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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 Jail). The City, County and Sheriff had the opportunity to present arguments in support and in opposition to the City’s motion at the Summary Judgment hearing. Judge Beger has taken the issue under advisement. The lawsuit, filed in July 2015, in the Greene County Circuit Court, sought a declaratory judgment on Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept City’s inmates arrested for municipal offenses. Other counts which were argued as a part of the City’s motion for summary judgement included a request for injunctive relief, and specific performance to require the Sheriff to accept municipal prisoners while the lawsuit is ongoing. In 1997, Greene County voters approved a law enforcement sales tax (LEST) to fund several community initiatives, including the City-County Jail. At that time, the City and County entered into a written contract related to housing of the City’s prisoners. That intergovernmental agreement (IGA) determines the use of LEST revenue. As part of the IGA, the City, County and then-Sheriff agreed that the “Sheriff shall accept all municipal, county or federal prisoners brought to the jail…” ### For more information, please call Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.

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Feb. 22 City Council meeting summary

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March 7 City Council meeting summary

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March 21 City Council meeting summary

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April 4 City Council meeting summary

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April 18 City Council meeting summary

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June 13 City Council meeting summary

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June 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: June 27, 2016

July 11 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 11, 2016

July 25 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Aug. 8 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Sept. 6 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 6, 2016

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Posted on: August 25, 2016
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Sept. 19 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 19, 2016
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Oct. 3 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 3, 2016
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Posted on: October 11, 2016
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Oct. 17 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 17, 2016
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Oct. 31 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 31, 2016
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Nov. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 14, 2016
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Nov. 28 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 28, 2016
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Dec. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: December 12, 2016