Summary of Most Recent Meeting

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. DECEMBER 14, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, DECEMBER 15, 2020, DECEMBER 22, 2020, AND JANUARY 5, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.  APPROVED AS PRESENTED

Documents:

12-14-20.PDF

12-15-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

12-22-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

01-05-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

3. CEREMONIAL MATTERS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

4. Council Bill 2021-001 (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution recognizing the life of former Springfield City Councilman Thomas Bieker.

Documents:

2021-001.PDF

5. Council Bill 2021-002 (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution recognizing the life of former Missouri State Representative B.J. Marsh.

Documents:

2021-002.PDF

6. 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, JANUARY 8, 2021. APPROVED AS PRESENTED

7. CITY MANAGER REPORT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.
City Manager’s Report Jan. 11, 2021

Introduction of new Building Development Services Director Dwayne Shmel. 

Cold Weather Sheltering

Update on cold weather sheltering for homeless population. Recently, the City Council expressed an interest in utilizing emergency purchasing authority in order to work with the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness. The purpose is to more quickly consider options to provide resources that can increase safe, warm shelters in our community. Both parties have had ongoing communication over the last week to finalize a proposal that will emphasize 1) the need for resources to address increase shelter staffing; 2) the temporary cost of leased space that can be made available for sheltering; and possibly support for short-term, mini-recreational vehicle sheltering in coordination with the Gathering Tree. More details will soon follow!

Springfield Police Department­

Springfield Police Department was featured in a national e-newsletter called Police Executive Research Forum for its Patrol Packs initiative. Since late October, officers have handed out more than 160 tote bags of non-perishable food items made possible through support from international relief agency Convoy of Hope. As officers go to calls for service throughout the community, they often encounter people in need, and many in the past purchased food or items for people in the community using their own money.  The Patrol Packs are now a resource for officers to provide immediate assistance.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Organizers are hosting the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration a little differently this year, due to the pandemic. In lieu of hosting a march, the NAACP is encouraging members of the public to visit at least two historic sites along Springfield-Greene County’s African-American Heritage Trail. Throughout the entire MLK Day weekend. (Jan. 16-18), people are encouraged to snap a selfie in front of the following historic sites or markers:

• Silver Springs Park – by Timmons Hall

• Lincoln Hall on the OTC Campus

• Church Square South – Behind Pitts Chapel

• Church Square North – Behind Benton Avenue Church

• Park Central Square – Marker in the Southeast corner.

Share your experience on social media using #movingforwardsmlk or email your selfies to info@naacpspringfieldmo.org.

8. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE.

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

10. Council Bill 2021-003 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution extending the existing administrative delay for the acceptance and processing of applications for demolition, new construction, re-platting of property, including lot combinations, and rezoning of properties abutting the Grant Avenue Parkway Area for an additional 180 days to allow additional time to seek input regarding the Grant Avenue Parkway concept design and corridor plan, and for staff to review, comment and present a report to Council on their findings and recommendations. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2021-003.PDF

11. EMERGENCY BILLS.

12. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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

14. Council Bill 2021-004 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Regional Coronavirus Vaccine Efforts grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in the amount of $128,479.88, for use by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department; amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget in the amount of $128,479.88, for the purpose of appropriating the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2021-004.PDF

15. AMENDED BILLS.

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

17. Council Bill 2021-005 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 9 acres of property generally located at 3800 and 3850 South National Avenue and 1271 East Bradford Parkway from Planned Development No. 12, 1st and 5th Amendments, to GI, Government and Institutional Use; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 191; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Lester E Cox Medical Centers; 3800 & 3850 South National Avenue and 1271 East Bradford Pkwy; Z-21-2020 w/COD #191.)

Documents:

2021-005.PDF

18. Council Bill 2021-006 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.59 acres of property generally located at 2009 West Kingsley Street from GR, General Retail district, to R-MD, Medium-density Multi-family Residential district; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 190; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Housing Authority of Springfield; 2009 West Kingsley Street; Z-20-2020 w/COD #190.)

Documents:

2021-006.PDF

19. Council Bill 2021-007 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.86 acres generally located at 1610 North Broadway Avenue and 1701 North Irving Avenue from HC, Highway Commercial to Planned Development No. 376; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Springfield Victory Mission Inc.; 1610 North Broadway Avenue; Planned Development 376.)

Documents:

2021-007.PDF

20. Council Bill 2021-008 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Section 36-406 ‘Airport Overlay District,’ to allow certain development in the Airport Overlay District with review and recommendation by the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board and with approval by City Council. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield; Citywide; Airport Overlay District Amendments.)

