News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2019

911 Director Zim Schwartze to take new job in Jefferson City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zim Schwartze, the director of Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, will leave the City of Springfield in January for a new job as Chief of the Missouri Capitol Police in Jefferson City. Her new role is effective ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Thursday's TIF Advisory Commission hearing canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Commission hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5  to review The Ridge at Ward Branch TIF Redevelopment Plan is canceled, pursuant to the developer’s request to with...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Media Alert: Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony Media Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media interested in covering the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony, may contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. Staging and lighting set up will be underway at that time....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Springfield to welcome soldiers ‘Home for the Holidays’ Dec. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

At the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Springfield Saturday, Nov. 23, Mayor Ken McClure asked Springfield citizens to join him Monday, Dec. 23 in welcoming to Springfield hundreds of soldiers currently stat...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Usher in the holiday season Saturday with Mayor’s Tree Lighting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join Mayor Ken McClure and friends Saturday evening on Park Central Square to usher in the holiday season with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with the tree lighting occurring at 7:30 ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City presents concept plans for Phase 1 of Jordan Creek daylighting through downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Principal Stormwater Engineer Chris Dunnaway presented preliminary concepts for Phase 1 of the daylighting of Jordan Creek through downtown Springfield at a City Council Lunch Workshop on Nov. 19. 

Channele...

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View a PDF of the Jordan Creek presentation. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 18, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Public Works to present concepts for Jordan Creek daylighting tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Public Works to discuss concept plans for Jordan Creek daylighting project during City Council Lunch Workshop tomorrow

WHEN:  11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19

WHERE: Denny Whayne Conference Room of the Busch Municipal Building (840 N. Boonvi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19

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City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The 20 to 25-foot-tall blue spruce was donated from a commercial property located in the 1200 block of Kingsley...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 14, 2019

City soliciting applications for $200,000 in 2020 CDBG funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2020 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Frida...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 12, 2019

City Council hears recommendations of Sexual Assault Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After meeting 10 times since February and requesting an extension to continue its work, the nine-member Sexual Assault Task Force presented its report to City Council today.

Appointed by City Council in January, the task force was char...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Rededication ceremony for Lincoln Memorial Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Sent on behalf of the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Executive Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join us for a rededication ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. The board will also dedicate a n...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City of Springfield awarded $21 million dollar BUILD grant

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office announced today that the City of Springfield will receive $20,960,822 to create the Grant Avenue Parkway – major multi-modal transportation improvements, along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. &...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Sales taxes renewed by Springfield voters

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Springfield voters approved two City sales tax renewals supporting the police-fire pension fund and transportation needs.

The measures passed Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 with 78% and 80% voter support, respectively. The police-fire pension s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 24, 2019

UPDATE: Traffic calming demonstration at Grant Avenue & Calhoun Street rescheduled for Oct. 28

UPDATE: Due to safety concerns associated with forecasted weather, the Traffic Calming Demonstration at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street previously scheduled for today has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28....

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Agencies highlight available resources, in light of continued overdose spike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn light of a dramatic increase in overdoses in recent days, area partners have come together to save lives, share hope for recovery and highlight available resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction.

For many, addict...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Join us Wednesday evening as Mick Cornett shares insights as SGF embarks on next comprehensive plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, as “The Next American City,” author and four-term Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett shares his insights on how Springfieldians can shape the futu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 18, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 13 surplus properties in city limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing Division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 13 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties we...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 18, 2019

BREAKING: Two deaths confirmed in 48-hour overdose spike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield / Greene County Public Safety officials have confirmed two deaths among a recent spike of opioid drug overdoses in the area. From Wednesday, Oct. 16 to 2 p.m., Oct. 18, the number of overdoses (including the two deaths) ha...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Mayors of 4 of Missouri’s largest cities commit to common agenda to make communities safer

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The Mayors and public safety officials from four of Missouri’s largest cities are working together on a common agenda to make our cities safe from violent crime. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure hosted the group in Springfield ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Media Alert: Missouri mayors host historic meeting in Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will host a meeting today with the mayors and support staff representing four of Missouri’s largest cities: Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. Governor Mike Parson will join them ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Health and Public Safety agencies respond to spike in drug overdoses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

Representatives from area health and public safety agencies convened an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss a dramatic spike in drug overdoses in our area over the last 24 hours.  

