PILOT fee resolution not approved

A resolution to approve a new residential class did not pass at the Thursday, Feb. 2, Unified Government meeting.

The resolution would have given the commission the authority to lower the PILOT fee for residents, while having a different rate for commercial and industrial customers.

The commission would not have been obligated to raise or lower the fee.

Instead the resolution was sent back to a task force chaired by Melissa Bynum.

The PILOT raises a little over a million dollars in revenues for the UG for every percentage point, according to UG officials.

Bynum said the task force was considering a proposal that would lower the fee for the needy.

Several residents asked the UG to lower the PILOT fee at the meeting.

Another item on the agenda concerning policies on the agendas also was pushed back on Wednesday.

Sent back to committee for review, during discussion, Mayor Tyrone Garner said Commissioner Andrew Davis could serve on any committee and that he wanted to have a discussion with him.

A straw poll of commissioners indicated their desire to send the issue to a Feb. 13 committee.

Career fairs set for Feb. 11

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools is looking for talented people who can make a positive impact on the district’s 20,000+ students.

The district will hold its first of several career fairs on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the KCKPS Central Office.

The district is looking to hire certified staff members, which includes principals, teachers, nurses, librarians, counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, school psychologists, SPED teachers, substitute teachers and more.

Classified positions are also available, including custodians, nutritional service workers, paraprofessionals, and administrative support.

The human resources team will be able to assist with the online application process and will interview applicants on-site. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

This career fair will allow applicants to learn more about available positions, interview for positions, and gain information on DEI, KCKPS Benefits and Kansas Licensure.

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about available positions and make a positive first impression with hiring managers,” said Assistant Director of Recruitment and Substitute Staffing Cynthia Faulks.

Central Office is located at 2010 N. 59th St. in Kansas City, Kansas.

Interested job seekers who cannot make it to the Feb. 11th career fair, can attend the next one, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4. It will also be held at Central Office.

KCKPS is the largest school district in Wyandotte County and the fifth-largest school district in Kansas. The district serves over 20,000 students at more than 50 school sites.

If you have a passion for teaching, public service, or helping others, this is a great opportunity to join a successful team, a spokesman said.

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UG committees to meet tonight

On the agenda for the Unified Government Economic Development and Finance Committee at 5 p.m. Feb. 6 are a presentation on a biosolids assessment; and a resolution authorizing funding for Legends Field turfs field, Monarchs baseball.

On the agenda for the Neighborhood and Community Development meeting, following the Economic Development meeting are Land Bank applications.

The meetings are on the fifth floor of City Hall. For more information, see https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Agendas-Minutes