In the Know

MoDOT to close portions of 92 Hwy. October 21-22

The Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be conducting culvert work along a portion of Route 92 from approximately Route RA to U.S. Route 69 near Excelsior Springs on both Monday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This work will CLOSE Route 92 in the area to through traffic, however, resident access will be maintained. All work is weather permitting.

On Monday, Oct. 21 crews will close Route 92 between Lynn Rd. and Isom Rd. between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to replace culverts near Lynn Rd. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, crews will close Route 92 to through traffic at both Route RA to just east of Isom Rd. and at the intersection of Route 92 west and U.S. 69 for culvert replacements. Commuters can scout their route in advance at www.kcscout.net to review traffic impacts and consider any alternative routes. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones.

Fall Cemetery Clean-up will be week of October 21-25

Please remove ALL decorations, flowers or mementos by October 20. You can return these items after October 25. The city wants to take every step possible to protect the valuables of its residents during the cemetery clean-up. To maintain the beauty and serenity of the Excelsior Springs cemeteries, please refer to the rules and regulations for the use, maintenance and governance, located 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.

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.