Point of View

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Dare to Dream BIG

"The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,

24th president of Liberia, first female head of state in Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Week of April 5th - Recovery Phase 2, Step 3

CCPHC Order - Masks & Social distancing are required indoors until further notice.

Sunday - Easter

Monday, 6PM City Council

Tuesday - Municipal Election

Thursday, 9:30AM Community of Excellence, Work Session

Saturday, 9-11 AM - Earth Day Clean up

To Enhanced the Quality for All...

This week we are sadden by the death of Police Chaplin Larry "Chappy" Block. Chappy has served the Police Department for 19 years & his contribution to the Police Department is immeasurable. His attendance at briefings enabled him to establish relationships with our officers & their families, who benefit from his wise counsel when processing difficult experiences that can occur in police work & his support of families that find themselves involved in tragedies. Our thoughts are extended to Nancy Joe & his children who made his life whole. New employees in March include: Tylor Mountenay, Pollution Control & Katherine Glenn, Municipal Court. Community Center new hires: Brendan Blackburn, Lainey Creason, Mason Danner, Kyli Crowley, Sophia Hopper; & Parks/Recreation new hires: Colson Moore, Cooper Pedee. Work Anniversaries this week include: Police Chief Clint Reno, 27 years; Court Administrator Taran Svoboda, 10 years; FF/EMT (PT) Nicholas Green, 2 years. ESH Vaccination Clinic will hold 2nd shot clinic this coming week, Vaccination Clinic set for anyone over 16 on 4/13-14; with the completion of the clinic planned, 3,000 shots will have been given; Cerner has given over 65,000.

Upcoming Council Agenda

City Council will consider appointment of Dr. Travis Hux to Community Center Board filling Dr. Dan Hoehn's unexpired term; Contracts with SFS Architects for Community Center Phase II & Superior Bowen for Overlay Project on Jesse James/Miller/Dunbar; Brush Truck purchase for Fire; Spring Water Axe Company Liquor license; Addition of False Alarm Code; Amendment to 353 Redevelopment Project Development Plan & Appropriations.

Key Project Update

Community Center reviewing outdoor pool concepts & creating an energy plan to manage operating costs. Safe Streets & Sidewalks grant application submitted with broad community support, over 600 citizen's responded to survey, 97% in favor of initiative. Ranked in priority order to address - Wornall Road, 69 Pedestrian Crossing, Wornall/McCleary intersection, Westside Business District. PZ Ordinance Rewrite began this week with study of non-comforming (grandfather) clauses for buildings & uses & allowable uses in agriculture/

residential zones. In support of development - arranging neighborhood meeting around Cornerstone Elementary to discuss road improvements; conducting blight study to support expansion of 353 program, interest conversations regarding Wyman, Roosevelt, Royal, 328 E. Broadway. Beginning next week the Recycling Center will be open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Choose Your Attitude!

Purchased by the J.C. Isley family in 1880, the Isley family built a wooden pagoda structure around 1901 for the Superior Spring, with a walkway & deck extending out to it. In 1912 a stone pagoda replaced the wood one. The property is now part of the Fishing River Linear Park. It is the only intact spring pagoda in the city.