Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Nov. 29, 2021

1.
ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. NOVEMBER 15, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

11-15-21.PDF

11-16-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

11-23-21 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 DO SO AT THIS TIME. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

5. CITY MANAGER REPORT, POLICE CHIEF REPORT, AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

Springfield Police Department has produced its annual calendar, featuring the history of the department. You each have been provided one and additional ones are available by contacting the Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement.

 

Environmental Services
As residents begin to haul out the holly this holiday season, Springfield Environmental Services reminds folks that broken string lights and used décor items can often be recycled or repurposed through donation, reducing the uptick in holiday waste taken to the landfill.  

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away approximately 25 million tons of garbage during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period. That’s 25% more than average and accounts for 1 million extra tons per week. For additional information about holiday recycling resources, visit springfieldmo.gov.

 

Workforce Development
The City’s Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, has released its latest podcast episode featuring a conversation with Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director of Workforce Development for the State of Missouri. This special bonus episode tackles some of the issues surrounding the worker shortage in Missouri. Workforce Vibe can be accessed on most major podcast platforms including Apple iTunes and Spotify. You may also listen to all Workforce Vibe episodes on https://cityview.springfieldmo.gov under the podcasts section.

 

Economic Vitality

The Departments of Economic Vitality and Public Information & Civic Engagement will host a ribbon cutting celebrating the new home of NAMI Southwest Missouri at 4:45 p.m. Friday at 819 N. Boonville. Sen. Roy Blunt and Mayor McClure will speak. The City’s Economic Vitality Office provided assistance through our Brownfields Program, with an environmental assessment for the property prior to purchase, and a HUD-funded commercial loan for acquisition in the amount of $417,132.60 for NAMI’s new building.

 

Finance

The Finance Department has provided you with a three-page summary report of the General Fund revenues and expenditures for October month-end, the fourth month of FY2021-22.

 

Upcoming Calendars:

City Council

The annual Local Delegate Legislative Briefing is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7 a.m. at the Springfield Art Museum.

 

The Springfield Downtown Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Those wishing to ride on the City of Springfield float need to contact Cora Scott.

 

Parks

The highly anticipated Candy Cane Lane opens at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park Dec. 3 and runs each weekend until Dec. 19. The hours are 5-8 p.m. and the cost is $5 per car load.

 

Bring your family and friends to walk Gardens Aglow, a botanical-themed light festival in Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. The third annual event runs 5-8:30 p.m. weekends through Jan. 1. Admission is $5/adult; $2/child ages 3-12; and kids 2 and under are free.  View full schedule at FriendsoftheGarden.org.



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

7. Council Bill 2021-288 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Beverly Lofts Redevelopment Area, generally located along the north side of East Cherry Street near the intersection of Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue; authorizing certain tax abatements within the Redevelopment Area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Second Amended and Restated 353 Redevelopment Agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation, relating to the implementation of the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan. (The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-288.PDF

8. Council Bill 2021-289 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-454 - ‘Signs,’ Subsection (19), ‘Interstate Highway Commercial Sign District’ to rename the subsection, add a new area to the subsection, and reorganize the subsection to provide clarity regarding the application of subsection.

Documents:

2021-289.PDF

9. Council Bill 2021-290 (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article VI, “Finances,” Division 4, “Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System,” Section 2-444, “Board of trustees established; membership; election of members” to allow for electronic elections.

Documents:

2021-290.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-291 (Lear) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into Schedule of Equipment No. 3, which will become a part of its existing Master Equipment Lease Purchase Agreement, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the City and to do all things necessary to carry out the lease-purchase transaction, including the execution of certain documents in connection therewith; and amending the budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $705,755.

Documents:

2021-291.PDF

11. Council Bill 2021-292 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2022, in a principal amount not to exceed $16,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the City’s Special Obligation Bonds (Sewer System Improvements Project) Series 2012; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2021-292.PDF

12. Council Bill 2021-294 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, “Administration,” Article VI, “Finances,” Division 4, “Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System,” by establishing a new Section 2-484, “In Service Distributions After Retirement and Rehire,” and revising certain other sections to authorize in-service distributions to certain retirees. 

