Springfield commisioners gathered at the local city hall for their regular meeting, gladly approving two annexation ordinances and two lot splits as it signified city growth despite the storm.
The commission also went over debris removal, as of April 1st the city had collected just under 700,000 cubic yards, costing almost 10 million dollars.
To help its residents clear out the damages, Springfield began their private property debris removal program and encourages locals to apply.
“Once the applications come in, Tetra Tech our handler will go out and do a site survey, make sure it’s eligible. They’ll turn it over to FEMA, once FEMA gets it they’ll come out for the second sight survey and they determine whether they’re going to fund it or they’re not going to fund it. So it’s very important to get on in, get these applications so we can get them turned in,” explained Ralph Hammond, City of Springfield mayor.
To apply, stop by the Springfield city hall located at 408 School Ave. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.