(To be Published in the Liberty Courier Tribune and the Gladstone Dispatch)
Oakview, MO. will hold a Municipal Election on April 5, 2022 for two positions on the Board of Trustees. Candidate filing from Dec 7th, 2021 at 8 AM thru Dec 28th, 2021 at 5 PM at 6404 N. Locust St. Oakview, MO. City Hall office hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Mon – Thurs. For more information call 816-436-9150.
Welcome any new residents to the Village of Oakview! We are a small municipality governed by a Board of Trustees. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM, at the McLear Civic Center (6404 N Locust), also referred to as City Hall. Residents are welcome to attend! We value your input.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
The Agenda for each meeting is posted on the bulletin board next to the front door at city hall, on our website: oakviewmissouri.com and emailed to residents.
Meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday, and must be received at City Hall by noon on the Thursday prior to a Board Meeting. Forms are available on the web-site, via email and at City Hall, in the lobby.
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Please take a minute and drop an email to City Hall at email@example.com. We email newsletters, meeting agendas and other important information to residents
ELECTION RESULTS – AUGUST 3, 2021
Oakview, MO. held a special election on August 3, 2021 due to an increase in trash/recycling services from WCA and a Use Tax Proposal. This election results were as follows:
In regards to the WCA rates 70 citizens voted; 63 approved the rates for the next five years, 7 opposed. Rate increase from WCA per residence, over the next 5 years; 2022 - $13/month, 2023 - $13.50/month, 2024 - $14.50/month, 2025 - $15.00/month, & 2026 - $16.00/month. This proposed rate from WCA is less than other vendors in the area. Also on the ballot was the opportunity for residents to vote on a Use Tax proposal for online and internet purchases; again 70 citizens responded with 46 approved of the tax to 24 nay votes
BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED!
One of your first steps for any construction or electrical project should be a building permit application! It is the Boards responsibility to enforce zoning and building ordinances. Permit applications are reviewed at monthly Board Meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday, and must be received at City Hall by noon on the Thursday prior to a Board Meeting. Forms are available on the web-site, via email and at City Hall, in the lobby.
GOING ON VACATION
Fill out a Resident Check Form and the Police Department will keep an eye on your home while you’re gone.
PROPERTY CODE VIOLATIONS
Don’t wait too long to pick up that pile of sticks, or mow the lawn, you may be in violation of the property code ordinance. This results in a friendly warning letter from us asking you to clean it up. If it’s not cleaned up within the time frame specified in the letter, a citation may be issued. Commonly issued warnings:
OAKVIEW CLEAN UP
On October 23, 2021 the Village of Oakview will again sponsor a Village clean up to assist citizens with their clean up needs. Its start at 8am, Saturday morning and will continue until the dumpsters are full. There will be available 2 dumpsters; one- for yard waste the other discarded items.
We will also have for your convenience a booth set up for the registration of pets. Registration is required for all dogs over 6-months of age. Provide a current rabies certificate to City Hall. Remember if your dog is outside and not within a fenced yard, they must be on a leash. Dogs that habitually bark/disturb the peace, are to be muzzled or kept indoors.
TRASH/ RECYCLING AND YARD WASTE
PROGRESS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Board has been aggressively attempting to upgrade city services and the overall operation of those services in order to expedite issues to satisfactory conclusions.
We are currently in the process of codification of City Codes, consolidating of, and elimination of outdated ones.
We are further refining our Village’s Policies & Procedures employee manuals in an effort to reduce and/or all together prevent inconsistencies in the practices of our Village staff in the execution of their sworn duties, thus promoting a more effective and harmonious approach to issues and concerns of our villagers. Above all we are engaged in auditing our fiscal responsibilities assuring better and concise financial stewardship. We are bringing our village operations in line with the mandated policies of SB5 and SB572 establishing our systems in accordance with and to State and other agencies, bringing Oakview into the 21st century. All three departments, Admin, Court and Police are engaged in identifying and making necessary adjustments and improvements to their daily operations, improving efficiency and overall service.
