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12/14/2018City begins Truman Road Corridor Code Enforcement effort

The City of Independence will begin the Corridor Code Enforcement (CCE) initiative along Truman Road on December 17.

12/3/2018Mayor Weir creates Electric Utility Rates Council Committee

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir today announced that she has formed a Council Committee to address customer concerns regarding electric utility rates.

11/28/2018Behind the scenes, inaugural class of City of Independence Citizens Academy graduate

The City of Independence Citizens Academy’s inaugural class graduated earlier this month.

11/16/2018City of Independence Utilities has resumed disconnect notices, turn-offs to begin Nov. 26

The City of Independence announced on Nov. 1 they would resume disconnection of services. Citizens have since begun to receive notifications from the City if they are past due on their City of Independence Utilities accounts.

11/16/2018Councilmember Huff expands proposed reduction in City electrical rate to residential customers

Independence At-Large City Councilmember Mike Huff is expanding a proposed resolution authorizing implementation of the 2015 Electric Cost of Service and Rate Design Report, which will now reduce residential and industrial/commercial customers’ electric utility rate by 2 percent.

11/14/2018City of Independence pledges support to the Hidden Heroes and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation for Military and Veteran Caregivers

On Monday, Nov. 5, the Independence City Council unanimously pledged support to military and veteran caregivers residing in our community by pledging to become a Hidden Heroes City.

11/14/2018Councilmember Huff proposes reduction in City electrical rate

Independence At-Large City Councilmember Mike Huff is proposing a resolution authorizing implementation of the 2015 Electric Cost of Service and Rate Design Report, which will reduce industrial and commercial customers’ electric utility rate by 2 percent.

11/14/2018City announces new ownership, occupancy of former GEHA building and new car dealer settling in at former Eagles Club on 24 Highway

City of Independence At-Large Councilmember Mike Huff and 2nd District Councilmember Curt Dougherty today announced new ownership and occupancy of the former GEHA building on 24 Highway.

11/7/2018Thank you – after a terrible accident, patient thanks first responders who saved her life

The City of Independence Fire Department trains for many types of emergencies and on the afternoon of Oct. 2, they unfortunately had to put those skills to use.

11/5/2018City of Independence recognized as a top Digital City

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced today the winners of the 2018 Digital Cities Survey. The City of Independence ranked 6th among Cities in the 75,000 to 125,000 population category.

11/1/2018City of Independence Utilities to resume disconnection of services on past-due accounts

Following a six month moratorium on disconnects after the implementation of the new Utilities Billing System, the City of Independence will resume disconnection of services the week of November 12.

10/30/2018Mayor Weir completes 2018 Listening Tour

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir has completed her 2018 Listening Tour through which she met with 22 local groups between February and October.

10/30/2018Palmer Center Activities and Events for November 2018

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

10/22/2018Evacuation exercise planned for tomorrow, Oct. 23

The Emergency Preparedness Division of the Independence Fire Department, in conjunction with local long-term care facilities, community partners and first responders, will be simulating a partial evacuation exercise tomorrow, Oct. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. until approximately noon.

10/19/2018Go around the world, Cultural Heritage Festival this Saturday at Uptown Market

The annual Cultural Heritage Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road.

10/16/2018Celebrate 10 years with the Kansas City Mavericks

Celebrate 10 years with our hometown team the Kansas City Mavericks by entering to win free tickets to home games.

10/15/2018U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Independence during 2018 Tour

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C.

10/1/2018Police Officer Jeff Nunn receives Susan Paxton Block Award

Independence Police Officer Jeff Nunn has been named the recipient of the 2018 Susan Paxton Block Award for Distinguished Public Service.

10/1/2018Independence Fire Department, AMR crew helps with special delivery

On Monday, September 17, a crew from Fire Station One responded to a medical emergency call.

9/24/2018City of Independence shares results of external Utilities Billing System Conversion Audit

The City Council of Independence tonight heard the results of the completed Utilities Billing System Conversion Audit from BHMG Engineers, Inc.

9/19/2018Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan to visit Independence September 21

The Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan will be in Independence on Friday, Sept. 21, as part of their journey to retrace the original route taken by the Potawatomi in 1838.

8/31/2018City of Independence welcomes Higashimurayama delegates

The City of Independence will host delegates from the Japanese Sister City, Higashimurayama, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations this weekend

8/24/2018City of Independence announces external audit next step in continued response to citizen concerns regarding utilities

The City of Independence today announced it has engaged an outside firm, BHMG Engineers, to conduct an external audit of the City’s utility billing system.

8/23/2018City of Independence celebrates the completion of the new Uptown Market

The City of Independence today celebrated the completion of the Independence Uptown Market, a permanent Farmers Market structure at 211 W. Truman Road, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.

8/20/2018City of Independence highlights success of Rental Ready Program in year one

The Rental Ready Program went into effect in the City of Independence on June 1, 2017. This ordinance change was championed by Mayor Pro Tem Tom Van Camp and has proven to be a regional and national model for communities.

8/17/2018City of Independence hires new Director of Finance and Administration

The City of Independence today announced the hiring of Bryan Kidney as the new Director of Finance and Administration following a nationwide search.

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