AMBULANCE: Call 9-1-1 in emergency!
BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETINGS: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00p.m.,City Hall. Citizens welcome.
BUILDING INSPECTOR: 741-9313.
CABLE TV: American Cablevision, 358-2292 (new service), 358-5444 (service/repair). Franchised by City. Channel 2 is Parkville Government Channel.
CALENDARS: Parkville Chamber of Commerce Historic Calendars for 1997 available at Main St. Parkville Assoc. office - $5.00, or $6.50 by mail. Call 587-2700.
CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER: This will put you in the holiday mood. December 5-7, 1997. 587-2700. Ask about volunteering for this fantastic multi-faceted event.
CITY HALL: 1201 East St. (aka Hwy.9). Open Mon-Fri 8-5. 741-7676.
Mayor: William M. Quitmeier, 8804 Melody Dr., 741-7414(h), 452-7400(w). Aldermen Ward 1:Jack Friedman, 7 W. 5th St., 741-2761. J.C. "Charlie" Poole, 5211 Bluff Drive, 587-1445 Aldermen Ward 2:David House, 1315 Main, 741-6509. David M. McCoy, 5747 Woodhaven Lane, 741-7386(h), 556-2881(w). Aldermen Ward 3:Marvin Ferguson, 6502 Melody Lane, 741-4242(h), 221-1750(w). Linda M. Arnold, 8500 Highridge, 587-0331(h), 587-7445(w). Aldermen Ward 4:Kathryn A. Dusenbery, 5621 Meadow Lake, 587-5948. Gerry Richardson, 5607 Spinnaker Pointe, 587-9006. Municipal Judge:Sandra P. Ferguson
CITY STICKERS: Required for vehicles housed in city, including leased vehicles. Motorcycles $2.50; $5 for cars, trucks, buses, motor homes (pro-rated for late arrivals, penalties for late purchase). City personal taxes must be paid first (billed with Platte County tax bill; bring county tax receipt). Renewable in December. Can be done by mail (call for form). Fine for not having city sticker is $38.
COMMITTEES: Citizen involvement encouraged; please call City Hall for Citizen Survey form to indicate your interest. Committees and boards include Govt. TV Channel; Cemetery; History; Housing Appeals; Parks; Planning & Zoning; Board of Zoning Adjustments; Nature Sanctuary; Recycling; Tree Board. All open to public.
COURTHOUSE: We're in Platte County; county seat is Platte. Courthouse number 858-2232.
DOGS AND CATS: Licenses required for dogs 6 mos. old or more. $5 if neutered, $10 others (pro-rated for late arrivals; penalties for late purchase). Bring rabies vaccination proof. Renew in May. No license for cats. MAXIMUM of 3 dogs and/or cats. Parkville's Animal Control Code requires dogs to be on leashes; owners must clean up after them.
DRIVER'S LICENSES: Tests and handbook - 310 N.E. Englewood Road, Gladstone (889-3913). Be sure to study before you take the test, even if you're a really good driver!
FARMERS MARKET: In City Parking Lot Saturdays in season, from 6 a.m. to sell-out time.
FIRE: Call 9-1-1 in emergency! Call Southern Platte Fire Protection District at 741-2900 about burning.
4th OF JULY: Lions breakfast at Farmers Mkt. 7-11 a.m. Parade, fireworks. Can't bring fireworks or liquor to celebration or to parks.
JAZZFEST: Art and music by the river, June 21-22, 1997.
KIDFEST: Annual safety education event put on by Parkville police. May 3, 1997 - 10a.m. to 3p.m.
LIBRARIES: Mid-Continent Public, 8815 Hwy.45, 741-4721. Park College Library open to public, 741-2000.
MAIN STREET ASSOCIATION: Dedicated to downtown historic preservation, economic development. Call Diane Marty at 505-2227 to join or just for information.
NEWSPAPERS: Platte County Gazette, 741-9530. The Southern Platte Press, 587-5948.
OCCUPATION LICENSES: Required for ALL businesses. Renewable June 1 annually.
PARK COLLEGE: 8700 Highway 9 (River Park Drive) across from the river. 741-2000. Call Sandi Shaw at Ext. 6207 and ask about Friends of Park.
