City	Recognized for	Technology	 2
City	Earns	"Creative	Community"	Award	 2
"Lee's	Summit	Reflections"	 3
Winter	Weather	 4
Stormwater	Improvements	Update	 5
Do	you	Qualify	for	Free	Tax	Preparation?	 5
Mayor	&	City	Council	 6
Character	Traits	to	Remember	 6
Strother	Road	Interchange	Update	 7
Chipman	Road	Bridge	Named	 7
Business	License	Renewals	 7
Pet	Licensing	Online	 7
2010	Census	 8
Lee’s	 Summit	 will	 be	 awarded	 the	 2010	 Missouri	 Arts
Award	for	“Creative	Community”	by	the	Missouri	Arts	Council
(MAC),	a	division	of	the	Missouri	Department	of
Economic	Development.	 	Thanks	 in	part	 to	 the
City’s	Cultural	Arts	Plan,	 and	 the	 commitment
and	 support	 of	 the	 arts	 by	 the	 Mayor,	 City
Council,	 business	 owners,	 organizations,	 and
residents,	 the	 City	 is	 being	 recognized	 for	 its
lasting	artistic	and	cultural	contributions	to	the
community.	 For	 more	 information,	 visit	 www.
For	 more	 about	 the	 City’s	 Lee’s	 Summit
Arts	Council,	visit	 their	new	Web	page	at	www.
lsartscouncil.net.	 	Thank	 you	 for	 helping	 Lee’s
Summit	continue	to	flourish	in	the	arts!
Lee’s Summit has again been recognized as
one of the top ten cities in the United States for its
use of technology to better engage citizens in local
government! The ninth annual Digital Cities Survey
ranked Lee’s Summit sixth of the most advanced
digital cities in America in its population category
(75,000 – 124,999). This is the second consecutive
year Lee’s Summit has been recognized for this
achievement, increasing our standing by three spots
from last year.
The City managed many digital advances this
past year, including the new and improved Web site.
The site now provides for an easier and more efficient
navigation method. Several new features were also
added such as RSS feeds, automatic updates to social
networking sites, E-newsletters, E-subscriptions,
on-line meeting documents and on-line scheduling.