Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Jan. 13, 2020

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. December 16, 2019 City Council Meeting And December 17, 2019 And January 7, 2020 Special City Council Meetings.

Documents: (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

12-16-19.PDF

12-17-19 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

01-07-20 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 DO SO AT THIS TIME. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Congratulations History Museum on the Square

• Congratulations goes out to the History Museum on the Square, who was named as America’s Best New Attraction by the readers of USA Today. Springfield has earned this recognition two out of the past three years! Wonders of Wildlife won two years ago.

As you know, the History Museum started right here in this building, remaining here at Historic City Hall until 2012.

SGF Neighborhood News

You have at your place the latest edition of the SGF Neighborhood News, published by the Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement. If you would like additional copies, please contact Cora Scott or Melissa Haase.

Police Vs. Fire Hockey Match

Congratulations to the Springfield Fire Department who won the annual Police versus Fire Charity Hockey Game. The event benefits the Greene County 100 club  - a 501(C)3, not-for-profit organization that provides financial support to the surviving spouse and dependent children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Greene County, Missouri.

Home for the Holidays Initiative

• Thank you to all of the sponsors and supporters of Home for the Holidays, the community’s hosting of 300 service men and women from U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood. Mayor McClure, Mayor Pro Tem Ferguson and Council members Fisk, Ollis and Simpson participated in one or more of a series of events Dec. 23.

• Cora Scott will provide additional information later in tonight’s meeting, but I wanted to note that we had tremendous support from both the public and private sector. We are very grateful to have the impressive base located in our state and appreciate the relationship we have with Fort leadership. Commanding General Donna Martin was in Springfield for the day and shared her appreciation and amazement at Springfield’s show of support.

Transportation Grant

• In addition to the BUILD Grant awarded to the City, Public Works was also notified of a $1.5 million grant to supplement the construction of the Galloway Street Widening Project. Governor Parson recommended 20 transportation projects for funding through the Governor’s Transportation Cost Share Program. The purpose of the Governor’s Cost Share Program is to build partnerships with local communities to pool efforts and resources to deliver road and bridge projects.

Community Inclusion Survey 

• The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights & Community Relations is working to gain feedback from the community on issues of inclusion. In the coming weeks, they will be launching a Community Inclusion Survey to help better understand the needs of the community and provide inputs into future Commission and City work.

• Thank you, Councilman Matt Simpson, for your help with this project. The City is dedicated to creating a culture that can only be achieved in an environment that fosters mutual respect of all people. That is how we create a stronger community.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Council Bill 2019-252 And Council Bill 2019-261 Were Tabled At The December 16, 2019 City Council Meeting.

7. Council Bill 2019-252. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) Tabled At The December 16, 2019 City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting a new Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-252.PDF

8. Council Bill 2019-261. Substitute No. 1. (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join the commercial component of the Show Me PACE Clean Energy District created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” stating the City’s intent to participate in the commercial component of the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” Program as a member of such District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the District.

Documents:

2019-261S1.PDF

9. Council Bill 2019-261. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, And McGull) Tabled At The December 16, 2019 City Council Meeting. (FAILED DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF COUNCIL BILL 2019-261 SUBSTITUTE 1)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join the commercial component of the Show Me Property Assessment Clean Energy District created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” stating the City’s intent to participate in the commercial component of the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” Program as a member of such District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the District. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-261.PDF

10. Council Bill 2019-274. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 440 for the purpose of allowing a nursing and retirement home within the R-MD, Medium-density Multi-Family Residential district located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).

