City Council Meeting – August 7, 2017

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
Craig Fishel, Zone 4 Richard Ollis, General D

Council Meeting Agenda
August 7, 2017 6:30 p.m.


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Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.

 

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. July 24, 2017

Documents:

  1. 07-24-2017.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.

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 2017-194. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the transfer of $600,000 from the City of Springfield’s General Fund to the Golf Enterprise Fund for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, as an interest-free loan to the Park Board to allow the Park Board to replace three wooden bridges at the Rivercut Golf Course with pre-fabricated steel bridges, with the Park Board guaranteeing repayment of this loan over a five-year period, consolidating the current transfer with an existing sod loan balance of approximately $100,000; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $600,000.

Documents:

  1. 2017-194.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2017-195. (Ollis)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Art Museum for fiscal year 2017-2018, in the amount of $255,000 for the purpose of developing a master site plan for the Museum’s building and grounds and hiring a consultant to develop and implement a capital fundraising campaign for improvements identified in the master site plan.

Documents:

  1. 2017-195.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2017-196. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, for the purpose of purchasing 67,022 square feet of property for access and parking generally located on the North side of Commercial Street between Campbell Avenue and Benton Avenue; authorizing a total purchase price of $999,105.52 which is comprised of an existing $707,849.57 Burlington Northern Santa Fe credit, $267,508.22 of Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District funds, and $23,747.73 and a $2,000 administrative fee both to be paid from the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax which is already budgeted.

Documents:

  1. 2017-196.PDF

10.

RESOLUTIONS.

11.

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

12.

Council Bill 2017-198. (Fishel)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Galloway Creek Trunk Sewer Relocation at the Lone Pine Recycling Center generally located at Lone Pine Avenue and Battlefield Road; accepting the bid of Flat Creek Excavating, LLC, for the project in the amount of $165,754.00 which includes a ten percent contingency; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2017-198.PDF

13.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

14.

GRANTS.

15.

AMENDED BILLS.

16.

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

17.

Council Bill 2017-199. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.17 acre of property, generally located at 1102 and 1106 East Elm Street from a GI, Government Institutional District, to a R-HD, High-Density Multifamily Residential District and UN, University Combining District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 133 (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By Lantz Enterprises; 1106 East Elm Street; Z-26-2017 w/COD #133)

Documents:

  1. 2017-199.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2017-200. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.82 acres of property, generally located at 3220 South Delaware Avenue from an O-1, Office District, to a HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 132; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff recommends denial and Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval). (By:; HMR Properties, LLP; 3220 South Delaware Avenue; Z-25-2017 w/COD #132)

Documents:

  1. 2017-200.PDF

19.

Council Bill 2017-201. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 6.68 acres of property, generally located at 554 West Walnut Lawn Street and 3505 South Campbell Avenue from R-TH, Residential Townhouse District, to R-MD, Medium-Density Multifamily Residential District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 131; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval). (By: Walnut Lawn Church of God & Westport Management, LLC; 554 West Walnut Lawn Street; Z-24-2017 w/COD #131)

Documents:

  1. 2017-201.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2017-202. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving an amendment to the Redevelopment Plan and Agreement submitted by the Beverly Lofts Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located along the North side of East Cherry Street near the intersection of Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-202.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2017-203. (Prater)

A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report for the 1325 – 1329 East Cherry Redevelopment Area generally located along the north side of East Cherry Street between South Fremont Avenue and South Kickapoo Avenue and declaring the 1325 – 1329 East Cherry Redevelopment Area to be a blighted area, and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and City Staff recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-203.PDF

22.

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

23.

Council Bill 2017-204. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving the specifications for the College Street Streetscape project, identified as Plan No. 2017PW0064T; accepting the bid of Woody’s Express Trucking, LLC, for construction of the Streetscape project in the amount of $1,125,686.06 to be funded by the City in the amount of $715,570.06 from the Community Development Block Grant Commercial Loan Program and $410,116.00 from City Utilities; authorizing the entry into a contract with said bidder; and amending the City’s 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program.

Documents:

  1. 2017-204.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2017-205. (Ollis)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $714,544.45 to facilitate disbursement of tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board to the History Museum of Springfield-Greene County; to accept said funds and disburse same in accordance with the Tax Credit Agreement entered into on February 8, 2011, pursuant to Special Ordinance No. 25871. (Staff recommends approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-205.PDF

25.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Todd Thomas, Chair, Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations, wishes to address City Council.

26.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Christina Dickens to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Fazzino. Ms. Dickens term will expire May 1, 2018.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Personnel Board:  Stephanie Appleby and Diana Day with terms to expire March 1, 2020.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Personnel Board:  Brent Sweet with a term to expire March 1, 2019.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation:  Jane Patterson with a term to expire September 1, 2023.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Public Building Corporation:  Sheila Collins and Patrick Roberts with terms to expire September 1, 2023.

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Jennifer Wilson to fill the unexpired term of Cynthia Hyde. Ms. Wilson’s term will expire December 1, 2019.

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Lynn Rowe to fill the unexpired term of Teresa Coyan. Mr. Rowe’s term will expire December 1, 2018.

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.

27.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

28.

MISCELLANEOUS.

29.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3

30.

Council Bill 2017-206. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ by repealing Section 2-8, ‘Disclosure of certain transactions,’ pertaining to the disclosure of financial transactions by candidates for City Council, City Council members, and certain City employees, and enacting, in lieu thereof, a new Section 2-8.

Documents:

  1. 2017-206.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2017-207. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the renewal of the Preliminary Plat of Roberts Industrial Park, generally located in the 1000-1200 blocks of North Westgate Avenue, also known as Farm Road 123, 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. 2017-207.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2017-208. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to make application for and accept a Historic Preservation Fund grant with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $12,000, and amending the budget of the Department of Planning and Development for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the same amount. (Staff and Landmarks Board recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-208.PDF

33.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2017-197. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with Springfield Public Schools for the purpose of maintenance and use of a soccer field, baseball field, concession stand, baseball dugout, and bleachers currently on City right-of-way generally located at 1333 South Grant Avenue.

Documents:

  1. 2017-197.PDF

36.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

37.

ADJOURN.

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