Documents:

2021-294.PDF

13. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

14. Council Bill 2021-298 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $500,000 in grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to conduct Brownfields Hazardous and Petroleum Assessments and Cleanup Planning citywide.

Documents:

2021-298.PDF

15. EMERGENCY BILLS.

16. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

17. GRANTS.

18. AMENDED BILLS.

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

20. Council Bill 2021-299 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

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 approximately 11.5 acres of private property and approximately 0.1 acre of Greene County right-of-way generally located at 1644, 1684, and 1706 South Zimmer Avenue (Farm Road 129) and 1721 South West Bypass, into the City of Springfield. (By; Bibi Development & Investment, LLC; 1644,1684, & 1706 Zimmer Avenue (Farm Road 129) and 1721 W. Bypass; Z-6-2021).

Documents:

2021-299.PDF

21. Council Bill 2021-300 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 11.5 acres of property generally located at 1644, 1684, and 1706 South Zimmer Avenue (Farm Road 129) and 1721 South West Bypass from County C-2, General Commercial District, to GR, General Retail District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 205; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By; Bibi Development & Investment, LLC; 1644,1684, & 1706 Zimmer Avenue (Farm Road 129) and 1721 W. Bypass; Z-21-2021 w/COD #205).

Documents:

2021-300.PDF

22. Council Bill 2021-301 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 457 for the purpose of permitting an automobile washing business to operate as a conditional use within the GR – General Retail District, generally located at 211 West Battlefield Road. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Choong Properties LLC; 211 West Battlefield Road; Conditional Use Permit 457).

Documents:

2021-301.PDF

23. Council Bill 2021-302 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 458 for the purpose of permitting a body and fender repair and paint shop as a conditional use within the HC – Highway Commercial District, generally located at 1825 West Kingsley Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Alcancia, Elpidio Y Rev Inter Vivos Trust; Conditional Use Permit 458)

Documents:

2021-302.PDF

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

25. Council Bill 2021-303 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 54, ‘Fire Prevention and Protection,’ Article II, ‘Fire Prevention Code,’ Section 54-32, ‘Amendments and additions,’ Section 903.4.1, relating to monitoring of sprinkler systems.

Documents:

2021-303.PDF

26. Council Bill 2021-304 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code Chapter 106, ‘Traffic and Vehicles,’ by amending Section 106-70, ‘Traffic division established; duties,’ for the purpose of establishing a duty of the traffic division to respond to all reported traffic accidents on public streets or public property.

Documents:

2021-304.PDF

27. Council Bill 2021-305 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Section 2-92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical Schedules by making a provision for one new job title; and amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget of certain City departments, including the Airport, Parks, and Public Works, to reallocate funds to transition 15 contract positions to 15 full-time equivalent positions and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

Documents:

2021-305.PDF

28. Council Bill 2021-306 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the First Addendum to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Springfield Fire Department, which adds Juneteenth as an additional recognized holiday; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the First Addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-306.PDF

29. Council Bill 2021-307 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1, Section 2-91, known as the Merit System Rules and Regulation (“Merit Rules”), by amending portions of the Merit Rules, specifically Merit Rules 2.2 (Coverage and Amendment of Rules); 4.1 (Constitution); 5.2 (Minimum Qualifications for Filing); 5.3 (Filing Applications); 5.4 (Disqualification of Applicants); 9.2 (Conditions Preliminary to Regular Status); 12.7 (Retirement); 13.5 (Grievance Procedure); 16.2 (Preparation and Content of Class Specifications); 17.5 (Total Remuneration); 18.1 (Entrance Salary Rates); 18.2 (Advancement within a Salary Range); 20.1 (Compensation for Absence on Holidays) to add Juneteenth as an additional recognized holiday; 21.1 (Vacation Leave); 21.2 (Sick Leave); and 24.2 (Allowances for the Use of Privately Owned Vehicles on City Business); and establishing an effective date for said Merit Rule changes (Merit Rules changes requiring Personnel Board approval have been approved by the Personnel Board).

