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February 15, 2008

 Insight Into Blue Springs

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Hello 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 later tonight.

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In This Issue
Liggett Road Now Open
Approval of City Smoking Ordinance
Texas Roadhouse Making Ground in Blue Springs
Blue Springs Electronics Recycling Event
Residents Offer Support for Local Service Men and Women
City Launches New Website
Liggett Road Now Open
Many 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 completed.
Second Reading and Approval of City Smoking Ordinance


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.

Texas Roadhouse Making Ground in Blue Springs
Texas RoadhouseFor 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.
New, Blue Springs Electronics Recycling Event

Blue Springs Electronics RecyclingBlue 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 1 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.

Residents Offer Support for Local Service Men and Women


In the last issue of Insight, 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.


City Launches New Website - February 15


In final news, I am pleased to announce that the City will debut its newly designed government website to residents and visitors of
Blue Springs tonight at 5:00 p.m. While the Internet address of the site will remain the same (www.bluespringsgov.com), the look, feel, accessibility and dynamics of information housed on the site will be nothing like viewers have ever seen from the City. Be sure to visit the City's website this weekend to check out all the new features and amenities the site has to offer including: clickable city calendars, timely and accurate news flash items and a document storage center containing many of the forms and applications residents are constantly searching for. To give us your feedback on the new site, visit the "Opinion Poll" on the homepage of the website and tell us what you think!

Your Servant,

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