Summary of Most Recent Meeting

June 22

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. June 8, 2015

Documents: 06-08-2015.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.
• Councilman Craig Hosmer asked if we were going to write a letter to Governor Jay Nixon with our concerns over Senate Bill 5, modifying distribution of traffic fines and court costs collected by municipal court

May Crime Statistics
Police Chief Paul Williams provided May uniform crime statistics. Overall crime is up 6.5% for the month of May 2015 over May 2014. More details are provided in a handout.

Flooding Conditions
• Special thank you to the Office of Emergency Management for monitoring conditions and providing updated information for several days last week as we experienced flooding conditions. As you know, we had historic conditions for the James River, in particular, with it cresting at an all-time record of 22.2 feet – beating the previous record set in 1909. Public Information Department worked with OEM to coordinate communication efforts with MoDot and other partners to keep the community informed.

Such is the nature of the watershed, that we did not experience major problems with roads and properties inside the City, however, access in and out of the City was a concern during a short time on Friday.

The Springfield-Greene County Rivercut Golf Course closed due to flood damage. The river, which abuts the course, crested on site between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, flooding 12 holes, the practice range, the Connie Morris Golf Learning Center, the maintenance building and the lower parking lot. The flood also washed away a portion of a 75-foot golf cart bridge at hole No. 6.

The entire course was initially closed, but Rivercut's "back nine" holes reopened today at noon and already had golfers this afternoon! That's due to weekend hustle of the Parks Operations and Golf staff members, who have done an outstanding job working to reopen the back nine, and continue to work on the front nine, the maintenance building and the Connie Morris Golf Learning Center. 

Other good news, floodwaters got close to the Lake Springfield Boathouse, but the building was not breeched and it was able to host a wedding and other rental events over the weekend. 

Special Olympics
• Congratulations Zim Schwartze, director of 911 Springfield-Greene County Emergency Communications, for being selected to escort the “Flame of Hope” for the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America’s central White Route. Zim is an avid runner and fitness aficionado. But running with an Olympic torch through eight of the United States last week was a first for her. Schwartze was one of seven active or retired law enforcement officers chosen for the honor.  

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

7. Council Bill 2015-150. (Stephens) (PASSED 8-0 WITH JAN FISK ABSENT)

A special ordinance setting a preliminary tax levy on real and personal property for current expenses and debt retirement of the City of Springfield, Missouri, its boards and agencies, for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016; and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2015-150.PDF

8. Council Bill 2015-151. (Stephens) (PASSED 8-0 WITH JAN FISK ABSENT)

A special ordinance adopting a budget for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, providing that certain amounts shown in the budget document are appropriated for the various departments specified in said budget, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2015-151.PDF

9. Council Bill 2015-152. (McClure, Hosmer, Fulnecky, & Schilling) (AMENDMENT TO KEEP BUILDING REVIEW FEE AT 56% COST RECOVERY FAILED 6-2 WITH FULNECKY AND BURNETT IN SUPPORT OF AMENDMENT) (FEE STUDY MEASURE PASSED 8-0 WITH JAN FISK ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain municipal services as provided in the Springfield City Code, by adopting new fees for Building Development Services, in order to recover all or part of the cost thereof. (The Finance Committee recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-152.PDF

10. Council Bill 2015-153. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY 8-0)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Salary Ordinance relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) Schedule, the Crafts, Trade and Labor (CTL) Schedule, the Fire Protection Schedule (FPS), and the Law Enforcement Schedule (LES) by making provision for sixteen (16) new job titles and deleting six (6) existing job titles; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the PAT, CTL, FPS, and LES pay schedules; by eliminating the position of Police Captain from education pay eligibility; by eliminating the positions of Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief from Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pay eligibility; by approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the City Manager; and by declaring an emergency.

Documents: 2015-153.PDF

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

12. Council Bill 2015-157. (Burnett) (SCHILLING MAKES MOTION TO SEND TO A COMMITTEE; MOTION PASSES 6-2 WITH BURNETT AND FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION)

A resolution supporting the display of the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers or other prominent location above the seal.

Documents: 2015-157.PDF

13. Council Bill 2015-157. Substitute No. 1. (Stephens) (SUBSTITUTE BILL DIES AS 2015-157 GETS SENT TO COMMITTEE)

A resolution supporting the display of the slogan “E Pluribus Unum” in the Council Chambers in a prominent location at City Hall.

Documents: 2015-157S1.PDF

14. EMERGENCY BILLS.

15. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

16. GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

17. Council Bill 2015-166. (Fulnecky) (PASSES UNANIMOUSLY)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the United States Department of Justice and to enter into an interlocal agreement with Greene County, outlining the division of the grant funds; amending the budget of the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in the amount of $124,093.

Documents: 2015-166.PDF

18. AMENDED BILLS.

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

20. Council Bill 2015-158. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.19 acres of property generally located at 4265 South Nature Center Way from an R-SF, Residential Single Family District to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)  (By: Deanna Key Horst Revocable Trust; 4265 South Nature Center Way; Z-24-2015.)

