Resolutions passed, issues discussed at Springfield City Council meeting

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Several issues were discussed by Springfield City Council Monday, March 8, including a resolution to honor a fallen police officer.

City Council voted to pass a resolution that recognizes Christopher Ryan Walsh, a Springfield police officer who died in the line of duty on March 16, 2020.

The Council heard from Interim Springfield-Greene County Health Director, Katie Towns, who reported that 8.71% of Greene County residents over the age of 16 have received both vaccination shots.

“We are concerned about the upcoming Spring Break and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Towns. “CDC is still recommending to not travel at this time.”

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City Council also approved the Infrastructure Reimbursement Agreement and budget adjustment for SGF Sports LLC. The funding would be for certain public improvements and incentives to facilitate the development of a Private Athletic Complex west of Deer Lake Golf Course. The budget is set to not exceed $2.1 million.

City Council decided to postpone the decision on whether or not to enter into a contract with ShotSpotter.

Finally, a resolution was approved to use $13,000 in Minor Neighborhood Improvement Program funds for lighting improvements along the walking track on the school park side of Lafayette Park.

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