|9/20/2021||Susan 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.
|8/30/2021||City 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
|8/23/2021||City 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.
|8/13/2021||City of Independence opens Drop-off Depot for storm debris|
Brush and limbs accepted Aug. 14, 8A-3P, and Aug. 21, 8A-12P
|8/10/2021||City 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.
|8/3/2021||City of Independence seeks nominations for excellence in public service through annual award|
Nomination forms are due Monday, August 30.
|8/3/2021||City of Independence rescinds public health order|
The City of Independence has rescinded the public health order, effective immediately.
|7/28/2021||City 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.
|7/23/2021||City 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.
|7/16/2021||City 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.
|7/16/2021||KC 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.
|7/9/2021||City 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.
|7/7/2021||Mayor 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.
|7/6/2021||City 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.
|6/17/2021||City 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.
|5/28/2021||Adventure Oasis Water Park opening delayed to June 2|
Water, air temps too cool
|5/27/2021||City 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.