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City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville
|Robert Stephens, Mayor|
|Zone Councilmembers||General Councilmembers|
|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
March 21, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
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Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES. March 7, 2016
FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST DO SO AT THIS TIME.
Council Bill 2016-055. (Hosmer)
A resolution recognizing Planet Fitness for completing the 50/50 Plus Challenge to become a “Springfield LifeSave Plus” organization.
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. Public Hearing Remains Open For Council Bill 2016-050 To Provide An Opportunity For Public Comment During The Complete 20 Day Notice Period.
Council Bill 2016-050. (Fulnecky) Public Hearing Remains Open To Provide An Opportunity For Public Comment During The Complete 20 Day Notice Period.
A special ordinance approving a plan for an industrial development project for Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Pennsylvania corporation, consisting of the acquisition and installation of new equipment and machinery at the existing plant; and authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri to issue its Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Kraft Heinz Foods Company Project), Series 2016, in a principal amount not to exceed $36,000,000 to finance the costs of such project; authorizing and approving certain documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.
Council Bill 2016-051. (Hosmer)
A general ordinance amending the City Health Care Plan to terminate the City of Springfield Retiree Health Plan (Non-Medicare) on December 31, 2016; repealing the Plan Document and Summary Plan Description of the City of Springfield Retiree Health Plan (Non-Medicare) effective December 31, 2016; terminating the City of Springfield Retiree Health Savings Account Program effective December 31, 2016; amending Chapter 2 of the Springfield City Code, Section 2-92, Merit Rule 25.1, City Health Care Plan, by amending the language of said Merit Rule; amending Section 2-92, Merit Rule 25.1, City Health Care Plan, Exhibit 1, by amending the language of said Exhibit 1; terminating the City of Springfield Medicare supplement plan effective December 31, 2017; amending Section 2-92, Merit Rule 25.2, Police and Fire Departments Health Insurance Plan, Coverage of County Emergency 911 Employees Transferring to the City, by terminating the rights of retirees to City provided or sponsored health insurance coverage; and authorizing the City Manager to administratively amend provisions of the City Health Care Plan conflicting with this ordinance.
COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2016-056. (McClure)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to make application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under the Consolidated Plan, to accept CDBG and HOME funds; to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grants; to exercise any and all powers necessary to implement selected projects; and to select projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2016-2017; and reaffirming the Community Development Objectives and Priorities set out in “Exhibit C.” (Staff and Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development recommend approval.)
Council Bill 2016-057. (Ferguson)
A general ordinance amending Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 0.62 acres of property generally located at 540 & 550 East Chestnut Expressway from an HM, Heavy Manufacturing District to a GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: William P. Brandt Properties, LLC; 540 & 550 East Chestnut Expressway; Z-2-2016.)
Council Bill 2016-058. (Schilling)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Conditional Use Permit No.420 to allow a brewery within a CC, Center City District generally located at 522 West McDaniel Street.
Council Bill 2016-059. (McClure)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article III, Division IV, Subdivision III, Section 36-425(7), Design Requirements, of the COM, Commercial Street District in the Zoning Ordinance to clarify Blaine Street Frontage and new construction requirements.
Council Bill 2016-060. (Fishel)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri City Code, known as the Land Development Code, by adding a new section, to be known as Section 36-336, Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedure, to Article III, Division 3, Subdivision I.
Council Bill 2016-061. (Fisk)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article III, Zoning Regulations, Division 3, Administration, Enforcement, and Review, Subdivision II, Commissions and Boards, Section 36-350, Planning and Zoning Commission, subsection (1), Composition of Commission.
Council Bill 2016-062. (Fulnecky)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield City Code, known as the Land Development Code, Article III, Zoning Regulations, Division 3, Administration, Enforcement, and Review, Subdivision II, Commissions and Boards, Section 36-353, Landmarks Board by amending subsection (3), Terms of membership.
Council Bill 2016-063. (Schilling)
A special ordinance declaring the area generally located along the east side of South Market Avenue, between West Mount Vernon Street and West Harrison Street, as a blighted area pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) recommends denial. Staff recommends approval.)
FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On..
Council Bill 2016-064. (Burnett)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code by repealing language contained in Chapter 118 Vehicles for Hire, and adding new regulations for Transportation Network Companies and Drivers.
PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
Mr. Bob Mondy wishes to address City Council.
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.
CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. See Item #3.
Council Bill 2016-066. (Burnett)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Stormwater Improvements Atlantic Street (West of Glenstone Avenue) project, Plan No. 2015PW0005WT, accepting the bid of Hartman and Company, Inc., for that project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.
Council Bill 2016-067. (Ferguson)
A special ordinance declaring the necessity to condemn right-of-way over, under, and through the property located at 1705 North Colgate Avenue for the Homeland Subdivision Stormwater Improvement Project.
Council Bill 2016-068. (Hosmer)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to enter into a Real Estate Transfer Agreement with BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), to transfer certain property underlying the West Wye Connector project (the “Project”) to BNSF, and finding that the Project supports the public purposes of improving public safety, providing a more efficient rail system, and promoting economic development in central Springfield.
Council Bill 2016-069. (Fulnecky)
A special ordinance approving the final development plan of Planned Development District No. 228 Amended, Lot 21, generally located at 1320 East McClernon Street (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval).
CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item #3.
Council Bill 2016-065. (Ferguson)
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, by purchase or condemnation thereof, for Sanitary Sewer District No. 19L of Section No. 1 of the main sewers of the City, located in the general vicinity of Catalpa Street and Scenic Avenue; further providing that all labor shall be paid the prevailing wages; and directing the City Manager, or his designee, to advertise for bids for the construction of said sewers.
Council Bill 2016-070. (Burnett)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant addendum from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), federally funded by a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHS), to support activities of the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) in Local Communities Program; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department (SGCHD) for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in the amount of $24,500.00 to appropriate the grant funds.
CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2016-052. (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 one job title within the Springfield Fire Department, as contained in the Fire Protection Schedule (FPS), by adding one new job title, Division Chief (FPS 12).
Council Bill 2016-053. (McClure)
A special ordinance authorizing the City of Springfield, Missouri, to enter into Schedule No. 4 to its existing master equipment lease purchase agreement, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the Parks Department, amending the Fiscal Year 2016 budget of the City in the amount of $489,500, and to do all things necessary to carry out the lease-purchase transaction, including the execution of certain documents in connection therewith.
END OF CONSENT AGENDA.
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