City Council Meeting – May 21, 2018

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
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4 Richard Ollis, General D

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. May 7, 2018 City Council Meeting and the May 8, 2018 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.

  • Swear in Marteze Ward to the Airport Board.

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 2018-112. (Prater)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.8 acre of property, generally located at 538 South National Avenue and 1211-1223 East Cherry Street, from GR, General Retail District, and Planned Development No. 297, to Planned Development District No. 361. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: A & M Pizza Real Estate, LLC and Kirk A. Heyle Trust; 1211-1223 East Cherry Street and 538 South National Avenue; Planned Development 361.)

8.

Council Bill 2018-113. (McClure)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Divisions 3, ‘Administration, Enforcement, and Review,’ Subdivision III, ‘Review, Appeals, and Amendments,’ Section 36-367, ‘Amendments’ by adding language to clarify the role of the Planning and Zoning Commission with respect to rezoning applications.

9.

Council Bill 2018-114. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Youth Services Agreement between the Ozark Region Chief Elected Officials, the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, and the City of Springfield for the purpose of providing directly some or all of the youth workforce investment activities through the City’s Departments of Workforce Development and Finance.

10.

Council Bill 2018-115. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Greene County and the City of Springfield for 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Services for the purpose of continuing to operate and improve the countywide Enhanced 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Service.

11.

Council Bill 2018-116. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Grant Beach Park Box Culvert Project; accepting the bid of Pfefferkorn & Drury Construction, LLC, in the amount of $210,120 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

12.

Council Bill 2018-117. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Program, Group 4 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Open Cut Repairs 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 2017-2018 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund in the amount of $1,915,250.00.

13.

Council Bill 2018-118. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance accepting the recommendation of the Hotel-Motel Tax Reallocation Committee to reallocate funds previously awarded by Resolution 10294 to the Commercial Club of Springfield for the rehabilitation of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge and authorizing said funds to be used for said rehabilitation.

14.

Council Bill 2018-119. (Hosmer, Fisk, Prater, and Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ provisions by amending language in Section 106-1, ‘Definitions’ and Section 106-203, ‘Careless and imprudent driving’; and adding a new section 106-211, ‘Careless and distracted operation’ to address distracted driving and improve traffic safety in the City. (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval.)

15.

Council Bill 2018-120. (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 432 to allow a Wireless Telecommunication Tower within a HC, Highway Commercial District generally located at 1452 North Lafontaine Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

16.

RESOLUTIONS.

17.

EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Be Voted On.

18.

Council Bill 2018-122. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Agreement, with the Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Company, Inc., and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, for the purpose of sharing in the costs of improving the railroad crossing at Grand Street (US DOT #445 063K) at an estimated cost to the City of $79,265.50; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

19.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

20.

GRANTS.

21.

AMENDED BILLS.

22.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

23.

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

24.

Council Bill 2018-123. (Fisk)

A special ordinance setting a preliminary tax levy on real and personal property for current expenses and debt retirement of the City of Springfield, Missouri, and its boards and agencies for Fiscal Year 2018-2019; and declaring an emergency.

25.

Council Bill 2018-124. (McClure)

A special ordinance adopting a budget for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, providing that certain amounts shown in the budget document are appropriated for the various departments specified in said budget, and declaring an emergency.

26.

Council Bill 2018-125. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Addendum to the Amended and Restated Lease Agreement with the Agricultural and Mechanical Society of Springfield, Missouri, (“the Fair Board”) for the purpose of allowing the sale and serving of alcohol in additional areas during the annual Ozark Empire Fair, provided the Fair Board has a valid liquor license allowing service in such areas and complies with certain other requirements.

27.

Council Bill 2018-127. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a cost-sharing agreement with Willard Public Schools for the purpose of constructing turn lane additions on Mount Vernon Street and Miller Avenue; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $130,520.68 to appropriate the contribution to be received from Willard Public Schools pursuant to said cost-sharing agreement.

28.

Council Bill 2018-128. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Mount Vernon Street and Miller Avenue Project; accepting the bid of APAC-Central, Inc., in the amount of $212,421, for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

29.

Council Bill 2018-129. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Scenic Sidewalk Project; accepting the bid of Woody’s Express Trucking, LLC, in the amount of $229,883.73 for said project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

30.

Council Bill 2018-130. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance amending Special Ordinances 26739 and 26740 for the purpose of authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to exercise any necessary powers, including the execution of any agreements, which are required to complete projects funded by the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax and the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax.

31.

Council Bill 2018-131. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Sponsorship Agreement for the purpose of continuing to support the drinking water and water quality activities of the Watershed Committee.

32.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

  • Mr. Christopher Keenan wishes to address City Council.
  • Mr. David Warren wishes to address City Council.

33.

NEW BUSINESS.

  • The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Emily Denniston to fill the unexpired term of Matthew Simpson. Ms. Denniston’s term will expire July 1, 2020.
  • The City Manager recommends the following appointments to the Art Museum Board: Matt Edwards, with a term to expire June 1, 2021 and Tiffany Brunner, to fill the unexpired term of Jennifer Kennally. Ms. Brunner’s term will expire June 1, 2020.
  • The City Manager recommends the following reappointments to the Art Museum Board: Norene Rinker and Jeffrey Schmitt, with terms to expire June 1, 2021.
  • Refer to the Plans and Policies Committee the topic of e-cigarette regulations.

34.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

35.

MISCELLANEOUS.

36.

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

37.

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

38.

Council Bill 2018-135. (Prater)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a Tree Resource Improvement Maintenance Grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation which includes a matching funds requirement if awarded, for the purpose of preparing planting sites in the Rountree and Delaware neighborhoods for the new NeighborWoods Program.

39.

Council Bill 2018-136. (McClure)

A resolution approving the reappointments of Tyler Creach, Kerry Rovig and Evelyn Reynolds to the Board of Directors of the Brentwood N/S Community Improvement District. (Staff recommends approval.)

40.

Council Bill 2018-137. (McClure)

A resolution approving the appointments of Andy Lear and Scott Bailes to the Springfield Center City Development Corporation. (Staff recommends approval.)

41.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

42.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

43.

ADJOURN.