City Council Meeting – January 12, 2015

City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville

Robert Stephens, Mayor

Zone Councilmembers

General Councilmembers

 

 

Jeff Seifried, Zone 1

Jan Fisk, General A

Cindy Rushefsky, Zone 2

Craig Hosmer, General B

Jerry Compton, Zone 3

Doug Burlison, General C

Craig Fishel, Zone 4

Mike Carroll, General D

Council Meeting Agenda
January 12, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Link to Closed Captioning of the Meeting


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Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.

1.

Roll Call.

2.

Approval Of Minutes. December 15, 2014

Documents: Display linked files 12-15-2014.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 Emily Journagan to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations.

5.

City Manager Report And Responses To Questions Raised At The Previous City Council Meeting.

6.

Second Reading And Final Passage. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

7.

Council Bill 2014-291. (Compton, Fisk, Carroll, & Fishel)

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, by 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 2014-291.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2014-292. (Stephens)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article VI, Finance, Division 4, Policemen’s and Firemen’s Pension Plan, Section 2-444(b), Board of Trustees established; membership; election of members to allow for a designee to be appointed by the Mayor as a liaison between the City Council and the Board.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-292.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2014-293. (Burlison, Fisk, & Hosmer)

A general ordinance submitting proposed amendments to Sections 14.1 and 14.3 of the Springfield City Charter to the qualified voters of the City at the Special Charter Election held by the City of Springfield on April 7, 2015, in order to update and amend the Initiative and Referendum process by creating a petitioner’s committee and establishing a time limit within which signatures can be gathered for initiative petitions, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-293.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2014-294. (Burlison, Fisk, & Hosmer)

A general ordinance submitting proposed amendments to Sections 14.1, 14.6 and 14.9 of the Springfield City Charter to the qualified voters of the City at the Special Charter Election held by the City of Springfield on April 7, 2015, in order to update and amend the Initiative petition process by requiring the City Attorney and City Finance Director to issue an advisory legal opinion and fiscal impact statement to be attached to the petition, allowing City Council to remove facially illegal provisions and amending the number of votes required to amend or repeal a measure approved by Initiative, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-294.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2014-295. (Fisk, Hosmer, & Seifried)

A general ordinance submitting proposed amendments to Section 14.2 of the Springfield City Charter to the qualified voters of the City at the Special Charter Election held by the City of Springfield on April 7, 2015, in order to update and amend the Referendum process by amending the number of signatures required to initiate a Referendum, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-295.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2014-296. (Burlison, Fisk, & Hosmer)

A general ordinance submitting proposed amendments to Section 14.5 of the Springfield City Charter to the qualified voters of the City at the Special Charter Election held by the City of Springfield on April 7, 2015, in order to update and amend the Referendum process, and declaring an emergency.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-296.PDF

13.

Resolutions.

14.

Emergency Bills.

15.

Public Improvements.

16.

Grants.

17.

Amended Bills.

18.

Council Bills For Public Hearing. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

19.

Council Bill 2015-001. (Seifried)

A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for Greenway Studios Redevelopment Area for an area located near the south side of the intersection of East Webster Street and North Texas Avenue and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.  (Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-001.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2015-002. (Compton)

A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for the So-El District Lofts Redevelopment Area located along the south side of East Elm Street between South Jefferson Avenue and South Kimbrough Avenue and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.  (Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-002.PDF

21.

Council Bill 2015-003. (Compton)

A special ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan for the One House Redevelopment Area for an area located at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Madison Street and South Jefferson Avenue and declaring its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals, and welfare.  (Planning and Zoning Commission, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-003.PDF

22.

Council Bill 2015-004. (Compton)

A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No. 414 to reduce the front-yard setback from twenty-five (25) feet to ten (10) feet along on Jefferson Avenue at 405 and 415 East Madison Street within an R-HD, High-Density Multi-family Residential District on certain conditions.  (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-004.PDF

23.

First Reading Bills. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.

24.

Council Bill 2015-005. (Stephens)

A special ordinance amending the General Fund budget of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, by appropriating the surplus fund balance and increasing expenses in the amount of $4,100,000.

Documents: Display linked files 2015-005.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2015-006. (Seifried & Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 42, Courts, Section 42-41, Court costs, Subsection (a), Fee scheduled, by adding a new cost item for costs incurred as a result of supervised probation, and repealing Section 42-42, Civil penalty for persons pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated or driving with unlawful blood alcohol content.

Documents: Display linked files 2015-006.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2015-007. (Seifried & Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the addition of one full-time Probation Officer (PAT 7) position to the number of authorized job positions for the Municipal Court and amending the budget of the City of Springfield Municipal Court for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $54,608.

Documents: Display linked files 2015-007.PDF

27.

Council Bill 2015-008. (Burlison)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 106, Traffic and Vehicles, Article I, In General Section 106-28, Cruising. (Kearney Street and Kansas Expressway)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-008.PDF

28.

Petitions, Remonstrances, And Communications.

29.

Unfinished Business.

30.

New Business.

The Mayor recommends the following appointments to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau:  Dee (Daveea) King and Daniel Reiter with terms to expire December 31, 2017.

 

The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau:  Paul Sundy with term to expire December 31, 2017.

 

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.

31.

Miscellaneous.

