Summary of Most Recent Meeting

May 16, 2016


1.
 ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. May 2, 2016 

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 MEETINGS.

• You had requested SPD crime stats over the past 5 and 10 years: this information was distributed to Council during last Tuesday’s Council Lunch meeting. Follow-up requests – graphs at tomorrow’s lunch.

• You had requested that we send proposed amendments to all members of City Council prior to the City Council meeting.  This is now our new protocol, and we have done this with the proposed amendment to the FY15 Carryover Allocation bill. 

• You were sent a memo via Dan Smith’s email and map describing the status of stormwater problems at the corner of Cherry and Barnes.

• Regarding the Elm Street setback bill, we are looking at a possible language change to the Zoning Ordinance regarding Code issues with 2ndstory balconies. Director of Building Development Services has begun working with Planning & Development.

Public Safety Report Updates 
• Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the April Uniform Crime Reports statistics. Per your request, they include a comparison of April 2015 with April 2016 and year-to-date statistics.

Thank you for your support
• More than 2600 volunteers and 200 organizations and churches came together for last Saturday’s Convoy of Hope Springfield event at the Ozark Empire Fair E-Plex.

• Several organizations stepped up in addition to providing in-kind goods and services, and became sponsors of the event. Thank you.

• More than 8000 guests of honor received groceries, shoes, haircuts, family portraits, medical and dental services and most importantly: hope for the future.

• Convoy of Hope is committed to the Zone Blitz initiative and will continue the momentum from Saturday’s event throughout the next 18 months, working alongside the nearly 200 partner organizations that are also committed to the cause.

• This is a tipping point in our community and I feel that together we can truly make a difference.

Starting and Doing Business in Springfield, Mo.
• Representatives from the City of Springfield and Jon Barry, Deputy Director of Business Services with the Missouri Secretary of State, will host a free educational session at the eFactory at 10 a.m., May 25.

• They will answer questions on setting up a business, required filings and share resources that are available for startups and small businesses. Presenters for the City are: Mary Ann Rojas, Mary Lilly Smith, Sarah Kerner, Mary Mannix Decker and Buffee Smith.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 8. Citizens May Speak To Amendments Only. May Be Voted On.

7. Council Bill 2015-324 Substitute 1. (Stephens) Tabled At The May 2, 2016 Meeting. Removed From The Table By The Mayor. (COUNCILMAN FISHEL MAKING A MOTION TO AMEND THE BILL, REMOVING $300,000. PUBLIC HEARING ON SUBSTITUTE BILL TO BE HELD OVER)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, by appropriating the carryover fund balance and increasing expenses in the amount of $3,213,570.

Documents: 2015-324S1.PDF

8. Amended Council Bill 2016-034. Citizens May Speak To Amendments Only. May Be Voted On. (UNANIMOUS VOTE TO TABLE)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.81 acres of property, generally located at 608 and 614 West Mount Vernon Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 103; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff, and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Mount Vernon 608, LLC; 608 and 614 West Mount Vernon Street; Z-39-2015 & Conditional Overlay District No. 103.)

Documents: 2016-034AMENDED.PDF

9. Council Bill 2016-093. (McClure) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.45 acres of property, generally located at 6323 and 6327 South Creeksedge Court, from a Planned Development 209 to a R-SF, Residential Single-family District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Dogwood Ventures, LLC; 6323 & 6327 South Creeksedge Court; Z-3-2016.) 

Documents: 2016-093.PDF

10. Council Bill 2016-094. (Fulnecky) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 3.74 acres of property, generally located at 3026-3156 North Oakland Avenue, from an R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District to an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Spring Meadow Estates, LTD; 3026-3156 N. Oakland Ave.; Z-5-2016. 

Documents: 2016-094.PDF

11. Council Bill 2016-095. (Fishel) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 2.6 acres of property, generally located in the 500 block of South Barnes Avenue, from an HM, Heavy Manufacturing with Conditional Overlay District No. 34, to an HM, Heavy Manufacturing with a Conditional Overlay District No. 106; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.; 500 block of South Barnes Avenue; Z-6-2016 Conditional Overlay District No. 106.)

Documents: 2016-095.PDF 

12. Council Bill 2016-096. (Ferguson) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance Authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 417 to allow a self-service storage facility within a GR, General Retail District, generally located at 506 West Edgewood Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) 

Documents: 2016-096.PDF

13. Council Bill 2016-097. (Burnett) (PASSED 8-1 WITH HOSMER OPPOSED) )
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 421 to allow a reduction of the front yard setback along Elm Street within an R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family residential District and UN, University Combining Overlay District, generally located at 1141 East Elm Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents: 2016-097.PDF

14. Council Bill 2016-099. (Hosmer) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016, in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $29,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2002 Refunded Bonds, the Series 2005A Refunded Bonds, the Series 2005B Refunded Bonds, the Series 2006 Refunded Bonds, and the Series 2007 Refunded Bonds (as defined below); 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: 2016-099.PDF

15. Council Bill 2016-100. (Burnett) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 74, Nuisance and Housing Code, Article II – Enforcement, Section 74-38(b)(2) - Cost, assessments, and nuisance-abatement lien, to add subparagraph “c,” providing that a special-tax bill shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of the bill, the doing of the work stated in the bill, and the liability of the property and the owner for the charges stated in the bill; including a savings and severability clause. 

