SPRINGFIELD — Springfield commissioners want 2016 to be the year the city comes clean.
“We need to get everything in this city cleaned up,” Commissioner Phillip Dykes said during a recent board meeting. “Things have been let go in Springfield. We need to get to work on our city.”
As a result, the commission is working to establish programs to clean up blight in the city’s residential areas, while also staying the course on a series of road paving projects to revamp the aging infrastructure.
“There’s been a lot of good things going on,” Dykes said, citing successful cleanup efforts along the city’s main roadways like State 22. “We need this to be a year of cleaning Springfield up and getting it back to where we can be proud of it — every road in Springfield, not just the main thoroughfares.”