BPU budget workshop to be Wednesday, regular meeting follows

The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will review the 2020 proposed budget during a workshop to be held Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The Dec. 4 workshop will include budget reviews for the administrative division, accounting, customer service, human resources, electric production, electric supply, electric operations and technology, and water divisions.

The final budget will be presented to the board for approval during the Dec. 18 BPU meeting.

The BPU board will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at 540 Minnesota Ave.

On the agenda for the work session will be a board update, general manager update and online services report.

The regular BPU meeting will follow at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

On the agenda for the regular meeting will be a visitors’ time, customer research results, October financial report, board comments and general manager comments.

Blood donations needed; donors to receive gift cards

Blood donations are urgently needed between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to the Red Cross.

Individuals are asked to give a pint of blood this holiday season by making an appointment to donate and help the American Red Cross make sure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season, a spokesman stated.

Those with type O blood are especially needed, according to the spokesman.

Persons may make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App (https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html), visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

In thanks for helping meet the urgent need, those who come to give blood now through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Thanks.

There are two nearby upcoming mobile blood drives:

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 2, at the Elm Grove Baptist Church, 15774 Linwood Road.

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).