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Posted on: November 22, 2014

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight rain or shine

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Who: Mayor Bob Stephens and a few thousand of his closest friends.

What: Springfield’s Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival of Lights Kickoff

When: Saturday, Nov. 22

4:30 p.m. - Pre-show s...Read on...

Link to more details
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

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Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.

Smith follows Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Spr...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

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As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and dive...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while offici...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

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Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neigh...Read on...

View a slideshow of the cheering sections.
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Tour new affordable housing residence at 1107 N. Forest on Monday

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The City of Springfield and Affordable Housing Action Board invites the community to tour a newly completed affordable-housing property 4-5:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 17 at 1107 N. Forest. The three-bedroom, two-bathr...Read on...

View 1107 N. Forest open house flyer.
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Springfield to rally for peace Saturday

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SENT ON BEHALF OF NAACP AND MINORITIES IN BUSINESS:
Anger and unrest continue to grab headlines as communities across the country wrestle with the issues of all types of violence. In Springfield, the National A...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

City Clerk certifies referendum petition

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Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meetin...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. ranked sixth among cities with popu...Read on...

View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Weekly Calendar November 10-14

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Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Watershed Committe...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: November 6, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 5, 2014

    City Clerk Receives Referendum Petition

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    Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City Clerk’s office will begin the pro...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2014

    City ensures life safety of those in north Springfield building

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    Springfield Fire officials evacuated the American Inn near I-44 and Hwy 65 Monday after determining the building to be unsafe for occupancy due to an inoperable sprinkler and fire alarm system. The fire code req...Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2014

    Neighborhood cheering sections, mini marathon planned for Bass Pro Conservation Marathon Sunday

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    Representatives from 11 registered Springfield neighborhood organizations will be up bright and early for the Bass Pro Marathon Sunday, Nov. 2. But they won’t be running. They’ll be cheering.

    As a way to sho...Read on...

    View a map of the marathon route.
    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 27-31

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    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch wil...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Missouri Career Center plans to make Battlefield Mall holiday job fair an annual event

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    Wednesday’s holiday hiring event at the Battlefield Mall, sponsored by the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region, resulted in 20 on-the-spot hires and 30 scheduled interviews, according to Mary Ann Rojas, director...Read on...

    Visit the Missouri Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available starting tomorrow

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    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process starting tomorrow at 8 a.m.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

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    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, presented a three-year audit plan to City Council’s Finance & Administration Oct. 20. Members of the firm identified risks based on financial...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for C...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. The hue, achieved v...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

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    It was brought to our attention that the version of Council Bill 2014-189 that was posted online was not complete. It did not contain the amendment adopted by City Council prior to the public hearing on Sept. 8....Read on...

    The complete approved bill can be found here.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City names Baltz, Gano and Smith as Public Works director finalists

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    The City of Springfield has named Becky Baltz, Jonathan Gano and Dan Smith as the finalists for the Director of Public Works position.

    The public is invited to meet the finalists 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

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    Signs, signs. Everywhere are signs.

    Whether they're advertising a yard sale on the outer edge of a public sidewalk or an in-home day
    care on a utility pole, signs in public rights-of-way are prohibite...Read on...

    View a video about how to place a sign legally.
    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

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    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Communit...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board to host youth forum Oct. 23

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board Youth Council will provide an opportunity for high school counselors and administrators, resource agencies, and businesses to share ideas about preparing youth for the...Read on...

    Register to attend.
    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an i...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Council to propose amendments to Campbell Ave. rezoning and SOGI bills

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    Members of Springfield City Council are expected to propose amendments to two controversial bills slated for the Oct. 13 meeting.

    South Campbell Avenue Rezoning (Council Bill 2014-207)Ci...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 6-10

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    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Southwest Center for Independe...Read on...

  • Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday evening

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    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at Tuesday's 25th annual "Treasures of the
    City&qu...Read on...

    View video of last year's Treasures of the City
    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after h...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

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    Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way!

    Starti...Read on...

    View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

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    After last year’s “packed house” downtown, organizers are providing two new offers for jazz lovers at this year’s 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival.

    The festival is free to the public and combines a varie...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

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    Highlights include:

  • City Council Workshop will meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 29 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport; 2300 N Airport Blvd.
  • Mayor's Comm...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 24, 2014

    City Council, Springfield School Board continue talks on crossing guard program

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    Springfield City Council and the Springfield School Board met Wednesday evening to review a proposal regarding school crossing guard services. A committee comprised of both City and school district staff had pu...Read on...

    Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

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    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force Meeting will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 22 at Southwest Center for Ind...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 26, 2014

    DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

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    The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Buildi...Read on...

    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: November 3, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 3 - November 7

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    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission for Children Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4 at the Head Start Conference Room; 215. S Barnes.
  • Th...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • 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...

    Download chart
    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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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...

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    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    Race & Faith Collaborative kicks of third quarter Saturday

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    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...