|12/29/2017||Dangerously cold temperatures ahead, City reminds citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their families|
Temperatures over the next few days are expected to be dangerously low, with wind chills overnight anticipated in the negative teens. Citizens are encouraged to stay inside if possible and if they must go outside or travel, to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families.
|12/6/2017||City works to enhance park security|
The City of Independence is taking steps to better patrol City parks through the winter months.
|11/27/2017||City looks to ‘green’ future for Rockwood Golf Course|
The City announced today it has accepted the deed and taken possession of 94.6 acres of property formerly known as Rockwood Golf Course (2400 South Maywood Avenue, Independence, Mo.), ensuring a positive future for this green space in the heart of District 4.
|11/20/2017||City takes steps to decrease number of tobacco stores in the City|
The City Council tonight approved an amendment updating the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), Chapter 14, of the City Code which will over time decrease the number of tobacco/convenience stores from the currently allowed 14 to 7.
|11/16/2017||City issues statement in response to State Audit of Independence Event Center CID|
Zach Walker, City Manager for the City of Independence, today issued the following statement in response to the Independence Event Center CID State Audit Findings.
|11/15/2017||Independence Deputy Fire Chief Doug Short named Fire Chief|
Following a nation-wide search, City Manager Zach Walker today announced Doug Short was selected as the next Fire Chief for the Independence Fire Department.
|11/10/2017||Making the grade, City continues to work forward on strategic goals|
The City of Independence today relaunched the Performance Dashboard on its website at indep.us/dashboard. The Dashboard has been reorganized to highlight the four main goals outlined in the City’s Strategic Plan, Independence for All.
|11/7/2017||Independence Fire Department responds to house fire|
Independence Fire Department units were dispatched at 6:10 a.m. this morning, November 7, after neighbors reported a house fire at 1127 S. Pearl Street.
|11/6/2017||Independence expands hotel/motel video surveillance ordinance|
Earlier this year, the Independence City Council identified public safety as a key goal for the growth and development of the City. Tonight, they approved an ordinance amending Chapter 5, pertaining to business licenses, adding hotels/motels to the business types required to install and maintain video surveillance systems.
|11/6/2017||City moves forward on new Farmers Market|
Council members tonight saw three options proposed for the new Farmers Market located just off the Square in Downtown.
|11/1/2017||Do you want to build a snowman? Decorate a snowman for George Owens Nature Park and help raise funds for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity|
Families, groups and businesses are invited to decorate snowmen to help raise funds for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity this winter.
|10/26/2017||Palmer Center Activities and Events for November - 2017|
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+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website www.independencemo.org/parksandrec.
|10/25/2017||Get in the game! Enter to win Mavericks or Comets home game tickets|
Now’s your chance to win tickets to a KC Mavericks hockey or Missouri Comets soccer home game.
|10/20/2017||Saving you money, City of Independence Finance Department receives national recognition|
The City of Independence Procurement Division of the Finance Department has received two national awards for excellence this fall.
|10/19/2017||“Imagine Independence” wins Outstanding Public Outreach, Program, Project, Tool, Community Initiative award from American Planning Association Missouri Chapter|
Representatives from the City of Independence were in St. Louis today to accept the Outstanding Public Outreach, Program, Project, Tool, Community Initiative award from the American Planning Association – Missouri Chapter for the “Imagine Independence” public engagement campaign.
|10/17/2017||City of Independence receives GOLD status for the 2017 KC Chamber Workplace Wellness Certification|
The City of Independence is proud to announce it has received the GOLD Status through the Kansas City Chamber’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness initiative.
|10/16/2017||City of Independence breaks ground on 6,000 square-foot communication center|
The City of Independence today broke ground on the new Communications Center, located south of the Independence Utility Center off of 23rd Street.
|10/6/2017||The Color of Unity – theme for annual John Olivarez Scholarship essay contest announced|
The City of Independence in collaboration with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration committee today announced this year’s theme for the John Olivarez Scholarship, “The Color of Unity.”
|9/27/2017||Oh Christmas Tree – Mayor’s Christmas Tree finds new home thanks to Independence citizen|
The City of Independence today planted the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Hiram Young Park.
|9/25/2017||City of Independence welcomes author Peter Kageyama to lead discussion, workshop on citizen engagement|
Mr. Kageyama will participate in a planning meeting open to the public tonight, September 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Independence Utilities Center.
|10/30/2017||Homicide Investigation on E. 43rd Street|
|10/28/2017||Homicide Investigation on E. 47th Street|
|10/23/2017||Drug Take Back Event on Saturday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM|
|10/19/2017||IPD Detective Seeks help in Cold Case Homicide|
|10/18/2017||Results of IPD Prostitution and Human Trafficking Sting|
|10/17/2017||US 40 Hwy and 36th Street Pedestrian Crash|
|10/11/2017||Attempt to Identify - Robbery Suspect|
|10/2/2017||New State Grant Will Allow IPD to Step Up Liquor Control Enforcement Efforts|
|9/29/2017||Homicide at I-70 and Noland Road|
|9/28/2017||Attempt to Identify: Larceny from Auto Suspects|
|9/27/2017||National Railway Safety Week|