Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Sept. 19, 2016

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. September 6, 2016

Documents:

09-06-2016.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.

Zone 2 City Council seat vacancy
• Eight Springfield citizens have applied for the vacant City Council Zone 2 seat. The filing deadline was Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.

• The meeting to review the applications and interview candidates will take place tomorrow at noon at the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott St. 

• The appointee will serve until the certification of the April 4, 2017 election. The successful candidate for the Zone 2 seat from the April 4 election will serve the remainder of the unexpired Zone 2 term through April 2019. 

Applicants include:

• Mike Brothers, currently the director of media relations at Drury University.

• Jennifer Capler, with Reeves Business Consulting.

• Jesse Coulter, a project manager – energy specialists with Cenergistic.

• Michael Hines, retired information technology professional.

• Kenneth Hopper, retired Springfield Public Schools teacher/coach.

• Dr. Thomas Prater, Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center.

• Robert Sweere, private practice attorney.

• David Trippe, retired Nixa High School teacher.

• The full applications are on our website: springfieldmo.gov.

• The appointee will serve until the certification of the April 4, 2017 election. 

• The successful candidate for the Zone 2 seat from the April 4 election will serve the remainder of the unexpired Zone 2 term through April 2019.

Community Leadership Visit
• More than 60 leaders in Springfield’s business, education, nonprofit and public sectors recently returned from Greenville, South Carolina, where we had the chance to hear about some of that city’s best practices and learn how those ideas might be incorporated in Springfield.

• The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has facilitated Community Leadership Visits for more than 20 years.

• Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure and Council women Phyllis Ferguson and Jan Fisk joined me and City leadership team members Director of Aviation Brian Weiler, Director of Planning Mary Lilly Smith, Director of Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott, Public Works Director Dan Smith, and Director of Workforce Development Mary Ann Rojas. Thank you all for your time.  


• Previous visits have yielded great ideas and innovative approaches that have inspired us to do new things or old things differently.


• Ideas collected during previous trips have led to a number of valuable takeaways, including the creation of the Community Focus report, expansion of the Springfield-Branson National Airport, formation of the Springfield Regional Economic Partnership and ongoing efforts to ensure Missouri workers have the skills necessary to succeed in a changing economy.

Department of Public Information national award
• The City’s Department of Public Information has won a national Savvy award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). 

• The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s annual conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships.

• The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing

• The department took the honor for its interactive walk-through model of downtown Springfield, with infographics, complementary print pieces and a video animation illustrating the economic revitalization of the area.

• The display was designed and built by PIO staff and debuted at the Salute to Legislators event in Jefferson City earlier this year. Part of the display was repurposed for the 2016 State of the City Address in Springfield this summer.

• The Department of Public Information, led by Director Cora Scott, includes: Chris Akins, Brittney Bywater, David Cron, Jeff Gilmore, Melissa Haase, Kristen Milam, Mark Montgomery, Sharon Spain and Jared Willard.

Zone Blitz Update
• Projects continue as we enter the official third month of the 18-month initiative in northwest Springfield.

• We continue a Church tour in Springfield, as more people become engaged in projects and consider joining the efforts.

• I encourage you to visit springfieldmo.gov/zoneblitz to stay in tune. There, you can sign up for an eblast that provides regular updates.

Springfield Jazz Festival

• Springfield continues a great season of live music downtown with the 7th Annual Jazz Festival, coming up Sept. 24 at Park Central Square.

• The festival includes seven hours’ worth of free live music at the Bear State Outdoor Stage on Park Central East, beginning at noon. 

• The excitement continues inside the historic Gillioz Theatre at 7:30 p.m., as the Gillioz Center for Arts & Entertainment proudly presents “An Evening with Pat Metheny.”

• It’s more than just about the music. It’s about celebrating the work of great artists, but it’s also about celebrating cultural diversity.

• The Springfield Jazz Festival was an idea springing from the 
FieldGuide 2030, the community’s strategic plan. 

• The vision for the Global Perspectives & Diversity Chapter is for the Springfield region to become a welcoming community that celebrates our differences.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE.

