Summary of Most Recent Meeting

April 19, 2021


1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. APRIL 5, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

04-05-21.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, APRIL 16, 2021. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

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

5. Council Bill 2021-090 (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution recognizing the retirement of Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith.

Documents:

2021-090.PDF

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

Clean Green Springfield update

More than 1,400 people have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and green-up initiative launched by the City of Springfield and area partners. As of April 18, more than 6 tons of waste have been removed the city’s roadways and streams.

In May, additional cleanup activities will allow the disposal of some of the harder-to-dispose-of items, such as mattresses, tires and electronic waste. In addition, the Household Chemical Collection Center will be open for extended hours throughout May. Anyone interested in joining the effort to clean up and green up Springfield can visit cleangreensgf.com to sign up.

Groundbreaking for new Fire Station 4

The Springfield Fire Department will host a ground-breaking for the new Fire Station 4 at 4 p.m. on April 27. Fire Station 4 is in the Doling neighborhood at the corner of Kearney Street and Delaware Avenue. The old station, which was built in the 1950s, had long exceeded its usefulness and was demolished March 26 to make way for this new station. Funding for this rebuilt station is provided by the voter-approved Level Property Tax, which was renewed in 2017.

Forward SGF update

Nearly 430 viewers tuned in for the third Forward SGF Speaker Series event last Thursday. The event, which was broadcasted live, focused on national housing trends and how they are affecting us locally in Springfield. Planning & Development Director Mary Lilly Smith hosted a panel of local housing experts, and our Comprehensive Plan consultants, Houseal Lavigne, Zoomed in from Chicago.

The next opportunity to get involved with Forward SGF will be the virtual Downtown Community Workshop on April 29. This will help us create the Downtown Sub-area Plan to guide future development and improvements downtown. Anyone interested in participating can visit forwardsgf.com to RSVP or call the Planning & Development department at 417-864-1031.

Spring edition of SGF Neighborhood News

The spring edition of SGF Neighborhood News is out. This edition features a lead story on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine from Springfield-Greene County Health Department medical director Dr. Nancy Yoon and is packed with lots of news and useful information for our registered neighborhoods. You have a copy at your places, but as a reminder, you can sign up for a free subscription at SGFNeighborhoodNews.com.

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

8. Council Bill 2021-073 (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 10 acres generally located at 851 West Farm Road 182 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 both recommend approval.) (By: Burning Tree Consulting, LLC; 851 W. Farm Road 182; Z-4-2021.)A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 10 acres generally located at 851 West Farm Road 182 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 both recommend approval.) (By: Burning Tree Consulting, LLC; 851 W. Farm Road 182; Z-4-2021.)

Documents:

2021-073.PDF

9. Council Bill 2021-074 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 449 for the purpose of authorizing a car washing business to operate within the GR, General Retail District generally located at 204 West Plainview Road as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-074.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-075 (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 450 for the purpose of authorizing playing fields to operate within the HC, Highway Commercial District and Airport Overlay District No. 3 generally located at 6006 West State Highway 266 as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-075.PDF

11. Council Bill 2021-076 (Hosmer) (TABLED 9-0)
A special ordinance approving the mapping of the East West Arterial, generally located between US Highway 65 and Riverbluff Boulevard to Kissick Avenue, pursuant to Section 11.11 of the City Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri, in order to preserve right-of-way for future public street improvements for an additional five years. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-076.PDF

12. Council Bill 2021-077 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to utilize U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds budgeted for the City of Springfield’s Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program to supplement Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds allocated for Affordable Housing Assistance by Special Ordinance 27336. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-077.PDF

13. Council Bill 2021-078 (McGull) (SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN FROM THE BILL)
A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning right(s)-of-way for perpetual sidewalk and temporary construction easements over, under, and through the properties herein described and located along East Division Street between National and Glenstone Avenues in the City of Springfield, Missouri, including 1310, 1320, 1324, and 1607 East Division Street, for the purpose of completing the Division Street Reconstruction Project, City Project #2017PW0036, funded through the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax; and authorizing certain officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance.

Documents:

2021-078.PDF

14. Council Bill 2021-079 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance repealing Special Ordinance 27456; approving the plans and specifications for the Fassnight Trail Improvements and Luster Avenue Sidewalk project; accepting the bid of Liming Concrete, LLC, in the amount of $174,264 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2021-079.PDF

15. Council Bill 2021-080 (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to acknowledge and accept $424,623 from the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust, LLC, for the purpose of repairing sewer infrastructure in the vicinity of the former Tronox/Kerr-McGee Wood Treatment Facility located at 2800 West High Street; and approving a budget adjustment amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Fund in the amount of $424,623.

