Summary of Most Recent Meeting

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. April 18, 2016 And April 26, 2016 - Special

Documents: 04-18-2016.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 MEETINGS.

Public Safety Report Updates
• Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the April 2016 Springfield Police Department staffing statistics and the Quarterly Public Safety Report for first quarter 2016.

Convoy of Hope Springfield May 7
Just a reminder that Convoy of Hope Springfield, a co-sponsored event by Convoy and the City of Springfield, will take place at 10 am Saturday, May 7 at the Ozark Empire Fair E-Plex. We expect to serve more than 10,000 individuals with no-cost medical care, haircuts, groceries, family portraits, food and more.

The day will also include about nine Community Betterment Projects organized in neighborhoods throughout Zone 1. Many local churches have signed up to assist with these activities.

The weekend actually kicks off Friday night at 7 pm with a volunteer rally. Many of you have signed up to volunteer to greet guests of honor or hand out groceries. Thank you.

Several City departments are involved in the planning and staging of this event, including Missouri Job Center, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, City Manager’s Office and the Department of Public Information.

It’s not too late to volunteer! You can register online at convoyofhope.org/springfield.

Good News! March 2016 Unemployment and Job Growth Trends
For the month of March, the Springfield Metropolitan Service Area reported an unemployment rate of 4.2%, the same as the previous month and down 0.8 from March 2015.

The number of jobs in the metro area rose, resulting in 3.5% growth, and our labor force also increased 2.7% over this time last year. The Springfield MSA has gained over 7,700 jobs while the overall labor force has added almost 6,200 workers since March 2015.

Give Ozarks Day
Tomorrow marks the second year for Give Ozarks, a 24-online fundraising opportunity for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ nonprofit partners. About 225 projects from agencies in 70 communities will be open at giveozarks.org from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3, for donors to make secure, tax-deductible online donations.

There are several worthy causes, including City-related projects to restore the “French Fries” sculpture at the Springfield Art Museum and build a Clock Tower Sculpture in the Route 66 Corridor near our Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park.

We would like to thank Nathan P. Murphy’s for hosting an evening of blues and jazz music tomorrow evening, with proceeds benefitting the Route 66 Fund. You have details about the performance line up at your place.

Special Recognition

Choose Environmental Excellence
Congratulations to all of those recognized last week at the 16th annual Choosing Environmental Excellence Awards banquet. This awards program is organized by the City’s Department of Environmental Services and brings together local environmental/conservation agencies and organizations to recognize those who have made special contributions toward their respective missions.

Congratulations to Judge Becky Borthwick
While it is with mixed emotions, I extend congratulations, I wanted to say a few things about Judge Becky Borthwick, who was appointed by the Governor last week as the new associate circuit court judge for Greene County. 

Judge Borthwick has been such a great influence on our community.  While handling her caseload at the Springfield Municipal Court, she took the initiative to bring partners together to create Springfield’s first Homeless Court.  As her recent statewide Women’s Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly attests, Judge Borthwick is a top-notch professional of great character and a burning desire to lift up her community.”

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

7. Council Bill 2015-324 Substitute 1. (Stephens) (HOSMER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE AND SCHILLING SECONDED. TABLING APPROVED 7-1 WITH STEPHENS IN OPPOSITION AND FERGUSON ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, by appropriating the carryover fund balance and increasing expenses in the amount of $3,213,570.

Documents: 2015-324S1.PDF

8. Council Bill 2016-034. (Schilling) (AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY FISHEL TO LIMIT MAXIMUM DENSITY FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO NO MORE THAN 4 DUPLEX BUILDINGS ON THE COMBINE TRACT, FOR A MAXIMUM OF 8 DWELLING UNITS AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW STRUCTURE TO BE IN GENERAL CONFORMITY WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PASSES 7-1 WITH SCHILLING OPPOSED; AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY SCHILLING TO REMOVE PROPERTY AT 618 W. MT. VERNON FROM THE PROPERTY TO BE REZONED PASSES 5-3 WITH STEPHENS, FISHEL, MCCLURE OPPOSED) PUBLIC HEARING IS HELD OVER DUE TO SUBSTANTIVE
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.81 acres of property, generally located at 608, 614, and 618 West Mount Vernon Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 103; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff, and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Mount Vernon 608, LLC; 608, 614 and 618 West Mount Vernon Street; Z-39-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 103.)

Documents: 2016-034.PDF

9. Amended Council Bill 2016-091. (Fisk, Ferguson, Burnett, & McClure) (PASSES 8-0 WITH FERGUSON ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, Alcoholic Beverages, Section 10-62 Exception for general merchandise stores, restaurants, and exempt organizations, to increase and expand the area for certain permitted events;  Chapter 78, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 78-4 Possession, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public place, to add exemptions for certain permitted events; amending Chapter 106, Traffic and Vehicles, Section 106-50 Use of right-of-way during Artsfest; and including a sunset provision for December 31, 2016.

