LIVE UPDATES: City Council recap: June 17, 2014

On the agenda

  • Support for Net Neutrality
  • Accepting an $8,500 grant to pay for research and cataloging of historic structures
  • Establishing a natural areas preservation account using distributions from the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association
  • Walton Arts Center governance changes
  • An amended Walton Arts Center lease agreement

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 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

City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items

1. Nominating Committee Report – Alderman Justin Tennant

The following candidates were appointed:

Historic District Commission – Laura Chioldi and Joshua Youngblood
Animal Services Advisory Board – Lea Criss and Michael Compton
City Board of Health – No applications were received
Environmental Action Committee – Kelly Magoulick and Richard Russell
Fayetteville Arts Council – Diane Wood Williams, Beth Woessner and Justin Hunter
Walton Arts Center Council – Hershey Garner and Sarah Lewis
Walton Arts Center Foundation – Craig Shy

Consent items

1. Approval of the June 3, 2014 City Council meeting minutes.
Pass 8-0

2. Net Neutrality (PDF): A resolution to express the City Council’s support for Net Neutrality.
Pass 8-0

3. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (PDF): A resolution approving a grant agreement with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program in the amount of $8,515 for travel and training, and for hiring a qualified consultant to research and catalog historic structures; and approving a budget adjustment recognizing the grant revenue.
Pass 8-0

4. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (PDF): A resolution to authorize a payment of $3,500,000 to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department representing an initial payment of the City’s portion of construction, right of way acquisition and utility relocation costs related to the widening of Highway 112.
Pass 8-0

5. Repeal Resolution No. 143-14 & Pacific Vet Group-USA, Inc. Land Sale (PDF): A resolution to repeal Resolution No. 143-14 and to sell about 24 acres in the Fayetteville Commerce District (formerly Industrial Park) to Pacific Vet Group-USA, Inc. for $360,000.00 and other valuable consideration and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0

6. Benedict Settlement – Van Ashe Drive (PDF): A resolution to authorize a settlement agreement with Dale and Martha Benedict concerning condemnation litigation filed as part of the Van Ashe Drive construction project.
Pass 8-0

Unfinished business


New business items

1. Fayetteville Natural Areas Preservation Account (PDF): A resolution to establish the “Fayetteville Natural Areas Preservation Account” and to establish requirements for disbursals therefrom.
Pass 8-0

2. Amended Articles of Incorporation for the Walton Arts Center Council and Foundation (PDF): An ordinance to approve the Fifth Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Walton Arts Center Foundation, Inc., the Sixth Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation of the Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. and their amended Bylaws, and the Amended and Restated Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville.
Tabled 8-0*
* Alderman Tennant suggested waiting until the Walton Arts Center has built or raised all the money needed for the renovated Fayetteville campus before approving the governance changes. The council agreed to table the item for two weeks to allow for more discussion.

3. Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. Lease (PDF): A resolution to approve an amended and restated lease agreement among the University of Arkansas and City of Fayetteville as landlords and the Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. as tenant.
Tabled 8-0


This meeting was adjourned at 6:33 p.m.