Documents:

2021-080.PDF

16. Council Bill 2021-081 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98, ‘Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places,’ Article VII, ‘Encroachments on City Property,’ Section 98-323, ‘Certain encroachments authorized by the director of public works—Procedures related thereto,’ to waive application and permit fees for encroachment permits for temporary sidewalk cafés while restaurants are required to maintain physical distancing between patrons or restaurants are restricted from seating patrons at counters due to the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Documents:

2021-081.PDF

17. Council Bill 2021-082 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance authorizing a variance to the Fuel Adjustment Factor for Under-recovery (Over-recovery) of Prior Fuel Cost Dollars (a/k/a “under-recovery (over-recovery) of fuel costs”), each as described or defined in the Fuel Adjustment Clause (Electric Rates Sheet No. 10 of General Ordinance 6139), to be calculated by City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2021-082.PDF 

18. Council Bill 2021-088 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Second Amendment to an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Anita J. Cotter, setting out the terms and conditions of her employment as City Clerk; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Anita J. Cotter in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:

2021-088.PDF

19. GRANTS.

20. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Antonia Genisio wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Patricia Tursi wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Gerald Keim wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Jan DuMas wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Daryl Day wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

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

22. Council Bill 2021-091 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution electing the Honorable Todd Thornhill as judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2021-091.PDF

23. Council Bill 2021-092 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution confirming the appointment of Paul Tillman to the College Station Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-092.PDF

24. Council Bill 2021-093 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution confirming the appointment of Jason Hill to the Southern Hills Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-093.PDF

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

26. Council Bill 2021-083 (Schilling) (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, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Ward Branch Subdivision, generally located at 851 West Farm Road 182, 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:

2021-083.PDF

27. Council Bill 2021-084 (Simpson) (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, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Terragreen Condominium Plat Phase IV, generally located at 2305 South Blackman Road, 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:

2021-084.PDF

28. Council Bill 2021-085 (Schilling (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, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Olive Corner, generally located at 519 West Olive 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:

2021-085.PDF

29. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

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

31. Council Bill 2021-094 (Council) (AMENDED 9-0) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution removing certain tabled bills from the table and forwarding them to the next succeeding City Council for further consideration and review; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2021-094.PDF

32. Council Bill 2021-095 (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution forwarding certain topics on City Council Committee schedules to the next succeeding City Council Committees for further consideration and review; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

2021-095.PDF

33. Council Bill 2021-096 (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the results of a General Municipal Election held on April 6, 2021, under the Home Rule Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2021-096.PDF

34. COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS.

35. ADJOURN SINE DIE.

36. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS.

37. ROLL CALL.

38. MOTION TO TABLE BILLS. (APPROVED 9-0)

39. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

40. Council Bill 2021-097 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE MAY 3, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.07 acres generally located at 1640 East Sunshine Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: 3410 Kingshighway LLC; 1640 East Sunshine Street; Z-9-2021.)

Documents:

2021-097.PDF

41. Council Bill 2021-098 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE MAY 3, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 447 for the purpose of authorizing an automobile washing business to operate within the GR, General Retail District generally located at 1640 and 1650 East Sunshine Street as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-098.PDF

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

43. Council Bill 2021-099 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE MAY 3, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance repealing General Ordinance 6585 titled “Suspending enforcement of portions of sections 36-368(9) and 36-473(e) of the Zoning Ordinance.”

Documents:

2021-099.PDF

44. Council Bill 2021-100 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE MAY 3, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, in the amount of $360,000, for the purpose of partially reimbursing the base salaries of up to six City employees who operate and manage the Transportation Management Center.

Documents:

2021-100.PDF

45. Council Bill 2021-101 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE MAY 3, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Professional Service Agreement with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Marshall University Research Corporation on behalf of Marshall University Forensic Science Center to provide independent review of privately tested Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kits.

Documents:

2021-101.PDF

46. EMERGENCY BILLS.

47. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

48. AMENDED BILLS.

49. MISCELLANEOUS.

50. NEW BUSINESS.
The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Shawna Batty and Mary Nichols with terms to expire May 1, 2024.  RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Alexandra Sheppard and Kate Stockton with terms to expire May 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Charles Cowherd and David Troyer with term to expire May 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees: Justin Setser with term to expire April 30, 2024. 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.

51. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

52. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

53. END OF CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING.

54. ADJOURN.