News Happenings Around Town
A monthly message from your Mayor and City Council
Mayor's Message
Happy 2021, Blue Springs!

In this issue, I am excited to announce that the City will be rejoining the Mid-America Regional Council's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program allowing residents to dispose of HHW for free at regional facilities. You can read more about the program below.

In addition, as we continue through the winter months, I wanted to highlight the City's snow removal plan and direct you to our website if you have questions about the snow removal process during a winter weather event.

Also included in this edition of my newsletter is additional information about COVID-19 and the Jackson County Health Department's vaccine survey tool and free testing sites.

I hope you all have had a wonderful start to your year and please continue to stay safe and healthy!
City News
Blue Springs rejoins regional
Household Hazardous Waste Program

The City of Blue Springs has rejoined the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for the 2021 calendar year. As a participating member, Blue...

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MO Route 7 at South Ave. Intersection Improvements Completed Jan. 7
I am proud to announce, the Missouri Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Blue Springs has completed the intersection improvements in Blue Springs at MO Route 7 and South Ave. as of Thursday, Jan. 7.
Blue Springs Snow Removal Plan
We've had a few snowy days already this year and I am sure there are more to come. During winter weather our Public Works department works around the clock to ensure our streets are safe and drivable. Click here for more information about the City of Blue Springs Snow Removal Plan. Thank you for always being patient and courteous to our snow plow drivers.
Chipping of the Green Tree Recycling Program
Once again, the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is offering its annual Chipping of the Green, a free Christmas Tree Recycling Program for natural trees. The trees can be brought to Pink Hill Park, 2715 Park Road until February 1.
COVID-19 and Blue Springs
Jackson County amends dining restrictions for restaurants, bars
Jackson County - Missouri issued a new health order effective January 14 that amends dining restrictions for bars and restaurants.

Under the new health order, Jackson County bars and restaurants are allowed to serve food and alcohol until midnight with a hard exit for all patrons at 12:30 a.m. All other provisions related to indoor dining remain in effect. The new order took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 and does not apply to businesses in the cities of Kansas City, Missouri or Independence.

The new health order relaxes guidance from a previous order issued in November 2020 that required bars and restaurants to close at 10:00 p.m. due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County.

Residents and businesses with questions about the new health order should contact the Jackson County Health Department by phone at (816) 404-9883 or via email at Additional resources can be found on the health department’s website at
Jackson County Vaccine Survey Tool
By now, you may have heard about the Jackson County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine survey tool. The survey is a communication tool that allows the Health Department to contact members of the community when it’s their turn to receive the vaccine and to schedule an appointment.

Here are a few key things to know about the vaccine survey process:
  • The County is currently reaching out to individuals in phase 1A of the state’s distribution plan to schedule an appointment.  
  • Phase 1A includes all patient-facing healthcare workers. View the full phase breakdown here
  • You should receive a confirmation email after submitting the vaccine survey. If you have not, please check your spam or junk folders. Be sure to type in the correct email address. This is important so that the County can reach you about scheduling an appointment. 
  • They will not be taking walk-ins to the vaccine clinic. You must register for an appointment through the link provided to you when we get to your phase. 
  • Your appointment registration link only works for you. It will not work for others who are not in the same phase as you. 
  • The survey is not a registration for the vaccine. It’s a communication tool so that we can contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine survey, email, or fill out our ‘Questions about COVID-19?’ form.
Fill out the COVID-19 vaccine survey tool here. ⬇️

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. 

A list of COVID-19 testing sites and dates.

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Resident Tips & Tricks
Winter Sewer Average Season
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
Contact Your City Councilmember:
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Carson Ross, Mayor 
City of Blue Springs