City Council Meeting – March 22, 2021

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 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

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. MARCH 8, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, MARCH 9, 2021 AND MARCH 16, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

Documents:

  1. 03-08-21.PDF
  2. 03-09-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF
  3. 03-16-21 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 NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

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 2021-053 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.37 acres of property generally located at 1720 West Grand Street from R-LD, Low-Density Multi-Family Residential District with Conditional Overlay District No. 178, to GR, General Retail District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 195; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: College of the Ozarks; 1720 West Grand Street; Z-1-2021 w/COD #195.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-053.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2021-054 (McGull)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 448 for the purpose of authorizing an adaptive reuse of a nonresidential structure as a multi-family residential use with a Conditional Use Permit in a R-TH, Residential Townhouse District generally located at 2420 East Blaine Street as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)(By: The Lackey Building, LLC; 2420 East Blaine Street; Conditional Use Permit 448.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-054.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2021-055 (Schilling)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Southwest Treatment Plant Lab/Administration Building Improvements; accepting the base bid of Bales Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $575,800, plus a 10 percent contingency, for said project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract 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 $633,380 by appropriating reserves of the Clean Water Enterprise Fund.
Documents:

  1. 2021-055.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2021-056 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Wastewater Service Contract and Mutual Aid Agreement with the Ozarks Clean Water Company for the purpose of continuing to provide contract wastewater service to the English Village mobile home park and approved, adjacent areas in Christian County.
Documents:

  1. 2021-056.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2021-057 (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 120, ‘Wastewater Regulations,’ Article VI, ‘Wastewater Charges and Rates,’ Section 120-245, ‘Rates of the Springfield City Code,’ by establishing a new rate schedule that provides a volumetric or wholesale charge for applicable wastewater customers beginning July 1, 2021, which shall facilitate a new method of billing wastewater charges to Springfield’s satellite communities and other potential wholesale customers.
Documents:

  1. 2021-057.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2021-058 (Ferguson, Hosmer, McClure, And Simpson)

A special ordinance amending the budget of the Department of Building Development Services for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $150,000 to appropriate a portion of the Fiscal Year 2018-2020 carryover funds to provide the equivalent of three full-time additional code compliance officers to enhance proactive City Code enforcement.
Documents:

  1. 2021-058.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2021-059 (Lear)

A general ordinance authorizing a variance to the unauthorized use charge for receiving overrun gas after notice and without prior approval, each as described or defined in the Curtailable Gas Service Rate (Gas Rates Sheet No. 3 of General Ordinance 6319), to be imposed by City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri.
Documents:

  1. 2021-059.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2021-060 (Ollis)

A general ordinance authorizing  a variance to the Recovery Adjustment Factor for Under-recovery (Over-recovery) of Prior Purchased Gas Cost Dollars, each as defined in the Purchased Gas Clause (Gas Rates Sheet No. 4 of General Ordinance 6319), to be calculated by City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri.
Documents:

  1. 2021-060.PDF

15.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2021-065 (Simpson)

A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a deed transferring title on all parcels of real property that are currently part of and will now be added to Sequiota Park from the City of Springfield to the City of Springfield, Missouri, by and through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for expansion of Sequiota Park and transferring management and operation of these parcels to the Park Board.
Documents:

  1. 2021-065.PDF

17.

Council Bill 2021-066 (Schilling)

A resolution adopting the Grant Avenue Parkway Corridor Plan as an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-066.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2021-067 (McClure, Hosmer, And Simpson)

A resolution affirming City Council’s intent to use the three key indicators set forth in the “Next Steps on the Road to Recovery” memo from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to determine when to step down or out of the City’s COVID-19 public health and safety regulations.
Documents:

  1. 2021-067.PDF

19.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

20.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21.

GRANTS.

22.

Council Bill 2021-068 (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept two grants from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, as part of the  Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in an amount of $3,861,521, for the purpose of providing funds for the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency; amending the budget of the Airport Board for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $3,861,521; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.
Documents:

  1. 2021-068.PDF

23.

AMENDED BILLS.

24.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

25.

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

26.

Council Bill 2021-069 (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for the purchase of land located at 404 North Jefferson Avenue, for the purpose of continuing the Jordan Valley Concept Plan for daylighting Jordan Creek; to execute all necessary documents in support thereof; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $1,465,000. (Planning and Zoning Commission approved this Request to Acquire, and staff recommends approval).
Documents:

  1. 2021-069.PDF

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Council Bill 2021-070 (Ollis)

A special ordinance approving the proposed 2021 Supplemental Overflow Control Plan to comply with the Amended Consent Judgment; authorizing the City Manager to submit the proposed Supplemental Overflow Control Plan to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for approval; and authorizing the City Manager to work with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Attorney General’s office to jointly file a motion with the Greene County Circuit Court to obtain court approval of the 2nd Amended Consent Judgment and 2021 Supplemental Overflow Control Plan.
Documents:

  1. 2021-070.PDF

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Council Bill 2021-071 (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds under the Consolidated Plan, to accept Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, to enter into any necessary agreements to carry out the grants, and to exercise any and all powers necessary to implement selected projects; selecting projects for funding for the City of Springfield Fiscal Year 2021-2022; reaffirming the Community Development Objectives and Priorities; and declaring that this Ordinance qualifies as a one-reading bill pursuant to City Charter Section 2.16(25). (City Council is not expected to vote on this Ordinance after the first reading on March 22,2021.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-071.PDF

29.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Elena Kunevich wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

Heather Dietz wishes to address City Council.

Gerald Keim wishes to address City Council.

30.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointments to the Board of Equalization:  Shana Mitchell and Courtney Pinkham-Martin with terms to expire April 1, 2026. The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointment to the Board of Public Utilities:  Heather Ramsey with a term to expire December 1, 2023.
31.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

32.

MISCELLANEOUS.

33.

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

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2021-072 (Lear)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Thomas Spitzley to the College Station Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-072.PDF

36.

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

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following reappointment to the Personnel Board:  Erica Cook with term to expire March 1, 2024.

The Public Involvement Committee recommends the following appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission:  Chris Lebeck with term to expire January 1, 2025.

The City Manager recommends the following reappointment to the Building Trades Examination & Certification Board:  Greg Lewis with term to expire December 1, 2022.

37.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

38.

ADJOURN.