In the Know

Downtown area closed for BBQ on the River Festival

The Excelsior Springs Police Department has advised that streets in the downtown area are now closed to traffic for the BBQ on the River Festival, which runs through Saturday, August 17 at 5 p.m. For more information on the festival, click here.

Hall of Waters featured in Missouri Chamber magazine

Missouri Business, published by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently featured an article on the Hall of Waters in its Summer 2019 issue. “Making a splash: City Purchase of Excelsior Springs in 1935 led to construction of historic Hall of Waters”, written by Shawna Scott, quoted an earlier article from Missouri Business from February 1936. Click here for a copy of the article.

MoDOT Advisory: Rt. 152 Bridge over I-35 in Liberty closure

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the Route 152 Bridge over I-35 in Liberty beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 31 and will remain closed until Thursday, Sept. 19 for bridge replacement work. Motorists should expect delays and lane closures starting as early as 7:00 p.m. due to preparations that need to be taken prior to the demolition. The work is part of a project to replace the Route 152 Bridge, make improvements to Kansas Street and Route 291. Go to the designated webpage for details including detour maps.

It’s Your Home, Make it Safe

Image Household Hazardous Waste BrochureThe City of Excelsior Springs is a participating community in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program through the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District. The district encompasses Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

Residents of Excelsior Springs contributed 24,551 pounds of hazardous waste material in 2018 that helped to protect our environment and not go into the waste stream. Click here to view the report. A portion of your trash bill is used to support this program. Collection events are held throughout the year and share hosting these events. Click here for 2019 collection events calendar.

Items that can be disposed of include paint, cleaners, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, bug sprays, fluorescent lights, and other chemical products generated by residents at their home. Hazardous waste is also accepted from Excelsior Springs residents at no charge at the Kansas City HHW facility, 4707 Deramus (just south of the Chouteau Bridge in the east river bottoms), Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment required. Please note that until further notice, the Summit Waste System HHW facility in Lee’s Summit in no longer accepting material.

Learn more about the City of Excelsior Springs Recycling Center and items that are accepted.

Community Development publishes Annual Report

The City of Excelsior Springs Community Development Department published its first Annual Report in February. “The Annual Report is a glimpse into the work we do in community development,” said Melinda Mehaffy, Director. “What you don’t see is all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work to clean up properties, finish new projects or plan for what comes next. We hope this gives you an idea of the work we are doing to ensure our community has safe buildings and homes and new investment in the community.”
Click here for Annual Report.

Rebuilding Together KC finishes local project

Photo Rebuilding Together KC House Before

Photo Rebuilding Together KC House After

The City of Excelsior Springs partnered with Rebuilding Together KC for redevelopment of a blighted property on Adams Street. The home contains 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a 7,405 sq. ft. lot. The revitalization includes a fully remodeled bathroom and kitchen featuring granite counter tops, farmhouse sink, and new stainless steel appliances. The original hardwood floors were saved and have been beautifully refinished. Home renovation includes new HVAC, water heater, plumbing and electrical, as well as upgrades to the exterior and back yard.

Rebuilding Together, Inc. (RTI) is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States that is focused on transforming the homes and lives of low-income families, seniors, people living with disabilities, and veterans.