earlier this week, People for Bikes released their 2020 PlacesforBikes City Ratings scores. The City Ratings are based on five factors: Ridership, Safety, Network, Reach, and Acceleration. Each city’s score is out of a possible five points. This is the second year that North Kansas City has been included in the ratings and our score increased to 2.0 from 1.3 in 2019. This score gives us the second highest score in Missouri behind Springfield’s 2.9 and the second highest score in the KC Metro behind Olathe’s 2.2. KCMO scored a 1.5 in the 2020 ratings. This year’s top rated cities nationally were San Luis Obispo, CA and Madison, WI, each with a score of 3.5 out of 5.0. Learn more about the PlacesforBikes program at https://www.pfbcityratings.org/ or review NKC’s score at https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org/city/north-kansas-city/.

The Missouri Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Kansas City, will soon begin construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Route 1 and Parvin Rd.  Crews will close both Route 1 and Parvin Rd. beginning Thursday, June 18 at 8 a.m. and a posted detour will be in place. The construction project will take approximately five months and is anticipated to be complete by mid-November.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

City Council Work Session – Tuesday, June 16, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 16, 7 p.m
Community Shred Event – Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to Noon
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, July 7, 7 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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