Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sierra Club sponsors wildflower walk on Pinnacle Foods Inc. wet prairie video shared on TV

Wildflower walk with Sierra Club and several biology experts at Pinnacle Foods Inc. seasonally wet prairie in south Fayetteville, Arkansas, documented with slide show on Video to run 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, through Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on Fayetteville AR public television 218 on northwest Arkansas Cox Cable and on AT&T U-verse. Please use this link to preview on You Tube.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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The Newsletter of the FGNS of NWAR
September 2013 Volume 18 Number 9
From the President:
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Join us Saturday September 21st For
Susan Young
Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh Museum
Speaking on:
“At Home in the Ozarks”
*Location** Northwest Technical
Institute
709 South Old Missouri Rd Springdale, AR
(1/2 mile South of Jones Center on Hwy 265) Enter at south door.

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FGNS Officers
Joyce Mendenhall President
689 Winbaugh Lane Fayetteville, AR 72703 H 479 466-7265 joycemendenhall@yahoo.com
Jacqueline King Vice-president 2450 Indian Oaks Trail Springdale, AR 72762 H 479 409-0385 jac.smithking@gmail.com
Secretary
Ann Engskov
2749 Lemontree Circle Springdale, AR 72762 annengskov@sbcglobal.net
Jill King Treasurer
P. O. Box 3685 Fayetteville, AR 72702 H 479-443-1912 jill.a.king@cox.net
Steve Marak Past President 3460 Roma Drive Springdale, AR 72762 H 479 271-5278 samarak@cox.net ___________________ Paula Marinoni Founder
617 W. Lafayette Fayetteville, AR 72701
H 479 444-6170
pm@paulamarinoni.com
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What a difference a month makes! Last month I was so excited about all the rain we were receiving and how the frogs were croaking and once again we are back to drought conditions. Hopefully we will now have a run of cooler weather with some rain to go along with it. Isn’t it funny how weather works? Colorado is having so much rain and flooding.
Makes you wonder why it can’t be evenly distributed all over the world all the time.
One of our members and fellow Master Gardener, Calvin Bey, sent out the following message that I
Tickets: $15 each, children eleven and under free, ava
thought I would share with you:
From your side/front/backyard trees and bushes:
"In case you have not noticed we are in stress! Our leaves are changing color and our tops are dying---the result of you not watering us. We gave you the shade and beauty, and now we need water in return and lots of it. It’s urgent or we could die! The chances of significant help (a rain of 4 inches) are nowhere in sight. Just get out the hose and turn it on. Thank you very
much.
Sincerely, Your T's and B's”
Gardens have been selected for our 2014 garden tour. Gail and I are putting the final touches on next year’s programs and the Nominating Committee will be presenting our 2014 slate of officers so things are progressing with the organization.
This Saturday’s program should be really interesting. History and gardening are my two favorite topics and I know Susan will do a good job of incorporating them. If you have any plants you would like to donate to our monthly raffle please do bring them. See you Saturday.
Joyce
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Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' TIGER EYES
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Inside:
President’s Message Speaker Notes Member’s Corner
In Memoriam
Urban Botanizing In The Greenhouse Renewal Form 2013 Speaker List
p. 1 p. 2 p. 2 p. 2 p. 3
p. 4 p. 5 p. 6
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Speaker Notes
Susan Young is the outreach coordinator at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, a position she has held since 1994. Susan is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville, and a fifth-generation Ozarker. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas.
Susan is the author of So Big, This Little Place: The Founding of Tontitown, Arkansas, 1898-1917 and editor of Memories I Can’t Let Go Of: Life Stories from Tontitown, Arkansas.
Susan’s Ozark history interests include traditional folkways, religion, and cemeteries.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, genealogy, and birding. She has been a proud member of the Washington County Master Gardeners organization since 2007.
Members Corner
  •   White River Nursery, one of the venders who offer a discount to FGNS members, also have frequent specials to people on their e-mail list and Facebook fans. It is even better than the 10% discount members now receive. Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNursery?fref=ts or here: http://www.whiterivernursery.com/
  •   Don't forget to visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FGNSofNWA
  •   Lynn Rogers, has a blog at: http://fromlynnsgarden.wordpress.com/
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    From the Membership Chair:
    We have given out our last directory and can provide a copy to any member via the internet or printed, upon a phone call or E-mail request to Jill King or myself. Leave a message with your name and phone number. My phone number (Terry Smyers) is 479-582-5822, and my E-mail address is
    gigiluvs6811@gmail.com. Jill’s E-mail address is Jill.A.King@cox.net .
