Posted on: August 19, 2016

Parkview High School Alumni to Kick Off 60th Anniversary at Friday’s football game

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Mayor Pro Tem and Parkview High School alum Ken McClure will officially kick off a year-long celebration of Parkview’s 60th Anniversary at Friday night’s football game versus the Kickapoo Chiefs. The ceremony will take place at ha...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: National Resource Network to update City Council on findings

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WHAT: The National Resource Network, a consortium of private and public sector experts, will present findings from their engagement with Springfield to City Council. NRN's strategies focus on the areas of housing, jobs and engagi...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

OEM Director Chet Hunter announces resignation

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Chet Hunter, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, announces his resignation effective Aug. 26. He and his family will be moving to St. Louis, where he has accepted a position as the assistant d...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

Route 66 Festival draws record attendance

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About 38,000 people participated in Springfield Missouri’s 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR; City of Springfield and Aaron Sachs & Associates. Despite a soggy start, 250 classic cars and a couple dozen motorcycles para...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

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On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

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A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

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Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along part...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

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Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

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The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri.

Esri Story Maps let users combine authori...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

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The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them f...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City, West Central Neighborhood to break ground for Route 66 Streetscape Aug. 10

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WHAT: The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue

WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

WHER...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

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The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

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Tommy and Glenda PikeLifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history.

In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Misso...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

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The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The groundbreaking is t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

August sales tax revenues down 2% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's August 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2%, or $41,007, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transa...Read on...

View Sales Tax Chart.
Posted on: August 1, 2016

City to host public input meeting Aug. 11 to discuss C-Street TIF projects

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Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host the first in a series of public input meetings about how to spend more than half a million dollars captured from t...Read on...

View Public Meeting Notice.
Posted on: July 25, 2016

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
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    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    City Human Resources director announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sheila Maerz, City of Springfield Human Resources director, announces her retirement effective Oct. 20.

    Maerz joined the City of Springfield as the Human Resources director in October 1998 and is responsible for employment, cl...Read on...

    Download Sheila Maerz portrait.
    Posted on: July 20, 2016

    No building inspections Aug. 2; inspectors to attend training

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    Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Tuesday, Aug. 2 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training on fire resistance-rated con...Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    David Holtmann named interim Finance director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Manager Greg Burris has named David Holtmann to serve as interim Finance director effective July 25.

    Holtmann temporarily replaces Mary Mannix Decker, who announced her retirement in May. Her last day with the City will b...Read on...

    Download David Holtmann portrait.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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    What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    REMINDER: City, community partners and neighbors to launch Zone Blitz at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park

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    The City of Springfield, along with community partners and Zone 1 neighbors, will officially launch the Zone Blitz, an initiative to improve quality of life in northwest Springfield, at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park, 1800 W. Nichols.

    For more ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 7, 2016

    July sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $528,385, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transa...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    25th annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon honors 41, awards 5

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    Five local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center.

    Nominated ...Read on...

    Download Gift of Time photos.
    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    25th annual Gift of Time awards luncheon Thursday at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone.

    The Gift of Time Awards has the distincti...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2016

    Square sculpture to be tumbled Tuesday, June 21 in honor of Tom Billionis

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    This tumble’s for you, Tom.

    Public works will dedicate the summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, to late Coffee Ethic owner, Tom Billionis, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21.

    Billionis, a passionate supporter of downto...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    Frank Romines selected as Springfield City Attorney

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Frank Romines has been selected as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective July 13. He currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Romines began his career as an associate attor...Read on...

    Download Frank Romines head shot.
    Posted on: June 9, 2016

    June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s June 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11%, or $444,782, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transact...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: June 9, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: EPA to Recognize Springfield, Mo., for Effective Use of Brownfields Assistance

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    (Lenexa, Kan., June 9, 2016) – EPA Region 7 Administrator Mark Hague will officially recognize the City of Springfield, Mo., on Monday, June 13, for its effective use of more than $7 million in funding and technical assistance from EPA’s Brownfields progr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Mayor in State of City address: Springfield in especially strong position

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    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during his last State of the City address during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Sprin...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    Mayor's State of the City address 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at The Arc of the Ozarks

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at The Arc of the Ozarks, 1501 E. Pythian, Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Those who can't be t...Read on...

    Posted on: May 25, 2016

    City Finance Director announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mary Mannix Decker, City of Springfield Finance director, announces her retirement effective July 22.

    Mannix Decker joined the City of Springfield Finance Department in 1999 as the Budget Administrator, responsible for the deve...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 23, 2016

    9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Director of the Year by international association

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    The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced the winners of the 2016 Public Safety Communications Awards and Technology in Leadership Awards on Friday, May 20. Springfield-Greene County ...Read on...

    Download Zim Schwartze head shot.
    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed a...Read on...

    Learn more about the City's Brownfield's Pro
    Posted on: May 10, 2016

    May sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's May 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $334,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in April from transac...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: May 5, 2016

    Last piece in 2016 Sculpture Walk installed in downtown SGF today

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    The last of 12 sculptures that comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield was installed today, according to Sculpture Walk coordinator Nicole Brown. Sculpture Walk 2016 will officially open May 6 during Artsfest.
    ...Read on...

    View map.
    Posted on: May 4, 2016

    Mayor releases statement on Holstein findings

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Former Chief Justice John Holstein issued his findings today regarding the alleged misconduct by Councilmember Kristi Fulnecky during a Nov. 24 closed meeting.

    I speak for those members of City Council who signed the letter to...Read on...

    View Holstein's Findings.
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    City Manager presents Proposed 2017 Budget to City Council

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    Public safety, investments in technology and facilities among priorities

    The City Manager’s proposed fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) budget was provided to City Council today in the first of four scheduled workshops.

    Revenue projectio...Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces 2016 application process

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session fo...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    City participating in CFO's Give Ozarks to raise funds for Route 66 Plaza Clock Tower

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    Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks' 24-hour online giving day Tuesday, May 3. The City of Springfield is participating in Give Ozarks to fundraise for the planned Rout...Read on...

    Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
    Posted on: April 29, 2016

    Saturday marks 90th anniversary of telegram sent from Springfield naming Route 66

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    Route 66, also known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” was conceived 90 years ago Saturday in downtown Springfield.

    On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and Springfield’s John...Read on...

    View telegram.
    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Hearing continues at 1:30 p.m., Friday

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    A hearing carried over from April 20, will continue in Historic City Hall’s 3rd floor City Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The hearing was requested by a majority of City Council members, to look into the facts surrounding Councilwoman Kri...Read on...

    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Second Sculpture Walk installation Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Springfield Brewing Co.

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The second of 12 sculptures that will comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield will arrive via truck from Brooklyn, New York and will be installed at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Springfield Brewing Company's balcony, according to...Read on...

