City of Independence, Missouri

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3/2/2015

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


3/2/2015

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/3/2015

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


3/3/2015

Severe Storm Weather Training

The Emergency Managers of Eastern Jackson County are proud to host the Severe Storm Weather Training presented by the National Weather Service, of Pleasant Hill, MO.

The training is specifically designed for citizens, amateur radio, CERT, law enforcement, school groups and government agencies on how to identify significant weather events that you are experiencing and how to respond or communicate in a safe manner.

The training will be held at:
Crown Pointe Church
5950 NE Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO

If you have any questions please call:
816-304-4624

Crown Pointe Church - Lee's Summit


3/4/2015
– 3/24/2015

7th Annual Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show & Sale

Exhibit Dates & Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 4 - 24. Public Reception Date & Time: Saturday, March 14. 1:30 - 4 p.m. Please join us during this free event that will feature an original painting by Robert E. Tindall, in whose name the Independence Art Association has given scholarships for over 25 years. Commemorative giclee prints of the Tindall print will be offered for sale at the reception, with proceeds going into the Independence Art Association scholarship fund. Local artist cards and prints will also be for sale. This event is offered by the Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Independence Art Association. Call (816) 325-7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


3/5/2015

Manifest Destiny

2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Guided tour.  Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/6/2015

Full Moon Hike

Explore a new aspect of Spring with these free hikes during a full moon. Reserve your place by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the hike by calling 816-325-7115. Each hike is limited to 12 participants. Part of the hike will go off the paved trail, so wear appropriate shoes. No baby strollers or light-up shoes, please.  Hike starts at 7 p.m. on March 6; at 8 p.m. on April 3 and May 1.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


3/9/2015

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


3/10/2015

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


3/10/2015

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


3/12/2015

A New Museum in an Old Building: The National Frontier Trails Museum, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

7:00 - 8:30 pm  $5 per person.  Wear your jeans and hear about the history of the Waggoner-Gates Flour Mill and how it was adapted for use as a modern museum of trail history.  You will explore the building and campus and come to understand how new plans for the redevelopment of the museum and its campus will trengthen and expand current museum offerings.  Wine and cheese served.  Advance reservations are required 816-325-7575

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/12/2015

Manifest Destiny

2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Guided tour.  Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/14/2015

Drop Off Depot

Independence residents can bring trash, brush (including limbs, firewood, bushes and stumps - no leaves or grass), major appliances, tires, batteries and lawnmowers to the Drop Off Depot from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residential vehicles only, no commercial. No vehicles larger than a pickup truck. Proof of residency required. Rates for trash: Cars $11; Vehicles larger than car $16; Trailers 8' or longer $26. Rates for brush: $11 per load. Rates for major appliances $15 each. Batteries and lawnmowers are free. Rates for tires: Car $2; mounted car $4; Truck $5; mounted truck $11; Farm/tractor $16. For more information call 816-325-7623.

875 Vista Ave., (Truman Rd. 1 mile east of M-291)


3/14/2015

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.


3/14/2015

Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon

It's the 28th annual Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at the beautiful Bingham-Waggoner Estate! Doors open at 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $25 each for this special luncheon. Models will stroll through each room displaying a preview of spring fashions. This two-hour event usually sells out, so get your tickets early by calling Shireen at 816-461-3491.

Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific


3/16/2015

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.


3/16/2015

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/17/2015

Death and Mourning in the 1800's

7:00 pm  Free lecture.  Barbara Highes shares insight into the history of mourning customs from the 1830s through the 1860s in this multi-faceted program.  Mrs. Hughes will first protray a woman in the year 1862 who lost her brother during the Civil War.  Afterward she will reveal how death was experienced and honored on the trails of westward expansion and later the Civil War.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/17/2015

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


3/19/2015

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/19/2015

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

Notice is given that on or before May 15, 2015 the City of Independence will submit the 2015-19 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs, authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A draft of the Annual Action Plan will be available for viewing beginning March 19, 2015 in the Community Development Department, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, during regular business hours, and online at http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/ComDev/Default.aspx.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend a Public Hearing scheduled for March 19, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Conference Room D (ground floor), City Hall, 111 E. Maple. Comments regarding the plan may also be submitted in writing to Christina Leakey, 111 E. Maple Independence, Missouri 64050. All written comments received by April 2, 2015 will be addressed in the final Action Plan document.

If accommodations are required due to a disability, limited English proficiency, or other special need, contact Christina Leakey at 816.325.7397. Si las comodidades son requerido debido a la inhabilidad, a la habilidad inglesa limitada, o a la otra necesidad especial, el contacto Christina Leakey en 816.325.7397

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/19/2015

Manifest Destiny

2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Guided tour.  Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/20/2015

Women's History Month - Interesting Women of the West

12:00 noon.  Free brown bag lecture.  Bring your bag lunch and learn how thousands of women traveled west during the 19th century.  "Pioneer Mothers" have been honored across the west with statues and other memorials.  Although their contributions were great and undisputed, there were other women who took to the trails who have not been remembered as often or as well.  Join Richard Edwards, Curator of Education, for a look back at some of the more eccentric and forgotten of these pioneers.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/23/2015
Canceled

City Council Study/Work Session

The Council Work Session scheduled for March 23 has been canceled.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/24/2015

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


3/26/2015

Manifest Destiny

2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Guided tour.  Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/28/2015

Victorian Wedding Tea Party

Held at the Vaile Mansion from 2 to 4 p.m.; this informal tea party and fashion show shines in the elegant surroundings of the Vaile Mansion. Tickets are $35 per person. For details, contact the Mansion at 816-325-7430.

Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty