News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Mayor McClure declares Oct. 10 “St. Louis Blues Day” in Springfield

Stanley Cup to travel to Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is encouraging Springfieldians to “turn the city blue” in honor of the champion St. Louis Blues Hockey Team on Oct. 10. Local leaders from both the private and public s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 17, 2019

News conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jordan Valley Ice Park

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and partners will host a news conference at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Public hearing on FY2018 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 17

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The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2018 at 6 p.m., Sept. 17 in the 2 West conference room ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 10, 2019

City to host Commercial Street pedestrian alleyway and parking lot enhancement open house Sept. 12

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The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to view the proposed construction designs for planned enhance...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 9, 2019

September sales tax revenues up nearly 13% compared to last year

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The City of Springfield’s September sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue came in nearly 13% higher, or $552,360, compared to those of September 2018. The check was $4,882,042 compared to the September 2018 revenu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Galloway development recommendations tabled until Sept. 12 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting

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A 4-4 vote on the Galloway development recommendations at the August meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has resulted in the item being tabled until its Sept. 12 meeting, where the commission will vote again. The meeting w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 15, 2019

August sales tax revenues down 4% compared to August 2018

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The City of Springfield’s August sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 4%, or $124,594, compared to August 2018. The check was $2,960,512 compared to the August 2018 revenue check in the a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 14, 2019

SGF Yields program to install “Student Walker” statue Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary

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The City of Springfield’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is set to install the first of five “Student Walker” statues at a kickoff event at 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary School (29...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 10, 2019

2019 John T. Woodruff Awards presented to Guy Mace and Kirk Wheeler

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival founder David Eslick presented the John T. Woodruff Award to two of Springfield’s most enthusiastic Route 66 supporters Saturday in Park Central Square during the 9th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Statement by Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure

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I am deeply troubled by the events that occurred Thursday afternoon, but I am so thankful for the peaceful resolution. As usual, Springfield citizens, workers, first responders and bystanders reacted to a potentially dangerous situati...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Road closures for 2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

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The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 8 and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 11.

“On be...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure announces selections for comprehensive plan advisory team

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Mayor Ken McClure has proposed the names of people invited to serve on an advisory team for Forward SGF, the official name of the community-wide comprehensive planning process. Former Councilman and local physician Dr. Tom Prater has ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mayor McClure congratulates Lasers on championship win

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Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate the Springfield Lasers on their win Saturday night to secure the World TeamTennis Championship for a second consecutive season.

The Lasers completed a final-set rally to edge the New York Em...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City of Springfield’s Finance Department awarded certificate of excellence for financial report

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The City of Springfield’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Re...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City Council outlines 2019 priorities

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At its July 29 meeting, Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 priorities, which will guide and empower the City’s elected officials and staff as they work on the City&rsqu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 23, 2019

City Council hears recommendations for Galloway

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After six stakeholder committee meetings, three public input meetings and two surveys, the City of Springfield’s Planning & Development staff presented its recommendations for the future of the Galloway area to City Council at its...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Statement from the City of Springfield

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The City of Springfield has considered The Gathering Tree, LLC a community partner and our staff has worked with them extensively to develop Eden Village. At the direction of Mayor Ken McClure and City Council, the City also allocated...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City's completed Grand Street Bridge Replacement Project receives regional award for safety

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The City of Springfield Public Works Department received the 2019 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety from the Midwestern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MWITE) for work completed on the Grand Street Bri...

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Watch a video showing the completed project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 15, 2019

July sales tax revenues down 1.5% compared to July 2018

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The City of Springfield’s July sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 1.5%, or $70,967, compared to July 2018. The check was $4,639,417compared to the July 2018 revenue check in the amount ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 4% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

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SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to share a 4% improvement in the percentage of Springfield drivers yiel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Third and final Galloway public meeting to be held Tuesday at All Saints Anglican Church

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Those interested in seeing the development recommendations for the future of the Galloway area along Lone Pine and sharing feedback should plan to attend the third and final open-house style public input meeting 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday J...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City seeks input on potential transportation projects

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The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens on the proposed list of new projects to be included in the upcoming future transportation sales tax renewal. The tax is up for renewal by November 2020 and has a significant im...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Landfill fee increase effective Monday, July 1

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The City’s Department of Environmental Services will increase the tipping fees at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill from $30.94 per ton to $32.18 per ton, a 4% increase. There will be no increase on the $20 minimum charge for individu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Jan Millington named Deputy City Attorney

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Assistant City Attorney V Jan Millington has been promoted to the role of Deputy City Attorney, effective immediately.

Millington has worked for the City since 2007, focusing primarily on environmental issues with the departments of Pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Downtown Springfield Association partners with City of Springfield to promote walking downtown

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Downtown Springfield Association (DSA) has been chosen to receive one of the over 20 Community Change Micro Grants awarded by America Walks for use in 2019.  DSA is using the funding to partner with the City of Springfield an...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Friday evening in honor of Tom Billionis

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The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.

All revenue from Friday’s sales at The ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Survey provides insight into citizen perception and priorities

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The results of the 2019 Citizen Survey are in and citizens again affirmed that the three major categories of City services that residents thought were the most important for the City to emphasize over the next two years are (1) the ma...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 18, 2019

City Council to hear results of 2019 Citizen Survey at 11:30

MEDIA ALERT

Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott and ETC Institute will present the findings of the 2019 Citizen Survey at today's Council Lunch workshop, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. today in the Councilman Denny Whayne ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 17, 2019

City seeking public input on Public Rights of Way ADA Transition Plan

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The City of Springfield is seeking public input on a plan to transition all sidewalks and curb ramps on public right-of-way up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The public has until Aug. 30 to review the plan ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mayor McClure publicly thanks Scott Miller for dedicated service

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to publicly thank Scott Miller for his years of dedicated service to City Utilities and the citizens of Springfield.

“The community has been very fortunate to have such a superb leader at the he...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Share input on design standards for Galloway/Lone Pine development with online survey

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Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should take the second Galloway/Lone Pine Community Design Survey, available at https://galloway2.questionpro.com/ and linked from spr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 10, 2019

June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to June 2018

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The City of Springfield’s June sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 11%, or $435,825, compared to June 2018. The check was $4,392,535, compared to the June 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City asking public to participate in survey to assess community needs

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The City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Department is soliciting public input for its Community Development Needs Survey, which assesses the community in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Planning Department launches Comprehensive Planning Process

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The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development Department has officially kicked off its comprehensive planning process. The launch follows Mayor Ken McClure’s annual State of the City Address, where he outlined City Council’s prio...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure presents 2019 State of the City Address

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure noted the strong economy in Springfield, recognized public servants and announced plans for community-wide planning and land use at the annual State of the City Address held this morning during the Spring...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Judge Todd Thornhill receives statewide recognition

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At the 54th Annual Conference of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association held May 22-24, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Chief Judge Todd Thornhill of the 31st Judicial Circuit’s Springfield Municipal Division ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 29, 2019

HUD Annual Action Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2019-2020, available for public review and comment for 15 days from May 29 through 5 p.m., June 13, 2019.

The...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection to close Thursday and Friday

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The Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection will be closed Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2019 for pavement improvements.  Each closures will start at 8 a.m. and the road will be reopened at 3 p.m. The closures ar...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Equipment Show & Tell event postponed to Wednesday

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Due to inclement weather, tonight's Public Works and Environmental Services' Equipment Show & Tell event has been postponed until Wednesday, May 22 at the Expo Center lot (between Jordan Valley Car Park and the Springfield Expo Ce...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Residents encouraged to review proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps

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Springfield-Greene County residents are encouraged to attend one of four open houses June 4-6 to review the proposed updates to the Springfield-Greene County’s floodplain map by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City celebrating National Public Works Week with annual report, events, mayoral proclamation

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 19-25 by releasing its 2018 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of l...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

REMINDER: Public Works to present initial design for Galloway Street Widening Project tonight

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Springfield’s Public Works department will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St., to present the initial design for the Galloway Street Widening Project.

The project, whic...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Second Galloway public meeting to be held tonight at The Venues

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Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the second public input meeting at 5:30-7 p.m., May 14, 2019 at The Venues, 2616 E. Battlefield.

Two additional p...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 10, 2019

May sales tax revenues down 11.6% compared to May 2018

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The City of Springfield’s May sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 11.6%, or $397,184, compared to May 2018. The check was $3,028,591, compared to the May 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Springfield mourns loss of local hero Ralph Manley

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Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy&rdq...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by storms

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by Tuesday’s storms. Severe storms blew through the Ozarks, causing widespread damage and at least one death, reported in nearby Douglas County.

Th...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

South Avenue south of Primrose to close

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESouth Avenue just south of Primrose Street will be closed on Monday for gas and water relocation work on the Primrose Street – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue project. This closure will last for a week.

The project widens Pr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor McClure makes City Council Committee Appointments

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Mayor Ken McClure has finalized City Council committee members, with appointments effective immediately.

The Mayor encourages the referral of Council bills involving policy issues and substantive legislative changes to the appropriate ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Phyllis Ferguson named Mayor Pro Tem

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City Council unanimously selected Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson as the Mayor Pro Tempore at Monday night’s regular meeting. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor's absence, including leadi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City budget workshops begin

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City Manager Jason Gage began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 23 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2019-20 budget recommendations. The City’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 each year. The f...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children announces results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Study

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 The Mayor’s Commission for Children presented the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study findings  at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This study is conducted appro...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Springfield’s Give 5 program receives statewide Innovation Award

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The Missouri Municipal League announced this week (Local Government Week) that Springfield’s Give 5 program has won a 2019 Innovation Award in the Extra-Large City category. These awards are given to municipalities to honor ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Springfield-Greene Co. African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces new round of markers

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The Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces plans for additional trail markers commemorating four churches historically interconnected to form the core of the African-American religious community ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children to announce results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Survey on Tuesday

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Please join the Mayor’s Commission for Children at 10 a.m., Tuesday April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as they announce the results of the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study. The study is conducted approximatel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Mayor and City Council members to take oaths of office at noon today

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Councilmen Andrew Lear, Abe McGull, Richard Ollis, Mike Schilling and Matthew Simpson will begin new terms Thursday, April 18. All will take oaths of office at a special City Council meeting at noon in Historic...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City, Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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The week of April 14-20, 2019 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 9, 2019

April sales tax revenues up 8.6%

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The City of Springfield’s April sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8.6 percent, or $309,247, compared to April 2018. The check was $3,905,148, compared to the April 2018 revenue check in the am...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 17 surplus properties in city limits

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The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 17 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties were o...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Accounting firm completes audits of police operations, financial month-end closing process

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RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the financial month-end close procedures and the Springfield Police Department’s operations at the Feb. 13 Finance and Administration Com...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure thanks citizens, offers congratulations to returning and new Council members

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and four City Councilmen will retain their seats following today’s election, and one new member will replace outgoing Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater.

Those maintaining their seats include: Andrew Lear, General Seat C; ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Greenwood, Springfield Catholic basketball teams to be recognized tonight by City Council

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has invited two stand-out high school basketball teams to tonight’s City Council meeting to receive special recognition. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall, 3rd floor Council ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City of Springfield to survey citizens

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The City of Springfield will begin conducting a citizen satisfaction survey next week.

Surveys will be mailed next week to 6,000 randomly selected households in the city limits of Springfield and should hit mailboxes next week. Within ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 19, 2019

March sales tax revenues up 2.5%

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The City of Springfield’s March sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 2.47 percent, or $104,927, compared to March 2018. The check was $4,358,613, compared to the March 2018 revenue check in the a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City of Springfield begins treatment and removal of public ash trees in response to invasive beetle

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has begun implementing a proactive plan to manage the impact of the emerald ash borer to ash trees located on City property. 

City contractor Custom Tree Care Inc. began the removal of select City-manag...

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Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City partners with Galloway residents, stakeholders to plan future of village

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Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the first of three public input meetings 5:30-7 p.m. March 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway an...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield announced the lineup for the Aug. 9-10, 2019 festival at a press conference held at the Discovery Cent...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council opens discussion on allocation of carryover funds

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At its March 5 Council Lunch Workshop, City Council opened discussions on how to allocate $2.8 million of a total of $4.8 million in carryover funds from the Fiscal Year (FY)2017 and FY2018 budgets, as well as heard from Finance Direc...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council considers ordinance amendments to pave way for legalized medical marijuana

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City Council considered proposed changes of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, initiating discussion for regulated use of medical marijuana at a Council lunch workshop Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 to the Miss...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2019

City begins preparations for legalized medical marijuana

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith, will present proposed updates to the city’s zoning/land use regulations related to medical marijuana at a City Council workshop, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5. Misso...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Reminder: Route 66 festival press conference at 10 a.m. at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announc...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

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The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Application deadline for type 2 short-term rental properties is Wednesday

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Wednesday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 22, 2019

City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal to come forward April 2

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Citizens are starting to notice a familiar sign that the City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax is up for renewal. Signs reading “Completed as Promised,” “Coming Soon” and “Propos...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee Meeting canceled

Tonight's meeting of the Citizens Tax Oversight Committee, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building, has been canceled due to impending inclement weather.

City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 15, 2019

City offers new down-payment assistance loan program

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The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department is encouraging first-time home buyers to purchase homes in certain portions of Zone 1 and Zone 2 with a new down-payment assistance loan program, which ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Applications, forms for short-term rentals now available online

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Feb. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under the...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 11, 2019

February sales tax revenue continues upward trend

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The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8 percent, or about $271,000, compared to budget with the February sales tax check. The check was $3,571,433 compared to the budgete...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 1, 2019

2019 Capital Improvement Program Plan to go before P&Z, City Council in February

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If approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in February, the City of Springfield will start work on 126 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2019 fiscal year. Twenty-eight projects and programs...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Council approves regulations on short-term rentals

Rental “type 2s” have until Feb. 27, 2019 as grace period

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City Council approved regulations and definitions for short-term rental properties in the city of Springfield at their regular meeting Jan. 28, 2019.

Hosts wh...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Level Property Tax to fund 4 fire station projects

City seeking architect for two new stations and two replacements

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Two of Springfield’s most underserved areas are getting brand-new fire stations while two of its oldest stations will be demolished and rebuilt, thanks to the r...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 18, 2019

January sales tax revenue up nearly 6% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 5.68 percent, or about $235,600, compared to budget with the January sales tax check. The check was $4,387,170 compared to the budge...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Police Chief Paul Williams to provide update to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will present an update on the department's handling of sexual assaults at a regularly scheduled Council Lunch workshop at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room &...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 8, 2019

City pedestrian safety program partners with Springfield Public Schools on new education initiatives

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The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to offer a variety of education opportunities in the new year.

Launched in 2017, the SGF Yields program is an effort to combat a growing trend in pedes...

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Learn more about the new education opportunities. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Developer withdraws rezoning request application for condo project on east Briar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The developer of a single-family development condominium project at 1624 E. Briar has asked to withdraw his application requesting a zoning change from residential single family to a planned development. The application, therefore, wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)

News Flash

Posted on: July 10, 2014

State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. Tr...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2014

City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 rating agency that ranks th...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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, sponsored by Mayor Bob S...

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SOGI Task Force Full Report 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Finance Officers Association fo...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2014

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Prescription Dru...
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View the public service announcement. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2014

City solicits bids for properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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)
  • 2907 W. Lombard - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single...
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View the bid posting. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2014

New system for City news releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hello! With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases will now be coming to you in this format.. You will be receiving similar emails from the Springfie...

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Manage your subscriptions 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2014

SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Agency’s (FEMA) Assistanc...

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Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2014

Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Mayor Bob Stephens is all t...

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 pay. Overall citizen sat...

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Citizen Survey 2014 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2014

August sales tax revenue up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 $2,400,705, compared to the August 2...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Weekly Calendar November 3 - November 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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.
  • The Natural Environment Subcommittee will meet at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday,...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. # # #

2014 City News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2014

New City signage program informs motorists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 program this week that give...

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View the National Avenue widening project sign. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • 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 will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 3 in Historic City...
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View weekly calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2014

City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 is at 6:30 p.m. at Hi...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 8 in Historic City Hall, Council Chambers, 830 N Boonville....
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City of Springfield Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2014

Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 protected classes in t...

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

CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Fire departments. Proceeds will benefit SPD's crime preventio...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2014

City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Solutions, via Ewing S...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2014

Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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 fro...

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View summary. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2014

City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 identity to be protected cate...

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View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2014

City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 office will perform 3...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 issues, challenges and tre...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 error. We regret any incon...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 15-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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
  • Workforce Investment Board Planning and Oversight Committee wil...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 safety and provide fair ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2014

DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Building, 840 N. Boonville. ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Independent Living, 2864 S. Nettleton Ave.
  • City ...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 stormwater management pra...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 put together a recommenda...

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Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Offender Employment T...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 variety of grooves that jazz mu...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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). The estimated total...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2014

City outlines plans for additional police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. Like most communities,...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 to participate in a f...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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! Starting at 12:30, teams from th...

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View a schedule of the City's United Way drive. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2014

City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 he responded to a May 9...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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" Partners in Education event, host...

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View video of last year's Treasures of the City 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2014

Weekly Calendar October 6-10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Independent Living; 2864 S. Nettleton Avenue
  • Joint City...
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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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) City Council held a public hearing Sept. 22 on C...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2014

City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 requested a separate invest...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2014

City's October sales tax revenue up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 increase of $721,095 over last...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2014

Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Community Involvement Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesd...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2014

City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 prohibited by Springfield City Code Sectio...

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View a video about how to place a sign legally. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. 15 in the fourth floor co...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. The amendment deleted...

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The complete approved bill can be found here. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 via multicolored LED li...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2014

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Community Development, ...

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Download volunteer packet. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2014

City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 data, input from mana...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 beginning at 8 a.m., Tues...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2014

Weekly Calendar October 27-31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 28 at the Busch Municipal ...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2014

Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator and is responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department. ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2014

City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Bargaining Unit of the Sprin...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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-treating. Older children s...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 show off its hometown’s spiri...

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View a map of the marathon route. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2014

City ensures life safety of those in north Springfield building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 requires buildings equipp...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2014

City Clerk Receives Referendum Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 process of certifying the...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Hammons Field. Mayor Bob Steph...

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Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Weekly Calendar November 10-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Committee of the Ozarks Work Session will meet at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday,...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 populations of 125,000 to 249,000...

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View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2014

City Clerk certifies referendum petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 meeting, where City Council has ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Springfield to rally for peace Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Association for the Adva...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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-bathroom new-construction r...

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View 1107 N. Forest open house flyer. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2014

Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Neighborhood Advisory Counc...

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View a slideshow of the cheering sections. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2014

Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 officials there have worked to l...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2014

Dec. 30 City Council Lunch CANCELLED

The Dec. 30 City Council Lunch has been cancelled. The next Council Lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor conference room.

2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 diversity, along ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2014

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Hammons Field. Mayor Bob Steph...

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

Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Springfield's development re...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Ralph Rognstad, who is retiring in January. She has worked...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2014

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight rain or shine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 sing-along with the Eskimo Girls...

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Link to more details 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2014

Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development Loan Program in Spring...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2014

City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been years in the making, i...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2014

Shop locally tomorrow to support small businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield shoppers have another opportunity to score holiday shopping bargains and support the local economy at the same time. Mayor Bob Stephens is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. ...

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View Small Business Saturday proclamation 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2014

Filing opens Tuesday for City Council seats

Those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deadline for application and petition submissions is 5 p.m., Jan....

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2014

Councilman Doug Burlison to host Q&A about serving on City Council Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Councilman Doug Burlison will host an informal Q&A session for those interested in running for City Council 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Midtown Branch Library’s upstairs meeting room. Councilman Burlison, who is not s...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2014

Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried to present key to the city to Springfield Batman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried will present a key to the city at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Park Central Square, to a Springfieldian who has gone “above and beyond the call of duty” to spread good will in the community. Derek Smith, AKA ...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2014

Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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 County Commission, Dec. 9....

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Springfield Police and Fire Respond to Small Plane Crash

Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded Friday evening to a downed small aircraft in northeast Springfield. The aircraft was found in a vacant lot, between two houses, on the south side of Pythian. There were four occupants found in the plane. T...

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2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2014

Weekly Calendar for December 15-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 15 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • City Council Lunch will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16 in the 4th floo...
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Weekly Calendar 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2014

City Council receives independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD. There was a positive change in net position in fisc...

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Download audit report. 2014 City News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2014

Dec. 30 City Council Lunch CANCELLED

The Dec. 30 City Council Lunch has been cancelled. The next Council Lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor conference room.

2014 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 7, 2015

City Clerk announces retirement; assistant to be appointed acting City Clerk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin formally announces she will retire in August 2015. She and City Council have agreed upon a transition plan that includes appointing current assistant city clerk Anita Cotter as acting City Clerk, ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2015

Public Works asks for input on updated design standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Public Works is updating the content of the Design Standards, General Conditions and Technical Specifications and Standard Drawing Details for Public Improvements documents, and asks consultants, contractors and other int...

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Download Design Guide documents. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Weekly Calendar for January 12 – January 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 12 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Mayor's Commission for Children will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13 at M...
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Weekly Calendar 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include:

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Download volunteer packet. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Brett Foster to join City of Springfield as principal engineer for construction inspection

Brett A. Foster, P.E., will join the City of Springfield Jan. 26 as principal engineer for construction inspection. Foster’s responsibilities will include working with consultants, property owners, developers and contractors to provide plan review and con...

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Download Foster head shot. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2015

Filing closes for City Council seats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday for those interested in running for a City Council seat or for Springfield mayor. Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election:

  • Mayor (currently occupied by Bob ...
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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2015

Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first MOmentum 2015: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Jan. 22 by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region. In addition to discussing...

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Download the Executive Summary. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2015

REMINDER: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival news conference today at 2 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre

MEDIA ALERT WHO: The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners WHAT: Announcement of the featured attractions of the 2015 festival.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9.

WHERE: Historic Gillioz Theatre.

WHY: The annual Birthplace of Route 66 F...

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View the invitation. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Today's Route 66 Festival news conference postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In light of the news regarding the shooting of a Springfield police officer, the news conference scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz Theatre will be postponed. We regret any inconvenience and will send out a new date once it is estab...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2015

Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze. The Springfield-Greene County 911 teleco...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2015

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

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 update follows a sobering...

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View the Task Force's report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Tickets now on sale for Playin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert for injured police officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 27 Prayin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre to benefit Officer Aaron Pearson and his family with their long-term expenses. Officer Pearson was shot in the line of duty...

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Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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 Services of Southwest Miss...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Weekly Calendar for February 9 – February 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 9 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • Mayor's Commission for Children Meeting on will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Febru...
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Weekly Calendar 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2015

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

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 parade, a motorcycle show an...

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Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staff, including City Cler...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Reverse vendor fair to offer businesses access to multiple public agencies in one location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) will host a "reverse vendor fair" and two workshops in conjunction with its annual state conference Thursday, May 14 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Ve...

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Download registration form. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's February one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5.7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transactions m...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2015

City Council determines timeline to fill Zone 1 vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council adopted a proposed timeline from City Manager Greg Burris outlining the deadlines for steps to refill the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried. Seifried resigned to accept a job in Branson. • Feb. 23: Vacanc...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Busch Municipal Building has been cancelled. # # #

2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2015

Application process to fill Zone 1 Council seat opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat recently vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville...

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Apply for the Zone 1 seat 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2015

UPDATE: Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson moved to the Historic Fox Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square. The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; prayer and short service by ...

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Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2015

MoDOT engineer to speak at City Council Lunch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Becky Baltz, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) southwest district engineer, will speak to Springfield City Council at noon, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville. Baltz will provide info...

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MO 325 map 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Public Hearing for Menards West Zoning and Plat Rescheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The zoning case and preliminary plat for the Menards West project (3705 W. Sunshine Street) will be tabled at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Thursday, March 5. The applicant has requested the tabling. The public hearing...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to inclement weather, the Landmarks Board meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall is canceled. All agenda items will be forwarded to the next meeting in two weeks on Wednesday, March 18. For more information, contact C...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2015

Public Works crews at work on slick roadways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Public Works road crews are at work Wednesday night clearing a light dusting of snow from area roadways. Main arterial routes are currently slick, with center turn lanes and intersection turn lanes covered. A 12-person cr...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2015

No building inspections March 27; inspectors to attend disaster training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Friday, March 27 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training led by the Missouri State Emer...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2015

Bill to repeal pit bull ordinance removed from Monday’s City Council agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At the request of Councilman Craig Fishel, Mayor Robert Stephens has agreed to postpone the first reading of Council Bill No. 2015-056. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Doug Burlison, would repeal the ordinance outlining regulations...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2015

City of Springfield thanks Convoy of Hope for delivering water to mobile-home park residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield-based Convoy of Hope delivered much-needed water this morning to a mobile home park in northeast Springfield where more than 30 families have been without access to running water since Monday. 

The City of Springf...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2015

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

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 is rewarding, it can ...

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View photo of Cinnamon Fuller on the bike. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2015

Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If we can’t see the Tumbler’s shadow after its spring rotation next week, does that mean we won’t have six more weeks of winter? Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey isn’t sure, but he encourages interested citizens to come down to P...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Application deadline for Zone 1 Council Seat March 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville. Timelin...

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Apply for the Zone 1 seat 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Media Tour of Heer's Luxury Living

What: Media Tour of Heer’s Luxury Living When: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 (please arrive 20 minutes prior to sign a liability waiver) Where: 138 Park Central Square West For more information, contact Zachary Nichols at the Dalmark Development Group:...

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Download Media Tour Invitation 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2015

City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

The 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 a meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015. Cou...

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View arbitrator's recommendations. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT Representatives from a 31-member citizen task force will present the group’s findings to City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon, Tuesday, March 31 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street. The Springfield-Greene County E...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Five apply for Zone 1 City Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five citizens have applied for the Zone 1 City Council position vacated by Jeff Seifried earlier this year. The deadline to apply was March 27. City Council will review applications the week of April 13 and select finalists to do in-...

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View candidates' applications. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2015

City Council to vote on union contract

MEDIA ALERT Springfield City Council will vote on a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, March 31, 2015 at the...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2015

City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

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 meeting at noon, March 3...

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Download the full collective bargaining agreement. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

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 management, internal servic...

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Download Gugel portrait. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary School, 2927 S. Kimbrough Av...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Public hearing for Menards zoning case and preliminary plat set for April 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The zoning case and 39-acre preliminary plat for a Menards home improvement store at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street will come before the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9 in Counci...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2015

Jail policy to be discussed at City-County staff meeting Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of Springfield and Greene County staff will discuss Sheriff Jim Arnott's recent decision to stop taking prisoners booked on municipal-only charges, at tomorrow's regularly scheduled City-County Staff Meeting. The meeting will ta...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2015

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

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 on sale at 10 a.m. this F...

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

Monthly sales tax revenue down

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 transactions made primarily in...

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View chart. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th and final tree-planti...

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Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Bid outgoing City Council members farewell at reception Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield 4:30-6:15 p.m., Monday April 13 in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building for a reception honoring the public service of City Council members Doug Burlison, Mike Carroll, Jerry Compton, Cindy Ru...

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Join the Facebook event. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Four new City Council members to start Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A special reception honoring the service of five outgoing City Council members will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 (today) in the Busch Municipal Building. The public is invited to attend. Four new members will be sworn in later...

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Join the Facebook event. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2015

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

MEDIA ALERT City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter will update City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting Tuesday, April 14 at the Public ...

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View the Task Force's report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2015

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

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 today at the Public Safety...

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View the Task Force's report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Take time to thank a 911 telecommunicator this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12-18 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 911 dispatchers. The Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications depar...

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Visit 911's Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2015

New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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 quadrant of the City of Sprin...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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 Accountants and & Bus...

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Purchasing Card Audit Report 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2015

City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

MEDIA ALERT City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building. The interview schedule is:

• 11:50 a.m.-noon: Brent Esch

• Noon-12:10 p.m.: Joseph Ho...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

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 thousands of hours to mak...

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View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2015

Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and Heer’...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2015

Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces application process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 at 4:...

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View the application criteria. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwate...

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View invitation. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2015

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

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 today at the Public Safety...

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View the Task Force's report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Take time to thank a 911 telecommunicator this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12-18 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 911 dispatchers. The Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications depar...

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Visit 911's Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2015

New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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 quadrant of the City of Sprin...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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 Accountants and & Bus...

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Purchasing Card Audit Report 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2015

City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

MEDIA ALERT City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building. The interview schedule is:

• 11:50 a.m.-noon: Brent Esch

• Noon-12:10 p.m.: Joseph Ho...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

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 thousands of hours to mak...

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View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2015

Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and Heer’...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2015

Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces application process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 at 4:...

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View the application criteria. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwate...

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View invitation. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2015

City’s budget highlights: Public safety, environmental stewardship and employee pay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council began budget discussions Tuesday at a lunch workshop facilitated by Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker. The workshop follows City Manager Greg Burris submitting the fiscal year 2016 City of Springfield Budget to City Co...

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View 2015-2016 Proposed Budget. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Municipal Court, SMBA and partners to host seminar featuring founder of first homeless court program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield and partners Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Drury Enactus, The Kitchen Inc., Burrell Behavioral Health, I Pour Life, Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation will h...

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View flyer. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2015

City of Springfield, community partners to host 9 events in May to listen to neighborhood concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting Monday. “We have studied multi-year trends in our community, and in your neighborhood, and while there have been tremendous strid...

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View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2015

1,000 runners expected in downtown Springfield Sunday morning for run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE About 1,000 participants are expected for the Missouri State University ROTC third annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge 12K beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 3 in downtown Springfield. Off-duty Springfield Police Department o...

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View the course map. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Series of neighborhood meetings starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School

MEDIA ALERT Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School, 3014 W. Calhoun. Food and childcare will be provided for those who wish to attend. The meet...

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View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Be part of the Route 66 SGF legacy by participating in Give Ozarks tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in the region’s first-ever 24-hour online giving day during the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Give Ozarks event May 5. The City of Springfield, with its Birthplace of Route 66 Road...

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Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2015

City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s outstanding general o...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2015

Two-part dedication for new Link crossings, HAWK signal Friday at 3 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc. and Ozarks Technical Community College at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 for a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for the The Link crossings at Sunset Street (which includes the Hig...

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View invitation. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2015

No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop accepting municipal inm...

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View the Task Force's report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2015

May sales tax revenue down 4% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's May 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 4% compared to what was budgeted, however, receipts are still strong on a year-to-date basis, according to City Finance Director...

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View Sales Tax Charts 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2015

Neighbors in Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights to share concerns this week

MEDIA ALERT Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights neighborhoods this week. • Tom Watkins: 5 p.m. tonight, Williams Elementary, 2205 W. Kearney.

• West Central: 5:30 p.m., M...

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View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2015

City mobile app GoSpringfieldMO now available for download

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield has launched its first mobile app, GoSpringfieldMO. The app is available for free download via iTunes (for Apple devices) and the Google Play store (for Android devices) by searching “GoSpringfieldMO.” App use...

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View GoSpringfieldMO video. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2015

Gift of Time nomination deadline Sunday at 5 p.m.

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 thousands of hours to mak...

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View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2015

Anita Cotter named Springfield City Clerk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting City Clerk Anita Cotter has been appointed by Springfield City Council as the new City Clerk. She has served as Assistant City Clerk since 1996 and replaces Brenda Cirtin, who transitioned to City Clerk Emeritus in March. Cirt...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2015

Neighbors in Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside to share concerns this week

MEDIA ALERT Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside neighborhoods this week. Results from the six previous meetings are available at springfieldmo.gov/communitylisten. • Midtown: 7 p...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2015

BDS asks building and development community to review proposed amendments to adopted building codes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield’s Building Development Services department has prepared a series of proposed amendments to the building codes that were adopted by the City in 2012. The draft language of these proposed changes can be found at...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2015

Gift of Time nomination deadline extended to Thursday at midnight

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 thousands of hours to mak...

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View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2015

Budget Discussions to continue Tuesday, May 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council will have a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in the Fire Department 1st floor conference room in Historic City Hall. The meeting is open to the public, however, this meeting is not a public hearing. The publi...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Municipal Court Chief Judge Todd Thornhill selected for Missouri Supreme Court working group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Supreme Court of Missouri May 14 announced the formation of the Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group, which it has charged with reviewing all matters relevant to practice in the municipal divisions throughout the state, wi...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2015

International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes Brenda Cirtin with Honorary Membership award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognized City Clerk Emeritus Brenda Cirtin with its Honorary Membership award on May 18 at its annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut. This class of membership is reserved for per...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2015

City staff recommends group home ordinance be tabled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City staff are recommending that the Planning & Zoning Commission table group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at tonight's meeting. If the Commission decides to table, it will likely be brough...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2015

American Legion post to host traveling Vietnam memorial wall in July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Everyone should have an opportunity to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but most Americans, especially those living outside of the Washington, D.C., area may never get the opportunity. Thanks to the American Legion Post 639, a...

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Visit the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Web site 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Great Race to make first overnight pit stop in Springfield June 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If Dad is a car buff, he can catch a glimpse of some amazing autos as the Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, makes its first overnight pit stop in Springfield, the Birthplace of Route 66, on June 20. The opening ce...

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Visit the Great Race's Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2015

June sales tax revenue up 3% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's June 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in May from transactions made primarily in Apri...

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View Sales Tax Charts 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2015

911 director to participate in Special Olympics torch relay through eight states to World Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze is an avid runner and fitness aficionado. But running with an Olympic torch through eight of the United States next week will be a first for her. Schwartze...

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Visit www.unifiedrelay.org for more information. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Celebrate National Home Ownership Month by touring Community Land Trust home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA previous version of this release included information about touring a Habitat for Humanity home in Legacy Pines. While Habitat for Humanity will still be part of this event, the tour of the home has been canceled. The City of Sprin...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2015

Several community events downtown Saturday, June 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Springfield is the place to be on Saturday, June 20, with a wide variety of community events for all ages. Greater Ozarks Pridefest

• Walk: 11 a.m.-noon, Boonville Avenue from Chestnut Expressway to the Square).

• Festival: No...

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

Gift of Time awards luncheon tomorrow at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

MEDIA ALERT The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone. The Gift of Time Awards has the distinction of b...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2015

24th annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon honors 37, awards 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. Nominated by vario...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Great Race festivities to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday

MEDIA ALERT The first day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race along historic Route 66 will kick off in Kirkwood tomorrow and will wind up in Springfield Saturday afternoon. The Great Race will feature more than 100 classic cars competing on their way to...

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Visit the Great Race's Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2015

American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5. This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 non-stop destinations. The ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Springfield Homeless Court Program's first success stories to graduate tomorrow evening

MEDIA ALERT The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles. A program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of Southwest Missouri and commu...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2015

Mayor: future for Springfield continues to be bright

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and E...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2015

City staff to ask P&Z Commission, Council for more time regarding group home ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City staff are recommending to the Planning & Zoning Commission to table the group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at Thursday’s meeting. If the commission grants the request, the amendments w...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2015

July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in May...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Mayor's State of the City address tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. at e-Plex

MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center (e-Plex) tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Those wh...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to host news conference at 2 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, along with other Greene County municipal officials, will hold a news conference at Friday, July 10, 2015, in the Busch Municipal Building lobby to discuss the situation with the City-County consolidate...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2015

Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet! Events will include a Route 66 parad...

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Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2015

Joint City-County Task Force to present 6-month update tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT Members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force will present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14) in the Busch Municipal Building fourth-floor conference room....

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: City-County Study Session to take place at noon, Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Another look at the justice system is on tap tomorrow, noon, as members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The study session will take...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE According to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick was appointed on July 8 to the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Committee for a term end...

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Download photo of Judge Borthwick. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2015

City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners. Other counts include ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2015

City to transition to new phone system tomorrow; brief outages may occur in morning hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) the City of Springfield with will begin a transition to a new phone system. The move is expected to be completed by 9 a.m. During this time, there may be some brief phone outages when c...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2015

Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield. At a series of nine listening meetings in Springf...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Council Lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at Transportation Management Center

MEDIA ALERT Please note that the City Council lunch meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. today at the Transportation Management Center, 1107 W. Chestnut Expressway.

2015 City News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2015

One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path. In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police officers in the United States ...

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Download high-res mounted officer photo. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2015

August sales tax revenue up 11% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's August 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactions made primarily in ...

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View Sales Tax Chart 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2015

Heer's Luxury Living hosts grand-opening celebration, announces ground-floor tenant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESent on behalf of Heer's Luxury Living LLC Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC (138 Park Central Square announced its grand opening of 80 units of luxury rental housing and 18,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Springfield. The rib...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2015

Historic week for downtown Springfield to culminate with Route 66 Festival this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The second week of August 2015 is already proving to be a banner week for the economic revitalization of downtown Springfield. With the grand opening celebration for the Heer’s building, another grand opening celebration on Thursday ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Route 66 Festival to include memorabilia and musings with Mother Road aficionados at Old Glass Place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A gathering of authors, artists, collectors and associations affiliated with Route 66 will be at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. These folks will have displays with informa...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2015

23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR/CW and Aaron Sachs & Associates. City of Springfield Director of Public Information &am...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

MEDIA ALERTAttention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2015

City staff, neighborhood to build Route 66 pop-up plaza tonight at College and Broadway

MEDIA ALERT Route 66 Festival attendees are invited to come out to the corner of College Street and Broadway Avenue at 7 p.m. tonight to see what the new Route 66 streetscape will look like when it's built. The City of Springfield's Public Works and Plann...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2015

City responds to Sheriff's Counterclaim

MEDIA ALERT We have received a notice of the Sheriff's counterclaim and news release. Due to ongoing litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time. ###

2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Enhancement of Springfield’s indecent exposure ordinance to come before Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A proposal to enhance the city’s indecent exposure ordinance is scheduled for a first reading at the regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24. Councilman Justin Burnett asked the City’s law department to draft langu...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2015

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Fire departments. Last year's donation netted nearly $1,200 ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers in Historic City Hall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Informa...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2015

Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The changing of the seasons signals a new look for a downtown Springfield landmark. Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 to watch a Public Works ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference tomorrow at 1:30 at the Busch Municipal Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the Busch Municipal Building's main lobby, 840 N. Boonville. He will announce a planned response to a pressing issue in the Springfield community. # ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2015

September sales tax revenue up 1% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's September 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 1% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transactions made primarily...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2015

Collaborative to host inaugural EmployAbility Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The EmployAbility Collaborative, in partnership with the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, will host the inaugural EmployAbility Summit Thursday, Oct. 22, at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis. Beginning at 10 a.m., the su...

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View Disabillity Employment Fact Sheet. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2015

Mayor Stephens announces formation of task force on crisis sheltering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, the formation of a task force on crisis sheltering. Describing the numbers of people in need of immediate shelter, as “mind boggling,” Stephens said the lack of crisis shelter facilit...

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List of Area Crisis Shelters 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Nearly 100 partner organizations join City's "Zone Blitz!"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE About 175 individuals representing 95 organizations have joined the City of Springfield in a "Zone Blitz!" to follow last May's "Community Listening" initiative, which focused on addressing issues in City Council ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2015

City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated total...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2015

'Zone blitz' to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At a series of nine “listening” meetings in Springfield’s northwest neighborhoods in May, City and community leaders heard neighbors’ concerns. Now, it’s time for action. About 175 individuals representing nearly 100 organizations ga...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Assistant City Attorney Sarah Kerner named interim Economic Development director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Assistant City Attorney III Sarah Kerner will join the City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department as interim Economic Development director effective Oct. 4. While serving in her new position, Kerner will retain her job...

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Download Kerner head shot. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday, Oct. 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 26th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event, hosted by ...

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View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2015

Thursday's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's Oct. 8 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. # # # For more information, cont...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: SGF third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government tonight at the 26th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event, ho...

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View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2015

October sales tax revenue up 5% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's October 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in September from transactions made primaril...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Springfield designated bronze Walk Friendly Community by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Springfield a bronze Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2015

Ozarks workforce leaders to conduct second annual regional survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center and various chambers of commerce, is releasing the second annual State of the Workforce Survey to identify the issues, challenges and trends fa...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2015

City development review and inspection staff to gather for meeting Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Those needing to access City of Springfield development review and inspection services may experience slight delays Friday, Oct. 30 as the team convenes to review development practices and procedures. All services will resume normal ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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-treating. Older children s...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 1:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one interview...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Five City Councilmembers issue statement

PUBLIC STATEMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD ISSUED ON BEHALF OF: Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling As elected officials representing the city, the role o...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Projects for 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent sales tax renewal to go to Council today at noon

Public Works will present a list of proposed construction projects and city-wide improvement programs to be funded through the upcoming 2016 1/4-cent Capital Improvements and 1/8-cent Transportation sales tax renewals at City Council Lunch today at noon i...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade to include skydivers and honor World War II vets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield’s annual Veterans Day Parade, hosted by American Legion Post 639, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Nov. 7 in downtown Springfield. This year’s parade focuses on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and will ho...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2015

November sales tax revenue down 2% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's November1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transactions made primaril...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to present keys to the City to 6 decorated WWII vets Saturday

MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will present keys to the City to six decorated World War II veterans at a pre-Veterans Day Parade ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, 815 E. St. Louis Street. Receiving ke...

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View slideshow. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2015

Take a selfie with Santa, costumed characters at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from first- and second-grade students, will signal the start of the holiday season by lighting a 33-foot Norway spruce, located in Jordan Valley Park, east of the Mediacom Ice Park at the annual Mayor’s ...

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View the PSA. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2015

SGF named 2015 Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and its Digital Communities program earlier this month announced the top-ranked cities in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. held its place as sixth among cities with populatio...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2015

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 8:30 a.m. Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s that time of year again. City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16. The 30-foot blue spruce tree was donated by Missouri State University and formerly stoo...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEArt Museum

• Opening exhibit for WatercolorNow at 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. This invitational exhibition, hosted every four years by the Springfield Art Museum, will feature work by current members of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHealth

• Historic City Hall is looking especially dapper these days. The building is sporting a ‘stache to celebrate “Movember,” which encourages men to pay attention to their health.

Contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Information Administra...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2015

Awards & Achievers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At the Nov. 23 City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Stephens recommended the following:

• Appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Gerry Lee; Dr. Elizabeth Andrews; Brigitte Marrs; and Linda Ramey Griewe with terms to expire No...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Poverty Commission, CU Community Credit Union to host news conference tomorrow

The Impacting Poverty Commission and CU Community Credit Union will host a news conference at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby to announce a program to offer relief for people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle. ##...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2015

City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield has thoroughly reviewed operations at the Southwest Treatment plant after quickly responding to concerns brought forward by employees in August 2014. The Southwest Treatment plant is one of two wastewater trea...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2015

CU Community Credit Union to launch payday lending alternative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CU Community Credit Union is rolling out the Fresh Start Loan Program, a more affordable alternative to traditional payday loans, to provide much-needed relief to people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle. "There are many ...

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More info about the Fresh Start Loan Program. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPublic Safety

• Jumpstart Your Winter Weather Preparedness

Take advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny skies expected over the next several days to prepare now for winter weather. Ensure that your vehicle is in good running condit...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2015

REMINDER: Zone 4 community meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Holland Elementary School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zone 4 City Councilman Craig Fishel cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Holland Elementary School, 2403 S. Holland. Join Fishel and Zone 4 neighbors to discuss what's happeni...

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What City Council zone do I live in? 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2015

December sales tax revenue up less than 1% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's December 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up less than 1%, or $5,911, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from tr...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2015

City Council, Convoy of Hope to co-host vision casting meeting at tomorrow's Council Lunch

MEDIA ALERT City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corner of Central Street and Boonville Avenue) to plan for the May 7, 2016 Convoy of H...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.City Council

• City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corner of ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Public Works to rotate the Tumbler for the winter season Tuesday morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Not to be outdone by the magnificent Park Central Square Christmas tree, the Tumbler, Park Central Square's resident piece of modern art, is set to rotate for the winter season tomorrow morning at 7:30. About the Tumbler Former Assis...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2015

City Council receives independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD. The equity of the City at the close of the most rec...

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Download audit report. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.Health

At tonight’s meeting, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to limit tethering dogs within the city limits of Springfield. The Springfield-Greene County Health Depa...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award. MPCA pre...

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View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff. 2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2015

City Finance Department receives budget presentation award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For the eighth year in a row, the City of Springfield Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its budget. The GFOA...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2015

City issues statement regarding former Southwest Treatment Plant employee

Responding to media inquiries pointing to charges filed on Casenet, the City issues the following statement: The City of Springfield regrets that the actions of a former Southwest Treatment Plant employee have led to criminal charges. Managers acted immed...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2015

Public Information Call Center to be activated to collect damage reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) will activate its Public Information Call Center (PICC) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Citizens in Greene County who have experienced flood damage to their...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2015

City, residents battle floodwaters from near-record rainfall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield/Greene County residents continue to battle the waters from the rainstorm that worked its way through Springfield and region beginning Saturday, Dec. 26, continuing steadily through Sunday and turning into flurries late Mo...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2015

Emergency shelter to open at 8 p.m. for flooding victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At the request of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) The Red Cross will open an emergency shelter tonight at 8 p.m. at Day Springs Christian Church, 2157 N. Prospect in Springfield, to house residents ...

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2015 City News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2015

Video looks back at 2015

From the amazing recovery of Springfield Police officer Aaron Pearson and the generous outpouring of support from the community, to the challenges of the roller coaster Missouri weather and ongoing lively debate over a wide range of political and social i...

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Year in Review Video 2015 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2016

January sales tax revenue up 13% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's January 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 13%, or $462,680, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in December 2015 from ...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2016

Zone 1 residents invited to help map out details of improvement plan for northwest SGF Jan. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday,...

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Download Zone 1 Connect flyer 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2016

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.Building Development Services

Service requests for the Building Development Services department are up 10% over this time last year. BDS implements and monitors a variety of city, st...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett resigns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett distributed a letter today to City Council tendering his resignation, effective Jan. 15. Burnett was elected in April 2015. Essentially citing reasons of health and time commitment, he indicated that ...

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View letter. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2016

Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett rescinds resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett has decided to rescind his resignation, after reconsideration. “I have decided to rescind my resignation and will be taking a break from college instead in order to focus on my health...

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View letter. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2016

Tonight's Council-CACCD public hearing meeting canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to weather, the joint City Council-Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development Public Hearing scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 in City Council Chambers inside Historic City Hall.

