News Happenings Around Town
A monthly message from your Mayor and City Council
Mayor's Message
Happy 2022, Blue Springs!

I am excited, for another great year in our beautiful City. And we've already got some great things happening. This month I attended the grand opening celebration for the new Casey's General Store at 1914 Woods Chapel Road. This store is yet another great example of the redevelopment occurring all over Blue Springs.

I'll tell you more about other exciting new businesses, redevelopment, and construction projects happening in Blue Springs among many other exciting accomplishments at my State of the City Address on February 17. See below for more information.

In the meantime, continue reading below for the latest news and events in Blue Springs!
Out and About
Casey's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Casey's Ribbon Cutting
The new Casey’s General Store located at 1914 NW Woods Chapel, held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on January 14. The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce attended along with Mayor Carson Ross, Councilmembers District 1 Jerry Kaylor and Galen Ericson, and District 2 Councilmember Kent Edmundson.
Annual Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
Business of the Year
Congratulations to Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina, The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business of the Year.
Non-Profit of the Year
Congratulations to Community Services League Blue Springs, the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce 2021 Not For Profit of the Year.
Chamber Citizen of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Pat Hatley, the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce 2021 Citizen of the Year.

Photos by Anthem Photography
For more photos of the event or more about the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website or Facebook page.
Ross Named First Vice Chair of Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors
I had the honor of being elected to a second year as First Vice Chair of the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors at the January Meeting.

MARC Board Officers are elected annually, although officers typically serve for two terms, occasionally longer.
A nominating committee (Miami County KS Commissioners Chairman Rob Roberts, City of Overland Park, Kansas Government Mayor Curt Skoog and City of Raymore, Missouri Government Mayor Kris Turnbow) recommended re-electing the 2021 officers to serve again in 2022.

The Board approved this recommendation.
Thank you to the officers for their service to the Board and the region:
City News
Blue Springs, BSSD Install Joint Fiber Network

The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs School District have partnered to install and share more than 12 miles of closed fiber infrastructure to provide high speed and reliable data connectivity to most BSSD schools and facilities and...

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Blue Springs Police to Hold Re-Accreditation Public Hearing

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will conduct a public hearing online on March 7, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, Journagan Room, Blue Springs, MO for...

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City Offices Closed February 21 in Observance of President's Day
Blue Springs Magazine, Parks Activity Guide Now Available Online
Blue Springs Magazine - Winter 2022 Now Available Online

The Winter 2022 edition of the Blue Springs Magazine, a publication of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri online now.

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Winter 2022 Play Naturally - Blue Springs Parks and...

Winter/Spring 2022 Parks and Recreation Activity Guide Online Now

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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.
Snow Removal
The Blue Springs Snow Removal Team is made up of many of the best operators in the Midwest. Both Public Works and Parks Department employees work together to serve as the City’s first responders for snow emergencies. 

The team maintains a 24-hour state of readiness for inclement weather from mid-November to mid-April. Emergency Snow crews work closely with first responders, police, fire and EMS to ensure they can respond to emergency calls. To contact the Snow Removal hotline, call 816-228-0295.

Snow Plow Safety Tips
  • When driving behind a snow plow truck, be sure you stay at least fifty feet back. Do not tailgate or try to pass.

  • Never build tunnels or snow forts near the street. The weight of the snow coming off of the snow plows can collapse the tunnels or forts and harm people playing inside.

  • Move vehicles off the street whenever possible. Parked cars can obstruct snow removal operations and leave snow packed areas after they are moved.

Volunteer to Serve on a City Board or Commission
Looking to be more involved in your community this year?

The City is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to serve on various Boards and Commissions.

Go to our website to learn more about each of the Boards and Commissions and what they do and fill out an application today.
What's Happening in Blue Springs
February 17: 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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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. To do so, an entry form and full payment must be received no later than February 17.

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