Summary of Most Recent Meeting


May 15, 2017



1. SWEAR IN RICHARD OLLIS TO THE CITY COUNCILGENERAL D.  (SWORN IN)

2. ROLL CALL.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. May 1, 2017 And May 9, 2017 Special City Council Meeting  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

5-1-2017.PDF

5-9-17 SPECIAL.PDF

4. FINALIZATION OF CONSENT AGENDAFIRST READING. Citizens Wishing To Speak To Or Remove Items From Consent First Reading Must Do So At This Time.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

5. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

6. Council Bill 2017-121. (McClure)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution recognizing Marti Fewell for forty years of dedicated service as an employee of the City of Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2017-121.PDF

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

Emergency Management Reaccreditation
Please join me in congratulating the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who was again granted full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

EMAP is the only organization that accredits emergency management programs worldwide. The accreditation was the result of a year-long process that included an extensive review of our emergency plans, making necessary updates and working with partner agencies to ensure a collaborative and comprehensive approach to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters here in Greene County.

Currently, OEM is the first and only local emergency management program within FEMA Region 7, a four-state region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, to achieve EMAP accreditation and is one of only 41 accredited local emergency management programs in the nation.

Department of Workforce Development recently recognized
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development were recognized last week at the annual Missouri Association of Workforce Development conference. The Ozark Region received two of the three awards during the Awards Presentation, and two staff members were elected to the Board.

Sally Payne, Assistant Director for the City of Springfields Department of Workforce Development, received the 2017 Keystone Award, which recognizes experienced workforce development staff not on thefront lineworking directly with participants, but who are providing the highest level of service behind the scenes.

The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board was awarded the 2017 Local Excellence Award in Partnership including $2,500. The award was designed to promote WIOA partnering activities through local Workforce Development Boards.

On the final day of the Missouri Association of Workforce Development Conference, two Missouri Job Center employees were elected to the Missouri Association of Workforce Development Board. Skills Department Supervisor Tracy Polk was elected as the President Elect, and Communications Coordinator Megan Short was elected as the Public Information Chair.

Kearney Street Homeless Camp
At last weeks City Council meeting, the issue of a homeless camp in the 2200 block of East Kearney was brought up. As you know, City departments have been working with the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness and a multi-agency team of service providers to develop an action plan. We have made significant progress on the components of that action plan and will be providing an update tomorrow at Council Lunch, just prior to the budget workshop. Those interested in learning more about the issue and the action plan are invited to attend a meeting co-hosted by the Alliance and Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Bentley Administrative Center – 1610 E. Sunshine. Please rsvp to city@springfieldmo.gov.

City Council Retreat
Members of City Council will host a Retreat on Friday, noon – 5 p.m. at the Davis House, located at 5780 S. Farm Rd. 141 (Cox Road). The retreat will provide an opportunity for City Council members to discuss goals for the future. The public is welcome to attend.

Parks update
Springfield-Greene County Park Board Director Bob Belote has provided a Parks update.

Rivercut Municipal Golf Course is fully reopened and operational following the April flooding event. All 18 holes and the driving range are drained, clean and ready for golf.

Wednesday Noon in Founders Park concert series runs every Wednesdaynow through June 28. Bring a lunch and enjoy free outdoor performances in downtown Springfield

Police Crime Stats
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the Uniform Crime Report for April 2017.

Public Works Dedication Ceremony
Finally, please join us for a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 at the Public Works Compound, 111 W. Chestnut Expressway. We will be renaming the compoundPhil Broyles Public Works and Environmental Services Complexin memory of late Public Works Director Phil Broyles. You may remember that Phil was instrumental in the department achieving accreditation by the APWA and was named one of the countryTop 10 Public Works Director. He is missed, but his legacy lives on with this appropriate renaming. A sign will be erected with the now well-known bright orangeBroyles orange letters”.  Next week is National Public Works week and this event will coincide with several planned to celebrate the fine work of our public works teams.

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

9. Council Bill 2017-097. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 430 to allow a self-service storage facility within a GR, General Retail District generally located at 3048 South Kauffman Road.

