Author Archives: Mike Brothers

About Mike Brothers

Mike is a Pickwick Person; husband to Maureen and dad to Vivian and Dorothy. He has lived in the neighborhood since 2011 and has lived in Springfield for over 20 years. He the PR director for Drury University. He was previously a communications specialist with the City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Dept, and before that a features writer and music columnist with the News-Leader.

Administrative delay approved by City Council

The Rountree Neighborhood’s request for an administrative delay on rezoning and lot aggregation during the upcoming review of the UCD passed by a 6-1 vote of City Council last night (two Council members were absent). There were a dozen speakers … Continue reading

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RNA letter to City Council, RE: Administrative delay request

The following letter was sent to City Council today. We urge Rountree residents to make their voice hear, one way or another, by writing Council at citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov or by attending tonight’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Old City Hall. Dear … Continue reading

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City Council to consider administrative delay on Monday

The RNA board has formally requested an administrative delay on development and lot consolidations within the boundaries of the Urban Conservation District during the time that the city-led review of the UCD takes place over the coming six months or … Continue reading

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Rountree is in Vogue (Magazine)

Vogue published an article this month titled “Why You Should Plan a Road Trip Through the Ozark Mountains.” It’s cool enough that Springfield and Northwest Arkansas were highlighted by a national magazine, but it’s downright awesome that our own little … Continue reading

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RNA Meeting Minutes – May 2017

Board members present: Laurel Bryant, Mike Brothers, John Melton, Peggy Wise, Nancy Dornan, Jeff Bentley, Jeff Barber, Jim Lohmeyer, Sue Ekstam Others president: Jimmy & Angela Brooks, Jeremy Snow, Anissa Barber, Call to Order Review minutes – Jeff Bentley motioned … Continue reading

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RNA Meeting Minutes – April 2017

Board members present: Laurel Bryant, Nick Harper, Jeff Bentley, Peggy Wise, Sue Ekstam, John Melton, and Jim Lohmeyer. Mike Brothers was present later in the meeting. Others present: Chuck and Pat Johnson Call to Order – 7 p.m. Review of … Continue reading

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RNA Board Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2017

Rountree Neighborhood Association Board Meeting University Heights Baptist Church 7 p.m., June 20, 2017 Please note: The June meeting is a general meeting for all residents.  Call to Order Review of Minutes Treasurers Report PAR Officer Representative from Boomertown Lofts … Continue reading

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Why you should “pop up” as a volunteer for traffic calming demo June 16-17

One of the most-cited issues at Rountree neighborhood meetings is the traffic situation at Cherry and Pickwick. It’s absolutely awesome that this lynchpin “commercial node” is becoming more vibrant, hip, and popular. But that also means more people want to … Continue reading

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RNA Board Meeting Agenda – May 16, 2017

The of City of Springfield will host a kick-off meeting for the neighborhood plan review on Tuesday. This is normally the board meeting date, so we are going to adjust and hold the board meeting immediately following the conclusion of … Continue reading

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Cleaning up waste – and our neighborhood plan

Hello neighbors! The RNA board would like to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who came and dropped off trash or yardwaste at Saturday’s big cleanup event. Huge thanks as well to Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Habitat for … Continue reading

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