Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Sept. 10, 2018

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. August 27, 2018 City Council Meeting And August 28, 2018 Special City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

Documents:

08-27-2018.PDF

08-28-2018 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 DO SO AT THIS TIME.  (APPROVED AS AMENDED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Weekend Flooding

• Thank you, Springfield Fire Department Water Rescue Team and all first responders for your work during Friday night’s flash flood.
 

• We echo the Mayor’s comments about our sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Roberts. We are grateful for the deputy's service, sacrifice and deep commitment. We would also like to thank all of the first responders for their heroic actions and public service.

• The Fire Department’s on-duty Water Rescue Team and a Battalion Chief responded to the incident, who performed some very difficult work in very difficult conditions.

 
2018 Transportation and Capital Improvements Survey

• We have received more than 1500 responses to our Transportation and Capital Improvements Survey, which is considerably more than the last cycle three years ago.

• Input from the survey will help guide the Department of Public Works as it sets priorities for projects funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax. 

• That tax is up for renewal in April.

• Public Works will present results of the survey, which serves as one component of a multi-layered process for determining projects, during an upcoming Council Lunch Workshop.

Speaking of Capital Improvement Projects…

• The two biggest capital improvements currently under way are the Grant Avenue streetscape
   downtown and the Grand Street bridge project over Jordan Creek.

• You will see Public Works around town doing lot of paving and sealing as we finish of that
   work the year.

September Sales Tax

• The City of Springfield’s September sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5 percent, or $233,781, compared to the amount budgeted. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 4 percent, or $437,593. On a 12-month rolling average, sales tax revenues are up 2 percent, or $885,408.

• The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transactions made primarily in July.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse / Workforce

 The Governor visited Springfield Tuesday to announce a special session to consider legislation to enhance drug and treatment courts.

• Greene County’s success in this arena is impressive. I think that southwest Missouri’s focus on helping people get back on their feet and into produce roles in our workforce is really good.

• Joined HLA – an organization making healthier living a priority in Springfield by bringing together representatives from local business, government and nonprofit and healthcare industries.

•  Look forward to helping continue the momentum in addressing mental health and substance abuse.

Speaking of Workforce Development…

• The City is partnering again with Prosper Springfield, the Chamber of Commerce, Missouri State University and others to host the annual Diversity Talent Hub Career Fair, 6:30 – 8:30 Oct. 18 at The Fairbanks. This event aims to provide networking that leads to internships and jobs for minority college students.

• The Department of Workforce Development has also been busy, providing daily connections for people in search of jobs and employers in search of workers through a variety of job fairs, roundtable discussions, one-on-one service and special training sessions. One upcoming example is a workshop Sept. 11 for Veterans. This workshop provides practical information for veterans and eligible spouses on translating military training to civilian skills, the use of Social Media / Networking in the job search, resume building and targeting, and advice on preparing for job interviews. (9 a.m.- noon at the Job Center)

Citizens Tax Oversight Committee (CTOC) Report

• Bonnie Jenkins, a member of the Citizens Tax Oversight Committee (CTOC) will provide the committee’s report.

 



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

7. Council Bill 2018-211. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Kansas and Kearney Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the Kansas and Kearney Community Improvement District, and Kansas & Kearney Intersection Center, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the creation of the District.

Documents:

2018-211.PDF

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

9. Council Bill 2018-215. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell five (5) percent beer and light wine by the drink at retail, including Sunday sales, to Upstate New York Pizza, LLC, d/b/a New York Style Pizzeria, for their location at 210 South Market Street, Suite 124, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2018-215.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-216. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A resolution declaring an intent to initiate the annexation of approximately one acre of private property generally located at 4244 South Farm Road 137. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2018-216.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-217. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A resolution directing the City Manager, or his designee, to use approximately $14,356.00, from the ¼-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Minor Neighborhood Improvement fund to purchase four signs for use in connection with the proposed “Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail.”

Documents:

2018-217.PDF

12. EMERGENCY BILLS.

13. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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

15. Council Bill 2018-218. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept and appropriate a 2017 Fiscal Year Fire Prevention and Safety grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund fire prevention activities; amending the budget for the Fire Department of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $28,500, which contains a five percent match requirement in the amount of $1,357; and declaring this Ordinance qualifies for approval on one reading pursuant to Charter Section 2.16(25).

