Greene County

Coverage of Greene County, MO government.

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The preliminary estimate for public safety response and public infrastructure damage in Greene County during the recent floods is just under a million dollars.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management says damages total $982,786, and OEM’s director, Chet Hunter, expects that to rise.

City of Springfield

After near record-setting rainfall over the last few days, conditions turned icy overnight.  Springfield streets crews treated bridge decks last night and are checking road conditions this morning so they can apply salt if needed.  City officials urge drivers to take extreme caution over bridges and overpasses this morning.

The 6.03 inches of rain Saturday marks the second highest one-day total in the city’s history.  The only wetter day on record was November 24, 1987 when a storm produced 6.27 inches of rain in one day, according to the city.

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Lisa Langley talks with Greene County presiding commissioner, Bob Cirtin, about what the county's responsibilities are and what he learned on his recent listening tour, among other things.

Some concerns that were shared by many in the county are the criminal justice system and crime, according to Cirtin, and the lack of animal control in the county.  Another concern, he says, is property that's not taken care of.

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Springfield City Council got an update on the planned Kansas Expressway extension at its luncheon meeting Tuesday.

Greene County Highway Department chief engineer, Adam Humphrey, said the extension would take Kansas Expressway south from Republic Rd. to Farm Rd. 190.  The two-lane, 2.2 mile stretch of road with a likely speed limit of 40-45 mph, would be built at a cost of around $30 million.  It could be expanded to four lanes in the future.

Lisa Langley talks with Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller about preparations for the April 7 election.

Shane Schoeller says his office is ready for Tuesday's election.  Something new this election:  the Greene County Clerk's Office has added a Twitter account (@greenecovotes) and a Facebook page.  And he says they've hired an elections coordinator.