Althoug...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 17, 2019

REMINDER: City and SPS to host 30th annual Treasures of the City event TONIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza Thursday evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 30th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hosted by the C...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Traffic-calming demonstration to transform Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street intersection Oct. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

According to a recent SGF Yields quarterly crosswalk compliance study, less than 4% of drivers stop for pedestrians at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street.

In an effort to improve pedestrian safety at this location, Spr...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 16, 2019

City seeks candidates for Building Trades Examination & Certification Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Building Trades Examination & Certification Board. The City Manager-appointed board administers the licensing of the members of various building crafts or trades. Mem...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Qualified candidates sought for Board of Public Utilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has one vacancy coming available in December.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 14, 2019

City and SPS to host 30th annual Treasures of the City event Thursday evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza Thursday evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 30th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hosted by the C...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 4, 2019

St. Louis Blues alumni players to join Oct.10 celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESt. Louis Blues alumni players to join Oct.10 celebration

St. Louis Blues alumni players Tom Tilley, Bobby Plager, Cam Janssen, Mike Zuke and Jim "Soup" Campbell are confirmed to be joining the St. Louis Blues Day in SGF cele...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 3, 2019

St. Louis Blues officials confirmed to join Springfield celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESt. Louis Blues officials confirmed to join Springfield celebration

St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman, president/CEO Chris Zimmerman, general manager David Otto and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth will be joining the festivities in ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Sexual Assault Task Force Meeting Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to scheduling conflicts, today's Sexual Assault Force Meeting has been cancelled. Information regarding a rescheduled date will be provided when confirmed.

City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 1, 2019

FROM THE OFFICE OF MAYOR KEN MCCLURE

Resolution to consider a hearing examiner placed on City Council docket

Springfield City Council is considering a resolution to appoint a hearing examiner to further analyze complaints lodged against Councilwoman Jan Fisk by a local citizen. The measure wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Historical marker dedication to take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Park Central Square

MEDIA ADVISORY

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 6% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to report a 35% average driver compliance rate at Springfield crosswalk...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Mayor McClure declares Oct. 10 “St. Louis Blues Day” in Springfield

Stanley Cup to travel to Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is encouraging Springfieldians to “turn the city blue” in honor of the champion St. Louis Blues Hockey Team on Oct. 10. Local leaders from both the private and public s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 17, 2019

News conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jordan Valley Ice Park

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and partners will host a news conference at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Public hearing on FY2018 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2018 at 6 p.m., Sept. 17 in the 2 West conference room ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 10, 2019

City to host Commercial Street pedestrian alleyway and parking lot enhancement open house Sept. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to view the proposed construction designs for planned enhance...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: September 9, 2019

September sales tax revenues up nearly 13% compared to last year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s September sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue came in nearly 13% higher, or $552,360, compared to those of September 2018. The check was $4,882,042 compared to the September 2018 revenu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Galloway development recommendations tabled until Sept. 12 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A 4-4 vote on the Galloway development recommendations at the August meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has resulted in the item being tabled until its Sept. 12 meeting, where the commission will vote again. The meeting w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 15, 2019

August sales tax revenues down 4% compared to August 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s August sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 4%, or $124,594, compared to August 2018. The check was $2,960,512 compared to the August 2018 revenue check in the a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 14, 2019

SGF Yields program to install “Student Walker” statue Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is set to install the first of five “Student Walker” statues at a kickoff event at 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary School (29...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 10, 2019

2019 John T. Woodruff Awards presented to Guy Mace and Kirk Wheeler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival founder David Eslick presented the John T. Woodruff Award to two of Springfield’s most enthusiastic Route 66 supporters Saturday in Park Central Square during the 9th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Statement by Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I am deeply troubled by the events that occurred Thursday afternoon, but I am so thankful for the peaceful resolution. As usual, Springfield citizens, workers, first responders and bystanders reacted to a potentially dangerous situati...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Road closures for 2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 8 and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 11.

“On be...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure announces selections for comprehensive plan advisory team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure has proposed the names of people invited to serve on an advisory team for Forward SGF, the official name of the community-wide comprehensive planning process. Former Councilman and local physician Dr. Tom Prater has ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mayor McClure congratulates Lasers on championship win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate the Springfield Lasers on their win Saturday night to secure the World TeamTennis Championship for a second consecutive season.

