Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Aug. 22, 2016

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. August 8, 2016

Documents: 08-08-2016.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 MEETING.

Questions from the Last Meeting:
Health:  What are the laws/rules regarding smoking at the Fair?  The signage at the Fair is inconsistent.  (Asked by Hosmer) The answer was provided at the Aug. 16 Council Lunch Workshop.

Law:  Can red-light cameras be brought back and implemented in Springfield?  (Asked by Hosmer) The Law Department provided a memo with the information.

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival
About 38,000 people participated in the 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival last weekend. This is up from 23,000 in 2015. Downtown businesses were packed and all weekend, all across the center of the entire city, you could see classic cars and motorcycles, enjoying spending time in our community.

Here, to provide us with a quick update, is Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, Cora Scott.

(Cora will take about 5 minutes to go through the slides and show a 2-minute video. I am still waiting to hear back from Brian McDonough and Aaron Sachs. I invited them both to come forward and be recognized).

National Resource Network Update
Representatives from the National Resource Network visited Springfield last Tuesday and Wednesday to continue an engagement focused on addressing challenges in housing, job creation and connecting anchor institutions. In addition to provided an update at a Council Lunch Workshop, team members also coordinated a workshop on public transit and met with several City departments and community organizations to further a plan to create a more coordinated system in Springfield to improve economic recovery. The actual term for this system is a collective impact model. 

Currently, NRN team members are working alongside us to bring in a national expert in collective impact model success, who will facilitate a daylong workshop Sept. 7. 

We are hopeful this will move us forward in addressing our “program rich, but systems poor” status quo. NRN’s grant-funded engagement is part of the federal Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.

Parks Department Update
Our Parks Department recently completed another successful Lasers Tennis Season, with pro John Isner wowing crowds at Cooper Tennis Complex and all matches drawing good attendance.

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park will observe a “Car-Free Park Week” Tuesday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug., 26, as the driveway entrance to the park is closed for construction.

And – coming up Sept. 9-11 is the popular Japanese Fall Festival at Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park.  For more information, visit parkboard.org.

Police Department Update
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you (at your place) the monthly crime statistics, reflecting the total crimes and clearances comparing July 2015 to July 2016. Overall, Part 1 crimes increased only 2.9% compared year to year.

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

7. Council Bill 2016-181. (Hosmer) TABLED AT THE AUGUST 8, 2016 COUNCIL MEETING. (APPROVED 8-1 WITH HOSMER OPPOSED)
A special ordinance approving the plans and bid specifications, and accepting the bid of Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc. for the Biosolids Treatment Improvements Project (Plan No. 2016PW0027s) at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the amount of $32,389,415.00; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget of the Environmental Services Department for the Clean Water Fund in the amount of 10 percent of the construction of this project ($3,200,000.00) to cover contingencies and construction management services for this project.

Documents: 2016-181.PDF

8. Council Bill 2016-187. (Ferguson) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Homeland Subdivision Pacific Street and Hillcrest Avenue – Colgate Avenue to Thoman Street project, and to accept the bid of Hamilton and Dad Inc., for that project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2016-187.PDF

9. Council Bill 2016-188. (Ferguson) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Kimbrough Avenue and Cherry Street Signal Replacement Project, and to accept the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC in the amount of $276,347.05 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2016-188.PDF

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

11. Council Bill 2016-192. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to submit an America’s Job Driven Grant Application to the United States Department of Labor to support the training of individuals to fill existing and projected job openings within the healthcare industry; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval on one reading.

Documents: 2016-192.PDF

12. Council Bill 2016-193. (Schilling) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution endorsing the use of $700,000 in Commercial Loan Program funds for the renovation of the YMCA Building at 417 South Jefferson into affordable housing to serve youth aging out of foster care; with repayment of 50 percent of those funds deferred for 20 years; and subject to the Rules and Regulations for the Commercial Loan Program. (Staff and Loan Committee recommend approval.)

