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Council members in attendance were Mayor Lee Gannaway, Mayor Pro Tem Teri Hacker, Zone 4 Council Member Russell Rhodes, Zone 2 Council Member Shelia Wright, Zone 1 Council Member Bob Vanaman, Zone 3 Council Member Conrad Griggs, General Council Member Gary Gibson and General Council Member Bob Chancellor.

Council Bills for Public Hearing. Citizens may speak, Cannot be voted on.

98-370. Rezones 24 acres within the West Central Neighborhood from a residential townhouse district and a limited business district to a single-family residential district.

98-371. Rezones nearly 26 acres in the West Central Neighborhood from a medium-density multi-family district to low-density multi-family district, residential townhouse district and single-family residential district.

First Reading Bills. Citizens may speak. Cannot be voted on.

98-372. Condemns right of way for the purpose of constructing and maintaining sanitary sewers in Sanitary Sewer District 111, and extending gas and water lines.

98-373. Authorizes formation of the Springfield Center City Development Corporation; approves the articles of incorporation and bylaws; authorizes filing of the articles of incorporation with the secretary of state of Missouri and authorizes a feasibility study.

98-374. Accepts an additional transportation enhancement grant from the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for a biking and pedestrian trail.

98-375. Vacates a street on the east side of U.S. Highway 65 between Cherokee and Berkeley streets.

98-376. Vacates portions of two public streets on South Fremont Avenue at Independence Street, and also on Independence Street between Fremont Avenue and the proposed intersection of Weller Avenue.

98-386. Amends the city budget for nondepartment funds for the fiscal year 1998-99 to provide a loan for service coverage on the Tourism Capital Improvement Fund of 1998.

Resolutions. Citizens may speak. May be voted on.

98-352. Initiates independent review by City Council of a variance granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission for sidewalks for Ingram Corner Subdivision. (This bill failed 3-5.)

98-377. Urges the voters of Springfield and Greene County to vote yes Nov. 3 in support of Constitutional Amendment 7, which authorizes the state of Missouri to issue $300 million in bonds to assist in improvements to water, sewage and stormwater systems. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-378. Adopts a revised schedule for phosphorus treatment facilities at the Southwest Waste Water Treatment Plant. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

Second Reading and Final Passage. Citizens have spoken. May be voted on.

Citizens may speak to Council Bill 98-369.

Amended 98-317. Grants an exception to provide sanitary sewer outside the Urban Service Area on East Division west of Farm Road 197. (This bill was tabled until the council meeting of Oct. 26.)

Amended 98-318. Grants an exception to provide sanitary sewer outside the Urban Service Area on East Division east of Farm Road 197. (This bill was tabled until the council meeting of Oct. 26.)

98-321. Condemns property in the area of 727-815 E. St. Louis and 601-902 E. Trafficway for the purpose of establishing Civic Park. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-322. Enters into an access and infrastructure agreement with Thompson Sales Company Inc. for street improvements on Independence Avenue and Fremont. (This bill was amended and held until Oct. 26.)

98-342. Amends Planned Development District No. 21, on the north of Republic Road east of Campbell Avenue, by repealing a portion of General Ordinance No. 3485, pertaining to Tract D2 of the planned development, and adopting a new set of rules and regulations. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-343. Amends Planned Development District No. 12, at the northwest corner of Fremont Avenue and Kingsley Street, by repealing a portion of General Ordinance No. 3485, pertaining to Tract D2 of the planned development, and adopting a new set of rules and regulations. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-344. Rezones 108 acres north of Norton Road and west of Park Avenue from a general retail district, a Greene County C-2 district and a Greene County R-1 district to Planned Development District No. 220. (This bill passed 5-3.)

98-345. Rezones land on the east side of North Delaware Avenue just north of Kearney Street from a single-family residential district to a highway commercial district. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-346. Rezones land at the northeast corner of Republic Road and Cox Road from a single-family residential district to a general retail district. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-347. Rezones two acres at the southwest corner of Division Street and Belcrest Avenue from a general manufacturing district to an industrial commercial district. (This bill passed 7-1.)

98-348. Rezones land at the southeast corner of Battlefield Road and Parkview Avenue from a single-family residential district to Planned Development District No. 222. (This bill passed 5-3.)

98-369. (Public may speak. May be voted on.) Enters into an agreement with Gannett News Services, dba the Springfield News-Leader, to place electrical service equipment on city property and to construct a paved plaza area on right of way. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

98-362. Approves the preliminary plat of Ingram Corners Subdivision on the east side of Eastgate Avenue north of Sunshine Street. (This bill was approved unanimously.)

Consent Agenda, First Reading Bills. Citizens may remove from Consent Agenda and speak. Cannot be voted on.

908-379. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 1900 block of South Bristol.

98-380. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 1200 block of West Woodbine Street.

98-381. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 2600 block of West Republic Road.

98-382. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 3400 block of South National Avenue.

98-383. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 3500 block of West Vincent Street.

98-384. Approves the construction of additional sanitary sewers in the 1200 block of East Walnut Lawn Terrace.

Consent Agenda, One Reading Bills. Citizens may remove from Consent Agenda and speak. May be voted on.

(The following bills on Consent Agendas, both one reading bills and second reading bills, were approved unanimously in one action.)

98-385. Authorizes use of Park Central Square for religious activity.

Consent Agenda, Second Reading Bills. Citizens have spoken. May be voted on.

98-349. Enacts one new city code division dealing with erosion and sediment control for land development and land disturbance activity.

98-350. Condemns property located at 1130 E. Normal and 1134 E. Normal for a detention basin and related improvements in the SMSU Southern Boundary project.

98-354. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 1500 block of South Weaver Avenue.

98-355. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 800 block of North Jonathan Avenue.

98-356. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 5300 block of South Parkhill Avenue.

98-357. Establishes a sanitary sewer district in the 3900 block of West Chestnut Expressway.

98-358. Approves the construction of additional sanitary sewers in the 2300 block of North Golden Avenue.

98-359. Approves the preliminary plat of Lowe's Subdivision, north of Norton Road and west of Kansas Expressway.

98-360. Approves the preliminary plat of Northern Lights Southern Charm, north of Norton Road and west of Park Avenue.

98-361. Approves the preliminary plat of Millstone Subdivision on the north side of West Battlefield Road between Fort and Dayton avenues.

The appointments of Richard G. See and A.G. Paul and the reappointments of Dave Presley and John Lane to the Building Trades Examination and Certification Board and the appointment of Cindy McGinnis to the Park Board were confirmed.

New Business

The Public Involvement Committee recommended the appointments of William Dawson, term to expire May 1, 2000, and Nancy Wylie, term to expire May 1, 1999, to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development.

The Public Involvement Committee recommended the reappointments of Gary Schwartz and Denis Anderson, terms to expire Oct. 1, 2001, and the appointment of Ralph Tate, term to expire Oct. 1, 2000, to the Springfield/Greene County Environmental Advisory Board.

The Public Involvement Committee recommended the appointment of E. Joseph Hosmer to the Landmarks Board, term to expire Nov. 1, 2001.

The Public Involvement Committee recommended the reappointment of Dennis Radford-Kapp to the Special Business District Advisory Board. Term to expire Feb. 1, 2001.

The Public Involvement Committee recommended the reappointments of Brian Van Fosson and Larry Welbern to the Cable Television Advisory Commission, terms to expire Sept. 1, 2001.

A change to the City Code was referred to the Plans and Policies Committee.

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