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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Springfield Fire Department shares study data

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The Springfield Fire Department is conducting a staffing and deployment study that could significantly improve its responses within the community by moving personnel and equipment currently assigned to two slower stations to oth...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Public Works prepared for impending winter season

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Long before temperatures begin to drop, Springfield Public Works department is preparing for the impending winter season.

Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey reports the Street Operations division has been preparing for the snow...

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View a map of City snow removal routes.
Posted on: December 5, 2016

December sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's December 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from transaction...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Springfield Firefighter receives Medal of Valor for water rescues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Firefighter Michael Kuss is the recipient of a Medal of Valor for a swiftwater rescue incident to which he responded on May 29th, 2015. During the incident, FF Kuss, along with Res...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City receives Distinguished Budget Award 10th year in a row

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For the 10th year in a row, the City has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the h...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Rating agency upgrades two of City’s bond issues

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Moody's Investor Service (one of the nation’s top three bond credit rating agencies) has upgraded the rating of two of the City of Springfield’s bond issues related to Jordan Valley Park’s Baseball Stadium Project.

The two issues, Spri...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

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A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the health care indu...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

New regulations pave way for Transportation Network Companies

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City Council voted Monday evening to amend language in the City Code to make room for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Springfield. The vote was 8-0 with Jan Fisk recusing herself.

Language in ...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Trash and Recycling Collection Study telephone survey begins Nov. 14

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On behalf of the City of Springfield, Fort Hays State University Institute of Public Affairs students, under the direction of consultant firm Burns & McDonnell, will begin conducting a telephone survey of Springfield residents...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Vacant structure fires both dangerous and costly

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A fire in a vacant structure last Tuesday night is symbolic of a problem Springfield Fire Chief David Hall says is both dangerous and costly.

The Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant single-family house at 11:30 p.m...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

City-County jail lawsuit hearing held Nov. 3

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Judge John D. Beger of the 25th Judicial Court of Missouri heard arguments Nov. 3, on the City of Springfield’s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the City to gain access to the City-County Consolidated Justice Center (City-County J...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Safe Housing Inspection Pilot Program Proposal approved by City Council

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Springfield City Council approved a resolution Monday for a 90-day pilot project studying potential action for addressing the City’s chronic nuisance properties.

“The volume of service requests for dangerous and nuisance properties and the severity of ...Read more »

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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The third quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

City Council updated on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge condition

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If Springfield’s Historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge shared human characteristics, “bridge doctor” Spencer Jones would describe its condition as critical. Jones is an engineer with Great River Engineering, a firm hired by Springf...Read on...

Visit springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.
Posted on: October 25, 2016

City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the st...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Interested in running for City Council? Info packets available

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Those interested in running for City Council on the April 4, 2017 municipal election ballot can begin the process by picking up information packets and petitions for signatures from the City Clerk’s office on the fourth floor of t...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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City Council received a refresher course Tuesday on a long-term plan they approved in November 2014 for Springfield to reduce sewer system overflows and protect water quality. Implementation of this plan will require moderate sew...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

SGF named 11th Best City for Staycations in WalletHub.com study

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Springfield was named the 11th Best City for Staycations in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. ? and the ones worth leaving home for ? WalletHub¹s number crunchers com...Read on...

View the study results.
Posted on: May 9, 2016

SGF named 8th Best City to Start a Business in WalletHub.com study

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Springfield was named the eighth Best City to Start a Business in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

In order to identify the best cities to start a business, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities acro...Read on...

View the study results.
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Ozark Workforce Development Board to launch free Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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Springfield, Missouri - The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is releasing a Pre-Apprenticeship program in May to assist individuals with gaining experience while working towards a Registered Apprenticeship in the Construc...Read on...

Visit the Job Center's Web site.
Posted on: April 27, 2016

SGF named 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in WalletHub.com study

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Springfield was named the 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

To help Hispanic entrepreneurs find the most fertile ground for their enterprises, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 l...Read on...

View the study results.
Posted on: February 8, 2016

SGF named 5th Best City to Get Married in WalletHub.com study

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Springfield was named the 5th Best City to Get Married in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub¹s analysts compared 150 of the biggest cities across 18 key indi...Read on...

View the study results.