City of Springfield

Coverage of Springfield, MO government.

Courtesy of Melissa Hasse

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier speaks with Melissa Haase, assistant director of Public Information and Civic Engagement for the City of Springfield.

Today’s discussion explores the City’s efforts in networking and connecting residents throughout Springfield, particualrly the Springfield Neighborhood News publication.

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A City of Springfield news release announced the passing of former City Councilman Ralph Manley as follows:

Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy” and indefatigable optimism.

The City of Springfield is taking bids on various parcels of city-owned land at 17 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties were once the site of buildings that have been demolished by the city.  Some were forfeited to the city as a result of delinquent sewer liens.

When determining an asking price for a surplus property, the city says it takes several things into consideration, including other property values in the neighborhood and the amount of money the city has put into the site through demolitions or paying off liens.

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The public will have the chance to provide input into the future of Galloway Village at three public meetings in Springfield.  The first will be from 5:30 to 7 March 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway.  The others will be later this spring and summer, but dates have not yet been set.

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Fremont Avenue between Battlefield and Sunset will be closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 8.  City Utilities will continue relocating electric lines in preparation for the Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, planned for 2020.

The road will be closed in phases.  Starting at 9 Friday morning, Fremont will be closed for a week between the mall entrance and Sunset, allowing access to the mall from the south.  Phase two will close Fremont between Battlefield and the mall access for a week, allowing entrance to the mall from the north. 

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