Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Feb. 11, 2019

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. January 28, 2019 City Council Meeting. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents: 

01-28-2019.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 AMENDED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Police Update

Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the uniform crime report statistics for the month of December and the year-end wrap up for 2018. Compared to 2017, crime has decreased 18%. 

The Quarterly Public Safety Report, an educational piece that provides crime statistics on a quarterly basis, was published and provided to you last week. Compared to the last quarter of 2017, there was a 10% overall decrease in crime the last quarter of 2018.

Chief Williams has also provided you with a staffing update.

Fire Department Update

Springfield Fire Department will host a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium. This is class 918.

Also – Through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Springfield Fire Department has 50 First Alert fire escape ladders to provide to Springfield residents living in multilevel homes located in City Council Zones 1 and 2, which are the northwest and northeast quadrants of the city. If you're not sure which zone you live in, you can find out by contacting the Citizen Resource Center at 417-864-1010. 

Police Department Update

Week one of the Springfield Police Department’s 71st academy just wrapped up Friday. We currently have 28 recruits.

February sales tax revenues up nearly 8% compared to budget

The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8 percent compared to budget with the February sales tax check. We were pleased to see this upward trend continue from January, after a below-budget December.

On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up compared to budget just over 2 percent. On a rolling 12-month average, revenues are also 2 percent above budget.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transactions made primarily in December. Compared to February 2017, revenues are down nearly 4 percent, compared to February 2018’s revenue check.



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



7. Council Bill 2019-018. (Schilling, Ollis, Hosmer, And Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 98 of the City Code, Article VII, ‘Encroachments on City Property;’ and amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, Supplemental District Regulations,’ section 36-454; for the purpose of authorizing the placement of bicycle docks on City right-of-way. (The Finance and Administration Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-018.PDF

8. Council Bill 2019-019. (Schilling, Ollis, Hosmer, And Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain City services as provided in the Springfield City Code, by making such adjustments as provided in the attached “Evaluation of Charges for Municipal Services”; and adopting new fees for certain City services. (The Finance and Administration Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-019.PDF

9. Council Bill 2019-020. (Schilling, Ollis, Hosmer, And Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain municipal services as provided in the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2 ‘Administration,’ Article VI ‘Finances,’ Division 3 ‘Charges for Various Municipal Services,’ Section 2-424, ‘Police and fire department records’ by amending the fees set for accident/incident reports in order to waive the incident report fee for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. (The Finance and Administration Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-020.PDF

10. Council Bill 2019-021. (Prater)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Mt. Vernon Street Bridge over Jordan Creek project, referenced as Plan No. 2015PW0007T; accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc., in the amount of $1,456,230.00, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2019-021.PDF

11. RESOLUTIONS.

11.25  Council Bill 2019-038. (Fisk)  (Removed from Consent Agenda One Reading Bills) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)


A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell liquor by the drink at retail to Dan & Nik, LLC, d/b/a Bigfoot Subs, for their location at 2204 West College Street, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2019-038.PDF

11.5 Council Bill 2019-039. (Lear)  (Removed from Consent Agenda One Reading Bills) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A resolution electing the Honorable John Appelquist as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2019-039.PDF

11.75 Council Bill 2019-040. (Fisk)  (Removed from Consent Agenda One Reading Bills) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A resolution electing the Honorable Matt Owen as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2019-040.PDF

12. EMERGENCY BILLS.

13. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

14. GRANTS.

15. Council Bill 2019-033. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development in the amount of $305,975 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds to provide increased services through the SkillUP Program and Summer Jobs League Program; and amending the budget for the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $305,975.

Documents:

2019-033.PDF

16. AMENDED BILLS.

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

18. Council Bill 2019-025. (Ferguson)  (REMANDED TO PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.59 acres of property, generally located at 529 West Division Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend denial.) (By: Springfield R-12 School District; 529 West Division Street; Z-1-2019.)

Documents:

2019-025.PDF

19. Council Bill 2019-026. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 2.27 acres of property, generally located at 3411 South Kansas Avenue, from R-LD, Low Density Multi-Family District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 145, to R-LD, Low Density Multi-Family District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 162; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Project Collective, LLC; 3411 South Kansas Avenue; Z-30-2018 w/COD #162.)

