Summary of Most Recent Meeting

June 18, 2018



1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. June 4, 2018 City Council Meeting; June 11, 2018 And June 12, 2018 Special City Council Meetings  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

06-04-2018.PDF

06-11-2018 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

06-12-2018 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.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.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

Swear in Jeffrey Schmitt to the Art Museum Board.  SWORN IN

Swear in Emily Denniston to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board.  SWORN IN

5. Council Bill 2018-159. (McClure)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)

A resolution honoring the ten-year tenure of City Manager Greg Burris. 

Documents:

2018-159.PDF

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

Zone 1 Town Hall Meeting & Ribbon Cuttings
Congratulations, Councilwoman Ferguson for the great turnout at the Zone 1 Town Hall and progressive ribbon cutting and Frisbee-throwing ceremonies last Thursday. More than 100 people attended, shared their input and celebrated the new playground, walking track and bathrooms installed at Tom Watkins Park. Thank you to the many departments who participated in the event. A special thank you goes out to the Parks, Planning and Public Works departments for their successful completion of these projects, through the HUD funding.

Nearly $645,000 of park improvements have been implemented at Tom Watkins Park in the last four months, funded through a combination of the City of Springfield’s Community Development Block Grant, through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program; and the City’s Neighborhood Works program. Park improvements included:

  • New restrooms, adjacent to the park’s pavilion.
  • New 3,800-square-foot interactive playground, including treehouse structure with slides and climbing features, a rotary swing, bench seating and shade structures.
  • New 7/10-mile (3,604-foot) concrete walking path, looping around the park.
  • New site lighting and electrical upgrades, including adding power capacity to the pavilion
  • New 18-hole disc golf course, with new tee pads and goal baskets.

The HUD grant is also funding new playgrounds and other amenities at Cooper, Nichols and Meador parks. Neighborhood Works is funding numerous infrastructure improvements in parks.

Parks Update
Ozark Greenways has added another national recognition to its trail system.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has named the Wilson’s Creek Greenway as a National Recreation Trail. The greenway is one of 19 trails receiving the designation this week and the only trail on the new list in Missouri. The five-mile trail spans from Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park to Republic Road in southwest Springfield and unincorporated Greene County.

Parks Director Bob Belote has provided a complete update, which you have at your place.

Sales Tax Update
Good news to end the fiscal year on: we are 1% to the plus side of what was budgeted. While monthly collections were below budget for the month of June, sales tax collections for the year is 1% above budget and exceeded last year’s collections by almost $2 million.

Crime continues downward trend
Police Chief Paul Williams has provided you the monthly and year-to-date uniform crime reports and things continue in a positive direction. Year-to-date, part 1 crimes are down 24%.

Vote for Hammons Field
Hammons Field has made it through four rounds of voting and is now in the finals in a contest by Ballpark Digest to name the Best Double-A Ballpark in baseball. Mayor Ken McClure encourages citizens to vote as soon as possible because the contest ends Tuesday, June 19. Visit www.SpringfieldCardinals.com to access the link to vote.

Employee Picnic
The City of Springfield annual employee picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 21 in Jordan Valley Park. Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem Fisk, for providing a shuttle to and from the Busch Municipal Building.

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

8. Council Bill 2018-139. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately .89 acres of property, generally located at 1201 South Campbell Avenue from R-SF, Residential Single-Family District to O-1, Office District; and adopting an updated ‘Official zoning map.’ (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield; 1201 South Campbell Avenue; Z-9-2018 (Fire Station #6).)

Documents:

2018-139.PDF

9. Council Bill 2018-140. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5 acres of property, generally located at 3344 East Cherry Street, from GM, General Manufacturing District, to HC, Highway Commercial District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 148. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval. (By: HMR Properties, LLP; 3344 East Cherry Street; Z-10-2018 w/COD #148.)

Documents:

2018-140.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-141. (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.55 acres of property, generally located at 2960 East Allen Place, from R-SF, Residential Single-Family District to GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 146. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Greenway Studios, LLC; 2960 East Allen Place; Z-8-2018 w/COD #146 and Conditional Use Permit 435.)

Documents:

2018-141.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-142. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 435 to allow a self-service storage facility in a GR, General Retail District, generally located at 2960 East Allen Place (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

2018-142.PDF

12. Council Bill 2018-143. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.35 acres of property, generally located at 601, 615, and 645 North West Bypass and 3511 West Waddill Street, from GM, General Manufacturing District, to HC, Highway Commercial, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 149. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Richard K. Wilson Irrevocable Trust; 601, 615, and 645 North West Bypass and 3511 West Waddill Street; Z-11-2018 w/COD #149.)