    Visit SculptureWalk's Web site.
    Posted on: April 13, 2016

    City of Springfield, Greene County observe National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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    The week of April 10-16 is set aside to honor those that provide the voice of our emergency services across our country. The City of Springfield recognizes the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of Na...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: April 12, 2016

    9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze was named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference (MPSCC) March 22 in Columbia.

    The Springfield...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 11, 2016

    Gift of Time volunteer appreciation program to host 25th annual banquet June 30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ded...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    April sales tax revenues down 3% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's April 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 3%, or $112,213, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transa...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Author and professor Robert D. Putnam to speak at MSU Public Affairs Conference April 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield, along with the 12 partner organizations listed below, are bringing author and Harvard professor Robert D. Putnam to speak noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Missouri State University’s annual Public Affairs Co...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    City, Community Partnership of the Ozarks to host landlord training seminar April 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host an annual landlord training seminar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 610 E. Walnut.

    This training is designed for landlords a...Read on...

    Register here.
    Posted on: March 23, 2016

    City Council hears first reading for West Wye connection project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-discussed project to divert coal trains from the center of Springfield is back on track.

    City Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in Council Chambers at Historic City Hall to hear the first reading of a bil...Read on...

    View Powerpoint.
    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre M...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over th...Read on...

    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    Please join us at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz to hear about 2016 Route 66 Festival event lineup

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

    Last year’s festival drew a...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    City continues to respond to March 13-14 flash flooding event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week kicked off early in Springfield with Sunday night’s signature flash flooding event due to a convective thunderstorm.

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Sculpture takes springtime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

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    It’s tumble time.

    Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15 for the springtime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Today's media lunch about Convoy of Hope Springfield event postponed

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    Today's media lunch scheduled for noon at the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety center is being postponed to a later date. Information on the rescheduled date will be sent out as soon as details are confirmed. Sorry for any inconvenience. Media inte...Read on...

    Posted on: March 13, 2016

    City details efforts to address poverty and homelessness

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    According to Springfield’s 2013 point in time homeless count data, on any given night, 711 people in Springfield are homeless. That includes 350 single adults, 50 veterans, 425 families and 163 children. Together with the rising poverty rate, homelessness...Read on...

    List of Area Crisis Shelters
    Posted on: March 8, 2016

    Marianne Banks named Interim City Attorney

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    City Manager Greg Burris named Marianne Banks to serve as Interim City Attorney, effective March 14, 2016. Banks temporarily replaces Dan Wichmer, who recently took a new position with Legal Services of Southern Missouri.

    Banks has extensive experienc...Read on...

    Posted on: March 8, 2016

    Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling to host community meeting March 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Horace Mann Elementary, 3745 S. Broadway.

    Join Schilling and Zone 3 neighbors to discuss wha...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    Media invited to March 14 luncheon to discuss upcoming Convoy of Hope: Springfield event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join Convoy of Hope Signature Events Director Steve Pulis and City Manager Greg Burris for a media luncheon noon-1 p.m., Monday, March 14 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott, to learn about media opportunities and res...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: March 4, 2016

    1 Million Cups Springfield moves to the Springfield Art Museum

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    1 Million Cups Springfield announced Wednesday its move to the Springfield Art Museum effective April 6.

    The program launched Feb. 26, 2014 with the mission to build a start up and entrepreneurial community in southwest Missour...Read on...

    Visit 1 Million Cups Springfield online.
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    March sales tax revenue up 24% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's March 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 24%, or $942,338, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in February from tran...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    City Attorney Dan Wichmer accepts new position

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Attorney Dan Wichmer has accepted the position of Executive Director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. His last day at the City of Springfield will be March 11.

    Wichmer became Springfield City Attorney in May 2005 af...Read on...

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    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 10 a.m.

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 10 a.m. today at the Springfield Regional Police-Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield Road. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one interv...Read on...

    View livestream of news conference.
    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    Jefferson Avenue Footbridge to close beginning March 1 for inspection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During a recent weekly inspection of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, Public Works noticed corrosion and steel loss in the north support column of the 114-year-old bridge. Public Works brought in experts from Great River Engineeri...Read on...

    Jefferson Avenue Footbridge closure Fact Sheet
    Posted on: February 29, 2016

    Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presents recommendations to Council

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presented its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at today’s Council Lunch.

    Mayor Stephens announced the formation of the task force last fall....Read on...

    View report.
    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the second annual MOmentum 2016: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 23 by the local Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region. In addition to dis...Read on...

    View executive summary and full results.
    Posted on: February 22, 2016

    Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee issues clean report to City Council

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield doesn’t expect citizens to take its word for it that tax dollars are spent appropriately. At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC) gave another "clean"...Read on...

    Posted on: February 22, 2016

    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro,...Read on...

    Posted on: February 17, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring events for Lowe's Springfield locations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will assist the two Springfield Lowe's locations with hiring more than 100 seasonal positions this month.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Missouri Job Center...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: February 25, 2016

    Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering to present recommendations to Council on Monday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering will present its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at a special Council lunch meeting at noon, Monday, Feb. 29 in the Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-fl...Read on...

    Posted on: February 25, 2016

    REMINDER: Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett to host community meeting tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at Alice Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett.

    Join Burnett and Zone 2 neighbors to discuss wha...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City employee dies in accident at landfill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    John Wesley Choate died after an accident at the City’s landfill. Choate worked at the City in various capacities since 2008, most recently as a maintenance worker.

    “We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own” said City...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Help 9-1-1 help you by filling out functional needs form for household

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In an emergency, it can be vitally important for first responders (police officers, firefighters or emergency medical services personnel) to know that a resident of the household where help is needed is visually impaired, hearing ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 1410 E. Pacific - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 1102 N. Rogers - Zoned R-SF (Residenti...
  • Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: February 8, 2016

    February sales tax revenue down 7% compared to budget; YTD revenues still up 3% over budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's February 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $223,927, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from t...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps.
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    Mayor to issue proclamation recognizing bravery of neighbors who pulled boy from burning home

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    Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at a fundraiser tonight recognizing the bravery of Springfieldians Theron Teeter, also known as Too Much, and Mike Wallace, for pulling 4-year-old Ben Garrison from his burning home on ...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: January 27, 2016

    Join City, community leaders and neighbors for Zone 1 Connect event on Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturd...Read on...

    Download Zone 1 Connect flyer
    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results at Feb. 23 luncheon

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro,...Read on...

    Register for MOmentum.
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Job Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Employers present will include CoxHe...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators field record call numbers in last 4 weeks

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    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators have experienced a record number of calls and phone interactions in the four weeks since the flooding event on Dec. 26, 2015.

    "The flooding that occurred mainly on the day af...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Tree City USA meeting postponed, P&Z canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to weather, today's Tree City USA meeting has been rescheduled to 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and tonight's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.Read on...

