Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 10, 2017



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. June 26, 2017 City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

6-26-2017.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.

Sales Tax
After five months of below-budget sales tax checks from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the City of Springfield’s July check is up 6%, (or $283,141), compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,662,889, compared to the budgeted amount of $4,379,748.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in May. The July check is the first check for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

It appears much of the backlog of unprocessed vendor remittances noted with last month's distribution have been processed with this latest distribution to the City.

Sales tax revenues were down 10% in June, 4% in May, 5% in April, 8% in March and 4% in February. The City finished the 2016-2017 fiscal year with sales tax revenues down 4% compared to budget.

When comparing to the same month last year, July receipts are up $683,044, or 17%, over July of 2016.

Proposed Downtown Project
Many of you attended and are aware that Missouri State University, the Springfield Business Development Corporation (of which the City is a part of) and The Vecino Group announced July 7 that they are exploring the potential for a new development within the IDEA Commons district. This proposed development will facilitate the creation of high-quality jobs and reinvestment in center city.

The three parties have agreed to conduct the necessary study and evaluation of a site on the southeast corner of Boonville Avenue and Phelps Street. The approximately 2-acre site is partially controlled by Missouri State University and partially controlled by The Vecino Group.

The City of Springfield will participate in the project by contracting for engineer services to evaluate the feasibility of “daylighting” Jordan Creek in the project area. This effort capitalizes on a growing community desire to improve the existing floodplain created by the Jordan Creek, which flows underground in a box culvert through this area.

Opening up the creek has the potential to address storm water issues as well as create an economic development amenity spurring further development.

Parks Update
Parks Director Bob Belote and his team have provided you with the monthly update at your place.

The Springfield Lasers 2017 Mylan World Team Tennis home season begins this Sunday, July 16, 6 p.m., bringing world-class tennis players straight from Wimbledon to Springfield.

All the Lasers team members played at Wimbledon, including marquee player Jack Sock, who is the No. 1 American male player, ranked No. 18 in the world. Sock will play in Springfield July 21.

All city and county employees and retirees (including city council members) qualify for free tickets to the Lasers’ opening match, Sunday, July 16, 6 p.m. Present ID at the ticket office for up to four free tickets for friends and family. The Courthouse Chorale presents the National Anthem.

Tickets, news and more at http://www.springfieldlasers.com.

Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit: Springfield Kick Off
We have the great opportunity to kick off the state of Missouri’s nine-city tour to highlight opioid abuse and discuss interventions. Springfield will be the city setting the tone for the meetings across the state, with a regional meeting to be held 7:30 – 11:30 a.m., July 20 at Bass Pro’s White River Room.  

Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host the meeting, led by the State Department of Health. Multidisciplinary teams impacted by opioid abuse – including law enforcement, first responders, healthcare partners, workforce development officials and policy makers will be on hand.

The City’s Department of Public Information will live stream the event at Springfieldmo.gov.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

7. Council Bill 2017-161. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept infrastructure grant funds in the amount of $30,000 from the Missouri Foundation for Health, with the purpose of supplementing the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s budget, allowing for the purchase of specific categories of infrastructure items and; to enter into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $30,000.

Documents:

2017-161.PDF

8. Council Bill 2017-162. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance approving the specifications for the Annual Maintenance Contract for Traffic Signals for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $124,290.50, for the contract; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2017-162.PDF

9. Council Bill 2017-163. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain municipal services as provided in the Springfield City Code, adopting new fees for Building Development Services, in order to recover all or part of the cost thereof. (The Finance Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2017-163.PDF

10. RESOLUTIONS.

11. EMERGENCY BILLS.

12. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

13. GRANTS.

14. AMENDED BILLS.

15. PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

16. Council Bill 2017-164. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 8.8 acres of property, generally located at 3508 East Division Street from GR, General Retail District with Conditional District No. 69, to HC, Highway Commercial District with Conditional Overlay District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 127; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (ByNobel Estates; 3508 East Division Street; Z-20-2017 w/COD #127)

Documents:

2017-164.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-165. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 4.2 acres of property, generally located at 3508 East Division Street from GR, General Retail District with Conditional District No. 69, to O-1, Office District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 128; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Nobel Estates; 3508 East Division Street; Z-21-2017 w/COD #128)

Documents:

2017-165.PDF

18. Council Bill 2017-166. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 0.91 acres of property, generally located at 630 and 636 East Madison Street from R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family Residential District and UN, University Combining District to Planned Development District No. 358; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.(Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Bryan Properties V, LLC; 630 & 636 East Madison Street, PD 358)

Documents:

2017-166.PDF

19. Council Bill 2017-167. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.72 acres of property, generally located at 2220 West Chesterfield Boulevard from Planned Development No. 141 2nd Amendment and Planned Development 349, to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By; Dearborn Development Inc.; 2220 West Chesterfield Boulevard; Z-15-2017)

Documents:

2017-167.PDF

20. Council Bill 2017-168. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.9 acres of property, generally located at 1630 West Republic Street from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to a GR, General Retail District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 129; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Southland Christian Church; 1630 West Republic Street; Z-22-2017 w/COD #129)

