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Community-wide Blood Drive: Mon., Dec. 12 from Noon to 4 p.m.

There will be a community-wide Blood Drive on Mon., Dec. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room (second floor) of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street. Visit www.esavealifenow.org and enter the code “cityleessummit” to sign-up for the “CARING … it’s in our blood” event, which is hosted by the City of Lee’s Summit and the Community Blood Center (CBC). 
All of the blood collected during the blood drive will be used to supply local hospitals, including those in Lee’s Summit, to help save lives. The City’s goal is to collect 40 units of blood during the event.

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Payments for Jackson County Tax Bills accepted at City Hall

It's that time of year when Jackson County Personal Property and/or Real Estate tax bills arrive.  We try to make things easier for you by accepting payments locally at Lee's Summit City Hall where you can make changes and receive your receipt immediately.

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Lee’s Summit Voters Approve a $14.5 Million No-Tax Increase Bond Initiative for Public Safety Improvements

The City of Lee’s Summit’s history of overwhelming support for ballot issues continued on Tuesday, November 8, with the approval of a $14.5 million no-tax increase bond election that will fund replacing the current Fire Station No. 3, replacing older air packs for fire personnel, upgrading the radio system for public safety and improving network capability at City-owned buildings and facilities. Lee’s Summit has not had a failed City-initiated no-tax increase ballot question since 1995.

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City of Lee’s Summit Approves MOU with John Knox Village for land to locate a new Fire Station No. 3

At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Lee’s Summit City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding by and between the City and John Knox Village for the terms and conditions associated with the potential transfer of property located on NW Pryor Road for use as a new Fire Station No. 3.

This is a 2.28-acre plot of undeveloped land on the west side of Pryor Road.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizens Leadership Academy

Want to obtain more knowledge about the structure of local government?
Or, are you curious about the responsibilities of the City’s departments and their locations? Then, you should complete an application for the 2017 class of the “Citizens Leadership Academy.” The academy is free and open to Lee’s Summit residents and business owners who want to gain better insight into the operations of City government as well as to prepare for greater involvement in community leadership.

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Lee’s Summit is Best Place to Live

Congratulations Lee’s Summit on making Money Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live 2016 ranking as the best place to live in the state of Missouri and 43 on the list of Top 50 best places to live in the country.

“We have been fortunate to have engaged citizens throughout our community who are active in our many civic and governmental boards and committees. Their commitment to public service has helped us make good decisions regarding our current challenges and how to build a better community for the future. I am grateful to these individuals and credit should be given to them for this wonderful recognition,” said Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads.

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City of Lee’s Summit is Latest Community to Raise Tobacco Purchasing & Selling Age to 21

Healthcare advocates and members of the Health Education Advisory Board (HEAB) were pleased as the City of Lee’s Summit became the latest community to approve Tobacco 21 – raising the legal age to purchase and sell tobacco products to 21 within the City.

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Informational Meeting to be held on June 20 regarding the Minsky’s Pizza Relocation in Lee’s Summit

There will an informational meeting regarding the relocation of the Lee’s Summit location of Minsky’s Pizza from 632 Missouri Highway 291within the Valle Vista Shopping Center to the vacant property located at 1251 NE Rice Road, the former location of Tanner’s Bar & Grill. The meeting will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Mon., June 20, in the Howard Conference Room on the second floor of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

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Features of City’s New Digital Legislative Information Center Unveiled

The City of Lee’s Summit’s new innovative, digital Legislative Information Center officially launched on Sun., May 1, to provide easier online access to agendas, minutes and videos for meetings of the City Council, Committees, Boards and Commissions. Look for Legislative Information Center – LSTV on the homepage of the City’s website (cityofls.net) or visit the site directly at LSmo.legistar.com. Once on the site, the “User Guide” tab will provide an explanation of the tabs or continue reading this story for more details.

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Lee's Summit is a Purple Heart City

On Tues., March 29, the City received the Military Order of the Purple Heart Special Recognition plaque for dedication and support honoring America’s combat wounded veterans from the Patriot Members of the Department of Missouri Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA. Upon receiving this prestigious award, Lee’s Summit is now among 107 cities designated as a “Purple Heart City.”

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Orchard Street Improvements Take Center Stage at December 19 Ribbon cutting in City Hall

In celebration of the roadway improvements to NE Orchard Street from NE Douglas Street to NE Independence Ave., the City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sat., Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

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City Announces the Appointment of Mark Dunning as Assistant City Manager

After a lengthy national search, the City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce the appointment of the City’s Development Center Director Mark Dunning as the assistant city manager, Development and Communications. He will begin his new position on Mon., October 12.

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City Council WILL NOT Hear Presentation Regarding Flow Control on Sept. 3

UPDATE: The discussion of this subject matter may now take place at an October or November meeting of the City Council, as opposed to the E&NR Committee as originally stated.

The Lee’s Summit City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, will not include a presentation on the future of solid waste services or flow control as previously thought.  The discussion of this subject matter may now take place at the October or November meeting of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee.  The City will inform the public of the E&NR meeting date and time as soon as possible through social media and the City’s website, www.cityofls.net.

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RecycleFEST Joins Forces with Puppets for the Planet to Keep Lee’s Summit “Bee”-utiful!

