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Cemetery improvements are underway

Recently, city crews have been paving the roadways inside Crown Hill Cemetery, one of two cemeteries owned and operated by the city of Excelsior Springs. The paving project was funded…

New images, bond sale show community center progress

We’re working now on more updates regarding the new community center that’s set to begin construction next spring. SFS Architecture has shared with The Standard new images, including a rendering,…

After years of neglect and decay, plans are underway for former laundry building

After five years of deterioration—due both to actual demolition and to demolition by neglect—community leaders sat down this week to formulate a plan to clean up the former laundry building…

Authority OKs funds for three sewer extensions

Utility Services Director Lisa Meyer got more than she asked for Wednesday afternoon, but the Excelsior Springs Capital Improvements Authority didn’t give it without a lot of questions and discussion…

Cameras get a reprieve, but still no tickets issued

Nearly a year after a court decision halted the tickets from the red light cameras on U.S. 69 near Walmart and Applebee’s, the cameras are still in place—and will be…

School board OKs sale of land for community center

Another step on the road to a new community center for Excelsior Springs occurred Monday night, as the Excelsior Springs Board of Education met in a brief special session to…

City council approves new fee schedule

After about a year’s worth of work, the Excelsior Springs City Council on Monday night approved a new fee schedule that has ramifications for about a dozen and a half…

Council okays third and final change order for sewer project

The Excelsior Springs City Council last Monday voted 5-0 to approve the third and final change order to the sanitary sewer repair and closed-circuit TV check of the city’s sewer…

Property maintenance ordinance change just barely makes the cut

In a rare 3-2 vote, the Excelsior Springs City Council on Monday night just barely passed an amendment to the municipal code that defines the responsibilities for maintenance of sidewalk,…

Community Center project getting underway

It’s been two months since voters in Excelsior Springs approved a sales tax to pay for the construction of a new community center, and while no site work has begun…

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