First two in the council swimming pool

Randy Rhoads taught us long ago that jumping into the city race early can’t hurt your chances. When the then-District 2 Lee’s Summit Councilman fired the first shot in August of 2009 for the 2010 mayoral race against longtime Mayor Karen Messerli, it marked perhaps the earliest we received such an announcement for a city race.

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City to host community blood drive

A community blood drive is set for July 22 at City Hall. The drive, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room is hosted by the City of Lee's Summit, Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street, Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce and Lee's Summit Economic Development Council.

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Does Lion’s Den demolition portend progress on outdoor space?

From residents to council members to business owners in downtown, there are a lot of people in the dark about just what exactly is happening with the $600,000 Downtown Lee’s Summit Performance Space project that was placed on the April 2013 ballot and passed overwhelmingly by the voters.

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City crews preparing for winter weather season

The City of Lee’s Summit will hold a snow dry run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to allow crews to prepare for the upcoming 2018-2019 winter weather season.

City crews will be testing equipment and running snow routes. The purpose of the dry run is to ensure all equipment is working properly and that drivers are familiar with snow routes, which is critical to the City’s snow and ice control operations.

Although there is a chance of snow in the forecast for this week, the annual dry run was scheduled in advance and is not in response to the forecast. However, if snow does fall, City crews will be prepared to respond if necessary.

During a snow event, City crews operate 24 hours per day to plow and treat more than 1,000 lane miles of streets and cul-de-sacs in Lee’s Summit.

For more information about the City’s snow and ice control program, contact the Public Works Department at 969-1800 or visit