    Posted on: January 19, 2016

    Tonight's Council-CACCD public hearing meeting canceled

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    Due to weather, the joint City Council-Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development Public Hearing scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 in City Council Chambers inside Historic City Hall....Read on...

    Posted on: January 15, 2016

    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett rescinds resignation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett has decided to rescind his resignation, after reconsideration.

    “I have decided to rescind my resignation and will be taking a break from college instead in order to focus on my...Read on...

    View letter.
    Posted on: January 14, 2016

    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett resigns

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    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett distributed a letter today to City Council tendering his resignation, effective Jan. 15. Burnett was elected in April 2015.

    Essentially citing reasons of health and time commitment, he indicated...Read on...

    View letter.
    Posted on: January 12, 2016

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.

    Building Development ServicesService requests for the Building Development Services department are up 10% over this time last year. BDS implements and monitors a variety of cit...Read on...

    Posted on: January 12, 2016

    Zone 1 residents invited to help map out details of improvement plan for northwest SGF Jan. 30

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    Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturd...Read on...

    Download Zone 1 Connect flyer
    Posted on: January 11, 2016

    January sales tax revenue up 13% compared to budget

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    The City of Springfield's January 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 13%, or $462,680, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in December 2015 fr...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: December 31, 2015

    Video looks back at 2015

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    From the amazing recovery of Springfield Police officer Aaron Pearson and the generous outpouring of support from the community, to the challenges of the roller coaster Missouri weather and ongoing lively debate over a wide range of political and social i...Read on...

    Year in Review Video
    Posted on: December 28, 2015

    Emergency shelter to open at 8 p.m. for flooding victims

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the request of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) The Red Cross will open an emergency shelter tonight at 8 p.m. at Day Springs Christian Church, 2157 N. Prospect in Springfield, to house residen...Read on...

    Posted on: December 28, 2015

    City, residents battle floodwaters from near-record rainfall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield/Greene County residents continue to battle the waters from the rainstorm that worked its way through Springfield and region beginning Saturday, Dec. 26, continuing steadily through Sunday and turning into flurries late...Read on...

    Posted on: December 27, 2015

    Public Information Call Center to be activated to collect damage reports

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) will activate its Public Information Call Center (PICC) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Citizens in Greene County who have experienced flood damage to t...Read on...

    Posted on: December 23, 2015

    City issues statement regarding former Southwest Treatment Plant employee

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    Responding to media inquiries pointing to charges filed on Casenet, the City issues the following statement:
    The City of Springfield regrets that the actions of a former Southwest Treatment Plant employee have led to criminal charges. Managers acted imme...Read on...

    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    City Finance Department receives budget presentation award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the eighth year in a row, the City of Springfield Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its budget. The G...Read on...

    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

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    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff.
    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.
    The equity of the City at the close of the most...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler for the winter season Tuesday morning

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    Not to be outdone by the magnificent Park Central Square Christmas tree, the Tumbler, Park Central Square's resident piece of modern art, is set to rotate for the winter season tomorrow morning at 7:30.

    About the Tumbler

    For...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.

    HealthAt tonight’s meeting, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to limit tethering dogs within the city limits of Springfield. The Springfield-Greene County Health...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    City Council• City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corne...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    City Council, Convoy of Hope to co-host vision casting meeting at tomorrow's Council Lunch

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corner of Central Street and Boonville Avenue) to plan for the May 7, 2016 Convoy o...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    December sales tax revenue up less than 1% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's December 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up less than 1%, or $5,911, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: December 8, 2015

    REMINDER: Zone 4 community meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Holland Elementary School

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 4 City Councilman Craig Fishel cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Holland Elementary School, 2403 S. Holland.

    Join Fishel and Zone 4 neighbors to discuss what's ...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: December 3, 2015

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has thoroughly reviewed operations at the Southwest Treatment plant after quickly responding to concerns brought forward by employees in August 2014. The Southwest Treatment plant is one of two wastewater t...Read on...

    Posted on: December 1, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Safety• Jumpstart Your Winter Weather PreparednessTake advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny skies expected over the next several days to prepare now for winter weather. Ensure that your vehicle is in good running co...Read on...

    Posted on: December 1, 2015

    CU Community Credit Union to launch payday lending alternative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CU Community Credit Union is rolling out the Fresh Start Loan Program, a more affordable alternative to traditional payday loans, to provide much-needed relief to people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle.

    "There ar...Read on...

    More info about the Fresh Start Loan Program.
    Posted on: November 30, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Poverty Commission, CU Community Credit Union to host news conference tomorrow

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    The Impacting Poverty Commission and CU Community Credit Union will host a news conference at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby to announce a program to offer relief for people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 25, 2015

    Awards & Achievers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the Nov. 23 City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Stephens recommended the following:
    • Appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Gerry Lee; Dr. Elizabeth Andrews; Brigitte Marrs; and Linda Ramey Griewe with terms to expi...Read on...

    Posted on: November 23, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    Health• Historic City Hall is looking especially dapper these days. The building is sporting a ‘stache to celebrate “Movember,” which encourages men to pay attention to their health. Contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Information Admin...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Art Museum• Opening exhibit for WatercolorNow at 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. This invitational exhibition, hosted every four years by the Springfield Art Museum, will feature work by current members of the Watercolor U.S.A. H...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2015

    Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 8:30 a.m. Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s that time of year again. City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16.

    The 30-foot blue spruce tree was donated by Missouri State University and forme...Read on...

    Posted on: November 9, 2015

    SGF named 2015 Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and its Digital Communities program earlier this month announced the top-ranked cities in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. held its place as sixth among cities with popula...Read on...

    Posted on: November 9, 2015

    Take a selfie with Santa, costumed characters at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from first- and second-grade students, will signal the start of the holiday season by lighting a 33-foot Norway spruce, located in Jordan Valley Park, east of the Mediacom Ice Park at the annual Mayor...Read on...

    View the PSA.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host Chick-fil-A hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a hiring event for Chick-fil-A 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Chick-fil-A is looking to hi...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to present keys to the City to 6 decorated WWII vets Saturday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will present keys to the City to six decorated World War II veterans at a pre-Veterans Day Parade ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, 815 E. St. Louis Street.

    Recei...Read on...

    View slideshow.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    November sales tax revenue down 2% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's November1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transactions made prima...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: November 3, 2015

    Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade to include skydivers and honor World War II vets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Veterans Day Parade, hosted by American Legion Post 639, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Nov. 7 in downtown Springfield. This year’s parade focuses on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and will...Read on...

