Parkville City Hall is closed today (9/1/14) in recognition of Labor Day.

Legislative Forum Hosted by PACC and LWV

LogoTransparentA legislative forum hosted by the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women’s Voters will take place tonight in the City Hall Board Room. Local panelists will answer preselected questions on a number of topics. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.

There will be light refreshments/networking at 6 p.m. followed by the forum at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Please see the attached program for more information.

 

 

Electronics Recycling at City Hall

LogoTransparentNeed 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.

The collection will be held Tuesday, September 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until the recycling truck is full) in the north parking lot at Parkville City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue.  An additional event will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.  on the first Tuesday of  October.  Based on demand additional dates may be added.  Watch the webpage and social media for related announcements.  The goal is to make recycling convenient and safe for Parkville and to help keep 100% recyclable material out of area landfills.

Check out the MRC brochure here.

 

Job Posting: Public Works Director

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The City of Parkville, Missouri (population 5,554), is seeking a highly qualified Public Works professional to be its next Public Works Director. Parkville is a suburb of Kansas City located in the southern portion of Platte County, Missouri along the Missouri River. Parkville is a growing community that has preserved its historic character and unique charm. The community is home to Park University, English Landing Park, Platte Landing Park, the National Golf Club, Riss Lake, and the historic downtown Main Street area. The Public Works Director has oversight for the Streets Division, Parks Division, Parkville Sewer Utility, and the Parkville Nature Sanctuaries.

This is an ideal opportunity for a leader who embraces a teamwork mentality and is excited to make a lasting contribution in a community with an ambitious future. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field is required. Minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience is required, but may be substituted with exceptional combination of education and type of experience. Proven supervisory, management, financial, operational, and leadership skills are essential, along with strong communication abilities. Anticipated salary $70,000 +/- dependent on qualifications, plus a full employee benefit package.  For more information, visit www.parkvillemo.gov/PWDirector.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter with at least four professional references to Matthew Chapman, Finance/Human Resources Director, City of Parkville, 8880 Clark Ave., Parkville, MO 64152. Resumes may be e-mailed to mchapman@parkvillemo.gov.

 

Press Release: No Correlation Between Dog Disease And Platte Landing Park

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NO CORRELATION BETWEEN DOG DISEASE AND PLATTE LANDING PARK

PARKVILLE, MO, AUGUST 26, 2014 –Today the City was made aware of concerns of a possible connection between a dog disease (Dysautonomia) and the new dog park in Platte Landing Park. Misinformation is circulating via social media, and the City encourages dog park patrons to learn all of the facts. City Administrator Lauren Palmer consulted with Dr. Dennis O’Brien, DVM, Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Neurology with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Dr. Kenneth Harkin, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Professor and Section Head, Small Animal Internal Medicine, with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. Dr. O’Brien and Dr. Harkin are experts on the disease.

Dysautonomia is a disease that affects the nervous system in dogs and is routinely fatal. The illness in dogs is geographically limited to southern and western Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, northern Colorado, and southern Wyoming. The cause is unknown, so there is no prevention available. There is no indication whatsoever that humans can contract this illness through contact with their infected pets.

Dr. O’Brien states, “This is an enigma of a disease, so unfortunately I can’t tell you how to prevent it.” Dr. Harkin agrees that, “there is no way to know if a park is at risk for transmitting the disease since we don’t know the cause.” The top risk factors include a rural environment (especially land used for cattle grazing), seasonality (primarily early winter), and geographic location. However, the specific cause is a mystery.

The Platte Landing Park dog park is open for visitors. Of the hundreds of dogs that have enjoyed the dog park since its grand opening in June, the City is only aware of two possible cases of Dysautonomia in dogs who may have visited the dog park. There is no direct correlation to establish that the disease was related to those visits, so there is no justification to close the park. The City will stay in contact with animal health professionals to determine if other action is needed in the future. Local veterinarians are asked to contact the City of Parkville with information regarding other suspected cases. In the meantime, visitors are reminded that there is always some risk in using group pet areas, such as dog parks or boarding facilities, so it is important to adhere to the dog park rules at all times. Pet owners must use their own good judgment to determine if visiting the dog park is right for their pets.

The University of Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory collected soil samples from the park last Friday for research purposes only. No testing is being done at this time. The samples have been banked and may be included in future analyses regarding the disease. There is no local, state, or federal regulatory action pending. Dr. O’Brien stated that soil testing has limited application because, “we don’t know what to look for.”

Dr. Harkin adds, “This is an uncommon time of year for Dysautonomia. It is important to actually establish the diagnosis.” There are other routine animal illnesses that may mimic the symptoms of Dysautonomia. If you suspect your animal has Dysautonomia, ask your veterinarian to contact Dr.
O’Brien at (573) 882-7821 for consultation as needed.

August 2014 Quarterly Projects Update

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Click here for the August 2014 Quarterly Projects Update.

Notice of Public Hearing On 2014 Tax Levy

LogoTransparentThere will be a public hearing before the Board of Aldermen for the City of Parkville, Missouri in the boardroom at Parkville City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, Missouri 64152 on September 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. At that time citizens may be heard on the following property tax rate proposed to be set by the City of Parkville for the 2014 tax year. The following information is provided pursuant to RSMo.67.110: Please click here for more details. 

Parkville Days Weekend Schedule

LogoTransparentFriday, August 22

Saturday, August 23

Sunday, August 24

Please note: Events and times are subject to change.

Parkville Days is hosted by the Main Street Parkville Association

Photo by Jayne S.

Job Opening! Full-Time Streets Division Laborer

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Full-Time Streets Division Laborer:

Closing date: Open until filled

Department: Streets Division

Supervisor: Streets Division Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Salary Range: $25,500 per year, With Benefits

Schedule: Full-Time

General statement of main duties: The City of Parkville is currently seeking help for the Streets Division. The position would be responsible for snowplows, tractors, backhoes, mowers, and other machinery. Concrete and/or asphalt experience is a plus.

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. Employment is subject to Board of Alderman approval.

Please fill out the General Employment Application and send it to mchapman@parkvillemo.gov

Save the date! Parktoberfest 5k/10k

LogoTransparentSave the date! Parktoberfest 2014 kicks off with the 3rd annual 5K/10K Run/Walk. This will be the first 10K run through Platte Landing Park! Partial proceeds of the event go to support Friends of Parkville Parks. The first 200 registered participants are guaranteed a goodie bag and a t-shirt. Registration information can be found at the following link: http://enter2run.com/Search/event.aspx?id=28589