Summary of Most Recent Meeting

Jan. 23, 2023


1. ROLL CALL.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. JANUARY 9, 2023, CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND THE JANUARY 17, 2023, SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

1-09-23.PDF

01-17-2023 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 AND RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED AT THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Restore SGF
Restore SGF, a nonprofit community initiative to improve housing conditions and raise residential property values in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods, has named 11 community members to form a board of directors and held its first meeting. 

The organization plans to hire staff and begin programming in the second quarter of 2023 with two grant programs – the Block Challenge Program and the Homeowner Improvement Program.

Thank you, Councilman Ollis, for your work on this program to help revitalize neighborhoods. 

Fire Department
Springfield Fire Department has teamed up with CoxHealth and Mercy EMS to encourage CPR certification and AED training during February, National Heart Month. The team will host free opportunities to get certified every Saturday throughout February. Also – a Citywide campaign, promoting PulsePoint, a location-aware free software application, will help increase chances to save lives. When a cardiac emergency is in a public place, the PulsePoint app will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Speaking of community engagement, The Fire Department has recently released its annual Community Engagement Report

SGF Yields
 Driver compliance at Springfield crosswalks has risen to an average of 54% across Springfield, according to fourth quarter crosswalk compliance assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program. The increase is six percentage points higher compared to results from the fourth quarter of 2021.

Quarterly crosswalk assessments have been conducted by Springfield Public Works Traffic Operations division since 2017. Springfield’s crosswalk compliance average in 2017 began with only 25% of drivers yielding. Since then, efforts in public education, crosswalk improvements, amendments to local crosswalk regulations and crosswalk enforcement “Yield Checks” have made an impact on local driving habits. 

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

7. Council Bill 2023-008 (Simpson) (SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN)
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 27 acres of private property, generally located at 6621 South Innovation Avenue, and referenced as Annexation A-1-2023, into the City of Springfield. (Staff recommends approval.) (By: Kenneth & Helen Stoddard ETAL; 6621 S. Innovation Avenue; A-1-2023.)

Documents:

2023-008.PDF

8. Council Bill 2023-009 (Simpson) (SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 27.05 acres of property generally located at 6621 South Innovation Avenue from Greene County A-1 to GI, Government and Institutional Use District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Kenneth & Helen Stoddard ETAL; 6621 S. Innovation Avenue; Z-28-2022.)

Documents:

2023-009.PDF

9. Council Bill 2023-010 (Schilling) (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 1.15 acres of property generally located at 4121 South Cox Avenue from GR, General Retail District, to CS, Commercial Service District, with Conditional Overlay District No. 221; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 221; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: The Harold E. Johnson Companies, Inc.; 4121 S. Cox Avenue; Z-29-2022 w/COD #221.)

Documents:

2023-010.PDF

10. Council Bill 2023-011 (Simpson) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH HORTON ABSENT) 
A general ordinance amending Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 0.45 acre of property generally located at 830 North Benton Avenue from GR, General Retail District, to GI, Government and Institutional Use District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.) (By: Drury University; 830 N. Benton Avenue; Z-30-2022.)

Documents:

2023-011.PDF

11. Council Bill 2023-012 (Simpson) (APPROVED 9-0)
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 West 3100 block through the East 3600 block of Republic Street to Republic Road. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield; West 3100 blk – East 3600 blk of Republic Street; Street Name Change No. 81.)

Documents:

2023-012.PDF

12. Council Bill 2023-013 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into Addendum #1 to the annual agreement with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., executed on August 2, 2022; and amending the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in the amount of $502,750, for the purpose of reflecting current and projected operational changes of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Documents:

2023-013.PDF

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

14. Council Bill 2023-020 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $3,500,000 in grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program for Political Subdivisions of States and Territories to fund infrastructure improvements to local waste management systems.

Documents:

2023-020.PDF

15. Council Bill 2023-021 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $1,500,000 in grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach Grant Program to fund various activities to support, enhance, and inform expanded recycling participation and overall landfill waste diversion.                     

Documents:

2023-021.PDF

16. Council Bill 2023-022 (Ollis) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution declaring the intent of the City of Springfield to utilize the Construction Manager At Risk project delivery method as set forth in Purchasing Manual, 13-3.104(5)(c) for the Historic City Hall Renovation project; and setting forth selection criteria.

Documents:

2023-022.PDF

17. Council Bill 2023-023 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to apply for up to $10,000,000 in grant funds from the United States Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant Program to fund the improvements for the Renew Jordan Creek Project.

