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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
September 7, 2021 6:30 p.m.

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1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. AUGUST 23, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND AUGUST 31, 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, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Council Bill 2021-218 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to amend the Sewer Billing Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Springfield and City Utilities which sets forth the sewer billing services and rates provided by City Utilities to the Department of Environmental Services.

Documents:
  1. 2021-218.pdf
8.

Council Bill 2021-219 (Romine)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for the purchase of land generally located at 428 North Jefferson Avenue as part of the Renew Jordan Creek Phase II project; and to execute all necessary documents in support thereof.  (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-219.pdf
9.

Council Bill 2021-220 (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Major Street Resurfacing of Arterial Roadways in Springfield; accepting the bid of Blevins Asphalt Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,979,698.20, for said improvements; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:
  1. 2021-220.pdf
10.

Council Bill 2021-221 (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 Jason A. Gage; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Jason A. Gage in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:
  1. 2021-221.pdf
11.

Council Bill 2021-222 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ozarks Technical Community College regarding the reporting and investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents on Ozarks Technical Community College campus or involving Ozarks Technical Community College faculty, students, staff, or visitors.

Documents:
  1. 2021-222.pdf
12.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. Except Item #13. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

13.

Council Bill 2021-214 (Schilling) Tabled until the September 7, 2021 City Council Meeting.

A resolution initiating amendments to the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ for the purpose of allowing acupuncturists as home occupations.

Documents:
  1. 2021-214.pdf
14.

Council Bill 2021-225 (Lear)

A resolution approving the use of funds from the Minor Neighborhood Improvement Program for the purpose of funding the Police Department Body Worn Camera Program.

Documents:
  1. 2021-225.pdf
15.

EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2021-226 (Hardinger)

A special ordinance amending the Park Board's Fiscal Year 2021-2022 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $604,907.91 to fund the operations of the Fieldhouse SportsCenter for the period of September 28, 2021, through June 30, 2022; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:
  1. 2021-226.pdf
17.

Council Bill 2021-227 (Hardinger)

A general ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to adjust the authorized employee positions in the Parks Department by adding three full-time-equivalent positions, including one Recreation Services Coordinator Position (PAT 8), one Recreation Services Supervisor Position (PAT 6), and one Building Maintenance Worker (CLT 5) and to fund said positions; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:
  1. 2021-227.pdf
18.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

19.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

20.

Council Bill 2021-228 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept grant funds from the Disaster Grants – Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters) Missouri COVID-19 Pandemic program through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, for qualifying expenditures from May 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, in the amount of $2,864,287.11; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:
  1. 2021-228.pdf
21.

Council Bill 2021-229 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, acting for the United States, under the Small Community Air Service Development Program in an amount of up to $750,000, for the purpose of providing funds to address the air service needs of the community; accepting local matching funds from the Springfield Business Development Corporation of up to $90,000; accepting up to $60,000, from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; appropriating up to $25,000, of Airport funds; amending the budget of the Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $925,000; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:
  1. 2021-229.pdf
22.

AMENDED BILLS.

23.

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

24.

Council Bill 2021-230 (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.91 acres of property generally located at 1905 and 1933 North Glenstone Avenue from HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, to HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 202; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)(By: TKG III Springfield LLC; 1905 & 1933 North Glenstone Avenue; Z-18-2021 w/COD #202)

Documents:
  1. 2021-230.pdf
25.

Council Bill 2021-231(Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 7, Grant Avenue Parkway District Standards. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-231.pdf
26.

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

27.

Council Bill 2021-232 (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving City Utilities’ Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget for its Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2022.

Documents:
  1. 2021-232.pdf
28.

Council Bill 2021-233 (Lear)

A special ordinance approving City Utilities Supplemental Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for changes to items of expenditure and total disbursement authority related to the extreme weather events which occurred from February 11, 2021 through February 20, 2021.

Documents:
  1. 2021-233.pdf
29.

Council Bill 2021- 234 (Hardinger)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $178,469 from the United States Department of Justice and to enter into an interlocal agreement with Greene County, outlining the division of the grant funds; and amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $178,469.

Documents:
  1. 2021-234.pdf
30.

Council Bill 2021- 235 (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending  the Springfield City Code, Section 2-92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ 1 relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service as 2 contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical Schedules by 3 making provision for six new job titles and deleting one job title; and 4 amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget of certain City departments 5 to reallocate funds for the addition of one new full-time equivalent position 6 at the Airport and transitioning 29 contract positions to 29 full-time 7 equivalent positions and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

Documents:
  1. 2021-235.pdf
31.

Council Bill 2021- 236 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a revised Intergovernmental Agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College regarding cooperative training between the Springfield Fire Department and Ozarks Technical Community College.

Documents:
  1. 2021-236.pdf
32.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Isreal Reel wishes to address City Council.

Cedric Smith wishes to address City Council.

Crista Hogan wishes to address City Council.

Daryl Day wishes to address City Council.

Darlene Steele wishes to address City Council.

Kevin Ray Evans wishes to address City Council.

Cindy Austin wishes to address City Council.

Gerald Keim wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

33.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointments to the Public Housing Authority: Isabelle Jimenez-Walker and Debbie Tinen, with terms to expire April 11, 2025.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Cheryl Clay, with a term to expire April 11, 2025.


34.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

35.

MISCELLANEOUS.

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2021-237 (Simpson)

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

Documents:
  1. 2021-237.pdf
38.

Council Bill 2021-238 (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 Stalzer Addition, generally located at 1615 West Nichols 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. 2021-238.pdf
39.

Council Bill 2021-239 (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 Boing U.S. Holdco Subdivision, generally located at 2808 North Kansas 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:
  1. 2021-239.pdf
40.

Council Bill 2021- 240 (Romine)

A special ordinance approving the conveyance of real property at 2433 North Cottage Avenue to Sterling Fields; and authorizing the issuance of a quit claim deed.

Documents:
  1. 2021-240.pdf
41.

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

42.

Council Bill 2021- 241 (McClure)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Lori Lampert to the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:
  1. 2021-241.pdf
43.

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

44.

Council Bill 2021-223 (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior for the purpose of operating and maintaining four streamgages.

Documents:
  1. 2021-223.pdf
45.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

46.

ADJOURN.

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