City Council Meeting – December 11, 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

 

 

1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. November 27, 2017 City Council Meeting

 Documents:

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.

Swear in Mindy Spitz to the Tree City USA Citizen Advisory Committee.

Swear in Gene Hartley to the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee.

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

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

7. Council Bill 2017-277. (Fishel) 

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, City Code, also known as the ‘Land Development Code’, Article III, – ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 4, – ‘District Regulations,’ Sections 36-400, 36-420, 36-421, and 36-422 relating to location of residential uses in the Office, Limited Business, General Retail, and Highway Commercial districts. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-277.PDF

8. Council Bill 2017-278. (Prater)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.62 acres of property, generally located at 1255 East Chestnut Expressway from GR, General Retail District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 10 to GR, General Retail District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 139; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-278.PDF

9. Council Bill 2017-267. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to the salary rate and pay grade for twelve job titles primarily within the Department of Environmental Services, as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical Salary Schedule and the Crafts, Trade and Labor Salary Schedule, by adding twelve new job titles; and by establishing and approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the City Clerk which approves a new salary and benefit schedule for the City Clerk.

Documents:

  1. 2017-267.PDF

10. Council Bill 2017-279. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Grant Avenue and Route 66 Streetscape project, generally referred to as Plan No. 2015PW0075TE; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $954,313.00 for said project, and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2017-279.PDF

11. Council Bill 2017-280. (McClure)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the 2017 Sidewalk Project, generally referred to as Plan No. 2017PW0047T; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., in the amount of $137,798.00 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2017-280.PDF

12. Council Bill 2017-281. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 96, ‘Storm Water,’ by adding thereto a new Article for the purpose of adopting the Flood Control and Water Quality Protection Manual.

Documents:

  1. 2017-281.PDF

13. Council Bill 2017-282. (McClure, Ferguson, Schilling, Prater, Fishel, Fisk, Hosmer, And Ollis)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 106 – ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article VII. – ‘Pedestrians,” by amending Section 106-450. – ‘Right-of-way in crosswalks’ and Section 106-452. – ‘Rights and duties when crossing roadways’ and by adding Section 106-455. Arterial roadways and intersections’ to better protect pedestrians and occupants of vehicles at intersections and along streets which have high volumes of traffic, high speed limits, or narrow medians.

Documents:

  1. 2017-282.PDF

14. Corrected Council Bill 2017-283. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for assistance in facilitating the Community Risk – Standards of Cover documents in the amount of $31,050.00.

Documents:

  1. 2017-283.PDF

15. Corrected Council Bill 2017-284. (McClure)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article IV, ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees,’ by adding thereto a new Division relating to the Mayor’s Commission for Children.

Documents:

  1. 2017-284.PDF

16. Council Bill 2017-286. (Referendum Petition)

A general ordinance repealing General Ordinance No. 6397, said ordinance being entitled, “Amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article II, ‘Dogs, Cats and Ferrets,’ Division 3, ‘Prohibition of Pit Bull Dogs,’ by amending Section 18-98, ‘Additional Regulations,’ through the addition of language to said section establishing a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits; and designating an effective date for said amendments.”

Documents:

  1. 2017-286.PDF

17. Council Bill 2017-287. (Referendum Petition)

A special ordinance calling an election on August 7, 2018, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters a question as to whether or not to approve General Ordinance No. 6397, passed by City Council on October 2, 2017, said ordinance being entitled, “Amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, ‘Animals,’ Article II, ‘Dogs, Cats and Ferrets,’ Division 3, ‘Prohibition of Pit Bull Dogs,’ by amending Section 18-98, ‘Additional Regulations,’ through the addition of language to said section establishing a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits; and designating an effective date for said amendments”; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2017-287.PDF

18. RESOLUTIONS.

19. EMERGENCY BILLS.

20. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21.GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

22. Council Bill 2017-290. (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a State Homeland Security hybrid radio assembly, valued at $44,068.00, which is necessary for the sustainment of a robot currently in use by the Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2017-290.PDF

23. AMENDED BILLS.

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

25. Council Bill 2017-291. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 6.53 acres of property, generally located at 611 West Sunset Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to R-MD, Medium-Density Multi-Family Residential District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 138, and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).  (By: Coryell Enterprises, LLC / E&M Edgewood, LLC; 611 West Sunset Street; Z-33-2017 Conditional Overlay District No. 138.)