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Tree City USA meeting postponed, P&Z canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to weather, today's Tree City USA meeting has been rescheduled to 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and tonight's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2016

Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators field record call numbers in last 4 weeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators have experienced a record number of calls and phone interactions in the four weeks since the flooding event on Dec. 26, 2015. "The flooding that occurred mainly on the day after Ch...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Join City, community leaders and neighbors for Zone 1 Connect event on Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday,...

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Download Zone 1 Connect flyer 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2016

Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results at Feb. 23 luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro, 60...

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Register for MOmentum. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Join City, community leaders and neighbors for Zone 1 Connect event on Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday,...

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Download Zone 1 Connect flyer 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2016

Mayor to issue proclamation recognizing bravery of neighbors who pulled boy from burning home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at a fundraiser tonight recognizing the bravery of Springfieldians Theron Teeter, also known as Too Much, and Mike Wallace, for pulling 4-year-old Ben Garrison from his burning home on Wes...

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View proclamation. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 indiv...

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View protocol for moving homeless camps. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2016

February sales tax revenue down 7% compared to budget; YTD revenues still up 3% over budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's February 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $223,927, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from tran...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City solicits bids for properties

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

  • 1410 E. Pacific - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 1102 N. Rogers - Zoned R-SF (Residential Sing...
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View the bid posting. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2016

Help 9-1-1 help you by filling out functional needs form for household

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In an emergency, it can be vitally important for first responders (police officers, firefighters or emergency medical services personnel) to know that a resident of the household where help is needed is visually impaired, hearing imp...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City employee dies in accident at landfill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE John Wesley Choate died after an accident at the City’s landfill. Choate worked at the City in various capacities since 2008, most recently as a maintenance worker. “We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own” said City Manage...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2016

REMINDER: Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett to host community meeting tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at Alice Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett. Join Burnett and Zone 2 neighbors to discuss what's hap...

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What City Council zone do I live in? 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling to host community meeting March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Horace Mann Elementary, 3745 S. Broadway. Join Schilling and Zone 3 neighbors to discuss what's ha...

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What City Council zone do I live in? 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2016

Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering to present recommendations to Council on Monday

MEDIA ALERT The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering will present its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at a special Council lunch meeting at noon, Monday, Feb. 29 in the Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-floor...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2016

Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro, 60...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2016

Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee issues clean report to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield doesn’t expect citizens to take its word for it that tax dollars are spent appropriately. At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC) gave another "clean" r...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 29, 2016

Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presents recommendations to Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presented its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at today’s Council Lunch. Mayor Stephens announced the formation of the task force last fall. He de...

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View report. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the second annual MOmentum 2016: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 23 by the local Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region. In addition to discus...

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View executive summary and full results. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge to close beginning March 1 for inspection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE During a recent weekly inspection of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, Public Works noticed corrosion and steel loss in the north support column of the 114-year-old bridge. Public Works brought in experts from Great River Engineering ...

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Jefferson Avenue Footbridge closure Fact Sheet 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 10 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 10 a.m. today at the Springfield Regional Police-Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield Road. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one interviews...

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View livestream of news conference. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2016

City Attorney Dan Wichmer accepts new position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Attorney Dan Wichmer has accepted the position of Executive Director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. His last day at the City of Springfield will be March 11. Wichmer became Springfield City Attorney in May 2005 after se...

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Download Dan Wichmer head shot. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2016

March sales tax revenue up 24% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's March 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 24%, or $942,338, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in February from transac...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2016

1 Million Cups Springfield moves to the Springfield Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 Million Cups Springfield announced Wednesday its move to the Springfield Art Museum effective April 6. The program launched Feb. 26, 2014 with the mission to build a start up and entrepreneurial community in southwest Missouri. Thi...

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Visit 1 Million Cups Springfield online. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2016

Media invited to March 14 luncheon to discuss upcoming Convoy of Hope: Springfield event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join Convoy of Hope Signature Events Director Steve Pulis and City Manager Greg Burris for a media luncheon noon-1 p.m., Monday, March 14 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott, to learn about media opportunities and resour...

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View invitation. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Marianne Banks named Interim City Attorney

City Manager Greg Burris named Marianne Banks to serve as Interim City Attorney, effective March 14, 2016. Banks temporarily replaces Dan Wichmer, who recently took a new position with Legal Services of Southern Missouri. Banks has extensive experience, p...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2016

City details efforts to address poverty and homelessness

According to Springfield’s 2013 point in time homeless count data, on any given night, 711 people in Springfield are homeless. That includes 350 single adults, 50 veterans, 425 families and 163 children. Together with the rising poverty rate, homelessness...

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List of Area Crisis Shelters 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2016

Today's media lunch about Convoy of Hope Springfield event postponed

Today's media lunch scheduled for noon at the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety center is being postponed to a later date. Information on the rescheduled date will be sent out as soon as details are confirmed. Sorry for any inconvenience. Media inte...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2016

Sculpture takes springtime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

It’s tumble time. Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15 for the springtime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Gra...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2016

City continues to respond to March 13-14 flash flooding event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week kicked off early in Springfield with Sunday night’s signature flash flooding event due to a convective thunderstorm. The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Springfie...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Please join us at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz to hear about 2016 Route 66 Festival event lineup

MEDIA ALERT Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. Last year’s festival drew approxim...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2016

City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over the h...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2016

2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre Marc...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2016

City Council hears first reading for West Wye connection project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A long-discussed project to divert coal trains from the center of Springfield is back on track. City Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in Council Chambers at Historic City Hall to hear the first reading of a bill to t...

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View Powerpoint. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2016

City, Community Partnership of the Ozarks to host landlord training seminar April 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host an annual landlord training seminar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 610 E. Walnut. This training is designed for landlords and prop...

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Register here. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Author and professor Robert D. Putnam to speak at MSU Public Affairs Conference April 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield, along with the 12 partner organizations listed below, are bringing author and Harvard professor Robert D. Putnam to speak noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Missouri State University’s annual Public Affairs Confe...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Gift of Time volunteer appreciation program to host 25th annual banquet June 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Volunteers are a vital part of delivering services to our community every day – from hunger to education; homelessness to advocacy; volunteers are there to give the most important gift – the gift of time. To celebrate the dedication ...

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View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2016

April sales tax revenues down 3% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's April 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 3%, or $112,213, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transacti...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

City of Springfield, Greene County observe National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The week of April 10-16 is set aside to honor those that provide the voice of our emergency services across our country. The City of Springfield recognizes the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of Natio...

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View proclamation. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2016

9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze was named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference (MPSCC) March 22 in Columbia. The Springfield-Green...

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Download Zim Schwartze head shot. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Second Sculpture Walk installation Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Springfield Brewing Co.

MEDIA ALERT The second of 12 sculptures that will comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield will arrive via truck from Brooklyn, New York and will be installed at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Springfield Brewing Company's balcony, according to Sc...

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Visit SculptureWalk's Web site. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Hearing continues at 1:30 p.m., Friday

A hearing carried over from April 20, will continue in Historic City Hall’s 3rd floor City Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The hearing was requested by a majority of City Council members, to look into the facts surrounding Councilwoman Kri...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Saturday marks 90th anniversary of telegram sent from Springfield naming Route 66

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Route 66, also known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” was conceived 90 years ago Saturday in downtown Springfield. On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and Springfield’s John T. Woo...

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View telegram. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2016

City participating in CFO's Give Ozarks to raise funds for Route 66 Plaza Clock Tower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks' 24-hour online giving day Tuesday, May 3. The City of Springfield is participating in Give Ozarks to fundraise for the planned Route 6...

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Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces 2016 application process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 for i...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2016

City Manager presents Proposed 2017 Budget to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPublic safety, investments in technology and facilities among priorities

The City Manager’s proposed fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) budget was provided to City Council today in the first of four scheduled workshops. Revenue projections and ...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Last piece in 2016 Sculpture Walk installed in downtown SGF today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The last of 12 sculptures that comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield was installed today, according to Sculpture Walk coordinator Nicole Brown. Sculpture Walk 2016 will officially open May 6 during Artsfest. Artist...

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View map. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Mayor releases statement on Holstein findings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Chief Justice John Holstein issued his findings today regarding the alleged misconduct by Councilmember Kristi Fulnecky during a Nov. 24 closed meeting. I speak for those members of City Council who signed the letter to the Ma...

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View Holstein's Findings. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2016

May sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's May 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $334,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in April from transactio...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2016

EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed and ...

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Learn more about the City's Brownfield's Pro 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2016

9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Director of the Year by international association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced the winners of the 2016 Public Safety Communications Awards and Technology in Leadership Awards on Friday, May 20. Springfield-Greene County 9-1...

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Download Zim Schwartze head shot. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2016

City Finance Director announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mary Mannix Decker, City of Springfield Finance director, announces her retirement effective July 22. Mannix Decker joined the City of Springfield Finance Department in 1999 as the Budget Administrator, responsible for the developmen...

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Download Mary Mannix Decker head shot. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2016

Mayor's State of the City address 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at The Arc of the Ozarks

MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at The Arc of the Ozarks, 1501 E. Pythian, Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Those who can't be ther...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Mayor in State of City address: Springfield in especially strong position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during his last State of the City address during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfi...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: EPA to Recognize Springfield, Mo., for Effective Use of Brownfields Assistance

(Lenexa, Kan., June 9, 2016) – EPA Region 7 Administrator Mark Hague will officially recognize the City of Springfield, Mo., on Monday, June 13, for its effective use of more than $7 million in funding and technical assistance from EPA’s Brownfields progr...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2016

June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield’s June 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11%, or $444,782, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transaction...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Frank Romines selected as Springfield City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frank Romines has been selected as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective July 13. He currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Romines began his career as an associate attorney in...

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Download Frank Romines head shot. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2016

Square sculpture to be tumbled Tuesday, June 21 in honor of Tom Billionis

This tumble’s for you, Tom. Public works will dedicate the summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, to late Coffee Ethic owner, Tom Billionis, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Billionis, a passionate supporter of downtown Sprin...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2016

25th annual Gift of Time awards luncheon Thursday at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

MEDIA ALERT The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone. The Gift of Time Awards has the distinction of b...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2016

25th annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon honors 41, awards 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five 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 Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. Nominated by vari...

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Download Gift of Time photos. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2016

July sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's July 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $528,385, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactio...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2016

REMINDER: City, community partners and neighbors to launch Zone Blitz at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park

MEDIA ALERT The City of Springfield, along with community partners and Zone 1 neighbors, will officially launch the Zone Blitz, an initiative to improve quality of life in northwest Springfield, at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park, 1800 W. Nichols. For more informa...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simple a...

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View proclamation. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2016

David Holtmann named interim Finance director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Manager Greg Burris has named David Holtmann to serve as interim Finance director effective July 25. Holtmann temporarily replaces Mary Mannix Decker, who announced her retirement in May. Her last day with the City will be July ...

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Download David Holtmann portrait. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2016

No building inspections Aug. 2; inspectors to attend training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Tuesday, Aug. 2 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training on fire resistance-rated constr...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2016

City Human Resources director announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sheila Maerz, City of Springfield Human Resources director, announces her retirement effective Oct. 20. Maerz joined the City of Springfield as the Human Resources director in October 1998 and is responsible for employment, classific...

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Download Sheila Maerz portrait. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2016

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Prescription...
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View the public service announcement. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2016

City to host public input meeting Aug. 11 to discuss C-Street TIF projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host the first in a series of public input meetings about how to spend more than half a million dollars captured from the ...

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View Public Meeting Notice. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2016

August sales tax revenues down 2% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's August 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2%, or $41,007, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactio...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2016

City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10. The groundbreaking is the prel...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETommy and Glenda Pike

Lifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history. In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Missouri Ro...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family. This yea...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City, West Central Neighborhood to break ground for Route 66 Streetscape Aug. 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 WHERE: Northwest...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them for p...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2016

City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri. Esri Story Maps let users combine authoritative ...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sunday...

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Download map of road closures area. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along parts o...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2016

Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturda...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2016

Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central Neig...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2016

Route 66 Festival draws record attendance

About 38,000 people participated in Springfield Missouri’s 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR; City of Springfield and Aaron Sachs & Associates. Despite a soggy start, 250 classic cars and a couple dozen motorcycles para...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2016

OEM Director Chet Hunter announces resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chet Hunter, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, announces his resignation effective Aug. 26. He and his family will be moving to St. Louis, where he has accepted a position as the assistant dire...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: National Resource Network to update City Council on findings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: The National Resource Network, a consortium of private and public sector experts, will present findings from their engagement with Springfield to City Council. NRN's strategies focus on the areas of housing, jobs and engaging a...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Parkview High School Alumni to Kick Off 60th Anniversary at Friday’s football game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Pro Tem and Parkview High School alum Ken McClure will officially kick off a year-long celebration of Parkview’s 60th Anniversary at Friday night’s football game versus the Kickapoo Chiefs. The ceremony will take place at halft...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Zone 2 Council seat open

Justin Burnett’s Zone 2 Council seat is now vacant, following his move out of Zone 2. Burnett sent an email to City Council colleagues and members of City staff Thursday evening, with the announcement of his move to south Springfield. Mayor Bob Stephens r...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2016

September sales tax revenues up 3% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's September 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3%, or $156,197, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transa...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2016

Application process for Zone 2 Council seat opens Sept. 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield City Council will take applications for the Zone 2 Council seat vacated by Justin Burnett, from 8 a.m. Sept. 6 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 (unless extended by City Council). City Council plans to review the applications and interv...

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View Zone 2 Council seat application packet. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2016

REMINDER: Results of study of SGF congregations to be revealed Sept. 9

MEDIA ALERT The results of a study of Springfield-area congregations by a group of Drury University and Missouri State University researchers will be revealed at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. The press ...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City to host public meeting Sept. 8 to discuss C-Street TIF, Public Works projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office will host the second public input meeting about how to spend more than a half a million dollars captured from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) ...

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View Public Meeting Notice. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments. Last year's donation ne...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

City PIO staff recognized with national award for walk-through model of downtown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) announced the 2016 winners of its national Savvy Awards Competition during a ceremony at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Cit...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Saturday's 7th annual Jazz Festival to offer 7 hours of free live music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, Missouri continues a great season of live music downtown with the 7th Annual Jazz Festival, coming up Saturday at Park Central Square. The festival includes seven hours of free live music at the Bear State Outdoor Stage ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2016

Eight citizens apply for Zone 2 City Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight Springfield citizens have applied for the vacant City Council Zone 2 seat. Justin Burnett resigned earlier this month after moving from Zone 2. The filing deadline was Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. City Council plans to review the...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2016

City’s Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks announces resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After 22 years with the City of Springfield, most notably as the City’s first sustainability officer, Barbara Lucks is announcing her resignation (effective in mid-October) to work full time as a private consultant. Lucks joined the ...

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Download head shot of Barbara Lucks. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2016

Eight citizens apply for Zone 2 City Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight Springfield citizens have applied for the vacant City Council Zone 2 seat. Justin Burnett resigned earlier this month after moving from Zone 2. The filing deadline was Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. City Council plans to review the...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Square sculpture takes fall season tumble Tuesday at 7:30

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Interested citizens are encouraged to gather in Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 to view the fall rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield's first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch a Public Works crew put a new spin on this fa...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Dr. Thomas Prater selected for Zone 2 City Council seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council has selected Thomas Prater, M.D., as the new Zone 2 council representative at a special City Council meeting Sept. 20. Dr. Prater was born in Springfield and is an eye surgeon in private practice with Mattax-Neu-Prater E...

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Download head shot of Dr. Prater. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Students to make a difference in Zone 1 during Parkview Cares Day tomorrow

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Instead of spending the day in the classroom tomorrow, Parkview High School students will be volunteering at dozens of sites in Springfield as part of the third annual Parkview Cares Day. Freshman, sophomore and junior students don y...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Second- and third-graders to discover Treasures of the City Tuesday evening

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second- and third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 27th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Reminder: Second- and third-graders to discover Treasures of the City this evening

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second- and third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 27th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2016

October sales tax revenues on target

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's October 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is on target compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in September from transactions ma...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Mayor’s Commission for Children executive director announces resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denise Bredfeldt, executive director of the Mayor’s Commission for Children, has announced her resignation effective in late October. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Denise for her 12 years of service as executive directo...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Darla Morrison named interim Human Resources director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Manager Greg Burris has named Darla Morrison to serve as interim Human Resources director effective Oct. 21. Morrison temporarily replaces Sheila Maerz, who announced her retirement in July. Maerz’s last day with the City is Oct...

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Download headshot of Darla Morrison. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Interested in running for City Council? Info packets available starting Monday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Those interested in running for City Council on the April 4, 2017 municipal election ballot can begin the process at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24 by picking up information packets and petitions for signatures from the City Clerk’s office o...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2016

City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the study...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2016

City Council updated on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge condition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If Springfield’s Historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge shared human characteristics, “bridge doctor” Spencer Jones would describe its condition as critical. Jones is an engineer with Great River Engineering, a firm hired by Springfiel...

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Visit springfieldmo.gov/footbridge. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Breck Ruddick charged with leash law and cruelty to animals violations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Chief Municipal Prosecutor Carl Yendes announces that Breck Ruddick, 20, has been charged with cruelty to animals (Section 18-9) and permitting a dog to run at large (Section 18-53) of the City Code. The charges stem from...

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View incident report. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Safe Housing Inspection Pilot Program Proposal approved by City Council

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Springfield City Council approved a resolution Monday for a 90-day pilot project studying potential action for addressing the City’s chronic nuisance properties. “The volume of service requests for dangerous and nuisance properties and the severity of the...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Zone 2 City Councilman Dr. Tom Prater to host community meeting Nov. 16

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Zone 2 City Councilman Dr. Tom Prater cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Alice Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett. Join Dr. Prater and Zone 2 neighbors to discuss what's...

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What City Council zone do I live in? 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

November sales tax revenues down 5% compared to budget

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's November 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transactions made ...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Breck Ruddick plea agreement on animal charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield Chief Municipal Prosecutor Carl Yendes announces that the City has reached a plea agreement with Breck Ruddick, 20, on his two outstanding municipal charges of cruelty to animals (Section 18-9) and permitting a dog to run...

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View incident report. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

City-County jail lawsuit hearing held Nov. 3

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Judge John D. Beger of the 25th Judicial Court of Missouri heard arguments Nov. 3, on the City of Springfield’s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the City to gain access to the City-County Consolidated Justice Center (City-County J...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Municipal Court Judge Todd Thornhill appointed to Missouri Press-Bar Commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association (MMACJA)President Andrea Niehoff has appointed Municipal Court Judge Todd Thornhill to serve as a member of the Missouri Press-Bar Commission representing the MMACJA. The Mi...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

REMINDER: Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from local elementary school students, will signal the start of the holiday season by lighting a 33-foot Norway spruce, located in Jordan Valley Park, east of the Mediacom Ice Park at the annual Mayor’s ...

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View the full Festival of Lights calendar. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

New regulations pave way for Transportation Network Companies

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Council voted Monday evening to amend language in the City Code to make room for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Springfield. The vote was 8-0 with Jan Fisk recusing herself. Language in Chapter...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 10 a.m. Tuesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15. The 25-foot blue spruce will be decked out and ceremoniously lit at the Park Central Square Tree Lighting ceremony at ...

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View the full Festival of Lights calendar. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Mayor encourages shopping local on Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a big deal for small businesses.

Mayor Stephens will issue a proclamation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Chabom Tea + Spices, 209 E. Commercial, declaring the Saturday af...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the health care ...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2016

City receives Distinguished Budget Award 10th year in a row

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For the 10th year in a row, the City has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the h...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Rating agency upgrades two of City’s bond issues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Moody's Investor Service (one of the nation’s top three bond credit rating agencies) has upgraded the rating of two of the City of Springfield’s bond issues related to Jordan Valley Park’s Baseball Stadium Project.

The two issues, Spri...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2016

December sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield's December 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from transac...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Springfield City Council approves jail agreement with Vernon County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Vernon County officials to house inmates at the Vernon County Jail Facility in Nevada, Mo. Sheriff Jason Mosher approached Springfield’s Police Chief Paul Williams, after hearing abo...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

City hosts dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for north SGF Job Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Missouri Job Center hosted a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for its new north Springfield location, located in the CoxHealth North Medical Tower, 1443 N. Robberson.

The idea for a north Springfield satellite office for the ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

MSU social work students to present findings from Doling neighborhood study tonight

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Missouri State University senior social work students will present the findings of their semester-long study of Springfield’s Doling neighborhood at 7:30 p.m. at the Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage.

Over a four-week time frame, th...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Judge issues order on matters related to jail lawsuit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Judge John D. Beger has issued rulings regarding the ongoing City-County jail dispute. As a result of these rulings, the lawsuit will move forward. 

Judge Beger ruled Dec. 13 that the majority of the City’s (Plaintif...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Sculpture takes wintry tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

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Interested citizens are encouraged to gather in Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20 to view the winter rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield's first piece of modern art. Bundle up, grab some coffee and watch this seasonal tradition unfold as...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2016

City Council receives independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no material weakn...

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2016 City News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Accounting firm completes audit of Parks department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed an audit report of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for transactions from Jan. 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

The City hired RubinBrown in 2014 to create a three-year audit ...

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Download the Parks audit report. 2016 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 30, 2017

City looks back at year's events in annual video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield takes a look back at events large and small from 2017 in the annual Year-In-Review video online at the City’s website.

The year’s significant events include the election of Mayor Ken McClure and reelection of Co...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Springfield Mayor urges citizens to support WOW in national contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is thrilled that Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum is in the running to be considered as the best new attraction in the United States.  A USA TODAY readers' choice p...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2017

City Council receives FY 2017 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no materia...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2017

December sales tax payment rebounds after three below-budget months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s December sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3%, or $136,085, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,379,322 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,243,237.

The ch...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

City Council to consider repeal of future pit bull ban or refer to a citizen vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is anticipated that City Council will make a decision at the Dec. 11 meeting to either repeal General Ordinance No. 6397 (approved on Oct. 2, 2017 establishing a future ban on pit bull dogs) or submit to voters a question of whethe...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

City Council to vote on pedestrian safety ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

City Council will vote tonight on a proposed ordinance the City staff think will protect pedestrians and occupants of vehicles at intersections and along streets which have high volumes of traffic, high speed limits, or narrow median...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Harlan Hill named as City’s new Director of Building Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Architect Harlan Hill has been selected as the City’s Director of Building Development Services (BDS), effective Jan. 7. Hill will replace Chris Straw, who announced he will retire in January 2018. Many residents have become familiar ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

City plans more than $80M in capital improvements for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If given the green light by the Planning & Zoning Commission in December and City Council on Jan. 29, 2018, the City of Springfield will spend just over $80 million on 117 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2018 ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Springfield named 25th in the country by Gallup in community ranking for exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Gallup organization has ranked Springfield 25th on its list of Communities with the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise.

The study conducted is an addition to the State of American: Well Being series. On the 2016 Community R...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2017

City soliciting applications for $192,000 in 2018 CDBG funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2018 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Friday, Jan. 5,...

