Springfield commissioners will receive an update on the community boating program and discuss plans to build a new fire hall


This funding comes in the form of a grant from the US Small Business Administration and as a result, nine community navigator positions have been created. Their goal is to help build trust and connect more businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to services such as financial and business coaching as well as access to capital.

Three navigators were assigned to serve the black community and businesses on the south side of Springfield. Other communities targeted by the program include immigrant businesses, rural businesses as well as those occupied by those returning from incarceration.

Following this working session, Springfield City Commissioners will be asked to conduct a first reading of an ordinance that will authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with App Architecture LLC for the design of a new fire station fire department which will be located on South Limestone Street for an amount not to exceed $350,000.

It’s part of a larger plan to build three new fire stations in the city, while replacing older ones. The new stations would be located at South Limestone Street, Burt Street and an undetermined location most likely to be in the east end of the city.

One of the fire stations that would be replaced as a result is Selma Road, which has been in operation since 1959.

Springfield elected officials are expected to vote on this order to authorize an agreement with App Architecture LLC at their next public meeting on March 15.

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Several other first readings that will take place in the evening will concern contracts for weeding and brush clearing services, the purchase of sand and gravel as well as the purchase of road materials.

The city will also vote on several measures such as approving an amendment to the CC-2A Neighborhood Development Plan for 4.93 acres at the corner of Saint Paris Pike and Saint Paris Connector which is tied to a planned hotel. of 98 rooms.

Springfield Commissioners will also be asked to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for Clark State College’s diversity, equity and inclusion training for an amount not to exceed $60,000.

Elected officials will also be asked to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Kinnison Excavating, Inc. for the 2022 Miscellaneous Water Main Replacement Project for an amount not to exceed $959,741.

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