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 Arbor Day Celebration

Thursday, April 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rotary Park
600 NW Vesper Street


Join us for an Arbor Day celebration with information booths and at 12:30 p.m. a guided tour of our Arbor Walk trail.
Solid Waste Management Newsletter

The first Blue Springs waste reduction newsletter "Why Waste" is available for your review!
This newsletter is designed to let you know about all the recycling resources here in Blue Springs.
To see the newsletter, click here.

 Public Safety Sales Tax Report

 In April 2011, voters passed the 1/2 cent dedicated Public Safety Sales Tax to address needs found in the Public Safety Citizen's Advisory Board analysis.  Revenues produced from the public safety sales tax will only be used for public safety purposes.  The tax cannot be used for other General Fund programs or services. 

The Public Safety Advisory Board, made up of Blue Springs citizens, is charged with oversight of the tax.  The Advisory Board will make regularly scheduled reports to the City Council on spending of funds collected by the tax and report on performance goals.

To see the April 2012 report, click here.

To see older reports, click here.

 Blue Springs 

Kids Triathlon

June 16
Body Marking starts at 6:15 a.m.and 
events start at 7:30 a.m.
1300 SE Adams Dairy PKWY

We are proud to announce the first Blue Springs Kids Triathlon on June 16, 2012.  This triathlon has three age divisions. To register,  click here!

The triathlon is broken down into three separate age brackets.

Tri for Tots (ages 4-5)
$25 registration fee
Swim 20 meters
 Bike .25 mile
Run .25 mile

Participants 4+ years old who need an assisted device during the race. Swimming will be in the indoor warm water pool at the YMCA and participants may use flotation device.  Participants may use training wheels or big wheel (non-motorized) for bike portion and parent/guardian may run with the participant in the running portion.

Ages 6-10
$40 registration fee
Swim 100 meters
Bike 2 miles
Run 1 mile

Swimming will be in the indoor lap pool at the YMCA.  Participant start times will be staggered every 20 seconds.  Start times will be provided at packet pick up.

Ages 11-14
$40 registration fee
Swim 200 meters
Bike 4 miles
Run 2 miles

Swimming will be in the indoor lap pool at the YMCA.  Participant start times will be staggered every 20 seconds.  Start times will be provided at packet pick up.



The events begin at 7:30 a.m. Each participant must have their body marked on event site with appropriate number (matching bib) by 7 a.m. Participant equipment and clothing must be placed in appropriate transition area prior to the event start. Participant bicycle drop-off will be from 6:15-7 a.m.

There will be an optional Participant Informational Meeting on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Blue Springs South High School. 

For more information, click here.

 Rabies Vaccination Update

 The Blue Springs City Council recently passes an ordinance allowing pet owners in the city to vaccinate for rabies every three years instead of annually.

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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.
Spring has sprung and there are a lot of great activities coming up here in Blue Springs. 
Downtown Blue Springs will be "alive" with events and next weekend the Farmers Market hosts its grand opening event. See below for all of the great free or low cost events over the next two weeks.
Work has begun on the Woods Chapel Road project and in within the next few days, traffic patterns will be altered to accommodate the construction.  Please take care as you pass through that work zone.


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.
Oath of Office


At the April 16 City Council Meeting, I once again took my oath of office as Mayor of Blue Springs.  The First Lady Eloise held my mother's Bible and Judge Vernon Scoville III performed the ceremony.  This was a very memorable event for me since Eloise held my mother's Bible and Judge Scoville were presided at my first oath of office four years ago.


Also at this meeting, the council elected a new Mayor Pro Tem. I want to thank Councilman Chris Lievsay for his term as Mayor Pro Tem and congratulate Councilman Jeff Quibell on his new appointment!


To learn more about the City Council, click here.  

Woods Chapel Road Construction



Construction has begun on the Woods Chapel Road project.  Utility companies have begun relocation of their facilities.  Clearing and grubbing of trees and underbrush has started on the west side of Woods Chapel Road.  


To learn more about this project, click here.


This is not the only road construction project in Blue Springs this spring/summer.  MoDOT will be overlaying Highway 7 from Pink Hill Road to Highway 40 and Highway 40 from Independence to Grain Valley.  


As mentioned before, the City will be implementing our Street Overlay Project.  To see the 2012 overlay map, click here.  To see a map showing the entire Street Overlay Project for the past five years, click here.

Upcoming Spring Events



Downtown Alive! events


Blue Springs Historic District Arts and Antique Show

Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

101 SW 15th Street, Blue Springs


This event features tours of the Brownfield House for $5 per person from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and antique cars featuring a 1974 Dodge Monaco replica of the "Bluesmobile" from the "Blues Brothers" movie.  Art and Antique vendors including jewelry, painting, pottery and mixed media and local artist Brad Ultican will be signing prints of his rendering of the Chicago-Alton train depot.


Spring Fling

Monday, April 30 from 4-8 p.m.

Downtown Blue Springs


Tickets are $10 and include a tour of the Brownfield House from 4-7:30 p.m., free dessert sampler and coffee at Memories on Main Street Tea Room & Cafe, and a treasure hunt beginning at 6:15 at the Soda Fountain.


Also enjoy a fashion stroll with new spring fashions and vintage clothing, spring merchandise at Downtown stores, Memories on Main Street Tea Room & Cafe will be open for dinner and Community Garden Master Gardeners will be designing and planting pots on Main Street.


Farmers Market

Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to noon

Downtown Blue Springs


The Blue Springs Farmers Market is located in downtown Blue Springs on 11th and Main Street. The market specializes in home grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and many other items that are grown or made by hand. Click here for more information.



Parks & Recreation events 


Car Cruise

Saturday, May 5 from 5 p.m. until dark

Downtown Blue Springs

Thanks to our sponsor Blue Springs Ford, cruises are located in Downtown Blue Springs on Main Street between 10th & 12th Streets, come out and enjoy the sight of Custom Vehicles, Custom Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, and Hot Rods! 

Pooches on the Parkway

Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilbur Young Park, 1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway


Pooches on the Parkway, sponsored by RUFF and Blue Springs Park and Recreation, hopes to raise funds to benefit the Blue Springs off-leash dog park. All funds will go to purchase additional amenities for the new dog park.  For more information, click here.   



Let's Move! events


Let's Move! Saturdays at Adams Pointe Golf Club

Saturday, April 28 from 2-4 p.m.

1400 NE Coronado Drive


Join us for a beginner instruction in golf and free range balls!   This event is free and open to the public.


Cinco De Mayo Health and Wellness Fiesta! (Ages 15+)

Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon

2000 NW Ashton Drive


This free event is an opportunity offers basic self defense training, hands-only compression CPR classes and nutrition information. Class sessions are from 8-10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  To preregister for the sessions, call (816) 229-8558.


Let's Move! Saturdays with Dynamic Dance

Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to noon

10th & Main Street


Join us for a dance party in Downtown Blue Springs!  Special thanks to Dynamic Dance for hosting this Block Party.  This event is free and open to the public.


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.