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View Public Notice. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to discuss animal control issues

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will discuss a broader view of animal control issues at today's Council Lunch Workshop at noon in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room. Mayor Ken McClure and Councilman Craig Hosmer have requested additional infor...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

November sales tax check down 7% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s November sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $187,341, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $2,650,264 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,837,605.

The ...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Fire chief accepted into Fire Service Executive Development Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The International Association of Fire Chiefs has announced that Chief David Pennington of the Springfield Fire Department has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.  Chief Pennington com...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Council hears findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study

Over the past year, five pedestrians have been killed on Springfield streets. It’s a number that City staff and City Council would like to reduce to zero. At the request of City Council, the City of Springfield has concluded a study examining pedestrian s...

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View study report and resources. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to hear findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study

WHAT: City Council to hear findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study 

WHEN: Noon or immediately following the Special City Council Meeting to certify the results of the most recent election. 

WHERE: Busch Municipal Buildi...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Plans come together for Downtown Tree Lighting

MEDIA ALERT

The 2017 Downtown Tree Lighting in Park Central Square on Saturday, Nov. 18 will include a wide variety of entertainment and free activities for all ages. Crews will begin to set up at the square at 10 a.m. to place the stage, grand piano and v...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Springfield Nov. 21 on its way to Washington D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been selected to be a “whistle stop” for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washin...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Petition to repeal pit bull ban sufficient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Clerk Anita Cotter notified City Council today that a citizen-initiated petition to repeal general ordinance 6397, which established a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits, has been certified...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Downtown Tree Lighting on Park Central Square Nov. 18 to kick off holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join Mayor Ken McClure with special guest Dino Kartsonakis, America’s Piano Showman, for the annual Downtown Tree Lighting on Park Central Square Saturday Nov. 18.

Enjoy free hot chocolate during the pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. with p...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2017

C-SPAN reveals Springfield history and highlights authors during week-long visit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Honorable Mayor Ken McClure and Mediacom will welcome C-SPAN to Springfield on Monday, November 6, to kick-off a week-long visit to record the city’s history and non-fiction literary life for programs to be produced and televised ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

City launches “Give 5” program to connect retirees with volunteer opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Years ago, the word "retirement" might have evoked images of white-haired couples sitting in rocking chairs on their front porches. But with men and women living longer and enjoying better health into their later years, reti...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to launch program to connect retirees with volunteer opportunities

MEDIA ALERT

More than 80 representatives from Springfield-Greene County nonprofit organizations have RSVP'd to attend a luncheon workshop to learn more about the City of Springfield's newly created Give 5 retiree volunteer program. The workshop will be hel...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Springfield Municipal Court probation officer Jody Austin recognized by Governor Eric Greitens for

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Municipal Court probation officer Jody Austin recognized by Governor Eric Greitens for her commitment to helping juveniles

Jody Austin, a probation officer at the Springfield Municipal Court, has been appointed by...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

HUD approves City’s Annual Action Plan

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has notified the City that its 2017 Annual Action Plan has been approved by the agency. 

A change in the way the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Develo...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City takes Safe Housing Program a step further in presentation to City Council

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At today's Council Lunch, Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw presented additional details on a proposal he plans to bring forward for formal City Council approval next month. The proposal focuses on improving ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: BDS Director Chris Straw to update City Council on Safe Housing initiative

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At Tuesday's Council Lunch, Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw will propose a plan for improving the City’ s ability to address chronic nuisance properties and buildings/houses that are deemed to be dangerous ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Director of Building Development Services Chris Straw to retire

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The City’s Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw announces he will retire in January 2018. Many residents have become familiar with Chris and his department because many of the department’s services aff...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

City seeking candidates for Board of Public Utilities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has three vacancies becoming available in December.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned uti...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Neighborhoods encouraged to take advantage of free cleanup program

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The City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks has again contracted with Republic Services to offer free neighborhood clean-ups for

registered Springfield neighborhoods this fall and the spring of 2018.

The twice-yearly...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to commemorate Hazelwood Cemetery Sesquicentennial tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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WHAT:  The City of Springfield invites the community to celebrate 150 years of history and service to the community at the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Hazelwood Cemetery (1642 E. Seminole St.)

WHEN: Saturday, Octo...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

October sales tax revenues down 9% compared to budget, revenues down 2% YTD

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The City of Springfield’s October sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 9%, or $356,885, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,607,193 compared to the budgeted amount of $3,964,078.

The c...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Clay Goddard named Springfield-Greene County director of health

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City Manager Greg Burris has appointed Assistant Director of Health Clay Goddard as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective Nov. 12. 

Goddard has been with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department sin...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

City to commemorate Hazelwood Cemetery Sesquicentennial Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 14

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The City of Springfield invites the community to celebrate 150 years of history and service to the community at the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Hazelwood Cemetery (1642 E. Seminole St.) 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. 

At the t...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2017

REMINDER: Second-graders to discover Treasures of the City Thursday evening

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Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 28th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event, hosted by ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Additional parks and sidewalks to be constructed with HUD funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA change in the way the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculates a timeliness ratio (what it means to use grant money in a timely manner) has required the City’s Planning  and Development Department ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2014

July sales tax revenue up

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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%. The sales t...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Springfield Public Works and Environmental Services departments reaccredited by the APWA

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The City of Springfield departments of Public Works and Environmental Services have been reaccredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA) – achieving 100% compliance.

The reaccreditation certifies the departments met all re...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Performers rehearse today 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for upcoming benefit concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2017

A group of local performers will practice today from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 E. Barataria, to prepare for a benefit concert that will help local children.

Nearly a dozen musicians and vocali...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 19 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will for the sixth year, donate half of its gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 19, to the Springfield Police Foundation and the Springfield Fire Department’...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Second public meeting for Kearney Street Redevelopment Plan tonight

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With the completion of the Kearney Street Corridor Study by PGAV Planners in May, the City of Springfield is now seeking input on the redevelopment plan for the three-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Ave...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2017

September sales tax revenues down 7% compared to budget, revenues still up 1% YTD

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The City of Springfield’s September sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $319,017, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,153,204 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,472,221.

The...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 20 surplus properties in city limits

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The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 20 locations in Springfield. Sixteen of the properties are located in Ci...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Group cited for aggressive panhandling

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Springfield Police Department issued six citations Wednesday to panhandlers at a local intersection for “aggressive panhandling” to people claiming to be collecting donations for Texas flood victims. All of the subjects had ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Deputy City Manager Tim Smith announces he will retire at the end of the year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity of Springfield Deputy City Manager Tim Smith announced today he will retire in December.

 

Smith’s key duties have included completion of an integrated plan proposal for meeting environmental standards and providing direct...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

City Council approves putting continuation of level property tax on fall ballot

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Springfield City Council approved asking voters to continue the level property tax to pay for unfunded public safety capital improvement and staffing needs. The vote was 7-1 with Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky voting no and Co...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City Council continues discussion on level property tax continuation

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City Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Historic City Hall Council Chambers to discuss and possibly vote on a continuation of the City’s level property tax (LPT) levy to pay for unfunded capital improvement and staff...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

First reading of pit bull ordinance delayed until Sept. 18

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At Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky’s request, the first reading and public hearing for an ordinance to further regulate pit bull ownership in the city of Springfield has been rescheduled from the Sept. 5 City Council meeting to the Sept....

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

City Council to meet today to discuss level property tax continuation

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Springfield City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in Historic City Hall Council Chambers for a first reading of a bill to put a measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

The measure would ask voters whether or not to continue a current level of p...

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Read more about the proposed continuation 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Scenic Avenue to close at railroad crossing north of Battlefield Road Aug. 21- 27

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Scenic Avenue will close at the MNA Railroad Crossing, north of Battlefield Road, beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, August 27, weather permitting.  The work will facilitate the replacement of the existing railr...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Safety improvements at two Battlefield Road intersections to begin Aug. 28

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Public Works has authorized Hunter Chase & Associates to begin nighttime construction of safety improvements at the intersections of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue and Battlefield Road and National Avenue beginning Monday, A...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2017

City to host public meetings to gather input for Kearney Street Redevelopment Plan

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With the completion of the Kearney Street Corridor Study by PGAV Planners in May, the City of Springfield is now seeking input for the redevelopment plan for the three-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Av...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2017

August sales tax revenues up 5% compared to budget, 6% YTD

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The City of Springfield’s August sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5%, or $135,691, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $2,721,522, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,585,831.

The che...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

BIRTHPLACE OF ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY AND PRE-PARADE PARTY

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BIRTHPLACE OF ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY AND PRE-PARADE PARTY

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Staging begins at 4:30 p.m.

The Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, located in the 1200 block of College, will serve as party central for the o...

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Parade Route Map 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights to host community meeting Aug. 16

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The eight members of the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will host a meet-and-greet and community input session at 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library’s Community Room – Uppe...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Frisco Lane officially on track following City Council approval

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Springfield City Council greenlit Frisco Lane at its Aug. 7 meeting with the passage of Council Bill 2017-196.

The ordinance approves the acquisition of about 67,000 square feet of open space and alleyway north of the buildings on the ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Brendan Griesemer, AICP, named assistant director of Planning & Development

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Brendan Griesemer, AICP, has been named assistant director of Planning & Development for the City of Springfield, effective July 23. 

“I am honored to have been chosen for this exciting opportunity. I look forward to servi...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

City to host public input meeting Aug. 9 to discuss next round of C-Street TIF projects

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Staff from the City of Springfield’s Planning and Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host a public input meeting about how to spend approximately $300,000 generated by the Commercial Street Tax Increment ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Sheriff to begin accepting City of Springfield municipal inmates

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The Greene County Commission, City of Springfield and Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott have reached an agreement that amends the 1997 Law Enforcement Sales Tax agreement and settles the lawsuits surrounding the use of the Justice Cent...

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View the Consent Decree and Addendum. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: County, City, Sheriff’s Office to issue special announcement regarding the jail

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The Greene County Commission, City of Springfield and Greene County Sheriff's Office to issue special announcement regarding the jail

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street

Event to be live...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Proclamation recognizes City Utilities’ commitment to renewable energy

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In recognition of City Utilities’ outstanding commitment to renewable energy, Mayor Ken McClure has proclaimed July 27, 2017 to be Focus on Renewable Energy Day. McClure, unable to present the proclamation in person, offered his congr...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

July sales tax revenues up 6% compared to budget

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After five months of below-budget sales tax checks from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the City of Springfield’s July check is up 6%, or $283,141, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,662,889, compared to t...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Committee considers use of level property tax for unfunded needs

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Springfield City Council’s Finance & Administration Committee met Wednesday to discuss a possible continuation of the City’s level property tax levy (LPT) to pay for unfunded capital improvement needs. The continuation w...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Brigitte Marrs appointed executive director of Mayor’s Commission for Children

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The Mayor’s Commission for Children board announces the appointment of Brigitte Marrs as its new executive director. Marrs has served on the commission since 2013. She replaces former executive director Denise Bredfeldt.

“Brigitte brin...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City releases internal audit reports for cashier operations, accounts payable and cash disbursements

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Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed audit reports of the City of Springfield’s cashier operations and accounts payable and cash disbursements processes. The reports include best practices, observations, recommendati...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

City seeking candidates for Board of Public Utilities

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The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has two immediate vacancies and will have three additional vacancies in December.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a pr...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Five honored, 22 others recognized at 26th annual Gift of Time luncheon

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Five volunteers were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Twenty-two others – including ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Square sculpture to be tumbled Wednesday, June 21 in honor of Tom Billionis

The public is invited to a special summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21.

This is a unique tumble for Public Works crews as this quarterly event coincides with a celebration of the life of late ...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Square sculpture to be tumbled Wednesday, June 21 in honor of Tom Billionis

The public is invited to a special summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21.

This is a unique tumble for Public Works crews as this quarterly event coincides with a celebration of the life of late ...

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View a video about the Tumbler. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Alliance continues work to house homeless from East Kearney Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENEWS BRIEFING AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

11:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Springfield-Greene County Public Safety Center Media Center , 330 W. Scott Street

 

The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH), One Door and other ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2017

City Council approves City budget; prioritizes public safety

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Springfield City Council approved the City Manager’s $348 million total balanced budget Monday night after five budget hearings over the past several weeks. The General Fund portion of the budget is roughly $83 million and i...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Alliance continues work to house homeless from East Kearney Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENEWS BRIEFING AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

11:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Springfield-Greene County Public Safety Center Media Center , 330 W. Scott Street

 

The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH), One Door and other ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure testifies before governor’s committee in support of economic development tools

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Mayor Ken McClure testified this afternoon before the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes in support of the various economic development tools used in Springfield to stimulate employment, incentivize redevelop...

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View Mayor McClure's testimony. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

June sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s June 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10%, or $437,409, compared to the amount budgeted.

 

The check reflects sales processed by the state in Ma...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Day 2 of MARC results in 54 new intakes

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Day 2 of a multi-agency response to Springfield’s largest homeless camp resulted in a total of 54 new intakes at the camp by 4 p.m., with 26 of those from the Kearney Street camp. With 56 intakes Monday, the number...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Second Cruise Kearney! event this Friday

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Please include on community calendars:

Classic car cruising is back on Kearney Street. The Cruise Kearney! kickoff May 26 drew hundreds of cars to Kearney Street and organizers are hoping to do it all again each month. Rain or shine, 6...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Day 1 of MARC a success

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Fifty-six homeless individuals in Springfield are one step closer to permanent housing today. As of 10 a.m., 28 individuals had received services at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), with 21 of those coming ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Community Involvement Committee to hear presentations, panel discussion about substance misuse

MEDIA ALERT

What: City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting

When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Where: Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room

City Council’s Community Involvement Committee will hear presentations from represent...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure in State of the City address: SGF truly a great city

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In his inaugural State of the City address, held this morning at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program at Parkview High School, Mayor Ken McClure said Springfield is overall in good health, he is...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure to present first State of the City address this morning

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will present his first State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. this morning at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program at Parkview High School, 516 W. Meadowmere. McClure is expe...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Capital improvement grants awarded to eight neighborhoods through Neighborhood Works Program

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Eight registered neighborhoods in Springfield will soon be seeing improvements to their parks thanks to a competitive grant made possible through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

In April 2016, Springfield vot...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

City Manager wraps up annual budget workshop

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May 30, 2017City Manager wraps up annual budget workshopCity Council expected to make two amendments

City Manager Greg Burris wrapped up five weeks of budget workshops Tuesday, May 30, proposing a $348 million  balanced budget...

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More budget details 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Rezoning request for former Palace Theater will not be heard at tonight's City Council meeting

MEDIA ALERT

A request for a zoning change that would allow the former Palace Theater at 2220 W.  Chesterfield to be replaced by a church will not be heard by City Council at tonight’s meeting.

The issue is still being considered by the Planning &am...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2017

David Pennington to be sworn in as Fire Chief

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Springfield’s new Fire Chief David Pennington will take his oath of office at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 26 at Fire Station #1, 720 E. Grand

A fire chief search committee comprised of City staff, Liberty Fire Chief Mike...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Cruise Kearney kickoff event at 6 p.m. Friday

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

The Cruise Kearney! kickoff event will be held Friday, May 26 beginning at 6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at Kearney Street and Melville Avenue, just west of the Kearney and Kansas Expressway int...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2017

David Pennington named Springfield Fire Chief

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After a nationwide search, City Manager Greg Burris has named Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Pennington fire chief effective May 28.

A fire chief search committee comprised of City staff, Liberty Fire Chief Mike Snider and lo...

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Download high-res image of David Pennington. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

TE Jefferson Avenue Footbridge Fundraising Art Show and News Conference Regarding Two Major Announce

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WHO: Commercial Club of Springfield, Eugene Field Elementary Students and Faculty and Drury On C-Street

WHAT: Two major news announcements will be made with a backdrop of over 100 vibrant oil pastel drawings of the Jefferson Avenue Foo...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Meeting to discuss East Kearney homeless camp outreach moved to Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

MEDIA ALERT: Meeting to discuss East Kearney homeless camp outreach moved to Holiday Inn (North) Hotel & Suites

The Thursday, May 18 meeting to discuss a multi-agency outreach effort at a homeless camp on East Kearney has been moved to Holiday Inn Hote...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Mayor's Commission for Children announces results of 2016 kindergarten readiness study

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“Are we adequately preparing our children to enter school ready to learn, armed with the necessary skills needed to succeed?” The results of the Mayor’s Commission for Children’s 2016 kindergarten readiness study addresses th...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

City budget workshops for Fiscal Year 2018 continue Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris presented a proposed $348 million budget to City Council Tuesday, May 2, at the start of a month-long series of budget workshops. The City consists of more than 20 diverse departments.

The City’s fiscal year ru...

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More budget details 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Public invited to May 9 presentation of Hazelwood Cemetery Community Visioning findings

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Neighbors, patrons, historians and interested citizens are invited to attend a final presentation of recommendations stemming from the Hazelwood Cemetery Community Visioning Project at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at the Schweit...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Gift of Time nomination deadline extended to Friday at midnight

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Volunteers are a vital part of delivering services to our community every day – from hunger to education; homelessness to advocacy; volunteers are there to give the most important gift – the gift of time.

To celebrate the dedication an...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Doling, Bradford Park neighborhood cleanups rescheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: Doling's has been rescheduled for May 13 and Bradford Park's has been rescheduled for May 20.

Due to the threat of severe weather this weekend, Doling and Bradford Park's neighborhood cleanups are canceled and will be reschedul...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Council narrows field to six for open General Seat D

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Springfield City Council has narrowed down the field of applicants for Council’s open General Seat D to six finalists after an electronic meeting Wednesday, April 26. The position became available after Ken McClure won the mayor's sea...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Planning firm presents key findings in Kearney Street corridor study at Council Lunch

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The City of Springfield is nearing completion of a corridor study for a portion of Kearney Street between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Avenue. At the April 25 City Council Lunch, PGAV Planners presented ideas for the revitalization...

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View PGAV's presentation. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Developer requests zoning case be sent to Planning and Zoning Commission for reconsideration

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Developer requests zoning case be sent to Planning and Zoning Commission for reconsideration

 

A zoning case planned for City Council’s Monday, May 1 agenda is likely to be remanded (sent back) to Planning & Zoning Commissi...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

City releases 2016 year in review report

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The City of Springfield has released an interactive Year in Review report that highlights community activities and accomplishments during 2016.

In his opening message, City Manager Greg Burris expresses gratitude that Springfield is a ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure testifies before transportation task force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure testified before the Governor’s 21st Century Transportation System Task Force Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 in Springfield. The purpose of the Task Force is to evaluate the condition of our state transportation system, cu...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Councilwoman hopes to see classic cars cruise Kearney again

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Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson is hoping to bring classic car cruising back to Kearney Street. Her requested resolution for Monday night’s Council meeting asked for fellow Council members to “support cruising Kearney as a commun...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Ken McClure sworn in as Mayor of Springfield

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New Springfield Mayor Ken McClure took his seat at the dais after being sworn in during a noon City Council meeting in Historic City Hall April 11. Returning Council members General Seat A Councilwoman Jan Fisk; General Seat B Council...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

New Mayor Ken McClure to be sworn in Tuesday, April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor-elect Ken McClure will be sworn in as Springfield’s Mayor at a Special City Council meeting at noon, Tuesday, April 11 in Historic City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Bob Stephens did not run for reelection. Five additional City C...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

April sales tax revenues down 5% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield's April 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5%, or $164,348, compared to the amount budgeted.

 

The check reflects sales processed by the state in Ma...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

AT&T service to 9-1-1 restored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UPDATED: Service has been restored.

Some AT&T customers may not be able to call 9-1-1 from a landline phone in Greene County and possibly nationwide. Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Director Zim S...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Reverse vendor fair to offer businesses access to multiple public agencies in one location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) will host a "reverse vendor fair" in conjunction with its annual state conference 1-3 p.m., Thursday, April 20 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

Vendors will ha...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed program could help get panhandlers off the streets and into jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

In Albuquerque, they were searching for a “better way.” In Portland, they created an “Opportunity Crew”. And in Springfield, leaders are hoping to provide “Wheels to Work.”

City officials are working on an 8-week pilot progra...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Registration for the 2017 car and motorcycle show will open at route66festi...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2017

CANCELLED: AT&T confirms service to 9-1-1 restored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

***UPDATE: AT&T confirms service to 9-1-1 restored in Greene county ***

Many AT&T customers are not currently able to call 9-1-1 from mobile phones in Greene County, and possibly nationwide. Springfield-Greene County ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2017

AT&T customers unable to call 9-1-1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Many AT&T customers are not currently able to call 9-1-1 from mobile phones in Greene County, and possibly nationwide. Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications assistant director J.R. Webb said he has recei...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2017

March sales tax revenues down 8% compared to budget; shortfall due to processing delays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield's March 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 8% compared to the amount budgeted.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in February from transactions...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Francine Pratt to lead Prosper Springfield

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Passionate leader Francine Pratt will return to Springfield this spring to champion “Prosper Springfield.” Prosper Springfield is a collective-impact-model initiative created to unify the community’s efforts to lift people out of pove...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners to announce 2017 event lineup

MEDIA ALERT

Please join Birthplace of Route 66 Festival event partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, the Gillioz Theatre and the City of Springfield for a press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 9 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

REMINDER: Impacting Poverty Commission announcement today at 12:45 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Please join the Impacting Poverty Commission for an important announcement regarding our collective goal to reduce poverty in the Springfield region at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby.It is with great opti...

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Visit the IPC Web site. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Darla Morrison named City Human Resources Director

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...

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Download a head shot of Darla Morrison. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

February sales tax revenues down 4% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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 transacti...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
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 Drur...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

City Council presented with Jefferson Avenue Footbridge options

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City Council presented with Jefferson Avenue Footbridge options

 

City Council evaluated potential options for rehabilitating the 115-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at a City Council workshop Tuesday evening, he...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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 ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Roster for City Council candidates certified and submitted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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 mu...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2017

David Holtmann named City Finance Director

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 ...

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Download Holtmann portrait. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Impacting Poverty Commission issues one-year report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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View the report. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Council workshop rescheduled Jan. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to clerical errors in the posting of tonight’s City Council workshop regarding the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, the meeting must be cancelled. It is rescheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 31 at the Savoy on Commercial Street.

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Council workshop tonight cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to clerical errors in the posting of tonight’s City Council workshop, regarding the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, the meeting must be cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may ca...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Building Development Services proposes updates to housing code

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to discuss future of Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at Jan. 18 workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council will hear the results of a recent public input process and discuss rehabilitation options for the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at an evening workshop 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Savoy Ballroom (2...

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Learn more about the evaluation report. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Public service agencies prepared for impending weather event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s public service agencies held a press conference Thursday about the forecasted ice event for Thursday night into Saturday.

“Although we don’t expect this event to come near the severity of the 2007 event, our public servic...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure testifies on statewide TNC bill

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Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure testified today at the Missouri House General Laws Committee meeting in support of House Bill 130, a proposed statewide measure to pave the way for transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

City Manager Greg Burris to transition to new role

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interviews with Greg Burris and Mayor Ken McClure, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, can be scheduled by Cora Scott, 417-380-3352 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has resigned his role as ...

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Download Greg Burris headshot. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2017

January sales tax revenues up 5% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

The City of Springfield's January 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in December from t...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2017 City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Public invited to discuss future of Kearney Street with City staff Jan. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What does the future hold for Kearney Street? The City of Springfield is conducting a market study to look at current business patterns and future opportunities for retail and commercial development along the Kearney Street corridor (...