    If anyone did not receive a 2013 membership card with the local nursery discounts listed on the back, please call me as soon as possible and I will get it to you.
    Terry Smyer
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In Memoriam
It is with sadness we report the death of Tom Larkin on Monday, September 9th. Tom had spoken to FGNS before and there are several members of FGNS who are also members of the Orchid Society of the Ozarks of which Tom was a founding member. Tom was an American Orchid Society judge and for a while ran a business “Whippoorwill Orchids.” Many people in the area have a Whippoorwill orchid in their home. Tom was a great teacher and mentor and will be missed. A full obituary can be found at: http://www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com/index.php/obituaries
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It is the time of the jelly. If you saw someone who looked like Steve and Cathy beside the north bound 540 on-ramp at exit 78....well it was Steve and Cathy harvesting the native plum to make a delicious plum jelly. I love this jelly so much that even when I was ten or so my brothers and I would go out and pick enough plums for mom to make jelly. I hope you are preserving the summer harvest also.
Cathy
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Contribute to the newsletter!
Tell us where you've been, what you've grown, or what you have seen around town. Ask us to help you solve a garden problem or identify a plant. The newsletter is better with your contributions.
Cathy Marak, FGNS Newsletter Editor clmarak@cox.net
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Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas Membership 2013
Type of Membership (please circle): $15 Individual/ $20 Family New/Renewal
Name(s)______________________________________________
Family Members
(for family memberships, these names will appear on mailings and nametags, in Directory, etc.)
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Address ___________________________________City/State/Zip _____________________________
E-Mail ___________________________________E-Mail _________________________________
Phone ____________________________________Cell Phone _______________________________
All are welcome to join the FGNS of NWA. Membership is annual (January-December) and renewable in December. Make checks payable to FGNS of NWA (The Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas). Membership dues must be paid by January 31st to be included in the Directory.
Please return the form with payment to: Jill King, P.O. Box 3685, Fayetteville, AR 72702.
For information regarding membership, contact Terry Smyers at 479-582-5822 or
gigiluvs6681@gmail.com.
FGNS will use your email address only to send you FGNS information, and does not share or sell personal information of any kind.
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013 Laurin Wheeler Program Series
Flower, Garden and Nature Society of NWAR
January 19 Round-table discussion, bring a favorite garden tool for show and tell and be prepared to share what works for you in your garden.
February 16 Steve Owen, owner of Bustani Plant Farm, Stillwater, OK. “Plants That Can Take the Heat” March 16 Andy Lowry, Washington County Master Gardener and successful home gardener, “Vegetable
Gardening for Extreme Conditions”
April 20* Erica Glasener, Horticulturist and author, Erica has hosted "A Gardener's Diary" on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) for fourteen years. In her role as host, she interviewed gardeners from all walks of life across the United States. Her curiosity about the impulse that drives people to garden, as well as her enthusiasm about plants, makes her a natural at facilitating the stories gardeners want to tell. Erica will give two talks “The Joy of Gardening” at 10 a.m. and “Designing a Garden for Year Around Pleasure” at 2 p.m. Location to be announced.
May 18 The Herbal Adventurers, Sheila Deal and Meghan Hassler, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Herbs But Were Afraid to Ask”
June 1 “Through the Garden Gate” garden tour at selected NWAR gardens
July 20 Lynn Rogers, Washington County Master Gardener, “Irises: Rainbows in the Garden”
August 17 Mary Bess and Kelly Mulhollan, “Calling All Birds”
September 21 Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh Museum and Washington County Master Gardener, “At Home in the Ozarks”
October 19 George Sabo, University of Arkansas Professor of Anthropology and Author of several books on Native American History including Paths of Our Children: Historic Indians of Arkansas will speak on “Indians of the Ozarks”
November 16 Dr. Don Steinkraus, University of Arkansas Professor of Entomology, “The Effects of Native and Invasive Plants on Insect Life”
Social time begins at 9:30 with the programs starting around 10:00 a.m. Contact: Gail Pianalto 479-361-2198 or Joyce Mendenhall 479-466-7265. Meet in Student Center of NWAR Technical Institute, Ford Av. and Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR. Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
*Fee 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Washington County Quorum Court agenda 19 Sept. 2013

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MARILYN EDWARDS County Judge
September 13, 2013
280 North College, Suite 500 Fayetteville, AR 72701
WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS County Courthouse
REGULAR MEETING OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY QUORUM COURT
Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:00p.m.
Washington County Quorum Court Room

