City Council Meeting – September 23, 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
September 23, 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 City Council Meeting And September 17, 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 2019-207. (Lear)

A special ordinance approving the City Utilities’ Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Operating Budget for its Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2020.

Documents:

  1. 2019-207.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2019-206. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance approving revisions to City Utilities’ Service Rules and Regulations and Outdoor Lighting Policy, revisions to its electric, gas and water General Terms and Conditions Governing Service rate schedules, and revisions to its Private Outdoor Lighting Service Rate schedule.

Documents:

  1. 2019-206.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2019-208. (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 0.49 acres of property, generally located at 1700 South Enterprise Avenue, from Planned Development No. 41, 2nd amendment, to Planned Development No. 371; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.) (By: Skinner Real Estate, LLC; 1700 S. Enterprise Avenue; Planned Development No. 371.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-208.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2019-209. (McGull)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 438 for the purpose of allowing outdoor dining and to reduce the front yard setback requirements in the LB, Limited Business District and Rountree Urban Conservation District Number 2, Area F, which is located at 1454 East Cherry Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval).

Documents:

  1. 2019-209.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2019-210. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.8 acres of property, generally located at 1720 West Grand Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to GR, General Retail District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 177; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: College of the Ozarks; 1720 W. Grand Street; Z-18-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 177.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-210.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2019-211. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.37 acres of property, generally located at 1720 West Grand Street, from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 178; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: College of the Ozarks; 1720 W. Grand Street; Z-19-2019 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 178.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-211.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2019-212. (Ollis)

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 Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill; and to enter into an Agreement for Easement, Notice and Covenant Running with the Land granting Missouri Department of Natural Resources access to the City’s Sanitary Landfill.

Documents:

  1. 2019-212.PDF

14.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Council Bill 2019-203 Was Tabled At The August 26, 2019 City Council Meeting.

15.

Council Bill 2019-203. (Schilling) Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Tabled At The August 26, 2019 City Council Meeting.

A resolution directing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to withdraw as a member of the Missouri Clean Energy District created pursuant to the “Property Assessment Clean Energy Act;” and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Board of Missouri Clean Energy District.

Documents:

  1. 2019-203.PDF

16.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

17.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

18.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19.

Council Bill 2019-218. (Fisk)

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; amending the budget for the Springfield Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $160,487.00; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one reading bill pursuant to Charter Section 2.16(25).

Documents:

  1. 2019-218.PDF

20.

AMENDED BILLS.

21.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

22.

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

23.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2019-219.PDF

24.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2019-220.PDF

25.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2019-221.PDF

26.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

27.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

28.

MISCELLANEOUS.

29.

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

30.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2019-222.PDF

31.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

32.

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

33.

Council Bill 2019-213. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to refund $1,000 in earnest money to Trigg, LLC; and repealing Special Ordinance 27202.

Documents:

  1. 2019-213.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2019-214. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Troy Acres Subdivision generally located at 3843 West Mount Vernon Street, upon the applicant filing and recording a final plat that substantially conforms to the preliminary plat; and authorizing the City Clerk to sign the final plat upon compliance with all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-214.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2019-215. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Kansas at Grand Subdivision generally located at 1720 West Grand Street, upon the applicant filing and recording a final plat that substantially conforms to the preliminary plat; and authorizing the City Clerk to sign the final plat upon compliance with all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents:

  1. 2019-215.PDF

36.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

37.

ADJOURN.