City Council Recap: Nov. 1, 2011

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The Fayetteville City Council began formal discussion of whether to issue parking revenue improvement bonds to finance the construction of a parking deck near Dickson Street. This concept drawing shows plans for a deck directly to the south of the intersection of Spring Street and West Avenue.

The Fayetteville City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 1, 2011 in room 219 of City Hall located at 113 W. Mountain Street.

Below is a very brief 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
Absent: Sarah Lewis

Award Presentation

Richard Norment, a representative for the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships recognized the City of Fayetteville and CH2M HILL with Public-Private Partnership Sustainability Awards.


All nine consent items passed the council Tuesday night.

Public Hearing

The meeting included a public discussion about the advisability of issuing parking revenue improvement bonds to finance the construction of a parking deck in the Dickson Street area.

Those speaking in favor of the authorization of bonds included most of the Council members, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark and Walton Arts Center COO Terri Trotter. Those speaking against the issue included former Fayetteville Mayor Dan Coody, developer Richard Alexander and resident David Orr.

Unfinished Business

There were no unfinished business items on the agenda.

New Business

  1. Parking Revenue Improvement Bonds: An ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of up to $6,500,000 in Parking Revenue Improvement Bonds to finance a parking deck in the Dickson Street area. (Left on first reading)
  2. Parking Revenue Fund: An ordinance establishing a Parking Revenue Fund and restricting expenditures therefrom. (Pass 7-0)
  3. Sales Tax Capital Fund: An ordnance to enact §34.09 Sales Tax Capital Fund of the Code of Fayetteville. (Left on second reading)
  4. VAC 11-3944 (3670 N. Lalique Lane/VPR Investments): An ordinance to vacate a 150-square-foot easement at 3670 Lalique Lane. (Pass 7-0)
  5. Amend Rules of Order and Procedure: A resolution to amend the procedure of presenting agenda items during City Council meetings. (Pass 7-0)
  6. AT&T U-verse Agreement: A resolution to approve a five-year renewal of the AT&T U-verse Agreement to allow it to continue to offer internet protocol/cable TV type service in Fayetteville. (Pass 6-1 Matthew Petty voted against)

Final Agenda

Download the Nov. 1 agenda