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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.

3/30/2022Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City receives $10,000 national award

The Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City (MRCKC) was awarded $10,000, one of 129 Medical Reserve Corp Units selected.

3/23/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for April 2022

The Palmer Center is pleased to share its slate of activities and events for April 2022. Located at 218A N. Pleasant St.

3/14/2022Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for March 14 through 8 a.m., March 22

Please practice fire safety.

3/9/2022Mayor Weir marks two years of COVID-19, ends City’s State of Emergency

She originally declared the State of Emergency on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

3/9/2022Independence activates emergency storm assistance center, warming site in response to latest round of winter weather

Emergency Storm Assistance available March 9, from noon to 7 p.m. Warming site open Thursday through Saturday.

3/2/2022Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for March 2 through 8 a.m., March 6

Citizens are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials, fireplace logs and barbeque charcoal by placing them in a metal container after dousing with water.

2/25/2022Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Partners with Spire, City of Independence to Assist Eligible Independence Homeowners

Home weatherization and repair programs available for eligible Independence homeowners

2/24/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for March 2022

Located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, the Palmer Center is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60 years old and older.

2/18/2022Independence water once again competing for spot as best municipal water

The City of Independence has once again entered The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest competing with some of the world’s best municipal water.

2/16/2022Independence once again activates emergency storm assistance center, warming site in response to winter weather

Additionally, the Sermon Center, located at 201 N. Dodgion, is available as warming site beginning Thursday., Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Fri., Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2/15/2022Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for Feb. 15 through 8 a.m. Feb. 18

Citizens are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials, fireplace logs and barbeque charcoal by placing them in a metal container after dousing with water.

2/11/2022City of Independence announces Special Counsel for IPD Investigation

Today the City of Independence is announcing it has retained Dan Nelson of Spencer Fane LLP, the former Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Jackson County, Mo., and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

2/7/2022Independence City Manager places one Police Department employee on administrative leave as investigation continues

City Manager Zach Walker today announced one Independence Police Department employee has been placed on paid administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the misuse of overtime.

2/4/2022Independence Mayor Weir celebrates resiliency of Independence community in annual State of the City

Mayor Eileen Weir highlighted the many ways the City of Independence, its residents, and the region have show resiliency over the last year in her annual State of the City speech delivered on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022

2/3/2022Independence City Manager issues statement regarding internal investigation of Police overtime funds

City Manager Zach Walker today issued a statement announcing the initial investigation into a whistleblower report related to concerns of overtime mismanagement related to non-law enforcement activities within the Independence Police Department.

2/1/2022Independence activates emergency storm assistance center, warming site in response to winter weather, extreme cold

Emergency Assistance Center available Feb. 1, from noon to 7P. Warming Site available Feb. 2-4 from 8A-7P

1/27/2022Cargo Largo celebrates groundbreaking of new facility in Independence

Groundwork began in late December and construction will continue to Spring 2023.

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