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6/30/2020City of Independence Cooling Center will be open Wednesday, July 1

The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling center from 9 AM-9 PM.

6/26/2020City of Independence announces firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19

The City has notified impacted employees within the department and additional sanitization has taken place in the shared spaces of the impacted station

6/25/2020City of Independence announces new Power and Light Department General Manager

The City of Independence today announced James Nail has been named General Manager of the Independence Power and Light Department.

6/22/2020City of Independence announces continuation of Phase 1 for City facilities, services

Phase 1 has been modified with a few updates for Parks | Recreation | Tourism Department facilities.

6/15/2020City of Independence announces second large COVID-19 outbreak in less than a week, encourages public to take precautions

As of Monday, June 15, 39 cases of COVID-19 had been identified at the Independence Manor, located at 1600 S. Kings Highway.

6/11/2020The Groves announces COVID-19 outbreak, precautions taken to protect residents, staff

The Groves, a long-term care residential facility located at 1415 West White Oak in Independence, Mo., announced today there are 34 positive cases of COVID-19 at the location.

6/9/2020Mayor Weir signs Obama Foundation Mayor Pledge, continues community conversation

Mayor Eileen Weir joined members of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for a special meeting yesterday, Monday, June 8, at which she continued a conversation regarding the actions our community can take to address ongoing concerns related to racial equality and the use of force by police.

6/8/2020City of Independence will resume utility shut offs, late fees July 15

City of Independence Utility Customers are encouraged to make payment arrangements before July 15 if possible.

6/3/2020City continues dialogue and highlights ongoing efforts to work with African American community

Mayor Weir has called her Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for a special meeting Monday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m. to focus on the important discussion of race and law enforcement.

5/27/2020City of Independence works with KCATA to find funding for bus services

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved these funds which will allocate $1.6 million to the City of Independence for transit on May 27.

5/26/2020City of Independence announces cancellation of annual Independence Day Fireworks Show

The Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show was previously scheduled for Friday, July 3.

5/20/2020City of Independence announces reopening of Uptown Market Farmer’s Market in time for Memorial Day weekend

The City of Independence today announced that the Independence Uptown Market will open for the Farmers' Market this Saturday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a drive-thru format.

5/14/2020City of Independence announces reopening plans beginning June 1 for City facilities, services

The first phase will last approximately 4 weeks and movement into subsequent phases will depend on regional COVID-19 case numbers.

5/13/2020City of Independence Fire Department announces visitation, procession for fallen firefighter

This Sunday, May 17, there will be a drive-thru visitation through the parking lot of the Cable Dahmer Arena (formerly known as Silverstein Eye Centers Arena located at 19100 E Valley View Parkway) from 4 to 7 p.m.

5/8/2020City of Independence Fire Department releases information on fallen firefighter

City of Independence Fire Chief Doug Short released the following statement identifying Firefighter/Hazardous Material Technician David F. Jameson, Jr. as the firefighter who passed away yesterday.

5/7/2020City of Independence Fire Department announces line of duty death
5/6/2020Jackson County announces reopening phases, City of Independence shares updates for residents

County Executive Frank White today announced the Phase 1 details for the reopening of Jackson County.

4/29/2020City of Independence announces reorganization of departments

The City of Independence today announced that it will be merging the Public Works and Water Pollution Control Departments.

4/16/2020Mayor Weir announces Stay at Home order extension to May 15

All citizens are asked to stay-at-home except for those traveling to work deemed essential under the order or essential tasks such as getting groceries or items from the pharmacy.

4/15/2020City of Independence announces Adventure Oasis Water Park will not open for 2020 season

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the public health and due to budgetary considerations for a limited pool season with an as yet unknown start date.

3/22/2020Mayor Weir announces changes related to Jackson County order to ‘stay at home’

Mayor Eileen Weir announced today the latest changes Independence residents will see due to the regional “Stay at home” order issued by Jackson County and others in the Kansas City Metro Region.

3/20/2020Mayor Weir restricts body care services effective Monday, March 23

Mayor Eileen Weir announced today that all body care services in the City of Independence will be prohibited as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.

3/18/2020Municipal elections moved to June 2

This morning, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.

3/17/2020Independence provides resources for long-term care facilities, begins compliance checks with restaurants, bars

Mayor Eileen Weir announced today that Independence Health Inspectors, part of the Community Development Department, are proactively providing outreach to the 17 long-term care facilities within the City of Independence.

3/16/2020Mayor announces further closures of city buildings, changes in services to the public

Beginning tomorrow, March 17, City Hall and the Independence Utilities Center are closed to the public.

3/16/2020Mayor announces all public gatherings prohibited until March 31

Mayor Eileen Weir joins leaders of the Kansas City Metro Region in announcing that all public gatherings are prohibited until March 31 beginning at midnight tonight, March 16.

3/15/2020Mayor announces gatherings of 50 people or more discouraged for approximately 8 weeks

The CDC now recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

3/13/2020City of Independence announces changes in services, closures, cancellations as part of State of Emergency

The City of Independence announced the following changes in services, closures and cancellations. Residents and patrons of the City of Independence will begin seeing these changes today and until further notice or dates provided, as this situation evolves.

3/12/2020City of Independence declares state of emergency in response to COVID-19

The City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir today declared a state of emergency to prepare for potential risk to public health and safety.

3/9/2020Applications for 2020 fire works vendors accepted April 13 through April 17

Applications from not-for-profit groups for the sale of consumer grade, or Division 1.4G, fireworks will be accepted at the City of Independence Community Development Department between 8 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2020, and 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020.

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