Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Feb. 12, 2018

1.
ROLL CALL. 

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. January 29, 2018 City Council Meeting And The February 6, 2018 Special City Council Meetings. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

01-29-2018 .PDF

02-06-2018 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.

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

 

Winter Weather

I wanted to issue a quick word of thanks again to our Public Works crews who worked overnights this past weekend to keep our roads salted and treated. At times I’m sure it felt like a losing battle, but their work is appreciated and very needed.

February Sales Tax check up 19%
The City of Springfield’s February sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 19%, compared to the amount budgeted.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transactions made primarily in December. On a year-to-date basis, with February being the eighth month in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, revenues are up 1 percent compared to budget. 

We are now seeing small growth in sales tax above our budgeted sales tax for the year, which is a positive sign for the economy and the city, according to Finance Director David Holtmann.  

Compared to last February, monthly revenues are up 20%. The February check continues the upward trend that began with the December 2017 check, which was up 3 percent compared to the budgeted amount. 

City of Independence Visit

Nine members of the City’s Leadership Team visited the City of Independence Jan. 30 and 31 for the second half of a City Management Exchange. You may recall a large team from Independence visited Springfield last fall. Our time together included general sessions and tours as well as peer-to-peer sessions that were discipline specific.

Parks Update

Parks Director Bob Belote has provided an update, but I wanted to mention a couple of highlights.

Feb. 20 Job Fair highlights 40 different Temporary and Seasonal Parks positions

The Park Board is now hiring for more than 40 different summer temporary and seasonal jobs, nearly 400 positions in all.

The Park Board is partnering with the Missouri Job Center and City of Springfield Human Resources to present a Job Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2-6 p.m., at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Applicants may meet with supervisors, learn about various jobs and apply onsite. Applicants may also apply online at ParkBoard.org/Jobs.

Winter Olympics
Mediacom Ice Park is celebrating the opening of the Winter Olympic Winter Games, with American flags and Olympic Rings flags topping the building, extra TVs and couches in a viewing lounge in the upstairs lobby, and a 16’x9’ jumbo screen installed over the west rink. The Ice Park will broadcast Olympic coverage throughout February.

In addition, skating coaches will be on the ice during Public Skating sessions, offering free skating tips and guidance.

Workforce Development Award

Congratulations to the Build My Future Collaborative, headed up by Mary Ann Rojas and the team at Missouri Job Center for being awarded The National Association of Workforce Boards 2018 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award. This is given to only one project in the country.

The collaborative, comprised of the Local Laborers Council, the Home Builders Association, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and various employers, prepares individuals for job in the trades.

The collaborative also led the establishment of the Build My Future expo, which hosted over 1,000 students, 200 business volunteers, area school districts, and universities to highlight good jobs in the construction trades and create strong ties with businesses in the region.

Polar Plunge

Special thank you to Springfield Police for once again facing 42-degree water last weekend in support of Special Olympics at this year’s Polar Plunge. This was also the first year for the SFD to have plungers. Director of 911 Emergency Communications Zim Schwartze reports that we had 125 plungers total this year, raising about $33,000 for Special Olympics.



6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On, Except Item Number 7, Which Was Amended At The January 29, 2018 City Council Meeting. Citizens May Speak To The Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

7. Amended Council Bill 2018-009. (McClure) Amended At The January 29, 2018 City Council Meeting. Held Over For Public Comment On The Amendment Only. (TABLED TO THE 3-12-2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.87 acres of property, generally located at 1850 South Blackman Road, from County district R-1, Suburban Residence, to O-1, Office District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 141; and adopting an updated ‘Official zoning map.’ (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Christian Church Disciples of Christ; 1850 South Blackman Road; Z-38-2017 Conditional Overlay District No. 141.)

