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Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
issues RFP for redevelopment of properties


The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Excelsior Springs is accepting RFP until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 on 10 properties. The Authority will weigh all proposals carefully to determine their feasibility, appropriateness of design, and the benefits they will bring to the City as a whole and the neighborhood in particular. All properties will be sold 'as is' and without warranty of title, environmental or other conditions or appropriateness for any particular use. Redevelopers should perform their own property inspections, title and other reviews prior to submitting a proposal.
All redevelopers should download the "Request for Proposals - Single Family Residential" and provide all information requested to the City Manager's Office, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. All conditions and reservations or exceptions are provided in the RFP. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for any reason, and to re-advertise one or more of the properties or to dispose of them in some other manner after receiving proposals.

Neighborhood Preservation Act provides help to
property owners in eligible areas


The Missouri Department of Economic Development Neighborhood Preservation Act provides tax credits to property owners for the rehabilitation or construction of owner-occupied homes in certain areas of the state.
The state will be taking applications between January 1 - February 15, 2017.
For more information and maps of eligible areas, visit the Excelsior Springs Historic Preservation website.

Christmas tree drop-off through January

Residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the City's recycle drop-off site, 1290 S. Marietta street, any time through the end of January. The recycling dumpster for trees is next to the glass dumpster. Please remove all ornaments and lights. Natural trees only.

Water Plant improvements

The City of Excelsior Springs is making additional improvements to our water treatment facilities to increase the safety of plant operation 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 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.

Community Center, NewDawn Fiber recognized



The new Excelsior Springs Community Center and local business NewDawn Fiber were recognized by the Clay County Economic Development Council with Keystone Awards during a December luncheon held at Harrah's Casino in North Kansas City. The Community Center is a $17 million public project that created more than 50 full and part-time jobs. NewDawn Fiber is a giga-bit internet, phone and cable company investing $3.5 million in local technology and created 21 new jobs to date.
Pictured from left are Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell, Mayor Brad Eales, NewDawn owner Kennis Mann, City Manager Molly McGovern, and Councilman Ambrose Buckman.

Community Center Open House



An Excelsior Springs Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held October 31 for the grand opening of the new Community Center.
The City Council and staff would like to extend thanks to all those who helped make the Center a reality ... voters, steering committee, Excelsior Springs School District, Clay County Senior Services, architects and engineers.
The Center is located at 500 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs.

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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Tuesday, January 17
City Council meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.; immediately followed by meeting of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.

Tuesday, January 17
Parks and Recreation Board meets, Community Center, 500 Tiger Drive, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17
Planning & Zoning Commission meeting has been cancelled

Tuesday, January 24
Planning & Zoning Commission will meet, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

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