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March 10
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'Shortest and Smallest' St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17, 9 a.m.
The Soda Fountain
1112 W Main Street

The parade route starts at the Soda Fountain/Flower Shop and crosses the street to the Keg.  Pre-parade festivities begin at 8 a.m. with coffee and donuts.

March with the Mayor
March 30 at noon
903 W Main Street

I invite you to join me for a 30-minute walk starting at City Hall.

Winter Resources

Blue Springs Snow Removal

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

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Greetings!  
 
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.
 
Every where you look, signs of spring are starting to show here in Blue Springs.  It has been a mild winter, but we have been busy preparing the new Community Garden and working in our parks to make sure they are ready for spring.  To find a park near you, click here.
 
The beginning of spring marks Daylight Savings Time and I would like to remind everyone to "Change your Clock, Change your Batteries" on Sunday, March 11.  Replacing smoke detector batteries is a small and easy step to help protect your family.
 
Also, I hope to see you at the Downtown Alive! Chili Lunch this coming Monday.  Proceeds from this event will go toward flower pots and plants to beautify the downtown corridor.

 

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.
 
Community Services League Food Drive
Mayor Ross and Melodie Chrisman

 

I have said it before and I will say it again.... there no community like Blue Springs.  Last weekend at the north Price Chopper, the Community Services League hosted a food drive from 1-5 p.m.  The organizers were blown away by the community support and the donation truck was filled by 3 p.m.   

 

I am constantly impressed with the generosity that Blue Springs residents have for their neighbors. Price Chopper has agreed to host these drives at alternating locations every month.  If you missed the collection opportunity at the north Price Chopper, the south Price Chopper will be hosting a Community Services League donation drive on March 25 from 1-5 p.m.

 

I want to thank Melodie Chrisman for organizing these drives and a special thank you to the First Lady Eloise, Councilman Chris Lievsay, Jan Cavanaugh and Jenn Jessup for assisting in the drive.  

 

If you would like to volunteer your time to help Melodie with future drives, please call her at 718-0045.  If you would like to learn more about the Community Services League and how they help neighbors help neighbors, click here.

Recycling Center Update

 

 

I was at the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center recently and I was amazed by all the cars using the facility.  Did you know that the center averages 200 cars a week?  In 2011, our recycling center diverted 302,110 pounds of material from the landfill.  

 

The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is a free resource for our residents and is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Beginning on March 11, the hours on Wednesday will change to due to daylight savings time.  Currently, the Wednesday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but will change to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 11.

 

Bins are available at the center for paper, shredded paper, newspapers & magazines; cardboard, paperboard & brown paper bags; plastics #1; plastics #2; plastics 3-7; glass jars and bottles; phone books; aluminum cans; and steel/tin food cans.  Our center is unique as its a staffed recycling center meaning there is always a friendly person to help answer your questions when you visit.

 

To learn more about recycling opportunities in Blue Springs, click here.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

Severe Weather Week

 

 

  • CodeRED  Blue Springs residents can sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification & Weather Warning System. This system allows us to notify residents of emergency situations that require immediate action.  The Weather Warning System is a severe weather early warning service that will call your contact number and deliver an alert message shortly after a warning is issued by the National Weather Service for your area.  To sign up for this free service, click here.  You can also sign up by calling the CodeRED hotline at (816) 220-2633.
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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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.