Summary of Most Recent Meeting

June 14, 2021

1. ROLL CALL.

2.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES. JUNE 1, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND JUNE 1, 2021 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

Documents:

06-01-21.PDF

06-01-21 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 NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021. (APPROVED AS PRESENTED)

4. CEREMONIAL MATTERS.

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

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics:

There are several upcoming on-site opportunities for everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For a complete calendar of events, visit vaccine417.com. If someone you love needs help making an appointment, call the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s call center at 417-874-1211.

Visit from Mayor Lucas

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure hosted Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a visit to Springfield, Friday. The two mayors offered a press availability after meeting with Springfield Police Major Tad Peters and touring Burrell's Behavioral Crisis Center. Mayor Lucas is interested in learning more about the collaboration between Springfield Police Department and Burrell Behavioral Health, specifically the new Rapid Access Treatment Unit.

The center is a crisis point for adults ages 18 and up who need immediate psychiatric care, treatment for opioid abuse, or intake for behavioral health services and is a partnership between Burrell and local county and city officials. The goal is to provide an alternative for already overloaded emergency rooms and jails, for someone who is a mental health crisis.

Police Chief Paul Williams, Springfield-Greene County Health Department Acting Director Katie Towns, and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon all support this innovative approach.

Mayors McClure and Lucas are part of a group of Missouri mayors working together to address violent crime. As Kansas City mayor, Lucas has prioritized making Kansas City’s neighborhoods safer. In Springfield, Mayor McClure and his colleagues on City Council have deemed public safety and quality of place as major priorities. Addressing crime is a specific focus.

The video of the press availability is online at Cityview.Springfieldmo.gov.

One-Stop Pop-Up Job Fair

The Missouri Job Center is once again hosting a One-Stop Pop Up on Springfield’s Park Central Square, June 16 and 17, from 1-4 pm. The One-Stop Pop Up brings the resources of the Missouri Job Center into the heart of communities in the Ozark Region and provides information to those who may not be able to travel to a Job Center location.

9-1-1 Operator goes above and beyond; was recognized during today’s Greene County Flag Ceremony

On May 31, Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Lead Telecommunicator Summer Onyeukwu (pronounced On-yoo-kwoo) took a call from a female who had been stranded with her three children at a motel after experiencing domestic violence. With no money, no transportation, and no job (and limited access to assistance due to the Memorial Day holiday), the female caller had few options, particularly with three kids. Telecommunicator Onyeukwu used her own vacation time to leave work, purchase groceries for this family, and meet them with the responding police officer. Coworkers Denise Ruble, Abbie Shouse, Jessica McCoullough and Ashley House pitched in to help with the cost. Summer’s act, along with the generosity of her coworkers, was one of compassion and not one she made public or broadcast.

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

7. Council Bill 2021-076 (Hosmer) Tabled At The April 19, 2021 City Council Meeting Until June 14, 2021. (APPROVED 7-1 WITH HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND SCHILLING ABSENT)

A special ordinance approving the mapping of the East West Arterial, generally located between US Highway 65 and Riverbluff Boulevard to Kissick Avenue, pursuant to Section 11.11 of the City Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri, in order to preserve right-of-way for future public street improvements for an additional five years. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-076.PDF

8. Council Bill 2021-131 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)

A special ordinance granting Conditional Use Permit No. 451 for the purpose of authorizing a self-service storage facility to operate as a conditional use within the GR, General Retail District, generally located at 303 West Plainview Road. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-131.PDF

 9. Council Bill 2021-132 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 1.5 acres of property generally located at 309 and 327 West Lakewood Street from GR, General Retail District, to R-MD, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 199; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: Moon City, LLC; 309 & 327 W. Lakewood Street; Z-10-2021 w/Conditional Overlay District No. 199.)

Documents:

2021-132.PDF

10. Council Bill 2021-133 (Schilling) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)

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 25 acres of private property generally located at 5505 West Sunshine Street into the City of Springfield, referenced as Annexation A-2-2021.  (By: West Sunshine Development, LLC; 5505 W. Sunshine Street; Annexation A-2-2021.)

Documents:

2021-133.PDF

11. Council Bill 2021-134 (McGull) (APPROVED 6-2 WITH ROMINE AND LEAR IN OPPISITION AND SCHILLING ABSENT)

A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-306, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning approximately 10.67 acres of property generally located at 329 and 331 South Oak Grove Avenue from R-SF, Residential Single-family, to HM, Heavy Manufacturing; establishing Conditional Overlay District No. 196; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: KKJ Wholesale LLC & Amaleki Robinson; 329 & 331 South Oak Grove Avenue; Z-5-2021 w/COD #196.)

