Summary of Most Recent Meeting

February 21, 2017

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. February 6, 2017 (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

02-06-2017.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(APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Police and Fire Department special activities
Congratulations to the 10 men and women who graduated Friday night from the 68th Springfield Police Academy. These graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (6 weeks) of intense law enforcement training. They are now assigned to an experienced field training officer for the next 13 weeks of on-the-job training.

We hope you will consider joining us Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum for the annual Firefighter Awards Ceremony.

This annual awards ceremony will recognize exemplary service over the past year, and will name the Fire Officer and Firefighter of the Year. Distinguished service awards as well as medical and fire life save awards will be given.

Police Department Uniform Crime Report
Police Chief Police Williams has provided the January crime statistics. While violent crime was down almost 7% since last year, vehicle thefts continue to occur at the high levels we experienced in the second half of 2016 – and result in an overall increase in crime of 19%.

Momentum Luncheon
Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the third annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon hosted by the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center last week. An annual workforce survey of over 500 businesses, revealed that the most in-demand occupational fields that local employers expect to recruit from within the next five to 10 years continue to be business, management and administration, followed by marketing, sales and service. Springfield Public Schools' Dr. John Jungmann did a nice job with a keynote address and leading a panel discussion of six area students.

I encourage you to read the survey results and learn more about the annual luncheon online at springfieldmo.gov/momentum.

Congratulations Darla Morrison
You likely heard Friday that Darla Morrison has been named the Citys Human Resources DirectorDarla has been serving as the Interim Human Resources Director since July 2016 when previous director Sheila Maerz retired.

Darla has done an outstanding job as Interim Director, and know that she will do a great job as we consider the new types of talent recruitment and retention challenges that all employers will experience over the next few decades.

Darla has the skill set to develop the strategies the City will need to fiercely compete.

Community leaders return from Disaster Camp
A team of almost 70 representatives from Greene County, the City of Springfield, area municipalities and local community organizations will returned Friday from a week-long disaster preparedness training course at the National Emergency Training Center, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The NETC is home to the Emergency Management Institute, a FEMA training institution that hosts what we callDisaster Campsfor local officials from around the country. Travel expenses, lodging and all course materials for the trip are funded through FEMA

Thank you, Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson, for attending on City Councils behalf and for surviving a mock disaster that include a dangerous Hazmat spill, tornado warning, complete community blackout and more.

I appreciate the many City staff who took time to participate and I know that our community will be even better prepared for any disaster as a result. Thank you, Larry Woods and the team at the Office of Emergency Management, for coordinating the trips logistics and to the Emergency Management Institute for selecting SpringfieldGreene County. This is our second trip for this training in five years and Im told the team was really put through their paces and performed well under extreme pressure.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Item Nos. 17, 18 And 19 Are Anticipated To Be Tabled Until The March 6, 2017 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

7. Council Bill 2017-024. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 427 to allow an Automobile Service Garage within a GR, General Retail District generally located at 2811 South Campbell Avenue.

Documents:

2017-024.PDF

8. Council Bill 2017-025. (Prater) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official Zoning Map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.36 acres of property, generally located at 1320 East McClernon Street from Amended Planned Development 228 to Planned Development 355; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByWhiskers Investment LLC; 1320 East McClernon StreetPlanned Development 355.)

Documents:

2017-025.PDF

9. Council Bill 2017-026. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.84 acres of property, generally located at 3416 South National Avenue and 1220 East Walnut Lawn Street from Planned Development No. 12, Amendment 7 District, to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByKum and Go gas station and Community Financial Credit Union; 3411 South National Avenue and 1220 East Walnut Lawn; Z-4-2017.)

Documents:

2017-026.PDF

10. Council Bill 2017-027. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately .08 acres of property, generally located at 1513 East Washita Street, from a R-SF, Residential Single-Family district to a GR, General Retail District, subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByGWG Properties III LLC; 1513 East Washita Street; Z-5-2017.)

Documents:

2017-027.PDF

11. Council Bill 2017-028. (Fishel) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.4 acres of property, generally located at 1826 South Fremont Avenue and 1823 South Pickwick Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential District and O-1, Office District to GR, General Retail District subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByOne Hundred Two Glenstone, Inc. and Stephanie Twibell; 1826 & 1912 S. Fremont Ave. and 1823 S. Pickwick Avenue; Z-2-2017.)

