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Custodial cleaning services sought for Community Center

The Excelsior Springs Community Center is soliciting proposals to provide custodial cleaning services at the brand new Community Center to ensure our center is safe, well maintained, clean and in a state of readiness for associate, member, volunteer and community engagement.
There will be an optional walk-through at all locations as detailed in the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017. Direct all questions in writing to Jesse Hall, Interim Community Center Director, or Steve Marriott, Director of Administrative Services.
Click here to download Custodian Cleaning Services RFP.

Community for All Ages recognition



On Friday, Jan. 27, the City of Excelsior Springs was recognized by the Mid-America Regional Council as a “Community for All Ages.” The award was presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at Westwood City Hall. Accepting on behalf of the city was Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell.
The award signified completion of the bronze level in the recognition program. Other communities recognized included Independence, Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park.
Attending the Community for All Ages Award Recognition were, from left, City Manager Molly McGovern, CFAA Coordinator Shannon Stroud, Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell, and Councilwoman Sonya Morgan.

Neighborhood Preservation Act provides help to
property owners in eligible areas


The Missouri Department of Economic Development Neighborhood Preservation Act provides tax credits to property owners for the rehabilitation or construction of owner-occupied homes in certain areas of the state.
The state will be taking applications between January 1 - February 15, 2017.
For more information and maps of eligible areas, visit the Excelsior Springs Historic Preservation website.

Water Plant improvements

The City of Excelsior Springs is making additional improvements to our water treatment facilities to increase the safety of plant operation for employees and the public. Some form of chlorine is used to disinfect drinking water in 98% of water treatment systems in the United States. Chlorine gas is used in the majority of U.S. water treatment facilities, including Excelsior Springs. There are, however, increasing safety and security concerns with the transportation, storage and use of chlorine gas, which is toxic and corrosive.
The City is joining an increasing number of water treatment facilities in converting to the use of a nongaseous form of chlorine. On December 5, 2016, the City Council approved an agreement with Lamp, Rynearson & Associates Engineers to design a replacement for the chlorine gas system that will utilize sodium hypochlorite, a liquid chemical commonly used in household bleach. This change, along with the recent improvements in our water storage tanks, will allow the City to maintain consistent water quality standards while enhancing the safety of operations.
A copy of the most recent Water Quality Report in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act is available by clicking here or by contacting Kathy Twitchell at 816-630-0755, Ext. 222.

Community Center, NewDawn Fiber recognized



The new Excelsior Springs Community Center and local business NewDawn Fiber were recognized by the Clay County Economic Development Council with Keystone Awards during a December luncheon held at Harrah's Casino in North Kansas City. The Community Center is a $17 million public project that created more than 50 full and part-time jobs. NewDawn Fiber is a giga-bit internet, phone and cable company investing $3.5 million in local technology and created 21 new jobs to date.
Pictured from left are Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell, Mayor Brad Eales, NewDawn owner Kennis Mann, City Manager Molly McGovern, and Councilman Ambrose Buckman.

Municipal Court launches new web presence

The Excelsior Springs Municipal Court has developed an online site to provide general information to the public including court dates and dockets, citations and payment information, community service requirements and links to additional information. The website is available under the Departments tab of the City of Excelsior Springs website, or cityofesmo.com/municipalcourt/.

The Municipal Code for the City of Excelsior Springs is now available -- at your fingertips!

As part of the City's overall efforts to improve services to our citizens, the City has put its complete municipal code online. No more thumbing through paper documents or having to trek to the Hall of Waters or Library to find the information you need.
By simply going online, all you have to do is enter a keyword or two and within seconds your search results will quickly locate the information you need. Click the convenient button at right to access our Municipal Codes now!
If you have any questions or need assistance, email us or call us at 816-630-0752.

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Tuesday, February 28
Community for All Ages meeting, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1
Airport Board meeting, Hall of Waters, Conference Room, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 2
Community for All Ages meeting, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 3 p.m.

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