Documents:

2021-134.PDF

12. Council Bill 2021-135 (Hosmer) (APPROVED 7-1 WITH ROMINE IN OPPOSITION AND SCHILLING ABSENT)

A special ordinance setting a preliminary tax levy on real and personal property for current expenses and debt retirement of the City of Springfield, Missouri, and its boards and agencies, for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2021-135.PDF

13. Council Bill 2021-136 (Simpson) (APPROVED 6-2 WITH ROMINE AND HOSMER IN OPPOSITION AND SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance adopting a budget for the City of Springfield, Missouri, for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022; providing that certain amounts shown in the budget document are appropriated for the various departments specified in said budget; and declaring an emergency.

Documents:

2021-136.PDF

14. Council Bill 2021-137 (Schillng) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance relinquishing certain sanitary sewer easements located at 3745 South Broadway Avenue in Springfield, Missouri, for the purpose of accommodating new construction at said location.

Documents:

2021-137.PDF

15. Council Bill 2021-138 (Lear) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance approving the Annual Maintenance Contract for Traffic Signals for Fiscal Year 2021-2022; accepting the bid of Ewing Signal Construction, LLC, in the amount of $198,959.50; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with such bidder for the purpose of maintaining the City’s traffic signal infrastructure.

Documents:

2021-138.PDF

16. Council Bill 2021-139 (Ollis) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to enter into a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement with the Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless.

Documents:

2021-139.PDF

17. Council Bill 2021-140 (Hardinger) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Greene County, Missouri, for housing of Springfield Municipal prisoners.

Documents:

2021-140.PDF

18. Council Bill 2021-141 (Lear) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement for Mutual Aid, Police Services, Emergency Aid and Disaster Services with Greene County, Missouri, to allow cooperation between the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department for emergency response in their respective jurisdictions.

Documents:

2021-141.PDF

19. RESOLUTIONS.

20. EMERGENCY BILLS.

21. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

22. GRANTS.

23. AMENDED BILLS.

24. COUNCIL BILLS FOR PUBLIC HEARING. Citizens May Speak. May Be Voted On.

25. Council Bill 2021-142 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield Land Development Code, Article III, ‘Zoning Regulations,’ to add a new Division, Division 7, for the purpose of establishing a new zoning district, the Grant Avenue Parkway District, and the standards applicable to the new district, the Grant Avenue Parkway District Standards. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-142.PDF

26. Council Bill 2021-143 (Schilling) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 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 72.33 acres of property generally located adjacent to Grant Avenue between College Street and Catalpa Street from R-SF, Single Family Residential District; R-TH, Residential Townhouse District; R-MD, Medium Density Multifamily Residential District; GR, General Retail District; CC, Center City District; and IC, Industrial Commercial District; to Grant Avenue Parkway District; and adopting an updated Official Zoning Map. (Staff and Planning and Zoning Commission both recommend approval.) (By: City of Springfield; GAP, Grant Avenue Parkway District Text Amendment and Zoning Case Z-11-2021.)

Documents:

2021-143.PDF

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

28. Council Bill 2021-144 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 98 ‘Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,’ Article VI ‘Improvements,’ Division One, ‘Generally,’ Section 98-218, ‘Tax bill to constitute lien.’

Documents:

2021-144.PDF

29. Council Bill 2021-145 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission, Inc., for the purpose of promoting the attraction of sporting events to the community.

Documents:

2021-145.PDF

30. Council Bill 2021-146 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., for the purpose of promoting travel and tourism within the City of Springfield.

Documents:

2021-146.PDF

31. Council Bill 2021-147 (Hardinger) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Board of Governors of Missouri State University for the purpose of continuing to provide enhanced law enforcement services within and around the Missouri State University campus.

Documents:

2021-147.PDF

32. Council Bill 2021-148 (Hosmer) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Inc., for the purpose of promoting the visual and performing arts in Springfield, Missouri.

Documents:

2021-148.PDF

33. Council Bill 2021-149 (Ollis) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a grant for outreach from the Missouri Foundation for Health in the amount of $35,000; entering into necessary agreements to carry out the grant; and amending the budget of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $35,000, to appropriate the grant funds.