    Posted on: November 3, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Projects for 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent sales tax renewal to go to Council today at noon

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    Public Works will present a list of proposed construction projects and city-wide improvement programs to be funded through the upcoming 2016 1/4-cent Capital Improvements and 1/8-cent Transportation sales tax renewals at City Council Lunch today at noon i...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Five City Councilmembers issue statement

    PUBLIC STATEMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD

    ISSUED ON BEHALF OF:
    Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling

    As elected officials representing the city, th...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 1:30 p.m.

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one inter...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host second annual seasonal hiring event Thursday at Battlefield Mall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host its second annual seasonal hiring event 2-6 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 29 inside the main entrance of the Battlefield Mall. Job seekers will have th...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 26, 2015

    City development review and inspection staff to gather for meeting Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those needing to access City of Springfield development review and inspection services may experience slight delays Friday, Oct. 30 as the team convenes to review development practices and procedures. All services will resume norm...Read on...

    Posted on: October 16, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to come...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Ozarks workforce leaders to conduct second annual regional survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center and various chambers of commerce, is releasing the second annual State of the Workforce Survey to identify the issues, challenges and trends...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2015

    Springfield designated bronze Walk Friendly Community by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Springfield a bronze Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Adminis...Read on...

    Posted on: October 9, 2015

    October sales tax revenue up 5% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's October 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in September from transactions made prima...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: October 6, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: SGF third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government tonight at the 26th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event...Read on...

    View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even
    Posted on: October 5, 2015

    Thursday's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Oct. 8 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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    For more informa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday, Oct. 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 26th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event, hosted...Read on...

    View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Assistant City Attorney Sarah Kerner named interim Economic Development director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Assistant City Attorney III Sarah Kerner will join the City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department as interim Economic Development director effective Oct. 4.

    While serving in her new position, Kerner will retain ...Read on...

    Download Kerner head shot.
    Posted on: September 23, 2015

    'Zone blitz' to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At a series of nine “listening” meetings in Springfield’s northwest neighborhoods in May, City and community leaders heard neighbors’ concerns.

    Now, it’s time for action.

    About 175 individuals representing nearly 100 organi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Nearly 100 partner organizations join City's "Zone Blitz!"

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    About 175 individuals representing 95 organizations have joined the City of Springfield in a "Zone Blitz!" to follow last May's "Community Listening" initiative, which focused on addressing issues in City Counc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 16, 2015

    Mayor Stephens announces formation of task force on crisis sheltering

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, the formation of a task force on crisis sheltering. Describing the numbers of people in need of immediate shelter, as “mind boggling,” Stephens said the lack of crisis shelter faci...Read on...

    List of Area Crisis Shelters
    Posted on: September 16, 2015

    Collaborative to host inaugural EmployAbility Summit

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The EmployAbility Collaborative, in partnership with the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, will host the inaugural EmployAbility Summit Thursday, Oct. 22, at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis.

    Beginning at 10 a.m.,...Read on...

    View Disabillity Employment Fact Sheet.
    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    September sales tax revenue up 1% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's September 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 1% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transactions made primar...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference tomorrow at 1:30 at the Busch Municipal Building

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the
    Busch Municipal Building's main lobby, 840 N. Boonville. He will announce a planned response to a pressing issue in the Springfield communit...Read on...

    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to co...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The changing of the seasons signals a new look for a downtown Springfield landmark.

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 to watch a P...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers in Historic City Hall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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    For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Publ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2015

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
    donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

    Posted on: August 21, 2015

    Enhancement of Springfield’s indecent exposure ordinance to come before Council

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A proposal to enhance the city’s indecent exposure ordinance is scheduled for a first reading at the regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24.

    Councilman Justin Burnett asked the City’s law department to dr...Read on...

    Posted on: August 17, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to com...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: August 14, 2015

    City responds to Sheriff's Counterclaim

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    We have received a notice of the Sheriff's counterclaim and news release. Due to ongoing litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.

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    Posted on: August 14, 2015

    City staff, neighborhood to build Route 66 pop-up plaza tonight at College and Broadway

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Route 66 Festival attendees are invited to come out to the corner of College Street and Broadway Avenue at 7 p.m. tonight to see what the new Route 66 streetscape will look like when it's built.

    The City of ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR/CW and Aaron Sachs & Associates.

    City of Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Attention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Festival to include memorabilia and musings with Mother Road aficionados at Old Glass Place

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A gathering of authors, artists, collectors and associations affiliated with Route 66 will be at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16.

    These folks will have displays with ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2015

    Historic week for downtown Springfield to culminate with Route 66 Festival this weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second week of August 2015 is already proving to be a banner week for the economic revitalization of downtown Springfield.

    With the grand opening celebration for the Heer’s building, another grand opening celebration on Th...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2015

    Heer's Luxury Living hosts grand-opening celebration, announces ground-floor tenant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sent on behalf of Heer's Luxury Living LLC

    Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC (138 Park Central Square announced its grand opening of 80 units of luxury rental housing and 18,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Springfield.

    T...Read on...

    Posted on: August 7, 2015

    August sales tax revenue up 11% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's August 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactions made primarily ...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart
    Posted on: July 30, 2015

    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police officers in the United ...Read on...

    Download high-res mounted officer photo.
    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    Council Lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at Transportation Management Center

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Please note that the City Council lunch meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. today at the Transportation Management Center, 1107 W. Chestnut Expressway.

    Posted on: July 24, 2015

    Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield.

    At a series of nine listening meetings in ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 20, 2015

    City to transition to new phone system tomorrow; brief outages may occur in morning hours

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    Beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) the City of Springfield with will begin a transition to a new phone system. The move is expected to be completed by 9 a.m. During this time, there may be some brief phone outages whe...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2015

    City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners. Other counts inclu...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2015

    Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    According to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick was appointed on July 8 to the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Committee for a term ...Read on...

    Download photo of Judge Borthwick.
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: City-County Study Session to take place at noon, Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Another look at the justice system is on tap tomorrow, noon, as members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The study session will t...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Joint City-County Task Force to present 6-month update tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force will present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14) in the Busch Municipal Building fourth-floor conference ro...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

    Events will include a Route 6...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Forty-five employers are currently committed ...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: July 10, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to host news conference at 2 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, along with other Greene County municipal officials, will hold a news conference at Friday, July 10, 2015, in the Busch Municipal Building lobby to discuss the situation with the City-County consolid...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2015

    Mayor's State of the City address tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. at e-Plex

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    Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center (e-Plex) tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Those...Read on...

    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in ...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart
    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    City staff to ask P&Z Commission, Council for more time regarding group home ordinance

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City staff are recommending to the Planning & Zoning Commission to table the group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at Thursday’s meeting. If the commission grants the request, the amendment...Read on...

    Posted on: July 9, 2015

    Mayor: future for Springfield continues to be bright

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    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds an...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2015

    Springfield Homeless Court Program's first success stories to graduate tomorrow evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of Southwest Missouri an...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5.

