In the Know

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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.

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, how the Hall of Waters could be reused or renovated, and a neighborhood discussion on proposed reuse of the Wyman School building. The Listening Posts are intended to allow individuals to join in the conversations about projects that are important in the community and are timely in nature. Check back for new topics and lend your voice to the conversation!

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 Hours

Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, the City’s Yard Waste site will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and open from 3 p.m. to dusk on Sundays. (normal hours)  Bulky Item Drop off is open Saturday only. There will still be one supervisor at the site but residents will need to offload all material themselves while maintaining social distancing. Names will not be recorded on the roster. Landfills are still open and residents can dispose of those items at Courtney Ridge in Sugar Creek Mo.  The drop off recycle facility will remain open at this time also unless deeper cuts need to be made in the future. Until further notice, this will be the hours of operation until we close for winter break. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 630-0755.

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

The 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. 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 2020 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.