Jackson and Cass counties: News from around our towns


What should be built nearcity park property?

KANSAS CITY | The city’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners wants to make sure that as Kansas City grows and changes, the right kind of development occurs around parks, boulevards and parkways.

“As older parts of the city are reimagined and newer parts are being evaluated for development, it is the intention to have standards which allow for quality development to be made an enforceable aspect of the development code,” the department said in a news release.

Now, park officials are asking the public to weigh in on the proposals. They have scheduled three meetings in the coming weeks to gather feedback:

▪ Midtown: Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maincor Offices, 3215 Main St.

▪ Northland: Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Northland Neighborhoods Inc., 4420 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway.

▪ South Kansas City: Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Police South Patrol station, 9701 Marion Park Drive.

Carnival Saturday at Garrison Community Center

NORTHEAST KANSAS CITY | The Garrison Community Center’s winter carnival is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1124 E. 5th St.

Four tickets cost $1, and those attending can try their luck at various games of chance to win a small prize or bag of candy.

Pet licensing/microchip eventis Saturday at Westport center

MIDTOWN | Pet owners have an opportunity Saturday morning to tag, license and microchip their animals at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

The tag-license-chip packages is $30 for spayed or neutered pets, and $40 for others. The package, which includes a rabies shot, is for dogs and cats over 4 months old.

For puppies and kittens under 4 months, a $10 vaccination/wormer will be offered. Spay/neuter vouchers will be aailable.

For $10 more, a dog can receive a Bordetella and Da2pp vaccination, or a cat can receive a FVRCP vaccination.