Residents to be surveyed for Country Club/Waldo Area Plan

Residents to be surveyed for Country Club/Waldo Area Plan

The City of Kansas City, Missouri,  is working to update its Country Club/Waldo Area Plan, which includes our neighborhood.

Area plans recommend strategies to help realize a community’s long term vision for the future and provide a comprehensive framework to guide public decisions on land use, housing, public improvements, community development, and city services.

Here are the boundaries for the plan:

  • North: E. 55th Street
  • East: Paseo Boulevard and Troost Avenue
  • South: E. 85th Street
  • West: State Line Road

The city would like residents to get involved in the process by providing input and signing up to receive information about public meetings. Learn more

A consultant is performing a random survey of residents who live within the boundaries of the Country Club/Waldo Area Plan. The consultant will mail the survey and follow up by telephone with those residents. If you receive a survey, please fill it out so the city can get your feedback on housing, transportation, goods and services and area identity.


WPHA members who support security patrol can have home watched while on vacation

Heading out of town for the weekend — or longer? Ward Parkway Homes Association members who have paid for the optional private security patrol service during the current fiscal year can rest easy. You have access to a valuable vacation security service benefit. Our patrol service will check on your home while you’re gone and notify you if they observe any suspicious activity.

The Ward Parkway Homes Association’s security patrol service costs $60 per year per house. It pays for off-duty Kansas City police officers to patrol streets during the week, which helps our entire neighborhood maintain some of the lowest crime rates in the city. Plus, it provides peace of mind that someone is looking out for your property in your absence.

To request a vacation security service for an upcoming trip, fill out the online form and submit it. Remember to request the vacation patrol service at least 72 hours before leaving town so we have time to check the neighborhood roster and notify the security team.

Happy traveling!

Ways to prevent property crime this summer

Theft is a crime of opportunity. During the summer months, would-be thieves are on the lookout for items that can be easily taken in moments. Unlocked doors, open windows and open garage doors all provide a temptation to steal valuables — bikes, tools, packages, cell phones, purses — left in plain view. Blooming trees and overgrown shrubs can provide would-be burglars with places to hide.

Some home safety tips to consider:

  1. Install lighting, such as motion lights or dusk-to-dawn detector lights, on your home’s exterior.
  2. Trim shrubbery around your home to eliminate hiding places.
  3. Make sure your address is clearly visible from the street for emergency and identification purposes.
  4. Close and lock your garage door when you are not nearby. Place valuables stored in the garage in a locking device not visible from the street when the garage door is open.
  5. Do not leave bikes unattended. Lock your bikes, even if you are going to be away for only a few moments.
  6. If you sleep on the second floor of your home, keep all first floor doors and windows closed and locked.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings and those around you when you walk, jog or bike.
  8. Stop all deliveries of mail and newspapers when out of town on vacation.
  9. Don’t discuss your vacation plans (at the gym, grocery story, etc.). You never know who might be listening to your conversation.
  10. Use timers to light your home inside and outside, especially when you are away.
  11. Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up flyers or other publications that might be left while you are away.
  12. Don’t make it easy for a burglar to make you a victim!

Tips are courtesy of the San Leandro Police Department, San Leandro, California.