City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
Robert Stephens, Mayor
Phyllis Ferguson, Zone 1
Jan Fisk, General A
Justin Burnett, Zone 2
Craig Hosmer, General B
Mike Schilling, Zone 3
Kristi S. Fulnecky, General C
Craig Fishel, Zone 4
Ken McClure, General D
Council Meeting Agenda
December 14, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES. November 23, 2015
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 MEETING.
SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2015-304. (Fishel)
A special ordinance vacating a portion of Prairie Lane, generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Prairie Lane and 1983 East Seminole Street, as described on Exhibit “B.” (Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval and staff recommends approval.)
Documents: Display linked files 2015-304.pdf
Council Bill 2015-305. (Fishel)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 5 acres of property, generally located in the 6000 block of South Southwood Avenue from a Greene County R-1, Suburban Residence District to a City R-SF, Single Family Residential District. (By: City of Springfield for Mercy Hospital; 6000 Block of South Southwood Avenue; Z-29-2015.)
Documents: Display linked files 2015-305.pdf
Council Bill 2015-306. (Ferguson)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.22 acres of property, generally located at 2340 North Fort Avenue, from an R-SF, Single Family Residential District to an HC, Highway Commercial District with Conditions. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Barrett Fisk Investments, LLC; 2340 N. Fort Avenue; Z-36-2015.)
Documents: Display linked files 2015-306.pdf
Council Bill 2015-308. (Fishel)
A special ordinance calling an election on April 5, 2016, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters a question as to whether or not to continue a one-eighth of one percent transportation sales tax on retail sales within the City of Springfield, Missouri, for high-priority transportation improvements; providing for a sunset on the tax at the end of four years; and declaring an emergency.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-308.pdf
Council Bill 2015-309. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance calling an election on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters a question as to whether or not to continue the one-fourth of one percent Capital Improvements Sales Tax; providing for a sunset on the tax at the end of three years; and declaring an emergency.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-309.pdf
Council Bill 2015-310. (Hosmer)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 18, Animals, Article I, In General, Section 18-1, Definitions, to add new definitions; and amending Chapter 18, Animals, Article II, Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets, by adding a new section 18-60 related to the limited tethering of dogs.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-310.pdf
RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2015-319. (Fisk)
A resolution extending the existing administrative delay on implementing Springfield City Code Section 2-504(b)(14), adopted by City Council in Resolution No. 10219 until June 30, 2016, to incorporate input and present a report to City Council upon appropriate levels of required insurance coverage for events that take place on City property.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-319.pdf
Council Bill 2015-320. (Fishel, Ferguson, McClure, Schilling & Fisk)
A resolution for determination of the qualifications of a Member of the City Council, and repealing any conflicting actions.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-320.pdf
Council Bill 2015-321. (Fishel, Ferguson, McClure, Schilling & Fisk)
A resolution confirming the appointment of Hon. John C. Holstein as a Hearing Examiner for certain matters pursuant to Section 2-60(o)(1) of the Code of the City of Springfield; and Referring certain matters to the said Hearing Examiner.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-321.pdf
COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2015-322. (McClure)
A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain municipal services as provided in the Springfield City Code by making such adjustments as provided in the attached Evaluation of Charges for Municipal Services, and adopting new fees for certain city services, in order to recover all or part of the cost thereof. (The Finance Committee recommends approval.)
Documents: Display linked files 2015-322.pdf
FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2015-323. (Fulnecky)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 54, Fire Prevention and Protection, Article II, Fire Prevention Code, Section 54-32, to make certain deletions, amendments and additions to Chapters 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 31, 56, Appendix B, and Appendix C of the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code (IFC), based on amendments recommended in the 2015 Edition of the IFC model code; including a savings clause and a severability clause; and establishing an effective date.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-323.pdf
Council Bill 2015-324. (McClure)
A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, by appropriating the surplus fund balance and increasing expenses in the amount of $4,463,570.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-324.pdf
Council Bill 2015-325. (Schilling)
A special ordinance approving a Petition to Amend and Restate the Petition to Establish the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District (DTCID), and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the amendments. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval).
