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City News Releases - 2010
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Councilwoman Marcason to testify before Congressional Committee Thursday, July 15, 2010
Fourth District City Councilwoman Jan Marcason testified July 15 on behalf of the National League of Cities before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment at a hearing regarding “putting America back to work through clean water infrastructure.”

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Water Services Department to conduct sewer rehab meeting in Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project area Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Residents in the City’s Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project area are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about how upcoming sewer rehabilitation work will impact daily activities and what residents should do during construction times. Residents will also be able to obtain information about construction activities in or near their property from the contractor.

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City revises storm damage collection guidelines Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has relaxed the normal guidelines for the size of leaf and brush material it will collect during the special collection of woody debris announced for the area bounded by 95th Street to the north, Raytown Rd. to the east, 119th Street to the south and Blue River Rd. to the west. During this special collection, though still preferred, it is not mandatory that woody debris placed curbside be cut into sections four feet or less in length. The special pickup will begin Monday, July 19 at 7 a.m.

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City suspends liquor license of Neighbors Lounge for ten days Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and the Managing Officer of Neighbors Lounge, a tavern, has agreed to a ten day suspension of its liquor license. Neighbors Lounge is located at 9025 E 35th St.

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Shelter opens at 7:30 p.m. for July 11 storm victims Monday, July 12, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo. and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross announce the opening of an emergency shelter for victims of the July 11 storm in Kansas City, Mo. The Hillcrest Community Center at 10401 Hillcrest Rd. has been designated as the emergency shelter. The American Red Cross will be operating the shelter which opens at 7:30 p.m.

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City expands storm damage cleanup options Monday, July 12, 2010
In response to the extensive woody debris generated by a storm on Sunday, July 11, the City of Kansas City, Mo. announced the City’s Leaf and Brush Drop-Off center, located just south of I-470 on Raytown Rd., will be open to residents between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 18.

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Parking and Transportation Sub-committees to meet Monday, July 12, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is sending a reminder that four sub-committees of the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 13.

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Storm damage being assessed, caution still needed Monday, July 12, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Mayor Mark Funkhouser held a news conference on Sunday, July 11 at 2:45 p.m. in Clark Ketterman Park, 8100 East 107th Street to discuss the extent of the storm damage reported. The City has estimated a loss of over 1,000 trees and is still assessing damage, but would caution residents to stay clear of downed powerlines (report to: 1-888-LIGHTKC (1-888-544-4852)), water in roadways and downed trees or limbs, especially on structures which might become unstable. It may take a few weeks for the City to fully assess the destruction the storm has caused.

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Dedication honors African Americans who escaped slavery Saturday, July 10, 2010
A groundbreaking for the Freedom Trail and a dedication ceremony for the Freedom Mall were held on July 10.

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City suspends liquor license of One Stop Party Shop for seven days Friday, July 9, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and One Stop Party Shop, a convenience store, has agreed to a seven day suspension of the liquor license. One Stop Party Shop is located at 3530 Troost Ave.

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The Peanut, Berbiglia and Café Al Dente agree upon settlements due to ordinance violations Friday, July 9, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and The Peanut, a restaurant, have agreed upon a settlement of $1500 due to recent ordinance violations. The Peanut is located at 5000 Main St.

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87th Street closure beginning July 12 Friday, July 9, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo. Capital Projects Office announced that repairs on 87th Street will close the road between Drury Avenue and Hillcrest Road north of 87th Street for three weeks starting Monday, July 12.

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City seeking proposals for fiber optic infrastructure Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has issued a Request for Information as it seeks proposals from companies and organizations in an effort to improve fiber optic infrastructure development in the community.

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City employees recognized for procurement credentials Friday, July 2, 2010
Three employees of the City of Kansas City, Mo. General Services Department’s Procurement Services Division have been recognized for earning professional credentials in their field. In May, Assistant Procurement Manager Renee Haskin completed the examination to be recognized as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), and Senior Buyers Karen Wang and Keely Golden successfully completed examinations to be recognized as Certified Professional Public Buyers (CPPBs).

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City and KCP&L develop paperless green process Thursday, July 1, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo. General Services Department and Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) successfully transitioned the City’s electric utility billing to a paperless billing process. This environmentally friendly transition will result in a reduction in overhead and human resource costs associated with the handling and storage of more than 15,000 documents annually.

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Red Bridge night closures start July 6 Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Repairs on the old Red Bridge over the Blue River will close a portion of Red Bridge Road between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for two weeks starting Tuesday, July 6.

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Residents advised about wastewater spill in Blue River Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report that a bypass at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant discharged an estimated 2 million gallons of wastewater into the Blue River near the confluence with the Missouri River on June 27 at 12:45 am. The overflow was caused by a power outage at the secondary treatment facility. The bypass ended at 2:05 am. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this discharge.

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KC Dream Home Program opens application process Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Housing and Community Development Department is now accepting applications from first-time homebuyers for the KC Dream Home Program.

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Residents advised about wastewater overflow in unnamed creek Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report an 18-inch sewer overflow was discharging sewage into an unnamed creek that leads to the Blue River near 7714 Prospect. The discharge was discovered at 5 pm on June 25 and due to a miscommunication field crews were not notified until 10:30 am on June 28th. The City’s drinking water supply was not affected by this break.

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Kansas City, Mo. now ranks as 35th largest city in U.S. Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The United States Census Bureau’s 2009 population estimates were released on June 22 and Kansas City, Mo. now ranks as the 35th largest city in the U.S., with an estimated population of 482,299.

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