The Riss Lake Community Association informed City Hall today that grinder pump fees are set to increase by $5.00 per month, effective April 1, 2014. The City serves as the collection agent but does not control the establishment or adjustment of fees for the Association. We will implement the increase on April 1 and provide notification on billing statements. We will also add this information to the website along with other information about sewer rates.
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Tesla’s Knights, a student robotics team from the Parkville Area presented their project to the Board of Aldermen this past Tuesday. Check out the photos on our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityOfParkville/posts/618217008213341
The project, which is currently in development, is the creation of an early flood warning system for English Landing Park. The idea is that high water would trigger a sensor and let people know when it is not safe to use the park.
Check out their website for more information on previous inventions and contests. ->http://www.teslasknights.com/
The Parkville Board of Aldermen is pleased to announce that it will begin live online streaming of its public meetings beginning February 4th, 2014. Citizens will now be able to access a live feed of City proceedings from their personal computers or smartphone. It will also be possible to view archived footage from previous meetings. Streaming can be accessed at the following link: http://new.livestream.com/ParkvilleMO
The steaming capability has been made possible with the cooperation of the Board of Aldermen, the Office of the City Administrator, and Curious Eye Productions! We encourage you to check it out Tuesday, February 4th!
The Parkville 2014 Budget Document has been finalized and is now available on the website in the financial documents section. The operating budget includes projected revenues and expenses for 13 governmental funds: General Fund, Emergency Reserve Fund, Debt Service Funds (3), Transportation Fund, Economic Development Fund, Equipment Reserve Fund, Nature Sanctuary Donations Fund, Fewson Fund, Parks Donations Fund, Projects Fund, and Sewer Enterprise Fund. The total operating budget is just over $11 million. The 2014 Budget was passed on December 3rd, 2013 within the time frames established by the annual budget calendar.
In addition to the operating budget, the City now has a 6-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The 2014 – 2019 CIP is a planning document that prioritizes capital projects and establishes a financing strategy for completing each project. The 2014 CIP includes $1,465,757 of capital improvements with a budget impact of $1,028,757. The City’s portion of the 2014 CIP (budget impact) is budgeted to be funded as follows: Sewer Fund (46%), Transportation Fund (29%), General Fund (24%), and other funds (1%). The five-year plan (2015-2019) reflects the priorities of the governing body for the immediate future, but it will be evaluated on an annual basis and adjusted to reflect changing needs and conditions.
A direct link to the 2014 Budget can be found here.