Documents: 2015-158.PDF

21. Council Bill 2015-159. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Official Map of Springfield, adopted pursuant to General Ordinance No. 1478, by changing the name of 3600-3804 South Glenstone Avenue outer road, which is located on east side of Glenstone Avenue, to Glenstone Outer Road. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-159.PDF

22. Council Bill 2015-160. (Burnett) (THREE PEOPLE SPOKE IN FAVOR. WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 59 acres of property generally located on the west side of the 2700-2800 blocks of N. Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Road) from Planned Development 225 to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 94; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.) (By: SRC Holdings Corporation; West side of the 2700-2800 block S. Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Rd.); Z-23-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 94.)

Documents: 2015-160.PDF

23. Council Bill 2015-161. (Burnett) (FOUR PEOPLE SPOKE IN FAVOR; ONE IN OPPOSITION TO ITEMS #23 AND 24. WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, Section 1‑9, City Limits, by annexing approximately 57.4 acres of private property and 0.41 acres of Greene County right-of-way into the City of Springfield, generally located on the east side of the 2700-2800 blocks of North Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Road), generally referenced as Annexation A-2-15; 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: 2015-161.PDF

24. Council Bill 2015-162. (Burnett) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 57.4 acres of property generally located on the east side of the 2700-2800 blocks of N. Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Road) from County A-1, Agriculture District to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 93; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.) (By: Meek Lumber Company; East side of the 2700-2800 block N. Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Rd.); Z-22-2015; Conditional Overlay District No. 93.)

Documents: 2015-162.PDF

25. Council Bill 2015-163. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance adopting the Robberson Avenue Panhellenic Redevelopment Plan for an area located along the east side of South Robberson Avenue between East Madison Street and East Grand Street and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-163.PDF

26. Council Bill 2015-164. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending Special Ordinance No. 26328 to approve an Amended Redevelopment Plan for the Brewery District Lofts Redevelopment Area; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an amended and restated agreement with the Brewery District Lofts Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the amended redevelopment plan. (The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-164.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2015-165. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join the Missouri Clean Energy District created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act” (‘Act’); stating the City’s intent to participate in the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” (‘PACE’) program as a member of such District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the Missouri Clean Energy District.

Documents: 2015-165.PDF

29. Council Bill 2015-167. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Battlefield Fire Protection District for the purpose of providing fire protection mutual aid.

Documents: 2015-167.PDF

30. Council Bill 2015-168. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District for the purpose of providing fire protection mutual aid.

Documents: 2015-168.PDF

31. Council Bill 2015-169. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Strafford Fire Protection District for the purpose of providing fire protection mutual aid.

Documents: 2015-169.PDF

32. Council Bill 2015-170. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Willard Fire Protection District for the purpose of providing fire protection mutual aid.

Documents: 2015-170.PDF

33. Council Bill 2015-171. (Hosmer, Fishel, Fisk & Fulnecky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 70, Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article II, Business and Occupational Licenses in General, Section 70-84, Schedule, by adding subsection 140.5, Trolley bike, commercial, to add a license fee for commercial trolley bikes; amending Chapter 78, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article I, In General, Section 78-4, Possession, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public place, to allow possession of alcohol in the passenger area of commercial trolley bikes; amending Chapter 106, Traffic and Vehicles, by adding Article X, Trolley Bikes, to regulate the use of trolley bikes on City streets; and amending Chapter 118, Vehicles for Hire, Article II, Taxicabs, Courtesy Cars and Airport Limousines, Section 118-38, License and permit requirements, to allow commercial trolley bikes to transport passengers for hire within the City. (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval.)

Documents: 2015-171.PDF

34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

35. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: David Brown with term to expire April 1, 2018.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Perry Elkins with term to expire April 1, 2018.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the University of Missouri Extension Council:  Joseph Hoffman with term to expire February 28, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: David Leehy with term to expire May 1, 2016; and Nancy Fazzino with term to expire May 1, 2018. 

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Tedra Estis and Randal Hanes with terms to expire May 1, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee: Bonnie Jenkins, Summer Masterson, and Jennifer Nelson-Colwell with terms to expire May 1, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Personnel Board: Gary Stafford and Shelby Lawhon with terms to expire March 1, 2018. 

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Personnel Board: Richard Pogue with term to expire March 1, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees:  Paul Carroll and Gus Krafve with terms to expire April 30, 2018.

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the issues of animal control, nuisance and vicious dog protocols, and insurance liability.

36. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

37. MISCELLANEOUS.

38. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

39. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item #3. (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)

40. Council Bill 2015-172. (Burnett)

A special ordinance to levy and assess a special tax against the 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. 237 of Section No. 6, in the general vicinity of National Avenue and Norton Road, 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: 2015-172.PDF

41. Council Bill 2015-173. (Ferguson)

A resolution imposing an administrative delay on implementing section 2-504(b)(14) of Ordinance No. 6195, for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days to seek input and present a report to City Council upon appropriate levels of required insurance coverage for events that take place on City property.

Documents: 2015-173.PDF

42. Council Bill 2015-174. (Council)

A resolution authorizing Mayor Bob Stephens, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to visit our Sister City of Isesaki, Japan to reiterate the City of Springfield’s Sister City relationship.

Documents: 2015-174.PDF

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

44. Council Bill 2015-155. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Jefferson Streetscape Phase II project, Plan No. 2015PW0019WTE, accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc. for that project, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2015-155.PDF

45. Council Bill 2015-156. (Fishel)

A special ordinance approving bid specifications for the Annual Maintenance Contract for Traffic Signals for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC for that contract, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2015-156.PDF

46. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

47. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48. CLOSED SESSION.