2019 City Press Releases All Archives

City Election Filing for April 7, 2020 Election City Election Filing for April 7, 2020 Election
The City of Blue Springs will hold an election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for the purpose of electing the following: Mayor – four-year term Councilman – District 1 – three-year term Councilman – District 2 – three-year term Councilman – District 3 – three-year term
Blue Springs City Council raises Vaping age in Blue Springs Blue Springs City Council raises Vaping age in Blue Springs
The Blue Springs City Council voted during its regular meeting on Monday, November 18, to raise the age for sale and possession of e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.
Public Safety Citizen’s Advisory Board hosts Community Forum  on Medical Marijuana in Blue Springs Public Safety Citizen’s Advisory Board hosts Community Forum on Medical Marijuana in Blue Springs
Join the Public Safety Citizen’s Advisory Board for a community forum on medical marijuana in Blue Springs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. The event will take place at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building and will be viewable in real-time via Facebook Live on the City’s Facebook page.
City Facility Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule City Facility Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
City of Blue Springs, Mo., offices, Municipal Court, and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. The Fieldhouse will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28.
 City Offices Closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day City Offices Closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day
City of Blue Springs, Mo., offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, November 11. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will be open on Monday from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mayor Carson Ross Hosts Annual Christmas Lighting Tree Ceremony on Dec. 3 Mayor Carson Ross Hosts Annual Christmas Lighting Tree Ceremony on Dec. 3
Join Mayor Carson Ross and the City of Blue Springs as we kick off the holiday season with the 2019 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 3. This free, family holiday event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place outside City Hall at 903 W. Main Street in downtown Blue Springs, Mo.
Road closure: NE Roanoke Drive Road closure: NE Roanoke Drive
The City of Blue Springs is alerting motorists that due to the reconstruction project, NE Roanoke Drive, from NE Falcon Wood Drive to NE Porter Road, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, October 21, 2019 for approximately 8-10 weeks. For both the safety of construction workers and drivers, we urge motorists to be cautious in work zones and watch for workers.
 Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on October 26 Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on October 26
On Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department and both Blue Springs Price Chopper locations will give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Burrus Old Mill Park and Splashpad to Open June 12 Burrus Old Mill Park and Splashpad to Open June 12
The Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is excited to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Burrus Old Mill Park on from 4-6 p.m. on June 12. The renovations include the City’s first splashpad and a new jungle-themed playground, new shelters, a basketball court, skate park as well as parking and trail improvements.
 City Council adopts FY 2019-20 Annual Budget City Council adopts FY 2019-20 Annual Budget
On September 16, 2019, the City Council unanimously adopted the Fiscal Year 2019-20 annual budget of $78,371,031 effective October 1, 2019. The Proposed 2019-20 Fiscal Year Budget is available online at www.bluespringsgov.com.
 Residents, Police Step Out to Stop Crime Residents, Police Step Out to Stop Crime
Join the Blue Springs Police Department in celebrating our 20th Annual National Night Out Against Crime from 5:30-8 p.m., on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This free community event for all ages will be held in the municipal parking lot at 11th and Smith streets in downtown Blue Springs. NNO brings together residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials for an evening focused on crime prevention and safety.
City of Blue Springs to update City’s signage regulations, requests feedback City of Blue Springs to update City’s signage regulations, requests feedback
The City of Blue Springs is requesting feedback for updating the City’s Sign Code, which regulates the size, location, and design of signage throughout the City.
Now seeking entries for the annual “My Blue Springs Photo Contest” Now seeking entries for the annual “My Blue Springs Photo Contest”
The City of Blue Springs is hosting the tenth annual ‘My Blue Springs’ Photo Contest and we’d love to see photos depicting what you love about the City of Blue Springs.
Closure of NW Valley View Road at the Railroad Tracks Closure of NW Valley View Road at the Railroad Tracks
The City of Blue Springs is alerting motorists that NW Valley View Road will be closed, for work at the railroad tracks, on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13, weather permitting. Motorists can follow the detour route for access.
City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day
City of Blue Springs, Mo. offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will be open from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
City Administrator Eric Johnson Awarded State-Wide Honor City Administrator Eric Johnson Awarded State-Wide Honor
Blue Springs City Administrator, Eric Johnson has been presented the Jay T. Bell Professional Management Award by the Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA) at the annual conference on Thursday, May 2 in Lake Ozark, Mo.
Mayor Ross Challenges Area Municipalities to Ninth Annual Mayors’ Hotshot Basketball Challenge Mayor Ross Challenges Area Municipalities to Ninth Annual Mayors’ Hotshot Basketball Challenge
Mayor Carson Ross has challenged area mayors to see which municipal leader has the best jump-shot in the eighth annual Mayor’s Hotshot Basketball Challenge at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Grain Valley Community Center, at 713 Main Street in Grain Valley.
City rehabilitates more than 14.25 miles of City Streets City rehabilitates more than 14.25 miles of City Streets
This summer, the City of Blue Springs has rehabilitated more than 14.25 miles of City streets through the Pavement Management Program.
NE Roanoke Drive improvements to enhance driver safety, support development NE Roanoke Drive improvements to enhance driver safety, support development
The City of Blue Springs has commenced construction on improvements to NE Roanoke Drive between Adams Dairy Parkway and NE Porter Road.
