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ImageMakers Photo Club Art Show

February 18-19 and February 25-26
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Blue Springs Art Council Gallery in the White Oak Plaza
Highway 40 and Highway 7  
This is the first art show for the ImageMakers Photo Group and photos will be judges and awarded.  
Most photos are available for sale. 
For more information, 
call Carolyn Fox at (816) 229-1209.

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Blue Springs Snow Removal

  Snow Removal
The Snow Removal Hotline number is (816) 228-0295.  If you would like to learn more about the City's Snow Removal Program, click here.
To report a pothole, call the Pothole Hotline at (816) 228-0291 and leave the exact location of the hole, the nearest cross street and your name and phone number so we can contact you if we have problems locating the pothole.
To learn more about the City's Pothole Repair Program, click here.
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If you are experiencing a power outage in your area, call 1 (888) 544-4852.  To learn more about KCP&L's Winter Storm Program, 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.
February has been a roller coaster ride weather-wise this year.  We have had highs in the 60's and then snow a week later.  I would like to once again thank our snow removal crew for working through the night so that we could have a safe morning commute.  

February is also time to start thinking about getting a softball team together for the City's Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League.  Open registration began February 13 and registration deadlines are March 12.  For more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at (816) 228-0137.


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.
Downtown Alive! Chili Lunch Fundraiser
February is Heart Month




Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans -- 50 percent will have some form of this deadly disease. It kills more Americans than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease strikes without warning, without regard for age or gender.

St. Mary's Medical Centers makes it easier for you to fight heart disease. For $35 the Carondelet Heart Institute will determine your personal risk of having a heart attack. This is a highly individualized assessment - an analysis based solely on your lifestyle, personal factors and family history.

Early prevention and treatment gives people a fighting chance. To learn more about this screening, call 816-943-2787 or click here.


St. Mary's is also hosting a "Keep the Beat: A Beginner's Guide to Heart Health" class on February 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at their Education Center, 201 NW R.D. Mize Road.  This event is free, but registration is limited.  To learn more or register for this class, call (816) 228-3335.

Community Emergency Response Team Training




Would you like to receive training on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster in our community?  The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area. This program trains participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. 


Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support the CJCEMA and take an active role in emergency preparedness projects in our community.


Spaces are available now for CERT classes scheduled to begin in March at no cost for residents of Blue Springs, Grain Valley and Lake Tapawingo. This program is all about neighbors helping neighbors and I encourage you to contact Sgt. Allen Kintz or Ed "Doc" Golden at (816) 228-0178 if you are interested in this program.  




The City has been awarded a service-based grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a Walking Audit workshop.  This workshop will identify good and bad aspects of the city sidewalk system so that recommendations can be provided to help shape the City's policies, codes, priorities and standards for sidewalks.


This grant is part of a series of goals from the 2011 Let's Move! summits including the Livable Streets Policy adopted by the City Council on September 19, 2011.   To learn more about the City's Livable Streets policy, 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.