- Contracts related to the Frisco Trail extension project.
- The purchase of seven Chevrolet Tahoes for the Fayetteville Police Department.
- Support for the Climate Protection Act of 2013.
- Several vacation and amendment ordinances.
A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 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, action taken, and 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, Alan Long
Absent: Rhonda Adams
1. 2012 Audit Report – Paul Becker, Finance and Internal Services Director – » View report
1. A Resolution To Thank The Arkansas Highway Commission For The Highway 265 Improvement Project And To Request That Full Precautions For Watershed Protection Are Taken Adjoining Lake Fayetteville Park – Alderman Long walked on this resolution. – Pass 5-3*
* City engineer Chris Brown said the local office already complies with specific requests from the city regarding precautions related to water protection and that this resolution only stands to damage the good relationship with the state. Aldermen Tennant, Schoppmeyer and Gray agreed with Brown and voted against the item. Mayor Jordan cast the required fifth vote to pass the resolution.
1. Approval of the July 2, 2013 City Council meeting minutes. – Pass 7-0
2. H & H Directional Boring, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to approve a construction contract with H & H Directional Boring, Inc. in the amount of $217,000.00 for bores across the White River to repair water main damage, plus a $20,000.00 contingency and the attached budget adjustment. – Pass 7-0
3. Bid #13-29 Donelson Construction, Co. (PDF): A resolution to award Bid #13-29 and approve the contract with Donelson Construction Company, LLC in the amount of $195,050.00 plus a contingency of $19,505.00 for Asphalt Micro-surfacing of city streets. – Pass 7-0
4. Garver, LLC Amendment Number 2 (PDF): A resolution to approve Amendment Number 2 to the contract with Garver, LLC for construction phase services for the Frisco Trail extension project in the additional amount of $109,100.00. – Pass 7-0
5. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Grant (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of the second continuation subgrant of the non-matching 2010 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Grant in the amount of $11,824.19, and approving a budget adjustment. – Pass 7-0
6. 2012-2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (PDF): A resolution authorizing acceptance of a continuation of the 2012-2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for funding of the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force for the 2013-2014 grant period in the total amount of $197,333.59. – Pass 7-0
7. George Nunnally Chevrolet of Bentonville (PDF): A resolution approving the purchase of seven (7) Chevrolet Tahoes from George Nunnally Chevrolet of Bentonville, pursuant to a state procurement contract, in the total amount of $175,651.00. – Pass 7-0
8. Center Point Contractors, Inc. Change Order No. 1 (PDF): A resolution approving Change Order No. 1 to the contract with Center Point Contractors, Inc. to remove construction of a fire suppression system resulting in a $33,000.00 cost reduction to the City for the project and approving cancellation of a $33,000.00 promissory note from NFlight Technology, Inc. issued to secure its payment obligation for construction of the system, and approving a budget adjustment. – Pass 7-0
1. Bid #13-34 Boulder Construction, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to award Bid #13-34 and approve a construction contract with Boulder Construction, Inc. in the amount of $1,415,423.95 plus a project contingency of $70,771.20 for the construction of the Frisco Trail extension and to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $1,248,000.00. – Pass 7-0
2. VAC 13-4402 (2111 Martin Luther King Boulevard/Panda Express) (PDF): An ordinance approving VAC 13-4402 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 0.01 acres. – Pass 7-0
3. VAC 13-4421 (100 W. Dickson Street/Collier’s Drug Store) (PDF): An ordinance approving VAC 13-4421 submitted by Karen King for property located at 100 West Dickson Street to vacate a 15-foot wide alley located on the northern portion of the Collier’s Drug Store site. – Pass 7-0
4. ADM 13-4420 (Oakbrooke PZD Phase 1) (PDF): An ordinance amending a Residential Planned Zoning District entitled R-PZD 05-1463 Oakbrooke Phase 1, to revise the concept plan and allow the construction of an alley to serve Lots 1-17. – Pass 7-0
5. ADM 13-4397 (Oakbrooke PZD Phase III) (PDF): An ordinance amending a Residential Planned Zoning District entitled R-PZD 09-4397 Oakbrooke Phase III, to revise the concept plan and zoning criteria, reducing the number of dwelling units in Planning Area I from 28 to 24 and in Planning Area III from 76 to 58, and adjusting alley ways. – Pass 7-0
6. National Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend Support (PDF): A resolution to support a National Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend in order to help slow climate change. – Pass 5-1*
* Alderman Tennant abstained from voting and said regardless of an alderman’s personal opinion on issues like climate change, the council shouldn’t be devoting time to taking a stance on national issues over which they have no control. “My constituents have asked me to not even vote on this at all,” said Tennant. Alderman Petty said although the resolution is only symbolic in nature, it’s not a trivial issue. “I think words matter,” said Petty. Alderman Schoppmeyer voted against.