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time is here again! The month of August means many
things to many people. For some, it is the time to
purchase school supplies - new clothes, backpacks,
pens and textbooks. For others, it's a sign that the
weather will soon start changing and the city around
us will look more colorful and more festive every day.
For the City of Blue Springs, the month of August
means we're moving closer to some very important
activities and events including the close of the Red,
White and Blue Springs for Art temporary public art
display, significant improvements in the downtown
district and along 7 Highway, and the final
festivities of summer including the Music in the Park
Concert Series and summer Street Flicks. All of these
things are signs of growth and progress, and we thank
for sharing it with us.
Restaurant Receives Regional Honor -
Monday, June 25th, District 1 Councilman,
Lyle Shaver, and myself attended a special recognition
ceremony for the Bob Evans Restaurant on 7 Highway
along the North Outer Road. This year Bob Evans
Restaurants named its Blue Springs restaurant one of
its six "Restaurants of the Year".
General Manager Gary Anderson is equally
pleased about the award saying, the Blue Springs
location at 1117 N. Missouri 7 was honored based on
"sales, customer service, employee turnover and
safety." Congratulations to the staff of Bob
Evans in their recognition of such quality work in our
Elks Visit Blue Springs -
Last weekend, Councilman Joe Stubblefield participated
in the opening ceremony for the 39th Annual
Missouri Elks Golf Association State tournament held
at Adams Point Golf Club and the Country Club of Blue
Springs on August 4th and 5th.
tournament, which welcomed 556 golfers and approximately
300 spectators and tournament supporters to Blue
Springs, was created to benefit charities associated
with the Elks. Some of these charities include the Elks
Mobile Dental Services (locally affiliated with area
hospitals and clinics), annual college scholarships and
to fund various drug awareness and patriotism programs.
The Elks plan to return again to Blue Springs next year
for the same event!
Councilman Stubblefield commented that the Elks'
are looking forward to shopping and dining at the new
retail center of Coronado Place in 2008!
Coffeehouse Opens on South Side -
past Monday, Councilman Jeff Quibell and I had the
opportunity to join members of the Chamber of Commerce
in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Scooter's
Coffee House located in front of the Price Chopper on
South 7 Highway.
I join with all the coffee drinkers on the
south side of town in welcoming them to our city!
you unable to attend the last City Council
Meeting?Want to find out what you missed? Now you and
your family are able to watch City Council and
Planning Commission meetings live from the
comfort of your own home.
Tune into the city's Government Access Channel, CTV
7, which is broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 7.
City Council meetings are held every 1st and 3rd
Monday of the month and Planning Commission meetings
are held on alternate weeks, every 2nd and 4th
Monday of the month.
Meetings are also available for viewing on the
city's web site at www.bluespringsgov.com
and are archived on the site for three months.
Meetings are rebroadcast on CTV 7 regularly.
Be sure to stay informed, and keep connected with
the current news and information of Blue Springs!
News & Information
with the Old!
The developments along 7 Highway just continue to
flourish. And no one knows that better than Village
Gardens owners Tom, TJ and Dana Nigro.
The Village Gardens, located at 7 Highway and
Mock Avenue boasts a clear view from Highway 7 to its
new building, as the old Village Gardens, formerly a
remodeled gasoline station has been torn down.
Nothing to report as of yet, but future
development plans for the vacant lot include a
sit-down family style restaurant.
on their Way! -This
past Monday, the City Council approved the plan for
Community Development Block Grant Funding for 2008.
The plan includes street and lighting
improvements in our downtown area and now only awaits
final approval from the Department of Housing and
Look for the downtown improvements to begin
Restaurant Revitalized -
sitting vacant for several years, the Old Country
Kitchen along 7 Highway and the South Outer Road, is
finally being remodeled and resurrected for
new restaurant which is scheduled to open very soon,
will offer Mexican Cuisine in a sit-down type of atmosphere.
Rent-a-Car is Moving
Rent-a-Car will be vacating it's present location
on 7 Highway and relocating down the street in
front of Hobby Lobby in the building that formerly
housed Captain D's Restaurant.
Their old facility will soon make way for
another compatible business in the newly
transformed Copperleaf Shopping Center.
in the City
to our Police Department! - This
past week, our police officers were involved in saving
at least two lives!
In the much-publicized kidnapping event at a
local motel, they prevented, what appeared to be a
possible murder from taking place.
They also helped save the life of an apparent
suicide victim by tracking down and transporting the
individual to St. Mary's Hospital just in the nick of
of us offer our sincere gratitude and thanks for the
great work our police and firemen do each day.
Your Bike? We Might Have It! -
The Blue Springs Police Department wants residents
to know that they are storing a number of bicycles
that individuals may have lost or had stolen from
them. Residents may request that a search of the
Department's database be made for recovered
bicycles by contacting the Property and Evidence
Unit at 816.228.0239. Police Department staff are
requesting you have this important information
close-by when making your inquiry or report:
Blue Springs Police Department report number (the
bicycle must first be reported lost or stolen
before it can be researched and recovered)
number of the bicycle, if you have obtained one
since filing the report
of ownership (may not be available depending on
the age of the bicycle)
identifying marks (this is extremely important since
proof of ownership and serial numbers may not be
Don't Forget this
- This Sunday evening, and every Sunday evening this
summer, another great family event takes place at
6:30pm in Rotary Park. The Music
in the Park Summer Concert
continues this Sunday, August 12th with
contemporary music group Mighty
Moe-Joes, sponsored by Chris Henning &
Keller Williams Realty. Remember, the final Music in
the Park Concert is quickly approaching on September
2nd. Attending a Sunday music concert in
Rotary Park is a great way to wind down the weekend
with great music, food and fun for the whole family.
- The first day of school for
the Blue Springs School District is Thursday, August
23rd. As you drive in and out of your sub-divisions
in the coming weeks, please be conscious of the
school buses and students as they begin their new
Finally, don't forget to mark your calendars for the
next street flix movie night on Friday, August 17th
beginning at 7:15 pm for the showing of The
Goonies. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and
get ready for a wonderful time of family fun. See