Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Nov. 14, 2022

ROLL CALL.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. OCTOBER 17, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND NOVEMBER 1, 2022, SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents: 10-17-22.PDF

11-01-22 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

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)

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

CITY MANAGER REPORT, POLICE CHIEF REPORT, AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

Housing study

The Planning & Development Department will begin a housing-needs assessment and conditions study by the end of the year. APD Urban Planning + Management has been selected to perform the study.

This will be a data driven study which will be used to identify citywide and neighborhood focused housing priorities and provide policy alternatives and intervention strategies to guide the City in decision making for future housing needs.

APD specializes in neighborhood planning/revitalization with an emphasis on housing. Their services are built around identifying existing strengths and assets and creating a vision and road map for improving the existing housing market and making permanent, high-quality housing achievable for residents.

Lake SGF planning process

The City and City Utilities will host an event to kick off the Lake Springfield planning process 5-7

p.m. this Thursday at the Springfield Art Museum and livestreamed at LakeSGFPlan.com. The event was initially planned to take place on site at the Lake Springfield Boathouse, but the large turnout at a meeting for Lake Springfield-area residents in October necessitated larger accommodations. The kickoff is the first in a series of community engagement opportunities

to outline the community’s vision for the Lake Springfield area, which was identified as a redevelopment opportunity area during the City’s Forward SGF comprehensive planning process. 

America Recycles Day

Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2022 tomorrow by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-off locations.

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day), local events are held throughout the country to celebrate and learn more about recycling programs.

Along with refreshments, recyclers can choose from facility stickers, garden gloves, recycling bags, and other giveaways at the Lone Pine Recycling Center (3020 S. Lone Pine Ave.), Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (731 N. Franklin Ave.) and Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119) while supplies last.

This is just a small way of saying thank you to our dedicated recyclers. It’s also a great opportunity for our staff to connect with citizens, provide education and resources and share ideas.

Mayor’s Tree Lighting

The Department of Public Information is hosting the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show this Saturday.

Each year, Mayor McClure is honored to kick off the holiday season by officially lighting the “Mayor’s Tree” in Park Central Square.

Please join us starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 on the square, or from the comfort of your own home starting at 7 p.m. on KY3, for live musical and dance performances and other holiday fun.

For more details of the event, visit sgffestivaloflights.com. We hope to see you there!

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

Council Bill 2022-260 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $192,496.00 from the United States Department of Justice and to enter into an interlocal agreement with Greene County, outlining the division of the grant funds; and amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in the amount of $192,496.00.

Documents: 2022-260.PDF

Council Bill 2022-261 (Horton) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the Springfield IDEA Commons Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Tax Increment Financing Reimbursement Agreement between the City of Springfield and Missouri State University; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into the Tax Increment Financing Reimbursement Agreement with Missouri State University.

Documents: 2022-261.PDF

Council Bill 2022-262 (McGull) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, in the amount of $950,000, to appropriate a portion of the Level Property Tax-Debt Service Fund reserve to the Level Property Tax-Operating Fund for additional funding needed for the Fire Station #7 reconstruction project.

Documents: 2022-262.PDF

Council Bill 2022-263 (Simpson, McGull, Lear, And Hardinger) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending Special Ordinance 27730 to revise funding appropriated for continuing COVID-19 services; amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to appropriate funds from the City’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) of 2021, for certain projects as recommended by the City Council ARPA Review Committee; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into funding agreements as necessary with recipients of such funds. (The City Council ARPA Review Committee voted to recommend this appropriation to City Council.)

Documents: 2022-263.PDF

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On. 

Council Bill 2022-264 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution extending the declaration of an economic and housing access calamity for the purpose of continuing to allow service providers to provide food and lodging for the working poor and unemployed in the community; and providing a term for same.

Documents: 2022-264.PDF

Council Bill 2022-265 (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution electing David Mercer as a Springfield Municipal Court Judge for a term of four years.

Documents: 2022-265.PDF

Council Bill 2022-266 (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution approving the use of funds from the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax Minor Neighborhood Improvement Program in the amount of $834 to support the fabrication and installation of neighborhood identification signs for the Brentwood Neighborhood Association (Zone 4).

Documents: 2022-266.PDF

Council Bill 2022-267 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 1.14 acres of private property and approximately 0.38 acres of public street right-of-way, generally located at 354 West Buena Vista Street, and referenced as Annexation A-4-2022, into the City. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2022-267.PDF

Council Bill 2022-268 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT) 
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation federal grant of up to $2,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of an emergency vehicle traffic signal priority system prototype and improved traffic monitoring camera video sharing among the Transportation Management Center, Springfield Fire Department, and Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications.

Documents: 2022-268.PDF

Council Bill 2022-269 (Lear) Consideration Of This Bill Is Contingent On The Planning And Zoning Commission’s Adoption Of The Comprehensive Plan Prior To The City Council Meeting. (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution adopting the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan as the comprehensive plan for the City of Springfield, Missouri. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.

