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WIR 12/3/21

WIR 12/3/21
Posted on 12/03/2021
Friday Greetings,

After 26 years of dedicated service to North Kansas City, Officer Masterson retired from the Police Department on December 2.  Please join the Police Department in congratulating Officer Masterson on his retirement and wish him well in his future adventures.  Officer Masterson has been approved to become a Reserve Police Officer for the City, so you may still see him around from time to time.

Alex Wilson will join the NKC Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic on December 13.  Welcome aboard! 

The Police Department will host their inaugural Chat with the Chief event on December 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Police Community Room located on the City Hall campus.  Topics will include year in review information, an introduction of their new community crime map, and an open Q & A for those in attendance.  

The first day of candidate filing is Tuesday, December 7, at 8 a.m. at City Hall.  This year’s election is for one Councilmember from Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4. The following positions are up for election this year:
o Ward 1: Councilmember 2-year term
o Ward 2: Councilmember 2-year term
o Ward 3: Councilmember 2-year term
o Ward 4: Councilmember 2-year term

Even as the year winds down and the weather grows colder, development projects in North Kansas City continue to move forward. The Community Development Department reviews plans, issues permits, and inspects development progress happening across the City. The department issued 20 permits for various residential and commercial projects in November 2021, compared to 21 permits issued in November 2020. The department has issued 235 permits thus far in 2021, compared to 213 permits issued between January and November of 2020. The department monitors and compares the number of permits issued in order to identify areas of growth and opportunity across the City. 

December Dog of the Month – Submissions Due by December 5 – Submit at https://nkcparksandrec.org/dogofthemonth   The howlidays are here! Send us your entry along with a festive pic of your pup. Winner will receive December Dog of the Month title and bragging rights at Waggin' Trail, along with a holiday themed collar provided by our sponsor, The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center. Deadline to submit extended to Sunday, December 5.

The 2022 Harrah’s Charitable Fund applications are now available on our website at www.nkc.org or by visiting http://www.nkc.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=18095183.  Applications are due on December 17, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Crystal Doss at 816-412-7815.

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:  

City Council Candidate Filing Opens – Tuesday, December 7, 8 a.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, December 7, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Equity and Inclusion Committee – Thursday, December 9, 7 p.m.
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, December 21, 6 p.m.
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 Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

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8am to 5pm

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