In the Know

MML Economic Development Issue

Excelsior Springs was recently featured in the Missouri Municipal Review magazine’s economic development issue. Written by Melinda Mehaffy, City of Excelsior Springs Economic Development Director, and Lee Langerock, partner with Prep the Page LLC, the article provides insight into the 2017 legislative act designed to draw private investment into areas that experience a high level of socio-economic distress. What does the Opportunity Zones Program mean for your community? Click here to read the article.

Heavy trucks rerouted to Excelsior Springs

Liberty H Hwy. at B Hwy. is closed until January 31. Detours are B Hwy. to 69 Hwy. to Stocksdale back to H Hwy. Heavy trucks must go to Excelsior Springs back south to H Hwy. due to 11-ton bridge limit.

Wyman School Listening Post to be held February 9

Maybe you went to school there or you live in the neighborhood perhaps you’ve driven west on Broadway and looked up the hill and dreamed about what it could be, chances are you have ideas about how Wyman School could be brought back to life. A visioning session will be Sunday, February 9 at The Mug Coffeehouse to discuss and share ideas about how the building can be reused. The Mug is located at 2300 Vintage Court.

In September, the Builders Development Corporation brought forward an idea for reuse of the property that would require a rezoning of the property that would allow for more housing options to be built on the property and the school to be reused as apartments. That site plan will be available to view at the visioning session and individuals can share their thoughts.

This session is a continuation of the City’s Listening Post events. The City has hosted listening posts with topics that have included Medical Marijuana, how to respond to the airport request for proposals and how the Hall of Waters could be reused or renovated. This is the fourth in the series that is intended to allow individuals to join in the conversations about projects that are important in the community and are timely in nature. The City of Excelsior Springs owns Wyman School and would accept proposals for the reuse of the property. The property is currently zoned for multi-family housing as an R-3 Zoning.

ALDI store receives Keystone Award

The Clay County Economic Development Council presented the Annual Keystone Awards to area businesses and projects on December 11. The Excelsior Springs ALDI store was recognized for their expansion and job creation in their new location at the corner of McCleary Road and 69 Hwy. Accepting on behalf of ALDI was Regional Store Manager Dionte Lampley, third from left. Joining from Excelsior Springs were, from left, Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell, Mayor Brad Eales, City Manager Molly McGovern, and Chamber Director Elaina Lamley. Photo by Excelsior Springs Economic Development Director Melinda Mehaffy.

Yard Waste Site Holiday, Seasonal Hours

The City of Excelsior Springs Yard Waste Drop Off Site will be open Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, 3 p.m. to dusk. Bulky Item Drop Off is open Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sides are closed for Holiday — November 29 through December 1.

Yard Waste and Bulky Item Drop Off Sites will be open December 7, December 14, and December 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sites will be closed after December 21 until March 7, 2020.

Hall of Waters Visioning Session set

How can a small community continue to share the iconic building with the public, and make the transition to accommodate new uses, needed improvements to support and attract investments by others?

The City of Excelsior Springs hosted a Visioning Session for reuse of the Hall of Waters on Monday, Nov. 18. Thank you to all who attended. We appreciate your participation. For a sampling of suggestions share with us, click here. For more about the Hall of Waters project, download our brochure.

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.

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.