Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Nov. 18

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. November 4, 2019 City Council Meeting And November 5, 2019 And November 12, 2019 Special City Council Meetings.  (APPROVED 9-0)

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 9-0)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

• Questions from previous City Council meetings

• Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the monthly crime statistics for October. You will notice an increase it auto thefts. The Chief would like to point out that this is due, in large part, to vehicles stolen with keys in, and/or, left running. SPD and PIO will begin running the annual public service campaign reminding citizens to keep their doors locked.

• Please join us this weekend for an annual tradition. The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Saturday evening in Park Central Square. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with the lighting occurring at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include performances by several local and regional artists: Studio Vie Dancers; Springfield Little Theatre YES Troupe, Springfield Regional Opera; scenes from The Nutcracker by Springfield Ballet and many more holiday classics. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance and pose for selfies, along with numerous costumed characters. Chief Williams and Chief Pennington will do readings of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in Park Central Library. The books will be provided free to the children, thanks to the Mayor’s Commission on Children. And if that is not enough, there will be free hot chocolate, free horse and carriage rides and free ice skating at Jordan Valley Park.

Follow the event page on City of SGF Facebook for more details.

• Springfield Fire Department firefighters began going door to door Saturday in the Rountree Neighborhood, as the department continues efforts to ensure that every Springfield resident has adequate warning of a fire in their home. Since April 2017, firefighters have installed 3,313 smoke alarms in area neighborhoods as a part of this Project RED Zone. They have visited 22,057 homes. Next up: Oak Grove and Delaware neighborhoods.

• You may have heard about a little $21 million grant the City received notice of last week. The Grant Avenue Parkway includes major multi-modal transportation improvements, along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. It will include an off-street pedestrian and bicycle pathway between Sunshine Street and Walnut Street – a 3.3-mile stretch that will connect downtown Springfield with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. I would like to thank the City’s Public Works, Planning and Public Information & Civic Engagement Departments who convened a multi-departmental, multi-agency team to prepare the grant proposal. We are already getting to work, but this early stage is very conceptual. It will require a lot of community coordination and public input to determine what the completed project will look like. We’re all going to have to work on this together as a community.Visit springfieldmo.gov/grantavenueparkway for additional information.

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

7. Council Bill 2019-245. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds from the Springfield Police Foundation totaling $75,628.86, to fund the purchase of Photogrammetry/Mapping Software for the Traffic Section Drone, Rifle Rated Ballistic Shields, a K9 Camera System, a Long-Range Acoustic Device, and Major Crime Investigator Camera Packages; and amending the budget for the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $75,628.86.

Documents:

2019-245.PDF

8. Council Bill 2019-246. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant in the amount of $10,000.00, from Community Partnership of the Ozarks for reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Springfield Police Department for participating in the Mental Health First Aid Program and amending the budget for the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $10,000.00.

Documents:

2019-246.PDF

9. Council Bill 2019-247. (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH LEAR ABSTAINING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with BKD, LLP, for the purpose of providing internal audit services for one year at a cost of $77,586, with the option of up to four additional one-year terms.

Documents:

2019-247.PDF

10. Council Bill 2019-248. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Article I. – ‘Administration and Enforcement of Codes’ of Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-248.PDF

11. Council Bill 2019-249. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the City of Springfield Land Development Code, Article IV, ‘Building Trades, Appeals, and Licensing,’ to clarify existing language, delete unnecessary language, and amend certain language by repealing Article IV in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article IV, ‘Building Trades Examination and Certification Board.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-249.PDF

12. Council Bill 2019-250. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

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

Documents:

2019-250.PDF

13. Council Bill 2019-251. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article VI, ‘Electrical Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article VI, ‘Electrical Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-251.PDF

14. Council Bill 2019-252. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull)  (TABLED 6-3 UNTIL THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH MCGULL, SIMPSON, AND FERGUSON IN OPPOSITION)
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

15. Council Bill 2019-253. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article VIII, ‘Plumbing Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article VIII, ‘Plumbing Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-253.PDF

16. Council Bill 2019-254. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article IX, ‘Mechanical Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article IX, ‘Mechanical Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-254.PDF

17. Council Bill 2019-255. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article XIV, ‘Fuel Gas Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article XIV, ‘Fuel Gas Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-255.PDF

18. Council Bill 2019-256. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article XV, ‘Private Sewage Disposal Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article XV, ‘Private Sewage Disposal Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-256.PDF

19. Council Bill 2019-257. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code, by repealing Article XVI, ‘Existing Building Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article XVI, ‘Existing Building Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-257.PDF

