City of Springfield

Coverage of Springfield, MO government.

Michele Skalicky

Rulings issued this week by a Missouri Judicial Court judge mean the City of Springfield’s lawsuit against Greene County moves forward.

The rulings by Judge John Beger Tuesday, which denied the city’s request for a partial summary judgment, also mean the city won’t have access to the county jail anytime soon.  The city, in the lawsuit, requested immediate access to the jail.

David Hall
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Springfield’s Fire Chief is stepping down to become Missouri State University’s first emergency preparedness manager.

MSU announced the hire Thursday. In a statement, David Hall said the position seemed like a natural progression for him personally and professionally.

Hall has worked for the Springfield Fire Department for 27 years, and as fire chief since 2009.

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Vernon County has offered to house Springfield prisoners at its jail, and Springfield City Council has approved an agreement with officials there to do that.  The 108-bed jail is in Nevada. According to Springfield city officials, Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher contacted Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams after hearing about the city’s challenges in finding a temporary solution to the inmate housing issue.

City of Springfield

In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Lois Zerrer talks with Springfield City Clerk Anita Cotter about the April municipal election.  They also talk about ways citizens can get involved in a variety of issues affecting the city.  According to Cotter, the city has 29 boards and commissions.

To find out more about the City of Springfield and ways to get involved as a citizen, click here.

Springfield snowplow
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Springfield Public Works says salt supplies are full, vehicles have been inspected and its Street Operations division is ready for the impending winter season.

Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey says crews have been preparing for the snow removal season since September, and have over 9,000 tons of salt on-hand.

“The guys who run these plow trucks all winter are ready to handle whatever comes their way,” said Bailey. “We have a great bunch of guys who are willing to help our citizens and dedicated to the tasks given them.”