City of Independence, Missouri

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5/2/2016

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


5/2/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/3/2016

“A New Building in an Old Museum”

“A New Building in an OldMuseum”

National FrontierTrails Museum

318 W. Pacific Avenue

7-8:30pm

Wear your jeans and join us for aninvestigation of the 26 year-long history of the museum. We will discuss thehistory of the site, explore every nook and cranny of the building, and lookinto the future plans for possible redevelopment. Tickets are $5.00 perperson. Advance reservations are required. Call (816)325-7575 for more details. 

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/3/2016

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


5/4/2016

Lunch 'n Learn-“The Influences of our National Parks: A Centennial Celebration”

Lunch 'nLearn-“The Influences of our National Parks: A Centennial Celebration”

Truman MemorialBuilding

416 W. Maple Avenue

12-1pm

Join Jeff Wade, Acting Chief of Interpretationat the Harry S Truman National Historic Site, for his talk on the history andinfluence of this country’s national park system and the celebration of itsAugust 2016 centennial.     

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


5/5/2016

City Council Special Study Session

The City Council will meet in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. for a special Study Session on the budget for FY2016-2017.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/6/2016

Harry S Truman Public Service Awards Ceremony

The Harry S Truman Public Service Award presentation ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6 on the front portico of the Truman Presidential Library & Museum.  Alvin Brooks is the recipient of the 2016 award. In addition, the Community Services League of Independence will receive the Harry S Truman Good Neighbor Award. The public is invited to a reception honoring the recipients at 5:15 p.m. prior to the award ceremonies.

Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway


5/6/2016

TALKIN' TRUMAN: Love Letters: Harry & Bess

TALKIN' TRUMAN: LoveLetters: Harry & Bess

TrumanPresidential Library & Museum, Whistlestop Room

500W. U.S. 24 Highway

11am-12pm

Aftera long courtship, Harry Truman married his grade-school sweetheart, BessWallace, in 1919. Join Archivist Tammy Williams as she draws on the Library'sextensive collection of Truman letters and photographs to illustrate the couple'sdecades-long relationship and life together. This presentation is one in theseries of "Talkin' Truman" programs, offered each First Friday fromMay through September at 11 am. The program is included with Museum admission;seating is first come, first served.

Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway


5/9/2016

Harry Truman's Birthday Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of President Truman's birthday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/10/2016

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


5/10/2016

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


5/10/2016

It’s a Twitter Takeover!

It’s a TwitterTakeover!

City of IndependenceHistoric Preservation Twitter Account

Tweet at: @HistPresIndepMO

#AskHST

12-1pm

Ever wonder what it would be like to chat withHarry Truman? You can find out firsthand when the Historic Preservation Twitteraccount is taken over by President Truman or “HST” as we like to call him.Tweet your questions to Harry about why he loves Independence, questions abouthis presidency, or just anything you want to learn about this fascinating Independencenative. This event is co-sponsored by the Truman Presidential Library &Museum and the National Park Service.  


5/10/2016

Truman Jackson County Courthouse Tour

TrumanJackson County Courthouse Tour

Independence Square

112 W. LexingtonAvenue

2-3pm

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the historicTruman Courthouse on the Independence Square with Caitlin Eckard, Archivist forthe Jackson County Historical Society. Learn about the most recent renovationin 2013, as well as the 1933 renovation that took place during Harry S Truman'sreign as Jackson County Presiding Judge. The tour will highlight thepreservation efforts made by Jackson County and the amazing architecture in thecourthouse. Sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society.

Historic Jackson County Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington Avenue


5/11/2016

City Council Special Study Session

The City Council will meet in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. for a special Study Session on the budget for FY2016-2017.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/11/2016

Lunch 'n Learn-“The History of Lake City”

Lunch 'nLearn-“The History of Lake City”

Truman MemorialBuilding

416 W. Maple Avenue

12-1pm

Ever wish you knew more about Lake CityArsenal? Take a quick trip through the history of the arsenal using rare imageswith local historian Michael Calvert. Learn about why and how Lake City playeda role in the prosperity of Independence throughout the years and discover moreabout what Lake City offers the area today.   