AGENDA
  1. CALL TO ORDER.
  2. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
  3. ROLL CALL
  4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA. At the beginning of each meeting, the agenda shall be approved. Any JP may request an item be added to the agenda subject to approval of the Quorum Court.
  5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Approval of the minutes of the August 15 regular meeting of the Quorum Court. (5.1)
  6. FINANCE REPORT.
    1. 6.1  A RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE PARTICIPATION OF AMERICAN TUBING, INC., IN THE SALES AND USE TAX REFUND PROGRAM AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSOLIDATED INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003 AND ARK. CODE ANN. §15-4-2706(D).
    2. 6.2  APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE SUSPENDING BUDGET CONTROLS AND CREATING ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL POSITIONS IN THE ANIMAL SHELTER BUDGET; AND APPROPRIATING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $37,763 FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR SAID POSITIONS FOR 2013. This item was discussed last month and has been placed back on the agenda by JP Candy Clark.
    3. 6.3  APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $28,900 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE CORONER'S BUDGET FOR 2013.
JUDGE EDWARDS
Telephone: 479 I 444-1700 • FAX: 479 I 444-1889
CANDY CLARK
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6.4 APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE ANTICIPATING ADDITIONAL REVENUE OF $10,000 IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS GRANT FUND, AND APPROPRIATING $10,000 FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS GRANT FUND TO ADEQ-BMT02-12 BUDGET FOR 2013.
6.5 APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $5,925 FROM THE COUNTY LIBRARY FUND TO THE COUNTY LIBRARY BUDGET FOR 2013.
  1. COUNTY JUDGE'S REPORT.
  2. COMMITTEE REPORTS. (8.1- 8.4)
  3. AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE RATIFYING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT GRANTED BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD. The Planning Board granted a Conditional Use
    Permit on September 5 for Sassafras Springs Vineyard (SSV). This ordinance contains an emergency clause making it effective immediately upon passage. (9.1, 9.2)

  4. OTHER BUSINESS.
  5. CITIZEN'S COMMENTS. Fifteen-minute comment period with a three-minute limit for each individual to comment on items on the agenda or other items
  6. ADJOURNMENT. 

Council meeting agenda 17 sept 2013

Mayor Lioneld Jordan

City Attorney Kit Williams

City Clerk Sondra Smith
Aldermen 
Ward 1 Position 1 – Adella Gray
Ward 1 Position 2 – Sarah Marsh
Ward 2 Position 1 – Mark Kinion
Ward 2 Position 2 – Matthew Petty
Ward 3 Position 1 – Justin Tennant
Ward 3 Position 2 – Martin W. Schoppmeyer Jr.
Ward 4 Position 1 – Rhonda Adams
Ward 4 Position 2 – Alan Long

Final Agenda
City of Fayetteville Arkansas
City Council Meeting
September 17, 2013

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be held on September 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM in Room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor’s Announcements, Proclamations and Recognitions:

City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items:

1.Advertising and Promotion Commission Appointment - The Commission recommends the appointment of Tim Freeman term ending 03/31/16


2.Historic District Commission Appointment - The Mayor recommends the appointment Laura Chioldi term ending 06/30/14 and Steven Kay 06/30/16


3.Nominating Committee Report


Agenda Additions:

A.Consent:

1.Approval of the September 03, 2013 City Council meeting minutes.

2.Bid #13-46 Fochtman Enterprises, Inc.:  A resolution awarding Bid #13-46 and authorizing a contract with Fochtman Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $711,833.70 for water and sewer improvements along Razorback Road from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Nettleship Street, approving a project contingency of $75,000.00, and approving a budget adjustment.


3.Sprint/Nextel Property Services Amendment No. 1: A resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to the communication site lease agreement with Sprint/Nextel Property Services for cell antenna space on the Markham Water Tank on Sang Avenue.


4.Bid #13-48 B & A Property Maintenance:  A resolution awarding Bid #13-48 and authorizing a contract with B & A Property Maintenance in the amount of $28,220.00 for tree planting and maintenance, and approving a ten percent (10%) project contingency.



5.2nd Quarter Animal Services Donation Revenue:  A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the total amount of $21,243.00 representing donation revenue to the Animal Services Division.


6.2013 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Local Assistance Award:  A resolution authorizing acceptance of the 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Local Assistance Award in the total amount of $69,977.00, and approving a budget adjustment.


7.Hazmat Services Revenue:  A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the total amount of $6,610.00 to recognize hazmat services revenue through August 2013 and to increase the related expense budget.


8.Hazmat Services Revenue:  A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the total amount of $3,314.82 representing hazmat services revenue received through August 2013 and increasing the related expense budget.


