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.
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.
The city of Springfield will honor its four outgoing council members during a reception this afternoon.
The public is invited to the event, which will include Doug Burlison, Mike Carroll, Cindy Rushefsky and Jerry Compton.
Compton was the only incumbent to seek re-election last Tuesday, but was unseated by Mike Schilling. Burilson, Carroll and Rushefsky did not seek another term, and will be succeeded by Justin Burnett, Kristi Fulnecky, and Ken McClure.