Documents: 2022-269.PDF

Council Bill 2022-270 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $3.7 million in funds from the State of Missouri Department of Economic Development American Rescue Plan Act Community Revitalization Grant Program, with such funds to be used for the Renew Jordan Creek Project efforts of developing public amenities from Boonville Avenue to Main Avenue.

Documents: 2022-270.PDF

Council Bill 2022-271 (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $3.5 million in funds from the State of Missouri Department of Economic Development American Rescue Plan Act Local Tourism Asset Development Grant Program, with such funds to be used for Phase II construction of the Springfield Art Museum renovation and expansion.

Documents: 2022-271.PDF

Council Bill 2022-272 (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution adopting the City of Springfield’s Legislative Priorities for 2023. 

Documents: 2022-272.PDF 

EMERGENCY BILLS.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

 Council Bill 2022-273 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
 A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from a Show Me Zero Grant through the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to support the City’s current pedestrian safety education program known as SGF Yields and enter into a Show Me Zero Program Agreement; amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in the amount of $5,000 upon award of the grant; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.

Documents: 2022-273.PDF

AMENDED BILLS.

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

Council Bill 2022-274 (Horton) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.5 acre of property generally located at 2000 West Thoman Street from HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, to R-SF, Residential Single-Family District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents: 2022-274.PDF

Council Bill 2022-275 (Schilling) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan for the Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Area, which is generally bounded by West Olive Street to the north, West Catalpa Street to the south, South Campbell Avenue to the east, and South Douglas Avenue to the west; and declaring the Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Area to be blighted and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: 2022-275.PDF

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

Council Bill 2022-277 (Lear) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98, ‘Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,’ Article VII, ‘Encroachments on City Property,’ to allow for administrative approval of certain encroachments placed or installed by community improvement districts in areas not adjacent to property owned or leased by said districts.

Documents: 2022-277.PDF

Council Bill 2022-278 (McGull) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Agreement for Roadway Improvements, with the Erlen Group, to coordinate participation in the cost of improvements on LeCompte Road from its intersection with Division Street north to the BNSF Railroad tracks; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $1,256,010 and to accept payment for the Erlen Group’s share of the project.

Documents: 2022-278.PDF

Council Bill 2022-279 (Finance and Administration Committee) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, “Administration,” Article VI, “Finances,” Division 4, “Police Officers’ and Fire ‘Fighters’ Retirement System,” Section 2-444, “Board of trustees established; membership; election of members,” to revise the residential requirements for Pension Board candidates and to revise the procedures for filling vacant elected voting positions; and amending Sections 2-473, “Non-duty disability pension,” and 2- 474, “Duty disability pension,” to remove the workers’ compensation offset.

Documents: 2022-279.PDF

Council Bill 2022-280 (McGull) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 469 for the purpose of permitting an automobile washing business as a conditional use within the GR – General Retail District, generally located at 600 South Glenstone Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents: 2022-280.PDF

Council Bill 2022-276 (Simpson) (Bill Was Inadvertently Placed Under Public Hearing And Has Been Moved To First Reading Bills). (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 470 for the purpose of permitting an eating and drinking establishment use group, including drive-in, pick-up window, or drive-thru facilities, as a conditional use within the LB – Limited Business District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 207, generally located at 404, 420, and 424 East Sunshine Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial and staff recommends approval.)

Documents: 2022-276.PDF

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Josephine Grace wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Lucas Jordan wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR 

Robert Dooley wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR 

Freda Dooley wishes to address City Council. APPEARED 

Kimberly Chronister wishes to address City Council. APPEARED 

Neil Brady wishes to address City Council. APPEARED 

NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Thomas Masterson with term to expire November 29, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Amy Chenoweth, Michael White, and Gerald Lee with terms to expire on November 29, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Board of Equalization: Dwight Marshall with term to expire April 1, 2026. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Dr. Earle Doman with term to expire May 1, 2023. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Trish Hubbell and Brennan Pratt with terms to expire May 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

 The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Landmarks Board: John Sellers with term to expire November 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Erin Gray with term to expire May 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Landmarks Board: Erik Kiser and John Hawkins with terms to expire November 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Personnel Board: Russell Rowe with term to expire March 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Betty Ridge with term to expire January 1, 2026; Dan Scott with term to expire January 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation: Courtney Hayes with term to expire September 1, 2028. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Helen Gunther with term to expire January 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

MISCELLANEOUS.

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

Council Bill 2022-281 (Horton, McGull) (CITY COUNCIL IS ANTICIPATED TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 28, 2022, CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to coordinate the construction and maintenance of improvements along Kearney Street.

Documents: 2022-281.PDF

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

Council Bill 2022-282 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)
A resolution confirming the appointment of Thomas Jennings Conyers, Dan Coryell, and Derek Smith to the Ridge at Ward Branch Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents: 2022-282.PDF

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

ADJOURN.