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Veterans Way Memorial
Community Prayer Breakfast
Upcoming Winter Weather
Upcoming Downtown Alive! Events
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Happy 30th Anniversary BMX!
     On November 8, Blue Springs BMX presented the City with a plaque to thank us for 30 years of partnership.  The Blue Springs BMX track is located in Pink Hill Park and is operated in partnership with the City.

For more information about Blue Springs BMX, click here.
Upcoming Holiday Events

Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting

 Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 5:30-7 p.m.

 City Hall, 903 W Main Street


 Join me as I throw the switch along with our long-time retiring City Clerk Kathy Richardson that lights our very special Christmas Tree just outside City Hall.


Entertainment by local schools and 

community groups. Santa and other special guests join the festivities. Craft projects for the kids and free refreshments for everyone!



Christmas Concert benefiting CLS

December 7, 2 p.m.

Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center

Ticket are $5 at the door

 Join me as I emcee this special Christmas concert of local elementary singers.  Ticket sales directly benefit those in need.




Holiday Classic Music

BSSD Radio

Now until January 1


 Are you craving the sounds of classic holiday music - commercial FREE?  Our friends at BSSD Radio will be playing "The Classic Sounds of Christmas" non-sop through January 1st.


Click here to learn more!

Buy Blue Springs Receipt Rewards Contest

  Receipt Rewards Contest

November 24 - December 15


Buy Blue Springs and WIN!  Every original receipt from a purchase or service at a Blue Springs business within the city limits of Blue Springs counts as an entry in the contest.  No minimum purchase is necessary.   Entries may not include returns, utilities or lottery tickets.  Participants must be 18 years or older.  


Receipts can be brought to the Blue Springs Chamber office at 1000 W. Main Street Monday - Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


An entry form will be filled out for each receipt so the more receipts turned in the more chances to win the prize of $500 in American Express Gift Cards.

For more information, click here.

Fraud Alert!


The City has received multiple calls alerting us that scammers were calling them to demand money, claiming an affiliation with the City of Blue Springs.


The scammer is "spoofing" a City of Blue Springs phone number - 816-228-0135 - to show up on potential victims' caller IDs. People receiving the calls have reported that it was an automated female voice, claiming that they owed a past due balance. The City received similar reports about "spoofing" calls the last week of October.


Residents should be aware that the City does not use an automated call service for past due accounts and will send reminder notices through the mail on delinquent accounts.


If you receive such a call, do not provide any financial or personal information. Hang up. Some of the scammers have been persistent and called repeatedly. You can report the number as a harassing caller to your phone company, who may be able to block the caller.


Residents may also make a police report by calling (816) 228-0151.

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

Thunder Dome Fitness
2401 B SW Highway 40
November 15, 10-11 a.m.
Join us for morning of Core Fit HIIT.

Rink Ratz
513 SW Keystone Drive
November 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Open Roller Skating.

Club 7 Fitness
1241 SW Highway 7
November 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a morning of Kids Fit Boot Camp, fitness activities and open gym for adults.

9 Round
1412 SW Highway 7
November 22, 1-2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of Kickbox Fitness Activities.
Winter Resources
  Blue Springs snow plow  
Snow Removal
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.


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 we can contact you if we have problems locating the pothole.


To learn more about the City's Pothole Repair Program, click here.
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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 would like to thank the voters for approving several City Charter Amendments on November 4.  These changes redefine the Mayor's role in our local government and I look forward to serving you in a new capacity.

Speaking of changes, I would like to formally welcome Adam Norris to the Blue Springs community!  Adam comes highly recommended and we are fortunate to have him on our team. He brings expertise in the area of economic and community development that will strengthen our efforts in attracting quality development and new businesses to our city. Adam will also serve as the City Administrator's liaison to the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation and will work very closely with that organization to help grow our existing businesses to create new job opportunities for our residents.


Adam brings to Blue Springs more than 10 years of executive level experience in city management and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. In his most recent role as assistant city manager of Overland Park, Kan., Norris assisted with adoption and implementation of Vision Metcalf, a long-range planning tool for one of the city's key corridors. 

I would also like to congratulate Susan West for being named the 2014 recipient of the Western Association of Court Administrators' Award of Merit!  This award is given annually to court administrators in recognition of their dedication to the advancement of the professionalism of court administration.  Congratulations!

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.

Veterans Way Memorial


The Veterans Way Memorial, located in Pink Hill Park, is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation.


The memorial identifies the site where "The Wall That Heals" was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans' families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.

I would like to thank the High Noon Federated Republican Women's Club of Blue Springs for placing 50 flags along the path at the memorial to commemorate Veterans Day.

Community Prayer Breakfast
Top:  Blue Springs South High School Chamber Choir Directed by Jason Bean, Choral Director; Second Row From Left To Right: Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, Missouri State Representative Sheila Solon, Lee's Summit Mayor Randy Rhodes, Raytown Mayor David Bower, First Lady of Blue Springs Eloise Ross, Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross, Blue Springs Councilman Susan Culpepper, Blue Springs Councilman Chris Lievsay, Missouri State Senator Will Kraus, Pleasant Valley Mayor David Slater; Third Row Left: Event Emcee Dale Walkup; Third Row Right: Mayor Carson Ross welcomes the crowd; Fourth Row: Mayor Ross presents a proclamation to the Missouri Patriot Guard & Military to thank them for their service to our community.; Bottom: Carey Casey, Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Fathering.
This year's Community Prayer Breakfast was on November 7 at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center.  Our keynote speaker was Carey Casey who serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Kansas City-based National Center for Fathering.  He spoke about the importance of fathering in our society and how we as a community need to support fathers in this key role.

The committee also thanked the Blue Springs Leadership Class for their recent efforts to raise funds for the "Food for Thought" program.  This program is part of the Blue Springs Education Foundation.  To learn more about the foundation, click here.

I want to thank the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee consisting of Donna Best, Dale Falck, Jim Finley, Brandon Jackley, Judy Qualkinbush, Kathy Richardson, Eddie Saffell, Steve Steiner, Dale Walkup and Debbie Williams for coordinating this dynamic breakfast and I look forward to next year's event!
Upcoming Winter Weather

Colder weather is already here and it sounds like snow is headed our way this weekend! You may have seen the Blue Springs Snow Team practicing their routes a few weeks ago in advance of winter weather. 


Do you know what snow route your street is on?  Click here to view the City's snow removal maps and click here learn how streets are prioritized and cleared during our snow removal process.


MoDot put together this great video to show you how to avoid snow piles at the end of your driveway.


Snow Shoveling Secrets
Snow Shoveling Secrets


Help us help you!  Please move vehicles off the street whenever possible.  Parked cars pose an obstruction to snow removal operations during the storm, then leave snow packed areas after they are moved.


For more Q&As about snow removal, click here.

Upcoming Downtown Alive! Events



Monday, November 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Piccadilly Gala Ticket Sales Kickoff Event

Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

America's Community Bank
1100 W Main Street

This will be an opportunity for you to be the first to get your tickets and plan your seating arrangement! Tickets are specially priced at $45 each for this one night only and will be $50 each after Nov. 20. 

Ladies in ParaDice
The Piccadilly Gala is a Ladies Night Out and auction benefit for Downtown Alive!, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Downtown Blue Springs.

This year's theme is Ladies in ParaDice. We invite you to a tropical casino-themed night where ladies get to go out, have fun, win prizes and be waited on by the men in our community. Attire is semi-formal; think glamorous Bahamas flair!
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
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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.