The 2016 Budget Document has been posted to the Financial Documents page. Please direct any questions to Parkville City Hall at (816)-741-7676.
Closing date: Open until filled
Department: Public Works
Supervisor: Parks Division Supervisor
FLSA Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Pay Grade: $27,040-$35,582 (based on experience) with benefits
Schedule: Full-time; variable
General statement of main duties: The City of Parkville is currently seeking help for the Parks Division. Parks Laborer position is responsible for the maintenance and development of the park system within the City of Parkville. This position will also assist the Street Department for snow removal and ice control operations.
Applicant must have a good driving record and a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior to employment the applicant shall pass a background check and drug screen.
The City of Parkville, Missouri is seeking sealed bids for the following: 2016 Street Sweeping
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Parkville Missouri, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152 Attn: Alysen Abel, Public Works Director until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Deliveries shall be made to City Hall. All Bids must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “BID PROPOSAL – 2016 STREET SWEEPING.” Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at approximately 10:05 a.m. in the Public Works Conference Room on the second floor of Parkville of City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152.
Bid instructions and specifications can be found in the following link (PDF Document:) Bid Documents
PARKVILLE, MO, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – In December 2015, the City of Parkville completed a proactive plan to perform selective removal of dead, dying and diseased wood to minimize potential risk in high traffic areas of the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary. To make this project possible, the City of Parkville was awarded the Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance Grant (TRIM) in 2015 through the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The trees collected from the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary were deposited in the small area of Platte Landing Park and were removed via a controlled burn permitted by the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (SPFPD).
Parkville, a Tree City USA for 25 straight years, was awarded the TRIM Grant last fall and greatly appreciates the support of the Missouri Department of Conservation, who helped significantly offset project costs to make this plan possible.
The City of Parkville, Missouri is seeking sealed bids for the following: 2016 Parks Mower
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Parkville Missouri, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152 Attn: Alysen Abel, Public Works Director, until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Deliveries shall be made to City Hall. All Bids must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “BID PROPOSAL – 2016 PARKS MOWER.” Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at approximately 10:05 a.m. in the Public Works Conference Room on the second floor of Parkville of City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152.
Bid instructions and specifications can be found in the following link (PDF Document): Bid Documents
Notice! This Thursday (January 28) a portion of the south trail at the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary (next to Platte Landing Park) will be closed for a prescribed burn from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The primary reason for the prescribed burn is to get rid of the trees that were removed from the sanctuary in December.
Missouri American Water has filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) for a 19.63% rate increase to the base rates for both its water and wastewater customers. The 19.63% increase is somewhat misleading as Parkville does not contract through Missouri American Water for wastewater treatment and a large part of the increase is due to the sewer operations managed by Missouri American Water.
Presently, our district is charged at a rate needed to operate the Parkville facility. Part of Missouri American Water’s proposal includes the consolidation of Mexico and Jefferson City into Platte County. If the PSC approves this regional consolidation of rates, the average water customer in Platte County could see a reduction -9.64% or about $6.00 per month. It is unknown how the rate commission will rule, but there was a similar consolidation approved recently in the Branson area.
A public hearing is scheduled on February 1, 2016, at Riverside City Hall, 2950 W. Vivion Road. A question and answer session will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by public testimony at 12:00 p.m. We encourage residents to attend the hearing so the rate commission understands the impact on our residents if the consolidation is not approved. We understand the time is difficult for many of our residents wishing to attend the hearing; however, the time, date and location for the hearing was determined by the PSC. Residents unable to attend the public hearing are encouraged to send comments in writing via the PSC website http://psc.mo.gov/ to support a regional consolidation of water rates.
We will keep the public informed should any additional information regarding the rate hearing become available.
Part-Time Public Works Department Assistant
Closing date: Open until filled
Department: Public Works
Supervisor: Public Works Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Pay Grade: $13.25/hour
Schedule: 25 hours per week scheduled between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with hours outside these times as needed. Evening meeting the second Wednesday of each month and others as needed.
General statement of main duties: The Department Assistant serves as the primary customer service contact for the Public Works Department (the department). The Department Assistant provides primary clerical and administrative assistance to the Public Works Director (department director), including answering phones, processing department mail, filing, processing various permits and licenses, coordinating department meetings and assisting with public correspondence, webpage maintenance and social media, research, reports, document preparation, and other similar duties as assigned. The Department Assistant prepares agendas, packets and other materials for meetings of the Community Land and Recreation Board and maintains minutes of business conducted. The Department Assistant will also help maintain official records. The Department Assistant will be cross-trained to temporarily fill the role of City Clerk in the absence of the Clerk and to assist with duties as assigned and may assist other departments as assigned. Experience in contract preparation and administration is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications: The Department Assistant shall have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and ability to type at least 40 words per minute. The Department Assistant must be: self-motivated; highly organized; have an ability to learn quickly; have excellent clerical, written and verbal communication and customer service skills; be capable of managing multiple responsibilities and deadlines; and have excellent follow through. Some college or a college degree and prior relevant experience preferred.
Submit the employment application to Matthew Chapman, Finance/Human Resources Director, City of Parkville, 8880 Clark Ave., Parkville, MO 64152. Application materials may be e-mailed to email@example.com
PARKVILLE, MO, JANUARY 21, 2016 – On January 19, 2016, the Board of Aldermen approved the hiring of Stephen Lachky as the city’s Community Development Director. Following a national recruitment, Mr. Lachky was chosen from a pool of qualified applicants after completing a demanding interview and assessment process with city staff and volunteer technical experts from other community and economic development organizations.
Mr. Lachky currently serves as a Transportation Planner for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). He brings experience in regional, metropolitan and local-level planning and programming. Stephen is a native of Leawood, Kansas, and graduated with a Master of Regional and Community Planning degree from Kansas State University. Stephen was MARC’s staff liaison for the City’s Route 9 Corridor Study and has attained the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential. He is an active member of the American Planning Association (APA) and is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Stephen also received a 2013 Award of Appreciation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for his contribution to completing the United States Department of Transportation’s Kansas City Regional Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Project, a $50 million project, on time and within budget.
Parkville City Administrator Lauren Palmer said that “Stephen impressed me throughout the selection process with his professionalism and enthusiasm. His background in transportation planning and grant administration will assist the City in achieving its community development goals along major corridors including Route 9 and Route 45. His colleagues and past employers describe Stephen as a rising star in the profession, and I look forward to seeing that star rise in Parkville.”
Stephen said, “I was blessed to serve on the Route 9 Corridor Study Steering Committee over the past year where I worked alongside members of Parkville’s staff, Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce. I was able to familiarize myself with Parkville’s distinct community character, quality of life and amenities, unique transportation challenges, and opportunities moving forward. Community planning is not just my profession, it’s my passion; and I’m thrilled to be joining and complimenting the wonderful team at the City of Parkville!”
The Community Development Director oversees near- and long-term planning, zoning, subdivision, economic development, building permitting and inspections, code enforcement, floodplain management and line locating functions. Lachky will assume his duties as Community Development Director on February 8, 2016. A public welcome reception will be held on Tuesday, February 9 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at City Hall.
REMINDER: The City of Parkville, Missouri, will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed sewer rate increase during its regular Board of Aldermen meeting on January 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the board room of City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.