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Groundbreaking Ceremony held for Community Center



A crowd turned out on Friday, April 24 to celebrate the beginning of construction for a new $14,787,000 million community center. Crossland Construction Co., of Columbus, Kans., has been hired to construct the facility and will begin moving dirt on Monday, April 27. The center is expected to be completed by late spring 2016. For benefits and features, visit the Community Center website.




The City of Excelsior Springs will begin its annual spring clean up the week of April 20, 2015. All decorations, flowers or mementos that persons wish to save should be removed from Crown Hill Cemetery and Hillcrest Cemetery by Sunday, April 19. You can return these items after April 24. The city wants to take every step possible to protect the valuables of its residents during the cemetery clean up.

Summer Sewer Credits offered

The City of Excelsior Springs is making available a Sewer Rate Discount Program for 2015. The base, or average sewer service charge, shall be based on the months of January, February and March 2015 (winter quarter average). The rate discount shall apply only to the billings generated during the months of July, August and September of 2015. This discount program does not apply to commercial businesses, industrial customers or apartments. Applications are being accepted from now through June 12, 2015. For complete details and application, click here.

City owned properties for sale

The City of Excelsior Springs is taking sealed bids on several properties. Sealed bids will be received at the City Manager's Office, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. For complete details and property addresses, click here.

Yard waste/bulky item drop off sites open

The City of Excelsior Springs will open its yard waste drop off site, 1300 S. Marietta St., on Friday, April 3. The drop off site will remain open Friday through Sunday through Nov. 29. Friday and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 3 p.m. to dusk.
Bulky item drop off site, next to yard waste drop off site, opens Saturday, April 4. Hours for bulky item drop off is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Click here for additional information.

Hwy. 10 closure,
downtown traffic
flow update

A portion of 10 Hwy. (Isley Blvd.) from Regent Street to Saratoga Street in Excelsior Springs closed in March for replacement of two bridges by Mo-DOT. During the reconstruc-tion period, downtown traffic flow will change begining April 6, at 6 a.m.
Saratoga Avenue will become one-way southbound from Broadway to Isley. Temple Avenue will become one-way northbound from Isley to Broadway. The 400 block of Broadway Avenue will be one-way westbound from Temple to Saratoga.
The change should alleviate the crossing traffic now occurring at the Broadway/Saratoga intersection.
Designated on-street parking areas will also be modified as part of the traffic flow change. No parking areas/changes will take effect on April 1, at 6 a.m.
Truck taffic in exess of 18,000-lbs. if prohibited along this route. Eastbound truck 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 truck 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."

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Friday, April 24
Community Center Groundbreaking, corner of Wornall and Tiger Drive, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 27
Capital Improvements Authority meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 4 p.m.

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