Monday, December 27, 2010

Ambrosia trifida feeds many birds in September and October and a few persistent ground-scratchers all winter

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE view of immature and adult male cardinals feeding on Ambrosia trifida in September 2010.
September and October are feasting months for locally fledged birds as well as the hoards of migrating birds that find Ambrosia trifida a special native treat in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The importance of allowing native plants to go to seed and remain standing as "feeders with legs" cannot be overemphasized.













Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Bemis speaks at Telecom Board meeting on December 16, 2010



GOVERNMENT CHANNEL SCHEDULE published Friday, December 17, 2010, the day following Telecom Board meeting, does not include Telecom Board meeting video to be run during week of 12/17/2010 through 12/12/2010. Bemis' comments, therefore, will not be shown on Cox Cable or AT&T U-verse until long after the Fayetteville City Council meeting at which the CAT contract will be voted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
Please click on individual pages to ENLARGE for easy reading.






















Tuesday, November 30, 2010

June 29, 2010, flooding of Town Branch over 11th Street between Hill Avenue and Duncan Avenue in slide show of nature photos on Cable Access Television in Fayetteville, Arkansas


June 29 shortakes Aubrey James Shepherd for July 5-10 on CAT 18

Aubrey james | Myspace Video

Larry Foley's news release could have been issued a couple of years ago but the date of this change was uncertain at that time


  • UATV‏

1:03 PM

To Aubrey Shepherd
 Hi Aubrey:
UATV will  not be part of PEG in the future. The Fayetteville eduational channel will be 217, operated by Fay Schools.

UATV CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CHANNEL
Join us as we celebrate both of these monumental events for UATV
Cox Communications will move UATV to Channel 214 on Dec. 9! This new channel will be operated exclusively by U of A students 24-hours a day, year round. This is also UATV's 15th anniversary of it's first live program.
Open house 12-2 p.m. Light refreshments
RSVP: Robyn Ledbetter, rledbet@uark.edu




Larry Foley 
Professor of Journalism 
University of Arkansas 
116 Kimpel Hall 
Fayetteville, AR  72701 
479-575-6307 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Cox Cable pulls surprise on city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with plan to move public-access, government channel and educational channel to EXPENSIVE digital tier of channels: So much for open government when thousands of people will not be able to afford access to the public channels

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Cox Cable advertisement in recent issue of The Northwest Arkansas Times.

For several years I have been able to turn away phone and online salesmen wanting me to take the satellite systems and later the Uverse TV system of AT&T.
But now Cox has set up a situation that will require me to drop their service and take the Uverse, which will automatically cut my cost because I have AT&T phone service already.
Cox has one thing the others don't have: The local public stations at minimal cost.
This is the time for the city administration to begin negotiating with COX. This is a draconian measure that will hurt COX in the long run.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Government Channel schedule for October 15 through Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weekly Program Guide of 
The Fayetteville Government Channel 
October 15, 2010 to October 21, 2010 


Friday, October 15, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 AM  Planning Commission Agenda Meeting  

  1:00:00 AM  Planning Commission Meeting  

  2:00:00 AM  Advertising and Promotions Committee Meeting  

  3:00:00 AM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  

  4:00:00 AM Board of Adjustments Meeting  

  5:00:00 AM  Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  8:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  

10:30:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  Tree and Landscape Committee Meeting  

  2:30:00 PM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting  

  4:00:00 PM  Washington County Quorum Court Meeting  

  6:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 PM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  7:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  
  7:30:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  8:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

  9:00:00 PM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

  9:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

10:00:00 PM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum 

11:00:00 PM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  


Saturday, October 16, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 AM Planning Commission Agenda Meeting  

  1:00:00 AM  Planning Commission Meeting  

  2:00:00 AM  Advertising and Promotions Committee Meeting  

  3:00:00 AM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  

  4:00:00 AM  Board of Adjustments Meeting  

  5:00:00 AM  Tree and Landscape Committee Meeting  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  8:00:00 AM  Subdivision Committee Meeting  

  9:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Executive Airport Board Meeting  

11:00:00 AM  Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting  

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  

  3:00:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 

  4:30:00 PM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting   

  6:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  7:00:00 PM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  8:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  9:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  9:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

10:00:00 PM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

10:30:00 PM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  


Sunday, October 17, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  1:00:00 AM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  2:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  3:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  3:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

  4:00:00 AM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

  4:30:00 AM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  

  9:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 

10:30:00 AM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting  
  
12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  1:00:00 PM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  2:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  3:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  3:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

  4:00:00 PM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

  4:30:00 PM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  6:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 PM  Planning Commission Agenda Meeting  

