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.

RNA Board Meeting Agenda – July 20, 2017

Rountree Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda University Heights Baptist Church 7 p.m., July 20, 2017 Call to Order Approval of Minutes Treasure’s Report Cherry Street development update City precedents for size, blight and tax abatements Neighborhood Plan review process update … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for Owlaplooza 2017!

Mark your calendars: Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to join the Rountree PTA from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at the school to celebrate our great neighborhood and the back-to-school season. There will be burgers and hot … Continue reading

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Cherry & National development updates

We have a number of updates on building and development issues. Quite a lot has happened and come to light since City Council passed the administrative delay on June 26. This is a lot of info, and we’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Two opportunities for neighborhood artists to shine

Calling all Rountree artists! We have two opportunities to announce! The first opportunity is at the next First Friday Art Walk on July 7th, when Rountree will be the featured neighborhood on the Square. A different neighborhood is being featured … Continue reading

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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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