Documents:

2018-009 AMENDED.PDF

8. Council Bill 2018-036. (Schilling)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 12.72 acres of property, generally located at 5389 West Sunshine Street, from a County M-1, Light manufacturing district, to HC, Highway commercial district, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 144. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval) (By CMH Homes, Inc; 5389 West Sunshine Street, Z-1-2018)

Documents:

2018-036.PDF

9. Council Bill 2018-037. (Fisk) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND  ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.12 acres of property, generally located at the 2100 block of East Sunshine Street, from R-SF, Single-family residential district, to O-1, Office districts, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 142. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By E Sunshine Land, LLC; 2100 East Sunshine Street; Z-2-2018 w/COD #142)

Documents:

2018-037.PDF

10. Council Bill 2018-038. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

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 1120, 1121, 1126, 1127, 1130, and 1143 East Latoka Street from R-SF, Single-family residential district, to R-MD, Medium-density multifamily residential district, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 143; and adopting an updated Official zoning map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval). (By:  One Hundred Two Glenstone, Inc.; 1120-1130 & 1121 – 1131 East Latoka Street; Z-3-2018 w/COD #143)

Documents:

2018-038.PDF

11. Council Bill 2018-039. (Prater) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 433 to allow professional and business offices in the R-TH, Residential Townhouse District, generally located at 1518 East Dale Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval). (By: Springfield Public Schools; 1518 East Dale Street; Conditional Use Permit #433)

Documents:

2018-039.PDF

12. Council Bill 2018-040. (Schilling)  (AMENDED AND HELD OVER TO THE FEBRUARY 26, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON AMENDMENT ONLY)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.4 acres of property, generally located at 3745 South Cox Avenue from Planned Development District No. 141, 6thAmendment, to Planned Development District No. 362; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By: Modern Tractor; Supply Company; 3745 South Cox Avenue, Planned Development #362)

Documents:

2018-040.PDF

13. Corrected Council Bill 2018-041. (Hosmer And Fisk). (TABLED TO THE 3-12-2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III.- ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 2.- ‘Rules of Interpretation and Definitions,’ Section 36-321.- ‘Definitions’; and Division 4.- ‘District Regulations,’; and Division 5.- ‘Supplemental District Regulations’; Section 36-451.- ‘Home Occupations’; and adding a new Section 36-472; for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations regarding the operation of Short-Term Stay Rentals; and designating an effective date for said amendments.

Documents:

2018-041 CORRECTED.PDF

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

15. Council Bill 2018-035. (Fulnecky) Tabled At The January 29, 2018 City Council Meeting To The February 12, 2018 Council Meeting.  (TABLED UNTIL THE 2-26-2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)  ) 

A resolution adopting the 2018 Capital Improvements Program document, which provides a schedule of public improvements for 2018 through 2023. (Planning and Zoning Commission and City staff recommend approval).

Documents:

2018-035.PDF

16. Council Bill 2018-046. (Fisk)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a $250,000.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources which maintains a matching funds requirement if awarded, to fund the construction of a trail to be generally located along Jordan Creek at West Meadows from Fort Avenue to west of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks.

Documents:

2018-046.PDF

17. EMERGENCY BILLS.-
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18. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

19. GRANTS.

20. AMENDED BILLS.

21. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

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

23. Council Bill 2018-015. (Schilling And Ollis) Tabled At The January 29, 2018 City Council Meeting To The February 12, 2018 City Council Meeting. (REMANDED TO FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION TO BE SENT BACK TO CITY COUNCIL NO LATER THAN THE FEBRUARY 26, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 40, Article II, ‘Chapter 353 – Urban Redevelopment,’ by repealing Article II and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article II and Article III; amending Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article IV, ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees,’ Division 5, ‘Tax Abatement and Tax Increment Financing Advisory Commission,’ by repealing Division 5 and enacting a new Division in lieu thereof; for the purpose of adopting, and updating, various code provisions related to tax abatement administration and to adopt a Workable Program for the City.

