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Hello, everyone I'm Chris Hernandez, and this is the weekly report. A look at news from the city of Kansas City Missouri KC pet project has launched a $250,000 medical fund named the roadrunner fund to expand the Kansas City Missouri animal shelters veterinary clinic the petco foundation will also match all donations dollar for dollar up to 250 thousand dollars. More than 10,000 dogs and cats are brought in annually in need of life-saving medical care. Kc pet project is a nonprofit organization hired to operate the KCMO animal shelter.
This fundraiser will help them to succeed in their work to help save Kansas City pets. The roadrunner fund will be used for two new modular buildings that will provide more than 2,100 square feet of space for surgical prep, a surgical, suite recovery, ward, medical ICU areas and separate isolation, areas for sick and contagious animals. The roadrunner fund was named for the severely injured dog who lost his eyes after he was allegedly abused.
The city's rich, no pacesetter award has awarded the March pacesetter to Porter arneil, director of the Art Commission in the architecture. Division of the General Services Department. It's for his exceptional service to the city. The pacesetter award named for former assistant city manager, rich no recognizes city employees who are skilled in communication, customer service teamwork and leadership.
Happily, the municipal community and business leadership in Kansas City earnestly appreciates the value of arts and culture. Kansas City is on a good and collaborative path toward thriving creativity, I'm pleased to have this opportunity to thank the community leaders who helped me steward this process.
First I want to thank rich Knoll for being an always friendly and enthusiastic bright light in City, Hall and I'm really glad that I knew rich and I appreciate that his to receive his namesake to Mayor James for establishing the mayor's Task Force for the arts and city manager Schulte for helping to assist, and also all the helpful staff members to all of you, City Council members who took time and spent time in meetings and working with us to make sure we stayed on the right path to.
Hi I'm Heidi downer, with Kansas City, Missouri parks and recreation join us as we celebrate springtime and warm weather with a variety of spring related programs and events, kc parks, partners with spay and neuter kansas city for a pet vaccination clinic on saturday, March 28 from 930am to 1230 p.m. at hillcrest community center. A variety of vaccination packages are available for a minimal fee visit s and casey met for details.
Project Blue River rescue celebrates its 25th year on Saturday March 28 from eight a.m. to noon. At lakeside, Nature Center in Swope, Park, volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed to help clean up the Blue River t-shirts work, gloves, tools and trash bags will be provided visit, lakeside nature, center dot, org for more information bone anza, an Easter event at the wagon trail off leash dog park in North, Kansas City will take place on Saturday April.
Fourth, from 11am to 1pm the inaugural event, features Easter, treats and contests for you and your pup be sure and bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny admission is five dollars per dog at the gate check out our Casey parks, community centers for free during discover day on saturday april, eleventh from 9am to 6pm all ten Casey parks, community centers will offer free admission activities and a bonus workout towel to participants visit, KC parks, org for complete calendar of discovered a events.
A holiday, unique to Kansas City fountain day will be celebrated on Tuesday April 14th at 11am. On this day, all of kansas city's public fountains will turn on for the season. This year's fountain Day festivities will take place at the iconic JC Nichols memorial on the Country Club Plaza join us in celebration as we admire the newly renovated fountain honor. The return of the original fourth dolphin sculpture and also applaud the repair of the Seville life fountain, which is located just across the street.
That you get to work with those those elephants and just I mean there's, there's no bad part of that whole job I mean just knowing that I get to do something that very very few people get to do and that's come in and and work with a 10,000 pound animal that how do you have a relationship with that animal.
Hi I'm James gear, public information officer, Kansas, Missouri, Fire Department, the Kansas and Missouri Fire Department service membership plan provides for the prepayment of co-payments for medically necessary ambulance services, for which the patient has financial responsibility. Kenzie marie fire department also provides a reduced fee for transports not covered by insurance. The ambulance service membership plan considers your ambulance bill paid in full.
Once your insurance company pays their part of your ambulance bill to the Canton Missouri Fire Department, medical Bureau, the difference between what insurance will pay and the actual amount of the bill can be substantial with a membership plan in remaining expense for a medical necessary emergency transport is taken care of without cost to you. The Kansas and Missouri Fire Department ambulance service membership plan is not an insurance policy or supplement for more information or to apply online visit. Kc FD membership, org.
The City Council has proposed revisions to the city's taxicab code, including renaming it the vehicle for hire ordinance. The revisions will lessen the regulatory burden while continuing to provide for Public Safety. We would like your input on these proposed changes. You can review the proposed ordinance changes and participate in the online discussion at kc momentum, org, the city's online community engagement tool. The mayor will present his annual State of the City address on Tuesday March 31st at 11am at starlight theatre.
You can also watch the speech live online at kcpt.org or join the conversation on twitter as we live tweet the event at KCMO residents are encouraged to attend the free event, but you should RSVP online at KCA org for more information about these stories. Please log on to KCMO, gov and search for the weekly report to watch other channel to video productions visit our youtube channel at youtube.com, slash, KCMO CCO. That does it for this edition of the weekly report. I'm Chris Fernandez have a great week.