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Professional Architectural Services sought

The City of Excelsior Springs is requesting qualifications for preliminary architectural services, and subsequent architectural design services, to assist in the design of a new Golf Course Clubhouse facility.
The firm will be selected based on qualifications as addressed in the RFQ. Submissions should be made no later than March 20, 2017 at 3 p.m. to the City Manager's Office, 201 E. Broadway, Hall of Waters, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 or email Susan Conyers.
Click here to download Professional Architectural Services RFQ.
For more information, contact Susan Conyers, Executive Secretary, at 816-630-0752.

Mobile Collection Events scheduled for 2017

Click here for a schedule of 2017 mobile events. All events will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon, except for the first event date to be hosted by Independence, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember, residents of participating communities may attend any of the mobile events, or either of the two permanent facilities. No business waste accepted, which includes non-profits, churches, home-based businesses and rental property owners. For more information, visit http://recyclespot.org or call 816-474-8326.

Community for All Ages recognition



On Friday, Jan. 27, the City of Excelsior Springs was recognized by the Mid-America Regional Council as a “Community for All Ages.” The award was presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at Westwood City Hall. Accepting on behalf of the city was Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell.
The award signified completion of the bronze level in the recognition program. Other communities recognized included Independence, Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park.
Attending the Community for All Ages Award Recognition were, from left, City Manager Molly McGovern, CFAA Coordinator Shannon Stroud, Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Powell, and Councilwoman Sonya Morgan.

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.

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, March 14
Community Center Board, Community Center, 500 Tiger Dr., 4 p.m.

Friday, March 17
City Council meets for a Work Session, Hall of Waters, Conference Room, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, March 20
City Council meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21
Planning & Zoning meets, Hall of Waters, Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 23
Golf Board meets, Golf Course, 1201 E. Golf Hill Dr., 2 p.m.

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