Documents:

2017-168.PDF

21. Council Bill 2017-169. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.5 acres of property, generally located at 1630 West Republic Street from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to an O-1, Office District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 130; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Southland Christian Church; 1630 West Republic Street; Z-23-2017 w/COD #130)

Documents:

2017-169.PDF

22. Council Bill 2017-170. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5 acres of property, generally located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to R-MD, Medium-Density Multi-Family Residential District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 125; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff recommended approval and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Glossip Family Trust; 4349 South Kansas Avenue; Z-10-2017 w/COD #125)

Documents:

2017-170.PDF

23. Council Bill 2017-171. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 428 to allow a nursing and retirement home within the R-MD, Medium-density Multi-Family Residential District generally located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Glossip Family Trust; 4349 South Kansas Avenue; Conditional Use Permit No. 428)

Documents:

2017-171.PDF

24. Council Bill 2017-172. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report for the 521 Boonville Redevelopment Area generally located along the west side of Boonville Avenue between Tampa Street and Phelps Street and declaring the 521 Boonville Redevelopment Area to be a blighted area, and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-172.PDF

25. Council Bill 2017-173. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for the 414 East Bear Boulevard Redevelopment Area generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Bear Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-173.PDF

26. Council Bill 2017-174. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan submitted by the Boomertown Lofts Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located along the East side of National Avenue between Madison Street and Page Street and the northwest corner of the intersection of Page Street and McCann Avenue; declaring the area in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2017-174.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2017-175. (Fishel) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance approving the specifications for the Intersection Improvements 2017 Project Plan No. 2017PW0032T; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates; Inc., for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract in the amount of $248,579.80 with such bidder.

Documents:

2017-175.PDF

29. Council Bill 2017-176. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58 – ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by adding Article VIII. – ‘Prescription Drug Monitoring Program,’ to create a procedure for monitoring the prescription and dispensing of Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances with the City of Springfield (Recommended by the Community Involvement Committee).<

Documents:

2017-176.PDF

30. Council Bill 2017-177. (McClure) (AMENDED.  COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter a User Agreement with St. Louis County to allow St. Louis County to act as administrator of the City of Springfields Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

31. Council Bill 2017-178. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the Springfield-Greene County Health Department's Fiscal Year 2016-2017, Operating Budget by increasing expenses in the amount of $200,000; and allocating appropriations from the Health Department Fund Balance.

Documents:

2017-178.PDF

32. Council Bill 2017-179. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the Operating Budget of the Park Board for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 by increasing revenue and expenses in the amount of $400,000; and allocating appropriations between the Parks 2001 and 2006 Sales Tax Funds, respectively.

Documents:

2017-179.PDF

33. Council Bill 2017-180. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the operating budget in the General Fund for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by increasing revenue and expenses in the amount of $92,515.61.A special ordinance amending the operating budget in the General Fund for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by increasing revenue and expenses in the amount of $92,515.61.

Documents:

2017-180.PDF

34. Council Bill 2017-181. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the operating budget for various Special Revenue and Enterprise Funds for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by increasing revenue in the amount of $691,006.95 and expenses in the amount of $715,375.63.

Documents:

2017-181.PDF

35. Council Bill 2017-182. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017D (College Station Garage Project) and Series 2017E (Heers Garage Project), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $11,700,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2007A Refunded Bonds and the Series 2007B 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:

2017-182.PDF

36. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. David Klotz wishes to address City Council.- DID NOT APPEAR

Mr. Allen Kemper wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Mr. Bob Mondy wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

37. NEW BUSINESS.

The mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Cindy Waites with a term to expire July 1, 2020. RECOMMENDED

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the Adoption of a Stormwater Criteria Manual. REFERRED

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.

38. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

39. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

41. Council Bill 2017-183. (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 CBC Subdivision, generally located at 3000 North Grant 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:

2017-183.PDF

42. Council Bill 2017-184. (Schilling)
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 Howeys Subdivision, generally located at 3920 South Kansas 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; and concurring with the Planning and Zoning Commissions grant of a subdivision variance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-184.PDF

43. Council Bill 2017-185. (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 Maces Subdivision, generally located at 3009 East Republic 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:

2017-185.PDF

44. Council Bill 2017-186. (Prater)
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 SSAC Park Subdivision, generally located at 4825 East Kearney 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:

2017-186.PDF

45. Council Bill 2017-187. (Fisk)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation in the amount of $12,000.00, from the Downtown Community Improvement District designated for the purchase of two Trek E-Bicycles for use by the Springfield Police Department.

Documents:

2017-187.PDF

46. Council Bill 2017-188. (Prater)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain two monitoring wells on public right-of-way to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.<

Documents:

2017-188.PDF

47. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

48. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

49. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS

Confirm the following appointment to the Art Museum Board: Alia Lee with a term to expire June 1, 2020. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Art Museum Board:   Jennifer Kennally and Christopher Weiss with terms to expire June 1, 2020. CONFIRMED

50. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

51. ADJOURN.