Important Notice! The railroad crossing at Main Street will be closed tomorrow (4/30) from 9 am to 3 pm for emergency repairs. If you are attending the Farmer’s Market or Microbrew Fest, you must use the East Street crossing.
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The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that residents have several options to get rid of unwanted materials, yard waste, household hazardous waste and other recyclable materials through events hosted by the City and in partnership with other entities. Public Works Director Alysen Abel said “In response to feedback received from the cleanup survey last fall, the City will offer many citywide cleanup opportunities in the spring and fall.”
The City will hold a spring cleanup event on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Damon Pursell lot at 6105 NW River Park Drive. Items collected include small limbs (must be bundled or tied), bagged leaves and grass (no plastic bags), used batteries, scrap metal, water heaters, auto parts, metal products, air conditioners without compressor, washers and dryers without motor, tires, furniture and household debris. Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste (HHW) items, but residents have the opportunity to dispose of HHW items through the HHW program. Proof of residency is required.
Parkville residents can drop off yard waste beginning on Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 13 at no charge at 6105 NW River Park Drive any time Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Yard waste does not have to be bagged. Proof of residency is required.
Parkville and Platte County are members of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District HHW program for disposal of items such as paint, automotive products, antifreeze, batteries, CFL light bulbs, fertilizers, hazardous cleaners, household cleaners, pool chemicals, used oil and thinners. The HHW program conducts mobile collection events at various locations through the metro area. The mobile event for Parkville will be held at Platte Landing Park on May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon, in conjunction with the Parkville Recycling Extravaganza.
Items accepted at the Parkville Recycling Extravaganza on May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon include tires, electronics, paper shedding, mattresses and box springs, batteries, eyeglasses, iron and metal and other recyclables. The event is available to everyone, but only non-residents will be charged a flat fee of $10.00 per vehicle for tire recycling and paper shredding. Proof of residency will be required for those services. Non-residents will be able to utilize the other recycling services at no charge. Paper shredding is limited to four (4) boxes per customer (resident or non-resident) and tire recycling is limited to four (4) tires per non-resident vehicle (no limit for residents). Services previously offered that will not be available in 2016 include prescription drugs, furniture, household items, clothing, bicycles, tennis balls, and unusable athletic shoes. Please visit RecycleSpot.org for information about recycling items that will not be collected at the event.
Parkville residents may also deliver HHW accepted items on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the year to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at 4707 Deramus Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri or attend one of MARC’s mobile events at various locations throughout the Kansas City metro.
Platte County will hold a spring cleanup event on April 29 and April 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Platte County Public Works building located at 15955 Highway 273, Platte City. Household debris will be collected and non-bulky items must be bagged or bundled. Items not accepted include hazardous waste, liquid paint, chemicals and waste from businesses. The event is open to all Platte County residents who will be required to provide proof of residency. Residents will be charged a standard load entry fee based on the type of vehicle used and additional fees will be charged for tires, appliances and electronics.
The City of Parkville participates with Gladstone, Pleasant Valley, Liberty and Lake Waukomis to give residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste and brush throughout the year at the Regional Brush/Yard Waste Recycle Facility in the Gladstone Public Works building located at 4000 NE 76th Street. The program is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to residential customers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Yard waste must be bagged and there is a charge per bag, truck and/or trailer. Proof of residency is required.
Acceptable proof of residency includes a recent Parkville sewer bill or a Platte County paid property tax receipt showing tax liability to the City of Parkville; a driver’s license is not accepted.
Throughout the spring and summer, the City partners with the Parkville Commons and Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) to collect essentially anything with a cord or battery (working or not) during electronics recycling events in the parking lot at City Hall. Check the City’s website for more information and event dates. These events are open to anyone, not just Parkville residents – anyone can get rid of freezers, cell phones, or other electronic items for free but there is a charge to recycle TVs: $20 for TVs smaller than 27” and $40 for TVs larger than 28″.
Residents will have additional opportunities in the fall to dispose of various items. The City has tentatively scheduled the fall cleanup on October 8, curbside pickup on October 10, and yard waste drop off from October 10 to November 4.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste whenever possible. The average person in the Kansas City metro still throws out about 7 pounds of waste per day. To learn more, visit RecycleSpot.org: greater Kansas City’s one-stop shop for recycling information. The website features a tool to allow visitors to search for instructions to recycle popular items based on zip code.
Visit http://parkvillemo.gov/community/waste-disposal-opportunities/ for more information about the waste disposal events available to Parkville residents.
The City of Parkville encourages the public to submit comments to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to support two 2016 Call for Projects applications requesting funding for improvements to the Route 9 corridor from Highway 45 to Clark Avenue. Members of the public have the opportunity to comment on the City’s two applications, and these comments will make a difference in the selection process!
Visit http://www.marc2.org/tr_cfp/browseprojects.aspx and click on Parkville to comment on the City’s two applications. Each will be reviewed by two separate selection committees so be sure to comment on both applications.
For more information about the application approved by the Board of Aldermen on March 15, 2016, view the agenda packet at http://parkvillemo.gov/download/board-agendas/BoAPacket031516.pdf.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO RESIDENTS:
City of Parkville – 2016 Sanitary Sewer Repairs Project
The City of Parkville will be conducting testing and repairs to the sanitary sewer system from April through December of 2016. This work, scheduled and budgeted as part of the City’s Capital Improvements Program, will focus on the older sewer lines between Highway 9 and West Street, and between 2nd Street and the 900 block Main Street. These lines are deteriorating and the City needs to gain access to the pipes to perform repairs.
