Current Meeting Agenda

  



City Council Regular Meeting
September 23, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Council Chamber

   AGENDA   Agenda

The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the September 23, 2014, regular meeting of the City Council. Information regarding City employees is governed by N.C. Gen. Stat. sec. 160A-168 – Council does not consider personnel matters in open session.   At the conclusion of this agenda the meeting will be open for the presentation of other matters by members of Council and the public.  Public comment will not be taken on items as to which no Council action will be taken at this meeting, including those items listed as reports or presentations or as discussion items.  When Council action is anticipated as to any matter, it will be placed on a Council agenda for consideration, and public comment will be taken at that time.

Pledge of Allegiance

I.   PROCLAMATIONS:

-              September 15 - October 15, 2014, as "Hispanic Heritage Month"

II.   CONSENT AGENDA:

A.         Approval of the minutes of the meeting held on September 9, 2014.   Documents
B.         Resolution amending the 2014 City Council meeting schedule to (1) add a worksession on affordable housing/community development on 
            October 14, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room; and (2) cancel the September 30, 2014, community meeting.  Documents

C.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to convey a conservation easement on 8.3 acres of real property along the French Broad River located
             at the Asheville Regional Airport to the Carolina Mountain Land 
Conservancy for conservation purposes.  Documents

D.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with Blakley Construction Services, LLC, for the North Fork 
             Water Treatment Plant Dam Intake Tower and Conduit Repairs Project.   Documents

E.         Budget amendment, in the amount of $20,000, from the 2013 High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) grant, for which the Asheville Police
            Department will serve as the fiduciary for investigative special purposes for the
Asheville Area HIDTA Task Force.  Documents

F.         Budget amendment, in the amount of $45,000, from the 2014 High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) grant, for which the Asheville Police 
            Department will serve as the fiduciary for investigative special purposes for the
Asheville Area HIDTA Task Force.   Documents

G.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept funds through US Department of Justice for the 2014 Ballistic Vest Partnership Program.  Documents

      2.    Budget amendment, in the amount of $47,557.02, from US Department of Justice Ballistic Vest Partnership (BVP) funds and previously
             approved City General Fund money, to establish a project budget in the Special 
Revenue Fund for the 2014 BVP Program.

H.         Budget amendment, in the amount of $5,000, to authorize the use of North Carolina State Drug Seizure Funds to fund the purchase of Urine
             Drug Screens/Lab Testing related to the Buncombe County DWI Treatment 
Court.  Documents

I.          Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Mail Management Services, LLC, to provide mail services to the City
            of Asheville.   Documents

J.          Budget amendment, in the amount of $48,500, from General Fund assigned fund balance, for the purchase and installation of energy efficient
             lighting at Shiloh and Stephens-Lee Community Centers through 
participation in the Duke Energy Progress Small Business Energy Savers
             Program.    Documents

K.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with The Budd Group Inc. for the U.S. Cellular Center's custodial services contract.  Documents

L.         Resolutions making provisions for the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine at the following events:  Documents

            1.         Blue Ridge Pride on October 4, 2014
            
2.         Asheville Oktoberfest on October 11, 2014
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.         Asheville City Market on October 18 & 25, 2014
            
4.         Brother Wolf New Year’s Resolution Run on January 1, 2015

M.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with Smart Electric Company for the North Fork Water
             Treatment Plant Dam Electrical Improvements Project.   Documents

    2.     Budget amendment, in the amount of $216,436, from the completed Automated Meter Reading Capital Project, for the North Fork Water
            Treatment Plant Dam Electrical Improvements Project.

N.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with B. Allen Construction Inc. for construction of pavilion and restrooms at
             the WNC Nature Center.  Documents

O.1.      Ordinance to authorize the use of third party proprietary software for fire protection systems data.   Documents

    2.     Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Brycer, LLC, for a third party reporting system for fire protection systems data.

P.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract and sponsorship agreement with Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Hickory, NC,
            for the U.S. Cellular Center.   Documents

    2.    Budget amendment, in the amount of $65,000, from the Pepsi sponsorship one-time signing bonus for digital menu boards at venue concession
           stands.

Q.         Resolution of intent to permanently close an unnamed alley off of Broad Street and setting the public hearing for October 28, 2014.  Documents

R.         Resolution of intent to permanently close a portion of Bradley Street and setting the public hearing for October 28, 2014.  Documents

S.1.      Resolution authorizing the City to apply for an enter into an agreement with the US Dept. of Justice through the 2014 Byrne Justice Assistance
            Grant – Local Solicitation.   Documents

    2.     Budget amendment, in the amount of $56,677, from the US Dept. of Justice for the 2014 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant - Local Solicitation.

T.         Resolution co-sponsoring Pisgah Legal Services event.   Documents

III.        Presentations and Reports:

A.         Six-Month Update on Governance Committee

CITY COUNCIL HAS ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING TIME LIMITS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS:

·    APPLICANTS HAVE UP TO TEN MINUTES TO COMPLETE A PRESENTATION.
·    ELECTRONIC PRESENTATIONS ARE LIMITED TO AGENDA ITEMS WITH PRESENTATION MATERIALS PROVIDED PRIOR TO 
     THE MEETING BY CITY STAFF, APPLICANTS, OR ORGANIZED OPPOSITION.
·    INDIVIDUALS HAVE UP TO THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK TO CITY COUNCIL.
·    A PERSON REPRESENTING A GROUP OF THREE OR MORE PERSONS (NOT INCLUDING THE SPEAKER) PRESENT IN THE 
     COUNCIL CHAMBER HAS UP TO 10 MINUTES TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL.
·    PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ANY ITEM MAY NOT EXCEED ONE HOUR.
·    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROVIDED IN HARD COPY AND/OR WRITTEN FORM.

 IV.  PUBLIC HEARINGS 

A.            Public hearing to consider rezoning 21 Jefferson Drive from Institutional District to RM-8 Residential Multi-Family Medum Density District.  Documents

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

A.            Graffiti update and direction for next phase of project.   Documents

B.            Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a development agreement with Public Interest Projects for the development of workforce housing
                at 56 S. Lexington Avenue.  Documents

VI.  NEW BUSINESS:

A.             Resolution authorizing the City to apply to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval of a plan of reorganization regarding the Asheville
                Regional Airport, and to transfer property and operational responsibility for the Airport to the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.  Documents

VII.  INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:

VIII. ADJOURNMENT.


BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES:  Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee; and Recreation Board.  Deadline is Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Call 259-5601 for an application form.

IN ADDITION, the City is accepting applications for the Planning & Zoning Commission.  That deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  Call 259-5601 for an application form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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