Board and Police Staff, have been actively involved in street repairs, and foliage removal of over run areas, doing all of the work themselves. Oakview, having no Public works Dept. engages the services to accomplish these task of Village staff and the Board members themselves.
There has been a lot of questions geared towards the purpose of Code Enforcement as a whole and how it applies and impacts the citizens of Oakview in particular.
Code enforcement, first and foremost centers around mainly health & safety. Most codes are aimed at the prevention and control of that which can and has arisen from what we might call code violations. These concerns need to be addressed when lives are shared in any community, whether it be commercial, agricultural, or residential. Communities that are diverse regardless of the origins of those diversities have to maintain balance between the citizens with the understanding of cultural backgrounds, individual desires and goals, and the rights and freedoms of those same individuals. Thus it falls to the duly elected officials of Local, State, and Federal government bodies to formulate that balance. Within our village we are trying to implement standards and practices along those lines to answer the concerns that have been addressed to the Board and its members.
Further, how issues are addressed by the Enforcement Officers needs to be understood as well. For each complaint there are a number of restraints that the Village representative has to consider in regards to answering complaints lodged with the Village centering on the rights of its citizens, both complainant and alleged violators. This must be accomplished with objectivity, logic, commonsense, all within Constitutional constraints.
So when it seems that the Village is not concern or ignoring the complaints, bear in mind just all that goes into, and what is involved.
Our Village Clerk is in the process of listing the steps involved in a code enforcement case, so as better to inform all parties as to how the system works. Upon its completion it will be emailed out to all our citizens .
Questions, comments, or concerns? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call City Hall at 816/436-9150. City Hall is open Monday -Thursday from 1pm - 4 pm (excluding Holidays). Need to contact the PD after hours? Don’t leave an urgent message on our answering machine. Call dispatch at (816) 792-4254. In an emergency always call 911.
AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF OAKVIEW, CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI, AUTHORIZING/ENACTING REGULATIONS REGARDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN THE VILLAGE LIMITS AND ASSESSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Oakview recognize the need to regulate the possession of controlled substance enforcement within the village limits of the Village of Oakview; and
WHEREAS, the State Statutes of Missouri, specifically Section 579.015 RSMo, authorize the village to enact and enforce certain regulations for possession of controlled substance,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF OAKVIEW, CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS;
A Controlled Substance, Synthetic Substance, Imitation Substance, possession, and so on shall be defined as listed in $195.010
A person commits the offense of possession of a controlled substance or imitation controlled substance if he or she knowingly possesses a controlled substance, except as authorized by chapter 579 or chapter 195 of the Missouri Revised Statues.
Content approved by Village legal Counsel:
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Debbie Zanger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Michael Lacey, Village Clerk
You may download these forms and drop off at City Hall or download, copy and paste in the Contact US section and fill it out there to email directly to the City Clerk.
We now vote at St. Charles School in the cafeteria located on the 700 block Shady Lane
OAKVIEW MUNICIPAL COURT
6404 N Locust, Oakview, MO 64118
Office Hours 1:00 pM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
Answering machine available 24 hours a day-7 days a week.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE OF YOUR COURT DATE
THROUGH THE MAIL, IT IS ON YOUR TICKET, TOP LEFT.
THIS CITATION MAY NOT REQUIRE A COURT APPEARANCE.
Traffic Violation Bureau Information
Oakview Municipal Court has established a Traffic Violation Bureau for the convenience of anyone charged with certain traffic offenses wishing to avoid a court appearance. Violations listed on the back of this notice may be paid in advance. If your violation is listed (and does not involve a traffic accident) and you wish to plead guilty without coming to court, you may choose from the payment methods listed below.
