News Happenings Around Town
A monthly message from your Mayor and City Council
Mayor's Message
Hello Blue Springs!

We've had quite a snowy February and before we kick off this newsletter, I just want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our Public Works and Parks staff who have worked some very long hours to ensure our community's streets are safe and clear from snow and ice. Great job!

Unfortunately, due to all of this snow, we had to make the decision to postpone my 2021 State of the City Address. But don't worry, I'll be delivering it in March and it will be available online as well as our City's cable access channel, Comcast Channel 7 and AT&T Channel 99.

Here's to sunnier days and warmer weather in March!

In the meantime, continue reading below for the latest news and events in Blue Springs!
Out and About
Community Recognitions
The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blue Springs Class of 2022 visited the Blue Springs City Council meeting on February 7 to learn more about City meetings. The Chamber also gave a presentation to Council about the Buy Blue Springs program. This year's Leadership class includes three City of Blue Springs employees.
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) presented a "check" to Mayor Ross and the City Council on February 21 for "$43,930" representing almost 1,800 hours of Volunteer Services provided to the community.

The VIPS program is made up of 50 volunteers who donate their time assisting the police department so that officers can remain in service to handle calls from citizens. Tasks include: National Night Out Against Crime, building tours, assist with the Citizens Police Academy, DARE Mustang presentations, vehicle/equipment relays, working the information desk at police department, assist in dispatch, traffic and event control and much more.
City employee selected as Parade of Hearts Artist
Staff Spotlight
Meet Devin!

Devin Wilson, a nine year veteran of the City of Blue Springs Public Works Department was the highest scoring operator during the City's annual Snow Plow training in November.

City News
City Partners with Pawportunities for Animal Control

The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Police Department are partnering with a local a nimal r escue g roup , Pawportunities , Inc., to pro vide Animal Control Services for the City. The Blue Springs City Council approved a three-month...

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State of the City Address Rescheduled to March 17

Due to the weather forecast calling for snow and ice Thursday, February 17, 2022, Mayor Carson Ross will now deliver his 14 th Annual State of the City Address on Thursday, March 17, at Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado Drive, Blue ...

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Making Space for Future Downtown Development
The old gas station at Main and 14th street came down this week. The City-owned property was cleared in order to prepare the site for potential future downtown development. The City has issued a request for development proposals for that site and the old lumberyard site immediately adjacent. While we are nostalgic to see a part of Blue Springs’ history come down, we are excited for the future possibilities of our downtown!
Resident Tips and Tricks
All residential water/sewer customers receive the benefit of a summer sewer average each year.

To establish this average, customers are billed for the ACTUAL usage during each reading period from January through April.

This average provides a savings during summer months, when usage is typically higher while watering lawns, gardening, and filling pools. For example, if you use 1000 units of water, you will be billed for 1000 units of sewer, on each statement, during these months of January through April.

Therefore, it is very important to identify, and resolve, any issues such as leaks that would result in a higher-than-normal water consumption.

If you have any questions about sewer averaging, please call our Utility Billing Representatives at 816-622-4444, or go to our website.
What's Happening in Blue Springs
March 17: Mayor's 2021 State of the City Address

Mayor Carson Ross will deliver his 2021 State of the City Address live at the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon at Adams Pointe Conference Center. The full address in its entirety will be available via the City's YouTube page and...

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April 8 - Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Hop on over and participate in our Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! Help find over 2,000 eggs with your flashlight. Fee includes a bag full of candy, hot dog and soda, and eggs that are filled with candy and local coupons. Deadline: March 16th

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March 5&6: Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show

Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show Saturday, March 5, 2022 Vesper Hall will be hosting an art exhibition the first weekend of March! Artists must pre-register.

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April 9 - Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Join us for this year's Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 9! This FREE event will go from 9AM-11AM, and pre-registration is not required. Vendors, yard games, and the Easter Bunny will be onsite

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March 17: St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 45th Annual Blue Springs Shortest and Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade is Thursday, March 17, 9 a.m.

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April 23 - Get Outdoors!

Join Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Jackson County Parks + Rec for an outdoor family event like no other. We will have outdoor education, fishing, yoga, archery,...

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