Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our annual meeting and elections will be moved up one week to Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7pm at Central Presbyterian (3501 Campbell).
All neighbors are invited to join in on this meeting! Neighborhood Association members will vote on candidates for open board positions as well as the 2019 HPNA budget. Members must be in good standing at least 30 days prior to the meeting to participate in the vote. The proposed budget and nomination committee’s recommended slate of candidates are included for your review below.
The nominating committee has recommended a slate of candidates to fill the open Board positions. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
This feature originally appeared in the May/June issue of the Hyde Parker.
At the March neighborhood meeting, North Hyde Park Rep Chad Moore shared information and ideas for hosting block parties. Planning a block party with your neighbors helps you get to know the people living on your street, and a well-connected street makes for a safer neighborhood. Some Hyde Park blocks host annual parties, some invite neighbors from surrounding streets, and others keep things smaller by inviting just the neighbors on their block. If you’re interested planning a block party for your street, permit applications are available online at kcmo.gov/publicworks/permits. Applications must include the signatures of at least 60% of your block and should be submitted one month prior to the event. The HPNA Social Committee has put together some tips and other helpful information to get you started.
Visit the HPNA Blog at hydeparkkc.org/blog to find out more, or you can contact Chad Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more guidance in planning your event.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is reminding rental property owners to register, update, and verify information on their properties. Rental property must be registered annually as part of the Rental Registration and Inspection Program established 10 years ago.
“This registry is an important tool for the City to help neighborhoods fight blight and negative factors affecting their community,” said Mayor Pro Tem and 1st District At-Large Councilman Scott Wagner. “Knowing who the responsible parties are allows us to work toward solutions more quickly before problems get worse.”
Rental property owners are required to register with the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department each year and registration can be completed online. Owners need to create a login before their rental property can be registered. Failure to register rental property results in monthly fines and administrative fees.
Vacant rental property also needs to be registered and can be registered online through the city’s website.
For more information, media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202. Rental property owners needing assistance can contact Carla Finch at (816) 513-9039.
Kansas City’s Hyde Park is a diverse neighborhood filled with neighbors of all ages, race, sexual orientation and socioeconomic standing. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Board values and promotes this diversity and the conversations that are essential to develop understanding and neighborhood cohesion. Divisive, mean and outrageous words or diatribes do nothing to promote this goal and have no place in the civil discourse required to resolve neighborhood issues.
With this goal in mind, the Board has established the following Code of Conduct that will be in place for all Board, General, Committee and ad hoc meetings. All official newsletters, emails and social media posts will be crafted with these goals in mind. The Board will also ask the moderators and leads of the “unofficial” social media groups to apply the same Code of Conduct to the discussion that they moderate.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) Code of Conduct
If you have questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct, please contact a HPNA board member.
It’s warming up again – and we know what that means… yard sales!! Participate in our great neighborhood event by hosting a garage or yard sale, walking the neighborhood to meet your neighbors, and scoring some great deals! The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will be putting up yard signs, advertising, and create a map of HPNA association member sales. Volunteers are needed to help set out and pick up yard signs. Any neighborhood association members households who would like to be included on the map need to fill out this form here: https://goo.gl/forms/
Spring is finally here and the warmer weather means more people will be out and about: bicycle riding, walking, running, doing yard work, and playing at parks! Spring also marks project season for many long-awaited bike projects and pedestrian improvements in KCMO. These projects will not only expand KCMO’s growing bicycle network, but also provide broader benefits to our neighborhood such as: much needed traffic calming, pedestrian improvements, safer intersections, and overall improved access for bicycles and pedestrians. This blog post is brought to you by Maggie Priesmeyer Green, North Hyde Park Rep and Director of Programs at BikeWalkKC.
Join us on the Hyde Park Community Bike ride on Saturday, May 12!
Helpful resources for staying up to date and becoming more involved:
Curious to learn more or chat about pedestrian and bicycle issues? Contact: Maggie Green, North Hyde Park Representative and Director of Programs at BikeWalkKC