Recycle a variety of usual and unusual items and for the first time enjoy interactive fun with the StoneLion Puppet Theatre at RecycleFEST from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lee’s Summit City Hall Plaza, 220 SE Green St. The entire family is invited to this FREE event to help celebrate the planet with StoneLion puppet shows featuring the brand new performance of the “Little Red Hen’s Garden” at 1 p.m., live music, Hip Hop dancing with LeoNightUS, juggling, art making and much more. The art and interactive fun will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Electronics Recycling Temporarily Suspended at the Resource Recovery Park

The Electronics Recycling Pilot Program at the Resource Recovery Park (RRP), 2101 SE Hamblen Road, has been temporarily suspended as of Aug. 11 pending availability of an outside vendor to pick-up and process the materials.

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Minor Home Repair Program Applications Accepted until Aug. 31, 2015

If you are in need of minor exterior home repairs or minor private sanitary sewer improvements, the City’s Minor Home Repair program is worth considering. The City will accept applications for this program from now until Mon., Aug. 31, 2015. Only single-family, owner-occupied, residential homes within the city limits of Lee's Summit are eligible for this program. The total household income is also a part of the eligibility requirements.

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North Drop-off Recycling Center Temporarily Relocated on July 15

On July 15, 2015, the Lee's Summit North Recycling Center (NRC) will be closed at its current location, 1951 NE Douglas Street, and temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of Hagan and Leinweber roads, on the east side of the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport.  The NRC is being relocated during the reconstruction of Lee's Summit Road, which is still estimated to begin in July 2015.  As of July 7, that roadwork has not yet begun.

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Meet Local Artist Phil Schmidt July 16 at City Hall. Adventure is stirring in City Hall!

Meet local artist Phil Schmidt on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 - 7 p.m., in the lobby of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St., and get a chance to win a FREE painting! Experience the artist’s love of adventure while viewing his unique artwork at City Hall. You can also enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and wine sampling compliments of the Longview Mansion Executive Chef at the event.

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Lee’s Summit City Hall is among Facilities Closed on Friday, July 3

Legacy Blast Fireworks Extravaganza is Thursday, July 2 at Legacy Park (south entrance gates open at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m.)

Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St., and Lee’s Summit Municipal Court, 10 NE Tudor Road will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation’s (LSPR) main office inside City Hall will be closed on July 3 and many of their facilities will either have reduced hours or will be closed on Independence Day (Saturday, July 4).

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City Selects Art and Hope Davis as the 2015 Citizens of the Year

The City of Lee's Summit is proud to announce that Lee’s Summit Truly 150 Steering Committee Chair Art Davis III and his wife Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Board President Hope Davis have been selected as the Citizens of the Year for their years of extensive civic involvement and service to the community.

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City’s Newly Elected Mayor Pro Tempore is Councilmember Diane Forte

The Lee’s Summit City Council elected District 1 Councilmember Diane Forte as the new Mayor Pro Tempore at their May 7 City Council meeting held in Lee’s Summit City Hall. Annually, the Council elects this individual from among its members.

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CARING … it’s in our blood! City Hosts Successful Spring Blood Drive

Thank you Lee’s Summit for donating 27 units of blood during the Spring Blood Drive held on Monday, May 11, in front of Lee’s Summit City Hall. Because of your blood donation, local hospitals, including those in our community, will receive the supply to help save lives.

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Lee’s Summit Hosts International Fellows in May

In an effort to expose individuals outside of the country to the legislative process and citizen engagement in the United States, the City of Lee's Summit is hosting two international guests participating in the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Professional Fellows Program. The exchange was arranged by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the organization that develops and advances professional, local, government management worldwide.

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Golf Balls Collected at RecycleFEST Donated to U.S. Troops

The City of Lee’s Summit, through its environmental programs, has teamed with a national, non-profit organization to collect golf balls for U.S. troops deployed overseas for utilization during recreational times.

The golf balls, more than 1,300, were shipped to Bunkers in Baghdad for the Marines stationed on Parris Island, S.C. Bunkers in Baghdad collects and sends new and used golf balls, clubs and equipment to our troops in 31 countries around the world, with a focus on the brave men and women currently serving in combat zones.The non-profit organization also donated some of the golf balls to the Wounded Warrior Project for rehabilitation aid for wounded veterans.

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2014 Annual Report Outlines Year of Accomplishments

Holding fast to what really matters – providing quality services and programs and setting the standard for excellence in customer service are vital to the City’s work. These ideals are instrumental in the City’s outstanding accomplishments that are highlighted in the City of Lee’s Summit 2014 Annual Report and demonstrate to all, “Lee’s Summit Means Business.”

Lee’s Summit was named a “Best Place to Live” in the state of Missouri by AreaVibes Livability Score; recognized as one of the “Best Cities” and “Happiest Places” in Missouri by Movoto; and identified as one of the “Safest Communities” in Missouri by Safewise.

 

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Lee’s Summit’s Newest Monument Sign Unveiled at Chipman, U.S. 50

Residents and visitors to Lee’s Summit have a new sign welcoming them to town at Chipman Road and U.S. 50.

The City’s newest monument sign has been erected on the frontage of Green Lantern Car Wash near Summit Fair Shopping Center, 950 NW Chipman Road.

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Flags at Half-staff at City-owned Facilities in Remembrance of Former Mayor

Gene Rhodes, who was mayor of Lee’s Summit from April 1978 to 1986, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014. In honor of his contributions to Lee’s Summit and the business community, flags at City-owned facilities were lowered to half-staff today, Sept. 18.