The Lasers completed a final-set rally to edge the New York Em...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City of Springfield’s Finance Department awarded certificate of excellence for financial report

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The City of Springfield’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Re...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City Council outlines 2019 priorities

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its July 29 meeting, Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 priorities, which will guide and empower the City’s elected officials and staff as they work on the City&rsqu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 23, 2019

City Council hears recommendations for Galloway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After six stakeholder committee meetings, three public input meetings and two surveys, the City of Springfield’s Planning & Development staff presented its recommendations for the future of the Galloway area to City Council at its...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Statement from the City of Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has considered The Gathering Tree, LLC a community partner and our staff has worked with them extensively to develop Eden Village. At the direction of Mayor Ken McClure and City Council, the City also allocated...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City's completed Grand Street Bridge Replacement Project receives regional award for safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield Public Works Department received the 2019 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety from the Midwestern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MWITE) for work completed on the Grand Street Bri...

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Watch a video showing the completed project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 15, 2019

July sales tax revenues down 1.5% compared to July 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s July sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 1.5%, or $70,967, compared to July 2018. The check was $4,639,417compared to the July 2018 revenue check in the amount ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 4% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to share a 4% improvement in the percentage of Springfield drivers yiel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Third and final Galloway public meeting to be held Tuesday at All Saints Anglican Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in seeing the development recommendations for the future of the Galloway area along Lone Pine and sharing feedback should plan to attend the third and final open-house style public input meeting 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday J...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City seeks input on potential transportation projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens on the proposed list of new projects to be included in the upcoming future transportation sales tax renewal. The tax is up for renewal by November 2020 and has a significant im...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Landfill fee increase effective Monday, July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Department of Environmental Services will increase the tipping fees at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill from $30.94 per ton to $32.18 per ton, a 4% increase. There will be no increase on the $20 minimum charge for individu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Jan Millington named Deputy City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assistant City Attorney V Jan Millington has been promoted to the role of Deputy City Attorney, effective immediately.

Millington has worked for the City since 2007, focusing primarily on environmental issues with the departments of Pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Downtown Springfield Association partners with City of Springfield to promote walking downtown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Downtown Springfield Association (DSA) has been chosen to receive one of the over 20 Community Change Micro Grants awarded by America Walks for use in 2019.  DSA is using the funding to partner with the City of Springfield an...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Friday evening in honor of Tom Billionis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.

All revenue from Friday’s sales at The ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Survey provides insight into citizen perception and priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The results of the 2019 Citizen Survey are in and citizens again affirmed that the three major categories of City services that residents thought were the most important for the City to emphasize over the next two years are (1) the ma...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 18, 2019

City Council to hear results of 2019 Citizen Survey at 11:30

MEDIA ALERT

Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott and ETC Institute will present the findings of the 2019 Citizen Survey at today's Council Lunch workshop, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. today in the Councilman Denny Whayne ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 17, 2019

City seeking public input on Public Rights of Way ADA Transition Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking public input on a plan to transition all sidewalks and curb ramps on public right-of-way up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The public has until Aug. 30 to review the plan ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mayor McClure publicly thanks Scott Miller for dedicated service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to publicly thank Scott Miller for his years of dedicated service to City Utilities and the citizens of Springfield.

“The community has been very fortunate to have such a superb leader at the he...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Share input on design standards for Galloway/Lone Pine development with online survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should take the second Galloway/Lone Pine Community Design Survey, available at https://galloway2.questionpro.com/ and linked from spr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 10, 2019

June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to June 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s June sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 11%, or $435,825, compared to June 2018. The check was $4,392,535, compared to the June 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City asking public to participate in survey to assess community needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Department is soliciting public input for its Community Development Needs Survey, which assesses the community in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Planning Department launches Comprehensive Planning Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development Department has officially kicked off its comprehensive planning process. The launch follows Mayor Ken McClure’s annual State of the City Address, where he outlined City Council’s prio...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure presents 2019 State of the City Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure noted the strong economy in Springfield, recognized public servants and announced plans for community-wide planning and land use at the annual State of the City Address held this morning during the Spring...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Judge Todd Thornhill receives statewide recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At the 54th Annual Conference of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association held May 22-24, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Chief Judge Todd Thornhill of the 31st Judicial Circuit’s Springfield Municipal Division ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 29, 2019

HUD Annual Action Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2019-2020, available for public review and comment for 15 days from May 29 through 5 p.m., June 13, 2019.

