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Community Events

Vesper Hall Art Show
 
Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 27
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

400 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015 

Come view over 100 entries including opaques, photography, drawing, pastels, sculptures and more. This event is free and open to the public. 




Hot Shot Contest

  Saturday, March 26
9-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins 
at 8:30 a.m.

Ages 8-13

Blue Springs Freshmen Center
2103 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015 

Come out and challenge your shooting skills with others. This event is free and open to the public.
 
For more information about either of these events, click here

Pothole Season

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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. 
 
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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.

As you look around the City, signs of a new season are all around us. Tulips are beginning to break ground, the grass is starting to green and residents are out and about enjoying our beautiful parks system... all of which are signs that positive activity is taking place in our community.
 
Spring is a special season, as it tends to signify a time of rejuvenation, rebirth and innovation. In Blue Springs, the spring season means more than just a change in the weather, but it is also a reminder of our city's commitment to serve our residents to the best of our ability, each and every day.

 
Summer is around the corner and our Parks and Recreation Department is running an Early Bird Discount on Centennial Pool-Plex tickets.  Order your tickets in March and receive 15% off, click here for more details.

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.

"March with the Mayor" Let's Move! Blue Springs Kick-off event

 

Please join us in celebrating Blue Springs becoming a Let's Move! city by joining me for a 30-minute walk on Friday, March 25 beginning at Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street. M

 

Warm-up activities beginning at noon, with the walk through downtown Blue Springs beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Main Street will be closed from 9th Street to 10th Street from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to accommodate the pre-walk activities.


Kansas City Chiefs mascot, KC Wolf, will be at the March to cheer on the walkers and to emphasize the partnership between the Let's Move! campaign and NFL Play 60.  Community partners will have booths on-site with information on services and upcoming wellness events throughout Blue Springs.

 

The Blue Springs City Council unanimously passed a resolution of commitment on March 7 supporting the Let's Move! initiative, and has recently proclaimed Friday, March 25, 2011 the beginning of "Let's Move! Blue Springs Week.  Blue Springs was recently featured in the National Let's Move Blog, to view the blog, click here.

 

The City of Blue Springs has developed a Calendar of Events for the Let's Move! initiate on the City's Web site.  To view events, click here.  If you would like to submit and event for this community calendar, send information to letsmove@bluespringsgov.com.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Let's Move! Blue Springs initiative, click here.



Dedicated Public Safety Sales Initiative Open Houses
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On the April 5, the City of Blue Springs will present a question on the General Election ballot for your consideration.  I am pleased to announce two opportunities for residents to learn more about this initiative.

 

Vesper Hall Open House

Monday, March 28

10-11 a.m.

Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street

 

St. Mary's Presentation and Open House

Wednesday, March 30

6 p.m.

St. Mary's Medical Center, 111 NW Mock Ave

 

These events are open to the public.  For more information about this initiative, click here.

 

Candidates for City Council on the April 5 ballot are:

 

District 1       James May                Jeff Quibell


District 2       Kent Edmondson


District 3       Susan Culpepper        Ron Fowler

 

To find out where to vote, click here.

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

Now is the time to do some spring cleaning around the house and gather up your household hazardous waste for recycling.

 

We are proud to be able to partner with the Mid-America Regional Council's (MARC) Household Hazardous Waste program to offer this popular event again.  Since joining with MARC in 1999, we have helped to recycle 548,495 pounds of household hazardous waste!

 

This year's event will be on Saturday, April 16 at Pink Hill Park from 8 a.m. to noon.  This event is limited to the first 300 cars so come early!

 

This event will accept antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint, pesticides, household cleaners and other household chemicals and solvents.

 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, call (816) 228-0124 or send an email with your contact information by clicking here.

 

For more information about the 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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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.