Point of View

Excelsior Springs, Missouri


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller

The presence of wind makes a tree stronger, it is thus able to mature and not fall down due to its own weight. When plants and trees grow in the wild, the wind constantly keeps them moving. This causes a stress in the wooden load bearing structure of the tree. awesci.com/the-role-of-wind-in-a-trees-life/

Week of June 14th - Recovery Phase 4!

CCPHC recommends > age 12 get vaccinated; No masks/social distancing if vaccinated.

Monday - FLAG DAY

Tuesday - Municipal Court

Wednesday 7-Noon, Farmer's Market @ ESCC

Friday, 7:30 AM - Council Work Session

Saturday - Junteenth

Sunday - Father's Day

Council Actions & Upcoming Agenda

  • On June 7, City Council approved agreement with McGrath Human Resources Group to complete Compensation/Benefits Study, Agreement with Baker Tilly for Police Chief Recruitment, MOU with MIMH for leave behind Narcan Kits, MOU with CCPHC for Homebound COVID Vaccinations, & Tax collection agreement with Clay County.
  • Agenda items under development for June 21 Council Meeting include: CFAA presentation, N Jesse James bid award, Chapter 353 Overlay District, Agreement with Local 42, & Board appointments.

To Enhance the Quality for All...

Adversity makes us stronger. The 10 minutes or so on late Friday afternoon that changed your weekend plans also brings out the best in people. Thank you Fire Chief Joe Maddick for leadership as the City's Emergency Response Manager. Fire Department assessed damage around the community, made plans to establish cooling & charging stations, gathered bottled water, & jugs of water to keep people comfortable during the duration of power outage on an otherwise hot day. Huge thank you to Chad Birdsong & Public Works to clear streets, open Yard Waste Center for people to dispose of vegetative debris, & working to keep water flowing. Melinda Mehaffy & Mike Thompson for making contact with neighbors cleaning up after storm with advice & information. Ameren worked tirelessly to get all 8,000 customers power. Courtney Cole & family documented the storm & aftermath, provided communication, so community members could make the best decisions for their own circumstances. Many people donated time & efforts to assist their neighbors & deserve a big THANK YOU.

Celebrating work anniversaries this week: Jeremiah Titus, Fire Captain - 20 years; Elizabeth Howerton, Lifeguard, Kendra Beaver, PT Recreation Coordinator Assistant - 4 years.

Key Project Updates

The Fire Department will be a collection site this year for Channel 41 Seasons of Hope; Fire hose annual testing is complete, only took 175 hours to test 10,000 feet of hose; Fire has completed driver's training & 320 man hours of training; Community Center held first planning session for Phase II - consensus preferred to build separate pools for recreation & competition/ lap lanes with 6 or 8 lanes & diving area; discussed parking, drive locations & storm drainage. Starting June 22, & every Tuesday, free blood pressure checks @ ESCC given by ESFD 10:30-11:30.

Choose Your Attitude!

The Suite Spot ~ Originally built as The Buckley Hotel, this historic building has been brought back to life. While retaining the features that makes this home so beautiful and reflective of its time, we have brought in modern amenities that insure a comfortable stay while in the heart of Excelsior Springs. Quite comfortable for couples or solo travelers and long term guests!