Greene County Comission

The governing body of Greene County, MO.

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Greene County voters will decide a ½-cent sales tax proposal in November in order to expand the jail facility and shore up justice system inefficiencies.

Commissioners approved the ballot item Monday. They say the new tax, if passed by voters, would generate more than $25.5 million a year. The measure would also expand other services like animal control and mental health.

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The city of Springfield has filed a lawsuit seeking compliance from Greene County to accept municipal inmates at the county jail.

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A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff have compiled a list of challenges facing both governmental entities. The findings come after 18 months of work by officials, and were reported to the council and Greene County commission today.

Greene County Courthouse
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Greene County employees will receive a cost of living adjustment of three percent effective in October. The announcement on Thursday by the Greene County Commission marks the first salary adjustment for county staff in six years.

In a letter to employees, the commission noted that its fund balance is now at a level which allows for the pay raise. Credited was the advancement of its employee financial literacy goals and dedication and sacrifice of its workers.

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Greene County has a new acting administrator. Effective Monday, Chris Coulter will formally assume the title.

The Greene County Commission made the announcement Thursday. Since 2008, Coulter has served as Resource Management Department director. The department includes Planning & Zoning, Building Regulations, Stormwater/Environmental Services and Building Operations.

In a release, the Commission stated that Coulter’s annual salary will be $91,333.