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

8. Council Bill 2016-218. (Schilling) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY OPPOSED)
A resolution requesting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau address the potential deficiencies contained in its proposed rule regarding payday loans and car title loans, and providing public comment concerning revisions necessary to remedy deficiencies in the proposed rule.

Documents:

2016-218.PDF

9. EMERGENCY BILLS. 

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

11. Council Bill 2016-219. (Fisk) (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance accepting the bid of Flat Creek Excavating, LLC, in the amount of $198,858.84 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 91 of Section No. 1, located in the vicinity of College Street and Broadway Avenue, as indicated on “Exhibit A;” declaring the work to be necessary; stating the intention to pay for all or part of the improvements from the proceeds of bonds; specifying those costs and expenses to be assessed against the properties in the district and the method by which the costs will be apportioned; setting forth the manner of payment, the lien of the assessments, and the duration of the lien; setting forth the interest rate to be charged on the tax bills; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract and to approve the bond for said improvement; and authorizing progress payments to be made to the contractor; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2016-219.PDF

12. GRANTS. 

13. AMENDED BILLS. 

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

15. Council Bill 2016-220. (Hosmer) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.90 acres of property, generally located at 222 East Primrose Street, from Planned Development 21 Amendment 1 District, to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Lipscomb Properties LLC; 222 East Primrose Street; Z-13-2016.)

Documents:

2016-220.PDF

16. Council Bill 2016-221. Substitute No. 1. (Fishel) (REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.6 acres of property, generally located at 1811 East Sunset Drive, from Planned Development No. 97, to LB, Limited Business District Conditional Overlay District No. 112; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend denial).

Documents:

2016-221S1.PDF

17. Council Bill 2016-221. (Fishel) (AMENDED)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.6 acres of property, generally located at 1811 East Sunset Drive, from Planned Development No. 97, to O-1, Office District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: 1811 E. Sunset, LLC; 1811 E. Sunset Drive; Z-11-2016 Conditional Overlay District No. 112.)

Documents:

2016-221WITHSIGNATURE.PDF

18. Council Bill 2016-222. (Fulnecky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 2.4 acres of property, generally located at 1606 East Blaine Avenue, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District with Conditional Overlay District No. 110; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (John Peterson; 1606 East Blaine Avenue; Z-14-2016 & Conditional Overlay District No. 110.)

Documents:

2016-222.PDF

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

20. Council Bill 2016-210. (Stephens) Due To The Zone 2 Vacancy, This Bill Is Being Republished With New Sponsorship. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. (WILL VOTE AT A 9/27 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an amended Contract of Obligation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources whereby the City agrees to financially secure the future closure and post-closure care of all currently active and previously completed portions of the City’s Sanitary Landfill by adding $178,304 to its existing Contract of Obligation to account for inflation.

Documents:

2016-210.PDF

21. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

22. NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority:  Keith Chaffin with term to expire May 1, 2017.

23. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

24. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

26. Council Bill 2016-213. (Stephens) Due To The Zone 2 Vacancy, This Bill Is Being Republished With New Sponsorship.
A special ordinance approving the transfer of the City’s interest in real property located at 1436 North Rogers Avenue to Springfield Community Gardens.

Documents:

2016-213.PDF

27. Council Bill 2016-223. (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 Andy Land Subdivision, generally located at 3830 South Glenstone 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:

2016-223.PDF

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

29. Council Bill 2016-224. (McClure)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a contract between the City of Springfield and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, providing for a grant of funds under Section 305.230, RSMo, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in the amount of $89,334.00 for development of an Airport Business Plan for the Springfield-Branson National Airport, and amending the budget of the Airport Board in the amount of $99,260.00; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2016-224.PDF

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

31. Council Bill 2016-212. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the transfer of the City’s interest in real property located at 820 West Brower Street to the Springfield Community Land Trust.

Documents:

2016-212.PDF

32. Council Bill 2016-214. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the transfer of the City’s interest in real property located at 1839 North Tyler Avenue to Alice McGilvry.

Documents:

2016-214.PDF

33. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

34. ADJOURN.