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Public Forum to Discuss Cooperative Police Services Agreement
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The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens' Advisory Board will host a public forum on Monday, January 24, 6 p.m. at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building to discuss the proposed cooperative police services agreement with the City of Lake Lotawana. 

On January 3, 2017, city leaders from Lake Lotawana and Blue Springs announced they have been exploring a cooperative police services agreement. 

If approved, the City of Lake Lotawana would contract with the City of Blue Springs for law enforcement services beginning in April 2017. These services would include comprehensive community policing, animal control, crime prevention, investigations and 911 and non-emergency communications support. If the cooperative agreement moves forward, the Blue Springs Police Department will receive funding from Lake Lotawana to increase staffing to provide law enforcement services to their community.

Blue Springs Dog Park Fundraiser

A Chilly Dog's Night Out 
Saturday, Jan. 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$7 Adult | $5 Youth (ages 4-12)| Free ages 3 & under
Vesper Hall 

Join Parks & Recreation for a chili dinner fundraiser for the Blue Springs Dog Park. There will be lots of food, including chili dogs, chips and fresh baked cookies. Enjoy canine demos and  Clifford the Big Red Dog with his dog tag game. 

There are no dogs at this event but you can take home a special treat for them. Call 816-228-0238 for more information. 
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire winter schedule, click here

TaJazz School of Dance
1100 NW Knox
Jan. 14, 11 a.m. to Noon
Creative Movements (ages 3-5)

Roundhouse Fitness 
1901 NW Highway 7
Jan. 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Crossfit Training

GAGE Center
1101 NW Jefferson
Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to Noon
Bump City/ Dragon Ninja

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Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for city information and news updates, including those items most im portant to you.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of Missouri including Jackson County. This watch is in effect from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. Our City's snow removal team will be prepping our roads for the weather. To stay updated on the City's snow removal process, make sure you like us on  Facebook  and follow us on Twitter.  For our Facebook friends,be sure to sign up for notifications to ensure that you see all of our posts. 

Just a reminder that the last day to file for the upcoming City Council election is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  For more information, click here.
Below you can read about upcoming events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and how you can support revitalization efforts in Downtown Blue Springs.  

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

We as a nation will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16 and City offices will be closed in observance.

I invite you to join me on Sunday, January 15 at 6 p.m. in  First Christian Church of Blue Springs located at 701 NW 15th Street. I will have the pleasure of continuing a twelve year tradition as one of the guest speakers for their annual Community Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
On that following Monday, January 16, I will be attending the 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy and Scholarship Awards Dinner as this year's award recipient! I will be joined by my lovely wife First Lasy Eloise Ross and we will join in this celebration to honor  the memory of Dr. King and the lasting impact of other Civil Rights pioneers. 
Piccadilly Gala Pre-Sale Event 

It's almost time for our Blue Springs Downtown Alive! group to host their fourth annual Piccadilly Gala, Gypsy Prom, on March 10 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center. Proceeds from this event will help the Downtown Alive! group further their goal of revitalizing Downtown Blue Springs. 
To get the best ticket possible, they invite you to their Piccadilly Sales Event on Monday, January 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. at America's Community Bank.
Tickets are $45 each during the pre-sale event and include dinner and admission to the gala. Tickets will be $50 each after January 30, 2017. Table sales are also available.   For ticket information, contact Pam Wheeler, Downtown Alive! Executive Director at 816-805-8356. 
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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.