News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs to Begin 2009 Street Rehabilitation Program

clock April 12, 2009 19:39 by author Jeff Quibell

CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI
MEDIA ADVISORY

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 9, 2009

CONTACT: Merideth Parrish, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.935.4176

Email: mparrish@bluespringsgov.com

Blue Springs to Begin 2009 Street Rehabilitation Program

Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs will soon begin its 2009 street rehabilitation program which involves milling, patching and overlay on approximately 15 miles of residential streets in Blue Springs.

The 2009 street program is administered by the City’s Engineering Department and will be executed jointly with contractor, Superior Bowen Asphalt Company of Kansas City, Missouri.

“Each year the City identifies capital improvement projects such as street maintenance and rehabilitation through its Capital Improvements Program (CIP)” says Public Works Director Oliver DeGrate, III. “This year’s CIP again identified street rehabilitation as a key priority of both the City Council and the residents of our community. The 2009 street program is a reflection of the City’s efforts to respond to these priorities with visible action and results.”

The project map for the 2009 street program indicates which streets are scheduled for maintenance this year, barring any unforeseen circumstances. This map can be viewed through the City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/09streets.

Residents living on streets scheduled for maintenance will receive a door hanger prior to any street work which will include instructions for the period in which work will be performed. The maintenance process involves 3 steps. The first step is milling, a process which grinds down about two inches of existing roadway to make room for the new asphalt. Second, if needed, asphalt patching will be completed. Finally, the new asphalt driving surface will be placed. The entire process should be completed within approximately one week on most streets.

Residents should expect some traffic delays and are asked to avoid active work areas if at all possible. All work scheduled for the 2009 street program should be completed by summer 2009. The City of Blue Springs extends its thanks in advance for the community’s cooperation during this project. For questions or additional information, contact the Blue Springs Engineering Department at (816) 228-0121.

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BSPD Crime Watch Alert: Suspicious Persons/Attempted Abduction

clock April 11, 2009 19:23 by author Jeff Quibell

News from the City of Blue Springs

CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI
POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA ADVISORY

1100 SW Smith Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 |  P: 816.228.0150|  F: 816.228.0147| 
W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 7, 2009

CONTACT: Detective Jeremy Dickstein

Phone: (816) 228-0261

Email: jdickstein@bluespringsgov.com

BSPD Crime Watch Alert:

Suspicious Persons/Attempted Abduction

Blue Springs, Mo. – On Saturday April 11, 2009 at approximately 1:49 p.m., 2 children stated they were approached by three African American males in a sky blue van, possibly a Ford Areostar, with heavy damage on the front driver's side of the vehicle in the area of the 500 block of Knox Place. 

The males allegedly tried to entice the two children to come to van by offering candy and asked the kids if they wanted to pet their puppy.  The older child ran for help and the van was last seen southbound on Knox Place.
Chief Wayne McCoy and investigators from the Blue Springs Police Department have asked that the public assist in locating a sky blue van described below as a vehicle of interest in a possible child enticement.  Please call the Blue Springs Police Department immediately if you have any information about this vehicle.

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Notification of Special Community Events – March 20 and 27 2009, Blue Springs, Mo.

clock March 22, 2009 16:04 by author Jeff Quibell

You won’t want to miss these “feel good” newsworthy events!

What:           

March with the Mayor: a free community - wide walking opportunity with Mayor Carson Ross of Blue Springs, Mo.

When:          

2 walks: March 20, 2009 (First Day of Spring!) and March 27, 2009

Both walks begin at 12:15 and last 30 minutes

Where:        

March 20 Location: Begins at City Hall – walk route is approximately 1 mile through downtown Blue Springs

March 27 Location: Begins at Keystone Park, 2214 Keystone Drive

About:          

What started as a group walk of the Blue Springs Employees' “Biggest Loser” participants has blossomed into a community-wide event led by Mayor Carson Ross.  Members of Blue Springs F.I.T. as well as citizens, Chamber of Commerce members, and the Blue Springs School District will join the group for a 30-minute walk to emphasize daily activity for a heart-healthy lifestyle.  This event is expected to draw more than one hundred citizens, staff, elected officials and students from across the Blue Springs community.  Both walks will be a great media opportunity for print and television news coverage as well as for some great interviews from participants.


