Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 13, 2020



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. JUNE 29, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND JUNE 30, 2020 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

06-29-2020.PDF

06-30-20 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, JULY 10, 2020. (APPROVED AS AMENDED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

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

7. Council Bill 2020-147 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the construction of Landfill Facility Improvement, Phases 1, 2, and 3, at the Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill; accepting the bid of Carson-Mitchell, Inc., in the amount of $5,016,632.00 for the project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into contracts necessary for completion of said Landfill Facility Improvements; and approving a budget adjustment for the amount of the bid, plus a contingency, to amend the budget for the Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Fund for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 by appropriating reserves of said fund in the amount of $6,250,000.00.

Documents:

2020-147.PDF

8. Council Bill 2020-148 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A General Ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article VI, ‘Finances,’ Division 2, ‘Purchasing,’ Section 2-401, ‘Purchasing Manual adopted,’ by adding Section 13-3.104(5)(C) for the purpose of allowing the use of the “Construction Manager at Risk ” contracting processes.

Documents:

2020-148.PDF

9. Council Bill 2020-149 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Battlefield Road and Delaware Avenue Signal Replacement Project; accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $125,773.33 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2020-149.PDF

10. Council Bill 2020-150 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)

A General Ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 54, ‘Fire Prevention and Protection,’ Article II, ‘Fire Prevention Code,’ Section 54-32, ‘Amendments and additions,’ by adding specific local amendments to Section 320 of the 2018 International Fire Code, relating to Landscaping Materials.

Documents:

2020-150.PDF

11. Council Bill 2020-153 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance approving the final development plan of Planned Development District No. 298, on 44.70 acres generally located at 3414 East Chestnut Expressway. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2020-153.PDF

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

13. Council Bill 2020-157 (Lear) (FAILED 0-9 WITH ALL MEMBERS OF COUNCIL IN OPPOSITION)

A Resolution granting a new liquor license to sell retail liquor in the original package, including Sunday sales, to SKT, LLC, d/b/a AM PM Food Mart, for their location at 529-531 South Grant Avenue, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2020-157.PDF

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

15. Council Bill 2020-158 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $2,184,000.00 to appropriate funds from the Public Health Fund balance to provide additional staff to respond to COVID-19; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2020-158.PDF

16. Council Bill 2020-159 (Council) (AMENDED 9-0)(APPROVED 8-0-1 WITH FERGUSON ABSTAINING)

A General Ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58, ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by adding a new Article XIII, ‘COVID-19 pandemic,’ to add regulations related to Face Coverings, occupancy limits, and physical distancing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2020-159.PDF

17. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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

19. Council Bill 2020-160 (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a grant in the amount of $300,000, from the Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of providing supplemental funds to the City’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program and to enter into contracts to carry out the grant objectives; and amending the budget provided for the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $300,000. 

Documents:

2020-160.PDF

20. AMENDED BILLS.

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

22. Council Bill 2020-161 (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Glenstone and Kearney Community Improvement District; declaring the 4.54 acres in said District to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the Glenstone and Kearney Community Improvement District, and Missouri Commercial Development, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development of the creation of the District. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2020-161.PDF

23. Council Bill 2020-162 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Kay Pointe Place Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City and the Kay Pointe Place Community Improvement District, and Carleton Resources, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development of the creation of the District. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2020-162.PDF

24. Council Bill 2020-163 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Ridge at Ward Farm Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the Ridge at Ward Farm Community Improvement District, and RW Developments, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development of the creation of the District. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2020-163.PDF

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

26. Council Bill 2020-164 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Commercial Street Parking Lot and Pedestrian Alleyway Improvement Project; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $522,660.40, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2020-164.PDF

27. Council Bill 2020-165 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of mosaic artwork valued at $15,000.00 from the Commercial Club of Springfield, Missouri, for inclusion in sidewalk construction and enhancement in the Commercial Street area.

Documents:

2020-165.PDF

28. Council Bill 2020-166 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance authorizing expenditures from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund for public improvement projects within the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District in the amount of $66,000, which had previously been allocated for the Commercial Street TIF Façade Loan Program. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2020-166.PDF

29. Council Bill 2020-167 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 operating budget of the City of Springfield by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $368,028.00, in various Special Revenue and Capital Project Funds, for the purpose of accounting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses.

Documents:

2020-167.PDF

30. Council Bill 2020-168 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 operating budget of the City of Springfield in the General Fund by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $146,511.00, for the purpose of adjusting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses as well as adjusting the salary budget for retirement payouts.

Documents:

2020-168.PDF

31. Council Bill 2020-169 (McClure) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the General Manager of City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri (“City Utilities”), or his designee, on behalf of City Utilities to enter into an agreement with BKD, LLP, to provide professional auditing services to City Utilities for Fiscal Years 2020-2024.  If City Utilities is unsuccessful at negotiating the terms and conditions of such a contract with BKD, LLP, then City Utilities will move to do so with RSM US, LLP.

Documents:

2020-169.PDF

31.5 Council Bill 2020-171 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of 700 railroad ties, valued at $17,780.00, from BSB Tie Company to be used by the Springfield Police Department to improve safety in their training shoot house.

Documents:

2020-171.PDF

32. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

John Holt wishes to address City Council – DID NOT APPEAR

Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council – DID NOT APPEAR

Renee Goodwin wishes to address City Council – DID NOT APPEAR

Thomas Haines wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Mia Jones wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Kimberly Woodman wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Holly Acharya wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Adrienne Ewell wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Toni Robbinson wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Cheryl Clay wishes to address City Council – APPEARED

Tim Havens wishes to address City Council – APPEARED


33. NEW BUSINESS.

34. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

35. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

37. Council Bill 2020-170 (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE JULY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Agreement with Springfield Public Schools to share the costs associated with sidewalk construction along Smith Street, near Hillcrest High School, with the City’s expected contribution to be $21,335; and  amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $21,335 to appropriate Springfield Public Schools’ contribution to the costs.

Documents:

2020-170.PDF

38. Council Bill 2020-171 (Simpson) (REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND PLACED AS ITEM #31.5 )

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of 700 railroad ties, valued at $17,780.00, from BSB Tie Company to be used by the Springfield Police Department to improve safety in their training shoot house.

Documents:

2020-171.PDF

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

40. Council Bill 2020-172 (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Resolution acknowledging the appointment of Matt Pearce by the Republic School District to the Tax Increment Finance Advisory Commission.

Documents:

2020-172.PDF

41. Council Bill 2020-173 (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Resolution approving the reappointment of John L. Hulston and John P. Hulston to the Kansas and Kearney Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2020-173.PDF

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

43. Council Bill 2020-151 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement for Encroachment License with Three-D Development, LLC, for the purpose of allowing an encroachment onto City rights-of-way for the placement of a ramp and landing that meets Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines on property located at 401 South Avenue, under the same terms and conditions as encroachments are permitted on City rights-of-way under Chapter 98, Article VII of the Springfield City Code.

Documents:

2020-151.PDF

44. Council Bill 2020-152 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant for $500.00 from the Lennie Cloud Fund for the Hearing Impaired, administered through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, to provide free smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Documents:

2020-152.PDF

45. Council Bill 2020-154 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Kirkland Commons, generally located at 3502 East Chestnut Expressway, 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:

2020-154.PDF

46. Council Bill 2020-155 (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of IDEA Commons, generally located at 405 North Jefferson Avenue and 410 North Boonville 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

2020-155.PDF

47. Council Bill 2020-156 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat Renewal of Catalpa Cottages, generally located at the 2300 block of East Catalpa 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:

2020-156.PDF

48. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

49. ADJOURN.