Summary of Most Recent Meeting

November 28, 2016



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. November 14, 2016 – Regular and November 22, 2016 – Special. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

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 AMENDED – COUNCIL BILL 2016-265 ITEM # 44 TABLED INDEFINITELY, COUNCIL BILL 2016-285 ITEM #43 REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND MOVED TO FIRST READING BILLS AS ITEM #35.5)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Thousands participate in Turkey Trot
More than 8,300 participated in this year’s Turkey Trot, securing its place as the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in the state of Missouri. This was the second-largest crowd ever taking part in Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition.

Thank you to our Park Board team, as well as Springfield Police, Public Information, Public Works and other City departments that help out.

Thank you, Councilwoman Fisk and Councilman Hosmer for participating and supporting this great event. As you know, proceeds benefit proceeds benefit Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund. The event also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Speaking of Parks …
City Council and all City employees are invited to celebrate the Park Board's full accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) on Monday, Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m., at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis Street. Admission is $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Park Board Youth Scholarship Fund

Share the Lights Campaign
You may recall that the Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering recommended that the community focus significant attention on efforts to divert people from homelessness. One Door has helped tremendously with these activities, particularly thanks to the additional staff member – a diversion specialist - you approved.

I’m pleased to share that others in the community are pitching in. One of the goals the Task Force included in its report was to increase the number of Project Share donors and donations. Project Share is a utility assistance program administered through OACAC and focused on helping those who are unable to pay their bill, including elderly and disabled patrons in our community.

Clint Gerlek and the radio team at Alice 95.5 approached Director of Public Information Cora Scott and I with a desire to help out in some way with Impacting Poverty Commission or Zone Blitz recommendations.

Distinguished Budget Award
Congratulations are in order for Interim Finance Director David Holtmann and the Finance Department staff. For the 10th year in a row, the City has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communications device.

Bond Rating Upgrade
More good news on the financial front: We are pleased to share that Moody's Investor Service (one of the nation’s top three bond credit rating agencies) has upgraded the rating of two of the City of Springfield’s bond issues related to Jordan Valley Park’s Baseball Stadium Project.

The two issues, Springfield Center City Development Corporation, MO's Series 2002B&C Taxable Revenue Bonds were upgraded to Aa3 from A1. The Aa3 rating is two notches lower than Moody's Aa1 general obligation rating on the City of Springfield.

We think this is great news and an indication of the how Moody’s is viewing the City’s sound financial condition.

Springfield Police Department updates
Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with both the police staffing update and recent crime statistics. Those reports are at your place.

Special Retirements
We would like to take moment to recognize two community leaders who are retiring this month. Each will receive a Mayoral proclamation at separate special events, but I wanted to say a couple of things about Becky Baltz and Roseanne Bentley.

MoDOT District Engineer Becky Baltz announced her retirement earlier this month, after 32 years of public service. Most recently as district engineer, Becky led the 21-county district comprising over 6,500 miles of road, 13,000 square miles and a population of nearly 930,000.

Greene County Commissioner Roseanne Bentley has been making things better in Springfield and Greene County for decades. Her service on the Springfield School Board, as a state senator and as a Greene County Commissioner has illustrated a strong commitment to the people of our community, particularly children. She has consistently fought for the rights of all children to receive an excellent education, beginning at birth. Her tireless advocacy and positive spirit have changed the landscape of Southwest Missouri. And for that, we are forever indebted.

Heavy hearts
It is with a heavy heart that we share our condolences following the deaths of two Springfield community advocates.

Bob Scheid passed away peacefully Nov. 23 after a long illness. Bob, besides being a wonderful person, was a longtime airport board member and strong advocate for the airport. He served several terms on the City of Springfield Personnel Board, Ozarks Transportation Board and many others. His wife, Sally, currently serves as chair of the Art Museum Board. Bob was instrumental in the Springfield Jaycees and, along with others, in founding Legal Aid of Southwest Missouri. Bob will be greatly missed.

Nancy Higdon, the wife of OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon, died Saturday, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. As OTC Provost Steven Bishop shared, Nancy was a career accounting instructor and had a heart for education. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hal, his family and the family at OTC during this difficult time.

