City Council Meeting – July 29, 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
July 29, 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 1, 2019 And July 15, 2019 City Council Meetings And July 16, 2019, July 18, 2019 And July 23, 2019 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.

7.

Council Bill 2019-161. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 106 – ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article I. – ‘In General,’ Section 106-35. – ‘Wrecked, discarded or inoperable vehicles,’ to re-define “Inoperable vehicle” in order to simplify enforcement.

Documents:

  1. 2019-161.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2019-162. (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Program, Group 4 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Open Cut Repairs Part 2 project; accepting the bid of Rosetta Construction, LLC, for the project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said project; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund in the amount of $4,275,300.

Documents:

  1. 2019-162.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2019-163. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 4177 South Broadway Avenue to David Styles for $800.00; and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

  1. 2019-163.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2019-164. (Schilling)

A special ordinance amending the Park Board’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $450,000 to allocate $300,000 of revenue and associated offsetting expense items from Parks 2001 and 2006 Sales Tax Funds and $150,000 of transfers from other funds, respectively.

Documents:

  1. 2019-164.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2019-165. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $132,904 in various Special Revenue and Capital Project Funds, for the purpose of accounting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses.

Documents:

  1. 2019-165.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2019-166. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 operating budget in the General Fund by increasing both revenue and expenses in the amount of $80,876 for the purpose of adjusting for certain reimbursements and associated offsetting expenses as well as adjusting the salary budget for retirement payouts.

Documents:

  1. 2019-166.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2019-167. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University, for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the Missouri State University campus.

Documents:

  1. 2019-167.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2019-168. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City, CU, Greene County and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to integrate the Trunked Radio System (“TRS”) into the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network.

Documents:

  1. 2019-168.PDF

15.

Council Bill 2019-169. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a revised agreement between the City of Springfield, City Utilities of Springfield, and Greene County for the purpose of updating the 800 megahertz Trunked Radio System (“TRS”) to provide improved law enforcement and public safety communications among the various agencies and departments.

Documents:

  1. 2019-169.PDF

16.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

17.

Council Bill 2019-171. (Ferguson)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager to recommend changes to the City of Springfield’s Census Tract and Census Block Group boundaries for the purpose of better aligning said boundaries with the Neighborhood Service Areas and to implement any changes to the Census Tract and Census Block Group boundaries which may occur as a result of the City’s recommendations.

Documents:

  1. 2019-171.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2019-172. (McClure)

A resolution adopting the City of Springfield’s City Council Priorities.

Documents:

  1. 2019-172.PDF

19.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

20.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21.

GRANTS.

22.

AMENDED BILLS.

23.

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

24.

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

25.

FIRST READING BILLS.

26.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Mike Hopkins wishes to address City Council. 

Ms. Julie Bloodworth wishes to address City Council.

27.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends 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. 

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

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

Refer to the Community Involvement Committee consideration of the Springfield City Flag.

28.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

29.

MISCELLANEOUS.

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2019-177. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds and enter into a Financial Assistance Agreement with the District O – Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District, for the purpose of purchasing home composting materials for use as part of the Dish to Dirt Home Composting Program; and amending the budget of the Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund, for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $3,424.40, to appropriate grant funds from the District. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-177.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2019-178. (Fisk)

A special ordinance to establish and define the boundaries and adopt the plat, plans, specifications, and sealed estimate of construction costs, and authorize acquisition of necessary right(s)-of-way, by purchase or condemnation thereof, for Sanitary Sewer District No. 217 of Section No. 15 of the main sewers of the City, located in the general vicinity of Bagnell Street and Biloxi Avenue; further providing that all labor shall be paid any applicable prevailing wage; and directing the City Manager, or his designee, to advertise for bids for the construction of said sewers.

Documents:

  1. 2019-178.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2019-179. (Ollis)

A resolution accepting the appointment of Bob Dixon to serve as a member of the Springfield Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board.

Documents:

  1. 2019-179.PDF

38.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

39.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

40.

ADJOURN.