Documents: 2016-091AMENDED.PDF

10. RESOLUTIONS.

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

12. Council Bill 2016-092. (Hosmer) (PASSED 8-0 WITH FERGUSON ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Central Street/Pythian Street Phase 1 Corridor Improvements Project, Plan No. 2015PW0076WT, accepting the bid of Hartman and Company, Inc. for that project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder; and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2016-092.PDF

13. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

14. GRANTS.

15. AMENDED BILLS.

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

17. Council Bill 2016-093. (McClure) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.45 acres of property, generally located at 6323 and 6327 South Creeksedge Court, from a Planned Development 209 to a R-SF, Residential Single-family District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)  (By: Dogwood Ventures, LLC; 6323 & 6327 South Creeksedge Court; Z-3-2016.)

Documents: 2016-093.PDF

18. Council Bill 2016-094. (Fulnecky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 3.74 acres of property, generally located at 3026-3156 North Oakland Avenue, from an R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District to an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Spring Meadow Estates, LTD; 3026-3156 N. Oakland Ave.; Z-5-2016.)

Documents: 2016-094.PDF

19.
 Council Bill 2016-095. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 2.6 acres of property, generally located in the 500 block of South Barnes Avenue, from an HM, Heavy Manufacturing with Conditional Overlay District No. 34, to an HM, Heavy Manufacturing with a Conditional Overlay District No. 106; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.; 500 block of South Barnes Avenue; Z-6-2016 Conditional Overlay District No. 106.)

Documents: 2016-095.PDF

20. Council Bill 2016-096. (Ferguson) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 417 to allow a self-service storage facility within a GR, General Retail District, generally located at 506 West Edgewood Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval. 

Documents: 2016-096.PDF

21. Council Bill 2016-097. (Burnett) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 421 to allow a reduction of the front yard setback along Elm Street within an R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family residential District and UN, University Combining Overlay District, generally located at 1141 East Elm Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents: 2016-097.PDF

22. Council Bill 2016-098. (Fisk) (MCCLURE MADE MOTION TO REMAND BACK TO PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION)
A special ordinance approving the mapping of the East West Arterial, generally located between US Highway 65 and Riverbluff Boulevard to Kissick Avenue, pursuant to Section 11.10 of the City Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri, in order to preserve right-of-way for future public street improvements. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval. Staff request that this item be remanded to Planning and Zoning Commission to consider a review of the mapping if the road is not constructed in five years and to clarify that the mapping only pertains to right-of-way segments within the existing Springfield city limits.)

Documents: 2016-098.PDF

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

24. Council Bill 2016-099. (Hosmer) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016, in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $29,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2002 Refunded Bonds, the Series 2005A Refunded Bonds, the Series 2005B Refunded Bonds, the Series 2006 Refunded Bonds, and the Series 2007 Refunded Bonds (as defined below); authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2016-099.PDF

25. Council Bill 2016-100. (Burnett) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 74, Nuisance and Housing Code, Article II – Enforcement, Section 74-38(b)(2) - Cost, assessments, and nuisance-abatement lien, to add subparagraph “c,” providing that a special-tax bill shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of the bill, the doing of the work stated in the bill, and the liability of the property and the owner for the charges stated in the bill; including a savings and severability clause.

Documents: 2016-100.PDF

26. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Mr. Ken Duncan wishes to address City Council.

27. NEW BUSINESS.

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Board of Adjustment:  Bryan Fisher with term to expire January 2, 2021.

28. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

29. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

31. Council Bill 2016-101. (Fishel)
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, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Battlefield Business Center No. 12, generally located at 2000-2100 block of West Sunset Street, 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: 2016-101.PDF

32. Council Bill 2016-102. (Fishel)
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, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of South Creek Crossing, generally located at 2620 South Campbell 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: 2016-102.PDF

33. Council Bill 2016-103. (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, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Western Meadows, generally located at 800 block of South Waco and Miller Avenues, 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: 2016-103.PDF

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

35. Council Bill 2016-104. (Schilling)
A resolution granting a new liquor license that includes Sunday sales to Black Sheep @ Chesterfield Village LLC doing business as Black Sheep, located at 2160 West Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite F101, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include a 17.5 foot by 31.5 foot patio.

Documents: 2016-104.PDF

36. Council Bill 2016-105. (Fisk)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation to accept the grant of a License Plate Reader, including installation and hardware, valued at $15,435; and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2016-105.PDF

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

38. Council Bill 2016-084. (Fisk)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to teach a course for the Springfield Police Department.

Documents: 2016-084.PDF

39. Council Bill 2016-086. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to grant a license to Springfield Community Gardens ("SCG") and its invitees allowing them to enter onto City-owned property, specifically, Fire Station No. 8 located at 1405 South Scenic Avenue, for the purpose of creating, cultivating and maintaining a community garden.

Documents: 2016-086.PDF

40. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following reappointments for Substitute Municipal Court Judges:  Chantel Alberhasky, Dennis Budd, Gregory Dorshorst, and Aaron Jones with terms to expire June 30, 2017.

41. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

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