Documents:

2017-028.PDF

12. Council Bill 2017-029. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.21 acres of property, generally located at 1912 South Fremont Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential District to O-1, Office District subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByOne Hundred Two Glenstone, Inc. and Stephanie Twibell; 1826 & 1912 S. Fremont Ave. and 1823 S. Pickwick Avenue; Z-2-2017.)

Documents:

2017-029.PDF

13. Council Bill 2017-030. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.03 acres of property, generally located at 3027 South Lakeside Avenue from an O-1, Office District, to a LB, Limited Business District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByIn-Out LLC; 3027 South Lakeside Avenue; Z-22-2016.)

Documents:

2017-030.PDF

14. Council Bill 2017-031. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.79 acres of property, generally located at the 3500 block East Seminole Street from R-SF, Single-family residential district to R-LD, Low-Density multi-family residential district and establish Conditional Overlay District No. 117; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByCalvary Chapel of Springfield; 3500 block East Seminole Street; Z-3-2017 Conditional Overlay District No. 117.)

Documents:

2017-031.PDF

15. Council Bill 2017-032. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 9 acres of property, generally located at 1655 West Republic Street from GR, General Retail District to HC, Highway Commercial District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 122; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (ByRidgecrest Baptist Church; 1655 W. Republic St.; Z-1-2017.)

Documents:

2017-032.PDF

16. Council Bill 2017-033. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.72 acres of property, generally located at 1432 West Livingston Street and 1435 West Talmage Street from a R-SF, Single Family Residential District to a R-MD, Medium-density Multi-family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 115; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By:  1432 West Livingston and 1435 West Talmage Street; Z-19-2016 & Conditional Overlay District No. 115.)

Documents:

2017-033.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-034. (Ferguson) Anticipated To Be Tabled Until The March 6, 2017 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.  (TABLED UNTIL THE MARCH 6, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 74, ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ to clarify definitions, enforcement language, and nuisance language; delete unnecessary language and definitions; repeal certain minimum standard requirements; and delete certain apartment-specific standards.

Documents:

2017-034.PDF

18. Council Bill 2017-035. (Ferguson) Anticipated To Be Tabled Until The March 6, 2017 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.  (TABLED UNTIL THE MARCH 6, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as theLand Development Codeand enacting a new Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code’.

Documents:

2017-035.PDF

19. Council Bill 2017-036. (Ferguson) Anticipated To Be Tabled Until The March 6, 2017 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.  (TABLED UNTIL THE MARCH 6, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article I, ‘Administration and Enforcement of Codes,’ to provide for administration and enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code and to clarify certain provisions.

Documents:

2017-036.PDF

20. Council Bill 2017-037. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code by repealing certain language contained in Chapter 22, ‘Aviation,’ and adding new regulations for ground transportation operators at the Airport, including Transportation Network Companies.

Documents:

2017-037.PDF

21. Council Bill 2017-038. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to enter into Schedule of Equipment No. 6, which will become a part of its existing Master Equipment Lease Purchase Agreement, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the Springfield-Branson National Airport and 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 Springfield-Branson National Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $2,904,904.37.

Documents:

2017-038.PDF

22. Council Bill 2017-039. (Ferguson(APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to approve the plans and specifications of the Z1 School Sidewalk Project; and to accept the bid of $391,921.70 and enter into a contract with Liming Concrete, LLC for completion of the project.

Documents:

2017-039.PDF

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

24. Council Bill 2017-044. (Stephens) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution adopting an additional legislative priority to the City of Springfields Legislative Priorities for 2017, in particular, support of the proposed state legislation requiring the State of Missouri to comply with provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005.

Documents:

2017-044.PDF

25. Council Bill 2017-045. (McClure) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION)
A resolution encouraging the Missouri General Assembly to provide continued funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Springfield and Southwest Missouri regions higher education projects and initiatives that are critical to the regions future economic development and workforce development strategies.

Documents:

2017-045.PDF

26. EMERGENCY BILLS.

27. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

28. GRANTS.

29. AMENDED BILLS.

30. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

32. Council Bill 2017- 046. (Hosmer)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an addendum to the annual agreement with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., to increase the total contract budget by $70,295 to $3,527,670 to reflect current and projected operational changes; and amending the budget of the Citys tourism and convention fund for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $70,295.

Documents:

2017-046.PDF

33. Council Bill 2017-047. (Fisk)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and Greene County, to share costs associated with the Route 65 Outer Road relocation; and amending the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $606,330 to appropriate Federal Surface Transportation Program funds for this project.

