Springfield City Council Preview September 23, 2019

Springfield City Council has a wide range of issues that will be decided during their September 23, 2019 meeting ranging from City Utilities’ budget to rezoning of land connected to a former Price Cutter location.

The city will be considering a zoning case involving land attached to the former Price Cutter location at the corner of Grand Avenue and West Bypass. The land had been given to College of the Ozarks, and the school is wishing to have the land rezoned for residential development so they can sell the parcels to interested developers.

Also on the agenda is discussion and possible vote on the city’s withdrawal from the Missouri Clean Energy District. Several issues have been raised concerning the program’s execution among residential participants. The council’s resolution says the program has “not produced the intended results and has possibly resulted in difficult reimbursement measures for certain residential properties.”

Individuals connected to the program have been pushing for Council to reconsider the withdrawal from the program. As of 11 a.m. Monday morning, the MCED website was suspended.

Another agenda item is related to the Council’s decision at their last meeting to use the state’s requirements for disclosure of certain transactions by council members and some city officials. The old measure, which needed to be renewed every two years under state law, is still in the city’s code. As it is now outdated, the Council will move to remove that language from the code.

The entire agenda for tonight’s meeting can be found at this link.