PARKS: English Landing Park by river has picnic shelters, boat ramp, playgrounds, grills, walking/jogging trail, softball and soccer fields, gazebo, volleyball, historic Waddell A-Frame Bridge. Reserve shelters at City Hall.
Adams Park at 13th and Walnut has playground for little ones.
Bruce Watkins Park, West St., has basketball hoop.
Nature Sanctuary below Riss Lake Dam has waterfall, open-air meeting area.
Football for youth played on Pop Warner Football Field on City-owned property west of city on Highway FF.
Park Board meets 1st Mondays at 7 p.m.
PARKVILLE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET: Honors those who help make this such a great place to live. 6th annual banquet was held at Park College March 15, 1997. Call 741-7676 for information about 7th in 1998.
PARKVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Welcomes participation of merchants, employers/employees, developers, citizens. Call 587-2700 for information.
PARKVILLE COMMUNITY BAND: Call 587-2700 to sign up for this wonderful new addition to community. Rehearse Tuesday nights at Park College.
PARKVILLE DAYS RIVERFEST: 1997 dates are August 20-23.
PHILHARMONIA OF NORTHLAND: Call Park College, 741-2000 for information about performances.
POLICE: Call 9-1-1 in emergency! 741-4454 for other police business. Police Department at 1201 East St. in City Hall. Police will watch your house when you're away if you ask. When police are not in office and you need to have officer respond (non-emergency), call 858-3521.
POST OFFICE: At Highway 9 and 1st Street, 741-2971.
RECYCLING: Call Gloria Hickman, 741-7061, to volunteer. Collections: first full weekend of month on E. 6th by soccer field. Newspapers (please remove rubber bands/plastic wrappers/take shiny ads and put with magazines/put papers in paper sacks); Aluminum beverage cans; Glass (please remove neck rings, metal labels, rinse, sort into clear/green/brown); Plastic: #1 and #2; Tin cans (please rinse); Magazines, catalogs, phone books, corrugated cardboard, mixed office paper (call 741-7061 for information on what's accepted and how). Also clothing, small household items, good condition. Household hazardous waste: Call 741-7676.
RELAY FOR LIFE: Annual family campout fund-raiser sponsored by American Cancer Society on Park College soccer field. Next one is June 13-14, 1997.
RIEGELMAN RUN: Annual spring event for all ages. 9th annual was held April 6. Call 587-2700.
SCHOOLS: Park Hill School District, 741-1521. Parkville children attend Park Hill Sr., 741-4070; Lakeview Middle, 741-8665; Graden Elementary, 741-1531; and Union Chapel Elementary, 891-8660.
SEWER SERVICE: Billed separately about a month after water bill. (City does not own water company).
SHOPS: A list of shops is available at City Hall.
SPORTS: Spectator: Park College, 741-2000, Park Hill High School, 741-1521. Participatory (youth): Southern Platte County Association, 587-0880; Parkville Panthers (Pop Warner Football), Ray Martin, 587-8721.
TAXES: City real estate and personal property taxes are billed with county taxes on one bill from Platte County. Call County Assessor, 858-2232, to get on county and city tax rolls.
TRASH PICKUP: Companies serving city: BFI, 281-4343; Blacksher, 891-0861; Deffenbaugh Disposal, (913) 631-2407 or (913) 631-3300; GW Trash, 587-2037.
TURKEY TROT: Annual Thanksgiving Run/Walk. Stop by City Hall in fall for entry forms.
UTILITIES: Electricity: Kansas City Power & Light, 471-KCPL. Gas: MO Gas Energy, 756-5252 (1-800-582-0000 for emergencies). Telephone: Southwestern Bell: New service, 275-3000. To change service or discuss bills, 1-572-1 plus 1st 3 digits of your number. Repairs (if in line), 1-571-1400. Sewer: Parkville City Hall, 741-7676. Water: Missouri American Water Co. (formerly MO Cities Water Co.), 741-2991.
VEHICLE LICENSES: Obtain at fee offices. Take vehicle registration, county tax receipt for previous year (or waiver from county collector, 858-2232), and proof vehicle was inspected and passed (Parkville garages do inspections). Nearest fee office is 6500 Tower Drive, Platte Woods, 741-5200.
VOTING: Register to vote at Mid-Continent Library, or egister by mail (postcards available at City Hall any time it's open). Vote at PARKVILLE CITY HALL, 1201 East St., lower floor.