Documents:

  1. 2017-291.PDF

26. Council Bill 2017-292. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 3.2 acres of property, generally located at 1220 East Lark Street from Planned Development District No. 84 to Planned Development District No. 360; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval).  (By: State Bank of Southwest Missouri, Inc., 1220 East Lark Street; Planned Development 360.)

Documents:

  1. 2017-292.PDF

27. Council Bill 2017-293. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.1 acres of property, generally located at the 2300 block of North Kansas Expressway and North Bolivar Road and the 1500 block of West Kearney Street and Turner from HC, Highway Commercial District with Conditional Overlay District No. 24 and R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to HC, Highway Commercial District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 137; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval). (By: Kansas & Kearney Intersection CTR; 2300 blocks of North Kansas Expressway and North Bolivar Road and 1500 block of West Kearney Street; Z-32-2017 & Conditional Overlay District No. 137.)

Documents:

  1. 2017-293.PDF

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

29. Council Bill 2017-294. (Fishel, Fisk, And Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 106 – ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article V. – ‘Operation,’ Division 1. – ‘Generally,’ Section 106-199. – ‘Seat belt regulations,’ by removing the language prohibiting a violation of this section to be the basis for a vehicle stop by law enforcement officers. (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-294.PDF

30. Council Bill 2017-295. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the James River Interceptor Sewer Gate Replacement Project, generally located at Kissick Avenue and Lake Springfield Park Road; accepting the bid of Oke-Thomas and Associates, Inc., in the amount of $236,750.00 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement.

Documents:

  1. 2017-295.PDF

31. Council Bill 2017-296. (Prater)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the National Avenue and Bennett Street Signal Replacement Project, generally referred to as Plan No. 2017PW0020T; accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $102,324.70 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2017-296.PDF

32. Council Bill 2017-297. (Fisk)

A special ordinance establishing rates for future assessments of special tax bills to pay for the cost of the construction of Joint Sanitary Sewer District No. 171 of Section 11, located in the general vicinity of the 3100 Block of West Sunshine Street in Springfield, Missouri; and declaring that special tax bills will be levied and assessed in the future against all lots, blocks, and parcels of ground which are served by the sanitary sewers constructed in said Joint Sanitary Sewer District No. 171 of Section No. 11 when such properties are included in a sewer district.

Documents:

  1. 2017-297.PDF

33. Council Bill 2017-298. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article IV, ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees,’ Section 2-271. – ‘Powers and duties,’ by changing the frequency of reports by the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee.

Documents:

  1. 2017-298.PDF

34. Council Bill 2017-299. (Ollis)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $750,000, to appropriate a portion of the funds currently in the Level of Property Tax-Debt Service Fund reserve to the new Level Property Tax-Operating Fund for land purchase expenses for Fire Station Number 13 and the purchase of a new fire apparatus.

Documents:

  1. 2017-299.PDF

35. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.  

36. NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc: Joe Wadkins with a term to expire January 1, 2021.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc: Daniel Reiter and Paul Sundy with terms to expire January 1, 2021.

Refer the issue of Animal Licensure to the Plans and Policies Committee.

Refer the Comprehensive Plan Process to the Community Involvement Committee.

Refer the issue of Police and Fire Income Verification to the Finance and Administration Committee.

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.

37. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

38. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

40. Council Bill 2017-300. (Schilling)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 1.4 acres of private property and approximately 0.4 acres of Greene County right-of-way, which annexation has been petitioned by the property owners, generally located at 2759 West Republic Street and referenced as Annexation A-4-17.

Documents:

  1. 2017-300.PDF

41. Council Bill 2017-301. (Schilling)

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 Preliminary Plat of Coryell At Sunset subdivision, generally located at 611 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).

Documents:

  1. 2017-301.PDF

42. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

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

44. Council Bill 2017-288. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into the ninth amendment to the 800 MHz Trunked Radio System Participation Agreement.

Documents:

  1. 2017-288.PDF

45. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointments to the Board of Public Utilities: Mark Millsap, Nancy Williams, and Donald Woody, with terms to expire December 1, 2020.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Public Utilities:  Joseph Reynolds with a term to expire December 1, 2020.

Confirm the following appointment to the Airport Board:  Marteze “Tez” Ward to fill the unexpired term of Tom Babik.  Mr. Ward’s term will expire June 1, 2018.

46. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

47. ADJOURN.