Summary of Most Recent Meeting

May 11, 2015

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. April 27, 2015 – Regular And April 28, 2015 - Special

Documents: 04-27-2015.PDF04-28-15SPECIAL.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 Thomas M. Babik to the Airport Board.

5. Council Bill 2015-123. (Stephens)

A resolution recognizing Dr. Richard Thompson for his service to the community as a past Chair and member of the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC) from its formation to the present.

Documents: 2015-123.PDF

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

• Councilman Burnett asked what the backlog is for Building Development Services and whether it would impact our ability to respond to requests for the disability “front-yard” parking allowance.  Chris Straw reported that he is confident his department can handle the demand in a reasonable amount of time. We have only received one inquiry in the past 10 years for this allowance. As you know, however, staff has requested that we come back with a different bill that is currently in process.

• Councilwoman Fisk asked that I contact Christ Episcopal Church to discuss a Sunday morning event that impacted their members’ ability to access the church service.  Both Cora Scott and I have had conversations with Church leaders at both Christ Episcopal and South Street Christian Church. We assured them that the changes underway to improve our special event permitting process, will address their concerns.

• We have received additional feedback from about a dozen citizens regarding The Color Run, which took place Saturday, April 25. Deputy City Manager Tim Smith has provided a memo (and it is at your place) that responds to many of the issues that we are currently addressing. The ordinance you will vote on tonight will take care of many of these issues, although work continues among many internal departments, the Downtown Springfield Association and others. We are working to please everyone, but the bottom line is you can’t always get what you want.

Special Thanks

• I want to take a few moments to thank our dedicated men and women of the Springfield Fire Department. Early yesterday morning, all units responded to a fire on the 8th floor of a downtown apartment building. Fire fighters rescued 11 individuals and evacuated an additional 116 residents in what could have been a deadly scenario. No doubt, their comprehensive training and outstanding professionalism led to this better-than-expected solution. Three people were transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation and the occupants of at least sixteen apartments will be displaced. Thank you to the American Red Cross for working on arrangements for housing for the displaced occupants

Community Listen Update

• We are 1/3 of the way through our “Community Listen” tour of north Springfield neighborhoods. We are learning many things, including more about the things that residents like and appreciate about their neighborhoods, and things they would like to see improved.

• We have visited with residents in Bissett, Doling, Westside and Watkins neighborhoods and will continue with two more sessions this week with West Central and Woodland Heights. The following will week will take us into Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside.

For a complete listing and details about what we are learning on our tour, visit springfieldmo.gov/communitylisten. A schedule is also at your place.

7. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 13. Withdrawn At The Request Of City Staff.

8. Council Bill 2015-105. (Stephens) (PASSED 7-2 WITH SCHILLING AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 39.13 acres of property generally located at 3705 West Sunshine Street from a County R-1, Suburban Residence District and C-2, General Commercial District to an HC, Highway Commercial District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 85 (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial and staff recommends approval).  (By: Donald and Patricia McCurry; 3705 West Sunshine Street; Z-04-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 85.)

Documents: 2015-105.PDF

9. Council Bill 2015-106. (Fishel) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.66 acres of property generally located at 3200 East Sunshine Street from Planned Development District No. 9 to a GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 92 (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval).  (By: Sunshine Commercial Property LLC; 3200 East Sunshine Street; Z-14-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 92.)

Documents: 2015-106.PDF

10. Council Bill 2015-107. (Fishel) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.77 acres of property generally located on the west side 2600 block of South Jefferson Avenue from an R-SF, Single Family Residential District to an R-MD, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 91 (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval).  (By:  South Creek Crossing LLC; West side 2600 block South Jefferson Avenue; Z-17-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 91.)

Documents: 2015-107.PDF

11. Council Bill 2015-108. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.89 acres of property generally located at 1215 and 1225 North Benton Avenue from an R-SF, Single Family Residential District and an R-MD, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District and Mid-Town Urban Conservation District No. 3 Area A to Planned Development District No. 348 and Mid-Town Urban Conservation District No. 3 Area E (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval).  (By: Mike and Hannah Textor; 1215 and 1225 North Benton Avenue; Planned Development 348.)

Documents: 2015-108.PDF

12. Council Bill 2015-109. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A special ordinance adopting the Historic Patterson House Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report for 1225 North Benton Avenue, and declaring the Area to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2015-109.PDF

13. Council Bill 2015-110. (Fisk) Withdrawn At The Request Of City Staff

14. Council Bill 2015-111. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code by repealing language contained in Chapter 78 Offenses & Miscellaneous Provisions, Chapter 106 Traffic and Vehicles, Chapter 2 Administration, the Springfield Land Development Code, and Chapter 82 Parks and Recreation, as identified in Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E; and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article VII Special Events in Chapter 2 Administration, of the Springfield City Code.

Documents: 2015-111.PDF

15. Council Bill 2015-112. (Stephens) (PASSED 7-2 WITH HOSMER AND SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION)

A special ordinance approving and authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Menards West, generally located at 3705 West Sunshine 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.  (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: 2015-112.PDF

16. Council Bill 2015-113. (Stephens) (PASSES UNANIMOUSLY)

A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance of public utility refunding revenue bonds, series 2015, of the City of Springfield, Missouri; prescribing the form and details of said refunding revenue bonds and the covenants and agreements made by the city to facilitate and protect the payment and security thereof; and authorizing certain actions and documents and prescribing other matters relating thereto.

