Greene County Commission

Greene County Commissioners have voted to adopt a resolution that details how a half-percent County General Revenue Sales Tax would be allocated if voters pass the ballot initiative in the Nov. 7 election. 

The measure was placed on the ballot following a commission vote in August. 

The projects in the resolution that would be funded include:

Screenshot / Greene County Facebook Live

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will once again accept municipal prisoners after the county and city of Springfield reached a jail agreement, ending a more than two-year impasse.

Presiding Commission Bob Cirtin made the announcement during a press conference Friday afternoon.

“The Greene County Commission and the Sheriff’s Office has reached an agreement with the city of Springfield to once again accept Springfield municipal prisoners and to help us manage the jail,” said Cirtin.

Roseann Bentley
Scott Harvey

Greene County will host a retirement reception for Commissioner Roseann Bentley Friday.  Bentley, who has served as the Greene County Commissioner for the Eastern District since 2004, will be replaced by Lincoln Hough who won the seat last month, defeating Libertarian Cecil Ince.

Greene County will soon have a new county commissioner for District 2. Republican Lincoln Hough and Libertarian Cecil Ince are vying for the seat that is currently held by Roseann Bentley, who is retiring. 

The county commission is comprised of three elected officials who serve four-year terms. The District 1 seat, held by Harold Bengsch, is also up for election Tuesday. He’s running unopposed.

Both Hough and Ince spoke with KSMU by phone. Hear their interviews below.

Background

The city of Springfield has declined a Greene County Commission proposal to pay $1 million a year for a temporary jail facility.   

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