City Council Meeting – March 9, 2020

 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

Upcoming Council Meeting Agenda
March 9, 2020  6:30 p.m.


Speakers must sign up with the City Clerk to speak to an issue on the agenda. Speakers are to limit their remarks to three to five minutes.

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

1.

ROLL CALL.

2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. February 24, 2020 City Council Meeting, And February 25, 2020 Special City Council Meeting.

Documents:

  1. 02-24-2020.PDF
  2. 02-25-20 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.

5.

CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

6.

A REPORT FROM THE CHAIR OF THE CITIZENS TAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

7.

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On. Council Bill 2020-024 Was Tabled At The February 24, 2020 City Council Meeting.

8.

Council Bill 2020-024. (Simpson) Tabled At The February 24, 2020 City Council Meeting.

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 0.69 acres of property, generally located at 3750 South Campbell Avenue, from HC, Highway Commercial district to GR, General Retail district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: TRB Kickapoo, LLC; 3750 South Campbell Avenue; Z-1-2020.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-024.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2020-037. (Schilling)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 442 for the purpose of authorizing an automotive service garage to operate within the GR, General Retail, district located at 3510 West Sunshine Street as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-037.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2020-038. (Hosmer)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-453 ‘Supplemental Open Space and Yard Regulations,’ and Chapter 106 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Article 1, ‘In General,’ Section 106-32, ‘Trees, Shrubs or other Vegetation obstructing visibility at Intersections,’ both relating to vegetative obstructions in intersection sight triangles. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-038.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2020-039. (Fisk)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 114 of the Springfield, Missouri, City Code, ‘Vegetation,’ Article II, ‘Trees,’ Division 1, ‘Generally,’ Section 114-31 ‘Trees on private property creating hazard to public ways.’ (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-039.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2020-040. (Simpson)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Stormwater Improvements at Linden Avenue and Latoka Street; accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc., in the amount of $506,000.00, for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2020-040.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2020-041. (Lear)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 10, ‘Alcoholic Beverages,’ by revising Section 10-62, ‘Exception for general merchandise stores, restaurants, and exempt organizations,’ to remove text related to certain permitted events and by adding a Section 10-66, ‘Exception for Downtown and Commercial Street Events,’ to authorize in City Code certain permitted events previously authorized each year by adoption of an ordinance; amending Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ Section 78-4, ‘Possession, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public place,’ to reference the new Section 10-66; and amending Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ Section 106-50, ‘Use of City right-of-way during Artsfest,’ to reference the new Section 10-66.

Documents:

  1. 2020-041.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2020-046. (City Council)

A general ordinance approving the “First Amendment to Section 3.02 – Wages, Paragraph 3,” of the Collective Bargaining Agreement Between: The City of Springfield, Missouri, and Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, the Bargaining Unit of the Springfield Fire Department; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the First Amendment on behalf of the City of Springfield, Missouri, to the Bargaining Unit.

Documents:

  1. 2020-046.PDF

15.

Council Bill 2020-047. (City Council)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1 of the Springfield City Code, Section 2.92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to specific salary grades within the Law Enforcement Schedule (“LES”).

Documents:

  1. 2020-047.PDF

16.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

17.

Council Bill 2020-048. (Ferguson)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex and rezone approximately 4 acres of private property and approximately 7 acres of Missouri Department of Transportation right-of-way generally located at 4912 West State Highway 266/Chestnut Expressway. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-048.PDF

18.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

19.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

20.

GRANTS.

21.

AMENDED BILLS.

22.

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

23.

Council Bill 2020-049. (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 0.16 acres of property generally located at 2001 North Ramsey Avenue, from GM, General Manufacturing District to R-TH, Residential Townhouse District. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: R.A.L. Property Management, LLC; 2001 North Ramsey Ave.; Z-2-2020.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-049.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2020-050. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance vacating a public street and alley generally located in the 1500 Block of North Sherman Avenue and in the 900 Block of East Division Street. (Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial and Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-050.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2020-051. (Simpson)

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’ and Division 4, ‘District Regulations,’ Subdivision II, ‘Office, Institutional and Special Districts,’ Section 36-404 ‘Landmarks,’ to address procedures regarding designation of Historic Status. (Planning and Zoning Commission and Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-051.PDF

26.

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

27.

Council Bill 2020-052. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $2,392,000.00, for the purpose of appropriating federal funds to be used in street overlay improvements.

Documents:

  1. 2020-052.PDF

28.

Council Bill 2020-053. (Lear)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Surface Transportation Program-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $1,288,000.00, for the purpose of appropriating federal funds to be used in ADA Improvements.

Documents:

  1. 2020-053.PDF

29.

Council Bill 2020-054. (Simpson)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a sewer improvement developer and construction cost reimbursement agreement with Ridge Investment Group, LLC, for the purpose of constructing sewer infrastructure serving the Millwood East Development and paying the cost difference between the more expensive gravity sewer and the lift station, force main, including associated fees; and utilizing no more than $393,541.37 from the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Clean Water Services Fund.

Documents:

  1. 2020-054.PDF

30.

Council Bill 2020-055. (Ollis)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1 of the City Code, Section 2-91, known as the ‘Merit System Rules and Regulations,’ by amending Merit Rule 26, ‘Substance Abuse Policy;’ and Merit Rule 13, ‘Appeals,’ Subsection 13.6, ‘Personnel Board Hearing;’ and establishing an effective date for said Merit Rule changes. (The Personnel Board recommends these changes.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-055.PDF

31.

Council Bill 2020-056. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the Loan Committee, by vote, to lower the interest rate of the Business Development Loan, within the Commercial Loan Program, if the prime rate decreases throughout the year.

Documents:

  1. 2020-056.PDF

32.

Council Bill 2020-057. (McClure, Hosmer, And Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 78, ‘Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions,’ Article VII, ‘Offenses Against Property,’ by the addition of a new Section 78-285.5, ‘Trespass onto real property.’

Documents:

  1. 2020-057.PDF

33.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

34.

NEW BUSINESS.

35.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

36.

MISCELLANEOUS.

37.

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

38.

Council Bill 2020-058. (Ferguson)

A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, Missouri, as shown on the Preliminary Plat of Doling Landing, generally located at 2520 North Bolivar Road, 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. 2020-058.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2020-059. (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Mrs. Merrily Parker to support the Fire and Life Safety education programs.

Documents:

  1. 2020-059.PDF

40.

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

41.

Council Bill 2020-060. (McClure)

A resolution acknowledging the appointment of Travis Shaw by the School District of Springfield to the Tax Increment Finance Advisory Commission.

Documents:

  1. 2020-060.PDF

42.

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

43.

Council Bill 2020-042. (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the sale of real property at 2017 North National Avenue to Blackard Rentals, LLC, for $2,500.00; and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.

Documents:

  1. 2020-042.PDF

44.

Council Bill 2020-043. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the Springfield Police Department for reimbursement of overtime expenses for Springfield Police Department officers participating in joint operations with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations; and amending the budget of the Springfield Police Department in the amount of $4,000.00.

Documents:

  1. 2020-043.PDF

45.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

46.

ADJOURN.