Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Oct. 4, 2021

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

09-20-21.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, OCTOBER 1, 2021.  (APPROVED AS AMENDED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

 

Police Officer Recruiting Update
Officer recruiting has rebounded and should continue to increase. After 3 months of the new recruiting plan, we have already met or exceeded our first set of goals.  The last testing date for 2021 is October 15 and there are over 50 applicants scheduled to test. As of Oct 1, we have 41 sworn officer vacancies, down from a high of more than 50 this summer. However, we won’t see the effect of the January 2022 recruit class (minimum of 20) until they complete their training and are released to solo patrol duty in November 2022.

 

Springfield Police Department Crime Report
Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the latest
NIBRS crime report.

 

City solicits bids for rehabilitation of iconic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

Shuttered to the public for more than five years for safety concerns, north Springfield’s historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge will soon be given another chance at life. The solicited construction project will involve the complete rehabilitation bridge structure. Two elevators will be installed on the north and south approaches to bring the bridge into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.

 

Springfield Fire Department
October is Fire Prevention Month. SFD firefighters are scheduled throughout the community in 53 preschool and elementary classrooms providing age-appropriate fire and life safety education and skills to keep our children safe from fire. The Fire Prevention Month education program is part of the Springfield Fire Department’s comprehensive Community Risk Reduction program, which is focused on the reduction and elimination of risk from fire in the community.

 

NYU Data Lab

The City of Springfield is one of 10 cities selected by New York University’s GovLab to participate in a six-month program supporting local government technology officials in develop data-driven projects for their cities. Springfield’s project consists of developing key performance indicators (KPIs) and open data sets across City departments. Development Project Facilitator Danny Perches is representing the City of Springfield in the project and says his goals include finalizing the KPIs and developing a plan to implement them. 

 

SGF Yields

The City’s SGF Yields Pedestrian Safety Program was given the Missouri Municipal League’s highest honor – an innovation award  - last week in front of an audience of 680 attendees. Mayor McClure, Cora Scott, Brett Foster, Mandy Buettgen Quinn and Kristen Milam attended the awards ceremony in St. Louis.

Clean Green Springfield

The City kicked off our Clean Green Springfield Fall edition this past week and already have more than 100 individuals signed up to help. You may remember that the spring campaign brought out 1009 volunteers who helped clean up and green up Springfield! Clean Green is a joint project with the Public Information & Civic Engagement Department, Public Works and Environmental Services. There are many public partners, included KY3, who is putting substantial promotional support behind it.

 

We would like to end my report with a quick look at the Clean Green Public Service announcement currently running:

 

https://youtu.be/gRNc99Hd2Wc



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

7. Council Bill 2021-245 (Romine) (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits;’ and amending Section 46-1 of the Springfield City Code, ‘Boundaries of wards, precincts and council zones;’ for the purpose of annexing approximately 5.11 acres of Missouri Department of Transportation right-of-way, generally located in the 5900 through 6200 blocks of West State Highway 266, and referenced as Annexation A-3-2021, into the City of Springfield.

Documents:

2021-245.PDF

8. Council Bill 2021-246 (Schilling) (AMENDED 9-0 AND PUBLIC HEARING HELD OVER UNTIL THE OCTOBER 18, 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 3.3 acres of property generally located at 2625 West Delmar Street, 1025 and 1045 South Clifton Avenue, and 2620 West Grand Street from Planned Development No. 269 to Planned Development No. 378; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.) (By: Simmons First National Bank; 2625 W. Delmar Street,1025 & 1045 S. Clifton Avenue and 2620 W. Grand Street; PD 378).

Documents:

2021-246.PDF

9. Council Bill 2021-247 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 42, ‘Courts,’ Division II, ‘Municipal court,’ Section 42-41, ‘Court costs,’ to correspond with changes in state law.

Documents:

2021-247.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-248 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the owners of the property generally located at 2131 West Kingsley Street, to purchase the real property at this location; and authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith.

Documents:

2021-248.PDF

11. Council Bill 2021-249 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance approving and accepting the proposal from the team, GAP Collaborative, as the best value team to design and construct the Grant Avenue Parkway Project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with the GAP Collaborative team leader, Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc.; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $2,714,000.  

Documents:

2021-249.PDF

 

 

11.5. Council Bill 2021-252 (Lear) (REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Postal Inspection Service to allow the Springfield Police Department to participate in the United States Postal Inspection Service Springfield Drug Task Force; and amending the budget of the Police Department in the amount of $18,649.

