Category Archives: Springfield City Gov’t

Hy-Vee Breaks Ground, Open Set For Spring ’14

Springfield residents living near South MacArthur Boulevard could have a new grocery store in the neighborhood by this time next year. Iowa-based chain Hy-Vee held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning in the parking lot of the old Kmart store and … Continue reading

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Downtown Springfield Murals Get TIF Support

Springfield aldermen have agreed to subsidize a project to adorn downtown buildings with large painted murals. Following a 10-0 vote Tuesday, the city will set aside $50,000 from the central area tax increment finance district. Mayor Houston didn’t want TIF … Continue reading

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CWLP Announces New Bill Pay Website, Some Fees Still Apply

From the City of Springfield Tuesday morning.  See below for more information on applicable fees:  City Water, Light and Power has launched a new, updated website that includes the ability for customers not only to pay their bills electronically but … Continue reading

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Springfield Gets $10K From FEMA For New Emergency Alert System

Residents in the Springfield area can now sign up to have alerts about severe weather and other emergencies sent right to their phone. The city received a $10,000 grant to set up the new system.  The money comes through the … Continue reading

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Houston Gathering Information As City Responds To Lawsuit

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says he’s gathering more information about events last month that triggered allegations that the city destroyed files sought in a Freedom of Information Act Request. Peter Gray reports. .mp3 – 1:02 

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Lawsuit Spurs City Council To Vote On Public Records Destruction Ban

The Springfield City Council is expected to vote Tuesday night on an ordinance prohibiting the destruction of public records. The action comes as a Springfield man is suing the City for allegedly destroying police internal affairs files he was seeking through … Continue reading

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Springfield City Council Approves Sales Tax, Sewer Rate Hikes

Springfield aldermen Tuesday night approved two of Mayor Houston’s four proposed options for funding long-term infrastructure projects. Aldermen voted 6-3 to raise the city sales tax from 8 percent to 8.5 percent.  The increase will go into effect January 1, … Continue reading

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