June 15, 2007 Vol 1, Issue 1

Mayor Steiner

Insight into Blue Springs

With this issue, we have a new look, but still the same idea we had when we began almost three years ago, to help keep you informed concerning all the great things happening in our city while giving you an inside look from my perspective as mayor.
We Are Now On TV!
Our first City Council and Planning Commission meetings have officially been on the air!  You can now watch our City Council and Planning Commission meetings live each Monday night at 6:30 p.m. on Cable Channel 7 or live on the internet through streaming video.  My thanks goes out to John Couture, city videographer, for all of his hard work in getting the equipment installed and working properly.  If you miss the meetings on Channel 7, you can tune in anytime on the internet to watch the archived streaming videos.  Here is the internet link to view them through the internet. Archived Videos
In This Issue
We Are Now On TV!
Scholarships Awarded
Development News
Recent Dedications
Check Cashing Ordinance
Summer Fun in Blue Springs
Scholarships Awarded

This past month, I had the privilege of attending the Blue Springs South High School Senior Awards Ceremony and handing out several scholarships in the name of Anthony Mazzarella, a former Blue Springs South High School ROTC graduate who was killed while serving our country in the recent Iraq conflict.  The scholarships were paid through the annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast event held last November.  As always, the awards ceremony was very impressive.  Several million dollars in academic scholarships are awarded each year to our local high school graduates!

Development News

Coronado Place Approved - At a recent Countil meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the retail and dining project that will sit directly across the street from Wal-Mart.  The project will begin construction within the next couple of weeks and include a bank, four pad sites for restaurants, one of which will be a Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse!  Um!  I can't wait!

Adams Dairy Landing- The massive RED project on Adams Dairy Parkway and I-70 has a new name, The Adams Dairy Landing.  The project is moving along faster everyday with construction to begin later this year.  The anchor tenants will include Target and Lowe's with many other nationally known retailers. 

Party for the City on June 24th - RED Development will also be throwing a "party" for our City to say thanks, and sponsoring our June 24th Concert in the Park at Rotary Park.  They will have entertainers and fun stuff for the whole family including an informational tent on the park grounds to promote the new retail shopping center. 
Recent Dedications

Softball Field Dedication - On June 2nd, City Councilmen Joe Stubblefield, Jeff Quibell, and I attended the dedication ceremony of the new girls softball facility located in Hidden Valley Park.  If you haven't been by the park lately you need to!   My thanks goes out to the Girls Softball Association, and our own Parks and Recreation Department, led by Roscoe Righter for the fine work and support of little league sports in our community.

Bank Dedication - Two weeks ago I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the Groundbreaking at Garden City Bank.new Garden City Bank in the Chapman Farms area on the south end of Blue Springs.  The ceremony was significant in that it is the first commercial business to build in the South Area Development.  The new building will be beautiful in every respect and will include a coffee shop and meeting room for use by local community groups and organizations.

Check Cashing & Payday Loan Ordinance
On June 4th the City Council asked our City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to regulate the various check-cashing, payday loan, and pawn shops in our city.  I want to thank all of you that emailed me over the past month with your comments concerning this issue. The ordinance will still need to make its way through the public process before it comes back before the Council for approval later this summer.
Summer Fun!
 Waiting for the movie to beginStreet Flicks - This Friday evening literally hundreds of children and adults will show up with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy our first summer Street Flix event, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Activities begin at 7:15, and the movie starts at dusk. Be sure and arrive early with the kids to enjoy the various fun activities before the movie begins! For more information, click here!
 
Music In The Park - This Sunday evening, and every Sunday evening this summer, another great event takes place at 6:30 pm in Rotary Park. The summer concert series continues with the blues band The Nortons, followed next Sunday by the Cold Blue Band. The concert series has become one of the most popular summer events in town. Please come out and see what the excitement is all about.  
Your Servant,
Blue Springs Mayor
Steve Steiner

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