City Council Meeting – April 6, 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

Upcoming  Council Meeting Agenda
April 6, 2020  6:30 p.m.

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 pm the Friday before the meeting to speak to an issue on the agenda. Citizens wishing to submit comments to City Council may do so via online form.
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. March 9, 2020 City Council Meeting, And March 10, 2020, March 16, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 24, 2020, And March 31, 2020 Special City Council Meetings.

Documents:

  1. 03-09-2020.PDF
  2. 03-10-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  3. 3-16-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  4. 03-23-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  5. 03-24-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  6. 03-31-2020 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.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, 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 2020-049. (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 0.16 acres of property generally located at 2001 North Ramsey Avenue, from GM, General Manufacturing District to R-TH, Residential Townhouse District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: R.A.L. Property Management, LLC; 2001 North Ramsey Ave.; Z-2-2020.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-049.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2020-051. (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 3, ‘Administration, Enforcement and Review,’ Subdivision II, ‘Commissions and Boards,’ Section 36-353 ‘Landmarks Board’ and Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Subdivision II, ‘Office, Institutional and Special Districts,’ Section 36-404 ‘Landmarks,’ to address procedures regarding designation of Historic Status.  (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-051.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2020-052. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $2,392,000.00, for the purpose of appropriating federal funds to be used in street overlay improvements.

Documents:

  1. 2020-052.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2020-053. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $1,288,000.00, for the purpose of appropriating federal funds to be used in ADA Improvements.

Documents:

  1. 2020-053.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2020-054. (Simpson)

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.

Documents:

  1. 2020-054.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2020-056. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the Loan Committee, by vote, to lower the interest rate of the Business Development Loan, within the Commercial Loan Program, if the prime rate decreases throughout the year.

Documents:

  1. 2020-056.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2020-057. (McClure, Hosmer, And Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ Article VII, ‘Offenses Against Property,’ by the addition of a new Section 78-285.5, ‘Trespass onto real property.’

Documents:

  1. 2020-057.PDF

14.

RESOLUTIONS.

15.

EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2020-065. (McClure)

A general ordinance suspending enforcement of portions of sections 36-368(9) and 36-473(e) of the Zoning Ordinance; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter section 2.12; for the purpose of limiting public gatherings during the Mayor’s declaration of civil emergency.

Documents:

  1. 2020-065.PDF

17.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

18.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19.

Council Bill 2020-062. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a subaward from the Missouri Department of Public Safety/Missouri State University on behalf of the Springfield Fire Department, which includes multiple pieces of equipment that will support the sustainment and operation of the Springfield Fire Department Region-D Bomb Squad and the Hazardous Materials Team, valued at up to $221,791.00, through a grant from the State Homeland Security Grant Program.

Documents:

  1. 2020-062.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2020-066. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Digital/Automotive Apprenticeship Grant in the amount of $57,200.00 from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development; entering into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; amending the budget for the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $57,200.00; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2020-066.PDF

21.

AMENDED BILLS.

22.

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

23.

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.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-063.PDF

24.

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.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-064.PDF

25.

FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. Except Item No. 26. Citizens May Speak. Anticipated To Be Voted On.

26.

Council Bill 2020-068. (Simpson) Citizens May Speak. Anticipated To Be Voted On.

A resolution determining the official intent of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to issue its Industrial Development Revenue Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $48,000,000 to finance the costs of a project under the provisions of Sections 100.010 to 100.200 RSMo.

Documents:

  1. 2020-068.PDF

27.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2020-069.PDF

28.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

29.

NEW BUSINESS.

30.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

31.

MISCELLANEOUS.

32.

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

33.

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.

Documents:

  1. 2020-067.PDF

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2020-072. (McClure)

A resolution confirming the appointments of Ryan Dock, Connie Rhoades Hinds, Irene Schaefer, and Justin Skinner to the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-072.PDF

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2020-058. (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, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Doling Landing, generally located at 2520 North Bolivar Road, 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. 2020-058.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2020-059. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Mrs. Merrily Parker to support the Fire and Life Safety education programs.

Documents:

  1. 2020-059.PDF

39.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

40.

ADJOURN.