News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

May 28, 2008 City Council Special Meeting

clock May 27, 2008 18:47 by author Jeff Quibell

Discussion of final plat “Country Oak Village, Lot 1” – 500 R D Mize Road (PF-1-08-1559) in light of Ordinance No. 4155. According to the City Charter a special council meeting may be called at the request of two members of the City Council. City Councilman Reed and City Councilman Edmondson requested the special council meeting. The request of this Council meeting is to discuss whether or not a project known as Country Oak Village should be exempt from the recently enacted 90-day multi-family housing moratorium.

The meeting will be held on May 28, 2008 at 5:45 p.m in the Multipurpose Room of the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Facility, 1100 SW Smith Street, Blue Springs, Missouri.

Moratorium Approved on Multi-Family Development

clock May 26, 2008 15:24 by author Jeff Quibell
At the May 21, 2008 council meeting the council declared a 90 day moratorium on multi-family development.  A Task Force consisting of Councilman Sheila Solon, Michael Parker of Parker Construction, and David Brouse, Director of Elementary Education for the Blue Springs School District, was appointed to make recommendations regarding this import issue for our citizens.  The task force will hold its first public meeting on May 29, 2008 at City Hall in the Administrative Conference room at 4pm.  Anyone interested in this important topic is invited to attend.

David Cook wins American Idol Competition!

clock May 26, 2008 14:55 by author Jeff Quibell
On May 21st, Blue Springs favorite son David Cook became America’s newest American Idol.  The excitement surrounding his visit to Blue Springs and the watch parties all over the area was amazing.  [picture compliments of The Examiner WeSpotted Archive]

Shopping Center Progress Delayed

clock May 26, 2008 14:00 by author Jeff Quibell

Progress on approvals for the site plans for the new Target and Lowe’s stores at the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center were delayed for several weeks More...

Pooches on the Parkway a Success!

clock May 26, 2008 13:55 by author Jeff Quibell


Last weekend the third annual Pooches on the Parkway fund raiser for our off-leash dog park was held.  The weather couldn't have been better for a dog walk!  Thanks for helping to support the only Blue Springs off-leash dog park.  We appreciate everyone who participated and especially all those who volunteered their time.  Just a reminder: the park (on the east side of Lake Remembrance) is now open – enjoy this wonderful park with your dog.  For more information about the dog park go to

For those of you who are looking for a convenient way to wash your dog, there is a new dog wash located at the car wash just north of Highway 40 on 19th Street.  This unique facility features a safe way to wash your dog, rinse them off, and dry them.  There is even a special deodorizer spray setting for dogs that have had a run in with a skunk.

Two of Three Ballot Issues Approved for August Election

clock May 26, 2008 13:50 by author Jeff Quibell
The council recently approved two “no tax increase” ballot issues for the August special election.  One will expand our sewer treatment facilities and the other will complete a number of long standing road projects.  Despite unanimous agreement from a blue ribbon panel of citizens, three current city council members, former Mayor Grounds and former Mayor Woods, Mayor Ross rejected placing a funding source for the expansion and maintenance of our parks and recreation facilities to a vote of the people.

Texas Roadhouse Opening Date

clock May 26, 2008 13:40 by author Jeff Quibell
 Smile The Texas Roadhouse restaurant is scheduled to open on June 9th.  Let’s give them a true Blue Springs welcome, and thank this business for choosing our city to locate their business.  This is the first of a number of new restaurants that will open over the next year as a part of the Coronado Place and Adams Dairy Landing developments.

Local Leader Appointed to Missouri Community Service Commission

clock May 20, 2008 16:09 by author Jeff Quibell

On May 7, Mary Potter appeared before the Senate Confirmation Committee in Jefferson City.  Governor Matt Blunt had appointed her to the Missouri Community Service Commission as a Republican member.  Her term is from March 28, 2008 - December 15, 2010.  Currently there are 16 members on the Commission.  The commission effects and administers the National and Community Service Act of 1993.  It strives to make service and volunteerism a common expectation of all Missourians, with a special concentration on youth. More...

City Council Meeting - May 19, 2008

clock May 20, 2008 14:28 by author Jeff Quibell

For those of you who wanted to watch last night's council meeting, there were technical difficulties.  Following is a memo from the city regarding the problems for your reference:

Good Morning Mayor Ross and Members of City Council,

The purpose of this email is to inform you of the technical difficulties experienced during last night’s City Council meeting. Due to inclement weather conditions over the last two weeks, damaged outdoor receptor equipment prevented successful broadcasting of a portion of the meeting.  More...

Music in the Park Concert Series 2008

clock May 19, 2008 18:22 by author Jeff Quibell

Summer is just around the corner and the city is preparing for its annual concert in the park series starting on May 25, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in Rotary Park at Railroad Lake at South 7 Highway & Vesper Street.  Zuver's Real Estate Services is sponsoring the Krazy Kats that evening.  Weekends throughout the summer will include a great selection of performers, see the following flyer for more information about the upcoming concerts!

concert20082.PDF (241.08 kb)