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Congressional Resolution
2012 Kids Triathlon
July 4th Celebration
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop
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Saturday, June 22 

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June 23, 2-8 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs

Join us for the second annual Corks & Canvas Art & Wine Walk in Downtown Blue Springs.  This free community event will feature over 15 artists and several local wineries. 




Music in the Park Concert series

Rotary Park at Railroad Lake


Sunday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Moats Brothers Band (classic rock)


Sunday, July 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cover Me Badd (Alternative/Classic Rock)


Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m.

Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble

US Air Force Band of Mid-America

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"Connections" Dedication

On June 13, the Public Art Commission officially dedicated the "Connections" Temporary Art Exhibit.  
This exhibit was dedicated to Craig Naler, past superintendent of the Parks & Recreation Department.  We were also joined by Steve Elliott, who created the piece Intersection in the exhibit.  

To learn more about the "Connections" Temporary Art Exhibit, click here.
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Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
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.


This summer shaping up to be hot and dry and Central Jackson County Fire Protection District would like to remind residents to take care when starting a fire on your property.  Did you know that our area is currently under a burn ban?  This ban applies to all outside or open fires, except residential barbecuing.  To beat the heat, try cooling off at the Centennial Pool-Plex.  To learn more about the pool, click here

I would like to congratulate the twelfth class of Blue Springs Police Department Citizen Police Academy on graduating the 9-week course.  I encourage you to go through the course to get an inside look at how our Police Department serves our community.  For more information about the academy, call Sgt. Allen Kintz at (816) 228-0178 or send an email by clicking here.
Congressman Graves' Office will be holding a 'mobile office' event at City Hall in the East Conference Room on June 26 from 11 a.m. to noon.  These 'mobile office' events are a way you can interact with your Congressman.


I hope to see you at one of the many events happening here in Blue Springs in the next few weeks!  This Saturday from 2-8 p.m. in Downtown Blue Springs is the second annual Corks & Canvas event and the City's annual fireworks display is Wednesday, July 4 at Peve Stadium with gates opening at 7:30 p.m.  


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.
Congressional Resolution


On May 16, I had the honor of presenting Ed "Doc" Golden with his copy of the Congressional Resolution of his service in the Vietnam War.  I presented this to "Doc" at the American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 181 in Grain Valley. 


"Doc" Golden is a fellow veteran, Blue Springs Police Department volunteer and good friend.  He is one of the amazing people here in Blue Springs that makes this community a great place to live, work and play.


"Doc" is also part of the volunteer team raising funds to build the Veterans Way Memorial in Pink Hill Park.  To learn more about this project, click here.

2012 Kids Triathlon
July 4th Celebration


The fourth of July holiday means many things to many people.  For me, it's a time to honor those who have given their life so that we could have our freedom.  It's also a time for families to gather together and celebrate our independence.  This tradition also involves a very popular American pastime... fireworks.  


You may not know that fireworks sales in Blue Springs are unique as all licensed vendors are nonprofit organizations in our community.   Sales from this 4-day period help fund their community programs throughout the year. To see a list of the 18 licensed nonprofit organizations, click here.

Hours of fireworks discharge within city limits are July 1-3, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4, 10 a.m. to Midnight.  The Police Department will increase street patrol and law enforcement measures over the weekend to make sure residents are complying with the City's Fireworks Ordinance


I encourage you to "Be a Good Neighbor."  Being a Good Neighbor means being mindful of your Blue Springs neighbors, the environment and the appearance of our community - disposing of all debris after discharging fireworks. We need everyone's help to keep our community operating as a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live and celebrate. 


I hope to see you at the City's Fireworks Display on Wednesday, July 4 at Peve Stadium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive.  The Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and live entertainment will be from 8-9:30 p.m.  The fireworks display begins around 9:30 p.m.

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop
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Swimming Pools


Did you know that all pools capable of holding 24 inches of water or more, including inflatable pools, must have a 6 foot barrier fence with a self-latching locking gate.  These pools must have a building permit.  Contact Codes Administration at (816) 228-0118 for more information.


2011 Water Quality Report

To view the 2011 Annual Water Quality Report, 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.