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City News Releases - 2008


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Rush Creek Bridge on Barry Road closed Thursday, August 14, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department will close the Rush Creek Bridge on Barry Road, west of North Amity Avenue, at 9 a.m. on Aug 15 due to damage from overweight loads.

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City awarded grant to join international clean water pilot program Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has been selected as one of three U.S. cities with Sister City partners in Africa to participate in a pilot program to provide clean drinking water in Africa. The program is part of an initiative of Sister Cities International and Proctor & Gamble.

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Wet Weather Community Panel August Meeting Monday, August 11, 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 an update on the Overflow Control Plan extension and the City commitments; receive an update on the Overflow Control Program; continue discussions on the KC-One Stormwater Management Plan; receive an update from the Green Solutions and Public Participation Committees; and receive information on the Upper Blue River Watershed Alliance.

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Greater Downtown Area Plan team to hold second round of public meetings Monday, August 11, 2008
City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department staff and a consultant team led by BNIM Architects are holding a second series of public meetings to generate ideas for the Greater Downtown Area Plan.

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WSD receives upgraded AA+ bond rating from Standard and Poor’s, maintains A1 bond rating from Moody’s, plans the sale of $69 million in water bonds Friday, August 8, 2008
Kansas City, Missouri Water Services recently received an upgraded bond rating of AA+ from Standard and Poor’s and maintained an A1 rating from Moody’s. The Department plans the sale of $69 million in new bonds which will be used to finance improvements to the system's distribution infrastructure and primary treatment plant. The plan also includes refinancing almost all of the utility's outstanding bonds to enact a new Master Bond Ordinance.

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Construction projects begin in historic 18th & Vine District Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Construction kicked off this week on new space for entertainment, relaxation and retail in the jazz district.

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Santa Fe Trail Road closed between Wornall and Pennsylvania Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Drivers who travel along western Santa Fe Trail Road will now face a temporary detour. Construction on the road between Wornall Road and Pennsylvania Avenue will require a road closure now through April 2009. The construction, designed to control traffic flow along Santa Fe Trail Road and build a new bicycle/pedestrian trail near the road, will include upgrading traffic signals, installation of new curbs and sidewalks and additional turn lanes at the intersection of Santa Fe Trail and Wornall roads.

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12th Street project recognized by Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday, August 6, 2008
A major Kansas City streetscape project recently received national attention as a prime example of environmentally conscious design.

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City names chief financial officer Monday, August 4, 2008
Jeffrey A. Yates has been appointed as the new chief financial officer for the City of Kansas City, Mo. Yates will begin Sept. 1.

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Alcohol Beverage Advisory Group to meet Aug. 4 Friday, August 1, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Alcohol Beverage Advisory Group will conduct its next meeting Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Regulated Industries Division office at Century Towers, 635 Woodland Ave., in suite 2101.

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City reaches tentative agreement with Local 500 labor union Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., and the AFSCME Local 500 labor union have reached on July 25 a tentative settlement on a three-year work agreement. The agreement continues a variable pay program that compensates 1,800 of the City’s general laboring, trades, clerical and skilled trades employees. The package is not final until union members ratify the deal and the City Council approves it.

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Events to celebrate Bright Future employment program Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Picnic with activities at Parade Park followed by ceremony at Gem Theater

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City suspends liquor license of Elenas for 10 days Friday, July 25, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division and the management of Elenas have agreed to a 10-day suspension of the establishment's liquor license. Elenas is located at 2934 Southwest Blvd.

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Emergency Home Repair Program to start accepting applications Aug. 1 Thursday, July 24, 2008
Reformatted Minor Home Repair Program designed to better meet needs

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Block watch trainings set through November Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Because one of the best ways to fight crime is to work at keeping it from happening, Kansas City, Mo., residents can take block watch training classes at no cost. The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Services Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department is holding the training.

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Temporary closure of Kenneth Road Bridge Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department closed the Kenneth Road Bridge, located west of Holmes Road, this morning due to damage from overweight loads transported on the bridge.

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Youth Commissioners to throw out first pitch at Royals game Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Kansas City Youth Commission will throw out the first pitch at today’s Kansas City Royals game at 7:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium, I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff.

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Climate protection plan finalized, submitted to mayor and council Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Kansas City Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee has approved a final draft of its climate protection plan and submitted it to City of Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Funkhouser and City Councilmembers. A resolution is scheduled to be introduced this week that recommends the Council adopt the plan.

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City starts Triangle Trail bicycle/pedestrian project Tuesday, July 22, 2008
City of Kansas City, Mo., officials will break ground today on the Triangle Trail bicycle/pedestrian trail. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Scott Park, 4141 E. 100th Terrace.

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Heat index causes Health Department to issue heat advisory Monday, July 21, 2008
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department has issued a heat advisory after consultation with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., resulted in a forecasted heat index of 96 degrees by 11 a.m. today at the Kansas City International Airport. Once the Health Department issues a heat advisory, it remains in effect for the rest of the summer.

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