Saturday, March 17, 2018

Agenda posted for Springfield-Greene County Library Board meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Springfield-Greene County Library Board of Trustees Buildings & Grounds Committee will meet or vote March 20, 3:15 p.m. at The Republic Branch Library, 921 N. Lindsey Ave., Republic

Tentative Agenda:

1. Branch Updates

2. Closed Session § 610.021(2), RSMo.

Agenda posted for Springfield City Council lunch meeting

Springfield City Council Lunch 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:00 pm 
Busch Municipal Building – 4th Floor Conference Room 840 Boonville Avenue 


1. Review of Upcoming March 26, 2018 City Council Meeting Agenda

2. Fire Department Strategic Planning – Chief Pennington

3. Family Justice Center/Pedestrian Safety Ordinance Update – Chief Williams

4. Any and all matters to come before City Council

Friday, March 16, 2018

U. S. Bankruptcy Court Petitions- Springfield

Christian County

William Edward Cole, Jr. and Terri Dawn Cole
Thelma Louise Krick
Ryan Lee Cutbirth and Chellsie Joe Catherine Cutbirth
Laura Nicole Buckner
Alexis Danielle Gonzales
Daren Scott Ogden and Arlene Kathryn Ogden

Dallas County

Herbert Peter Lappin and Bonnie J. Lappin

Greene County

Ian Patrick Hafer and Melanie Young Hafer
Dominic John Kroll
April Michelle Keithley
Jenny L. Daniels
Twyla V. Collins
Sandra Sue Burtin
Christopher Paul Pierce
Larry Darnell Pearson
Randy Jay Librach
Carl Kenneth Burton and Andrea Kay Burton
Sharon T. Adam
Robert Steven Cagle
Jason Bradley Hoag and Trina Marie Hoag
Kayla Beth Teems

Howell County

Jeremy James Jezbera and Jennifer Lynn Hoehler
William Ryan Dunn
Edward James Sheets
Richard Vincent Roinuse

Polk County

Charles Joseph Elliott and Megan Rachelle Elliott

Taney County

Mark Aaron Cook
Cook Roofing Company LLC
Todd A. Thompson and Renee A. Thompson

Texas County

Johnnie R. Franks and Evelyn K. Franks

Webster County

Lora Jean Cowan

Agenda posted for Springfield Art Museum Board meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Intersection at Grant and College to close beginning Sunday night

(From the City of Springfield)

The intersection of Grant Avenue and College Street will close overnight Sunday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning (weather permitting) to complete work related to the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project.

This project will complete streetscape improvements along Grant Avenue from Olive Street to Walnut Street. Included are street improvements, construction of ADA compliant sidewalks, new storm sewer, gas and water renewals, and signal improvements at the intersection of College Street and Grant Avenue and the intersection of Walnut Street and Grant Avenue. The project is funded by the City of Springfield ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and a federal Transportation Alternatives Program Grant.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wheaton woman killed in head-on collision near Butterfield

A Wheaton woman was killed in a head-on collision 7:24 p.m. Tuesday on Route W, three miles west of Butterfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Debra L. Heffington, 61, Wheaton, crossed the center line and struck a 2016 Ford Escape driven by Jacqueline M. Wasson, 60, Purdy, head on.

Heffington was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn.

Wasson was treated for moderate injuries at Cox Hospital, Monett.

The fatality was the 21st this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

Blood drive in honor of retired Springfield police officer set for Friday

(From the Springfield Police Department)

Retired Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson and the Springfield Police Department encourage the community to donate blood this Friday.

The drive, held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will be held Friday, March 16 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Thomson Donor Center, 220 W. Plainview Rd., and from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building.

Officer Pearson was shot in the line of duty in January 2015, and he required 20 units of blood during surgery that followed injuries that nearly took his life.

Blood donors now have a special place in the hearts of Officer Pearson and his wife, Amanda.

“They didn’t have to give blood, but they did anyway,” said Amanda Pearson. “You helped save my husband – something I will be forever grateful for.”

To donate, please bring photo identification and be sure to each well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. To make your donation process even quicker, schedule an appointment on CBCO's website.

City of Springfield to hold open house to discuss rehabilitation of Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

(From the City of Springfield)

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.
Attendees will learn about the design process and have the opportunity to provide feedback on the design of ADA compliant facilities and an updated lighting scheme.
This is a come-and-go event. There will be no formal presentation. 
Following public input gathering, the rehabilitation team will present their final design and proposed funding plan to City Council for approval.   

Springfield’s 116 -year old footbridge was closed March 1, 2016 after Public Works inspectors found corrosion and steel loss in the north support column. While the bridge was not in imminent danger, it was deemed in the public's best interest to close the bridge to conduct a full evaluation and determine repair options.
The City contracted with Great River Engineering to conduct an in-depth structural evaluation of the local footbridge. The deficiencies identified in the evaluation included:
  • One of every three primary members (36.4%) do not have adequate capacity and need repaired or strengthened.
  • Six of the 10 vertical columns in the south approach need to be strengthened.
  • The stairs on both north and south approaches need to be replaced. ADA accessibility also needs to be incorporated.
  • The paint system is failing in numerous locations. It is recommended that the existing paint be removed to bare metal and that a three-coat paint system be applied. This approach to the rehabilitation will aid in impeding the corrosion and deterioration of the structure, thereby lengthening the life of the bridge.

Agenda posted for Springfield Art Museum Board of Directors meeting

Springfield Art Museum Board of Directors Meeting 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Community Room – 5:00 p.m.

 Tentative Agenda

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

III. BNIM Presentation

IV. Financial Report
a. Budget Approval

V. Reports:
c. Officers and Committees
d. Director’s Report

VI. Unfinished Business

VII. Additional items requiring Board approval

VIII. Communications

IX. Adjournment

Portion of Kimbrough Avenue closed today through Friday for stormwater pipe replacement

(From the City of Springfield)

Kimbrough Avenue will close at Normal Street beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 through 5 p.m. Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) for an emergency stormwater pipe replacement under Kimbrough Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and encouraged to use Bennett Street, Jefferson Avenue and Grand Street as a detour.