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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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Posted on: May 22, 2017

City celebrates Public Works Week with Phil Broyles Complex dedication and release of annual report

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“Public Works Connects Us” is the theme for 2017’s National Public Works Week May 21-27, celebrating the vital role public works plays in connecting people. As the cornerstone of civilization, publi...

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View the 2016 Public Works Annual Report.
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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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Forbes ranks SGF first on list of Cities You Didn't Expect To Be Great for Business

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Springfield has been named No. 1 on Forbes’ list of "Cites You Didn’t Expect To Be Great For Business." 

According to the Forbes article, with low labor costs and tax basis, Springfield is a great place to start a new business as well as e...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

City budget workshops for Fiscal Year 2018 continue Tuesday

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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
Posted on: May 1, 2017

26th annual Gift of Time luncheon to honor local volunteers June 23

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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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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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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.
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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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 ben...

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View the final study report.
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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Posted on: April 14, 2017

With 25 years of service each, three Springfield police commanders retire

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After 25 years of service to the City of Springfield, three commanders from the Springfield Police Department will retire today. Major Jim McCulloch, Captain Shawn Williams and Lieutenant Scott Umbarger graduated together from SPD’s 3...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Week 1 of Project RED Zone a success; Project continues in West Central Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Week 1 of Project RED Zone a success. Project continues in West Central Saturday

Week 1 of Project RED Zone is in the books. During the first week of the campaign to reduce fires and fire-related deaths and injuries, Springfiel...

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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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Posted on: April 7, 2017

April sales tax revenues down 5% compared to budget

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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 March...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Springfield’s fire death rate prompts Fire Department to launch Project RED Zone

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield’s fire death rate prompts department to launch Project RED Zone.

Springfield’s fire death rate is among the highest in the United States. In fact, it’s nearly triple the national average. In 2016, Springfield experi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed program could help get panhandlers off the streets and into jobs

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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 w...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

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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 route66festivals...

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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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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 Dr...

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