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Mayor's Message
We've officially entered fall and at least some cooler weather. September was a busy month in Blue Springs. We celebrated the return of the Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival and I thoroughly enjoyed being out amongst the community again at this beloved event. I also had the opportunity to recognize two of our great Blue Springs residents as the Truman Heartland Community Foundation's Blue Springs Citizens of the Year. Dale Carter and Cindy Miller worked tirelessly to promote the renewal of the Blue Springs Parks Sales Tax last April and because of their work, we'll continue to see Parks updates for years to come.

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Out and About
Carter and Miller Named Citizens of the Year
Congratulations to Dale Carter (left center) and Cindy Miller (right center) the 2021 Blue Springs Citizens of the Year for their work in leading the efforts to promote the Parks Sales Tax renewal in April 2021. Dale and Cindy were recognized at the September 25 Truman Heartland Community Foundation's Annual Toast of Our Towns Gala.
Blue Springs Police Host 2021 National Night Out
On Tuesday, October 5 the Blue Springs Police Department hosted National Night Out Against Crime 2021. This celebratory block party featured public safety and law enforcement demonstrations, displays and vehicles from the Blue Springs Police Department, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, and other local public safety agencies.
2021 Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival
We had a great time at the 2021 Fall Fun Festival Parade on September 18. It was wonderful to see the community come back together again for this wonderful tradition. I'm already looking forward to next year's Fall Fun Festival. A job well-done to the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and all their volunteers for hosting such a great event.
Mayoral Proclamations and Recognitions
In honor of Constitution Week (September 17-24), the Blue Springs chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set up a display in the lobby at City Hall to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. (Pictured Blue Springs DAR members Cerise Ivey, Blue Springs DAR Regent Renee Windle.)
In recognition of October as Arts and Humanities month, I issued a Proclamation to recognize the arts in our community. (Pictured Barbara Landes of the Blue Springs Public Art Commission.)
Mayor Pro-Tem Kent Edmondson along with District 1 Councilmember Jerry Kaylor presented a proclamation to Pam Luttrell of Benson House in recognition of National Assisted Living Week on September 13.
On September 10, three new tree plaques were place at Veterans Way Memorial. Mayor Carson Ross, Eleanor Frasier and members of the DAR presented a plaque that read, “With Gratitude for Those Who Serve.” Plaques purchased by Betty Allen (right) for her family members, WWII veteran Roy Jackson and Vietnam Veteran, Reginald Jackson (father and son who both served our nation).
City News
City of Blue Springs Conducting 2021 Citizens Survey

The City of Blue Springs is conducting the 2021 Citizen's Survey to ensure our priorities are aligned with the needs of all citizens. The 2021 Blue Springs Citizen's Survey is currently being distributed to a random selection of residents through ...

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Blue Springs City Council Adopts $83.5M Budget

On Monday, September 20, the Blue Springs City Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-22 annual budget of $83,531,171. The new budget will go into effect October 1, 2021. The 2021-22 budget focuses on delivering and enhancing important City...

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SW Moreland School Road Now Open

The City of Blue Springs is alerting motorists that Moreland School between SW 10th Street and SW Liggett Road is now open to the public following a complete road reconstruction. We appreciate your patience during this closure.

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What's Happening in Blue Springs
October 23: Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 23, 2021 Rid your home of potentially dangerous unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Participants can bring unwanted medications for safe disposal to: Blue...

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October 26: Spotlight on Animal Control

PSCAB Community Forum: Spotlight on Animal Control Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Join the Public Safety Citizen's Advisory Board for a community forum featuring the Blue Springs Animal Control and our City's Code of Ordinances relating to animals in...

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October 30: Spooky Springs Family Fun Festival

This free entry will give you access to walk through the vendors, purchase food at the food trucks, and walk down the spooky trail. Ages 2-10 are able to pre-register for a $10 fee and get everything in the free event package along with access to ...

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October 30: Trick or Treat Main Street

Trick or Treat Main Street is for kids young and old! We close Main Street between 10th and 12th so you can dress up in your favorite costume and walk from business to business collecting candy & treats of all kinds. It's a safe environment for...

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