City Council Meeting – September 18, 2023

 Ken McClure, Mayor
Zone CouncilmembersGeneral Councilmembers
Monica Horton, Zone 1Heather Hardinger, General A
Abe McGull, Zone 2Craig Hosmer, General B
Brandon Jenson, Zone 3Callie Carroll, General C
Matthew Simpson, Zone 4Derek Lee, General D

1. ROLL CALL.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
2.1. Approval of Minutes. September 5, 2023, City Council Meeting.
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 MEETING.

6. SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE.
Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
6.1. Council Bill 2023-215 (Hosmer)
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,’ Section 36-353, ‘Landmarks board,’ for the purpose of
expanding membership eligibility. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both
recommend approval.)
6.2. Council Bill 2023-216 (Carroll)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer
Overflow Control Program, Group 8 Public Sewer Rehabilitation – Open Cut Repairs;
accepting the bid of Rosetta Construction, LLC, in the amount of $3,773,894.00 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 2023-2024 budget of the Department of
Environmental Services Clean Water Enterprise Fund by appropriating reserves of said
fund in the total amount of $4,528,672.80.
6.3. Council Bill 2023-217 (McGull, Simpson, Jenson)
A special ordinance approving the plans and specifications for Americans with
Disabilities Act Improvements for Battlefield Road, National Avenue, and Sunshine
Street, Plan No. 2021PW0059; accepting the bid of KCI Construction Company for
construction of the ADA improvements; and authorizing the City Manager, or his
designee, to enter into a contract with such bidder.
6.4. Council Bill 2023-219 (Lee)
A special ordinance approving the City Utilities’ Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget for
its Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2024.
6.5. Council Bill 2023-218 (Hardinger)
A general ordinance authorizing revisions to electric rates charged by City Utilities of
Springfield, Missouri, and related terms and conditions.
6.6. Council Bill 2023-220 (Hosmer)
A special ordinance adopting and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Fourth
Amendment to the Employment Agreement by and between the City of Springfield,
Missouri, and Jason A. Gage; and authorizing payment of salary and benefits to Jason
A. Gage in accordance with the provisions set forth therein.
7. RESOLUTIONS.
8. EMERGENCY BILLS.
9. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
10. GRANTS.
Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.
10.1. Council Bill 2023-223 (Horton)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept additional
Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection Expansion grant funds
from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior
Services, in the amount of $746,211 for use by the Springfield-Greene County Health
Department for Bengsch Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system
replacement, and to enter into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; amending
the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget in the amount of $746,211 to appropriate the
additional grant funds; and declaring this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.
11. AMENDED BILLS.
12. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

13. FIRST READING BILLS.
Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
13.1. Council Bill 2023-160 (Hardinger)
A special ordinance accepting a donation of $15,000 from the Hatch Foundation to
reimburse the City of Springfield Department of Public Information and Civic
Engagement for the purchase of a reusable Christmas tree to be used for Springfield’s
downtown holiday festivals; and amending the budget of the Department of Public
Information and Civic Engagement for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to appropriate the
donation funds.
13.2. Council Bill 2023-224 (Carroll)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’
Article I, ‘In General,’ by adding a new Section 2-10, ‘Authority to initiate voluntary
annexation of state right-of-way’ to authorize the City Manager to initiate the voluntary
annexation of state right-of-way.
13.3. Council Bill 2023-225 (Hardinger)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Section 2-92, known as the
‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to various job titles within the City service as contained in
the Classifications of the Professional, Administrative and Technical Non-Union
Schedule by making provision for six new job titles and deleting three job titles; adding
an Occupational Series Group, Claims Management, with an associated Occupational
Series market pay adjustment; and amending the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget of the
Airport to adjust the authorized employee positions for the addition of seven new Full
Time Equivalent positions, and amend the budget in the amount of $348,768.78 to
appropriate funds for such positions.
13.4. Council Bill 2023-226 (Hosmer)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an
Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Springfield and the School District of
Springfield R-12 to share the costs of a third-party vendor to operate a school crossing
guard program inside the city limits of Springfield.
14. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.
15. NEW BUSINESS.
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.
16. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
17. MISCELLANEOUS.
18. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

19. CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. See Item #3.
19.1. Council Bill 2023-227 (Lee)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept additional
Child Care Health Consultation grant funds from the Federal Department of Health and
Human Services, through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education, in the amount of $26,269, for use by the Springfield-Greene County Health
Department to implement education/training, health and safety consultation, and health
promotion activities to benefit children and to enter into necessary agreements to carry
out the grant; amending the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget in the amount of $26,269 to
appropriate the additional grant funds; and declaring this bill qualifies for approval in
one reading.
20. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. See Item #3.
20.1. Council Bill 2023-221 (Horton)
A special ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development to accept the
dedication of public streets and easements to the City of Springfield, as shown on the
renewal of the Preliminary Plat of Cresthaven Park, generally located at 3221 West
Kearney Street, 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.)
21. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.
22. ADJOURN.