THE NEXT FORMAL MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 10, BEGINNING AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF CITY HALL.
BELOW PLEASE FIND THE COMPLETE ON-LINE AGENDA FROM COUNCIL'S LAST MEETING FOR YOUR CONTINUED REVIEW.
PLEASE CONTACT CITY CLERK MAGGIE BURLESON AT MBURLESON@ASHEVILLENC.GOV IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
April 26, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall
The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the April 26, 2016, 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
- April 26, 2016, as "UNC-Asheville Women's Basketball Day"
- April 26, 2016, as "UNC-Asheville Men's Basketball Day"
- April 26, 2016, as "Support Public Schools Day"
- May, 2016, as "Building Safety Month"
I. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on April 12, 2016. Documents
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease of city-owned property at 224 Louisiana Avenue with the United States of America
for continued operations of an Army Reserve Center. Documents
C. Resolution accepting White Ash Drive East as a City-maintained street. Documents
D. Resolution accepting Osaco Drive, Pacifico Drive and Verano Court as City-maintained streets. Documents
E.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Carolina Cornerstone Construction, Inc. to renovate the multi-purpose
building at Carrier Park. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $290,000, from Parks and Recreation Department General Fund deferred maintenance operating budget,
to establish a capital project in the General Capital Projects Fund.
F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation to fund the Apprentice/Intern Program
for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Documents
G.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rogers Group Inc. for the Asphalt Paving Improvements 2016 Project. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $110,517.60, to appropriate previously unbudgeted revenue from the Metropolitan Sewerage District
and Buncombe County Schools associated with the paving program, and to move savings from Fiscal Year 2014-15 projects in the General Fund
over to the Fiscal Year 2015-16 paving project in the General Capital Projects Fund.
H. Resolution setting a public hearing on May 10, 2016, to consider the issuance of 2016 Limited Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes. Documents
I. Budget amendment, in the amount of $5,233, from the N.C. Dept. of Transportation and Henderson County, to increase the budget to purchase a
van on behalf of Henderson County's Apple Country Transit System. Documents
J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend a contract with Sitework Studios, PLLC for geotechnical design services for the Town Branch
II. Presentations and Reports:
A. Update on downtown planning and development policies Documents Documents
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 conditional zoning property located at 60 Mills Gap Road from Industrial District to Highway Business District/Conditional
Zoning for the development of a 272 unit multi-family development. - Applicant has requested a continuance until June 14, 2016.
B. Public hearing regarding the proposed Consolidated Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2016-17, which sets out the proposed use of federal Community
Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds for the coming fiscal year. Documents
· Resolution authorizing submission of the City’s Consolidated Annual Action Plan for 2016-17 to the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.
C. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of property located at 11 Wayside Drive from RM-6 Residential Multi-Family Low Density District to
Community Business I District/Conditional Zoning for the operation of a short-term rental within an existing structure. Documents - ITEM WITHDRAWN
D. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of property located at 50 Wilbar Avenue from RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District
to Urban Place District/Conditional Zoning for the redevelopment of an existing housing community, extension of public infrastructure, and the
creation of passive and active recreation and open space. Documents
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Lee Walker Heights
1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding and any associated documents, including an Option
to Purchase, necessary to put this resolution into effect, with Duke Energy Progress for the purchase of property on Biltmore Avenue for the
purposes of redeveloping the property into a mixed income, mixed use development. Documents
2. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a letter of commitment to the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville in the amount of
$4.2 Million for the purposes of redeveloping Lee Walker Heights into a mixed income development. Documents
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Horse Drawn Carriages
1. Ordinance to repeal the ordinance permitting and regulating the general operation of horse-drawn carriages on the City streets. Documents
2. Ordinance granting a franchise agreement with Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours, LLC, for the operation of a horse-drawn carriage
business within the City of Asheville. Documents
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, PLLC, for the purpose of developing the City
of Asheville Comprehensive 2025 Plan Update. Documents
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Civic Center Commission; and Haywood Street Advisory Team. Deadline is Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.