July Board of Aldermen Meeting Postponed

The Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. has been postponded until Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.


City Hall Closed Monday, July 5th 2021

City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 5th 2021 in observance of Independence Day.  The City wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.


Water Shutoffs scheduled for July 6, 2021

Customers with outstanding water bills are subject to shutoff on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  Customers will not be contacted prior to being shutoff.  Please constact City Hall at 816-862-8208 prior to shutoff if you are unable to pay your bill.

 


Fireworks Regulations

ARTICLE 5.02 FIREWORKS*

Sec. 5.02.001     Penalty

Any person who violates the terms of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of up to $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for up to ninety (90) days, or by both fine and imprisonment. (Ordinance 85-371, sec. 4, adopted 12/3/85; Ordinance 2003-533, sec. 5, adopted 12/2/03; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 7, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.002     Discharge on city property, parks or city lakes

It is unlawful to discharge any fireworks on any city owned properties, parks or city lakes without a special event or public display permit duly authorized by the board of aldermen. (Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 1, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.003     Days and time of discharge restricted

No person shall discharge any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city except as follows:

(1)     Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., during the period of June 30 through July 7; and

(2)     Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 o’clock midnight on July 4.

(Ordinance 85-371, sec. 1, adopted 12/3/85; Ordinance 2003-533, sec. 1, adopted 12/2/03; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 2, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.004     Restrictions on certain fireworks

No person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age shall be allowed to buy, sell or possess any aerial fireworks. No person is allowed to discharge aerial fireworks inside the corporate city limits, provided this prohibition shall not apply to duly authorized public displays. (Ordinance 2005-533A adopted 6/7/05; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 3, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.005     Dangerous fireworks

(a)     Dangerous fireworks are defined as fireworks commonly known as M-80’s, cherry bombs, skyrockets, bottle rockets, or any other missile-type rockets.

(b)     It is unlawful for any person to sell, possess, use, transfer, discharge, or explode any dangerous fireworks within the city, provided this prohibition shall not apply to duly authorized public displays.

(Ordinance 85-371, sec. 3, adopted 12/3/85; Ordinance 2003-533, sec. 2, adopted 12/2/03; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 4, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.006     Throwing or discharging from vehicle; throwing toward vehicle

(a)     No person shall, within the corporate city limits, toss, throw or in any manner cause any type of fireworks to be discharged or ignited from either a parked vehicle or a moving vehicle.

(b)     No person shall toss, throw, or in any manner cause any type of fireworks to be discharged or ignited in the direction of any vehicle, whether moving or stopped.

(c)     No driver of a vehicle shall allow fireworks to be discharged from the vehicle he/she is driving.

(Ordinance 85-371, sec. 2, adopted 12/3/85; Ordinance 2003-533, sec. 3, adopted 12/2/03; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 5, adopted 10/7/08)

Sec. 5.02.007     Throwing toward person

No person shall intentionally throw, explode, or ignite any type of fireworks in the general direction of any person in such a manner that may risk bodily harm. (Ordinance 2003-533, sec. 4, adopted 12/2/03; Ordinance 2008-553B, sec. 6, adopted 10/7/08)


SWIMMING PROHIBITED IN CITY LAKES

The City lakes are the only source of water for the customers of the Garden City Water Department and the water plant is not equipped to filter out bacteria from human skin cells.  Swimming in the City Lakes poses a potential very dangerous health hazard to all water customers.  If the problem persists, the City will be forced to close the lakes to the public.


Reporting Dogs at Large

Please report dogs at large to City Hall and not the Police Department.  City Staff, not the Police Department, is responsible for picking up dogs.  Contact City Hall at 816-862-8208.

 


Dogs at Large

Please call City Hall at 816-862-8208  and not the Police Department to report a dog at large.


New Lake Open to Vehicle Traffic

The road work has been completed at the New Lake is open to vehicle traffic.


Shut-Offs Scheduled for June 1, 2021

Customers with outstanding water bills are subject to shutoff on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  Customers will not be contacted prior to being shutoff.  Please contact City Hall at 816-862-8208 prior to shutoff if you are unable to pay your bill.


City Offices Closed Monday May, 31st

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.  The City of Garden City wishes everyone a very safe and happy holiday weekend.