Amnesty day for warrants: Have you failed to resolve a municipal charge in the Cass County community of Peculiar? You now have a chance to take care of it without being arrested on an active city warrant.
The amnesty program runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2, a Saturday. Offenders should bring a photo identification to municipal court, 220 N. Main St., and be ready to pay at least part of the fine.
“We are expecting payment of citation, or a payment plan between defendant and judge with a down payment due on amnesty night,” the city said in a news release.
If those conditions are met, any failure-to-appear charges will be dismissed and Peculiar warrants withdrawn.
Business licenses: Feb. 28 is the deadline for some business owners to file their annual business license applications.
New businesses — or existing businesses changing their location, name or legal structure — must submit a registration application. All forms and instructions are at kcmo.org/finance under the Business License Tax link.
Hospital achieves energy milestone: St. Mary’s Medical Center says it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification, given to buildings with energy efficiency in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide and meet efficiency levels set by the EPA .
Stacy Seibert, plant services manager for St. Mary’s, began the process five years ago. Over the years, the hospital has installed more efficient light bulbs, motion sensors, some new roofs and a new heating and cooling system.
“Since we started this challenge, we’ve realized a total costs savings of almost $400,000,” Seibert said in a news release. “That is especially significant when you consider The Energy Star project estimates every dollar a non-profit hospital saves on energy has the equivalent impact on the bottom line as increasing revenues by $20.”