Dill to seek re-election

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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 am

First-term mayor Mike Dill has declared his intention to run for a second term this fall.

During the three years he has served to date, Dill has worked on various projects, most notably revitalizing Springfield’s downtown area.

“That’s the most visible thing when you come into town for the first time,” he said. “We’ve spent a lot of time on that and are still working on it.”

Dill was elected mayor in 2010, when he ran unopposed to replace Dorothy Richards.

Dill said he and the Springfield City Council are working on a number of items for the coming year that he said he would continue to pursue if re-elected.

This summer, Dill plans to complete the section of the MoPac trail that will pass through Springfield.

The city is also in the process of drilling test wells and looking to put a new water well in place.

There are also roads projects in the works, with the section of Spruce Street between First and Second streets getting paved this year.

Dill said the city is also working with the state to resurface the part of Highway 50 that passes in front of Springfield, which Dill described as “in pretty bad shape.”

Another priority, Dill said, is to work on a splash pad in Buffalo Park in March.

Dill was the deciding vote in approving the splash pad project, breaking a 2-2 tie among the four members of the City Council.

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