Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Oct. 27, 2014

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 13, 2014
Documents: 
10-13-2014.PDF

3. FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST DO SO AT THIS TIME.

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5. CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

• City reaches agreement with Fire Department Union
After a number of negotiating sessions, the City and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the Bargaining Unit of the Springfield Fire Department), reached a tentative agreement on a collective bargaining agreement that is being presented to the City Council for ratification this evening.

In order to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement as quickly as possible for the benefit of both parties, it is being presented the as an emergency bill.
 
The proposed collective bargaining agreement represents the results of the good faith negotiations between the City’s negotiating team and the IAFF’s negotiating team. We have representatives here this evening to formally present the proposed three-year agreement. 
I would like to thank the IAFF’s team for the professional and capable manner in which they approached the negotiations. Although we did not always see eye-to-eye, we were able to discuss and resolve our differences at the negotiating table. This is the way that the process is supposed to work.
The bill coming forward to you tonight as an emergency bill because we would like to implement the things the union has asked for, as quickly as possible.

• Dan Smith selected as the City’s new Public Works Director
I am pleased to announce that Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director. He will join our team Dec. 1.

Dan currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator, responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department.
We advertised nationwide for a replacement for the Public Works director position after Phil Broyles passed away earlier this year.
We were very honored to have the ‘cream of the crop’ apply for this position – the best of the city, county, state, and private sector.  Dan rose to the top and I believe he'll be very responsive to you and the citizens of Springfield. We feel very fortunate to have him joining our team at the City.
I would also like to thank Kirk Juranas and Jonathan Gano, who have served the City well as interim co-directors of the department. Both have done a good job of keeping our rudder in the water and headed toward our destination.

• Mini Marathon provides opportunity to get off the couch, join the fun
The City has joined the Healthy Living Alliance to plan a new event for Bass Pro Outdoor World’s Marathon Weekend Nov. 1 and 2.

On Sunday morning at 7 a.m., everyone is challenged to meet us at the corner of Phelps and Boonville (just north of the Square) for a grueling, 2.6-block challenge up Boonville Hill.
The Mini Marathon ends in the Square, where we plan to cheer on the real marathoners: those competing in the half and full marathons that morning. 

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken Except Item No. 7. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

7. Amended Council Bill 2014-211. (Compton) Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On. (PASSED 5-3 WITH RUSHEFSKY, HOSMER AND FISK IN OPPOSITION)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 92.74 acres of property, generally located at 4833 South Campbell Avenue, from an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to an O-1, Office District, and a GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 78.  (By:  Ward Branch Etal Tr.; 4833 South Campbell Avenue; Z-19-2014 & Conditional Overlay District No. 78.)
Documents: 
2014-211AMENDED.PDF

8. Council Bill 2014-224. (Compton) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, Section 1-9, City Limits, by annexing approximately 0.43 acres of Greene County right-of-way into the City of Springfield, generally located at the 1800 block of South Farm Road 133 (Moore Road), more fully described in this ordinance, generally referenced as Annexation A-1-14; and amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 46, Section 46-1, Boundaries of wards, precincts, and council zones, by adding this property to the ward and precinct assigned by the County Clerk.
Documents: 
2014-224.PDF

9. Council Bill 2014-225. (Seifried) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, Section 1-9, City Limits, by annexing approximately 11.89 acres of private property and 0.05 acres of Greene County right-of-way into the City of Springfield, generally located on the north side of the 4900 block of West Chestnut Expressway, more fully described in this ordinance, generally referenced as Annexation A-2-14; and amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 46, Section 46-1, Boundaries of wards, precincts, and council zones, by adding this property to the ward and precinct assigned by the County Clerk.
Documents: 
2014-225.PDF

10. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

11. Council Bill 2014-249. (Rushefsky) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution granting a Parade Permit to Rountree Special Events, LLC., for October 31, 2014.
Documents: 
2014-249.PDF

12. EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

13. Council Bill 2014-263. (Stephens) (ISSUE HELD OVER FOR TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between The City of Springfield, Missouri, and the Bargaining Unit of the Springfield Fire Department of the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152 (a/k/a, The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152), by authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to acknowledge and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to the Bargaining Unit, and declaring an emergency.
Documents: 
2014-263.PDF

14. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
15. GRANTS.
16. AMENDED BILLS.
17. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

18. Council Bill 2014-250. (Seifried) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.44 acres of property, generally located at 1611 North Campbell Avenue, from a CS, Commercial Service District, to a CC, Center City District. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  Neil Stenger Trust; 1611 North Campbell Avenue; Z-22-2014.)
Documents: 
2014-250.PDF

19. Council Bill 2014-251. (Compton) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.3 acres of property, generally located at the 1200 to 1300 block of South Lexington Avenue from an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to an R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 81. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  Kensington Park, LLC; 1200-1300 block S. Lexington Ave.; Z-23-2014 & Conditional Overlay District No. 81.)
Documents: 
2014-251.PDF

20. Council Bill 2014-252. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.49 acres of property, generally located at 2915 East Battlefield Road, from Planned Development District No. 140 1st Amendment to Planned Development District No. 346. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  KD Concepts, LLC; 2915 East Battlefield Road; Planned Development No. 346.)
Documents: 
2014-252.PDF

21. Council Bill 2014-253. (Seifried) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 11.89 acres of property, generally located on the north side of the 4900 block of West Chestnut Expressway from a Greene County C-2, General Commercial District, to an HC, Highway Commercial District. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  Springfield City Council; North side 4900 block West Chestnut Expressway; Z-24-2014.)
Documents: 
2014-253.PDF

