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April 7, 2008

 Insight Into Blue Springs

Your Personal

Leadership Connection


Hello, welcome to my Insight newsletter and welcome to spring! With the changing of the seasons have also come new opportunities in our City. Opportunities for community growth and expansion, the coming of a new City smoking ordinance designed to protect the public's health by limiting the amount of smoking in enclosed areas, and of course, new businesses springing up all over the City. Now is a great time to be a resident of Blue Springs. Our city is truly a place where community meets collaboration, progress and change, and it has been my privilege to walk with you as Mayor as such exciting changes come to pass.    

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In This Issue
Get Out and Vote!
Coronado Place shows Signs of Progress
Blue Springs Police Hold Successful Sobriety Checkpoint
Mall at Fall Creek - Car Wash Is Coming
Support Blue Springs Idol, David Cook
Blue Springs Magazines Have Arrived
General City Election April 8 - Get Out and Vote!
Vote!There's a familiar thought that says those who desire change, are those who choose to exercise the power of voice. On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 the City of Blue Springs will participate in the Municipal General Election sponsored by the Jackson County Election Board. For more information, including where to vote, election candidates and to view sample ballots, visit the Jackson County Election Board website at http://jceb.co.jackson.mo.us.

Coronado Place shows Signs of Progress


Texas RoadhouseIf you've passed by the developing Coronado Place (directly across from Super Wal-Mart) lately, you know that signs of progress are up everywhere - literally. Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant retailer has completed work to its exterior signs and continues to work on building construction. The restaurant is expected to open in late spring. Adams Dairy Bank has nearly completed its construction, with additional space being finalized for other retail establishments adjacent to its location. Also expected to take space in the Coronado Place Development is Sonic and Taco Bell.
Blue Springs Police Hold Successful Sobriety Checkpoint
Each and everyday, the Blue Springs Police Department takes great pride in protecting both the safety of streets and motorists in our City. On March 29 and 30, 2008, members of the Blue Springs Police Department conducted a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint in the area of Westbound US 40 Highway and the East Junction of SW Woods Chapel Road. During the checkpoint, Officers completed the following contacts with motorists:


Total number of motor vehicles checked:  405

Total number of motor vehicles not checked due to traffic congestion:         10



Driving While Revoked:               7        

No Vehicle Insurance:                9

Expired Operators License:        2

No Operators License:               1


    Driver's License Restrictions:               1

Driving the Wrong Way:                      1

    Driving W/ Intoxicated:                        3

    Miscellaneous Warrants:                    3

    Vehicles towed from Scene:                9


Police Chief Wayne McCoy says "Operating a motor vehicle is a responsibility motorists should take very seriously. By enforcing the legal provisions that apply to Missouri motorists, our Department is taking one more step to crack down on hazardous driving within our community".

Mall at Fall Creek - Car Wash Is Coming!
Mall at Fall Creek DevelopmentResidents can start to breath easy as it's just about time to take those slush and mud-covered cars to the car wash for a good cleaning. Perhaps what's even more exciting about washing your car in the spring is the opportunity to do so right in your own Blue Springs back yard! Mirror Image Car Wash is currently under construction at the Mall at Fall Creek, with brick framing and bright colored signs announcing yet another new business to arrive in the City. The ability to view site construction as it happens, particularly the installation of new signs, is an exciting thing for all who witness it. It gives us the ability to see progress in motion, and the result of a community working together.
Support Blue Springs Idol, David Cook

American Idol's David CookIf you don't know his face, you'll probably recognize his name. David Cook, Blue Springs native and Blue Springs South High School graduate has now advanced to be one of the top 8 contestants on FOX's American Idol television series. David's huge success as a vocalist and a musician on the show has helped to shine the spotlight on his Blue Springs hometown community, where many of our residents are working together to show their support for this local shinning star.


Members of the City's Communications office, the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Blue Springs School District, and several area companies in Blue Springs are working together on a number of promotional activities and events going on around the city in support of David's efforts.


You can show your support for David by watching his performance on FOX, every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to vote for David following his performance, as the public's votes are what keep him on the show from week-to-week. You're also invited to join members of our community and the Blue Springs Chamber on Tuesday nights (6:30 p.m.) at Sidepockets in Blue Springs to watch David Cook and the rest of the American Idol contestants.


Best of luck David, and thanks for making Blue Springs proud!

Blue Springs Magazines Have Arrived
Finally, be sure to catch the latest information in City news, events and community updates in the 2008 Spring/Summer issue of the Blue Springs Magazine. The Blue Springs Magazine is distributed to all City residents three times per year; Spring, Fall and a special Winter community edition shared with Central Jackson County Fire Protection District and the Blue Springs School District. Featured in this edition, readers will find information on the City's new smoking ordinance which goes into effect May 1, 2008, fireworks safety reminders, and the "Top 10" codes reminders from Community Development. The Blue Springs Magazine is a publication managed by the City Communications Division. 

Your Servant,

Steve Steiner, Blue Springs Mayor
City of Blue Springs,
ssteiner@bluespringsgov.com - 816.228.0110
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