PARKVILLE, MO; MARCH 29, 2016 – Spring is here and with it can come storms and wind that could knock down trees and tree limbs onto power lines. The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that residents can get help trimming trees that are endangering power lines on private property or removing trees and limbs on public property and along state highways.
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has a tree trimming program for trees and limbs on private property in which the company will trim the tree back away from the wires so fallen limbs will not affect the power lines. If there is a potential issue with limbs near power lines that run from pole to pole near the home, the resident can contact KCP&L at 1-800-541-0545, ext. 4 or submit an online request form at http://www.kcpl.com/about-kcpl/safety/tree-trimming-and-planting/. Trees that impact the line from a pole to a meter are the resident’s responsibility.
KCP&L will not take any of the wood or brush away from the site so it is the responsibility of the resident to dispose of the debris. Parkville residents can drop off the debris between April 25 and May 13 at the Damon Pursell Construction lot located at 6105 NW River Park Drive. Proof of residency is required. Acceptable proof of residency includes a recent Parkville sewer bill or a Platte County paid property tax receipt showing tax liability to the City of Parkville; a driver’s license is not accepted.
Parkville residents can contact the operations division of the Public Works Department at (816) 741-0824 for trees and limbs that have fallen on public property and public right-of-way within the city limits. City staff will remove the limbs from public property. City Administrator Lauren Palmer said “In the interest of public safety, City crews work hard to keep local roads open during and following storm events. We appreciate help from the public to notify us of debris so we can promptly respond.”
Trees located in the right-of-way on Missouri state highways are state property and will be taken care of by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Residents can call MoDOT at (816) 622-6500 if any trees or limbs have fallen on Highway 45, Highway 9 or FF Highway and MoDOT will take care of removing the limbs.
More information about these services can be found on the City’s website at http://parkvillemo.gov/community/waste-disposal-opportunities/#trees.