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Blue Springs Chamber Banquet.
Public Safety Building Now Open to the Public
Blue Springs Art League Call to Artists
Winter Weather Preparation
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Piccadilly Gala Ticket Sales Kick-off Event
 Thursday, January 28
5:30-7 p.m.
America's Community Bank 
1100 W Main Street

Guarantee you get the best seat in the house!  You are invited to Downtown Alive's Piccadilly Ticket Sales Kick-off event! 

For one night only, tickets are $45 each and include dinner and one drink ticket.  After Thursday, January 28, tickets will be $50.

Table sales are also available. For ticket information, contact Cindy Miller, Downtown Alive! Executive Director at 816-228-2300 or 816-808-7553.
Mayor's State of the City Address
Thursday, February 18
11 a.m.
Adams Pointe Conference Center

Join Mayor Carson Ross as he presents his eighth annual State of the City Address. 

This presentation is hosted by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and will highlight the City's award-winning accomplishments of 2015 and goals for 2016.

If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets by calling the Chamber at 816-229-8558. The price is $25 for non-members and $20 for chamber members. 
April Local Election Ballot

 April 5, 2016 is the date for General Municipal elections.  The ballot will include the following seeking re-election:  

Carson Ross

Dale Carter  District 1  
Chris Lievsay  - District 2 
Susan Culpepper  - District 3

If you have not registered to vote in Jackson County, you can visit City Hall, Mid-Continent Public Library South or North Branch. 

For questions about voter registration, including which documents are required, please visit either local branch or click here
Blood Drive Thank You
A big thank you to each person who participated in this year's 'Be a Royal' Blood Drive!

Their is no substitute for blood. Your donation will help meet a need in the Blue Springs area and may possibly save the life of another. 
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire winter/spring schedule, click here.

Blue Springs Fieldhouse 
425 NE Mock Ave
January 30, 9-10:30 a.m.
Youth activities & basketball

Dynamic Dance
1901 SW Highway 40
February 6, 11 a.m. to Noon
Dance Class

ThunderDome Athletics 
2505 SW Highway 40, Ste. C
February 6, 1-2 p.m.
Kids speed & agility clinic, Ages 8+

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.

It looks like winter has finally landed here in Blue Springs with our first snow in the past few weeks. I want to thank the snow removal crews that work diligently to make sure streets are clear for our daily commute.

I would also like to thank the residents of Blue Springs and our City staff who have been patient as we completed renovations on the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building which will be open to the public starting today.  Keep reading to learn more about the upcoming celebration ceremony, this evening's Piccadilly pre-sale event and other happenings in Blue Springs. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in our city.
Blue Springs Chamber Banquet 
From Top: Bill Cosgrove, Trisha Kennedy, Pam Bartow, (Last Pic) Lara Vermillion Blue Springs Chamber President, Carol Baker, Immediate Past Chamber Chair of the Board and Mayor Carson Ross with award recipients. 
On Friday, Jan 22, I had the chance to host the 54th Annual  Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet at the Adams Pointe Conference Center. 

Themed Casino Royale, this event recognized the efforts of various community leaders who were nominated by their peers for their positive impact on the Blue Springs business community. Below are the winners:

Bill Cosgrove (Cosgrove Consulting, Inc.) - Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Trisha Kennedy (Kennedy's Custom Jewelers) - Business of the Year
Pam Bartow (DataPros Inc) - Connector of the Year

Congratulations to each of you for your contribution to making Blue Springs an even better place to do business. 
Public Safety Building Now Open to the Public

On Thursday, January 28 the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building opened to the public.  All Police staff will be operating out of this new location at 1100 S.W. Smith Street including courts and records.

Beginning Monday, Feb 1 the City Council will hold its first meeting in the building at their new time, 6 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. 

The public is invited to the official ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, Feb 4 at 4 p.m. with an Open House directly after until 6 p.m. 

The $23.8 million renovation and expansion project has created nearly 72,000 square feet of space to provide a more customer service-oriented design to better serve residents and officers. This project was made possible by the 2011 voter-approved Public Safety Sales Tax.
Blue Springs Art League Call to Artists          
Artists are invited to submit entries in the 38th Annual Blue Springs Fine Art Show to be  held March 5 & 6 at Vesper Hall

Entries can be submitted until Friday, Feb 19 and can include: opaque art, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, drawing, pastels, sculptures and more. Up to seven cash prizes, ranging from $50-$25, will be given to winners. 

There is a registration fee of $35 and a limit of two pieces that can be entered by one artist. To pick up a registration form, please visit Vesper Hall or The Fieldhouse. You can also contact Vicky Riesselman at 816-795-8222.  
Winter Weather Preparation 

Blue Springs Snow Removal
The colder weather and snow have arrived and it is imperative that you know what snow route your street is on. You can click here to view the City's snow removal maps and  click here to learn how streets are prioritized and cleared during our snow removal process.
For more snow removal FAQs  Click here.

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.
C ity Government on CTV-7
Blue Springs P.O.V. Episode 3
Blue Springs P.O.V. Episode 3
Check out the latest edition of 
B lue Springs POV (Point of View). This CTV-7 original programming will quickly bring you up-to-speed on what's happening in Blue Springs. 

You can catch this and other programming 24-7 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 
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.