City Council Meeting – September 18, 2017

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
September 18, 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. September 5, 2017 City Council Meeting And September 12, 2017 Special City Council Meeting.

Documents:

  1. 09-12-2017 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

  2. 09-05-2017.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.

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 2017-218. (Fishel)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 6.2 acres of property, generally located at 202 East Walnut Lawn Street from a HC, Highway Commercial district with Conditional Overlay District No. 102, to an O-1, Office District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 134, said District to apply to the subject property. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval) (By: Westport Management, LLC; 202 East Walnut Lawn Street: Z-27-2017 w/COD #134)

Documents:

  1. 2017-218.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2017-219. (McClure)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Contract of Obligation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources whereby the City agrees to financially secure the future closure and post-closure care of all currently active and previously completed portions of the City’s Sanitary Landfill.<

Documents:

  1. 2017-219.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2017-220. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with Gredell Engineering Resources for the engineering design and permitting of a modified waste disposal area and improved environmental management systems at the City of Springfield Sanitary Landfill; and to approve a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget for the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $1,350,000 by appropriating fund balance reserves of the Solid Waste Fund for this project. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval)

Documents:

  1. 2017-220.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2017-221. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept infrastructure grant funds, in the amount of approximately $275,000 over two years, from the Missouri Foundation for Health, to improve the public health workforce, boost data and information systems, and to increase the Health Department’s capacity to provide the public high quality health services; to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in an amount totaling $275,000 over the next two years.

Documents:

  1. 2017-221.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2017-222. (Fulnecky)

A general ordinance approving the City Utilities Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2018.

Documents:

  1. 2017-222.PDF

12.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

13.

Council Bill 2017-225. (Schilling)

A resolution amending the Capital Improvements Program for 2017 through 2022 by adding five new projects to the plan. (City staff recommends approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-225.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2017-226. (McClure, Fisk, Prater, Hosmer, Ferguson, Fishel, Ollis And Schilling)

A resolution approving a Council commitment to utilize certain proceeds from the reauthorization of the twenty-seven cent Level of Property Tax for law enforcement purposes if such authorization is approved by voters on November 7, 2017.

Documents:

  1. 2017-226.PDF

15.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

16.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

18.

Council Bill 2017-227. (Fulnecky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the United States Department of Justice; and to enter into an interlocal agreement with Greene County, outlining the division of the grant funds; and amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $160,702.00. This Ordinance relates to the acceptance of grant funds from a state or federal agency and may be passed as a one-reading ordinance pursuant to Section 2.16(25) of the City Charter.

Documents:

  1. 2017-227.PDF

19.

AMENDED BILLS.

20.

PUBLIC HEARING.

21.

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

22.

Council Bill 2017-228. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into individual intergovernmental 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 contract for services with Pictometry International Corporation, for the cooperative purchase of oblique imagery and aerial photography services to be used with each entity’s Geographic Information System and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $268,195.50.

Documents:

  1. 2017-228.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2017-229. (Schilling)

 special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to join Show Me PACE, created pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 67.2800 to 67.2835, and known as the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” stating the City’s intent to participate in the “Property Assessed Clean Energy” program as a member of such District; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of Show Me PACE.

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

If this is added it will become Item #23.5.

Council Bill 2017-235 (Hosmer)

 A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article VII, ‘Special Events,’ Division 1, ‘Generally,’ Section 2-504, ‘Application,’ by repealing Section 2-504 and enacting a new section 2-504 in lieu thereof.

Documents:

  1. 2017-229.PDF

  2. 2017-235.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2017-230. (Hosmer, Fisk And Fishel)

A general ordinance 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 by the addition of a new Section 18-99, ‘Enforcement,’ establishing a minimum fine for violations of the pit bull dog provisions, and designating an effective date for said amendments.

Documents:

  1. 2017-230.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2017-231. (Hosmer, Fisk, Fulnecky, And Fishel)

A resolution approving an additional term for agreements pursuant to which pit bull dogs may be rescued from the City Animal Shelter and put up for adoption.  (Plans and Policies Committee recommends approval).

Documents:

  1. 2017-231.PDF

26.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Ms. Avril Drake wishes to address City Council.

Ms. Diane Schulz wishes to address City Council.

27.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Pamela Hernandez and Heather Hardinger, with terms to expire October 1, 2020.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Public Housing Authority: Camille Johnson (Reid), with a term to expire April 11, 2020.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Traffic Advisory Board: Len Eagleburger, with a term to expire April 1, 2019.

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.

28.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

29.

MISCELLANEOUS.

30.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3

31.

Council Bill 2017-232. (Prater)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a developer’s agreement with Hickory Land Company, LLC, for recovery of proportional square foot costs of the construction of a trunk sewer to serve a portion of Hickory Hills Phase 2 subdivision and a sewer basin in the Pierson Creek drainage area; and to establish a per square foot connection fee to reimburse the developer for proportional costs of construction of the trunk sewer.

Documents:

  1. 2017-232.PDF

32.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

33.

Council Bill 2017-233. (Fishel)

A special ordinance to levy and assess a special tax against the lots, blocks, and parcels of ground hereinafter described to pay for the cost to construct sanitary sewers in the City of Springfield, Missouri, in Sanitary Sewer District No. 200 of Section No. 15, in the general vicinity of Roslyn Avenue and Bagnell Street; providing for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program; authorizing the City Clerk to issue special tax bills and deliver the same to the Director of Finance to be registered in his office in accordance with this Ordinance; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2017-233.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2017-234. (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and BNSF Railway Company for the purpose of coordinating the repairs of a railroad crossing at LeCompte Road at a cost to the City of $10,000; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

  1. 2017-234.PDF

35.

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

36.

Council Bill 2017-224. (Prater)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Coach House subdivision, said subdivision being generally located at 2535 North Glenstone Avenue, upon the applicant filing and recording a final plat that substantially conforms with the preliminary plat; and authorizing the City Clerk to sign the final plat upon compliance with the terms of this Ordinance. (City staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).

Documents:

  1. 2017-224.PDF

37.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

38.

ADJOURN.

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