City Council Meeting – May 4, 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 4, 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. APRIL 20, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND THE APRIL 28, 2020 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Documents:

  1. 04-20-2020.PDF
  2. 04-28-20 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 NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 1, 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 2019-104 Substitute No. 2. (Council)

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments, including a permit requirement and registration fee.

Documents:

  1. 2019-104S2.PDF

8.

Council Bill 2019-104. (Schilling, Hosmer, Ollis, And Simpson) Tabled May 6, 2019 To The June 17, 2019 City Council Meeting. Tabled June 17, 2019 To The October 21, 2019 City Council Meeting. Tabled At The October 21, 2019 City Council Meeting To The February 10, 2020. Tabled At The February 10, 2020 City Council Meeting To The April 20, 2020 City Council Meeting. Tabled At The April 20, 2020 City Council Meeting To The May 4, 2020 City Council Meeting.

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments, including a permit requirement and registration fee.

Documents:

  1. 2019-104.PDF

9.

Council Bill 2019-104. Substitute No. 1. (McClure) Tabled At The May 6, 2019 City Council Meeting To The June 17, 2019 City Council Meeting And Referred To The Committee Of The Whole For Recommendation. Tabled At The June 17, 2019 Meeting Until The October 21, 2019 Meeting. Tabled At The October 21, 2019 City Council Meeting Until The February 10, 2020 City Council Meeting. Tabled At The February 10, 2020 City Council Meeting Until The April 20, 2020 City Council Meeting. Tabled At The April 20, 2020 City Council Meeting To The May 4, 2020 City Council Meeting.

A general ordinance adopting Springfield City Code Chapter 70, ‘Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations,’ Article XVIII, ‘Short-Term Loan Establishments,’ to establish regulations for short-term loan establishments.

Documents:

  1. 2019-104S1.PDF

10.

Council Bill 2020-079. (Council)

A special ordinance calling an election on August 4, 2020, in the City of Springfield, Missouri, to submit to the qualified voters a question as to whether the City shall be authorized to impose a fee for a Short-Term Loan Establishment permit in the amount of $5,000 annually, new or renewal, or $2,500 for a permit issued with less than 6 months remaining in the calendar year.

Documents:

  1. 2020-079.PDF

11.

Council Bill 2020-075. (McGull)

A general ordinance amending Section 1-9 of the Springfield City Code, ‘City Limits;’ and amending Section 46-1 of the Springfield City Code, ‘Boundaries of wards, precincts and council zones;’ for the purpose of annexing 1.86 acres of private property into the City of Springfield, Missouri, generally located at 3245 West Sunshine Street and referenced as Annexation A-1-2020. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-075.PDF

12.

Council Bill 2020-076. (Schilling)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 1.86 acres of property, generally located at 3245 West Sunshine Street from County C-2, General Commercial district, to HC, Highway Commercial district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Russell L. & Minnie Black Trust; 3245 West Sunshine Street; Z-4-2020.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-076.PDF

13.

Council Bill 2020-077. (Ferguson)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 13.28 acres of property, generally located at 3859 West Maple Street from Planned Development district No. 263 to R-MHC, Manufactured Home Community district; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Daniel Inc.; 3859 West Maple Street; Z-6-2020.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-077.PDF

14.

Council Bill 2020-078. (Ollis, Lear, Hosmer, & McGull)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 36 of the City Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Sections 36-321 and 36-385; and adding thereto one new section 36-475 for the purpose of providing regulations for tiny homes, tiny home communities, campgrounds, and recreational parks. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-078.PDF

15.

Council Bill 2020-070. (McGull)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to expend 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax/Cost Share Program Funds in an amount not to exceed $2,103,000.00, for preliminary engineering expenses as part of the City’s Cost Contribution for the federal ”Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (“BUILD”) grant funds, for the Grant Avenue Parkway project.

Documents:

  1. 2020-070.PDF

16.

Council Bill 2020-080. (Lear)

A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-92 of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ for the purpose of adding one full time equivalent position of a Professional Engineer (PAT 12) to the Department of Public Works; and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

Documents:

  1. 2020-080.PDF

17.

Council Bill 2020-083. (Hosmer)

A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Program, Group 5 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Sewer Main Cleaning, Closed Circuit Televised Video and Cured-in-Place Pipe project; accepting the bid of Insituform Technologies USA, LLC, in the amount of $11,910,550.00 for the project; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for said project; and approving a budget adjustment in the amount of the bid, plus a contingency, to amend the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget of the Department of Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund by appropriating reserves of said fund in the amount of $14,888,187.50.

Documents:

  1. 2020-083.PDF

18.

RESOLUTIONS.

19.

EMERGENCY BILLS.

20.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

21.

GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

22.

Council Bill 2020-086 (Lear)

A special ordinance Authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to support construction of the Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project at the Springfield Art Museum; amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $277,834.00; and declaring this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.

Documents:

  1. 2020-086.PDF

23.

Council Bill 2020-087 (Schilling)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Surface Transportation Block grant from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to fund construction of a trail and bicycle/pedestrian bridge for the Fassnight Creek Greenway Trail – Clay Avenue to Brookside Drive; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $217,461.00; and declaring that this Council Bill qualifies for approval in one-reading.

Documents:

  1. 2020-087.PDF

24.

AMENDED BILLS.

25.

COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

26.

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

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Zoe Cochran wishes to address Council.

31.

NEW BUSINESS.

32.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

33.

MISCELLANEOUS.

34.

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

Council Bill 2020-092 (Ferguson)

A resolution confirming the appointments of John Hamra and Rick Muenks and the reappointments of Ron Smouse, Wally Nattinger, and Sylvia Jura to the Airport Plaza Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-092.PDF

38.

Council Bill 2020-093 (Fisk)

A resolution confirming the reappointments of Martin Gugel and Brent Parker to the Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-093.PDF

39.

Council Bill 2020-094 (Simpson)

A resolution confirming the appointment of Joe Reynolds to the Southern Hills Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

  1. 2020-094.PDF

40.

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

41.

Council Bill 2020-071. (Fisk)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a Supplemental Agreement for Highway/Rail Crossing Improvements with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and BNSF Railway Company for the purpose of cost sharing and coordination of the New Concrete Crossing Surface project on Packer Road at an estimated cost to the City of $10,000.00, to be paid for by the 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax and Signal System Improvements Plan.

Documents:

  1. 2020-071.PDF

42.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

43.

ADJOURN.