Springfield City Council

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Former Springfield mayor and city councilman, Paul Redfearn has died.  Redfearn served as a Zone 4 Springfield City Council member from 1973 to 1977.  He was sworn in as mayor in 1979 and served until 1981. 

Redfearn was a longtime professor at (then) Southwest Missouri State University, now Missouri State University.  He taught biology from 1957 to 1988.

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Fifteen people have applied for the Springfield City Council General Seat C.  It became vacant when Kristi Fulnecky announced her resignation.  Council members will hold a special meeting tomorrow to decide which candidates they would like to interview for the position.  The person they choose will serve until the April 2 election.  

Those who applied by the October 12 deadline are:

Robert Anderson

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Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can pick up packets at the City Clerk's Office in the Busch Municipal Building starting this morning (10/1).   Six seats will be up for election on April 2:  Mayor; Zones 2, 3 and 4; and General Seats C and D.

The first day for filing will be Dec. 3, and completed applications must be delivered to the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Dec. 3 through Jan. 15. 

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Starting Monday, October 1, applications will be accepted for those who want to apply to fill the Springfield City Council Seat C position vacated by Kristi Fulnecky’s resignation.

You can apply in the Springfield City Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 1st through the 12th. 

Applications can be downloaded or picked up in the clerk’s office on the fourth floor of the Springfield Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville.

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Springfield has a new city manager.  Jason Gage will take the reins August 1, replacing outgoing City Manager Greg Burris, who resigned.

Springfield City Council made the announcement Friday afternoon.

Gage was offered a one-year contract with a base salary of $220,000, according to city officials.

Gage has been the City Manager of Salina, Kansas for 13 years. Before that, he held the same position in Stillwater, Oklahoma.