City Council Meeting – March 8, 2021

 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. FEBRUARY 22, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 02-22-21.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 5, 2021.

4.

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

5.

Council Bill 2021-049 (Council)

A resolution recognizing the anniversary of the heroic actions of Springfield Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh, who died in the line of duty on March 16, 2020.
Documents:

  1. 2021-049.PDF

6.

CITY MANAGER REPORT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REPORT, AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

7.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.

8.

Council Bill 2021-044 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with ShotSpotter Inc., for the implementation of the ShotSpotter Respond gunfire detection system.
Documents:

  1. 2021-044.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2021-048 (Ollis And Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into an Infrastructure Reimbursement Agreement with SGF Sports, LLC, for certain public improvements and incentives to facilitate the development of a Private Athletic Complex in an amount not to exceed a total of $2,100,000; and adjusting the budget of the Public Works Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $2,100,000.
Documents:

  1. 2021-048.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2021-045 (Ollis)

A general ordinance declaring the intent of City Council to adopt either the 2018 or 2021 International Residential Building Code to become effective January 1, 2023, and establishing deadlines for City staff to meet with stakeholders and present a report to City Council regarding stakeholder input and staff recommendations; and repealing Section 3 of General Ordinance 6564.
Documents:

  1. 2021-045.PDF

11.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

12.

Council Bill 2021-050 (Ferguson)

A resolution approving the use of funds from the Minor Neighborhood Improvement Program in the amount of $13,300 for lighting improvements along the walking track on the School-Park side of Lafayette Park (Zone 1).
Documents:

  1. 2021-050.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2021-051 (McGull)

A resolution granting a Short-Term Rental Type 2 Permit for the property located at 726 North Prospect Avenue, for the purpose of allowing the establishment of a Short-Term Rental Type 2 pursuant to Section 36-473 of the Land Development Code.
Documents:

  1. 2021-051.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2021-052 (City Council)

A resolution creating the Mayor’s Initiative on Equity and Equality; setting the charge for said Initiative; and establishing its membership.
Documents:

  1. 2021-052.PDF

15.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

16.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17.

GRANTS.

18.

AMENDED BILLS.

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Elena Buyalova wishes to address City Council.

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council.

30.

NEW BUSINESS.

Recommend the following reappointment to the Personnel Board:  Erica Cook with term to expire March 1, 2024. 

Recommend the following appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission:  Chris Lebeck with term to expire January 1, 2025. 

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

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.

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 2021-061 (Lear)

A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell liquor by the drink at retail, including Sunday sales to Prairie Pie, LLC, d/b/a Prairie Pie, for their location at 307 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri.
Documents:

  1. 2021-061.PDF

36.

Council Bill 2021-062 (Lear)

A resolution confirming the appointments of Marc Foremen and Thys Jones to the Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)
Documents:

  1. 2021-062.PDF

37.

Council Bill 2021-063 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept $7,000 in additional grant funds, from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment project; amending the budget of the Department of Workforce Development for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $7,000 to appropriate the funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.
Documents:

  1. 2021-063.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2021-064 (Hosmer)

A resolution approving the appointments of Chris Ball, Louise Knauer, Allen Kunkel, and Randy Blackwood to the Board of Directors of the Springfield Center City Development Corporation.
Documents:

  1. 2021-064.PDF

39.

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

Confirm the following appointment to the Industrial Development Authority:  Brandon Jenson with term to expire October 31, 2023.
40.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

41.

ADJOURN.