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2014 Lee’s Summit Art & Artifacts Fair

Tell your story… with your Arts & Artifacts!  In an effort to identify cultural resources and encourage public education as it relates to historic preservation, the City of Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), in partnership with the Lee’s Summit Historical Society, will hold, for the first time, an “Art and Artifacts Fair” on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 1 to 4 P.M. in the Lobby of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit, in observance of May Preservation Month.

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City Debuts RecycleFEST April 12

Residents will be able to recycle a variety of unusual items in a single location at RecycleFEST, the City’s first semi-annual recycling event that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 12, in the Lee’s Summit City Hall Park lot, 220 SE Green St. This first event will be in celebration of Earth Day.
 

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Lee's Summit Receives High Rating from Citizens

The City of Lee’s Summit receives high marks from residents for the overall quality of life in the City, services, image, and customer service, which are among the stellar citizen satisfaction results contained in the City of Lee’s Summit 2013 Citizen Survey.

 

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New Artwork at North Recycling Center

A wooden and glass pergola is the newest recycled art display to adorn the City’s Outdoor EcoClassroom at the North Recycling Center, 1951 NE Douglas St.

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Grading Work at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, grading work off the west end of Runway 11/29 and the relocation of water and sewer lines across a portion of the airport’s existing entrance roadway will commence at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, 2751NE Douglas.

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Commingled Recycling at North & South Recycling Centers

Recycling has just become easier with the introduction of commingled recycling at the City’s North and South Recycling Centers. This means that the recycling of food-grade plastics, aluminum and tin cans, office paper, magazines, newspaper, phone books, and paperback books can be placed in the same bin for recycling.

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Water Bill Telephone Scam Circulating Area

Lee’s Summit Water Utilities customers should be aware of a recent telephone scam in which a customer’s bank account or personal information is sought in order to resolve a water bill payment problem.

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City of Lee’s Summit Honored for Traffic Safety Program

The City of Lee’s Summit received the 2013 MWITE (Mid-Western Institute of Transportation Engineers) Transportation Achievement Award for its Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program.

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

The first weekend in August is a good time to shop for back to school items in the community. That’s because the City of Lee’s Summit is participating in the “Back to School Sales Tax Holiday” beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2 until midnight on Sunday, August 4.

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Google Fiber Informational Session

Lee’s Summit residents are invited to a special presentation about upcoming Google fiber plans for our community from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, inside the Google Fiber Space, 1820 Westport Road in Kansas City, Mo.

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New Look Rolls onto Streets

Citizens will soon see the new logo rolling onto streets near you.  The former City logo once applied to City vehicles is now being replaced with the new logo effective today, June 28.

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City Offers Carpet Recycling at Resource Recovery Park

The latest “green” initiative offered by the City is carpet recycling at the Resource Recovery Park (RRP), 2101 SE Hamblen Road, Lee’s Summit. The pilot program is offered in association with Heritage Environmental Services, a Kansas City company that offers waste management and treatment services nationwide.

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City Adds 'How Do I" page to Website

The City of Lee’s Summit today (May 23) announced another significant enhancement to our website, cityofls.net., the addition of a “How Do I” page.  The new page replaces the E-government page and makes it more convenient to navigate the site, especially for those not sure where to find information about particular City programs or services.

 

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Open House: Second Street Improvement Project

The City of Lee’s Summit will have an open house public meeting about the Second Street Improvement project on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Howard A room of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee's Summit, MO.

The Second Street Improvement project addresses safety and traffic operations along the corridor from Jefferson Street to M-291. The project includes signal replacement, the addition of street lighting, intersection improvements at Second Street and Jefferson Street, curb replacement
 

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Lee's Summit Voters Approve $7.5 Million No-Tax Increase Bond Initiative

Cultural Arts Facilities & Road Improvements

Lee’s Summit’s history of overwhelming support for ballot issues continued on Tuesday, April 2, with the approval of a more than $7 million no-tax increase bond election for cultural arts facilities enhancements and road improvements. Lee’s Summit has not had a failed City-initiated ballot question since 1995.

 

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City's Website Incorporates Brand & Other Enhancements

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Main page of the website has a new look – the first of several enhancements expected for the site during the coming months.

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Snow Removal Crews Prepared for Rain & Snow Tuesday

With rain and snow forecast before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, the City of Lee’s Summit Public Works crews will treat intersections and slick spots on pavements Tuesday. There is also a slight chance of snow from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the forecast, new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
 

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City Crews Continue to Plow and Treat Residential Streets

The City of Lee’s Summit’s snow removal crews continue to plow and treat residential streets throughout the City today, Feb. 27. The city’s snow removal efforts have been greatly helped by temperatures remaining above freezing and less than 1 ½ inches of additional snowfall accumulations overnight on Tuesday (Feb. 26). The goal of crews is to plow and treat all public streets within 48 hours after the precipitation ends when more than 10 inches of snow is forecasted.

 

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Snow Removal Information

With the weather conditions cooperating, Lee’s Summit snow removal crews are plowing and treating arterial and collectors roads throughout the City. Once there are at least two lanes passable on collector and arterial roads, snow removal crews will begin plowing and treating residential areas.

