News Happenings Around Town
A monthly message from your Mayor and City Council
Mayor's Message
Hello Blue Springs! I hope this newsletter finds you in good spirits as we continue through the month of December.

In this issue, we are getting ready for the Holiday Season, breaking ground and cutting a ribbon for a new business in Blue Springs. We also welcome aboard a new Economic Development Manager and light the Christmas Tree in front of City Hall. Be sure to check out the Community Events section toward the bottom of the newsletter for information on Movie on the Turf, Indoor Snowball Hunt, Cosmic Bingo and more!

I hope you enjoy reading this edition of News Happenings Around Town. As always, stay healthy, stay safe and stay strong.
Ground-Breaking for MCC Blue River East Building
Mayor Carson Ross attended the Ground-Breaking Ceremony at the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River East Building. Among the other Elected Officials that attended the ceremony were Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Independence Mayor Eileen Weir and Metropolitan Community College Partners.

The $10.2 million facility, expected to be completed in Fall 2021, will house MCC's commercial drivers license (CDL), utility linemen and forklift/warehouse programs. The 25,500-square-foot building will also be home to the Great Plains OSHA Education Center.
Welcome to new Economic Development Manager, Brandon Keller!
We are excited to announce Brandon Keller was hired as the City’s new Economic Development Manager. Brandon is no stranger to the local and state economic development world.

The last four years he has worked in the Jackson County, Missouri and the State of Missouri’s Economic Development Departments. 
Ribbon Cutting - Dental Depot
Mayor Carson Ross, District 1 Councilmember, Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Kaylor and
the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce welcome Dental Depot located at
1500 South MO-7 to the Blue Springs Business Community with a Ribbon Cutting.
Eastern Jackson County Recovery Overview
Jackson County Health
Department - Safer Recovery at Home went into effect at 12:01a.m. on November 20th, 2020. Mask Requirements, Bars & Restaurants, Person Gathering Limit and Social Distancing.

For more information please visit the link below.

Mayor Carson Ross and the City Council kick-off the Holiday Season in Blue Springs.
Mayor Carson Ross, the City Council along with family members kicked-off the Holiday Season in the City of Blue Springs by lighting the Christmas Tree outside of Blue Springs City Hall. If you have not seen the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting you can view the Special Director's Edition on the City of Blue Springs-Youtube page.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Christmas Day Dec.25th & New Years Day Jan.1st, 2021
"I want to wish your family a Safe and Merry Christmas with Blessings and Hope for eradicating the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) in the New Year 2021."

I would like to wish the Citizen's of the City of Blue Springs a "Very Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year."
COVID-19 and Blue Springs
Closed to the public until further notice. During this time, the City of Blue Springs will continue to provide vital City Services via our website, telephone and email.

City phones are still active and we encourage residents to call 816-228-0110 or use our website to determine the appropriate email or phone number to contact each department directly.

  • BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND LAND USE PERMITS: The City is expanding its efforts to help protect residents from the spread of COVID-19 and has temporarily suspended in person services at all City Hall facilities. Building permits and land use applications can now be submitted electronically, via mail, or dropped off at City Hall. Please follow the instructions to assist you in submitting your proposal or for resubmitting documents. You may also submit select permits and license applications by visiting our Citizens Self Service Portal. 

Community Events
COVID Testing locations and dates

A list of COVID-19 testing sites and dates.

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Contact Your City Councilmember:
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Carson Ross, Mayor 
City of Blue Springs