Documents:

2019-274.PDF

11. Council Bill 2019-276. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 120, ‘Wastewater Regulations,’ Article VI, ‘Wastewater Charges and Rates,’ Section 120-245, ‘Rates’ and Section 120-247, ‘Extra charges,’ of the Springfield City Code by repealing the existing rate schedule and establishing new rate schedules that provide for phased-in rate increases annually for three years, beginning July 1, 2020, which shall provide necessary funding for the additional debt service cost of complying with the Clean Water Act and Missouri Department of Natural Resources mandates. (Environmental Services recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-276.PDF

12. Council Bill 2019-277. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2019‒2020 in the amount of $150,000 for the purpose of approving expenditures from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund for certain public improvement projects within the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District. (Staff and the City Loan Committee recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-277.PDF

13. Council Bill 2019-278. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance amending the Blaine Street Façade Loan Program Rules and Regulations for the purpose of expanding the boundaries of the loan program and renaming the program to reflect the amendments.

Documents:

2019-278.PDF

14. Council Bill 2019-280. (McGull) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 for the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $1,400,000.00 to appropriate retained earnings of the Solid Waste Fund for the design, permitting, construction and construction oversight of the Cell II Phase II solid waste disposal unit; accepting the bid of Twehous Excavating Co., Inc., for the construction of the Cell II Phase II solid waste disposal unit at the City of Springfield Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement.

Documents:

2019-280.PDF

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

16. Council Bill 2020-001. (Simpson) (APPROVED 6-2 WITH HOSMER AND OLLIS IN OPPOSITION AND MCGULL ABSENT)

A resolution granting a Short-Term Rental Type 2 Permit for the property located at 1758 South Fremont Avenue, for the purpose of allowing the establishment of a Short-Term Rental Type 2 pursuant to Section 36-473 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Documents:

2020-001.PDF

17. EMERGENCY BILLS.

18. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

19. GRANTS.

20. AMENDED BILLS.

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

22. Council Bill 2020-002. (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

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 6.3 acres of private property and 1.5 acres of Missouri Department of Transportation right-of-way into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3615 and 3697 North State Highway H/Glenstone Avenue and being generally referenced as Annexation A-2-19. (By: James Peacock; 3615 & 3697 N. State Hwy H/Glenstone; Annexation A-2-19.)

Documents:

2020-002.PDF

23. Council Bill 2020-003. (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 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 6.30 acres of property generally located at 3615 and 3697 North State Highway H/Glenstone Avenue from County R-1, Suburban Residence District and C-2, General Commercial District to GR, General Retail District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 182; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: James Peacock; 3615 & 3697 North State Highway H/Glenstone Avenue; Z-22-2019 w/COD No. 182.)

Documents:

2020-003.PDF

24. Council Bill 2020-004. (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 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 17 acres of property generally located at 3525 East Battlefield Road from Planned Development No. 226 to GR, General Retail District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 180; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: McLean Enterprises; 3525 E. Battlefield Road; Z-23-2019 with Conditional Overlay No. 180.)

Documents:

2020-004.PDF

25. Council Bill 2020-005. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 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 2.27 acres of property generally located at 3411 South Kansas Avenue from R-LD, Low Density Multi-Family Residential District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 162, to R-MD, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 179; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Project Collective, LLC; 3411 South Kansas Avenue; Z-21-2019 w/Conditional Overlay No. 179.)

Documents:

2020-005.PDF

26. Council Bill 2020-006. (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 3.6 acres of property generally located at 2521 South Holland Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-family District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 181; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Jefferey Ballard; 2521 South Holland Avenue; Z-24-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 181.)

Documents:

2020-006.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2020-008. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Federal Highway Administration and the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office for mitigation of adverse effects from the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge Rehabilitation.

Documents:

2020-008.PDF

29. Council Bill 2020-009. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $22,000,000, to appropriate the estimated proceeds of the first four years of the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax approved by the Springfield voters on November 5, 2019; and authorizing the City Manager to exercise any necessary powers to complete transportation projects funded by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Improvements Sales Tax for the purpose of funding and completing those projects funded herein for 2021-2025.

Documents:

2020-009.PDF

30. Council Bill 2020-010. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ for the purpose of adding one new job title to the Crafts, Trades and Labor (“CTL”) salary schedule; by adding seven new job titles to the Professional, Administrative and Technical (“PAT”) salary schedule; by adding three additional full-time equivalent positions; and by amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri to adjust the authorized employee positions of the City.

