Electronics Recycling at City Hall is November 4th

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 November 4th, 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 December. 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.

 

KCP&L Shade Tree Micro-Grant Project Complete

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KCP&L SHADE TREE MICRO-GRANT PROJECT COMPLETE

PARKVILLE, MO, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – In September, the City of Parkville received a $1,500 micro-grant from KCP&L to plant shade trees in the new Platte Landing Park Dog Park. Parkville was one of 17 organizations that received a micro-grant from KCP&L.

The City is pleased to announce that the new trees have arrived and have been planted in and around the large dog park area. The City worked with Platte County to choose a variety of flood tolerant tree species that should be long lasting and aesthetically pleasing in Platte Landing Park for years to come!

The trees will provide much needed shade in an area currently void of sun protection. Shade trees are an important part of the community and are critical to the future character of Platte Landing Park. Shade trees reduce ultraviolet radiation which causes sun burns and skin damage, reduce ground level ozone by cooling previously unshaded areas, and reduce the surface temperatures of open space to make shaded areas more comfortable for everyone to enjoy!

Check out http://www.kcpl.com/energizing-our-environment/ for more details about the Energizing Our Environment Micro-Grant Program and information on the other grant recipients. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of Kansas City Power and Light!

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Parkville is the Pitchers’ Choice!

LogoTransparentParkville is happy to be a part of the Royals family and love that starters Jeremy Guthrie (originally from Ashland, OR) and Jason Vargas (originally from Apple Valley, CA) call Parkville home!

 

2014 Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and CCTV Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 2014 SANITARY SEWER CLEANING AND CCTV PROJECT

 PARKVILLE, MO, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – The 2014 sanitary sewer cleaning and closed-circuit television (CCTV) project is scheduled to begin in late-October 2014 and continue through December 2014.  This project will cover about 20,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines within the city limits. The City of Parkville has contracted with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri to perform the cleaning and television inspection service. This project will be completed in two steps:

  1. Jetter cleaning equipment will flush the pipes and remove deposits of grit and debris that accumulate over time. This cleaning process will reduce odors and help keep the pipes flowing freely.
  2. CCTV equipment will then be sent through the lines to record the condition of the pipes and service line connections. This data will be used by the City of Parkville to evaluate the condition of the pipes and plan for future repairs.

The Ace Pipe Cleaning crews will be able to perform this work without interruption of sewer service and will not need access inside private residences. However, in some neighborhoods, cleaning crews will need to reach sanitary sewer manholes that may be located in backyard and/or side yard areas. As a result, some residents will notice Ace Pipe Cleaning crews working in and around sewer manholes located in their yards.  The Ace Pipe Cleaning crews will endeavor to restrict their access to side lot lines and sanitary sewer easements. Maps detailing the locations of the 2014 sanitary sewer cleaning and CCTV project are provided on the City website at http://parkvillemo.gov/download/SewerCCTVMaps.pdf.

The City requests that residents assist the Ace Pipe Cleaning crews by allowing access to fenced yard areas and by keeping dogs inside if requested by crew personnel.  Please notify an Ace Pipe Cleaning crew member immediately 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. This project is necessary to keep sanitary sewer lines in proper working condition. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact Information:

Contractor Name: Ace Pipe Cleaning Inc.
Contractor Phone: (800) 325-9372
Contact Person: Mark Calvert (816) 853-6989

Board of Aldermen meeting rescheduled to Monday, October 20

LogoTransparentThe Board of Aldermen work session and meeting planned for Tuesday, October 21 are rescheduled to Monday, October 20. The budget work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Board meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Fall 2014 Resident Newsletter is Online

LogoTransparentThe Fall 2014 Residential Newsletter has been posted online. Check out Parkville news, events, pictures, and more! A hard copy will be mailed out to all Parkville residents in the next few weeks.

Click here to view the newsletter.

Route FF will reopen Friday, October 17

LogoTransparentMODOT announced that crews will complete slide repair work and reopen Route FF between NW Crooked Rd. and NW Homer White Rd. at 4 p.m. Friday, October 17. Construction began July 14, 2014. All work is weather dependent.

Police Department Collecting Halloween Candy

LogoTransparentWe need your help! The Parkville Police Department is collecting candy donations to make trick or treat bags. Last year the Police Department made about 500 candy bags and distributed them throughout local neighborhoods on Halloween night.

Candy donations may be dropped off anytime at the Police Department in City Hall. Thank you!

Online Sewer Payment Option Now Available

LogoTransparentThe City of Parkville is pleased to announce that sewer utility bills can now be paid online with a credit or debit card. Payments can be made at the following address: http://parkvillemo.gov/online-sewer-payments/. Please direct any questions to City Hall at 816-741-7676.

Important Notes:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
  • There is no convenience fee on this transaction.
  • Reoccurring credit and debit card payments are not currently accepted.

Parkville Fall Clean Up is Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12

LogoTransparentThe Parkville Fall Clean Up is Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 8 a.m.- 4 p. m. at the Damon-Pursell Construction Site, 6305 N.W. River Park Drive, Riverside.

Cost: Free for City of Parkville residents only (proof of residency required, sorry no businesses).

What is collected: 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, miscellaneous debris.

What is not collected: paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors, household hazardous waste items.

There is no curbside pickup in the fall.