City Council Meeting – April 23, 2018

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City Council Meeting

City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville

Ken McClure, 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
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4 Richard Ollis, General D

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. April 9, 2018 City Council Meeting; April 10, 2018 And April 17, 2018 Special City Council Meetings.

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.

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

6.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Except On Item No. 11, Which Was Amended At The April 9, 2018 City Council Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

7.

Council Bill 2018-082. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds under the Consolidated Plan, to accept Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grants, and to exercise any and all powers necessary to implement selected projects; selecting projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2018-2019; reaffirming the Community Development Objectives and Priorities; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill pursuant to City Charter Section 2.16(25). (City Council is not expected to vote on this Ordinance after the first reading on April 9, 2018.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-082.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2018-083. (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately one acre of property generally located at 225 East Cardinal Street, from O-1, Office District to Planned Development District No. 365. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Reality Investments, LLC; 225 East Cardinal Drive; Planned Development 365.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-083.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2018-084. (Prater)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.78 acres of property, generally located at 500 North National Avenue, from Planned Development District 293 to GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Calvary Chapel of Springfield; 500 North National Avenue; Z-7-2018.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-084.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2018-086. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1201 South Campbell Avenue, known as former Fire Station #6, to Interpres Building Solutions for $160,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-086.PDF

11.

Amended Council Bill 2018-087. (Ollis) Amended At The April 9, 2018 City Council Meeting. Citizens May Speak To Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 235 North Kimbrough Avenue, known as former Fire Station #1, to Stinson & Company for $370,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-087AMENDED.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2018-088. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with Infor Public Sector, Inc., for the purpose of continuing with Phase 2 and 3 of the implementation of the Infor Community Regulation and Development software.

Documents:

  1. 2018-088.PDF

13.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

14.

Council Bill 2018-093. (Ferguson)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager to seek bids on the recommended rehabilitation, including options for accessibility pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which is generally located over the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway from Chase Street to Commercial Street; and approving the proposed funding approach.

Documents:

  1. 2018-093.PDF

15.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

16.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

17.

Council Bill 2018-094. (Fisk)

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. 17 of Section No. 26, in the general vicinity of Kearney Street and Lurvey Road; providing for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program; authorizing 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 declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2018-094.PDF

18.

GRANTS.

19.

AMENDED BILLS.

20.

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

21.

Council Bill 2017-241 Substitute 1. (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan for the 600-610 East Harrison Redevelopment Area, generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of South Kimbrough Avenue and East Harrison Street; and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2017-241S1.PDF

22.

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

23.

Council Bill 2018-095. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program – Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to partially reimburse the base salaries of up to six City employees who work at the Transportation Management Center; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $324,000.00.

Documents:

  1. 2018-095.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2018-096. (Fisk)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2017‒2018 in the amount of $897,000.00, for the purpose of accepting revenues generated by the Springfield Plaza Tax Increment Financing District and Springfield Plaza Community Improvement District; and approving expenditures not to exceed $897,000.00 from the Springfield Plaza Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund and Springfield Plaza Community Improvement District Fund for City administrative expenses and reimbursement of certified costs incurred by the Developer pursuant to the applicable Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Agreement and Community Improvement District Cooperative Agreement.

Documents:

  1. 2018-096.PDF

25.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

26.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Nancy Herchenroeder with a term to expire March 1, 2021.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Cheryl Clay with a term to expire April 11, 2021.

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Airport Board: Marteze “Tez” Ward, with a term to expire June 1, 2021.

The City Manager recommends the following reappointments to the Airport Board: James Anderson, and Robert Fulp, with terms to expire June 1, 2021.

Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the topic of center city signage ordinance recommendations.

27.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

28.

MISCELLANEOUS

29.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3

30.

Council Bill 2018-097. (Prater)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1822 North Yates Avenue to T-Rex Excavating, LLC, for $2,100.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for the same and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-097.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2018-098. (Prater)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2230 North East Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $7,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-098.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2018-099. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1716 East Carleton Street to Wicks Homes, LLC, for $28,652.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-099.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2018-100. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1018 South Golden Avenue to J and T Enterprises for $7,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-100.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2018-101. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 535 North Warren Avenue to J and T Enterprises for $7,900.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-101.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2018-102. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1308 East Scott Street to Mary Humphrey for $2,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-102.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2018-103. (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1422 North Concord Avenue to My Boy, LLC, for $5,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-103.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2018-104. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2131 North Hoffman Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $6,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-104.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2018-105. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1529 North Jefferson Avenue to T-Rex Excavating, LLC, for $18,250.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-105.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2018-106. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1532 East Pythian Street to Evangel University for $12,750.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-106.PDF

40.

Council Bill 2018-107. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2430 North Ramsey Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $7,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-107.PDF

41.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

42.

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

43.

Council Bill 2018-089. (Ferguson)

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 Tarkio Street Place subdivision, said subdivision being generally located at the 500 block of South Miller 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 all the terms of this Ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-089.PDF

44.

Council Bill 2018-090. (Schilling)

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 Sunshine Crossing subdivision, said subdivision being generally located at the 3300 block of West 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.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-090.PDF

45.

Council Bill 2018-091. (Schilling)

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 Southland Subdivision, said subdivision being generally located at 1630 West Republic 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.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-091.PDF

46.

Council Bill 2018-092. (Prater)

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 Catalpa Cottages subdivision, said subdivision being generally located in the 2300 block of East Catalpa 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.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-092.PDF

47.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Mike Jungers, to fill the unexpired term of Angela Myers. Mr. Jungers’ term will expire October 1, 2019.

Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development: Rachel Bridges, with a term to expire May 1, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development: Angela Dowler-Pryor and Jayne Bullard, with terms to expire May 1, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Gene Hartley and Shawn Robertson, with terms to expire May 1, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Springfield Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees: Paul Carroll and Gus Krafve, with terms to expire April 30, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Adjustment: Derek Lee, with a term to expire January 1, 2022.

Confirm the following appointments to the Building Trades Examination and Certification Board: Michael Ellegaard, with a term to expire October 1, 2020; Josh Reed and Garen Gilmore, with terms to December 1, 2020.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: James Williams, with a term to expire May 1, 2021.

Confirm the following appointment to the Police Civilian Review Board: Noel Elliott, with a term to expire May 1, 2021.

48.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

49.

ADJOURN.