Pleasant Hill, Missouri

March 27, 2020

The City Council declared a state of emergency on Monday, March 23, 2020.  This state of emergency provides flexibility within the municipal code and operations necessary to protect public health.

To that end, Mayor Guffey has declared that peddlers and solicitors permits will be temporarily suspended during this state of emergency.  No new permits will be issued and existing permits will be temporarily suspended.

If a peddler approaches your home asking for business, please contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department at 816-987-9149.

If you are in need of a specific type of work performed at your home, the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce has a listing of businesses who can help you out.  Visit their website at or by phone at 816-540-2070.

March 25, 2020

At the City Council meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020, the Pleasant Hill City Council issued a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.

This state of emergency was declared in response to the national and state level emergency declarations and allows for flexibility of the City’s code.

“We have seen how rapidly this virus can spread through communities and the impact it can have on our city and it’s operations.  We wanted to ensure that we had flexibility in our municipal code to suspend water shut offs, waive late payment penalties, and waive credit card fees.  We wanted to ensure that we are able to continue serving the public when you need us the most but that it may look a little different - while we have closed facilities and moved to online and teleconference meetings,” said City Administrator Shelby Teufel.

“This resolution gives us the flexibility to expedite our emergency response efforts and adapt as necessary in our ongoing efforts to protect public health and safety.”

The state of emergency will remain in place until further action is taken by the Mayor.

The City of Pleasant Hill’s Emergency Declaration does not impose any additional restrictions on businesses or individuals, although there have been restrictions at the state and county level.

“We know this is a very trying time for our businesses and our community.  But, I continue to see the best from our residents. This is a reminder that we should take care of our neighbors and I often see our community take care of its own.  We want you all to be healthy. It’s neighborly to take care of our own health to minimize the impact it has on others. We’re doing our part as a City to help those efforts as well -- and that’s the reason for this emergency order -- so we can do what is necessary to keep you healthy.  Supporting our local businesses and individuals is critical during and after this time period. Let’s continue to show how much we are invested in the well-being of each other,” Mayor Mark Guffey said.

According to the CDC, the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to practice preventative hygiene and following social distancing recommendations of staying home when possible and maintaining 6-ft of personal space when you do go out.

To stay up to date on City of Pleasant Hill actions related to COVID-19, please visit

March 23, 2020
The Cass County Health Department has joined regional efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The Emergency Order will be in place from 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and expires at 11:59 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020 unless modified.

The order, similar to many other counties, allows individuals to perform essential activities, visit essential businesses, and enjoy the outdoors.  The order includes definitions for these activities and businesses. We understand that this may have an impact on your ability to conduct business.  If you have questions regarding the exemptions, please contact the Cass County Health Department for clarification.

We hope that our residents will continue to support our local businesses.  Grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare providers, gas stations, hardware stores, and food services (drive thru, curbside, and delivery) will still be open. We’d suggest calling a business in advance of visiting to ensure they are open for business.  We know they would love your support.

The City and the Chamber of Commerce will both be providing information from the Department of Economic Development for programs and loans for small businesses.  We want each of you to be as successful as possible and understand that it is difficult for many of you to navigate through this tough time. We’re here with you and want to support you. CASS COUNTY WEBSITE

March 21, 2020

The Cass County Health Department has accelerated the Governor's order to limit social gatherings to 10 people or less.  A social gathering shall mean any planned or spontaneous event or convening that would bring together more than 10 people in a single space at the same time.  The exemptions that were previously in place are no longer exempted.

People shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance.

The order is effective at 12:01 am on March 22, 2020 until 12:01 am on April 6, 2020.  The order may be extended, supplemented or modified.

March 17, 2020

Following the presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Cass County and the possibility of other cases through our region, the Cass County Health Department has issued a Public Health Emergency Order.

Starting tonight (12:01 a.m., Wednesday, March 18) the Order prohibits all public gatherings of 10 or more until 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, April 1.  The Order can be extended or modified as necessary.

The Order declares that all restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs, and movie theaters in the County are to be closed to the public.  Restaurants may continue to provide curbside, drive-through, and delivery services. 

