Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Jan. 14, 2019



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. December 10, 2018 City Council Meeting, And December 11, 2018 And December 18, 2018 Special City Council Meetings.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:
12-10-2018.PDF

12-11-18 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

12-18-18 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.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 MEETINGS.

Park Board Update:

Springfield-Greene County Parks Director Bob Belote has provided you with an update from the Park Board, but I would like to mention a few highlights.

1) Springfield’s first and only ice sports facility is now called Jordan Valley Ice Park.
Formerly known as Mediacom Ice Park, the name change reflects the completion of a 10-year naming rights agreement between the Park Board and Mediacom, entered into in 2008. With the expiration of this agreement, the facility name reverts to its original name, Jordan Valley Ice Park.

The naming rights agreement also included the former Mediacom Tennis Stadium at the Cooper Tennis Complex. The 2,500-seat stadium was built in 1994 and is home to the Springfield Lasers World Team Tennis franchise, winners of the 2018 World Team Tennis Championship.

We really appreciate Mediacom’s support of these two facilities.

2) Turkey Trot results and check presentation

The Park Board presented the Developmental Center of the Ozarks a check for $36,124.06. The check represents 50 percent of proceeds from the 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event included 7,598 registered participants, who generously donated 9,058 lbs. of food to Ozarks Food Harvest at Turkey Trot, making it one of the organization’s largest one-day food drives. 

The other 50 percent of Turkey Trot proceeds goes to the Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund, allowing income-qualifying Springfield and Greene County kids to take participate in fee-based Park Board sports, camps, classes and programs. Turkey Trot is the primary funding source for the scholarship fund.

Monthly Uniform Crime Report Update

Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the monthly UCR data for November 2018. For the month, crime was down overall 5.2%. Year-to-date, crime was down 19%, compared with the same timeframe in 2017.

Year-End Highlights for 2018
Springfield Fire Department:

  • 1,137 Project Red Zone Smoke Alarm Installations
  • 2,831 Total Smoke Alarm Installations: 2,831
  • Visited 39 public and private schools for Fire Prevention Month, reaching 10,181 people
  • Total number of contacts for Public Education in 2018: 33,217 people.

Workforce Development:

  • The Missouri Job Center Ozark Region is now a 100 percent work ready certified region. All seven counties are now certified work ready communities by the state. 
  • The Job Center was recently awarded an additional $200,000 to continue the EPA-funded Green for Greene Job Training program.
  • Ozarks’ Promise has received over 1,100 applications and we have enrolled 280 of the 372 students who will receive tuition-free health care training by 2020. 64 have completed the training, 174 are currently in training, with about 50 more beginning in the next month.
  • The State-of-the-Workforce Survey, called Momentum, is currently online and I would like to encourage you to take it. Each year, the results from this survey help us design programs that ultimately help you recruit and retain a healthy workforce. The Momentum Luncheon will take place on Feb 20 at Bass Pro’s White River Conference Center.

Public Works:

• 141 lane miles resurfaced or preventative maintenance treatment applied

• 28,120 feet or 5.33 miles of sidewalk and 5,100 feet or 0.97 miles of trail completed.

• Changed out traffic signal lamps at 30 intersections with new LEDs.

Lastly,

I wanted to give you an update on the BNSF train derailment in west Springfield this morning. All five rail cars have been re-railed and the chemical contents remained contained throughout the process.

The Fire Department responded at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 14 to the derailment at the western edge of the railyard. The cars, which contain chemicals, landed on their sides, stayed intact never leaked. BNSF brought in recovery teams to address the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, SFD Hazmat teams remained on scene in an advisory role, and a coordinated plan for response was developed, should the incident conditions change. The recovery of the tank cars is expected to be completed this evening. I want to thank Chief David Pennington and the Hazmat team for monitoring the incident.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 7. Regarding Council Bill 2018-267, It Is Anticipated That This Bill Will Be Tabled To The January 28, 2019 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

7. Council Bill 2018-267. (Fisk) It Is Anticipated That This Bill Will Be Tabled To The January 28, 2019 City Council Meeting; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Tabled Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.  (TABLED 8-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 2, ‘Rules of Interpretation and Definitions,’ Section 36-321, ‘Definitions,’ by adding a definition for ‘Short-Term Stay Rentals’; amending Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ by adding as a permitted use Short-Term Stay Rentals to each district contained therein; amending Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-451, ‘Home Occupations’; and adding new section 36-472, ‘Short-Term Rentals,’ establishing rules and regulations for operation and location of Short-Term Stay Rentals; and designating an effective date for said amendments.