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City Hall and Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation Facilities Open Feb. 27

Lee’s Summit City Hall will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation (LSPR) facilities and offices will open on Wednesday, February 27 as well.
The opening hours and phone numbers for LSPR facilities are as follows:

Main Office, 8 a.m. - 969-1500
Legacy Park Community Center, 5 a.m. - 969-1550
Gamber Center, 6 a.m. - 969-1580
Harris Park Community Center, 3 p.m. - 969-1540

To check the status of LSPR activities and events, call 816-969-1516.

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City of Lee's Summit Winter Storm Update

As the second major winter storm blankets the area with a heavy wet snow, crews are working diligently to keep the primary roads passable. Even large and four wheel drive vehicles are having difficulty getting around. Don’t attempt to get out in a regular passenger vehicle until the snow has stopped and snow removal crews have made an initial pass to clear the street. If you don’t have to get out-don’t.

The heavy wet snow has also downed a number of trees, light poles and power lines. Be careful to look for downed utility lines when outside. Never touch or attempt to pick up a fallen power line. Assume any downed power line and the things around it such as fences are energized. If you see a downed power line or need to report an outage, call KCP&L immediately at 1-888-LIGHTKC (1-888-544-4852). For arcing power lines or lines lying on buildings or roadways, call 911.

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Closed TODAY

Due to winter weather forecast for our area, City Hall, Lee’s Summit Municipal Court and the North Recycling Center will be closed on Tuesday.

The Lee’s Summit Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday is postponed to March 12, 2013. All Planning Commission items scheduled for Feb. 26 will be on the Commission’s March 12, 2013 agenda.

If you have questions about the cancellation of a meeting, please call City Hall at (816) 969-1000 when re-opened.

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The City of Lee’s Summit Prepares for Second Major Winter Storm

As the City prepares for the second major storm of the year citizens are encourage to stock up, stay in, and stay safe. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 3:00 p.m. Monday, to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. Snow fall amounts of 12 plus inches are expected for the area. The additional snow on top of what we already have will certainly make safe travel a challenge. Make sure that you stock up early on food, medication and other supplies…before the storm.

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Important Snow Removal Information

The City’s goal is to provide safe travel along our streets for residents. With another significant snowfall expected for our area tonight on top of l...

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Lee's Summit City Hall, Municipal Court and North Recycling Center Closed Tuesday (Feb. 26)

Meetings Cancelled Tonight (Feb. 25) and Tomorrow
 

Due to winter weather forecast for our area starting tonight (Feb. 25), meetings scheduled in Lee’s Summit City Hall this evening and on Tuesday, Feb. 26, are cancelled. City Hall, Lee’s Summit Municipal Court and the North Recycling Center will be closed on Tuesday. The Lee’s Summit Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday is postponed to March 12, 2013. All Planning Commission items scheduled for Feb. 26 will be on the Commission’s March 12, 2013 agenda.

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City Crews Continue Plowing and Treating Residential Areas

The City of Lee’s Summit’s snow removal crews are plowing and treating residential streets throughout the City and will continue to work in 12 hour rotating shifts until all streets are plowed curb-to-curb. Crews are expected to complete this task by late Saturday, Feb. 23.

 

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City of Lee's Summit Winter Storm Update

With no snow forecast for the area today, the City’s snow removal crews are busy plowing and treating residential areas. Now that most primary routes are plowed and treated, the snow removal crews will concentrate on plowing and treating residential areas throughout the City today, Feb. 22.

Residents are asked to please remove vehicles so that snow removal crews can plow and treat roadways. This is especially critical on cul-de-sac bulbs.

 

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Lee's Summit City Hall Open Today

Lee’s Summit City Hall is open during normal business hours today, Friday, Feb. 22. Legacy Park Community Center and Gamber Center will open at 12 p.m. Friday. Harris Park Community Center will open at 3 p.m. on Friday.  Please check the cancellation line for status of activities and events. 
 

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The City of Lee's Summit Digs Out from the Winter Storm

As the heavy snowfall moves off the east, the National Weather Service is still expecting one to three additional inches of snow on top of the ten to 14 inches of snow that we already have. In addition to the snow, light freezing drizzle is expected, causing some glazing.

City snow removal crews will continue to plow and treat collector and arterial roads and transition to the residential areas and curb to curb clearing once the snow has stopped.

 

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Lee's Summit City Hall & Municipal Court Closed Today

Due to winter weather, Lee’s Summit City Hall and Lee's Summit Municipal Court are closed on Thursday, Feb. 21. Only employees needed for public safety and essential operational purposes should report for duty.  All Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation facilities are closed to the public and all activities are cancelled for today, Feb. 21. 
 

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Snow Crews Prepared for Winter Storm

With the snow removal equipment and technology tested and the snow plow operators familiarized with their routes, the City’s snow removal crews are ready for the winter weather storm forecast to begin Thursday, Feb. 21.

 

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February 21 City Council Meeting Postponed until February 28

The Legislative Session of the Lee’s Summit City Council meeting scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall has been postponed until 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

The decision to postpone the meeting until next week was made in the interest of public safety due to the pending winter storm forecast to arrive in the metropolitan area on Thursday morning.

 

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Pre-treatment of City Roadways Begins at 7 P.M. Wednesday

The City of Lee’s Summit’s snow removal crews will begin pre-treating roads Wednesday evening (Feb. 20) in preparation for the winter storm forecast to begin early in the morning on Thursday, Feb. 21.

