City Council Meeting – January 10, 2022

 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. DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, DECEMBER 14, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND DECEMBER 21, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 12-14-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  2. 12-13-21.PDF
  3. 12-21-21 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 DO SO AT THIS TIME.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

Swear in Kristin M. Carter to the Board of Public Utilities.

5.

CITY MANAGER REPORT, POLICE CHIEF REPORT, AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

6.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken, Except Item No. 9, In Which Public Hearing Was Continued. May Be Voted On.

7.

Council Bill 2021-321 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a Municipal and Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to share costs associated with adding new sidewalks on Glenstone Avenue; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $378,521 to appropriate federal Surface Transportation Block Grant-Urban funds for this project.

Documents:

  1. 2021-321.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2021-322 (Romine)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a Municipal and Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to share costs associated with adding new sidewalks on Kansas Expressway; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $718,571 to appropriate federal Surface Transportation Block Grant-Urban funds for this project.  

Documents:

  1. 2021-322.PDF

9.

Amended Council Bill 2021-323 (Ollis, Simpson, Hardinger, Lear, Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving a new design for the City of Springfield’s flag.

Documents:

  1. AMENDED 2021-323.PDF

10.

RESOLUTIONS.

11.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

12.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

13.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

14.

Council Bill 2022-001 (Hardinger)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a Rent Relief 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 an amount of $501,308 for the purpose of providing funds for the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board to provide rent relief to airport concessionaires; amending the budget of the Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $501,308; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-001.PDF

15.

AMENDED BILLS.

16.

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

17.

Council Bill 2022-002 (Schilling)

 A special ordinance approving the Amended Petition for the Glenstone and Kearney Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute an Amended and Restated Cooperative Agreement between the City of Springfield, the Glenstone and Kearney Community Improvement District, and Missouri Commercial Development, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Greene County Clerk of the amendments.  (Staff recommends approval.)  

Documents:

  1. 2022-002.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2022-003 (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 38.95 acres of property generally located at 3908, 3972, and 4038 East Woodhue Lane from Planned Development 305 to R-SF, Residential Single-family; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 206; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval. (By: Hickory Land Company LLC; 3908, 3972 & 4038 East Woodhue Lane; Z-22-2021 w/ COD #206.)

Documents:

  1. 2022-003.PDF

19.

Council Bill 2022-004 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Section 36-451, ‘Home Occupations,’ to allow acupuncture as a permitted home occupation. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2022-004.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2022-005 (Hardinger)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 3, ‘Administration, Enforcement and Review,’ Subdivision III, ‘Review, Appeals and Amendments,’ Section 36-365, ‘Variances.’  (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)  

Documents:

  1. 2022-005.PDF

21.

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

22.

Council Bill 2022-006 (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58, “Health and Sanitation”, Article II “Food and Food Establishments”, Division 2, “Restaurants”, Section 53 “Permit required; fees, suspension or revocation” to define a process by which City of Springfield food establishment permit holders with permanently discontinuing businesses may apply for a refund of the unused portion of their permit upon application approval by the Director of Public Health.   

Documents:

  1. 2022-006.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2022-007 (Simpson)

 A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 118, ‘Vehicles for Hire,’ Article II, ‘Taxicabs, Courtesy Cars and Airport Limousines,’ Section 118-35, ‘Applicability of article; exceptions,’ to reflect changes in federal and state law.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-007.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2022-008 (Ollis)

 A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 96, ‘Storm Water,’ Article I, ‘Flood Control and Water Quality Protection,’ by removing the detention fee in lieu of rate table in Section 96-16 and incorporating this fee structure into the annual fee study for regular evaluation and adjustments

Documents:

  1. 2022-008.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2022-009 (Lear, Hardinger, Schilling, & Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Fee Schedule for certain City 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. (The Finance and Administration Committee recommends approval.)  

Documents:

  1. 2022-009.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2022-010 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance declaring the necessity of condemning permanent and temporary easements over, under, and through the properties herein described for the purpose of constructing and maintaining sanitary sewers in the Chestnut South Lift Station Relief Sewer Project, #2017PW0007; and authorizing designated officers, or their designees, to do all things necessary to carry out the terms of this Ordinance.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-010.PDF

27.

Council Bill 2022-011 (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Contract of Obligation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources whereby the City agrees to financially secure the future closure and post-closure care of all currently active and previously completed portions of the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill. 

Documents:

  1. 2022-011.PDF

28.

Council Bill 2022-012 (Lear)

A special ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,500,000) to appropriate retained earnings from the Solid Waste Fund for the engineering design, construction, and oversight of the Landfill Office Building Remodel/Expansion and the Lone Pine Recycling Center Improvements.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-012.PDF

29.

Council Bill 2022-013 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Wastewater Service Contract and Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Strafford for the purpose of continuing to provide contract wastewater service to Strafford.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-013.PDF

30.

