- Changes to the Farmers’ Market ordinance
- A sculpture donation from Hank Kaminsky
- Leasing of the Old Post Office building patio
- Selling 15 acres of land to a bioscience company
A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 inside room 219 of the City Administration Building, located at 113 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.
Listed below are the items up for approval and action taken during the meeting, including links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.
Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, Martin Schoppmeyer, Rhonda Adams, Alan Long
1. Quarterly Financial Report – 1st Quarter of 2013 – Paul Becker, Finance Director
1. RFP #13-06 Challenger Teamwear (PDF): A resolution awarding RFP #13-06 and authorizing a contract with Challenger Teamwear in the amount of $12.15 plus tax each for youth soccer uniforms for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 seasons. – Pass 8-0
2. Gallagher Benefits Services (PDF): A resolution approving the annual renewal contract in the amount of $57,600.00 with Gallagher Benefits Services for the provision of City employee benefits broker services. – Pass 8-0
3. Bid #13-19 Suncoast Infrastructure, Inc. (PDF): A resolution awarding Bid #13-19 and approving a contract with Suncoast Infrastructure, Inc. in the amount of $162,495.00 to construct Elkins Outfall Gravity Sewer Improvements, and approving a $20,000.00 project contingency. – Pass 8-0
4. Goodwin & Goodwin, Inc. Change Order 2 (PDF): A resolution approving Change Order No. 2 to the construction contract with Goodwin & Goodwin, Inc. for water and sewer relocations on N. Garland Avenue in the amount of $111,165.35, and approving a budget adjustment. – Pass 8-0
5. 2013 Curbside Value Partnership (PDF): A resolution approving application for a 2013 Curbside Value Partnership education recycling marketing grant valued at $25,000.00. – Pass 8-0
6. Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of a Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant in the amount of $1,000.00, and approving a budget adjustment. – Pass 8-0
7. 2012 ADEQ Recycling Grant (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of a 2012 Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Recycling Grant in the amount of $25,000.00 for the purchase of recycling containers for the apartment recycling program, and approving a budget adjustment. – Pass 8-0
8. Concrete Sculpture Donation (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of a concrete sculpture donation from Hank Kaminsky for placement along Scull Creek Trail or Frisco Trail. – Pass 8-0
9. EPA Region 6 Wetland Program Development Grant (PDF): A resolution approving application for an EPA Region 6 Wetland Program Development Grant in an amount up to $132,500.00 for an assessment of City streams. – Pass 8-0
10. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of the donation of an AreaRae air detection instrument in an approximate value of $50,000.00 from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for use by the Fire Department. – Pass 8-0
11. Amend Resolution No. 200-12 Animal Services Advisory Board (PDF): A resolution to amend Resolution No. 200-12 to add a City Council member to the Animal Services Advisory Board. – Pass 8-0
12. Bid #13-30 Benchmark Construction of NWA, Inc. (PDF): A resolution awarding Bid #13-30 and authorizing a contract with
Benchmark Construction of NWA, Inc. in the amount of $27,900.00 for the construction of a replacement concrete floor for the Solid Waste Transfer Station on Happy Hollow Road, and approving a project contingency of $5,580.00. – Pass 8-0*
* Low bid was missing a significant line item amount and was removed from consideration. Resolution was amended to approve the second-lowest bid of $54,473 from LJB Construction.
1. Amend §114.02 Farmers’ Market (PDF): An ordinance to amend §114.02 Farmers’ Market to transfer the current free use of the south parking spaces on Mountain Street to the control of the Rural Mountain Producers Exchange Board, to close Mountain Street to traffic, to permit sound amplification during Farmers’ Market and to make other changes. – Pass 7-1*
*Amended to require dog owners to clean up after their dogs’ messes, but not to require owners to use their own cleaning supplies since plastic bags are already provided on the square. Also amended to add the word “integrated” in reference to the required exhibition space around the square. Ward 1 Alderwoman Adella Gray voted against expanding the market.
2. Amend Chapters 151, 161, 164 and 172 (PDF): An ordinance to amend Chapters 151, 161, 164 and 172 of the Unified Development Code to modify certain standards within Urban Zoning Districts, to clarify and add flexibility to some of these requirements, to amend building height references and add a maximum building height to the C-1 Zoning District, and to provide supplement design standards for auto-oriented facilities within these districts. – Left on second reading
1. RZN 13-4360 (693 W. North St./Randle) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4360, for approximately 2.44 acres, located at 693 West North Street from I-1, Heavy Commercial and Light Industrial, to CS, Community Services. – Pass 8-0
2. RZN 13-4363 (2269 N. Henbest Rd./Nelms) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning the properties described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4363, for approximately 5.77 acres, located at 2269 North Henbest Road from R-A, Residential Agricultural, RSF-4, Residential Single-Family, 4 units per acre, and RMF-24, Residential Multi-Family, 24 units per acre, to CS, Community Services and C-2 Thoroughfare Commercial. – Pass 8-0
3. RZN 13-4369 (4253 N. Crossover Rd./Vista Health) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4369, for approximately 9.58 acres, located at 4253 North Crossover Road from R-O, Residential-Office and C-1, Neighborhood Commercial, to P-1, Institutional. – Pass 7-0*
*Alderman Petty was absent during this vote.
4. Amend §33.046 and §33.050 (PDF): An ordinance amending §33.046 Providing Fire Protection Services Outside the City and §33.050 Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents of the Code of Fayetteville to modify Interlocal in mutual-aid provisions and to increase rates charged for fire protection, search and rescue and hazardous materials response services. – Pass 8-0
5. Old Post Office Patio Lease (PDF): A resolution to approve a five year lease of the patio adjoining the Old Post Office to the purchaser of the Old Post Office, Jim Huson. – Pass 6-2*
* Amended to allow amplified music on Arkansas home football game days from 2-10 p.m., with Planning Commission approval. Also amended to allow lease to be assigned to a tenant, with City Council having veto power within 30 days of assignment. Ward 1 Alderwoman Sarah Marsh voted no, saying she felt it was inappropriate to allow amplified music on the square. Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty voted no, saying he has no problem allowing Mr. Huson to use the property, but felt the city should sell the land instead of leasing it, since it’s a locked-gate patio attached to the building. Both Marsh and Petty wanted the area to be non-smoking, but their proposed amendment failed.
6. Industrial Park Land Sale (PDF): A resolution to request that the administration negotiate a land sale agreement to convey about 14.9 acres to a bioscience company planning to build a facility in the Industrial Park. – Pass 8-0
7. City Council Budget Adjustment (PDF): A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the total amount of $10,200.00 to provide additional travel and training funding for members of the City Council. – Pass 8-0