 

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City Crews will Pre-treat Roadways Wednesday

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Public Works crews are preparing snow equipment today (Feb. 19) in order to begin pre-treating roadways with rock salt on Wednesday, Feb. 20, before winter weather returns to the area early Thursday, Feb. 21.

The winter storm is forecast to begin early Thursday before the morning commute to work and school, bringing significant accumulations of sleet and snow across Lee’s Summit and the metropolitan area into Thursday afternoon.

 

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Public Works Snow Removal Rehearsal

Continuing preparation for this season’s winter weather, the City of Lee’s Summit’s Public Works Department will test snow removal equipment and ...

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District 4 Open Forum set for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

City of Lee’s Summit District 4 Councilmembers Bob Johnson and Dave Mosby invite District 4 residents to an Open Forum on Tuesday, November 13.  An Open Forum provides residents an opportunity to talk with your Councilmembers about your district or city-wide services and projects.

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Ribbon-cutting for 350 Highway & Chipman Road Commuter Lot: 7:15 a.m., Nov. 7 Event will feature coffee and pastries for attendees

The City of Lee’s Summit’s recent improvements to the Park & Ride Lot at 350 Highway and NW Chipman Road is a reason to celebrate.

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CIPC Meeting Scheduled November 26 @ 5:30 p.m.

The City of Lee’s Summit’s newly formed Capital Improvements Project Committee (CIPC) will host a public meeting on November 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the C...

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Meet local artist Felicia Roth at City Hall Thursday, October 18

The City of Lee’s Summit invites the community to meet local artist Felicia Roth and view her artwork in City Hall. The event will be held on October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. In addition, guests can sample wine, compliments of J Beans. 

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Repairs to Vertical Sidewalk Offsets Citywide Begin in October

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Public Works Department has contracted with Precision Concrete Cutting Midwest for the removal of vertical sidewalk offsets at 2,700 locations, citywide.

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Public Meeting for Three Nominations to National Register of Historic Places: Sept. 24

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Historic Preservation Commission will host a public meeting to discuss three historic district nominations to the National Register of Historic Places at 6 p.m. on September 24 in Howard A Conference Room of City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.

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District 1 Open Forum ~ Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lee’s Summit Councilmembers Kathy Hofmann and Rob Binney invite residents of District 1 to an Open Forum on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The Open Forum provides residents an opportunity to talk directly with their councilmembers. This forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room in City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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Lee's Summit Snow Week: September 10th –14th

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Public Works Department prepares equipment and trains staff for the upcoming winter season at the department’s annual “Snow Week” activities held annually in September.

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Mayor Randy Rhoads’ Annual State of the City Address - September 13 @ 6 p.m.

Lee’s Summit Mayor Rhoads is excited to present the annual “State of the City” address to the community!  The event will be held September 13 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.

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Lee's Summit is 'Yours Truly'

The Lee’s Summit City Council approved the community-wide brand during the August 16 City Council meeting in City Hall. The councilmembers also approved the Branding Committee’s recommendation for the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce to serve as the entity with responsibility for overseeing the community’s first-ever brand.

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Human Relations Commission's Strategic Plan Presented August 16

During the Aug. 16 Lee’s Summit City Council meeting, the members of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) presented the group’s strategic plan to Mayor Randy Rhoads and the Lee’s Summit City Councilmembers.

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Residents Asked to Provide Input for 40 Highway Corridor Study

Lee’s Summit residents are asked to join the conversation of the region-wide Creating Sustainable Places effort of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) by lending their opinions to help establish an overall vision for the U.S. 40 Highway corridor in Jackson County.

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Construction of Lee’s Summit Commuter Lot

Construction began the week of Aug. 13, at the Lee’s Summit Commuter Lot, located at 350 Hwy and NW Chipman Rd., Lee’s Summit. The construction, expected to last three months, will include the addition of a bus passenger platform and shelter with other passenger amenities, signage, and improved landscaping.

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City Participates in Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The City of Lee’s Summit has announced that certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items are exempt from sales taxes from Friday, Aug. 3 - Sunday, Aug. 5.

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City's Civic Leadership Award Recipient: Susan Coffman

The City of Lee’s Summit announced today (July 20) that Susan Coffman is the recipient of the City’s 2012 Civic Leadership Award presented by the West Gate Region of the Missouri Municipal League (MML).

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Boil Advisory lifted for Oaks Ridge Meadows area

The City of Lee's Summit WaterWater Utilities Department has canceled the boil water advisory for the Oaks Ridge Meadows subdivision off Anderson Drive.

The City of Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Department has canceled the boil water advisory for the Oaks Ridge Meadows subdivision off Anderson Drive.

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Meet Local Artist Teresa Keene– July 19th at City Hall

The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting an artist reception on Thursday, July 19th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit.  Meet local artist Teresa Hogan Keene, view her artwork, and enjoy refreshments. 

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Public Works Department Receives APWA Re-accreditation

The City of Lee’s Summit is proud to announce the Public Works Department has been awarded national re-accreditation for its continued compliance with industry-wide management practices and procedures by the American Public Works Association (APWA).