    This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 non-stop destinations...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    Missouri Career Center welcomes new employees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center and Workforce Development division welcomes several new employees, along with other staff changes this week.

    The Career Center's Business Services division welcomes Dennis Wiggins as the new busines...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: June 19, 2015

    Great Race festivities to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday

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    The first day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race along historic Route 66 will kick off in Kirkwood tomorrow and will wind up in Springfield Saturday afternoon. The Great Race will feature more than 100 classic cars competing on their way...Read on...

    Visit the Great Race's Web site.
    Posted on: June 16, 2015

    24th annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon honors 37, awards 10

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    Ten local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center.

    Nominated b...Read on...

    Posted on: June 15, 2015

    Gift of Time awards luncheon tomorrow at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone.

    The Gift of Time Awards has the distincti...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2015

    Several community events downtown Saturday, June 20

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Downtown Springfield is the place to be on Saturday, June 20, with a wide variety of community events for all ages.

    Greater Ozarks Pridefest• Walk: 11 a.m.-noon, Boonville Avenue from Chestnut Expressway to the Square).•...Read on...

    View map.
    Posted on: June 15, 2015

    Celebrate National Home Ownership Month by touring Community Land Trust home

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A previous version of this release included information about touring a Habitat for Humanity home in Legacy Pines. While Habitat for Humanity will still be part of this event, the tour of the home has been canceled.

    The City of Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2015

    911 director to participate in Special Olympics torch relay through eight states to World Games

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    Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze is an avid runner and fitness aficionado. But running with an Olympic torch through eight of the United States next week will be a first for her.

    Sc...Read on...

    Visit www.unifiedrelay.org for more information.
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    June sales tax revenue up 3% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's June 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in May from transactions made primarily in A...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Charts
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Great Race to make first overnight pit stop in Springfield June 20

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If Dad is a car buff, he can catch a glimpse of some amazing autos as the Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, makes its first overnight pit stop in Springfield, the Birthplace of Route 66, on June 20.

    The ope...Read on...

    Visit the Great Race's Web site.
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Thirty-six employers, including Loren ...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: June 4, 2015

    American Legion post to host traveling Vietnam memorial wall in July

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Everyone should have an opportunity to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but most Americans, especially those living outside of the Washington, D.C., area may never get the opportunity.

    Thanks to the American Legion Post ...Read on...

    Visit the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Web site
    Posted on: June 4, 2015

    City staff recommends group home ordinance be tabled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City staff are recommending that the Planning & Zoning Commission table group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at tonight's meeting. If the Commission decides to table, it will likely be bro...Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2015

    International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes Brenda Cirtin with Honorary Membership award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognized City Clerk Emeritus Brenda Cirtin with its Honorary Membership award on May 18 at its annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut.

    This class of membership is reserved...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2015

    Municipal Court Chief Judge Todd Thornhill selected for Missouri Supreme Court working group

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Supreme Court of Missouri May 14 announced the formation of the Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group, which it has charged with reviewing all matters relevant to practice in the municipal divisions throughout the state,...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2015

    Budget Discussions to continue Tuesday, May 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council will have a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in the Fire Department 1st floor conference room in Historic City Hall. The meeting is open to the public, however, this meeting is not a public hearing.

    The...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    Gift of Time nomination deadline extended to Thursday at midnight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    BDS asks building and development community to review proposed amendments to adopted building codes

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Building Development Services department has prepared a series of proposed amendments to the building codes that were adopted by the City in 2012. The draft language of these proposed changes can be found...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    Neighbors in Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside to share concerns this week

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside neighborhoods this week. Results from the six previous meetings are available at springfieldmo.gov/communitylisten.

    • Midtow...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Anita Cotter named Springfield City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Acting City Clerk Anita Cotter has been appointed by Springfield City Council as the new City Clerk. She has served as Assistant City Clerk since 1996 and replaces Brenda Cirtin, who transitioned to City Clerk Emeritus in March. C...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Gift of Time nomination deadline Sunday at 5 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: May 13, 2015

    McDaniel Street road closure to continue unit 5 p.m. Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The McDaniel Street road closure between Patton Avenue and Campbell Avenue will continue until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14. It is closed for the repair of a utility cut. Also, Campbell Ave at McDaniel St will be reduced to one lane d...Read on...

    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    City mobile app GoSpringfieldMO now available for download

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has launched its first mobile app, GoSpringfieldMO. The app is available for free download via iTunes (for Apple devices) and the Google Play store (for Android devices) by searching “GoSpringfieldMO.”

    A...Read on...

    View GoSpringfieldMO video.
    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    City’s budget highlights: Public safety, environmental stewardship and employee pay

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council began budget discussions Tuesday at a lunch workshop facilitated by Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker. The workshop follows City Manager Greg Burris submitting the fiscal year 2016 City of Springfield Budget to City...Read on...

    View 2015-2016 Proposed Budget.
    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    Missouri Career Center plans job fair for Mammoth employees in June

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development is committed to providing career counseling, training options, job search assistance and employment opportunities to the more than 200 Mammoth, Inc. employees as they p...Read on...

    Search jobs.
    Posted on: May 11, 2015

    Neighbors in Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights to share concerns this week

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights neighborhoods this week.

    • Tom Watkins: 5 p.m. tonight, Williams Elementary, 2205 W. Kearney.
    • West Central: 5:30 p.m., M...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    May sales tax revenue down 4% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's May 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 4% compared to what was budgeted, however, receipts are still strong on a year-to-date basis, according to City Finance Direc...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Charts
    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop accepting municipal ...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: May 6, 2015

    Missouri Career Center offers support for Mammoth employees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Staff at the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development are available to help the more than 200 employees affected by the impending closure of the Mammoth manufacturing plant at 3300 E. Pythian.

    The City's Depar...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: May 5, 2015

    Two-part dedication for new Link crossings, HAWK signal Friday at 3 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc. and Ozarks Technical Community College at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 for a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for the The Link crossings at Sunset Street (which includes the ...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s outstanding genera...Read on...

    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    Be part of the Route 66 SGF legacy by participating in Give Ozarks tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in the region’s first-ever 24-hour online giving day during the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Give Ozarks event May 5.

    The City of Springfield, with its Birthplace of Route 6...Read on...

    Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    Series of neighborhood meetings starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School, 3014 W. Calhoun. Food and childcare will be provided for those who wish to attend.

    Th...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: May 1, 2015

    1,000 runners expected in downtown Springfield Sunday morning for run

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    About 1,000 participants are expected for the Missouri State University ROTC third annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge 12K beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 3 in downtown Springfield.

    Off-duty Springfield Police Depar...Read on...

    View the course map.
    Posted on: April 30, 2015

    City of Springfield, community partners to host 9 events in May to listen to neighborhood concerns

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting Monday.

