News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Mayor Carson Ross Hosts Annual Christmas Lighting Tree Ceremony on Dec. 6

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Join Mayor Carson Ross and the City of Blue Springs as we kick off the holiday season with the 2022 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This free, family holiday event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place o...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

City Facility Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

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City of Blue Springs, Mo., offices, Municipal Court, and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. The Fieldhouse will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Ve...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

S&P Affirms the City of Blue Springs’ AA Bond Rating

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Once again S&P Global Ratings recognized the City of Blue Springs and its staff’s strong financial management and budget planning.

On Nov. 3, S&P Global Ratings affirmed the City of Blue Springs’ AA general obligation rating and assigned an AA- rat...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Blue Surf Bay Announced as Name for the New Blue Springs Waterpark

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Blue Springs Parks & Recreation announced the name and logo for its new waterpark Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at a groundbreaking ceremony. The new waterpark, called Blue Surf Bay, is set to begin construction in mid-November next to the Blue Spri...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Blue Springs Police, Eastern Jackson County agencies form joint Police Involved Investigations Team

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The Blue Springs Police Department announced a joint agency Police Involved Investigations Team with the Lee’s Summit Police Department, Grandview Police Department, and Independence Police Department.

This multi-agency team will pool resources t...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City to Break Ground for New Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark

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Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, along with the City of Blue Springs, is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blue Springs waterpark at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 on the field just to the west of the Fieldhouse at 425 N.E. Mock Ave. The waterpa...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Water Main Repair Yard Restoration Commences

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The Blue Springs Public Works Department is beginning a City-wide yard restoration project for properties disrupted by water main repairs. 

The City's contractor, MFCC Construction Company will be working through the list of affected prop...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Norbury named next Economic Development Director

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City Administrator Mike Ekey announced this week that Jason Norbury will serve as the City’s next Economic Development Director. This critical leadership role will lead the City’s evolving efforts to attract and retain quality business...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Blue Springs City Council Adopts $109.8M City Budget

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On Monday, Sept. 19, the Blue Springs City Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget of $109,834,284. The new budget will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2022.

The FY 2023 Annual City Budget focuses on delivering important City servic...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: September 12, 2022

City Improves 15.19 Miles of Streets in 2022

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Blue Springs Public Works completed pavement improvements on more than 15 miles of streets this summer as part of the 2022 Street Improvement Program.  

Of the more than 80 streets on the 2022 list, 12 of those were total reconstructions ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Sarah E. Carnes Appointed Blue Springs City Attorney

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Mayor Carson Ross and City Council members on Tuesday unanimously appointed Sarah E. Carnes as Blue Springs’ next City Attorney.

“I am pleased to announce Ms. Carnes will be joining our team at the City of Blue Springs. She brings a wealth of knowledge and...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Blue Springs Police Department Awarded Re-Accreditation

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Police Chief Bob Muenz on Tuesday announced that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the Blue Springs Police Department reaccreditation. This is the fourth reaccreditation for the department following an in-depth e...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 4, 2022

Blue Surf Bay Announced as Name for the New Blue Springs Waterpark

Mayor and City Council in hard hats with shovels breaking dirt at waterpark ground-breaking ceremony

Blue Springs Parks & Recreation announced the name and logo for its new waterpark Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at a groundbreaking ceremony. The new waterpark, called Blue Surf Bay, is set to begin construction in mid-November next to the Blue Springs Field...

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Parks and Recreation News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: November 9, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Dale Cline, Vesper Hall

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Meet Dale! Dale has been with the City for 10 years and is the Kitchen Supervisor at Vesper Hall Senior Community Center. Dale and his crew prepare meals for seniors and shut-ins through the home-delivered meals program and the senior community at Vesper ...

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Staff Spotlights
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Lori Turner, Budget Analyst - Administration

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Meet Lori! Lori has worked for the City of Blue Springs for 33 years as of Oct. 8, 2022! Lori is the City’s Budget Analyst and spends many hours working to develop and maintain the City’s Annual Budget and Capital Improvement Plan.&...

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Staff Spotlights
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Shane Hallowell, GIS Coordinator

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Meet Shane. Shane is the City's GIS Coordinator for the Community Development Department. Shane began working for the City in October 2020. 

Q: Tell us a little about what you do each day. 

A: I manage the day to day “ma...

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Staff Spotlights
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Jordan Litz, Police Officer

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Meet Officer Litz! Blue Springs Police Officer Jordan Litz of the Traffic Unit has been with the Blue Springs Police Department for 4 years.Q: Is this your first position with the City or have you changed roles? A: I was on regular patrol from 20...

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Staff Spotlights
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Devin Wilson, Public Works Operator

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Meet Devin! Devin Wilson, a nine year veteran of the City of Blue Springs Public Works Department was the highest scoring operator during the City's annual Snow Plow training in November 2021.Q: How long have you worked for the City of Blue Springs? &...

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Staff Spotlights