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WIR 9/24/21

WIR 9/24/21
Posted on 09/24/2021
Friday Greetings,

The City is conducting an East//West Connection Study to determine how to provide a safe crossing on foot or by bike under I-35 on Armour Road for NKC residents, employees, and visitors. Please complete the online survey (https://forms.office.com/r/5cxLkz4JFE) to share your thoughts and opinions. Your responses will help shape the future of Armour Road with safety and accessibility at the forefront. For more information about this study, visit the project website at http://www.nkc.org/departments/community_development/east___west_connection.

Emergency repairs for a collapsing storm drain along Armour Road will begin next week. Recently staff discovered that the storm drain between the NKC YMCA and Tay’s Burger Shack has been in the process of collapsing for several years and requires urgent repairs as the roadway continues to deteriorate. Crews will begin traffic control measures on Wednesday, September 29 along Armour Road.  These repairs are scheduled to take 2-3 weeks to complete – depending on weather and supply chain conditions. The bus stop on eastbound Armour Road at Knox Street will be relocated to the west of the construction.  Traffic lanes will not be affected by this project, on-street parking lanes will be closed and crews will delineate the bike lane. 

On Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m., the KC Symphony will host a free concert in the North Kansas City Hospital’s Medical Plaza parking lot.

The Police Department is finalizing details to co-host an event with the First Baptist Church of North Kansas City during the second annual National Faith & Blue weekend.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021, more details soon. 

Waggin' Trail Dog Park has partnered with The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center to give your pup a chance to be Dog of the Month! Enter now at www.nkcparksandrec.org/dogofthemonth. 

Dress your pups in costume for a day out at Waggin’ Trail Dog Park! Pups can participate in a costume contest, raffles, photo op, vendors, and more. Each dog will receive a trick-or-treat bag with a donation. NO CHILDREN under the age of 5 are allowed inside the designated dog area. All dogs must be accompanied by the owner while inside the dog park. For more information go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/howloween.   

North Kansas City Parks & Recreation is hosting the Ghouls & Goblins Costume Contest in conjunction with the Spooky Snake Saturday Stationary Parade! Contest will be held Saturday, October 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the Festival Shelter in Macken Park for ages 4-13. Contest participation is free with registration. Deadline to register is Monday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. Go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/ghoulsandgoblins to register. For more information and contest rules go to www.nkcparksandrec.org/contestinfo. 

Parks & Recreation is conducting a Call to Artists for the upcoming 4th Annual Mistletowne Market, Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21. Limited spots available. Apply at www.artsinthepark.org/apply.

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 Communications Officer, Dispatch
o Deputy City Clerk
o Firefighter/Paramedic
o Firefighter/EMT
o Maintenance Worker-Water Distribution
o Police Officer
o Part-Time Parking Control Officer

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

City Council Work Session – Tuesday, October 5, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission – Thursday, October 7, 6 p.m.
Howl-O-Ween – October 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Spooky Snake Saturday – Saturday, October 23
Ghouls and Goblins – Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m., NKC Parks & Recreation Center
Election Day – Tuesday, November 2
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission – Thursday, November 4, 6 p.m.
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 – Tuesday, 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

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2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

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