Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Nov. 5, 2018



1. SWEAR IN ANDREW LEAR TO THE CITY COUNCIL – GENERAL C.  SWORN IN

2. ROLL CALL.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. October 22, 2018 City Council Meeting And October 25, 2018 Special City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED AS AMENDED)

Documents:

10-22-2018.PDF

10-25-18 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

4. 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)

5. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.
Swear-in Layne Hunton to the Landmarks Board.  SWORN IN

6. Council Bill 2018-260. (City Council) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A resolution honoring Scott Marrs for his impeccable, dedicated, and superb service to the City of Springfield and the Community. 

Documents:

2018-260.PDF

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

• The City will welcome EPA Region 7 administrator Jim Gulliford to Springfield tomorrow and Wednesday. He will tour our Brownfields sites and join us for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new trail in Jordan Valley’s West Meadows. The shovel ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at West Meadows, which is located generally near Fort and College. The trail will be made possible in part due to a $250,000 grant from a Federal Recreational Trails Program grant provided by the State Parks division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

• Veterans Day is being observed Monday, Nov. 12. (Councilwoman Ferguson is a Navy Veteran and the Mayor is an Army Veteran.) If you'd like to show our employee veterans your appreciation for their service, dedication and bravery, a banner will be available starting at noon today in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building for you to sign or leave a quick note of thanks. 

• You may have noticed that Historic City Hall is sporting a mustache. That is to celebrate Movember. During the month of November, men all over the world grow a mustache to bring awareness and action to men's health issues. inBalance and the City of Springfield is participating in the campaign again this year. There is a complete list of ideas on how both men and women can take steps to lead a healthier lifestyle, at movembersgf.com.

• Join us Saturday, Nov. 17 for the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting ceremony on Park Central Square. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with the tree lighting occurring at 7:30 p.m. Free musical entertainment, carriage rides and hot chocolate all evening long and a special appearance by Santa Claus, of course. For complete details, visit springfieldmo.gov/mayors tree lighting.

• Fire Chief David Pennington has provided you with the Quarterly Fire Safety Report.

8. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 9. Amended Council Bill 2018-196 Was Amended At The October 22, 2018 Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

9. 2nd Amended Council Bill 2018-196. (Simpson) Amended Council Bill 2018-196 Was Amended At The October 22, 2018 Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.  (APPROVED 5-3 WITH FERGUSON, SCHILLING, AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND PRATER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 8 acres of property, generally located at 2700 East Battlefield Road, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 151. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Briarcliffe Investments, LLC and John Gentry; 2700 East Battlefield Road; Z-15-2018 w/COD #151.)

Documents:

2018-196SECONDAMEND.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-253. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A special ordinance calling an election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters the question of whether to continue the one-fourth of one percent Capital Improvements Sales Tax for a period of twenty years; authorizing the City Clerk to do all things necessary and convenient to submit said question; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2018-253.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-256. (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 98, ‘Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,’ Article VI, ‘Improvements,’ Division 4, ‘Sewers,’ Section 98-285, ‘Installation of lift stations and force mains by private developers,’ of the Springfield City Code, so as to authorize the revision of subsection (d), ‘Connection to existing lift stations;’ and replacement of subsection (e), ‘Annual statement of difference in costs,’ with ‘Statement of Lift Station Costs.’

Documents:

2018-256.PDF

12. Council Bill 2018-257. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with Central Bank of the Ozarks for depository services, merchant card services, and safe keeping services, and to enter into an agreement with US Bank for the City’s purchasing card program.

Documents:

2018-257.PDF

13. Council Bill 2018-258. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations for the reimbursement of overtime expenses for Springfield Police Department officers participating in joint operations.

Documents:

2018-258.PDF

14. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 17. Council Bill 2018-273 Is Being Added As A Possible Addition To The Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

15. Council Bill 2018-261. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A resolution delaying the acceptance of applications for rezoning and lot combinations for a period of two hundred seventy (270) days from the date of passage of this Resolution in the Galloway Redevelopment Area and lands north as set forth in “Exhibit 1,” to allow time to seek input from area residents, property owners, design professionals, and the business and development community, Ozark Greenways, and the City Departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Environmental Services, and Planning and Development, and for staff to present a report to City Council regarding appropriate changes to be made to this area to deal with development issues.

