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 City Council Meeting

 
 City Council Chambers
 Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville
                   


 
Ken McClure, Mayor

Zone Councilmembers

General Councilmembers

  

Angela Romine, Zone 1

Heather Hardinger, 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
June 28, 2021 6:30 p.m.

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Speakers are to limit their remarks to three to five minutes based on City Council's policy regarding the number of speakers.

Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. JUNE 14, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND JUNE 15, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

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, JUNE 25, 2021.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Council Bill 2021-142 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ to add a new Division, Division 7, for the purpose of establishing a new zoning district, the Grant Avenue Parkway District, and the standards applicable to the new district, the Grant Avenue Parkway District Standards. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-142.pdf
8.

Council Bill 2021-143 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 72.33 acres of property generally located adjacent to Grant Avenue between College Street and Catalpa Street from R-SF, Single Family Residential District; R-TH, Residential Townhouse District; R-MD, Medium Density Multifamily Residential District; GR, General Retail District; CC, Center City District; and IC, Industrial Commercial District; to Grant Avenue Parkway District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)  (By:  City of Springfield; GAP, Grant Avenue Parkway District Text Amendment and Zoning Case Z-11-2021.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-143.pdf
9.

Council Bill 2021-144 (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98 ‘Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,’ Article VI ‘Improvements,’ Division One, ‘Generally,’ Section 98-218, ‘Tax bill to constitute lien.’

Documents:
  1. 2021-144.pdf
10.

Council Bill 2021-145 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission, Inc., for the purpose of promoting the attraction of sporting events to the community.

Documents:
  1. 2021-145.pdf
11.

Council Bill 2021-146 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., for the purpose of promoting travel and tourism within the City of Springfield.

Documents:
  1. 2021-146.pdf
12.

Council Bill 2021-147 (Hardinger)

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:
  1. 2021-147.pdf
13.

Council Bill 2021-148 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Inc., for the purpose of promoting the visual and performing arts in Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:
  1. 2021-148.pdf
14.

Council Bill 2021-149 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant for outreach from the Missouri Foundation for Health in the amount of $35,000; entering into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $35,000, to appropriate the grant funds.

Documents:
  1. 2021-149.pdf
15.

Council Bill 2021-150 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant through the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Greene County, Missouri, in the amount of $434,045.48, for use by the Springfield – Greene County Park Board; and amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget in the amount of $434,045.48, for the purpose of appropriating the grant funds.

Documents:
  1. 2021-150.pdf
16.

Council Bill 2021-151 (Hardinger)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article V, ‘Departments,’ by adding a new Division 6, ‘Department of Economic Vitality,’ to create the Department of Economic Vitality; amending the Springfield City Code Chapter 2, Section 2-92, known as the Salary Ordinance by adding one new job title of ‘Director of Economic Vitality’ to the Department Head Series salary schedule; and amending the Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 budget of the City to add one full-time equivalent position to the Department of Economic Vitality.

Documents:
  1. 2021-151.pdf
17.

Council Bill 2021-152 (Romine)

A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Crafts, Trades and Labor (“CTL”) Employee Group; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Second Amendment on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:
  1. 2021-152.pdf
18.

Council Bill 2021-153 (McGull)

A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit consisting of limited employees within the Professional, Administrative, and Technical (“PAT”) Employee Group; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:
  1. 2021-153.pdf
19.

Council Bill 2021-154 (Romine)

A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and International Association of Fire Fighters, Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152 Association, the Exclusive Representative of a certain bargaining unit within the Springfield Fire Department; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:
  1. 2021-154.pdf
20.

Council Bill 2021-155 (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and Springfield Police Officers’ Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22, the Exclusive Representative of a certain bargaining unit within the Springfield Police Department; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:
  1. 2021-155.pdf
21.

Council Bill 2021-156 (McClure)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Section 2.92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical Schedules and the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non-Union Schedule, by making provision for nine new job titles and by deleting three job titles; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the Professional, Administrative and Technical Schedules; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non-Union Schedule, as well as for certain non-union salary grades in the Fire Protection and Law Enforcement Schedules; by amending language originally added by General Ordinance 5089, Section 5(b), and later amended by General Ordinance 5278, Section 10(b),General Ordinance 5564, Section 10(b), General Ordinance 6459 Section 6(b), and General Ordinance 6533, Section 7b, relating to the Law Enforcement Schedule; by amending language originally added by General Ordinance 5432, Section 3, and later amended by General Ordinance 5564, Section 11, and General Ordinance 6533, Section 5, relating to the Fire Protection Schedules; and by adding one full-time equivalent position of a Development Project Facilitator (PAT-11U) to the City Manager’s Office and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

Documents:
  1. 2021-156.pdf
22.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

23.