22. Council Bill 2014-254. (Rushefsky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of “Conditional Use Permit 412” to reduce the front yard setback from 25 feet to 15 feet at 1235 to 1249 East Cherry Street in R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family Residential District within the Rountree Urban Conservation District No. 2, Area E on certain conditions.  (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
Documents: 
2014-254.PDF

23. FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

24. Council Bill 2014-256. (Burlison, Fisk, Hosmer, & Seifried) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, Animals, Article II, Dogs, Cats and Ferrets, by adding a new Section 18-59, Roadside sales of animals prohibited.
Documents: 
2014-256.PDF

25. Council Bill 2014-257. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 78, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article VI, Offenses Against Public Health and Safety, Section 78-254, Use of bows and arrows, to allow urban deer hunting under limited circumstances.
Documents
2014-257.PDF

26. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Ms. Teanie McCleery wishes to address City Council.
Mr. Brian Futrell wishes to address City Council. 

27. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
28. NEW BUSINESS.
29. MISCELLANEOUS.
30. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item # 3.

31. Council Bill 2014-258. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Program Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) and Greene County for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of the Battlefield Road and U.S. Highway 65 Interchange Improvements, designated as MHTC Project No. 8U0500; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $2,711,151, to appropriate Surface Transportation Program (STP)-Urban federal grant funds and On-System Bridge (BRM) funds allocated by the Ozarks Transportation Organization for this project.
Documents: 
2014-258.PDF

32. Council Bill 2014-259. (Compton)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Kensington Park Phase III, generally located on the east side of the 1300 block of South Kansas Expressway, upon the applicant filing and recording a final plat that substantially conforms to the preliminary plat; and authorizing the City Clerk to sign the final plat upon compliance with the terms of this ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)
Documents: 
2014-259.PDF

33. Council Bill 2014-260. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the donation of $10,000 from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin) for use by the Springfield Police Department (SPD) and Springfield Fire Department (SFD) and amending the budgets for the SPD and SFD, for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Documents: 
2014-260.PDF

34. Council Bill 2014-261. (Stephens)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, to transfer the appropriation for Self-Contained-Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to other high priority one-time capital needs.
Documents: 
2014-261.PDF

35. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item 3.

36. Council Bill 2014-262. (Carroll)
A resolution authorizing the annual closing of St. Louis Street from John Q. Hammons Parkway to Kimbrough Avenue from 6:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, until 11:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day each year for annual Turkey Trot 5k walk/run, subject to certain conditions.
Documents: 
2014-262.PDF

37. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

38. Council Bill 2014-226. (Stephens)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1 of the Code of Ordinances (“City Code”) of the City of Springfield, Missouri (“City”), Section 2-91, known as the Merit System Rules and Regulations (“Merit Rules”), by amending portions of the Merit Rules, specifically Merit Rule 1(p) (Definitions), Merit Rule 10.1 (Promotions), Merit Rule 21.10 (Leave of Absence Due to Emergency Conditions), and Merit Rule 22.3 (Payment of Health and Medical Insurance When Disabled); and by deleting portions of the Merit Rules, specifically Merit Rule 21.3 (Maternity Leave); and by establishing an effective date for said Merit Rule changes (Merit Rule changes requiring Personnel Board approval have Personnel Board support).
Documents: 
2014-226.PDF

39. Council Bill 2014-227. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement for Conduit with Beacon Suites LLC (Beacon), for the purpose of allowing Beacon to install and maintain (at no cost to the City) conduit under the public right-of-way on Bear Boulevard.
Documents: 
2014-227.PDF

40. Council Bill 2014-228. (Burlison)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Electronic Signature Agreement (TR50) with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) enabling the use of electronic signatures to apply for utility permits authorizing work by the City on MHTC’s right of way.
Documents: 
2014-228.PDF

41. Council Bill 2014-229. (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1409 West Florida Street to the Affordable Housing Action Board for $12,500; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and amending the budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $3,773.81, to appropriate net proceeds to the Police and Fire Pension fund.
Documents: 
2014-229.PDF

42. Council Bill 2014-230. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1764 and 1770 South National Avenue to David Hogan for $11,001 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.
Documents:
 
2014-230.PDF

43. Council Bill 2014-231. (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2049 North Washington Avenue to Randy Lopez for $9,500; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and amending the budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $844.57, to appropriate net proceeds to the Police and Fire Pension fund.
Documents: 
2014-231.PDF

44. Council Bill 2014-232. (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2221 North Main Avenue to Randy Lopez for $8,800; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and amending the budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $1,799.21, to appropriate net proceeds to the Police and Fire Pension fund.
Documents: 
2014-232.PDF

45. Council Bill 2014-233. (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2907 West Lombard Street to the Affordable Housing Action Board for $7,200; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and amending the budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $1,096.06, to appropriate net proceeds to the Police and Fire Pension fund.
Documents: 
2014-233.PDF

46. Council Bill 2014-234. (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 649 West High Street to the Affordable Housing Action Board for $12,500 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.
Documents: 
2014-234.PDF

47. Council Bill 2014-235. (Burlison)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an STP-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the purpose of partially reimbursing the base salaries of five employees who work at the Transportation Management Center (TMC); and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $276,000.
Documents: 
2014-235.PDF

48. Council Bill 2014-236. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an On-the-Job Training Program Agreement allowing the Springfield Police Department to work with the Missouri Career Center to hire Missouri Veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Documents: 
2014-236.PDF

49. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointment to the Personnel Board:  John Holstein with term to expire March 1, 2018. 

50. END OF CONSENT AGENDAS.
51. ADJOURN.