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Colbern Road and Highway 7 Ribbon Cutting
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
[down] Town Hall Meeting
Minor Home Repair Program
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Rape Aggression Defense Systems Class
$25 per person
Open to females teenage to adult
 
Chili Dog Dinner & Silent Auction for the Blue Springs Dog Park
January 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
Vesper Hall
Cost is $6 adult, $4 age 12 & under, 3 & under free. 
 
 Youth Sports & Recreation Expo
Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Dr.

For more information on any of these events, call (816) 228-0238.

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

Open Your Heart to Main Street

Downtown Blue Springs is hosting the "Open your Heart to Main Street" event on Tuesday, February 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Christine's Salon at Highway 7 and Main Street.  
 
This event hopes to raise women's heart health awareness and celebrate the National Women's Heart Health Month.  

Police Department Assessment Team Public Hearing

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Tuesday, February 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Jackson County Fire District's Training Facility
4715 W. Highway 40
 
Assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will conduct a public hearing as part of the Blue Springs Police Department's process to gain national accreditation. Public comments will be taken at this hearing.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessors by calling (816) 228-0174 on February 7, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards. Copies of the standards are available for review at the Blue Springs Police Department at 1100 SW Smith Street, Blue Springs, Mo. You may also Contact Sergeant Linda DeMo at (816) 220-4567. 
 

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.
 
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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!  
 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.
 
It looks like winter has finally landed here in Blue Springs with our first sprinkling of snow last week. I want to thank the snow removal crews that worked overnight so that the streets were clear for our morning commute.  
 
Here in Eastern Jackson County, I am proud to be part of a group of mayors working together to better the region's economic development and growth opportunities.  It takes all of us working together to develop and strengthen our region.  This includes all levels of government, local, county and state leaders working together as one team.  Fox 4 recently did a story highlighting our united efforts as mayors.  To see the story, click here.

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.
 
Colbern Road and Highway 7 Ribbon Cutting
City Administrator Eric Johnson, Mayor Carson Ross and MoDot Area Engineer Matt Killion cutting the ribbon.

 

On Thursday, January 12 we cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the new intersection at Colbern Road and Highway 7.  This project provides not only improved traffic flow, but also visually enhances the southern gateway into Blue Springs.

 

This project marks the second completed project from the voter-approved bond issues.  The Colbern Road and Highway 7 intersection project was budgeted at $8 million dollars and the final project cost came to $7.4 million - $600,000 under budget.

 

The third project, the Sni-A-Bar Waste Water Treatment Facility improvements are on track and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012.  

 

The Woods Chapel Road improvement project is in the final phase of right-of-way acquisition and expected to go to bid in the spring of 2012.

 

To learn more about the voter-approved bond projects, click here.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
[down] Town Hall Meeting

 

 

 

I hope to see you on Monday, January 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Student Life Center as Missouri Main Street Connection hosts a town hall meeting to discuss the future of Downtown Blue Springs.  We hope that you come and share your ideas, thoughts and visions for our future!

 

The agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of the evening & outcomes
  • PowerPoint Presentation to educate and excite the community about the revitalization effort
  • Committee Breakout Session:  Brainstorming goals and projects for 2012
  • Committees report out to group
  • Discuss next steps and adjourn

For more information, call Cindy Miller at (816) 228-2300.

 

 

 

The Minor Home Repair Program is still accepting applications for the 2012 work season.  The emphasis of this program is on neighborhood conservation, and only minor exterior home repairs will be eligible. The program will encourage a high level of maintenance among property owners in a neighborhood by providing a grant to help cure the most visible home defects which may adversely affect the value of the home as well as surrounding properties.

 

Eligible exterior repairs include:

  • Window/Glass Repairs
  • Doors
  • Minor Roof
  • Flashing or Gutter
  • Exterior Paint
  • Porches or steps (including railings)
  • Broken masonry units on foundation
  • Walls or Trim
  • Driveway
  • Tuck pointing of mortar foundation
 To learn more information about the program, 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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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.