Documents:

2018-143.PDF

13. Council Bill 2018-144. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits,’ by annexing approximately 1.3 acres of property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3661 West Sunshine Street, and generally referenced as Annexation A-1-18; and amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 46, Section 46-1, ‘Boundaries of wards, precincts and council zones,’ by adding this property to the ward and precinct assigned by the County Clerk.

Documents:

2018-144.PDF

14. Council Bill 2018-145. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.3 acres of property, generally located at 3661 West Sunshine Street, from County C-2, General Commercial District, to GR, General Retail District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 147. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Michael & Victor Paulik; 3661 West Sunshine Street; Z-12-2018 w/COD #147.)

Documents:

2018-145.PDF

15. Council Bill 2018-132. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article III, ‘Administration, Investigation and Collection Procedures for Licenses, Taxes and Permits,’ Division 3, ‘Collection Procedures,’ Section 70-151, ‘Purpose of Division,’ by allowing waiver of collection procedures by the Director of Finance in specified circumstances.

Documents:

2018-132.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-133. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, ‘General Provisions,’ by enacting Section 1-15, ‘Self-Preemption,’ related to preemption by or changes in federal or state law.

Documents:

2018-133.PDF

17. Council Bill 2018-134. (Fisk)  (TABLED UNTIL THE JULY 2, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 1, ‘General Provisions,’ by enacting Section 1-14, ‘Enforcement; Attorney Fees,’ describing enforcement provisions and providing that the City’s costs and attorney fees shall be paid by persons determined to have violated the City Code.

Documents:

2018-134.PDF

18. Council Bill 2018-146. (Ollis)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., in the amount of $3,567,400, which authorizes the budget and marketing plan for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 to promote travel and tourism within the City of Springfield.

Documents:

2018-146.PDF

19. Council Bill 2018-147. (Fulnecky)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission, Inc., in the amount of $85,350 to promote the attraction of sporting events for the community.

Documents:

2018-147.PDF

20. Council Bill 2018-148. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a contract for the purchase of land generally located at 1900 and 1904 West College Street, for the purpose of construction of Fire Station 13, and to execute all necessary documents in support thereof. (Planning and Zoning Commission approved this Request to Acquire, and staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2018-148.PDF

21. Council Bill 2018-149. (Ollis)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the Annual Maintenance Contract for Traffic Signals for Fiscal Year 2018-2019; accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $147,355.00, for an on-call services contract; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2018-149.PDF

22. Council Bill 2018-150. (Simpson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Stormwater Improvements along Silsby Street, between Kimbrough and Jefferson Avenues; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $145,769.45, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

2018-150.PDF

23. Council Bill 2018-151. (Hosmer)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Taxable Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2018A, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,100,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the Series 2009 Refunded Bonds; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; and authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith.

Documents:

2018-151.PDF

24. Council Bill 2018-152. (McClure)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation of 888 smoke alarms, valued at $10,000, from Springfield Public Schools to be used by the Springfield Fire Department in support of the City’s free smoke alarm program.

Documents:

2018-152.PDF

25. Council Bill 2018-153. (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1 of the Code of Ordinances  of the City of Springfield, Missouri, 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 Schedule, the Crafts, Trades and Labor Schedule, the Fire Protection Schedule, and the Law Enforcement Schedule, by making provision for two (2) new job titles within the Professional, Administrative and Technical and Crafts, Trades and Labor Schedules; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the Professional, Administrative and Technical and Crafts, Trades and Labor Schedules, as well as for certain non-union Salary Grades in the Fire Protection and Law Enforcement Schedules; and by amending G.O. 5089, Section 5(b), as amended by G.O. 5278, Section 10(b), relating to the Law Enforcement Schedule.

Documents:

2018-153.PDF

26. Council Bill 2018-154. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Springfield, Missouri, Section 2-91, known as the ‘Merit System Rules and Regulations,’ by amending portions of the Merit Rules, specifically Merit Rules 6.6, 21.2 (c.1), and 21.7; and by establishing an effective date for said Merit Rule changes (Changes to the Merit Rule requiring Personnel Board approval has Personnel Board support).

Documents:

2018-154.PDF

27. Council Bill 2018-155. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program – Urban Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and to approve a budget adjustment amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget in the amount of $2,128,570.00 appropriating $2,000,000.00 in federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funds, $64,285.00 in 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax funds, and $64,285.00 in 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax funds for the purpose of funding the rehabilitation of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway from Chase Street to Commercial Street.

Documents:

2018-155.PDF

28. Council Bill 2018-156. (Fulnecky)  (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning rights-of-way over, under, and through the property generally located at the northwest corner of Primrose Street and Jefferson Avenue in the City of Springfield, Missouri; authorizing certain officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance; and for the purpose of completing the Primrose Street (South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue) Improvement Project.