20. Council Bill 2019-258. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance adopting the 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Code as Article XVIII of Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code.' (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-258.PDF

21. Council Bill 2019-259. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, And McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance adopting the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as Article XIX of Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code; declaring the intent of the currently constituted City Council to adopt the 2018 or 2021 International Energy Conservation Code to take effect on January 1, 2023; and instructing City staff to solicit input from stakeholders about whether minor amendments to the 2018 or 2021 Code should be adopted prior to such Code’s adoption and to present a report regarding the input and staff’s recommendations to City Council. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-259.PDF

22. Council Bill 2019-260. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull)  (MOTION TO AMEND FAILED 2-7 WITH MCGULL, SIMPSON, FERGUSON, FISK, OLLIS, LEAR, AND MCCLURE IN OPPOSITION) (APPROVED 7-2 WITH SCHILLING AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36, Article XIII of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code, by repealing Article XIII, ‘Residential Building Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article XIII, ‘Residential Building Code,’ amending Chapter 36, Article XIII, Section 36-1302, ‘Deletions, modifications, amendments, and additions, Section N1102 (R402) ‘Building Thermal Envelope,’ by repealing said section in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section N1102 to take effect on July 1, 2021; declaring the intent of the currently constituted City Council to adopt the 2018 or 2021 International Residential Building Code to become effective on January 1, 2022; and instructing City staff to solicit input from stakeholders about whether minor amendments to the 2018 or 2021 Code should be adopted prior to such Code’s adoption and to present a report regarding the input and staff’s recommendations to City Council. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

2019-260.PDF

23. Council Bill 2019-261. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, And McGull)  (TABLED UNTIL THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7-2 WITH SCHILLING AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)
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

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

25. Council Bill 2019-263. (Council) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the results of the special municipal election held on November 5, 2019 under the Home Rule Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2019-263.PDF

26. Council Bill 2019-264. (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield, to annex 6.3 acres of private property and 1.5 acres of Missouri Department of Transportation right-of-way generally located at 3615 North State Highway H/Glenstone Avenue. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2019-264.PDF

27. Council Bill 2019-265. (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to make application to the Ozark Transportation Organization for $217,600 of federal grant funds administered by the Missouri Department of Transportation, through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program, for the purpose of funding the construction of the Fassnight Creek Greenway Trail, Clay Avenue to Brookside Drive.

Documents:

2019-265.PDF

28. Council Bill 2019-266. (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution adopting the Public Rights of Way ADA Transition Plan.

Documents:

2019-266.PDF

29. EMERGENCY BILLS.

30. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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

32. Council Bill 2019-267. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for the purpose of creating job training programs that recruit, train, and place local unemployed and under-employed residents into full-time employment in the environmental field, and to enter into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $200,000 to appropriate the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval on one reading.

Documents:

2019-267.PDF

33. AMENDED BILLS.

34. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

36. Council Bill 2019-268. (Ollis)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specification for construction of Blackman Woods Lift Station Relief Sewer; and to accept the bid of Accurate Excavating of S.W. Mo., Inc. in the amount of $95,808.00 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a contract with such bidder for said improvement.

Documents:

2019-268.PDF

37. Council Bill 2019-269. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $2,000,000, for the purpose of appropriating funds to complete the upgrade of the Trunked Radio System and purchase P-25 compliant radio equipment.

Documents:

2019-269.PDF

38. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Josephine Grace wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Ms. Angela Mayer wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Mr. Gary Horchem wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Mr. Bryan Sturges wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

Mr. Terry Bloodworth wishes to address City Council. 
APPEARED

39. NEW BUSINESS.
The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Louise Knauer to replace Jeff Childs. Ms. Knauer’s term will expire December 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following reappointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Jennifer Wilson with term to expire December 1, 2022. RECOMMENDED

40. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

41. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

43. Council Bill 2019-270. (McGull)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 16, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 2230 North East Avenue to Reed Enterprises, LLC, for $5,000.00; and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same. (Recommended by Land Inventory Committee.)

Documents:

2019-270.PDF

44. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

46. Council Bill 2019-262. (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance relinquishing certain sanitary sewer easements located at 3145 and 3155 South Campbell Avenue for the purpose of accommodating new development at said locations.

Documents:

2019-262.PDF

47. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.
Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Monica Horton with term to expire November 29, 2022.  CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee: Kate Burns with term to expire December 1, 2020; Susan Turner and Will Branch with terms to expire December 1, 2021; and Aaron Scott with term to expire December 1, 2022. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee: Nick Baker with term to expire December 1, 2022. CONFIRMED

48. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

49. ADJOURN.