City Council Meeting – August 23, 2021

 Ken McClure, Mayor
Zone CouncilmembersGeneral Councilmembers
Angela Romine, Zone 1Heather Hardinger, General A
Abe McGull, Zone 2Craig Hosmer, General B
Mike Schilling, Zone 3Andrew Lear, General C
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4Richard Ollis, General D

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. AUGUST 3, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AUGUST 9, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AUGUST 10, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND AUGUST 17, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 08-03-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  2. 08-09-21.PDF
  3. 08-10-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  4. 08-17-21 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 NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

Swear-in David Yancey to the Springfield- Greene County Public Library Board.

5.

CITY MANAGER REPORT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

6.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. Except Item No. 16. Citizens May Speak To The Amendment Only. May Be Voted On.

7.

Council Bill 2021-199 (Schilling)

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 approximately 98 acres of private property and right-of-way generally located at 3482 and 3839 South State Highway FF and 4003 West Farm Road 168, referenced as Annexation A-4-2021, into the City of Springfield.Documents:

  1. 2021-199.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2021-200 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 73 acres of property generally located at 3482 and 3839 South State Highway FF from County R1, Suburban Residence District, to City R-SF, Single Family Residential District; rezoning approximately 17 acres of property generally located at 4003 West Farm Road 168 from County C-2, General Commercial District, to City GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Hoover Brothers Farms Inc., Rick Hoover Properties and Hometown Commons, LLC; 3482 & 3839 South State Highways FF and 4003 West Farm Road 168; Z- 17- 2021)Documents:

  1. 2021-200.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2021-201 (Romine)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.84 acres of property generally located at 2000 East Commercial Street from GM, General Manufacturing, to HM, Heavy Manufacturing; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Superior Industrial Solutions Inc.; 2000 East Commercial Street; Z-15-2021)Documents:

  1. 2021-201.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2021-202 (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1 acre of property generally located at 1136 and 1144 East Sunshine Street and 1816, 1820, and 1826 South Florence Avenue from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District, to O-1, Office District, subject to certain conditions; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: B.J. Marsh ETAL, Joni M. Marsh (Jackson) Monte M. Marsh; 1136 & 1144 E. Sunshine Street and 1816, 1820 and 1826 S. Florence Avenue; Z-16-2021)Documents:

  1. 2021-202.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2021-203 (Simpson, Lear, McGull & Hardinger)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $8,000,000 to appropriate funds from the City’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), to provide critical services, staffing, supplies, and support for operations for the COVID-19 response of the City not covered by other federal sources. (The Council ARPA Review Committee voted to recommend this appropriation to City Council.)  Documents:

  1. 2021-203.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2021-204 (Lear)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the City of Springfield for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $290,000 for the purpose of approving expenditures from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing Special Allocation Fund for certain public improvement projects within the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing District; authorizing the expenditure of $365,000 from previously-budgeted Public Works funds as cost-sharing for these improvements; and amending the Capital Improvements Program to add the funded projects.Documents:

  1. 2021-204.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2021-205 (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain City services as provided in the Springfield City Code by adding fees for the Enhanced Enterprise Zone economic development incentive and amending the fees for the Industrial Development Bond economic development incentive.Documents:

  1. 2021-205.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2021-206 (Ollis)

A special ordinance amending the budget for the Department of Economic Vitality for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $75,000 to appropriate a portion of the General Fund carryover funds to finance a blight study and redevelopment plan for the area within and surrounding the Grant Avenue Parkway zoning district.Documents:

  1. 2021-206.PDF

15.

Council Bill 2021-207(Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the owners of the property generally located at 2235 West Kingsley Street  known herein as the Fieldhouse Facility Project, to purchase the real property and improvements at this location, said property to be purchased with the Special Obligation Improvement Bonds, Series 2021, which is requested of City Council in companion Council Bill 2021-208, with the appropriate budget adjustment requested in said companion council bill; and authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergencyDocuments:

  1. 2021-207.PDF

16.

Amended Council Bill 2021-208 (Ollis). Amended At The August 9, 2021 City Council Meeting. Public Hearing Continued To The August 23, 2021 City Council Meeting.

