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1/28/2019Protect your family from dangerously cold temperatures

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold temperatures over the next few days, with wind chills overnight anticipated in the negative teens.

1/23/2019City of Independence opens Drop-Off Depot for storm debris

The City of Independence today announced it will open the Drop-Off Depot for storm debris following the recent winter storms.

1/23/2019Independence recognized as a Community for All Ages

The city of Independence is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for its work to create a Community for All Ages. Independence received a Gold level recognition, which acknowledges the work the city has done to become more age friendly.

1/16/2019Stage Set for 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

The Community of Concerned Citizens, in partnership with the City of Independence, will present its 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave.

1/4/2019Community Emergency Response Team Training begins in February

The City of Independence Fire Department’s Emergency Preparedness Division will once again host classes for FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

12/21/2018City of Independence hires new Power and Light Department General Manager

The City of Independence today announced the hiring of Brenda Hampton as the new City of Independence Power and Light Department General Manager.

12/19/2018Palmer Center Activities and Events for January 2019

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+.

12/18/2018Mayor Weir appointed to serve on National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Committee

Independence Mayor Eileen Weir has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee.

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.

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