City Council – August 12, 2013

Council Meeting Agenda

AUGUST 12, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.

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  1. ROLL CALL.
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. – July 29, 2013 and July 30, 2013
  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 JULY 29, 2013 AND JULY 30, 2013 MEETINGS.
  6. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. CITIZENS MAY SPEAK. NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE VOTED ON.
  7. COUNCIL BILL 2013-191(Burlison)A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Chapter 36, Article I, Zoning Ordinance, by repealing 5-1400 Signs, and enacting in lieu thereof a new 5-1400, Signs.
  8. COUNCIL BILL 2013-192. (Carroll)A special ordinance approving a redevelopment plan submitted by Heer’s Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located in the area bounded by West Olive Street on the north, Park Central Square on the east, Park Central West on the south, and North Patton Avenue on the west; reaffirming the prior finding that the area is 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 Corporation relating to the implementation of the redevelopment plan.
  9. FIRST READING BILLS. CITIZENS MAY SPEAK. NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE VOTED ON.
  10. COUNCIL BILL 2013-193. (Fisk)A special ordinance approving a Development Agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri and Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC, authorizing the City Manager to execute the Development Agreement on behalf of the City, and amending the budget of the Department of Planning and Development, for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, in the amount of $7,500.
  11. COUNCIL BILL 2013-194. (Stephens)A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code, Section 2-11, Grant application, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to apply for grants from other agencies or other governmental entities.
  12. COUNCIL BILL 2013-195. (Hosmer)A special ordinance amending the budget of the Department of Environmental Services for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014, in the amount of $200,000, to appropriate retained earnings of the Solid Waste Fund to acquire one parcel of property adjacent to the Springfield Sanitary Landfill for use as buffer land, and to authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said property acquisition.
  13. COUNCIL BILL 2013-196. (Stephens)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Army, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for the use of Springfield-Branson National Airport by Fort Leonard Wood during an emergency or during drills to prepare for an emergency.
  14. COUNCIL BILL 2013-197. (Stephens)A special ordinance relinquishing all avigation easements located in the City of Ozark, Missouri.
  15. RESOLUTIONS.
  16. EMERGENCY BILLS.
  17. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
  18. GRANTS.
  19. AMENDED BILLS.
  20. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. CITIZENS HAVE SPOKEN. MAY BE VOTED ON.
  21. COUNCIL BILL 2013-181. (Fishel)A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.44 acres of property, generally located at 777 East Battlefield, from an O-1, Office District, to a GR, General Retail District; and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 61. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.) (By: Griswald Enterprises LLC; 777 East Battlefield Road; Z-12-2013/Conditional Overlay District #61.)
  22. COUNCIL BILL 2013-182. (Hosmer)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into the Springfield/Republic Agreement for Consolidated 911 Emergency Communication Services, for the purpose of consolidating 911 emergency communications services between the City of Springfield and the City of Republic. (Staff recommends passage.)
  23. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
  24. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
  25. NEW BUSINESS.
  26. Refer to the Plans & Policies Committee the review of the City’s Economic Development Policy and the most recent blight report.
  27. MISCELLANEOUS.
  28. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. SEE ITEM # 3.
  29. COUNCIL BILL 2013-198. (Fishel)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the purpose of facilitating the design, construction, and use of right-of-way for public improvements on Business Route 65 (Glenstone Avenue), from Battlefield Road to Route 60 (James River Freeway), designated as MHTC Job No. J8P3013.
  30. COUNCIL BILL 2013-199. (Compton)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of widening two bridges on Republic Road over Route 60 (James River Freeway), to the east and west of Campbell Avenue, designated as MHTC Job No. J8P3003.
  31. COUNCIL BILL 2013-200. (Compton)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement for Monitoring Well with Environmental Works, Inc. (EW), for the purpose of allowing EW to install and maintain (at no cost to the City) one monitoring well on public right-of-way on Crestview Street to monitor groundwater conditions.
  32. COUNCIL BILL 2013-201. (Rushefsky)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC), that will allow the Missouri Safety Center to provide the Springfield Police Department with new breath alcohol testing instruments.
  33. COUNCIL BILL 2013-202. (Hosmer)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners for participation in Bureau of Prisons Tactical Training Programs on the Medical Center premises.
  34. COUNCIL BILL 2013-203. (Rushefsky)A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Law Enforcement Services with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University (MSU) for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the MSU campus.
  35. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. SEE ITEM # 3.
  36. COUNCIL BILL 2013-204. (Seifried)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 of the construction of sanitary sewers in the City of Springfield, Missouri, in Sanitary Sewer District No. 235 of Section No. 6, in the general vicinity of Norton Road at Summit Avenue, providing for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program, and authorizing the City Clerk to issue special tax bills and deliver the same to the Director of Finance to be registered in her office in accordance with the ordinance.
  37. COUNCIL BILL 2013-205. (Fisk)A resolution authorizing an exception to the Urban Service Area to provide sanitary sewer service to certain properties located at 3105 East Valley Water Mill Road, 2975 East Farm Road 112, and 3170 East Farm Road 94, which are contiguous to the Urban Service Area, subject to certain conditions. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)
  38. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. CITIZENS HAVE SPOKEN. MAY BE VOTED ON.
  39. COUNCIL BILL 2013-177. (Carroll)A special ordinance amending the Consolidated Plan adopted by Special Ordinance No. 25752 and the Action Plan adopted by Special Ordinance No. 26214 to add the property located at 3902 West Helen Street to the program boundary. (Staff recommends approval.)
  40. COUNCIL BILL 2013-178. (Fishel)A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article I, Zoning Ordinance, Sections 1-1600, Official Zoning Map and Rules for Interpretation, and 3-1200, Zoning Certificate, to permit the use of a digital map as the City’s official map and to update the Zoning Ordinance to direct zoning certification applications to the Planning Department. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
  41. COUNCIL BILL 2013-179. (Rushefsky)A general ordinance amending the Official Map of Springfield, adopted pursuant to General Ordinance No. 1478, by changing the name of East Monroe Street, between Kimbrough Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, to Bear Boulevard. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)
  42. COUNCIL BILL 2013-180. (Burlison)A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article I, Zoning Ordinance, (Zoning Ordinance) by adopting a new Section 4-2800, LWO, Live/Work Overlay District, to permit the continued residential usage, in addition to allowing a business or occupational use within the same dwelling. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
  43. COUNCIL BILL 2013-184. (Rushefsky)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 as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Holly Ridge Subdivision, generally located at 2157 East 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 the terms of this ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)
  44. Confirm the following appointments to the Tree City USA Advisory Committee: Sheri Hawkins with term to expire December 1, 2014; and Zach Miller with term to expire December 1, 2015.***END OF CONSENT AGENDAS***
  45. ADJOURN.