City Council Recap: April 17, 2012

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. April 17 in room 219 of City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.

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, Sarah Lewis
Absent: None


Parks & Recreation Director Connie Edmonston announced that there were three Fayetteville winners of Arkansas Recreation & Parks Association awards in 2011 including:
Program of the Year – Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center Therapeutic Programs
Group of the Year – Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (800 volunteer hours)
Individual of the Year – Rollie Friess (374 volunteer hours)


All items on the Consent portion of the agenda passed unanimously. The minutes from the previous meeting were pulled, however, because the council has not yet had a chance to review them.

Consent items

Crain Ford of Little RockA $51,390 agreement with Crain Ford of Little Rock for the purchase of two Ford Fusion hybrid-electric sedans for use by the city’s police department.Pass 8-0
J.A. Riggs Cat of SpringdaleA $266,109 agreement with J.A. Riggs Cat of Springdale for the purchase of three backhoe loaders for the city’s Water and Sewer Division.Pass 8-0
Bid #12-23 Prime Contracting, Inc.A $168,772 contract with Prime Contracting, Inc. for the repair of a flood damaged section of Frisco Trail.Pass 8-0
Bid #12-26 WasteTech, Division of Kusters Zima Corp.A $197,487 contract with WasteTech, Division of Kusters Zima Corp. for the purchase of a fine band screen with associated controls and accessories for the Noland Wastewater Treatment Facility.Pass 8-0
NWA Regional Planning Commission Agreement:A $40,000 agreement with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission for services related to cooperative regional efforts to monitor, evaluate and report likely effects that future proposed changes to stream standards and wastewater discharge requirements may have on the region.Pass 8-0
CDBG Funds Remaining From 2011 GrantA $37,247 budget adjustment to the Community Development Block Grant program to accurately reflect funds remaining from the 2011 grant.Pass 8-0
CDBG Habitat for Humanity Property Purchase ReimbursementA $92,333 budget adjustment to the Community Development Block Grant program income related to a housing program lien payoff and a reimbursement from the Habitat for Humanity property purchase.Pass 8-0
2012 Interlocal Animal Sheltering AgreementsApproval of 2012 interlocal animal sheltering agreements with the cities of Elm Springs, Elkins, Goshen, Tontitown, Winslow, Farmington, Greenland and West Fork.Pass 8-0
Southwest Solutions GroupAn up to $34,216 agreement with Southwest Solutions Group for the purchase and installation of a Spacesaver High Density Evidence Storage System for use by the city’s police department.Pass 8-0
Cruse Uniforms and EquipmentA contract amendment with Cruse Uniforms and Equipment as the city police department’s authorized quartermaster to approve requested price increases.Pass 8-0
Amend Resolution 183-11 Botanical Garden of the OzarksApproval of a $30,519.90 unsecured loan agreement with the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks to install ten LED lights and poles as part of the city’s Community Revolving Loan Fund for Energy Efficiency.Pass 8-0
Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Route National TrailA resolution to express the council’s support of the Butterfield Overland Trail’s designation as a national historic trail.Pass 8-0

Unfinished Business

Both items on the Unfinished Business agenda passed unanimously.

Unfinished Business items

RZN 12-4042 (1700 Old Wire Road/Cooper and Williams)An ordinance rezoning 4.9 acres at 1700 Old Wire Rd. from RSF-4, Residential Single Family, 4 units per acre to NC, Neighborhood Conservation, subject to a Bill of Assurance. This was left on the second reading on April 3.Pass 8-0
Amend Chapter 161 (ADM 12-4085 Zoning Regulations/RMF-24 Setbacks)An ordinance to amend section 161.14 District RMF-24 by repealing the separate setbacks for multi-family structures built within the Hillside/Hilltop Overlay District. This was left on the second reading on April 3.Pass 8-0

New Business

Four of the five items on the New Business agenda were passed unanimously.

New Business items

APGR Green, Inc.A resolution to certify the city’s endorsement of APGR Green, Inc. to participate in the Arkansas Equity Investment Tax Credit Program.Pass 8-0
Bid #12-11 Sweetser ConstructionA $1,759,900 contract with Sweetser Construction for the construction of a roundabout at the Fulbright Expressway and Futrall Drive.Pass 8-0
Amend Section 34.27 Sale of Municipally Owned Real PropertyRepeal and replacement of section 34.27 of the Code of Fayetteville regarding the sale of municipally owned property.Left on 2nd reading
AOS, LLC – Cisco IP Telephony SystemA $619,978.90 agreement with AOS, LLC for the purchase of a Cisco IP Telephony System.Pass 8-0
Water and Sewer System Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2012The issuance and sale of $3.8 million in municipal bonds to refinance debt in the city’s Water and Sewer fund.Pass 8-0

April 17, 2012 final agenda

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