Summary of Most Recent Meeting

July 15, 2019

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. July 1, 2019 City Council Meeting.  (WILL BE APPROVED AT THE JULY 29, 2019 MEETING)

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.

Public Works awarded for Grand Street Bridge Project

Public Works was recently awarded the 2019 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety from the Midwestern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MWITE) for the Grand Street Bridge Replacement Project over Jordan Creek.

The award was presented June 20 in St. Louis. Congratulations! 

Workforce Development 2019 Economic Impact Award 

The Missouri Job Center’s business service team has been awarded the 2019 Business Advocate of the Year by the Springfield Business Journal. The award will be presented July 25 at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.

The business service team has been recognized for their efforts in assisting local businesses with recruitment, retention and skills development of employees. In 2018, they conducted 189 hiring events which attracted 4,389 job seekers. The Business Service Team allocates resources to meet workforce needs of employers such as addressing the skills gap, using the Mobile Job Center, hosting town halls, lunch and learns, partner engagement, and providing up-to-date labor market information. They provide access to employers through local Job Centers which are available to businesses for use in interviewing, training and onboarding of new employees. The team also advocates alternative sources of employees such as justice involved individuals, youth, individuals with disabilities, and other untapped sources.

SGF Yields update

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to share a 4% improvement in the percentage of Springfield drivers yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks.

In early 2019, only 25% of drivers yielded to a decoy pedestrian. But since April, an average of 29% of drivers yielded to walkers waiting at the crosswalk. This slight but welcome increase of 4% was mirrored at the two control locations that are tested routinely.

Galloway/Lone Pine update

The third and final public meeting to determine development recommendations for the Galloway/Lone Pine corridor was held last Tuesday. Public input continues, and Planning and  Development staff will present their recommendations at your July 23 Council Lunch.

Police Update
Police Chief Paul Williams provided the June crime statistics. 

July 2019 Sales Tax
The City of Springfield’s July sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 1.5%, or $70,967, compared to July 2018. The check was $4,639,417 compared to the July 2018 revenue check in the amount of $4,710,384. The 12-month trend indicates revenues are up about 1.6%. Compared to budget, revenues are down less than .5% on both a monthly and a year-to-date basis, as July is the first month of the new fiscal year.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Council Bill 2019-142 Was Amended At The July 1, 2019 City Council Meeting And Public Hearing Is Being Continued On Amendment Only. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On. Council Bill 2019-143 Was Tabled At The July 1, 2019 City Council Meeting.

7. Amended Council Bill 2019-142. (Ollis, Hosmer, Lear, And McGull) Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58, ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by adopting Article XII, ‘Tobacco 21 Act,’ in order to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, and vapor products to anyone under 21 years of age; and amending Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ by amending Section 78-5, ‘Sale of tobacco products to persons under 18 years of age,’ Section 78-6, ‘Sale of tobacco products through vending machines,’ and Section 78-7, ‘Packaging of tobacco products; distribution of free samples; manner of display and sale,” and moving said sections to Chapter 58 as part of the Tobacco 21 Act. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-142AMENDED.PDF

8. Council Bill 2019-143. (Ollis, Hosmer, Lear, And McGull) Tabled At The July 1, 2019 City Council Meeting. (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions’, by repealing Section 78-8, ‘Purchase or possession of tobacco products by persons under 18 years of age.' (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-143.PDF

9. Council Bill 2019-155. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 8.4 acres of property, generally located at 3145 South Campbell Avenue, from Planned Development 25, 4th Amendment to HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 175; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: South Campbell Investments, LLC; 3145 South Campbell Avenue; Z-14-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 175.)

Documents:

2019-155.PDF

10. Council Bill 2019-156. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 6.18 acres of property, generally located at the 4900 block of South Campbell Avenue, from R-MD, Medium-density Multi-family Residential District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 152, to O-2, Office District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 176; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: A. Daniel Pinheiro; 4900 Block of South Campbell Avenue; Z-15-2019 w/COD No. 176.)

Documents:

2019-156.PDF

11. Council Bill 2019-157. (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 4.2 acres of property, generally located at 2915 South National Avenue, from Planned Development 26; Planned Development 26, 1st amendment; Planned Development 51; and R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to Planned Development 370. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-157.PDF

12. Council Bill 2019-158. (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an addendum to the Intergovernmental Agreement between the City and School District of Springfield R-12 for the purpose of sharing the costs of a third-party vendor to operate a school crossing guard program for one additional year.

Documents:

2019-158.PDF

13. RESOLUTIONS.

14. EMERGENCY BILLS.

15. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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

17. Council Bill 2019-160. (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development in the amount of $251,811.00, to implement the Missouri Works Together program, to provide temporary disaster-relief employment and career and training services to workers impacted by the opioid crisis; amending the budget for the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $251,811.00; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2019-160.PDF

18. AMENDED BILLS.

19. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

21. Council Bill 2019-161. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 106 – ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article I. – ‘In General,’ Section 106-35. – ‘Wrecked, discarded or inoperable vehicles,’ to re-define “Inoperable vehicle” in order to simplify enforcement.

Documents:

2019-161.PDF

22. Council Bill 2019-162. (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Program, Group 4 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Open Cut Repairs Part 2 project; accepting the bid of Rosetta Construction, LLC, for the project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said project; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund in the amount of $4,275,300.

Documents:

2019-162.PDF

23. Council Bill 2019-163. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 4177 South Broadway Avenue to David Styles for $800.00; and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same

Documents:

2019-163.PDF

24. Council Bill 2019-164. (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance amending the Park Board's Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $450,000 to allocate $300,000 of revenue and associated offsetting expense items from Parks 2001 and 2006 Sales Tax Funds and $150,000 of transfers from other funds, respectively.

Documents:

2019-164.PDF

25. Council Bill 2019-165. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $132,904 in various Special Revenue and Capital Project Funds, for the purpose of accounting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses.

Documents:

2019-165.PDF

26. Council Bill 2019-166. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget in the General Fund by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $80,876 for the purpose of adjusting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses as well as adjusting the salary budget for retirement payouts.

Documents:

2019-166.PDF

27. Council Bill 2019-167. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University, for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the Missouri State University campus.

Documents:

2019-167.PDF

28. Council Bill 2019-168. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City, CU, Greene County and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to integrate the Trunked Radio System (“TRS”) into the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network.

Documents:

2019-168.PDF

29. Council Bill 2019-169. (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON JULY 29, 2019)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a revised agreement between the City of Springfield, City Utilities of Springfield, and Greene County for the purpose of updating the 800 megahertz Trunked Radio System (“TRS”) to provide improved law enforcement and public safety communications among the various agencies and departments.

Documents:

2019-169.PDF

30. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Amy Champlin wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

31. NEW BUSINESS.

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee possible adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code as part of the Land Development Code.  REFERRED

32. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

33. MISCELLANEOUS.

34. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

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

36. Council Bill 2019-170. (Lear)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

A resolution declaring the intent to provide defense and indemnification to employees Jennifer Swan and James C. Holland. (Risk Management, City Manager, and the Law Department recommend approval.)

Documents:

2019-170.PDF

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

38. Council Bill 2019-159. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH OLLIS ABSENT)

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 South Campbell Addition, generally located at 3145 South Campbell Avenue, upon the filing and recording of 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:

2019-159.PDF

39. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointments to the Airport Board: Paige Oxendine and Jay Titus with terms to expire June 1, 2022.  CONFIRMED

40. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41. ADJOURN.