City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville
Council Meeting Agenda
September 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Note: Sponsorship does not denote Council member approval or support.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES. August 18, 2014 And August 26, 2014
FINALIZATION AND APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDAS. CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO OR REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDAS MUST DO SO AT THIS TIME.
Council Bill 2014-185. (Burlison)
A resolution recognizing Springfield Cardinals, LLC for helping the City of Springfield reach its goal of training 45,000 people in compression-only CPR by broadcasting a 3-minute instructional video during the Springfield Cardinals game on July 19, 2014.
Council Bill 2014-186. (Hosmer)
A resolution recognizing the following organizations for completing the 50/50 Plus Challenge to become “Springfield LifeSave Plus” organizations: Midwest Technical Institute, Sumit Hot Yoga, and Springfield Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau.
CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE. Citizens Have Spoken. May Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2014-169 (Hosmer)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article I, Zoning Ordinance, Division I, Intent, Purpose, and General Provisions, and Division V, Supplemental District Regulations, to allow the use of utility poles for wireless telecommunications support structures. (Both Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
Council Bill 2014-178 (Fishel)
A special ordinance authorizing the issuance of Use Permit 413 to permit a professional office, art gallery, and art studio, as an adaptive use of a non-residential structure, at 1571 East Cherokee Street within an R-SF, Single-Family Residential District on certain conditions. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.)
Council Bill 2014-179 (Compton)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 1-1600, Zoning Maps, by rezoning approximately 1.30 acres of property, generally located at 211 East Water Street, from an HM, Heavy Manufacturing District to a CC, Center City District. (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval.) By: Clan Macquarrie, LLC; 211 East Water Street; Z-16-2014.)
COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2014-187 (Stephens)
A special ordinance approving the City Utilities Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2015.
Council Bill 2014-188 (Carroll)
A general ordinance approving establishment of new electric rates and revised electric rates.
FIRST READING BILLS. Citizens May Speak. Not Anticipated To Be Voted On.
Council Bill 2014-189 (Rushefsky, Hosmer, Burlison, Carroll)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article IV, Boards, Commissions and Committees, Division 4, Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations, Section 2-223; and Chapter 62, Human Rights, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of persons protected from discrimination, to consolidate the Commission’s investigative process into a single division of the Code, and to clarify the Commission’s powers in light of recent court decisions. (The Community Involvement Committee recommends approval.)
Council Bill 2014-189 Substitute 1 (Stephens, Fishel)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article IV, Boards, Commissions and Committees, Division 4, Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations, Section 2-223; and Chapter 62, Human Rights, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of persons protected from discrimination in the area of housing, to consolidate the Commission’s investigative process into a single division of the Code, and to clarify the Commission’s powers in light of recent court decisions, and requesting additional study pertaining to discrimination in the areas of employment and public accommodation.
Documents: 2014-189 SUB 1.PDF
Mayor Stephens is appointing Tim Smith, Deputy City Manager, as Alternate City Representative to Solid Waste District O.
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.
PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS. SEE ITEM # 3.
Council Bill 2014-190 (Hosmer)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98, Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places, Article VII Encroachments on City Property, to clarify Encroachment License insurance requirements for the licensee and property owner.
Council Bill 2014-191 (Burlison)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an amended Contract of Obligation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, whereby the City agrees to financially secure the future closure and post-closure care of all currently active and previously completed portions of the City’s Sanitary Landfill.
Council Bill 2014-192 (Compton)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a License Agreement and Release with First Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri, and the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO).
Council Bill 2014-193 (Rushefsky)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop D, (Highway Patrol) and to coordinate and allow use of the City’s Police Weapons Training Facility, commonly referred to as the “Firing Range.”
Council Bill 2014-194 (Stephens)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University (MSU) for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the MSU campus.
CONSENT AGENDA – ONE READING BILLS. SEE ITEM # 3.
Council Bill 2014-195 (Fisk)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for a grant from the Federal Rail Administration (FRA), for the purpose of funding the deployment of positive train control on the West Wye project. (Staff recommends approval.)
Council Bill 2014-196 (Carroll)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), federally funded by a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHS), to support activities of the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) in Local Communities Program; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department (SGCHD) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in the amount of $40,000, to appropriate the grant funds.
Council Bill 2014-197 (Seifried)
A special ordinance accepting the bid of Reed’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., in the amount of $64,435.50 for the construction of sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 115 of Section No. 5, located in the vicinity of Turner Street and Nettleton Avenue; declaring the work to be necessary; stating the intention to pay for all or part of the improvements from the proceeds of bonds; specifying those costs and expenses to be assessed against the properties in the district and the method by which the costs will be apportioned; setting forth the manner of payment, the lien of the assessments, and the duration of the lien; setting forth the interest rate to be charged on the tax bills; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract and to approve the bond for said improvement; and authorizing progress payments to be made to the contractor.
Council Bill 2014-198 (Compton)
A resolution declaring it necessary to construct sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District No. 79 of Section No. 1 in the City, located in the general vicinity of Golden Avenue and Grand Street; providing for payment therefore; and providing for publications and notices.
Council Bill 2014-199 (Compton)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex approximately 0.43 acres of Greene County right-of-way generally located at the 1800 block of South Farm Road 133 (Moore Road), and more fully described in this ordinance, generally referenced as Annexation A-1-14.
Council Bill 2014-200 (Seifried)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to annex 11.89 acres of private property adjacent to the existing city limits, which annexation has been petitioned by the property owners, located generally along the north side of the 4900 block of West Chestnut Expressway, generally referenced as Annexation A-2-14, and initiating a rezoning request for said private property from County C-2, General Commercial District, to a City HC, Highway Commercial District.
Council Bill 2014-201 (Rushefsky)
A resolution approving the appointment of Andrew Walls to the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)
Council Bill 2014-202 (Fishel)
A resolution extending the existing administrative delay with respect to the construction, placement, location, and relocation of congregate residential arrangements and services for persons on the sexual offender registry and for community correctional facilities. (Staff recommends approval.)
Council Bill 2014-203 (Seifried)
A resolution approving the plans and specifications for the Fulbright WWTP Road Bridge Project, Plan No. 2014PW0039T, and accepting the bid of Hartman & Company, Inc. (Hartman) for that project.
Council Bill 2014-204 (Stephens)
A resolution approving the plans and specifications for the Government Plaza Parking Lot Reconstruction project, Plan No. 2014PW0041WT, and accepting the bid of Hunter Chase & Associates, Inc., for that project.
CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS. CITIZENS HAVE SPOKEN. MAY BE VOTED ON.
Council Bill 2014-180 (Seifried)
A special ordinance approving the transfer of a small parcel of real property located at 2157 North Boonville Avenue to Randy Alcorn and authorizing the issuance of a deed for same.
Council Bill 2014-181 (Compton)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement for Encroachment License with MBH, LLC, dba Vandivort Hotel, LLC, for the purpose of allowing an encroachment onto City rights-of-way for the placement of lighted bollards on property located at 305 E. Walnut Street, under the same terms and conditions as encroachments are permitted on City rights-of-way under Chapter 98, Article VII of the Springfield City Code.
Confirm the following appointment to the Personnel Board: Richard Pogue with term to expire March 1, 2015.
Confirm the following appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development: Sharina Smith with term to expire May 1, 2015.
END OF CONSENT AGENDAS
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