Documents: 2015-113.PDF

17. Council Bill 2015-114. (Stephens) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)

A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri of Special Obligation Bonds (Sewer System Improvements Project), Series 2015 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $46,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs related to certain sewer system improvements in the City; amending the budget of the Department of Environmental Services for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $45,700,000; 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: 2015-114.PDF

18. RESOLUTIONS.

19. EMERGENCY BILLS.

20. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21. GRANTS.

22. AMENDED BILLS.

23. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

25. Council Bill 2015-124. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 74, Nuisance and Housing Code, Article VII – Nuisances, Division 2 – Weeds and other Rank Vegetation, Section 74- 405 - Abatement procedure, and Section 74-406 – Charges for abatement by city, and adding a new section 74-406.1 - Administrative fine for repeat abatements, to create a series of penalties for property owners that continue to fail to maintain their property, to make clarifying changes concerning special tax bills and additions to real-estate-tax bills, and to codify due-process-of-law provisions for enforcement actions.

Documents: 2015-124.PDF

26. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

27. NEW BUSINESS.

The City Manager recommends the following appointments to the Art Museum Board: Norene Rinker and Jeffrey Schmitt with terms to expire June 1, 2018.

28. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

29. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

31. Council Bill 2015-125. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept accreditation from the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and enter into an agreement with PHAB for full accreditation review.

Documents: 2015-125.PDF

32. Council Bill 2015-126. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications, and accepting the bid of Davis Structure and Development Corporation for the demolition of existing tanks at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant (SWTP), and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement, and amending the budget of the Environmental Services Department for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to appropriate $819,500 from the fund balance reserves of the Clean Water Fund.

Documents: 2015-126.PDF

33. Council Bill 2015-127. (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to enter into a schedule of equipment to its existing master equipment lease-purchase agreement, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the Department of Information Systems, to do all things necessary to carry out the lease-purchase transaction, including the execution of certain documents in connection therewith; and amending the budget of the Department of Information Systems for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $386,980.

Documents: 2015-127.PDF

34. Council Bill 2015-128. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the General Manager or his designee, on behalf of City Utilities, to enter into an agreement with BKD, LLP to provide professional auditing services to City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri for fiscal years 2015-2019.  If City Utilities is unsuccessful at negotiating the terms and conditions of the contract with BKD, LLP, then City Utilities will move to the second lowest and best bid of McGladrey.

Documents: 2015-128.PDF

35. Council Bill 2015-129. (Burnett And Fishel)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to coordinate construction, maintenance, and participation in the cost of constructing safety improvements on various sections of Interstate Loop 44 (Glenstone Avenue) between Interstate 44 (I-44) and Battlefield Road, designated as MHTC Job No. J8P3023.

Documents: 2015-129.PDF

36. Council Bill 2015-130. (Burnett)

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 the Chestnut Expressway Overpass Bridge Improvement, designated as MHTC Job No. J8P2196.

Documents: 2015-130.PDF

37. Council Bill 2015-131. (Fishel)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement for Monitoring Wells with Environmental Works, Inc. (EW), for the purpose of allowing EW to install and maintain (at no cost to the City) two monitoring wells on the public right-of-way on Republic Street east of Fremont Avenue to monitor groundwater conditions.

Documents: 2015-131.PDF

38. Council Bill 2015-132. (Fishel)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street Intersection Improvements project, Plan No. 2013PW0017T, 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.

Documents: 2015-132.PDF

39. Council Bill 2015-133. (Fishel)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Contract for Sale of Real Estate to sell 10,179 square feet of City real estate located in the 4000 block of south Campbell Avenue to Campbell Republic, LLC, for $18,325; authorizing the Mayor to execute necessary documents to convey title to the real estate; and amending the budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $18,325, to appropriate net proceeds from the sale to the Police-Fire Pension Fund.

Documents: 2015-133.PDF

40. Council Bill 2015-134. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield (hereinafter City), to renew an agreement with Nestle Purina PetCare Company (hereinafter Nestle) for the recycling of newsprint and mixed paper from the City Recycling Centers at no cost to the city. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents: 2015-134.PDF

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

42. Council Bill 2015-135. (Burnett)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 57.4 acres of private property and approximately 0.41 acres of Greene County right-of-way, generally located on the east side of the 2700-2800 blocks of North Farm Road 199 (Mulroy Road), and initiating rezoning of said private property from a County A-1, Agriculture District, to a City HM, Heavy Manufacturing District.

Documents: 2015-135.PDF

43. Council Bill 2015-136. (Schilling)

A resolution granting a Special Events Permit to Lost & Found Grief Center for May 19, 2015, for the Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

Documents2015-136.PDF

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

45. Council Bill 2015-115. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Program First Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of pavement repairs and rehabilitation on various sections of Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) from Interstate 44 to Mount Vernon Street, including construction of railroad features, designated as MHTC Job No. J8P3042.

Documents: 2015-115.PDF

46. Council Bill 2015-116. (Stephens)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the Preliminary Plat Renewal of Westwood Hills 3rd Addition, generally located on the west side of the 900 block South West Bypass, 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: 2015-116.PDF

47. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48. CLOSED SESSION.