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Parkville hires new Public Works Director!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PARKVILLE HIRES ALYSEN ABEL AS PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

PARKVILLE, MO, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 – Last night the Board of Aldermen approved the hiring of Alysen Abel as the city’s Public Works Director.  Following a national recruitment, Ms. Abel was chosen from over 20 applicants after completing a demanding interview and assessment process with city staff and volunteer technical experts from other public works organizations.

Mabels. Abel currently serves as a Senior Civil Engineer for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. She brings six years of local government project management experience and nine years of private sector engineering experience to the City of Parkville.  Alysen is a native of Loogootee, Indiana and completed a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Evansville and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

Ms. Abel is a Professional Engineer with licenses in both Missouri and Kansas. She is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Public Works Association (APWA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), and the Joint Engineering Council (JEC).

Parkville City Administrator Lauren Palmer said that “Alysen has an impressive background of relevant experience and comes highly recommended from current and past employers. I look forward to welcoming her to the City’s team.”

Alysen said, “I am delighted to be a part of this world class city and amazing municipal team. I look forward to our journey together.” Abel will assume her duties as Public Works Director on December 8, 2014. The Public Works Director has oversight for the streets division, parks division, Parkville sewer utility, and the Parkville nature sanctuaries.

 

Jonathan T is Fall Photo Contest Winner!

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Art Auction is November 13th, 6-9pm.

LogoTransparentPlease join the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce on November 13th, from 6-9 pm, at The National Golf Club, 6700 N National Dr, Parkville, MO for the auction of the award-winning paintings of Parkville!

The event is free to the public with music, light appetizers, and a cash bar. The proceeds from the sale of these painting will be split between the artists and the Chamber. The Chamber will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Feed Northland Kids.

See the flyer below for more details!Auction Flyer 2014 (2)

Prescribed Burn Has Been Postponed Indefinatly.

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Notice! The prescribed burn in Platte Landing Park has been postponed until a future announcement.

City Hall Closed Tuesday, November 11th.

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Reminder! City Hall will closed November 11th in observation of Veterans Day.

It’s a Concert Weekend in Parkville!

LogoTransparentSunday 3pm: The Northland Community Choir will be performing a benefit concert for the Parkville Railroad Collection and Museum. Location: The Park University Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. See the flyer below for more details!

Sunday 7pm: The Parkville Symphonic Band is holding its 20th Anniversary concert. Location: The Park University Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. See the flyer below for more details!NCC_Nov.14_Poster_11x17-4

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Parkville Symphonic Band Concert

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Parkville in Art Plein Air Auction

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Save the date for the Parkville in Art Plein Air Auction!

Please join the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce on November 13th, from 6-9 pm, at The National Golf Club, 6700 N National Dr, Parkville, MO for the auction of the award-winning paintings of Parkville!

The event is FREE to the public with music, light appetizers, and a cash bar. The proceeds from the sale of these painting will be split between the artists and the Chamber. The Chamber will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Feed Northland Kids.

See the flyer below for more details!

 

Auction Flyer 2014

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.