Documents:

2021-149.PDF

34. Council Bill 2021-150 (Lear) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to accept a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant through the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Greene County, Missouri, in the amount of $434,045.48, for use by the Springfield – Greene County Park Board; and amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget in the amount of $434,045.48, for the purpose of appropriating the grant funds.

Documents:

2021-150.PDF

35. Council Bill 2021-151 (Hardinger) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A general ordinance amending the Springfield City Code, Chapter 2, ‘Administration,’ Article V, ‘Departments,’ by adding a new Division 6, ‘Department of Economic Vitality,’ to create the Department of Economic Vitality; amending the Springfield City Code Chapter 2, Section 2-92, known as the Salary Ordinance by adding one new job title of ‘Director of Economic Vitality’ to the Department Head Series salary schedule; and amending the Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 budget of the City to add one full-time equivalent position to the Department of Economic Vitality.

Documents:

2021-151.PDF

36. Council Bill 2021-152 (Romine) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving the Second Amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and 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; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Second Amendment on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-152.PDF

37. Council Bill 2021-153 (McGull) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and 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 consisting of limited employees within the Professional, Administrative, and Technical (“PAT”) Employee Group; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-153.PDF

38. Council Bill 2021-154 (Romine) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and International Association of Fire Fighters, Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152 Association, the Exclusive Representative of a certain bargaining unit within the Springfield Fire Department; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-154.PDF

39. Council Bill 2021-155 (Simpson) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING)
A special ordinance approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City and Springfield Police Officers’ Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22, the Exclusive Representative of a certain bargaining unit within the Springfield Police Department; and authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute and deliver the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of the City to the Exclusive Representative.

Documents:

2021-155.PDF

40. Council Bill 2021-156 (McClure) (COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE JUNE 28, 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 and the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non-Union Schedule, by making provision for nine new job titles and by deleting three job titles; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the Professional, Administrative and Technical Schedules; by providing pay adjustments for employees on the Crafts, Trades and Labor Non-Union Schedule, as well as for certain non-union salary grades in the Fire Protection and Law Enforcement Schedules; by amending language originally added by General Ordinance 5089, Section 5(b), and later amended by General Ordinance 5278, Section 10(b),General Ordinance 5564, Section 10(b), General Ordinance 6459 Section 6(b), and General Ordinance 6533, Section 7b, relating to the Law Enforcement Schedule; by amending language originally added by General Ordinance 5432, Section 3, and later amended by General Ordinance 5564, Section 11, and General Ordinance 6533, Section 5, relating to the Fire Protection Schedules; and by adding one full-time equivalent position of a Development Project Facilitator (PAT-11U) to the City Manager’s Office and adjusting the authorized employee positions.

Documents:

2021-156.PDF

41. PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Shawn Carrier wishes to address City Council. 
DID NOT APPEAR

Randall Allen wishes to address City Council.  DID NOT APPEAR

Michael Hasty wishes to address City Council.  APPEARED

42. NEW BUSINESS.
The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Mark McNay with term to expire July 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED


The Mayor recommends the following reappointment to the Springfield-Greene County Public Library Board: Michelle Moulder with term to expire July 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations: Chase Snider with term to expire October 1, 2022; Kelly Fender, who will fill the unexpired term of Cindy Rushefsky, with term to expire on October 1, 2022; and Rachel Bridges with term to expire October 1, 2023. RECOMMENDED

The Mayor recommends the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Kaleen Long, who will fill the unexpired term of Linda Saturno, with term to expire November 29, 2021. RECOMMENDED

The City Manager recommends the following appointment to the Building Trades Examination and Certification Board: Yankton Sothern with term to expire December 1, 2024. RECOMMENDED

Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Simpson will replace Councilwoman Jan Fisk as City Council’s Representative on the Mayor’s Commission for Children.

43. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

44. MISCELLANEOUS.

45. CONSENT AGENDA – FIRST READING BILLS.

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

47. Council Bill 2021-157 (McClure) (APPROVED 8-0 WITH SCHILLING ABSENT)

A resolution confirming the appointments of Ryan Dock, Sarah Kerner, Rose Marie Whitcomb, and Lyle Foster to the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors. (Staff and the Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors recommend approval.)

Documents:

2021-157.PDF

48. CONSENT AGENDA – SECOND READING BILLS.

49. BOARD CONFIRMATIONS.

 

Confirm the following appointment to the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations: Dr. Edna Smith, who is filling the unexpired term of Heather Hardinger, with term to expire October 1, 2023. CONFIRMED

50. END OF CONSENT AGENDA.

51. ADJOURN.