Summary of Most Recent Meeting

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. March 25, 2019 City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

03-25-2019.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 MEETING.

Thank you to voters!

We would like to take a moment to thank the voters for renewing the ¼-cent capital improvements sales tax. 77% of those who voted, supported the renewal. Public Works is already starting on approved projects – many of which will have public input components, so stay tuned for more information. As you all know, reliable and efficient transportation infrastructure is a fundamental building block on the path to creating new jobs and improving the quality of life in any community.

Congratulations to Mayor Ken McClure and Councilmen Richard Mike Schilling, Matt Simpson, Richard Ollis and Andrew Lear on their return to their respective offices. Thank you, Councilman Tom Prater, for your dedication and service. You have gone above and beyond in not only your public service on City Council, but also in your support of other major community initiatives. We hope to continue to see you making a difference in Springfield. We will host the official swearing in of the news Council, including newly elected Zone 2 Councilman Abe McGull, at a special City Council meeting at noon Thursday, April 18, right here in Council Chambers.

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung and many of our neighborhood associations are already holding neighborhood cleanups, with help from our partners at Community Partnership of the Ozarks. While those cleanups continue, we are also considering a major public information campaign to spring clean our community. Stay tuned for more information from the Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement.

City exceeds United Way goal

The City of Springfield raised $109,582.55, which is 105.76 percent of our goal for the annual United Way of the Ozarks campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated. We appreciate the support from campaign lead Fire Chief David Pennington.

SPD News

Springfield Police Captain Tad Peters was awarded “Big of the Year” by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Tad joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks board of directors in 2011. It was at that time, he decided to become a Lunch Buddy where he could spend one lunch break per week mentoring a then fifth-grader named Nick. SPD currently has six officers participating in the program.

Parks

Congratulations to Anne-Mary McGrath, Parks’ Superintendent of Recreation, was recently honored at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Women’s Sports Luncheon, with the 2019 Wynn Award. Congratulations, Ann-Mary.

Congratulations also goes out to Diana Tyndall, Parks’ Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, for being named to Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list.

Springfield Fire

Congratulations to all of the Officers and Firefighters who were promoted or received commendations or recognition during the Springfield Fire Department’s annual awards ceremony March 22. Congratulations to Fire Officer of the Year Bill Spence, Firefighter of the Year Joe Myers and Educator of the Year Kurt Priebe.

(COUNCIL BILL 2019-086 WAS ADDED TO THE AGENDA AND BECAME ITEM 27.5)

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

7. Council Bill 2019-067. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds under the Consolidated Plan, to accept Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grants, and to exercise any and all powers necessary to implement selected projects; selecting projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2019-2020; to reaffirm the Community Development Objectives and Priorities; and to declare that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill pursuant to City Charter Section 2.16(25). (City Council is not expected to vote on this Ordinance after the first reading on March 25, 2019.)

Documents:

2019-067.PDF

8. Council Bill 2019-068. (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article VI, ‘Finances,’ Division 2, ‘Purchasing,’ Section 2-401, ‘Purchasing Manual adopted,’ by adding Section 13-3.312 for the purpose of allowing retired police officers to purchase their service weapons.

Documents:

2019-068.PDF

9. Council Bill 2019-069. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2019, by appropriating a portion of the 2018 Fiscal Year carryover funds in the amount of $2,800,000.

Documents:

2019-069.PDF

10. Council Bill 2019-070. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the “Cherry Street Widening – Barnes Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue” Project; accepting the bid of Hamilton and Dad, Inc., in the amount of $2,051,509.32; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder; for the purpose of constructing said Project.

Documents:

2019-070.PDF

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

12. Council Bill 2019-084. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A resolution authorizing Mayor Ken McClure to participate in the United States Conference of Mayors and Workforce Board Leaders Meeting on Local Innovations in Preparing a Highly-Skilled Workforce to be held in Houston, Texas, April 23, 2019.

Documents:

2019-084.PDF

13. Council Bill 2019-085. (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A resolution authorizing certain Council members to participate in a one-day mobility study tour of Northwest Arkansas, hosted by LaneShift, LLC.

