Springfield budget

7:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Committee will review options for Springfield law enforcement

Springfield City Manager says large tax increase would be needed to continue operating police department
The Springfield City Council will start with a committee before deciding if it will close its police department. Mayor Susan Anderson on Monday appointed five people to study proposals by the Battle Creek Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department to police the city if the council agrees to close its own department.
6:26 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Springfield weighs large tax increase or eliminating police department

Police services could be contracted out to the city of Battle Creek or Calhoun County Sheriff Department
The city council will decide within a month whether Springfield will close its police department or lay a hefty tax increase on residents. More than 75 residents filled the council chambers Wednesday to hear City Manager Frank Peterson explain why the city is running out of money to pay for public safety and then to make their own comments about the future.
12:09 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

City of Springfield could eliminate public safety department to balance budget

City Manager says decision must be made by July 1st
Faced with budget deficits, the Springfield City Council is considering a hefty millage increase or contracting with another department for public safety services. The council will listen to residents Wednesday about the future of its public safety department. A special meeting of the council begins at 6:30 p.m.