The Order further defines that a gathering does not include normal operations at spaces where persons may be in transit or coming and going individually or in groups of fewer than 10.

The Order will allow the continued operation of governmental and judicial functions, daycare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, private businesses, religious and faith-based activities, weddings, and funerals.  All businesses that can continue regular operation should proceed with appropriate CDC recommended precautions.

We understand the County’s Order represents a sacrifice for everyone in our community.  Prior to this order, we saw many of our businesses were beginning to take this measure voluntarily and increasing their availability of curbside pickup and other alternatives to dine-in.  We hope you are still able to patronize our local businesses while maintaining safe distances and limiting the spread of this disease.  These measures are intended to ensure the public health and to avoid the expansion or prolonging of these directives. 

The City of Pleasant Hill will continue to participate in daily discussions with our area partners to address the latest guidance and CDC recommendations.

The Missouri DHSS has established a 24-hour hotline operated by medical professionals.  Anyone with questions or concerns about COVID-19 is urged to call the hotline at 877-435-8411.

March 16, 2020

As your local government, it’s important that our staff members are healthy enough to serve you in the times when you need it the most.  It’s important that our police department can respond when you need them.  It’s important our Public Works staff is healthy enough to ensure the sewer system is properly operating and water is being delivered to your house on a daily basis.  Our motto has always been, it’s our job to take care of these things so you don’t have to worry about them.

In order to minimize the impacts of the spread of COVID-19, we will be closing access to the City Hall lobby tomorrow morning (March 17).  Our staff will still be in the office or available in a remote capacity.  It’s our hope that we never miss a beat.  Feel free to give us a call and we’ll be able to help in any way possible.

Additionally, we have made the decision to restrict access to the Memorial Building and Community Building through April 6th.  No programmed or scheduled events will take place in those buildings during this time.

There’s a line that Mayor Guffey regularly utilizes and it applies in this case as well.  “We all have a responsibility to be good stewards to our neighbors.” In this current pandemic, this applies to our decision regarding social distancing.  We want to be there for you when you need us the most.  And we want to be there for you as well.

We can be reached at 816-540-3135 or through our “Report a Concern” feature on our website (


We recognize the first step to prevention of COVID-19 involves regular and frequent handwashing.  To this end, the City of Pleasant Hill has suspended water shut offs for non-payment.

We encourage all residents to keep current on utility bill payments during this time.

Beginning tomorrow at noon, the City will be temporarily waiving the credit card convenience fees on all payments until further notice.  This will allow more residents the option to pay via debit or credit card, especially as City Hall offices will be closed to the public.

To make a payment by phone, please call 816-540-3135 and choose option 2.

To make a payment online, visit or navigate from our homepage at

The City also has two drop boxes located on the City Hall building.  One is located next to the Community Development door.  The second is located in the night drop box on the west side of the building next to the ATM.

March 12, 2020

As leaders of your community, we want to assure all citizens that we are focused on the wellbeing of all citizens, visitors, and City staff.  We are closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) responses with the local, state, regional, and national level.  This is a rapidly-evolving situation that we will continue to assess.

To date, there have been no confirmed cases of a positive COVID-19 test in Pleasant Hill.  While there are cases in the Kansas City metropolitan region and in the state of Missouri, there have been no confirmed cases in Cass County.  At this time, it is not necessary to declare a state of emergency; however, please know that this situation continues to change daily.

City of Pleasant Hill facilities are open.  While open, we encourage residents to utilize services by phone or online whenever possible.  Our staff would be happy to help you electronically if at all possible to limit contact and slow the transmission of this virus.  We can be reached at 816-540-3135 or through our “Report a Concern” feature on our website (

We have postponed our March 17, 2020 municipal court docket.  All cases will be continued to the April 21st docket.  This is the only postponement currently.

We all play a role in reducing the risk of exposure and the spread of this virus.  So, please be cautious when visiting public places with crowds, give your neighbor the head nod instead of a handshake, wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer when you can.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services opened a 24-hour COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411.

We will keep an open line of communication about our plans as we navigate this situation.
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