    “We have studied multi-year trends in our community, and in your neighborhood, and while there have been tremendou...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: April 30, 2015

    Municipal Court, SMBA and partners to host seminar featuring founder of first homeless court program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and partners Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Drury Enactus, The Kitchen Inc., Burrell Behavioral Health, I Pour Life, Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation wil...Read on...

    View flyer.
    Posted on: April 27, 2015

    Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormw...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: April 23, 2015

    Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces application process

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session at...Read on...

    View the application criteria.
    Posted on: April 21, 2015

    Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and He...Read on...

    Posted on: April 20, 2015

    Gift of Time nominations now open

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: April 20, 2015

    City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

    The interview schedule is:

    • 11:50 a.m.-noon: Brent Esch
    • Noon-12:10 p.m.: Joseph Hoffma...Read on...

    Posted on: April 17, 2015

    Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A certified accounting firm selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, has completed its first audit: a look at the City’s purchasing card (P-card) program.

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and &am...Read on...

    Purchasing Card Audit Report
    Posted on: April 16, 2015

    New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 2015 Springfield City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at noon, April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

    Zone 1 is located in the northwest quadrant of the City o...Read on...

    Posted on: April 15, 2015

    Take time to thank a 911 telecommunicator this week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 12-18 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 911 dispatchers.

    The Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications...Read on...

    Visit 911's Web site.
    Posted on: April 14, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter updated City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting today at the Public Saf...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: April 13, 2015

    City, County leaders to update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter will update City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting Tuesday, April 14 at the Publ...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: April 13, 2015

    Four new City Council members to start Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A special reception honoring the service of five outgoing City Council members will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 (today) in the Busch Municipal Building. The public is invited to attend.

    Four new members will be sworn i...Read on...

    Join the Facebook event.
    Posted on: April 10, 2015

    Bid outgoing City Council members farewell at reception Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield 4:30-6:15 p.m., Monday April 13 in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building for a reception honoring the public service of City Council members Doug Burlison, Mike Carroll, Jerry Compton, Cindy...Read on...

    Join the Facebook event.
    Posted on: April 8, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host second annual networking event for college students on Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host an informal networking event for college students to meet with local employers 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    The Missouri State Universit...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th and final tree-pla...Read on...

    Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Monthly sales tax revenue down

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's April 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transactions made primarily...Read on...

    View chart.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Public hearing for Menards zoning case and preliminary plat set for April 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The zoning case and 39-acre preliminary plat for a Menards home improvement store at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street will come before the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9 in Cou...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Gillioz Theatre and Dwight Glenn Productions are proud to present the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guests Pure Prairie League on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre.

    Reserved seating tickets go on sale at 10 a.m....Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Missouri Summer Jobs Program offers work experience for Ozarks youth

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc. and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region are proud to introduce the Missouri Summer Jobs Program, an initiative providing Missouri’s youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience to p...Read on...

    Posted on: April 6, 2015

    Jail policy to be discussed at City-County staff meeting Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield and Greene County staff will discuss Sheriff Jim Arnott's recent decision to stop taking prisoners booked on municipal-only charges, at tomorrow's regularly scheduled City-County Staff Meeting. The meeting will...Read on...

    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary School, 2927 S. Kimbroug...Read on...

    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Martin Gugel, P.E., has been selected as the new Public Works Assistant Director, effective April 5. He replaces Jonathan Gano, who moved to Des Moines last year.

    Gugel will oversee traffic, transportation management, internal ...Read on...

    Download Gugel portrait.
    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, Marc...Read on...

    Download the full collective bargaining agreement.
    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    City Council to vote on union contract

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Springfield City Council will vote on a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, March 31, 2015 at ...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Five apply for Zone 1 City Council Seat

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Five citizens have applied for the Zone 1 City Council position vacated by Jeff Seifried earlier this year. The deadline to apply was March 27.
    City Council will review applications the week of April 13 and select finalists to do...Read on...

    View candidates' applications.
    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Representatives from a 31-member citizen task force will present the group’s findings to City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon, Tuesday, March 31 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street.

    The Springfield-Greene Co...Read on...

    Posted on: March 27, 2015

    City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

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    The City of Springfield is one step away from arriving at a mutually agreeable collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22, after a meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015.
    ...Read on...

    View arbitrator's recommendations.
    Posted on: March 24, 2015

    Media Tour of Heer's Luxury Living

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    What: Media Tour of Heer’s Luxury Living

    When: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 (please arrive 20 minutes prior to sign a liability waiver)

    Where: 138 Park Central Square West

    For more information, contact Zachary Nichols at the Dalmark Developme...Read on...

    Download Media Tour Invitation
    Posted on: March 17, 2015

    Application deadline for Zone 1 Council Seat March 27

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville.

    T...Read on...

    Apply for the Zone 1 seat
    Posted on: March 13, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If we can’t see the Tumbler’s shadow after its spring rotation next week, does that mean we won’t have six more weeks of winter?

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey isn’t sure, but he encourages interested citizens to come dow...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: March 12, 2015

    Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. From long hours and increasing call volumes to fielding calls from distraught citizens, most agree that while the job is rewarding, it c...Read on...

    View photo of Cinnamon Fuller on the bike.
    Posted on: March 11, 2015

    City of Springfield thanks Convoy of Hope for delivering water to mobile-home park residents

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-based Convoy of Hope delivered much-needed water this morning to a mobile home park in northeast Springfield where more than 30 families have been without access to running water since Monday.

    The City of Sprin...Read on...

    Posted on: March 6, 2015

    Bill to repeal pit bull ordinance removed from Monday’s City Council agenda

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the request of Councilman Craig Fishel, Mayor Robert Stephens has agreed to postpone the first reading of Council Bill No. 2015-056. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Doug Burlison, would repeal the ordinance outlining regulati...Read on...

    Posted on: March 6, 2015

    No building inspections March 27; inspectors to attend disaster training

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Friday, March 27 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training led by the Missouri State E...Read on...

    Posted on: March 4, 2015

    Public Works crews at work on slick roadways

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works road crews are at work Wednesday night clearing a light dusting of snow from area roadways. Main arterial routes are currently slick, with center turn lanes and intersection turn lanes covered.

    A 12-per...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    Public Hearing for Menards West Zoning and Plat Rescheduled

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    The zoning case and preliminary plat for the Menards West project (3705 W. Sunshine Street) will be tabled at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Thursday, March 5. The applicant has requested the tabling. The public hear...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to inclement weather, the Landmarks Board meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall is canceled. All agenda items will be forwarded to the next meeting in two weeks on Wednesday, March 18.

    For more information, con...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    MoDOT engineer to speak at City Council Lunch

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Becky Baltz, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) southwest district engineer, will speak to Springfield City Council at noon, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville.

    Baltz will provid...Read on...