Documents:

2017-097.PDF

10. Council Bill 2017-098. (Prater)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 53 acres of property, generally located at 2885 West Battlefield Road from Planned Development No. 189, 2nd Amendment, to GI, Government and Institutional Use District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 126; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By Burrell, Inc.; 2885 West Battlefield Road; Z-12-2017; Conditional Overlay District No. 126)

Documents:

2017-098.PDF

11. Council Bill 2017-099. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 4.10 acres of property, generally located at 5251 South Main Avenue from Planned Development No. 271 Amended to Planned Development District No. 357; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-099.PDF

12. Council Bill 2017-100. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 FISK RECUSED HERSELF)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.18 acres of property, generally located at 1743 South Oak Grove Avenue from R-SF, Residential Single-Family District, to GR, General Retail District, subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By Barrett Fisk Investments, LLC; 1743 South Oak Grove Avenue; Z-14-2017)

Documents:

2017-100.PDF

13. Council Bill 2017-103. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, titledLand Development Code of the City of Springfield,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 6, ‘Design and Development Standards,’ Section 36-480, ‘Screening and fencing,’ Subsection (2). (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2017-103.PDF

14. Council Bill 2017-104. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION)
A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning right(s)-of-way over, under, and through the properties located at 3836 West San Fernando Drive, 2521 North Rural Avenue, 3775 West Kearney Street, and 3757 West Kearney Street; to proceed with constructing, maintaining and operating Sanitary Sewer District 78 of Section 18 (Eldon Avenue, Rural Avenue, San Fernando Drive and Moore Street) Project #2007PW5933S; and to do all things necessary to carry out the acquisition of the necessary right(s)-of-way for said sewer Project.

Documents:

2017-104.PDF

15. Council Bill 2017-105. (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ by amending language in Section 10-1.B, ‘Definitions relating to article I’, and Section 10-3.A, ‘Presence of minors on premisesand by repealing Section 10.7.1, ‘Underage patron permit.

Documents:

2017-105.PDF

16. Council Bill 2017-106. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, by appropriating a portion of Fiscal Year 2015-2016 carryover funds and making a budget adjustment in the amount of $300,000, for expenses incurred in connection with housing and or transportation of municipal prisoners.

Documents:

2017-106.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-107. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017C (Stormwater Improvements Project), in a principal amount not to exceed $3,140,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the 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:

2017-107.PDF

18. Council Bill 2017-108. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A (Non-AMT) and Series 2017B (AMT), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $66,300,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2006A Refunded Bonds (Springfield-Branson National Airport Terminal Project) and the Series 2006B 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:

2017-108.PDF

19. Council Bill 2017-109. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as theSalary Ordinance,’ relating to the salary rate and pay grade for certain job titles within the Human Resources Department and the Planning and Development Department, as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (“PAT”) salary schedules, by reclassifying the position of Senior Human Resources Coordinator (PAT 11), which will result in the addition of one new job title, Assistant Director of Human Resources (PAT 12); and by adding two new job titles, Human Resources Associate (PAT 6) and Assistant Director of Planning and Development (PAT 14U).

Documents:

2017-109.PDF

20. Council Bill 2017-110. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Salary Ordinance, relating to the salary rate and pay grade for one job title within the Springfield Fire Department, as contained in the Fire Protection Schedule (“FPS”), by reclassifying the position of Assistant Fire Chief (FPS 13), which will result in the addition of one new job title, Assistant Fire Chief (FPS 14), and the deletion of one job title, Assistant Fire Chief (FPS 13); and by updating certain salary grades contained in the Fire Protection Schedule (FPS) (or FPS Salary Grades 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16), with the across-the-board increases previously approved by City Council in General Ordinance Numbers 6003, 6186, 6204, and 6288.