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Take the survey. 2017 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 24, 2018

Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Helps Prepare for Christmas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department is helping out this Christmas season and trying to help prevent potential burglaries.  A broadcast was made on Dec. 24 to be on the lookout for an ‘unide...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Hearing on FY2019 HUD Annual Action Plan scheduled for January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) HUD Annual Action Plan, at...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Council receives FY 2018 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no materia...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Council to honor former Councilman Denny Whayne Friday

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Mayor Ken McClure will host a reception and unveiling of the new signage at 4 p.m, Friday, Dec. 21 in the new Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room in the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor. City Council unanimously passed a resolut...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City sales tax revenue down nearly 4% in December

Revenues remain above budget YTD and on 12-month average

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a rebound in November, the City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 3.79 percent compared to budget with the December sales...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Fire Chief and Police Chief warn against fake bomb threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad has been responding to reports of bomb threats that were delivered via email over the past 24 hours. These emails are consistent in tone and content with what is occurring nationall...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Rhonda Lewsader named Springfield City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

City Manager Jason Gage has named Rhonda Lewsader as City Attorney. Most recently the City’s Deputy City Attorney, Lewsader has been with the City of Springfield for 19 years, minus a short tenure as Republic’s City Attorney...

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Download portrait of Rhonda Lewsader. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Mayor Ken McClure sends holiday wishes in video Christmas Card

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends his warm holiday wishes in a video Christmas Card produced by the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement. Please consider sharing it as you...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Airport Task Force presents report to City Council

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A nine-member task force comprised of representatives appointed by City Council presented its report Dec. 4 . The report outlined to the Council the pros and cons of transferring the Springfield-Branson National Airport’s gov...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Manager Jason Gage selects two deputy city managers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

City Manager Jason Gage has named two deputy city managers: current assistant city manager Collin Quigley, and a newcomer to Springfield, Maurice Scott Jones. Quigley will be promoted and transition into the new ro...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City mourns passing of former Mayor Paul Redfearn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A statement from Mayor Ken McClure:

 

“The City mourns the passing of former Mayor Paul Redfearn. We are grateful for his exemplary service to our community. Our community relies upon, and functions best, when we have dedicated...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council honors former Councilman Denny Whayne

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City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring former Councilman Denny Whayne for his service on Council and his decades-long commitment to justice and equal rights. The Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-floor conference room i...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council outlines 2019 legislative priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 legislative priorities, which will guide the City’s elected officials and staff in their work with state and federal legislators in the coming year...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday Crossroads album available for purchase, download

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"Holiday Crossroads," a collection of holiday music from local artists to benefit the City’s Festival of Lights celebration, is now available for $20 at the Springfield Art Museum, Coffee Ethic on Park Central Square and the...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City soliciting applications for $192,000 in 2019 CDBG funding

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The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2019 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Friday, Dec. 14...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City sales tax revenue rebounds with November payment

Revenues are 15% above budget for November.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s November sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 15 percent, or $430,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,238,111 c...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Public Works crews prepare for predicted precipitation

Springfield Public Works crews will have a crew coming in early Monday morning to start pre-treatment work on bridges and hill routes, as snow is expected. Focus during the morning will be pre-treating arterial and priority routes. The remainder of the cr...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Join Mayor Ken McClure and special guests at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 17

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The 2018 Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Park Central Square on Saturday, Nov. 17 will include a variety of entertainment and free activities for all ages.

The pre-show begins at 6 p.m. when pianist Luke Cooksey takes the stage. The full stag...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

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City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The 25 to 30-foot-tall blue spruce was donated from a residential property in the Ravenwood South subdivision.

T...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

CoxHealth, Mercy, MSU, Springfield Striping & Sealing commit to City's Clean Pavement Initiative

Springfield Environmental Services recently signed four organizations to its Clean Pavement Initiative, a program aimed at voluntarily reducing the use of coal tar-based sealants on parking lots and driveways in the Springfield community.

CoxHealth, Mercy,...

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Visit the Clean Pavement Initiative website. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Holiday compilation CD features Springfield musical entertainers

Members of the Reed Middle School Choir will be in the recording studio at noon today, Nov. 7 - a unique experience for most of the budding performers. They are recording one of about 12 tracks on "Holiday Crossroads," a collection of music from...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

City and Ozark Greenways to host ceremonial groundbreaking for West Meadows Trail Project Nov. 7

The City of Springfield and Ozark Greenways, Inc. will host a ceremonial groundbreaking at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 for the construction of a new trail along the Jordan Creek in Springfield’s West Meadows.

The City received a $250,000 Recreational Trails ...

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View the West Meadows Fact Sheet. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Developer requests postponement of zoning hearing on Galloway properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Developer Elevation Development Co. has requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission postpone zoning case Z-20-2018 w/ Conditional Overlay District No. 155 to the Dec. 6 P&Z meeting. This case proposes rezoning 3503, 3521 a...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Andrew Lear appointed to City Council General Seat C

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andrew Lear has been named City Council’s newest member, appointed to fill General Seat C. He will hold this seat until the April 2, 2019 election.

City Council interviewed seven finalists Tuesday and selected Lear with five votes in o...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Council hears first reading of 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax bill

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The City’s Public Works Director Dan Smith presented the first reading of a bill requesting to call an election on April 2, 2019, asking voters whether or not to continue the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax for a period of 20 ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

October sales tax revenues fall 10% short of budgeted amount

Revenues remain on budget both year-to-date on a rolling 12-month average

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s October sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10 percent, or $391,150, compared to the amount budge...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Treasures of the City event this evening at City Government Plaza

MEDIA ALERT

 

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza this evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 29th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hosted by the City ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Council selects seven finalists for vacant General C Council seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council reviewed 15 applications and selected seven individuals to interview Oct. 25 to fill the vacant General C Council seat. They include:

Amy Champlin

Kevin Evans

AJ Exner

Andrew Lear

Theresa Martin

Natalie McGuire

Charles Pettijohn...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2018

Fifteen apply for General C vacant City Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 13, 2018

 

Fifteen apply for General C vacant City Council Seat

Springfield City Council will hold a special meeting at noon, Tuesday, October 16 in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Classroom to discuss which applican...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City to roll out new construction permitting software next week

BDS, Public Works and Planning permit counters to be closed the morning of Oct. 15 for rollout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Building Development Services, Public Works and Planning permit counters will be closed the morning of Monday, Oct. 15, but for g...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Springfield Art Museum announces visionary 30-year master plan

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 The Springfield Art Museum unveiled a new 30-year Master Plan at a City of Springfield City Council luncheon held at the Museum. The master plan is the culmination of an almost nine-month process by BNIM, a nationally recogn...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Big plans considered for Springfield Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT:

Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum, will present the museum’s 30-year master plan to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The workshop will take place in the museum’s Community Room, at 1111 W. Brookside.

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

City Council accepting applications for City Utilities Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

City Council is accepting applications for the Board of Public Utilities through Oct. 19. Interviews will take place on Oct. 31.

Two seats are open – one of which requires residency in the Springfield city limits and the other may resid...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Discussions begin on ¼-cent capital improvement renewal proposal

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Public Works leaders presented the findings of a citizen survey regarding capital improvement and transportation projects at the Oct. 2 City Council lunch workshop. More than 1500 citizens responded to the survey, which asked ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Springfield Jazz Festival Ramsey Lewis headliner concert is cancelled due to artist illness; free mu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tonight's Jazz Festival Ramsey Lewis headliner concert at the Gillioz is cancelled due to artist illness. Ticket holders will be offered the option of a refund. Mr. Lewis fell extremely ill yesterday evening, after performing in Des M...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Accounting firm completes audits of PII, fee study processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RubinBrown Certified Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the City’s processes to obtain, store and dispose of personally identifiable information (PII), and conduct fee studies at the Sept. 12 Finance and Admini...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Clerk details process for filling General Seat C City Council vacancy

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Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can apply for the General Seat C seat vacated by Kristi Fulnecky’s resignation, beginning Oct. 1.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hour...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Jasmine Bailey named Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jasmine Bailey has been named public affairs officer for Springfield Police Department. She replaces Lisa Cox, who moved to central Missouri in July. She is part of the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information and Civic ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

9th annual Springfield Jazz Festival this Saturday

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Springfield continues a great season of live music downtown with the 9th annual Springfield Jazz Festival, starting at noon on Saturday.  

The festival includes seven hours of free live music on Park Central East and Park Cent...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Council to consider support for innovation district project

City Council is expected to vote on a resolution Monday night that would further a public-private partnership that officials describe as a “transformational economic catalyst.”Mayor Ken McClure says the $55 million-dollar project in the IDEA Commons - an ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Agencies collaborate to ensure successful Presidential visit Friday

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As law enforcement agencies from across southwest Missouri complete the final preparations for President Trump’s visit Friday, City Manager Jason Gage wishes to express his appreciation to the multiple agencies collaborating to ensure...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Council to hear first readings of ordinances to adopt 2018 building codes in October

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Springfield’s building codes will be updated for the first time in at least three years, if approved by City Council this fall.

City Council will hear the first readings of a set of ordinances to adopt the 2018 International ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky tenders resignation

Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky notified Mayor Ken McClure of her resignation as the City’s General Seat C Councilmember, effective today.

She was elected in April 2015. Fulnecky said her family found a house in Nixa, Missouri and plans to move in a few days....

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Square sculpture takes autumn tumble Friday at 7:30 a.m.

tumbler

Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21 for the autumn rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

City Council applications available Oct. 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can pick up packets at the City Clerk's Office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville, beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Six seats will be up for elect...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Developer requests postponing zoning hearing on Galloway property

Developer representative Derek Lee has  requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission postpone zoning case Z-20-2018 to the Oct. 11 meeting in order to allow the developer more time to work with the neighborhood.  This case propose...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September sales tax revenues down 5 percent compared to budget, but continue positive 12-month trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s September sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5 percent, or $233,781, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,329,682 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,563,...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Mayor expresses condolences after tragic loss of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his sincere condolences on behalf of he and his colleagues on City Council and the City of Springfield, to the family of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts and all of those at the Greene County Sher...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

SGF Yields pedestrian safety program receives state grant funding to continue, expand

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works was recently awarded a $11,400 Blueprint for Safer Roadways grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation to continue and expand the SGF Yields pedestrian safety program.  

Launched in July...

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Learn more about the SGF Yields program. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting for Landfill Greenhouse project Friday, Sept. 7

The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services will host a mandatory pre-proposal meeting 9 - 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7 at the Environmental Resources Center (290 E. Central Street) for parties interested in submitting a proposal for the land...

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View the project webpage and full RFP. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Planning Department and HUD provide funding for $5.7 million in projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A change in the way the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculates a timeliness ratio (what it means to use grant money in a timely manner) last year, required the City’s Planning and Development Department to r...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Springfield City Attorney to take new role in Denver, Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Romines has submitted his letter of resignation as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4.  He has taken a staff attorney role with the City/County of Denver, Colorado.

 

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Download portrait of Frank Romines. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

C-Street stakeholders to meet Aug. 30 to discuss proposed TIF-funded projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host a public input meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 at White River Brewing Company located at...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

City sales tax revenue up in second month of fiscal year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s August sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 17 percent, or $446,761, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,085,106 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,638,345....

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2018

City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent sales tax cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In April 2019, Springfield voters will be asked whether or not to approve the renewal of the 1/4-cent capital improvement sales tax (with no tax increase) to fund capital improvement and transportation improvement projects in Springfi...

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Learn more and complete the survey. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2018

2018 John T. Woodruff Award presented to Mother’s Brewing Company owner Jeff Schrag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival founder David Eslick presented Jeff Schrag, founder and owner of Mother’s Brewing Company and The Daily Events, with the 2018 John T. Woodruff Award today in Park Central Square.

Woodruff’s grandson, Joh...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Opening festivities for the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival begin at 4 p.m. at Roadside Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, located in the 1200 block of West College, will serve as party central for the opening festivities and parade assembly for the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. The parade will begin at 6 ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Mayor Ken McClure issues statement on local vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure would like to express thanks to all who came out to vote today. “Tonight, voters did not approve a ban on pit bulls within the City of Springfield. The people have spoken and my colleagues on City Council and I belie...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Thursday-Saturday during Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11 in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

Below is a comprehe...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Lasers on Championship Win

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate the Springfield Lasers on their World TeamTennis (WTT) Championship Final, beating the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms 19-18 and winning the King Trophy.Springfield came back f...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Rendering of first marker in African-American Heritage Trail to be unveiled at Park Day Reunion

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The organizers of Springfield’s African American Heritage Trail project will unveil an artist’s rendering of the trail’s first marker at the annual Park Day Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 3 at Silver Springs Park, which is celebrating its 10...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Springfield's 7th National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Nichols Park

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Each August, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and Springfield neighborhoods send a message to criminals: Springfield neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Aug. 7 will mark Springfield’s 7th annual National ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

New City Manager to be sworn in Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Incoming City Manager Jason Gage will be sworn in Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building. Media and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend.

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Springfield servers down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield computer servers that authenticate employee user names and passwords, allowing access to most computer programs and files, are down as of Monday morning. Data is not compromised, but some municipal daily work p...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

O’Reilly Center for Hope Training Center to be named after former City Manager

When Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) recently announced the future plans to turn the former Pepperdine Elementary School building into the O’Reilly Center for Hope, they deliberately held back one piece of information. Charlie O’Reilly,...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Springfield takes proactive stance to preserve trees

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the presence of the invasive forest pest, the Emerald Ash Borer, in Greene County. 

The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle from Asia whose larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, killing...

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View the City's Emerald Ash Borer webpage. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

City adds data to monthly sales tax revenue reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield began the 2018-2019 fiscal year with a sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue up 5 percent, or $224,612, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,710,384 compared to the budg...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Residents urged to seek relief from heat as temperatures rise

As heat indices today are expected to top 104 today, the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management and City of Springfield offer the following advice for places to seek relief from the heat:

Public spaces, such as Springfield-Greene County l...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure extends sympathy

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to express his sincere condolences to the Branson community and all of those affected by last night's tragedy. He shares these words on behalf of himself, his colleagues on City Council and the City of Springfield....

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

City issues request for proposal for landfill greenhouse project

Following growing interest from the community, the City of Springfield has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified applicants to plan, design, develop and operate a proposed community greenhouse and agriculture park operation powered by renewa...

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View the project webpage and full RFP. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

City mourns loss of former Police-Fire Pension Task Force chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his condolences to the friends and family of a man who helped chart the course toward financial recovery for the City of Springfield following the great recession of 2008.  Jerry Fenstermak...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Community Partnership, City invite community to special announcement at Pepperdine

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Public Works provides update on construction projects; plans to apply for grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

During a regular update of completed and pending Public Works projects, Assistant Director Martin Gugel proposed that the City apply for a highly-competitive BUILD Transportation Grant. BUILD stands for “Better Utilizing Investments t...

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Grant Avenue Parkway Trail Connector Project Map 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Public Works to present regular project update, discuss potential grant opportunity

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works will provide City Council with a regular update on recently completed and future construction projects at noon today during City Council Lunch workshop on the 4th floor of the Busch Municipal B...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to hear update on Landfill Greenhouse Project today at noon

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield department of Environmental Services will provide City Council with an update on the proposed Landfill Greenhouse Project today at noon during City Council Lunch workshop. These workshops are held on the 4th Floor of the...

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Learn more about the Landfill Greenhouse project. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Square sculpture takes summertime tumble Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

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Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 21 for the summertime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Vote for Hammons Field to win Best Double-A Ballpark in baseball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hammons Field has made it through four rounds of voting and is now in the finals in a contest by Ballpark Digest to name the Best Double-A Ballpark in baseball. Mayor Ken McClure encourages citizens to vote as soon as possible because...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

City ends 2017-2018 fiscal year with tax revenues 1 percent above budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s June sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 6 percent, or $231,686, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,956,710 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,188,396.

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Mayor McClure Presents 2018 State of the City

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure presented the annual State of the City address Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event, part of the Chamber of Commerce's monthly Good Morning, Springfield!, was held at Evangel University. McClure's address highlighted various Cit...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Mayor Ken McClure to present his 2018 State of the City address tomorrow

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will present his annual State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (June 7) at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning, Springfield! program at Evangel University’s Crusader Dining Hall (1111 N. Glenstone...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Jason Gage named Springfield City Manager

Springfield City Council announced Friday that Jason Gage will be Springfield’s next City Manager. His planned start date is Aug. 1.

“Jason emerged from a very strong pool of candidates,” said Mayor Ken McClure. “He was the best fit for Springfield with hi...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to make an announcement at 1:30 p.m.

Springfield City Council will make an announcement at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 1,  in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room. The announcement will be carried live on City View:  cityview.springfieldmo.gov; Mediacom 15.1 o...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

City of Springfield and Greene County take next steps to address opioid crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nearly 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, and at least two-thirds of those deaths were linked to opioids, a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers avai...

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Video: Public safety testimonials 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Citizen Resource Center Coordinator Claudia Crighton to retire this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Potholes, vacant buildings, tall weeds, grimy grocery carts and urban beavers. These are just a few examples of the many citizen service requests answered by Citizen Resource Coordinator Claudia Crighton over the years. After more tha...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Mayor issues statement on new state leadership

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure extends best wishes to Lt. Governor Mike Parson as he assumes the position of the Governor of the state of Missouri. Mayor McClure has known Parson since his service in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senat...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Neighborhood Advisory Council elects Rusty Worley as next chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Neighborhood Advisory Council unanimously elected Rusty Worley as its next chair at its May 9 meeting.

Worley replaces Pete Radecki, who will complete three years as chair at the end of June. Zone 1 City Councilwoman Phyl...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

City releases Public Works annual report during National Public Works Week

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 20 – 26 by releasing its 2017 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of life in our communit...

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View the 2017 Public Works Annual Report. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

REMINDER: Announcement today at 2 p.m. at Police & Fire Training Center

MEDIA ALERT 

On Thursday, May 24, the City of Springfield, Greene County and Healthy Living Alliance leadership will hold a press conference to discuss the impact mental health and substance abuse issues have had locally. The announcements will in...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Media avails for city manager finalists at 11 and 11:30 a.m. at Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT

Reminder: Media avails with the two finalists for Springfield's next city manager are today at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive: 

11 a.m. – Media availability with Jason Gage

11:30 a.m. – Media availability with Wayne ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

City Council names two finalists in City Manager search

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council is pleased to announce that two finalists have been selected for the position of City Manager of Springfield. Jason A. Gage, the current City Manager in Salina, Kansas, and Wayne T. Pyle, the current City ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

May sales tax up 22 percent compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s May sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 22 percent, or $612,900, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,425,775 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,812,875.

The...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Ribbon cutting for College Street improvements 11 a.m. Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

Please join the City of Springfield at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10 near the intersection of College Street and Main Avenue as we cut the ribbon for the improvements to College Street between Grant and Market avenues. The project included new feder...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

City celebrates National Economic Development Week with several announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Economic Development Week this week by announcing two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and redevelopment incentives for Kearney Street and the Route 66 corridor. The annou...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Horace Mann Elementary students have chance to win new bike on Bike to School Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, in partnership with Springfield Public Schools, SafeKids Springfield and TrailSpring, is encouraging students to bike or walk to school on Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 9.

Community partners are using the ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

City and Chamber to host news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. regarding economic development in SGF

MEDIA ALERT

Please join the City and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2431 N. Glenstone, for some important announcements regarding economic development in Springfield.

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

City of Springfield is now the home of America's Best Aquarium

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City of Springfield now the home of America’s Best Aquarium

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on being voted America’s Best Aquarium. The distinction w...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Ribbon cutting for Talmage Dip Monarch Butterfly Waystation at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Please join Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson, the Doling Neighborhood Association and the City of Springfield at 6:30 p.m. as we cut the ribbon for the Talmage Dip Monarch Butterfly Waystation, 1388 W. Talmage.  After the City made stormw...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

City issues Zone Blitz Final Report

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City issues Zone Blitz Final Report

City officials released a report summarizing the results of the Community Listen Zone Blitz initiative, an 18-month pilot project that mobilized hundreds of partners to help improve the quality of li...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

City Council to hear final report on Zone Blitz at 4 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

 

City Manager Greg Burris and Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement Cora Scott will present a final report to City Council on the Zone Blitz initiative at 4 p.m. at the Mill Building (corner of Boonville Avenue and Centra...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 24 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2018-19 budget recommendations. The first workshop was held during City Council’s regular lunch m...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Mayor sends condolences to family and friends of Harry Cooper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends his condolences to the family and friends of the late Harry Cooper, one of Springfield’s most well-known businessmen and third-generation owner of Harry Cooper Supply Company.

“Harry was a good man w...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Zone 4 Town Hall meeting tonight at Kickapoo High School Theater

MEDIA ALERT

Councilman Matthew Simpson will host a Zone 4 meet-and-greet Town Hall 6:30-7:30 p.m.  this evening in the Kickapoo High School Theater, 3710 S. Jefferson. 

This event will be a first for the City – a combination live-audience ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

EPA Region 7 Superfund Division Director to visit Springfield on Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mary Peterson, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 Superfund Division, will visit Springfield Monday, April 16 to serve as the keynote speaker for the Missouri Job Center’s Green for Greene program graduation at...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

10 census tracts in Springfield designated Opportunity Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the locations of 161 “Opportunity Zones” in Missouri – low-income areas that will see added incentives for investment – including zones in downtown, central and north Spr...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

April sales tax down less than 1 percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s April sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down less than 1 percent, or $29,810, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,595,901 compared to the budgeted amount of $3...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Council seeking public input in search for new city manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council is seeking a dynamic, personable and seasoned city manager, and is  seeking public input over the next several weeks while they select and interview candidates. The community will have the opportunity...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City and Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8-14 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 dispatchers. Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will ho...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Second Give 5 class to graduate Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

Nearly 30 retirees ready to give back to the Springfield-Greene County community will graduate from the Give 5 program  at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Kentwood Hall, 700 E. St. Louis. Each graduate will participate in a signing cere...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Jefferson Avenue Footbridge rehabilitation design open house 4-6 p.m. tonight

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Accounting firm completes audit of Municipal Court

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed an audit report of Springfield-Municipal Court for transactions from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The firm reported that the court’s operations have adequate inte...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Errin Kemper named City's next Director of Environmental Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Errin Kemper has been named the City’s Director of Environmental Services, effective April 1, 2018. Kemper succeeds Steve Meyer, who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Strafford AT&T customers now able to call 9-1-1

UPDATE

The Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department was notified by AT&T early this afternoon that the issue for the 736 exchange (primarily Strafford) has been resolved.  Strafford public safety personnel have been ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City to host open house March 29 to gather input on Jefferson Footbridge rehabilitation design

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

March sales tax revenues down 5 percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s March sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5 percent, or $235,423, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,253,685 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,489,117....

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Matthew Simpson selected to fill Zone 4 City Council seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Council has selected Matthew Simpson as the new Zone 4 council representative at a special City Council meeting March 6. Simpson will serve until the next council election, which will be in 2019.

