Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, curb, and gutter around my property?
The property owner is responsible. Per Chapter 903.11 of the Codified Ordinances, every owner of any lot or parcel of land in the City shall keep the sidewalks, curbing, gutters, and driveways in the public right of way in front of and abutting upon such lot or parcel of land constantly in good repair and free from nuisances.
All residents of Springfield that are 18 or older are required to file a return each year. If you became 18 years of age during the year, you must file a pay on the amount of wages you earned after your 18th birthday. All non-residents are required to file if they performed work or services within the city and had earnings which were not withheld upon. Additionally, each business located or performing services within the city is required to file. Returns are required with no regard for the amount of income received or losses incurred.read more
My sewer and stormwater rates recently increased; can these funds be utilized to cover the City’s current financial shortfall?
Water, sewer and stormwater fees are separate enterprise funds that are designed to support each of those individual services provided to our community. Those fees cannot be utilized for general government functions and services.read more
Why did the City contract with an independent third-party audit firm to perform a financial trend analysis and benchmarking study at a cost of $125,000?
In an effort to provide full transparency with respect to its current financial situation, the City hired an outside firm to analyze the City’s General Fund Operating Budget.read more