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The City of Springfield wants your input in deciding who to choose for the next city manager.

The public will have a chance to meet the finalists over the next few months and to give feedback, according to city officials.  The goal is to have a new city manager in place by July.

The city hired Strategic Government Resources earlier this year to help city council recruit and screen candidates.  The application deadline was March 30.  An initial review of applicants is underway.

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The Grand Street Bridge west of the Grand and Kansas Expressway closes Monday morning, April 9, for approximately five months.  The bridge will be removed and replaced.

The bridge reconstruction is part of the larger Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek improvement project, which citizens said was their number one priority in need of improvement in the 2015 city-wide transportation survey.

The City of Springfield has named a new director of Environmental Services.  Errin Kemper will start the job on April 1.  He succeeds Steve Meyer who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since January 2013 and worked for the City as a professional engineer for more than 10 years.

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For a fee, Springfield residents can soon begin recycling their old mattresses and box springs rather than sending them to the landfill.

Two City of Springfield recycling facilities will begin accepting those items tomorrow (3/23).

Mattress recycling services will be offered at the City’s Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center, 3020 S. Lone Pine, and the Springfield Sanitary Landfill at a cost of $15 per piece.    

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The City of Springfield’s February sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is 19 percent higher than the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,717,693.  That’s $592,566 more than what was expected. 

The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transactions made primarily in December. On a year to date basis, with February being the eighth month in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, revenues are up 1 percent compared to budget. 

Finance Director David Holtmann said this is a positive sign for the economy and the City.   

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