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

7. Council Bill 2016-252. (McClure) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A general ordinance approving revisions to and simplification of the previously established Residential Water Service Rate, General Water Service Rate, General Terms and Conditions Governing Water Service and Emergency Conservation Water Service Rate.

Documents:

2016-252.PDF

8. Council Bill 2016-253. (Fishel) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A general ordinance to approve revisions to the previously established Residential Gas Service Rate, General Gas Service Rate, Curtailable Gas Service Rate, High Load Factor General Gas Service Rate, Purchased Gas Clause and General Terms and Conditions Governing Gas Service.

Documents:

2016-253.PDF

9. Council Bill 2016-254. (Fisk) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 120, ‘Wastewater Regulations,’ Article VI, ‘Wastewater Charges and Rates,’ Section 120-245, ‘Rates,’ and Section 120-247, ‘Extra charges,’ of the Springfield City Code, by repealing existing rate schedules effective May 31, 2011, and establishing new rate schedules that provide for three years of annual rate increases, beginning July 1, 2017, which will provide necessary funding for the cost of complying with the Clean Water Act and Missouri Department of Natural Resources mandates. (Environmental Services recommends approval.)

Documents:

2016-254.PDF

10. Council Bill 2016-255. (Schilling)) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Preliminary Funding Agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and 3M Company; authorizing the execution of documents; and the taking of actions consistent therewith; and amending the budget provided for the Department of Planning and Development for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, in the amount of $25,000.

Documents:

2016-255.PDF

11. Council Bill 2016-256. (McClure) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance authorizing an increased level of property tax abatement from 50 percent to 75 percent on new improvements to real property located in the Enhanced Enterprise Zone for the 3M Company in recognition of the 92 high-quality jobs the company's proposed plant expansion will bring to the Springfield community.

Documents:

2016-256.PDF

12. Council Bill 2016-258. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance approving and authorizing the purchase of a Caterpillar D8T bulldozer from Caterpillar Inc., through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance, for the Springfield Sanitary Landfill; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund in the amount $825,000.00.

Documents:

2016-258.PDF

13. Council Bill 2016-260. (Fishel) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 106 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, titled ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article VI, ‘Stopping, Standing and Parking,’ Division 8, ‘Off-Street Parking Lots,’ Subdivision I, ‘Generally,’ for the purpose of revising and simplifying public parking regulations on certain City-owned parking lots.

Documents:

2016-260.PDF

14. Council Bill 2016-261. (Fisk) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Springfield Police Foundation; and amending the budget for the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $16,000.

Documents:

2016-261.PDF

15. Council Bill 2016-262. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and TransCore, LP for the development, implementation and maintenance of Advanced Traffic Management System software and hardware at an estimated cost of $84,996.96 to be paid for by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax and Signal System Improvements Program.

Documents:

2016-262.PDF

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

17. Council Bill 2016-270. (Hosmer) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A resolution declaring it necessary to construct sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 200 of Section No. 15 in the City, located in the general vicinity of Roslyn Avenue and Bagnell Street; designating the method of payment therefore in the amount of $201,463.97 (to be repaid by special tax bills); and providing for publications and notices.

Documents:

2016-270.PDF

18. Council Bill 2016-271. (Fisk, Ferguson, McClure, And Prater) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A resolution adopting the City of Springfield’s Legislative Priorities for 2017. (Recommended for Council Action by the Community Involvement Committee).

Documents:

2016-271.PDF

19. Council Bill 2016-272. (Hosmer, Fisk, Fishel, And Fulnecky) (MOVED TO ITEM #32.5)
A resolution approving terms of an agreement under which pit bull dogs may be rescued from the City Animal Shelter and put up for adoption. (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval.)

Documents:

2016-272.PDF

20. EMERGENCY BILLS.

21. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

22. GRANTS.

23. AMENDED BILLS.

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

25. Council Bill 2016-273. (McClure) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 7.8 acres of property, generally located in the 4900 block of South National Avenue from Planned Development District Number 306, to Planned Development Number 352 to allow the addition of a nursing home use; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Martin Property Management, LLC; 4900 block S. National Avenue; Planned Development 352.)

