Special Notices

 

There is a burn ban on for the whole month of April. No burning in the City. No burn permits will be issued.

 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018 City Proclamation

Whereas, National Child Abuse Prevention Month will be recognized throughout the United States during April 2018;

Whereas, preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends on involvement among people throughout the community;

Whereas, child maltreatment occurs when people find themselves in stressful situations without community resources and don’t know how to cope;

Whereas, the majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community;

Whereas, child abuse and neglect can be reduced by making sure each family has the support they need to raise their children in a healthy environment;

Whereas, child abuse and neglect not only directly harm children, but also increase the likelihood of criminal behavior, substance abuse, health problems such as heart disease and obesity and risky behavior such as smoking;

Whereas, all citizens should become involved in supporting families in raising their children in a safe, nurturing environment;

Whereas, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships created among social service agencies, schools, faith communities, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community;

Whereas, together we can strengthen families and prevent child abuse right from the start;

Therefore, I, Richard Clark, do hereby proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Howard and call upon all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities, and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to prevent child abuse, thereby strengthening the communities in which we live.

Richard P. Clark

Signed

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PROCLAMATION

MAYORS DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

WHEREAS, the nation’s cities are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet their needs; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and   

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity be creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by recruiting and managing millions of additional volunteers; and

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with county officials and mayors nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service, and mayors and county officials across the country for the Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on April 3, 2018.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I Richard P. Clark, Mayor of Howard do hereby proclaim April 3, 2018, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our city; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.   

 

 

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DOG TAGS

City of Howard dog tags and kennel licenses are due by April 1, 2017.  There will be a $10.00 late fee added if not purchased in the month of April.  If you have four or more dogs, you will need to purchase a kennel license also.  City Ordinance No. 635 does not allow pit bull dogs in the City limits.  City Ordinance 636 requires all dogs to be on a leash or in a pen.  Dogs running loose are subject to a $120.00 fine.

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City Gas rates have been increased.  The minimum charge has been increased from $23.17 to $26.17.

EFFECTIVE  January 8, 2018 ***********GAS RATES*********** ***********$18.00 *********** *******$8.17 EACH UNIT AFTER*******

EFFECTIVE    January 8, 2018 ******************GAS RATES****************** ******************$18.00 ****************** *******$8.17 EACH UNIT AFTER*******
1)          26.17 21)       189.57 41)       352.97
2)          34.34 22)       197.74 42)       361.14
3)          42.51 23)       205.91 43)       369.31
4)          50.68 24)       214.08 44)       377.48
5)          58.85 25)       222.25 45)       385.65
6)          67.02 26)       230.42 46)       393.82
7)          75.19 27)       238.59 47)       401.99
8)          83.36 28)       246.76 48)       410.16
9)          91.53 29)       254.93 49)       418.33
10)        99.70 30)       263.10 50)       426.50
11)      107.87 31)       271.27 51)       434.67
12)      116.04 32)       279.44 52)       442.84
13)      124.21 33)       287.61 53)       451.01
14)      132.38 34)       295.78 54)       459.18
15)      140.55 35)       303.95 55)       467.35
16)      148.72 36)       312.12 56)       475.52
17)      156.89 37)       320.29 57)       483.69
18)      165.06 38)       328.46 58)       491.86
19)      173.23 39)       336.63 59)       500.03
20)      181.40 40)       344.80 60)       508.20

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THE SALVATION ARMY

SHARE THE WARMTH PROGRAM

 

Applicants may receive assistance one time per program period (November 15, 2017 thru April 30, 2018) for no more than $200.00.  To receive an application, please call toll-free 816-756-5392 and choose option #2.  This is a 24 Hr. Hotline and Leave your Name, Address and Phone Number and they will get back with you.

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HOWARD CITY LAKE

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018

“USE PERMITS”

FISHING FROM BANK AND BOAT FREE

DAILY USE PERMIT = $3.00 per day

AUTHORIZES IMMEDIATE FAMILY

(DEPENDENTS LIVING AT HOME) ACCESS TO PROPERTY

FOR SWIMMING AND PLEASURE BOATING

CAMPING PERMIT = $5.50 per day

AUTHORIZES SAME AS DAILY PERMIT PLUS CAMPING

FOR ONE 24 HOUR PERIOD

(EACH DAY OF CAMPING REQUIRES A PERMIT)

ANNUAL PERMIT = $25.50

AUTHORIZES IMMEDIATE FAMILY

(DEPENDENTS LIVING AT HOME) ACCESS TO PROPERTY

FOR PLEASURE BOATING AND SWIMMING

FOR THE YEAR (JAN.1 – DEC. 31)

EXTRA ANNUAL STICKER FOR VEHICLES = $1.00
(UP TO THREE (3) ONLY)

SENIOR CITIZENS MUST PAY TO CAMP

SHELTERS MUST BE RESERVED AND PAID IN ADVANCE

AT THE HOWARD CITY HALL

FOR INFORMATION CALL THE HOWARD CITY CLERK

AT 620-374-2202

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CITY OF HOWARD

NATURAL GAS SAFETY
WHAT TO DO IF YOU
SMELL GAS

 IF THE ODOR IS STRONG

  1. Do not light matches.
  2. Do not turn lights on or off.
  3. Do not use the telephone.
  4. If possible, notify everyone in the building to leave immediately.
  5. Call the CITY OFFICE (620) 374-2202 or

    24hour emergency number (620) 330-7740

    or the SHERIFF’S OFFICE(620)374-2108 or 911

    from a nearby phone not in the building.

  6. Do not reenter the building until the Gas

    Company  tells you it is safe to reenter.

    Gas Operator, Ernest Tousley

    Home Phone  (620) 374-5048

  7. Gas Cell Phone (620) 330-7740

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The City of Howard is asking all residents to help with our Lead and Copper testing by filling out a survey to let us know what kind of plumbing is in your home.  Print the survey by following this link http://cityofhoward.org/Portals/howard/All%20Documents/City%20Code%20-%20Ordinances/Printable%20Documents/Customer%20Lead%20and%20Copper%20Survey.pdf or you can come by the city office and pick one up. We will have copies and will try to get it into everyone's hands.  Our water system is now required under drinking water regulations to send surveys to all customers asking that they complete and return the survey form.

 

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