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Home improvement store, Menards, has the go ahead to build a store northwest of the Sunshine and W. Bypass intersection.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Springfield City Council voted 7-2 to allow rezoning of just over 39 acres of land at 3705 W. Sunshine from a County R-1 Suburban Residence District to a Highway Commercial District.


The debate on a rezoning case in southwest Springfield continues.  During last night’s Springfield City Council meeting, 13 people spoke for rezoning 39 acres of land at 3705 W. Sunshine from a county R-1 suburban residence district and general commercial district to a highway commercial district. Twelve people spoke against rezoning.  Menards wants to build a store on the site.  The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial and the staff recommends approval. Tyler Edwards spoke on behalf of Menards.

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Phyllis Ferguson has been chosen to serve on the Zone 1 seat for Springfield City Council. The decision came following a special council meeting Tuesday in which Ferguson, along with four other applicants, were interviewed.

Ferguson, a Springfield resident for 38 years, is the CEO and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. She had previously worked for Mercy and Heer’s department store.

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Springfield will soon welcome its newest member to city council, as officials this week will interview the five applicants for its Zone 1 seat.

The zone, located in the northwest quadrant of the city, was recently vacated by Jeff Seifried after he moved to Branson.  

Brent Esch, Joseph Hoffman, Eric Wood, Phyllis Ferguson, and Brittany Hopp will all be interviewed Tuesday as part of the council’s weekly lunch meeting.

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Pit bulls and pit bull mixes can now be rescued from the Springfield Animal Shelter and adopted out.  Springfield City Council approved a resolution allowing the rescues for a six-month trial period at its meeting Monday night.

Rescue groups that take pit bulls out of the shelter must carry a  $1 million liability insurance policy.

Kevin Gipson, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said the dogs will be evaluated by animal shelters and rescue groups.