City Council Recap: July 5, 2011

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The council voted 7-0 to rezone the 30.13-acre Summit Place subdivision on Township Street to allow for a dense amount of smaller lots than previously planned.

The Fayetteville City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on July 5, 2011 in room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 West Mountain Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Below is a recap of items discussed and voted on during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Roll Call

Present: Brenda Boudreaux, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Jordan, Justin Tennant, Bobby Ferrell, Rhonda Adams, Sarah Lewis
Absent: Adella Gray

Mayor’s Announcements

Dale Caudle to WAC Foundation Board
The council ratified Dale Caudle as the joint appointment of Mayor Jordan and UA Chancellor David Gearhart to the Walton Arts Center Foundation Board.


The council voted 7-0 to approve a nine-item consent agenda which included police department donations, a lease with Youth Bridge, Inc., and a settlement agreement with Murphy R. Taylor and Betty N. Taylor concerning condemnation litigation filed as part of the Crossover Road Water and Sewer Improvement Project.

Old Business

City Plan 2030 passes
The council voted 6-1 to adopt City Plan 2030, an update to the city’s long range master plan. Ward 3 Alderman Bobby Ferrell voted “no.”

Master Street Plan tabled
At the request of Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty, the council voted unanimously to table a revision to the city’s Master Street Plan and street cross-sections until the Aug. 16 regular meeting.

Taliesin Lane rezoning on hold
An ordinance rezoning property located south of Zion Road and east of Taliesin Lane from R-PZD to NC (Neighborhood Conservation) was tabled until the next meeting to evaluate the possibility of a rezoning to Neighborhood Services, instead of Neighborhood Conservation.

Champions Club Condos rezoned
By a vote of 7-0, the council approved an ordinance rezoning approximately 4.42 acres at the southwest corner of Razorback Road and 15th Street, east of the Crowne Apartments, from R-PZD to UT (Urban Thoroughfare).

Zaifi property rezoned
An ordinance rezoning property for 1.2 acres located at 3710 W. MLK Blvd. just west of Lowe’s from C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to CS (Community Services), passed 7-0.

MLK Kum & Go rezoning delayed
An ordinance rezoning 2.64 acres located at 209 West MLK Blvd. from RMF-24 (Residential Multi-Family 24 units per acre) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial), was left on the second reading. A Kum & Go gas station and convenience store is being proposed at the intersection of Hill Avenue.

New Business

Summit Place rezoned
The council voted 7-0 to rezone the 30.13-acre Summit Place subdivision on Township Street just east of the College Avenue intersection. The property, previously designated RSF-4 (Residential Single Family four units per acre), was rezoned to NC (Neighborhood Conservation) to allow for a dense amount of smaller lots than previously plotted.

Staff to examine city building codes
The council unanimously approved a resolution to request that city staff, along with home builders and architects, examine building codes and recommend amendments to further promote sustainable practices and energy conservation.

Condemnation and possession of Thomas property approved for trail project
An east/west trail connection from Porter Road to Scull Creek Trail will require possession of lands owned by Zara L. Thomas, according to city staff. By a vote of 5-2, the council approved the city’s offer of $17,300 for the land and the construction of a 6-foot-tall chain link fence separating the trail from the Thomas property. Ward 3 Aldermen Justin Tennant and Bobby Ferrell cast the two “no” votes.

City attorney to appeal Rogers Group’s award of attorneys fees
By a vote of 6-1, the council approved a resolution to authorize city attorney Kit Williams to appeal an award of attorneys fees to the legal team representing Rogers Group, Inc. over a recent debate concerning rock quarry regulation. Ward 3 Alderman Bobby Ferrell cast the sole “no” vote.


Download the July 5, 2011 agenda