Documents:

2016-273.PDF

26. Council Bill 2016-274. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 426 to allow a reduction in front yard setback along Kimbrough Avenue between 815 and 943 South Kimbrough Avenue, 940 South Roanoke Avenue and 500 East Madison Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2016-274.PDF

27. Council Bill 2016-275. (Prater) (AMENDED AND PUBLIC HEARING HELD OVER)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 1.88 acres of property, generally located at 3150 South National Avenue from an O-1, Office District, to an O-2, Office District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By: Elpidio Alcancia Trustee; 3150 South National Avenue; Z-18-2016.)

Documents:

2016-275.PDF

28. Council Bill 2016-276. (Fishel) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 0.55 acres of property, generally located at 404, 410, 412, 416, and 420 East Madison Street as well as 802 South Jefferson Avenue from a R-HD, High Density Multi-Family Residential District to a R-HD, High Density Multi-Family Residential District with a UN, University Combining Overlay District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By:  Ken E. Porter, John B. Duncan, & T&N Investments LLC; 404, 410, 412, 416, and 420 East Madison Street and 802 South Jefferson Avenue; Z-15-2016.)

Documents:

2016-276.PDF

29. Council Bill 2016-277. (Schilling) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for the Elm House Redevelopment Area generally located along the south side of East Madison Street between South Jefferson Avenue and South Thomas Avenue, and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.

Documents:

2016-277.PDF

30. Council Bill 2016-278. (Prater) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, titled ‘Land Development Code of the City of Springfield,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-455, ‘Off-street parking requirements,’ Subsection 36-455(2)(b)(10), for the purpose of modifying the off-street parking requirements for convenience food stores.

Documents:

2016-278.PDF

31. Council Bill 2016-279. (Ferguson) City Staff Will Be Requesting This Item Be Tabled Until The January 9, 2017 City Council Meeting. (TABLED UNTIL THE JANUARY 9, 2017 MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 1.3 acres of property, generally located at 2832 East Sunshine Street from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to a O-1, Office District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By: Robert O’Block; 2832 E. Sunshine Street; Z-12-2016.)

Documents:

2016-279.PDF

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

32.5. Council Bill 2016-272.  (Hosmer, Fisk, Fishel, and Fulnecky) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A resolution approving terms of an agreement under which pit bull dogs may be rescued from the City Animal Shelter and put up for adoption.  (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval.) 

33. Council Bill 2016-280. (Hosmer, Fisk, And Fishel
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ Section 18-2, ‘Minimum fine for certain violations; reckless owners;’ Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ Section 18-10, ‘Search and Seizure Warrants;’ Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article II, ‘Dogs, Cats and Ferrets,’ Division 3, ‘Prohibition of Pit Bull Dogs,’ Section 18-98; Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article II, ‘Dogs, Cats and Ferrets,’ Division 1, ‘Generally,’ Section 18-60, ‘Restricted Dogs;’ Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article II, ‘Dogs, Cats and Ferrets,’ Division 1, ‘Generally,’ and Section 18-61, ‘Nuisance Dogs.’  (The Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval 3 to 1.)

Documents:

2016-280.PDF

34. Council Bill 2016-281. (Fisk) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a Brownfields Hazardous and Petroleum Assessment Grant, in the amount of $300,000, from the Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of conducting City-wide assessment activities, with priority given to City-acquired property, properties located in the center city and northwest Springfield target area; to exercise any and all powers necessary or convenient to obtain such funding and in carrying out the identified activities; and amending the budget of the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2017 in the amount of $300,000.

Documents:

2016-281.PDF

35. Council Bill 2016-282. (Fulnecky) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Springfield, Missouri, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, Greene County, Missouri, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, to cooperate and partner in identification of pollutant sources that could impact Jordan Creek, Wilson Creek, and Pearson Creek, consistent with the Springfield-Greene County Integrated Plan and to do all things necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of the Memorandum of Understanding by and between the foregoing.

