City Council Recap: May 1, 2012

Stone Street in front of Fayetteville High School will soon be renamed Bulldog Boulevard as a tribute to the school’s mascot. (More info here)

Todd Gill, Flyer staff

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. May 1 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

Mayor’s Proclamations

Mayor Lioneld Jordan read a proclamation naming the week of April 29 to May 5 “Municipal Clerk’s Week.”

City Council Meeting Presentations

Finance director Paul Becker presented the city’s first-quarter financial report. Becker said sales tax collections were up 8 percent and HMR collections were up 15 percent compared to last year. “We’re off to a very good start,” said Becker.


All items on the Consent portion of the agenda passed unanimously.

Consent items

McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. Task Order No. 8Approval of a $18,000 Task Order with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. for plans, bidding service, and construction administration of the Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation and Striping Phase II Project.Pass 8-0
David and Susan Druding Settlement AgreementA $15,000 settlement agreement with David and Susan Druding of their property on Cato Springs Road.Pass 8-0
Bid #12-25 Goodwin & Goodwin, Inc.A $1,575,497 contract with Goodwin & Goodwin, Inc. for water and sewer main relocation along Garland Avenue.Pass 8-0

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business items

Amend §34.27 Sale of Municipally Owned Real PropertyApproval of a new policy for selling municipally owned property. This ordinance was left on the second reading on April 17.Pass 7-1*

* Ward 4 Alderwoman Sarah Lewis voted no.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held regarding the convenience and necessity of allowing a limousine service to operate within Fayetteville city limits.

Public Hearing items

Dryve, Inc.A resolution to approve the application of Dryve, Inc. for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate a limousine service.Pass 8-0*

* Item was amended to allow for operation of up to four vehicles.

New Business

All items on the New Business agenda passed unanimously including both proposed street name changes.

New Business items

Sourcegas Arkansas Inc.Authorization of the transfer of a natural gas easement adjacent to Highway 16 to Sourcegas Arkansas Inc. as part of the Highway 16 Improvement Project.Pass 8-0
Fayetteville Police Department PoliciesA resolution approving several Fayetteville Police Department Policies.Pass 7-0*
Street Name Change – Stadium DriveA resolution to change the name of a portion of South Garland Avenue and all of Paris Avenue to Stadium Drive.Pass 8-0
Street Name Change – Bulldog BoulevardA resolution to change the name of portions of Stone Street and Clinton Drive to Bulldog Boulevard.Pass 8-0
Repeal & Replace §178.04 Outdoor Mobile VendorsAn ordinance replacing §178.04 Outdoor Mobile Vendors Located on Private Property of city code to provide for a variance procedure.Pass 8-0

* Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty was absent for this vote.

May 1, 2012 final agenda

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