City of Springfield News Releases (General)

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

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The Sept. 22 City Council meeting is expected to draw a large crowd that could possibly exceed building capacity. Overflow rooms with be set up, as well as loud speakers set up outside the building. To ensure sa...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 15-19

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Highlights Include:

  • Springfield Library Board Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 15 at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
  • W...Read more »

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

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    Springfield City Council will vote on a proposed amendment to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its Oct. 13 meeting. Previously, it was mentioned that the vote would take place Oct. 27. That was in err...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center and local chambers of commerce, are conducting a regional workforce survey titled “MOmentum 2015,” to identify the iss...Read on...

    Complete the MOmentum 2015 workforce survey.
    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

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    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, has been selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, beginning immediately. Representatives from the firm’s St. Louis...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. At issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identi...Read on...

    View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. One issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected categories of persons f...Read on...

    View summary.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will be
    donating half of their gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Proceeds...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

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    An overflow crowd is expected tonight at City Council meeting, as more than 30 people have signed up to address a single issue – the consideration of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of ...Read on...

    MEDIA: Direct link to the video stream.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

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    The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Hi...Read on...

    City of Springfield Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

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    The first reading of a City Council bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, will take place Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

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  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 at the Busch Municipal Building, Room 2 West, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
  • Landmarks Board wil...Read on...

    View weekly calendar
  • Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage progr...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

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    The City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting, scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    August sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's August one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 14% compared to the month of August 2013.
    The sales tax check for August 2014 was $2,400...Read on...

    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Citizens pleased with overall direction of City, according to 2014 Citizen Survey

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    The results of the 2014 Citizen Survey are in, and they show that Springfieldians are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking and they feel they are receiving a good value for their taxes they pa...Read on...

    Citizen Survey 2014
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried proposed an amendment to Council Bill 2014-169 at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting. The amendment was tabled, but can be viewed at the link below.

    View proposed amendment.
    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

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    Due to an error by the City’s Law Department, the wrong version of a bill aimed at expanding the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance was brought before City Council’s Community Involvement Committee.

    The bill,...Read on...

    SOGI Task Force Full Report
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

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    For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.

    It’s a topic Ma...Read on...

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    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant is thanks to Federal Emergency Management Age...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 8, 2014

    New system for City news releases

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    Hello!
    With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases wil...Read on...

    Manage your subscriptions
    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    City solicits bids for properties

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

  • 2221 N. Main - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • ...Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • 1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (6-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informati...Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
  • Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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    For the 37th year, the City of Springfield's Finance Department, headed by Director Mary Mannix Decker, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Fi...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

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    The City of Springfield’s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. The City asked for a rating in conjunction with upcoming general obligation bond issuance. Moody’s is a bond ratin...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

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    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E....Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    July sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's July one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 26.55% compared to the month of July 2013. Revenues are also ahead of budget for July by $682,250 or 17.82%.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 24, 2014

    Volunteer award ceremony honors 10 citizens

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    Ten local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards on June 24. Nominated by various nonprofit, public, and service organ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2014

    Chet Hunter named Office of Emergency Management director

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    The Greene County Commission has selected Chet Hunter, 37, as the new director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Hunter was most recently the emergency management director in Lawrence County, a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2014

    Joint City-County Planning Task Force meeting follow up

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    The Joint City-County Task Force met Wednesday to discuss recently passed state legislation that if signed into law could erode the local sales tax base. The group attempted to answer the question, "Is there a legitimate caus...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2014

    June sales tax revenue down

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    The City of Springfield's June one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down compared to budget for the month of June and when compared with June, 2013. This means a $588,692 shortfall ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    Officials extend condolences to the family of Bob Jones

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    City of Springfield officials fondly remember Robert L. "Bob" Jones, who passed away Tuesday, June 3. Jones was an attorney who became active in the community after retiring to the Springfield area.

    He served as a mem...Read on...

    Posted on: June 3, 2014

    Tim Smith named Deputy City Manager

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    Tim Smith has been named as the City of Springfield’s Deputy City Manager. Smith replaces Gen. Fred Marty, who passed away in November 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Marty had resigned shortly before his death. Smith will ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Weekly calendar, Council lunch agenda and special meeting

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    The City of Springfield's weekly calendar for June 2-6, 2014 is now available online at www.springfieldmo.gov/calendar .

    A Special Closed Council Meeting will be held at 12:45 p.m. or immediately following Council lunch....Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2014

    Gift of Time nomination deadline May 31

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    The "Gift of Time" luncheon celebrates volunteerism in the Ozarks with 10 nominees selected as the Volunteers of the Year. "The nominees exemplify volunteerism in our community," stated Mark Struckhoff, Executi...Read on...

    To nominate an outstanding volunteer
    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    'Spring Ring' event raises $10,000 for Salvation Army

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    The Salvation Army wishes to sincerely thank the City of Springfield, the local businesses and organizations and the many volunteers who supported those in need by supporting the Springfield Spring Ring Bellringing Event. The week...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    118 Japanese students visit Equestrian Center on Memorial Day

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host 118 Japanese high school students and 12 teachers and administrators on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 4 p.m., at Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center, 4007 N. Farm Road 171.

    The...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    Weekly calendar and Council lunch agenda

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    The City of Springfield's weekly calendar for May 26-30, 2014 is now available online at www.springfieldmo.gov/calendar .
    Council Lunch

    DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2014TIME: 12:05 p.m. or immediately following closed sessi...Read on...

    Posted on: May 21, 2014

    May 18-24 is National Public Works Week

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    Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed May 18-24 as National Public Works Week in Springfield at a ceremony in his office at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 20. In addition, other local activities will feature Public Works exhibits, displays and ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 15, 2014

    Highest value of private development occurring in downtown Springfield

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    While private development projects continue to spring up across the city, over the last year, downtown Springfield has seen the most private commercial and multi-family residential activity, according to the City's Economic...Read on...

    Posted on: May 12, 2014

    City releases 2013 Year in Review

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    The City of Springfield has completed a Year in Review report that highlights initiatives, projects, programs and events that defined Springfield in 2013.

    Mayor Bob Stephens says in his opening message of the report, “One of th...Read on...

    2013 Year in Review
    Posted on: May 9, 2014

    Gift of Time nominations now open

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    Do you know someone who gives their time to make the Ozarks a better place to live? The City of Springfield and the Council of Churches of the Ozarks encourage you to nominate this person for a Gift of Time award.

    Every day acr...Read on...

    Nominate your volunteer hero.
    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    May sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's May one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up significantly, compared to the budget for the month of May and when compared to May, 2013.

    This significant...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Hotel/motel tax reallocation application process begins again

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    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session fo...Read on...

    Application Criteria
    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    "Spring Ring" red kettle campaign to help The Salvation Army make up for winter shortfall

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    After a long, hard winter, Springfieldians are ready for spring.

    While many of us were inconvenienced by the extreme weather this winter, it caused major hardships for those already struggling to survive.

    Each year, The Salv...Read on...

    Donate
    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    Race & Faith Collaborative kicks of third quarter Saturday

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    For Immediate Release

    The Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative will host a third quarter kickoff to provide educational materials aimed at working toward race equity and dignity in our respective places of worship, business and community ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    City reaches resolution in marijuana lawsuit

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    Although the settlement process is not complete, the City of Springfield confirms a resolution of a lawsuit filed last year by Maranda Reynolds, Show-Me Cannabis (based in St. Louis) and American Victory Coalition (based out of Or... Read on...