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A Letter from the Mayor (March 13, 2020)
Posted on Friday March 13, 2020
Health and Safety First
My number one concern is the health and safety of all Smithville citizens, visitors and City staff. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) responses at the local, state, and regional level with guidance from our emergency personnel. This is a rapidly-evolving situation that we will continue to assess.

Smithville first responders are prepared for any calls regarding possible cases. As of right now, Clay County does not have any confirmed cases of the virus, but that can change daily. Smithville has no confirmed cases so the focus is on preventing the spread. Having said that, I don’t find it necessary to declare a state of emergency right now but am aware this could change.

Smithville City Hall remains 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 the virus. You can pay your utility bill through the city’s website ( or set up autopay options. City staff can be reached at (816) 532-3897 or you can use our “ Report a Concern” feature on our website to report concerns relating to city services.

We will all play a role in curbing the spread of the virus. So please be caution when visiting public places with crowds, don’t shake hands, wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer when you can. Be aware of the CDC’s recommendations.

Smithville is as prepared as one municipality could be. If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the Clay County Health Center at (816) 595-4200 or check their website.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your mayor.

       Damien Boley - Mayor