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Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4, beginning 10 a.m. at the Excelsior Springs High School Ball Fields. There will be over 4,000 candy filled eggs for children 0-10 years of age to find! Kids must bring a basket/bag and have parental supervision. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hall of Waters. For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation Department website.

Advisory of road closure beginning Wednesday, March 18

Mo-DOT is scheduled to close a portion of 10 Hwy. (Isley Blvd.) from Regent Street to Saratoga Street in Excelsior Springs on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8 a.m., to begin replacement of two bridges.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Route 69, to EB Route D, to SB Route M, to return to Route 10. Westbound traffic will be detoured north on Route M, to WB Route D, to SB 69 to return to Route 10. Click here for traffic advisory.
Road closure will be in effect through November 18, 2015, weather permitting.
Lover's Lane will remain open to accommodate local businesses located in the construction area.

Fishing River Linear Park Trail advisory

During the Hwy. 10 bridge replacement, there will be certain sections of the Fishing River Linear Park Trail that will be closed due to construction.
PLEASE DO NOT go through the construction zone that will be barricaded off. Boardwalk going up to Siloam Mountain will be open, however the short stairs that lead across HWY. 10 will be closed. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department website for detailed map.

Excelsior Springs representative sought for
Clay County University of Missouri Extension Council

The City of Excelsior Springs is seeking an interested person to serve on the Clay County University of Missouri Extension Council. The appointed representative will have the responsibility of working in partnership with the University of Missouri to provide a variety of educational programs and resources to the citizens of Clay County. The term of service would be from March 1, 2015 through February, 2017. The only criteria is that this representative be a resident of Excelsior Springs.
We ask persons who are interested in filling this important position to fill out an online nomination form or call Shannon Stroud, City Secretary, at 816-630-0752.

Governor Jay Nixon visits Magna Seating facility

Governor Jay Nixon addressed Magna Seating plant managers and employees, as well as Excelsior Springs community leaders, Ford Union officials and Clay County representatives about continued expansion of Missouri's automotive industry. Pictured above with Governor Nixon are Magna Seating General Manager John Tarpley, left, and Excelsior Springs Mayor Ambrose Buckman.

Governor Jay Nixon visited Magna Seating of America Inc. in Excelsior Springs on February 5. The visit followed Ford's announcement to create 900 additional jobs at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant to build the next-generation F-150 pickup. Magna Seating is one of hundreds of manufacturers that supply Ford on a daily basis.
Governor Nixon made automotive manufacturing a priority in our state in 2010. At that time, Governor Nixon was able to work across the aisle and get the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act passed. Magna Seating completed a renovation to manufacture complete seating systems for Ford's Transit van, that added more than 100 jobs here.
"Ford's commitment to the state of Missouri has created good growth opportunities for suppliers like Magna," said John Tarpley, general manager of Magna Seating in Excelsior Springs. "We are pleased to be supporting Ford and contributing to the state's automotive industry resurgence."

North Kansas City Avenue project

The North Kansas City Avenue replacement project began Monday, October 27. Pyramid Constractors, Inc. are the company contracted to complete the work. The panels are now in place and the footers have been poured. Remaining work is being done as weather permits, with an anticipated completion in March.
A temporary stop sign will be installed for northbound Dunbar Ave. at Beverly Ave. near Sunnyside Park. Additional traffic signs will require traffic flowing up Beverly approaching Dunbar to make a right turn only onto Dunbar, but they can do so without stopping. The change will allow traffic coming up the Beverly Ave. hill to avoid stopping, which could be difficult during the winter weather. When the North Kansas City Ave. project is complete, the temporary signs will be removed and the traffic flow will be back to normal.

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Monday, April 6
City Council meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

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