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City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville

                     


 
Robert Stephens, Mayor

Zone Councilmembers

General Councilmembers

   

Phyllis Ferguson, Zone 1

Jan Fisk, General A

Tom Prater, Zone 2

Craig Hosmer, General B

Mike Schilling, Zone 3

Kristi S. Fulnecky, General C

Craig Fishel, Zone 4

Ken McClure, General D

 

Upcoming Council Meeting Agenda
March 6, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.


Speakers must sign up with the City Clerk to speak to an issue on the agenda. 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. February 21, 2017

Documents:
  1. 02-21-2017.pdf
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.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5.

Council Bill 2017-058. (Council)

A resolution recognizing Shirley Johnson for forty years of dedicated service as an employee of the City of Springfield. 
Documents:
  1. 2017-058.pdf
6.

CITY MANAGER 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 2017-034. (Ferguson) Tabled at the February 21, 2017 Council Meeting

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 74, ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ to clarify definitions, enforcement language, and nuisance language; delete unnecessary language and definitions; repeal certain minimum standard requirements; and delete certain apartment-specific standards.
Documents:
  1. 2017-034.pdf
9.

Council Bill 2017-035. (Ferguson) Tabled at the February 21, 2017 Council Meeting

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code’ and enacting a new Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code’.
Documents:
  1. 2017-035.pdf
10.

Council Bill 2017-036. (Ferguson) Tabled at the February 21, 2017 Council Meeting

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article I, ‘Administration and Enforcement of Codes,’ to provide for administration and enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code and to clarify certain provisions.
Documents:
  1. 2017-036.pdf
11.

Council Bill 2017-046. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an addendum to the annual agreement with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., to increase the total contract budget by $70,295 to $3,527,670 to reflect current and projected operational changes; and amending the budget of the City’s tourism and convention fund for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $70,295.
Documents:
  1. 2017-046.pdf
12.

Council Bill 2017-047. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and Greene County, to share costs associated with the Route 65 Outer Road relocation; and amending the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $606,330 to appropriate Federal Surface Transportation Program funds for this project.
Documents:
  1. 2017-047.pdf
13.

Council Bill 2017-048. (Prater)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost share agreement with Menard, Inc., for the purpose of cost coordinating the Chestnut Expressway and Eastgate Avenue improvement project. The City’s estimated cost for the project is $466,087, which will be funded by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Shared Cost Program.
Documents:
  1. 2017-048.pdf
14.

Council Bill 2017-049. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the plans and specifications for the Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project, Plan No. 2014PW0045T; accepting the bid of Hartman and Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,165,600, which will be funded by the ¼-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax and is already budgeted; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.
Documents:
  1. 2017-049.pdf
15.

Council Bill 2017-050. (Stephens)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ Section 10-62, ‘Exception for general merchandise stores, restaurants, and exempt organizations’;  Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ Section 78-4, ‘Possession, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public place,’ to amend the title of Subsection (c); and Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Section 106-50, ‘Use of City right-of-way during Artsfest;’ and including a provision to sunset this Ordinance on December 31, 2017.
Documents:
  1. 2017-050.pdf
16.

Council Bill 2017-051. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as ‘Salary Ordinances,’ relating to the salary rates and pay grades by creating one new job title of “Department Safety Coordinator,” to be included in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules as a PAT 7.
Documents:
  1. 2017-051.pdf
17.

RESOLUTIONS.

18.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

19.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

20.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

21.

Council Bill 2017-059. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds in the amount of $6,200 from the Missouri Department of Conservation, to support native plant establishment and enhancement on traffic islands at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue; and to amend the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $6,200 to appropriate the grant funds.
Documents:
  1. 2017-059.pdf
22.

AMENDED BILLS.

23.

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

24.

Council Bill 2017-060. (Prater)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.82 acres of property, generally located at 1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728, 1730, 1732 and 1734 South Plaza Avenue from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to a GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 120; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By:  E and E Financial Inc.; 1712 through 1734 South Plaza Avenue (eastside); Z-8-2017 Conditional Overlay District No. 120.)
Documents:
  1. 2017-060.pdf
25.

