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City News Releases - 2010
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Emergency Home Repair Program to start accepting applications Friday, May 14, 2010
Eligible Kansas City, Mo., homeowners who are in urgent need of roofing, plumbing, electrical and mechanical work can apply for the City of Kansas City, Mo., Emergency Home Repair Program. Applications for homeowners who meet program requirements are now being accepted.

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The Paseo Boulevard to close for 22nd Street construction Friday, May 14, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is announcing a detour and road closure for construction at the intersection of 22nd Street and The Paseo Boulevard. The intersection will be closed for approximately two months, starting May 17.

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City encourages residents to participate in Bike Week Friday, May 14, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is encouraging residents of the greater Kansas City region to participate in Greater Kansas City Bike Week 2010 (May 12-21). City staff, community organizations and advocacy groups have collaborated on a variety of activities that promote the use of the bicycle and walking as effective alternatives for transportation, in addition to health and recreational purposes.

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Metal detectors rearranged in Municipal Court Building Wednesday, May 12, 2010
In the interest of having a more efficient flow of visitor traffic in the City’s Municipal Court building, the City of Kansas City, Mo., has rearranged the metal detectors inside the main level. This change will eliminate the need for visitors to remain outside the building while waiting to be screened, prior to entering.

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Residents advised about wastewater spill in Missouri River Basin Watershed Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report that a manhole overflow at 3811 N. Central in the Missouri River Basin discharged an estimated 8,000 gallons of wastewater into an unnamed creek on May 10th. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this break.

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City Credit Ratings Recalibrated Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s benchmark bond rating for general obligation debt has been recalibrated from A1 to Aa2, as a result of Moody’s Investors Service recalibrating its credit rating scale for United States municipal entities to a global rating scale. This recalibration also changes the City’s credit rating for annual appropriation-backed and special obligation debt from their previous rating of A3 to a global scale rating of A1. Credit ratings for revenue supported debt were recalibrated and resulted in credit rating changes for the City’s water and sewer debt. These changed from A1 to Aa2 and Aa3 to Aa2, respectively.

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Troost Bridge construction closes Volker Boulevard Friday, May 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is informing motorists that construction on and around the Troost Bridge at Brush Creek will restrict and close traffic on Volker Boulevard for three weeks starting May 10.

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News from City Hall - Garcia steps down as Water Services Director Friday, May 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has announced that Bernardo Garcia has voluntarily separated his service as the City Water Services Director, effective today. Garcia has indicated that his voluntary separation is due to his desire to spend more time with his family and later explore new professional and business opportunities. Garcia was hired as the City’s Water Services Director in March 2009.

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Vote and help 1,000 young people gain internships in Kansas City Friday, May 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., requests your support for local youth, in its quest to secure a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to fund internships for 1,000 young people. All you have to do is cast your vote at http://www.refresheverything.com/brightfuture to show your support.

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Announcement of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement Friday, May 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo. officially announced a new name and a new mission for the City Manager’s office charged with dealing most closely with residents. The Youth Advocacy office is now the Office of Civic and Community Engagement. This Office will serve as the direct point of contact for academic institutions, civic organizations, and the general public as it relates to coordinated school efforts, volunteerism, and community involvement.

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Residents advised about wastewater spill in tributary of Houston Lake Thursday, May 6, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report that a sewer line overflow at 4200 NW 62nd Terr. discharged an estimated 5,250 gallons of wastewater into an tributary of Houston Lake on May 5th. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this break.

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Clevenger new City Controller Thursday, May 6, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has announced that Eric Clevenger has been appointed City Controller. In this position, Clevenger will report to Director of Finance, Randall J. Landes.

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New Markets Tax Credit program delivers financing to Truman Medical Centers Thursday, May 6, 2010
A community development entity (CDE) of the City of Kansas City, Missouri facilitated a $15 million New Markets Tax Credit transaction to provide business financing to Truman Medical Centers which has undergone a number of capital improvements at its Hospital Hill campus, including a new diabetes center, additional bed expansions, equipment purchases, and office improvements.

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Residents advised about wastewater spill in Rush Creek Watershed Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report that a sewer line overflow at 8301 N. Conanat Ave. discharged an estimated 1,800 gallons of wastewater into an unnamed creek in the Rush Creek watershed near Barry Road and North Congress Avenue. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this break.

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KCMO WSD celebrates Drinking Water Week May 2-8, 2010 Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tap water lauded as lean, clean, green On Thursday, May 6th, the City Council will recognize the Kansas City, Missouri Water Services’ (WSD) dedication to providing clean, safe water to the residents of Kansas City for more than 135+ years as part of Drinking Water Week 2010, an annual celebration of our most precious natural resource.

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Temporary closure on NE 96th starts May 10 Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is advising motorists that NE 96th Street from I-435 eastward to Shoal Creek Parkway will be temporarily closed starting Monday, May 10. It is anticipated that the closure will remain until early 2011.

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City appoints assistant city manager for infrastructure Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., announced the appointment of Sherri McIntyre as the new assistant city manager for infrastructure.

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City employees to be honored at public sector recognition ceremony Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Six employees and one project team from the City of Kansas City, Mo., will be honored in a variety of categories at the Federal Executive Boards’ 17th Annual Public Employee Recognition Day awards ceremony May 5. The ceremony starts at 2 p.m. in the Kansas City Convention Center’s Little Theater, 201 W. 13th St.

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News from City Hall - Boil advisory lifted Monday, May 3, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri Water Services has lifted the boil advisory for the area south of Gregory, east of I-435, west of Booth, and north of 77th Street.

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Barry Road improvement work to start May 10 Monday, May 3, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is advising motorists that a project to improve traffic flow on NW Barry Road, east of I-29, will begin on May 10. The project includes improvements to the intersections of NW Barry Road and Boardwalk Avenue/Roanridge Road and NW Barry Road and Ambassador/Barrybrooke Drives. It is anticipated that work will be complete by Thanksgiving.

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