Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 24, 2017



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. July 10, 2017 City Council Meeting And July 18, 2017 Special City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

07-10-2017.PDF

07-18-2017 SPECIAL .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.

SPD Updates

• Police Chief Paul Williams has provided the monthly uniform crime report statistics and the monthly staffing update at your place.  

Congratulations to City Utilities for increased use of renewable energy sources

• Congratulations to CU on the outstanding progress made by the utility on the ever-growing percentage of its portfolio being generated by renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources have minimal impact upon the earth and CU has done a great job of harnessing the more commonly known renewable energy sources of wind and solar. The fact that they are naturally produced, have low operational costs, and that they produce electricity without emissions, make these energy sources a benefit to our entire community.

National Night Out

• Please join us for National Night Out 6-8 p.m. August 1 at its new location in Zone 1 – Nichols Park. In addition to informational booths about health and safety, the event will offer free hot dogs and ice cream, music and karaoke, games and kids’ activities and the first-ever Police Department vs. Fire Department Softball Game at 7 p.m., which I’m sure will not get competitive.

Route 66 Festival Parade

• Plans are well underway for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Council members are invited to participate in the opening ceremony and parade, which takes place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 11 at the Roadside Park at 1200 W. College.

The parade assembles along College (Route 66) between Grant and Kansas and the Roadside Park will be the site of the opening ceremony and pre-parade party. Please respond to the invitation in your email to indicate whether you are available for this event.

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

7. Council Bill 2017-164. (Prater)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 8.8 acres of property, generally located at 3508 East Division Street from GR, General Retail District with Conditional District No. 69, to HC, Highway Commercial District with Conditional Overlay District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 127; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Nobel Estates; 3508 East Division Street; Z-20-2017 w/COD #127)

Documents:

2017-164.PDF

8. Council Bill 2017-165. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 4.2 acres of property, generally located at 3508 East Division Street from GR, General Retail District with Conditional District No. 69, to O-1, Office District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 128; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Nobel Estates; 3508 East Division Street; Z-21-2017 w/COD #128)

Documents:

2017-165.PDF

9. Council Bill 2017-166. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 0.91 acres of property, generally located at 630 and 636 East Madison Street from R-HD, High-Density Multi-Family Residential District and UN, University Combining District to Planned Development District No. 358; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Bryan Properties V, LLC; 630 & 636 East Madison Street, PD 358)

Documents:

2017-166.PDF

10. Council Bill 2017-167. (Schilling) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.72 acres of property, generally located at 2220 West Chesterfield Boulevard from Planned Development No. 141 2nd Amendment and Planned Development 349, to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Dearborn Development Inc.; 2220 West Chesterfield Boulevard; Z-15-2017)

Documents:

2017-167.PDF

11. Council Bill 2017-168. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.9 acres of property, generally located at 1630 West Republic Street from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to a GR, General Retail District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 129; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval).(By: Southland Christian Church; 1630 West Republic Street; Z-22-2017 w/COD #129)

Documents:

2017-168.PDF

12. Council Bill 2017-169. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.5 acres of property, generally located at 1630 West Republic Street from a R-SF,Single-Family Residential District, to an O-1, Office District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 130; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval).  (By:  Southland Christian Church; 1630 West Republic Street; Z-23-2017 w/COD #130)

Documents:

2017-169.PDF

13. Council Bill 2017-170. (Schilling) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5 acres of property, generally located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to R-MD, Medium-Density Multi-Family Residential District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 125; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff recommended approval and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Glossip Family Trust; 4349 South Kansas Avenue; Z-10-2017 w/COD #125)

Documents:

2017-170.PDF

14. Council Bill 2017-171. (Schilling) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 428 to allow a nursing and retirement home within the R-MD, Medium-density Multi-Family Residential District generally located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Glossip Family Trust; 4349 South Kansas Avenue; Conditional Use Permit No. 428)

Documents:

2017-171.PDF

15. Council Bill 2017-172. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report for the 521 Boonville Redevelopment Area generally located along the west side of Boonville Avenue between Tampa Street and Phelps Street and declaring the 521 Boonville Redevelopment Area to be a blighted area, and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-172.PDF

16. Council Bill 2017-173. (Schilling) (FAILED 4-4 WITH FERGUSON, SCHILLING, FULNECKY, AND PRATER IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for the 414 East Bear Boulevard Redevelopment Area generally located at the southeast corERner of the intersection of Bear Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-173.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-174. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan submitted by the Boomertown Lofts Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located along the East side of National Avenue between Madison Street and Page Street and the northwest corner of the intersection of Page Street and McCann Avenue; declaring the area in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2017-174.PDF

18. Council Bill 2017-175. (Fishel) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the specifications for the intersection Improvements 2017 Project Plan No. 2017PW0032T; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates; Inc., for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract in the amount of $248,579.80 with such bidder.

Documents:

2017-175.PDF

19. Council Bill 2017-176. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58 – ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by adding Article VIII. – ‘Prescription Drug Monitoring Program,’ to create a procedure for monitoring the prescription and dispensing of Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances with the City of Springfield (Recommended by the Community Involvement Committee).