9.Fayetteville Fire Department Administrative Operating Procedures:  A resolution to approve and adopt the Fayetteville Fire Department Administrative Operating Procedures.


10.Solid Waste and Recycling Extension Agreements:  A resolution to approve one year extension agreements with Deffenbaugh Industries, Hog Box, Waste Management of Northwest Arkansas, and Allied Waste Services of Bella Vista to haul and dispose of solid waste and recycling in Fayetteville in exchange for a franchise fee of 10% and to authorize or ratify Mayor Jordan’s execution of such contracts.



B.Unfinished Business:  None

C.Public Hearing:

1.Public Facilities Resolution Ratification:  A resolution ratifying the resolution of the Fayetteville Public Facilities Board which approved a Revenue Bond (Butterfield Trail Village Project), Series 2013 in a principal amount of not to exceed $8,000,000; and prescribing other matters pertaining thereto.



D.New Business:

1.RZN 13-4461 (123 E. Cleburn St./Stover):  An ordinance rezoning the property described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4461, for approximately 0.20 acres, located at 123 E. Cleburn Street from C-2, Thoroughfare Commercial, to DG, Downtown General.


2.VAC 13-4459 (201 W Mountain St.):  An ordinance approving VAC 13-4459 submitted by William Rudasill for property located at 201 W Mountain Street, to vacate a portion of a right-of-way and utility easement, a total of 413 square feet.


3.VAC 13-4460 (423 Prairie Ave):  An ordinance approving VAC 13-4460 submitted by Jacobs Newell Company for property located at 423 Prairie Street, to vacate an access easement, a total of 0.02 acres.


4.Beaver Watershed Alliance:  An ordinance waiving the requirement for bids by applying §34.23(F) Purchases and Contracts Not in Excess of $20,000.00 of the Fayetteville Code of Ordinances and approving a contract with the Beaver Watershed Alliance in the amount of $10,000.00 to assist in the improvement of water quality in the Beaver Lake Watershed.


5.Amend Chapter 34 Finance and Revenue:  An ordinance amending Chapter 34: Finance and Revenue of the Fayetteville Code to enact §34.10 Temporary Cash Transfers Related to Reimbursable Grants to provide a cash flow mechanism for reimbursable grants.


6.2013 Millage Levy:  An ordinance levying a tax on the real and personal property within the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the year 2013 fixing the rate thereof at 1.3 mills for General Fund operations, 0.4 mills for the Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund, 0.4 mills for the Policemen’s Pension and Relief Fund and 1.0 mill for the Fayetteville Public Library; and certifying the same to the County Clerk of Washington County, Arkansas.


7.Sales and Use Tax Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 2013:  An ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of the City’s Sales and Use Tax Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 2013, for the purpose of financing a portion of the costs of certain street improvements; authorizing the execution and delivery of a Third Supplemental Trust Indenture pursuant to which the bonds will be issued and secured; authorizing the execution and delivery of an official statement pursuant to which the bonds will be offered; authorizing the execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement providing for the sale of the bonds; authorizing the execution and delivery of a Continuing Disclosure Agreement; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.


8.Kum & Go, L.C.:  A resolution to approve the Third Amendment to land sale agreement with Kum & Go, L.C. to extend the closing date to no later than February 12, 2014 and to agree to equally share the costs of a new traffic signal.


9.Economic Development Contract for Services Renewal:  An ordinance to waive formal competitive bidding, to approve a two year Economic Development Services contract with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in the total amount of $330,000.00 and to approve a budget adjustment.


10.Amend §164.11 Height and Setback Regulations; Exceptions:  An ordinance to Amend §164.11 Height and Setback Regulations; Exceptions to enhance livability through appropriate transitions in building scale and to protect access to air and sunlight and to enact an emergency clause.


11.Cleveland Street Improvements Appeal:  A resolution to grant the appeal of Alderman Alan Long concerning a recommendation of the City Council Transportation Committee concerning Cleveland Street Improvements.


E.City Council Agenda Session Presentations:

1.General Fund Budget Discussion -Paul Becker, Finance Director and Internal Services Director

F.City Council Tour:

G.Announcements:

Adjournment:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

City Council tables issue of extreme importance to allow four weeks more for public comment

City council just tabled issue of whether to film and broadcast meetings of the council's nominating committee for boards and commissions. The argument is simple. Going back to the INTENT of the journalists who fought decades ago to get a freedom of information act in Arkansas, NO TWO COUNCIL Members should ever discuss an item of business privately. Four members of the council (one from each fayetteville ward) should ever discuss or make a decision on who to appoint in private. And it the responsibility of the govt. channel to make sure that no one in city government violates that goal.