The...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection to close Thursday and Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection will be closed Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2019 for pavement improvements.  Each closures will start at 8 a.m. and the road will be reopened at 3 p.m. The closures ar...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Equipment Show & Tell event postponed to Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to inclement weather, tonight's Public Works and Environmental Services' Equipment Show & Tell event has been postponed until Wednesday, May 22 at the Expo Center lot (between Jordan Valley Car Park and the Springfield Expo Ce...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Residents encouraged to review proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County residents are encouraged to attend one of four open houses June 4-6 to review the proposed updates to the Springfield-Greene County’s floodplain map by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City celebrating National Public Works Week with annual report, events, mayoral proclamation

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 19-25 by releasing its 2018 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of l...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2019

REMINDER: Public Works to present initial design for Galloway Street Widening Project tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Public Works department will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St., to present the initial design for the Galloway Street Widening Project.

The project, whic...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Second Galloway public meeting to be held tonight at The Venues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the second public input meeting at 5:30-7 p.m., May 14, 2019 at The Venues, 2616 E. Battlefield.

Two additional p...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 10, 2019

May sales tax revenues down 11.6% compared to May 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s May sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 11.6%, or $397,184, compared to May 2018. The check was $3,028,591, compared to the May 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Springfield mourns loss of local hero Ralph Manley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy&rdq...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by Tuesday’s storms. Severe storms blew through the Ozarks, causing widespread damage and at least one death, reported in nearby Douglas County.

Th...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

South Avenue south of Primrose to close

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESouth Avenue just south of Primrose Street will be closed on Monday for gas and water relocation work on the Primrose Street – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue project. This closure will last for a week.

The project widens Pr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor McClure makes City Council Committee Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure has finalized City Council committee members, with appointments effective immediately.

The Mayor encourages the referral of Council bills involving policy issues and substantive legislative changes to the appropriate ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Phyllis Ferguson named Mayor Pro Tem

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City Council unanimously selected Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson as the Mayor Pro Tempore at Monday night’s regular meeting. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor's absence, including leadi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City budget workshops begin

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City Manager Jason Gage began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 23 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2019-20 budget recommendations. The City’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 each year. The f...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children announces results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Study

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 The Mayor’s Commission for Children presented the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study findings  at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This study is conducted appro...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Springfield’s Give 5 program receives statewide Innovation Award

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The Missouri Municipal League announced this week (Local Government Week) that Springfield’s Give 5 program has won a 2019 Innovation Award in the Extra-Large City category. These awards are given to municipalities to honor ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Springfield-Greene Co. African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces new round of markers

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The Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces plans for additional trail markers commemorating four churches historically interconnected to form the core of the African-American religious community ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children to announce results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Survey on Tuesday

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Please join the Mayor’s Commission for Children at 10 a.m., Tuesday April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as they announce the results of the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study. The study is conducted approximatel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Mayor and City Council members to take oaths of office at noon today

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Councilmen Andrew Lear, Abe McGull, Richard Ollis, Mike Schilling and Matthew Simpson will begin new terms Thursday, April 18. All will take oaths of office at a special City Council meeting at noon in Historic...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2019

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

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The week of April 14-20, 2019 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Pu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 9, 2019

April sales tax revenues up 8.6%

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The City of Springfield’s April sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8.6 percent, or $309,247, compared to April 2018. The check was $3,905,148, compared to the April 2018 revenue check in the am...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 17 surplus properties in city limits

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The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 17 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties were o...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Accounting firm completes audits of police operations, financial month-end closing process

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RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the financial month-end close procedures and the Springfield Police Department’s operations at the Feb. 13 Finance and Administration Com...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure thanks citizens, offers congratulations to returning and new Council members

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and four City Councilmen will retain their seats following today’s election, and one new member will replace outgoing Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater.

