City Hall Facilities Closed to the Public
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2020
In response to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Peculiar is taking additional steps to ensure the health of our community and continuity of City services. Effective immediately, all City facilities will be closed to the public, indefinitely.

Peculiar Mayor Holly Stark announced today that she was authorizing the closure of all city building lobbies to the public to limit city staff and resident exposure to COVID-19, effective immediately.


For utility payments, residents can still pay their bill on-line, place the payments in the drop box, or use the drive up window.  In other matters, the city is still open for business and can be reached at the non-emergency numbers/emails listed at the end of this document.

Lobby access closures beginning March 18, 2020 include:


City Hall- 250 S. Main St., Peculiar, MO 64078


Public Works Facility- 22215 S. Harper Road, Peculiar, MO 64078


Municipal Court- 220 N. Main St., Peculiar, MO 64078


Peculiar Police Department- 224 N. Main St., Peculiar, MO 64078

  • City events and meetings

    The closure decision is based on health professionals recommendation on social distancing of 6 feet minimum and gatherings of 10 people or less to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.  Cancellations include, but not limited to:

    • March 17th Community for All Ages Meeting at City Hall
    • March 18th, 25th and Aril 2, 2020, for the Route C (Main Street) Improvements Project meetings at City Hall
    • March 13th– April 13th All Parks and Recreation Leagues and Fitness Classes
    • March 23rd Missouri American Water Town Hall Meeting at the Lions Club
    • April 4th Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt at the West Peculiar Fire Protection District

  • Municipal court appearances and docket, March 23rdrescheduled to Monday, May 11, 2020

@ 5:30 p.m.

 Status of court dates may be checked at https://www.municipalrecordsearch.com/peculiarmo or by calling the court at 816-779-5104

  • Water (utility) shut-offs for non-payment of utility (water, sewer and trash) bills will be suspended until April 23rd – Please note, unpaid March utility bills will still be assessed the late fee.

The City of Peculiar is taking COVID-19 very seriously and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations city buildings have enacted handshake-free zones, hand washing reminder signs in restrooms and disinfecting wipe down by staff of: doors, door handles and hard surfaces.


We encourage residents to:

  1. Practice social distancing by maintaining a range of 6-10 feet of separation
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds
  3. Utilize hand sanitizer if unable to wash your hands
  4. Avoid touching your face
  5. Cover your coughs
  6. If you are sick and show signs of a fever and cough, stay at home for 14 days; isolate yourself until fever-free for up to 72 hours.

  Additional info can be found at the Prepare Metro KC or at this link:     


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline opened and can be reached at (877) 435-8411.  The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The information below is provided by the CDC and will be updated automatically as new details are available.


This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.


 City employees are still working to assist you with your needs. If you need assistance, have questions,   

 need to conduct any business, please see the departmental contact information below.

All offices located within City Hall

250 S. Main St. Peculiar, MO 64078

Main Phone: 816-779-5212


Interim City Administrator/City Engineer

Carl Brooks

Phone: 816-779-2228



Utility Office

Sarah Sprankle

Phone: 816-779-2222



Codes/City Planner/Zoning

Cliff McDonald

Phone: 816-779-2226



Deputy City Clerk/Business License

Cyndora Gauthreaux

Phone: 816-779-2221



Parks and Recreation

Grant Purkey

Phone: 816-779-2225



Public Works Manager

John Stoltz

Phone: 816-779-2224



Project and Compliance

Nick Jacobs

Phone: 816-779-2227



Economic Development

Jim Clarke

Phone: 816-779-2220



Peculiar Municipal Court

220 N. Main St., Peculiar, MO 64078

Court Clerk

Becky Lewis

Phone: 816-779-5104



Peculiar Police Department

224 N. Main St. Peculiar, MO 64078

Police Reports

Non-Emergency Phone: 816-779-5102


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