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Posted on: May 25, 2019

WEATHER ALERT -- May 25, 2019 – 11:15 AM


The National Weather Service has notified the Montgomery County Emergency Management that record levels of water are being released upstream from Fall River, Toronto and possibly Elk City Reservoirs will potentially impact Independence.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Flood Status Update -- 05/22/2019 -- 3:30 PM

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May 22, 2019 – 3:30 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Independence, Kansas.  The Verdigris is predicted to rise to near 42.2 feet by 6 PM Wednesday evening.  The river is expected to fall below flood...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Riverside Beach Family Aquatic Center -- 2019 Season


The Riverside Beach Family Aquatic Center will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25th. The final day of operation will be Sunday, August 11th. The admission cost is $4 a person. Thursday and Friday nights are Family Night from 5pm-7pm. The cost for...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Airport drag races canceled this weekend


Due to the forecast for continued inclement weather this weekend, the Shift S3ctor organization has canceled plans for its “2019 Kansas Airstrip Attack” scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the Independence Municipal Airport.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

City Hall Closed on Memorial Day

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City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in honor of Memorial Day.
There will be sanitation services on Saturday, May 25th.
There will not be sanitation services on Monday, May 27th.

Posted on: May 17, 2019

05/17/2019 City Administrative Report

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The latest City Administrative Report is available to read online.

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Posted on: April 27, 2019

City to offer free tire collection

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City to offer free tire collection

   As part of its ongoing community beautification effort, the City of Independence will offer city residents several opportunities for free tire collection this spring. Tires will be collected at the Ci...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

City extends dumpster access program


 Because of an overwhelmingly positive response to the City of Independence’s free dumpster initiative “60 Days to a More Beautiful Independence,” the city is extending the program an extra month. The program provide...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Plumbing Board Applications Due on June 6, 2019


Must have a current City plumbing license to apply.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Dumpster Schedule for City Residents

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The dumpster placement schedule is as follows:

  • April 12 and 26; May 10 and 17
    • Penn & Poplar
    • 19th & Poplar
    • 6th & Myrtle parking lot
    • 900 W. Laurel parking lot
    • 5th & Oak St.
    • 11th & Catalpa
  • April 19; May 3, 17 and 31
    • 13th & Walnut
    • Burns & Wa...
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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Fire Hydrant Flushing


City crews will start flushing hydrants starting Monday, April 8th for approximately six weeks.  Residents who notice City of Independence Water Department crews working at fire hydrants and see water running into the street may think that the Ci...

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