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Posted on: April 12, 2018

10 census tracts in Springfield designated Opportunity Zones

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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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Posted on: April 11, 2018

April sales tax down less than 1 percent

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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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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Council seeking public input in search for new city manager

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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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Posted on: April 9, 2018

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

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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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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Accounting firm completes audit of Municipal Court

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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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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Missouri Job Center to host networking event for those with autism

In an effort to help more people on the autism spectrum connect with jobs and employment resources, the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region and several local employers are hosting a networking event specifically for those on the spectrum. The event will be h...

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Construction preparations begin on Grand Street Bridge widening project

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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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Posted on: March 13, 2018

City to host open house March 29 to gather input on Jefferson Footbridge rehabilitation design

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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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Posted on: March 8, 2018

March sales tax revenues down 5 percent

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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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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Matthew Simpson selected to fill Zone 4 City Council seat

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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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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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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: January 23, 2018

Level Property Tax Implementation Budget presented to City Council

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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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Posted on: January 12, 2018

MagnifyMoney.com ranks SGF No. 1 on list of Best Places to Work Your Way Through College

Personal finance website MagnifyMoney.com has ranked Springfield as one of the most affordable cities in the United States for students working their way through college and avoiding student loan debt.

According to the site, the Springfield-Branson area bo...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

Residential fires in Springfield homes fall to 10-year low

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Just eight months into the Springfield Fire Department's most aggressive community risk reduction campaign to date, residential fires and fire-related injuries in the City of Springfield have fallen to their lowest numbers in 10 years...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

City plans more than $80M in capital improvements for 2018

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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 more than $80 million on 117 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2018 ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

City to conduct city-wide sidewalk assessment and inventory beginning Nov. 29

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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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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Current job openings

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The City of Springfield offers diverse and challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service that make a difference and have an impact on the community. 

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