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Did you know that when you pay your Jackson County tax bill in Blue Springs that a portion of that money stays in your community?

City Hall is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can accept your Jackson County tax bill payment.
 
Gift Cards
 Buy Blue Springs VISA gift cards are available for purchase at the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1000 W Main Street, Blue Springs. 

 

Cards are available in increments of $10 or $25.  There is no service fee to purchase the cards.  Cards can be used anywhere that accepts VISA. 

 

For more information, call the Chamber at (816) 229-8558.

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The Snow Removal Hotline number is (816) 228-0295.  If you would like to learn more about the City's Snow Removal Program, click here.
 
Potholes
To report a pothole, call the Pothole Hotline at (816) 228-0291 and leave the exact location of the hole, the nearest cross street, and your name and phone number so that we may contact you if we have problems locating the hole.

  To learn more about the City's Pothole Repair Program, click here.
 
Power Outages
If you are experiencing a power outage in your area, call 1 (888) 544-4852.  To learn more about KCP&L's Winter Storm Program, click here.

Recent Ribbon Cuttings in Blue Springs

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Memories Tea Room and Cafe on Main Street, Downtown Blue Springs

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Staples in Adams Dairy Landing shopping center

First Time Home Buyer Program
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Grants under the First Time Home Buyer Program will be issued in the maximum amount of $3,000 and will be available to households that meet the established income limits to be used for:
  • Up to 50% of the required down payment
  • Reasonable closing costs normally associated with the purchase of a home
  • A combination of the above, not to exceed $3,000.

Grants are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Application packets are available at the Community Development Department at the Blue Springs City Hall Annex, 904 W. Main St. or on the Blue Springs website at www.bluespringsgov.com/fthb.


For more information, call Michael Peterman, Community Development Department Principal Planner at (816) 228-0142 or email him by clicking here.
 
 
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City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Greetings!  
 Mayor Carson Ross
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.

The Christmas holiday is this week and I wish you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Christmas means many things to many people, for some it's the joy of getting together with friends and loved ones that we haven't seen for quite some time. For others, it's watching children open presents and fond memories shared around the dinner table.

I look forward to another year of serving Blue Springs as Mayor.  I am so proud to part of such a wonderful community.

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.
Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
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Christina Mitchell, Barbeque Blazeoff President, presents Mayor Carson Ross with a $1,500 for the Community Services League.
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Zach and Addison Pelham help Mayor Ross flip the switch that turns on Mayor's Christmas Tree. They are joined by Joe Haney and Pete Grigsby.
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On Tuesday, December 7 approximately 300 people braved the frigid temperatures and joined me as we lit the Mayor's Christmas Tree outside of City Hall. 

Blue Springs South Chamber Chior, Don Cable, Jerry Lewis and Cordill Mason's 4th & 5th Grade Extra Curricular Choir entertained the audience with their melodic programs.

I would like to thank Pete Grigsby from the Blue Springs School District for joining me, and Zach and Addison Pelham for helping me flip the switch to light the Christmas Tree this year.

This year's event was made possible thanks to: the Mayor's Christmas Tree Committee, Blue Springs Business Association, Price Chopper North, Price Chopper South, Hy-Vee, VFW Post #6603, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Greg Comer, Chuck Johnson, Sharon Stewart, Boy Scouts Troup #763, Volunteers in Police Services, Bens' Lawn & Garden, Cindy Miller, Carol Garner, Blue Springs Art League, Brad & Marilyn Schoonover.

It was great seeing all of you at the event and I look forward to doing it again next year!
Blue Springs participates in KCP&L's LED Streetlight Pilot Program
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I am very excited to announce that we are working in conjunction with KCP&L to be a test site for a 12-month pilot program to
evaluate the effectiveness of LED (light emitting diode) streetlights at four Blue Springs locations. 

The standard sodium vapor bulbs were removed and replaced with LED lights at Duncan Road at Waterfield Drive, NW 19th Street at NW Ashton Drive, NW Valley View Road at NW Delwood Drive (east junction), and SW Moreland School Road at SW 10th Street.  All four Blue Springs locations are marked with signs identifying them as part of the "LED Streetlight Test."
 
The program will evaluate the performance, energy saving and appearance of LED streetlights in our community.  By participating in this program, our City is helping identify new ways to become more energy efficient and greener while possibly generating operational cost-savings over time.

The pilot program involves 44 LED streetlight in five communities in the metro including, Blue Springs, MO; Gladstone, MO; Liberty, MO; Prairie Village, KS and St. Joseph, MO.

For more information about this program, click here.
Shop With a Blue Springs Cop
Shop With a Blue Springs Cop

On Saturday, December 18 at the Target store in the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center I had the pleasure of joining the Blue Springs Police Department and members of the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association at its inaugural "Shop With a Blue Springs Cop" event.

This event partnered 20 Blue Springs School District students with 20 Blue Springs Police Officers.  This program is an opportunity for at-risk children to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere and reinforce the fact that police officers are friends in the community.

This event really showcased what a dynamic and wonderful community we have here in Blue Springs.  Thank you again to all the event sponsors and volunteers that helped make this event possible.

For more information about this event, click here.
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 for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
 
Sincerely, 
 Ross sig
Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
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