Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Agenda for May 2-, 2014, meeting of Fayetteville City Council with backup material highlighted

Mayor Lioneld Jordan

City Attorney Kit Williams

City Clerk Sondra Smith
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
May 20, 2014

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be held on May 20, 2014 at 05:30 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.Bi-Monthly Report on Public Transit in Fayetteville

Agenda Additions:


1.Approval of the May 06, 2014 City Council meeting minutes.

2.Garver, LLC:  A resolution to approve a professional engineering services agreement with Garver, LLC for design services for Kessler Mountain water main improvements in an amount not to exceed $105,600.00, and to approve a budget adjustment.

3.Highway 16 Bridge Project:  A resolution to authorize the conveyance of utility easements to the City of Elkins for water and sewer line relocations for the Highway 16 bridge project.

4.Community Resources Division Budget Adjustment:  A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the total amount of $8,926.00 representing citizen donation revenue for 2013 and 2014 and an ASPCA Grant for the Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank; donation revenue from the Fraternal Order of Police for the Senior Giving Tree Event; and CDBG program income received from a housing program lien payoff and taxi refund.

B.Unfinished Business:  None

C.Public Hearing:

1.Stroud Investment Properties, LLC:  A resolution to order the razing and removal of a dilapidated and unsafe structure owned by Stroud Investment Properties, LLC located at 540 North Betty Jo Drive in the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and to approve a budget adjustment.

D.New Business:

1.VAC 14-4674 (Moore Lane in the Pines at Springwoods S/D):  An ordinance approving VAC 14-4674 submitted by Jorgensen & Associates for property located at Moore Lane in the Pines at Springwood to vacate utility and access easements.

2.VAC 14-4685 (Shiloh Dr. and Foxglove/Springwood C-PZD):  An ordinance approving VAC 14-4685 submitted by Jorgensen & Associates for property located at Shiloh and Foxglove Drive to vacate a portion of a utility easement.

E.City Council Agenda Session Presentations:

1.Annual Report from CH2M Hill - Billy Ammons & Duyen Tran

2.Woolsey Homestead Historic Assessment Report - Don Marr, Chief of Staff

F.City Council Tour:



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

City Council approved abandoning a right of way to allow student apartments on wet-prairie site and then supports selling credits from Woolsey Prairie without tying the two together

Fayetteville City Council unanimously passed a move to vacate a right-of-way along 15th Street and Razorback Rd. intersection to facilitate building of student housing on that prairie parcel. The plan has been reduced in scope since last summer but it still DESTROYS another piece of native prairie. Now they are hearing Bruce Shackleford speak in support of selling wetland credits for the preservation of Woolsey Wet Prairie. The developers of the Razorback at 15th site should be required to buy mitigation credits from Woolsey Wet Prairie. Most people have seen the site only when it was freshly mowed for parking for Razorback sporting events. Here is a set of photos from 2013 when Razorback baseball didn't include a regional tournament. So the native plants got to flourish until the first scrimmage game of football season. Then it was all mowed down.https://www.flickr.com/photos/7295307@N02/sets/72157634249208581/

Video of agenda session a preview of what will be discussed or decided at tonight's city council meeting

Video of agenda session always best source of info on upcoming official city-council meetings.