News Happenings Around Town
A monthly message from your Mayor and City Council
Mayor's Message
It may not be officially summer yet, but school is out and more importantly the Burrus Old Mill Splashpad is OPEN! I am so thrilled that we were able to bring this wonderful amenity to the City of Blue Springs with the funds from the voter-approved Parks Sales Tax. And the splashpad isn't the only new feature at Burrus Old Mill, we made improvements to the playground, shelters, bathrooms, skatepark and more, so you'll have to come visit soon!

Summer, brings Independence Day and all of its celebrations...including fireworks. Once again, we want to remind all citizens to "Be a Good Neighbor" this Independence Day and "Be Legal, Think Safe, Play Smart and Keep it Clean." You can read more about our Fireworks ordinance below.

I hope you enjoy this latest newsletter and as always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.  
Out and About
Burrus Old Mill Park Now Open!
A little rain couldn't stop us from celebrating the highly anticipated and newly renovated Burrus Old Mill Park on June 12 . I had the opportunity to push the button to officially open the City's first splashpad. It was so exciting to see the community's support of our Parks system come to fruition today with the opening of this huge Parks half-cent sales tax project.

WWII Veterans honored at D-Day Memorial Event
The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a commemorative event for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019 at Veteran's Way Memorial. 

It was our honor to recognize WWII veterans in attendance: Hal Jordan, U.S. Navy; Irvine Tucker, U.S. Army; Keith Zimmerman, U.S. Army; Adolf Velesquez, U.S. Army and Phillip Cross, U.S. Navy. More from the event.
Council designates 'Honorable Judge John Jack Municipal Courtroom'
The Council and I were proud to pass a resolution on May 20 to designate the Blue Springs Municipal Courtroom and Council Chambers as the "Honorable Judge John Jack Municipal Courtroom." 

Judge Jack served as a Blue Springs Municipal Judge since 1979 and as Presiding Municipal Judge since 2003 until his retirement in July 2018. During his tenure, Judge Jack worked tirelessly to go the extra mile as he sincerely cared about the well-being of his staff and every defendant or victim who entered his courtroom.
BSPD raises funds for Special Olympics with Cop on Top event
The  Blue Springs Police Department  was on the roof at Dunkin Donuts on 7 Hwy on May 17 to help raise funds for  Special Olympics Missouri . They raised approximately $2,300 from the Cop on a Rooftop event.
Community News
Be a Good Neighbor this Independence Day
The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Police Department want to help keep families safe this Independence Holiday. To do this, the City will continue its “Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign for the 2019 fireworks season.

The campaign is designed to help build resident awareness for fireworks safety and to educate community members about City rules and regulations regarding fireworks. Additionally, a primary goal for the 2019 “Be a Good Neighbor” fireworks education campaign is to emphasize the assertive police enforcement that will take place prior to and during the Fourth of July holiday.

“We want our citizens to be able to enjoy their Independence Day holiday and celebrate by discharging fireworks if they so choose, but we also want everyone to be safe, legal and considerate of others during this time,” said Police Chief Bob Muenz.  

Annual Water Quality Report Now Available
Water is one of our most valuable resources, and in Blue Springs we're proud to share that the water we deliver to you us of the highest quality so you never have to worry about the water you drink. 

Independence Day Closings
City of Blue Springs, Mo. offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Safety staff will continue to perform normal operations, but the Police Department offices will be closed to the public in observation of the holiday. Call 911 for emergencies and (816) 228-0151 for non-emergency police services.

To report fireworks violations, call (816) 228-0151 or Text-A-Tip; text BSPD plus your message, including the location of the violation to Crimes (274637).

Blue Springs Water Services and Municipal Court customers can access the City’s online pay portal 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the City’s website:
New stop signs at 12th and Main streets
12th & Main is now an All Way Stop. City crews installed new solar powered flashing stop signs on Main Street to increase traffic safety in this area. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution going through this intersection as we all get use to this new change.
Spotlight on Development
Coronado Springs Ground-breaking
Calamar broke ground on Coronado Springs, a new 134-unit senior independent living community on May 16.  Located at Coronado Drive, the community is a 3-story building that will have both 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. 

Coronado Springs represents a nearly $15 Million investment by Calamar into the community and is expected to be completed by winter 2020.
NEW Development Newsletter
Last week we launched, "On the Move," our new bi-monthly development e-newsletter. We'll be sending this out every other month with the latest and greatest in economic development news. Please subscribe to On The Move to continue getting these economic development updates.

What's Happening in Blue Springs
June 16: Music in the Park
The summer concert season brings a variety of blues, rock, classics and country favorites that will appeal to the whole family. Each band has a different business sponsor. Concessions will be available or bring your own picnic to beautiful Rotary Park in Blue Springs.

Additional upcoming concerts will feature Loose Change on Sunday, June 23 and Riverrock on Sunday, June 30.  Read More
June 22: Corks & Canvas
Join Downtown Alive! along with local wine and spirit makers, artists and crafters for a free street festival in Downtown Blue Springs.
Enjoy wine and spirit sample, discover local artists and enjoy live music. Read More
July 13: Second Saturday Car Cruise
View the latest innovations in car restoration from exhibitors, enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and concession treats. Area food and beverage establishments will also be open. Bring the family and enjoy a terrific evening in downtown Blue Springs.

Cruises will be held the second Saturday of the month, April through October, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (exception 9/14) Located in Downtown Blue Springs on Main Street between 10th & 12th Streets. Come out and enjoy the sight of Custom Cars, out of production classics, Trucks, and Hot Rods! Read More
Resident Tips & Tricks
Save time, view & pay your water/sewer bill online!
The City of Blue Springs now offers more convenient Utility payment options.

  • View and pay utility bills online
  • Go paperless and receive bills via email
  • Get email or text reminders
  • Pay by text
  • Pay by phone 24/7 by calling 816-228-0220

You can access and manage your City of Blue Springs Utility account anytime, anywhere 24/7. It’s simple, safe, secure and FREE!

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