City Council Meeting Recap: March 21, 2017

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On the agenda

  • Rezoning 0.5 acres at at 515 E. Township Street
  • Renewing at contract for the city’s parking pay stations
  • Annual report from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Purchasing two bridges for Cato Springs Trail
  • Approving leases for two airport hangars

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 inside room 219 of City Hall, located at 113 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.

Listed below are the items up for approval and links to PDF documents with detailed information on each item of business.


Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Sarah Bunch, John La Tour, Alan Long
Absent: Justin Tennant

Notes: Bunch arrived after the roll call.

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City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items

1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Annual Report: Presented by board chair Richie Lamb


2. Nominating Committee Report: Presented by Alderman Mark Kinion
Pass 6-0

Notes: La Tour abstained. He did not say why.

Mayor Recommendations:
Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees
– Bret Park – One term ending 04/01/22
– Bryn Bagwell – One term ending 04/01/22

Historic District Commission
– Teresa Turk – One unexpired term ending 06/30/18

Nominating Committee recommendations:
Animal Services Advisory Board
– Catherine Donnelly – One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 06/30/18
– Nicole Meria Pratt – One unexpired licensed veterinarian/veterinary professional term expiring 06/30/19

Audit Committee
– Charles Leflar – One unexpired term ending 12/31/19

Civil Service Commission
– Warren McDonald – One term ending 03/31/23
– Jason Pebbles – One term ending 03/31/23

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
– Sara Baker – One term ending 03/31/22
– John Dupree – One term ending 03/31/22

Planning Commission
– Matthew Johnson – One term ending 03/31/20
– Zara Niederman – One term ending 03/31/20
– Robert Sloan Scroggin – One term ending 03/31/20


Agenda Additions

1. Animal Services Advisory Board: Changes needed to properly codify the Animal Services Advisory Board to allow appointment of either a licensed veterinarian or a veterinary professional to serve on the seat that currently requires a licensed veterinarian.
Pass 7-0, 6-1

Notes: This ordinance was walked on by Alderman Mark Kinion, who said the seat has been difficult to fill since the resignation of the most recent member. Rather than leaving the position open indefinitely, Kinion said it would be better to allow at least a veterinary professional to occupy the seat to ensure a full board.

The ordinance passed unanimously, but La Tour voted against the emergency clause that allows the law to go into effect immediately.


Consent

Consent items are approved in a single, all-inclusive vote.

1. Approval of the March 7, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes
Pass 7-0

2. State Contract Furniture Purchases (Details): A resolution to authorize the purchase of office furniture on an as-needed basis from various vendors and for varying unit prices utilizing state procurement contract SP-13-0230R through Dec. 31, 2017, and contract SP-14-0094 through March 19, 2019, and any future renewal periods of these contracts.
Pass 7-0

3. Verizon Wireless (Details): A resolution to authorize a contract with Verizon Wireless, pursuant to a State of Arkansas and Western States Contracting Alliance Contract, for the purchase of wireless communication services, and to authorize the city’s enrollment in the Verizon Wireless Enterprise Messaging Access Gateway Service.
Pass 7-0

4. Grant Thornton LLP (Details): A resolution to approve a contract with Grant Thornton LLP in the amount of $95,500.00 to provide independent audit services to the City of Fayetteville.
Pass 7-0

5. Wheeler Lumber, LLC (Details): A resolution to award Bid No. 17-27 and approve a contract with Wheeler Lumber, LLC for the purchase of two prefabricated bridges for installation on the Cato Springs Trail in the amount of $126,050.00 plus applicable sales taxes, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 7-0

6. Hazmat Services Revenue (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment recognizing hazmat services revenue received by the Fire Department from Washington County in the amount of $11,319.00 and increasing the related expense budget.
Pass 7-0

7. CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc (Details): A resolution to approve a change order to the out-of-scope agreement with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc in the amount of $50,000.00 to continue work on a use attainability analysis for the White River, to approve a project contingency in the amount of $10,000.00, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 7-0

8. Paymentus Corporation (Details): A resolution to approve a contract with Paymentus Corporation in the amount of $7,500.00 expanding the existing scope of services to include an upgrade of the city’s utility billing system.
Pass 7-0

9. Ellingson Contracting Change Order #4 (Details): A resolution to approve Change Order No. 4 to the contract with JBZ, Inc. d/b/a Ellingson Contracting in the amount of $87,541.00 for renovations to the Senior Center’s HVAC ducting and construction of a new drink bar and parking lot, and to approve an additional project contingency in the amount of $13,000.00.
Pass 7-0

10. South Delta Aviation, Inc. 4230 S. School Ave. (Details): A resolution to approve a three-year lease agreement with South Delta Aviation, Inc. for the airport hangar at 4230 S. School Ave. for rent in the amount of $1,350.00 per month.
Pass 7-0

11. South Delta Aviation, Inc. 4248 S. School Ave. (Details): A resolution to approve a three-year lease agreement with South Delta Aviation, Inc. for the airport hangar at 4248 S. School Ave.e for rent in the amount of $3,000.00 per month.
Pass 7-0


Unfinished Business

None


Public Hearing

1. Green Cab Taxi Company (Details): A resolution to approve the sale and transfer of a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Green Cab Taxi Company.
Pass 7-0


2. Ambassador Transportation Services, LLC (Details): A resolution to transfer a certificate of public convenience and necessity from Destiny Limousines, LLC to Ambassador Transportation Services, LLC for the operation of three (3) to six (6) taxicabs in the City of Fayetteville.
Pass 7-0


New Business

1. T2 Systems Canada, Inc. (Details): An ordinance to waive the requirements of formal competitive bidding and approve a contract with T2 Systems Canada, Inc. through Dec. 31, 2017, with automatic renewals for up to three additional one-year terms for the continued use of software and services required for the city’s parking pay stations in the amount of $100.00 per pay station per month plus applicable taxes.
Pass 7-0


2. RZN 17-5714: (515 E. Township Street/M. Mahan) (Details): An ordinance to rezone that property described in rezoning petition RZN 17-5714 for approximately 0.50 acres located at 515 E. Township Street from RSF-4, Residential Single-Family, 4 units per acre to NC, Neighborhood Conservation.
Pass 7-0


Announcements

– As promised, the temporary roundabout at School Avenue and Spring Street has been removed. Staff findings about the project will be released in the coming weeks.
– The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Washington Regional Medical Center as the rightful owner of the former Fayetteville City Hospital land, clearing the way for a planned expansion of the Fayetteville Public Library.


Adjourned

This meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

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