Council Bill 2022-014 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Wastewater Service Contract and Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Willard for the purpose of continuing to provide contract wastewater service to Willard.     

Documents:

  1. 2022-014.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2022-015 (McGull)

 A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an Infrastructure Reimbursement Agreement with Buc-ee’s Springfield, LLC, for improvements to the I-44 / Mulroy Road interchange, improvements to Mulroy Road north of I-44, and extension of public utilities to facilitate the development of property for the Buc-ee’s development.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-015.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2022-016 (Romine)

 A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield to dispose of approximately 0.09 acres of property generally located at 532 North Boonville Avenue. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)  

Documents:

  1. 2022-016.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2022-017 (Romine)

 A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for the sale of certain real estate generally located at 532 North Boonville Avenue and adjacent to the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center, to Missouri State University.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-017.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2022-018 (Hosmer)

 A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1, Section 2-92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service in order to provide for pay adjustments for all employees on the Professional, Administrative and Technical Non Union Schedule, the Professional, Administrative and Technical Unclassified Schedule, the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non Union Schedule, the Fire Protection Non-Union Schedules, and the Law Enforcement Non-Union Schedule, and to department heads; to freeze certain steps of certain grades within the Professional, Administrative, and Technical Non-Union Salary Schedule; and to amend the Commission-Based Supplemental Pay Program; and amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget for the City in the amount of $739,300 to appropriate funds for the pay adjustments.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-018.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2022-019 (Schilling)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Third Amendment to the 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. 2022-019.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2022-020 (Schilling)

A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield, Missouri, and Anita J. Cotter; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Anita J. Cotter in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-020.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2022-021 (Hardinger)

 A special ordinance authorizing American Rescue Plan Act funds to be paid to eligible full time, non-union employees within the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the Police Department, and the Fire Department for the purpose of employee retention and adopting a payment schedule for such retention payments; and amending the budget of the City in the amount of $1,719,700 to appropriate funds for said retention payments.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-021.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2022-022 (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the Second Addendum to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Springfield Fire Department, to provide for mid-year pay increases and to provide for distribution of certain American Rescue Plan Act funds to members of the Bargaining Unit for the purpose of employee retention; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the Second Addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative; and amending the budget of the City in the amount of $1,670,000 to appropriate funds for said pay increases and retention payments.  Documents:

  1. 2022-022.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2022-023 (Ollis)

 A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the Springfield Police Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Springfield Police Department to provide for mid-year pay increases and to provide for distribution of certain American Rescue Plan Act funds to members of the Bargaining Unit for the purpose of employee retention; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the Second Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative; and amending the budget of the City in the amount of $3,055,300 to appropriate funds for said pay increases and retention payments.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-023.PDF

40.

Council Bill 2022-024 (Lear)

A special ordinance approving the Fourth Amendment to the July 1, 2019, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Crafts, Trades, and Labor Employee Group, to provide for freezing of certain steps within certain grades, for mid-year pay increases, and to provide for distribution of certain American Rescue Plan Act funds to limited members of the Bargaining Unit for the purpose of employee retention; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the Fourth Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative; and amending the budget of the City in the amount of $125,300 to appropriate funds for said pay increases and retention payments.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-024.PDF

41.

Council Bill 2022-025 (Lear)

 A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit consisting of limited employees within the Professional, Administrative, and Technical Employee Group, to provide for freezing of certain steps within certain grades and for mid-year pay increases for all members of the Bargaining Unit; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the Second Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative; and amending the budget of the City in the amount of $8,100 to appropriate funds for the pay increases.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-025.PDF

42.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Clifford Vanetta wishes to address City Council Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council Ben Brown wishes to address City Council Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council

43.

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.

44.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

45.

MISCELLANEOUS.

46.

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

47.

Council Bill 2022-026 (Romine)

 A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a license agreement with Environmental Works, Inc., for the purpose of installing and maintaining monitoring wells on public property at 2750 West Kearney to monitor groundwater conditions, at no cost to the City.

Documents:

  1. 2022-026.PDF

48.

Council Bill 2022-027 (McGull)

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 Hickory Hills Phase III, generally located at 3908, 3972, and 4038 East Woodhue Lane, 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. 2022-027.PDF

49.

Council Bill 2022-028 (Schilling)

 A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement to Use Public Right-of-Way with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, for the purpose of allowing an encroachment onto City rights-of-way for the installation and maintenance of an air vent at 430 South Avenue, under the same terms and conditions as encroachments are permitted on City rights-of-way under Chapter 98, Article VII of the Springfield City Code.  

Documents:

  1. 2022-028.PDF

50.

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

51.

Council Bill 2022-029 (McClure)

A resolution confirming the appointments of Dan Griffin, Tyler Hoke, Eleanor Taylor, Paula Adams, Sarah Kerner, and Allen Kunkel to the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommends approval.)  

Documents:

  1. 2022-029.PDF

52.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

53.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

54.

ADJOURN.