The work will be done in three steps. First, City crews will perform smoke testing, filling the lines with non-toxic white smoke to find leaks and verify connections. When smoke testing is scheduled in your area you will receive a notice in your front door a few days in advance.
On Thursday April 21st, City crews will need to shut down the southbound lane of Highway 9 at Third Street, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in order to perform the smoke testing of the sewers in Third Street.
Second, the crews will send closed-circuit television (CCTV) equipment through some of the lines to record the condition of the pipes and verify the location on the surface. This data will be used by the Department of Public Works to evaluate the condition of the pipes and to plan for future repairs.
The third step will be for a construction contractor to install manholes in key locations along these sewer lines. The City apologizes for any inconveniences and temporary traffic disruptions this project may create.
The City requests that residents cooperate with and assist the crews by allowing access to City sewer lines in fenced yard areas and keeping dogs inside the house if requested by crew personnel. Please notify a City crew member if you notice anything unusual with your sewer service during the cleaning and televising process. It is not uncommon to hear some sounds transmitted through your drain plumbing, as the cleaning work is being performed.
City of Parkville Department of Public Works
The public is encouraged and invited to attend an open house to provide input and feedback on the Highway 45 Corridor Plan. The study will provide the City, County, developers and landowners necessary future design guidance tools for creating a corridor that represents a significant travel corridor and primary gateway to southern Platte County and Parkville, Missouri.
When: Monday, April 25, 2016; 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Platte County Community Center South YMCA, Generational Room A – 8875 Clark Avenue, Parkville, Mo
For additional information concerning the study please contact Platte County Zoning Director Daniel Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Parkville’s Community Development Director at email@example.com.
PARKVILLE, MO, APRIL 15, 2016 – The online survey for the Parkville Parks Master Plan is open until April 30, 2016. If you missed the public open house on April 14, 2016, we still want to hear from you! Comments can be shared online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through April 30, 2016 at:
Important topics include the improvement of existing facilities, future amenity needs, top project priorities and more. The purpose of the planning effort is to create a new Parkville Parks Plan with specific emphasis on the riverfront parks corridor, including regionally significant Platte Landing Park and the western portion of English Landing Park. The primary goal is to re-examine community priorities for riverfront parks and develop a strategy to guide park development over the next 10 to 15 years.
The planning process began earlier this year and will continue through the summer of 2016. Feedback from community stakeholders is essential to the successful development of the plan and as a result. The nine member Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board (CLARB) and several Platte County officials were identified and are currently serving as the steering committee for the project.
For more information about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update, contact Tim Blakeslee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 741-7676. Continue the discussion about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update via the City’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/CityOfParkville/) and Twitter (@parkvillemo) pages by using our project hashtag: #PARKVILLEPARKS.
PARKVILLE, MO, APRIL 15, 2016 – The City of Parkville will host a public Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at English Landing Park.
The event will include a proclamation from Mayor Johnston celebrating “Arbor Day in Parkville” to mark the 26th year in a row that Parkville has been named a Tree City USA. There will also be a tree dedication in English Landing Park and a handful of other trees will be planted in and around the dog park in honor of Arbor Day.
Mayor Johnston stated, “It is an honor to serve for a community that places such high regard on the importance of trees and parks.”
For more information about the event, contact the City of Parkville parks office at (816) 587-2593.
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Parkville, Missouri, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville Missouri, 64152, Attn: Alysen Abel, Public Works Director until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 for the following bid requests:
UTILITY TRACTOR AND DITCH BANK MOWER ATTACHMENT
Deliveries shall be made to City Hall in a sealed envelope that is clearly marked “BID PROPOSAL – UTILITY TRACTOR AND DITCH BANK MOWER ATTACHMENT“. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at approximately 10:05 a.m. in the Public Works Conference Room of City Hall.
Bid instructions and specifications can be found in the following link (PDF Document): Bid Documents
MX-8 PULL TYPE MOWER ATTACHMENT
Deliveries shall be made to City Hall in a sealed envelope that is clearly marked “BID PROPOSAL – MX-8 PULL TYPE MOWER ATTACHMENT“. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at approximately 10:10 a.m. in the Public Works Conference Room of City Hall.
Bid instructions and specifications can be found in the following link (PDF Document): Bid Documents
The City of Parkville will hold its annual Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parkville residents can drop off items at the Damon Pursell lot located at 6105 NW River Park Drive, Riverside, Missouri. The cleanup event is limited to Parkville residents only; sorry, no businesses.
Items collected include small limbs (must be bundled or tied), bagged leaves and grass (no plastic bags), used batteries, scrap metal, water heaters, auto parts, metal products, air conditioners without compressor, washers and dryers without motor, tires, furniture and household debris.
Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste items. HHW items can be disposed of at the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) HHW mobile event in Platte Landing Park on Saturday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Proof of residency (recent Parkville sewer bill or a Platte County paid property tax receipt showing tax liability to the City of Parkville) is required; a driver’s license is not acceptable proof of residency.