Documents:

2021-307.PDF

30. Council Bill 2021-308 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the First Amendment to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the Springfield Police Officers’ Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22 (“SPOA”), the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Springfield Police Department to, among other things, add Juneteenth as a recognized holiday; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the First Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-308.PDF

31. Council Bill 2021-309 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the Third Amendment to the July 1, 2019, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit within the Crafts, Trades, and Labor (“CTL”) Employee Group, which adds Juneteenth as an additional recognized holiday; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the Third Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-309.PDF

32. Council Bill 2021-310 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance approving the First Amendment to the July 1, 2021, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 753 affiliated with the AFL-CIO (“IBEW”), the Exclusive Representative of a certain Bargaining Unit consisting of limited employees within the Professional, Administrative, and Technical (“PAT”) Employee Group, which adds Juneteenth as an additional recognized holiday; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City, to execute and deliver the First Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-310.PDF

33. Council Bill 2021-311 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into a contract with Pictometry International Corporation to purchase aerial imagery in 2022, 2024, and 2026; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Springfield, to enter into individual cooperative intergovernmental agreements with City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, Christian and Greene counties in Missouri, the cities of Nixa, Ozark, and Republic, Missouri, and the Ozarks Transportation Organization to share the costs of such aerial imagery; and amending the budget for the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $286,927.02 for the 2022 aerial imagery.

Documents:

2021-311.PDF

34. Council Bill 2021-312 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into agreements with the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board (“Board”) and the Council of Local Elected Officials (“CLEO”) to outline the responsibilities of the Board, CLEO, and City regarding the City’s designation as the fiscal agent, fund recipient, and operator of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs.

Documents:

2021-312.PDF

35. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

 

Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Debra Kay Barker wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Laura Wilson wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

William Leftwich wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Mary Hasler wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

John Gray wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Mackenzie McCance wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Alexis Scott wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

36. NEW BUSINESS.

 

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following appointments to the Board of Public Utilities: Steven Edwards and Matthew Stublefield with terms to expire December 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Committee of the Whole recommends the following reappointments to the Board of Public Utilities: Scott Bratcher, Kristin Carter, and Lynn Rowe with terms to expire December 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Callie Linville with term to expire January 1, 2025.  RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following reappointments to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Missy Handyside and Tim Rosenbury with terms to expire January 1, 2025. RECOMMENDED

37. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

38. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

40. Council Bill 2021-313 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Agreement for Encroachment License with Springfield Little Theater, for the purpose of allowing an encroachment onto City rights-of-way for the placement of a sidewalk heat mat in front of the property located at 311 East 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.  

Documents:

2021-313.PDF

41. Council Bill 2021-314 (McClure) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds in the amount of $1,500 from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help fund the 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Study conducted by the Mayor’s Commission for Children in collaboration with Missouri State University.

Documents:

2021-314.PDF

42. Council Bill 2021-315 (McClure) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE DECEMBER 13, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from the Musgrave Foundation and administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help fund the 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Study conducted by the Mayor’s Commission for Children in collaboration with Missouri State University.

Documents:

2021-315.PDF

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

44. Council Bill 2021-316 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution reelecting the Honorable Wendy E. Garrison as a Springfield Municipal Court Judge for a term of four years.

Documents:

2021-316.PDF

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

46. Council Bill 2021-295 (Romine) (APPROVED 9-0)

A special ordinance authorizing City Utilities to dispose of approximately 0.17 acres of property generally located at 614 West Division Street (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval)

Documents:

2021-295.PDF

47. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

48. ADJOURN.

 

Nov. 15, 2021


1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. OCTOBER 19, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING, NOVEMEBR 1, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND NOVEMBER 9, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

10-19-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

11-01-21.PDF

11-02-21 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING.PDF

11-09-21 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 DO SO AT THIS TIME. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

Swear in Lindsey McDaniel to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board. SWORN IN

5. CITY MANAGER REPORT AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Recognizing Veterans

We celebrated Veterans Day last week and I wanted to take a moment to recognize the men and women on City Council who have served in our country’s military. Your service is greatly appreciated, and we are honored to have you as a part of our governing body. 