    MO 325 map
    Posted on: February 27, 2015

    UPDATE: Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson moved to the Historic Fox Theatre

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.

    The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; prayer and short servi...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 23, 2015

    Application process to fill Zone 1 Council seat opens

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat recently vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonvi...Read on...

    Apply for the Zone 1 seat
    Posted on: February 18, 2015

    Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting cancelled

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    The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Busch Municipal Building has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: February 17, 2015

    City Council determines timeline to fill Zone 1 vacancy

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council adopted a proposed timeline from City Manager Greg Burris outlining the deadlines for steps to refill the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried. Seifried resigned to accept a job in Branson.

    • Feb. 23: ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2015

    Monthly sales tax revenue down

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's February one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5.7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transaction...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2015

    Reverse vendor fair to offer businesses access to multiple public agencies in one location

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) will host a "reverse vendor fair" and two workshops in conjunction with its annual state conference Thursday, May 14 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center....Read on...

    Download registration form.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staff, including City C...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host five hiring events over next week and a half

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host five hiring events over the next week and a half at its location at 2900 E. Sunshine.

  • Dollar Tree will conduct interviews for general labor positions for a store opening 9 a.m.-...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Join us in downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. This year's festival promises to be the best yet with an expanded two-day car show and new events such as a parade, a motorcycle show...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for February 9 – February 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 9 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • Mayor's Commission for Children Meeting on will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesd...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A new program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of Southwe...Read on...

    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Tickets now on sale for Playin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert for injured police officer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 27 Prayin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre to benefit Officer Aaron Pearson and his family with their long-term expenses. Officer Pearson was shot in the line of d...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The update follows a sober...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

    The Springfield-Greene County 911...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Today's Route 66 Festival news conference postponed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In light of the news regarding the shooting of a Springfield police officer, the news conference scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz Theatre will be postponed. We regret any inconvenience and will send out a new date once it is e...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    REMINDER: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival news conference today at 2 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners
    WHAT: Announcement of the featured attractions of the 2015 festival.WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9.
    WHERE: Historic Gillioz Theatre.WHY: The annual Birthplace of ...Read on...

    View the invitation.
    Posted on: January 22, 2015

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first MOmentum 2015: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Jan. 22 by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region. In addition to discuss...Read on...

    Download the Executive Summary.
    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce event on Thursday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The local Workforce Investment Board and Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region.
    WHAT: MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce Luncheon.WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22.
    WHERE: White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.WHY: Joi...Read on...

    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    Filing closes for City Council seats

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday for those interested in running for a City Council seat or for Springfield mayor.

    Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election:

  • Mayor (currently occup...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Brett Foster to join City of Springfield as principal engineer for construction inspection

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    Brett A. Foster, P.E., will join the City of Springfield Jan. 26 as principal engineer for construction inspection. Foster’s responsibilities will include working with consultants, property owners, developers and contractors to provide plan review and con...Read on...

    Download Foster head shot.
    Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

    Current openings include:

  • Planning & Zoning Commission,
  • Landmarks Board,
  • Traffic Advisory Board,
  • Art Museum Board,
  • Citizens Advisor...
  • Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for January 12 – January 16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 12 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Mayor's Commission for Children will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Januar...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: January 8, 2015

    Public Works asks for input on updated design standards

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works is updating the content of the Design Standards, General Conditions and Technical Specifications and Standard Drawing Details for Public Improvements documents, and asks consultants, contractors and other...Read on...

    Download Design Guide documents.
    Posted on: January 7, 2015

    City Clerk announces retirement; assistant to be appointed acting City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin formally announces she will retire in August 2015. She and City Council have agreed upon a transition plan that includes appointing current assistant city clerk Anita Cotter as acting City Cler...Read on...

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Dec. 30 City Council Lunch CANCELLED

    The Dec. 30 City Council Lunch has been cancelled. The next Council Lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor conference room.

    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.

    There was a positive change in net position ...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar for December 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 15 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • City Council Lunch will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16 in the...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: December 12, 2014

    Springfield Police and Fire Respond to Small Plane Crash

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    Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded Friday evening to a downed small aircraft in northeast Springfield. The aircraft was found in a vacant lot, between two houses, on the south side of Pythian.

    There were four occupants found in the plane...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene County Commission, Dec....Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried to present key to the city to Springfield Batman

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried will present a key to the city at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Park Central Square, to a Springfieldian who has gone “above and beyond the call of duty” to spread good will in the community.

    Derek Smith...Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Councilman Doug Burlison to host Q&A about serving on City Council Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Councilman Doug Burlison will host an informal Q&A session for those interested in running for City Council 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Midtown Branch Library’s upstairs meeting room. Councilman Burlison, who is no...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    REMINDER: Chasing Platinum news conference today at 10 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Media are invited to a kick-off event for the new “Chasing Platinum Project,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Chase Operations Center, 303 E. Republic Road.

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc., in collaboration with the City of ...Read on...

    About the ACT Nat'l Career Readiness Certificat
    Posted on: December 1, 2014

    Filing opens Tuesday for City Council seats

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    Those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deadline for application and petition submissions is 5 p.m., Jan....Read on...

    Posted on: November 28, 2014

    Shop locally tomorrow to support small businesses

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield shoppers have another opportunity to score holiday shopping bargains and support the local economy at the same time. Mayor Bob Stephens is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, No...Read on...

    View Small Business Saturday proclamation
    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been years in the making...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development Loan Program in Spr...Read on...

    Posted on: November 22, 2014

    Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight rain or shine

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Who: Mayor Bob Stephens and a few thousand of his closest friends.

    What: Springfield’s Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival of Lights Kickoff

    When: Saturday, Nov. 22

    4:30 p.m. - Pre-show sing-along with the ...Read on...

    Link to more details
    Posted on: November 21, 2014

    Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.

    Smith follows Ralph Rognstad, who is retiring in January. She has ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

    As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Springfield's developm...Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at Hammons Field.

    Mayor Bo...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and diversity, along with c...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

    Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while officials there have work...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neighborhood Advisory Co...Read on...

    View a slideshow of the cheering sections.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Tour new affordable housing residence at 1107 N. Forest on Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Affordable Housing Action Board invites the community to tour a newly completed affordable-housing property 4-5:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 17 at 1107 N. Forest. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom new-constructio...Read on...

    View 1107 N. Forest open house flyer.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Springfield to rally for peace Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    SENT ON BEHALF OF NAACP AND MINORITIES IN BUSINESS:
    Anger and unrest continue to grab headlines as communities across the country wrestle with the issues of all types of violence. In Springfield, the National Association for the ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    City Clerk certifies referendum petition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

    The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meeting, where City Counc...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. ranked sixth among cities with populations of 125,000 to 249,...Read on...