32.

Consent Agenda – First Reading Bills. See Item # 3.

33.

Council Bill 2015-009. (Rushefsky)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Sportsman’s Park, generally located at 2100 North Barnes Avenue, 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 the terms of this ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-009.PDF

34.

Council Bill 2015-010. (Fishel)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of the public streets and easements to the City of Springfield as shown on the Preliminary Plat of The Hill, generally located at 2915 South Lone Pine Avenue, 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 the terms of this ordinance. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend that City Council accept the public streets and easements.)

Documents: Display linked files 2015-010.PDF

35.

Council Bill 2015-011. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Consulting Agreement with the University of Missouri for the Department of Workforce Development to provide additional National Career Readiness Certification testing for the period ending June 30, 2015; and amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $14,585.60.

Documents: Display linked files 2015-011.PDF

36.

Consent Agenda – One Reading Bills. See Item # 3.

37.

Council Bill 2015-012. (Seifried)

A resolution approving the appointment of Paul Sundy and the reappointments of Tom Billionis, Jeff Schrag, and Craig Wagoner to serve on the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval).

Documents: Display linked files 2015-012.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2015-013. (Seifried)

A special ordinance accepting the bid of Reed’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., in the amount of $48,241.20 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 176 of Section No. 16, located in the vicinity of Maple Street and Eldon Avenue; 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 2015-013.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2015-014. (Seifried)

A special ordinance accepting the bid of Hamilton & Dad, Inc., in the amount of $70,566.85 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 234 of Section No. 6, located in the vicinity of Kerr Street, east of Main Avenue; 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 2015-014.PDF

40.

Council Bill 2015-015. (Seifried)

A special ordinance to levy and access a special tax against the lots, blocks, and parcels of ground hereinafter described to pay for the cost of the construction of sanitary sewers in the City of Springfield, Missouri, in Sanitary Sewer District No. 89 of Section No. 18, in the general vicinity of Linro Lane at Kearney Street, providing for inclusion of said district in the City Sewer Financial Assistance Program, and authorizing the City Clerk to issue special tax bills and deliver the same to the Director of Finance to be registered in his office in accordance with the ordinance.

Documents: Display linked files 2015-015.PDF

41.

Consent Agenda – Second Reading Bills. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

42.

Council Bill 2014-297. (Rushefsky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Share Program First Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) and Greene County for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of the Chestnut Expressway Overpass Bridge Improvement, Project No. J8P2196; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, in the amount of $847,538, to appropriate additional Surface Transportation Program (STP) federal grant funds for this project.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-297.PDF

43.

Council Bill 2014-298. (Rushefsky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for the purpose of coordinating participation in the cost of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations along Business Route 65 (Chestnut Expressway) between Business Loop 44 (Glenstone Avenue) and Belcrest Avenue, designated as MHTC Project No. J8S3026.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-298.PDF

44.

Council Bill 2014-299. (Rushefsky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the transfer of an emergency response trailer from the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District (LRFPD) to the City of Springfield Fire Department (SFD).

Documents: Display linked files 2014-299.PDF

45.

Council Bill 2014-300. (Rushefsky)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into separate intergovernmental agreements with Greene County and Republic for use of BAIR Analytics Inc. software.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-300.PDF

46.

Council Bill 2014-301. (Compton)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Road Relinquishment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to accept a quit-claim deed for right-of-way on Route 66 (College Street) from Kansas Expressway to Grant Avenue.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-301.PDF

47.

Council Bill 2014-302. (Seifried)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Road Relinquishment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to accept a quit-claim deed for right-of-way on Route 88 (Commercial Street) from Kansas Expressway to Lyon Avenue.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-302.PDF

48.

Council Bill 2014-303. (Burlison)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 70, Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article V, Hotels, Motels and Tourist Courts, Section 70-263, Payment of tax; issuance of quarterly license, by eliminating the requirement for the Director of Finance to issue a monthly license, and amending Article II, Business and Occupational Licenses in General, Section 70-84, Schedule, by eliminating subsection (76) Hotels, and revising subsection (92) Motels and tourist courts, to include hotels.

Documents: Display linked files 2014-303.PDF

49.

Board Confirmations.

Confirm the following appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children:  Carole Bell with term to expire November 29, 2015; Hollie Elliott and Paul Satterwhite with terms to expire November 29, 2017.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children:  Dr. Jennifer Baker, Dr. Doug McNeal, Dr. Laurie Edmondson, and Mr. Mike Ussery with terms to expire November 29, 2017.  

Confirm the following appointments to the Board of Public Utilities:  Teresa Coyan with term to expire December 1, 2015; and Joseph Reynolds with term to expire December 1, 2017.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Board of Public Utilities:  Stephen Stewart, William Kirkman, and Carl R. (Skip) Jansen with terms to expire December 1, 2017. 

Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development:  Randal Hanes with term to expire May 1, 2015.

Confirm the recommends the following appointment to the Landmarks Board:  Paden Chambers with term to expire November 1, 2017. 

Confirm the following appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission:  Dr. Andrew Cline and Randall Doennig with terms to expire January 1, 2018.

Confirm the following appointment to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board:  Dr. Janice Green with term to expire October 1, 2018.

50.

End Of Consent Agendas.

51.

Adjourn.

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