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Lee’s Summit Post Office Relocates to 1404 SW Market St. on Jan. 19

The U.S. Postal Service will permanently relocate its downtown Lee’s Summit Post Office to their facility at 1404 SW Market St. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. Read more...

Google Fiber Construction in Lee’s Summit

The construction of the Google Fiber network is underway and will continue, weather permitting.

Residents can expect to see Google subcontractors working within the City’s right-of-way and utility easements. As is typical with underground utility work of this scale, digging could be required in your area. Residents should receive door hangars from Google Fiber prior to construction activity beginning in their neighborhood.

A timeline for Google Fiber residential service availability is not yet available, but is expected to start sometime in 2015. Click the read more for FAQ's and important contact numbers.

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Learn Hands-Only CPR for Free!

Knowing how and when to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR could mean the difference between life and death during an emergency. In an effort to train Lee’s Summit residents in this life-saving procedure, the Lee’s Summit Health Education Advisory Board (HEAB) is offering a free, Hands-Only™ CPR training being held on Sat., Feb. 20, at Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit. Participants can choose from three, 45-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Closing of the Recycling Centers

What are the environmental services and outreach programs?
Environmental services include Household Hazardous Waste, yard waste, and recycling of mattresses, electronics, carpet, white goods (appliances), shingles and more, plus the two drop-off recycling centers.  Outreach programs include RecycleFest (including the free shredding events), Stream Team, Outdoor Classroom,  semi-annual electronics recycling events, tours & presentations, etc.

Why are the recycling centers closing? 
Revenue from trash disposal fees at the landfill has provided the City with a funding source for environmental services and outreach programs, including the two drop-off recycling centers. Under the recently approved contract with Summit Waste Systems*/Heartland Environmental Services (HES), the City will no longer operate the landfill and therefore will no longer receive revenue from trash disposal fees. Without that funding, most of the environmental services and outreach programs, including the drop-off recycling centers, will need to close. 

*Summit Waste Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of HES, and is the entity named in the contract with the City.

Final Day to Take Items to City’s Drop-Off Recycling Centers is Feb. 6

During its Jan. 14 meeting, the Lee’s Summit City Council approved a contract with Heartland Environmental Services (HES), LLC, to take over landfill operations at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (RRP) on March 1, 2016. The City will continue landfill operations until that date; however, the City’s two drop-off recycling centers will close and the final day to take items to those facilities is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Fire Department to Begin Recommended Staffing Changes

As part of the recommendations made by the Lee’s Summit Fire Department’s Community Risk / Standards of Cover document, beginning February...

Lee’s Summit 2016 Charter Review Commission begins its Journey

With the passage of 10 years and in accordance with Charter provisions, the City Council has designated a 2016 Charter Review Commission. 

A 12-member Commission was named by the City Council by Resolution 15-18 to review the charter and recommend any proposed  amendments.   Serving on the Charter Review Commission provides citizens an opportunity to directly participate in shaping the Charter to meet the City’s needs in such areas as public services, efficiency of resources, effective local democracy and the aspirations of the City as a whole.

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