City Council Meeting – April 22, 2019

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City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville

 Ken McClure, Mayor
Zone CouncilmembersGeneral Councilmembers
Phyllis Ferguson, Zone 1Jan Fisk, General A
Abe McGull, Zone 2Craig Hosmer, General B
Mike Schilling, Zone 3Andrew Lear, General C
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4Richard Ollis, General D

Upcoming Council Meeting Agenda
April 22, 2019  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. April 8, 2019 City Council Meeting And April 16, 2019 And April 18, 2019 Special City Council Meetings.

Documents:

  1. 04-08-2019.PDF
  2. 04-16-19 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  3. 04-18-19 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.

4.

ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.

5.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

6.

Council Bill 2019-090. (McClure)

A resolution recognizing Linda Charles for her thirty-one years of dedicated service as an employee of the City of Springfield.

Documents:

  1. 2019-090.PDF

7.

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

8.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 15. Council Bill 2019-078 Was Amended At The April 8, 2019 City Council Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On. Item No. 16 For Council Bill 2019-086 Was Added To The Agenda At The April 8, 2019 Council Meeting.

9.

Council Bill 2019-072. (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending Urban Conservation District No. 4, generally referred to as the Phelps Grove Urban Conservation District, Section 2 – ‘District Regulations,’ by creating a new Subsection D, regarding minimum lot width. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-072.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2019-073. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 40 acres of property generally located at 1777 North Packer Road and the 2800 Block of East Blaine Street from GM, General Manufacturing, Planned Development 128 and R-SF, Residential Single Family, to GM, General Manufacturing District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 168; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Rice & Heer Leasing Company, H&C Partnership and City of Springfield; 1777 North Packer Road and the 2800 Block of East Blaine Street; Z-7-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 168.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-073.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2019-074. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.1 acres of property generally located at 529 West Division Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 170; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Springfield R-12 School District; 529 W. Division Street; Z-1-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 170.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-074.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2019-075. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Section 36-409 – ‘West College Street District,’ and ‘Division 5, Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-451, ‘Home Occupations,’ to remove inconsistencies with existing occupancy requirements. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-075.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2019-076. (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Section 36-383 ‘R-MD – Medium-density multifamily residential district,’ and 36-384 ‘R-HD – High-density multifamily residential district,’ to reduce the minimum lot area required for development. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-076.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2019-077. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 3, ‘Administration, Enforcement and Review,’ Section 36-367 – ‘Amendments,’ Subsection (3)(a) relating to legal descriptions for rezoning. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-077.PDF

15.

Amended Council Bill 2019-078. (Schilling) Was Amended At The April 8, 2019 Council Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Divisions 1 through 5, Sections 36-303, 36-321, 36-363, 36-421, 36-422, 36-423, 36-424, 36-425, 36-430, 36-431, 36-432, 36-433, 36-434, and creating a new section 36-474; for the purpose of allowing the sale of Medical Marijuana as required by Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-078A.PDF

16.

Council Bill 2019-086. (Schilling) Was Added To The Agenda At The April 8, 2019 City Council Meeting.

A general ordinance adopting a new Fee and amending the Fee Schedule for certain City services as provided in the Springfield City Code, by establishing a fee for a Medical Marijuana Zoning Certificate. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-086.PDF

17.

Council Bill 2019-079. (Lear)

A special ordinance amending Sections 3103.9.2 and 3103.9.3 of the Fire Code, relating to tents and membrane structures, by adding specific local addendums to the 2018 International Fire Code.

Documents:

  1. 2019-079.PDF

18.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19.

Council Bill 2019-091. (Ferguson)

A resolution accepting a report on the status of all existing Tax Increment Financing plans within the City of Springfield, and determining that the redevelopment projects of each Tax Increment Financing District are making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule contained within their respective plans.

Documents:

  1. 2019-091.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2019-092. (Hosmer)

A resolution amending the 2019 Capital Improvements Program Plan, which identifies a schedule of public improvements for 2019 through 2024. (Planning and Zoning Commission and City staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-092.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2019-093. (Hosmer)

A resolution endorsing the use of $750,000 in Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program Loan funds, with a modification of loan repayment terms and subject to the Rules and Regulations for the Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program, for the development of affordable housing, generally located at 1255 East Chestnut Expressway, to serve youth aging out of foster care. (Staff and Loan Committee recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-093.PDF

22.

Council Bill 2019-094. (Ollis)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, for a minimum amount of $1,000,000, for the purpose of developing and implementing a coordinated community plan to end youth homelessness.

