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City of Nevada Tax Free Weekend Back to School Sales

The City of Nevada honors the Missouri 2019 Tax Free Weekend.

The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2nd at 12:01 am, running through Sunday, August 4th at midnight. So, if you have back to school shopping to do…this is the time to do it.

When is 2019 Missouri Tax Free Weekend?

The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2nd at 12:01 am, running through Sunday, August 4th at midnight. So, if you have back to school shopping to do…this is the time to do it.

Every year, the Missouri sales tax holiday is held on the first Friday of the month through that Sunday night. So, mark this weekend on your calendar. Circle, highlight & star this Tax Free Weekend…it’s worth it.

Where Can I Shop Tax Free?

You can shop any store, but only certain items are included in the tax break. See below for a full list of what is included in the Back to School Tax Free Weekend.

What Can I Buy During Tax Free Back to School Sales?

Back to School Tax Free Weekend is limited to personal items related to Back to School season. Items like back to school shoes, clothing & school supplies are all include. Here is a full list of tax exempt items for 2019:

  • Back to School Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer/technology software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
  • Graphing Calculators – not to exceed $150

Back to school clothing is considered any article of clothing to be worn on your body. This INCLUDES DIAPERS for babies, as well as footwear. Back to school clothing does NOT include watches, jewelry, purses, scarves, ties, headbands, belt buckles & umbrellas.

School supplies are considered items used in classrooms for educational needs including notebooks, paper, art supplies, backpacks & book bags, calculators (including graphing), chalk, & globes. This does NOT include radios, headphones, phones, office equipment, furniture or sporting equipment.

You can find Tax Free Weekend Guidelines straight from the Missouri Department of Revenue for more info.

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Join us for a Community Forum!

We want to hear from you!!

Join us for a Community Forum to discuss the issues that matter and provide direction as we begin to set goals for our community.

The Forums will be a space for conversation. A chance to hear from a variety of citizens and will center around the following questions:

  1. What are the greatest resources in Nevada (what’s right here)?
  2. What are the most significant challenges facing Nevada?
  3. What bold actions can we take to make Nevada stronger?

Please plan to attend one of these dates:

    • Date: Saturday, June 22 at 10:00am
    • Location: Crawford House. 1117 N. West Street
    • Date: Monday, June 24 at 6:00pm
    • Location: Moore-Few Community Room. 901 S Adams Street (SW end of facility)
    • Date: Thursday, June 27 at 6:00pm
    • Location: Paddock House. 315 East Grand


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Annual Water Main Flushing to begin on May 13th

Alliance Water Resources, Inc. will start the flushing of water mains on Monday, May 13th 2019.  Customers within the area of the flushing and surrounding influence areas may experience some discoloration in their water if usage occurs during the flushing period.

The water main flushing schedule and Flow testing will be as follows:

  • Monday May 13 – Tower Street to West City limits.  Olive and College streets from Atlantic to Radio Springs Park.
  • Tuesday, May 14 – Chestnut to Spring from Vernon to Maple.
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Chestnut to Spring from Maple to Railroad tracks.   Spring to Ash from Garfield to Atlantic.
  • Thursday, May 16 – Country Club and Hillcrest Drive.  West St. to Ash from Cleveland to Walnut.
  • Friday, May 17 – West St. to Ash from Cherry to South street. Ash to North and West city limits.
  • Monday, May 20 – Main to Washington from Cherry to South City limits.
  • Main to Washington to North city limits including Fairground Estates.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Oak to Railroad tracks from Cherry to South City limits. Main to Commercial from Ashland to Atlantic. Main to Washington from Walnut to Ashland
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Austin and Underpass to I-49.  Main to Washington from Walnut to Ashland.
  • Thursday, May 23 – Austin and Commerce Dr. to East City limits. Oak to Osage from Lee to Walnut.
  • Friday, May 24 – Smelter Hill and Alma Street. Colorado to East Frontage road from Ashland to North City limits. Railroad tracks to East City limits from Walnut to Ashland.
  • Tuesday, May 28- Highland St. to North city limits from Elm St to East city limits.
  • Wednesday May 29 – Railroad tracks to East City limits from Walnut to Ashland.

Water main flushing is the process of cleaning or “scouring” the interior of water distribution mains (pipes) by sending a rapid flow of water through the mains.  Flushing promotes high quality water by removing sediments and deposits in the main lines and assures all fire hydrants are in proper working order.

 Bob Kerbs, Distribution Supervisor. 417-321-9000

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CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY begins on March 20th


The Nevada Police Department is now accepting applications for our 2019 Citizen Police Academy tentatively scheduled to begin on March 20, 2019. This program provides participants with an inside look at the operations of the police department. The program is a lecture and interactive based program that allows the public to view community policing from the law enforcement perspective.

This eight week program meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm beginning March 20th through May 8th. Most classes will be held at the Nevada Police Department.

Applications can be obtained at the Nevada Police Department or Download File and will be accepted now through March 18th.

The program will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Department Orientation
  • 911 Communications and Emergency Dispatching
  • Jail Tour
  • Traffic Stop Interactive Training
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offenses
  • Animal Control
  • Criminal Scene Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Drug Recognition
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Applicant Requirements:

  • Complete a citizen police academy application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No domestic violence, drug, or violent crime arrests
  • Must be able to perform light physical activity
  • Dress will be casual unless advised otherwise in advance by the instructor

All materials needed for the class will be provided by the Nevada Police Department

If you have questions about the program or its requirements please contact:

Lt. Steve Bastow

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Mother Son Dance

2nd Annual Mother Son Dance.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Franklin P. Norman Community Center, 200 N Ash, Nevada Missouri.

Tickets must be purchase in advance. Tickets are limited. Cost is $3.00 per attendee.

All mothers, sons, grandmothers, grandson, guest moms and guest sons are welcome!

More information call 417.448.5110 or email

Event hosted by the Nevada Parks & Recreation

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Compost Spring Hours 2020

Compost Center

Located at 702 S. Jefferson (building next to public works building).

To compost Center from City Hall: South on Ash, East on Maple over railroad curves back south (right) and compost center will be on the right hand side of road.

Number is: 417-448-5114

NEW SPRING HOURS (starting March 21, 2020)

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8 – noon.
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Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaf Collection Schedule

The City Public Works Department will again collect loose leaves starting December 2, 2019.  They are starting in the SW corner of the City, then to the NW, NE and SE and will probably make 2 to 3 rounds.

We remind residents to rake the leaves to the curb, but not into the street, and to remove all sticks and stones from the pile as these can damage the machinery.

Rake leaves into open areas along the curb, avoiding mailboxes, fire hydrants, signs, parked cars, and other obstacles that would prevent the leaf collection truck from getting to your leaves. We also remind residents not to park in front of leaf piles.

Here’s how you can help the city meet its leaf collection schedule:
Do not rake leaves into the street or storm sewers; leaves clogging the storm sewers can cause flooding during heavy rains.

Do not rake twigs, branches, sticks, rocks, bottles, garden debris, pumpkins, etc., in with the leaves; these items can clog up the machine and cause considerable delay to the leaf collection.

Avoid parking near leaf piles. Piles blocked by vehicles will not be picked up as it is difficult for the truck and leaf machine to maneuver around parked cars.

Rake leaves as close to the curb as possible and cover them with some type of tarp.