Summary of Most Recent Meeting


January 23, 2017


1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. January 9, 2017 (POSTPONED UNTIL THE  FEBRUARY 6, 2017 CITY COUCIL MEETING)

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)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5. Council Bill 2017-016. (Stephens) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution recognizing Bill Weaver for forty years of dedicated service as an employee of the City of Springfield.

Documents:

2017-016.PDF

6. Council Bill 2017-017. (Stephens) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution recognizing David Hall for his dedicated years of service as an employee of the City of Springfield on the occasion of his retirement.

Documents:

2017-017.PDF

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

David Hall’s Retirement
I want to echo the words shared about David’s contribution to the Springfield Fire Department and our community. 

He has done an excellent job as fire chief and has received many recognitions and awards for his service. David is a natural leader within our community who  - in addition to those things mentioned – was recently awarded the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership, Leadership Springfield’s highest honor.

We will miss David, but are also very happy that he will continue his service to our community.

CACCD Meeting
Thank you Councilmen Craig Hosmer and Mike Schilling and Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure for attending last week’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development meeting. For those of you who may not know, the CACCD makes recommendations for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) discretionary funding to the City Council, within the established guidelines. 

David Holtmann named Finance Director
You received a note Friday that David Holtmann has been named the City’s new Finance Director, effective today. David has served as the Interim Finance Director since Mary Mannix Decker retired in July. David emerged as the top choice from a strong pool of applicants. He has strong roots in Springfield and cares deeply about our community, David is a lifelong Springfield resident and has served as the City’s accounting manager for the past 14 years. He has served in public service positions in both accounting and finance roles for 28 years. We

Quarterly Crime Statistics
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you with the Quarterly Public Safety report issued publicly last week.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, SPD reported an overall increase in crime by 18 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from October through December 2015. Crimes against persons (violent crime) actually decreased by 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, due to fewer reported rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults.

This was offset, however, by the fact that property crime increased by about 22 percent. While reported burglaries and larcenies increased, the most notable statistic among crimes against property continues to be vehicle theft, which doubled during the fourth quarter of 2016. Vehicle  theft reports include thefts of not just cars and trucks, but scooters, motorcycles, ATVs and golf carts as well

SPD is working with the Department of Public Information to produce a PSA and additional educational materials to help drive the point home to citizens the importance of locking doors and remaining vigilant about safety measures

This report also features information about the Springfield Police Department’s commitment to improving police response to those affected by mental illness. The department recently joined the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s One Mind Campaign.

SGF Neighborhood News
You have at your place a new communication tool that will debut this week – SGF Neighborhood News. This quarterly newspaper is produced by the Department of Public Information and will serve as a main communication tool to help keep citizens informed and engaged. Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement Cora Scott pitched this idea to the Neighborhood Advisory Council more than a year ago and her and her staff have been working with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and several representatives from each neighborhood to both consolidate separate newsletters that each association was struggling to produce and create a news vehicle that could provide accurate and hopefully, inspirational content.

I would like to thank the specific team members in PIO who are working to produce this newspaper:

Cora Scott, serving as executive editor
Melissa Haase, serving as managing editor for both the print piece and the online version
Brittney Bywater, who did the fabulous design work
Chris Akins, photography

The first issue will be mailed to Zone 1 households and distributed to other neighbors through Springfield Public Schools, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield-Greene County Park Board facilities and neighborhood canvassing. In addition, direct mail postcards, urging neighbors to subscribe, are being mailed postal patron in Zones 2, 3 and 4.

Legislative Priorities
Also at your place are three communication pieces produced by the Department of Public Information that outline your adopted Legislative Priorities for 2017. These will also be distributed at Wednesday’s Salute to Legislators in Jefferson City.

Special Olympics – Zim Schwartze
911 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze was surprised with yet another big honor last week: she was inducted into the Special Olympics of Missouri’s Hall of Fame. Zim has been active with Special Olympics since 1995. She has served in numerous leadership roles, including games management, law enforcement torch run and plunge activities. She continued her commitment to Special Olympics after moving to Springfield a few years ago.

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

9. Council Bill 2016-294 Substitute No. 1. (McClure) (AMENDED) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Brentwood N/S Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the Brentwood N/S Community Improvement District, and Jared Development; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the creation of the District.  (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2016-294S1.PDF

10. Council Bill 2016-294. (McClure) (Tabled At The January 9, 2017 Meeting In Order To Consider The Substitute Council Bill. If The Substitute Passes This Bill Will Automatically Fail.) (FAILED DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF THE SUBSTITUTE BILL.)
A special ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Brentwood N/S Community Improvement District; declaring that a portion of the district is a blighted area and that its redevelopment is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the Brentwood N/S Community Improvement District, and Jared Development; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the creation of the District.

Documents:

2016-294.PDF

11. Council Bill 2017-004. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 1.65 acres of property, generally located at 3242 South Stewart Avenue and the west side of the 3200 block of South Stewart Avenue from Planned Development No. 252 to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: KJ Texas Properties, LLC; 3225 & 3242 South Stewart Avenue; Z-23-2016.)

Documents:

2017-004.PDF

12. Council Bill 2017-005. (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FERGUSON RECUSING HERSELF)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 0.97 acres of property, generally located at 1408 South National Avenue from a LB, Limited Business District to a GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 116; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Mexican Villa; 1408 South National Avenue; Z-21-2016 w/COD #116.)

