City Council Meeting – August 12, 2019

 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
August 12, 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. July 15, 2019 And July 29, 2019 City Council Meetings And August 6, 2019 Special City Council Meeting.

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.

7.

Council Bill 2019-173. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the Galloway Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City and the Galloway Community Improvement District; and authorizing City officials to take certain actions to comply with the intent of this Ordinance.

Documents:

  1. 2019-173.PDF

8.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

9.

Council Bill 2019-180. (Simpson)

A resolution granting a Short-Term Rental Type 2 Permit for the property located at 4553 South Graystone Court, for the purpose of allowing the establishment of a Short-Term Rental Type 2 pursuant to General Ordinance 6497.

Documents:

  1. 2019-180.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2019-181. (Ollis, Hosmer, Lear, And McGull)

A resolution initiating amendments to the Springfield Land Development Code for the purpose of defining and regulating tiny houses, tiny house communities, and other similar land uses.

Documents:

  1. 2019-181.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2019-182. (McClure)

A resolution establishing the “Comprehensive Plan – Forward SGF Advisory Team” for the purpose of providing additional citizen engagement and participation during the City’s comprehensive planning process.

Documents:

  1. 2019-182.PDF

12.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

13.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

14.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

15.

Council Bill 2019-183. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a contract between the City of Springfield and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, providing for a grant of funds under Section 305.230, RSMo, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in the amount of $260,000.00, for air service marketing and promotion of the Springfield-Branson National Airport; amending the budget of the Airport Board in the amount of $288,888.00 which includes matching funds in the amount of $28,888.00 from the Airport Board; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2019-183.PDF

16.

AMENDED BILLS.

17.

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

18.

Council Bill 2019-184. (Schilling)

A special ordinance vacating approximately 1.15 acres of public right-of-way between the 4600 and 4700 block of South Lyon and Campbell Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval with conditions.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-184.PDF

19.

Council Bill 2019-185. (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 437 for the purpose of allowing an electronic message center sign in the R-SF, Residential Single-Family District, generally located at 1551 East Portland Street.

Documents:

  1. 2019-185.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2019-186. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 0.17 acres of property, generally located at 613, 615, and 617 West Division Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to LB, Limited Business District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Alfred and Sandra Mase; 613, 615, and 617 West Division Street; Z-17-2019.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-186.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2019-187. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 25.3 acres of properties generally located at the 2200 Block of North Golden Avenue and the 3200 Block of West Turner Street, from LI, Light Industrial District to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (By: Doing Leasing & Equipment LLC; 2200 Block of North Golden Avenue & 3200 Block of West Turner Street; Z-16-2019.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-187.PDF

22.

Council Bill 2019-188. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 18.02 acres of property, generally located at 1024 North West By-Pass, from R-SF, Single Family Residential District and GM, General Manufacturing District to HM, Heavy Manufacturing District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 174; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: South Campbell Investments LLC; 1024 North West By-Pass; Z-13-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 174.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-188.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2019-189. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, And McGull)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 98 of the City Code, Article VII, ‘Encroachments on City Property,’ sections 98-323 and 98-325; and amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ section 36-454; for the purpose of modifying the City’s sign regulations to allow for the administrative approval of certain encroachments on City right-of-way, modifying the insurance requirements for certain encroachments, and increasing the authorized size of certain signs. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-189.PDF

24.

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

25.

Council Bill 2019-190. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance calling an election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to qualified voters the question of whether to continue a one-eighth of one percent (1/8-cent) transportation sales tax on retail sales within the City for a period of twenty years; authorizing the City Clerk to do all things necessary and convenient to submit said question; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2019-190.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2019-191. (Fisk)

A special ordinance calling an election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to qualified voters the question of whether to continue a three-quarters of one percent (3/4-cent) sales tax on retail sales within the City for the sole purpose of providing revenues for the Springfield Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ pension system; providing for a sunset on the tax at the earlier of either the end of five years from the date of commencement of collection of the renewed tax or the pension system fund reaching a fully-funded status; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2019-191.PDF

27.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Mike Hopkins wishes to address City Council. 

Ms. April McKnight wishes to address City Council. 

Mr. Midas Brown wishes to address City Council.

28.

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.

29.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

30.

MISCELLANEOUS.

31.

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

32.

Council Bill 2019-192. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior for the purpose of operating and maintaining four streamgages.

Documents:

  1. 2019-192.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2019-193. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with RollinFox, LLC, d/b/a The Hepcat, to allow for the construction, installation and maintenance of a kitchen exhaust fan vent over the public right-of-way at 220 South Campbell.

Documents:

  1. 2019-193.PDF

34.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

35.

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

36.

Council Bill 2019-174. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with Hiland Dairy Foods Company, LLC, to allow for the construction, installation and maintenance of a fiber optic cable underneath the public right-of-way in the 2400 block of North National Avenue.

Documents:

  1. 2019-174.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2019-175. (McClure)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the First Amendment to an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Anita J. Cotter, setting out the terms and conditions of her employment as City Clerk; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Anita J. Cotter in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:

  1. 2019-175.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2019-176. (McClure)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the First Amendment to an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Jason A. Gage, setting out the terms and conditions of his employment as City Manager; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Jason A. Gage in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.

Documents:

  1. 2019-176.PDF

39.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointments to the Ozarks Transportation Organization: Councilman Mike Schilling to fill a City Council position; Councilman Andrew Lear to fill a City Council position; Councilman Matthew Simpson to fill in as an alternate position; and Mayor Ken McClure to fill in as an alternate position. 

Confirm the following reappointment to the Springfield-Greene County Parks Board: Sid Needem with term to expire June 1, 2022. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Art Museum Board: Tara Benson, Calie Holden, and Linda Passeri with terms to expire June 1, 2022.

40.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41.

ADJOURN.