Questions That Have Been Asked by the Excelsior Community
The Week of September 17th
• What are the details on the car show that’s at the end of the month?
The American Legion Post 236 Car & Bike Show will be September 29, 2018. The week of the event is from Sept 25-Sept 29. The Atlas downtown will be collecting donations at the bar for veterans.
• What is going in the strip mall near McDonald’s?
On the corner of the strip mall behind Arby’s and Applebee’s will be The Mug’s new location. The Mug will be moving from the downtown on Broadway out to the west side, with a drive-thru window, making it easy to get your coffee and treats before leaving town each morning!
• When is the dog park going to open?
Space for the Dog Park near Century Park is being prepared. The park will be ready sometime in the Spring.
• When does the newer library re-open?
There is no set timeframe for when the library will be open, but they’re shooting for mid-October. In the meantime, they will remain in the Hall of Waters on the second floor in the Council Chambers.
• What is going in the old Sears building?
Terri Ritchie has announced that Thunderbird Electric Supply will be coming in. They will have a large lighting showroom and electrical counter. They will stock anything you would need for electrical material, including, but not limited to, LED lamps, switches, receptacles, etc. as well as tools. They will have a Grand Opening!! Stay tuned!!
• What is going in Excelsior Trade Fair’s building?
Half of the Trade Fair’s building will go to vendor booth space similar to Excelsior Trade Fair, however, the other half will be a $5 store, where damaged freight and returned items (from Amazon) will be stored in bins and shoppers dig around to find items that they want. The price for items drops each day thereafter. There is another store like this in Belton.
• When will the sink hole get fixed by O’Reilly’s?
Construction on the sink hole across from O’Reilly’s has begun.
• Where can I find an Excelsior Springs postcard?
There are local postcards sold at the Visitor’s Center in the Hall of Waters and at Main Spring Art Gallery downtown on the corner of Main and Spring Streets.
• When does the Trolley run?
Often you can find the Trolley running in our local festivals and on 2nd Weekends in the downtown. You can also rent the trolley for fun events like birthdays, family/class reunions, or parades. There are also a number of events throughout the year that you can buy a ticket for the trolley. There are also monthly wine tours that are very popular. For more information on the Chamber Trolley, click here to go to their Facebook page.
• What’s the best way for citizens to put an issue before the City Council if they’re unable to attend council meetings?
Most effective would be to reach out to council members in a time that works for you. You can also reach out to our City Manager Molly McGovern and she will bring your issue to the council. Our local council members:
Mayor Brad Eales
Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Powell
Former Mayor Ambrose Buckman
Councilwoman Sonya Morgan
Councilman Brent McElwee