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City taxes in Clay County to be billed Nov. 1 Friday, August 30, 2002
The City has changed the date for billing City real estate taxes for those who own property in Clay County. City property taxes formerly billed on Sept. 1 of each year will be billed on Nov. 1 of each year beginning this year.

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Washington to lead Neighborhood and Community Services Monday, August 26, 2002
City Manager Robert L. Collins appointed Lester Washington Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department Aug. 23. Washington was previously the principal assistant director. He had served as acting director since January when former Director Robert J. Mohart became ill. In May, Washington took over as interim director after Mohart’s death.

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ANNOUNCING SEMANA MEXICANA ~~~ Friday, August 23, 2002
Semana Mexicana 2002 is the official kick off and welcoming celebration hosted by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the KCMO - Mexico Business Development Office, Hispanic service organization community sponsors and business sponsors for the Mexican Consulate Complex. The relocation of the Mexican Consulate, the launch of Trade Offices for the cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey and the establishment of the KCMO - Mexico Business Development Office position Kansas City as an international economic force. The impact is a boon for local businesses and service organizations as well.

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Citizens encouraged to eliminate standing water on private property Thursday, August 22, 2002
The Health Department strongly encourages citizens to eliminate standing water on their property because it can serve as a mosquito-breeding habitat. In cases where citizens cannot eliminate standing water from their personal property, they are encouraged to consider the use of a larvicide recommended for home use. Citizens are advised to consult with a garden supply center or pest control expert before purchasing a larvicide. The Health Department is also recommending the careful reading of the manufacture’s instructions before using any larvicide.

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Stadium Drive closed from Bennington Avenue to Manchester Trafficway Thursday, August 22, 2002
Stadium Drive will be closed from Bennington Avenue to Manchester Trafficway beginning Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. It will reopen Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Through traffic will be detoured at Thirty-first Street (U.S. Highway 40) and Manchester Trafficway. Local traffic must enter from the north by way of Stadium Drive at Thirty-first Street or from the west by way of Leeds Trafficway at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. This closure is to accommodate the repair of the railroad crossing on Stadium Drive west of Manchester Trafficway.

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Dead bird index increases Tuesday, August 20, 2002
During the week of Aug. 12, the Kansas City, Mo., Health Department received 776 reports of dead birds, 132 of which were crows. The Health Department continues to count the number of dead crows per square mile in six zones of the city to establish a predictive index from which to draw conclusions.

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Pet license fees increase Sept. 1 Tuesday, August 13, 2002
The City Council recently adopted a pet license ordinance, which will go into effect Sept. 1. The ordinance authorizes the Animal Control Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department to increase fees. Pet owners are urged to take advantage of an amnesty period until Sept. 1, and obtain the needed licenses.

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Neighborhood Advisory Council seeks residents to fill vacancies Friday, August 9, 2002
The 15-member Neighborhood Advisory Council, which works with the governing bodies of the City of Kansas City, Mo., is holding a special election to fill four vacant positions.

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Follow-up report of KCATA released Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Today, the City Auditor’s Office released a follow-up report on the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The report concludes that the Public Works Department and KCATA have made significant progress in addressing issues raised in a 1997 report. Transportation across jurisdictional lines is more coordinated, ridership has increased, and the City’s oversight has been strengthened.

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Mayor Announces Appointments to Bias Incidents/Hate Crimes Task Force Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes announced today her appointments to the Bias Incidents/Hate Crimes Task Force. The Task Force will be chaired by Gwen Grant, president of the Greater Kansas City Urban League, and Carolyn Vellar, executive director of Northland Neighborhoods, Inc.

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Waste Tire Drop-off July 6 Wednesday, July 3, 2002
The monthly Waste Tire Drop-off program operates the first Saturday of the month from March through November. Kansas City, Mo., residents may drop off waste tires at the Environmental Campus, 4707 Deramus St., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, and Nov. 2.

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Citizens asked to help expedite light repair Tuesday, June 11, 2002
To expedite locating and fixing remaining street light outages from the January ice storm, citizens are asked to call (816) 564-0930. This telephone number will be available only until the close of business June 21, and it will be answered by a representative of the repair contractor, Custom Lighting Services, (no recordings) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If the line is busy, it is because someone else is making a report. After June 21, citizens are asked to report street light problems by calling the usual telephone number, (816) 654-1400.

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Tow Services changing process to accommodate citizen needs Friday, May 31, 2002
Tow Services, a division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, is assuming responsibility from Kansas City Police Department for the release of impounded vehicles effective Saturday, June 1.

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Citizens asked to place trash and bulky items at curb by 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002
The volume of trash and bulky items set out each week by the citizens of Kansas City, Mo., is greater than it has ever been. In order for the Department of Environmental Management to provide service for both programs as efficiently as possible, citizens are reminded to place residential trash and bulky items at the curb by 7 a.m. of the day they are scheduled to be collected, but no earlier than 3 p.m. the day before collection. Because of the volume being collected, the City may be varying the collection schedules and residents who do not have items out on time may be missed.

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Audit of community centers released Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Today, the City Auditor’s Office released a performance audit report on the Parks and Recreation Department’s Community Centers Division. The audit concludes that operating costs for the department’s 11 community centers exceed the revenue provided from the dedicated funding source and user fees. Community center operations rely on increasing levels of support from the general fund. In fiscal year 2001, general fund contributions exceeded $3.5 million. Vehicle license fees, the source of community centers dedicated revenue, will expire in 2012. Debt service payments to repay construction costs for the new centers will continue until 2014. Unless another funding source is identified, additional general fund support will be needed to replace the dedicated revenue and continue debt service payments.

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Free meals available to organizations through summer program Thursday, April 25, 2002
The Neighborhood and Community Services Department is seeking church and community groups to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. The program, which served more than 3,000 children per day last year, provides nutritious meals to needy children during the summer when school lunch and breakfast programs are not operating. All meals furnished are free to the provider and delivered directly to each site.

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Audit of span of control released Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Today, the City Auditor’s Office released an audit report assessing span of control (the number of employees reporting to a supervisor) throughout City departments. The audit concludes that the City has fewer employees per supervisor than other government agencies that have studied span of control. Average span of control in City departments ranges from 3.2 to 12.8 employees per supervisor. The audit also concludes that the City has more management layers than the other government organizations. The City has up to nine management layers between the city manager and line workers.

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Tree debris collection guidelines Friday, February 8, 2002

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Federal disaster funds available Thursday, February 7, 2002

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Storm response update Thursday, February 7, 2002

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