The Unified Government Commission will hold a special session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the fifth-floor conference room of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
The special session will be a priority-based budgeting – 2021 budget retreat, according to the meeting notice.
Because of COVID-19, the meeting room will not be open to the public, according to the UG meeting notice, but the public will be able to see the meeting in City Hall lobby. Access is also available, livestreamed on YouTube and UGTV, according to the meeting notice.
Social distancing will be in effect at the City Hall lobby, according to the meeting notice.
Erin Stryka and the Rosedale Development Association are cleaning up the parks in the area, one by one. (Photo from Erin Stryka)
As a stay-at-home order is in effect, the Rosedale Development Association had to cancel its annual cleanup day on April 18. But that doesn’t mean that the community cleanup can’t go on, according to executive director Erin Stryka.
The RDA now is sponsoring “Working Wednesdays” for residents to get out and clean up their parks and neighborhood, one by one, she said.
“This is a very strange and difficult time for everybody,” Stryka said. “In Rosedale, we have a lot of helpers.”
Community members help each other and the neighborhood on a regular basis, she said. “Working Wednesdays” is a way for everyone to do that – while making sure they are not gathering in a group of 10 or more and not closer than 6 feet apart, she said.
Besides the parks, residents may clean up their yards and sidewalks. They will be doing the individual cleanup every Wednesday in April.
The stay-at-home order does not include going for a walk, a bike ride or a hike, as long as people are at least 6 feet away from others, and they don’t gather in a group, she said.
“It is definitely OK to go to Rosedale Park or Fisher Park and walk around and enjoy the outside,” she said.
Stryka was at Fisher Park this morning, picking up trash and cleaning up, she said.
“It’s a beautiful day,” she said.
The RDA has cleanup supplies available for Rosedale residents who want to help, she added. Rosedale residents may call 913-677-5097 for information about the cleanup supplies.
Rosedale residents also may call the same number if they need groceries delivered, supplies delivered or somebody to check in with, she said.
The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the 1100 block of North 2nd Street has been identified, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police.
The victim was Bruce McFarland, age 62, of Kansas City, Missouri, a police spokesman stated.
Officers responded to the accident to find a motorcycle with a single driver who had sustained critical injuries, the spokesman stated. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The accident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support – Critical Collision Response Team, the spokesman stated.