  7:00:00 PM  Planning Commission Meeting  

  8:00:00 PM  Advertising and Promotions Committee Meeting  

  9:00:00 PM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  

10:00:00 PM  Board of Adjustments Meeting  

11:00:00 PM  Tree and Landscape Committee Meeting  


Monday, October 18, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements 
  
12:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  1:00:00 AM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  2:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  3:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  3:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

  4:00:00 AM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

  4:30:00 AM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  5:00:00 AM  Mayor's Corner  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23 
  
  9:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 

10:30:00 AM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting   

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  2:00:00 PM  Subdivision Committee Meeting  

  3:00:00 PM  Fayetteville Executive Airport Board Meeting  

  5:00:00 PM  Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting  

  6:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 PM  Planning Commission Agenda Meeting  

  7:00:00 PM  Planning Commission Meeting  

  8:00:00 PM  Advertising and Promotions Committee Meeting  

  9:00:00 PM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  

10:00:00 PM Board of Adjustments Meeting  

11:00:00 PM  Tree and Landscape Committee Meeting  
Tuesday, October 19, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements 
  
12:30:00 AM  Planning Commission Agenda Meeting  

  1:00:00 AM  Planning Commission Meeting  

  2:00:00 AM  Advertising and Promotions Committee Meeting  

  3:00:00 AM  Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting  

  4:00:00 AM  Board of Adjustments Meeting  

  5:00:00 AM  Tree and Landscape Committee Meeting  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  7:00:00 AM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  8:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  9:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  9:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

10:00:00 AM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

10:30:00 AM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

11:00:00 AM  Mayor's Corner  

11:30:00 AM  Animals That Need Homes   

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  

  3:00:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 

  4:30:00 PM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  6:00:00 PM  City Council Meeting Live  

10:00:00 PM  Street Committee Meeting   


Wednesday, October 20, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 AM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  2:00:00 AM  Subdivision Committee Meeting  

  3:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Executive Airport Board Meeting  

  5:00:00 AM  Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  7:00:00 AM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  8:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  9:00:00 AM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  9:30:00 AM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

10:00:00 AM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

10:30:00 AM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

11:00:00 AM  Mayor's Corner  

11:30:00 AM  Animals That Need Homes   

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  

  3:00:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting October 12 
  4:30:00 PM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting   

  6:30:00 PM  City Council Meeting 
   
10:30:00 PM  Historic District Commission Meeting 


Thursday, October 21, 2010  

12:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 AM  City Council Meeting   

  4:30:00 AM  Historic District Commission  

  6:00:00 AM  News You Can Use  
  6:15:00 AM  Agendas and Announcements  

  6:30:00 AM  City Council Agenda Session Meeting  

  7:32:15 AM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  8:00:00 AM  Subdivision Committee Meeting 

  9:00:00 AM  Fayetteville Executive Airport Board Meeting  

11:00:00 AM  Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting  

12:00:00 PM  News You Can Use  
12:15:00 PM  Agendas and Announcements  

12:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 11 Candidate Forum  

  1:00:00 PM  LWV City of Fayetteville Ward 4 Position Candidate Forum  

  2:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 87 Candidate Forum  

  3:00:00 PM  LWV Arkansas House District 89 Candidate Forum  

  3:30:00 PM  LWV JP District 6 Candidate Forum  

  4:00:00 PM  LWV JP District 8 Candidate Forum  

  4:30:00 PM  LWV Circuit Judge Division 7 Candidate Forum  

  5:30:00 PM  Telecommunications Board Meeting Live  

  9:00:00 PM  Fayetteville Budget Discussion Meeting September 23  
  
10:30:00 PM  Environmental Action Committee Meeting   



*This schedule is valid as of 3:00 PM on Friday, October 15, 2010 and is subject to 
change.   

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

City Council agenda for meeting beginning at 6 p.m. today in Fayetteville City Hall includes live links to view details of proposals on the agenda

Mayor Lioneld Jordan

City Attorney Kit Williams

City Clerk Sondra Smith
Aldermen 
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
Final Agenda
City of Fayetteville Arkansas
City Council Meeting
September 7, 2010

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be held on September 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

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor’s Announcements, Proclamations and Recognitions:

Agenda Additions:

A.Consent:

1.Approval of the August 17, 2010 City Council meeting minutes.

2.National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat:  A resolution authorizing an application for the City to be certified as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat.