Documents:

2016-282.PDF

35.5. Council Bill 2016-285.  (Ferguson) (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING BILLS BECOMES ITEM #35.5) (WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Lease Agreement with Sunset West II, LLC, to lease property located at 2235 West Sunset Street for use by the Department of Public Information as offices and video and photography studio space; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Information for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $33,000 to appropriate reserves from the Telecable fund.

36. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. James Stevens addressed City Council

37. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Christen Davis with term to expire November 29, 2019. 

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Susan Henderson, Shara Cash, and Dr. Kayce Morton with terms to expire November 29, 2019. 

Mayor Stephens is appointing Erick Roberts, Superintendent of Solid Waste, as an Alternate Board Member on the Solid Waste District O Board. 

Mayor Stephens is appointing Councilman Mike Schilling to fill an Open City position reserved for a City Council Member. 

Remand the issue of revisions to Chapter 46-6, Campaign Finance, to the Plans and Policies Committee for further review. 

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 

38. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

39. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

41. Council Bill 2016-283. (Stephens)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant for the Blueprint for Safer Roads Program from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in the amount of $5,000; to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $5,000.

Documents:

2016-283.PDF

42. Council Bill 2016-284. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Ironbridge Phase XIV, generally located at the 4900 block of South National Avenue, 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 the terms of this Ordinance.

Documents:

2016-284.PDF

43. Council Bill 2016-285. (Ferguson) (REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING BILLS AND READ UNDER FIRST READING BILLS BECOMES ITEM #35.5)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Lease Agreement with Sunset West II, LLC, to lease property located at 2235 West Sunset Street for use by the Department of Public Information as offices and video and photography studio space; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Information for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $33,000 to appropriate reserves from the Telecable fund.

Documents:

2016-285.PDF

44. Council Bill 2016-286. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 1333 West Livingston Street to Dawn Almeida for $5,500 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

2016-286.PDF

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

46. Council Bill 2016-287. (Stephens) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A resolution confirming the appointment of Ryan Baker to serve on the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors.

Documents:

2016-287.PDF

47. Council Bill 2016-288. (McClure) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail, including Sunday sales, to The Blue Bull LLC, d/b/a Studio Ultra Lounge, located at all of the first floor and basement of 300 Park Central East, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include a patio on the north side of the building measuring 10 feet by 15 feet.

Documents:

2016-288.PDF

48. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

49. Council Bill 2016-263. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A general ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement for an Encroachment License with the General Council of the Assemblies of God; for the purpose of allowing an encroachment onto City right-of-way, for the placement of bollards located at 1445 North Boonville Avenue, to allow for safe ingress and egress, under the same terms and conditions as encroachments are permitted on City rights-of-way under Chapter 98, Article VII of the Springfield City Code.

Documents:

2016-263.PDF

50. Council Bill 2016-264. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance authorizing revenue received by the City from the sales of Fire Department branded merchandise to be placed in the City’s Fire Public Education fund designated for the exclusive use of the Fire Department for public education efforts.

Documents:

2016-264.PDF

51. Council Bill 2016-265. (Ferguson) City Staff Is Recommending This Bill Be Removed From The Agenda. (REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 1333 West Livingston Street to Dawn Almeida for $5,500 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

2016-265.PDF

52. Council Bill 2016-266. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 2001 North Ramsey Avenue to Randy Lopez for $7,200 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

2016-266.PDF

53. Council Bill 2016-267. (Prater) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 701 and 703 East Dale Street to Randy Lopez for $5,500 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

2016-267.PDF

54. Council Bill 2016-268. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 7-0 with Fulnecky AND STEPHENS Absent)
A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 916 West Poplar Avenue to Betty A. Miller for $5,700 and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

2016-268.PDF

55. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority:  Benjamin Hall with term to expire March 1, 2017. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Traffic Advisory Board:  J.D. Stone with term to expire April 1, 2018, and Evan Bennett with term to expire April 1, 2019.

56. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

57. CLOSED SESSION. (COUNCIL MOVED TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION)
City Council will hold a closed meeting to discuss legal actions, causes of action, litigation, privileged and confidential communications pursuant to Section 610.021 (1), RSMo.; and this meeting, record, and vote shall be closed and the City Council shall stand adjourned at the end of the closed session.