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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:
If you have difficulty accessing the survey, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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
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.
The following energy star certified appliances qualify for the holiday:
- Clothes washers
- Clothes dryers
- Water heaters
- Trash compactors*
- Conventional ovens*
- Air conditioners
- Heat pumps
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:
Hard to Recycle Collection Event
Kansas City, Missouri is hosting a Hard to Recycle Collection Event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm. The event will be held at the Manuel Tech Career Center (1320 Truman Road). If you live in the city, this is your opportunity to donate household goods, furniture, mattresses, bikes and building materials to Disabled Veterans, Avenue of Life, Revolve and Truman Habitat ReStore. Surplus Exchange will collect electronics and on-site document shredding (up to five bags) will be available. More information:
Greenway Fields Park is now complete with a new trash can and dog waste station after the 2017 Spring Park Cleanup…
Residents who live in CENTRAL Kansas City (from the Missouri River, south to 63rd Street, but not including residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) will receive curbside leaf and brush collection from April 10th – April 14th. Curbside collection will take place on your regularly-scheduled trash day.
Residents who live in SOUTH Kansas City (from 63rd Street, south to the city limit, as well as all residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) will receive curbside leaf and brush collection from April 24th – April 28th. Curbside collection will take place on your regularly-scheduled trash day.
Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Rules:
- Sacks and bundles should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the regularly-scheduled trash day.
- No more than 20 sacks and bundles per household.
- Sacks and bundles must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
- Use only paper lawn debris sacks. No plastic bags.
- If you seal the sacks, use masking tape only; do not use plastic or duct tape.
- No grass clippings. No trash.
- All branches must be bundled. Branches must not be more than 3 inches in diameter.
- Bundles of branches must not be more than 2 feet in diameter and not more than 4 feet long.
- Use twine or jute rope to tie bundles; do not use wire or plastic tape.
- If wet weather is forecast, cover sacks and bundles with clear plastic.
If sacks and bundles are not collected on the scheduled trash day, residents must call the 311 Call Center within 24 hours. For questions or to report service-related issues, please call 311 or 816-513-1313.