Documents:

2018-015.PDF

24. Council Bill 2018-047. (Fisk) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ Section 10-62. – ‘Exception for general merchandise stores, restaurants, and exempt organizations,’ to increase the number of and expand the area, for certain permitted events; amending 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); amending 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, 2018.

Documents:

2018-047.PDF

25. Council Bill 2018-048. (Ferguson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Program, Second Supplemental Agreement, with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of pavement repairs and rehabilitation on various sections of Kansas Expressway from Interstate 44 to Mount Vernon Street; and to approve a budget adjustment to amend the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $136,418, to appropriate federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Urban funds to pay a portion of the City’s share of the project costs.

Documents:

2018-048.PDF

26. Council Bill 2018-049. (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36 – ‘Land Development Code,’ Article X. – ‘Uniform Enforcement Procedures,’ Division 1. – ‘Administrative Enforcement,’ Sec. 36-1002. – ‘Definitions’; Chapter 70 – ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article VI. – ‘Locksmiths,’ Sec. 70-300. – ‘Appeals’; and Chapter 94 – ‘Solid Waste,’ Article II. – ‘Disposal Areas,’ Sec. 94-41. – ‘Penalty for violation of article;’ for the purpose of clarifying and harmonizing certain administrative hearing procedures.

Documents:

2018-049.PDF

27. 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 TO THE AGENDA) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN TWO WEEKS)

Council Bill 2018-052. (McClure) 

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Greene County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board for the benefit of the Give 5 Program; and amending the budget of the City of Springfield, for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $92,350 to appropriate said grant funds.

Documents:

2018-052.PDF

28. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Tim Havens wishes to address City Council. WITHDREW

29. NEW BUSINESS.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Personnel Board: Gary Stafford, Richard Pogue, and Shelby Lawhon, with terms to expire March 1, 2021.  RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Britton Jobe with a term to expire January 1, 2021. RECOMMENDED

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Randal Doennig and Cameron Rose, with terms to expire January 1, 2021. RECOMMENDED

 The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Dan Scott to fill the unexpired term of Benjamin Hall, with a term to expire March 1, 2020. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the University of Missouri Extension Council: Joseph Hoffman with a term to expire February 28, 2021. 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.

30. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

31. MISCELLANEOUS.

32. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

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

34. Council Bill 2018-050. (Ollis)  (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A special ordinance to levy and assess a special tax against the lots, blocks, and parcels of ground hereinafter described to pay for the cost of the construction of sanitary sewers in the City of Springfield, Missouri, in Sanitary Sewer District No. 171A of Section No. 11, in the general vicinity of Oxford Avenue and Washita Street; provide for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program; authorize the City Clerk to issue special tax bills and deliver the same to the Director of Finance to be registered in his office in accordance with this Ordinance; and declare that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2018-050.PDF

35. Council Bill 2018-051. (Fulnecky) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A special ordinance amending the budget for the Springfield Fire Department for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $10,000.00, to allocate a donation from the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., for fire safety education, equipment and materials for the 2018 calendar year; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2018-051.PDF

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

37. Council Bill 2018-042. (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

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 Battlefield Business Center No. 13, said subdivision being generally located at 2300 West Sunset 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. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).(By: Battlefield Business Center; 2300 – 2400 West Sunset Street)

Documents:

2018-042.PDF

38. Council Bill 2018-043. (Fisk) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication to the City of Springfield of public streets and easements shown on the Preliminary Plat of Linwood Heights Revenge, said subdivision being generally located at 2100 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements). (By: E Sunshine Land, LLC; 2100 East Sunshine Street; Z-2-2018 w/COD #142)

Documents:

2018-043.PDF

39. Council Bill 2018-044. (Ferguson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH ZONE 4 SEAT VACANT)

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 ISSO Temple, said subdivision being generally located at 1411 West Kearney 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. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements). (By: Gray & Associates, LLC; 1411 West Kearney Street)

Documents:

2018-044.PDF

40. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41. ADJOURN.