City Council Meeting – December 16, 2019

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 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
December 16, 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. November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting And November 19, 2019, November 26, 2019, December 3, 2019, And December 10, 2019 Special City Council Meetings.

Documents:

  1. 11-18-19.PDF
  2. 11-19-19 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  3. 11-26-19 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  4. 12-03-19 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  5. 12-10-19 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.

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. Council Bill 2019-252 And Council Bill 2019-261 Were Tabled At The November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting.

7.

Council Bill 2019-252. (Ollis, Lear, And McGull) Tabled At The November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting.

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ by repealing Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code,’ in its entirety, and enacting a new Article VII, ‘International Property Maintenance Code.’ (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-252.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2019-261. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, And McGull) Tabled At The November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting.

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join the commercial component of the Show Me Property Assessment Clean Energy District created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” stating the City’s intent to participate in the commercial component of the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” Program as a member of such District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the District. (Recommended by Plans and Policies Committee.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-261.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2019-268. (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specification for construction of Blackman Woods Lift Station Relief Sewer; and to accept the bid of Accurate Excavating of S.W. Mo., Inc. in the amount of $95,808.00 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a contract with such bidder for said improvement.

Documents:

  1. 2019-268.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2019-269. (Fisk)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $2,000,000, for the purpose of appropriating funds to complete the upgrade of the Trunked Radio System and purchase P-25 compliant radio equipment.

Documents:

  1. 2019-269.PDF

11.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

12.

Council Bill 2019-271. (Lear)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for State Revolving Fund loans up to $20,000,000 from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, for the purpose of funding wastewater infrastructure projects required by the Amended Consent Judgment and approved Overflow Control Plan. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-271.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2019-272. (Ferguson)

A resolution accepting the report of the Sexual Assault Task Force; thanking the members of the Task Force for their service to the City; and charging the Community Involvement Committee with monitoring the recommendations contained in said report.

Documents:

  1. 2019-272.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2019-273. (Lear And Schilling)

A resolution affirming City Council’s commitment to retaining local control; and objecting to the passage of Senate Bill 391 which restricted local control of concentrated animal feeding operations.

Documents:

  1. 2019-273.PDF

15.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

16.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17.

GRANTS.

18.

AMENDED BILLS.

19.

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

20.

Council Bill 2019-274. (Schilling)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 440 for the purpose of allowing a nursing and retirement home within the R-MD, Medium-density Multi-Family Residential district located at 4349 South Kansas Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2019-274.PDF

21.

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

22.

Council Bill 2019-276. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 120, ‘Wastewater Regulations,’ Article VI, ‘Wastewater Charges and Rates,’ Section 120-245, ‘Rates’ and Section 120-247, ‘Extra charges,’ of the Springfield City Code by repealing the existing rate schedule and establishing new rate schedules that provide for phased-in rate increases annually for three years, beginning July 1, 2020, which shall provide necessary funding for the additional debt service cost of complying with the Clean Water Act and Missouri Department of Natural Resources mandates. (Environmental Services recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-276.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2019-277. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2019‒2020 in the amount of $150,000 for the purpose of approving expenditures from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund for certain public improvement projects within the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District. (Staff and the City Loan Committee recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-277.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2019-278. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance amending the Blaine Street Façade Loan Program Rules and Regulations for the purpose of expanding the boundaries of the loan program and renaming the program to reflect the amendments.

Documents:

  1. 2019-278.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2019-279. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 40 of the City Code, Article II, ‘Workable Program,’ Section 40-15; for the purpose of modifying the Workable Program’s requirements regarding Payments in Lieu of Taxes.

Documents:

  1. 2019-279.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2019-280. (McGull)

A special ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 for the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $1,400,000.00 to appropriate retained earnings of the Solid Waste Fund for the design, permitting, construction and construction oversight of the Cell II Phase II solid waste disposal unit; accepting the bid of Twehous Excavating Co., Inc., for the construction of the Cell II Phase II solid waste disposal unit at the City of Springfield Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said improvement.

Documents:

  1. 2019-280.PDF

27.

Council Bill 2019-261. Substitute No. 1. (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join the commercial component of the Show Me PACE Clean Energy District created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” stating the City’s intent to participate in the commercial component of the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” Program as a member of such District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the District.

Documents:

  1. 2019-261S1.PDF

28.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Carolyn McGhee wishes to address City Council.

29.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Brandy Harris with term to expire November 29, 2021.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Christen Davis, Susan Henderson, and Missy Riley with terms to expire November 29, 2022.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights: Cynthia Rushefsky with term to expire October 1, 2022.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights: Mike Jungers with term to expire October 1, 2022.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Bill Hobbs with term to expire January 1, 2023.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Martina Sally with term to expire January 1, 2023.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Rachel Weinhaus with term to expire April 1, 2020.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Matthew Bumgarner with term to expire April 1, 2022.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Board of Equalization: Shana Mitchell and Vicke Kepling with terms to expire April 1, 2021.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Alexandra Sheppard and Lindsay Taggart with terms to expire May 1, 2021.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Erin Gray with term to expire May 1, 2021.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee: Tina McManus with term to expire May 1, 2021.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Landmarks Board: Randall Allen and Adam Letterman with terms to expire November 1, 2020.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Landmarks Board: Kaitlyn McConnell and Paul Lewis with terms to expire November 1, 2022.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission: Marian Dee Ogilvy and King Coltrin with terms to expire January 1, 2024.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation: Shanda Trautman with term to expire September 1, 2025.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Public Building Corporation: John Wylie and Frank Bridges with terms to expire September 1, 2025.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointments to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Kristan Peryer with term to expire October 1, 2021, and Jeffrey Schmedeke with term to expire October 1, 2022.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board: Angie Snyder with term to expire October 1, 2022.

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Airport Board: Steve Bach with term to expire June 1, 2021.

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.

30.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

31.

MISCELLANEOUS.

32.

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

33.

Council Bill 2019-281. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Sun Belt Environmental Services, Inc., for the purpose of installing and maintaining two monitoring wells on public right-of-way at the site of a former fueling station generally located at 5230 West Highway 266, to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

Documents:

  1. 2019-281.PDF

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2019-282. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept $3,500.00, in grant revenue, from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment project; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $3,500.00, to appropriate the funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2019-282.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2019-283. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a “Blueprint for Safer Roadways” grant through the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and to enter into a Blueprint for Safer Roadways Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the purpose of funding the continuation of the City’s current pedestrian safety education program “SGF Yields”; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $4,000.00, to appropriate the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2019-283.PDF

37.

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

38.

Council Bill 2019-270. (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 2230 North East Avenue to Reed Enterprises, LLC, for $5,000.00; and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same. (Recommended by Land Inventory Committee.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-270.PDF

39.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Louise Knauer to replace Jeff Childs. Ms. Knauer’s term will expire December 1, 2022.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Public Utilities: Jennifer Wilson with term to expire December 1, 2022.

40.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41.

ADJOURN.