LIVE UPDATES: City Council Recap: May 19, 2015

On the agenda

  • Rezoning 642 acres in west Fayetteville at the Rupple Road Extension
  • Rezoning 17 acres just south of Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club.
  • Amending the Master Street Plan to remove a requirement for a bridge over Clabber Creek.

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 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, Alan Long
Absent: John La Tour

City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items

1. Quarterly Financial Report – 1st Quarter 2015Paul Becker, Chief Financial Officer


Consent items are typically approved in a single, all-inclusive vote.

1. Approval of the May 5, 2015 City Council meeting minutes.
Pass 7-0

2. Rainmaker Sales, Inc. (PDF): A resolution to authorize the purchase of an expansion poly trailer from Rainmaker Sales, Inc. of Shawnee, Oklahoma in the amount of $6,000.00 plus applicable sales taxes for use by the Water and Sewer Operations Division, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 7-0

Unfinished Business


New Business

1. RZN 15-5033 (232 W. Ash St./Koutroumbis) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 15-5033, for approximately 0.30 acres, located at 232 W. Ash Street from RSF-4, Residential Single Family, 4 units per acre to RMF-12, Residential Multi Family, 12 units per acre.
Pass 6-1

* Notes: Alderman Kinion voted against citing the neighbors concern of a multi-family unit encroaching on a single-family neighborhood.

2. VAC 15-5020 (2288 N. Hidden Creek Dr./Kennedy) (PDF): An ordinance approving VAC 15-5020 submitted by Jeremy Kennedy for property located at 2288 N. Hidden Creek Drive to vacate a portion of an existing utility easement.
Pass 7-0

3. RZN 15-4965 (South End of Rupple Rd./Rupple Road Extension Corridor) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 15-4965, for approximately 642 acres, located at the southern end of Rupple Road from R-A, Residential-Agriculture; RSF-1, Residential Single Family one unit per acre; RSF-4, Residential Single Family four units per acre; and RSF-8, Residential Single Family eight units per acre to NC, Neighborhood Conservation; CS, Community Services; UT, Urban Thoroughfare; and R-A, Residential Agricultural.
Left on the first reading

4. RZN 15-5004 (South End of Pumpkin Ridge Dr./Falling Waters) Appeal (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 15-5004, for approximately 17.37 acres, located south of Pumpkin Ridge Road from R-A, Residential-Agriculture to RSF-2, Residential Single Family, 2 units per acre.
Left on the first reading

5. Amendment of the Master Street Plan (PDF): A resolution to amend the Master Street Plan by removing a bridge connection on Raven Lane over Clabber Creek south of Crystal Springs Phase III.

6. Amend §162.01 (b)(2) to add “Landscape Contracting Business” (PDF): An ordinance amending Unified Development Code §162.01 (b)(2) to add “Landscape Contracting Business” as a use allowed by conditional use permit in all zoning districts.
Pass 7-0

7. Off-Site Forestation (PDF): Amend § 167.04 (j)(3) An ordinance to amend § 167.04 (j)(3) Off-Site Forestation to authorize the City Council to allow forestation within a nearby city park if determined by the City Council to be in the best interests of our citizens.
Pass 7-0*

* Notes: Alderwoman Sarah Marsh offered an amendment to the ordinance to add the ability to plant street trees in a public right of way if approved by the city council.

8. Amend Article IX Telecommunications Board (PDF): An ordinance to amend Article IX Telecommunications Board of the code of Fayetteville to conform to changes in state law and to clarify definitions and duties of the board.
Pass 7-0*


– City offices will be closed on Monday, May 24 for Memorial Day
– Communications manager Lindsley Smith will retire at the end of this week
– Vandergriff School will host their annual Charlie Brown Book Sale May 19-21, 2015


This meeting was adjourned at 7:26 p.m.