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City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville


Ken McClure, Mayor
Zone Councilmembers General Councilmembers
Phyllis Ferguson, Zone 1 Jan Fisk, General A
Abe McGull, Zone 2 Craig Hosmer, General B
Mike Schilling, Zone 3 Andrew Lear, General C
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4 Richard Ollis, General D

Upcoming Council Meeting Agenda
April 19, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted both at 830 N. Boonville Ave. and electronically. The public may observe, physically attend (the number of people gathered in a single space will be limited according to city ordinance with physical distancing requirements applied) or viewed at https://cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream/.

Speakers must sign up with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting to speak to an issue on the agenda. Citizens wishing to submit comments to City Council may do so using the citizen comments form.

Speakers are to limit their remarks to three to five minutes.
Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. APRIL 5, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Documents:
  1. 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.

4.

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

5.

Council Bill 2021-090 (Council)

A resolution recognizing the retirement of Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith.
Documents:
  1. 2021-090.pdf
6.

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

7.

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

8.

Council Bill 2021-073 (Schilling)

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:
  1. 2021-073.pdf
9.

Council Bill 2021-074 (Schilling)

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:
  1. 2021-074.pdf
10.

Council Bill 2021-075 (Ferguson)

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:
  1. 2021-075.pdf
11.

Council Bill 2021-076 (Hosmer)

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:
  1. 2021-076.pdf
12.

Council Bill 2021-077 (Ollis)

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:
  1. 2021-077.pdf
13.

Council Bill 2021-078 (McGull)

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:
  1. 2021-078.pdf
14.

Council Bill 2021-079 (Schilling)

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:
  1. 2021-079.pdf
15.

Council Bill 2021-080 (Ferguson)

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:
  1. 2021-080.pdf
16.

Council Bill 2021-081 (Lear)

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:
  1. 2021-081.pdf
17.

Council Bill 2021-082 (Ollis)

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:
  1. 2021-082.pdf
18.

Council Bill 2021-088 (McClure)

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:
  1. 2021-088.pdf
19.

GRANTS.

20.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Antonia Genisio wishes to address City Council.

Daryl Day wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

Patricia Tursi wishes to address City Council.

Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council.
21.

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

22.

Council Bill 2021-091 (McClure)

A resolution electing the Honorable Todd Thornhill as judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.
Documents:
  1. 2021-091.pdf
23.

Council Bill 2021-092 (Schilling)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Paul Tillman to the College Station Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)
Documents:
  1. 2021-092.pdf
24.

Council Bill 2021-093 (Simpson)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Jason Hill to the Southern Hills Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)
Documents:
  1. 2021-093.pdf
25.

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

26.

Council Bill 2021-083 (Schilling)

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:
  1. 2021-083.pdf
27.

Council Bill 2021-084 (Simpson)

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:
  1. 2021-084.pdf
28.

Council Bill 2021-085 (Schilling

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:
  1. 2021-085.pdf
29.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

30.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

31.

Council Bill 2021-094 (Council)

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:
  1. 2021-094.pdf
32.

Council Bill 2021-095 (Council)

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:
  1. 2021-095.pdf
33.

Council Bill 2021-096 (Council)

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:
  1. 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.

39.

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

40.

Council Bill 2021-097 (Simpson)

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:
  1. 2021-097.pdf
41.

Council Bill 2021-098 (Simpson)

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:
  1. 2021-098.pdf
42.

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

43.

Council Bill 2021-099 (Ollis)

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:
  1. 2021-099.pdf
44.

Council Bill 2021-100 (Lear)

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:
  1. 2021-100.pdf
45.

Council Bill 2021-101 (Hosmer)

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:
  1. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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