Documents:

2018-267.PDF

8. Council Bill 2018-291. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits,’ by annexing approximately thirteen acres of property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, said property being generally located at 3192, 3194, and 3196 East Farm Road 188, being generally referenced as Annexation A-5-18; 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: One Eighty-Eight, LLC; 3192, 3194, and 3196 East Farm Road 188; Annexation A-5-18.)

Documents:
2018-291.PDF

9. Council Bill 2018-292. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 13 acres of property generally located at 3192, 3194, and 3196 East Farm Road 188 from County C-2, General Commercial District and County A-1, Agricultural District, to GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 159. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: One Eighty-Eight, LLC; 3192, 3194, and 3196 East Farm Road 188; Z-27-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 159.)

Documents:

2018-292.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-293. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.87 acres of property generally located on the south-side of the 4200 block of West Kearney Street, from LB, Limited Business District to GM, General Manufacturing District; and adopting an updated ‘Official Zoning Map.’ (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: ARMA Development LLC; 4200 Block West Kearney Street, south-side; Z-26-2018.)

Documents:

2018-293.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-294. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.05 acres of property generally located within the 2700 block of South Jefferson Avenue from LB, Limited Business District and O-1, Office District with Conditional Overlay District No. 26 to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-family Residential District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No.160. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Empire Mortgage Company Inc.; Z-28-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 160.)

Documents:

2018-294.PDF

12. Council Bill 2018-295. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1 acre of property generally located at 1900 West Kearney Street and 2344 and 2332 North Elizabeth Avenue from HC, Highway Commercial and R-SF, Single Family Residential to HC, Highway Commercial District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 161. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Joe Montgomery; 1900 West Kearney Street and 2344, 2332 North Elizabeth Ave.; Z-29-2018 Conditional Overlay No. 161.)

Documents:

2018-295.PDF

13. Council Bill 2018-296. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article II, ‘Subdivision Regulations,’ Division 2, ‘Subdivision Application Procedure and Approval Process,’ Section 36-226, ‘Major Subdivision Review Procedure,’ subsection (3)(h) ‘Effective Period of Preliminary Approval’ to limit the effective period of a preliminary plat. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-296.PDF

14. Council Bill 2018-297. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Subdivision Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-452, ‘Temporary Uses’ to allow Automatic Teller Machines as a temporary use in all zoning districts. (Both the Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-297.PDF

15. Council Bill 2018-298. (Prater)  (APPROVED 6-3 WITH FERGUSON, HOSMER AND LEAR IN OPPOSITION)

A special ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report submitted by Say You Can, LLC, for the East Cherry Pocket Neighborhood Redevelopment Area, generally located on 0.51 acres on the north side of the intersection of Cherry Street and South Fremont Avenue (1361 and 1365 East Cherry Street) and declaring said Area to be blighted, and that its redevelopment is necessary for the preservation of public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and the Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval. Staff recommend denial on the basis of blight.)

Documents:

2018-298.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-299. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code Chapter 74 – ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ Article II – ‘Enforcement,’ Section 74-34 – ‘Hearing request,’ to authorize City personnel to effect nuisance removal or abatement when a property owner, having requested a nuisance-abatement hearing, fails to appear at such hearing.

Documents:

2018-299.PDF

17. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18. Council Bill 2019-001. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution replacing the Green Building Policy for the City of Springfield, by repealing Resolutions. 9854 and 9573 and adopting a new Green Building Policy.

Documents:

2019-001.PDF

19. EMERGENCY BILLS.

20. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21. GRANTS.

22. AMENDED BILLS.

23. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Except Item No. 24. Council Bill 2019-002 Was Advertised As A Legal Public Hearing; However, Will Be Read As A One-Reading Bill. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

24. Council Bill 2019-002. (Prater, Schilling, And Simpson) This Bill Was Advertised As A Legal Public Hearing; However, Will Be Read As A One-Reading Bill. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.  (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution declaring City Council’s intent to initiate a review and amendment of the Phelps Grove Neighborhood Plan and Phelps Grove Urban Conservation District, and to provide notice of future formal hearings, as provided for in the Land Development Code. (Planning and Development staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-002.PDF

25. Council Bill 2019-003. (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 26.03 acres of property generally located at 3315 and 3303 South Campbell Avenue from Planned Development District No. 14, 4th Amendment to Planned Development District No. 367; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 8721; 3315 & 3303 South Campbell Avenue; Planned Development 367.)

Documents:

2019-003.PDF

26. Council Bill 2019-004. (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 33.33 acres of property generally located at the 2200 block of North Belcrest Avenue from HC, Highway Commercial District and HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 163. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: ICT II, LLC; 2200 blk. N. Belcrest Avenue; Z-31-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 163.)