Documents: 2016-100.PDF

16. RESOLUTIONS.

17. EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18. Council Bill 2016-106. (Fisk) (PASSED UNANIMOUSLY)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with Southern Missouri Judicial Services for the transportation of City of Springfield, municipal prisoners and management of the temporary detention rooms for municipal prisoners awaiting transport and declaring an emergency. 

Documents: 2016-106.PDF

19. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

20. GRANTS.

21. AMENDED BILLS.

22. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

23. FIRST READING BILLS.

24. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Ms. Melodee Glossip wishes to address City Council.

25. NEW BUSINESS.
The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Board of Equalization:  Lyle Foster with term to expire April 1, 2019.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Board of Equalization:  Joe Costello with term to expire April 1, 2019.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development:  Mary Ann Jennings with term to expire May 1, 2017; Jayne Bullard with term to expire May 1, 2018; and Winter Skelton with term to expire May 1, 2019.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development:  Earle Doman and David Leehy with terms to expire May 1, 2019.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee:  Shawn Robertson with term May 1, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee:  Bob Yeager with term to expire May 1, 2019.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Environmental Advisory Board:  Robert “Melvin” Johnson with term to expire March 1, 2018.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Personnel Board: Perry Epperly and Kristoffer Barefield with terms to expire March 1, 2019.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Personnel Board:  David Brown with term to expire March 1, 2019.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission:  Marian Dee Ogilvy and King Coltrin with terms to expire January 1, 2020.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees:  Derek Fraley with term to expire April 30, 2017; and Nancy Martin-Hinds with term to expire April 30, 2019.  

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees:  Justin Milam with term to expire April 30, 2019.
  
The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Landmarks Board:  Wallis Nattinger with term to expire November 1, 2018. 

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

26. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

27. MISCELLANEOUS.

28. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3. (APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY)

29. Council Bill 2016-107. (Burnett)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an addendum to the Services Agreement with Greene County for the maintenance of electronic traffic control devices and to update the schedules as needed on an annual basis.

Documents: 2016-107.PDF 

30. Council Bill 2016-108. (Fisk)
A special ordinance amending the budget for the Public Works Department of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the fiscal year 2016-2017 in the amount of $30,000,000, to appropriate the estimated proceeds from the 1/4 Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax approved by the Springfield voters on April 5, 2016, to be used to fund the 1/4 Cent Sales Tax Capital Improvement Program for 2016-2019.

Documents: 2016-108.PDF

31. Council Bill 2016-109. (Schilling)
A special ordinance amending the budget for the Public Works Department of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for fiscal year 2016-2017 in the amount of $20,000,000, to appropriate the estimated proceeds from the 1/8 Cent Transportation Sales Tax approved by the Springfield voters on April 5, 2016, to be used to fund the high priority transportation investments for 2017-2021.

Documents: 2016-109.PDF

32. Council Bill 2016-110. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 1731 North Clay Avenue to John Oke-Thomas for the amount of $11,700 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents: 2016-110.PDF

33. Council Bill 2016-111. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 1735 North Clay Avenue to John Oke-Thomas for the amount of $11,700 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents: 2016-111.PDF

34. Council Bill 2016-112. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 812 North Concord Avenue to Robert J. Rigsby for $1,500 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same. 

Documents: 2016-112.PDF

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

36. Council Bill 2016-113. (McClure)
A resolution authorizing the City Clerk of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to verify the Petition to Amend and Restate the Petition to Establish the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District submitted by the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District, should said Petition meet the requirements of Sections 67.1401 to 67.1571 RSMo. 

Documents: 2016-113.PDF 

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

38. Council Bill 2016-101. (Fishel)
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 Battlefield Business Center No. 12, generally located at 2000-2100 block of West Sunset 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: 2016-101.PDF

39. Council Bill 2016-102. (Fishel)
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 South Creek Crossing, generally located at 2620 South Campbell 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: 2016-102.PDF

40. Council Bill 2016-103. (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 Western Meadows, generally located at 800 block of South Waco and Miller Avenues, 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: 2016-103.PDF

41. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Adjustment:  Bryan Fisher with term to expire January 2, 2021. 

42. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

43. ADJOURN.