Summary of Most Recent Meeting


March 23, 2015

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. March 9, 2015

Documents: 03-09-2015.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.
Swear in Kent Brown to the Landmarks Board; and Kimberly Mooney to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee.

5. Council Bill 2015-062. (Stephens)
A resolution recognizing William (Bill) Blevins for 25.4 years of dedicated service as an employee of the City of Springfield.

Documents: 2015-062.PDF

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

• Moon City Creative District 
An issue originally slated to come to City Council tonight, is being requested by staff, the Commission and one property owner, to be referred back to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Due to recommendations by many of the parties, a new legal description is required, so staff recommends this project be remanded back for further discussion at a public hearing.      

• Welcome Anita Cotter
Anita Cotter joins us tonight as acting City Clerk. Anita has served as Assistant City Clerk since 1996. She is certified as a Missouri Municipal Clerk through the state association and is a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International City Manager’s Association. She obtained her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Evangel.

• February Crime Report
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the February crime report, comparing February 2015 with February 2014 numbers. Overall, there was a 10% increase in crime in February 2015 over February 2014. 

• Public Information Awards
Congratulations to our Department of Public Information team for being awarded seven Addy awards from the Advertising Federation of America. The team took home three Gold Addys, two Silver Addys and the Judge's Choice Award for projects completed in 2014.

Designer Mark Montgomery won a prestigious Judges’ Award and a Gold Addy for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils concert poster promoting the 2014 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. The 5th annual Jazz Festival poster also won a Gold Addy. The department also won a Gold Addy for the City’s Annual Report: 2013 Year in Review and a Silver Addy in the integrated campaign category for the Route 66 Festival Campaign. Designer Kristen Milam's Field Guide event invitation won a Silver Addy, as did the "How to Maintain Your Property/Joe Citizen," public service announcement.

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

8. Council Bill 2015-055. (Rushefsky) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the donation of six K9 protective vests from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., for use by the Springfield Police Department (SPD) Police Service Dog Unit.

Documents: 2015-055.PDF

9. RESOLUTIONS.

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

11. Council Bill 2015-063. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance creating an exception to the Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program for a loan to The Kitchen, Inc. (The Kitchen), authorizing the Loan Committee of the Planning and Development Department to approve a community development loan to The Kitchen for the enhancement of affordable housing, and declaring an emergency. (Staff and Loan Committee recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-063.PDF

12. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

13. GRANTS.

14. AMENDED BILLS.

15. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Public Hearing Will Be Held Over For Item No. 16. Staff Is Requesting That Item No. 18 Be Remanded Back To The Planning And Zoning Commission.

16. Council Bill 2015-064. (Stephens) Public Hearing Will Be Held Over.
A resolution adopting a new Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2019 in order to continue receiving entitlement funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-064.PDF

17. Council Bill 2015-065. (Fisk) (WILL BE HELD OVER)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to make application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under the Consolidated Plan; to exercise any and all powers necessary to obtain such funding and implement selected projects; and to select projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2015-2016. (Staff and Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-065.PDF

18. Council Bill 2015-066. (Stephens) Staff Is Requesting This Be Remanded Back To The Planning & Zoning Commission. (VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO BE REMANDED)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 52 acres of property generally located on the north and south sides of Chase Street, between Broadway Avenue and Robberson Avenue, and properties located on the east and west sides of Washington Avenue, between Chase Street and Atlantic Street, and properties located at the intersection of Lyon Street and Atlantic Avenue from an HM, Heavy Manufacturing; LI, Light Industrial; CS, Commercial Service; LB, Limited Business; and R-SF, Single-Family Residential Districts to a Planned Development District No. 347. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-066 MEMO - PD347.PDF

19. Council Bill 2015-067. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE AT OUR NEXT MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 24 acres of property, generally located north of Chase Street, west of Washington Street, south of Atlantic Street and east of Broadway Avenue, from an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District and R-TH, Residential Townhouse District to R-SF, Single-Family Residential District and R-TH, Residential Townhouse District with a Live/Work Overlay District No. 1. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  City of Springfield; Woodland Heights Neighborhood; Z-13-2015, Live/Work Overlay District No. 1.)

Documents: 2015-067.PDF

20. Council Bill 2015-068. (Burlison) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article I, Zoning Ordinance, Section 1-1323, Travel Trailer, Camper, Recreational Vehicle, and Other Trailer Parking, and Section 4-1500, R-MHC, Manufactured Home Community District, of the Zoning Ordinance to allow recreational vehicle (RV) parks in the R-MHC District. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-068.PDF

21. Council Bill 2015-069. (Rushefsky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.46 acres of property, generally located at 1858 and 1866 East Cairo Street, from an R-TH, Residential Townhouse District, to an HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 89; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  Great Southern Bank; 1858 and 1866 East Cairo Street; Z-11-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 89.)

Documents: 2015-069.PDF

22. Council Bill 2015-070. (Rushefsky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.33 acres of property, generally located at 1859 and 1863 East Walnut Street, from an R-TH, Residential Townhouse District, to an HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 90; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  (By:  Great Southern Bank; 1859 and 1863 East Walnut Street; Z-12-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 90.)

Documents: 2015-070.PDF

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

24. Council Bill 2015-071. (Hosmer) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain municipal services as provided in the Springfield City Code by adopting new fees for Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) Chapter 353 and Chapter 99 applications, in order to recover all of the cost thereof.