Documents: 2016-193.PDF

13. EMERGENCY BILLS.

14. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

15. Council Bill 2016-203. (Ferguson) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution declaring it necessary to construct sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 91 of Section No. 1 in the City, located in the general vicinity of College Street and Broadway Avenue; providing for payment thereof in the amount of $198,858.84; and providing for publications and notices.

Documents: 2016-203.PDF

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

17. Council Bill 2016-194. (Fisk) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept $149,997.41 of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s reserve funds from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development to fund the Ozark Region’s Pre-Apprenticeship Academy Project for the purpose of preparing individuals to enter and succeed in registered apprenticeship programs, and to enter into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $149,997.41; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval on one reading.

Documents: 2016-194.PDF

18. AMENDED BILLS.

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

20. Council Bill 2016-195. (Fisk) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A resolution accepting a report on the status of all existing Tax Increment Financing plans within the City of Springfield, and determining that the redevelopment projects of each Tax Increment Financing District are making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule contained within their respective plans.

Documents: 2016-195.PDF

21. Council Bill 2016-196. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance approving the City Utilities Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2017.

Documents: 2016-196.PDF

22. Council Bill 2016-197. (Hosmer) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article III, Division VI, Section 36-483 related to off-street parking area design standards to allow alternative residential off-street parking surfaces.

Documents: 2016-197.PDF

23. Council Bill 2016-198. (Fulnecky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article II, Division IV, Section 36-247 related to Subdivision Regulations to modify lot dimension and location requirements.

Documents: 2016-198.PDF

24. Council Bill 2016-199. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article II, Division I, by adding a new section concerning proposed amendments entitled “Amendments” thereto, said section to be Section 36-214.

Documents: 2016-199.PDF

25. Council Bill 2016-200. (McClure) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing an Amended and Restated Plan for an Industrial Development Project and Cost Benefit Analysis for, and a First Amendment to Performance Agreement with, Kraft Heinz Foods Company, related to $26,000,000 (Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount) City of Springfield, Missouri, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Project) Series 2012.

Documents: 2016-200.PDF

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

27. Council Bill 2016-201. (McClure) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 74, Nuisance and Housing Code, to provide for nuisance-abatement notice to occupants of properties that are not owner-occupied.

Documents: 2016-201.PDF

28. Council Bill 2016-202. (Stephens) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the College Street Route 66 Phase 2 project, Plan No. 2015PW0074TE; and the College and Broadway West Extension project, Plan No. 2016PW0005WTE; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $1,145,608.00 for these projects; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents: 2016-202.PDF

29. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

30. NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Public Housing Authority:  Cheryl Clay with term to expire April 11, 2018. 


POSSIBLE ADDITION:

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the issue of Council Campaign Finance Regulations. (REFERRED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE)

31. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

34. Council Bill 2016-204. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain one monitoring well on a public right-of-way at the Kum & Go, L.L.C., located at 3030 South Jefferson Avenue, to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

Documents: 2016-204.PDF

35. Council Bill 2016-205. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain eight monitoring wells on public right-of-ways to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

Documents: 2016-205.PDF

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

37. Council Bill 2016-206. (Burnett)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or their designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to apply for tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board for contributions to benefit the Ozarks Food Harvest.

Documents: 2016-206.PDF

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

39. Council Bill 2016-189. (Hosmer)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and KSPR, for the purpose of sharing video from the closed-circuit television traffic monitoring cameras owned and operated by Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Springfield.

Documents: 2016-189.PDF

40. Council Bill 2016-190. (McClure)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., for the purpose of sharing video from the closed-circuit television traffic monitoring cameras owned and operated by Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Springfield.

Documents: 2016-190.PDF

41. Council Bill 2016-191. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and KYTV/KYCW, for the purpose of sharing video from the closed-circuit television traffic monitoring cameras owned and operated by Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Springfield.

Documents: 2016-191.PDF

42. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointment to the Art Museum Board:  Linda Passeri with terms to expire June 1, 2019. 
Confirm the following reappointment to the Art Museum Board:  Tim Rosenbury with term to expire June 1, 2019.

43. END OF CONSENT AGENDA. 

44. ADJOURN.