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Posted on: August 16, 2018

C-Street stakeholders to meet Aug. 30 to discuss proposed TIF-funded projects

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Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office, Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson and Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater will host a public input meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 at White Ri...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent sales tax cycle

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In April 2019, Springfield voters will be asked whether or not to approve the renewal of the 1/4-cent capital improvements sales tax (with no tax increase) to fund capital improvement and transportation improvement projects in Springf...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Opening festivities for the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival begin at 4 p.m. at Roadside Park

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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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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Thursday-Saturday during Route 66 Festival

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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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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 Par...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

New City Manager Jason Gage sworn in Aug. 1

City Clerk Anita Cotter swore in Jason Gage as Springfield's 13th City Manager at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday Aug. 1 in the Busch Municipal Building lobby.

“Jason emerged from a very strong pool of candidates,” said Mayor Ken McClure. &ldq...

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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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Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Springfield servers down

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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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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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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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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City adds data to monthly sales tax revenue reports

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Gov. Mike Parson signs legislation at Greene County Public Safety Center

In front of a crowd of emergency personnel, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed two pieces of long-awaited legislation into law Friday morning at the Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street.

SB 870 is a bill that modifies 15 provisions of stat...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Community Partnership to Open O’Reilly Center for Hope at Pepperdine Building

 Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) recently purchased the former Pepperdine Elementary School building from Springfield Public Schools. Today, CPO released plans for the future of the historic property, including relocating the current Sp...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

HUD releases 2018 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Continuum of Care funding. Please review the entire NOFA here

Attached is the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness establis...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Heather Parker joins Springfield Fire Department as Fire and Life Safety Educator

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Heather Parker has joined the Springfield Fire Department as its Fire and Life Safety Educator. Parker’s duties will consist of developing and implementing fire prevention and safety education curriculum consistent with the ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Public Works provides update on construction projects; plans to apply for grant

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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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Posted on: June 13, 2018

City ends 2017-2018 fiscal year with tax revenues 1 percent above budget

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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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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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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 ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Citizen Resource Center Coordinator Claudia Crighton to retire this week

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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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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Neighborhood Advisory Council elects Rusty Worley as next chair

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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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Posted on: May 22, 2018

City of Springfield/Greene County/HLA announcement 2 p.m. Thursday at Police & Fire Training Center

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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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Posted on: May 16, 2018

City Council names two finalists in City Manager search

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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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Posted on: May 9, 2018

May sales tax up 22 percent compared to budget

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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.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

City celebrates National Economic Development Week with several announcements

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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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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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Posted on: April 24, 2018

City budget workshops begin

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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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Posted on: March 1, 2018

2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

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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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Posted on: August 14, 2017

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