Documents:

2017-110.PDF

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

22. Council Bill 2017-122. (McClure) (APPROVED 6-1 WITH FISK IN OPPOSITION, FISHEL RECUSED HIMSELF, AND FULNECKY ABSENT)
A resolution electing the Honorable Todd Thornhill as judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2017-122.PDF

23. EMERGENCY BILLS.

24. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

25. Council Bill 2017-123. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FULNECKY ABSENT)
A special ordinance accepting the bid of Gillespie Excavating Co., LLC, in the amount of $427,564.98 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 17 of Section No. 26, located in the vicinity of Kearney Street and Lurvey Road, as indicated onExhibit A;” declaring the work to be necessary; stating the intention to pay for all or part of the improvements from the proceeds of bonds; specifying those costs and expenses to be assessed against the properties in the district and the method by which the costs will be apportioned; setting forth the manner of payment, the lien of the assessments, and the duration of the lien; setting forth the interest rate to be charged on the tax bills; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract and to approve the bond for said improvement; authorizing progress payments to be made to the contractor; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2017-123.PDF

26. GRANTS.

27. AMENDED BILLS.

28. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

30. Council Bill 2017-124. (Hosmer)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Solid Waste Management DistrictO,” for use of the Citys Household Chemical Collection Center to provide expanded household collection service to additional counties in the District, and adjusting the budget of the Environmental Services Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, in the amount of $18,000 to appropriate grant funds from the District. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2017-124.PDF

31. Council Bill 2017-125. (Fishel)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the amendment of the Department of Environmental Services budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, in the amount of $1,885,000, to appropriate retained earnings of the Solid Waste Fund; accepting the low bid of Twehous Excavating Co., Inc., for construction of the South Ravine Phase II solid waste disposal unit at the City of Springfield Sanitary Landfill; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee to enter into a contract for said improvement.

Documents:

2017-125.PDF

32. Council Bill 2017-126. (Fulnecky)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Center for Public Safety Excellence/Commission on Fire Accreditation International for facilitation of the Community Driven Strategic Planning process and related documents at a cost of $15,120.

Documents:

2017-126.PDF

33. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Greg Thomas wishes to address City Council. (DID NOT APPEAR)

Mr. Eric Wells wishes to address City Council. (APPEARED)

34. NEW BUSINESS.
As per RSMo. 109.230 (4), City records that are on file in the City Clerks office and have met the retention schedule will be destroyed in compliance with the guidelines established by the Secretary of States office.

35. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

36. MISCELLANEOUS.

37. CONSENT AGENDAFIRST READING BILLS.

38. CONSENT AGENDAONE READING BILLS. See #3

39. Council Bill 2017-127. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately one acre of private property, which annexation has been petitioned by the property owners, generally located at 4825 East Kearney Street, generally referenced as Annexation A-2-17.

Documents:

2017-127.PDF

40. Council Bill 2017-128. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately one acre of private property and 0.02 acres of City right-of-way, which annexation has been petitioned by the property owners, generally located at 3610 West Sunshine Street, generally referenced as Annexation A-3-17.

Documents:

2017-128.PDF

41. Council Bill 2017-129. (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell five (5) percent beer and light wine by the drink, including sales on Sunday, to SP Restaurant Group, LLC, d/b/a Roccos Pizza, located at 834 East Division Street, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include a patio measuring six feet by eight feet on the west side of the building.

Documents:

2017-129.PDF

42. CONSENT AGENDASECOND READING BILLS.

43. Council Bill 2017-111. (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for, accept, and implement a grant from the Greene County Senior Citizens Service Fund Board for the purpose of providing funding for a part-time Pandemic Health Planner to provide health preparedness, fall prevention, medication disposal education, promotion of senior vaccinations, and public health outreach programs for the senior population of Greene County; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $30,776.00.

Documents:

2017-111.PDF

44. Council Bill 2017-112. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Berkeley Place Subdivision, generally located at 815 West Broadmoor 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:

2017-112.PDF

45. Council Bill 2017-113. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the General Manager of City Utilities, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with Commerce Bank for Commerce Bank to provide safekeeping services to City Utilities. (Board of Public Utilities recommends approval.)

Documents:

2017-113.PDF

46. Council Bill 2017-114. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the General Manager of City Utilities, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with Bank of America, N.A., for Bank of America, N.A., to provide depository services to City Utilities. (Board of Public Utilities recommends approval.)

Documents:

2017-114.PDF

47. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48. ADJOURN. (ADJOURNED AT 7:31 PM)