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Significant Rain on May 25 Results in Area Flooding

Southern portions of Lee’s Summit received significant rain during this morning’s storm resulting in flooded streets, yards and some homes. The most intense rainfall occurred generally along the M150 corridor. MoDOT temporarily closed sections of both M150 and M291. The most significant problems were reported in the vicinity of M150 and Ward Road.

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City is Accepting Applications for Minor Home Repair Program

If you have been trying to find a way to repair and beautify the exterior of your home, then the Minor Home Repair Program may be for you. The program...

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City’s Budget Presentations Set for May 29th View Live on Lee’s Summit TV (LSTV)

Representatives from the City of Lee’s Summit’s departments and divisions will present their respective budgets to the Budget Committee from approximately 5:30 – 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.

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Unity Village Residential Property (4.39 acres) Annexed by City of Lee’s Summit

The Lee’s Summit City Council approved the annexation of 4.39 acres of residential property located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Main Street and Colbern Road during the May 17th Council meeting.

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City’s Proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan – Planning Commission Public Hearing today at 5 p.m.

Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan during the Lee’s Summit Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22nd, in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

 

 

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City’s May 21st Budget Committee Meeting - Cancelled New Schedules for Departmental Budget Presentations to be Announced Soon

The Monday, May 21st, Budget Committee meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall has been CANCELLED. 

The new date and schedules will be released on the City’s website soon.

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City's Annual Big Truck & Equipment Show - May 19

To celebrate National Public Works Week, May 20 - 26, the Lee’s Summit Public Works and Water Utilities departments will host the Annual Big Truck & Equipment Show at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, 2751 NE Douglas St. on May 19 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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M-150 Highway Corridor Framework Plan

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Planning & Development Department will host an Open House on May 14th and again on May 21st for the public to view and ask questions about the recently adopted Lee’s Summit M-150 Sustainable Corridor Vision and Framework Plan and the proposed Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendments for the corridor plan implementation.

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Strawberry Lawn Fete May 20

 

The Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission cordially invites you to attend the annual Strawberry Lawn Fete and the presentation of a plaque to Jill Davolt, the owner of “The Filling Station” family-owned barbecue restaurant. The event will be from 2 – 4 p.m. May 20 at “The Filling Station” located at 333 SE Douglas St.

 

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City’s Departmental Budget Presentations Set for May 14th and May 21st - View Live on LSTV

Representatives from the City of Lee’s Summit’s departments will present their respective budgets to the Budget Committee from approximately 7:15 – 8:40 p.m. on Monday, May 14, and from approximately 5:30 – 7:40 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.   View Live on Lee’s Summit TV (LSTV)

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City’s May 10th Budget Committee Meeting - Cancelled New Schedules for Departmental Budget Presentations to be Released Soon

The Thursday, May 10th, Budget Committee meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall has been cancelled. This was to be the first day departmental representatives would present their respective budgets to the committee. 

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Congratulations Graduates of the 2012 Lee’s Summit Citizens Leadership Academy

The 2012 class of the City of Lee's Summit's Citizens Leadership Academy graduated during the May 3rd Lee’s Summit City Council meeting. This is the second year for the program, which had 25 participants.

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City's Departmental Budget Presentations Set for May 10th and 21st

View Live on Lee’s Summit TV (LSTV)
 

Representatives from the City of Lee’s Summit’s departments will present their respective budgets to the Budget Committee from approximately 5:30 – 8:10 p.m. on *Thursday, May 10, and from approximately 5:30 – 6:25 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.

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District 4 Listening Post set for Thursday, April 26, 2012

City of Lee’s Summit District 4 Councilmembers Bob Johnson and Dave Mosby invite District 4 residents to a Listening Post on Thursday, April 26.  A Listening Post provides residents an opportunity to talk with your Councilmembers about your district or city-wide services and projects.

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Walking Tours of Historic Downtown on May 5

The Lee’s Summit Historical Society and the Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission will present “Downtown Walking Tour 2012” on May 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the corner of Third and Green streets in downtown Lee’s Summit.
 

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Temporary Closure of Peterson Road and Hook Road from April 23 - May 31, 2012

EXTENDED ROAD CLOSURE to May 31, 2012.  The City of Lee’s Summit announced the temporary closure of Peterson Road and Hook Road between Raytown Road and Sampson Road on April 23, 2012, weather permitting. The road closure is necessary for bridge replacement.

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City's Earth Day Celebration - April 21 at North Recycling Center - free giveaways for the first 100 youth

In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Lee’s Summit will host a recycling event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 at the North Recycling Center, 1951 NE Douglas St., Lee’s Summit. Residents are encouraged to bring to the recycling center all of the usually accepted recyclables – cardboard, glass bottles, plastic containers, cans, paper and newsprint – as well as unused and unwanted athletic shoes. The athletic shoes will be given to the Nike Corp. for recycling into sports facility cushioning and playground surfacing.

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Buying Energy Star Appliances Pays Off Several Ways in April

Residents in need of a new washer, refrigerator, or other energy star certified appliances, might want to purchase them during mid-April. That’s because the “Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday” exempts state and city sales taxes on qualifying energy star certified new appliances from April 19 through April 25, 2012. Local jurisdictions choose to participate in the sales tax holiday of which Lee’s Summit has been a participant for several years.

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City hosts Open House–Preview Draft Sustainability Action Plan - April 4 at Gamber Center

Join us at an open house to unveil the City’s Draft Sustainability Action Plan on Wednesday, April 4, from 4:30 – 8 p.m. at the Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave.  Stop by the open house any time and/or attend the formal presentation at 6 p.m.

