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7/16/2019City of Independence Cooling Center will be open Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, July 20

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area from 1 p.m. on Wednesday through 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

6/25/2019City of Independence announces fee and date changes for Drop-Off Depot

The City of Independence announced today prices will change for the Drop-Off Depot beginning in August 2019.

6/18/2019City of Independence issues statement following incident on June 17 at Bingham-Waggoner Estate

The City of Independence released the following statement in regards to the carjacking event which occurred on June 17 at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate.

6/11/2019City of Independence begins proactive inspections of storm and sanitary sewers

The City of Independence Water Pollution Control Department (WPC) has begun conducting inspections of non-residential facilities to determine compliance with the City’s storm water and sanitary sewer codes.

6/10/2019City of Independence recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with multiple events

The City of Independence is joining communities across the nation and around the world in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day the week of June 15, 2019.

6/3/2019City of Independence, Jackson County prepare for transition at Jackson County Regional Animal Shelter

Today, June 3, the City of Independence, Jackson County and Great Plains SPCA announce a finalized agreement has been approved for the Jackson County Regional Animal Shelter.

5/24/2019Harry S Truman Public Service Award ceremony to take place June 1

The City of Independence announced today the Harry S Truman Public Service Award ceremony will take place on Sat., June 1, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Truman Memorial Building.

5/22/2019Kati Horner, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer, receives American Public Works Association Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award

Assistant Public Works Director and City Engineer Kati Horner has been selected as the winner of the national Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award for the American Public Works Association (APWA).

4/29/2019Independence recognized for continued commitment to arboriculture

For the 20th consecutive year, the City of Independence Power & Light Department has been recognized for its commitment to utility arboriculture when it was named to the 2018 Tree Line USA.

4/22/2019Independence, Missouri joins effort to make a 10-minute walk to a park for every resident a national reality

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir has joined a movement of more than 230 mayors from across the U.S., working to expand local park access nationwide as part of the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign.

4/16/2019Senator John McCain named 2019 Harry S Truman Public Service Award Recipient

The Independence Harry S. Truman Award Commission has chosen Sen. John McCain as the 2019 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award recipient.

4/9/2019Arbor Day Foundation Names Independence Tree City USA

The City of Independence was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

4/3/2019Mayor Weir encourages citizens to participate in SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World annual campaign

On April 1, Mayor Eileen Weir proclaimed April 9 through the 15, 2019 “SevenDays Week” as part of the annual SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World campaign.

4/2/2019Council votes to approve AMI “Smart” Meters at April 1 Council Meeting

The City Council of Independence voted last night to move forward with the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project in a 4-3 vote

3/27/2019Independence will be doing business license sweep beginning April 1

The City of Independence Community Development Department Regulated Industries Division will begin a sweep of businesses operating without a license on April 1.

3/26/2019City’s Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, April 6

Now is the time to get ready for the City’s 22nd annual household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

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