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Perfect Score for Blue Springs School District
Blue Springs Fieldhouse
Celebrating 50 Years
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Fall Code Tips

As the seasons change and lawn work in preparation fo r winter begins it is important that we work together to keep our community a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play. Below are some helpful tips! 
  • Resident lawns should not exceed 8 inches in height.
  • Brush piles must be removed and disposed of properly, and open burning is not permitted within city limits. 
  • The Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center is a useful resource. 
  • Limbs that overhang the sidewalk or street must be trimmed. Call Public Works at (816) 220-0121 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.
For other helpful tips, click here.  
Upcoming Events
Trick-Or-Treat Main Street
Saturday, October 31
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs
Free to attend!

Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, November 4
6:30-8 a.m.
Adams Pointe Conference Center
Tickets are $20 for individuals, $185 for a table of 10.

To reserve your tickets, call Judy Q at (816) 228-8888 or click here.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

On Tuesday, Oct 27 I presented Jacksyn with the proclamation declaring November 13, 2015 as "World Pancreatic Cancer Day."

As we enter November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, it is my aim to raise awareness of this illness in efforts to increase early detection and effective treatments. Please click here to learn more about this illness and its treatment. 
Blue Springs Police Fundraiser
   On Saturday, October 17, the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association hosted their annual fundraiser dinner at Moreland Ridge Middle School.   
Dine for a Cause, formerly titled Shop for a Blue Springs Cop Fundraiser Dinner, raises money to support the Police Department's various community outreach efforts. 

  I would like to personally thank Rancho Grande for their generous donation of delicious cuisine to this event! 
To see more photos from this event, click here
 Let's Move! Saturdays

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

To view the entire fall schedule, click here.

Gage Center
1101 NW Jefferson
October 31, 3:30- 6:30 p.m.
Halloween Monster Maze

Club 7 Fitness
1241 SW Highway 7
November 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids fit bootcamp, fitness activities, open gym for adults

TaJazz School of Dance
1100 NW Knox
November 7, 1-2 p.m.
Dance class, ages 3-5

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 one-stop source for city information and news updates, including those items most important to you.
Did you see the Royals play last night? WOW! A great win takes the Royals to Game 3 in the World Series!

Congratulations are also in order for the Blue Springs School District on their perfect APR score. Please keep reading to learn more about this accomplishment, a few resident tips and some upcoming events for the whole family to enjoy. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
Perfect Score for Blue Springs School District
100_ Annual Performance Report
100 %Annual Performance Report

I would like to give a huge congratulations to the students and faculty of our esteemed Blue Springs School District for receiving a perfect score, 100%, on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DE SE) Annual Performance Report.
Each year, th e performance standards of each school district in Missouri are evaluated by DESE. Areas measured include the district's level of achievement, ACT and MAP calculations along progress measures and college placement calculations. 

This is an outstanding accomplishment by our dedicated teachers and students. Thank you for representing Blue Springs well and keep up the great work! 

Blue Springs Fieldhouse 

Come by and check out the new Blue Springs Fieldhouse !  Created with people in mind, the Fieldhouse provides recreational opportunities that the entire family can enjoy together including: 
  • Open gym
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Kidz Corner
  • Hard-surfaced and soft-surfaces courts
  • Fitness On Demandâ„¢ and more!

Click here to view the current Aerobics and Spin schedule. You can also call Parks & Recreation at (816) 228-0137 for questions or to set up a tour. 
Celebrating 50 Years
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, Nov 10 the Mid-Continent Public Library will be celebrating their 50th anniversary! 

Each of the 31 MCPL branches throughout Clay, Jackson and Platte county will be observing their birthday celebration by  giving children a free copy of the book Grow a Reader: An Interplanetary Tale while supplies last. They will also hold a drawing for a chance to win a family-four pack of tickets to one of six Kansas City attractions or events. Be sure to sign up at your favorite branch to enter! 

For details on other celebratory events at each branch, click here
Let's Go Royals!

For the second year in a row the Kansas City Royals have made it to the World Series! 

Be sure to cheer them on as they head to New York for Game 3 this Friday, Oct 30th. 

Good luck, Royals! 
Dream Home Winner

Congratulations to Mandy Sanders! Mandy is a Blue Springs resident and the winner of the $600,000  St. Jude Dream Home built by Summit Custom Homes. It is a pleasure to have such a beautiful home in our community.

Click here to see the other winners.
City Government on CTV-7

Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hours a day,  7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7. You can watch Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

If you want to catch up on videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking 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.