Documents:

2023-023.PDF

18. Council Bill 2023-024 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)
A resolution granting a Short-Term Rental Type 2 Permit for the property located at 410 East Loren Street for the purpose of allowing the establishment of a Short-Term Rental Type 2 pursuant to Section 36-473 of the Land Development Code.

Documents:

2023-024.PDF

19. Council Bill 2023-025 (Hosmer) (REFERED TO THE PLANS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE 6-3 WITH HORTON, SCHILLING, AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION)
A resolution initiating an administrative delay on the acceptance and processing of applications for demolition, new construction, re-platting of property, including lot combinations, conditional use permits, and rezoning for a period of two hundred ten (210) days from the date of passage of this Resolution for those properties which abut the Sunshine Street and National Avenue Corridor Area, to allow time to seek input from area residents, property owners, design professionals, and interested citizens regarding the Sunshine and National Corridor Plan and for staff to present a report to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council regarding the Sunshine Street and National Avenue Corridor Area, development constraints, and opportunities in this area.

Documents:

2023-025.PDF

20. EMERGENCY BILLS.

21. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

22. GRANTS. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

23. Council Bill 2023-026 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 9-0)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept grant funds in the amount of $286,100 from a Food Waste Reduction Pilot Program Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture to fund improvements to the Yardwaste Recycling Center for acceptance of food waste materials for landfill diversion and outreach efforts to promote a food waste acceptance pilot program and to enter into a contract to receive such funds; amending the budget of the Department of Environmental Services for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in that amount upon award of the grant; and declaring that this bill qualifies as a one-reading bill.  

Documents:

2023-026.PDF

24. AMENDED BILLS.

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

26. Council Bill 2023-027 (Lear)(MOTION TO REFER TO FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - FAILED 3-5-1 WITH SCHILLING, SIMPSON, OLLIS, LEAR, AND MCCLURE WITH HORTON ABSTAINING) (IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JANUARY 31, 2023 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 36, of the Springfield City Code, known as the ‘Land Development Code,’ Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ Divisions 1 through 5, Sections 36-303, 36-321, 36-363, 36-421, 36-422, 36-423, 36-424, 36-425, 36-430, 36-431, 36-432, 36-433, 36-434, and 36-474, for the purpose of allowing the sale of Comprehensive (Recreational) Marijuana as required by revised Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

2023-027.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2023-028 (Hardinger) (IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 6, 2023 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 82, ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Article I, ‘General,’ Section 82-1, ‘Park rules generally,’ to clarify the hours of operation and closure of the City’s various park locations and to improve the consistent regulation of alcohol throughout the park system. 

Documents:

2023-028.PDF

29. Council Bill 2023-029 (Hosmer) (IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 6, 2023 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending Chapter 120, ‘Wastewater Regulations,’ Article VI, ‘Wastewater Charges and Rates,’ Section 120-245, ‘Rates,’ and Section 120-247, ‘Extra Charges,’ of the Springfield City Code, by repealing the existing rate schedule and establishing a new rate schedule that provides for phased-in annual rate increases for three years, beginning July 1, 2023, which shall provide necessary funding for accommodating increases in operating costs and for the additional cost of complying with the Clean Water Act and Missouri Department of Natural Resources mandates.

Documents:

2023-029.PDF

30. Council Bill 2023-030 (Lear) (IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE FEBRUARY 6, 2023 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or designee, on behalf of the City, to enter into a First Amendment to the Battlefield Wastewater Service Contract to provide an expanded, Battlefield Annexation Boundary within which Battlefield can annex in order to provide wastewater services.

Documents:

2023-030.PDF

31. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

 Curtis Vaughn wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR
 
Daryl Baker wishes to address City Council. DID NOT APPEAR

32. 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.

33. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

34. MISCELLANEOUS.

35. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

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

37. Council Bill 2023-031 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 9-0)

A resolution reelecting the Honorable John Appelquist as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2023-031.PDF

38. Council Bill 2023-032 (Lear) (APPROVED 9-0)
A resolution reelecting the Honorable Matthew Owen as a substitute judge of the Springfield Municipal Court for a term of four years.

Documents:

2023-032.PDF

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

40. Council Bill 2023-014 (Schilling) (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 Campbell Acres, generally located at 3525, 3543, and 3553 South Campbell 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.) (By: John Youngblood & South Campbell LLC; 3525, 3543, 3553 South Campbell Avenue; Preliminary Plat of Campbell Acres.)

Documents:

2023-014.PDF

41. Council Bill 2023-015 (Schilling) (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 Porter’s Crossing, generally located at 543 West Old Weaver 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.) (By: Burning Tree Consulting, LLC; 543 West Old Weaver Road; Preliminary Plat of Porter’s Crossing.)

Documents:

2023-015.PDF

42. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

43. ADJOURN.