City Council Meeting – April 20, 2020

 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

This meeting will be conducted both at 830 N. Boonville Ave. and electronically. The public may observe, physically attend (the number of people gathered will be limited to fewer than 10 per space with physical distancing requirements applied) or viewed at https://cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream/.

Speakers must sign up with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting to speak to an issue on the agenda. Citizens wishing to submit comments to City Council may do so at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/FormCenter/City-Council-6/Citizen- Comment-Form-for-Regular-Springf-368.

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. April 6, 2020 City Council Meeting.

3. FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020.

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

Persons addressing City Council are asked to step to the microphone and clearly state their name and address before speaking. All meetings are recorded. In accordance with ADA guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending any City meeting, please notify the City Clerk’s Office at 864 -1443 at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

5. CITY MANAGER REPORT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR 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 2019-104. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis, and Simpson) Tabled May 6, 2019 to the June 17, 2019 City Council meeting. Tabled June 17, 2019 to the October 21, 2019 City Council meeting. Tabled at the October 21, 2019 City Council meeting to the February 10, 2020. Tabled the February 10, 2020 City Council meeting to the April 20, 2020 City Council meeting.

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.

8. Council Bill 2019-104. Substitute No. 1. (McClure) Tabled at the February 10, 2020 City Council Meeting to the April 20, 2020 City Council Meeting.

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.

9. Council Bill 2020-054. (Simpson) Tabled at the April 6, 2020 City Council meeting to the April 20, 2020 Council meeting.

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a sewer improvement developer and construction cost reimbursement agreement with Ridge Investment Group, LLC, for the purpose of constructing sewer infrastructure serving the Millwood East Development and paying the cost difference between the more expensive gravity sewer and the lift station, force main, including associated fees; and utilizing no more than $393,541.37 from the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Clean Water Services Fund.

10. Council Bill 2020-063. (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 6 acres of property generally located at the 900 and 1000 block of East Pythian Street from R-SF, Single-family Residential district, R-TH, Residential Townhouse district, and CS, Commercial Services district, to GI, Government and Institutional Use district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Junior College District of Southwest Missouri (OTC); 900 and 1000 block of East Pythian Street; Z-3-2020.)

11. Council Bill 2020-064. (Simpson)

A general amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 43 acres of property generally located at 2401 East Sunshine Street from HM, Heavy Manufacturing district, to IC, Industrial Commercial district; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 184; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Southwest Missouri Investments, Inc.; 2401 East Sunshine Street; Z-5-2020 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 184.)

12. Council Bill 2020-069. (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to execute a Preliminary Funding Agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Kraft Heinz Foods Company; and amending the budget in the amount of $50,000.00, for the purpose of funding the preparation and review of documents and other actions related to the issuance of Chapter 100 bonds.

13. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

14. Council Bill 2020-073. (Schilling)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 10 acres of private property located at 851 West Farm Road 182.

15. Council Bill 2020-082. (Ferguson)

A resolution adopting revised Commercial Street Historic District Design Guidelines as a component of the 1982 Commercial Street Historic District Development Plan. (Recommended by Landmarks Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and staff.)

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

17. Council Bill 2020-084. (McClure) A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Greene County to allocate funds to be used by the Office of Emergency Management to purchase supplies, equipment, and services related to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic within the corporate boundaries of the City of Springfield and pay Greene County for the City’s portion of costs; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

18. PUBLICIMPROVEMENTS.

19. GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

20. Council Bill 2020-074. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into and accept a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in the amount of $5,958,163, for the purpose of providing funds for the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board to rehabilitate Taxiway Uniform and associated improvements; amending the budget of the Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $7,388,020 which includes matching funds in an amount not to exceed of $1,429,857 from the Airport Board; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

21. AMENDEDBILLS.

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

23. CouncilBill2020-075.(McGull)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits;’ and amending Section 46-1 of the Springfield City Code, ‘Boundaries of wards, precincts and council zones;’ for the purpose of annexing 1.86 acres of private property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3245 West Sunshine Street and referenced as Annexation A-1-2020. (Staff recommends approval.)

24. Council Bill 2020-76. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.86 acres of property, generally located at 3245 West Sunshine Street from County C-2, General Commercial district, to HC, Highway Commercial district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Russell L. & Minnie Black Trust; 3245 West Sunshine Street; Z-3- 2020.)

25. CouncilBill2020-077.(Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 13.28 acres of property, generally located at 3859 West Maple Street from Planned Development district No. 263 to R-MHC, Manufactured Home Community district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Daniel Inc.; 3859 West Maple Street; Z-6-2020.)

26. Council Bill 2020-078. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, & McGull)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Sections 36-321 and 36-385; and adding thereto one new section 36-475 for the purpose of providing regulations for tiny homes, tiny home communities, campgrounds, and recreational parks. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

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

28. Council Bill 2019-104S2. (Council)

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.

29. Council Bill 2020-079. (Council)

A special ordinance calling an election on August 4, 2020, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters a question as to whether the City shall be authorized to impose a fee for a Short-Term Loan Establishment permit in the amount of $5,000 annually, new or renewal, or $2,500 for a permit issued with less than 6 months remaining in the calendar year.

30. Council Bill 2020-070. (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to expend 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax/Cost Share Program Funds in an amount not to exceed $2,103,000.00, for preliminary engineering expenses as part of the City’s Cost Contribution for the federal ”Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (“BUILD”) grant funds, for the Grant Avenue Parkway project.

31. Council Bill 2020-080. (Lear)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ for the purpose of adding one full time equivalent position of a Professional Engineer (PAT 12) to the Department of Public Works; and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

32. Council Bill 2020-081. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection Improvements, Fremont Avenue Widening and replacement of sanitary sewer infrastructure; accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc., in the amount of $3,151,000.00, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

33. Council Bill 2020-083. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Program, Group 5 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Sewer Main Cleaning, Closed Circuit Televised Video and Cured-in-Place Pipe project; accepting the bid of Insituform Technologies USA, LLC, in the amount of $11,910,550.00 for the project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said project; and approving a budget adjustment in the amount of the bid, plus a contingency, to amend the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund by appropriating reserves of said fund in the amount of $14,888,187.50.

34. PETITIONS,REMONSTRANCES,ANDCOMMUNICATIONS.

35. NEWBUSINESS.

36. UNFINISHEDBUSINESS.

37. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

39. Council Bill 2020-071. (Fisk) A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Supplemental Agreement for Highway/Rail Crossing Improvements with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and BNSF Railway Company for the purpose of cost sharing and coordination of the New Concrete Crossing Surface project on Packer Road at an estimated cost to the City of $10,000.00, to be paid for by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax and Signal System Improvements Plan.

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

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

42. Council Bill 2020-067. (Ollis) A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Sun Belt Environmental Services, Inc., for the purpose of installing and maintaining four monitoring wells on public right-of-way at the site of the former Litton Systems property generally located at 4811 West Kearney Street to monitor groundwater conditions at no cost to the City.

43. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

44. ADJOURN.