Simpson is employed by O...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Don’t wait to enter Route 66 Festival Car & Truck Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If you’re contemplating entering the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Car & Truck Show, don’t hesitate! Seven of the 11 zones have already sold out, with more than 200 cars registered. Online Those registered for the show are ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Environmental Services director announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Steve Meyer, director the City’s Department of Environmental Services, announces his retirement effective May 12.

Meyer, a professional engineer, returned to his hometown of Springfield in 1987 to join the City. Over the course of his ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More than 50,000 Route 66 revelers came to downtown Springfield last year for the 7th annual festival celebrating Springfield, Missouri as the Birthplace of Route 66.

Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Whee...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

REMINDER: 2018 Route 66 Festival lineup to be announced at 10 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 1 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield Aug. 10-11.

New this y...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Zone 4 Applicants to be interviewed by City Council March 6

Six citizens have applied for the City Council Zone 4 seat recently vacated by former councilman Craig Fishel. The deadline for submitting applications was 5 p.m. today, Feb. 16.

City Council is expected to conduct interviews with all six applicants at a s...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

City accepting public comments for FY2018-19 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City’s 20...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Text-to-9-1-1 available as option in emergencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESpringfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department has formally implemented ‘text-to-9-1-1” capabilities for rare cases when people are unable to communicate audibly via telephone.

“It was important to prepare and brin...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2018

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 18 surplus properties in city limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 18 locations in Springfield. Fourteen of the properties are located in C...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2018

February sales tax up 19 percent compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s February sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 19 percent, or $592,566, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,717,693 compared to the budgeted amount of $3,125,12...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Build My Future Collaborative receives national award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe National Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB) has awarded Springfield's Build My Future Collaborative with the 2018 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award. 

The collaborative, comprised of the Local Laborers Council, the ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Join City leaders for special announcement at 5:30 p.m. at Fusion Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join City officials for a special announcement just prior to the launch of the Missouri Job Center’s new project, Change One Thousand.

 

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Location: The Fusion Center, 1320 N. Campbell

&...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2018

First Give 5 class to graduate at 3:30 p.m. at Kentwood Hall

MEDIA ALERT

The first Give 5 class will "graduate" at 3:30 p.m. today at Kentwood Hall, 700 E. St. Louis. 

Give 5 is a newly created social program that matches innovative volunteer opportunities with retired (or almost retired) baby boom...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City Clerk details process for filling Zone 4 City Council vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can apply for the Zone 4 seat vacated by Craig Fishel’s resignation, beginning Monday.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Mayor's Commission for Children welcomes new members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Brigitte Marrs, Executive Director

Mayor’s Commission for Children

417.864.1656

Bmarrs@springfieldmo.gov

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/794/Mayors-Commission-for-Children

The Mayor’s Commission for Children welcomes six new members ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Level Property Tax Implementation Budget presented to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assistant City Manager Collin Quigley presented the implementation budget for the recently renewed Level Property Tax to City Council at its Lunch Workshop Tuesday. Voters approved the renewal of the tax in November 2017 with 75% supp...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City Council to hear proposed timeline for Level Property Tax projects at Council Lunch

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will hear about a variety of topics at a two-hour lunch workshop today starting at 11:30 a.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at the Busch Municipal Building.

Assistant City Manager Collin Quigley will present the timeline and i...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

City seeking proposals for sale and reuse of former fire stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is hoping the development community can give two old fire stations new life.

The City is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the purchase and reuse of former Fire Station 1 at 235 N. Kimbrough and fo...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2018

January sales tax check continues upward trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s January sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 4%, or $145,305, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,233,473 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,086,055.

The che...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Wendy Garrison to join Springfield Municipal Court Jan. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pending City Council’s approval, Wendy Garrison of Springfield will join the City as a Municipal Court judge Jan. 30. She replaces Judge Becky Borthwick, who resigned in April 2016 to fill a Greene County Associate Circuit Court judge...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Changes to short-term stay rentals section of City’s Zoning Ordinance to go before P&Z, City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hosts who rent out their property in the city limits of Springfield via Airbnb, VRBO or other online marketplaces will need to have a business license and comply with other short-term stay rental regulations aimed at protecting the sa...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

City to launch educational campaign on trash management system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s contracts with Springfield’s trash haulers that own their own landfills are set to expire in 2019, which has led to the discussion about ways to improve how Springfield manages residential trash.

In 1991, Springfield voters ...

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2018 City News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

City of Springfield congratulates WOW on being named America’s Best New Attraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On behalf of City Council and the City of Springfield, Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on being named America’s Best New Attraction in a recent USA Today national poll.

“The community is...

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2018 City News Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 16, 2019

City hosts sewer program open houses for Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights neighbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners and residents in portions of the Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights neighborhoods are invited to attend one of two informational open house opportunities 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17 and 24 at ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Sewer smoke testing in Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights to take place in August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Environmental Services will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in portions of the Rountree, Delaware, Phelps Grove and University Heights neighborhoods beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6. Testing throughout the area is ex...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

City’s Environmental Services “Enviro Flick” movie series to present “Wall•E” Aug. 1

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Families are encouraged to grab their blankets and lawn chairs and join City of Springfield Environmental Services for a special outdoor screening of Pixar’s Wall•E, 7-10:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Peace Throu...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Landfill fee increase effective Monday, July 1

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The City’s Department of Environmental Services will increase the tipping fees at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill from $30.94 per ton to $32.18 per ton, a 4% increase. There will be no increase on the $20 minimum charge for individu...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Residents encouraged to review proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps

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Springfield-Greene County residents are encouraged to attend one of four open houses June 4-6 to review the proposed updates to the Springfield-Greene County’s floodplain map by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The open ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Environmental advocates to “pass the baton” during Earth Day Ceremony Monday in Park Central Square

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The year 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honor of this milestone, a group of seasoned local environmental supporters will use this year’s 49th year as a platform to build renewed awareness around the holiday and its mission....

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

City’s Environmental Services “Enviro Flick” movie series to present “Bag it” tonight at 7 p.m.

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Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes – single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up and at what cost to our environment, marine lif...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City launches Yard Ethic certification program to connect residents with yard care resources

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When to fertilize? How much to water? What should I plant and where?  These are all questions yard owners grapple with on an annual basis, often making choices that are unnecessary, costly and sometimes even harmful to the environment.

The City o...

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Learn more about Yard Ethic. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

City hosts sewer program open house Feb. 28 for residents in eastern portion of Doling Neighborhood

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Property owners and residents of the Pea Ridge 06 basin, a sewer basin located in the eastern portion of the Doling Neighborhood, are invited to an informational open house 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at Watkins Elementary School (7...

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Learn more about the Private Sewer Repair Program. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Several options available for live, artificial Christmas tree recycling this season

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Springfield Environmental Services wants residents to remember: When the holiday season is over, there may still be life left in your Christmas tree.

The live versus artificial question has been debated for decades, but no matter which your family chooses,...

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Find more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Springfield Environmental Services wraps up sustainable holiday tips for residents

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City of Springfield Environmental Services is wishing residents a happy and green holiday with a new education initiative centered around sustainable holiday practices. 

“Green Holiday SGF” kicked off Dec. 1 with a series of da...

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Find more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: City celebrates America Recycles Day tomorrow with free doughnuts at recycling sites

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City of Springfield Environmental Services is celebrating America Recycles Day, Thursday, Nov. 15, by thanking the community for recycling and supporting sustainable solid waste management in Springfield with free coffee, doughnuts and prizes.

Coffee and d...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City celebrates America Recycles Day Nov. 15 with free coffee and doughnuts at recycling sites

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City of Springfield Environmental Services is celebrating America Recycles Day, Thursday, Nov. 15, by thanking the community for recycling and supporting sustainable solid waste management in Springfield with free coffee, doughnuts and prizes.

Coffee and d...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

City’s Environmental Services department kicks off movie series Nov. 13 with “WASTED!"

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A third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten. That’s 1.3 billion tons, or $218 billion worth, of food that ends up in the garbage.

The documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” will be shown at ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City of Springfield Environmental Services names two assistant directors to staff

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The City’s Environmental Services department has named Wade Drossel and Ron Petering as assistant directors, effective Sept. 17. Previous Assistant Director Errin Kemper was named director in May after Steve Meyer retired.

Wade Drossel, P.E.,&...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

City expanding mattress recycling service to Franklin Avenue Recycling Center

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The City of Springfield has expanded mattress recycling collection services to its Franklin Avenue Recycling Center location at 731 N. Franklin Avenue.

Collection of mattresses and box springs began at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill and Lone Pine Recycl...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Sewer smoke testing in Robberson and Weller neighborhood begins Monday

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in sections of the Robberson and Weller neighborhoods beginning Monday, July 30.

The boundaries of the testing area are roughly...

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View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

City Council hears update on Landfill Greenhouse Project

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City Council received an update on Tuesday by the Department of Environmental Services on revised plans for a community greenhouse operation, to be powered by renewable energy generated by the Noble Hill Landfill Renewable E...

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Learn more about the Landfill Greenhouse project. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

16 honored at 17th annual Choose Environmental Excellence Awards

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Twelve organizations presented a total of 16 awards celebrating the efforts, dedication, and accomplishments of a wide variety of recipients at the 17th Choose Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon held today at the White River Con...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Errin Kemper named City's next Director of Environmental Services

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Errin Kemper has been named the City’s Director of Environmental Services, effective April 1, 2018. Kemper succeeds Steve Meyer, who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2018

City to offer mattress recycling beginning March 23

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Two City of Springfield recycling facilities will begin accepting mattresses and box springs  beginning Friday, March 23. 

Previously unavailable at Springfield recycling sites, mattress recycling services will now be offered at the City&...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Portion of South Luster Avenue to close Tuesday-Friday

A portion of South Luster Avenue near the residence at 2323 S. Luster Ave. will close at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 and remain closed through Friday, March 9 (weather permitting) to complete emergency sewer repairs. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Environmental Services director announces retirement

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Steve Meyer, director the City’s Department of Environmental Services, announces his retirement effective May 12.

Meyer, a professional engineer, returned to his hometown of Springfield in 1987 to join the City. Over the course of his ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Sewer smoke testing in Woodland Heights neighborhood begins Monday

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Woodland Heights neighborhood beginning Monday, Feb. 12. 

The boundaries of the testing area are roughly betwe...

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View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

City to launch educational campaign on trash management system

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The City’s contracts with Springfield’s trash haulers that own their own landfills are set to expire in 2019, which has led to the discussion about ways to improve how Springfield manages residential trash.

In 1991, Springfield voters ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City celebrates America Recycles Day with free entry to Discovery Center 1-5 p.m Sunday

The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services is teaming up with the Discovery Center of Springfield to host an America Recycles Day event, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis Street.

Admission will be free to v...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City celebrates America Recycles Day with free entry to Discovery Center 1-5 p.m Sunday

The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services is teaming up with the Discovery Center of Springfield to host an America Recycles Day event, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis Street.

Admission will be free to v...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City celebrates America Recycles Day with free admission to Discovery Center 1-5 p.m. Nov. 5

The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services is teaming up with the Discovery Center of Springfield to host an America Recycles Day event, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis Street.

Admission will be free to v...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2017

City issues reminder of methods of contact regarding Sewer Repair program

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The City of Springfield would like to remind citizens of our methods of contacting property owners regarding the City's ongoing Private Sewer Repair Program. 

The Private Sewer Repair Program offers property owners the opportu...

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View a map of the Pea Ridge 14 basin. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Community Involvement Committee hears recommendations for reducing the use of coal tar sealants

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City Council’s Community Involvement Committee (Mayor Pro Tem Jan Fisk, Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater, Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson and General Seat D Richard Ollis) met Tuesday, June 13 to hear additional i...

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View more information on CTBS. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Sewer smoke testing in Robberson and Woodland Heights neighborhoods starts Tuesday

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Robberson and Woodland Heights neighborhoods starting Tuesday, May 30. 

The sewers being tested are a...

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View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to dedicate improvements to Yardwaste Recycling Center 10 a.m. April 21

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The City of Springfield will host a pre-Earth Day celebration 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, April 21 to dedicate the newly upgraded Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 Farm Road 119, Brookline). 

Due to the threat of...

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View the full Earth Month activities list. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2017

City shares results of Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study

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The City of Springfield has concluded the first phases of a Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study that have included an analysis of the current collection system, several methods of public outreach and regional and...

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View the final study report. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City to dedicate improvements to Yardwaste Recycling Center April 21

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The City of Springfield will host a pre-Earth Day celebration 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, April 21 to dedicate the newly upgraded Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 Farm Road 119, Brookline).

A dedication ceremony will tak...

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View the full Earth Month activities list. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month 2017 with a variety of events and activities

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The local observance of the 47th Earth Day is an offering of a variety of activities celebrating the outdoors and encouraging environmental stewardship. 

A complete schedule of events for the month of April is availa...

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View the 2017 Earth Month events list. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
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 fac...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2017

City reports non-hazardous dye found in Fassnight Creek

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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 ...

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to host second opportunity for input on trash and recycling at Open House Jan. 11

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The City of Springfield will host a second opportunity for the public to learn about the ongoing Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study and provide feedback at an informational open house 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wed...

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View the study Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

City seeks public input regarding trash and recycling collection

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Springfield residents are encouraged to complete an online public input survey regarding trash and recycling collection within the city limits. This survey seeks to gather information on current collection services offered a...

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Visit www.springfieldmo.gov/trashstudy. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Sewer smoke testing near Evangel University to begin Dec. 12

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing near Evangel University beginning Monday, Dec. 12. 

The sewers being tested lie roughly along Glenstone Avenu...

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View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Trash and Recycling Collection Study telephone survey begins Nov. 14

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On behalf of the City of Springfield, Fort Hays State University Institute of Public Affairs students, under the direction of consultant firm Burns & McDonnell, will begin conducting a telephone survey of Springfield residents...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City to host public open house on efficiency of trash and recycling services Nov. 10

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The City of Springfield will host an Informational Open House 5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Discovery Center (438 E. St. Louis St.) to offer information about the on-going Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study. ...Read on...

View the study Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2016

City celebrates completion of the South Creek Restoration Project

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The City of Springfield hosted a celebration of the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, near the South Creek Greenway Trail.

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City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2016

City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the st...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City to celebrate the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project Oct. 26

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The City of Springfield invites the public to celebrate the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, near the South Creek Greenway Trail. Parking is availa...Read on...

View a map of eligible properties. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2016

Glenwood Village property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house Oct. 11

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Property owners and residents in the Glenwood Village neighborhood and surrounding area are invited to an informational open house 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Cooper Tennis Complex, 2701 E. Pythian St., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Priv...Read on...

View a map of eligible properties. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2016

City’s Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks announces resignation

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After 22 years with the City of Springfield, most notably as the City’s first sustainability officer, Barbara Lucks is announcing her resignation (effective in mid-October) to work full time as a private consultant.

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Download head shot of Barbara Lucks. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2016

City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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City Council received a refresher course Tuesday on a long-term plan they approved in November 2014 for Springfield to reduce sewer system overflows and protect water quality. Implementation of this plan will require moderate sew...Read on...

View Powerpoint. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Brentwood area property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house tomorrow

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Property owners and residents in the Brentwood neighborhood are invited to an informational open house 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Pershing Middle School, 2120 S. Ventura Ave., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Private Sewer Repair Program. ...Read on...

View a map of eligible properties. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for sanitary sewer services billing, so customers will notice this change on their Augu...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Sewer smoke testing in Oak Grove neighborhood to begin June 22

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing in the FC15 sewer basin beginning the week of June 22. The Fassnight Creek 15 basin is located in the Oak Grove neighborhood, roughly south of E. ...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2016

EPA recognizes Springfield for 17 years of successful redevelopment using brownfields grants

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The City of Springfield was officially recognized today by EPA Region 7 for its successful 17-year history of redevelopment of formerly polluted properties. Since 1999, using a little more than $7 million in EPA Brownfields grant...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Sewer smoke testing between North Patterson Avenue and Highway 65 to begin June 14

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing in the JC13 sewer basin beginning the week of June 13. The Jordan Creek 13 basin is located North of Chestnut Expressway between North Patterson A...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2016

EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

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A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed a...Read on...

Learn more about the Brownfields Program. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2016

Sewer smoke testing on MSU campus begins May 18

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing on Missouri State University's campus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. Boundaries for the testing are National Avenue (east), Grand St...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by the City

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Springfield residents may have received a letter from American Water Resources (AWC) of Missouri, informing them of their sewer service line maintenance responsibility. The letters offers an insurance product called "The Sewe...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Phase 4 of Springfield Private Sewer Repair Program to launch with May 17 meeting

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The City of Springfield will launch phase 4 of its Private Sewer Repair Program with an informational open house for eligible properties 5:30–7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at the Greene County Archives Building, 1126 N. Boonville Ave.

The program provides f...Read on...

View a map of eligible properties. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2016

Unhealthy air quality alert for Sunday, possibly Monday, for Springfield area

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The City of Springfield is monitoring a wildfire smoke plume from Canada that is anticipated to inundate the Springfield airshed by Sunday morning with the strong smell of burning firewood. This is an alert for high levels of fin...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2016

16th annual Choose Environmental Excellence awards announced

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Twelve organizations presented a total of 21 awards celebrating the efforts, dedication and accomplishments of a wide variety of recipients. Each presenting organization at the Awards Luncheon determines their own award criteria a...Read on...

Visit the Choose Environmental Excellence website. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2016

16th annual Choose Environmental Excellence awards to be presented Friday, April 29

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The 16th annual Springfield/Greene County Choose Environmental Excellence awards will be presented Friday, April 29 at a noon luncheon at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, as a part of Springfield's ...Read on...

Visit the Choose Environmental Excellence website. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Environmental Services dedicates Clean Water Services Operations Building

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In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Springfield Environmental Services Department dedicated the new Clean Water Services Operations Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility open house Friday, April 22 at 755 N. Franklin Avenue.

This...Read on...

Read the Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Public invited to Open House for new Clean Water Services Operations Building April 22

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The public is invited to celebrate Earth Day with the dedication of the new City of Springfield Environmental Services Clean Water Services Operations Building 10 a.m. – noon, Friday, April 22 at 755 N. Franklin Avenue. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremo...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2016

Yardwaste and Lone Pine Recycling Centers open Sundays during spring yard clean-up season

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In an effort to serve the public during the spring yard clean-up season, the City’s Yardwaste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center will be open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. through May 15.

In addition, the City’s three recy...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Celebrate Earth Month 2016 with variety of events and activities

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The local observance of the 46th Earth Day is an offering of a variety of activities. This year’s Arbor Day celebration marks the celebration of the city of Springfield’s 31st year as a Tree City, USA.

A complete schedule of ...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City employee dies in accident at landfill

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John Wesley Choate died after an accident at the City’s landfill. Choate worked at the City in various capacities since 2008, most recently as a maintenance worker.

“We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own” said City...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City maintenance worker injured in landfill accident

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A 53-year-old male maintenance worker has been transported to Mercy Hospital following an industrial accident at the City’s landfill this morning. Police are onsite performing an industrial accident investigation, per protocol. Th...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2016

Sanitary sewer smoke testing this week around East Kearney between Glenstone and Burton

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the PR19 basin (east and west of East Kearney Street between North Glenstone and North...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2016

City’s newest street sweeper reinforces water quality message

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The City’s newest street sweeper not only cleans streets, but acts as a high-impact mobile billboard to remind citizens of their role in keeping Ozarks waterways clean.

“The ‘Working together to protect our streams one mile at...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2016

UPDATE: Sewer smoke testing on MSU campus postponed due to impending weather

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Due to impending inclement weather, the smoke testing planned for sanitary sewers on the MSU campus this week has been postponed.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform smoke...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2015

Environmental Services sponsors free day at Discovery Center to celebrate America Recycles Day

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The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department is partnering with the Discovery Center of Springfield 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate American Recycles Day with free admission and interactive exhibits...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Don’t waste those leaves – recycle them!

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For many of us, an Ozarks autumn wouldn’t be complete without long drives along country roads to gaze at the beautiful gold, crimson and orange leaves. However, once the leaves fall from the trees, we’re tasked with disposing of ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

EPA announces revised Ground-Level Ozone Standard; SGF currently in attainment

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the revised Ground-Level Ozone standard today. The Springfield region is officially 68 ppb, though the values are expected to be 61 ppb once the 2013-2015 readings are ...Read on...

More about air quality. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2015

Ozarks Clean Air Alliance to host media workshop on ground-level ozone on Friday

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The Ozarks Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) will present an informational workshop for the media on the topic of ground-level ozone 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in the community room at the City’s Environmental Resource Center, 29...Read on...

More about ozone City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Sanitary sewer smoke testing planned for next week in Ward Branch 05 basin

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Ward Branch 05 basin (the region near Ozark Highlands Mobile Home Park west of Glenstone Avenue) the week of July 20.

Smo...Read on...

View smoke testing Q&A. City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2015

Unhealthy level air quality alert today and tonight

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The City of Springfield is monitoring a wildfire smoke plume from the Canadian Yukon that is anticipated to enter the Springfield airshed this afternoon. This is an alert for high levels of fine particulates in this smoke plume f...Read on...

City of Springfield Environment News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Sanitary sewer smoke testing to begin next week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin smoke testing in the Jordan Creek 11 sewer basin the week of July 6. The Jordan Creek 11 basin is located north of East Blaine Street between North Link Avenue an...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Expect lane closures along Republic Road between Kentwood Avenue and Weller Avenue Sept. 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AT&T will close the westbound and eastbound right lanes of Republic Road between Kentwood Avenue and Weller Avenue beginning 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 for utility work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Intersection of Lone Pine Avenue and Kirkwood Street to close Sept. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The intersection of Lone Pine Avenue and Kirkwood Street will close to through traffic beginning 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 for the completion of utility work.

Partial closures will be placed at Cherokee Street and at ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Right eastbound lane of Battlefield Road to close at Lone Pine Avenue Sept. 9-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The right eastbound lane of Battlefield Road will close at Lone Pine Avenue beginning 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. daily, Monday, Sept. 9 through Wednesday, Sept. 11 for utility work.

Please use caution when traveling through the work zone.&...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

3700 E. Catalpa Street will close at the BNSF railroad crossing Sept. 9-10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3700 E. Catalpa Street will close at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing beginning at noon on Monday, Sept. 9 through 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10 for railroad crossing maintenance. 

Traffic is advised to de...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Grand Street to reduce to two lanes immediately east of the Grant Avenue intersection Sept. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Street will be reduced to two lanes immediately east of the Grant Avenue intersection beginning 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 for sewer maintenance. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

West lane of Jefferson Avenue to close immediately north of Grand Street intersection Sept. 3-5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works street maintenance crews will close the west lane of Jefferson Avenue immediately north of the intersection of Grand Street beginning 7 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 through 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 for street repairs. ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Eastbound lane of Sunset Street to close immediately west of the Fort Avenue intersection Sept. 4-6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The left, eastbound lane of Sunset Street will close adjacent to the median located west of the intersection of Sunset Street and Fort Avenue beginning 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sept. 4-6 for median maintenance work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Intersection of Lone Pine Avenue and Kirkwood Street to close overnight Aug. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The intersection of Lone Pine Avenue and Kirkwood Street will close to through traffic overnight beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 through 12 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 for utility work. Partial closures will be placed at Cherokee Stree...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Primrose Widening Project Update: Kickapoo driveway access restricted beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction of widening improvements along Primrose Street between South Avenue and Kimbrough Avenue continues this week with the closure and reconstruction of three Kickapoo High School parking lot driveways.