Documents: Display linked files 2015-325.pdf
PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Mr. Robert A. Mondy wishes to address City Council.
Refer to the Public Involvement Committee the review of boards and commissions appointment term limits.
Possible addition to be posted on Friday afternoon for Board of Public Utilities appointments.
CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.
CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item #3.
Council Bill 2015-326. (Schilling)
A special ordinance to establish and define the boundaries and adopt the plat, plans, specifications, and sealed estimate of construction costs, and authorize acquisition of necessary right(s)-of-way, including condemnation thereof, for Joint Sanitary Sewer District No. 171 of Section No. 11 of the main sewers of the City of Springfield, Missouri, located in the general vicinity of the west 3200 block of Sunshine Street and the south 1900 block of Moore Road; renaming the sewer district established and defined by Special Ordinance No. 26522 to District No. 171A of Section No. 11; further providing that all labor shall be paid the prevailing wages; providing for participation by the City in the cost of construction; directing the City Manager, or his designee, to advertise for bids for the construction of said sewers; and providing for payment thereof.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-326.pdf
Council Bill 2015-327. (Hosmer)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a grant renewal from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), federally funded by the United States Food and Drug Administration Grant, to support activities of improving Standard 9/Risk Factor Study in the food inspection and compliance program; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department (SGCHD) for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in the amount of $20,000.00 to appropriate the grant funds.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-327.pdf
Council Bill 2015-328. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance accepting the bid of Hamilton & Dad, Inc., in the amount of $611,994.18 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 183 of Section No. 16, located in the vicinity of Grand Street and West Bypass and indicated on “Exhibit A;” declaring the work to be necessary; stating the intention to pay for all or part of the improvements from the proceeds of bonds; specifying those costs and expenses to be assessed against the properties in the district and the method by which the costs will be apportioned; setting forth the manner of payment, the lien of the assessments, and the duration of the lien; setting forth the interest rate to be charged on the tax bills; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract and to approve the bond for said improvement; and authorizing progress payments to be made to the contractor.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-328.pdf
Council Bill 2015-329. (Burnett)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to submit an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Application for a grant in the amount of $200,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the purpose of creating training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-329.pdf
Council Bill 2015-330. (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a supplemental agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to use federal transportation enhancement grant funds and federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds for the purpose of funding the construction of streetscape improvements on the Commercial Street Phase 5 Streetscape Project (STP-5903(802)); and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, in the amount of $360,000 to appropriate the federal grant funds for this project.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-330.pdf
CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2015-311. (Fisk)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2‑92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Salary Ordinance, relating to the salary rate and pay grade for various job titles within the Park Ranger Division of the Springfield-Greene County Parks Department (Parks Department), as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT) salary schedules, by adding one new job title, Park Ranger Shift Supervisor (PAT 8); and reclassifying the job title of Park Ranger Supervisor (PAT 8), which will result in the addition of one new job title, Park Ranger Administrator (PAT 10), and the deletion of one job title, Park Ranger Supervisor (PAT 8).
Documents: Display linked files 2015-311.pdf
Council Bill 2015-312. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the School Sidewalk Project 15B, Plan No. 2015PW0028T; accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates for that project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-312.pdf
Council Bill 2015-313. (Burnett)
A special ordinance authorizing the disposal of approximately 7.351 acres of land, located north of the 5400-5500 block of East Farm Road 112, to accommodate the development of a regional detention basin, and authorizing the Mayor to convey said property on behalf of the City of Springfield d/b/a the Board of Public Utilities. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.
Documents: Display linked files 2015-313.pdf
Confirm the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Gerry Lee; Dr. Elizabeth Andrews; Brigitte Marrs; and Linda RameyGriewe with terms to expire November 29, 2018.
Confirm the following reappointments to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.: Phillip Burgess; Brad Danzak; and John Acosta with terms to expire January 1, 2019.
END OF CONSENT AGENDA.
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