Summary of Most Recent Meeting

April 5, 2021


1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. MARCH 22, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND MARCH 16, 2021 AND MARCH 30, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

03-22-21.PDF

03-16-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

03-30-21 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 NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5. CITY MANAGER REPORT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REPORT, AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

Clean Green Springfield

More than 600 people have registered to participate in a variety of activities as part of Clean Green Springfield – a communitywide cleanup initiative. The City hosted a “Point-of-Pride” cleanup at and around West Meadows and a neighborhood cleanup in Midtown. We don’t have all of the results in yet, but do know that we removed 65 bags of trash, weighing about 1300 pounds at West Meadows alone. The Midtown Neighborhood Cleanup served 46 households, collecting about 10 dumpsters full of trash and collected 1,465 pounds of scrap metal.

Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott has provided you with a schedule of events and a copy of the packet participants receive.

Springfield Police Department

After meticulous review, the Springfield Police Department’s Records Section and Crime Analysis Unit have complied a comprehensive report showing crime data in Springfield during 2020. Police Chief Paul Williams has provided that report to you.

 In January 2020, SPD changed how crime reports were recorded by implementing a new system administered by the FBI called the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The change allows for a significantly more comprehensive look at crime in our community than in years past. We hope that by taking a deeper dive into the data, it will allow us to better identify trends and find long-term solutions.

Renew Jordan Creek

The City of Springfield, in partnership with design and engineering consultant Olsson, is continuing a public engagement process to help guide the design of the Renew Jordan Creek project. As you know, this project intends to “daylight” the creek between Boonville Avenue and Main Avenue and offers flood reduction and water quality benefits. The project is also viewed as an opportunity to provide an urban amenity and catalyst for further redevelopment in this portion of downtown Springfield.   

Public open house #1 is fully virtual and as of 6 p.m. tonight, is available at the project website: renewjordancreek.com. The concept plan options are viewable and we are taking additional comments through April 11, 2021 at midnight at renewjordancreek.com.

Forward SGF

The Forward SGF speaker series continues Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion on Transforming Our Community – trends that influence housing choice and where to live. Forward SGF plan consultants John Houseal and Branson Nolin, with local housing panelists Laurel Bryant, Cameron LaBarr and Debbie Shantz Hart will host a virtual discussion at forwardsgf.com. The event will also be live streamed on the City’s Facebook page and at springfieldmo.gov.

 Springfield Fire Department

The Springfield Fire Department has been selected as a top 30 nationwide finalist for the Department of Defense Freedom award in the Public Sector category. That means they are in the top five in their category. The Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to employers for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve members.

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

7. Council Bill 2021-044 (Hosmer) Tabled At The March 8, 2021 City Council Meeting Until April 5, 2021.  (TABLED 9-0 UNTIL THE MAY 3, 2O21 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with ShotSpotter Inc., for the implementation of the ShotSpotter Respond gunfire detection system.

Documents:

2021-044.PDF

8. Council Bill 2021-069 (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for the purchase of land located at 404 North Jefferson Avenue, for the purpose of continuing the Jordan Valley Concept Plan for daylighting Jordan Creek; to execute all necessary documents in support thereof; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $1,465,000. (Planning and Zoning Commission approved this Request to Acquire, and staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2021-069.PDF

9. Council Bill 2021-070 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

 

A special ordinance approving the proposed 2021 Supplemental Overflow Control Plan to comply with the Amended Consent Judgment; authorizing the City Manager to submit the proposed Supplemental Overflow Control Plan to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for approval; and authorizing the City Manager to work with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Attorney General’s office to jointly file a motion with the Greene County Circuit Court to obtain court approval of the 2nd Amended Consent Judgment and 2021 Supplemental Overflow Control Plan.

Documents:

2021-070.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-071 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds under the Consolidated Plan, to accept Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grants, and to exercise any and all powers necessary to implement selected projects; selecting projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2021-2022; reaffirming the Community Development Objectives and Priorities; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill pursuant to City Charter Section 2.16(25). (City Council is not expected to vote on this Ordinance after the first reading on March 22, 2021.)

Documents:

2021-071.PDF

11. RESOLUTIONS.

12. EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

13. Council Bill 2021-089 (Council) Added On April 1, 2021 (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FERGUSON RECUSING)

 

A general ordinance amending General Ordinance 6628, which adopted public health and safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to extend the sunset date of said ordinance until April 16, 2021; amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58, ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by repealing Article XIII, ‘COVID-19 pandemic,’ and replacing it with a new Article XIII, ‘COVID-19 pandemic’ which revises regulations related to Face Coverings, occupancy limits, and physical distancing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to become effective April 16, 2021; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2021-089.PDF

14. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

15. GRANTS.

16. AMENDED BILLS.

17. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18. Council Bill 2021-073 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 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 10 acres generally located at 851 West Farm Road 182 from County R-1, Suburban Residence District to R-SF, Single-Family Residential District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) ( By: Burning Tree Consulting, LLC; 851 W. Farm Road 182; Z-4-2021.)