Documents:

2020-010.PDF

31. Council Bill 2020-011. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to amend contracts with Infor Public Sector, Inc., and appropriate Fiscal Year 2018-2019 carryover funds by amending the budget of the Department of Information Systems for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $250,000.00, for the purpose of continuing with Phase 2 of the implementation of the Infor Community Regulation and Development software.

Documents:

2020-011.PDF

32. Council Bill 2020-012. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions for the purchase of Avigilon Control Center Software and necessary hardware to implement a system to record the feeds from City of Springfield owned traffic cameras at a cost of $90,000.00.

Documents:

2020-012.PDF

33. Council Bill 2020-013. (McClure) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept donations totaling $14,456.56 from Community Foundation of the Ozarks to cover the City’s expenses to sponsor the “Home for the Holidays” event for certain service men and women stationed at United States Army Fort Leonard Wood; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Information and Civic Engagement for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $14,456.56.

Documents:

2020-013.PDF

34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Lisa Purdy wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Julie Bloodworth wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Angela Mayer wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Larry Getz wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

35. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Elizabeth Andrews with term to expire November 29, 2021. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Ben Edmondson with term to expire March 1, 2023. 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 2020-014. (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a deed to convey a portion of the property generally located at 2136 East Turner Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2020-014.PDF

40. Council Bill 2020-015. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

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 Kay Pointe Place, generally located at 3652 West Kay Pointe Boulevard and 901 South West Bypass, upon the filing and recording of a final plat which 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:

2020-015.PDF

41. Council Bill 2020-016. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to execute a Preliminary Funding Agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Prosperiti Development, LLC; and amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $10,000 for the purpose of funding the preparation and review of amendments to the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing Plan.

Documents:

2020-016.PDF

42. Council Bill 2020-017. (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Services Agreement with Greene County, Missouri, for the City to continue to monitor and maintain the County Storm Warning Sirens.

Documents:

2020-017.PDF

43. Council Bill 2020-018. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 27, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Walmart Community Grant Program to participate in the annual Shop with a Hero Program; and amending the budget of the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $13,500.00.

Documents:

2020-018.PDF

44. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

46. Council Bill 2019-281. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH MCGULL ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Sun Belt Environmental Services, Inc., for the purpose of installing and maintaining two monitoring wells on public right-of-way at the site of a former fueling station generally located at 5230 West Highway 266, to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

Documents:

2019-281.PDF

47. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Brandy Harris with term to expire November 29, 2021. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Christen Davis, Susan Henderson, and Missy Riley with terms to expire November 29, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights: Cynthia Rushefsky with term to expire October 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights: Mike Jungers with term to expire October 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Bill Hobbs with term to expire January 1, 2023.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Martina Sally with term to expire January 1, 2023.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Rachel Weinhaus with term to expire April 1, 2020.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Matthew Bumgarner with term to expire April 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Equalization: Shana Mitchell with term to expire April 1, 2021.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Alexandra Sheppard and Lindsay Taggart with terms to expire May 1, 2021.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Erin Gray with term to expire May 1, 2021.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Landmarks Board: Randall Allen and Adam Letterman with terms to expire November 1, 2020.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Landmarks Board: Kaitlyn McConnell and Paul Lewis with terms to expire November 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Marian Dee Ogilvy and King Coltrin with terms to expire January 1, 2024.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation: Shanda Trautman with term to expire September 1, 2025.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointments to the Public Building Corporation: John Wylie and Frank Bridges with terms to expire September 1, 2025.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Kristan Peryer with term to expire October 1, 2021, and Jeffrey Schmedeke with term to expire October 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Angie Snyder with term to expire October 1, 2022.
CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Airport Board: Steve Bach with term to expire June 1, 2021.
CONFIRMED

48. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

49. ADJOURN.