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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Springfield to host Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit: Springfield Kick-Off July 20

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Springfield has been chosen as the community to kick off a nine-city tour of Missouri to bring awareness to and spur action on the growing opioid epidemic in our state. 

The Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit is being led by Missouri Department of Heal...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before City Council tonight

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PDMP designed to combat opioid epidemic

A proposed ordinance to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will be presented tonight to City Council in an effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic in our community.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

City partners to explore downtown economic development project

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Missouri State University, the Springfield Business Development Corporation and The Vecino Group announced today that they are exploring the potential for a new development within the IDEA Commons district. This proposed development will facilitate the cr...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

July sales tax revenues up 6% compared to budget

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After five months of below-budget sales tax checks from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the City of Springfield’s July check is up 6%, or $283,141, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,662,889, compared to t...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Committee considers use of level property tax for unfunded needs

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Springfield City Council’s Finance & Administration Committee met Wednesday to discuss a possible continuation of the City’s level property tax levy (LPT) to pay for unfunded capital improvement needs. The continuation w...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Brigitte Marrs appointed executive director of Mayor’s Commission for Children

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The Mayor’s Commission for Children board announces the appointment of Brigitte Marrs as its new executive director. Marrs has served on the commission since 2013. She replaces former executive director Denise Bredfeldt.

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City releases internal audit reports for cashier operations, accounts payable and cash disbursements

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Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed audit reports of the City of Springfield’s cashier operations and accounts payable and cash disbursements processes. The reports include best practices, observations, recommendati...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City to kick off new SGF Yields program to help Springfield become more pedestrian friendly

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Nationally, pedestrian-involved crashes have been on the rise since 2009. This number can be attributed to the growing use of smart phones which can serve as a significant source of distraction to both drivers and pedestrians.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Five honored, 22 others recognized at 26th annual Gift of Time luncheon

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Five volunteers were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Twenty-two others – including ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Community Involvement Committee hears recommendations for reducing the use of coal tar sealants

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City Council’s Community Involvement Committee (Mayor Pro Tem Jan Fisk, Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater, Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson and General Seat D Richard Ollis) met Tuesday, June 13 to hear additional i...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

City Council approves City budget; prioritizes public safety

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Springfield City Council approved the City Manager’s $348 million total balanced budget Monday night after five budget hearings over the past several weeks. The General Fund portion of the budget is roughly $83 million and i...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Ozarks Alliance finishes 5-day MARC; shelter placements continue

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The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) and other service providers have connected with more 230 individuals experiencing some form of homelessness during the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) event this week. At le...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

June sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield’s June 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10%, or $437,409, compared to the amount budgeted.

 

The check reflects sales processed by the state in Ma...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure testifies before governor’s committee in support of economic development tools

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Mayor Ken McClure testified this afternoon before the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes in support of the various economic development tools used in Springfield to stimulate employment, incentivize redevelop...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Mayor Ken McClure in State of the City address: SGF truly a great city

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In his inaugural State of the City address, held this morning at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program at Parkview High School, Mayor Ken McClure said Springfield is overall in good hea...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Capital improvement grants awarded to eight neighborhoods through Neighborhood Works Program

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Eight registered neighborhoods in Springfield will soon be seeing improvements to their parks thanks to a competitive grant made possible through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

In April 2016, Springfield vot...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

David Pennington sworn in as 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. He was sworn in May 26.

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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...

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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 ex...

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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 route66festi...

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