 

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

13. Council Bill 2021-254 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution declaring an intent to initiate annexation of approximately 2 acres of private property, generally located at 3284 North Mulroy Road, and referenced as Annexation A-5-2021, into the City of Springfield. (Staff recommends approval.) (Vivian L. McKinzie; 3284 N. Mulroy Road; A-5-2021)

Documents:

2021-254.PDF

14. Council Bill 2021-255 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution amending the Major Thoroughfare Plan, a portion of the Transportation Plan element of the Springfield-Greene County Comprehensive Plan, by removing two future collectors from Figures 20-2 and 20-9. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-255.PDF

15. EMERGENCY BILLS.

16. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17. GRANTS.

18. AMENDED BILLS.

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

20. Council Bill 2021-256 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE OCTOBER 18, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending General Ordinance 6662, which rezoned approximately 72.33 acres of property generally located adjacent to Grant Avenue between College Street and Catalpa Street to the Grant Avenue Parkway District, and which is referenced as Zoning Case Z-11-2021, to correct the legal descriptions of Subdistricts B and C within the Grant Avenue Parkway District. (City of Springfield; 465 S. Grant Avenue (Part of the Grant Avenue Parkway District); Z-11-2021-Corrected)

Documents:

2021-256.PDF

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

22. Council Bill 2021-257 (Hardinger) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE OCTOBER 18, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College for the provision of professional equivalency credit for eligible sworn personnel of the City of Springfield Fire Department.

Documents:

2021-257.PDF

23. Council Bill 2021-258 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE OCTOBER 18, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Wastewater Service Contract and Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Battlefield for the purpose of continuing to provide contract wastewater service to Battlefield.

Documents:

2021-258.PDF

24. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

 

Ben Brown wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Laurel Bryant wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Josephine Grace wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Curt Marshall wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Rachel Owens wishes to address City Council.  DID NOT APPEAR

Susan Carter wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Ambrose Layton wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Jim Meadows wishes to address City Council.  DID NOT APPEAR

25. NEW BUSINESS.

Andrew Lear will be the employer representative at the upcoming 2021 Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) Annual Meeting.

Mayor McClure is appointing Andrew Lear to serve as the City Council representative for Springfield Sister Cities Association.

26. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

27. MISCELLANEOUS.

28. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

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

30. Council Bill 2021-259 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept federal grant funds in the amount of $46,000 from a Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grant from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to develop a shareable version of SGF Yields, the City’s pedestrian safety program; amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in that amount upon award of the grant; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.

Documents:

2021-259.PDF

31. Council Bill 2021-260 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a ‘Show-Me-Zero Grant’ in the amount of $8,000 from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to support continuation of the City’s pedestrian safety education program “SGF Yields;” amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in that amount upon award of the grant; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.

Documents:

2021-260.PDF

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

33. Council Bill 2021-250 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a supplemental agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and TransCore ITS, LLC, for continued maintenance of Advanced Traffic Management System software and hardware at the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks.

Documents:

2021-250.PDF

34. Council Bill 2021-251 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to participate in the On Call Work Zone Enforcement Program to provide enhanced traffic enforcement in work zones.

Documents:

2021-251.PDF

35. Council Bill 2021-252 (Lear) (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA AND CONSIDERED UNDER SECOND READING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Postal Inspection Service to allow the Springfield Police Department to participate in the United States Postal Inspection Service Springfield Drug Task Force; and amending the budget of the Police Department in the amount of $18,649.

Documents:

2021-252.PDF

36. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

 

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Equalization: Derek White, with a term to expire April 1, 2026. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Brennan Pratt, with term to expire May 1, 2022. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Landmarks Board: Bryan Lenox, with a term to expire November 1, 2023, John Hawkins, with a term to expire November 1, 2022, and Jan Preston, with a term to expire November 1, 2021. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees: Charles Munsey, with a term to expire April 30, 2024. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Springfield- Greene-County Environmental Advisory Board: Barbara Garcia and Krista Peryer, with terms to expire October 1, 2024. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Springfield Greene-County Environmental Advisory Board: Lindsey McDaniel, with term to expire October 1, 2022, and Mark Millsap, with a term to expire October 1, 2024. CONFIRMED

37. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

38. ADJOURN.