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Visit the Primrose Widening Project webpage. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Expect eastbound lane closures on East Battlefield Road near the Lone Pine Intersection Aug. 26-27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists should expect various eastbound lane closures in the 2700-3000 block of East Battlefield Road near the Lone Pine Intersection Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27 for utility work. Closures will take place between 9 a.m. and...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Northbound lane of Kimbrough Avenue to close between Harrison Street and Cherry Street Aug. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The northbound lane and center turn lane of Kimbrough Avenue will close between Harrison Street and Cherry Street beginning 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 for utility work.  

Northbound traffic is advised to use the ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Right southbound lane of National Avenue to close between Elm Street and Cherry Street Aug. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The right southbound lane of National Avenue will close between Elm Street and Cherry Street beginning 9:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 for utility work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

The intersection of Douglas Avenue and Hovey Street to close Aug. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The intersection of Douglas Avenue and Hovey Street will close beginning at 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 for sewer repairs.   

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Westbound lane of Battlefield Road to close at Moulder Avenue Aug. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A contractor for AT&T will close the left, westbound lane of Battlefield Road on either side of the Moulder Avenue intersection beginning 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 21 for utility work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Primrose Street Widening Project expected to be complete in November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In anticipation of the first day of school in Springfield Tuesday, the City encourages Kickapoo High School students, parents, teachers and staff to allow plenty of travel time to school and expect delays due to construction related t...

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Visit the Primrose Widening Project webpage. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Jefferson Avenue to close immediately north of Primrose Street beginning 6 a.m. Aug. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jefferson Avenue, immediately north of Primrose Street, will close for approximately 30 days beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12 for construction work related to the Primrose Street Widening Project. The closure will extend 100 feet nor...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Westbound lane of Grand Street to remain closed between Grant and Missouri through Aug. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The right, westbound lane of Grand Street between Grant Avenue and Missouri Avenue will remain closed through Aug. 23 for continued sewer maintenance work. 

Motorists are asked to please use caution when traveling through the ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Talmage Street to close between Kansas Expressway and Fort Avenue Aug. 12 for sewer maintenance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Talmage Street will close to through traffic between Kansas Expressway and Fort Avenue beginning 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 for sewer maintenance.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Northbound lane of Kimbrough Avenue to close between Madison Street and Monroe Street Aug. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Utilities will close the northbound lane of Kimbrough Avenue between Madison Street and Monroe Street beginning 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 for gas main repairs. 

Northbound traffic is advised to follow the mark...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Road closures for 2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 8 and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 11.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Westbound lane of Sunshine Street to close between Campbell Avenue and Wedgewood Avenue Aug. 6 & 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Utilities will close the right, westbound lane of Sunshine Street between Campbell Avenue and Wedgewood Avenue beginning 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 for water main and utility repairs.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Primrose Street to close overnight between Jefferson Avenue and Miami Court Aug. 5 and 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Primrose Street will close overnight between Jefferson Avenue and Miami Court Aug. 5 and 6 for utility and stormwater work related to the Primrose Street Widening project. The roadway will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. the fol...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

UPDATED: Public Works’ Design Guide for Public Improvements changes to take effect October 1, 2019.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CORRECTED LINK

Changes made to the General Conditions, Design Standards and Technical Specifications manuals of the Design Guide for Public Improvements are now posted online at springfieldmo.gov/pwdesignguide and will apply to all pro...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Eastbound lane of Republic Road to close at the Scenic Avenue intersection Aug. 6-7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The right, eastbound lane of Republic Road will close on either side of the Scenic Avenue intersection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 for utility work in the right-of-way.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Northbound lane of Grant Avenue to close between Commercial Street and Chase Street Aug. 5-9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Public Works will close the northbound lane of Grant Avenue between Commercial Street and Chase Street beginning 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5 through 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 for stormwater grate replacement.  

The southbou...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Southbound lane closure on Fremont Avenue between Deerfield Street and Erie Street July 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The outside, southbound lane of Fremont Avenue will close between Deerfield Street and Erie Street beginning 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 for the replacement of a utility structure in the area.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Division Street to close between Broadway Avenue and Grant Avenue July 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Division Street will close to through traffic between Broadway Avenue and Grant Avenue beginning 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25 for sewer repairs.

Through traffic is advised to seek an alternate route.   

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

CANCELLED: East portion of Grand Street and Barnes Avenue intersection to close July 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: This road closure has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  

Original Release: 

The east portion of the intersection of Grand Street and Barnes Avenue will close beginning at 9:30 a.m. throug...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Sewer work near National Avenue and Bennett Street to affect southbound lanes overnight July 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Southbound traffic on National Avenue between Bennett Street and Linwood Street should expect delays overnight Thursday, July 25 due to continued sewer maintenance work. Both southbound lanes will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. through...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Northbound lane of National Avenue to close between Bennett Street and Linwood Street July 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists should expect the northbound, right lane of National Avenue to close between Bennett Street and Linwood Street beginning 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 for sewer maintenance. 

Please obey all work zone sig...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Mt. Vernon Street to close between Laurel Avenue and Hilton Avenue July 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mt. Vernon Street will close between Laurel Avenue and Hilton Avenue beginning 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 for Environmental Services crews to conduct a sewer repair.

Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour. ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Northbound lane of Kansas Expressway to close between Kearney Street and Talmage Street July 21-26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists should expect overnight closures of the outside northbound lane of Kansas Expressway between Kearney Street and Talmage Street beginning Sunday, July 21 - Friday, July 26 for Public Works crews to conduct sidewalk repairs. T...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

College Street to close to through traffic between Grant Avenue and Campbell Avenue July 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Utilities will close College Street to through traffic between Grant Avenue and Campbell Avenue beginning 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 to facilitate the connection of a new water service line.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Northbound lane of Fulbright Avenue to close north of Kearney Street July 16-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements will require the northbound lane of Fulbright Avenue north of Kearney Street to close between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily July 16-19. The southbound lane of traffic on Fulbright will remain open to sou...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 4% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to share a 4% improvement in the percentage of Springfield drivers yiel...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Primrose Street between South and Kimbrough avenues to close for construction this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Primrose Street between South Avenue and Kimbrough Avenue will close from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13 through 6 a.m. Monday, July 15. This closure is for utility and storm water work for the widening of Primrose Street.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Single lane closure on Grant Avenue south of Grand Street Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A sewer repair will require a single lane closure on Grant Avenue south of Grand Street starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, and lasting until approximately 4 p.m.

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For more information, please contact Ron Cook at 417-864-2082.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Mt. Vernon Street west of Kansas Expressway to close for three months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mt. Vernon Street west of Kansas Expressway will close for three months starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 for construction to replace the Mt. Vernon Street bridge over Jordan Creek. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Lane closure on East Division between National and Fremont Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The eastbound lane of East Division between National and Fremont avenues will be closed 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 for sewer modifications.

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For more information, please contact Dan Jessen at 417-864-1102.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Lane closures near OTC campus Monday and Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works will implement single-lane closures on Central and Pythian streets and at the roundabout on Sherman Parkway north of the Ozarks Technical Community College campus starting at 7:30 a.m., Monday, June 24 until 3:30 p.m., Tu...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Downtown parking lot to close June 19-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City-owned parking lot on the west corner of Olive Street and Boonville Avenue will close for pavement milling starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 and reopening at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Seminole Street to close from Clayton Avenue to Lone Pine Wednesday, June 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seminole Street from Clayton Avenue to Lone Pine Avenue will be closed 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 for utility work by City Utilities.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Right eastbound lane of Republic Road west of Weller Avenue to close Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AT&T will close the right eastbound lane of Republic Road just west of Weller Avenue 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 for utility work. Access will be maintained to driveway entrances.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

East University Street from Meadowview to Estate open to local traffic only May 24, May 28-30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

East University Street from South Meadowview Avenue to South Estate Avenue will be open to local traffic only 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, May 24 and again Tuesday, May 28-May 30 during the same hours, for sewer extension work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Lane closures on South Kimbrough May 30-June 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Kimbrough Avenue From East Harrison Street to East Grand Street will be restricted to one-way traffic starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 until 5 p.m., Friday June 28 for street maintenance work. During repair of the southbou...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Cherry Street between Barnes and Oak Grove to close through November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cherry Street from Barnes to Oak Grove will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday May 21 for approximately 180 days (through November) for work related to the Cherry Street Widening Project - Barnes to Oak Grove. Ac...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

St. Louis Street to close between Weller and Delaware Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Louis Street between Weller and Delaware avenues will close at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday May 22 for repair work to a water main by City Utilities. There will be a marked detour directing drivers to Trafficway.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Overnight closures on Primrose Street west of Jefferson Avenue May 21-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Primrose Street will close west of Jefferson Avenue during the overnight and early morning hours Tuesday through Friday of next week for gas and water relocation work for the Primrose Street Widening Project – South Avenue t...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Boonville Avenue to close between Olive and Water streets Monday, May 20 and overnight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boonville Avenue from Olive Street to Water Street will be closed starting at 4 a.m. Monday, May 20 and reopening at 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, for improvements to the public parking lot at Boonville and Olive.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Overnight closures on Primrose Street at South Avenue May 14-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Primrose Street will close at South Avenue 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17 for gas and water relocation work for the Primrose Street Widening Project – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue. The roadway will...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

South Avenue north of Primrose Street to close May 8-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Avenue just north of Primrose Street will be closed May 8-15 for gas and water relocation work on the Primrose Street Widening Project – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

South Avenue south of Primrose to close

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESouth Avenue just south of Primrose Street will be closed on Monday for gas and water relocation work on the Primrose Street – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue project. This closure will last for a week.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

4200 W. Junction St. to close May 2-7 for railroad crossing maintenance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4200 W. Junction St. in northwest Springfield will be closed from Meteor Avenue to Farm Road 123 for maintenance repairs on the railroad crossing by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, May 2...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Grand Street east of Crutcher Avenue to close Monday-Wednesday next week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works will be closing Grand Street east of Crutcher Avenue for the installation of a storm water pipe beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 29 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use Barnes...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Work for Primrose Street improvement project to begin Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Utility work with possible lane closures will begin Wednesday, April 24 for the Primrose Street improvement project.

The project will widen Primrose Street to five lanes between South Avenue and Kimbrough Avenue. The project includes ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2019

High Street to close between Benton Avenue and Jefferson Avenue on April 22

City of Springfield Public Works

High Street will close between Benton Avenue and Jefferson Avenue beginning 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, April 22 for sewer main repairs. 

Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

City crosswalk assessment results in 25 percent average driver compliance

City of Springfield Public Works

On average, only 25 percent of Springfield drivers yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, according to a recent driver compliance assessment completed through the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program.

The quarterly assessment, performed by Pu...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Expect lane closures on McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue April 17

City of Springfield Public Works

Various road and lane closures should be expected downtown on McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue and on Robberson Avenue between Walnut Street and McDaniel Street beginning 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, for utility work relat...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Catalpa Street to close at MNA Railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway April 22-28

City of Springfield Public Works

Catalpa Street will close at the Missouri & Northern Arkansas (MNA) Railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway beginning Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28 (weather permitting) for work to facilitate the replacement of the existing railroad cr...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Mount Vernon Street to close just west of Kansas Expressway beginning April 17

City of Springfield Public Works

Mount Vernon Street will close just west of Kansas Expressway for two weeks beginning Wednesday, April 17 for utility relocation work in preparation for the Mount Vernon Street Bridge Replacement Project.

Following utility relocation work, construction on...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2019

City of Springfield aims to improve work-zone safety with policy guide

City of Springfield Public Works

April 8-12 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through roadway construction zones.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in 2017 there were 799...

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Learn more and view the Work Zone Policy Guide. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

McDaniel Street to close between Main Avenue and Market Avenue April 9 for sewer repairs

City of Springfield Public Works

McDaniel Street will close downtown between Main Avenue and Market Avenue beginning 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 9 for emergency sewer repairs. Work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bennett Street to close at MNA Railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway April 14-21

City of Springfield Public Works

Bennett Street will close at the Missouri & Northern Arkansas (MNA) Railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway beginning Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, April 21 (weather permitting) for work to facilitate the replacement of the existing railroad cr...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Bennett Street to close between Fremont Avenue and Pickwick Avenue April 5-6

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close Bennett Street between Fremont Avenue and Pickwick Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 5 through 9 a.m., Saturday, April 6 for a street repairs. 

Residents within the work zone will have access to their homes via w...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Jefferson Avenue to close between Glenwood Street and Downing Street April 4-5

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close Jefferson Avenue between Glenwood Street and Downing Street beginning 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 4 through 6 a.m., Friday, April 5 for street repairs. 

Downing Street residents will maintain access to their homes via Sunset...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Expect various street, lane closures along Trafficway Street downtown April 2-5

City of Springfield Public Works

Trafficway Street will close between 425 E. Trafficway and N. Benton Avenue beginning 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 through noon on Wednesday, April 3 for street repairs.  

In addition, the eastbound lane of Trafficway Street will close between N. Bent...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Erie Street closed at 2938 E. Erie Street for emergency sewer repairs

City of Springfield Public Works

Erie Street has been closed near 2938 E. Erie Street for emergency sewer main repairs. Repairs are expected to be complete and the roadway reopened by 6 p.m. 

Access to all residential properties will be maintained throughout repairs. Through traf...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Washington Avenue to close between Commercial Street and Chase Street beginning April 1

City of Springfield Public Works

Washington Avenue will close between Commercial Street and Chase Street for approximately 10 weeks beginning Monday, April 1 for the construction of the Link Washington Avenue Pedestrian Improvement project.

The focus of the Link Washington Avenue Pedestri...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

UPDATE: Closure of Jefferson Avenue between Monroe Street and Madison Street canceled

City of Springfield Public Works

A closure of Jefferson Avenue between Monroe Street and Madison Street scheduled for this week has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Previous Release: 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Grand Street to close between West Bypass and Laurel Avenue on March 21

City of Springfield Public Works

Grand Street will close between West Bypass and Laurel Avenue beginning 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21 for sewer maintenance. 

Motorists are advised to use the marked detour.

For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kriste...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Park Central Square sculpture takes springtime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

City of Springfield Public Works

Interested citizens are urged to visit Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19 for the springtime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch a Public Works crew put a new spin on this...

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View a video about the Tumbler. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Westbound lane of Water Street to close just west of Jefferson Avenue intersection March 19

City of Springfield Public Works

The westbound lane of Water Street will close near 331 E. Water Street, just west of the Jefferson Avenue intersection, beginning 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 for sewer maintenance work.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Expect outer lane closures on Fremont Avenue between Independence Street intersections March 14 & 15

City of Springfield Public Works

The outside, northbound and southbound lanes of Fremont Avenue will close between Independence Street and Independence Street beginning 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 for Springfield Public Works public grounds crews ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Eastbound lanes of St. Louis Street and Glenstone Avenue intersection to close March 11 - 14

City of Springfield Public Works

Springfield Public Works street division will close the eastbound lanes on the west side of the intersection of St. Louis Street and Glenstone Avenue beginning 8 a.m. Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14 for pavement repairs.  

Eastbound tr...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Nichols Street to close between Boonville Avenue and Patton Avenue March 11 - 14

City of Springfield Public Works

Springfield Public Works street division will be closing Nichols Street between Boonville Avenue and Patton Avenue beginning 8 a.m., Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14 for the repair of stormwater infrastructure beneath the roadway.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Two-week closure of Fremont expected beginning March 8 as CU continues prep for improvement project

City of Springfield Public Works

Fremont Avenue will close to through traffic between Battlefield Road and Sunset Street for approximately two weeks as City Utilities continues relocating electric lines in preparation for the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway I...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Preliminary work for the Mount Vernon Bridge Replacement Project to begin next week

City of Springfield Public Works

Utility relocations and tree removals in preparation for the replacement of the Mount Vernon Street Bridge just west of Kansas Expressway will begin the week of March 4. Road closures are expected periodically throughout this site preparation work.

The bri...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

LeCompte Road closure between Division Street and Springfield Underground extended through March 10

City of Springfield Public Works

UPDATE: North LeCompte Road will remain closed between Division Street and the Springfield Underground southeast entrance driveway through 6 p.m., Sunday, March 10, to continue roadway maintenance work. Access to this Springfield Underground entrance will...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Expect northbound lane closure on National Avenue between Elm St. and Walnut St. Feb. 27-28

City of Springfield Public Works

The outside northbound lane of National Avenue between Elm Street and Walnut Street will close beginning 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28 for the repair of a retaining wall.  

Also in conjunction with this work, the sidewal...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Northbound lane of Nettleton Avenue closed between College Street and Olive Street through Feb. 22

City of Springfield Public Works

The northbound lane of Nettleton Avenue is closed between College Street and Olive Street through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 for emergency sewer main repairs. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout repairs.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Main Avenue to close between Olive Street and Mill Street beginning Feb. 25

City of Springfield Public Works

Main Avenue will close for approximately one week between Olive Street and Mill Street beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, as AT&T crews begin utility relocation work in preparation for the upcoming Main Avenue Bridge Replacement project. Access to l...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

LeCompte Road to close between Division Street and Springfield Underground entrance Feb. 25-March 3

City of Springfield Public Works

North LeCompte Road will be closed between Division Street and the Springfield Underground southeast entrance driveway beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25 through 6 p.m., Sunday, March 3, for roadway maintenance. Access to this Springfield Underground entra...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Catalpa Street to close between Gelven Avenue and John Avenue Feb. 18-20

City of Springfield Public Works

UPDATE: Due to weather and ground conditions, the intersection of John Avenue and Catalpa Street will remain closed until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 for crews to complete construction work. 

Original Release: 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2019

CU to begin electrical work along Fremont Avenue Feb. 12 to prep for roadway improvement project

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities will begin relocating electric lines located along Fremont Avenue next week in preparation for  the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, anticipated in 2020.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

LeCompte Road to close between Division Street and Springfield Underground entrance Feb. 10 - 17

City of Springfield Public Works

North LeCompte Road will be closed between Division Street and the Springfield Underground southeast entrance driveway beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 through 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, for roadway maintenance. Access to this Springfield Underground entra...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

LeCompte Road to close between Farm Road 116 and Springfield Underground entrance Jan. 27-Feb.2

City of Springfield Public Works

North LeCompte Road will be closed between Farm Road 116 and the Springfield Underground southeast entrance driveway beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 27 through 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, for roadway maintenance. Access to this Springfield Underground entran...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Kimbrough Avenue closure between Montclair Street and Rockwood Street rescheduled to Jan. 29-Feb. 1

City of Springfield Public Works

UPDATE: Kimbrough Avenue will close between Montclair Street and Rockwood Street beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 for street maintenance repairs. The repairs have been rescheduled due to weather conditions. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Grand Street Bridge to close beginning Jan. 15 for completion of railroad crossing

City of Springfield Public Works

The Grand Street Bridge located between Kansas Expressway and Park Avenue will close to traffic for approximately three weeks beginning Tuesday morning, Jan 15 for the Missouri & Northern Arkansas (M&NA) railway to complete improvements to the rai...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

S. Jefferson Avenue closure north of Erie Street extended to 8 p.m.

City of Springfield Public Works

S. Jefferson Avenue will remain closed just north of Erie Street through 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 to allow for the completion of emergency sewer repairs.  

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Grant Avenue to close between Chase Street and Commercial Street Jan. 10 - 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grant Avenue will close between Chase Street and Commercial Street beginning 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad contractor to continue making necessary repairs to...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Update: Campbell Avenue Bridge closure moved up to Dec. 26 due to rain forecasts

City of Springfield Public Works

Due to rain forecasts, Public Works street operations division has moved up the closure of the Campbell Avenue Bridge over Fassnight Creek to TODAY (Dec. 26).  The bridge will be closed between Catalpa Street and Meadowmere Street between 8:30 a....

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Sculpture takes wintertime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

City of Springfield Public Works

Interested citizens are urged to visit Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 for the wintertime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch a Public Works crew put a new spin on this ...

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View a video about the Tumbler. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Grant Avenue Bridge to close between Catalpa Street and Meadowmere Street Dec. 18 and 19

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works street operations division to close Grant Avenue Bridge over Fassnight Creek between Catalpa Street and Meadowmere Street beginning 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Wednesday, Dec. 19 for bridge maintenance.  

Motorists are...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Bennett Street bridge to close between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue Dec. 11-12

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works street division will close the Bennett Street bridge between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for bridge maintenance work.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Scenic Avenue to close at railroad crossing north of Battlefield Road Dec. 11-12

City of Springfield Public Works

Scenic Avenue will close at the Missouri and Northern Arkansas (MNA) railroad crossing north of Battlefield Road beginning 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 to accommodate an emergency railroad crossing repair. Drivers are advised ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Grand Street Bridge to open temporarily to traffic

City of Springfield Public Works

The Grand Street Bridge and roadway between Kansas Expressway and Park Avenue will temporarily reopen to traffic beginning 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.  Currently, the road portion of the project is complete and the bridge portion awaiting minor finish...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Jefferson Avenue to be reduced to one lane between McDaniel Street and Pershing Street Nov. 26-29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works has approved the one-lane closure of the easternmost driving lane and the adjacent parallel parking stalls on Jefferson Avenue between McDaniel Street and Pershing Street beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 through 6 a.m....

