Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 16, 2018

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. July 2, 2018 City Council Meeting And July 10, 2018 Special City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

07-02-2018.PDF

07-10-2018 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.  (SWORN IN)

Swear-in Mandi (Christiansen) Young to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee.

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

Sales Tax for July

The City of Springfield’s July sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5 percent, or $224,612, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,710,384 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,485,772. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in May.

To provide better context, beginning this month, we will also be reporting a 12-month rolling average. Over the past 12 months, the average sales tax revenues collected are up 1%, or $489,102, compared to budget.

The City heavily relies on sales tax revenues as its main source of revenue to fund vital services, such as police and fire operations. In Springfield, approximately 56 percent of revenue comes from sales tax and use tax.

Parks Update

 The Springfield Lasers 2018 Mylan World Team Tennis home season begins July 18 at 7 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 won the title at Saturday’s finals in Men’s Double at Wimbledon with partner Mike Bryan, who plays WTT with the Washington Kastles. Sock will play in Springfield July 20.

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

Park Day & 100th Celebration of Silver Springs Park

The first weekend of August marks the annual Park Day Celebration in Silver Springs Park. This year’s festivities are special in a number of ways.

We will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Park, cut the ribbon to officially open the Timmons Temple and reveal a replica of the first marker to be included on an African-American Heritage Trail.

Because of the unique and difficult history, key events in African-American history have not always been documented, or given the prominence that they should have in our local, regional and even national collective conscious. The departments of Public Information & Civic Engagement, Parks and Public Works are working with a core team of partners that includes Drury University, Missouri State and Ozark Greenways, to gradually mark sites on, and formalize the trail for the City of Springfield and Greene County. Similar trails have been gradually introduced in various parts of the nation. This is an outgrowth of a multi-year research project by MSU faculty members Lyle Foster and Tim Knapp, called The Journey Continues. Lyle and Tim are researching the history of the African American community in Springfield. 

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival coming up Aug. 10-11
The City has again partnered with KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 10 and 11. Last year’s attendance topped 53,000 which is up from 4000 just four years ago. Organizers are making plans for 70,000 people to attend this year’s two-day event. All bands and entertainment are free this year and once again the festivities kick off with a parade down the Mother Road on Friday night.

It was estimated that the 2017 festival generated more than $1.2 million in economic impact.

For more information, or to register to exhibit at the show or parade, visit route66festivalsgf.com.

Crime trending down

We are pleased to report that almost all crimes are down for the month of June. This continues a distinct downward trend across the board with decreases in all categories of crime – year-to-date, crime is down 24%.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 7. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

7. Amended Council Bill 2018-134. (Fisk) Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.  (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, ‘General Provisions,’ by enacting Section 1-14, ‘Enforcement; Attorney Fees,’ describing enforcement provisions and providing that the City’s costs and attorney fees shall be paid by persons determined to have violated the City Code.

Documents:

2018-134AMENDED.PDF

8. Council Bill 2018-168. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 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 approximately 0.42 acres of a portion of property generally located at 4058 South Lone Pine from R-SF, Residential Single-Family District to GR, General Retail District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: LowerDeck94, LLC; 4058 South Lone Pine Avenue; Z-13-2018.)

Documents:

2018-168.PDF

9. Council Bill 2018-169. (Prater) (APPROVED 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 approximately 0.31 acres of property, generally located at 1712 through 1718 South Plaza Avenue, from R-LD, Low Density Multi-Family Residential District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 120, to GR, General Retail District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 150. (By: Sunshine & Plaza Investment, LLC; 1712-1718 South Plaza Avenue; Z-14-2018 w/COD #150.)

Documents:

2018-169.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-170. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 434 to allow a Tier V Telecommunication Tower within a GM, General Manufacturing District generally located at 2330 West Grand Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-170.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-171. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Sections 36-303, 36-305, 36-360, 36-361, 36-365, 36-401, 36-403, 36-405, 36-409, 36-421, 36-422, 36-423, 36-425, 36-432, 36-433, 36-434, and 36-450; for the purpose of removing and modifying various code sections to reflect the removal of maximum building coverage and floor area ratios from City Code.

Documents:

2018-171.PDF

12. Council Bill 2018-173. (Ferguson And Prater)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan and blight report for the Kearney Street Corridor Redevelopment Area, generally located along a 3.5-mile section of Kearney Street commencing east from the intersection of North Albertha Avenue and West Kearney Street running to a point approximately 900 feet west of the intersection of North Barnes Avenue and East Kearney Street; and declaring said area to be blighted and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.

