MRC Electronics Recycling is 3/3/15

LogoTransparentThe MRC electronics recycling is Tuesday, March 3 at Parkville City Hall from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. There is no residency requirement.

Need a place to get rid of that old freezer, cell phone or most anything else with a cord or battery? The city has partnered with the Parkville Commons, Tech Express, and MRC Recycling, to collect basically everything that has a cord or battery (working or not).

Items accepted at no charge include: computers, printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, cell phones, pagers, radios, scanners, speakers, VCR, DVD, fax machines, answering machines, televisions, stereos, non-PCB ballast, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, microwaves, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (must have gas and oil removed), refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers and other kitchen and home appliances. There will be a charge to recycle CRT and projection TVs (old TVs) – up to 27” are $15 each and 28” and over are $35 each.

Please call Brian with MRC at (816) 785-7385 to confirm if an item will be accepted.

Job Opening! Utility Billing Clerk

LogoTransparentPosition: Utility Billing Clerk

Closing date: Open until filled

Department: Administration

Supervisor: City Treasurer

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $12.65/hr

Schedule: Hours TBD between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday,

General statement of main duties: The Utility Billing Clerk serves as the primary customer service contact for sewer utility billing. The Utility Billing Clerk will process receivables by receipting payments in cash, check, electronic and credit card payments, maintain and submit ACH files, prepare monthly billing records, submit addresses monthly to post office for certification, print, prepare and mail approximately 1,700 sewer billings, maintain 30, 60, and 90 day logs for delinquent accounts, mail 30 day notices to residences, research addresses and mail notices to landlords, prepare certified letters for 60 day notices, determine and prepare files for disconnects and reconnects, file liens on foreclosures and landlord properties for delinquent tenants, and prepare month end reports. Additionally, the position will back up front desk on phones, water bills, park reservations and pedestrian traffic.

Minimum Qualifications: The Utility Billing Clerk 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 Utility Billing Clerk 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.

There is a possibility of the position merging with another and becoming a full-time position. Please indicate whether you are interested in full-time, part-time or both.

Please fill out the General Employment Application and send it to

2014 Annual Report

LogoTransparentSection 112.070.F. of the Parkville Municipal Codes states that the City Administrator shall prepare and present to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen an annual report of the City’s affairs, including in such report a summary of reports of department heads and other such reports as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may require.

The 2014 Annual Report includes a summary of major accomplishments and statistics by department to help illustrate how staff time and taxpayer resources were spent over the calendar year. The report also includes a financial summary of revenues and expenses categorized by major governmental funds. The report is available on the City’s website for public review at the following link:

Request for Bids

LogoTransparentRequest for Bids: The City of Parkville, Missouri is seeking sealed bids for the following: Street Sweeping

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Parkville Missouri, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152 Attn: Melissa McChesney, City Clerk until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015. Deliveries shall be made to the CITY CLERK at City Hall. All Bids must be in a sealed envelope that is clearly marked on the exterior in noticeable type and font as “BID PROPOSAL – STREET SWEEPING.” Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at approximately 10:05 a.m. in the Public Works Conference Room of City Hall.

Full Notice to Bidders

United Way 2-1-1 Day

LogoTransparentWednesday, February 11, 2015 has been proclaimed United Way 2-1-1 Day of Awareness in Parkville.

United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies. Need to find counseling? A health clinic? Job training? A food pantry? Want to volunteer or donate goods? Simply dial 2-1-1, or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online to search for resources on your own.

United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to literally thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information.

Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.

United Way 2-1-1 has a full-time health care advocate who can assist with health and medical issues, particularly those requiring advocacy. The health care advocate can help with prescription assistance, medical supplies and equipment, medical transportation, referrals to community clinics, in-home health aid, support groups, immunizations and more.

United Way 2-1-1 also has a full-time veterans navigator, a veteran himself, who works one-on-one with our military veterans who call in needing resources to help them with housing, employment, health issues and support. Our United Way 2-1-1 Online database also offers a separate section specifically for veterans’ needs.

You can also reach 2-1-1 at this link.

City Administrator Receives ICMA CM distinction



PARKVILLE, MO, JANUARY 29, 2015 – Lauren Palmer, City Administrator of Parkville, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Ms. Palmer is one of only 1,368 local government management professionals nationwide currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s nearly 9,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.

To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

Prior to her appointment in 2013 as City Administrator of Parkville, Ms. Palmer served as the Assistant City Manager in Manhattan, Kansas (2008-2013) and as a Management Analyst in Des Moines, Iowa (2006-2008).

Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston said that “Parkville is fortunate to have someone with this distinction as our City Administrator. Only 32 out of 961 cities, towns and villages in Missouri employ Administrators who are either candidates for or have earned the ICMA Credentialed Managers designation.”

Ms. Palmer will be recognized for the accomplishment at an upcoming Board of Alderman meeting. For more information regarding the award, please contact Parkville City Hall at (816) 741-7676 or For more information regarding the ICMA