The City of Parkville has received numerous questions and comments regarding the potential for development within Parkville’s city limits on properties near the intersection of I-435 and Route 45. The following webpage was created to respond to questions and provide a single source of accurate information about development prospects for this area. This webpage will be periodically updated as new information becomes available.
A 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There 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.
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
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 email@example.com
Save 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/
On July 8th, 2014 the City of Parkville, Missouri issued a Request for Proposals to enter into one or more license agreements for the use of all or portions of the Parkville Train Depot located at 8701 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152. Proposals are due August 29th.
Please click the following link for the RFP: Parkville Train Depot
Please click the following link for the Report from the Pre-Proposal Conference: Report from the Pre-Proposal Conference