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FUNd-raising with Blue Springs LEADership Class
Saturday, April 23
5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Side Pockets 

Come out to Side Pockets in Blue Springs during the  UFC 197 fight and support the Community Services League.

Attendees can bid in a sports memorabilia auction  and enter to win a cash prize in a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to the league. 

Each year the Blue Springs Chamber's LEADership class has the opportunity to lead a project that will positively impact the Blue Springs community.  The 2015-16 class has partnered with the Blue Springs CSL in an effort to raise funds to offset project expenses including exterior work on the CSL building interior and exterior and to provide financial support to assist CSL help local families in need.   

Special thanks to 2015-16 LEADership sponsors: Side Pockets, Haldex, First American Title, ACI Boland Architects and Office Products Alliance.
Super Hero Parking
The Blue Springs Hy-vee , located on highway 40, has installed two new permanent parking spots for Veterans, Active Duty Military members, members of the Police force and Fire Fighters.

These spots were put in by the store to show their appreciation for those who serve to protect our nation and our residents.  
Target Time Opening

Congratulations to Target Time Defense on their Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 16!  

Target Time Defense is located at 2410 NW South Outer Road and is open to the public.   Thank you for opening your business in Blue Springs and we wish you well!

'How to Open and Grow Your Business in Blue Springs' Expo
Saturday, April 23
10 a.m. to Noon
Mid-Continent Public Library 
South Branch
2220 South 7 Highway

The  Blue Springs Business Resource Network  will  be hosting their fourth  'How to Open and Grow a Business in Blue Springs' Expo.  Refreshments will be available.
This expo is a great opportunity for current and prospective business owners to meet in one location to discuss their business plan with professional coaches, speak with financial institutions and connect with local resources.
The expo will focus on the information presented in the 'How to Open a Business in Blue Springs'  guide printed in summer 2014 with the added benefit of representatives from more than 16 Blue Springs businesses and regional organizations.  
Face to Face
E arlier this month, members of the  Blue Springs Police Department  met with community members at Lunar Bowl for a new program called "Face to Face Forum". 

This meeting focused on Identity theft prevention followed by an open session where community members has the chance to ask officers questions. This is the first in a series of meetings that will be held throughout Blue Springs. 
100 Years of Giving

Celebrate 100 years of giving with the Blue Springs branch of t he Community Services League. 

You can donate at your convenience by dropping off goods at one of the more than 100 barrels around town. Donating in Blue Springs and emptying the barrels at our location allows the good to remain local and help more area families. 

Click here
for a list of locations and a list of current needs
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire summer schedul e,  click here .

Gage Center
1101 NW Jefferson
April 23, 11 a.m. to Noon
Bump City

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
April 23, 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. 

Blue Springs BMX Track
2715 NW Drive
May 7, 8-10 a.m.
Bike racing; Riders must be accompanied by an adult. Attire must include long sleeves and pants; no kickstand, pegs or training wheels. Located at the Pink Hill Park BMX Track. For rainout information, call 816-866-3963
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Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hours a day,  7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7. Watch original programming like the latest episode of Blue Springs POV to learn about local development. You can watch CTV-7 on Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by clicking here.
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
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.

These April showers are bringing much needed rain and hopefully we will have May flowers soon. 
It looks like the end of April will be just as filled with opportunities as the beginning. Residents will have the chance to give feedback to our Community Development Department this week to help create plans for the growth of our community. Keep reading to find out more. 
Also, I invite our current and future business owners out to our fourth 'How to Open and Grow Your Business in Blue Springs' Expo this Saturday, April 23 at the Mid-Continent Public library. It has been a great opportunity for owners to share their feedback with the City and to gain knowledge on best practices. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
2016 Oath of Office

On Monday, April 18 I was honored to take my third consecutive Oath of Office as Mayor of Blue Springs.  I was joined by the First Lady of Blue Springs, Eloise Ross and our daughter Carla. 

At the same meeting, Councilman Dale Carter, Councilman Chris Lievsay and Councilman Susan Culpepper took their Oath of Office for their respective City Council positions. This year marks the third consecutive term for Councilman Carter and Councilman Lievsay and the second consecutive term for Councilman Culpepper. 

Special thanks to Senior Circuit Court Judge and City Prosecutor Vernon Scoville III for continuing our tradition and administering my Oath of Office. It is a pleasure to serve along side this team of leaders and I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish for Blue Springs. 
Area Plan Meeting

Join the Community Development Department for a public discussion focusing on Area Plans in the N2 region that will create and enhance places for community involvement and meet the needs of our changing community.

There will be two public meetings in an effort to accommodate residents' schedules. 
Wednesday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
Lucy Franklin Elementary School
(Enter on west side of bldg)
111 NE Roanoke Drive

Thursday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.
Blue Springs Country Club (Dining Room)
1600 NW Circle Drive

If you are unable to attend, you can contact staff directly at 816-228-0207. You can also review area plan information online   and leave feedback on Facebook or send us a tweet @bluespringsgov. We want to hear from you! 
Blue Springs Magazine

The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of the Blue Springs Magazine is now available! This issue includes helpful tips for homeowners, more information about development in our City and recycling opportunities. 

Look for your copy  in the mail by late April. To view the current issue online, click here. To view past issues of the magazine, please 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 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.