City Council Recap: Oct. 16, 2012

Council chambers, Fayetteville City Hall

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 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


Cindi Cope, Chair of the Fayetteville in Bloom Program, presented the city’s 2012 America in Bloom awards and A&P Commission Director Marilyn Heifner’s 2012 John R. Holmes III Community Champion Award.


There were five items on the Consent portion of the agenda including the approval of the Oct. 2, 2012 City Council meeting minutes.

Consent items

Bid #12-62 B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.A resolution awarding Bid #12-62 and authorizing the purchase of two television studio camera systems from B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. of New York in the amount of $75,578, plus applicable taxes.Pass 8-0
Community Development Block Grant ProgramA resolution awarding bid and authorizing the purchase of 1500 energy efficiency/weatherization kits from ______________in the amount of ______________for use by the Community Development Block Grant Program.Pass 8-0
Zara L. Thomas Revocable Trust SettlementA resolution approving a settlement agreement with Zara L. Thomas, Trustee of the Zara L. Thomas Revocable Trust U/D/T November 20, 1998 and of the Mary C. Thomas Revocable Trust U/D/T November 20, 1998, concerning condemnation litigation filed regarding the extension of Meadow Valley Trail (U of A Farm Trail).Pass 8-0
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation DepartmentA resolution approving payment of $4,019,094 to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department representing the City’s portion of construction costs related to improvements to State Highway 16, and approving a budget adjustment.Pass 8-0

Unfinished Business

There were two items on the Unfinished Business portion of the agenda.

Unfinished Business items

RZN 12-4166An ordinance rezoning 20.99 acres located to the south of Skillern Road from R-A, Residential Agricultural to RSF-0.5, One Half Single-Family Units Per Acre.Left on second reading
REO Holdings 1, LLCAn ordinance waiving the requirements of formal competitive bidding and approving a cost-share agreement with REO Holdings 1, LLC in the amount of $31,712 for the construction of an eight-inch water main near Bridgewater Lane.Pass 7-1*

* Alderman Petty voted no

Public Hearing

There was one item on the Public Hearing portion of the agenda.

New Business items

Dynasty TaxiA resolution granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Dynasty Taxi Service, Inc. for the operation of a total of 15-30 taxicabs in the City of Fayetteville.Tabled

New Business

There were five items on the New Business portion of the agenda.

New Business items

VAC 12-4221An ordinance approving VAC 12-4221 submitted by Lorel Hoffman for property located at 2111 Martin Luther King Boulevard to vacate a portion of a water and sewer easement, a total of 2,039 square feet.Pass 8-0
Arkansas Forestry Commission Memorandum of AgreementAn ordinance to waive formal competitive bidding and approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the City of Fayetteville to pay $20,000 and $24,995 respectively to Plan-It GEO to conduct a tree canopy analysis for Fayetteville.Pass 8-0
2013 Residential Trash RatesAn ordinance waiving the requirements of Fayetteville Code of Ordinances Section 50.40 (A)(4) for an automatic annual price adjustment of residential trash rates for fiscal year 2013.Pass 8-0
Amend Chapter 33 An ordinance amending Article XVI: City Council Street Committee of Chapter 33: Departments, Boards, Commission, and Authorities of the Code of Fayetteville to amend the Purposes, Powers and Duties of the City Council Street Committee.Pass 7-1*
Amend Standing City Council CommitteesA resolution to amend Rule E.1.a. Standing City Council Committees of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the Fayetteville City Council to clarify the advisory status of all committees.Tabled indefinitely

*Kinion voted no. Item was amended to add language stating that any alderman may bring any recommendation to the full council.

Oct. 16, 2012 agenda

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