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Portland Street to close between Kickapoo Avenue and Rogers Avenue Nov. 27-30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Portland Street will close between Kickapoo Avenue and Rogers Avenue beginning 7 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27 through 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 for roadway maintenance.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2018

East portion of College Avenue and Kansas Expressway intersection to remain closed through Nov. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: The east portion of the intersection of College Avenue and Kansas Expressway will remain closed through noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28 to complete utility cut repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Grant Avenue to close between Chase Street and Commercial Street Nov. 26 - Dec. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grant Avenue will close between Chase Street and Commercial Street beginning 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad contractor to continue making necessary repairs to th...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2018

West Avenue to close between Bennett Street and Catalpa Street Nov. 19-20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Environmental Services crews will close West Avenue between Bennett Street and Catalpa Street beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 for sewer system repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Grant Avenue to close between Chase Street and Commercial Street Nov. 16 - 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grant Avenue will close between Chase Street and Commercial Street beginning 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 through 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad contractor to make necessary repairs to the Grant Av...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

2671 S. Patterson Ave. to close Nov. 7 for sewer main repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Environmental Services crews will close the roadway at 2671 S. Patterson Ave. beginning 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (weather permitting), Wednesday, Nov. 7 for sewer main repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

2511 E. Edgewood Street to close Nov. 6 for sewer main repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Environmental Services crews will close the roadway at 2511 E. Edgewood Street beginning 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (weather permitting), Tuesday, Nov. 6 for sewer main repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Southbound right turn lane at N. Partnership Blvd and Kearney Street to close Nov. 5-6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works crews will close the southbound right turn lane at N. Partnership Blvd and E. Kearney Street at the entrance to Partnership Industrial Center beginning 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for curb replace...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Cairo Street to close between Glenstone Avenue and Kentwood Avenue Oct. 17-23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cairo Street will close to through traffic between Glenstone Avenue and Kentwood Avenue beginning 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 through 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 for concrete pavement repair work. The street will reopen Oct. 20 - 21 to ac...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Update: Closure at Division Street and BNSF railroad crossing extended through Oct. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to weather conditions and scheduling conflicts, Division Street will remain closed at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 to complete the replacemen...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Northbound lane closure on Fort between Sunshine and University Thursday, Oct. 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The northbound lane of Fort Avenue between Sunshine and University streets will be closed 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 to accommodate an emergency sewer repair.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Southbound lane of Park Central Square closed Thursday, Oct. 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Park Central Square's southbound entrance at Boonville and the southbound lane in front of the state office building and Heer's will be closed 9 a.m.-6 pm. Thursday, Oct. 11 to accommodate building repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Pavement resurfacing to take place in Ravenwood subdivision Sept. 6-7

City of Springfield Public Works

A City contractor will be conducting pavement resurfacing work in the Ravenwood subdivision beginning Thursday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 7. Work will begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting). 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Grant Avenue closure between Phelps Street and Walnut Street rescheduled for Sept. 10 & 11

City of Springfield Public Works

Update: Due to weather forecasts, the closure of Grant Avenue between Phelps Street and Walnut Street has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 (weather permitting). Closures will begin at 7 p.m. with the roadway reopening by 6 a.m. th...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Grant Avenue to close overnight between Phelps Street and Walnut Street Sept. 6 & 7

City of Springfield Public Works

Grant Avenue will close overnight between Phelps Street and Walnut Street Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7 for street improvements related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. Closures will begin at 7 p.m. with the roadway reopening ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Intersection of College Street and Grant Avenue to close overnight Sept. 5

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of College Street and Grant Avenue will close overnight beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5 through 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 (weather permitting) for street improvements related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. &a...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Delivery of Grand Street Bridge Project beams to cause traffic delays Sept. 4-7

City of Springfield Public Works

Expect traffic delays surrounding the Grand Street Bridge Project work site near the intersection of Grand Street and Kansas Expressway beginning early Tuesday morning, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 7 as City contractor, Hartman and Company, will deliver ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Pavement resurfacing to take place in Quail Creek subdivision Aug. 28-31

City of Springfield Public Works

A City contractor will be conducting pavement resurfacing work in the Quail Creek subdivision beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Aug. 31. Work will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Walnut Street to close between Grant Avenue and Douglas Avenue Aug. 27 - Sept. 3

City of Springfield Public Works

Walnut Street will close between Grant Avenue and Douglas Avenue beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27 through 6 a.m., Monday, September 3 for street improvements related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Walnut Street to close between Grant Avenue and Main Avenue Aug. 22-24

City of Springfield Public Works

Walnut street will close between Grant Avenue and Main Avenue beginning 6 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22 through 6 a.m. Aug. 24 (weather permitting) for street improvements related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Park Central East to close Aug. 22 for emergency stormwater repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Park Central East will close to through traffic just east of Robberson Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 for emergency stormwater infrastructure repairs. The roadway is anticipated to reopen by 5:30 p.m. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Intersection of Seminole Street and Nettleton Avenue to close for one month beginning Aug. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The intersection of Seminole Street and Nettleton Avenue will close for approximately one month beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 for crews to complete a stormwater drainage project. 

Motorists are advised to seek an alterna...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Jefferson Avenue to close between Powell Street and Arrowhead Street Aug. 9-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jefferson Avenue will close between Powell Street and Arrowhead Street beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 through 5 p.m. Aug. 14 for street replacement work. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route and use caution when traveli...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Thursday-Saturday during Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11 in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Mount Vernon Street to close between Miller Avenue and Casa Grande Avenue Aug. 2-9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mount Vernon Street will close for one week between Miller Avenue and Casa Grande Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 for construction related to the Mount Vernon Street and Miller Avenue improvement project. 

Drivers are...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fort Avenue to close between Elfindale St. and Stanford St. Aug. 1-2

City of Springfield Public Works will close Fort Avenue between Elfindale Street and Stanford Street beginning 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 5 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 for emergency stormwater maintenance. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Jefferson Avenue closed between Walnut Street and Elm Street through 7 a.m. July 25

South Jefferson Avenue is closed downtown between Walnut Street and Elm Street for the installation of new stormwater infrastructure. The roadway will reopen by 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 25. 

Motorists are advised to use the marked detour.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Southbound lane of Fort Avenue to close between Elfindale St. and Stanford St. July 30 - Aug. 2

City of Springfield Public Works will be closing the southbound lane of Fort Avenue between Elfindale Street and Stanford Street beginning Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This closure will a...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Kissick Avenue to close north of Springfield Lake Bridge July 22-23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works will close Kissick Avenue north of Springfield Lake Bridge beginning 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22 through 12 p.m. Monday, July 23 for City crews to conduct a street repair. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Expect various closures on Jefferson Avenue near the Walnut Lawn intersection July 23 - Aug. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Various closures will occur along Jefferson Avenue near the Walnut Lawn Street intersection beginning Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 3 for crews to conduct street repairs and traffic signal loop replacements.  Walnut La...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Southbound lane of National Avenue closed at Latoka Street intersection for water main break repair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The right, southbound lane of National Avenue is closed at the Latoka Street intersection for the repair of a water main. The roadway is expected to reopen by midnight tonight. 

Motorists are advised to use caution while trave...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Miller Avenue to close between Mount Vernon Street and Madison Street July 16 - Aug. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Miller Avenue will close for approximately one month between Mount Vernon Street and Madison Street beginning 7 a.m. Monday, July 16 for construction work related to the Mount Vernon Street and Miller Avenue improvement project.&n...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Grand Street to close just west of Delaware Avenue intersection July 9 - 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Street will close just west of the Grand Street and Delaware Avenue intersection beginning 8 a.m. Monday, July 9 through 4 p.m. Thursday, July 12 to allow for the construction of new water and gas mains. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Scenic Avenue to close between Battlefield Road and Seminole Street July 9 - 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scenic Avenue will close for two weeks between Battlefield Road and Seminole Street beginning 6 a.m. Monday, July 9 for construction related to the Scenic Avenue Sidewalk project.  

The roadway will reopen on the weekend &...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

West portion of College Street and Grant Avenue intersection to close June 29 - July 2

City of Springfield Public Works

The west portion of the intersection of College Street and Grant Avenue will close beginning 7 p.m., Friday, June 29 through 6 a.m., Monday, July 2, allowing southbound traffic only through the intersection. 

Motorists are advised to use the marke...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

North Washington Avenue closed between Commercial Street and Chase Street for emergency repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works has closed N. Washington Avenue between Commercial Street and Chase Street for emergency repairs. Crews expect the repair to be complete and the road reopened by this afternoon. 

Motorists are advised to seek an a...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Mt. Vernon Street and Miller Avenue roadway improvement project to begin June 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works has authorized APAC-Central, Inc. to begin construction on intersection and roadway improvements at Mt. Vernon Street and Miller Avenue beginning Monday, June 25 and lasting through mid-August.

This improvement project con...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Scenic Avenue Sidewalk Project to begin June 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works has authorized Woody’s Express Trucking, LLC to begin construction on the Scenic Avenue Sidewalk project beginning Monday, June 25. The project is expected to be complete by the end of August. 

The Sceni...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Cherry Street to close between Weller Avenue and Fairway Avenue June 11

City of Springfield Public Works

Cherry Street will close between Weller Avenue and Fairway Avenue beginning 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11 for roadway repairs following water utility work. 

For more information, contact Earl Wallace at 942-9255.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2018

College Street to close between Grant Avenue and Main Avenue June 12-18

City of Springfield Public Works

College Street will close between Grant Avenue and Main Avenue beginning Tuesday, June 12 through 6 a.m. Monday, June 18 for street improvements related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

In addition, various closures will take...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Scenic Avenue to close south of Nathanael Greene Park entrance June 11 - 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Scenic Avenue will close just south of the Nathanael Greene Park entrance drive beginning 6 a.m. Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 for Public Works to complete stormwater improvements. 

Access will be maintained to...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Lombard Street to close to through traffic between Delaware Avenue and Pickwick Avenue June 5 - 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lombard Street will close to through traffic between Delaware Avenue and Pickwick Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 through June 15 (weather permitting) for City Utilities to complete water and gas renewal work.  

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Intersection of Grand Street and Wabash Avenue to close overnight June 1

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Grand Street and Wabash Avenue will close beginning at 10 p.m. June 1 through 6 a.m. June 2 (weather permitting) for utility work associated with the Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek Project. 

Motorists are encouraged to c...

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View the project Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Expect delays westbound in 2100 block of West Republic Road through June 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The westbound lanes in the 2100 block of West Republic Road will be closed alternately today through 5 p.m. June 1, as crews repair the roadway following recent utility work. 

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

East Trafficway Street to close between Waverly Avenue and Stewart Avenue June 4 - 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

East Trafficway Street will close between Waverly Avenue and Stewart Avenue for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, June 4 for roadway Improvements. Trafficway will be widened to 3 lanes and bike lanes extended to Stewart Avenu...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Mt. Vernon Street to close for ten weeks between Nolting Avenue and Laurel Avenue beginning May 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Mount Vernon Street will close between Nolting Avenue and Laurel Avenue for approximately ten weeks beginning Tuesday, May 29 for utility work associated with the Mount Vernon Street Improvements Project. Mount Vernon is expected...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Park Avenue to close between Grand Street and Page Street May 17

City of Springfield Public Works

Park Avenue will close between Grand Street and Page Street beginning at 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17 for utility work related to the Grand Street Bridge improvement project.

Motorists are encouraged to continue to utilize the marked detour aroun...

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View the project Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Ildereen Street closed at Campbell Avenue intersection through May 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ildereen Street will be closed at the Campbell Street intersection beginning Monday, May 14 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 for road improvements. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Eastbound lane of east Sunshine Street to close overnight near Rogers Avenue intersection on May 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound East Sunshine Street will be reduced to one lane near the intersection of Rogers Avenue beginning 7 p.m. Monday, May 14 through 6 a.m. Tuesday morning for a City contractor to conduct sewer repairs. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Holland Avenue at Glenwood Street to close May 10-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Weather depending, Holland Avenue at the intersection of Glenwood Street will close May 10-14 for the repair of a large utility cut. Glenwood Street will be reduced to a single lane. Motorists will need to yield to oncoming traffic.&a...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Public meeting for phase 4 of Republic Road Widening Project May 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join the City of Springfield and MoDOT for a public meeting about phase 4 of the Republic Road Widening Project 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Road. This phase of the project widens...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Old Sunshine Road to remain closed from Sunshine Street (MO413) to Burkes Avenue through June 1

UPDATED: Due to weather constraints, Old Sunshine Road will remain closed from Sunshine Street (MO413) to just east of Burks Avenue through June 1 to complete the construction of the McCurry Street extension. 

Original Release:

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Crenshaw Street to close from Ridgecrest Avenue to Kissick Avenue April 30 - April 3

City of Springfield Public Works

City crews will close Crenshaw Street between Ridgecrest Avenue and South Kissick Avenue beginning 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 30 through 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 (weather permitting) for street stabilization work.  

For more information, contact Ran...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Expect various overnight closures on Grant Avenue and Walnut Street April 30 - May 2

City of Springfield Public Works

Various road closures will take place overnight next week along Grant Avenue and Walnut Street as construction continues on the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. The following closures are weather pending:

  • Grant Avenue will close south of Waln...
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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Grant Avenue to close south of Walnut Street intersection overnight April 19

City of Springfield Public Works

Grant Avenue will close south of the Walnut Street intersection overnight Thursday, April 19 beginning at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Friday morning. These closures are weather permitting and are part of the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project.&nb...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Cherry Street to close between Weller Avenue and Fairview Avenue April 18

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities will close Cherry Street between Weller Avenue and Fairview Avenue beginning  7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 to conduct water utility work. 

City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Nichols Street to close between Eldon Avenue and Junction Avenue April 16-20

City of Springfield Public Works

Nichols Street will close to through traffic between Eldon Avenue and Junction Avenue beginning 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20 (weather permitting) for crews to complete drainage maintenance.  All homeowners within the closur...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Grant Avenue and Walnut Street intersection to close overnight April 9, 10

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Grant Avenue and Walnut Street will close overnight Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 beginning at 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. These closures are weather permitting and are part of the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project.&...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Olive Street west of Grant Avenue intersection to close overnight April 4

City of Springfield Public Works

Olive Street will close overnight west of the Grant Avenue intersection beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 through 6 a.m. Thursday morning (weather permitting) for utility work related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Grand Street Bridge reconstruction moved up; bridge to now close April 9 until fall

City of Springfield Public Works

The Grand Street Bridge, located west of the intersection of Grand Street and Kansas Expressway, will close for approximately five months beginning Monday, April 9 for the removal and replacement of the bridge.

The reconstruction of the bridge is part of t...

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View the project Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

College Street to close overnight between Grant Avenue and Douglas Avenue March 29

City of Springfield Public Works

College Street will close overnight between Grant Avenue and Douglas Avenue beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 through 6 a.m. Friday morning (weather permitting) for utility work related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Northbound lanes of Luster Avenue to close south of Battlefield Road intersection April 2-3

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close the northbound lanes of Luster Avenue south of the Battlefield Road intersection beginning Monday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 3 (weather permitting) for sidewalk repair work.  

Motorists are advised to use an alternate ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Washington Avenue to close between Commercial Street and Chase Street March 26 - April 6

City of Springfield Public Works

Washington Avenue will close for two weeks between Commercial Street and Chase Street beginning Monday, March 26 through April 6 for Public Works crews to complete stormwater improvements. 

This closure is weather permitting.  Motorists a...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Lone Pine Avenue to close at Allen Place March 22

City of Springfield Public Works

Lone Pine Avenue will close at Allen Place beginning 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 for City Utilities to install a new water line.  

All businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during this time.  Through traffic ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Sculpture takes springtime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

City of Springfield Public Works

Interested citizens are urged to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 20 for the springtime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch a Public Works crew put a new spin ...

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View a video about the Tumbler. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Construction preparations begin on Grand Street Bridge widening project

City of Springfield Public Works

Construction preparations have begun on the Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek project, identified by citizens as their No. 1 priority in need of improvement in the 2015 city-wide transportation survey.

The project will involve the widening of Grand Str...

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View the project Fact Sheet. City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Phelps Street closed between Jefferson Avenue and Washington Avenue March 19-21

City of Springfield Public Works

Phelps Street has been closed between Jefferson Avenue and Washington Avenue beginning Monday, March 19 through Wednesday, March 21 for the removal of abandoned railroad tracks.

For more information, contact Tina Stob, Department of Public Works, 417-864-1...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Grant Avenue and College Street intersection to close overnight March 18

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Grant Avenue and College Street will close overnight Sunday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning (weather permitting) to complete work related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Kimbrough Avenue to close at Normal Street March 14-16

City of Springfield Public Works

Kimbrough Avenue will close at Normal Street beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 through 5 p.m. Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) for an emergency stormwater pipe replacement under Kimbrough Avenue.  

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Expect lane shifts on Kimbrough Avenue at Harrison Street beginning March 13

City of Springfield Public Works

Expect lane shifts on Kimbrough Avenue at Harrison Street beginning 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 for City Utilities crews to conduct emergency repairs to a water main.   

Traffic flow will be shifted on southbound Kimbrough for approximate...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Holland Avenue to close between Grand Street and Madison Street March 11-14

City of Springfield Public Works

Holland Avenue will close to through traffic between Grand Street and Madison Street beginning 7 a.m. Sunday, March 11 through approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 for crews to complete repairs to the roadway following utility work. Local traffic will...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Grant Avenue and College Street intersection to close overnight March 11, 12

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Grant Avenue and College Street will close overnight Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 beginning at 11 p.m. through 6 a.m.  These closures are weather permitting and are part of the beginning phases of the Grant Avenue and...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Lone Pine Avenue to close between Allen Place and Republic Road on Feb. 12

City of Springfield Public Works

Lone Pine Ave. will close between Allen Pl. and Republic Rd. beginning 7 a.m. through noon Monday, Feb. 12 for City Utilities to install a water service addition for a new development.  

Lone Pine will be open to local traffic only during this tim...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Kimbrough Ave. closed between Cherry St. and Harrison St. for sewer repairs

City of Springfield Public Works

South Kimbrough Ave. is closed between Cherry St. and Harrison St. for City crews to conduct emergency repairs on a broken sewer line. The repair is expected to take approximately 24 hours.

City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

West Bennett Street to Close at the MNA Railroad Crossing Jan. 31 - Feb. 7

City of Springfield Public Works

2400 West Bennett Street will close at the Missouri Northern Arkansas (MNA) Railroad Crossing to West Avenue, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. The work will facilitate the extension of the s...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Lone Pine Avenue to close between Allen Place and Republic Road beginning Dec. 26

City of Springfield Public Works

Lone Pine Avenue will close for three weeks between Allen Place and Republic Road beginning 7 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26 for construction on public improvements related to a private development. 

Motorists are advised to follow the marked detour.&...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Cherry Street to close between Kickapoo Avenue and Pickwick Avenue Dec. 14

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities will close Cherry Street between Kickapoo Avenue and Pickwick Avenue beginning 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 for utility crews to repair a water main break. 

Motorists are advised to follow the marked detour. 

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2017

City to conduct city-wide sidewalk assessment and inventory beginning Nov. 29

City of Springfield Public Works

The City of Springfield is conducting a city-wide sidewalk assessment and inventory beginning Wednesday, Nov. 29. 

The assessment, conducted by Tempe, Arizona-based firm, IMS Infrastructure Management Services LLC, will use a specialized sidewalk ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Walnut Street to close between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue Nov. 19-21

City of Springfield Public Works

Walnut Street will close between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 19 through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 for the repair of the roadway where underground utility lines required maintenance. 

For more information, contact...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Wednesday

City of Springfield Public Works

City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The 25-foot-tall blue spruce was donated by retired Springfield Fire Battalion Chief Bill Gustafson and will be transported Wednesd...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

College Street to close between Main Avenue and Market Avenue Nov. 7-9

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Market Avenue and College Street will be closed beginning 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 for utility work associated with the College Street Streetscape project. College Street will be closed to through traffic between North Main Avenue and Ma...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Southbound lane of Campbell Avenue between Morningside Street and Woodland Street to close Nov. 7

City of Springfield Public Works

The right, southbound lane of Campbell Avenue will close between Morningside Street and Woodland Street beginning 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 for a contractor to construct new driveway approaches.  

For more information, contact Earl Wal...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Southbound lane of National Avenue to close between Page Street and Madison Street Nov. 7

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities water department will close the right, southbound lane of National Avenue between Madison Street and Page Street beginning 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 to work on a water main. 

For more information, contact Earl Wallace at...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Northbound lane of Boonville Avenue to close between Chestnut Expressway and Central Street Nov. 9

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close the northbound lane of Boonville Avenue between Chestnut Expressway and Central Street beginning 10 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 for maintenance of the holiday lights on Historic City Hall. Drivers are asked to use an al...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Main Avenue to close at MNA Railroad Crossing north of College Street Nov. 1 - 15

City of Springfield Public Works

400 North Main Avenue will close at the MNA Railroad Crossing north of College Street beginning 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Wednesday, Nov. 15 for the replacement of the existing railroad crossing and roadway surfaces.  Drivers are advised ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Overnight lane closures on Battlefield Road between Lone Pine and Moulder Ave. to begin Oct. 22

City of Springfield Public Works

Expect various overnight lane closures on Battlefield Road between Lone Pine Avenue and Moulder Avenue beginning 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 27 for pavement maintenance and asphalt work. 

Motorists are advised to obey posted signag...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Catalpa Street to close between Oak Grove Avenue and Arcadia Avenue Oct. 18

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close E. Catalpa Street between Oak Grove Avenue and Arcadia Avenue beginning 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 18  to perform right-of-way maintenance, weather permitting. Motorist are advised to follow the marked detour...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Catalpa Street to close between Oak Grove Avenue and Arcadia Avenue Oct. 18

City of Springfield Public Works

Public Works will close E. Catalpa Street between Oak Grove Avenue and Arcadia Avenue beginning 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 18  to perform right-of-way maintenance, weather permitting. Motorist are advised to follow the marked detour...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Closure of Northbound lane of National Avenue between Page Street and Madison Street extended

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities water department has extended the closure of the outside northbound lane of National Avenue between Page Street and Madison Street. National will remain closed through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 to complete the installation of a new water ma...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Kansas Avenue to close between Lasalle Street and Highland Street Oct. 12

City of Springfield Public Works

Kansas Avenue will close between Lasalle Street and Highland Street beginning 5 a.m. through 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 for utility cut repairs. 

Motorists are advised to use the marked detour. 

For more information, contact 417-864-1965.

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Heer's Parking Garage to close Oct. 8 and 15 for fall cleaning

City of Springfield Public Works

The downtown Springfield Heer’s Car Park (230 N. Campbell Avenue) will be closing to all vehicles 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 for fall cleaning. Levels 3-5 of the parking garage will also be closed 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, ...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2017

2200 North LeCompte Road to close at BNSF railroad crossing Oct. 9 - 15

City of Springfield Public Works

2200 North LeCompte Road will be closed at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing beginning 7 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 15 (weather permitting) for the replacement of the road surface to the railroad crossing by the BNS...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Changes to Public Works' Design Guide for Public Improvements to take effect Nov. 1

City of Springfield Public Works

Changes made to the General Conditions, Design Standards and Technical Specifications manuals of the Design Guide for Public Improvements are now posted online at springfieldmo.gov/pwdesignguide and will apply to projects submitted beginning Nov. 1, 2017....

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Street resurfacing work on Nichols and Orchard Crest rescheduled for Sept. 21

City of Springfield Public Works

Street resurfacing work will occur on Nichols Street, west of West Bypass, and on Orchard Crest Avenue, north of Chestnut Expressway beginning 7 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21.  The work is expected to be completed by 5:30 p.m.  

Motorists shou...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Eastbound Walnut Street to close at Robberson Avenue intersection Sept. 18 - 22

City of Springfield Public Works

City Utilities crews will close the eastbound lane of Walnut Street at the Robberson Avenue intersection downtown beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 for the replacement of gas lines. 

For more information, contact Do...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2017

College Street to be reduced to one lane between Broadway Avenue and New Avenue Aug. 30-31

City of Springfield Public Works

College Street will be reduced to one lane between Broadway Avenue and New Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 for crews to diamond grind the roadway surface to provide a better ride quality through the newly-street...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Broadway Avenue to close between Republic Road and Sylvania Street Aug. 28 - Sept. 18

City of Springfield Public Works

Broadway Avenue will be closed between Republic Road and Sylvania Street for three weeks beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28 for utility and street improvements associated with the Republic Road Phase 3 widening project.

Motorists are advised to use the marke...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Safety improvements at two Battlefield Road intersections to begin Aug. 28

City of Springfield Public Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works has authorized Hunter Chase & Associates to begin nighttime construction of safety improvements at the intersections of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue and Battlefield Road and National Avenue beginning Monday, A...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Scenic Avenue to close at railroad crossing north of Battlefield Road Aug. 21- 27

City of Springfield Public Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scenic Avenue will close at the MNA Railroad Crossing, north of Battlefield Road, beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, August 27, weather permitting.  The work will facilitate the replacement of the existing railr...

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City of Springfield Traffic News Releases