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
August 21, 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.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES. August 7, 2017
FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST DO SO AT THIS TIME.
CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.
SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2017-199. (Schilling)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.17 acre of property, generally located at 1102 and 1106 East Elm Street from a GI, Government Institutional District, to a R-HD, High-Density Multifamily Residential District and UN, University Combining District and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 133 (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval). (By Lantz Enterprises LLC; 1106 East Elm Street; Z-26-2017 w/COD #133)
Council Bill 2017-200. (Fishel)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 2.82 acres of property, generally located at 3220 South Delaware Avenue from an O-1, Office District, to a HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 132; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff recommends denial and Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval). (By: HMR Properties, LLP; 3220 South Delaware Avenue; Z-25-2017 w/COD #132)
Council Bill 2017-201. (Schilling)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 6.68 acres of property, generally located at 554 West Walnut Lawn Street and 3505 South Campbell Avenue from R-TH, Residential Townhouse District, to R-MD, Medium-Density Multifamily Residential District, and establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 131; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval). (By: Walnut Lawn Church of God & Westport Management, LLC; 554 West Walnut Lawn Street; Z-24-2017 w/COD #131)
Council Bill 2017-202. (Schilling)
A special ordinance approving an amendment to the Redevelopment Plan and Agreement submitted by the Beverly Lofts Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of an area generally located along the North side of East Cherry Street near the intersection of Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation relating to the implementation of the Redevelopment Plan. (Staff recommends approval).
Council Bill 2017-203. (Prater)
A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan and Blight Report for the 1325 – 1329 East Cherry Redevelopment Area generally located along the north side of East Cherry Street between South Fremont Avenue and South Kickapoo Avenue and declaring the 1325 – 1329 East Cherry Redevelopment Area to be a blighted area, and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare. (The Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and City Staff recommend approval).
Council Bill 2017-204. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the specifications for the College Street Streetscape project, identified as Plan No. 2017PW0064T; accepting the bid of Woody’s Express Trucking, LLC, for construction of the Streetscape project in the amount of $1,125,686.06 to be funded by the City in the amount of $715,570.06 from the Community Development Block Grant Commercial Loan Program and $410,116.00 from City Utilities; authorizing the entry into a contract with said bidder; and amending the City’s 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program.
Council Bill 2017-205. (Ollis)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Planning and Development Department for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 in the amount of $714,544.45 to facilitate disbursement of tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board to the History Museum of Springfield-Greene County; to accept said funds and disburse same in accordance with the Tax Credit Agreement entered into on February 8, 2011, pursuant to Special Ordinance No. 25871. (Staff recommends approval).
Council Bill 2017-206. (Hosmer)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ by repealing Section 2-8, ‘Disclosure of certain transactions,’ pertaining to the disclosure of financial transactions by candidates for City Council, City Council members, and certain City employees, and enacting, in lieu thereof, a new Section 2-8.
FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2017-209. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance approving the plans and bid specifications; accepting the bid of Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc., for a Filter Retrofit Project at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said project with such bidder; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget of the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $2,500,000 by appropriating fund balance reserves from the Clean Water Enterprise Fund for this project.
Council Bill 2017-210. (Fisk)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant in the amount of $6,500.00 from the Springfield Police Foundation to fund the purchase of one police service dog.
PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Ms. Julie Gariepy wishes to address City Council.
The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Bob Roberts, to fill the unexpired term of David Frost. Mr. Robert’s term will expire October 1, 2018.
CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3
Council Bill 2017-211. (Schilling)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a developer’s agreement with Triple S Properties, LLC, for recovery of proportional square foot costs of the construction of a trunk sewer to serve the Western Meadows subdivision and a sewer basin in the Lower Wilson 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. (Environmental Services staff recommends approval.)
CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.
CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2017-207. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the renewal of the Preliminary Plat of Roberts Industrial Park, generally located in the 1000-1200 blocks of North Westgate Avenue, also known as Farm Road 123, 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. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends that City Council accept the public streets and easements).
Council Bill 2017-208. (Fisk)
>A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager to make application for and accept a Historic Preservation Fund grant with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $12,000, and amending the budget of the Department of Planning and Development for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the same amount. (Staff and Landmarks Board recommend approval).
Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Christina Dicken, to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Fazzino. Ms. Dicken’s term will expire May 1, 2018.
Confirm the following appointment to the Personnel Board: Stephanie Appleby and Diana Day, with terms to expire March 1, 2020; and Brent Sweet, with a term to expire March 1, 2019.
Confirm the following appointment to the Public Building Corporation: Jane Patterson, with a term to expire September 1, 2023;
Confirm the following reappointments to the Public Building Corporation: Sheila Collins and Patrick Roberts, with terms to expire September 1, 2023.
Confirm the following appointments to the Board of Public Utilities: Jennifer Wilson, to fill the unexpired term of Cynthia Hyde. Ms. Wilson’s term will expire December 1, 2019; and Lynn Rowe, to fill the unexpired term of Teresa Coyan. Mr. Rowe’s term will expire December 1, 2018.