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8/14/2017City prepares for future of Independence Power and Light

The IPL Financial and Management Assessment is now available for review.

8/9/2017Statement from City of Independence regarding renewal of Streets Sales Tax

"We encourage citizens to learn more about the projects the Streets Sales Tax makes possible at indep.us/streetssalestax."

8/4/2017City of Independence encourages utility customers to update contact information

Correct phone numbers and addresses associated with accounts will improve the flow of outage information to field personnel working to restore power, water and sewage after a major storm.

8/3/2017Celebrate Farmer’s Market Appreciation Day, Aug. 12, with City of Independence

The Independence Health Department will be sponsoring Farmers’ Market Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 12 from 9 to 11 a.m.

8/1/2017Princess in the house?

The City of Independence will hold the annual Little Princess Ball from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 23.

7/28/2017Mayor Weir invites community youth to Play Ball

The Mayor’s Play Ball Challenge will take place on Saturday, August 5 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Independence Athletic Complex Baseball Fields, 17800 E. Salisbury Road.

7/24/2017City of Independence Storm Response Update

Residents may begin dropping off storm debris free of charge on Wednesday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

7/24/2017City of Independence Storm Response Update

Crews from Independence Power and Light as well as several other communities are working together to restore power as quickly as possible.

7/20/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for August 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+.

7/18/2017Cooling Center opening in response to heat warning

The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 22.

7/17/2017Scam Alert: Letters, emails, videos attempting to use Federal Reserve Bank Routing numbers are scams, may result in unpaid bills, fines

A citizen may receive a letter, email or video that asks them to pay a fee to use their social security number and a Federal Reserve Bank Routing number to pay bills from a trust.

7/13/2017City announces Independence Power and Light Financial and Management Audit results

Members of the City’s Finance and Audit Committee heard an overview of the Independence Power and Light (IPL) Financial and Management Audit on July 12.

7/12/2017Gov. Greitens signs Senate Bill 111 requiring LLCs to list natural person, helping City of Independence enforce code violations

The City will be able to better enforce code violations on neglected properties with this information.

7/10/2017Cooling Centers opened in response to heat advisory

The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday.

6/30/2017City reminds citizens, businesses of fee changes taking effect July 1

The City Council has approved revisions to the Schedule of Fees for the City of Independence.

6/28/2017Independence recognized for continued commitment to arboriculture

For the 18th consecutive year, the City of Independence Power & Light (IPL) has been recognized for its commitment to utility arboriculture when it was named to the 2017 Tree Line USA.

6/28/2017To improve customer service, City merges functions into Regulated Industries Division

The City of Independence today announced the business license function will be merged with the Rental Ready Program in the Community Development Department in a new Regulated Industries division beginning July 1.

6/27/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for July 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+.

6/27/2017Susan Paxton Block Public Service Award Nominations Due August 18

Anyone can nominate a City employee, volunteer or elected official who has demonstrated outstanding public service, valor and job performance with leadership.

6/27/2017Andrew Boatright named Acting Director of Independence Power and Light

Boatright joined IPL in April 2016, moving to Missouri from Ohio where he served as Electric Utility Manager for the City of Westerville.

6/26/2017Independence Power and Light Director Leon Daggett announces retirement

Daggett has served as Director of IPL for more than 10 years and has worked in the utilities industry for more than 50 years.

6/23/2017Nearly 100 volunteers to help cover graffiti along Little Blue Trace Trail as part of service project

Independence and Jackson County are working with 80 youth and 15 chaperons visiting the Kansas City-area from Ames, Iowa, as part of a service project from 2:30 to 5 p.m. today.

6/22/2017Independence Invites the Public to Get Involved in the Community Visioning Process

Citizens are invited to help update the City’s comprehensive plan at a public meeting today, June 22, at 6 p.m. at Mid-Continent Public Library North Independence Branch.

6/20/2017City of Independence earns ‘A- Stable’ credit rating from S&P

The City of Independence today announced it has earned an “A- Stable” credit rating from Standard & Poors (S&P).

6/19/2017City of Independence to open Drop-off Depot for storm debris June 23

The City of Independence is opening the Drop-Off Depot for storm-related debris on June 23. The Depot, located at 875 Vista Avenue, will be accepting tree limbs and brush through July 2.

6/13/2017Celebrate safely! Independence shares fireworks safety tips, reminds residents of local ordinances.

The City of Independence would like to remind residents of local ordinances and share tips to celebrate safely.

6/7/2017Independence City Council passes resolution supporting public art

The Independence City Council passed a resolution Monday night requiring an amount equal to 1 percent of the estimated cost for construction, reconstruction or remodeling of Municipal buildings be set aside for public art include ornamentation and adornment.

6/6/2017City of Independence passes new hotel ordinance

These changes ensure that all hotels and motels promote industry best practices while holding all properties accountable.

6/5/2017City of Independence shares tips to protect from mosquitoes

The City of Independence is reminding citizens and business owners of steps they can take to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

5/31/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for June 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+.

5/26/2017Break out the sunscreen, Adventure Oasis Water Park Opens May 27

Just in time for the Memorial Day Holiday, the Adventure Oasis Water Park will open for the season May 27.

5/24/2017City of Independence announces continued success of Corridor Code Enforcement Initiative

The City of Independence’s Corridor Code Enforcement (CCE) Initiative is systematically working through major corridors in the City to address property maintenance and zoning violations.

5/22/2017Have you checked your smoke detectors lately?

IFD encourages citizens to check alarms, reminds public of Free Smoke Alarm Program

5/19/2017Highway 24 Project brings needed updates to Independence

Independence residents along Highway 24, between Highways 291 and 7, will notice major improvements over the next few months.

5/15/2017Independence Power and Light Recognized as a reliable public power provider

Independence Power and Light has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

5/15/2017Independence Fire Department announces graduation of recruits, promotions

The Independence Fire Department (IFD) will recognize four new graduates and mark the promotion of five long-time department members on Friday, May 12.

5/15/2017City of Independence holds Scamboree at Palmer Center to help protect seniors

The City of Independence invites seniors to the Palmer Center on Monday, May 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to attend a Scamboree.

5/11/2017Mayor Weir and City Officials celebrate the dedication of the new Pioneer Woman statue at National Frontier Trails Museum

The new Pioneer Woman statue located at the National Frontier Trails Museum will be dedicated tonight, May 11, at 5 p.m.

4/28/2017Annual Police Officers Memorial Service

This year's Memorial Service will be held at the Truman Library, 500 W. U.S. Hwy. 24.

4/27/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for May, 2017

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

4/24/20172017 Harry S Truman Special Recognition Award Announced

The Harry S Truman Award Commission selected the Kansas City Chiefs Organization to receive the 2017 Special Recognition Award.

4/20/201710th Annual EcoFest to be held Saturday, June 3 at Waterfall Park

The 10th Annual Independence EcoFest – “It’s All About Water!” – teaches children and families about preserving natural resources and protecting the environment.