Main Street Repairs to begin 3/31/20

Main Street, between 5th and 6th streets will be closed for repairs starting at approximately 4 p.m. today, March 31st.  The City plans to have it reopened by 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 2nd. 


Fishing License Waiver

In correlation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the City of Garden City is waiving fishing permit requirements for fishing at either of the cities 2 lakes.  This will be in effect from March 27 through April 15.  The City will reassess the situation at that point.  All other City Lake Rules apply.


March 30, 2020 Zoning Meeting Cancelled

The Zoning Meetings scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been cancelled.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


Public Notice - Drinking Water

A Public Notice concerning your drinking water was mailed to you last week.  It can also be found under Documents on the City webpage.  It is listed under Public Works, Public Notice - Drinking Water.


Cass County Issues Stay at Home Order

Cass County Health Department has issued a Stay at Home order effective at 12:01 a.m.. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m.. on Friday April 24, 2020.  A copy of the order can be found under Documents, Administration, Cass County Stay at Home Order.


Hazardous Waste Collection Program

The City of Garden City is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.  Residents may drop-off their household hazardous waste at either permanent facility located in Kansas City and Lee's Summit, or at any of the scheduled collection events.  Both facilities are open year-round.  For more information go to https://www.recyclespot.org/HHW/HHW-Programs.aspx.

 


April 7, 2020 Board of Aldermen Meeting

City Hall is working on creating a virtual meeting platform for the April 7, 2020 regular meeting.  Check back for details.


Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

Today, Governor Mike Parson directed the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to seek assistance for Missouri businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

The SBA will offer targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans for Missouri small businesses that have been severely impacted by economic disruptions related to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Through the program, businesses can receive up to $2 million in assistance to use toward fixed dept payments, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid due to the impact of COVID-19.  The interest rate for small businesses will be 3.75% and 2.75% for non-profits.

SBA offers long-term repayment plans of up to 30 years to ensure loan payments are kept affordable.  Terms are determined based on each borrower's ability to repay on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally, SBA offers counseling and helps businesses navigate preparedness plans through a network of 68 district offices and resource partners located across the country.

For more information, contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center.  Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  You can also learn more at SBA.Gov/coronavirus.


Community Building

The Board of Aldermen has made the decision  to close the Community Building until after April 1, 2020.  The Board will re-evaluate the situation at that time.


April 7, 2020 Municipal Election Postponed to June 2, 2020

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June, 2020.

Deadline for filing as a write-in candidate remains March 27, 2020 at 5 p.m..

Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot shall be May 20, 2020.

In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m.. on June 1, 2020

Please contact City Hall if you have any questions.