City Council Meeting – November 27, 2017

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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
Craig Fishel, Zone 4 Richard Ollis, General D

Council Meeting Agenda
November 27, 2017 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 13, 2017 City Council Meeting; November 14 And November 21, 2017 Special City Council Meetings.

    Documents: 

    11-13-2017.PDF

    11-14-2017 SPECIAL.PDF

    11-21-2017 SPECIAL.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.

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

  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.

    Possible Addition to City Council Agenda; however, a determination of whether it will be added will be made by City Council at the meeting.

    Council Bill 2017-261.  (Ollis)

    A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $2,430,000 principal amount of General Obligation Sewer Improvement Bonds, Series 2017F, of the City of Springfield, Missouri; prescribing the form and details of the bonds; providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds as they become due; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

    Documents:

    2017-261S1.PDF

  7. Council Bill 2017-261. (Ollis)

    A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $2,430,000 principal amount of General Obligation Sewer Improvement Bonds, Series 2017F, of the City of Springfield, Missouri; prescribing the form and details of the bonds; providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds as they become due; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

    Documents:

    2017-261.PDF

  8. Council Bill 2017-262. (Ferguson)

    A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36 known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ Section 36-616.- ‘Deletions, modifications, amendments and additions,’ Section 202 ‘Definitions;’ and Section 301 ‘General,’ Sections 301.3.1, 301.3.2 and 301.3.3.

    Documents:

    2017-262.PDF

  9. Council Bill 2017-263. (Hosmer)

    A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article VII.- ‘International Property Maintenance Code,’ Section 36-616. – ‘Deletions, modifications, amendments and additions,’ and Article X. – ‘Uniform Enforcement Procedures,’ Division 1. – ‘Administrative Enforcement,’ Section 36-1001. – ‘Purpose,’ to expand enforcement of the International Code Series and the National Electrical Code.

    Documents:

    2017-263.PDF

  10. Council Bill 2017-264. (Ferguson)

    A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 74 – ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ Article VII – ‘Nuisance,’ Section 74-381. – ‘General prohibition,’ and repealing Springfield City Code, Section 74-382. – ‘Property owner’s responsibility for nuisance abatement,’ in its entirety and replacing it with a new Section 74-382.

    Documents:

    2017-264.PDF

  11. Council Bill 2017-265. (Ferguson)

    A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 74 ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ Article VI. – ‘Rental Property Registration,’ to provide for registration of single-family rental properties.

    Documents:

    2017-265.PDF

  12. Council Bill 2017-266. (Fishel)

    A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ Article II, ‘Licenses,’ Section 10-37, ‘Premises near schools, parks or churches’ in order to make it conform to state and federal law.

    Documents:

    2017-266.PDF

  13. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

  14. Council Bill 2017-275. (Schilling, Fulnecky, Hosmer, And Ollis)

    A resolution affirming the City’s policy to not inquire about an employment applicant’s criminal history until it has been determined that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position and only after the applicant has been interviewed for the position, except for public safety positions, and to make final employment decisions based on all the information available to the City.

    Documents:

    2017-275.PDF

  15. Council Bill 2017-276. (Fisk, Ferguson, Ollis, And Prater)

    A resolution adopting the City of Springfield’s Legislative Priorities for 2018. (Recommended for Council Action by the Community Involvement Committee.)

    Documents:

    2017-276.PDF.

  16. Council Bill 2017-285. (Schilling)

    A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell five (5) percent beer and light wine by the drink, including Sunday sales, to OMO Japanese Soul Food, LLC, d/b/a OMO Japanese Soul Food located at 2101 West Chesterfield Boulevard B102, Springfield, Missouri, such license to include a patio measuring 10 feet by 23 feet.

    Documents:

    2017-285.PDF

  17. EMERGENCY BILLS.

  18. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS..

  19. GRANTS.

  20. AMENDED BILLS.

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

  22. 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:

    2017-277.PDF

  23. 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:

    2017-278.PDF

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

  25. Council Bill 2017-267. (Fisk) Tabled At The November 13, 2017 City Council Meeting

    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:

    2017-267.PDF

  26. 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:

    2017-279.PDF

  27. 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:

    2017-280.PDF

  28. 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:

    2017-281.PDF

  29. 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:

    2017-282.PDF

  30. 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 Driven Strategic Plan and the Community Risk – Standards of Cover documents in the amount of $31,050.00.

    Documents:

    2017-283.PDF

  31. 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:

    2017-284.PDF

  32. 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:

    2017-286.PDF

  33. 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:

    2017-287.PDF

  34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

    Mr. Bob Mondy wishes to address City Council.

  35. NEW BUSINESS.

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

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

    The City Manager recommends 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.

    Refer the issue of Park Board Food & Beverage Enhancements to the Community Involvement Committee.

  36. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

  37. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

  39. 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:

    2017-288.PDF

  40. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

  41. Council Bill 2017-289. (Fisk)

    A resolution confirming the appointments of Dylan Rauhoff, Charlie Rosenbury, and Andrew Wells to serve on the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors.(Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

    Documents:

    2017-289.PDF

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

  43. Council Bill 2017-268. (McClure)

    A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2 ‘Administration,’ Article 1 ‘Generally, Section 2-3 ‘Persons authorized to enter into agreements on behalf of city,’ by adding language authorizing the Chief of Police to enter into contracts for the lease of real property for police operations, provided City Council previously appropriated the funds for such contracts.

    Documents:

    2017-268.PDF

  44. Council Bill 2017-270. (Schilling)

    A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the City of Battlefield, Missouri, whereby the City of Springfield, Missouri, in association with the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, will remotely operate Battlefield’s emergency storm sirens.

    Documents:

    2017-270.PDF

  45. Council Bill 2017-271. (Fisk)

    A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the City of Fair Grove, Missouri, whereby the City of Springfield, Missouri, in association with the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, will remotely operate Fair Grove’s emergency storm sirens.

    Documents:

    2017-271.PDF

  46. Council Bill 2017-272. (McClure)

    A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the City of Willard, Missouri, whereby the City of Springfield, Missouri, in association with the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, will remotely operate Willard’s emergency storm sirens.

    Documents:

    2017-272.PDF

  47. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS

    Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee: Gene Hartley to fill the unexpired term of Summer Masterson. Mr. Hartley’s term will expire May 1, 2018.

    Confirm the following appointment to the Personnel Board.  Michael Ramos to fill the unexpired term of David Brown. Mr. Ramos’ term will expire March 1, 2019.

  48. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

  49. ADJOURN.