  • Mayor Ken McClure: Army
  • Councilman Richard Ollis: Navy
  • Councilman Abe McGull: Army
  • Councilwoman Angela Romine: Army 

Park Ranger

Over the weekend, Park Ranger Robert Bridges was providing backup to Springfield Police Department officers when he was hit by several shots fired by a suspect during the Nov. 11 officer-involved shooting near the intersection of South Glenstone and East Battlefield. Springfield police are currently investigating the incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Park Ranger Bridges, his family and all of our police officers involved in this incident. We wish Park Ranger Bridges a full and speedy recovery!

Infrastructure Bill

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has been approved by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed by President Biden today. The City has received some inquiries regarding the local impact of this bill. We know it provides over $1 trillion in new spending for America’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, transportation, airports, waterways, power grids, electric vehicles, climate resilience, the environment and broadband. We have not received any formal information from any respective federal agency to date. As a result, we do not yet know how much may be allocated to our state or for local needs, or how the allocations will be addressed. In addition, we do not know whether to anticipate direct allocations. We will watch for additional information as it is provided to us.  

Springfield Fire Department

Fire Chief David Pennington has provided you with the Quarterly Fire Safety Report. It includes features on the Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program you approved earlier this fall, expansion of the partnership with OTC, as well as divisional updates and departmental service statistics. 

Police Department

You may see and hear a variety of recruitment advertisements for Springfield Police Department, as the launch of the department’s most significant marketing plan is underway this fall. The Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement is working with SPD and Human Resources on the multi-faceted public relations and outreach campaign. There will be more to come on this initiative.

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show

Finally, this is a reminder that we will kick off the holiday season this Saturday with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show in Park Central Square. This year’s festivities begin with several free activities at 6 p.m. and the holiday show running from 7-8 p.m. The holiday show will again be broadcast on KY3. Details are at sgffestivaloflights.com.

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

7. Council Bill 2021-271 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 approximately 2 acres of private property, generally located at 3284 North Mulroy Road, and referenced as Annexation A-5-2021, into the City of Springfield. (Vivian McKenzie, 3284 N. Mulroy Rd., A-5-2021)

Documents:

2021-271.PDF

8. Council Bill 2021-272 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 32 acres of property generally located at 3280 and 3284 North Mulroy Road from County R-1, Suburban Residence District, and County PAD 933, to HC, Highway Commercial District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 203; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (Vivian L. McKinzie & Childress Family LP, 3284 N. Mulroy Rd., Z-19-2021 w/COD #203)

Documents:

2021-272.PDF

9. Council Bill 2021-273 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 454 for the purpose of authorizing an automobile washing business to operate as a conditional use within the GR, General Retail District, generally located at 3015 East Sunshine Street. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (Ozark Motors & Supply Co., 3015 East Sunshine Street, CUP 454)

Documents:

2021-273.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-274 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 455 for the purpose of permitting a restaurant to operate as a conditional use within the Walnut Street Urban Conservation District No. 1, Area West, generally located at 307 South National Avenue. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (Kirk A. Heyle Trust, 307 South National Avenue, CUP 455)

Documents:

2021-274.PDF

11. Council Bill 2021-275 (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)
A special ordinance approving a Petition to Establish the SGF Sports Community Improvement District; authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the City of Springfield, the SGF Sports Community Improvement District, and SGF Sports, LLC; and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Department of Economic Development of the creation of the District. (Staff recommends approval.)

Documents:

2021-275.PDF

12. Council Bill 2021-276 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance amending the budgets of the General Fund, the 2019-2024 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund, and the 2021-2025 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Fund for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 to appropriate funds in the amount of $611,000 to reimburse Costco Wholesale Corporation for total payments due in Fiscal Year 2021- 2022 pursuant to the City’s Infrastructure Reimbursement Agreement.

