Summary of Most Recent Meeting
April 17, 2017
1. SWEAR IN THOMAS PRATER TO THE CITY COUNCIL - ZONE 2.
2. ROLL CALL.
3. ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.
4. SWEAR IN MAYOR PRO TEMPORE. (Councilwoman jan fisk was sworn in AS mAYOR PRO TEM)
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. April 11, 2017 (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)
6. FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST DO SO AT THIS TIME.
7. CEREMONIAL MATTERS. (SWORN IN)
Swear in Brittany O’Brien to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations.
Swear in Heather Hardinger to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations.
8. CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Police Crime Stats
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the March crime stats. You will notice that a big reason for a continued increase in property crimes is stolen vehicles. In March 2016, we saw a 50% increase in the number of stolen vehicles. In 2016, 40% of the vehicles stolen had the keys in them – including 15% of which the vehicle’s engine was running.
The PIO and Police Departments have teamed up for an awareness campaign that has started with radio spots. Here’s a couple of examples voiced by two of our officers: Nelson Kibby and Chris Laughlin.
Springfield-Greene County Park Board Director Bob Belote has provided a Parks update. Last Friday, Mayor Ken McClure was among those on hand for the grand opening ceremony for the news boardwalk at Dickerson Park Zoo. Thank you, Mayor.
Just a reminder that the very popular Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival will take place 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 22 at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. It will be followed by the Peace Through People Pavilion Dedication Concert and new statue unveiling.
We will begin our annual budget workshops May 2 and continue those each Tuesday through the month of May.
As you know, trying to meet a growth in service demand that outpaces the growth of revenue is a difficult balance. We take a conservative approach to revenue projections, (most of our revenues come from a volatile source: sales tax revenue) and we budget expenditures to make sure we live within our means. As you know from managing your personal household or business budgets, living within your means is a difficult task. It requires fiscal discipline and making tough decisions.
Congratulations to Mercy physician Dr. James T. Rogers, for being awarded the inaugural Harold K. Bengsch award. As a surprise, Bengsch was also awarded an honorary Bengsch Award in recognition of his significant public health legacy.
Dr. Rogers has had a career marked by self-described stubborn advocacy for public health and its importance for our community. He was known for convincing sometimes-doubtful businesses of the value and importance of flu vaccine, in particular. He helped lead Mercy’s smoking ban and then later supported the citywide ban.
9. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE.
10. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.
11. Council Bill 2017-090. (McClure) (APPROVED 7-0 with Hosmer and fulnecky absent)
A resolution honoring Harold Bengsch on the occasion of the first Annual Harold K. Bengsch Award for Public Health Collaboration.
12. Council Bill 2017-091. (Ferguson) (removed from the agenda per the applicant’s request)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 2 acres of private property and approximately 0.27 acres of Greene County right-of-way, which annexation has been petitioned by the property owners, generally located at 4409 and 4413 South Kansas Avenue, generally referenced as Annexation A-1-17.
13. Council Bill 2017-092. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-0 with Hosmer and fulnecky absent)
A resolution declaring it necessary to construct sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 17 of Section No. 26 in the City, located in the general vicinity of Kearney Street and Lurvey Road; provide for payment therefore in the amount of $427,564.98; and provide for publications and notices.
14. Possible Addition To City Council Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.
Council Bill 2017-096. (Ferguson) (added to the agenda - APPROVED 7-0 with Hosmer and fulnecky absent)
A resolution recognizing that cruising Kearney Street is a community tradition that brings neighborhoods together while promoting civic engagement and encouraging tourism.
15. EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.
16. Council Bill 2017-093. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-0 with Hosmer and fulnecky absent)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost share agreement with BNSF Railway Company for coordinating participation by the City in the cost of a new concrete crossing surface at the existing crossing on Bennett Street; the City’s cost is estimated to be $63,044.00 to be funded from 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Intermodal Program funds; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.
17. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
19. AMENDED BILLS.
20. PUBLIC HEARING.
21. FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
22. Council Bill 2017-094. (McClure)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Salary Ordinance, relating to the salary rate and pay grade for certain job titles within the Golf Division and the Special Facilities Division of the Springfield-Greene County Parks Department, as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules, by reclassifying the position of Golf Course Supervisor (PAT 7) and Golf Course Superintendent (PAT 6), which will result in the addition of two new job titles, Golf Course Supervisor (PAT 8) and Golf Course Superintendent (PAT 7), and the deletion of two job titles, Golf Course Supervisor (PAT 7) and Golf Course Superintendent (PAT 6); and by also adding one new job title, Livestock Herdsman (PAT 5).
23. Council Bill 2017-095. (Prater)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost share agreement with Hickory Valley, LLC for the purpose of upsizing sewer infrastructure in Hickory Valley Phase I and Phase II; and utilizing $62,956.10 of funds from the FY 2016-2017 Clean Water Services Fund. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval).
24. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
25. NEW BUSINESS.
Confirm the following reappointment for Chief Municipal Court Judge: Todd M. Thornhill with a term to expire April 26, 2021. (CONFIRMED)
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.
28. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.
29. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.
30. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.
31. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.