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


5/14/2016

Drop Off Depot - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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)


5/14/2016

Pets in the Park

Pet Judging, Pet Parade, Pet Products and Snacks. Plus much more!!! More information coming soon. A free event for kids, pets and parents from the Independence Kiwanis Club and Independence Parks & Recreation. Call 816.325.7115 for more information. Saturday, May 14 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Drive)


5/16/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/17/2016

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., usually on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers. Date may change due to holidays.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/18/2016

City Council Special Study Session

The City Council will meet in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. for a special Study Session on the budget for FY2016-2017.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/18/2016

Lunch 'n Learn-“Witness Homes of the Civil War”

Lunch 'nLearn-“Witness Homes of the Civil War”

TrumanPresidential Library & Museum, Whistlestop Room

500W. U.S. 24 Highway

12-1pm

 

Michael Calvert, President of the Civil WarRoundtable of Western Missouri, presents a virtual tour of houses inIndependence that “witnessed” the Civil War. Learn about the movement of troopsand the fate of local residents and their homes during the tumultuous years ofthe American Civil War. This event is co-sponsored by the Civil War Roundtableof Western Missouri.    

Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway


5/19/2016

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/19/2016

Japanese Sister City Committee

The Japanese Sister City Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month in Conference Room D at 7 p.m. unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/21/2016

5k Health & Heritage Walk

5k Health& Heritage Walk

Bingham-WaggonerEstate

313W. Pacific Avenue

8-10am

This 5k walk/run will take you by many of thecity’s historic sites and throughout the district starting at theBingham-Waggoner Estate and looping through the Truman Heritage District, pastthe 1827 Log Courthouse, the Independence Square, and Independence FarmersMarket. Participants will stop along the course to get their “passports”stamped and have an opportunity to learn more about each stop’s historic site.Completed passports get participants prizes and free passes to historic sites. This event is rain or shine.  

Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific


5/21/2016

Full Moon Hike - Flower Moon

8:30-9:30 p.m. - We will meet in the park lodge. Enjoy a guided hike through the park during the Flower Moon (rises at 8:21 p.m.) Space is limited to 15 participants. Call 816.325.7115 to reserve your spot. No baby strollers or light up shoes, please. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Binoculars are recommended.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/22/2016

Heritage Tree Driving Tour

HeritageTree Driving Tour

Starts onthe Independence Square

Cornerof Liberty & Lexington

1-4pm

 

Join the Independence Tree and HeritageCommissions for a self-guided tour of the city’s state-recognized “ChampionTrees.” Visitors will learn about the history and horticulture of these amazingmature trees over eight stops throughout Independence. Begin your tour at thecorner of Liberty & Lexington onthe Independence Square to pick up your map and get an introduction about howthese trees are recognized as outstanding specimens. From there, you will driveto each stop where local historians and horticulturalists will offer details ofeach tree and the properties they call home. Co-sponsored by the IndependenceTree Commission. This event is rain orshine.  

Liberty & Lexington


5/23/2016

Council Work Study Session

The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D for a work session.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/25/2016

Lunch 'n Learn-“Native Peoples of Jackson County and the Surrounding Region”

Lunch 'nLearn-“Native Peoples of Jackson County and the Surrounding Region”

Truman MemorialBuilding

416 W. Maple Avenue

12-1pm

Modern people are very interested not only intheir own history, but in the history of other cultures. In Missouri and NorthAmerica in general, common questions about non-European-Americans are oftenframed as, “What tribes lived around here?” or “what tribe does this artifactbelong to?” These and other complex questions will be addressed in this brownbag lunch by John Peterson, archaeologist and Jackson County Parks &Recreation Historic Sites Curator.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


5/30/2016

Memorial Day Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor