Mayor Lioneld Jordan
City Attorney Kit Williams
City Clerk Sondra Smith
Ward 1 Position 1 – Adella Gray
Ward 1 Position 2 – Brenda Thiel
Ward 2 Position 1 – Kyle B. Cook
Ward 2 Position 2 – Matthew Petty
Ward 3 Position 1 – Robert K. Rhoads
Ward 3 Position 2 – Robert Ferrell
Ward 4 Position 1 – Shirley Lucas
Ward 4 Position 2 – Sarah Lewis
City of Fayetteville Arkansas
City Council Meeting
December 7, 2010
City Council Meeting
December 7, 2010
A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be held on December 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM in Room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor’s Announcements, Proclamations and Recognitions:
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1. Approval of the November 16, 2010 City Council meeting minutes.
2. Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Budget Adjustment (Resolution 177-10): A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $43,000.00 to provide funding for the purchase of a Bobcat skid steer loader authorized by Resolution No. 177-10.
3. Arkansas State Police Drug Task Force General Improvement Grant: A resolution authorizing acceptance of a non-matching Arkansas State Police Drug Task Force General Improvement Grant in the amount of $38,604.00 for the purchase of two (2) undercover law enforcement vehicles, and approving a budget adjustment.
4. Arkansas State Police Special State Asset Forfeiture Grant: A resolution authorizing acceptance of a non-matching Arkansas State Police Special State Asset Forfeiture Grant in the amount of $19,302.00 for the purchase of an undercover law enforcement vehicle, and approving a budget adjustment.
5. Arkansas State Police Trunking Radio System General Improvement Grant: A resolution authorizing acceptance of a non-matching Arkansas State Police Trunking Radio System General Improvement Grant in the amount of $36,000.00 for the purchase of eight (8) portable radios, and approving a budget adjustment.
6. Police Department Unit Replacement: A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $25,000.00 to recognize insurance settlement proceeds related to the total loss of a police department undercover vehicle and to establish an appropriation for a replacement.
7. Heckathorn Construction Company, Inc. Bid #10-66: A resolution awarding Bid #10-66 and authorizing the construction and installation of electrical generators by Heckathorn Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $78,502.00 for use by the Fire Department.
8. City of Greenland Wastewater Contract: A resolution approving a contract extension with the City of Greenland for the operation and maintenance of its wastewater collection system.
9. Crossover Road Water and Sewer Relocation AHTD-Utility Agreement: A resolution approving a water and sewer utility relocation expense cost-sharing agreement with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department related to the widening of Crossover Road (State Highway 265) between Mission Boulevard and Joyce Boulevard.
10. Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (BKD), LLP: A resolution approving a contract with Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (BKD), LLP, in the amount of $84,200.00 to provide independent audit services to the City of Fayetteville.
11. Happy Hollow Elementary Easement: A resolution to modify the tree preservation easement for Happy Hollow Elementary located west of Crossover Road, one-half mile north of Huntsville Road.
12. Butterfield Trail Village Project Revenue Bond: A resolution to ratify the resolution of the Fayetteville Public Facilities Board approving refunding revenue bonds (Butterfield Trail Village Project), Series 2010 in a principal amount of not to exceed nineteen million dollars ($19,000,000.00)
1. 2011 Annual Budget & Work Program: A resolution adopting the 2011 Annual Budget and Work Program. This resolution was tabled at the November 16, 2010 City Council meeting to the December 7, 2010 City Council meeting.
2. SouthPass Amendment No. 1: An ordinance approving Amendment No. 1 to a residential planned zoning district entitled R-PZD 08-2898 SouthPass to amend the phasing plan, reduce the project acreage and density, rezone a portion of the property to RSF-0.5, amend Condition No. 10 regarding the $1 million contribution and change the name of the PZD. This ordinance was left on the Second reading at the November 16, 2010 City Council meeting.
1. VAC 10-3662 (Oakbrooke Ph III): An ordinance approving VAC 10-3662 submitted by Bates and Associates for property located in the Oakbrooke Subdivision, to vacate existing utility easements and tree preservation areas and re-dedicate them in the proper location, as described herein.
2. Regional Urban Stormwater Education Program: An ordinance waiving the requirements of formal competitive bidding and approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the MS4 Jurisdictions and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $44,551.97 for the Regional Urban Stormwater Education Program to be provided by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to satisfy portions of the NPDES Phase II Stormwater permit requirements.
3. Amend Ordinance No. 5356: An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 5356 concerning parking regulations by removing the sunset provision.
4. Amend §72.18 Residential Parking Permit Program for the Entertainment District Parking Zone: An ordinance amend §72.18 Residential Parking Permit Program for the Entertainment District Parking Zone of the Fayetteville Code to allow one additional hour of public free parking (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) on Sundays and to adopt an amended residential parking district map changing some paid parking spaces to mixed-use or residential permit only spaces.
5. Amend §72.50 & §72.58: An ordinance to amend Article III Parking Meters of Chapter 72 Parking Regulations of the Fayetteville Code by changing the paid parking space designation of certain streets, by changing the maximum daily rate for paid parking to $5.00, by eliminating a monthly paid parking program for gated city lots and for other purposes.
6. Amend §72.99 Penalties: An ordinance to amend §72.99 Penalties of Chapter 72 Parking Regulations to set the fine for overtime parking at $15.00 and to limit issuing a parking citation to once within a four hour period.
7. Repeal §156.03 Flood Damage Prevention Code: An ordinance to repeal the direct appeal to Circuit Court Provision of §156.03 (C)(6) Flood Damage Prevention Code.
8. R & P Electroplating Donation Deed: A resolution to authorize Mayor Jordan to sign the application for donation deed for the former R & P Electroplating property and a Brownfields Agreement.
Please click on individual photos from Southpass at the end of September 2010.
"November 15, 2010
I’ve written to the city before regarding the so-called park approved for the former Cummings property. I’ve looked at the most recent documents that refer to a few proposed changes in plan for the PZD.
I believe the city owes the public more than a superficial revisiting of the plan for these 900+ acres. Many citizens appear to think it’s discredited and defunct, gone with the most recent bubble. It awaits the next mini-boom, and if built, come the next downturn, it will be dispiriting at best. You have the authority to rethink this now.
Removing a small number of planned "residential units" still leaves well over an unsustainable 4,000 with attendant "infrastructure". There’s even a request in the paperwork for 3 acres of "septic" for property to be extracted from the PZD. This after the city’s outlay of hundreds of thousands of dollars recently on enlarging sewer lines between this development and the eastside (!) plant under a cost/share agreement that I suppose has lost its "share" potential. The city is cutting corners elsewhere. What about budgetary concerns here? Construction will cost the city now, and maintenance costs will be with the city for decades.
The changes in the city’s plan don’t affect my view that nature (and consequently most people) will lose now and in the future through this scheme. The property in question isn’t suited to the kind of development suggested by the colorful "booklet" and various other hyperbolic descriptions. Part of it could best be small-scale agricultural, most should be preserved as natural habitat and not reconstituted without extensive ecological study. The flatland is partially wetland and drainage, the hillsides are erosive if disturbed and unstable at all times. The totality is what the city should be preserving under its own "green" umbrella. To suggest that private owners should label their cultivated backyards as "habitat" (thereby helping to polish the city’s image), while simultaneously consigning to destruction land that’s been habitat for birds and other wildlife over decades or centuries, is self-contradictory and short-sighted. It is not in the long-term interest of the public.