 

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Participate in Survey to Help City Make Decisions and Prioritize Resources

The City of Lee’ Summit has been utilizing the standards for excellence in the National Baldrige Award program for more than three years to help transform our organizational operations and policies. Our initiative is known as “Performance Excellence.” A key factor in this effort is to create a baseline of knowledge regarding our residents and customers and their opinions of the City’s organization. The 15-question survey will take about 3 minutes to complete and is available online from March 28 until April 11 at www.LSSurvey.net 

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Lee's Summit 360 presents forum on higher education funding and Missouri Innovation Campus

Education leaders shared insights about the impact of budgetary reductions on higher education and a new model revolutionizing the way students learn and work at a March 22 community forum. The event, known as “Innovation in Higher Education,”

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City of Lee’s Summit Approves $31,206 for Transit Plan Education Program

The Lee’s Summit City Council approved a one-time expenditure in the amount of $31,206 for the Jackson County Regional Transit Plan education program in conjunction with Jackson County and other Kansas City area municipalities. The decision was made during the March 15th Lee’s Summit City Council meeting.

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Manhole Cover Thefts Increasing - Report Suspicious Activity to Local Law Enforcement

Manhole cover thefts are increasing in our community posing a growing danger to pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists as well as escalating the City’s replacement costs for the cast iron covers.

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M-150 Sustainable Development Corridor Plan Presented to City Council on March 8

The City’s goal of revitalizing corridors of vast economic potential took another step forward with the presentation of the draft Lee’s Summit M-150 Sustainable Corridor Vision and Framework Plan during the March 8 Lee’s Summit City Council Work Session meeting.

Additional feedback about the plan will be gathered from public hearings set for the following dates:

  • Today, March 13, and March 27 – Lee’s Summit Planning Commission Public Hearings
  • April 5 – City Council Public Hearing

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City to Begin RFQ Process for I-470 & View High Drive Corridor

The Lee’s Summit City Council directed staff to begin a Request for Qualification (RFQ) to determine the best qualified developer for the northeast quadrant of Interstate 470 and View High Drive. The decision was made during the March 8 City Council Work Session in Lee’s Summit City Hall.

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Higher Education Funding & UCM Innovation Campus are Focus of Forum presented by LS360 on March 22nd

The impact of budgetary reductions on higher education and a new model revolutionizing the way students learn and work are the focus of the educational forum “Innovation in Higher Education” on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit.

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Open House for Public to View & Provide Feedback about Plans for M-150 Highway Corridor

The City of Lee’s Summit’s Planning & Development Department will host an Open House today and Wednesday (Feb. 29) for the public to view and provide feedback about the M-150 Highway Sustainable Corridor Vision and Framework plans, development design standards and “green” sustainability objectives.

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New Water Utilities Billing System Advances Customer Service Features - New Billing System Debuts at end of February

The City’s water and sanitary sewer customers can expect new and improved water utility bill features and online capabilities when the Water Utilities Department unveils enhanced billing software. The new system is tentatively set to go live at the end of February.

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Snow Removal Crews Continue to Treat Streets in Lee's Summit

The City’s snow removal crews continue to treat streets with rock salt in order to eliminate slick spots on roadways as a result of last night’s snowfall.

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City Crews Pre-treating Streets in Preparation for Today’s Snowfall

The City’s snow removal crews are pre-treating streets with rock salt in preparation for the winter weather expected to begin this evening in Lee’s Summit and across the metropolitan area.

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Meet Local Artist Ron Hoyle Thursday, January 19, 2012 at City Hall

The City of Lee’s Summit invites the community to an artist reception featuring local artist Ron Hoyle on Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. inside City Hall, 220 SE Green St.  Meet this talented artist and view his drawings while enjoying refreshments and sampling wine provided by JBeans.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Process Underway for Program Year 2012-2013

The City of Lee’s Summit will accept applications for the 2012-13 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to support eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations.  Applications will be accepted from January 18 through February 17, 2012 and funds will become available after July 1, 2012.

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Jackson County & Clay County Sales Tax Rate Increase is Effective Jan. 1

The one-eighth cent sales tax rate increase for both Jackson and Clay counties and all cities within those counties is the result of the Zoological Sa...

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Recycle Holiday Light Strands & Non-artificial Trees!

Recycle your old, broken or unwanted holiday light strands at the City’s North Recycling Center, 1951 NE Douglas St. from December 20, 2011 through January 28, 2012.

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City Facility Closings and Reduced Hours for Upcoming Holidays

Lee’s Summit City Hall & Lee’s Summit Municipal Court will be closed Fri., Dec. 23 & Mon., Dec. 26 and on Mon., Jan. 2 in observance of the holidays.

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City Prepared for Possible Winter Weather

The City’s snow removal crew has mounted equipment onto trucks in preparation for possible changes in the weather forecast from rain to snow this evening and overnight in Lee’s Summit.

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City Council Approves Water Utilities Strategic Plan

The Lee’s Summit City Council adopted the Strategic Plan for the Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Department and directed staff to adjust the water and sewer rate as recommended in the plan to address system improvements and operating costs. The decision was made during the City Council meeting on December 15 in Lee’s Summit City Hall.

