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9/20/2021Susan Paxton Block Award given to Diane Egger, Assistant Director of Health and Animal Services Department

Diane Egger, an Assistant Director of the Independence Health and Animal Services Department, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Susan Paxton Block Award for Distinguished Public Service.

8/30/2021City of Independence issues COVID-19 exposure warning to all who attended Aug. 16 Council Meeting

All individuals in attendance at this meeting who were in the Chamber were likely exposed and should get tested

8/23/2021City of Independence Cooling Center will be open today, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 27

The cooling center will have water available to patrons, as well as locations to rest and recharge their cell phones.

8/13/2021City of Independence opens Drop-off Depot for storm debris

Brush and limbs accepted Aug. 14, 8A-3P, and Aug. 21, 8A-12P

8/10/2021City of Independence Cooling Center will be open today, Aug. 10, through Thursday, Aug. 12

The National Weather Service has once again issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area through Thursday, August 12.

8/3/2021City of Independence seeks nominations for excellence in public service through annual award

Nomination forms are due Monday, August 30.

8/3/2021City of Independence rescinds public health order

The City of Independence has rescinded the public health order, effective immediately.

7/28/2021City of Independence issues Health Order encouraging masks for everyone, announcing City facility changes

The new CDC recommendations reaffirm the Public Health Advisory the City of Independence issued on July 9.

7/23/2021City of Independence Cooling Center will be open Saturday, July 24, through Wednesday, July 28

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area through Wednesday, July 28.

7/16/2021City of Independence Provides Notice to Individuals Potentially Impacted by Cyber Incident

Through this investigation, it was determined that certain employee email accounts may have been accessed without authorization between September 7, 2020, and December 1, 2020.

7/16/2021KC Metro Health Departments Issue Public Health Advisory

In consultation with area hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers, the region’s public health departments are issuing a Public Health Advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City metro related to the emergence of the delta variant.

7/9/2021City issues Public Health Advisory

At this time the population most at risk are those that are not yet vaccinated, particularly children under the age of 12.

7/7/2021Mayor Weir forms special committee focused on Health Department operations

The purpose of this committee is to make recommendations to the Council for future operational funding for the Independence Health Department, Local Public Health Authority.

7/6/2021City of Independence updates assault ordinance to protect LGBTQ+ citizens

The Independence City Council voted on Monday night to update City Ordinances related to assault charges that will protect victims targeted for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

6/17/2021City of Independence of Independence announces changes at Adventure Oasis

The Park will close on Friday, June 18. The Park will reopen on Saturday, June 19, with the implementation of new operating practices and residency requirements.

5/28/2021Adventure Oasis Water Park opening delayed to June 2

Water, air temps too cool

5/27/2021City of Independence negotiates lower credit card convenience fee

City of Independence will implement a lower credit card and e-check convenience fee on June 1, going from $4.95 to $3.95.

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