City of Independence, Missouri

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3/28/2017Applications for 2017 Fireworks Vendors Now Available

Applications from not-for-profit groups for the sale of consumer grade fireworks will be accepted at the City's Finance Department between 8 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017.

3/27/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for April, 2017

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

3/22/2017Inde*Bus Now Offering Free Bus Service for Veterans

The Inde*Bus transit system in Independence is now honoring all United States Military Veterans by allowing them to ride the bus system at no charge.

3/22/2017City’s Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, April 1

The City’s 20th annual HHW collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

3/20/2017Sales Tax for Children’s Services Fund Begins April 1

Jackson County voters approved a 1/8¢ sales tax for the Children’s Services Fund.

3/14/20172017 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award Recipient Announced

The Independence Harry S. Truman Commission has chosen Senator Bob Dole as the 2017 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award recipient.

3/14/2017Vaile Mansion Awarded Accreditation by Arbnet Accreditation Program

The Vaile Mansion, at 1500 N. Liberty in Independence, has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Program for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

3/10/2017Drop-Off Depot Canceled for Saturday, March 11

The Drop-Off Depot, located at 875 Vista Ave., will not be open on Saturday, March 11 as previously scheduled.

3/10/2017Independence Fire Department Lifts Burn Ban

The Independence Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the City of Independence which was imposed on February 27, 2017.

3/1/2017Independence Recycling Centers to Close March 31

The City’s two recycling centers will permanently close on Friday, March 31, 2017.

2/28/2017Independence Water Department Places Fifth

The City of Independence Water took fifth place honors at the 27th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest held February 23-25 in Berkeley Springs, WV.

2/24/2017Community Rummage Sale Planned for April 1

The rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple

2/15/2017Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban for Wednesday, February 15, through Sunday, February 19, 2017 for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

2/10/2017City Finds Success with Corridor Code Enforcement Initiative

In December, the City of Independence initiated proactive code enforcement on major corridors.

1/24/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for February 2017

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

1/23/20176th Annual Independence Park Trot Scheduled for May 6, 2017

This is a free, family-friendly 5K scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.

1/19/2017City of Independence Hires Tourism Manager

The City of Independence has announced the hiring of Kristi Eckfeld as Tourism Manager.

1/17/2017City of Independence Winter Storm Preparations

City of Independence Announces Plans for Possible Ice Storm Response

1/5/2017Palmer Senior Center Closed for Thursday, January 5, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the Palmer Senior Center located at 218 N. Pleasant Street will be closed today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.

12/22/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for January, 2017

Seniors 60+ can visit The Palmer Center for these classes and programs offered in January.

12/6/2016City of Independence Announces New Strategy Plan to Clean Up Major Corridors

The City of Independence announces new strategy to address various City Code violations on properties in high visibility corridors.