Gladstone is classified as a Third Class City incorporated in 1952. It has a City Manager who is appointed by a five member City Council, one of whom is designated as the Mayor, all serving at large. Gladstone is just under 9 square miles and as of the 2000 census the population was 26,365.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
Q. Who are the Community Development related boards and commissions and when do they meet?
A. The following are the boards related to the Community Development Department and when they meet:
> Board of Zoning Adjustments - they meet upon request
> Capital Improvements Committee - they meet upon request
> City Council - they meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
> Code Board of Appeals - they meet upon request
> Gladstone Economic Betterment Council - they meet quarterly
> Gladstone Neighborhood Commission - they meet the 1st Monday of each month
> Planning Commission - they meet 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
> Tax Increment Financing Commission - they meet annually and upon request
Q. What are the top 5 employers in the City of Gladstone?
A. City of Gladstone, Hy-Vee, North Kansas City School District, Van Chevrolet, Walmart.
Q. Where could a business find assistance for an expansion or relocation to Gladstone?
A. The following can assist you:
> City of Gladstone Economic Development Administrator
> Gladstone Economic Development Web Site
> Gladstone Chamber of Commerce
> Clay County Economic Development Council
> Missouri Department of Economic Development
> Midwest Small Business Finance
Q. What programs are available to provide financial assistance to local businesses?
A. There are Local, State, and Federal incentives as noted below:
> Local, State and Federal Bonds
> Local, State and Federal Foundations
> Local, State and Federal Grants
> Local, State and Federal Low Interest Loans
> State and Federal Tax Abatements
> State and Federal Tax Credits
Q. What are the City of Gladstones top 3 business recruitment tools?
A. Location as it relates to our proximity with metropolitan K.C. and the transportation access points (i.e. Kansas City Internatioinal Airport, Downtown Airport, and multiple Interstates and Highways). Quality of Life as it relates to the quality of our neighborhoods, educational system and park system. Community support and involvement as it relates to the manner by which Gladstone residents work together to create a better place to live and work.
Q. What do I need to do to have a garage sale?
A. Simply apply on line or stop by City Hall to complete an online form.
Q. How soon before sale do I have to do this?
A. One day or more is fine.
Q. How many sales can I have?
A. You can only have two (2) sales per year. This includes any sales associated with a neighborhood sale. In addition to the two (2) sales you can particapate in the Gladstone city wide garage sale during Bluesfest.
Q. What if it rains and I need to cancel my sale?
A. You must notify us to receive credit for rescheduling a sale
Q. What is required for a neighborhood sale?
A. A neighborhood sale is an event where several houses in a neighborhood are having a sale at the same time. You list your sale as individual but may receive more traffic if you are participating with a larger group.
Q. Is there a fee for a garage sale permit?
A. There are no fees for a garage sale permit.
Q. Do you supply signs?
A. Signs are not supplied by the city.
Q. How many signs can I have?
A. A maximum of six (6) signs may displayed per garage sale.
Q. Why did the City take my signs?
A. Either they were located too close to the street; they were affixed to a street sign or utility pole; there were too many signs posted; they were an improper size or shape; or you did not obtain a permit. It is not uncommon for nice garage sale
signs to be stolen; call the Community Development Department, as soon as you notice they"re missing, to check if your signs were removed by our staff.
Q. Can I get a permit for someone else?
A. A friend, relative or neighbor may fill out the form on your behalf, but the owner of the property sale is still responsible for compliance with related ordinances and requirements.
Q. What are Gladstones zip codes?
A. The City has 3 zip codes; For a map of our zip codes 64116, 64118, and 64119.
Q. What flood plain zone am I located in?
A Depends on your location. With a Gladstone address we can
tell you if a portion of your property touches the 100 year or
500 year FEMA designated flood plain. FEMA mapping is what
prevails when it comes to improvements that may have been made
since mapping was done. Mapping probably has not been updated.
Q. Do you have maps of Gladstone available?
A. Yes, maps are available online here
Q. Do I need a permit to:
* Add, repair or replace my deck A. (yes)
* Add, repair or replace my shed A. (yes)
* Put a pool in my back yard A. (yes)
* Build a fence or retaining wall around my yard A. (only if it is taller than 6 feet for fence and 4 feet for retaining wall); but there are requirements for type, size, and location of fences and walls. Please call (816) 436-2200 for more information or click here for ordinances.
* Add a room to my house A. (yes)
* Build a carport A. (yes)
* Build a garage A. (yes)
* Re-roof my house A. (yes)
* Change my electrical meter A. (yes)