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WIR 4/9/21

WIR 4/9/21
Posted on 04/09/2021
Friday Greetings,

Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials and thank you to everyone that ran for office.  Below are the unofficial election results from the Clay County Election Board: 

Mayor
Bryant DeLong 363
Jay P. Swearingen 359

Ward 1
Wesley Graves 70
Rita D. Pearce 55
Jennifer Martino 8
Jess Loya 37

Ward 2
Jesse Smith 236
Derek Ambrose 46

Ward 3
Adam Roberts 133

Ward 4 (One Year Term)
Ana Pellumbi 82

Ward 4
Amie Clarke 55
Don Stielow 47

Calvin Stewart and James Maenhoudt will start with Municipal Services as a Maintenance Workers on Monday, March 19.  Welcome aboard!

Keenan Gray and Andrew Bunting will start with the Fire Department as Firefighter/EMTs on Monday, April 26.  Welcome aboard!

The first four new wayfinding signs were installed this week. These signs direct people to various destinations around town, including to public parking. The reverse side features “NKC.” The first four signs are located along Armour Road, in downtown, across from City Hall, near Richards Park, and near Macon Street. These signs were designed as part of the City’s gateway signage plan. 

As of 4/7/21, North Kansas City Fire Department personnel had vaccinated 4,621 people at Operation Safe.

To accommodate the construction of the apartment building at 18th & Swift, the City had closed the eastbound travel lane between Clay Street and Swift Street and eliminated the parallel parking spaces on the north side of 18th Avenue to allow for the continuation of two-way traffic.  At its meeting of April 7th, the City Council voted to make 18th Avenue one-way westbound between Swift Street and Clay Street for the duration of construction, and to restore the parallel parking spaces that were lost as a result of the original action.

At its meeting of April 7, the City Council approved issuance of a revised Covid-19 emergency order, removing the prohibition on any gathering of more than fifty (50) people on City-owned property except for City sponsored events.

On Tuesday, May 25, the City Council will hold a virtual Special Council Meeting to discuss the City’s current development process.  This meeting will be live streamed on the City’s Spectrum Cable Channel 2, the City’s YouTube Channel and on www.nkc.com/live.  Public comment will not be taken during the virtual Special Council Meeting, but residents, business owners, other stakeholders are invited to review the City Council Work Session videos on the City’s Master Plan and development process and provide feedback regarding the future of the City’s development process.  To access the City Council Work Session videos focusing on the City’s Master Plan and development process, and to provide feedback for City Council review, please visit www.nkc.org/ED.

Operation Safe is vaccinating all eligible Missouri residents. We encourage everyone to complete the Operation Safe vaccination interest form at www.operation-safe.com/signup Please be sure to provide your primary phone number and email address on the interest form.

Help for families struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic is available through Clay County, MO program. 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.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Community Shred Event – April 24, 9 a.m. to Noon, City Hall
Pitch Hit N’ Run – April 24, 1 p.m., Macken Park
Animal Vaccination Day – Saturday, May 1, 2-4 p.m., City Hall
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Planning Commission – Thursday, May 6. 6 p.m.
Friday Night Concert – Friday, May 14, 7 p.m., Macken Park
Citywide Garage Sale – Saturday, May 15
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, May 18, 6 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 18, 7 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting – Tuesday, May 25, 6 p.m.
Movie in the Park – Friday, May 28, Dusk, Macken Park
Memorial Day – City Offices Closed – Monday, May 31

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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