Public Meeting Notice: Board of Zoning Adjustment February 11, 2009

clock January 27, 2009 15:22 by author Jeff Quibell

Meeting Notice from Blue Springs City Clerk

City of Blue Springs
903 W Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015
Ph: (816) 228-0110 | Fx: (816) 228-7592 | W: www.bluespringsgov.com

Public Notification of the February 11, 2009 meeting of the
Blue Springs Board of Zoning Adjustment has been posted
to the City's website. 
February 11, 2009
Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Notice and Agenda

For questions or more information,
contact the Blue Springs City Clerk at (816) 228-0110.


Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

clock January 26, 2009 15:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Meeting Cancellation Notice from Blue Springs City Clerk More...


Police Conduct Additional Underage Drinking Enforcement Actions

clock January 22, 2009 23:23 by author Jeff Quibell

CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI
POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA ADVISORY

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1100 SW Smith Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 |  P: 816.228.0150|  F: 816.228.0147| 
W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: January 22, 2009

CONTACT: Detective Troy Pharr

Phone: 816.228.0212, Cell: 816.935.2678

Email: tpharr@bluespringsgov.com

Police Conduct Additional Underage Drinking Enforcement Actions

Department efforts focus to prevent the selling alcohol to minors under the age of 21 years old

Blue Springs, Mo - Case Number: 2008-11658, 2008-11660, and 2009-00220

In a continuing effort to help protect our children, and to enforce the underage drinking laws, the Blue Springs Police Department conducted two additional underage drinking enforcement actions.

On December 30, 2008 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department sent an underage young man into sixteen different establishments that sell alcoholic beverages. This young man was instructed to present his actual identification, and to be honest about his age if asked. Of the sixteen businesses contacted two sold alcoholic beverages to the 18 year old young man. More...


Public Safety Community Forum on January 27, 2009

clock January 21, 2009 23:38 by author Jeff Quibell

Greetings!

Chief Wayne McCoyThe Mayor's Citizen Police Advisory Committee would like your input at a public hearing on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building Multi-purpose room, 1100 SW Smith Street in Blue Springs.

Please come and provide any input you may have regarding your experiences with the Blue Springs Police Department.

We value your input, and hope that we can celebrate our successes while gaining understanding of those areas where you feel we can do better. All are welcome!

Chief Wayne McCoy,
Blue Springs Police Department


Blue Springs Announces Development of New Regional Science and Technology Park

clock December 15, 2008 11:57 by author Jeff Quibell

News Release

For Immediate Release

For More Information Contact:

Website: www.thinkbluesprings.com

Kelly Sullivan-Deady
Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
816-360-4278
ksullivan@polsinelli.com

Merideth Parrish
City of Blue Springs
816-655-0497
mparrish@bluespringsgov.com

Blue Springs Announces Development of New Regional Science and Technology Park University of Missouri Committed as Anchor Research Tenant

15 December, 2008 - BLUE SPRINGS, Missouri - The Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that in conjunction with the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, it will develop the Missouri Innovation Park at Blue Springs, an approximately 500 acre science and technology innovation park that will provide a clustered focus for knowledge based innovation and commercialization in Western Missouri. More...


Santa's Holiday Express Train comes to town again!

clock November 24, 2008 12:22 by author Jeff Quibell

SantaandMrsClaus Holiday Express Train

Santa will cruise into town on the Kansas City Southern Railroad Holiday Express Train on Wednesday, December 10 at approximately 4:00 pm. Board the train to visit Santa Claus and tour train cars with seasonal displays. Hot refreshments will be available and families will have the opportunity to come in from the cold and enjoy a host of activities in the nearby Howard L. Brown Public Safety Facility. All activities are FREE.

Preregister with Parks and Recreation, by phone with Visa, Discover, or Master Card, on line at www.bluespringsgov.com, by mail or in person, at City Hall, 903 W. Main Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information call the Parks and Recreation office at 228-0137.


Holiday Home Decorating Contest

clock November 20, 2008 11:03 by author Jeff Quibell

“Tis the Season” to decorate your home exterior for the Blue Springs Holiday Home contest. Do you or someone you know go all out decorating their home and lawn with holiday lights, wreaths, and/or figurines? If so, nominate them for the new “Spirit of the Week” Holiday Decorating Contest. Each week, one home that displays extraordinary holiday spirit will be recognized. A picture of the winner will be displayed in the Blue Springs Examiner newspaper and on the Parks & Recreation Web site. Be on the lookout for the brightest and best decorated home in Blue Springs or enter your own home. The contest starts November 28 and runs each week through December 25. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 228-0137 to take a picture or bring in a photo.

Preregister with Parks and Recreation, by phone with Visa, Discover, or Master Card, on line at www.bluespringsgov.com, by mail or in person, at City Hall, 903 W. Main Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information call the Parks and Recreation office at 228-0137.