3.Watershed Conservation Resource Center Grant (White River):  A resolution authorizing application and acceptance, in partnership with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, of an Arkansas Natural Resources Commission matching grant in the amount of $200,000.00 for restoration of a portion of the White River near the Noland Wastewater Treatment Facility, and approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $77,000.00 representing the City’s match.


4.2010 Washington County Inter-Local Agreement (Animal Sheltering):  A resolution approving an inter-local agreement between the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Washington County, Arkansas to provide animal sheltering services to Washington County, Arkansas for calendar year 2010.


5.RFP #10-11 Plante & Moran, PLLC:  A resolution awarding RFP #10-11 and approving a contract with Plante & Moran, PLLC in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 for the performance of a city-wide information technology assessment.


6.2010 Justice Assistance Grant Local Solicitation Award:  A resolution authorizing acceptance of a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $108,419.00 to the Fayetteville Police Department as a lead agency, and approving a budget adjustment.


7.Access Management Plan Agreement Amendment (State Highway 265):  A resolution approving an amendment to the Access Management Plan Agreement, as prepared by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for State Highway 265.



8.Amend Resolution No. 131-10:  A resolution amending Resolution No. 131-10 to change all references from "Today in America" to "U.S. Media Television, Inc."


B.Unfinished Business:

1.ADM 09-3273 (Business Registry and License Program):  An ordinance to amend the Fayetteville code by enacting a chapter to create a business registry and to require annual business licenses for all businesses and non-profits with locations within Fayetteville.  This ordinance was left on the Second Reading at the June 15, 2010 City Council meeting.  This ordinance was left on the Third Reading at the July 6, 2010 City Council meeting and Tabled to the September 7, 2010 City Council meeting.



2.ADM 09-3466 (UDC Chapters 151 & 164 Vehicle Related Businesses):  An ordinance amending Title XV: Unified Development Code of the City of Fayetteville, Chapters 151: Definitions and 164: Supplementary Zoning Regulations, in order to include additional definitions and requirements for vehicle related businesses.  This ordinance was left on the Second Reading at the August 17, 2010 City Council meeting.


C.New Business:

1.RZN 10-3625 (Cedar Crest Academy):  An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 10-3625, for approximately 2.25 acres, located on the south side of Persimmon Street, northwest of Owl Creek Elementary School from RSF-4, Residential Single-Family, 4 units per acre, to P-1, Institutional.


2.RZN 10-3626 (Mathias Shopping Centers):  An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 10-3626, for approximately 1.2 acres, located at the northwest corner of Hwy 45 East and Box Avenue from R-O, Residential Office, to CS, Community Services.


3.Repeal and Replace §34.26 (Authority of City Employees to Contract with the City):  An ordinance to repeal §34.26 Authority of City Employees to Contract with the City and to enact a replacement §34.26 Limited Authority of City Employees to Provide Services to the City.


4.Amend Chapters 151 & 162: (ADM 10-3630 Recycling and Collection Centers):  An ordinance amending the Unified Development Code Chapter 151: Definitions and Chapter 162: Use Conditions to create definitions for community recycling drop-off facilities and centers for collecting recyclable materials and to allow such uses in appropriate zoning districts.


5.Amend Chapter 161: Zoning Regulations (Use Unit 43 Animal Boarding & Training):  An ordinance amending Title XV: Unified Development Code of the City of Fayetteville, Chapter 161: Zoning Regulations to permit use unit 43, Animal Boarding and Training, in certain situations in commercial, industrial, mixed use, and residential-agricultural zoning districts.


6.Amend Resolution No. 76-06 Lierly Lane Subdivision:  A resolution to amend Resolution No. 76-06 to amend the site plan to replace five duplex lots with single family lots and change the lot once designated for the decentralized community septic system to single family lots and a developed park of about 2.5 acres.


7.Amend Ordinance No. 5344 (Watershed Conservation Resource Center):  An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 5344 to approve an amendment to the memorandum of understanding with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) to allow for projects on public lands owned by the City of Fayetteville.


Announcements:

Adjournment:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Request for proposals to manage Fayetteville public-access station for the coming 5 years issued for second time by Fayetteville city purchasing agent

Here is the new RFP with a deadline of 2 p.m. local time. The previous RFP brought in only one proposal and it was turned in one minute after the deadline. The purchasing office uses an "atomic-clock setting," which is about 7 minutes earlier than time one sees on CNN or Weather Channel or on your alarm clock or wrist watch. My computer provides "atomic-clock" time, which is supposedly more accurate for a given point on earth.
Ask Art Hobson to explain the process of determining atomic time. Only a physics professor is likely to explain it easily. And Art is a physicist who has been explaining his science to undergraduates for decades.

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