Council Bill 2017-061. (Prater)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.26 acres of property, generally located at 1712, 1714, 1716 and 1718 South Plaza Avenue from a R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to a R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 120; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By:  E and E Financial Inc.; 1712 through 1734 South Plaza Avenue (eastside); Z-8-2017 Conditional Overlay District No. 120.)
Documents:
  1. 2017-061.pdf
26.

Council Bill 2017-062. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2 acres of property, generally located at 3810 East Sunshine Street from an O-1, Office District with Conditional Overlay No. 8 to an O-2, Office District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 121; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Central Bank of the Ozarks; 3810 East Sunshine Street; Z-9-2017 & Conditional Overlay District No. 121.)
Documents:
  1. 2017-062.pdf
27.

Council Bill 2017-063. (McClure)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.27 acres of property, generally located at 3411 South Kansas Avenue from R-SF, Single- Family Residential district to R-MD, Medium-Density Multifamily Residential District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 118; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map.  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: R&S Associates LLC; 3411 South Kansas Avenue; Z-6-2017 & Conditional Overlay District No. 118.)
Documents:
  1. 2017-063.pdf
28.

Council Bill 2017-064. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan submitted by the Bailey School Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located at 501 West Central Street; declaring the Area in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).
Documents:
  1. 2017-064.pdf
29.

Council Bill 2017-065. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan submitted by the Beverly Lofts Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located along the north side of east Cherry Street near the intersection of Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue; declaring the area in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).
Documents:
  1. 2017-065.pdf
30.

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

31.

Council Bill 2017-066. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or their designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Business Development Corporation for the purpose of engaging the Springfield Business Development Corporation for economic development assistance in the amount of $65,000 per year. (Planning and Development Staff recommend approval).
Documents:
  1. 2017-066.pdf
32.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Allen Kemper wishes to address City Council.

Ms. Vicke Kepling wishes to address City Council.

Ms. Barbara Craker wishes to address City Council.
33.

NEW BUSINESS.

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.
34.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

35.

MISCELLANEOUS.

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2017-067. (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 Hickman Woods Subdivision, generally located at the 3400 block of East Salem 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.  (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).
Documents:
  1. 2017-067.pdf
38.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

39.

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

40.

Council Bill 2017-052. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for the purpose of funding the Mt. Vernon Street Bridge over Jordan Creek project; and amending the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget of the Department of Public Works in the amount of $18,164 to appropriate federal funds.
Documents:
  1. 2017-052.pdf
41.

Council Bill 2017-053. (Prater)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to amend contract number 2010-0866 with Environmental Works, Inc., to install and maintain one additional monitoring well on public right-of-way at 645 South Glenstone Avenue to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.
Documents:
  1. 2017-053.pdf
42.

Council Bill 2017-054. (McClure)

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 $1,000.
Documents:
  1. 2017-054.pdf
43.

Council Bill 2017-055. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Columbia, Missouri, Police Department for a Domestic Violence Enforcement Training course to be offered to the Springfield Police Department, tuition free, with certain travel reimbursement obligations to be paid by the City.
Documents:
  1. 2017-055.pdf
44.

Council Bill 2017-056. (Fulnecky)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 118 – ‘Vehicle for Hire,’ Article III – ‘Towing Services,’ Division 2 – ‘Rotation System,’ Section 118-177 – ‘Release of impounded vehicle,’ by removing references to certain court fees.
Documents:
  1. 2017-056.pdf
45.

Council Bill 2017-057. (Fishel)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Development Finance Board and Ozarks Food Harvest to obtain tax credits for contributions to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest for the purpose of expanding the capacity of the existing Ozarks Food Harvest facility and to waive the City’s economic development fee in the amount of $1,000.
Documents:
  1. 2017-057.pdf
46.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Agency: Ryan Crosby and Benjamin Hall with terms to expire March 1, 2020.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield-Greene County Library Board: Andrea McKinney with a term to expire July 1, 2019.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Todd Thomas with a term to expire October 1, 2019.


Confirm the following reappointments to the Tree City USA Citizens Advisory Committee:  Zach Clapper, Nick Baker and Matthew Suarez with terms to expire December 1, 2019.


Confirm the following reappointments to the Traffic Advisory Board: J.D. Stone, Scott Pearson and Angelo “Nick” Forte with terms to expire April 1, 2020.
47.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48.

ADJOURN.

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