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Introducing Community Crime Mapping!
Shop with a Blue Springs Cop
Buy Blue Springs Receipt Rewards Winner
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City Hall Holiday Hours

City of Blue Springs offices and Municipal Court will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day Holidays. Below is the holiday schedule for various City locations. 

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 816-225-0151 for non-emergency police services.

Please note, 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

City Hall
Monday 12/26 : Closed
Monday 1/2: Closed

Vesper Hall 
Monday 12/26: Closed
Monday 1/2: Closed
Saturday 12/24: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 12/25: Closed
Saturday 12/31: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday 1/1 : Closed
70th Birthday Surprise

On Thursday, December 15th I celebrated my 70th birthday!  I am appreciative of all the warm well-wishes, gifts and the small surprise party by City Hall adminstrative staff. It was a pleasure to celebrate with First Lady Eloise Ross. 

Thank you all for making my 70th birthday a memorable one!      

I am pleased to share that the City of Blue Springs, Missouri is part of the #KindKC effort to stop bullying and discrimination. More than twenty organizations and over eight cities have united with 41 Action News in an effort to spread the word for anti-violence. 

Check out the video above and click here for more information. 
FBI National Academy Graduation
Left to Right: Chief Wayne McCoy, Deputy Chief Bob Muenz and wife Suzie Muenz following the award ceremony.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Bob Muenz of the Blue Springs Police Department on his graduation from the FBI National Academy.     

 For 10-weeks, law enforcement leaders were stationed at FBI Headquarters in Quantico, VA where they completed undergrad/graduate level course work and a range of leadership training.  
Winter Edition of The Blue Springs Magazine

The winter 2017 issue is now available online and at City Hall. Featured articles include the growth and redevelopment along Highway 7 and 40, the restructuring and future of the Economic Development Council and the 
'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest

To view The Blue Springs Magazine, click here To review past editi ons,  click here.       
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire winter schedule, click here

ThunderDome Athletics
2505 Sw Highway 40, Ste C
Dec. 31, 10 - 11 a.m.
Kids speed & agility clinic, Ages 8+

Dynamic Dance 
1901 SW Highway 40
Jan. 7 11 a.m. to Noon
Dance Class

Rink Ratz 
513 SW Keystone Drive
Jan. 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Open Roller Skating

 City Government of CTV-7
Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hour s a day, 7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7 on Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking here
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for city information and news updates, including those items most im portant to you.
The snow and colder weather has started! I want to thank our City's snow removal crews that work 24/7 to make sure that our streets are in the best shape possible for our daily commutes. To stay updated on the City's snow removal process, make sure you like us on  Facebook  and follow us on Twitter.  For our Facebook friends,be sure to sign up for notifications to ensure that you see all of our posts. 
Below you can see some photos from the annual Shop with a Blue Springs Cop event and view the City's holiday hours. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
Introducing Community Crime Mapping!

I am pleased to announce that the City of Blue Springs, the Blue Springs Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Blue Springs.

Users can access the new Community Crime Mapping tool by clicking here. Residents can also access the online tool by downloading the free 'My Blue Springs' app through the Apple iTunes store and the Android Google Play store.

Information provided on the map represents a wide spectrum of law enforcement activity from serious crimes to information only reports. Basic information provided includes the type of crime, date and time, crime location and the block-level address.

The system syncs with Blue Springs Police Department's records system to provide users with crime information as reports become available. The Community Crime Mapping tool uses geocoding to format the data so it can be displayed on a map, a data grid, or on an analytics dashboard. Each of these breakdowns are available to users online with the use of an electronic device of their choice.

The information provided is intended to promote community awareness and encourage the use of crime prevention measures. Users can sign up for an automated neighborhood watch report set to their specifications. These reports are generated automatically and can be received daily, weekly or monthly to the email address of your choice.

Please watch the video below to learn more about this exciting new crime prevention tool.

Shop with a Blue Springs Cop

On Saturday, December 10 at the Adams Dairy Landing Target store, the Police Department, Blue Springs School District officers and members of the Blu e Springs Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association participated in the seventh annual 'Shop with a Blue Springs Cop' event.  This event was hosted by Target as part of their Heroes & Helpers Program.
This event partnered Blue Springs School District students with Blue Springs Police Officers providing at-risk children an opportunity to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere and reinforce that police officers are friends in the community.
Each year, I am impressed by our community's  support for this wonderful program.  I want to recognize Council members Kent Edmondson, Susan Culpepper and Chris Lievsay for joining me this year. Thank you again to all the event sponsors and volunteers that helped make this event possible and a special thanks to KMBC channel 9 for coming out to broadcast this fun event! 
To see photos from the event,  click here. You can view a video of the event below.

Buy Blue Springs Receipt Reward Winner! 

Congratulations to Blue Springs resident Kelly Seuferling, the winner of the Buy Blue Springs Receipt Reward Contest! On December 14 I pulled Kelly's name from a random drawing and she won $500 in American Express gift cards.

This contest, administered by the Buy Blue Springs committee through the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce , is designed to reward people who choose to spend their money in our community. There was an overwhelming response wi th 3,558  r eceipts entered in the drawing, representing  214  different Blue Springs businesses. The total amount entered in this contest was  $118,000.Thiis an increase from last year 
and I hope we continue moving upward!

Congratulations again to Kelly and thank you to everyone who participated for.
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 of 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.