SPRINGFIELD, S.D. — Residents in Springfield displayed mixed emotions at their most recent city council meeting over transparency and legal issues after they say city leaders sprung the development of a Dollar General store on the public with improper notice.
In November 2021, Sean and Cindy Doyle, who live just outside Springfield’s city limits, were contacted by a local realtor contracted with the city about annexing their property.
“She basically gave us three options. Option one was, ‘Either you can [let the city] annex it and keep the land, and it is what it is, but then you’re responsible for what happens on that land.’ Option two was to sell it to the city, but she said, ‘We would hate to set that precedent.’ The third option was ‘You can just donate it to the city,’” Cindy recalled Green saying. “She slides the papers over and it’s like sign here and sign there.”
That was the first…