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City leaders push for ‘Playful City USA’ designation

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, a group of Excelsior Springs advocates with an eye toward action gathered to begin applying to become a “Playful City USA.” The designation, intended to…

Consolidated 911 dispatch would change fire, EMS for the better

While the timeline is still uncertain, Excelsior Springs Fire Chief Paul Tribble says a plan to establish a Clay County consolidated 911 dispatch center would be of a huge benefit…

City council getting updated code book

The city of Excelsior Springs is getting a new—and ostensibly improved—set of municipal codes, following an extensive review by Sullivan Publications. Mike Perry, who has spent 25 years with that…

Truancy ordinance remains in limbo

A proposal to establish a truancy law to bolster attendance in the Excelsior Springs School District remains in detention, as attorneys for the city and the school district disagree on…

Annexed land set for summer grading

A company contracted by the city has been putting down water and wastewater lines on Excelsior Springs’ southwest side, extending those utilities to about 250 acres of land annexed just in…

Public works, fire department make pitches for two projects

Though there was some dispute over whether they were truly capital improvements or not, a pair of projects presented in concept on Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, are expected to come…

Stop sign on Dunbar may stay after construction

The new traffic pattern at Dunbar and Beverly avenues may remain in place, after all. Both Public Works Director Chad Birdsong and Capt. Clint Reno of the Excelsior Springs Police…

City awaits high court’s ruling on red light cameras

Time is ticking away, and while city officials—like others throughout the state—had expected word from the Missouri Supreme Court on the legality of camera-based enforcement this year, it’s beginning to…

Hall of Waters study lays out long term plans

The Hall of Waters, the stately and historic building that curently houses Excelsior Springs’ city offices, a visitor center and the office of the Downtown Excelsior Partnership, is now more…

Council okays lease of mower

In a brief meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, the Excelsior Springs City Council approved the lease of a new mower for the Excelsior Springs Parks & Recreation Department. Parks &…

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