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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute tho...Read on...

View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
Posted on: April 20, 2015

City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

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MEDIA ALERT

City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at a special City Council meeting slated for 11:30 a.m., April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

The interview schedule is:

• 11:...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A certified accounting firm selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, has completed its first audit: a look at the City’s purchasing card (P-card) program.

RubinBrown, Certified ...Read on...

Purchasing Card Audit Report
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20

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Historic Timmons Temple will make its final move onto its permanent home in Silver Springs Park Monday.

Professional movers Tilton & Sons, from Carthage, plan to begin the building’s 100-foot move by noon, using special remote-controlled hydraulic...Read more »

Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
Posted on: April 16, 2015

New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2015 Springfield City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at noon, April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

Zone 1 is located in the northwest qua...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

Springfield Fire Department offers free home safety surveys

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nearly 80% of all fatal fires in Springfield occur in homes. From careless smoking to unsafe cooking, m...Read on...

Request a home safety survey
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Public Works releases April safety message

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorcyclists, bicyclists and those who ride scooters to get around town are some of the most vulnerable users of our streets, second only to pedestrians. Bike ridership, motorcycles, and scooters have rapidly i...Read on...

April Traffic Safety Message (PDF)
Posted on: April 15, 2015

HAWK pedestrian traffic signal on Sunset Street to begin functioning Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, the HAWK (High Intensity Activated Crosswalk) pedestrian traffic signal will begin functioning at the new crosswalk on Sunset Street east of Kimbrough Avenue.

Electronic...Read on...

View video about how HAWK signals work.
Posted on: April 14, 2015

City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter updated City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting toda...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: April 13, 2015

SPD to step up seat belt enforcement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Apr...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Fatality crash

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At 8:56 p.m. on April 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield's April 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from t...Read on...

View chart.
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Gillioz Theatre and Dwight Glenn Productions are proud to present the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guests Pure Prairie League on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre.

Reserved seating tickets go...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Missouri Summer Jobs Program offers work experience for Ozarks youth

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alternative Opportunities, Inc. and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region are proud to introduce the Missouri Summer Jobs Program, an initiative providing Missouri’s youth with opportunities to gain valuable w...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Fatality crash

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At 3:30 p.m. on March 22, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash n...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Earth Month 2015 full of activities and educational opportunities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What began as a one-day celebration of the natural environment more than 40 years ago has expanded to include all of April. The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, is widely credited with launching the mod...Read on...

View Earth Month 2015 activities.
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Signal at Boonville Avenue and Olive Street begins flashing in all directions April 3

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Starting tomorrow (April 3), the City of Springfield will begin flashing the traffic signal red in all directions on Boonville Avenue at Olive Street to evaluate its need and determine if it can be removed.

A...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Martin Gugel, P.E., has been selected as the new Public Works Assistant Director, effective April 5. He replaces Jonathan Gano, who moved to Des Moines last year.

Gugel will oversee traffic, transportation ma...Read on...

Download Gugel portrait.
Posted on: April 1, 2015

Springfield Art Museum opens Family Art Lab

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Art Museum recently opened its Family Art Lab, an interactive space where families...Read on...

Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
Posted on: March 31, 2015

Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force presents recommendations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dan Hoy and Fred Palmerton, co-chairs of the Springfield-Greene County Citizens Environmental Task Force, walked City and County officials through recommendations today.

The 31-member advisory group met nine ...Read on...

Download presentation.
Posted on: March 31, 2015

City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council me...Read on...

Download the full collective bargaining agreement.
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Springfield Lasers 20th season schedule announced

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Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League has released its 2015 season schedule, including the Springfield Lasers 20th season.

The Springfield Lasers schedule includes seven home matches, including a July 25 appearance by Lasers m...Read more »

Posted on: March 27, 2015

City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe City of Springfield is one step away from arriving at a mutually agreeable collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22, after ...Read on...

View arbitrator's recommendations.
Posted on: March 24, 2014

Springfield Fire Department proposes changes to better protect tenants in a fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Fire Department is proposing an ordinance to ensure renters are better protected in c...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

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Thinking of a summer job? The Park Board is now accepting applications for summer seasonal employment.

Openings include lifeguards, cashiers, scorekeepers, umpires and referees, and staff for concessions, family centers, golf courses, Cooper Tennis Com...Read more »

Click here for more seasonal employment info
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: March 17, 2015

Daily pollen counts resume for 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It may not officially be spring yet, but spring allergens have already made a return to the area.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is now posting daily pollen counts for the 2015 sea...Read on...

View pollen counts.
Posted on: March 16, 2015

Anita Cotter sworn in as Acting City Clerk

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City Clerk Brenda Cirtin swore in Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter as Acting City Clerk this morning at the Busch Municipal Building's fourth floor conference room. Cirtin is now City Clerk Emeritus and will work on special projects to benefit the...Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2015

Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. From long hours and increasing call volumes to fielding calls from distraught citizens, most agree that while the job...Read on...

View photo of Cinnamon Fuller on the bike.
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join us in downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. This year's festival promises to be the best yet with an expanded two-day car show and new events such as a...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

A new program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The upd...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: December 9, 2014

Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene Coun...Read on...

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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