FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 3, 2018
City Hall will be closed on Thursday for the second straight day while crews repair and test electrical systems damaged Tuesday night by a faulty water line.
All departments inside City Hall have emergency contingency plans in place. These plans allow for operations to continue with limited inconvenience to KCMO customers.
Most employees worked from remote locations on Wednesday, many at other city facilities. For example, the 311 Action Center was fully functional as operators took calls from their temporary offices at KC Water. That will continue on Thursday.
City Planning and Development will temporarily relocate to the Health Department on 2400 Troost. Walk-in customers can come in between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to apply for all permits, submit planning and zoning applications and attend scheduled Express Plan Review.
The problem began when a two-inch fire suppression line broke between the lobby and basement, causing significant flooding, City Manager Troy Schulte said. Electrical transformer equipment was soaked and has to be dried out and restarted before employees can safely return.
For more information, contact Rod Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-501-6990.