News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Dale Carter for City Council Kickoff Party

clock May 14, 2009 09:47 by author Jeff Quibell

Friends of Dale Carter


Blue Moon Lounge at Lunar Bowl
2001 NW 7 Hwy
Blue Springs, MO 64015 US
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Friday, May 15, 5:00PM


Like you, I love our town.  That's why I have decided to run for 1st District City Council seat in April of 2010.  I will ask the tough and important questions that need to be asked but, at the end of the day, I will weigh each decision on whether it benefits our community or not. 
Blue Springs is a wonderful town with tremendous potential.  Let's work together to make our community's potential a reality.

Dale Carter
Please Join Dale Carter, his friends and family for the official "Dale's Running for City Council" Kick-off Party!

Blue Springs EDC Board Endorses Blue Springs School District Bond Election

clock January 26, 2009 14:18 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation
Blue Springs, Missouri
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2009

Contact Information
Ann Judd, 816-228-0208

From: Lisa Franklin, Chairman

Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation

Brien Starner, President
Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation

Date: January 26, 2009

Subject: Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation Endorses Blue Springs School R4 School District

                 Bond Issue For February 3, 2009 Election

The Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meet for its regular monthly board meeting on January 21st, 2009, and with a quorum of board present they reviewed and voted unanimously to endorse the Blue Springs R-4 School District’s February 3rd bond election concerning a “No Tax Increase” vote.

The EDC board regularly considers matters that are deemed to have a broad or specific impact on Blue Springs which affects the community’s ability to support and sustain investment, redevelopment and growth, and maintain or improve the community’s overall quality of life. The merits of this bond issue were discussed by the EDC board, who voted unanimously to endorse this “No Tax Increase” bond issue. 

The latest census figures show that Blue Spring’s population grew at an annual growth rate last year of 2.0%.  Our current population and future growth trends demonstrate that timely investments in Blue Springs most critical and valued assets are needed, which on February 3rd will include the educational resources and facilities offering our students a safe and productive educational environment.

The EDC board weighed several significant reasons for endorsing the passage of this “No Tax Increase” bond issue. 

  • This bond issue will fund the necessary projects that will increase safety and security, update classrooms and facilities and address projected growth in populations of pre-K through 12 students, which better ensures the delivery of quality education for today and for the future. 
  • The $86.5 million is a “No Tax Increase” bond issue recommended by the Blue Springs R-4 Board of Education following their careful deliberation of the priority needs of the district. The bond issue will fund renovations to both high school facilities, create an additional grade reconfiguration at Cordell-Mason and make renovations to both Thomas Ultican and Chapel Lakes elementary schools, among a host of other necessary capital improvement projects.
  • The $86.5 million no-tax increase bond issue will maintain the district's quality educational programs, meet the ongoing physical needs, improve the classroom environments and maintain appropriate classroom sizes for improved learning.
  • Finally, the Blue Springs EDC Board recognizes that preserving the high quality of the Blue Spring School District’s programming and assets is extremely important to the near and longer-term attraction, retention and expansion of businesses to Greater Blue Springs.
Blue Springs continues to be recognized for its quality of life, excellent schools, and attractive lifestyle choices for its residents. Please show your support for home, business and our future by voting “Yes” to the Blue Springs R-4 School District bond issue which will be held February 3rd, 2009.

School Bond Issue Informational Forums

clock January 18, 2009 17:02 by author Jeff Quibell

The Blue Springs School District has placed  a NO TAX INCREASE Bond Issue on the February 3rd ballot that will assist our schools in continuing to provide the best education to the more than 14,000 students currently enrolled. This bond issue will also help prepare our district for the future growth that is expected to continue in our communities.

Informational Forums

Thursday, January 22nd 
7:30 a.m.
Adams Dairy Bank
651 NE Coronado Drive


Wednesday, January 28th 
9:00 a.m.
The Steamin' Bean
1875 NW 7 Hwy

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Bond and Sales Tax Issues

clock August 6, 2008 16:37 by author Jeff Quibell

On August 5, 2008 the voters of Blue Springs and the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District approved three “no tax increase” bond issues and one “sales tax” issue. 

The fire district’s sales tax issue passed by an overwhelming 73% majority, in spite of the public opposition from Mayor Ross and Councilmen Fowler, Solon, and Shaver.  Let us hope that those who expressed opposition to this issue will respect the will of the voters and work together with our fire district for the good of the community. 

I want to personally thank our fire fighters for visiting over 6,800 homes to advocate for all four issues and to answer questions from our citizens.  We are truly blessed in Blue Springs to have firefighters willing to risk their lives every day for our safety and still take their personal time to visit so many homes to get the word out about these important issues.

Information about the election issues is available at

You should always feel free to contact your elected officials about this or any issue regarding your city and to let them know your opinion on issues they are considering. Following is a link to complete contact information for our Mayor and Council Members:

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Door to Door with our Firefighters - Please Vote Yes on Fire District Questions

clock July 26, 2008 18:24 by author Jeff Quibell

Today, July 26 2008, I was invited to join our local firefighters to help distribute information door to door regarding the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District's (CJCFPD) two Questions on the August 5th election ballots.  Having been a satisfied recipient of their services at my home three times in my twenty-four years as a Blue Springs resident, I was happy to help out.   More...

Blue Springs Voters Consider Several Ballot Issues on August 5th

clock July 22, 2008 20:00 by author Jeff Quibell


Blue Springs voters have a number of issues to consider in the upcoming August 5th special election.  We are blessed to have the opportunity to participate in selecting our leaders and voicing our opinions on issues that are important to all of us.  I encourage you to vote on August 5th! More...