City Council Meeting Agenda

Regular Meeting

October 24, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall

AGENDA


The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the October 24, 2017, 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:

I. CONSENT AGENDA:

A.     Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on October 3, 2017.  Documents

B. Second reading of Ordinance No. 4615, an ordinance granting a franchise agreement to Here to There Adventure for the operation of a pedal bicycle taxi service.   Documents

C. Budget amendment in the Transit Capital Fund in the amount of $7,650 from insurance recovery funds to utilize towards the purchase of a new bus shelter.   Documents

D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with WNC Roofing, LLC, for the North Fork Water Treatment Plant Roof Replacement Project.  Documents

E.     1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept Keep America Beautiful grant funds from the Asheville Downtown Association for the purchase and installation of cigarette waste receptacles in the downtown area.   Documents

        2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $8,000, in the General Fund to budget the Keep American Beautiful grant funds.

F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing contract with The Wooten Company for the design & bidding/construction services necessary for the City Hall Elevator Automation Project.   Documents

G. Resolution proposing approval of a license agreement with T-Mobile South, LLC for antennas and related equipment at 130 Reservoir Road, directing the City Clerk to advertise for upset bids, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the license agreement if no alternate bids are received.  Documents

H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction contract with Graham County Land Company, LLC, for renovation of the lawn bowling court at Carrier Park. Documents

I. Resolution to rename the Montford Recreation Center to the Tempie Avery Montford Center and to accept the donation of a historical plaque to be placed on the site to honor the contributions of Tempie Avery.   Documents

J. Resolution allowing for the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or unfortified wine at the Wicked Weed Festival of Artistry on November 4, 2017.   Documents

K. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for a New Belgium Bike Infrastructure Grant, and if awarded, enter into said grant agreement.   Documents

L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for funding from the N.C. Dept. of  Transportation FY 2017-18 Urban State Match Program, and if awarded, enter into said agreement.   Documents

M. Resolution authorizing an Acting City Manager to serve during the City Manager’s temporary absence or disability.   Documents

N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Mayor’s Challenge and, if  awarded, enter into said agreement.   Documents

II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:  

A.     Finance Committee Recommendation to Form an Aston Park Tennis Center Task Force (Vice-Mayor Wisler - Finance Committee Chair)   Documents

B.     Update on the Energy Innovation Task Force (Councilwoman Mayfield)

C.     Update on Enforcement of Short Term Rentals (report only)  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 the conditional zoning of property located on 95 Roberts Street from River District to Lodging Expansion/Conditional Zoning for the renovation of an existing building for a lodging use with additional space for retail and restaurant uses.    Documents

B. Public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Article VIII of Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinance to adopt the River Arts District Form-Based Code for the greater River Arts District area, and the associated property rezoning.   Documents

C. Public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Article XI of Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances to remove River Parking Reduction Area in its entirety.    Documents

D. Public hearing to amend Article VIII of Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances to amend lot size and density standards for residential zoning districts citywide.   Documents

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  


VI. NEW BUSINESS:  

VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES:  ABC Board, Firemen’s Relief Fund; and Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee.  Deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.  
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