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KC Green Recognition Award

Congratulations Greenway Fields Residents!

Message from the Kansas City Office of Environmental Quality: 
“Congratulations to the Greenway Fields Neighborhood on earning a KC Green Neighborhood designation….at the Gold level!  Your neighborhood is making great strides in creating a greener Kansas City! 

We would like to recognize your neighborhood for its hard work at the KC Green Fair on Thursday, Sept 21st .  There will be a brief recognition ceremony starting shortly after 11:30 and running to noon… Thank you again for all you do for Kansas City!” 

For more information on the KC Green Fair, please see below.

Benefits of KC Green to the Neighborhood

Neighborhood recognition – Our neighborhood and its sustainable practices will be featured on Channel 2, highlighted in the biannual publication KCMOre, and posted on the KC Green web page: http://kcmo.gov/kcgreen/. In addition, our neighborhood will be provided KC Green street sign toppers. The street sign toppers are placed on top of existing streets signs to indicate that Greenway Fields is a KC Green Neighborhood.  We will receive 8-10 signs which will designate us as a KC Green Gold Neighborhood.

Clinics and workshops – Residents of KC Green Neighborhoods will be provided free access to clinics and workshops to help continue and or/maintain their progress toward a sustainable neighborhood. Topics may include: rain barrel design and construction; home energy efficiency; tree selection, planting and maintenance; and rain gardens.

KC Green Neighborhood eco-gift – Our neighborhood will receive an eco-gift that will benefit our residents. We have asked for an eco-gift of 5-10 trees.

KC Green Neighborhood designations are retained for three years, after which, the neighborhood will be required to reapply.

Thank you to those residents who took the time to complete the KC Green Neighborhood survey! Your answers helped give the selection team a great understanding of our green habits as a whole.  Well done neighbors!

KC Green Fair, Awards Ceremony:

Join the City of Kansas City, Missouri Green Team at the 2017 KC Green Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Market, conveniently located north of downtown and on the KC Streetcar line. This year’s fair is all about energy and how residents can save money while being environmental stewards. You will learn about how local businesses and organizations are contributing to the sustainability of the region, and the benefits of a greener approach.

You’ll find information about selecting the appropriate equipment for your home, and energy saving practices you can use at home and at work.

For more information, check out:
http://kcmo.gov/TheFP/2017/September/img/KCGreenFair2017_program.pdf

4th of July Popsicle Parade Rain Delay

POPSICLE PARADE RAIN DELAY:

Due to the weather, the Popsicle Parade will now begin at noon.  The fire truck is still on call, and live music will be performing.  Hope everyone can still make it!

4th of July Popsicle Parade

Please join us for the annual 4th of July Popsicle Parade which will take place on Independence Day at 10AM. Meet at 635 Meyer Boulevard. Dress in your red, white and blue! Ride your bike, trike, wagon, or walk in this short parade. Popsicles will be provided!

Centennial Celebration RSVP

KC Green Neighborhood Recognition

Attention Residents, Action Required:

Greenway Fields is in the process of applying for an award through Kansas City Green Neighborhood Recognition Program in order to recognize our residents and their efforts to improve sustainability. Our neighborhood embraces sustainable practices and values green initiatives such as park cleanups and new tree plantings.

Please complete the following survey which is designed to help us understand the green habits of every Greenway Fields’ resident, link provided below:

https://goo.gl/forms/eiJrRltJzBPbYU0v2

If you have difficulty accessing the survey, please email: board@greenwayfields.org

Volunteer Day at Greenway Fields Park

Volunteer day – Saturday, June 10th from 9-11 AM at Greenway Fields Park (63rd/Valley Rd). Please bring a heavy style lawn rake to spread new rubber mulch, or come to join in sealing concrete table and bench. The board has materials and brushes for sealing work.

Greenway Fields Park Closure

Greenway Fields Park will be temporarily closed Thursday June 8th & Friday June 9th 2017. Crews and machinery will be working on the playground box and grading work happening for expanded box and new rubber mulch addition in preparation of new infant swing.

KC Streetcar 1st Birthday Party

Celebrate one year of the KC Streetcar in downtown Kansas City on May 6th, 11AM-2PM. All are welcome to this family friendly, community event under the big tent outside Union Station.

Mayor Sly James will kick off the festivities and DJ Kemet the Phantom will get us all dancing with his music. Check out the latest line and streetcar shirts from MADE Urban Apparel.

There will be food trucks, games, art, a clown, balloons, giveaways, and, of course, birthday cake!

For more information: http://www.unionstation.org/events/happy-first-birthday-kc-streetcar

Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday

ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances purchased during this week within KCMO, located in Jackson County, are exempt from state and city sales tax. In addition, purchases made in the portions of Kansas City, located in Clay, Platte, Jackson and Cass counties will be exempt from city, state and county sales tax.

The Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday exempts state sales tax on retail sales of qualifying energy star certified new appliances, up to $1,500 per appliance, during a seven-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 19 and ending at midnight on April 25.

More information at: http://kcmo.gov/news/2017/major-appliance-purchases-exempt-from-sales-tax-during-show-me-green-tax-holiday/

The following energy star certified appliances qualify for the holiday:

  • Clothes washers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Water heaters
  • Trash compactors*
  • Dishwashers
  • Conventional ovens*
  • Ranges*
  • Stoves*
  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Heat pumps

New Tree Planting

Your neighborhood board is assessing areas within Greenway Fields that need new trees planted including residential properties and five park and traffic island locations.  If you wish to have a new tree planted on your property, the board asks that you accept responsibility for the tree and water regularly.  Greenway Fields Neighborhood CID can plant trees in the street easement curb box.  This is the approx. 5 foot area from the street to sidewalk, or 5 feet back of street if your property does not have a sidewalk.  To express interest in a new tree planting, please submit your name and address to: 
board@greenwayfields.org