Documents: 2015-071.PDF

25. Council Bill 2015-072. (Compton) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance declaring that the University Plaza Exhibition Hall and Trade Center Redevelopment Area is free of blight and that the Redevelopment Plan for said Area be terminated. (The Planning and Zoning Commission, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, and City staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-072.PDF

26. Council Bill 2015-073. (Compton) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance declaring a portion of the former Southwest Missouri State College Urban Renewal Area generally bounded by East Cherry Street to the north, East Grand Street to the south, South National Avenue to the east, and South Holland Avenue to the west, has been revitalized and is no longer a blighted area.  (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and City Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-073.PDF

27. Council Bill 2015-074. (Rushefsky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 54, Fire Prevention and Protection, Article II, Fire Prevention Code, Section 54-32, by amending Chapter 31 of the International Fire Code to add Sections 3103.2.1, 3103.2.2, 3103.9, and 3103.13 and establishing an effective date.

Documents: 2015-074.PDF

28. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Cheryl Clay wishes to address City Council.

29. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

30. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Lisa McIntire with term to expire April 11, 2018. 

The City Manager recommends the following reappointment to the Industrial Development Authority: Sheila S. Collins with term to expire October 31, 2020.

31. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

33. Council Bill 2015-075. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the donation of a casket from Associated Memorials, Inc. for use in training the Springfield Fire Department Honor Guard.

Documents: 2015-075.PDF

34. Council Bill 2015-076. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance accepting the bid of University Plaza Hotel in the amount of $27,428 for conference meeting space and lodging room rates to host the 2016 Annual Conference of the Missouri Valley Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC); authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement for said space and rates; and establishing an effective date.

Documents: 2015-076.PDF

35. Council Bill 2015-077. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements as shown on the Revised Preliminary Plat of The Hill, generally located at 2915 South Lone Pine 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: 2015-077.PDF

36. Council Bill 2015-078. (Fisk)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Salary Ordinance (Salary Ordinance), relating to the salary rate and pay grade for various job titles within the City of Springfield (City) Police Department (Police), as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules, by adding one new job title, Records Management System Coordinator (PAT-6); and by amending the Salary Ordinance relating to the salary rate and pay grade for one job title within the City’s Information Systems Department (IS), as contained in the PAT salary schedules, by reclassifying the job title of Helpdesk Manager (PAT 9), which will result in the addition of one new job title, Helpdesk Manager (PAT 11), and the deletion of one job title, Helpdesk Manager (PAT 9).

Documents: 2015-078.PDF

37. Council Bill 2015-079. (Stephens)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the salary ordinance relating to salary rates and pay grades for Department Head (DHS) pay schedules, by making provision for one new job title; creating the Department of Risk Management; and establishing an effective date for said amendments.

Documents: 2015-079.PDF

38. Council Bill 2015-085. (Compton)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the South Creek Restoration project, Plan No. 2014PW0053W, accepting the bid of Towe Construction Co., Inc., for that project, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2015-085.PDF

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

40. Council Bill 2015-080. (Stephens)
A resolution amending Resolution No. 10178 to redefine the threshold of when the declaration of economic and housing access calamity shall be in effect for the City, and extending the declaration of economic and housing access calamity until the condition is no longer met, or March 31, 2016, whichever occurs first. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-080.PDF

41. Council Bill 2015-081. (Compton)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Golden Avenue Widening - South Creek to Glenwood Street project, Plan No. 2014PW0047WT, accepting the bid of Hamilton & Dad, Inc., for that project, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2015-081.PDF

42. Council Bill 2015-082. (Compton)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cooperative Partnership Agreement with the School District of Springfield R12 (SPS) for the Golden Avenue Widening – South Creek to Glenwood Street project, Plan No. 2014PW0047WT, for the purpose of adding a left-turn lane along south Golden Avenue, from South Creek to Glenwood Street; amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $182,750 for a contribution from SPS for their portion of the estimated project costs; and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2015-082.PDF

43. Council Bill 2015-083. (Compton)
A resolution amending the Jordan Valley Concept Plan by accepting the revised Jordan Valley Concept Master Plan graphic. (The Jordan Valley Advisory Committee, Springfield Greene County Park Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-083.PDF

44. Council Bill 2015-084. (Rushefsky)
A resolution initiating review of the Rountree Neighborhood Plan and Rountree Urban Conservation District, to consider modifying one or both as needed. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-084.PDF

45. Council Bill 2015-086. (Carroll)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for the Summer Jobs program from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development; entering into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $461,538.43 to appropriate the grant funds.

Documents: 2015-086.PDF

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

47. Council Bill 2015-045. (Stephens)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $965,000.00, to appropriate current and projected 2006 County-wide Parks Sales Tax fund balance reserves to provide additional funding for water quality, and waterway improvement projects, and the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements.

Documents: 2015-045.PDF

48. Council Bill 2015-057. (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 as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Fuldner Condominiums, generally located at 2937 South Claremont 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: 2015-057.PDF

49. Council Bill 2015-058. (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the construction and maintenance of pedestrian accommodations along portions of Route 744 (Kearney Street), Route 413 (Sunshine Street), Route 13 (Kansas Expressway), Loop 44 (Chestnut Expressway) and Business Route 65 (Chestnut Expressway), designated as MHTC Job Nos. 8P3035C, J8S3025, and J8S3026.

Documents: 2015-058.PDF

50. Council Bill 2015-059. (Carroll)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the Springfield Art Museum for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $250,000.00 and appropriating these funds for the purchase and installation of an HVAC System in the Musgrave Wing of the Springfield Art Museum.

Documents: 2015-059.PDF

51. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointment to the Traffic Advisory Board:  Angelo “Nick” Forte with term to expire April 1, 2017.

52. END OF CONSENT AGENDAS.

53. ADJOURN.