City Council Meeting – October 7, 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
October 7, 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. September 9, 2019 and September 23, 2019 City Council Meetings and September 17, 2019 and September 24, 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 2019-219. (McGull)

A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning construction and permanent easements over, under, and through the following properties generally located near 340 South Patterson Avenue and west of East Horning Street, south of Elmwood Avenue in the City of Springfield, Missouri; and authorizing certain officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance for the purpose of completing the Beechwood Heights Storm Water Project-Phase I: East Walnut Street Project #2015PW0091WTE funded through the ¼-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

8.

Council Bill 2019-220. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing a budget adjustment amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund in the amount of $1,850,000 by appropriating fund balance reserves of said fund for the purpose of purchasing and refurbishing several pieces of heavy equipment at the Springfield Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill.

9.

Council Bill 2019-221. (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ by repealing in its entirety Section 2-8 ‘Disclosure of certain transactions.’

10.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

11.

Council Bill 2019-223. (Schilling)

A resolution granting a Short-Term Rental Type 2 Permit for the property located at 601 South Main Avenue, for the purpose of allowing the establishment of a Short-Term Rental Type 2 pursuant to Section 36-473 of the Zoning Ordinance.

12.

Council Bill 2019-224. (Schilling)

A resolution initiating amendments to the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ for the purpose of allowing manicurists and estheticians as home occupations.

13.

Council Bill 2019-225. (McClure)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Kenneth Thompson as Hearing Examiner for certain matters pursuant to Section 2-60(o)(1) of the Code of the City of Springfield; and referring certain matters to the said Hearing Examiner.

14.

EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

15.

Council Bill 2019-226. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Vernon County, Missouri, for use of the Vernon County Jail for housing prisoners sentenced to incarceration by the Springfield Municipal Court; and declaring an emergency.

16.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18.

Council Bill 2019-227. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a grant in the amount of $175,637.50 from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to support construction of a Stormwater Improvement Project on Fassnight Creek at the Springfield Art Museum; and to amend the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in that amount upon award of the grant; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill.

19.

Council Bill 2019-234. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept funding from the Missouri Department of Social Services in the amount of $484,000.00 for the SkillUp Program to provide assistance with job skills and trainings to individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits; and amending the budget for the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $484,000.00; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill.

20.

AMENDED BILLS.

21.

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

22.

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 RHD, 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.)

23.

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.)

24.

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.)

25.

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.)

26.

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

27.

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.

28.

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.

29.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

30.

NEW BUSINESS

Refer to the Community Involvement Committee the issue of alternative to incarceration and community work service assignments.

As per RSMo. 109.230 (4), City records that are on file in the City Clerk’s office and have met the retention schedule will be destroyed in compliance with the guidelines established by the Secretary of State’s office.

31.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32.

MISCELLANEOUS.

33.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2019-235. (Lear)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell retail liquor by the drink to Hotel Vandivort Operator LLC, d/b/a Hotel Vandivort, for their location at 260 East McDaniel Street, such license to include a 3,500 square foot rooftop patio.

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2019-222. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission granting temporary access to City rights-of-way to allow the State to make improvements to the Scenic Avenue Bridge over James River Freeway and define responsibilities for construction and maintenance.

38.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

39.

ADJOURN.