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Rainbow Trail
Ribbon Cutting held

spacerA Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the new addition to Rainbow Trail on October 5. Members of the Parks and Recreation Department, Board and Foundation were joined by residents of the neighborhood and Chamber and City officials to recognize the completion of the trail. A handicap accessible boardwalk from the King's Addition neighborhood to the trail will be added in the near future.

Local Tree Fund is launched
Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) has launched a digital approach to funding trees in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Excelsior Springs.

HTA now gives residents the opportunity to pay directly for the planting of trees in their own hometown. With a simple click here, donors can specify how much they would like to give, and then watch as the tree fund grows. Each time the fund reaches $1,000, HTA will launch a tree-planting event, giving Excelsior Springs residents the opportunity to see their dollars go to work. For more about the program, click here for HTA news release.

New Recycling Service schedule begins April 1
spacerAllied Waste, service provider for trash and recycling services for the City of Excelsior Springs, will be providing improved recycling services beginning April 1, 2013. A new recycling service schedule will be implemented. This is a necessary step towards eventually being able to execute a weekly recycling service in the near future. For a new recycling schedule and map, click here.
spacerFriendly reminders: Please set your carts out by 7 a.m. on your service day. All carts will be served by 5 p.m. There should be at least 3 feet of clearance between your cart and any other objects (cars, mailboxes, etc.). Glass is not accepted.

Excelsior Springs annexation along U.S. 69 complete
spacerThe City of Excelsior Springs will extend its city limits to include a little over 250 acres owned by Cecil and Carolyn Troutwine. The property is located between Cameron and Rhodus roads, north of the southbound lanes of U.S. 69 and in between the highway's southbound and northbound lanes. The property is zoned for light industrial and commercial development.
spacerAs part of the annexation agreement, the city will extend water and sewer utilities to the corner of U.S. 69 and Cameron Road within two years.

Police Department launches Community Information Service
spacerThe ES Police Department provides a Community Information Service designed to deliver neighborhood-level public safety and health alerts to residents, instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web.
spacerThis service, Nixle, is available at no cost (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). The service is simple to use, reliable and trusted. Learn more by visiting the Nixle website and registering.

Excelsior Springs Park & Recreation Launches Online Registration!
spacerExcelsior Springs Parks and Recreation will be offering a new and more convenient way to register for activities or reserve facilities starting December 1 with an online system. With online registration capabilities, thousands of participant will now be able to view, register and pay for activities, including youth and adult sports, fitness classes, art classes and much more! Participants can reserve facilities, check sports schedules and check scores. Customers will still be able to stoy by the office and register or drop registration forms in the drop box located at the Community Center.
spacerClick here for complete news release. Click button below to access our new registration network!

Missouri launches new storm/tornado preparation website
spacerThe Excelsior Springs Emergency Management Director, Chief Kent Cantrell, encourages residents to visit the new website.
spacerMissouri StormAware site includes videos on sheltering and storm warning systems; also includes links to severe weather texting services to alert Missourians to severe weather in their area.
spacerThe site shows how people can find the safest place to shelter in their house and the steps mobile home residents should take as soon as they move in to their residences. There's also information for sheltering in schools, places of worship and other large gathering places.
spacerTo read entire news release on this public service, click here.
spacerTo explore Missouri StormAware and get helpful preparedness tips for your family, visit

Newcomer Information Packets available
spacerThe City of Excelsior Springs makes available information packets to help new residents familiarize themselves with community living. Included are important numbers, understanding your water bill, refuse and recycle service, recycle center information and more.
spacerClick here to download the information packet, or pick up a printed version at the Hall of Waters, 201 E. Broadway, or the Public Works Department office, 103 E. Water St. For more information contact the Public Works Department at 816-630-0755.

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