WIR 10/9/20

WIR 10/9/20
Posted on 10/09/2020
Friday Greetings,

Two new Firefighter/EMTs will start on Monday, October 19 – Kyle Hooten and Dustin Marshall.  Welcome aboard!

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 6, the Council established a new Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. This new committee will recommend and provide feedback on City Codes and policy, and promote diversity and inclusion through community engagement.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please visit the City’s website or contact the City Clerk at 816-274-6000.  To download an application, please visit http://www.nkc.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=17117799. 

On October 6, the City Council approved a second round of funding for the CARES Small Business Grant Program. As before, it will be administered by the Northland Clay County EDC. This program will issue up to  $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 accepted from October 7 to 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2020.  For more information and application, visit http://www.nkc.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2375314&pageId=16769691. 

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 6, Kim Nakahodo was presented the 2020 Richard R. Noll Outstanding Assistant Award by the Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA). The award honors professionalism, high standards of accomplishment and ethical conduct. The recipient must hold an administrative position that is responsible for assisting the chief administrative officer in carrying out various administrative duties and other responsibilities.

“Kim performs outstanding work on behalf of City stakeholders on a day-in/day-out basis,” stated City Administrator Eric Berlin.  “Many people both inside and outside of the City organization can testify to the great job she does, all with her customary gusto and good cheer.  I am thrilled that Kim received this well-deserved recognition from our state’s professional organization.”

Among many duties, Ms. Nakahodo serves as the City’s Economic Development Coordinator, Public Information Officer, supervises the City’s City Clerk and Municipal Court operations, and handles numerous special projects for the City.  Prior to joining North Kansas City in 2018, Kim served as Assistant to the City Administrator in Blue Springs and in the City Communications Office and Finance Department in Kansas City.

Municipal Services crews are transitioning the flower beds around the City to fall decorations. 

The North Kansas City Business Council has announced their annual Recognition Awards for 2020.  Due to COVID-19, the Business Council has suspended its annual Recognition Awards luncheon and published these awards in an expanded newsletter. To view this expanded publication, visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/f0o1dfoo0ewz20o/FINAL%20NKCBC%204TH%20QURTR%202020.pdf?dl=0.  Congratulations to all of the Recognition Award winners and thank you for calling North Kansas City home!

Parks & Recreation will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event on Saturday, October 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Waggin’ Trail Park.  Social distancing and face coverings are required to attend this event. 

The North Kansas City Special Road District will begin micro paving on Monday, October 12. Micro pave operations will start on 23rd Avenue from Swift to Howell Street, then move to the west side of Burlington and 23rd Avenue, 26th Avenue, and Design Drive. The Special District plans to micro pave Bedford Avenue between October 17-24. Micro pave operations are weather-sensitive and may need to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Water Services will be conducting water main repairs in the area of 18th Avenue & Swift Street beginning at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, and anticipates repairs will be completed by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14. To make the necessary repairs, the City’s contractor will need to shut off certain water lines. Water Services crews have notified impacted businesses of the water outage.   

Artist Alex Eichoff, who goes by the street name of Eye Cough, has completed the public art mural named “The Wave” on the south wall of FDF Wealth Strategies building located at 1609 Swift Street.  Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund Projects Committee, FDF Wealth Strategies, and Artist Eye Cough will host a Meet the Artist event on Tuesday, October 13 from 4-6 p.m.  Eye Cough will give an artist statement at 4:45 p.m.  Please note that social distancing and masks are required to attend.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

Howl-O-Ween – Saturday, October 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
Halloween in a Box – October 12-16 – Registration for this event has closed.
Meet the Artist – Tuesday, October 13, 4-6 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, October 20, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, November 3, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, November 17, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday – City Offices Closed – November 26-27

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