Documents:

  1. 2019-094.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2019-095. (McClure)

A resolution authorizing Councilmember Matthew Simpson to participate in a one-day mobility study tour of Northwest Arkansas, hosted by LaneShift, LLC.

Documents:

  1. 2019-095.PDF

24.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

25.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

26.

GRANTS.

27.

AMENDED BILLS.

28.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

29.

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

30.

Council Bill 2019-096. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the City of Springfield for the purpose of the Fire Department serving as a host agency for the International Association of Fire Chiefs International Fellowship Program.

Documents:

  1. 2019-096.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2019-097. (Fisk)

A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, by appropriating $1,100,000 in additional sales and use tax revenue received in the current fiscal year for the purpose of funding City inmates housed pursuant to a contract with Greene County.

Documents:

  1. 2019-097.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2019-098. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Greene County to share in the costs related to the Accurint Crime Analysis software.

Documents:

  1. 2019-098.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2019-099. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 74 – ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ by revising Section 74-31, ‘City manager’s authority,’ subsection (b), Section 74-33, ‘Notice requirements,’ subsections (d)(4) and (5), Section 74-403, ‘Weeds over 12 inches in height declared nuisance,’ and Section 74-404, ‘Permitting growth of weeds over 12 inches in height,’ for the purpose of accelerating nuisance abatement; and, revising Section 74-406, ‘Charges for abatement by city,’ subsections (b) and (c) for the purpose of enhancing cost recovery.

Documents:

  1. 2019-099.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2019-100. (Simpson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Preliminary Funding Agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and RW Development, LLC; and amending the budget of the Department of Planning and Development for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, in the amount of $100,000, for the purpose of funding the preparation and review of certain documents related to utilizing public funding mechanisms.

Documents:

  1. 2019-100.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2019-101. (Schilling)

A general ordinance authorizing the termination of the Downtown Springfield Special Business District and authorizing staff to complete the necessary steps to finalize termination of said District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-101.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2019-102. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ for the purpose of adding seven new job titles and deleting three job titles from the Professional, Administrative and Technical Salary Schedule.

Documents:

  1. 2019-102.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2019-103. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, Administration, Article VI, Finances, Division 4, Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System, by amending Section 2-455, ‘Amount of employee contributions; deductions from salary,’ by revising provisions regarding Police participants’ Additional Funding Contribution and Additional Three-Tenths Percent Multiplier and by amending Section 2-456, ‘Return of participant contributions upon leaving service or death’ by revising provisions regarding the return of contributions to certain Police participants.

Documents:

  1. 2019-103.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2019-104. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis, And Simpson)

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments, including a permit requirement and registration fee.

Documents:

  1. 2019-104.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2019-104. Substitute No. 1. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis, And Simpson)

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments.

Documents:

  1. 2019-104S1.PDF

40.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Austin Brooks wishes to address City Council.

41.

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.

42.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

43.

MISCELLANEOUS.

44.

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

45.

Council Bill 2019-105. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the donation of a LiveScan Station, valued at $18,125.00, from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation.

Documents:

  1. 2019-105.PDF

46.

Council Bill 2019-106. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the conveyance of real property generally located at 3044 East Gasconade Street, to the heirs of Velmar M. Hill; and authorizing the issuance of a quit claim deed for same.

Documents:

  1. 2019-106.PDF

47.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

48.

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

49.

Council Bill 2019-080. (Ferguson)

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 Stubbs Subdivision generally located at 3308 West Chestnut Expressway, 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-080.PDF

50.

Council Bill 2019-081. (Ferguson)

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 Sparkling Heights Subdivision generally located at 1777 North Packer Road, 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. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-081.PDF

51.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Public Housing Authority: Rusty Worley with term to expire April 11, 2020. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Lisa McIntire with term to expire April 11, 2023. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Todd Brage with term to expire January 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Brent Parker with term to expire January 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Equalization: Janet Blair with term to expire April 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Equalization: Lyle Foster with term to expire April 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Trish Hubbell with term to expire May 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Delilah Jackson with term to expire May 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Daniel Furtak and Ryan Kelly with terms to expire May 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Landmarks Board: Richard Crabtree with term to expire November 1, 2021. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: Samantha Spartan with term to expire May 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: Chris Nease with term to expire May 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following reappointments to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees: Nancy Martin-Hinds and Justin Milam with terms to expire April 30, 2022.

52.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

53.

ADJOURN.