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City looks to update Master Plan,
Zoning Ordinance


The City of Excelsior Springs has issued a Request for Qualifications to update its Master Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinances. Proposals will be accepted through Friday, September 26, 2016. For Request for Qualifications, click here.

Request for proposals on city-owned properties

The City of Excelsior Springs is accepting Proposals for the rehabilitation of city owned properties and lots on East Broadway street, downtown Excelsior Springs. Developers will have until Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to submit redevelopment projects. The City is looking to help rehabilitate and encourage investment into the Boarding House Historic District neighborhood. For Request for Proposal, click here.
Recently, the City complete a Boarding House Historic District Preservation Plan in conjunction with the State Historic Preservation Office. For more about the District and Preservation Plan, click here.


Two proposals submitted in response to RFP

The City of Excelsior Springs requested proposals for renovation/rehabilitation of the Hall of Waters building at 201 East Broadway. Responses were due on July 6, 2016, and two responses were received.
A committee of staff and City Council members have completed a preliminary review of the submissions. As the Hall of Waters is deeply rooted in the identity of Excelsior Springs, the City is in no rush to make a decision on these proposals, but is more concerned with making the best decision for redevelopment of the building.
At this point in time no decision is imminent on these proposals. Should the City choose to act on either of these proposals a meeting will be held to obtain public comments on the proposals before any decision is finalized.

City welcomes new Community Center Director

The City of Excelsior Springs is happy to announce the hiring of Katie Vivas as Community Center Director.
For the past several years, Katie has served as an Executive Director with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Her professional experience brings a work history of actively working directly in the field; especially in leadership and operations as an Executive Director, Membership Director and Fitness Supervisor. Katie brings with her a large amount of experience which will help to make our new Community Center a great success. Katie began duties on Monday, July 5.
Please join us in welcoming Katie to this new position.

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collections scheduled

The 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection event will be held September 10, 2016 in conjunction with Lawson at Excelsior Springs Public Works, 103 E. Water St., Excelsior Springs, from 8 a.m to 12 noon. Click here for brochure with complete HHW Mobile Collection schedule. Residents of member communities may attend any of the collection events.

Community Center construction live-stream!

Construction for a new $14,787,000 million community center is underway and the public is invited to watch the construction. Crossland Construction Co., of Columbus, Kans., has been hired to construct the facility and the public can watch progress via Multivista live-streaming feeds. For live web cam construction in progress, click here.

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.

Ribbon Cutting at Memorial Airport



A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was by the City of Excelsior Springs and Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the newly resurfaced runway at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport. The project was funded by a grant through MO-DOT. Airport managers Jerry Beebe and Don Myer host 9 a.m. coffees on Saturday mornings for persons interested in aviation.

Excelsior Springs recognized
as 2015 Playful City USA Community

Excelsior Springs is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the 1st time. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. The City of Excelsior Springs, Excelsior Springs School District, and community organizations have made efforts in the past few years to make Excelsior Springs a more active and playful community. Examples include the future Excelsior Springs Community Center currently being built, which will include an indoor aquatic area, basketball court, senior center, walk track and more; the completion of the new addition to the Rainbow Trail, Joy Street Boardwalk, and Get Fit Park; and the School District's Miracle Field, an all-turf ADA accessible softball field. Click here to find out more!

Yard waste/bulky item drop off sites open

The City of Excelsior Springs will open its yard waste drop off site, 1300 S. Marietta St., on Friday, April 1. The drop off site will remain open Friday through Sunday through Nov. 29. Friday and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 3 p.m. to dusk.
Bulky item drop off site, next to yard waste drop off site, opens Saturday, April 2. Hours for bulky item drop off is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Click here for additional information.

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Monday, August 29
City Council meets for Tax Rate Hearing, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 8 a.m.

Friday, September 2
City Council Work Session, Hall of Waters, Conference Room, 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 6
City Council meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

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