LIVE UPDATES: City Council recap: Sept. 1, 2015

On the agenda

  • Eliminating minimum parking standards.
  • Rezoning 15 acres on Millsap Road.
  • Amending a residential planned zoning district at the Timber Trails Subdivision.
  • Using parkland dedication fees for improvements at Bryce Davis Park and Lake Fayetteville.

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 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 links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.

Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, John La Tour, Alan Long
Absent: Matthew Petty, Martin Schoppmeyer

City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items

1. Quarterly Financial ReportPaul Becker, Finance Director


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

1. Approval of the Aug. 18, 2015 City Council meeting minutes.
Pass 6-0

2. Animal Services Donation Revenue (PDF): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $39,089.00 representing donation revenue to Animal Services for the first and second quarters of 2015.
Pass 6-0

3. Williams Tractor of Fayetteville (PDF): A resolution to authorize the purchase of two (2) 2015 t590 T4 Bobcat Compact Track Loaders from Williams Tractor of Fayetteville, Arkansas in the total amount of $101,189.02 pursuant to a National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative purchasing agreement for use by Transportation Services.
Pass 6-0

4. Lewis Ford of Fayetteville (PDF): A resolution to authorize the purchase of a 2015 Ford F250 4×4 from Lewis Ford of Fayetteville, Arkansas in the amount of $23,075.00, pursuant to a state procurement contract, for use by Parks and Recreation.
Pass 6-0

5. Bryce Davis Park and Improvements to Lake Fayetteville (PDF): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the total amount of $147,170.00 recognizing parkland dedication fees from the northwest and northeast quadrants to be used for lighting at Bryce Davis Park and improvements to Lake Fayetteville.
Pass 6-0

6. Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission Amendment No. 2 (PDF): A resolution to approve amendment no. 2 to the contract with the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission for the city to provide operational and maintenance services for the Town Center parking deck in exchange for the use of fifty-five (55) parking spaces for a period of one year with five additional one year automatic renewals.
Pass 6-0

7. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Risk Map Phase 2Pulled from Consent at the request of Mayor Lioneld Jordan (see below).

Pulled from Consent

1. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Risk Map Phase 2 (PDF): A resolution to authorize the city’s participation in phase 2 of the Risk Map Program with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to update the Washington County Flood Insurance Study and flood insurance rate maps at a cost of up to $43,658.00.
Pass 6-0

Unfinished Business


New Business

1. RZN 15-5130 (1285 E. Millsap Rd./Christian Life Cathedral) (PDF): An ordinance rezoning that property described in rezoning petition RZN 15-5130, for approximately 15 acres, located at 1285 E. Millsap Road from RSF-4, Residential Single Family, 4 units per acre, to P-1, Institutional.
Pass 6-0

2. VAC 15-5127 (19 N. Palmer Ave./Baker) (PDF): An ordinance to approve VAC 15-5127 submitted by Allen Baker for property located at 19 N. Palmer Ave. to vacate an existing blanket water and sewer easement.
Pass 6-0

3. ADM 15-5153 (Timber Trails Subdivision PZD Amendment) (PDF): An ordinance amending a residential planned zoning district entitled R-PZD 04-1154, Timber Trails, containing approximately 26 acres, to modify the zoning of lots 70 through 77, 98, and 99 to allow for use unit 8, single-family dwellings.
Pass 6-0

4. Amend 172.05 (ADM 15-5088 UDC Amendment Chapter 172.05 Non-residential Parking Requirements (PDF): An ordinance to amend section 172.05 of the Unified Development Code to remove minimum parking standards for non-residential uses.
Left on the first reading

Notes: City Attorney Kit Williams said he was concerned about eliminating minimum parking standards completely. He said if a developer is allowed to build a commercial building in or near a neighborhood with little or no parking spaces, customers who drive to those businesses may be forced to use parking areas that were previously used by the neighbors. Williams suggested instead giving planning staff the power to remove parking standards on a case-by-case basis. His proposal, he said, would give the city enough time to see if removing parking standards was indeed a good idea before removing the regulations altogether.

Alderman John La Tour applauded staff’s proposal to remove minimum parking standards, but said he’d also like to see maximum parking standards removed.


This meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.