City Council Recap: Feb. 7, 2012


An ordinance to allow strings of red holiday lights to remain on an elm tree on the downtown square was left on the second reading in order to allow the A&P Commission to clarify the request.

Photo: Brian Bailey

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in room 219 of City Hall, 113 West Mountain Street.

Below is a brief overview of action taken at the meeting including links to PDF documents for each item.

Roll Call

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

Mayor’s Announcements

Mayor Jordan welcomed several members of Boy Scout Troop 116 who were in attendance as part of a requirement for earning their Citizenship in the Community merit badge.

Walk-on Item

Mayor Jordan walked on an item related to Arkansas Music Pavilion officials’ intentions to move their venue to the Washington County Fairgrounds.

The fairground property is currently zoned R-A, Residential Agricultural, where outdoor music establishments are not allowed to operate. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to change that law to allow such establishments in R-A if they can successfully receive a conditional use permit from the Planning Commission.

“I don’t normally do this,” said Jordan, “but this is time-sensitive.”

AMP officials have said they intend to be up and running by Saturday, April 21 for the first concert of the 2012 season.


There were six items on the Consent portion of the agenda including the approval of the Jan. 17, 2012 City Council meeting minutes.

Consent items

Airport Minimum StandardsA resolution approving the revised minimum standards for the Fayetteville Executive Airport Drake Field as approved and recommended by the Airport Advisory Board.Pass 7-0
Garver, LLCA resolution approving an agreement for professional engineering services with Garver, LLC in an amount not to exceed $94,200.00 for engineering design related to Town Branch Trail.Pass 7-0
AOS, LLCA resolution authorizing the purchase of a high performance server chassis and network switch with storage in the amount of $192,704.43 from AOS, LLC pursuant to a state procurement contract, and approving a budget adjustment.Pass 7-0
Public Access Television Fee RevenueA resolution approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $2,610.00 recognizing public access television fee revenue for 2011.Pass 7-0
L-3 Mobile-Vision, Inc.A resolution authorizing the purchase of thirty-one (31) digital video systems for the Police Department from L-3 Mobile-Vision, Inc. in the total amount of $181,547.55 pursuant to a bid waiver authorized by Ordinance No. 4551.Pass 7-0

Unfinished Business

There were no items on the Unfinished Business portion of the agenda.

New Business

There were six items on the New Business portion of the agenda including an ordinance to allow red holiday lights to remain on an elm tree on the downtown square.

New Business items

RZN 11-3999An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 11-3999, for approximately 32 acres, located at 2514 West Lori Drive from RSF-1, Residential Single-Family, 1 unit per acre to R-A, Residential Agricultural.Pass 7-0
Amend Chapter 163 Use ConditionsAn ordinance to enact section 163.17 Wrecking, Demolition and Scrap Metal Processing into the Unified Development Code and to adopt an emergency clause.Ordinance Pass 7-0, Clause Pass 6-1*
Repeal 172.10 Bicycle Parking Rack RequirementsAn ordinance to repeal section 172.10 Bicycle Parking Rack Requirements of the Unified Development Code and to enact a replacement section 172.10.Pass 7-0
Amend 176.03 ExemptionsAn ordinance to amend section 176.03 Exemptions of the Outdoor Lighting chapter of the UDC to allow the lights to remain on a tree on the Square and to allow accent lighting on restaurant and bar patios.Left on 2nd reading
ADM 11-4019 AppealA resolution to grant the appeal of Jacobs + Newell Company and to grant the curb cut variance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Block and East Avenues.Pass 7-0
Amend Definition of “Family”An ordinance to amend the definition of “Family” found in Chapter 151 Definitions of the Unified Development Code to allow the City Council to authorize up to five (5) unrelated persons in some units of a Planned Zoning District.Left on 1st reading

  * Alderman Ferrell voted no on the adoption of an emergency clause

Feb. 7, 2012 final agenda

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