In This Issue
St. Jude Dream Home Tickets
City Receives Above and Beyond Award
Fieldhouse Charter Memberships Available
Mid-America Regional Council Regional Leadership Awards Ceremony
Community Blood Drive
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 Jeff Quibell     
 
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  Susan Culpepper  
 
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A Contest for a Cause

 Saturday, June 13

Starts at Noon

Texas Roadhouse

455 NE Coronado Drive

 

Come out as members of Blue Springs staff face off with Grain Valley city staff for a "rib relay". This is a fun way to raise money for a charity of our choice, the Alzheimer's Association, with Texas Roadhouse donating $500 to the charity of the winning team and $300 to the charity of the runner up.


Downtown Alive! Fundraising Cards
Blue Springs' Downtown Alive! group is currently fundraising for their Public Art Project with a discount card that can be used at local businesses.
 
  You can purchase a card at any Downtown merchant that has  the sign pictured above in their window.  These cards are a great way to help revitalize Downtown and treat yourself!
Still Time to Register!
Kids Triathlon
Saturday, June 20
6:15 a.m. (check in)
1300 S.E. Adams Dairy Parkway

Register your children today! This is a great event for children to have fun and learn about competitive activities. The triathlon has four brackets:

Tri for Tots: Ages 4+ who need assistance or assisted devices during the race. 

Novice: Ages 6 to 10-New to triathlons or cannot safely participate in longer distances.

Competitive Divisions: Ages 6-10 - Can safely participate in longer distance events. Trophies will be awarded to the top three males and top three females.

Competitive Divisions:Ages 11- 14-- Can safely participate in longer distance events. Trophies will be awarded to the top three males and top three females.

***Registration for all brackets closes on JUNE 17 or when full.  Shirts are not guaranteed after June 5.

For more information, click here
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Public Works' New Equipment

The city's Public Works Department has recently acquired a new vacuum truck, the Vactor 2100.
 

This tank truck is equipped with a heavy duty vacuum designed to collect troublesome solid and liquid waste in our water system. 

 

This new equipment will allow our Sanitary Sewer Crew to continue their regular maintenance program, ensuring that our sewer mains stay in proper working order.  

Music in the Park  

Vantage Point

Sunday, June 14

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

600 N.W. Vesper St.  

 

 6 Degrees West

Sunday, June 21

6 p.m. to 8 p.m

600 N.W. Vesper St. 

Bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment at Rotary Park e ach Sunday through August!  

  

For more information about upcoming Parks & Recreation events, click here. Like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about events including rescheduling and cancellations.  

Water Quality Report

The 2014 Water Quality Report is now available online for your review. 

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the details that go into providing safe drinking water. 

For a paper report, please call (816) 228-0195.   

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

  These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire spring/su mmer schedule,  click here.

Lunar Bowl
2001 N.W. Highway 7
June 13, Noon to 2 p.m.
 One free game of bowling, clean tennis shoes required.

Rink Ratz
513 S.W. Keystone Drive
June 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Open roller skating

Club 7 Fitness
 1241 S.W. Highway 7
June 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids Fit Boot Camp, fitness activities, open gym for adults.
 
Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
June 20, Noon to 3 p.m.
Open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 & under must have parent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event.

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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.

 

There are plenty of things to do and good causes to support here in Blue Springs!

 

This weekend you can come out to our Music in the Park Concert series, a FREE event that features a different band every Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. at Rotary Park.  To see the complete 2015 concert lineup, click here.

 

You can also support causes like the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by purchasing a ticket to the Blue Springs Dream Home or you can help someone in need by donating at our upcoming blood drive. Read below for more information on both.

 

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

St. Jude Dream Home Tickets

Tickets for the St. Jude Dream home are now available for purchase!  I had the honor of purchasing the first raffle ticket last week, during KFKF-94.1 morning show with radio personality and Blue Springs councilman Dale Carter. To purchase a ticket, please click here or call 800-385-9756. Tickets will be on sale until October 14; the raffle date is set for October 15.

 

This home is being built by Summit Custom Homes and boasts of more than 4,000-square-feet of space. It is modeled after the Templeton plan and is a two story home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also boasts of an optional sixth bedroom on the main floor. The Dream Home Giveaway is an annual raffle-based fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  

This is the second year St. Jude has built their Dream Home in Blue Springs and I am pleased that they have chosen our community for this wonderful home!

City Receives Above and Beyond Award

I am honored to share that the City of Blue Springs recently received the Above and Beyond Award presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) at their annual awards dinner on June 5.

 

This award was given to the city as a way of recognizing the extraordinary support we have shown to our employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve by creating supportive work environments. As a former member of the United States Army it is great to see that we are doing all that we can to support our service members.

 

A special thank you to Police Chief Wayne McCoy who attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the city.

Fieldhouse Charter Memberships Available
It is exciting to see construction of the Blue Springs Fieldhouse moving along on schedule for our September 2015 open date.
 
Offering fitness and recreation for all, the Fieldhouse will feature: four, hard-surfaced courts, two walking tracks, a new artificial turf field and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
 

By becoming one of the first members of the Blue Springs Fieldhouse, individuals can enjoy all of these conveniences and some exclusive, Charter member benefits including:

  • One month FREE membership on any membership plan

  • No set up fee, a $25 value

  • A tour of the building during the renovation process

  • Early use of facility and equipment prior to the Grand Opening

  • An exclusive Charter member reception at the Fieldhouse

  • A Blue Springs Fieldhouse T-shirt

  • Four free day passes you can share with family and friends

Openings are limited so be sure to sign up before July 15 by visiting Parks & Recreation located in City Hall  at 903 W. Main St, or by calling (816) 228-0137 to speak to a Parks representative.

Mid-America Regional Council Regional Leadership Awards Ceremony
I was honored to be a featured speaker for the Mid-America Regional Council's 19th Annual Regional Assembly on Friday, June 5, 2015. 
 
The program, "Where Are We Heading?" included plans and strategies that serve as our regional roadmap in five key areas: vibrant and connected places, a healthy environment, effective government, the economy, and creating communities of opportunity.

This year's Regional Leadership Award recipients were: 
  • Kirk Davis, long-time city manager for Gladstone, Missouri.
  • Ellen Hanson, recently retired police chief for Lenexa and Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Jewish Family Services, which provides an extensive network of services to people in need, serving all faiths and both sides of the state line.
  • Brian Nowotny, director of Platte County Parks and Recreation.
  • Gene Wilson, civic volunteer and former senior vice president with the Kauffman Foundation.
To see a video of the awards ceremony, click here
Community Blood Drive

 

All donors receive two FREE tickets to an August 2015 Kansas City Royals game!

 

There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. A critical number of voluntary donations are required every day to meet the need for blood in the Blue Springs area. The blood you donate could help save a life of someone in our community.

  

 

I urge you to give and make a difference in someone's life! Click here to sign up.

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
 
Sincerely,
 
 Ross sig
Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
Our
Mission 
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.