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Veterans Way Memorial Dedication
Tri-County Water Authority Question
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Community Center Feasibility Study Update
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   On March 14, I was honored to join Mayors Reardon and James at Rockhurst University as part of their Ignatian Heritage Week.


Mayor Reardon, James and myself are all graduates of Rockhurst University and it was an honor to be part of their week long program focusing on their Core Values.

Upcoming Events


 Car Cruise
April 12, 6 p.m. to dark
Downtown Blue Springs
Cruises and back and better than ever thanks to our cosponsors Mid-America Mustangers and Blue Springs Ford. They will be held the second Friday of the month, April through August, from 6 p.m. until dark. 
Located in Downtown Blue Springs on Main Street between 10th & 12th Streets, come out and enjoy the sight of Custom Vehicles, Custom Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, and Hot Rods! 


Household Hazardous Waste 

Collection Event

April 20, 8 a.m to noon
Pink Hill Park, 2715 Park Road


Cost:  FREE to Blue Springs Residents and participating regional
HHW program communities

Limit: 400 Vehicles - first come, first served

Items: Household Hazardous Waste - Residential Waste ONLY
(e.g. automotive products, oil, batteries, CFL light bulbs,
paint, solvents, thinners, fuels, household cleaners, lawn &
garden products, pesticides & related products)

Volunteers over 18 yrs. old needed call 816-220-4504
 Family Health Celebration
April 20, 9 a.m. to noon
St. Mary's Medical Center

Join St. Mary's Medical Center as they host a health fair in honor of Family Week!  They will be providing several health screening events and will have pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and a farmers market too!

 Arbor Day Celebration
April 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
City Hall, 903 W. Main Street
The Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department will host a hands-on display and information booth on the proper care of our urban forest.
Come join us and get answers to your tree care questions, planing and care of trees, pruning instructions and more!
L.E.A.D. Bowling Tournament
April 28, 1-4 p.m.
Lunar Bowl, 2001 NW Highway 7
Join the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce's L.E.A.D. Class as they team up with Lunar Bowl to host a fundraiser for the Blue Springs School District's new W.E.E. Bus!
This new learning bus will enhance educational experiences for student with an alternative learning environment.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 & under.  Includes shoes and bowling for 3 hours.  Lane sponsorship is available.

For more information, contact Shannon Bray at (816) 229-8558.

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

Adams Pointe Golf Club
1400 NE Coronado Drive
April 13, 10:30 to noon
Join us for free range balls and beginner instruction

Watson Rolladium
513 SW Keystone Drive
April 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us for open rollerskating

  Lunar Bowl
2401 Ashton Drive
April 20, 2-4 p.m.
Join us for open bowling!  Clean shoes required.
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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.


Last week municipal elections were held throughout the metro area, including Blue Springs. The approval of the Tri-County Water Question on the April 2 ballot was very important and allows us to enter into a contract directly with Tri-County Water Authority.  This contract will also allow us to pursue a seat on the Tri-County Water Authority Board with voting rights.


The City Council and I want to personally thank all the Blue Springs residents that voted in this election.  This issue had a 89.55% approval rating and we appreciate your support on this question.


I would like to thank all the candidates who participated in this year's municipal elections.  Congratulations to Susan Culpepper, District 3 Councilman-elect and to Councilman Dale Carter and Councilman Chris Lievsay on their re-elections.   All elected officials will be given their Oath of Office at the April 15, City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  


Just a reminder that my annual State of the City address will be on Monday, April 15 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center.  This address is held at the Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.  My theme this year is 'Take a Look Around.'  If you are unable to make the address this year, we will be recording the presentation, airing it on CTV-7 and making it available to the City's website.  As soon as it is available, I will share the web page links so you can see all of the good things happening here in Blue Springs.   


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.

Veterans Way Memorial Dedication
Upper Left: The Veterans Way Memorial; Upper Right: Mayor Carson Ross reflects on the Vietnam War; Upper Middle: Malena Marcase sings the National Anthem with the Circuit Riders looking on; Lower Middle: the Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School Air Force JROTC groups with the Sons of American Veterans Color Guard;  Lower Left: Col. Don Ballard (ret.) Vietnam War Medal of Honor; Lower Middle: LTC Larry Cannon, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant; Lower Right:  Jerry Planz, the Poet of Patriotism, reading his poem "Eternal Messengers."

On Tuesday, April 2, I had the distinct honor of speaking at The Veterans Way Memorial dedication.  The Veterans Way Memorial, located at Pink Hill Park, 2517 Park Hill Road 
is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation. 


The memorial identifies the site where "The Wall That Heals" was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans' families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.  The Veterans Way Memorial was funded by private donations.


I would like to thank all of the donors, the Veterans Way Memorial committee and countless volunteers for all of their hard work to make this memorial a reality here in Blue Springs. 


If you missed this moving dedication, the Veterans Way Memorial committee commissioned a video of the event and we will air it on CTV-7 and it will be available on the City's Website.  I will keep you posted when the program is available.  


To view more photos from the dedication, click here.

March with the Mayor!
Thank YOU!!


I wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all the readers of this newsletter.  Thanks to you, the Mayor's News Happenings Around Town enewsletter has again won the Constant Contact All Star Award.  


This award is given to the top 10% of Constant Contact's customer base for frequency of enewsletters, high open and click through rates and social media shares.


This would not have been possible without you, so thank you for helping us win this prestigious award.

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
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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.