Documents:

2021-008.PDF

21. Council Bill 2021-009 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
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 239 acres of private property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 5544 and 6006 West State Highway 266 and being generally referenced as Annexation A-1-21. (By: JJ&J Incorporated and Deer Lake Partners, LLC; 5544 and 6006 W. State Hwy 266; A-1-2021.)

Documents:

2021-009.PDF

22. Council Bill 2021-010 (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 239 acres of property generally located at 5544 and 6006 West State Highway 266 from County Plot Assignment Districts 1015 and 1995, to HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 193; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: JJ&J Incorporated & Deer Lake Partners, LLC; 5544 West State Highway 226; Z-23-2020 w/COD #193.)

Documents:

2021-010.PDF

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

24. Council Bill 2021-011 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article IV. – ‘Building Trades Examination and Certification Board,’ Division 6. – ‘Fees and Licenses,’ Sections 36-544(b) and 36-545(a) to shorten the renewal period for trade certifications, registrations, and licenses from six months to three months.

Documents:

2021-011.PDF

25. Council Bill 2021-012 (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into Addendum #1 to the annual agreement with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., executed on August 18, 2020; and amending the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $1,625,612, for the purpose of reflecting current and projected operational changes of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Documents:

2021-012.PDF

26. Council Bill 2021-013 (Lear, Schilling, Fisk And Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain City services as provided in the Springfield City Code, by making adjustments as provided in the attached “Evaluation of Charges for Municipal Services;” and adopting new fees for certain City services. (The Finance and Administration Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-013.PDF

27. Council Bill 2021-014 (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance authorizing the exchange of approximately 0.15 acres of Smith Park, generally located at 1536 East Division Street, for a portion of real estate for right-of-way generally located at the intersection of Glenstone and Division; and accepting an executed sanitary sewer easement across 1536 East Division Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.) (By: The Springfield-Greene County Parks Board; 1536 East Division Street; Request to Dispose 526.)

Documents:

2021-014.PDF

28. Council Bill 2021-015 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance approving a Transportation Project Agreement between the City of Springfield, Ridge at Ward Branch Transportation Development District, and RW Development, LLC. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2021-015.PDF

29. Council Bill 2021-016 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Fassnight Trail Improvements and Luster Avenue Sidewalk project; accepting the bid of KCI Construction Company in the amount of $159,176.10 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-016.PDF

30. Council Bill 2021-017 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Galloway Trail Reconstruction – Republic Road to Sequiota Park; accepting the bid of Liming Concrete, LLC, in the amount of $141,380, for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-017.PDF

31. Council Bill 2021-018 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sidewalk Connection to Galloway Trail project – Greenwood Street to Lone Pine Avenue; accepting the bid of D&E Plumbing & Heating, LLC, in the amount of $163,051.90 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-018.PDF

32. Council Bill 2021-019 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Harvard Avenue Sidewalk project; accepting the bid of KCI Construction Company, in the amount of $98,685.50 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-019.PDF

33. Council Bill 2021-020 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a First Addendum to the Intergovernmental Agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College regarding cooperative training between the Springfield Fire Department and Ozarks Technical Community College for the purpose of extending the term of the existing agreement.

Documents:

2021-020.PDF

34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Donald Lindsey wishes to address City Council.  DID NOT APPEAR

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Heather Dietz wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

35. NEW BUSINESS.

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Industrial Development Authority:  Haylee Davis with term to expire October 31, 2023. RECOMMENDED

The City Manager recommends the following reappointment to the Industrial Development Authority:  Jeffrey Schmitt with term to expire October 31, 2022, John Taylor with term to expire October 31, 2022, and Joel Thomas with term to expire October 31, 2022. 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.

36. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

37. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

39. Council Bill 2021-021 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 25, 2021)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Lease Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the purpose of operating and apportioning costs of the Traffic Management Center; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $37,742 for the receipt of lease payments.

Documents:

2021-021.PDF

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

41. Council Bill 2021-022 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution approving the appointment of Samuel Ackerman to serve as a member of the Springfield Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board.

Documents:

2021-022.PDF

42. Council Bill 2021-023 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution confirming the reappointments of Chris Ball, Bart Tacke, Ken Chumbley, Bruce Adib-Yazdi and Dick Scott to the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-023.PDF

43. Council Bill 2021-024 (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a ‘Blueprint for Safer Roadways Grant’ in the amount of $6,500 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 2020-2021 in that amount upon award of the grant; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.

Documents:

2021-024.PDF

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

45. Council Bill 2020-307 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant in the amount of $1,861 from the Stephen and Helen G. Sedora Charitable Trust, to provide free smoke alarms and batteries for the hearing impaired; and amending the budget for the Fire Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Documents:

2020-307.PDF

46. Board Confirmations.

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board:  Susan Turner with term to expire June 1, 2021. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board:  Leslie Carrier with term to expire June 1, 2023. CONFIRMED

47. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48. ADJOURN.