New Move for Salvation Army Met With Criticism


SPRINGFIELD- A new move for the Salvation Army has residents concerned and fearful for safety.
Friday, the city along with the Salvation Army announced their new location would take up residence at the former Gold's Gym location on E. Clear Lake Avenue. 
Mixed reviews on the new spot was the topic of discussion at Tuesday's city council meeting.
Mayor Langfelder said, "I think Gold's Gym is the right way to go you saw the impact it has for our community its whats in the best interest for everybody I think its a win win for the area around it."
However, due to the fact that property values sky rocket when sellers know the city is behind the purchase, the city had advised the Salvation Army to go forward, leaving residents in the dark until the deal was technically done. 
A few remarks from neighbors in the area included, "I've been over on the East side of town for 30 years and it seems like every time there is somewhere to dump, you dump your stuff over on our yard."
A vote will be taken on the exact location in two weeks. 
There will be an open house for residents Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until Noon. 

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