A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Improvement Bonds (Fieldhouse Facility Project), Series 2021, in a principal amount not to exceed $5,200,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs related to the acquisition of the Fieldhouse Sportscenter and adjacent property; appropriating $2,000,000 of General Fund carryover funds for this project;  amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget of the City in the amount of $7,500,000; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.Documents:

  1. AMENDED 2021-208.PDF

17.

Council Bill 2021-209 (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Springfield and the School District of Springfield R-12 to share the costs of a third-party vendor to operate a school crossing guard program inside the city limits of Springfield.Documents:

  1. 2021-209.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2021-210 (Hardinger)

A general ordinance amending Springfield City Code Chapter 74, ‘Nuisance and Housing Code,’ Article II, ‘Enforcement,’ Section 74-38, ‘Costs, assessments, and nuisance-abatement lien,’ to enhance the effect of special tax bills issued under said chapter.Documents:

  1. 2021-210.PDF

19.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

20.

Council Bill 2021-214 (Schilling)

A resolution initiating amendments to the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ for the purpose of allowing acupuncturists as home occupations.Documents:

  1. 2021-214.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2021-215 (Hosmer)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a United States Environmental Protection Agency ‘FY 2022 Brownfields Job Training Grant’ in the amount of $200,000.Documents:

  1. 2021-215.PDF

22.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

23.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

24.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

25.

Council Bill 2021-216 (Hardinger)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept an Airport Rescue Grant from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in the amount of $6,548,006, for the purpose of providing funds for the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic; amending the budget of the Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $6,548,006; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.Documents:

  1. 2021-216.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2021-217 (Simpson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Grant Agreement Under the Fiscal Year 2019 BUILD Transportation Grants Program with the United States Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation for the purpose of funding the Grant Avenue Parkway project; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.Documents:

  1. 2021-217.PDF

27.

AMENDED BILLS.

28.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

29.

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

30.

Council Bill 2021-218 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to amend the Sewer Billing Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Springfield and City Utilities which sets forth the sewer billing services and rates provided by City Utilities to the Department of Environmental Services.Documents:

  1. 2021-218.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2021-219 (Romine)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for the purchase of land generally located at 428 North Jefferson Avenue as part of the Renew Jordan Creek Phase II project; and to execute all necessary documents in support thereof.  (Staff recommends approval.)Documents:

  1. 2021-219.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2021-220 (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Major Street Resurfacing of Arterial Roadways in Springfield; accepting the bid of Blevins Asphalt Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $2,979,698.20, for said improvements; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.Documents:

  1. 2021-220.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2021-221 (McClure)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Second Amendment to an Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Jason A. Gage; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Jason A. Gage in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.Documents:

  1. 2021-221.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2021-222 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ozarks Technical Community College regarding the reporting and investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents on Ozarks Technical Community College campus or involving Ozarks Technical Community College faculty, students, staff, or visitors.Documents:

  1. 2021-222.PDF

35.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Justin Burnett wishes to address City Council.

Janice Thompson Gehrke wishes to address City Council.

Eric Pauly wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

Christopher Key wishes to address City Council.

Brittany Hartzell wishes to address City Council.

Adrienne Baukus wishes to address City Council.

36.

NEW BUSINESS.

As per RSMo. 109.230 (4), City records that are on file in the City Clerk’s office and have met the retention schedule will be destroyed in compliance with the guidelines established by the Secretary of State’s office.

37.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

38.

MISCELLANEOUS.

39.

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

40.

Council Bill 2021-223 (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior for the purpose of operating and maintaining four streamgages.Documents:

  1. 2021-223.PDF

41.

CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS.

42.

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

43.

Council Bill 2021-211 (Romine)

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 Cresthaven Park, generally located at 3221 West Kearney 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. 2021-211.PDF

44.

Council Bill 2021-212 (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 Springfield Plaza Phase 4, generally located at 3900 West Sunshine 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. 2021-212.PDF

45.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield- Greene County Public Library Board: Christopher Bozarth, with term to expire July 01, 2022.

46.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

47.

ADJOURN.