1. Springfield City Council approves new 3-year deal, annual payment to Business Improvement District

    Springfield City Council approves new 3-year deal, annual payment to Business Improvement District

    The City Council is considering a new three-year agreement with the Springfield Business Improvement District that includes an annual payment of $70,000 to the organization to assist its downtown enhancement efforts. The proposed 20-page formal agreement details the responsibilities of the Business Improvement District (BID) and the city in ongoing efforts ranging from downtown promotions to litter clean-up, officials said. "We think the BID has been a very good economic development tool for the downtown," Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, said Tuesday.

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