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Curbside Recycling collection notification

The trash company that serves the City of Excelsior Springs has notified us of a continuing problem with the curb side recycling collection being contaminated. The recycle cart is the one with a yellow (or light blue) lid. Republic Services/Allied Waste will be monitoring the carts and if there is contamination (or any prohibited material) found in the cart, they will leave the cart and place a green sticker on it.
The contamined material will need to be removed prior to the next week's route -- or it will not be picked up. If the problem persists -- the cart may be removed and your recycle priviledges will be suspended. Please note we are at risk of losing our recycling program -- so your cooperation in this matter is VERY important.
Also, click here for "Do's and Don'ts of Recycling". If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact the Public Works Office at 816-630-0755, ext. 421.

Public Hearing for Downtown 353



The City of Excelsior Springs held a public meeting to discuss a 353 District for the downtown commerial and residential area at a special City Council meeting, Thursday, Nov. 16. The Chapter 353 Ordinance was approved on Monday, Nov. 20 at a regular city council meeting. Click here for information.

Water Plant improvements

The City of Excelsior Springs is making additional improvements to our water treatment facilities to increase the safety of plant operations 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 project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce federal laws. 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.

Mobile Collection Events schedule

Click here for a schedule of 2017 mobile events. All events will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon, except for the first event date to be hosted by Independence, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember, residents of participating communities may attend any of the mobile events, or either of the two permanent facilities. No business waste accepted, which includes non-profits, churches, home-based businesses and rental property owners. For more information, visit http://recyclespot.org or call 816-474-8326.

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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Friday, Dec. 15
City Council work session, Hall of Waters, Conference Room, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 18
City Council meets, Hall of Waters, 6 p.m.; closed session follows for Personnel

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