Into Blue Springs
Personal Leadership Connection
and welcome to another edition of the Insight
newsletter. I am glad to report that we have
a number of activities taking place in our
City right now, a sign that progress is
moving full speed ahead in our thriving
community. In this issue, we will highlight
some of the recent changes that have taken
place in City government, recognize areas
where economic development is taking shape,
and close with important news and
announcements including the launch of the
City's newly designed website which
"goes live" for public access
Road Now Open
of you have contacted myself, your
respective City Council members, and the
staff at City Hall to inquire about the road
closure and anticipated reopening of Liggett
Road. Earlier this week, I learned that work
on Liggett Road has been completed and the
road has been reopened by the Jackson
County, Missouri Public Works division. I
would like to thank all of our residents for
their patience during this process and am
glad, like to see another County project
Reading and Approval of City Smoking
Tuesday, February 4
marked the second reading and final
approval of the City's new smoking
ordinance, strengthening the City's
regulation of smoking throughout various
areas and establishments within the City.
Enforcement of the City's smoking
ordinance will begin on May 1, 2008. City
staff has developed a comprehensive
education campaign designed to inform
business, customers and the general public
about the provisions and smoking
regulations included within the ordinance.
The adopted ordinance is now available for
viewing online at www.bluespringsgov.com.
Please continue directing any questions or
concerns about the ordinance to your
respective City Council leaders.
Roadhouse Making Ground in Blue Springs
weeks, I have talked in Insight
about the commercial development and
building progress taking place along Adams
Dairy Parkway. Residents can now see signs
of development along areas along Coronado
Drive, located just in front of the Wal-Mart
Super Center. Texas Roadhouse, a national
name in restaurant chains has recently
completed its foundation inspection, moving
on now, to its preliminary stages of
construction. Also confirmed to be
constructed in the developing Coronado Place
is Taco Bell, Sonic and Adams Dairy Bank.
Blue Springs Electronics Recycling Event
Springs will host its first ever City
Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday
March 1, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The event will take place at Pink Hill
Park in Blue Springs, located
approximately 1½ miles north of I-70 off
Highway 7. The Electronics Recycling Event
will enable residents from Blue Springs
and surrounding areas to bring their old
electronics including computers, monitors,
TV's printers, fax machines and other
items to be recycled at little to no cost.
Most items are free to recycle, however, a
small fee will apply for TV's and computer
monitors in order for proper recycling and
transportation of those electronics.
Offer Support for Local Service Men and
In the last issue
I informed you of the service men and
women like US Army solider, Mr. Britt Weir
who is need of a local care package
program that may be available to his
platoon. To my delight, members of our
community have shown an overwhelming
support for providing assistance to Mr.
Weir. The City's Public Information
Officer, Merideth Parrish is working with
local churches and support agency's to
gather information on what type of
assistance our community can provide.
Merideth will contact those who have
expressed an interest in supporting Mr.
Weir soon, to indicate what types of goods
are requested for the soldier care
packages. A special thanks to all of you
who have offered a helping hand of support
to our fellow service men and women.