ADJOURNED: Fayetteville City Council recap: Feb. 18, 2014

Agenda highlights

  • Spending $1.5 million in reserves to purchase over 300 acres on Mount Kessler.
  • Urban agriculture measures to allow bees, goats and more fowl in residential areas.
  • Expanding opportunities for urban farmers to sell produce from their homes and gardens.
  • Changes to mobile vendor laws.
  • A $353,000 contract for design of Rupple Road improvements from Starry Night View to Mount Comfort Road.
  • Extending the closing date with Kum And Go for land at Huntsville and Happy Hollow roads.

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014 inside room 219 of the City Administration Building, located at 113 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville.

Listed below are the items up for approval and links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.

Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, Martin Schoppmeyer, Rhonda Adams, Alan Long
Absent: None


1. Approval of the Feb. 5, 2014 City Council meeting minutes.
Pass 8-0

2. McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. Task Order No. 10 (PDF): A resolution to approve Task Order No. 10 with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $36,050.00 for project design and bidding services associated with the Terminal Apron Rehabilitation Project and to approve a budget adjustment of $36,050.00.
Pass 8-0

3. Garver Engineers, LLC (PDF): A resolution approving a contract with Garver Engineers, LLC in an amount not to exceed $352,879.00 for the design of Rupple Road from Starry Night View to Mount Comfort Road, and to approve a budget adjustment of $352,879.00.
Pass 8-0

4. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Agreement (PDF): A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Agreement for 2014 when received in the estimated amount of $540,700.00 and approving the 2014 Action Plan.
Pass 8-0

5. Amend Resolution No. 07-14 (PDF): A resolution amending Resolution No. 07-14 to change the awarding of Bid #14-04 for the purchase of hillside gravel from Leming & Son Trucking, Inc. to Les Rogers, Inc. for materials picked up in the amount of $1.49 per ton and authorizing the use of other bidders based on price and availability as needed through the end of calendar year 2014.
Pass 8-0

6. Combs Park Tree Mitigation (PDF): A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the total amount of $4,250.00 to transfer a tree escrow balance for the planting of mitigation trees in Combs Park.
Pass 8-0

7. 2014 Keep America Beautiful/Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Grant (PDF): A resolution authorizing application for a 2014 Keep America Beautiful/Dr. Pepper Snapple Group grant in the amount of $6,800.00.
Pass 8-0

8. Rotochopper Go – Bagger (PDF): A resolution approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $18,500.00 to recognize revenue received from the auction and sale of Unit 479 – 2005 Rotochopper Go-Bagger 250.
Pass 8-0

Old Business

1. Amend Chapter 178 (PDF): An ordinance to repeal §178.03 Sidewalk Vendors and enact a replacement §178.03 Sidewalk Vendors and Food Trucks and to repeal §178.04 Outdoor Mobile Vendors Located on Private Property and enact a replacement §178.04 Outdoor Mobile Vendors Located on Private Property.
Tabled 8-0*
*Tabled until March 18 to allow aldermen to further develop the proposal at the Feb. 20 Ordinance Review Committee meeting.

2. RZN 13-4538 (Razorback Road/Victory Commons) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4538, for approximately 5.09 acres, located at 731 S. Razorback Road from I-1, Heavy Commercial and Light Industrial, to UT, Urban Thoroughfare.
Tabled 8-0

New Business

1. Mt. Kessler Acquisition (PDF): A resolution to authorize Mayor Jordan to apply for and accept a 50/50 matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $1,500,000.00, to use this grant and $1,600,000.00 out of reserves to purchase about 328 acres of Mt. Kessler from Chambers Bank and to build a trailhead, to approve a land swap with Chambers Bank, to support a parkland dedication of about 48 acres for future parkland credit and to approve the attached budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0

2. Karcher North America, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to approve and certify the participation of Karcher North America, Inc. in the Arkansas Tax Back Program and to agree to authorize DF&A to refund city sales tax back to Karcher North America, Inc.
Pass 8-0

3. ADM 13-4331 Amend Chapters 151, 162, 163 and 164 (PDF): An ordinance to amend §164.10 Garage and/or Agricultural and Produce Sales; §161.10 (X) Unit 24 Home Occupation; §163.08 Home Occupations and §164.04 Urban Agriculture (fowl, bees, and goats) of the Unified Development Code.
Left on the first reading

4. Amend Chapter 92 (walk-on item): An ordinance to amend § 92.01 Definitions and § 92.23 Impoundment and § 92.24 Redemption of Animals of the Fayetteville code to authorize the Animal Shelter to accept livestock and set the redemption fee for their release.
Left on the first reading

5. Teeco Safety, Inc. (PDF): An ordinance waiving the requirements of formal competitive bidding and approving a contract with Teeco Safety, Inc. in the amount of $192,344.50 for the purchase of taser products.
Pass 7-0*
*Petty was absent during this vote

6. Kum & Go, L.C. Agreement (PDF): A resolution to approve the fourth amendment to land sale agreement with Kum & Go, L.C. to extend the closing date to no later than April 21, 2014 and to agree to equally share the City’s portion of the costs of a dedicated left turn lane.
Pass 8-0

7. Reappropriating Bonded, On-Going Capital Projects and Containing Obligations (PDF): A resolution to amend the 2014 adopted budget by reappropriating $75,497,000.00 in bonded or ongoing capital projects, outstanding obligations and grant funded items.
Pass 8-0

8. RZN 13-4536 (4310 Martin Luther King Blvd./Edwards) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 13-4536, for approximately 0.74 acres located on the north side of west Martin Luther King Boulevard near the border of Farmington from R-A, Residential Agricultural to CS, Community Services.
Pass 8-0

9. ADM 13-4603: (UDC Amendment Chapter 161, Use Unit 44, Cottage Housing Development) (PDF): An ordinance to amend Chapter 161 of the Unified Development Code to authorize Cottage Housing Development (UU-44) into zoning districts in which it was originally approved by Ordinance No. 5462.
Pass 8-0


– A Ward 4 meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24 in room 111 of the City Administration Building.


This meeting was adjourned at 9:38 p.m.

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