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Land Bank of Blue Springs
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Overview
Members
Eric Johnson
Chairman
Initial Appointment: 05/2013 (reappointed 05/2014)
Term Expires: 05/2018

Cindy Hood
Vice Chairman
Initial Appointment: 05/2013
Term Expires: 05/2016

Janet Rogers - Jackson County Appointee
Treasurer
Initial Appointment: 05/2013 (reappointed 05/2014)
Term Expires: 05/2018

James May
Commissioner
Initial Appointment: 05/2013
Term Expires: 05/2015

Bill Cowling - School District Appointee
Commissioner
Initial Appointment: 12/2013
Term Expires: 05/2015









Missouri Land Bank Legislation which became effective August 28, 2012, authorized any municipality located within a County that had a Land Trust operating on January 1, 2012, to create a land bank agency. That legislation also provided that any property owned by the County’s Land Trust would be transferred to the newly created land bank agency as soon as possible after its formation.   

On March 3, 2013, the City of Blue Springs passed Ordinance No. 4429 creating  the Land Bank of Blue Springs.  Properties in Blue Springs currently held by the Jackson County Land Trust due to non-payment of back taxes will be transferred to the Land Bank of Blue Springs as soon as possible, but no later than one year after the date of the Ordinance.  In the future, all properties sold for back taxes where the bid was not sufficient to pay the judgment will be transferred to the Land Bank rather than the Jackson County Land Trust.

The purpose of the Land Bank of Blue Springs is to return non-revenue-generating and non-tax-producing land to usefulness. The land bank agency is composed of a Board of Commissioners consisting of five members, all of whom are residents of Blue Springs.  Three commissioners were appointed by the Mayor of Blue Springs, one commissioner was appointed by Jackson County, and the other commissioner by the School District.

The property held by the Land Bank includes parcels for development, as well as many vacant lots that can be used for gardening and other productive uses. 

The contact information for the Land Bank is:

Land Bank of Blue Springs
Blue Springs City Hall - Lower Level
903 W. Main Street
Blue Springs, MO  64015

Phone: (816) 220-4596

Email: 


City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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