City Council Meeting – May 18, 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
May 18, 2020  6:30 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted both at 830 N. Boonville Ave. and electronically. The public may observe, physically attend (the number of people gathered will be limited to fewer than 10 per space with physical distancing requirements applied) or viewed at https://cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream/.

Speakers must sign up with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting to speak to an issue on the agenda.  Citizens wishing to submit comments to City Council may do so at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/FormCenter/City-Council-6/Citizen-Comment-Form-for-Regular-Springf-368




 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. MAY 4, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 05-04-2020.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, MAY 15, 2020.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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 2020-088 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing a budget adjustment amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $2,000,000.00 to appropriate fund balance reserves from the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax to support construction of the Fassnight Creek stormwater improvement project at the Springfield Art Museum.

Documents:

  1. 2020-088.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2020-089 (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Stormwater Improvements in the Beechwood Heights neighborhood; accepting the bid of Hamilton & Dad, Inc., in the amount of $1,483,768.65 for the project; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2020-089.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2020-090 (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 $332,000.00, for the purpose of partially reimbursing the base salaries of up to six City employees who operate and manage the Transportation Management Center.

Documents:

  1. 2020-090.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2020-091 (Ollis)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Encroachment License Agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College, to allow for the construction, installation and maintenance of pedestrian lighting and associated conduit along the 900 – 1000 block of East Pythian Street.

Documents:

  1. 2020-091.PDF

11.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

12.

Council Bill 2020-095 (Ollis)

A Resolution adopting a Resolution approving changes in the Articles of Incorporation of the Ozarks Transportation Organization regarding the distribution of assets upon dissolution.

Documents:

  1. 2020-095.PDF

13.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

14.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

15.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2020-096 (Hosmer)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, to the City, by and through the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board in an amount of $9,259,051.00, 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 2019-2020 in the amount of $9,259,051.00; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2020-096.PDF

17.

AMENDED BILLS.

18.

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

19.

Council Bill 2020-097 (Ferguson)

A Special Ordinance approving the Springfield IDEA Commons Tax Increment Financing Plan, establishing a redevelopment area, designating the redevelopment area as a blighted area, making other required findings for the redevelopment plan and directing staff to implement the redevelopment plan.

Documents:

  1. 2020-097.PDF

20.

Council Bill 2020-098 (Ferguson)

A Special Ordinance approving a Redevelopment Project for the IDEA Commons Tax Increment Financing Plan and initiating tax increment financing therein.

Documents:

  1. 2020-098.PDF

21.

FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On, Except For Items #26 And #27, Which May Be Voted On.

22.

Council Bill 2020-099 (Schilling)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a Municipal and Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to share costs associated with the improvement to the intersection of Missouri Highway 13 (a/k/a Kansas Expressway) and Sunset Street; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $1,092,743.20.

Documents:

  1. 2020-099.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2020-100 (Schilling)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a Municipal and Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to share costs associated with improvements to the intersection of Missouri Highway 13 (a/k/a Kansas Expressway) and Walnut Lawn Street; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $1,237,858.00.

Documents:

  1. 2020-100.PDF

24.

Council Bill 2020-101 (Schilling)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a partnership with the James River Basin Partnership and to receive federal funds through the James River Basin Partnership for the purpose of a Stormwater Improvement Project to Fassnight Creek at the Springfield Art Museum, and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $141,500.00.

Documents:

  1. 2020-101.PDF

25.

Council Bill 2020-102 (Ollis)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health for the purchase of COVID-19 testing materials in the amount of $364,000.00; entering into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the initial amount of $84,000.00, to appropriate the grant funds.

Documents:

  1. 2020-102.PDF

26.

Council Bill 2020-103 (Fisk)

A Resolution acknowledging a Base Lease between the City of Springfield, Missouri, by and through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County, Missouri, and a Lease Agreement between the Park Board and Greene County; authorizing the execution of documents related to the Base Lease, the Lease Agreement and the issuance of Bonds by Greene County, Missouri, for refunding certain bonds previously issued to fund improvements to Dan Kinney Park; and prescribing certain related matters. (Park Board recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-103.PDF

27.

Council Bill 2020-104 (Simpson)

A Resolution acknowledging a Third Amendment to the Third Addendum to Agreement of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, and City Utilities’ Consent to Security Interest between the Park Board and the City of Springfield for the use and benefit of the Board of Public Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. (Park Board recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-104.PDF

28.

Council Bill 2020-105 (Hosmer)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into a Third Addendum to Interlocal Governmental Agreement City/County Park Initiative dated August 21, 2001; and authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith. (Park Board recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-105.PDF

29.

Council Bill 2020-106 (Lear)

A General Ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ Section 70-727, ‘Definitions’ to revise the definition of a ‘Short-Term Loan Establishment.’

Documents:

  1. 2020-106.PDF

30.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Mary Jo Harst wishes to address Council.

Daniel Larsson wishes to address Council.

31.

NEW BUSINESS.

The Mayor recommends the following appointment the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Michelle Moulder to fill the unexpired term of William Garvin. Michelle Moulder’s term will expire July 2, 2021

32.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

33.

MISCELLANEOUS.

34.

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

35.

Council Bill 2020-107 (Ferguson)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a First Supplemental Municipal and Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to modify the payment schedule between the City of Springfield and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

Documents:

  1. 2020-107.PDF

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2020-108 (Lear)

A Special Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for the purpose of supplying Naloxone, as well as training on proper administration and storage of Naloxone, to Springfield Police Department officers for the treatment of individuals suffering from an apparent opiate-related overdose.

Documents:

  1. 2020-108.PDF

38.

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

39.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

40.

ADJOURN.