Local Government http://ksmu.org en Construction at South Campbell and Plainview Road to Begin http://ksmu.org/post/construction-south-campbell-and-plainview-road-begin <p>MoDOT is partnering with the city of Springfield and Greene County on an upcoming project to begin Monday.&nbsp; Construction beginning July 21<sup>st</sup> on south Campbell Avenue/Route 160, and Plainview Road will expand the area to six lanes.&nbsp; MoDOT says drivers should expect lane closings at night with most of the work occurring between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and some daytime delays are also possible.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:12:35 +0000 Theresa Bettman 11496 at http://ksmu.org Construction at South Campbell and Plainview Road to Begin Greene County Names Chris Coulter New Administrator http://ksmu.org/post/greene-county-names-chris-coulter-new-administrator <p>Greene County has a new acting administrator. Effective Monday, Chris Coulter will formally assume the title.</p><p>The Greene County Commission made the announcement Thursday. Since 2008, Coulter has served as Resource Management Department director. The department includes Planning &amp; Zoning, Building Regulations, Stormwater/Environmental Services and Building Operations.</p><p>In a release, the Commission stated that Coulter’s annual salary will be $91,333.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:50:19 +0000 Scott Harvey 11422 at http://ksmu.org Greene County Names Chris Coulter New Administrator City Parking Lots to be Redesigned to Reduce Stormwater Runoff http://ksmu.org/post/city-parking-lots-be-redesigned-reduce-stormwater-runoff <p>The public and employee parking lots near the Busch Municipal Building in Springfield are getting a makeover.&nbsp; But the changes won’t just improve traffic flow.&nbsp; They’ll also help the environment.&nbsp; KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.</p><p>Construction on the lots, just east of the Busch Municipal Building, will begin in the middle of next month.&nbsp; It’s part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of reducing the amount of stormwater runoff and pollution that reach area streams.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:51:56 +0000 Michele Skalicky 11409 at http://ksmu.org City Parking Lots to be Redesigned to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Mayor Stephens Defends Marijuana Settlement, Touts City Achievements in Yearly Address http://ksmu.org/post/mayor-stephens-defends-marijuana-settlement-touts-city-achievements-yearly-address <p>Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens is defending the city’s recent marijuana lawsuit settlement. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the remarks were part of the Mayor’s annual State of the City Address which highlighted various initiatives.</p><p>Speaking to roughly 300 people Thursday morning, Stephens said the certified petition brought before the City Council in 2012 was flawed, saying he and most council members had a “real problem with passing an ordinance that we knew was in violation of state law.”</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:36:39 +0000 Scott Harvey 11041 at http://ksmu.org Mayor Stephens Defends Marijuana Settlement, Touts City Achievements in Yearly Address Sight Line Concerns at Bennett St and Jefferson Ave to Take 6-8 Weeks to Fix http://ksmu.org/post/sight-line-concerns-bennett-st-and-jefferson-ave-take-6-8-weeks-fix <p>Springfield city officials are revisiting a recently completed project to reduce flooding hazards that turned into a visibility hazard for motorists.</p><p>A 42-inch high barrier wall near the intersection of Bennett Street and Jefferson Avenue has become the subject of scrutiny after citizens contacted the city with sight line concerns.</p><p>On Tuesday, officials announced they plan to cut down the height of the walls, a project that could take between 6-8 weeks. Costs to lower the wall are unknown at this time, according to the city.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:37:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 10931 at http://ksmu.org Sight Line Concerns at Bennett St and Jefferson Ave to Take 6-8 Weeks to Fix