In This Issue
How to Open and Grow Your Business in Blue Springs Expo
Blue Springs South Boys Basketball
New License Bureau Office
Popular Annual Financial Report
Blue Springs Remnants Restored Winners
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Bike Trail Map

The Blue Springs magazine will be in homes later this week and in it you will find an updated bicycling and trails map.


This fold out guide is a great resource for bike advocacy organizations and general safety tips. Be sure to check out the detailed map showing shared use paths, hike trails and parks throughout Blue Springs. Click here to view the map and guide.  

CodeRed Sign Up

Prepare for the upcoming severe weather season by enrolling in CodeRED Emergency Notification & Weather Warning System.


This system is an early warning service that allows the City to notify residents of emergency situations that require immediate action.


Click here to sign up your business, home phone, or cell phone. To enroll by phone, please call 816-220-CODE (2633).


Once you are enrolled, the system will call your contact number and deliver an alert message shortly after a warning is issued by the National Weather Service for your area.


This system will only be used for emergency purposes. 

Golden Regiment Roast!


Please join the Blue Springs Historical Society for their Roast of Dr. Tim Allshouse, current director of the Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band and former Director Doug Watts. 


Sunday, April 26

Courtyard by Marriot

Doors open at 6:30

Dinner Served at 7:00 pm


Ticket prices are as follows: 

Golden Regiment Members, Alumni & Parents

$40 Single Ticket

$75 Includes Book (best value)

$750 Table of 10 + 10 books


General Ticket Prices

$70 Single Ticket

$90 Includes book (best value)

$900 Table of 10 + 10 books


Order tickets online at or call 816-224-8979

Easter Brunch   
  Sunday, April 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, MO 64014

$21.95 for Adults plus tax and 15% service charge
$10.95 for children ages 4-10 plus tax and 15% service charge
FREE for children 3 and Under
Call 816-228-8100 for reservations.
March With The Mayor!

Mark your calendars! 


I invite you to celebrate warmer weather and good health by joining me for a 30-minute walk on Friday, April 10 beginning at Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.


I hope to see you there as we take a quick and invigorating walk around Downtown Blue Springs! 

 New Parks & Recreation Software


On April 1, the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation department launched its new registration software to make registering for courses and reserving facilities even easier for staff and patrons.


Parks staff will be working with RecTrac, an automated management system that allows real-time overview of requests, multiple user payment types and new reporting tools to keep track of City trends for possible improvement.


Patrons who visit the website will be using WebTrac software, allowing them to check availability of rental facilities and the option to be placed on an automatic waiting list among other features.


As a part of the transition to the new software, all customers will need to create new accounts. This can be done online or in person at our offices.


Please click here to begin exploring the new site!


 Let's Move! Saturdays!

  These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire spring/su mmer schedule,  click here.

Thunderdome Fitness
2401 B SW Highway 40
May 2, 10 a.m. to Noon
 Join us for kids speed and agility clinic; adult weight loss clinic

Centennial Pool Plex "The Blue"
2401 Ashton Drive
May 2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for open swim

Gage Center
 1101 NW Jefferson
May 9, 11 a.m. to Noon
Join us for Bump City

Rink Ratz
513 SW Keystone Drive
May 9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join us for pen roller skating

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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.


I invite you to enjoy this fair weather by using some of the City's bicycle and walking trails throughout our parks. You can also get some fresh air by coming out to my annual Walk with the Mayor later this month.


Congratulations to the two talented artists who have been commissioned by Downtown Alive! and the Blue Springs Art Commission to create pieces for our downtown corridor. These artists will produce sculptures that incorporate pieces from the historic Blue Springs landmarks with a contemporary spin. You can continue reading this issue for more information. 

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

Help Opening and Growing Your Business in Blue Springs Expo


I am pleased to share that the first Blue Springs How to Open and Grow a Business Expo was a success. 

This event was a collaborative effort between the City, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Springs Economic Development Council to provide current business owners and aspiring ones a place to connect with local resources. 

Representatives from various financial institutions were present along with professional coaches and City zoning and business license employees to provide advice and guidance. 

The second expo will take place from 10 am to Noon on Saturday, May 2 at the Mid-Continent Public Library Blue Springs North Branch. 

A special thanks to all of the organizations that were present and made this event a success: Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce; Blue Springs EDC; Grow Blue Springs; Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers; University ofMissouri Extension; Mid-Continent Public Library; University of Central Missouri; American Business Womens Association; Blue Springs Downtown Alive!; America's Community Bank; Bank 21; Central Bank of the Midwest; CommunityAmerica Credit Union; Lead Bank; UMB Bank; Newmark Grubb Zimmer; Billups, Snyder & Associates, Full Employment Council, Farmers Insurance of Dough Shrout and Farmers Insurance of Jake Greco.


For more information about starting and growing your business, click here.  

Blue Springs South Boys Basketball  

On March 21, our Blue Springs South boys' basketball team defeated the Park Hill panthers, 71-57, at the Mizzou Arena claiming the Class 5 Boys Championship title for the state of Missouri. This is the first time in our school's history that this title has been earned. Great job, jaguars!


New License Bureau Office Hours

The new Blue Springs Missouri Department of Revenue License Bureau Office, located at 2402 SW Highway 7, opened for business Monday, March 23!


Their hours of operation:


Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last weekday of the month: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For directions, click here and press the search tool. To contact the office, call 816-228-0128.

Popular Annual Financial Report Available



I invite you to view the fourth annual Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) that is now available on the City's website.


By clicking here, you can view the PAFR which is created by the City as an easy-to-read summary of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). 


It includes 3-D visual breakdowns on City spending and revenue as well as details about changing Blue Springs demographics.

Blue Springs Remnants Restored Winners
On Saturday, March 28 the Blue Springs Public Art Commission and Blue Springs Downtown Alive! selected artists to commission two permanent public art pieces for the downtown corridor .

With more than 100 submissions from across the nation, the selection process took place Saturday, March 28 at Adams Pointe Conference Center and the proposed pieces from Jake Balcom and Scot Furgason were chosen for display. 


The artists were chosen as part of the Remnants Restored Permanent Public Art project. This project aims to draw residents to the urban downtown area through new, artistic revitalization of the downtown corridor and to spark conversation about the historical significance of the area.


The winning artists will each create site-specific pieces that incorporate remains from historic Blue Springs landmarks. Jake will use pieces of up-cycled aluminum from the historic America's Community Bank and Scot will be using recovered steel from the former downtown water tower.


I look forward to seeing the finished pieces!


If you are interested in donating to this project, please contact Downtown Alive! by clicking here.

Blue Springs Magazine Redesign

Blue Springs magazine has a new look!


This is the publication's 10th redesign during its more than 25 years in print. The magazine is mailed quarterly to residents to keep readers up-to-date on all the news, events and community developments taking place in the City.


Look for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue in the mail this week.  To see the newly redesigned magazine online, click here.


To view past issues of the magazine, ple ase 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 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.