City Pools Open Soon
The Park Board's outdoor pool season opens Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m. Grant Beach, Silver Springs and Westport pools open Monday with Fassnight and Meador pools, along with McGee/McGregor wading pool, opening Tuesday.
Website Gains High Grade for Transparency
Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to open government, awarded Springfield a Sunny Award in December for having one of the most transparent government websites in the nation. This website received a grade of A-, making it one of just 247 state and local government websites to earn the award.
Trees-for-sidewalks Program Begins with Help from Elementary Students
The City of Springfield's Public Works Traffic Operations division is now offering a tree-planting benefit (NeighborWoods) in combination with school sidewalk construction in neighborhoods across the city. Through this program, Springfield residents are offered a substantial tree (about 5 feet tall) to be planted on their property, once a school sidewalk has been constructed on their street.
Route 66 Project Fundraiser
An upcoming City project will celebrate Springfield's history as the birthplace of the iconic "Mother Road." It was in Springfield on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed U.S. 66 as the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. Traces of Route 66 are still visible in downtown Springfield, along Kearney Street, Glenstone Avenue, College and St. Louis streets, and Chestnut Expressway.
- The Park Board's outdoor pool season opens Monday, May 20, at Grant Beach, Silver Springs and Westport pools with Fassnight, Meador and McGee/McGregor opening May 21.
- Starting Monday, May 20, construction on Grand Street, from Holland to Kings Avenues, will result in lane closures and major delays at times.
- During cleanup and excavation in the West Meadows, crews discovered what is most likely the historical Fulbright Spring.
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|Job Title||Closing Date|
|farm park supervisor 051713||May 24, 2013|
|ice park operations coord - open until filled 050313||Open Until Filled|
|internal auditor - open until filled 05032013||Open Until Filled|
|museum educator 051013||June 7, 2013|
|police officer-regular & lateral june testing 030113||May 24, 2013|
|risk management administrator 051713||June 7, 2013|
|senior buyer 05032013||May 24, 2013|
For bid documents and addenda on the opportunities below, and for full information on the City's bidding process, visit the Bid Processing Center.
|166-2013 RFP||SOFT DRINK PRODUCTS AND SERVICES||5/21/13|
|167-2013 IFB||HAY (FOOD FOR ZOO ANIMALS)||5/21/13|
|169-2013 IFB||15 PASSENGER SHUTTLE BUS||5/29/13|
Notices to Contractors are not administered by the Bid Processing Center. For information on these, please visit the Public Works page.
|Type||Address & Location||Details|
|Traffic Control||E I44 & N US65 [RAMP EB TO SB]|| Status: Reported
Created on: 18-MAY-2013 12:24:26
|House Fire||S GOLDEN AVE & W MOUNT VERNON ST|| Status: Reported
Created on: 18-MAY-2013 12:23:24