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News covering policy and issues related to city and county governments in the Ozarks.

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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A debate between two candidates for a contested Springfield City Council seat will take place Tuesday night, March 19, at 7:00 at Drury University’s Findlay Student Center in Springfield.

According to organizers, sitting Zone 3 Councilman Mike Schilling will debate challenger Noah Snelson Tuesday evening.

The debate is hosted by Drury and Ozarks Independent.

Audience members will have a chance to ask questions.   This is the first of two City Council candidate debates to take place at Drury ahead of the April 2 election.

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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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Springfield City Council began discussion of proposed changes of the city’s zoning ordinance Tuesday to address medical marijuana.  Missouri voters last November approved Amendment 2, which allows regulated use, including the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale.

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