1) PAY BY MAIL: Sign the “Appearance, Plea of Guilty & Waiver” on the back of your ticket and send a money order or cashiers check payable to Oakview Municipal Court. Address and mail (before your court date) your copy of the signed citation and payment to: OAKVIEW MUNICIPAL COURT
P.O. BOX 10766
KANSAS CITY, MO 64188
2) PAY ONLINE: credit/debit payments at: www.trafficpayment.com *
3) PAY BY PHONE: credit/debit card payments: Call 816-436-9150 Monday –Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM *
4) TO PAY IN PERSON: 6404 N Locust, Oakview, MO 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday –Thursday. Cash, personal checks, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, Discover, Mastercard accepted.* Be sure to bring your copy of your ticket!
*Payment by credit/debit card will include a non-negotiable instrument fee as allowed by court operating rule 21.01(a)21.
WARNING: A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT OR YOUR PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED BY YOUR SCHEDULED COURT DATE.
DUE TO COVID 19, All court attendees must wear a face mask to enter the court house. If you do not have one, one will be provided. Only those individuals with actual court-related business shall be permitted entry. All persons shall be required to use hand sanitizer prior to entry. No loitering. Social distance-6 ft. No admittance shall be granted to anyone currently: Diagnosed with COVID-19 /resides with anyone with COVID-19, experiencing a fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, under orders to self-quarantine or resides with anyone ordered to self-quarantine. Anyone who is particularly susceptible to serious complications as a result of infection of COVID-19, may request permission to remotely participate in a court hearing. Such defendant shall call the court to reschedule their court hearing.
The violations listed on the other side reflect the most common violations that may be paid in advance. Violations not listed may require a court appearance. Call the court for more information. Oakview Municipal Court is separate from the Gladstone Municipal Court system. Effective 4/2021 courtfineshandout2021Aprilhalfsheet
TRAFFIC VIOLATION BUREAU
Amounts include the fine and applicable court costs.
All violations involving an accident require a court appearance.
Moving and Non-Moving Violations: (No Accident)
Made U-Turn-Traffic Hazard Created
Failure to Stop for Stop Sign at Stop Line
Amount $ 87.00
Failed to Obey Traffic Control Devise
Failed to Drive Within Single Lane
Improper Backing of Motor Vehicle
Failed to Signal or Improper Signal When Turning
Followed another Vehicle too Closely
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle Displaying Siren, Lights
No Headlights when Required
Failed to Dim Headlights
Excessive Noise from Squealing Vehicle Tires
Vision Reducing Material (Tint)
Amount $ 77.00
Operated Motor Vehicle with Expired License Plates
Amount $ 77.00
Displayed/Possessed License Plates of Another
Failure to Register Motor Vehicle
Improper Display of License Plates/ Plates Issued to another Vehicle
Expired Drivers License
Driving without Drivers License
Failure to Show Proof of Insurance
Amount $ 77.00
Parked in “NO PARKING” Zone
Handicapped Parking Violation
Amount $ 157.00
Failed to Stop for School bus Rec/Discharging School Children
Amount $ 25.00
Failed to Wear Protective Headgear When Motorcycle in Motion
Amount $ 10.00
Driver Failed to Wear Seat Belt Properly
Amount $ 76.00
Driver Failed to Secure Child < 8 yrs Old in Child Restraint/Seat
Amount $ 10.00
Driver Failed to Secure Child =/> 80 pounds, or >4 foot 9 inches
Amount $ 77.00
Allowed Animal to Roam at Large
Amount $ 77.00
Failure to License Dog
SPEEDING- POSTED SPEED ZONE:
Speeding 01-05 over posted limit $ 77.00
Speeding 06-10 over posted limit $ 87.00
Speeding 11-15 over posted limit $ 97.00
Speeding 16-20 over posted limit $ 127.00
Speeding 21-25 over posted limit $ 182.00
Speeding 26 or more over posted limit or involved in an Accident Must Appear in Court
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On the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, the Board of Trustees meet to handle village business. These meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend. The meeting is held in the Oakview City Hall, 6404 N Locust St. Oakview, MO 64118.
Municipal Court is held the third Wednesday of each month, unless rescheduled due to holidays.
Copies of specific ordinances of the village are available upon request. Contact the clerk at 816 436-9150, MON-THURS, 1 PM to 4 PM.