LIVE UPDATES: City Council recap: Aug. 5, 2014

On the agenda

  • Rezoning 253 acres along Cato Springs Road adjacent to the city’s regional park property.
  • Creating a city civil rights administrator position.
  • A contract with Garver, LLC for design of the Cato Springs Trail.
  • A proposed five-year, $113.3 million capital improvement plan.
  • A proposed 2015 employee benefits package.

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 inside room 219 of the City Administration Building, located at 113 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville.

Listed below are the items up for approval and links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.


Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, Martin Schoppmeyer, Rhonda Adams*, Alan Long
Absent: None
* Adams was originally reported as absent, but she arrived at the meeting before the first vote.


Presentations

1. Bi-Monthly Report on Public Transit in Fayetteville – Joel Gardner, Ozark Regional Transit


Consent items

1. Approval of the July 15, 2014 City Council meeting minutes.
Pass 8-0

2. Devol Aviation, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to approve a five year lease for the airport hangar at 4158 South School Avenue to Devol Aviation, Inc. for a rent of $1,700.00 per month with biennial rent adjustments to begin retroactively on July 1, 2014.
Pass 8-0

3. General Improvement Fund Grant (PDF): A resolution to authorize acceptance of a General Improvement Fund Grant in the amount of $34,500.00 for snow equipment parts and snow plow replacement, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0

4. Bid #14-41 Central Salt Company (PDF): A resolution to award Bid #14-41 and authorize the purchase of crushed rock salt from Central Salt Company in the amount of $106.16 per ton, as needed through July 31, 2015.
Pass 8-0

5. Bid #14-42 Vance Brothers, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to award Bid #14-42 and authorize a contract with Vance Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $256,480.00 plus a contingency of $25,648.00 for Asphalt Micro-Surfacing of city streets.
Pass 8-0

6. Darrell Froud Lease Agreement (PDF): A resolution to approve a lease agreement with Darrell Froud for about 54.5 acres of city park land for the sole purpose of cutting hay for the amount of $100.00 per year.
Pass 8-0

7. 2015 Arkansas Outdoor Recreation Grant (PDF): A resolution to authorize an application for a 50/50 matching grant, through the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation Grant Program, in the amount of $250,000.00 for improvements at the Fayetteville Regional Park.
Pass 8-0

8. Garver, LLC (PDF): A resolution to approve a professional engineering services agreement with Garver, LLC in an amount not to exceed $328,200.00 for engineering design related to the Cato Springs Trail.
Pass 8-0

9. Community Development Block Grant (PDF): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the total amount of $23,484.00 recognizing a 2014 Community Development Block Grant Revenue Increase.
Pass 8-0

10. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Change Order No. 14 (PDF): A resolution to approve a payment of $104,142.96 to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department representing the City’s portion of construction costs related to Change Order No. 14 for improvements to State Highway 16, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0

11. AEP-SWEPCO Agreement (PDF): A resolution to grant Mayor Jordan the authority to negotiate and to approve a utility work agreement with AEP-SWEPCO in an amount not to exceed $86,330.41 for utility relocation and underground installation necessary for public safety and esthetics related to the Spring Street Parking Deck Project.
Pass 8-0

12. SWEPCO Utility Easements (PDF): A resolution to authorize the transfer of utility easements to SWEPCO for the relocation of power lines on city owned property near the corner of W. Watson Street and Campbell Avenue.
Pass 8-0

13. 2015 Employee Benefits (PDF): A resolution to approve the 2015 Employee Benefits Package.
Pass 8-0


Old business items

1. RZN 14-4729 (Cato Springs Rd./Chambers Bank) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 14-4729, for approximately 253.23 acres, located along Cato Springs Road adjacent to the City’s Regional Park property from R-PZD, Residential Planned Zoning District Southpass 08-2898, to UT, Urban Thoroughfare, CS, Community Services, and NC, Neighborhood Conservation. This ordinance was left on the First Reading at the July 15, 2014 City Council meeting.
Pass 8-0

2. Enact Chapter 119 Civil Rights Administration (PDF 1, 2): An ordinance to amend the Fayetteville Code by enacting Chapter 119 Civil Rights Administration to protect the Civil Rights of Fayetteville citizens and visitors and to create the position of Civil Rights Administrator for the City of Fayetteville. This ordinance was left on the First Reading at the July 15, 2014 City Council meeting.
Left on the second reading*

Update: Our full story is available here.

*About two dozen people spoke during the public comment portion of the discussion, some who were in favor of the ordinance, and many who were against it. Those speaking included both residents and pastors representing local churches in Fayetteville and the surrounding area. Those in favor said the ordinance would shine a light on and protect against discrimination. Those against said it was an unnecessary, overreaching law that would cause more problems than it solved.

* The ordinance was amended (8-0, motion by Alderman Petty) to: clarify that the definition of “employee” does not include an applicant; clarify that the city and its employees must comply; ensure that no sanctuary or chapel of a religious or denominational institution or association would be required to open for events including (but not limited to) weddings, funerals, confirmations and baptisms.

* Ordinance was also amended (8-0, suggested by City Attorney Kit Williams) to remove subsection 2 of section 119.05.


New business items

1. RZN 14-4763: Rezone (Southeast Corner Gregg Ave. & Ash St./Candlelight Place Apts.) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in Rezoning Petition RZN 14-4763, for approximately 0.94 acres, located at the southeast corner of Gregg Ave. and Ash St. from RSF-4, Residential Single Family, 4 units per acre, to RMF-24, Residential Multi Family, 24 units per acre.
Pass 8-0

2. ADM 14-4720 (Updates to the Drainage Criteria Manual and UDC Amendments) (PDF): An ordinance to amend §156.04 Stormwater Drainage and Erosion Control; Chapter 169 Physical Alteration of Land; Chapter 170 Stormwater Management, Drainage and Erosion Control, and Chapter 179 Low Impact Development of the Unified Development Code.
Pass 8-0

3. 2015-2019 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) (PDF 1, 2): A resolution to adopt the 2015-2019 five-year Capital Improvement Plan.
Tabled 8-0


Announcements

The last Gulley Park summer concert of the season is this week (Thursday, Aug. 7) with the Ben Miller Band.


Adjourned

This meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.


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