1. Springfield City Council OKs $1.1 million for community preservation: Here's who received...

    Springfield City Council OKs $1.1 million for community preservation: Here's who received...

    The City Council on Monday night approved special tax funds totaling $1.1 million for 11 community preservation projects including studies aimed at restoring the long-deteriorated Campanile tower and advancing bike-walkway projects along an abandoned rail line. The funds were approved by unanimous votes and are dedicated to historic preservation, open space and recreation and affordable housing initiatives under the Community Preservation Act property tax surcharge program. The new surtax was approved by Springfield voters two years ago.

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    1. It's really exciting to finally be at the point to be able to make recommendations and get their support.
    2. There is a study for the needs of the Campanile, which of course is crying out for renovations.
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