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At 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 Department has created a video about why tethering is bad for man’s best friend. It will be available on SGCHD’s Facebook page at facebook.com/sgchd.
Contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Information Administrator, 874-1205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Springfield Fire Department has received the final results of the community’s recent formal Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation. The department is pleased to announce that out of 100 possible points, Springfield received 86.06 points, a 5-point improvement over four years ago. This score allows the City of Springfield to maintain its excellent Class 2 ISO rating. ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst). ISO ratings are important because they serve as a community’s public protection classification and they impact on insurance ratings.
Contact: Cara Erwin, Fire and Life Safety Educator, Springfield Fire Department, 864-1699 or email@example.com.
• Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams has been recognized by his peers as Missouri’s Police Chief of the Year. Chief Williams was awarded the Donald "Red" Loehr Outstanding Police Chief of the Year Award by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association Dec. 10 in Jefferson City. The award "recognizes an outstanding chief for law enforcement experience, organizational affiliations, innovative programs initiated by the police chief, and dedication to service.
Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer, 864-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Park Board’s Rivercut, Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart golf courses have adopted off-season rates for the months of December, January and February, including a 25-percent discount on greens fees/cart rental to the general public, or 40-percent off to participants in the Fairways and Greens Program. Off-season rates are new this year, designed to attract players on unseasonably warm days in the winter months.
Contact: Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Public Information Administrator, 874-2943 or email@example.com.
The second annual State of the Workforce Survey is now open to local businesses throughout the Ozark Region. The results will be presented to the public at the MOmentum luncheon on Feb. 23, 2016. To take the survey, visit springfieldmo.gov/momentum. The luncheon, hosted by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Job Center, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro. Individual tickets are $30, or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first State of the Workforce luncheon in 2015.
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