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Fieldhouse Charter Membership Extension
Girls on Fire Donation
Woods Chapel Road Phase 2 Update
Blue Springs Blood Drive
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  Susan Culpepper  
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MoDot Construction Alert


On Wednesday, July 8 the Missouri Department of Transportation began a two-month bridge rehabilitation project on I-70 over the Sni-A-Bar Creek outside Oak Grove.
  Crews reduced I-70 to ONE lane over the eastbound bridge. The westbound lanes will also be reduced to ONE lane beginning July 13. Motorists that travel this route daily should expect HEAVY congestion through the area during peak commute time. Allow extra time for travel, alter your departure time or find an alternate route.
Business Courses
  Current and future business owners: Take advantage of these opportunities presented by the University of Missouri Extension Office's Small Business & Technology Development Center to increase your business knowledge no matter what stage you're in!
How to Start a Business
Wednesday, August 5
9 a.m. to Noon
Small Business & Technology Development Center
1600 N.E. Coronado Dr.
Fee $99
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan
Wednesday, August 5
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Small Business & Technology Development Center
1600 N.E. Coronado Dr.
Fee $49

Scholarships may be available for eligible candidates. For more information, call (816) 876-2783
Storm Protection and Clean Up

      Severe Weather Week

Enroll in CodeRED Emergency Notification & Weather Warning System and be more prepared for this seasons severe weather.


This system is an early warning service that allows the City to notify residents of emergency situations that require immediate action.


 To enroll by phone, please call 816-228-0164.


This system will only be used for emergency purposes. 



Eastern Jackson County 

Yard Waste Collection Center

Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drop off yard waste from the recent storms at this collection center. This center only accepts yard waste and fees apply. Click here for more information.

Automobile Theft Prevention
 The best way to prevent automobile theft is to take away the thief's opportunity. Below are some  tips to keep you and your belongings safe this summer.

Remove your valuables - Leave them at home if you don't need them. If you do need them, put them in your trunk before leaving your home.

Remove any identifying information - Take your license with you when you leave your car and lock up your vehicle registration and other vehicle specific information.

Lock it or Lose It! - Lock your car doors and close the windows.

Location - Choose a well lit parking area, were there are other cars parked close by.Notify parking security if you see anything that looks suspicious.

To report a theft, contact the Blue Springs Police Department at their non-emergency number (816) 228-0151. 
4th of July Celebration


 I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend! This year, we had another enjoyable show thanks to Country 94.1 KFKF-FM's own Debbie Erikson and Kansas native Jackson Gulick.


Fireworks were enjoyed by a good number of concert guests and Blue Springs residents. Special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping us continue this great tradition.

Benton House Ribbon Cutting Celebration

 It was my pleasure to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Benton House, a new housing community tailored for independent living with a number of amenities for residents.


Welcome to Blue Springs! 

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

  These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire spring/su mmer schedule,  click here.

TaJazz School of Dance
1100 N.W. Knox
July 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
 Hip Hop, ages 6+

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Parkway
July 18, Noon to 3 p.m.
Open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 & under must have a parent in the pool; parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event.

Club 7 Fitness
 1241 SW Highway 7
July 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids Fit Boot Camp, fitness activities open gym for adults

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Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for city information and news updates, including those items most important to you.


I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. I want to thank those residents who were "Good Neighbors" and observed the hours that fireworks are legally allowed and disposed of the fireworks debris afterwards. 

I would also like to thank everyone that participated in the Community Blood Drive this week!  Thanks to your donations, we collected 27 units of life-saving blood.

Keep reading to get up-to-date information on major City projects, summer safety tips and details about Fieldhouse Charter membership information. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.

Fieldhouse Charter Membership Extension


You now have until August 1 to take advantage of the Charter member opportunity , enhancing your Fieldhouse experience!


Charter member benefits include: 

  • One month FREE membership on any membership plan
  • No set up fee, a $25 value
  • A tour of the building during the renovation process
  • Early use of facility and equipment prior to the Grand Opening
  • An exclusive Charter member reception at the Fieldhouse
  • A Blue Springs Fieldhouse T-shirt
  • Four free day passes you can share with family and friends
Visit City Hall located at 903 W. Main Street to sign up. To speak to a Parks representative, call (816) 228-0137.



Construction Update


Pictured from top to bottom: Building exterior, view of fitness center from first floor-turf field area, murals around staff office windows, staff area hallway.

Construction is still on schedule at Fieldhouse!


To date, Turner Construction crews have installed the elevator and have completed staff offices. Throughout the month of July, crews are scheduled to complete the murals, install lighting and install turf and flooring. 


Completion is set for fall 2015. 

Girls on Fire Camp Donation
I would like to recognize the Blue Springs Rotary Club for their generous donation to the  Girls on Fire Camp program of the City's Police Department.
Your contribution will help make an already enriching program even better!
Girls on Fire is a free, week-long workshop that addresses the unique set of challenges facing young girls. Participants must be ages 12 to 17 and current Blue Springs residents or students in the Blue Springs School District.

Upcoming class dates are set for July 27 - 31. Click here to complete an application.  
For more information call (816) 228-0242. 


Woods Chapel Road Phase 2 Update


Construction continues on the second phase of Woods Chapel Road improvements . Sanitary sewer force main placement is happening along the east side of Woods Chapel Road, south of the railroad tracks. North of the railroad tracks, the center portion of the roadway has been removed with asphalt base scheduled for this week, weather pending.

To date, this project has significantly streamlined traffic congestion and better serves our community members and those traveling through Blue Springs. 

Blue Springs Blood Drive

Each year, we partner with the Community Blood Center to host a Community Blood Drive the week of the Independence Day holiday.


I am proud to say that through this event, we collected 27 units of blood that can be used to help those in the community.  I am also pleased to share that of our 26 registered donors, 12 were first time donors!


If you missed our event but would like to donate, click here to find a mobile site close to you or schedule an appointment at the Community Blood Center's Blue Springs office.

I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.