City Council Meeting – October 21, 2019

Link to Closed Captioning

 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
October 21, 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. October 7, 2019 City Council Meeting and October 8, 2019 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.

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 2019-228. (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 2.2 acres of property, generally located at 852 and 906 South National Avenue and 1224 and 1234 East Page Street, from R-HD, High-Density Multifamily Residential District and R-SF, Single-Family Residential District within Urban Conservation District No. 2, Areas A and D, to Planned Development No. 372; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.) (By: Board of Missouri General Baptist Association and Wenping Qui Etal; 852 & 906 South National Avenue and 1224 & 1234 E. Page Street; Planned Development No. 372.)

8.

Council Bill 2019-229. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance approving a Petition to Re-establish the Kansas and Kearney Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City, the District, and the Kansas & Kearney Intersection Center, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the creation of the District. (Staff recommends approval.)

9.

Council Bill 2019-230. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 3 acres of property, generally located at 833, 911, and 921 East Division Street, the 1500 Block of North Sherman Avenue, and 824 and 826 East Locust Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential, R-TH, Residential Townhouse, and LB, Limited Business to GI, Government and Institutional Use District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Springfield Public Schools; 833, 911 & 921 East Division Street, 1500 Block of North Sherman Avenue & 824, 826 East Locust Street; Z-20-2019.)

10.

Council Bill 2019-231. (Simpson)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 439 for the purpose of reducing the front yard setback for structures built within the R-LD, Low-density Multifamily Residential District, generally located at 2675 South Jefferson Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

11.

Council Bill 2019-232. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to enter into a Master Equipment Lease Purchase Agreement and related Schedule or Schedules of Equipment, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the City, to do all things necessary to carry out the lease-purchase transaction, including the execution of certain documents in connection therewith; and amending the budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $517,250.

12.

Council Bill 2019-233. (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ for the purpose of adding four new job titles to the Crafts, Trades and Labor salary schedule and two new job titles to the Professional, Administrative and Technical salary schedules and adding one additional full time equivalent position for the new job title of Airport Custodian; and amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Airport Board, to adjust the authorized employee positions.

13.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

14.

Council Bill 2019-236. (McClure)

A resolution extending the term of the Sexual Assault Task force until November 30, 2019.

15.

Council Bill 2019-237. (Simpson)

A resolution accepting Staff’s recommendations regarding the Galloway Redevelopment Area and directing staff to utilize said recommendations when evaluating proposed development in the policy area. (Staff recommends support.)

16.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

17.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

18.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19.

Council Bill 2019-238. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept funding from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women in the amount of $500,000.00 for the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant; amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $500,000.00; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies for approval after one reading.

20.

AMENDED BILLS.

21.

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

22.

Council Bill 2019-239. (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan submitted by the STL 505 Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located at 501 through 517 East Saint Louis Street; declaring the area in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval.)

23.

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

24.

Council Bill 2019-104. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis, and Simpson) Tabled at the June 17, 2019 City Council meeting to the October 21, 2019 City Council meeting. Originally Tabled at the May 6, 2019 City Council meeting to the June 17, 2019 City Council meeting. Was Referred to the Committee of the Whole for Recommendation.

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments, including a permit requirement and registration fee.

25.

Council Bill 2019-104. Substitute No. 1. (McClure) Tabled at the June 17, 2019 City Council meeting to the October 21, 2019 City Council meeting. Originally Tabled at the May 6, 2019 City Council meeting to the June 17, 2019 City Council meeting. Was Referred to the Committee of the Whole for Recommendation.

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments.

26

Council Bill 2019-240. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Traffic Technology Services, Inc., for the purpose of sharing the City’s real time traffic management data to provide traffic signal information to vehicle manufacturers for ”Connected Vehicle” applications.

27.

Council Bill 2019-241. (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into revised intergovernmental cooperative agreements with City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, Christian and Greene counties in Missouri, the cities of Nixa, Ozark and Republic, Missouri, and the Ozarks Transportation Organization to complete the second flight project authorized in contract 2017-1804 with Pictometry International Corporation for the cooperative purchase of oblique and orthogonal imagery to be used with each entity’s Geographic Information System; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $293,788.43 for contributions from the City’s partners based on the revised intergovernmental cooperative agreements.

28.

Council Bill 2019-242. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Springfield Police Department to participate in the Career Criminal Task Force; and amending the budget of the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $74,596.00.

29.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Marcy Bunch wishes to address City Council.

30.

NEW BUSINESS.

31.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32.

MISCELLANEOUS.

33.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

34.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

35.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

36.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

37.

ADJOURN.