City of Independence, Missouri

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8/19/2016City of Independence to Participate in Statewide Disaster Drill on August 24

Volunteers are still needed to participate in a state-wide disaster drill on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

8/17/2016Beauty Rest Motel to be Demolished

The City of Independence will hold a ceremony marking the demolition of the Beauty Rest Motel at 1631 Salisbury Road at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

7/28/2016Sandy Dougherty Honored for Dedicated Community Service at Missouri Municipal League West Gate Region Civic Leadership Awards

The banquet gave West Gate communities an opportunity to recognize outstanding contributions of business and civic leaders in developing stronger cities.

7/25/2016Hot Weather and Excessive Heat Warning Extended

The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 25.

7/25/2016Independence Health Department to Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week on August 13, 2016

Celebrate local fresh food at the Independence Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market on Saturday, August 13.

7/25/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for August, 2016.

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

7/20/2016Hot Weather and Excessive Heat Warning Continues

The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

7/19/2016Hot Weather and Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning which will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

7/18/2016City of Independence Orders Cease Operation for Three Businesses

The City of Independence has issued Cease Operations Orders for three businesses in violation of the terms of the City’s License Code.

7/15/2016City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir Receives Economic Development Leadership Award

Mayor Eileen Weir was recognized today for her commitment to economic development with the presentation of the George Matteson Leadership award.

7/8/2016City of Independence Community Solar Groundbreaking Postponed

Due to scheduling conflicts the groundbreaking event for the City of Independence Community Solar Farm has been postponed.

7/7/2016City of Independence Community Solar Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the Independence Community Solar Farm will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 at 24451 E. Bundschu Road.

7/6/2016Nominations Now Accepted For 2016 Susan Paxton Block Award

Nominate a City employee, volunteer or elected official who has demonstrated outstanding public service, valor and job performance with leadership for the Susan Paxton Block Distinguished Public Service Award.

7/5/2016Hot Weather and Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory which will remain in effect until to 8 p.m. tonight.

7/5/20162016 Independence Beautification Award Nominations

The City of Independence Beautification Commission is accepting nominations from the community for the 2016 Beautification Awards.

6/30/2016Independence Fire Department Urges Extreme Caution with July 4th Celebrations

With Independence Day celebrations rapidly approaching, the Independence Fire Department reminds all citizens to utilize extreme caution when discharging fireworks.

6/28/2016Independence Health Department Recognized for Public Health Ready Program

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recognized City of Independence Health Department for its public health emergencies preparedness.

6/27/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for July, 2016

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+.

6/22/2016Hot Weather and Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. tonight for several counties in Missouri, including Jackson County.

6/16/2016Independence Power & Light Receives National Energy Award

Independence Power & Light (IPL) received the American Public Power Association Energy Innovator Award which recognizes creative, energy-efficient techniques to provide better service to electric customers.

6/16/2016Telephone Scam Warning

Some residents have received calls containing an automated message from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and stating that a lawsuit is being filed in order to collect back taxes.

6/15/2016Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory that remains in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

6/13/20164th District Neighborhood Meeting on June 18

The City of Independence will hold a neighborhood meeting for the residents of the 4th District on Saturday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Santa Fe Park.

6/6/2016McCoy Park Inclusive Play Project Ground Breaking

Join the City of Independence for a special groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

6/3/2016Independence Police Chief To Retire; Brad Halsey Named Successor

City Manager John Pinch announces the retirement of Independence Police Chief Thomas J. Dailey effective July 21, 2016. Pinch also announces the selection of Deputy Police Chief Brad Halsey as the new Police Chief.

5/31/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for June, 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence; see listing of classes and programs offered in June.

5/23/2016Parks and Recreation Department to Host Fitness Workshops

The City of Independence in partnership with National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) is sponsoring two nationally-recognized fitness workshops.

5/12/20169th Annual EcoFest to be held Saturday, June 4 at Waterfall Park

The 9th annual Independence EcoFest - “It’s All About Water!” – will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive.

5/10/2016City of Independence to Participate in Social Services Summit

The City of Independence, in partnership with Community Services League and the Independence Ministerial Alliance, will participate in the second annual Social Services Summit on Tuesday, May 10.

5/6/2016The R.H. Johnson Company to Redevelop MarketPlace Shopping Center

The R.H. Johnson Company is pleased to announce a $34 million dollar investment in the MarketPlace Shopping Center located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Noland Road.

4/27/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for May, 2016

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 50+.