City Council Meeting – August 24, 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
August 24, 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 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 using the citizen comments 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. AUGUST 10, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND AUGUST 11 AND 18, 2020 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

Documents:

  1. 08-10-2020.PDF
  2. 08-11-20 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  3. 08-18-20 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 21, 2020.

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 2020-181 (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 5.3 acres of property generally located at 410, 414, and 430 North Boonville Avenue, 310 East Phelps Street, and 405 North Jefferson Avenue from HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, to CC, Center City District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 187; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Missouri State University and Vecino Group; 410, 414 and 430 N. Boonville Avenue, 310 E. Phelps Street and 405 N. Jefferson Avenue; Z-12-2020 w/COD #187.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-181.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2020-182 (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.08 acres of property generally located at 618 North Benton Avenue from HM, Heavy Manufacturing District, and GI, Governmental and Institutional Use District, to CC, Center City; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Advocates for a Health Community Inc.; 618 North Benton Avenue; Z-15-2020.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-182.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2020-184 (Ferguson)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 445 for the purpose of authorizing a warehousing and storage facility to operate within the CS, Commercial Service District generally located at 2706 West Chestnut Expressway as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: MOCAL Investment Company, LLC; 2706 West Chestnut Expressway; Conditional Use Permit 445.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-184.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2020-185 (Schilling)

A special ordinance vacating the public street of South Crenshaw Road between South Kissick Avenue and East Ridgecrest Street; and declaring the public interest requires such vacation despite the objections thereto. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield; Crenshaw Road between South Kissick Avenue and East Ridgecrest Street; Vacation 819.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-185.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2020-186 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.04 acres of property generally located at 1738 West Sunshine Street from R-TH, Residential Townhouse District to LB, Limited Business District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff recommends approval and Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial.) (By: Sunshine TP LLC; 1738 West Sunshine Street; Z-14-2020.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-186.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2020-189 (McClure)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article I, ‘In General,’ by repealing Section 106-24, ‘Protective Headgear for Persons Riding Motorcycles and Motortricycles,’ due to preemption by state law.
Documents:

  1. 2020-189.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2020-190 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, by appropriating a portion of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 carryover funds and increasing expenses in the amount of $175,000.00, for special election costs related to the fee for a Short-Term Loan Establishment permit.
Documents:

  1. 2020-190.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2020-191 (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development and the City Clerk to sign the Plat of the Administrative Subdivision of Kansas at Grand Phase 2 with a Subdivision Variance, generally located at 1720 West Grand Street, upon compliance with all the terms of this Ordinance. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (McKeen Trust; 1720 West Grand Street, Kansas at Grand Subdivision Phase 2 Replat, submitted with a variance.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-191.PDF

15.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2020-196 (Council)

A resolution declaring the results of a Special Municipal Election held on August 4, 2020, under the Home Rule Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri, on the question of whether the City shall be authorized to impose a fee for a Short-Term Loan Establishment permit.
Documents:

  1. 2020-196.PDF

17.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

18.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

19.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

20.

Council Bill 2020-197 (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funding from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development in the amount of $40,000.00, to fund job and skills training for ten apprentices; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $40,000.00 to appropriate the funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.
Documents:

  1. 2020-197.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2020-198 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act National Dislocated Worker Grant funding from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development in the amount of $240,163.00 to fund job and skills training; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $240,163.00 to appropriate the funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.
Documents:

  1. 2020-198.PDF

22.

AMENDED BILLS.

23.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On. (Public Hearing Continued From The August 10, 2020 City Council Meeting.)

24.

Council Bill 2020-187 (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 4.2 acres of property, generally located at 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 South Lone Pine Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential, GR, General Retail, and LB, Limited Business District to Planned Development No. 374; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.) (By: Elevation Enterprises, LLC; 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 South Lone Pine Avenue; Planned Development 374.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-187.PDF

25.

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

26.

Council Bill 2020-199 (Fisk)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Project #06-0061 Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant – Administrative and Maintenance Facility Improvement; accepting the bid of Mechanical Services, Inc., d/b/a MSI Constructors, in the amount of $675,700.00 for construction and oversight; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with such bidder; and approving a budget adjustment to amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget for the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $850,000, by appropriating retained earnings of the Clean Water Enterprise Fund.
Documents:

  1. 2020-199.PDF

27.

Council Bill 2020-200 (Hosmer)

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 2020-2021, in the amount of $640,000.00, for the purpose of appropriating federal funds to be used in purchasing battery back-ups for traffic signals.
Documents:

  1. 2020-200.PDF

28.

Council Bill 2020-201 (Lear)

A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning right(s)-of-way for construction and permanent easements over, under, and through the properties herein described and generally located near the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and West Republic Road in the City of Springfield, Missouri, including 4101 and 4222 South Campbell Avenue, for the purpose of completing City Project #2015PW0077WTE, funded through the 1/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax, MoDot Cost-Share and federal funds; and authorizing certain officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance.
Documents:

  1. 2020-201.PDF

29.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Michael Hasty wishes to address City Council.

Carl Hawn wishes to address City Council.

Melanie Taylor wishes to address City Council.

Jacob Metz wishes to address City Council.

Jeremy Cochrane wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

Amanda Douglas wishes to address City Council.

Sharla Chandler wishes to address City Council.

Jennifer Thompson wishes to address City Council.Toni Robinson wishes to address City Council.

30.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. Board: Tim Rosenbury with term to expire January 1, 2022.

Refer to the Finance and Administration Committee a Recommendation by the Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees to eliminate Section 2-477 from the City Code.
31.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32.

MISCELLANEOUS.

33.

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

34.

Council Bill 2020-202 (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to modify an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Nixa, Missouri, modifying the terms of the existing consolidated Police Records Management System agreement.
Documents:

  1. 2020-202.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2020-203 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to modify the  Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Republic, Missouri, relating to the use of a consolidated Police Records Management System agreement.
Documents:

  1. 2020-203.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2020-204 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Springfield R-XII School District, for the use of a consolidated Police Records Management System.
Documents:

  1. 2020-204.PDF

37.

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

38.

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

39.

Council Bill 2020-192 (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, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Firestone Springfield Addition, generally located at 216 East Weaver 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.) (By: McKeen Trust, c/o Gene McKeen; 216 East Weaver Road; Preliminary Plat of Firestone Springfield Addition.)
Documents:

  1. 2020-192.PDF

40.

Council Bill 2020-193 (Ollis)

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. 2020-193.PDF

41.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

42.

ADJOURN.