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Alzheimer's Foundation Check Presentation
Blue Springs Business Snapshot
'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest
Blue Springs Bands
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Fall Code Tips  

Below are some tips to keep your yard in good shape and k eep our community clean. 

  • Resident lawns should not exceed 8 inches in height.
  • Brush piles must be removed and disposed of properly; open burning is not permitted within city limits.
  • Limbs that overhang the sidewalk or street must be trimmed. Call Public Works at (816) 228-0195 if you have questions about limbs in the rights-of-way of streets.
  • Trash for pick up should be placed no further than 5 feet from the home. 
  • Curbside pick-up is prohibited. All trash must be contained at all times.
Click here for other helpful tips and visit the Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center to recycle grass clippings, leaves, brush and limbs for a nominal fee. 
 2016 Community Prayer Breakfast 
Friday, Nov 4
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Dr
6:30 - 8 a.m. 

Tickets are still available for the annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Our key note speaker is author and actor Kevin Hines who travels to share a message of hope and his survival story after attempted suicide.  Tickets are $20 for individuals or $185 for a table of 10.

To reserve your tickets, call Judy Q at (816) 228-8888 
Trick-or-Treat Main Street 

Trick-Or-Treat Main Street
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. to Noon
Downtown Blue Springs
FREE to attend

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and check out our downtown merchants as they open their businesses and store fronts for children to trick-or-treat in a fun and safe environment. 

Activities include games, kid's crafts, face painting and a bounce house.
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire fall schedul e,  click here .

ThunderDome Athletics
2505 SW Highway 40, Ste C
Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to Noon
Kids speed & agility clinic, ages 6+

Giggles -N-Jiggles
3713 US 40 Highway
Nov. 5, 8: 30 - 9:30 a.m.
Inflatable activities; clean socks required

GAGE Center 
1101 NW Jefferson
Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to Noon 
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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.
Next week will mark the beginning of November and elections will soon follow. Be sure you are aware of what is on your ballot prior to Nov. 8th by using this look up tool provided by  the Jackson County Election Board. 
I am happy to share that there are a number of resources for current and future business owners in the Blue Springs community. If you missed this month's Chamber luncheon, keep reading to find out more about our City's 2016 Business Snapshot.  You can also find out more about next week's Community Prayer Breakfast and Trick-or-Treat Main Street. 
As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
Alzheimer's Foundation Check Presentation
 Mayor Carson Ross, First Lady Eloise Ross, daughter Carla and Scott Bradley of the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter. 

On Wednesday, October 19th I presented a check to the Alzheimer's Association- Heart of America Chapter for $1,540.00 on behalf of Texas Roadhouse. This was the amount raised by the winning Blue Springs team following the second annual Rib Eating Realy contest this summer against our nieghbor Grain Valley. 
Blue Springs Business Snapshot
On Thursday, Oct 20th the City of Blue Springs and Jacqueline Reed of the Mid-Continent Public Library, South Branch, presented the Blue Springs Business snapshot during the monthly Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  

The presentation covered how current and future business owners can use technology across generations to strengthen their workforce and build their brand when communicating with the public.  

City resources include:  The Business Resource Guide,  How to Start a Business in Blue Springs,  Business Snapshot 2016 and more. Click here for a full list with links. 
You can also find a wealth of resources from Mid-Continent Public Library including: referenceUSA database, DemographicsNow, and more. For a full list of resources, click here , select Online Information and navigate between Online Learning and Research Databases. 
To view a PDF of the full presentation click here
'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest

The 2016-17 'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest is still open for entries! The deadline is Monday, October 31 and photos submitted must be taken in Blue Springs. Photo entries can include cityscapes, wildlife, events, parks and community life.

 For more information , click here.
Blue Springs Bands
I would like to congratulate both the Golden Regiment Marching Band of Blue Springs High School and the Jaguar Pride Marching Band of Blue Springs South High School for their placements during recent competitions. 

The Golden Regiment band came in second place overall during the Bands of America (BOA) Super Regionals in St. Louis this past weekend. Jaguar Pride marching band also represented well for Blue Springs by placing 18th out of 64 bands at the BOA Super Regionals; this was the Jaguar's first time participating in this competition. 

Keep up the outstanding work! 
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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.