Greene County

Coverage of Greene County, MO government.

Greene County is building a new operations center, and Monday it awarded the bid to construct it.  Six area companies responded to a call for bids, and the winner was Branco Construction, with a $3.387 million bid—nearly $600,000 under the original estimated budget for this portion of the project, according to the county.

With site prep, data lines, temporary utilities and equipment the entire project is expected at approximately $5 million.

Michele Skalicky

Greene County voters who need to request an absentee ballot for the August 7 election by mail will need to do so by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 1. 

Those eligible to vote absentee are those who will be out of town on election day and those who are homebound.

Requests may be handwritten or printed—a fillable form is available here—and signed by the voter.

Michele Skalicky

An independent, outside audit of Greene County showed positive results from 2017.   Andrew Marmouget, CPA and shareholder with KPM, shared the audit’s results during a public meeting Monday at the Greene County Public Safety Center.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Due to budget constraints, in 2012 Greene County changed the area to which it responded to nuisance animal calls.  But after citizens approved a ½ of one percent sales tax in November 2017, animal control services were restored Sunday to the unincorporated urban service areas of the county.

According to county officials, around $200,000 a year will be used to fund one full-time and one part-time animal control officer and equipment. 

Michele Skalicky

The public will start to see tangible signs of work to expand the Greene County Jail starting Monday morning.  Buildings in the 900 block of N. Boonville (909 to 921) will be demolished to make way for the new jail addition, which will be located across the street from the current one.

Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch said there’s a lot that goes into planning a jail expansion, and that phase could extend into 2019.

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