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8/1/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open Aug. 1-3

Please take extra precautions to stay hydrated, take plenty of breaks inside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

7/27/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for August 2022

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+.

7/26/2022City of Independence Chief of Police finalists announced

The City of Independence tonight announced the names of the Chief of Police candidates the public will meet on Wednesday, July 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Rd.

7/25/2022City of Independence Mayor Rory Rowland shares statement following leak

Independence Mayor Rory Rowland shared the following statement tonight regarding the illegal sharing of the attorney notes associated with the Independence Police Overtime Investigation.

7/19/2022City of Independence issues statement following completion of overtime investigation

A link to the report and presentation are available in this statement.

7/18/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open Tuesday, July 19-22
7/15/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open Friday, July 15

The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., has been activated as a cooling site center today from 1-8 p.m

7/15/2022City of Independence announces Chief of Police Community Night to introduce candidates on July 27

This event is does not have a formal schedule, allowing residents to drop-in as their time allows, and leave once they’ve met all of the candidates.

7/7/2022City of Independence Fire Department announces July 4 apartment complex fire caused by fireworks

Further investigation continues.

7/7/2022Adventure Oasis Water Park announces new week-day hours of operation

The park will be open from noon to 7 p.m. during weekdays.

7/5/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for July 2022
7/3/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open Monday, July 4, through Wednesday, July 6

The cooling site will have water available to patrons, as well as locations to rest and recharge their cell phones.

6/28/2022Senator Patrick Leahy named 2022 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award Recipient

Video presentation and acceptance included in this release

6/22/2022City of Independence hosting emergency preparedness training for information technology experts from across the country

City Hall parking impacted June 23 and 24

6/15/2022Independence celebrates Juneteenth for first time with programs, event

Events scheduled on June 17, 19, 20, and 23

6/13/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open today, June 13, through Wednesday, June 15

The cooling site will have water available to patrons, as well as locations to rest and recharge their cell phones

6/9/2022Share your ideas on Downtown Square Streetscape Improvement Project

Public Open House Scheduled for JUNE 14, 2022, 4:30 PM to 6 PM

5/31/2022Back with a bang – Independence brings back holiday weekend fireworks show with food trucks, live music

Today the City of Independence announced the Independence Day Celebration will return on Saturday, July 2.

5/23/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for June 2022

For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website independencemo.org/parksandrec.

5/12/2022Ready for pool season? City of Independence announces Adventure Oasis Water Park policy updates for 2022

The Adventure Oasis Water Park will open for the 2022 season on May 28, weather permitting.

5/3/2022City of Independence approves rezoning, development agreement for NorthPoint project

In total, this agreement includes approximately $1 billion in investments in the Independence community.

5/2/2022City of Independence Council approves Special Election to fill vacant At-Large Councilmember seat

A primary election will be held on August 2, and, if required, a general election will be held on Nov. 8, 2022.

4/27/2022Arbor Day Foundation names Independence Tree Line USA and Tree City USA: City continues to excel in urban forest initiatives

Independence is once again celebrating national recognition for its efforts in urban forestry initiatives. For the 21st and 22nd consecutive years, respectively, the City has earned recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation and National Association of State Foresters (NASF) as a 2022 Tree City USA and Tree Line USA community.

4/24/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for May 2022

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+.

4/22/2022City of Independence issues COVID-19 exposure warning to all who attended April 18 Council Meeting

All individuals in attendance at this meeting who were in the Chamber were likely exposed and are encouraged to get tested, especially if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

4/14/2022City of Independence Council to vote on Special Election to fill vacant At-Large Councilmember seat
4/13/2022City of Independence lowers flags in honor of Councilmember Karen Deluccie

Flags lowered through April 20

4/12/2022Burn ban issued for April 12 through 8 a.m., April 15

Due to strong winds and wind gusts during this period

4/12/2022City of Independence starts road survey on pavement performance, inventory

Van will be in area through early May 2022

4/12/2022City of Independence marks passing of Councilmember Karen Deluccie

We received the sad news that At-Large Councilmember Karen Deluccie passed this afternoon following a battle with lung cancer.

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