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Development Update
Winter Weather Update
Winter 2016 Magazine Available
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Parks Master Plan Public Meeting

Thursday, January 21
6:30-8 p.m.
Freshman Center Commons
2103 NW Vesper
The Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is in the early stages of developing a Parks Master Plan. This plan, along with the City's Comprehensive Plan, will be used to guide long-term development of Parks facilities and will include: 
  • Management of open spaces
  • Recreation opportunities 
  • Programming related to location and natural resources
The planning process will include garnering public input to give Parks the option to more effectively respond to community requests. All of this will be done in conjunction with assessing future needs concerning City parks, recreation areas, open space, and greenways.  

For more information, click here.
Holiday Recycling Options
tree recycling

Friday, Dec. 26 through Saturday Jan. 16
Various Locations

No time like the present to start recycling holiday items like your Christmas tree, boxes and strand lights!

Pink Hill Park
Drop off your Christmas tree  from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at  Pink Hill Park and your boxes & lights from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays to the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center.

Mid-Continent Public Libraries
Visit either the North or South branch of the Blue Springs Mid-Continent to drop off your strand lights for recycling. 

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 816-228-0137.
City Holiday Hours
City offices will be closed in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. Please see the listings below:
 City Hall
Thursday, December 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, January 1 - Closed to the Public

Blue Springs Fieldhouse
Thursday, December 31, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, January 1 - Closed to the Public

Vesper Hall
Thursday, December 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, January 1 - Closed to the Public
Public Safety staff will continue to perform normal operations but the Police Department offices will be closed to the public. Call 911 for emergencies and (816) 228-0151 for non-emergency police services.
Blue Springs Water Services and Municipal Court customers can access the City's online pay portal 24-hours a day, seven days a week via the City's website.

 Let's Move! Saturdays

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

To view the entire winter/spring schedule, click here.

Gage Center
1101 NW Jefferson
January 2, 11 a.m. to Noon
Bump City

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
January 2, Noon to 3 p.m.
Open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 & under must have a parent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event

Dynamic Dance
1901 SW Highway 40
January 9, 11 a.m. to Noon
Dance Class

ThunderDome Athletics
2505 SW Highway 40, Ste. C
January 9, 1-2 p.m. 
Kids speed & agility clinic, Ages 8+

City Government on CTV-7
Blue Springs POV Ep 2
Blue Springs POV Ep 2

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.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by clicking here 
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.

The snow and colder weather has started! I want to thank the snow removal crews that work 24/7 to make sure that our streets are in the best shape possible for our daily commutes. To stay up to date on the City's snow removal process, make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  For our Facebook friends, make sure that when you like us, mark the "Get Notifications" option to ensure that you see all of our posts. 
Also, if you haven't disposed of your Christmas tree, lights or boxes think about recycling them at Pink Hill Park and a number of other locations in Blue Springs.
Our City offices will have adjusted hours for the new year that you can read more about below. Please remember, while ringing in the New Year, be sure to make your own safety and the well being of others a top priority - celebrate responsibly.

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

On Thursday, December 17, I had the pleasure of doing a live interview on BSSD Radio with former Blue Springs South student Nick Mozer.


Nick and I chatted about what makes the Blue Springs community unique  and how we have been moving forward in 2015.I also had the opportunity to participate in a live giveaway of local business gifts to some lucky listeners.  


Check out an excerpt below from my interview below.  


Mayor Carson Ross on BSSD Radio
Mayor Carson Ross on BSSD Radio
Development Update         

The former World Liquors building located on NW State Route 7 has been completely torn down to make room for Andy's Frozen Custard, a restaurant that will be opening soon in that area.


A traffic study done during the planning and permitting process showed numerous accidents in the area and worsening traffic congestion. To address this, City will be working with MoDot to lengthen the current median, providing dedicated lanes for north and southbound traffic.


Construction on the median is expected to begin this spring.

Winter Weather Update
Blue Springs snow plow
The colder weather and snow have arrived and it is imperative that you know what snow route your street is on.  Click here   to view the City's snow removal maps and  click here to learn how streets are prioritized and cleared during our snow removal process.
Check out this video from MoDot showing how you can avoid snow piles at the end of your driveway.

Help us help you!  Please move vehicles off the street whenever possible.  Parked cars pose an obstruction to snow removal operations during the storm, then leave snow packed areas after they are moved.
For more Q&As about snow removal , click here .

Winter 2016 Magazine Available

The latest edition of The Blue Springs Magazine is available online! Click here to view and to find out about the City's major 2015 accomplishments and goals for the future.


You can also view Play Naturally by clicking here. Check out the activity guide to start scheduling some winter and spring fun with family and friends and read more about how residents enjoy Blue Springs Parks & Recreation!

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.