Documents:

2018-156.PDF

29. Council Bill 2018-157. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement with the Bailey School Redevelopment Corporation regarding the redevelopment of an area generally located at 501 West Central Street to extend the time for completion until December 31, 2019; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an addendum to said redevelopment agreement. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2018-157.PDF

30. Council Bill 2018-158. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 7-1 WITH FULNECKY IN OPPOSITION AND FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Kirk A. Heyle Trust for the purpose of leasing property at 911 West Chestnut Street for use by the Departments of Public Works and Environmental Services as office and work space.

Documents:

2018-158.PDF

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

32. Council Bill 2018-138. (Ollis) Tabled At The June 4, 2018 City Council Meeting To The June 18, 2018 City Council Meeting.  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A resolution granting a license to sell retail liquor by the drink, including Sunday sales, to The Greene County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, Inc., d/b/a Ozark Empire Fairgrounds located at 3001 North Grant Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include all of the fairgrounds within the perimeter fencing.

Documents:

2018-138.PDF

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

34. Council Bill 2018-160. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving an amendment to Article 18 – Wages of The Collective Bargaining Agreement Between: The City of Springfield, Missouri and The Springfield Police Officers’ Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22 and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to acknowledge and deliver the amendment on behalf of The City of Springfield, Missouri, to the Bargaining Unit, and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2018-160.PDF

35. Council Bill 2018-161. (Ollis)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving a collective bargaining agreement by and between The City of Springfield, Missouri, and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, the bargaining unit of the Springfield Fire Department, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to acknowledge and deliver the collective bargaining agreement on behalf of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to the bargaining unit, and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2018-161.PDF

36. Council Bill 2018-166. (City Council) Possible Addition To City Council Agenda; However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Added Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.  (ADDED AND APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing Collin Quigley to perform the duties of the City Manager of the City of Springfield, Missouri, on an interim basis, until the newly appointed City Manager commences employment which is anticipated to occur on August 1, 2018; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2018-166.PDF

37. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

38. GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

39. Council Bill 2018-162. (Ferguson)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH FISK ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or their designee, to accept an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of creating job training programs that recruit, train, and place local unemployed and under-employed residents into full-time employment in the environmental field; to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $200,000 to appropriate the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval on one reading.

Documents:

2018-162.PDF

40. AMENDED BILLS.

41. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

43. Council Bill 2018-163. (Hosmer)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 54 of the Springfield City Code, ‘Fire Prevention and Protection,’ Article II, ‘Fire Prevention Code,’ Sections 54-31 and 54-32, by adopting the 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code subject to certain deletions, modifications, and amendments; and repealing General Ordinance 5987.

Documents:

2018-163.PDF

44. Council Bill 2018-164. (Fulnecky)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the Springfield Fire Department for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 to appropriate savings from a fire station exhaust system improvements project to purchase and install a live-fire burn prop training simulator.

Documents:

2018-164.PDF

45. Council Bill 2018-165. (Prater)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN 2 WEEKS)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with Greene County, Missouri, to share in the costs associated with the extension of Kansas Expressway and Farm Road 141; amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $4,780,000 to appropriate Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant-Urban funds to fund a portion of the City’s contribution of the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute certain agreements; for the purpose of completing the Kansas Expressway and Farm Road 141 extension project.

Documents:

2018-165.PDF

46. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

47. NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: William Garvin and Ashley Norgard with terms to expire July 1, 2021. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee: Mandi Christiansen with term to expire December 1, 2020. RECOMMENDED

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.

48. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

49. MISCELLANEOUS.

50. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

51. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

52. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

53. Board Confirmations.

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc: Brent Parker to fill the unexpired term of Phillip Burgess. Mr. Parker’s term will expire January 1, 2019. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Board of Equalization: Robert Baldwin and Gregory Loftin with terms to expire April 1, 2021. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Kate Stockton with term to expire May 1, 2021; and David Carr to fill the unexpired term of Mary Ann Jennings, and Brandy McShane to fill the unexpired term of Delia Croessmann. Mr. Carr and Ms. McShane’s terms will expire May 1, 2020. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Christina Dicken with term to expire May 1, 2021. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Charles Cowherd with term to expire May 1, 2021; and Keith Slater to fill the unexpired term of Gene Hartley. Mr. Slater’s term will expire May 1, 2021. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: David Troyer with term to expire May 1, 2021. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Landmarks Board: Layne Hunton to fill the unexpired term of Matthew Cadle. Mr. Hunton’s term will expire November 1, 2018.

54. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

55. ADJOURN.