Documents:

2021-276.PDF

13. Council Bill 2021-277 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept the City of Springfield’s allocation of $3,805,703 of HOME-American Rescue Plan grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the grant agreement as an amendment to the Housing and Urban Development Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Action Plan; and amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget in the amount of $3,805,703 for the purpose of appropriating these funds.

Documents:

2021-277.PDF

14. Council Bill 2021-278 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and Parsons Transportation Group, Inc., for the development, implementation and maintenance of updated Advanced Traffic Management System software and hardware to be operated by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Springfield at the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks for traffic management and traveler information services throughout the regional roadway network.

Documents:

2021-278.PDF

15. Council Bill 2021-279 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 1, Section 2.92, known as the ‘Salary Ordinance,’ relating to salary grades for various job titles within the City service as contained in the Professional, Administrative and Technical Non-Union Schedule and the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non-Union Schedule by making provision for nine new job titles and deleting one existing job title; authorizing the City Manager, in connection with the Director of Human Resources, to administratively establish and implement a commission-based supplemental pay program for specific designated positions; establishing a new Occupational Series market pay adjustment for specific golf pro positions; and amending the Salary Ordinance to clarify the City Manager’s authority to increase the Occupational Series market pay adjustments for all occupational series groups.

Documents:

2021-279.PDF

16. Council Bill 2021-280 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code Chapter 46, ‘Elections,’ to add a new Section 46-9, ‘Statement of candidacy - candidate affidavits,’ for the purpose of requiring candidates for City Council to make a sworn affidavit they possess the qualifications for office required by the City’s Charter, the Springfield City Code, and state law.

Documents:

2021-280.PDF

17. Council Bill 2021-281 (Romine) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance amending the budget of the Springfield Art Museum for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $121,000 to appropriate fund balance reserves from the Art Museum Special Project Fund; and amending the budget of the Department of Public Works for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $200,000 to appropriate fund balance reserves from the 1/4-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax to support construction of the Art Museum North Parking Improvements Project at the Springfield Art Museum.

Documents:

2021-281.PDF

18. RESOLUTIONS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

19. Council Bill 2021-285 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution affirming City Council’s support for the Council American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Review Committee’s recommendation for retention pay for all full-time employees of the City’s Departments of Police, Fire, and Health; and authorizing City staff to take all preliminary action necessary to carry out the recommendation.

Documents:

2021-285.PDF

20. Council Bill 2021-286 (McClure) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution affirming City Council’s support for the City Manager to proceed with plans to recommend a mid-year pay increase for City employees, including any preliminary steps necessary to prepare a formal recommendation to City Council.

Documents:

2021-286.PDF

21. Council Bill 2021-287 (McClure) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION)
A resolution adopting the City of Springfield’s Legislative Priorities for 2022.

Documents:

2021-287.PDF

22. EMERGENCY BILLS.

23. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

24. GRANTS.

25. AMENDED BILLS.

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

27. Council Bill 2021-288 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Beverly Lofts Redevelopment Area, generally located along the north side of East Cherry Street near the intersection of Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue; authorizing certain tax abatements within the Redevelopment Area; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Second Amended and Restated 353 Redevelopment Agreement with the Redevelopment Corporation, relating to the implementation of the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan. (The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Staff recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-288.PDF

28. Council Bill 2021-289 (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 36, ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Division 5, ‘Supplemental District Regulations,’ Section 36-454 - ‘Signs,’ Subsection (19), ‘Interstate Highway Commercial Sign District’ to rename the subsection, add a new area to the subsection, and reorganize the subsection to provide clarity regarding the application of subsection.

Documents:

2021-289.PDF

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

30. Council Bill 2021-290 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article VI, “Finances,” Division 4, “Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System,” Section 2-444, “Board of trustees established; membership; election of members” to allow for electronic elections.