Vesper Hall receives Re-Accreditation Vesper Hall receives Re-Accreditation
The National Institute of Senior Centers has once again designated Vesper Hall has a Nationally Accredited 50-Plus Community Center. Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street, is one of just two senior centers in the state of Missouri who have received this prestigious designation.
 Mayor Carson Ross honors Jim and Trisha Kennedy  with Missouri Municipal League Civic Leadership A Mayor Carson Ross honors Jim and Trisha Kennedy with Missouri Municipal League Civic Leadership A
Blue Springs business owners and community leaders, Jim and Trisha Kennedy were honored with the Missouri Municipal League West Gate Division Civic Leadership Award on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the annual awards banquet.
Road Closure:  Duncan Road from 6th Terrace to 7 Hwy begins July 8 Road Closure: Duncan Road from 6th Terrace to 7 Hwy begins July 8
The City of Blue Springs is alerting motorists of a road closure on Duncan Road from 6th Terrace to Missouri 7 Hwy starting on Monday, July 8 for a roadway reconstruction. This closure is anticipated to last until July 22, 2019.
Dovel named recipient of the 2019 Missouri Parks and Recreation Association’s  Park Resource Distin Dovel named recipient of the 2019 Missouri Parks and Recreation Association’s Park Resource Distin
The Missouri Parks and Recreation Association named Dennis Dovel, Blue Springs Director of Parks and Recreation the recipient of the 2019 Park Resource Distinguished Service Award for his work in Blue Springs.
“Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign Launches “Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign Launches
The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Police Department want to help keep families safe this Independence Holiday. To do this, the City will continue its “Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign for the 2019 fireworks season.
Annual City fireworks celebration postponed for 2019 Annual City fireworks celebration postponed for 2019
Due to the ongoing construction at the Blue Springs School District, the annual Red, White and Blue Springs Independence Day celebration has been canceled for 2019. “This was a tough decision,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “This annual family event is loved by many in the community. However, with the ongoing construction at both Blue Springs and Blue Springs South High Schools, there was simply not a feasible venue to safely host the Red, White and Blue Springs Fireworks celebration.” In lieu of the community fireworks event, the City wants to remind residents to be good neighbors when celebrating Independence Day with fireworks this year. Fireworks are legally allowed to be discharged within Blue Springs City limits July 1-3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on July 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. to Midnight. Police Officers will exercise increased street patrol and law enforcement measures during these times to make sure residents are complying with the regulations provisioned by the City’s Fireworks Ordinance. To report fireworks violations, call (816) 228-0151 or Text-A-Tip; text BSPD plus your message, including the location of the violation to Crimes (274637). In addition, please use City-approved fireworks only. These fireworks include those sold by the 18 licensed nonprofit organizations in Blue Springs only. The discharge of bottle rockets and aerial luminaries are prohibited by the City. The City plans to continue to host the Red, White and Blue Springs event in 2020.
City Offices Closed Thursday, July 4 in Observation of Independence Day City Offices Closed Thursday, July 4 in Observation of Independence Day
City of Blue Springs, Mo. offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City Hall to Re-Open after year-long renovation City Hall to Re-Open after year-long renovation
After an almost year-long renovation, Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main, will re-open to the public on Monday, April 8, 2019.
 WWII veterans to be honored on 75th Anniversary of D-Day WWII veterans to be honored on 75th Anniversary of D-Day
The City of Blue Springs is joining with the Blue Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to celebrate our WWII Heroes and Veterans at a 75th Anniversary and Commemorative Event for D-Day on Thursday, June 6, 2019
FREE Celebration gives families an up-close look at Public Works FREE Celebration gives families an up-close look at Public Works
Join the City of Blue Springs Public Works Department as they host a free family night, on Thursday, May 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the Public Works facility located on 500 S.E. Sunnyside School Road.
Blue Springs Battles for Blood and  Bragging Rights with May 7 Community Blood Drive Blue Springs Battles for Blood and Bragging Rights with May 7 Community Blood Drive
The City of Blue Springs is teaming up with Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, the Blue Springs Police Department and the Community Blood Center against the cities of Lee’s Summit and Independence to encourage residents to donate blood. Each city will host their own community blood drive for a friendly competition.
Blue Springs to hold Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Blue Springs to hold Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The City of Blue Springs will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, or the first 300 vehicles. The event will be held at Pink Hill Park located at 2715 N.W. Park Drive just west of James Lewis Elementary School off N Highway 7.
Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on April 27 Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on April 27
On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department and both Blue Springs Price Chopper locations will give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Calling All Entrepreneurs and Business Owners!  The Blue Springs Business Resource Network Invites Calling All Entrepreneurs and Business Owners! The Blue Springs Business Resource Network Invites
The Blue Springs Business Resource Network will host their seventh ‘How to Open and Grow a Business in Blue Springs’ Expo on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mid-Continent Public Library South Branch, 2220 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, Mo. This event is free and open to the public.
City Offices Closed February 18 for Presidents’ Day City Offices Closed February 18 for Presidents’ Day
City of Blue Springs, Mo., offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 18. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will operate normal business hours, 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.