Prior to the swearing in ceremony, the current Council will take a vote on Emergency, Council Bill 2009-081:
A special ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to make application for and accept an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant for the purpose of funding Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth program services, amending the budget provided for the Workforce Development Department of the City of Springfield, Missouri, for fiscal year 2008-2009 in the total amount of $3,864,155.00 and declaring an emergency.
The Council will then discuss unfinished business before taking a vote to approve Resolution, Council Bill 2009-082:
A resolution declaring the results of the General Municipal Election, held on the 7th day of April, 2009, under the Home Rule Charter of the City of Springfield, Missouri.
Mayor elect Jim O'Neal, General Seat A Robert "Bob" Stephens, General Seat B John Rush, Zone 1 Nicholas Ibarra, and Zone 4 Scott Bailes will be sworn in after they take the oath of office.
The oath of office affirms a Council member:
"...possesses all the qualifications for the office to which he is chosen, that he is not subject to any of the disqualifications set forth in this Charter, that he will support the constitution and laws of the United States and of the State of Missouri, and the Charter and ordinances of the City of Springfield, and that he will faithfully discharge the duties of his office." -from Springfield City Charter Section 19.8.
The meeting will air live on TV23 and is scheduled to air again on Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers on Boonville Avenue.
The new Council will recess to their first Council luncheon after the special meeting and reconvene in closed session after the luncheon. The luncheon and closed session will take place in the 4th floor conference room at the Busch Building.
The special and luncheon meetings are open to the public.