City Council Primer: Aug. 2, 2011

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 2 in room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 West Mountain Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

There are seven consent items including a resolution expressing the willingness of the City of Fayetteville to utilize federal-aid funds for the rehabilitation of the Maple Street and Lafayette Street bridges over the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad.

Also on consent tonight is a resolution to approve a renovation project for the Walker Park baseball complex. If given the go-ahead, the dugouts will be replaced, bleachers will be upgraded, and warm-up areas will be added.

There is no unfinished business for tonight.

Seven items make up the new business list on this evening’s agenda including an ordinance rezoning .5 acres of property at 2012 West Martin Luther King Boulevard from RMF-24 (Residential Multi- Family 24 units per acre) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial). A USA Drug store is proposed on MLK between Town & Country Liquor and Braum’s.

Also tonight, the council will consider an October special election to extend the city’s 18-year-old 1-cent sales and use tax which is set to expire in 2013. The tax was first passed by voters in 1993 and was approved for extension in 2002.

According to city documents, a budget adjustment in the amount of $20,000 would be needed to pay for a special election.

Final agenda

Download the Aug. 2 agenda