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City Adopts 2018 International Building Codes

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The City of Lee’s Summit has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes. Effective April 1, 2019, all building permit applications shall be designed and constructed under the provisions of these updated codes. The International Code Council develops the International Building Codes, which are designed to ensure the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The City of Lee’s Summit adopts updated codes on a six-year...

Lee's Summit Police Identify Woman Killed in Overnight Fire

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  Lee’s Summit, Mo – Detectives with the Lee’s Summit Police Department have completed the initial investigation into the deadly house fire in the 1500 block of SW 6th Street overnight.  With assistance from the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department the fire was determined to be accidental in nature.  The Police Department has identified the victim as 75 year old Nancy Bailey who lived at...

Fatal House Fire Overnight

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 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, January 17, 11:22 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported automatic residential alarm in the 1500 Block of SW 6th Street. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from a single-story, single family residence and the call was upgraded to a structure fire for additional equipment and personnel. Firefighters entered the house and found heavy smoke conditions on the inside. As they...

City Hall Art Exhibit Featuring Warren ‘Stylez’ Harvey

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The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting an art exhibition in the lobby of City Hall featuring the works of regional artist Warren ‘Stylez’ Harvey from Jan. 14 through March 1. Inspiration for Harvey’s work comes from within, using vibrant colors to evoke the emotions he experiences both in the chaos of daily life and the beauty of nature. Harvey paints what he feels, allowing his inner voice to guide every brush stroke. He creates artwork to...

Ward Road Set to Close for Road Improvements

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A section of Southwest Ward Road will close Jan. 23, and will remain closed until June 2019, as the City of Lee’s Summit makes road improvements. After this first phase of construction, additional closures of Ward Road will follow through September 2019. The closure will impact Southwest Ward Road from Southwest County Line Road to Southwest Raintree Parkway. The posted detour route for Ward Road is Gore Road, Prairie Lane, and County Line Road. Local access...