LIVE UPDATES: City Council Meeting Recap: April 4, 2017

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On the agenda

  • Approval of two A&P Commission nominees
  • A permit to allow a Cato Springs Trail crossing
  • A contract for trail construction on Kessler Mountain
  • Changes to the Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Updates to the city’s off-street parking laws

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A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 inside room 219 of City Hall, located at 113 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.

Listed below are the items up for approval and links to PDF documents with detailed information on each item of business.

Roll Call

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

Notes: Tennant arrived at 5:40 p.m.

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City Council Meeting Presentations, Reports and Discussion Items

1. Nominating Committee Report – A&P Commission Nominees (Details)
Pass 5-1

Notes: La Tour abstained. He did not say why. Marsh voted against. She said the Nominating Committee didn’t get to interview the candidates and although she doesn’t have a problem with either of the nominees, she thinks the committee should’ve been involved. Alderman Petty, who chairs the A&P Commission, said the commission interviewed the candidates and noted that the city attorney has said it is improper for a separate committee to interview candidates after the commission has made its decision. Tennant had not yet arrived at the meeting during this vote.


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

1. Approval of the March 21, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes
Pass 6-0

2. Wings Avionics, Inc. (Details): A resolution to approve a three-year lease agreement with Wings Avionics, Inc. for the airport hangar at 421 Ernest Lancaster Drive for rent in the amount of $1,606.49 per month.
Pass 6-0

3. Cato Springs Trail Airspace Permit (Details): A resolution to approve an airspace permit agreement with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for the Cato Springs Trail crossing of Highway 71 and Interstate 49.
Pass 6-0

Notes: Alderman Tennant arrived after the Consent Agenda vote.

Unfinished Business


New Business

1. Progressive Trail Design, LLC (Details): A resolution to authorize a contract with Progressive Trail Design, LLC for the construction of new trails and improvements to existing trails in accordance with the Kessler Mountain Trails Master Plan in the amount of $296,721.87, and to approve a project contingency in the amount of $44,508.28.
Pass 7-0

2. VAC 17-5725 (SW of Jewell Rd. & N. Salem Rd./Villas at Forest Hills lot 33) (Details): An ordinance to approve VAC 17-5725 for property located at lot 33 of Villas at Forest Hills, Southwest of West Jewell Road and North Salem Road to vacate an access easement.
Pass 7-0

3. Amend §33.350 Active Transportation Advisory Committee (Details): An ordinance to amend § 33.350 Purpose and Establishment of Article XXIII Active Transportation Advisory Committee of the Fayetteville Code to expand the scope of the committee’s duties and to establish a time for the election of the committee chair.
Pass 7-0

4. Amend §72.58 Off-street Parking Facilities; Rules and Rates (Details): An ordinance to amend § 72.58 Off-street Parking Facilities; Rules and Rates of the city code to provide greater flexibility for event parking in city-managed parking facilities, and to make technical revisions.
Pass 7-0


– Fayetteville officials are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards.
– Fayetteville officials will celebrate the completion of 0.75-mile extension to Clabber Creek Trail during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 6.
– Crews began the newest phase of infrastructure improvements along College Avenue this week.
– Fayetteville officials are asking residents what types of capital improvements they’d like to see at the city’s parks over the next few years. A final meeting is scheduled this week.


This meeting was adjourned at 6:08 p.m.