Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 27

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. July 13, 2015

Documents: 07-13-2015.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.

Questions from Last Council Meeting:

• Councilman Hosmer requested police data trends going back five years, which Chief Paul Williams provided via email. Please let us know if you have any follow-up questions.

Community Listen Follow-Up and Impacting Poverty Commission Report

• 53 people attended our first partner meeting July 23, following 9 Community Listen sessions in Zone 1 neighborhoods. It is obvious our community is taking the concerns of our citizens seriously and ready to spring into action 

• Partners, along with many City departments, are discussing a rough draft 18-month action plan, we are calling Zone Blitz. Our next step is to break up into training camps to break down 11 different topics and assign plays (decide what can be done and who can do it.

• More details will be shared at The Community Summit: Focus on Poverty, which will take place at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 8 at the Springfield Art Museum. The Junior League of Springfield, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and the City of Springfield will announce Community Listen Zone Blitz plans, along with the results of the most recent Community Focus Report. The Impacting Poverty Commission will also reveals its findings and recommendations. Please mark you calendars for this – again, it will be 9:30 a.m., Oct. 8 at the Springfield Art Museum.

Transportation and Capital Improvements Survey

• As mentioned in last week’s Council Lunch, the City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens on the proposed list of new roadway construction projects to be included in the upcoming 1/8-cent Transportation and 1/4-cent Capital Improvement sales tax programs.

• The survey, which is available in hard copy or online at www.springfieldmo.gov/election during the month of August, includes short descriptions of the full list of projects. It asks citizens to prioritize the projects and programs they think are most beneficial to the community and to offer any additional comments they might have. The survey is open to anyone who lives, works or visits Springfield and frequents City roadways.

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

• More than 200 people have registered for this year’s Festival Parade and Car Show, Aug. 14-16 in downtown Springfield. In addition, about 50 vendors have signed up for the three-day festival, which includes a large variety of activities. For complete details, visitwww.route66festivalsgf.com 

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

7. Council Bill 2015-177. (Ferguson) (PASSES UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code by repealing Chapter 74 Nuisance and Housing Code in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 74 Nuisance and Housing Code 

Documents: 2015-177.PDF

8. Council Bill 2015-178. (McClure) (PASSES UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance approving the plans, specifications and bid of Larry Snyder & Company for the construction of the Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center and Biosolids Storage Improvements in the general vicinity of the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement; and amending the budget of the Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Fund, for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in the amount of $1,425,000.

Documents: 2015-178.PDF

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

Possible addition to the agenda contingent on City Council approval. 

Council Bill 2015-196. (Stephens)  (PASSES UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution declaring the intent of the Council of the City of Springfield to call for an election on April 5, 2016, to renew the City’s 1/4-cent Capital Improvements sales tax and the 1/8-cent Transportation sales tax.

Documents: 2015-196.PDF

10.
 EMERGENCY BILLS. 

11. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

12. GRANTS.

13. AMENDED BILLS.

14. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

15. Council Bill 2015-183. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.78 acres of property generally located at 1042 South Scenic Avenue from Planned Development District No. 269 to Planned Development District No. 350; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.) (By: Vecino Group; 1042 South Scenic Avenue; Planned Development 350. 

Documents: 2015-183.PDF

16. Council Bill 2015-184. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.26 acres of property generally located at 505 East Trafficway from HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, to CC, Center City District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 95; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Springfield Tool & Die; 505 East Trafficway; Z-20-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 95.)

Documents: 2015-184.PDF

17. Council Bill 2015-185. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.03 acres of property generally located at 3005, 3015 and 3027 South Lakeside Avenue from R-SF, Single Family Residential District to O-1, Office District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Battlefield Station LLC; 3005, 3015 and 3027 South Lakeside Avenue; Z-21-2015.)

Documents: 2015-185.PDF

18. Council Bill 2015-186. (Burnett) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.86 acres of property generally located at 1929 East Dale Street from R-SF, Single Family Residential District to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Loren Cook Company; 1929 East Dale Street; Z-25-2015.)

Documents: 2015-186.PDF

19. Council Bill 2015-187. (Burnett) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of "Use Permit 415" to permit an electronic message center sign generally located at 934 South Kimbrough Avenue in a non-business area that is zoned R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family District, and UN, University Combining District, on certain conditions. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-187.PDF

20. FIRST READING BILLS.

21. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

22. NEW BUSINESS.

As per RSMo. 109.230 (4), City records that are on file in the City Clerk’s office and have met the retention schedule will be destroyed in compliance with the guidelines established by the Secretary of State’s office.

23. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

24. MISCELLANEOUS.

25. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3.

26. Council Bill 2015-188. (Fisk)
A special ordinance amending and restating the Brownfields Program Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) Policies and Procedures to increase program flexibility and adjust loan terms and conditions to reflect current lending market conditions. (Planning staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-188.PDF

27. Council Bill 2015-189. (Schilling)
A special ordinance amending and restating the Small Business Development Loan Program Rules and Regulations to rename the program as the "Commercial Loan Program," increase program flexibility and availability, and adjust the terms to reflect current lending market conditions.  (Planning staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-189.PDF

28. Council Bill 2015-190. (Ferguson)
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 Roberts Industrial Park, generally located at the 1000-1200 blocks of North Farm Road 123 (Westgate Avenue), 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: 2015-190.PDF

29. Council Bill 2015-191. (Burnett)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street roundabout, Plan No. 2015PW0015WT; accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc. for that project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2015-191.PDF

30. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item #3 

31. Council Bill 2015-192. (Fishel)
A resolution confirming the appointments of Robin Gilmore and Stacy Jurado-Miller and the reappointments of Jina Gorham and Kailey York to serve on the Commercial Street Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Directors.

Documents: 2015-192.PDF

32. Council Bill 2015-193. (Ferguson)
A resolution confirming the appointments of Robert Green and Nathan Keller to the James River Commons Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Directors.

Documents: 2015-193.PDF

33. Council Bill 2015-194. (Fishel)
A resolution correcting the terms of the Planning and Zoning Commissioners to be consistent with Chapter 89 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-194.PDF

34. Council Bill 2015-195. (Burnett)
A special ordinance to levy and assess a special tax against lots, blocks, and parcels of ground hereinafter described to pay for the cost of the construction of sanitary sewers in the City in Sanitary Sewer District No. 31 of Section No. 13, in the general vicinity of Thoman Street and Link Avenue, providing for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program, and authorizing the City Clerk to issue special tax bills and deliver the same to the Director of Finance to be registered in her office in accordance with the ordinance.

Documents: 2015-195.PDF

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

36. Council Bill 2015-179. (Burnett)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Agreement and an Agreement to Complete Off-Site Improvements with JDC Springfield, L.L.C, (JDC), for the purpose of sharing in the costs of railroad crossing pavement widening, installation of lights and gates at the railroad crossing, and the construction of improvements to Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Road); and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in the amount of $174,967.90 to appropriate a reimbursement payment from JDC for their portion of the project costs.

Documents: 2015-179.PDF

37. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointments to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board:  William Garvin and Ashley Norgard with terms to expire July 1, 2018. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority:  King Coltrin with term to expire March 1, 2017. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board: Carolyn Gerdes and Bob Horton with terms to expire June 1, 2018. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board: Sid Needem with term to expire June 1, 2016.

38. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

39. CLOSED SESSION:
City Council will hold a closed meeting to discuss legal actions, causes of action, litigation, privileged and confidential communications, pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1), RSMo. 2014; and this meeting, record, and vote be closed and the City Council shall stand adjourned at the end of the closed session.