Documents:

2017-005.PDF

13. Council Bill 2017-006. (Prater) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Zoning Maps,’ by rezoning approximately 0.57 acres of property, generally located at 2873 East Chestnut Expressway from a GM, General Manufacturing District to an IC, Industrial Commercial District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: R Carlson Properties, LLC; 2873 East Chestnut Expressway; Z-20-2016.)

Documents:

2017-006.PDF

14. Council Bill 2017-007. (Ferguson) (TABLED UNTIL THE APRIL 3, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.45 acres of property, generally located at 1040 and 1110 North Sherman Avenue from a R-SF, Single Family Residential District and Mid-Town Urban Conservation District No. 3 Area E to a Planned Development District No. 353 and Mid-Town Urban Conservation District No. 3 Area E; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend denial.) (By: Greenway Studios, LLC; 1040 & 1110 North Sherman Avenue; Final Development Plan 353.)

Documents:

2017-007.PDF

15. Council Bill 2017-008. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH SCHILLING IN OPPOSITION)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official Zoning Map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.42 acres of property, generally located between 833 and 903 South Oak Grove Avenue from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to a Planned Development District No. 354; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: The Touchstone Group, LLC & James and Susan Shaeffer; 833-903 South Oak Grove Avenue; Final Development Plan 354.)

Documents:

2017-008.PDF

16. Council Bill 2017-009. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 1, ‘Intent, Purpose, and General Provisions,’ Section 36-303, ‘General Provisions,’ Subsection 36-303(33)(b)(1), for the purpose of adding the COM district to the list of prohibited districts for the transfer of development rights for any overnight shelter, soup kitchen, or transitional service shelter. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval). (By: City of Springfield; Citywide; Transfer of Development Rights Amendments.)

Documents:

2017-009.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-010. (Fisk) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance approving a plan for an industrial development project for 3M Company, a Delaware corporation, consisting of the acquisition and installation of new equipment and machinery at the existing plant; and authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to issue its Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (3M Company “Project”), Series 2017, in a principal amount not to exceed $17,000,000 to finance the costs of such project; authorizing and approving certain documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.

Documents:

2017-010.PDF

18. Council Bill 2017-011. (Fulnecky)(REFERRED TO THE PLANS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER REVIEW FOR NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, Animals, Article II, Dogs, Cats and Ferrets, by repealing Division 3, Prohibition of Pit Bull Dogs, in its entirety.

Documents:

2017-011.PDF

19. RESOLUTIONS.

20. EMERGENCY BILLS.

21. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

22. GRANTS.

23. AMENDED BILLS.

24. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

26. Council Bill 2017-018. (Hosmer)
A special ordinance approving a mutual aid agreement between the Ebenezer Fire Protection District and the Springfield Fire Department.

Documents:

2017-018.PDF

26.25 Council Bill 2017-019. (McClure) (REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into contracts with LexisNexis for the purpose of providing law enforcement software and database services.

Documents:

2017-019.PDF

26.5 Council Bill 2017-021. (Fisk) (REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as ‘Salary Ordinances,’ relating to the salary rate and pay grade for one job title within the Law Department, as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules, by adding one new job title, Senior Paralegal (PAT 7).

Documents:

2017-021.PDF

27. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

MR. ALLEN KEMPER ADDRESSED CITY COUNCIL.

MR. BOB MONDY ADDRESSED CITY COUNCIL.

28. NEW BUSINESS.
The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Cynthia Hyde with term to expire December 1, 2019. 

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the issue of a potential pet waste removal ordinance.

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.

29. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

30. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

32. Council Bill 2017-019. (McClure) (MOVED TO FIRST READING BILLS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into contracts with LexisNexis for the purpose of providing law enforcement software and database services.

Documents:

2017-019.PDF

33. Council Bill 2017-020. (Schilling)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost share agreement with SoMac Lofts, LLC, for the purpose of constructing a public sewer main in the vicinity of South Avenue and East McDaniel Street. The submitted bid for the sewer relocation under plan number 2015PW0092 is $63,035, of which 50 percent or $31,517.50 have been budgeted from funds in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget of the Clean Water Services Fund. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval).

Documents:

2017-020.PDF

34. Council Bill 2017-021. (Fisk) (MOVED TO FIRST READING BILLS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as ‘Salary Ordinances,’ relating to the salary rate and pay grade for one job title within the Law Department, as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules, by adding one new job title, Senior Paralegal (PAT 7).

Documents:

2017-021.PDF

35. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

37. Council Bill 2017-012. (Prater) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Oak Grove Commons, generally located between 833 and 903 South Oak Grove 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

2017-012.PDF

38. Council Bill 2017-013. (Fishel) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Washita Subdivision, generally located at the 2100 block of East 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 the terms of this Ordinance.

Documents:

2017-013.PDF

39. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS. (CONFIRMED)
Confirm the following appointments to the Building Trades Examination and Certification Board: Chad Drake with term to expire December 1, 2017, Richard Glenn with term to expire October 1, 2019 and Rory Krueger with term to expire December 1, 2017.

40. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41. ADJOURN.