    View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
    Posted on: November 10, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 10-14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Work Session will meet at 5:00 p.m.,...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: November 6, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at Hammons Field.

    Mayor Bob...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 5, 2014

    City Clerk Receives Referendum Petition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City Clerk’s office will begin the process of certifying ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2014

    City ensures life safety of those in north Springfield building

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire officials evacuated the American Inn near I-44 and Hwy 65 Monday after determining the building to be unsafe for occupancy due to an inoperable sprinkler and fire alarm system. The fire code requires buildings equ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2014

    Neighborhood cheering sections, mini marathon planned for Bass Pro Conservation Marathon Sunday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Representatives from 11 registered Springfield neighborhood organizations will be up bright and early for the Bass Pro Marathon Sunday, Nov. 2. But they won’t be running. They’ll be cheering.

    As a way to show off its hometown’...Read on...

    View a map of the marathon route.
    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargaining Unit of the Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator and is responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department. Th...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 27-31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 28 at the Busch M...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Missouri Career Center plans to make Battlefield Mall holiday job fair an annual event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday’s holiday hiring event at the Battlefield Mall, sponsored by the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region, resulted in 20 on-the-spot hires and 30 scheduled interviews, according to Mary Ann Rojas, director of Workforce Devel...Read on...

    Visit the Missouri Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available starting tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process starting tomorrow at 8 a.m.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 a.m...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, presented a three-year audit plan to City Council’s Finance & Administration Oct. 20. Members of the firm identified risks based on financial data, input from m...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Developmen...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. The hue, achieved via multicolored LED...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It was brought to our attention that the version of Council Bill 2014-189 that was posted online was not complete. It did not contain the amendment adopted by City Council prior to the public hearing on Sept. 8.

    The amendment ...Read on...

    The complete approved bill can be found here.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City names Baltz, Gano and Smith as Public Works director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has named Becky Baltz, Jonathan Gano and Dan Smith as the finalists for the Director of Public Works position.

    The public is invited to meet the finalists 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Signs, signs. Everywhere are signs.

    Whether they're advertising a yard sale on the outer edge of a public sidewalk or an in-home day
    care on a utility pole, signs in public rights-of-way are prohibited by Springfield City Code...Read on...

    View a video about how to place a sign legally.
    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board to host youth forum Oct. 23

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board Youth Council will provide an opportunity for high school counselors and administrators, resource agencies, and businesses to share ideas about preparing youth for the job market at its ...Read on...

    Register to attend.
    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an increase of $721,095 over l...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has requested a separate inv...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Council to propose amendments to Campbell Ave. rezoning and SOGI bills

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Members of Springfield City Council are expected to propose amendments to two controversial bills slated for the Oct. 13 meeting.

    South Campbell Avenue Rezoning (Council Bill 2014-207)City Council held a public hearing Sept....Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 6-10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Southwest Center for Independent Living; 2864 S. Nettleton Avenue ...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at Tuesday's 25th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event, ...Read on...

    View video of last year's Treasures of the City
    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after he responded to a Ma...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way!

    Starting at 12:30, teams ...Read on...

    View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community to participate in ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. Like most communiti...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    After last year’s “packed house” downtown, organizers are providing two new offers for jazz lovers at this year’s 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival.

    The festival is free to the public and combines a variety of grooves that ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Workshop will meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 29 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport; 2300 N Airport Blvd.
  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Offender E...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    City Council, Springfield School Board continue talks on crossing guard program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council and the Springfield School Board met Wednesday evening to review a proposal regarding school crossing guard services. A committee comprised of both City and school district staff had put together a recomm...Read on...

    Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s stormwater management ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force Meeting will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 22 at Southwest Center for Independent Living, 2864 S. Nettleton A...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 26, 2014

    DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonvill...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Sept. 22 City Council meeting is expected to draw a large crowd that could possibly exceed building capacity. Overflow rooms with be set up, as well as loud speakers set up outside the building. To ensure safety and provide fa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights Include:

  • Springfield Library Board Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 15 at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
  • Workforce Investment Board Planning and Oversight Com...
  • Read more »

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council will vote on a proposed amendment to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its Oct. 13 meeting. Previously, it was mentioned that the vote would take place Oct. 27. That was in error. We regret any i...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center and local chambers of commerce, are conducting a regional workforce survey titled “MOmentum 2015,” to identify the issues, challenges and...Read on...

    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, has been selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, beginning immediately. Representatives from the firm’s St. Louis office will perfor...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. At issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected...Read on...

    View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. One issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected categories of persons f...Read on...

    View summary.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic Solutions, via Ewin...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will be
    donating half of their gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Proceeds will benefit SPD's crime ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd is expected tonight at City Council meeting, as more than 30 people have signed up to address a single issue – the consideration of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes i...Read on...

    MEDIA: Direct link to the video stream.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 8 in Historic City Hall, Council Chambers, 830 N ...
  • Read on...

    City of Springfield Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first reading of a City Council bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, will take place Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 at the Busch Municipal Building, Room 2 West, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
  • Landmarks Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 3 in Historic ...
  • Read on...

    View weekly calendar
    Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage program this week that g...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting, scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 3 - November 7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission for Children Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4 at the Head Start Conference Room; 215. S Barnes.
  • The Natural Environment Subcommittee will meet at 7:30 a.m., ...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    August sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's August one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 14% compared to the month of August 2013.
    The sales tax check for August 2014 was $2,400,705, compared to the Augu...Read on...

    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Citizens pleased with overall direction of City, according to 2014 Citizen Survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The results of the 2014 Citizen Survey are in, and they show that Springfieldians are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking and they feel they are receiving a good value for their taxes they pay. Overall citizen ...Read on...

    Citizen Survey 2014
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried proposed an amendment to Council Bill 2014-169 at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting. The amendment was tabled, but can be viewed at the link below.

    View proposed amendment.
    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to an error by the City’s Law Department, the wrong version of a bill aimed at expanding the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance was brought before City Council’s Community Involvement Committee.

    The bill, sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

    SOGI Task Force Full Report
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.

    It’s a topic Mayor Bob Stephens is...Read on...

    Download chart
    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant is thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assist...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 8, 2014

    New system for City news releases

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Hello!
    With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases will now be coming to you in this format.. You will be receiving similar emails from the Sprin...Read on...

    Manage your subscriptions
    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 2221 N. Main - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 2907 W. Lombard - Zoned R-SF (Residential...
  • Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • 1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (6-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Prescri...
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    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the 37th year, the City of Springfield's Finance Department, headed by Director Mary Mannix Decker, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. The City asked for a rating in conjunction with upcoming general obligation bond issuance. Moody’s is a bond rating agency that ranks...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E....Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    July sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 26.55% compared to the month of July 2013. Revenues are also ahead of budget for July by $682,250 or 17.82%.

    The s...Read on...