City of Independence, Missouri

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1/9/2015
– 2/6/2015

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Funding Available

The City of Independence is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Public Service projects from qualified nonprofit agencies for the 2015/2016 Program Year. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., February 6, 2015. Approximately $100,000 will be made available for awards of $5,000-$25,000, dependent upon the actual amount of Federal funding received by the City. To be eligible, projects must address one or more of the public service needs targeted by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Electronic copies may be requested by calling 325-7398 between the hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, or email cmontenguise@indepmo.org. If accommodations will be required due to a disability, limited English proficiency, or other special need, contact Christina Leakey at 816.325.7397.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple Ave, 2nd Floor Community Development Department


2/2/2015

Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board

The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/2/2015

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/3/2015

Heritage Commission Meeting

The Heritage Commission meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/5/2015

African Americans in the West

2:00 pm Regular admission rates.  Guided tour.  Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion.  Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/5/2015

Board of Health Meeting

Board of Health meeting at 6 p.m.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


2/7/2015

Treasures of the Mattes Library-Library Lovers Event

10:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Event is free.  Regular museum admission rates to visit our exhibit gallery.  The Merril J. Mattes Research Library contains the largest collection of pioneer diaries, letters, and journals in the region available for research purposes.  In honor of Library Lovers Month we invite you to visit the archives and investigate some of the original items contained within our collection.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/8/2015

Reading Tales From the West

2:00 - 3:00 pm  $5 for children ages 6-17, $7 for adults.  Discover the stories of African American pioneers in this museum Educator-led tour of our exhibit gallery accompanied by interval readings from the letters of African American Gold Rush Widow Rachel Brown.  Along with readings from journalsof other pioneers of the time.  The activity will end by writing our own journal entries describing our impressions of the afternoon.  Family event.  Advance reservations are required.  816-325-7575

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/9/2015

City Council Study Session

The City Council Study Session will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/10/2015

Citizens Advisory Board on Solid Waste Management

Meeting from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room D.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/10/2015

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/10/2015

White Oak Sign-Up Meeting

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 


Come to the White Oak Sign- up meeting at the Independence Health Department (515 South Liberty) to reserve your gardening plot!  Anyone can be a part of the White Oak Community Garden. The garden is located at 136 White Oak Ave. and has many raised beds available for public rental, some of which are handicap accessible. The rental cost is $15 per bed.  Those that qualify may be eligible to rent a bed at no cost.  Contact 816-325-7185 for more information.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


2/11/2015

Special Called City Council Meeting

Mayor Weir has called for a special meeting of the City Council at 5:15 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/12/2015

African Americans in the West

2:00 pm Regular admission rates.  Guided tour.  Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion.  Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/14/2015

Nature Story Time

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. It's Nature Story Time at George Owens Nature Park! At 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month, Oct. through May, come out while we read, explore outside and make crafts. Listen to good stories around the fire and play, even if it snows! It's free, and fun. Call (816) 325-7115 for more details.

Nov. 8: Where Did Everyone Go for the Winter?
Dec. 13: Holidays OUTSIDE!
Jan. 10: What Walked Though Your Yard?
Feb. 14: Valentines for Groundhogs
Mar. 14: Here Comes Spring!
Apr. 11: Finding the First Flower
May 9: Dinner with a Bumblebee

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/16/2015

President's Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the President's Day holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/17/2015

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/17/2015

Japanese Sister City Commission

The Japanese Sister City Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Conference Room D from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/19/2015

African Americans in the West

2:00 pm Regular admission rates.  Guided tour.  Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion.  Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/19/2015

Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/20/2015

Hiram Young, American Original

12:00 noon.  Free brown bag lecture.  Born into slavery, Hiram Young dreamed of one day becoming a free man earning his way in the world by hard work, determination, and ethical behavior.  His rise to become one of the most prosperous citizens of Independence is a true "rags to riches" story that will inspire you to live out your own dreams.


2/23/2015

2015 Independence Gardening Workshop

2015 Independence Gardening Workshops:
In partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens and the Independence Garden Club, the Independence Health Department is sponsoring gardening classes free to the public.

All workshops at 6:00 PM

Monday Feb. 23- Early Spring Crops (St. Paul UMC)

Monday March 16- Vegetable Garden Basics- Health Dept.

Monday April 13- Tomatoes, Peppers & Sweet Potatoes- Health Dept.

Monday May 18- Get Growing: Water-Health Dept.

Monday June 15- Insects in the Garden (Meet at the White Oak garden behind CSL to walk through the garden for a hand’s on workshop)

Monday August 3- Fall Gardening-Health Dept.

The Independence Health Department is located at 515 S. Liberty. For more information contact Joanie Shover at 325-7185.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


2/23/2015

City Council Study/Work Session

The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/24/2015

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/26/2015

African Americans in the West

2:00 pm Regular admission rates.  Guided tour.  Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion.  Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/28/2015

Amazing African American Art - Art Workshop

9:00 - 11:00 am  $15 per person, includes museum admission.  Have a marvelous time sculpting, painting, creating, and exploring the world of African American Art.  The workshop is facilitiated by award-winning aritst Sarah Poff of Poff's Portable Creations.  Advance reservations are required  816-325-7575

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/28/2015

Signs of Spring Hike

Join this free walk from 1 to 2 p.m. and explore the signs that nature is leaving winter behind. We will walk along the gravel-paved trail at Rock Creek. Meet at the Country Club Park entrance, 2930 S. Norton. From 31st St., go north on Norton to the end of the street.

Country Club Park, 2930 S. Norton