Documents:

2017-047.PDF

34. Council Bill 2017-048. (Prater)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost share agreement with Menard, Inc., for the purpose of cost coordinating the Chestnut Expressway and Eastgate Avenue improvement project. The Citys estimated cost for the project is $466,087, which will be funded by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Shared Cost Program.

Documents:

2017-048.PDF

35. Council Bill 2017-049. (Schilling)
A special ordinance authorizing the plans and specifications for the Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project, Plan No. 2014PW0045T; accepting the bid of Hartman and Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,165,600, which will be funded by the ¼-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax and is already budgeted; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2017-049.PDF

36. Council Bill 2017-050. (Stephens)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ Section 10-62, ‘Exception for general merchandise stores, restaurants, and exempt organizations’;  Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ Section 78-4, ‘Possession, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public place,’ to amend the title of Subsection (c); and Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Section 106-50, ‘Use of City right-of-way during Artsfest;’ and including a provision to sunset this Ordinance on December 31, 2017.

Documents:

2017-050.PDF

37. Council Bill 2017-051. (Fisk)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known asSalary Ordinances,’ relating to the salary rates and pay grades by creating one new job title ofDepartment Safety Coordinator,” to be included in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules as a PAT 7.

Documents:

2017-051.PDF

38. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Mr. Sean Falconer wishes to address City Council.

39. NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Ryan Crosby and Benjamin Hall with terms to expire March 1, 2020. 

The
Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield-Greene County Library Board: Andrea McKinney with a term to expire July 1, 2019. 

The
Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Mayors Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Todd Thomas with a term to expire October 1, 2019. 

The
Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Tree City USA Citizens Advisory Committee: Zach Clapper, Nick Baker and Matthew Suarez with terms to expire December 1, 2019. 

The
Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Traffic Advisory BoardJ.D. Stone, Scott Pearson and AngeloNickForte with terms to expire April 1, 2020.

As
per RSMo. 109.230 (4), City records that are on file in the City Clerks office and have met the retention schedule will be destroyed in compliance with the guidelines established by the Secretary of States office.

40. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

41. MISCELLANEOUS.

42. CONSENT AGENDAFIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3.

43. Council Bill 2017-052. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for the purpose of funding the Mt. Vernon Street Bridge over Jordan Creek project; and amending the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget of the Department of Public Works in the amount of $18,164 to appropriate federal funds.

Documents:

2017-052.PDF

44. Council Bill 2017- 053. (Prater)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to amend contract number 2010-0866 with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain one additional monitoring well on public right-of-way at 645 South Glenstone Avenue to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City

Documents:

2017-053.PDF

45. Council Bill 2017-054. (McClure)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Springfield Police Foundation, and amending the budget for the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, in the amount of $1,000.

Documents:

2017-054.PDF

46. Council Bill 2017-055. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Columbia, Missouri, Police Department for a Domestic Violence Enforcement Training course to be offered to the Springfield Police Department, tuition free, with certain travel reimbursement obligations to be paid by the City.

Documents:

2017-055.PDF

47. Council Bill 2017-056. (Fulnecky)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 118 – ‘Vehicle for Hire,’ Article III – ‘Towing Services,’ Division 2 – ‘Rotation System,’ Section 118-177 – ‘Release of impounded vehicle,’ by removing references to certain court fees.

Documents:

2017-056.PDF

48. Council Bill 2017-057. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Development Finance Board and Ozarks Food Harvest to obtain tax credits for contributions to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest for the purpose of expanding the capacity of the existing Ozarks Food Harvest facility and to waive the Citys economic development fee in the amount of $1,000.

Documents:

2017-057.PDF

49.
CONSENT AGENDAONE READING BILLS.

50. CONSENT AGENDASECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

51. Council Bill 2017-040. (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow participation of the Springfield Fire Department in a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Task Force; to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow the Bureau to reimburse the Springfield Fire Department for the cost of employee overtime stemming from Springfield Fire Department employeesparticipation in the task force.

Documents:

2017-040.PDF

52. Council Bill 2017-041. (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to formalize the processes and procedures regarding use of an explosives disposal site and the provision of mutual assistance.

Documents:

2017-041.PDF

53. Council Bill 2017-042. (Ferguson(APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance approving the transfer of real property at 916 East Garfield to Blackard Development, LLC and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same

Documents:

2017-042.PDF

54. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Jeff Childs with term to expire December 1, 2019.

55. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

56. ADJOURN.