Documents:

2018-261REVISED.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-262. (Simpson)   (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A resolution declaring an intent to initiate annexation of approximately 13.11 acres of private property into the City of Springfield, generally located at 3192, 3194 and 3196 East Farm Road 188 (Annexation A-5-18). (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2018-262.PDF

17. Possible Addition To City Council Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.
Council Bill 2018-273.  (Schilling & Hosmer)   (ADDED AND APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A resolution initiating an amendment to Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations’ of the Land Development Code of the City of Springfield, Missouri, with respect to zoning and density in the Phelps Grove Urban Conservation District; and delaying the acceptance and processing of applications for demolition, new construction, re-platting of property, including lot combinations, and rezoning for a period of One Hundred Eighty (180) days from the date of passage of this Resolution, so as to allow time to seek input from the neighborhood and to present a report to City Council regarding appropriate changes to be made to the Phelps Grove Neighborhood Plan and Phelps Grove UCD to deal with development issues.

Documents:

2018-273.PDF

18. EMERGENCY BILLS.

19. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

20. GRANTS.

21. AMENDED BILLS.

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

23. Council Bill 2018-263. (Ferguson)  (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 approximately 0.21 acres of property generally located at 1904 West College Street from a HC, Highway Commercial District to a CS, Commercial Services District; and adopting an updated ‘Official Zoning Map.’ (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield Fire Department; 1904 West College Street; Z-25-2018.)

Documents:

2018-263.PDF

24. Council Bill 2018-264. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)  
A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits,’ by annexing approximately 0.07 acre (2,858 square feet) of property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3723 South Scenic Avenue, and generally referenced as Annexation A-4-18; 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: Melody Hargiss; 3723 S. Scenic Avenue; Annexation A-4-18.)

Documents:

2018-264.PDF

25. Council Bill 2018-265. (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 approximately 0.07 acre (2,858 square feet) of property generally located at 3723 South Scenic Avenue 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 recommend approval.) (By: Melody Hargiss; 3723 S. Scenic Avenue; Z-24-2018.)

Documents:

2018-265.PDF

26. Council Bill 2018-266. (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 approximately 5.01 acres of a portion of property, generally located at 3040 East Cherry Street, from R-LD, Low-density Multi-family Residential District with Conditional Overlay District No. 77 to GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 158; and adopting an updated ‘Official Zoning Map.’ (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Excel Investments LP; 3040 East Cherry Street; Z-23-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 158.)

Documents:

2018-266.PDF

26.526.5  Council Bill 2018-268. (Schilling) (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING BILLS.)Council Bill 2018-268. (Schilling) (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING BILLS.)  (AMENDED) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS) 
(AMENDED) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS) 

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 “Cherry Hills Village,” generally located at 4653 South Campbell 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:

2018-268.PDF

27.  Council Bill 2018-267. (Fisk)  (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:

2018-267.PDF

28. FIRST READING BILLS.

29. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

30. NEW BUSINESS.
The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointments to the Board of Public Utilities:  Scott Bratcher and Kristin Carter with terms to expire December 1, 2021.   RECOMMENDED

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following reappointments to the Board of Public Utilities:  Lynn Rowe, Denise Silvey, and Rob Rector with terms to expire December 1, 2021. RECOMMENDED

 The City Manager recommends the following appointments to the Board of Adjustment:  Bryan Fisher with term to expire January 1, 2019; Steven Jackson with term to expire January 1, 2021; and Shelby Lawhon with term to expire January 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee changes to the Land Development Code proposed by Building Development Services, including the following codes: administration and enforcement; building trades, appeals and licensing; building and existing building; residential; electrical, plumbing, and mechanical; property maintenance; swimming pool and spa; private sewage disposal; and fuel gas.  REFERRED

31. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

34. Council Bill 2018-268. (Schilling) (REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND MOVED TO PUBLIC HEARING BILLS)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
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 “Cherry Hills Village,” generally located at 4653 South Campbell 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:

2018-268.PDF

35. Council Bill 2018-269. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance repealing the designation of the Monroe Redevelopment Area and terminating the Monroe Redevelopment Plan adopted by Special Ordinance 25907 for said Redevelopment Area. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2018-269.PDF

36. Council Bill 2018-270. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance declaring the revitalization and remediation of an area generally located along the east side of South Market Avenue, between West Mount Vernon Street and West Harrison Street at 616 South Market Avenue, and the abatement of blight. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2018-270.PDF

37. Council Bill 2018-271. (McClure)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of $5,000 from Mercy to sponsor the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony for the purpose of adding extra lighting capabilities and supporting the expenses of hosting the annual celebration; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $5,000.

Documents:

2018-271.PDF

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

39. Council Bill 2018-272. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH PRATER ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Blueprint for Safer Roadways grant from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in the amount of $11,400 for the purpose of continuing the pedestrian safety program “SGF Yields”; to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to accept such grant; amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $11,400; and declaring this Ordinance qualifies for approval on one reading.

Documents:

2018-272.PDF

40. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

41. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

42. ADJOURN.