City Council Recap: Aug. 16, 2011

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Nearly 3 acres of property at 130 South Hill Ave., home to Eco Modern Flats, was rezoned from RMF-40 (Residential Multi-Family, 40 units/acre), to DG (Downtown General) at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

The Fayetteville City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 2011 in room 219 of City Hall located at 113 W. Mountain St.

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

Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Brenda Boudreaux, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Jordan, Justin Tennant, Bobby Ferrell, Rhonda Adams, Sarah Lewis
Absent: None


All ten consent items passed the council Tuesday night including two resolutions approving unsecured loan agreements with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Mount Sequoyah Center, Inc. to perform energy improvements as part of the city’s Community Revolving Loan Fund for Energy Efficiency. The fund provides low interest loans to non-profits to perform energy efficiency improvements for which they pay the city back with their energy savings.

Also included:

  • The purchase of two computer servers for the police department’s off-site disaster recovery center in the amount of $104,501.
  • Approval of a 2012 employee benefits package.
  • Acceptance of a $31,000 grant to enforce underage drinking laws.

Unfinished Business

A rezoning of property at 2012 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. to Neighborhood Commercial passed the council 7-1 clearing the way for a USA Drug store to be built between Town & Country Liquor and Braum’s. Ward 4 Alderwoman Sarah Lewis cast the sole vote against after her proposed amendment to rezone the property to Community Services failed 5-3.

The council voted 5-3 to continue the “principal arterials” designation for Rupple and Howard Nickell roads, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Hwy. 112 at the north turn toward Tontitown, despite the Planning Commission’s recommendation to label the road as a two-lane collector street. Aldermen Mark Kinion (Ward 2), Brenda Boudreaux (Ward 1) and Justin Tennant (Ward 3) were opposed. (Full story at NWAOnline)

New Business

  1. Amending sections of Chapter 169: Physical Alteration of Land and Chapter 170: Stormwater Management, Drainage and Erosion Control. (Pass 8-0)
  2. Rezoning of 0.1 acres at 736 N. Garland Ave. from RMF-40 (Residential Multi-Family, 40 units/acre) to CS (Community Services). (Pass 8-0)
  3. Rezoning of 2.92 acres at 130 S. Hill Ave. (Eco Modern Flats) from RMF-40 (Residential Multi-Family, 40 units/acre) to DG (Downtown General). (Pass 8-0)
  4. Amendment of a residential planning zone district at Futrall Dr. (Southern View II) to allow the addition of multi-family dwellings. (Pass 8-0)
  5. Amendment clarifying that parking spaces at gasoline pump islands may be counted as parking spaces. (Pass 8-0)
  6. Rezoning of 1.29 acres at 636 S. Foster Ln from RSF-1 (Residential Single-Family, 1 unit/acre) to R-A (Residential Agricultural). (Fail 7-1Matthew Petty voted in favor)

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Final Agenda

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