Documents:

2017-176.PDF

20. Amended Council Bill 2017-177. (McClure) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter a User Agreement with St. Louis County to allow St. Louis County to act as administrator of the City of Springfield’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Documents:

2017-177AMENDED.PDF

21. Council Bill 2017-178. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the Springfield-Greene County Health Department's Fiscal Year 2016-2017, Operating Budget by increasing expenses in the amount of $200,000; and allocating appropriations from the Health Department Fund Balance.

Documents:

2017-178.PDF

22. Council Bill 2017-179. (Ollis) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the Operating Budget of the Park Board for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 by increasing revenue and expenses in the amount of $400,000; and allocating appropriations between the Parks 2001 and 2006 Sales Tax Funds, respectively.

Documents:

2017-179.PDF

23. Council Bill 2017-180. (Fisk) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the operating budget in the General Fund for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by increasing revenue and expenses in the amount of $92,515.61.

Documents:

2017-180.PDF

24. Council Bill 2017-181. (Ollis) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the operating budget for various Special Revenue and Enterprise Funds for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by increasing revenue in the amount of $691,006.95 and expenses in the amount of $715,375.63.

Documents:

2017-181.PDF

25. Council Bill 2017-182. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017D (College Station Garage Project) and Series 2017E (Heer’s Garage Project), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $11,700,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2007A Refunded Bonds and the Series 2007B Refunded Bonds (as defined below); authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2017-182.PDF

25.5  Council Bill 2017-183. (Ferguson) (PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA SECOND READING – ORIGINALLY ITEM #47) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of CBC Subdivision, generally located at 3000 North Grant 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 the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-183.PDF

26. RESOLUTIONS.

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

28. Council Bill 2017-191. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to cooperate in the “On Call Work Zone Enforcement Program” and amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget for the Springfield Police Department in the amount of $39,000.00; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2017-191.PDF

29. Council Bill 2017-192. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the Missouri State University campus; and declaring an emergency pursuant to Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2017-192.PDF

30. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

31. GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

32. Council Bill 2017-193. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept, and appropriate, Disaster Recovery Jobs Program-Dislocated Worker grant funds in the amount of $100,000 from the State of Missouri Division of Workforce Development, for the purpose of implementing a Disaster Recovery Jobs Program in Webster County, as a result of the Spring 2017, flooding; to enter into necessary agreements; to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $100,000.

Documents:

2017-193.PDF

33. AMENDED BILLS.

34. PUBLIC HEARING.

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

36. Council Bill 2017-194. (Fulnecky) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the transfer of $600,000 from the City of Springfield’s General Fund to the Golf Enterprise Fund for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, as an interest-free loan to the Park Board to allow the Park Board to replace three wooden bridges at the Rivercut Golf Course with pre-fabricated steel bridges, with the Park Board guaranteeing repayment of this loan over a five-year period, consolidating the current transfer with an existing sod loan balance of approximately $100,000; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $600,000.

Documents:

2017-194.PDF

37. Council Bill 2017-195. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Art Museum for fiscal year 2017-2018, in the amount of $255,000 for the purpose of developing a master site plan for the Museum’s building and grounds and hiring a consultant to develop and implement a capital fundraising campaign for improvements identified in the master site plan

Documents:

2017-195.PDF

38. Council Bill 2017-196. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, for the purpose of purchasing 67,022 square feet of property for access and parking generally located on the North side of Commercial Street between Campbell Avenue and Benton Avenue; authorizing a total purchase price of $999,105.52 which is comprised of an existing $707,849.57 Burlington Northern Santa Fe credit, $268,150.43 of Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District funds, and $23,105.52 from the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax which is already budgeted.

Documents:

2017-196.PDF

39. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Julie Gariepy wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

40. 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.

41. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

42. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

44. Council Bill 2017-197. (Schilling)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with Springfield Public Schools for the purpose of maintenance and use of a soccer field, baseball field, concession stand, baseball dugout, and bleachers currently on City right-of-way generally located at 1333 South Grant Avenue.

Documents:

2017-197.PDF

45. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

46. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

47. Council Bill 2017-183. (Ferguson) (PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA SECOND READING – BECAME ITEM #25.5)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of CBC Subdivision, generally located at 3000 North Grant 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 the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-183.PDF

48. Council Bill 2017-184. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Howey’s Subdivision, generally located at 3920 South Kansas 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 the terms of this Ordinance; and concurring with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s grant of a subdivision variance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-184.PDF

49. Council Bill 2017-185. (Fishel) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Mace’s Subdivision, generally located at 3009 East Republic 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 the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-185.PDF

50. Council Bill 2017-186. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of SSAC Park Subdivision, generally located at 4825 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 the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-186.PDF

51. Council Bill 2017-187. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation in the amount of $12,000.00, from the Downtown Community Improvement District designated for the purchase of two Trek E-Bicycles for use by the Springfield Police Department.

Documents:

2017-187.PDF

52. Council Bill 2017-188. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HOSMER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain two monitoring wells on public right-of-way to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

Documents:

2017-188.PDF

53. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS
Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Cindy Waites with a term to expire July 1, 2020.

54. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

55. CLOSED SESSION
City Council will hold a closed meeting to discuss legal actions, causes of action, litigation, privileged and confidential communications pursuant to Section 610.021 (1), RSMo.; and this meeting, record, and vote shall be closed and the City Council shall stand adjourned at the end of the closed session.