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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Help 9-1-1 help you by filling out functional needs form for household

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In an emergency, it can be vitally important for first responders (police officers, firefighters or emergency medical services personnel) to know that a resident of the household where help is needed is visually impaired, hearing ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

City solicits bids for properties

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 1410 E. Pacific - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 1102 N. Rogers - Zoned R-SF (Residenti...
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    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing this week around East Kearney between Glenstone and Burton

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the PR19 basin (east and west of East Kearney Street between North Glenstone and North Burton avenues).

    Smoke testing is conducted to locate leaks in the sanitary sewer system. Harmless, odorless smoke is blown into sewer manholes in the street, goes through the pipes and comes out where there are broken pipes and where roof downspouts, outside area drains, or foundation drains are connected to the sanitary sewers.

    The smoke testing program is part of a $200 million Overflow Control Plan to reduce sanitary sewer overflows in Springfield’s aging system over the next 10 years.

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    For more information, contact Brian Olle at 417-864-1152Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: February 8, 2016

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.
    Posted on: February 8, 2016

    February sales tax revenue down 7% compared to budget; YTD revenues still up 3% over budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's February 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $223,927, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from t...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: February 6, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1645 W. Republic at 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 5 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. At the scene, officers located a male victim in the parking lot that had ...

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    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps.
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    Mayor to issue proclamation recognizing bravery of neighbors who pulled boy from burning home

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at a fundraiser tonight recognizing the bravery of Springfieldians Theron Teeter, also known as Too Much, and Mike Wallace, for pulling 4-year-old Ben Garrison from his burning home on ...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: February 2, 2016

    City’s newest street sweeper reinforces water quality message

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City’s newest street sweeper not only cleans streets, but acts as a high-impact mobile billboard to remind citizens of their role in keeping Ozarks waterways clean.

    “The ‘Working together to protect our streams one mile at a time,’ message and graphics, were chosen to highlight the relationship between clean streets and water quality in our streams, rivers, and lakes,” says Water Quality Coordinator Carrie Lamb. “Streets and storm drains flow directly into our waterways, unlike indoor sewer drains which carry sewage to the wastewater treatment plant.”

    The sweeper, a $290,000 Elgin Whirlwind, is the sixth in the City’s fleet of sweepers. The new model offers an additional safety feature and is environmentally friendly, according to Public Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Bryan Loughrige.

    “This is our first sweeper with a back-up camera that has audio, and it is also equipped with a Tier 3 engine,” Loughrige says. “The Tier 3 program is part of a comprehensive approach to reducing the impacts of motor vehicles on air quality and public health. The program considers the vehicle and its fuel as an integrated system, setting new vehicle emissions standards and lowering the sulfur content of gasoline, beginning in 2017.”

    In addition to keeping roadways clean and safe, street sweeping removes dirt and debris that would otherwise end up in waterways, impacting water quality.

    “Citizens play an important role in keeping waterways clean by keeping pollution out of streets and storm drains, and by reporting pollution,” Lamb said. “A common pollution problem in our area is citizens blowing or sweeping leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into the street or the storm drains. Yard waste gets washed downstream, degrading the quality of waterways by adding excess nutrients that turn the water green and lead to algae blooms.”

    Citizens are encouraged to report pollution by calling the Citizen Resource Center at 864-1010, Lamb said.

    Street sweeper side view
    Street sweeper back view

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    For more information, please contact Carrie Lamb at 864-1996 or Bryan Loughrige at 864-1451Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results at Feb. 23 luncheon

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro,...Read on...

    Register for MOmentum.
    Posted on: January 28, 2015

    Report reveals risk of fire injury in Springfield

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A new report released by the Springfield Fire Department outlines the causes and frequency of fire related injuries in Springfield. Using data collected by Fire Marshal investigative reports and fire crew data, the report was crea...Read on...

    2005-2015 Fire Injury Report.
    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The fourth quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 4.5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Pu...

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    Quarterly Public Safety Report - 4th Quarter 2015
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators field record call numbers in last 4 weeks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators have experienced a record number of calls and phone interactions in the four weeks since the flooding event on Dec. 26, 2015.

    "The flooding that occurred mainly on the day after C...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, will retire from the department on Jan. 25 after 22 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    During his time wit...

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    Posted on: January 17, 2016

    Bicyclist succumbs to injuries after Saturday crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Catalpa and Scenic at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 16.

    A bicyclist, Darion L. Sands, 27, of Springfield, was traveling westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Ford ...

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    Posted on: January 15, 2016

    Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Investigators continue to look into the cause of a Thursday house fire that resulted in the death of 4-year-old Ben Garrison early Friday morning. The 4-year-old was home with his father and 18-month-old brother when the fire brok...Read more »

    Posted on: January 5, 2016

    Springfield house fires continue 10-year decline

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    There were a total of 233 house fires in Springfield in 2015, down from a 10-year high of 288 in 2008. That's a nearly 20% decline. The number of injuries caused by fires also continues to improve, down nearly 58% since a high of ...Read on...

    Fire Prevention
    Posted on: December 23, 2015

    City issues statement regarding former Southwest Treatment Plant employee

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Responding to media inquiries pointing to charges filed on Casenet, the City issues the following statement:
    The City of Springfield regrets that the actions of a former Southwest Treatment Plant employee have led to criminal cha...Read on...

    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    City Finance Department receives budget presentation award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the eighth year in a row, the City of Springfield Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its budget. The G...Read on...

    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to Franciscan Villa at 620 W. Scott Sunday night at approximately 10:46 p.m. after a 911 caller stated a gunshot was heard in a neighboring apartment. Upon responding to Franciscan Villa, officer...

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    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff.
    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.
    The equity of the City at the close of the most...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Five City Councilmembers issue statement

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    PUBLIC STATEMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD

    ISSUED ON BEHALF OF:
    Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling

    As elected officials representing the city, th...Read on...

    Posted on: October 8, 2015

    Impacting Poverty Commission releases 2015 Report and Call to Action

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    At the Junior League of Springfield's Community Summit: Focus on Poverty, Springfield's Impacting Poverty Commission, led by Community Partnership of the Ozarks, released its 2015 Report and Call to Action.

    In addition to the Poverty Commission's Repo...Read more »

    View more information and materials from the IPC.
    Posted on: September 23, 2015

    'Zone blitz' plan to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At a series of nine “listening” meetings in Springfield’s northwest neighborhoods in May, City and community leaders heard neighbors’ concerns.

    Now, it’s time for action.

    About 175 individuals representing nearly 100 organi...Read on...

    Read more and access materials.
    Posted on: March 19, 2015

    Diversity in SGF

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    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    City Jobs

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    The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.

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