MRC Electronics Recycling is 8/4/15

LogoTransparentReminder! The next MRC electronics recycling event is today, August 4th 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).

There is a charge to recycle TVs. $20 for TVs smaller than 27” and $40 for TVs larger than 28″.

Job Opening! Full-Time Parks Division Laborer

LogoTransparentFull-Time Parks Division Laborer:

Closing date: Open until filled

Department: Parks Division

Supervisor: Parks Division Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Pay Grade: $26,000-$35,582 (based on experience) /w 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. Employment is subject to Board of Alderman approval.

Please fill out the General Employment Application and send it to

Platte Landing Park will be closed on Tuesday, August 11

LogoTransparentPlatte Landing Park will be closed on Tuesday, August 11 from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The park will be closed to accommodate a multi-agency emergency management maritime training exercise.

Parkville Police and other public safety personnel will be on site that day to redirect visitors. English Landing Park will remain open throughout the exercise.

Dedication Announcements

LogoTransparentDedication Announcements!

July 28th: Dedication ceremony for the new picnic tables at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.

Funds from the Barbara Lance donation fund were used to purchase the new tables. The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary entrance area.

August 12th: Dedication ceremony for the newly reconstructed Spirit Fountain at the Parkville Train Depot.

The City of Parkville received a generous donation from Phil and Barbara Wassmer for the replacement of the stones around the perimeter of the fountain. The dedication will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wassmer family will be present for the dedication ceremony.

2015 Civic Leadership Award



PARKVILLE, MO, JULY 22, 2015 – Last week, Ed Bradley was honored with Parkville’s 2015 Civic Leadership Award at the Missouri Municipal League West Gate Awards Banquet. The Missouri Municipal League Civic Leadership Awards gives local communities an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of business and civic leaders in developing stronger cities.

Each mayor was asked to select an outstanding civic leader in his or her community.  Ed Bradley was selected as Parkville’s honoree.  Ed serves in leadership positions with the Parkville Chamber, Parkville Economic Develop Council, Main Street Parkville Association, and many more


Notice! Route 9 Corridor Study Public Meeting

LogoTransparentThe first public meeting regarding the ongoing Route 9 corridor study is Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Parkville Presbyterian Church.    The event is a come-and-go open house.  Those able to attend are encouraged to drop in anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Members of the consulting team will be in attendance to report on the corridor study progress to-date, answer specific project questions, and to receive public comment and feedback regarding the study.

For the most up-to-date information on the project, please click here to visit the project webpage.

Project Overview:

Route 9 is regionally significant, connecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Route 45 to employment centers and regional destinations including downtown Parkville, Park University, the Horizons, over 200 acres of parkland, the South Platte County Community Center and the Platte County Health Department. The purpose of the Route 9 Corridor Study is to create an implementation plan that addresses the following key priorities for the project partners:

  • Determine needed vehicular and pedestrian improvements to mitigate safety and capacity issues, and minimize traffic conflicts, on Route 9.
  • Enhance aesthetics and pedestrian movements, particularly in proximity to downtown Parkville and Park University.
  • Accommodate compatible new development and redevelopment along the corridor.
  • Reduce future construction costs by facilitating the reservation of right-of-way for future improvements.
  • Position the participating municipalities to compete in future transportation grant cycles for eligible improvements in the corridor

Missouri American Water Update

LogoTransparentImportant Update! The City received notice from Missouri American Water that they have completed flushing of waterlines in both Riss Lake and Thousand Oaks. Missouri American Water encourages residents to clean aerators/screens and flush cold water to remove any residual particles from the system.

If there are any additional issues, the residents should contact Missouri American Water directly (816-741-2992) to schedule an appointment to investigate the issues further.




PARKVILLE, MO, JULY 13, 2015 –The City of Parkville is accepting applications to fill a Ward 1 Board of Alderman vacancy following the resignation of Alderman Kari Lamer effective August 8, 2015. Mayor Nan Johnston will nominate and appoint, with Board of Aldermen approval, a replacement to serve until the next municipal election on April 5, 2016. Qualifications for the Ward 1 Board of Aldermen vacancy are as follows:

• Resident of Ward 1 (Ward Map Below)
• 18 years of age
• United States citizen
• 1 year city resident
• Registered voter
• Current on any city taxes or user fees

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the City Clerk Melissa McChesney by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Applications can be submitted by email to or in person at Parkville City Hall (8880 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO 64152). The appointment is tentatively planned to begin on August 18, 2015, following a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen (subject to change). If you have any questions please contact Melissa McChesney at Parkville City Hall at 816-741-7676.Ward 1 Map