Council Bill 2021-158 (McClure)

A resolution authorizing certain council members to participate in an information seeking trip to Des Moines, Iowa, June 29 to 30, 2021, in order to learn more about Invest DSM, an established housing community development corporation in Des Moines to learn about Des Moines' significant investments in residential development within historic neighborhoods and to identify models that could be utilized in Springfield.

Documents:
  1. 2021-158.pdf
24.

Council Bill 2021-159 (Hardinger)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, for a minimum amount of $1,000,000, for the purpose of developing and implementing a coordinated community plan to end youth homelessness.  

Documents:
  1. 2021-159.pdf
25.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

26.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

27.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

28.

Council Bill 2021-160 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a COVID-19 and Adult Vaccination Supplemental grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in the amount of $197,913 for use by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department; amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget in the amount of $197,913 for the purpose of appropriating the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:
  1. 2021-160.pdf
29.

AMENDED BILLS.

30.

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

31.

Council Bill 2021-161 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 21.5 acres of property generally located at 1012 West Buena Vista Street from O-1, Office District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 78, to Planned Development No. 377; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-161.pdf
32.

Council Bill 2021-162 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 28 acres of property generally located at 5505 West Sunshine Street from County M-1, Light Manufacturing District, and GR, General Retail District, to HC, Highway Commercial District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)  

Documents:
  1. 2021-162.pdf
33.

Council Bill 2021-163 (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.4 acres of property generally located at 817 West El Camino Alto Drive from O-1, Office District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 78, to R-LD, Low Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 200; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)  

Documents:
  1. 2021-163.pdf
34.

Council Bill 2021-164 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.2 acres of property generally located at 1132 West Division Street from HC, Highway Commercial District, to R-TH, Residential Townhouse; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)  

Documents:
  1. 2021-164.pdf
35.

Council Bill 2021-165 (Romine)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 452 for the purpose of authorizing an automobile washing business to operate as a conditional use within the GR, General Retail District, generally located at 2808 North Kansas Expressway. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)  

Documents:
  1. 2021-165.pdf
36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2021-166 (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with RSM US LLP, to provide professional auditing services to the City and to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System for fiscal years 2021 through 2025.

Documents:
  1. 2021-166.pdf
38.

Council Bill 2021-167 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Emerald City Band, Inc. in the amount of $25,500, for the purpose of performing a live concert at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:
  1. 2021-167.pdf
39.

Council Bill 2021-168 (McGull)

A special ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget of the City to adjust the authorized employee positions in the Law Department by adding one full-time equivalent position of Legal Technician and to fund said position.

Documents:
  1. 2021-168.pdf
40.

Council Bill 2021-169 (Simpson)

A special ordinance relinquishing certain sanitary sewer easement(s) located at 3101 South Glenstone Avenue for the purpose of accommodating improvements at said location.

Documents:
  1. 2021-169.pdf
41.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Danny Hill wishes to address City Council. 

Patricia Tursi wishes to address City Council.

42.

NEW BUSINESS.

43.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

44.

MISCELLANEOUS.

45.

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

46.

Council Bill 2021-170 (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 Brody’s Place, generally located at 5505 West Sunshine 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. 2021-170.pdf
47.

Council Bill 2021-171 (Romine)

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 Deer Lake Soccer Park, generally located at 6006 West State Highway 266, 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. 2021-171.pdf
48.

Council Bill 2021-172 (McGull)

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 Smith Street Subdivision, generally located at 1047 East Smith 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. 2021-172.pdf
49.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

50.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

51.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board:  Mark McNay with term to expire July 1, 2024.  

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board:  Michelle Moulder with term to expire July 1, 2024.

Confirm the following appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations:  Chase Snider with term to expire October 1, 2022; Kelly Fender, who will fill the unexpired term of Cindy Rushefsky, with term to expire on October 1, 2022; and Rachel Bridges with term to expire October 1, 2023.  

Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children:  Kaleen Long, who will fill the unexpired term of Linda Saturno, with term to expire November 29, 2021.     

Confirm the following appointment to the Building Trades Examination and Certification Board:  Yankton Sothern with term to expire December 1, 2024.

52.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

53.

ADJOURN.

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