City Council Meeting – May 3, 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. APRIL 19, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 04-19-21.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, APRIL 30, 2021.

4.

CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5.

ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.

6.

SWEAR IN MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Council Bill 2021-044 (Hosmer) Tabled At The April 19, 2021 City Council Meeting.

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

10.

Council Bill 2021-097 (Simpson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.07 acres generally located at 1640 East Sunshine Street from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District to GR, General Retail District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: 3410 Kingshighway LLC; 1640 East Sunshine Street; Z-9-2021.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-097.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2021-098 (Simpson)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 447 for the purpose of authorizing an automobile washing business to operate within the GR, General Retail District generally located at 1640 and 1650 East Sunshine Street as a conditional use. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-098.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2021-099 (Ollis)

A general ordinance repealing General Ordinance 6585 titled “Suspending enforcement of portions of sections 36-368(9) and 36-473(e) of the Zoning Ordinance.”

Documents:

  1. 2021-099.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2021-100 (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 2020-2021, in the amount of $360,000, 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. 2021-100.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2021-101 (Hosmer)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Professional Service Agreement with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Marshall University Research Corporation on behalf of Marshall University Forensic Science Center to provide independent review of privately tested Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kits.

Documents:

  1. 2021-101.PDF

15.

RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

16.

Council Bill 2021-102 (Schilling)

A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 25 acres of private property generally located at 5505 West Sunshine Street into the City of Springfield. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-102.PDF

17.

Council Bill 2021-103 (Romine)

A resolution declaring an intent to initiate annexation into the City of Springfield of approximately 5.11 acres of Missouri Department of Transportation right-of-way, generally located along the 5900 through 6200 blocks of West State Highway 266/Chestnut Expressway, immediately west of North Airport Boulevard. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-103.PDF

18.

Council Bill 2021-104 (Schilling)

A resolution initiating amendments to the Springfield Land Development Code, Article Ill, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ for the purpose of addressing tree preservation.

Documents:

  1. 2021-104.PDF

19.

EMERGENCY BILLS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

20.

Council Bill 2021-115 (Council)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 58, ‘Health and Sanitation,’ by amending Article XIII, ‘COVID-19 pandemic,’ to revise regulations related to the use of Face Coverings outdoors; and declaring an emergency pursuant to City Charter Section 2.12.

Documents:

  1. 2021-115.PDF

21.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

22.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

23.

Council Bill 2021-105 (Hardinger)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant funds through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in the amount of $55,000 for use by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to continue expanded Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity; amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in the amount of $55,000 for the purpose of appropriating the additional grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

  1. 2021-105.PDF

24.

AMENDED BILLS.

25.

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

26.

Council Bill 2021-106 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Official Map of the City of Springfield, Missouri, adopted pursuant to General Ordinance 1478, by changing the street name of the 4500 block of South Main Avenue to West El Camino Alto Drive. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-106.PDF

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Council Bill 2021-107 (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Official Map of the City of Springfield, Missouri adopted pursuant to General Ordinance 1478, by changing the name of the 300 Block of East Weaver Road and the 500-600 Block of West Weaver Road to Old Weaver Road. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-107.PDF

28.

Council Bill 2021-108 (Romine)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.18 acres of property generally located at 1727 North Washington Avenue from R-MD, Medium-density Multi-family Residential District with Urban Conservation District No. 3, to CC, Center City District with Urban Conservation District No. 3; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 197; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: 540 Commercial Partners LLC; 1727 North Washington Avenue; Z-7-2021 w/COD #197.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-108.PDF

29.

Council Bill 2021-109 (McGull)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.18 acre of property generally located at 844 South National Avenue from R-SF, Single-Family Residential District with Urban Conservation District No. 2, to R-HD, High Density Multi-Family Residential District with Urban Conservation District No. 2; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 198; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Springfield Lutheran Student Center, Inc.; 844 S. National Avenue; Z-8-2021 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 198.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-109.PDF

30.

Council Bill 2021-110 (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the Second Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan for the East Cherry Pocket Neighborhood Redevelopment Area, generally located on 0.51 acres on the north side of the intersection of East Cherry Street and South Fremont Avenue; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an amended and restated redevelopment agreement with the developer, Say You Can, LLC, relating to the implementation of the Second Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan. (The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and City staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-110.PDF

31.

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

32.

Council Bill 2021-111 (McGull)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Cherry Street Pedestrian Improvements from Fremont Avenue to Weller Avenue; accepting the bid of D&E Plumbing and Heating, Inc., in the amount of $485,044.00 for said improvements; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.

Documents:

  1. 2021-111.PDF

33.

Council Bill 2021-112 (Schilling)

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 for the purpose of funding partial right-of-way and construction for the replacement of the Walnut Street Bridge over Jordan Creek; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, in the amount of $1,600,000 to appropriate federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funds.

Documents:

  1. 2021-112.PDF

34.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

35.

NEW BUSINESS.

The City Manager recommends the following appointments to the Airport Board: Jerry Compton and Landon Lewis with terms to expire June 1, 2024.

36.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

37.

MISCELLANEOUS.

38.

CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

39.

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

40.

Council Bill 2021-113 (Hosmer)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Sarah Kerner to the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-113.PDF

41.

Council Bill 2021-114 (Lear)

A resolution approving the appointment of Cynthia Lipscomb to the Springfield Center City Development Corporation. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2021-114.PDF

42.

CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

43.

BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development:   Shawna Batty and Mary Nichols with terms to expire May 1, 2024.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development:  Alexandra Sheppard and Kate Stockton with terms to expire May 1, 2024.

Confirm the following reappointments to the Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee:  Charles Cowherd and David Troyer with term to expire May 1, 2024.

Confirm the following appointment to the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees:  Justin Setser with term to expire April 30, 2024.

44.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

45.

ADJOURN.