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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Rhonda Lewsader named Springfield City Attorney

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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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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Mayor Ken McClure sends holiday wishes in video Christmas Card

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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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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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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Manager Jason Gage selects two deputy city managers

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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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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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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council outlines 2019 legislative priorities

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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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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 Squa...

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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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Posted on: November 15, 2018

City sales tax revenue rebounds with November payment

Revenues are 15% above budget for November.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Developer requests postponement of zoning hearing on Galloway properties

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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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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Andrew Lear appointed to City Council General Seat C

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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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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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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

 

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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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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Treasures of the City event this evening at City Government Plaza

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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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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Council selects seven finalists for vacant General C Council seat

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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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Posted on: October 13, 2018

Fifteen apply for General C vacant City Council Seat

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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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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

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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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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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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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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Accounting firm completes audits of PII, fee study processes

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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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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Springfield Fire and partners bring lifesaving technology via 9-1-1 integrated mobile app

PulsePoint Respond empowers CPR-trained citizens to provide critical response to cardiac arrests  

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The Springfield Fire Department and local emergency services personnel have partnered to launch PulsePoint Respond to the great...

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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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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Jasmine Bailey named Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer

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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 18, 2018

City Council applications available Oct. 1, 2018

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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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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., grew...

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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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Posted on: September 10, 2018

September sales tax revenues down 5 percent compared to budget, but continue positive 12-month trend

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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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Posted on: September 8, 2018

Mayor expresses condolences after tragic loss of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts

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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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Posted on: September 6, 2018

SGF Yields pedestrian safety program receives state grant funding to continue, expand

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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.  

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Planning Department and HUD provide funding for $5.7 million in projects

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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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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Springfield City Attorney to take new role in Denver, Colorado

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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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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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