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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Darla Morrison named City Human Resources Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Manager Greg Burris officially named Darla Morrison as the City’s Human Resources Director, effective Feb. 20. Darla has been serving as the Interim Human Resources Director since July 2016 when previous director Sheila Mae...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Ozarks workforce leaders release third annual regional workforce survey results Feb. 15

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Springfield, Missouri, Feb. 16, 2017 - Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the third annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 15 by the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

February sales tax revenues down 4% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's February 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 4% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transactions ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

68th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Feb. 17

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 68th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. These 10 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of intense law...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

David Pennington named interim Fire Chief

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Manager Greg Burris has named David Pennington to serve as interim Fire Chief. Pennington temporarily replaces David Hall, who retired from the Fire Department Jan. 27. 

Chief Pennington began his fire service career as...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public invited to share ideas for the future of Springfield's Hazelwood Cemetery

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Neighbors, patrons, historians and interested citizens are invited to participate in a visioning process to develop a long-term plan for the future of Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery.

With the help of Dr...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

City Council presented with Jefferson Avenue Footbridge options

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City Council evaluated potential options for rehabilitating the 115-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at a City Council workshop Tuesday evening, held at the Savoy Ballroom on historic Commercial Street.  Council mem...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 calls for service increase in 2016

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In 2016, the Springfield-Greene County 91-1 Emergency Communications department averaged nearly 22,000 9-1-1 calls per month with over 81% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

The 9-1-1 telecommunicators, housed in i...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department's 2016 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 8 percent, compared to a 4....

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Source of green substance in Fassnight Creek confirmed

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City officials have confirmed that the green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon was a non-hazardous fluorescein dye. A nearby facility used the dye to determine where some patio drains at the facility we...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

David Holtmann named City Finance Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Manager Greg Burris officially named David Holtmann as the City’s Finance director, effective Jan. 23. Holtmann has served as interim Finance director since July, when previous director Mary Mannix Decker retired.

“I am exci...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Roster for City Council candidates certified and submitted

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Springfield City Clerk Anita Cotter has certified 13 applicants to be included on the ballot for the April 4, 2017 election.

Five City Council Seats and the office of Mayor are open this cycle. Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater must r...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

During the fourth quarter of 2016, SPD reported  an overall increase in crime by 18 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from October thro...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

City reports non-hazardous dye found in Fassnight Creek

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Officials report that a green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon is most likely a non-hazardous substance such as fluorescein dye.

At 2 p.m. the Springfield Fire Department received a call reporting a gree...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Impacting Poverty Commission issues one-year report

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When the Impacting Poverty Commission (IPC) issued a challenge to the community to help decrease the poverty trend in Greene County in October 2015, Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed that the “consequences of doing nothing are just too gr...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Building Development Services proposes updates to housing code

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Building Development Services Director Chris Straw brought what he calls a “long overdue” set of clarifications to the City’s Nuisance and Housing Code (City Charter, Chapter 74) to City Council Tuesday, Jan. 17. The workshop was info...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Fire Department presents staffing and deployment recommendations to Council

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At the Jan. 10 Council Lunch, the Springfield Fire Department presented the City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. At the original presentation, the Fi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Fire deaths continue to plague Springfield in 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fire deaths continue to plague Springfield

Springfield -- Despite a reduction in residential fires overall in 2016, Springfield's fire death rate continues to trend upward, according to a year-end report. Department statisti...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Thankful for a City of Action

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by Greg Burris, Springfield City Manager

Springfield has been praised for being a city of action. While citizens from many other communities get stalled in analysis paralysis, Springfieldians pride themselves on being collaborators and on having a bias tow...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Springfield named to best-performing cities list

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Springfield, Mo. ranks 53rd among the nation's "best-performing" cities according to the Milken Institute's annual Best-Performing Cities index for 2016.

Every year, the economic n...

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