Documents:

2021-073.PDF

19. Council Bill 2021-074 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 449 for the purpose of authorizing a car washing business to operate within the GR, General Retail District generally located at 204 West Plainview Road as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-074.PDF

20. Council Bill 2021-075 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 450 for the purpose of authorizing playing fields to operate within the HC, Highway Commercial District and Airport Overlay District No. 3 generally located at 6006 West State Highway 266 as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-075.PDF

21. Council Bill 2021-076 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the mapping of the East West Arterial, generally located between US Highway 65 and Riverbluff Boulevard to Kissick Avenue, pursuant to Section 11.11 of the City Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri, in order to preserve right-of-way for future public street improvements for an additional five years. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-076.PDF

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

23. Council Bill 2021-077 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to utilize U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds budgeted for the City of Springfield’s Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program to supplement Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds allocated for Affordable Housing Assistance by Special Ordinance 27336. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-077.PDF

24. Council Bill 2021-078 (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning right(s)-of-way for perpetual sidewalk and temporary construction easements over, under, and through the properties herein described and located along East Division Street between National and Glenstone Avenues in the City of Springfield, Missouri, including 1310, 1320, 1324, and 1607 East Division Street, for the purpose of completing the Division Street Reconstruction Project, City Project #2017PW0036, funded through the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax; and authorizing certain officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance.

Documents:

2021-078.PDF

25. Council Bill 2021-079 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance repealing Special Ordinance 27456; approving the plans and specifications for the Fassnight Trail Improvements and Luster Avenue Sidewalk project; accepting the bid of Liming Concrete, LLC, in the amount of $174,264 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-079.PDF

26. Council Bill 2021-080 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to acknowledge and accept $424,623 from the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust, LLC, for the purpose of repairing sewer infrastructure in the vicinity of the former Tronox/Kerr-McGee Wood Treatment Facility located at 2800 West High Street; and approving a budget adjustment amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Fund in the amount of $424,623.

Documents:

2021-080.PDF

27. Council Bill 2021-081 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98, ‘Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places,’ Article VII, ‘Encroachments on City Property,’ Section 98-323, ‘Certain encroachments authorized by the director of public works—Procedures related thereto,’ to waive application and permit fees for encroachment permits for temporary sidewalk cafés while restaurants are required to maintain physical distancing between patrons or restaurants are restricted from seating patrons at counters due to the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Documents:

2021-081.PDF

28. Council Bill 2021-082 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance authorizing a variance to the Fuel Adjustment Factor for Under-recovery (Over-recovery) of Prior Fuel Cost Dollars (a/k/a “under-recovery (over-recovery) of fuel costs”), each as described or defined in the Fuel Adjustment Clause (Electric Rates Sheet No. 10 of General Ordinance 6139), to be calculated by City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2021-082.PDF

29. Council Bill 2021-088 (McClure) Added On April 1, 2021 (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Second Amendment to an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Anita J. Cotter, setting out the terms and conditions of her employment as City Clerk; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Anita J. Cotter in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:

2021-088.PDF

30. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

31. NEW BUSINESS.

32. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

33. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

35. Council Bill 2021-083 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 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 Ward Branch Subdivision, generally located at 851 West Farm Road 182, 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:

2021-083.PDF

36. Council Bill 2021-084 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 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 Terragreen Condominium Plat Phase IV, generally located at 2305 South Blackman Road, 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:

2021-084.PDF

37. Council Bill 2021-085 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 19, 2021 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 Olive Corner, generally located at 519 West Olive 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:

2021-085.PDF

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

39. Council Bill 2021-086 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Jonathan Barratt to the Airport Plaza Community Improvement District Board of Directors.

Documents:

2021-086.PDF

40. Council Bill 2021-087 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution approving the appointments of Leslie Forrester, Derek Fraley, James Jeffries, and Maurice Moss to the Springfield Center City Development Corporation. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-087.PDF

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

42. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Board of Equalization: Shana Mitchell and Courtney Pinkham-Martin with terms to expire April 1, 2026.

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Heather Ramsey with a term to expire December 1, 2023.

43. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

44. ADJOURN.