Documents:

2019-026.PDF

20. Council Bill 2019-027. (Hosmer)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 6.99 acres of property, generally located at 1630 West Republic Street, from a R-SF, Single-family Residential District to GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 165; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Southland Christian Church; 1630 West Republic Road; Z-3-2019 w/COD #165.)

Documents:

2019-027.PDF

21. Council Bill 2019-028. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.18 acres of property, generally located at 1403, 1405, 1409, 1411, 1415, 1423, 1425, and 1427 East Cherry Street and 527 South Pickwick Avenue, from a R-HD, High Density Multi-Family Residential District and LB, Limited Business District within UCD District No. 2, Areas E and F to Planned Development District No. 366; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Pickwick and Cherry, LLC; 1403, 1405, 1409, 1411, 1415, 1425, & 1427 East Cherry Street and 527 South Pickwick Avenue; Planned Development 366.)

Documents:

2019-028.PDF

22. Council Bill 2019-029. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits,’ by annexing 9.3 acres of private property and 0.3 acres of Greene County right-of-way into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3851 West Farm Road148/University Street, and generally referenced as Annexation A-1-19; and amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 46, Section 46-1, ‘Boundaries of wards, precincts and council zones,’ by adding this property to the ward and precinct assigned by the County Clerk. (By: A&R Property Developers, LLC; 3851 W. Farm Road 148/University St.; Annexation A-1-19.)

Documents:

2019-029.PDF

23. Council Bill 2019-030. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 9.3 acres of property generally located at 3851 West Farm Road 148/University Street from County C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District, to R-MD, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District and GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 166; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: A&R Property Developers, LLC; 3851 W. Farm Road 148/University St.; Z-4-2019 w/COD #166.)

Documents:

2019-030.PDF

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

25. Council Bill 2019-031. (Simpson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Sharing Agreement with Springfield Public Schools for the purpose of constructing a sewer main extension and driveway modifications; and amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the total amount of $57,452.40.

Documents:

2019-031.PDF

26. Council Bill 2019-032. (Simpson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Primrose Street – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue Project, referenced as Plan No. 2013PW0042WT; accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,381,698.00, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2019-032.PDF

27. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

28. NEW BUSINESS.

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.

29. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

30. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

32. Council Bill 2019-034. (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the conveyance of real property generally located at 2332 North Lyon Avenue to Janey Marie Young; and authorizing the Mayor to execute a Quit Claim Deed for said conveyance.

Documents:

2019-034.PDF

33. Council Bill 2019-035. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the Final Development Plan of Planned Development District No. 46, on 0.46 acres generally located at the 1400 Block of West Elfindale Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-035.PDF

34. Council Bill 2019-036. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Opal Sunset Subdivision generally located at 3851 West Farm Road 148/University 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2019-036.PDF

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

36. Council Bill 2019-037. (Lear)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell liquor by the drink at retail, including Sunday sales, to Route 66 Food Truck Diner for their location at 1530 East Saint Louis Street, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include patios measuring 30 feet by 30 feet located on both the north side and south side of the building.

Documents:

2019-037.PDF

37. Council Bill 2019-038. (Fisk) (Removed From Consent Agenda One Reading Bills to Resolutions and became Item #11.25)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell liquor by the drink at retail to Dan & Nik, LLC, d/b/a Bigfoot Subs, for their location at 2204 West College Street, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2019-038.PDF

38. Council Bill 2019-039. (Lear) (Removed From Consent Agenda One Reading Bills to Resolutions and became Item #11.5)

A resolution electing the Honorable John Appelquist as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2019-039.PDF

39. Council Bill 2019-040. (Fisk)   (Removed From Consent Agenda One Reading Bills to Resolutions and became Item #11.75)

A resolution electing the Honorable Matt Owen as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2019-040.PDF

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

41. Council Bill 2019-022. (Prater)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and BNSF Railway for the purpose of sharing the costs of a BNSF Crossing project generally located along Sherman Parkway.

Documents:

2019-022.PDF

42. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

43. ADJOURN.