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Blue Springs is Going Social!
"Chipping of the Green"
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Blue Springs Dog Park Fundraiser
January 15, 5-7 p.m.
Vesper Hall
400 NE Vesper Street

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and children 2 and under are free.

Activities include dinner, demonstrations by the Missouri Search & Rescue K-9 Unit, a silent auction and prize raffles.

For more information, call (816) 228-0238.
Important note from Water Services
Blue Springs homeowners may receive a notice in the mail or see advertisements in local papers from American Water Resources of Missouri offering a Water Line Protection Program.
The City of Blue Springs is not affiliated with the program in any way and cannot accept calls for this service. American Water Resources is a private company and this insurance is entirely optional for homeowners.  The City of Blue Springs is neutral on the solicitation and the Water Line Protection Program. 

Homeowners who purchase this protection program must deal directly with American Water Resources.  The monthly charge for this service is paid directly to American Water Resources and is not included in the resident's monthly City of Blue Springs utility bill.

For more information, click here. 
Winter Resources
Snow Removal
The Snow Removal Hotline number is (816) 228-0295.  If you would like to learn more about the City's Snow Removal Program, click here.
To report a pothole, call the Pothole Hotline at (816) 228-0291 and leave the exact location of the hole, the nearest cross street, and your name and phone number so that we may contact you if we have problems locating the hole.

  To learn more about the City's Pothole Repair Program, click here.
Power Outages
If you are experiencing a power outage in your area, call 1 (888) 544-4852.  To learn more about KCP&L's Winter Storm Program, click here.
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Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
 Mayor Carson Ross
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.

In 2008, we created this newsletter to be your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.


This year, we will continue to bring you the latest in news in this newsletter and expand our communication efforts to include social media outlets.  The ways in which people receive information are constantly changing and we are committed to being progressive in our communication efforts with our community.  I hope that you will continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about all the good and wonderful things going on in the City of Blue Springs.

I wish you and your family a safe happy New Year. I look forward to another exciting and wonderful year here in Blue Springs.
Blue Springs is Going Social!


I am proud to announce that the City has begun to use social media tools to better communicate with residents and others interested in Blue Springs.  These new tools offer residents a new way to connect and communicate with their government.  Our goal is to help people be informed, be engaged and get involved in City issues.


Twitter users can now follow the City by clicking here. Facebook users can become "fans" of the City's page by clicking here.  Links to both sites can be found by visiting the City's Web site by clicking here. 


Event photo galleries and links to recent news releases will be posted on both social networking sites to keep visitors informed on happenings throughout the community.  We expect to add videos and a YouTube Channel in the spring to enhance our continuous efforts to communicate with residents.


Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the City's Web site to sign up for my Mayor's "News Happenings" biweekly enewsletter, enroll in the CodeRED emergency notification system, watch CTV-7 live, watch City Council or Planning Commission meetings On-Demand or sign up to receive City news releases via email with the Notify Me feature.

"Chipping of the Green" Christmas Tree Recycling Program
tree recycling

This annual program is held from December 26 through January 9th. The free recycling program is open to residents who would like to dispose of their used Christmas trees in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Commercial vendors may also participate for a nominal fee.


Simply drop off your tree in the designated tree drop off area in Pink Hill Park's west parking lot located at 2715 Park Road.


Only trees with tinsel and ornaments removed will be accepted.  Tress will be chipped into mulch and used as fertilizer in Blue Springs Parks this spring. 


For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Office at (816) 228-0137 or click here.

Winter Edition of the Blue Springs Magazine now available

Do you want to know more about what's new and going on in Blue Springs? The Blue Springs Magazine keeps you up-to-date on all the news, events and community developments taking place in the City. The winter 2011 issue has been mailed to residents' homes, and is now available online and at City Hall.  
This issue is our special community issue in which we take a look back at some of the accomplishments made in city government. Also included are information updates from the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Blue Springs School District and the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

Also featured are our 2010 "My Blue Springs" Photo contest winners!  Congratulations to our winners: Aileen McComas, Over All Winner; Dustin Montgomery, Youth Category; Tina Rehfeldt, Adult Category; Carol Rapp, Senior Category.  Thank you again to everyone who entered.

To view the Blue Springs Magazine, click here.  To view the Activity Guide, click here.  If you would like to learn more about the Blue Springs Magazine or review past editions, click here.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 
Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.