Documents:

2021-290.PDF

31. Council Bill 2021-291 (Lear)  (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into Schedule of Equipment No. 3, which will become a part of its existing Master Equipment Lease Purchase Agreement, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of acquiring equipment for the City and to do all things necessary to carry out the lease-purchase transaction, including the execution of certain documents in connection therewith; and amending the budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $705,755.

Documents:

2021-291.PDF

32. Council Bill 2021-292 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery by the City of Springfield, Missouri, of Special Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2022, in a principal amount not to exceed $16,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to refund the City’s Special Obligation Bonds (Sewer System Improvements Project) Series 2012; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2021-292.PDF

33. Council Bill 2021-294 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, “Administration,” Article VI, “Finances,” Division 4, “Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System,” by establishing a new Section 2-484, “In Service Distributions After Retirement and Rehire,” and revising certain other sections to authorize in-service distributions to certain retirees. 

Documents:

2021-294.PDF

34. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Susan Carter wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Duane Keys wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Julie Bloodworth wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Lisa Meeks wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Don Underwood wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Sharon Taylor Gullett wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Susan Brummell Belcher wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

Mike Brothers wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

John Hawkins wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

Summer Massey wishes to address City Council. APPEARED

35. NEW BUSINESS.

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Board of Adjustment: Jin Chang as an alternate with term to expire January 1, 2026. RECOMMENDED

36. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

37. MISCELLANEOUS.

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

39. Council Bill 2021-295 (Romine) A special ordinance authorizing City Utilities to dispose of approximately 0.17 acres of property generally located at 614 West Division Street (Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend approval) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER 29, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

Documents:

2021-295.PDF

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

41. Council Bill 2021-296 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for and accept grant funds in the amount of $12,817 from the Missouri Department of Public Safety Office of Homeland Security, funded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program, for qualifying expenditures from September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2023; authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter a subaward agreement with the Missouri Department of Public Safety Office of Homeland Security accepting the award conditions; amending the budget of the Information Systems Department for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $12,817 to appropriate the grant funds; and declaring that this bill qualifies for approval in one reading.

Documents:

2021-296.PDF

42. Council Bill 2021-297 (Schilling) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution granting a new liquor license to sell liquor by the drink at retail, including Sunday sales, to Juan Carlos Lopez-Ruvalcaba, Sr. and Elena Lopez, d/b/a Purple Burrito #1, for their location at 1700 South Campbell Avenue, Suites A and B, Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2021-297.PDF

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

44. Council Bill 2021-282 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Preliminary Plat of Cottle’s Range Subdivision, generally located at 3280 and 3284 North Mulroy Road, 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.) (Childress Family LP & Vivian L. McKinzie, 3280 N Mulroy Road, Preliminary Plat of Cottle’s Range Subdivision)

Documents:

2021-282.PDF

45. Council Bill 2021-283 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Preliminary Plat of Mercy Villa, generally located at 1100 East Montclair 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.) (St. John’s Regional Health Center, 1100 East Montclair Street, Preliminary Plat of Mercy Villa)

Documents:

2021-283.PDF

46. Council Bill 2021-284 (McGull) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 Preliminary Plat of Murray’s Hickory Village Subdivision, generally located at 636 South Mission Avenue, 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.) (Hickory Village 55 Plus LLC, 636 South Mission Avenue, Preliminary Plat of Murray’s Hickory Village Subdivision)

Documents:

2021-284.PDF

47. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

Confirm the following reappointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Gerald Lee with term to expire November 29, 2022. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Dr. Kaleen Long, Brandy Harris, Chris Jarratt, and Dr. Elizabeth Andrews with terms to expire November 29, 2024.  CONFIRMED

Confirm the following appointment to the Board of Adjustment: Thomas Kondro with term to expire January 1, 2024. CONFIRMED

Confirm the following reappointment to the Board of Adjustment: Steven Jackson with term to expire January 1, 2026.  CONFIRMED

48. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

49. ADJOURN.