This is the City’s first water and sewer rate increase since 2006. The adjustment will become effective April 1, 2012 for the City’s commercial and residential water services customers. Sanitary sewer services cost will remain unchanged in 2012.

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City Prepares for Snow Event Today (Dec. 8)

The City’s snow removal crew is pre-treating primary, secondary and residential streets with rock salt in preparation for the City’s second snow event this month.

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Winter Weather Preparation

Winter weather will be in the metropolitan area before you know it. The City’s snow removal crews have taken several steps to prepare for the winter season.

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Road and Traffic Signal Improvements Complete along Douglas Street

The City of Lee’s Summit announced completion of roadway and street light improvements to increase safety and roadway capacity along Douglas Street.  Traffic signal timing improvements and synchronization between traffic signal controlled intersections will be completed during the next several months.

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Chat with Mayor Rhoads in November - Opportunity to Renew Pet License & Adopt a Pet

Mark your calendar for “A Moment with the Mayor” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, at Lee’s Summit Animal Control, 1991 SE Hamblen Road, Lee’s Summit.  Stop by to chat one-on-one with Mayor Rhoads about City topics in the news.

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City Withdraws RFP Regarding Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling Program

The Lee’s Summit City Council voted to withdraw the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling Program during the October 20th Lee’s Summit City Council meeting. As a result of this action, the City is not considering the single contractor solid waste program at this time.

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Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order Suspending the City's Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling RFP

A temporary restraining order was issued on Thursday, October 13, by the Jackson County Circuit Court, at the request of Deffenbaugh Industries Inc., suspending the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the City of Lee’s Summit’s Solid Waste and Curbside Recycling Program. The hearing on the temporary restraining order occurred without notice to the City and without an opportunity for the City’s arguments to be heard.

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Meet Local Artist Jerry Brown Thursday, October 20, 2011 at City Hall

The City of Lee’s Summit will host local artist Jerry Brown at an artist reception on Thursday, October 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. inside City Hall-220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit.  Everyone is invited to meet Brown and view his paintings, while enjoying refreshments and wine sampling.

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City’s Traffic Signal Synchronization Project Receives ImpacT Award

The City of Lee’s Summit will receive an Environmental ImpacT Award for its traffic signal synchronization project at 15 intersections along Chipman Road, Blue Parkway and Pryor Road.

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Mayor Randy Rhoads’ State of the City Speech Rebroadcast on Government Access Channel

If you missed Lee’s Summit Mayor Randall Rhoads’ State of the City address, you can view the rebroadcast of the speech about the City’s accomplishments and future initiatives from now until Sunday, September 25, on the City’s government access channel. The government access channel is broadcast on Comcast, channel 7; Time Warner, channel 2; and AT&T U-verse, channel 99.

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Mayor Delivers Annual State of the City speech September 8 - Community Encouraged to Attend

Mayor Randall Rhoads will update the Lee’s Summit City Council, City staff and the community about major accomplishments of the City, as well as recommendations to continue moving the community forward, during the annual State of the City address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, in the Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit.  

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Accepting Emergency Shelter Grant Program Applications now through September 1

This grant opportunity is available to non-profit organizations providing shelter for the homeless and aid in the transition to permanent housing. Funds were made available under the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP) as authorized by Subtitle B of

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Police Department Receives Coveted Accreditation

The Lee’s Summit Police Department recently received the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation. This coveted designation is considered the highest standard of excellence in law enforcement. With this accreditation, the Lee’s Summit Police Department joins an elite class of the top 3 percent of all law enforcement agencies in the country.

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World Trade Center Artifact Arrives!

The City of Lee’s Summit received shipment of a World Trade Center artifact. The artifact is a structural steel “I-beam” used for building support which was removed from a larger portion of a steel beam.  The piece measures 36 inches long, 13 inches wide and weighs approximately 145 lbs.

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Ten Year Memorial Ceremony for September 11

There will be a community-wide ceremony in Lee’s Summit to honor those who perished on September 11, 2001 and to remember the impact of this tragic event on our nation. “A Time of Reflection: Ten Year Memorial Ceremony” will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 on the City Hall Plaza, 220 S.E. Green St.

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City Settles Ted White Claims

With the oversight and direction of Federal Magistrate Judge John Maughmer, the City of Lee’s Summit will pay a $15.5 million settlement to Ted White. These terms were established by an agreement which resolve all of Mr. White’s claims against the City and Ken Conlee, the City’s former police chief.

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Meet Local Artist Anthony High – July 21 in City Hall

The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting the next artist reception for Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 220 SE Green St, Lee’s Summit.  Meet local artist Anthony High, view his artwork, enjoy refreshments and sample wine courtesy of LMS Wine Creators. 

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City is first-time Recipient of Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The City's Purchasing Division has been recognized for the first time with the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the National Purchasing Institute Inc. (NPI).

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City’s Civic Leadership Award Recipient: Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D.

The City of Lee’s Summit announced that Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D. is the recipient of the City’s 2011 Civic Leadership Award presented by the West Gate Region of the Missouri Municipal League (MML).

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City of Lee's Summit recognized for Green Innovations

The City of Lee’s Summit received the 2010 KCITE Excellence in Transportation Award for “green” achievements with the installation of InSync adaptive traffic signal controls and signal synchronization along Chipman Road.  The award was presented by the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (KCITE) on July 14.

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