Documents:

2018-173.PDF

13. Council Bill 2018-174. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance amending and restating the Small Business Development Loan Program Rules and Regulations to include as a Targeted Loan Area the Kearney Street Redevelopment Area as set forth in the Redevelopment Plan for Kearney.

Documents:

2018-174.PDF

14. Council Bill 2018-176. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan and blight report for the Talmage Redevelopment Area, consisting of approximately 46.6 acres generally bounded by West Evergreen Street and Interstate 44 to the north, West Talmage Street to the south, North Fort Avenue to the east, and North Kansas Expressway to the west; and declaring said area to be blighted, and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.

Documents:

2018-176.PDF

15. Council Bill 2018-177. (McClure)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance adopting an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Jason A. Gage, setting out the terms and conditions of his employment as City Manager effective August 1, 2018; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Jason A. Gage as City Manager in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:

2018-177.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-178. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Stormwater Improvements between Walnut Street and Elm Street; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $79,437.00, for the project; and authorizing the Acting City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2018-178.PDF

17. Council Bill 2018-179. (Prater)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the Acting City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Strafford, Missouri, for the purpose of establishing a mutually-agreed boundary to govern future growth of both cities.

Documents:

2018-179.PDF

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

19. Council Bill 2018-183. (McClure)  (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND PRATER ABSENT)

A resolution adopting the 2018 Capital Improvements Program document, which identifies a schedule of public improvements for 2018 through 2023. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-183.PDF

20. Council Bill 2018-184. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A resolution amending the Urban Service Area boundary to include an area east of the current Area boundary (Staff, Planning and Zoning Commission, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Greene County Planning Commission, and the Greene County Commission have recommended approval or approved this amendment.)

Documents:

2018-184.PDF

21. EMERGENCY BILLS.

22. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

23. GRANTS.

24. AMENDED BILLS.

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

26. Council Bill 2018-185. (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance repealing Special Ordinance 23074 and adopting in lieu thereof a new Citizen Participation Plan as part of the Consolidated Plan for the administration of the City’s programs funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Staff and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-185.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2018-186. (Fisk)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending the Park Board's Fiscal Year 2017-2018 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $450,000 to allocate $300,000 of revenue and associated offsetting expense items from Parks 2001 and 2006 Sales Tax Funds and $150,000 of transfers from other funds, respectively.

Documents:

2018-186.PDF

29. Council Bill 2018-187. (Fulnecky)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for School Sidewalk Project 18A, generally referred to as Plan No. 2018PW0037E; accepting the bid of Liming Concrete, LLC, in the amount of $356,674.00, for the project; and authorizing the Acting City Manager, City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2018-187.PDF

30. Council Bill 2018-188. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending the Budget of the Public Works Department for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 to receive funds from the terminated Kansas Battlefield Community Improvement District in the amount of $225,200; and appropriating said funds for public improvements in the former District. (Public Works and Planning staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-188.PDF

31. Council Bill 2018-189. (Simpson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending the City’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $112,559 in the General Fund.

Documents:

2018-189.PDF

32. Council Bill 2018-190. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending the City’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $161,985 in various Special Revenue and Capital Project Funds.

Documents:

2018-190.PDF

33. Council Bill 2018-191. (Fisk)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, for the purpose of authorizing the addition of two new full-time employee positions with the job title of Senior Designer.

Documents:

2018-191.PDF

34. Council Bill 2018-192. (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving the final development plan of Planned Development District No. 274 generally located at 2645 North Airport Plaza. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-192.PDF

35. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Betty Tsang wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Patricia Tursi wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

36. NEW BUSINESS.

37. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

38. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

40. Council Bill 2018-193. (Prater)    (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
 

A special ordinance amending the budgets of the Health Department, Public Works, Environmental Services, and Planning and Development for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $535.38 each for the purpose of accepting and appropriating a partial reimbursement totaling $2,141.53 from Ozarks Greenways, Inc., for City expenses related to the “Step It Up, Action Institute.”

Documents:

2018-193.PDF

41. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

43. Council Bill 2018-180. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the Acting City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Development Finance Board and Community Partnership of the Ozarks to obtain tax credits for contributions to benefit Community Partnership of the Ozarks; to waive the City’s economic development fee in the amount of $1,000; and take other actions for the purpose of renovating the former Pepperdine School and providing a new location for the Springfield Affordable Housing Center.

Documents:

2018-180.PDF

44. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Traffic Advisory Board: Rusty MacLachlan and Bruno Schmidt with terms to expire April 1, 2021. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board: Scott Bailes with term to expire June 1, 2020; and Carolyn Gerdes and Bob Horton with terms to expire June 1, 2021. CONFIRMED

45. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

46. ADJOURN.