City Council Meeting – May 7, 2018

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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. April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting; April 24, 2018, April 25, 2018, And May 1, 2018 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.

Swear in Noel Elliot to the Police Civilian Review Board.

Swear in Mike Jungers to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations.

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 2017-241 Substitute 1. (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan for the 600-610 East Harrison Redevelopment Area, generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of South Kimbrough Avenue and East Harrison Street; and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2017-241S1.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2018-095. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program – Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to partially reimburse the base salaries of up to six City employees who work at the Transportation Management Center; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $324,000.00.

Documents:

  1. 2018-095.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2018-096. (Fisk)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2017‒2018 in the amount of $897,000.00, for the purpose of accepting revenues generated by the Springfield Plaza Tax Increment Financing District and Springfield Plaza Community Improvement District; and approving expenditures not to exceed $897,000.00 from the Springfield Plaza Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund and Springfield Plaza Community Improvement District Fund for City administrative expenses and reimbursement of certified costs incurred by the Developer pursuant to the applicable Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Agreement and Community Improvement District Cooperative Agreement.

Documents:

  1. 2018-096.PDF

10.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On. Except Item No. 12. Public Comment Was Taken At The April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting.

11.

Council Bill 2018-093 Substitute 1. (Ollis)

A resolution directing the City Manager to delay the bid process for the rehabilitation of the Jefferson Avenue footbridge until: the Landmarks Board has been engaged to provide input on the proposed rehabilitation, that options for improvements to the Lyon and Washington underpasses have been determined, that Ozark Greenways has been consulted on said underpass improvements being integrated into a larger network of trails, and that a comparison of the engineering approaches of VS Engineering and Great River Engineering has been conducted.

Documents:

  1. 2018-093S1.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2018-093. (Ferguson) Tabled At The April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting To The May 7, 2018 City Council Meeting.

A resolution authorizing the City Manager to seek bids on the recommended rehabilitation, including options for accessibility pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which is generally located over the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway from Chase Street to Commercial Street; and approving the proposed funding approach.

Documents:

  1. 2018-093.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2018-108. (Prater)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for grant funding and pursue sponsorships to support the City’s Give 5 Program, provided that the decision to accept any such funds and to enter into any required agreements shall be made by City Council; and placing an expiration date on said authorization.

Documents:

  1. 2018-108.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2018-109. (McClure)

A resolution recognizing the appointments to the Airport Task Force; and appointing co-chairs to said Task Force.

Documents:

  1. 2018-109.PDF

15.

Council Bill 2018-110. (Schilling)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 1.3 acres of private property generally located at 3661 West Sunshine Street and referenced as Annexation A-1-18.

Documents:

  1. 2018-110.PDF

16.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

17.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18.

Council Bill 2018-111. (Ollis)

A special ordinance accepting the bid of Flat Creek Excavating, LLC, in the amount of $531,645.24 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Joint Sanitary Sewer District No. 78 of Section No. 18, located in the vicinity of Eldon Avenue and San Fernando Drive; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract and to approve the bond for said improvement; authorizing progress payments to be made to the contractor; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2018-111.PDF

19.

GRANTS.

20.

AMENDED BILLS.

21.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Except Item No. 22, Which Is Anticipated To Be Referred To The Plans And Policies Committee. However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Referred Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

22.

Council Bill 2018-041 Substitute 1. (McClure) Remanded To The Planning And Zoning Commission For Further Review At The March 12, 2018 City Council Meeting. Anticipated To Be Referred To The Plans And Policies Committee. However, A Determination Of Whether It Will Be Referred Will Be Made By City Council At The Meeting.

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III.- ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 2.- ‘Rules of Interpretation and Definitions,’ Section 36-321.- ‘Definitions’; and Division 4.- ‘District Regulations,’; and Division 5.- ‘Supplemental District Regulations’; Section 36-451.- ‘Home Occupations’; and adding a new Section 36-472; for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations regarding the operation of Short-Term Stay Rentals; and designating an effective date for said amendments.

Documents:

  1. 2018-041S1.PDF

23.

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.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-112.PDF

24.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-113.PDF

25.

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

26.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-114.PDF

27.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-115.PDF

28.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-116.PDF

29.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-117.PDF

30.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2018-118.PDF

31.

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.)

Documents:

  1. 2018-119.PDF

32.

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).

Documents:

  1. 2018-120.PDF

33.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. Danny Lee Henderson wishes to address City Council.

34.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Center City Development Corporation: Marshall Kinne, to fill the unexpired term of John Wilson. Mr. Kinne’s term will expire September 1, 2020.

35.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

36.

MISCELLANEOUS.

37.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

38.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

39.

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

40.

Council Bill 2018-097. (Prater)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1822 North Yates Avenue to T-Rex Excavating, LLC, for $2,100.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for the same and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-097.PDF

41.

Council Bill 2018-098. (Prater)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2230 North East Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $7,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-098.PDF

42.

Council Bill 2018-099. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1716 East Carleton Street to Wicks Homes, LLC, for $28,652.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-099.PDF

43.

Council Bill 2018-100. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1018 South Golden Avenue to J and T Enterprises for $7,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-100.PDF

44.

Council Bill 2018-101. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 535 North Warren Avenue to J and T Enterprises for $7,900.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-101.PDF

45.

Council Bill 2018-102. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1308 East Scott Street to Mary Humphrey for $2,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-102.PDF

46.

Council Bill 2018-103. (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1422 North Concord Avenue to My Boy, LLC, for $5,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-103.PDF

47.

Council Bill 2018-104. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2131 North Hoffman Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $6,000.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-104.PDF

48.

Council Bill 2018-105. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1529 North Jefferson Avenue to T-Rex Excavating, LLC, for $18,250.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-105.PDF

49.

Council Bill 2018-106. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 1532 East Pythian Street to Evangel University for $12,750.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-106.PDF

50.

Council Bill 2018-107. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property located at 2430 North Ramsey Avenue to Reed Enterprises for $7,500.00; authorizing the issuance of a deed for same; and, approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

Documents:

  1. 2018-107.PDF

51.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS

Confirm the following appointment to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Nancy Herchenroeder with a term to expire March 1, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Public Housing Authority: Cheryl Clay with a term to expire April 11, 2021.

Confirm the following appointment to the Airport Board: Marteze “Tez” Ward, with a term to expire June 1, 2021.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Airport Board: James Anderson, and Robert Fulp, with terms to expire June 1, 2021.

52.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

53.

ADJOURN.