Documents:

2018-218.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-219. (Fulnecky)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the United States Department of Justice; to enter into an agreement with Greene County outlining the division of the grant funds; amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $164,639.00; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies for approval on one reading pursuant to Charter Section 2.16(25).

Documents:

2018-219.PDF

17. AMENDED BILLS.

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

19. Council Bill 2018-220. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving City Utilities’ Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Operating Budget for its Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2019.

Documents:

2018-220.PDF

20. Council Bill 2018-221. (Schilling)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits,’ by annexing approximately nine acres of property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3200 South West Bypass; referenced as Annexation A-2-18; 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 them by the County Clerk.  (By: Donald Williams; 3200 block S. West Bypass (west side); Annexation A-2-18.)

Documents:

2018-221.PDF

21. Council Bill 2018-222. (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 nine acres of property, generally located at the 3200 Block of South West Bypass, from County R-1, Suburban Residence District, and County M-1, Light Manufacturing District, to HC, Highway Commercial District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 154. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Donald Williams; 3200 block S. West Bypass (west side); Z-19-2018 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 154.)

Documents:

2018-222.PDF

22. Council Bill 2018-223. (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 0.36 acres of property, generally located at 513 West Cherokee Street, from a R-HD, High Density Multi-Family Residential District to a GR, General Retail District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Bass Pro Shops, LLC; 513 West Cherokee Street; Z-16-2018.)

Documents:

2018-223.PDF

23. Council Bill 2018-224. (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 436 to allow a transitional service shelter in a R-MD, Medium-Density Multifamily Residential District, generally located at 424 East Norton Road. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-224.PDF

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

25. Council Bill 2018-225. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of 80 Morphotrak Rapid ID field units, valued at $106,000.00, from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation.

Documents:

2018-225.PDF

26. Council Bill 2018-226. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Gelven Withers Stormwater Improvements, generally referred to as Plan No. 2016PW0058WTE; accepting the bid of D & E Plumbing and Heating, Inc., in the amount of $749,956.50, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2018-226.PDF

26.5  Council Bill 2018-229. (Fulnecky)  (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING BILLS - COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the United States Department of Justice to form and participate in a local Drug Enforcement Administration task force; and amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $18,343.75.

Documents:

2018-229.PDF

27. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Bonnie Jenkins presented the annual CTOC report  - APPEARED

28. NEW BUSINESS.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Johnathan Saunders with term to expire May 1, 2021. (RECOMMENDED)

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Citizen’s Tax Oversight Committee: Bonnie Jenkins with term to expire May 1, 2021. (RECOMMENDED)


The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation: Austin Simpson with term to expire September 1, 2020. (RECOMMENDED)

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Barbara Garcia with term to expire October 1, 2021. (RECOMMENDED)

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Robert “Melvin” Johnson and Deborah Good with terms to expire October 1, 2021. (RECOMMENDED)


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.

29. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

30. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

32. Council Bill 2018-227. (Prater) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance repealing Special Ordinance 27036; enacting a new ordinance, in lieu thereof, to approve the sale of real property generally located at 2230 North East Avenue to Reed Enterprises, LLC, for $5,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget.

Documents:

2018-227.PDF

33. Council Bill 2018-228. (Ferguson)   (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
 

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with Greek Belly, LLC, and Sister Properties, LLC, to construct and maintain a sign that will extend over the public right of way at 320 East Walnut Street.

Documents:

2018-228.PDF

34. Council Bill 2018-229. (Fulnecky)  (MOVED TO FIRST READING BILLS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the United States Department of Justice to form and participate in a local Drug Enforcement Administration task force; and amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $18,343.75.

Documents:

2018-229.PDF

35. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

37. Council Bill 2018-212. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY 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.

Documents:

2018-212.PDF

38. Council Bill 2018-213. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a developer’s agreement with Hamburg Properties, LLC, for the recovery of proportional square foot costs of the construction of a trunk sewer to serve the Red’s Hamburg site, generally located at 2301 West Sunshine Street, and a sewer basin in the South Creek drainage area; and establishing a per square foot connection fee to reimburse the developer for proportional costs of construction of the trunk sewer. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2018-213.PDF

39. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

40. ADJOURN.