Documents:

2019-085.PDF

14. EMERGENCY BILLS.

15. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

16. GRANTS.

17. AMENDED BILLS.

18. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Except Item No. 19. Council Bill 2019-071 Was Advertised As A Legal Public Hearing; However, Will Be Read As A One-Reading Bill. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19. Council Bill 2019-071. (Prater) Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On. (APPROVED 7-0 WITH FISK AND SCHILLING ABSENT)
A resolution adopting the 2019 Amendments to the Phelps Grove Neighborhood Plan as an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan for the development of the City of Springfield, Missouri. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2019-071.PDF

20. Council Bill 2019-072. (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Urban Conservation District No. 4, generally referred to as the Phelps Grove Urban Conservation District, Section 2 – ‘District Regulations,’ by creating a new Subsection D, regarding minimum lot width. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-072.PDF

21. Council Bill 2019-073. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 40 acres of property generally located at 1777 North Packer Road and the 2800 Block of East Blaine Street from GM, General Manufacturing, Planned Development 128 and R-SF, Residential Single Family, to GM, General Manufacturing District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 168; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Rice & Heer Leasing Company, H&C Partnership and City of Springfield; 1777 North Packer Road and the 2800 Block of East Blaine Street; Z-7-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 168.)

Documents:

2019-073.PDF

22. Council Bill 2019-074. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.1 acres of property generally located at 529 West Division Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 170; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Springfield R-12 School District; 529 W. Division Street; Z-1-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 170.)

Documents:

2019-074.PDF

23. Council Bill 2019-075. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Section 36-409 – ‘West College Street District,’ and ‘Division 5, Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-451, ‘Home Occupations,’ to remove inconsistencies with existing occupancy requirements. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-075.PDF

24. Council Bill 2019-076. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Section 36-383 ‘R-MD – Medium-density multifamily residential district,’ and 36-384 ‘R-HD – High-density multifamily residential district,’ to reduce the minimum lot area required for development. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-076.PDF

25. Council Bill 2019-077. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 3, ‘Administration, Enforcement and Review,’ Section 36-367 – ‘Amendments,’ Subsection (3)(a) relating to legal descriptions for rezoning. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-077.PDF

26. Council Bill 2019-078. (Schilling)  (AMENDED 7-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Divisions 1 through 5, Sections 36-303, 36-321, 36-363, 36-421, 36-422, 36-423, 36-424, 36-425, 36-430, 36-431, 36-432, 36-433, 36-434, and creating a new section 36-474; for the purpose of allowing the sale of Medical Marijuana as required by Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-078.PDF

27. FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Council Bill 2019-086 Is Being Added As A Possible Addition To The Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

27.5. Possible Addition To City Council Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

Council Bill 2019-086.  (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A general ordinance adopting a new Fee and amending the Fee Schedule for certain City services as provided in the Springfield City Code, by establishing a fee for a Medical Marijuana Zoning Certificate. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-086.PDF

28. Council Bill 2019-079. (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 MEETING)
A special ordinance amending Sections 3103.9.2 and 3103.9.3 of the Fire Code, relating to tents and membrane structures, by adding specific local addendums to the 2018 International Fire Code.

Documents:

2019-079.PDF

29. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

30. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Public Housing Authority: Rusty Worley with term to expire April 11, 2020. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Lisa McIntire with term to expire April 11, 2023. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Todd Brage with term to expire January 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Brent Parker with term to expire January 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Board of Equalization: Janet Blair with term to expire April 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Board of Equalization: Lyle Foster with term to expire April 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Trish Hubbell with term to expire May 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Delilah Jackson with term to expire May 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Daniel Furtak and Ryan Kelly with terms to expire May 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Landmarks Board: Richard Crabtree with term to expire November 1, 2021. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: Samantha Spartan with term to expire May 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: Chris Nease with term to expire May 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees: Nancy Martin-Hinds and Justin Milam with terms to expire April 30, 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. 

Recognizing Councilman Tom Prater for his dedicated service to the City of Springfield.

31. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

34. Council Bill 2019-080. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 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, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Stubbs Subdivision generally located at 3308 West Chestnut Expressway, 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:

2019-080.PDF

35. Council Bill 2019-081. (Ferguson)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE APRIL 22, 2019 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, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Sparkling Heights Subdivision generally located at 1777 North Packer 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:

2019-081.PDF

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

37. Council Bill 2019-082. (Fisk) (APPROVED 7-0 WITH FISK AND SIMPSON ABSENT)
A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell 5 percent beer and light wine by the drink at retail to Orange Grove Entertainment, LLC, d/b/a The Grove, for their location at 401 North Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2019-082.PDF

38. Council Bill 2019-083. (Ollis) (APPROVED 7-0 WITH FISK AND SIMPSON ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for the purpose of supporting Public Health response activities relating to a Hepatitis A outbreak amongst at-risk groups; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $12,627.00, to appropriate the grant funds.

Documents:

2019-083.PDF

39. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

40. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41. ADJOURN.