In This Issue
A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Adams Dairy Landing Retail Development Update
Blue Springs City Council Ballot Set
Wednesday One O'Clock Walkers (W.O.W.)
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Youth Sports & Recreation Expo
Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Dr.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance
Feb. 5, 6:30-9 p.m.
Vesper Hall
400 NW Vesper Street

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Class
March 7-28
CJCFPD Education Center
4175 US 40 HWY

For more information on any of these events, call (816) 228-0238.

Sing! Blue Springs

The Blue Springs Education Foundation is sponsoring the "Sing! Blue Springs" competition on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7 p.m. at Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center located at 2000 NW Ashton Drive.


 Tryouts for the event will be held at Cordill-Mason Elementary School, 4001 SW Christiansen Road, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, beginning at 9 a.m.


The competition is open to students attending one of the Blue Springs High Schools or graduates from Blue Springs School District who are 15 to 21 years of age.

For additional information contact Katherine Barton, BSEF Executive Director, at 816-564-8287 or



Court Hour Changes


The Blue Springs Municipal Court office hours have temporarily changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, but appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


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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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.

Blue Springs has been hit with quite a bit of snow in the last two weeks.  I wanted to give the fine men and women who clean and maintain our streets during these storms a public "Thank You!" I have received many emails and phone calls from Blue Springs residents complimenting our crews on a job well done.  

To keep up with our snow removal process while the storm is in progress, follow our Twitter feed by clicking here, or become a fan of the City's Facebook page by clicking hereDuring the last two storms we have made it a priority to keep you updated on our snow response via our social media sites.

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Front Row: Rodney Hammer and Mayor Carson Ross Second Row: Rev. Cliff Caton and Rev. A.L. Johnson Third Row: Rev. Don Graves, Rev Darron L. Edwards and Rev. V.A. Strong

I had the honor of giving the welcoming address at the Martin Luther King, Jr celebration on January 16 at First Christian Church. Dr. Rodney Hammer, Executive Director of the Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association gave a speech celebrating the combination of Martin Luther King's message of hope with our own hope for the future.  


This experience was moving and I enjoyed meeting with everyone who came to the event.  I look forward to seeing you again next year!












Adams Dairy Landing Retail Development Update

At the January 18 City Council Meeting, Julie Jurden of RED Development gave an update on the Adams Dairy Landing progress. We continue to be pleased that we're able to attract new retailers to our area, especially given the current state of the economy.


Some of the new retailers expected to open soon are:

  • Michaels
  • HomeGoods
  • Charming Charlies
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Ross
  • TJ Maxx
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Verizon
  • M&I Bank
  • Arby's

For more information on the Adams Dairy Landing Retail Development, click here.  Also, visit the official Adams Dairy Landing Web site by clicking here.

Blue Springs City Council Ballot Set

City Hall

Voting is one of the most important responsibilities we have as Americans.   Many people think that their vote does not matter. There have been many, many elections - not just on a local level - that have been decided by less than 100 votes. So thinking that your vote does not count could not be farther from the truth.

Blue Springs residents will be voting on three City Council seats on April 5. If you are not registered to vote, you must do so before March 9 to be able to vote in the April election.  To find out where to register, click here.


Candidates running for City Council positions are (in alphabetic order):


District 1       James May                Jeff Quibell

District 2       Kent Edmondson

District 3       Susan Culpepper         Ron Fowler


There will also be a Public Safety Sales Tax initiative question on the April 5 ballot.  Stay tuned for more information about this initiative.

Wednesday One O'Clock Walkers (W.O.W.)
Sheryl Morgan, Pat Cooper, Katie Kinder (Executive Director of the Blue Springs YMCA), Deb Ohnoutka (Chief Nursing Officer of St. Mary's Medical Center), Eloise Ross, Mayor Carson Ross, Councilman Jim May, Charlene Johnson and Roger Johnson
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.