Documents:

2019-004.PDF

27. Council Bill 2019-005. (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 1.89 acres of property, generally located at 2963 East Division Street, from a GM, General Manufacturing District to IC, Industrial Commercial District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By:  Kum & Go, LC; 2963 East Division Street; Z-32-2018.)

Documents:

2019-005.PDF

28. Council Bill 2019-006. (Simpson)  (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 1.45 acres of property generally located at the 2100 block of South Eastgate Avenue from Planned Development District No. 268 to Planned Development District No. 368; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Castlebay Real Estate Holdings No. 9 LLC; 2100 block S. Eastgate Avenue; Planned Development No. 368.)

Documents:

2019-006.PDF

29. Council Bill 2019-007. (Simpson)  (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 3.58 acres of property, generally located at 2521 South Holland Avenue, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 164. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Jefferey Ballard; 2521 South Holland Avenue; Z-33-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 164.)

Documents:

2019-007.PDF

30. Council Bill 2018-267. SUBSTITUTE NO. 1. (Fisk, Lear, McClure, Ollis, Schilling, Simpson, And Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 2, ‘Rules of Interpretation and Definitions,’ Section 36-321, ‘Definitions,’ by adding a definition for ‘Short-Term Stay Rentals’; amending Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ by adding as a permitted use Short-Term Stay Rentals to each district contained therein; amending Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-451, ‘Home Occupations’; and adding new section 36-472, ‘Short-Term Rentals,’ establishing rules and regulations for operation and location of Short-Term Stay Rentals; and designating an effective date for said amendments.

Documents:

2018-267S1.PDF

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

32. Council Bill 2019-008. (Hosmer)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for certain fiber optic interconnection improvements generally located along Battlefield Road and Grant Avenue, generally referred to as Plan No. 2018PW0060T; accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $92,478.20, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2019-008.PDF

33. Council Bill 2019-009. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Smith Park Sanitary Sewer Capacity Improvements Project being generally located at Division Street and Fremont Avenue and generally referred to as Plan No. 2018PW0032se; accepting the bid of Hamilton and Dad, Inc., in the amount of $381,428.95, for said Project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2019-009.PDF

34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

35. NEW BUSINESS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On. 

An appeal of the denial of a building permit sought by the applicant to construct four single-family houses on four lots originally addressed as 1325 S. Maryland Avenue, said denial being pursuant to the administrative delay in the Phelps Grove Urban Conservation District authorized by Resolution No. 10410. Pursuant to Section 6 of Resolution No. 10410, the applicant appealed the denial to the Planning Director, who denied the appeal, and then to the City Manager, who denied the appeal. The applicant now appeals to City Council. (APPROVED 9-0)

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.

36. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

37. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

39. Council Bill 2019-010. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

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 “AFM Pet Corp Subdivision,” generally located at 2710 and 2738 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2019-010.PDF

40. Council Bill 2019-011. (Lear)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

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 Morris Industrial Park generally located at the 3200 block of 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2019-011.PDF

41. Council Bill 2019-012. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a developer’s agreement with Peterson’s Properties, LLC, for the recovery of proportional square foot costs of the construction of a trunk sewer to serve the Replat of Lots 28 and 29 of Woodcliffe 1st Addition, in a sewer basin in the Lake Springfield drainage area and to establish a per square foot connection fee to reimburse the developer for proportional costs of construction of the trunk sewer. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-012.PDF

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

43. Council Bill 2019-013. (McClure)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Molly Brown and the reappointments of Mary Collette, Lyle Foster, Gregg Johnson, and Andrew Walls to the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-013.PDF

44. Council Bill 2019-014. (McClure)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution confirming the reappointments of Michelle Billionis, Charlie Rosenbury, Jeff Schrag, Craig Wagoner, and Andrew Wells to the Downtown Springfield Community District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-014.PDF

45. Council Bill 2019-015. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution accepting a lower interest rate schedule on a loan guaranteed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development referenced as note B-03-MC-29-0007.

Documents:

2019-015.PDF

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

47. Council Bill 2018-300. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 9-0)

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 KUM & GO #1463 generally located at 3434 West Chestnut Expressway, 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:

2018-300.PDF

48. Council Bill 2018-301. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 9-0)

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 Tera Vera II generally located at the 2700 block of south Jefferson 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2018-301.PDF

49. Council Bill 2018-302. (Prater)  (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of KUM & GO #1470, generally located at 1810 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2018-302.PDF

50. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointments to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Daniel Ogunyemi and Mary Bozarth with terms to expire October 1, 2021. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Adjustment: Bryan Fisher with his first full term as a regular member to expire January 1, 2024.  CONFIRMED

51. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

52. ADJOURN.