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City News Releases - 2008


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KC Dream Home Program opens application process Monday, September 15, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Housing Development Division of the City Planning and Development Department is now accepting applications from first-time homebuyers for the KC Dream Home Program.

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Lead found in brand of locally-sold licorice Monday, September 15, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department is warning consumers to avoid “Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Natural Flavor Black Licorice” due to elevated levels of lead discovered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund workshop is Sept. 26 Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Organizations interested in applying for reimbursable grants from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund are invited to attend the annual informational workshop. The workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 26 at the Water Services Department administrative building, 4800 E. 63rd St.

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Wet Weather Community Panel September Meeting Monday, September 8, 2008
The Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department's Wet Weather Solutions Program announces the August 2008 Wet Weather Community Panel meeting. Some topics of the meeting include an update from the Water Services Utility Funding Task Force; receive a report from the meeting on KC-One Stormwater priorities; receive an update from the EPA Response Team regarding the City's commitment towards green; receive an update from the Green Collaborative Team; and discuss green solutions.

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City allocates funds for neighborhood projects, seeks proposals Monday, September 8, 2008
To help preserve and revitalize neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., the City of Kansas City, Mo., is allocating $750,000 from general funds to finance multiple projects anticipated to be between $10,000 -$50,000.

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City/County health services consolidation saves City $200,000 Friday, September 5, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., and Jackson County have reached their first milestone in working toward consolidation of services in the area of corrections, and saved nearly $200,000 in the process.

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City/County health services consolidation saves City $200,000 Friday, September 5, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., and Jackson County have reached their first milestone in working toward consolidation of services in the area of corrections, and saved nearly $200,000 in the process.

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Youth Office certified to give national volunteer award Thursday, September 4, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Youth Advocacy Office, a division of the City Manager's Office, was recently certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to give the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

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Premium Auto Auction returns to City tow lot Thursday, September 4, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Tow Services Division will return its Premium Auto Auctions to the City tow lot starting Oct. 14. The City started a pilot program in July with Sapulpa Auto Pool Inc. to provide an online bidding option for the City's Premium Auto Auctions.

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KCMO CSO program Manager to present at EPA Green Infrastructure Workshop Thursday, September 4, 2008
The EPA has requested KCMO Water Services Dept. to participate in a Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Workshop.

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Water Services Utility Funding Task Force Meeting Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Water Services Utility Funding Task Force is a mayoral appointed group that includes representatives from the City Council, the business community, the Wet Weather Community Panel, community leaders, and individuals who have special expertise in local poverty issues, demographics, and development. The Water Services Utility Funding Task Force will help integrate community values into forming a funding strategy for the City’s water, sewer and stormwater utilities.

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City/state services not required for Hurricane Gustav evacuees at this time Sunday, August 31, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Emergency Operations Center has announced that air evacuees from Louisiana will not be coming to the Charles Wheeler Downtown airport, as had been expected. Other locations around the state also will not be needed at this time.

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KCMO WSD Laboratory completes water testing preparedness exercise with EPA, labs in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska Friday, August 29, 2008
The Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Laboratory completed a regional preparedness exercise earlier this week to test how labs would respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other emergencies.

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Trash pick-up delayed, City offices closed Sept. 1 Monday, August 25, 2008
In observance of Labor Day on Sept. 1, curbside trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day and City of Kansas City, Mo., offices will be closed. The 3-1-1 Action Center, a division of the City Manager's Office, also will be closed for the holiday.

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Appointment scheduling required for bulky item pickup Thursday, August 21, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is notifying residents that starting Sept. 1 bulky item collections only will be available by making an appointment. There also will be a 15-item limit for appointments.

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City suspends liquor license of Barcelona Banquet Hall Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division and the management of Barcelona Banquet Hall have agreed to an eight-day suspension of the establishment's liquor license. Barcelona Banquet Hall is at 3053 Southwest Blvd.

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Artwork at Bartle Hall receives national recognition Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The “Water Plaza” artwork on the south side of the Kansas City Convention Center Ballroom was recently named No. 17 in the top 21 list of public art pieces in the country by Art in America magazine in its 2008 Annual Guide.

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Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund hearing Aug. 21 Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Organizations that applied for reimbursable grants for the second quarter of the 2008-09 fiscal year from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund will present their projects to the committee Aug. 21. This hearing will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.

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Back-to-school immunization clinic Aug. 16 Friday, August 15, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department is holding a back-to-school immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave.

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Next phase of bike roadway improvements under way Friday, August 15, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department has started the second phase of the KC Bicycle Transportation Initiative, which will remove obstacles that impede the smooth operation of bicycles by replacing, adjusting or retrofitting existing drainage grates, drop inlets, curb inlets, and utility lids on about 40 miles of roadway.

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