Those maintaining their seats include: Andrew Lear, General Seat C; ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Greenwood, Springfield Catholic basketball teams to be recognized tonight by City Council

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has invited two stand-out high school basketball teams to tonight’s City Council meeting to receive special recognition. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall, 3rd floor Council ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City of Springfield to survey citizens

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The City of Springfield will begin conducting a citizen satisfaction survey next week.

Surveys will be mailed next week to 6,000 randomly selected households in the city limits of Springfield and should hit mailboxes next week. Within ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 19, 2019

March sales tax revenues up 2.5%

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The City of Springfield’s March sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 2.47 percent, or $104,927, compared to March 2018. The check was $4,358,613, compared to the March 2018 revenue check in the a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City of Springfield begins treatment and removal of public ash trees in response to invasive beetle

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The City of Springfield has begun implementing a proactive plan to manage the impact of the emerald ash borer to ash trees located on City property. 

City contractor Custom Tree Care Inc. began the removal of select City-manag...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

City partners with Galloway residents, stakeholders to plan future of village

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Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the first of three public input meetings 5:30-7 p.m. March 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway an...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield announced the lineup for the Aug. 9-10, 2019 festival at a press conference held at the Discovery Cent...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council opens discussion on allocation of carryover funds

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At its March 5 Council Lunch Workshop, City Council opened discussions on how to allocate $2.8 million of a total of $4.8 million in carryover funds from the Fiscal Year (FY)2017 and FY2018 budgets, as well as heard from Finance Direc...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council considers ordinance amendments to pave way for legalized medical marijuana

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City Council considered proposed changes of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, initiating discussion for regulated use of medical marijuana at a Council lunch workshop Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 to the Miss...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2019

City begins preparations for legalized medical marijuana

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith, will present proposed updates to the city’s zoning/land use regulations related to medical marijuana at a City Council workshop, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5. Misso...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Reminder: Route 66 festival press conference at 10 a.m. at Discovery Center

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Please join us at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announc...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

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The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Application deadline for type 2 short-term rental properties is Wednesday

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Wednesday.

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Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 22, 2019

City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal to come forward April 2

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Citizens are starting to notice a familiar sign that the City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax is up for renewal. Signs reading “Completed as Promised,” “Coming Soon” and “Propos...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee Meeting canceled

Tonight's meeting of the Citizens Tax Oversight Committee, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building, has been canceled due to impending inclement weather.

City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 15, 2019

City offers new down-payment assistance loan program

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The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department is encouraging first-time home buyers to purchase homes in certain portions of Zone 1 and Zone 2 with a new down-payment assistance loan program, which ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Applications, forms for short-term rentals now available online

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Feb. 27

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Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under the...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 11, 2019

February sales tax revenue continues upward trend

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The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8 percent, or about $271,000, compared to budget with the February sales tax check. The check was $3,571,433 compared to the budgete...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 1, 2019

2019 Capital Improvement Program Plan to go before P&Z, City Council in February

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If approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in February, the City of Springfield will start work on 126 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2019 fiscal year. Twenty-eight projects and programs...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Council approves regulations on short-term rentals

Rental “type 2s” have until Feb. 27, 2019 as grace period

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City Council approved regulations and definitions for short-term rental properties in the city of Springfield at their regular meeting Jan. 28, 2019.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Level Property Tax to fund 4 fire station projects

City seeking architect for two new stations and two replacements

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Two of Springfield’s most underserved areas are getting brand-new fire stations while two of its oldest stations will be demolished and rebuilt, thanks to the r...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 18, 2019

January sales tax revenue up nearly 6% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 5.68 percent, or about $235,600, compared to budget with the January sales tax check. The check was $4,387,170 compared to the budge...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Police Chief Paul Williams to provide update to City Council

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will present an update on the department's handling of sexual assaults at a regularly scheduled Council Lunch workshop at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room &...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 8, 2019

City pedestrian safety program partners with Springfield Public Schools on new education initiatives

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The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to offer a variety of education opportunities in the new year.

Launched in 2017, the SGF Yields program is an effort to combat a growing trend in pedes...

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Learn more about the new education opportunities. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Developer withdraws rezoning request application for condo project on east Briar

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The developer of a single-family development condominium project at 1624 E. Briar has asked to withdraw his application requesting a zoning change from residential single family to a planned development. The application, therefore, wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

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The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)