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Public Safety Advisory Board Seeks Resident Input at Public Forum – November 8

clock October 31, 2011 12:40 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

PRESS RELEASE

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 —W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 27, 2011

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Public Safety Advisory Board

Seeks Resident Input at Public Forum – November 8

Blue Springs, Mo. – On November 8 at 6 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host its third annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs. The forum will take place at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith St. and is open to the public.

Advisory Board Chairman Tom Echerd will preside at the forum and encourages any interested persons to attend. “We will be giving a presentation on the status of the implementation of the new radio system approved as part of the Public Safety Sales Tax passed in April. These meetings represent the Board’s ongoing efforts to keep residents informed and engaged in the activities of our Blue Springs Police Department,” said Echerd.

At a recent meeting, the Board established the following topics that are of great interest to the community and will be onthe agenda for the November 9 public forum:

· The Blue Springs Police Department has made a concerted effort to increase the visibility in our neighborhoods and shopping areas. What improvements, if any, have you seen in the past 12-month period? What additional suggestions do you have?

· What changes in coverage or services provided by our Animal Control unit would you like to see?

· What other services related to public safety would you like the Blue Springs Police Department provide or help coordinate?

“I encourage all residents to come and provide any input they may have. It is through the community’s partnership with the Blue Springs Police Department that we will be able to create and maintain the safest community possible,” Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said. “We value everyone’s input; by working together we can celebrate our successes while gaining an understanding of those areas where residents feel we can do better.”

About the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board

The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board was created by City Ordinance in August 2009 as are commendation of the Mayor-appointed Public Safety Advisory Task Force. The six-member board is comprised of two residents from each City Council District, along with non-voting ex officio members that include representatives from the Blue Springs Police Department, City Council and a student from the Blue Springs School District. The Board has met

monthly since its inaugural meeting in August, 2009.

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JAG Jr. Show #1

clock October 31, 2011 12:38 by author Jeff Quibell


Civil War Program by Gregg Higginbotham for the Civil War’s 150 year anniversary–Nov 6 2pm to 3pm

clock October 31, 2011 11:30 by author Jeff Quibell

PRESS RELEASE:

Contact: Mary Potter

Phone #: 816-797-4870

MPotterEducation@comcast.net

www.BlueSpringsHistory.org

Date: October 27, 2011

Who:  Blue Springs Historical Society

What: Civil War Program by Gregg Higginbotham for the Civil War’s 150 year anniversary.

When:  Sunday, November 6, 2011 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Masonic Hall, 308 S.W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015

            This is a change in location.

Gregg Higginbotham a well-known local and national speaker on the Civil War will be at the Masonic Hall, 308 S.W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015, on Sunday, November 6th.  The door will open at 1:30 pm with Gregg speaking from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  In 2011, this will be the third event the Blue Springs Historical Society has sponsored for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.   The first was a program by Gregg Higginbotham.  The second was the 3rd Annual Blue Springs Has Talent entertainment and meal.  At the Talent Show, the performers played and sang Civil War songs.  Barbara Hughes as Mary Lobb told about the impact of the War on her life.

Higginbotham is a member of the national and state of Missouri Committees on the 150 year Anniversary of the Civil War.  He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, a member of The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri.  He is a past president of the Missouri Civil War Re-enactor Association and is employed by the Kansas City Metropolitan Library information network.

His topic will be the Civil War or for eastern Jackson County residents in 1860, the War Between the States.  He will be available to answer questions about the Civil War after his speech.   

There is no admission charge but the Blue Springs Historical Society would like a donation toward our budget. For more information contact: Mary Potter 816-797-4870 or MPotterEducation@comcast.net


Zoo Sales Tax Issue on November 8th Special Election Ballot

clock October 31, 2011 10:55 by author Jeff Quibell

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011

Notice is hereby given to the registered qualified voters of Jackson County, Missouri, that
the Jackson County Legislature has called a Special Election, pursuant to Ordinance Number 4334, to be held in said County on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.


QUESTION
Shall a retail sales tax of one-eighth of one percent (1/8%) be levied and collected for the benefit of the Kansas City Zoological District, which shall be created and consist of the county of Jackson and the counties of Cass, Clay, and/or Platte, if approved by such other county’s voters, for the support of zoological activities within the district?


Waste Disposal Task Force Public Meeting

clock October 20, 2011 18:04 by author Jeff Quibell

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Waste Disposal Task Force

Meeting Notice

Thursday, October 27, 2011

7:00 p.m.

City of Blue Springs

Howard L. Brown Public Safety Facility

1100 SW Smith St., Blue Springs, Missouri, 64015


Weekend Activities 10/22-1023

clock October 20, 2011 17:45 by author Jeff Quibell

Farmers Market – Saturday, October 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11th and Main Street.  The market specializes in home grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and many other items that are grown or made by hand.  For additional information visit www.bluespringsfarmersmarket.com.

Let’s Move! Saturdays! Rotary Park at Railroad Lake – Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Join us at the Shelter # 1 on the northeast side of park near Vesper Hall for an Arbor Walk and/or Kids Fit Class. This event is free and open to kids of all ages.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, October 22 – Aqua-Aerobics from 11 a.m. to noon for $4 and Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to noon for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Superintendent of Recreation

Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department

City Hall, 903 West Main Street

Blue Springs, Missouri 64015

Office (816) 228-0238

Mobile (816) 645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


Blue Springs Womens Civic Club Supports Our Community

clock October 20, 2011 17:41 by author Jeff Quibell

On September 26, 2011 The Blue Springs Womens Civic Club along with Roscoe Righter, Parks and Recreation Director, dedicated a park bench with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lake Remembrance, Greg Grounds Park. With the generous donations of past members and the hard working on going efforts of current membership, the BSWCC continues to support the community of Blue Springs and the surrounding area. You can contact us for more information at bswcc.org
"To Serve is Our Privilege, To Find a Way, Our Responsibility"

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Open House Public Meeting for Woods Chapel Road Improvements

clock October 20, 2011 17:36 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

PRESS RELEASE

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 20, 2011

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Open House Public Meeting for Woods Chapel Road Improvements

Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs and TranSystems will host an open-house style public meeting on Tuesday, November 15, to share plans for Woods Chapel Road Improvements from NW Castle Dr. to Walnut St. The project team will be on hand to answer questions from 6-9 p.m. at Howard L. Brown Safety Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 1100 SW Smith St., Blue Springs, MO 64015.

The City of Blue Springs and TranSystems encourage anyone who uses this route to stop by, review preliminary plans, share project issues and concerns, and provide written comments at the public meeting. No formal presentations will be made.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (816) 228-0121.

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Art Gallery Opening at White Oak Plaza

clock October 20, 2011 10:26 by author Jeff Quibell

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Jeff,

I wanted to contact you and inform you that the newly founded Blue Springs Arts Council will be hosting a gallery on November 5th from 5pm to 9pm. We are excited that the gallery will be in Blue Springs and we are excited to host 10 -15 artists. Miles Neidinger will be also be hosting a gallery that evening. Please view his art at http://milesneidinger.com/styled-13/page14.html

We are still accepting applications and wanted to inform you of the Nov 5th gallery. Please let us know if you can inform your media contacts about this event.

Kim Jones

816-260-4235

http://www.bluespringsartscouncil.com/index.html