City Council Meeting Agenda

Prior to the formal meeting on March 28, City Council will be holding a budget briefing beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber located on the 2nd Floor in City Hall to obtain budget policy direction on the annual operating budget.   Transit    Energy Innovation Task Force    Urban Forest Plan

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Regular Meeting

March 28, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall

AGENDA

The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the March 28, 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:

-      Recognition of Donation of Audio Frequency Induction Loop System in Chamber

-      Proclamations:
       -   April 4, 2017, as "National Service Recognition Day"
       -   April 6, 2017, as "National Tartan Day"

II. CONSENT AGENDA:

A.  Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on March 14, 2017.  Documents

 B.  Budget amendment, in the amount of $120,000 from federal grant funding and a
  
   local City match from the Transit Operating Fund to set up the project budget for    
     the 
update of the City of Asheville Transit Master Plan.   Documents 

C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to convey a sanitary sewer easement to the
     Metropolitan Sewerage 
District of Buncombe County to accommodate maintenance on
     the service lines at the White Labs site at 172 
S. Charlotte Street.   Documents

D.  Resolution to accept the Downtown Asheville Comprehensive Parking Study to be used
      
as a resource document and to provide policy direction to staff.  Documents    Study

E.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply to the French Broad River Metropolitan
      Planning 
Organization for grants of federal transportation funds, to sign a letter of
      commitment for local matching funds, 
and if the applications are successful, to accept
      grants and sign the appropriate agreements.   Documents

F.   Ordinance amendment the Downtown Commission membership relative to the Asheville
      Downtown Association seat on the Asheville Downtown Commission.   Documents


G.    Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction agreement with
       Buckeye Bridge, LLC, for the Neighborhood Enhancement Project Area 2 Water
       Distribution Systems Project.  Documents  

H.    Resolution authorizing the City Manager apply to the French Broad River Metropolitan
       Planning Organization for Section 5310 Funds, and if awarded, to sign all the
       appropriate agreements.  Documents  

I.1.  Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended Memorandum of
       Understanding between the City, Bell Atlantic Mobile of Asheville, Inc. (dba Verizon
       Wireless), and New Cingular Wireless, LLC (dba AT&T) for the tower replacement
       project at 166 Reservoir Road.  Documents 

    2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $300,000, to eliminate (reduce) the project
        budget previously established in the City’s General Capital Projects Fund for the tower
        replacement project at 166 Reservoir Road.  

J.     Budget amendment, in the City’s Special Revenue Fund in the amount of $50,000 to
        budget $25,000 in federal grant funds awarded through the French Broad River
        Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) along with the City’s budgeted match of
       
$25,000 for the City’s Bike Share Feasibility Study.   Documents

K.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a service agreement with BBC
       Research & Consulting for 
the 2016 Disparity Study Project.   Documents
II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:  

A.  Haywood Street Community Visioning Process   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 conditionally zoning property located on 236 Charlotte Street
      
and 336 Hillside Street from RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Residential Density
      District and Community Business I District to Community Business II District/Conditional
      Zoning for the expansion of an existing community center and child day care facility.
      Documents 

B.   Public hearing to consider conditionally zoning property located at 95 Charlotte Street
      from Office District/ Conditional Zoning to Community Business II District/Conditional
      Zoning to allow lodging and office uses.  Documents

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

VI. NEW BUSINESS: 

VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCY:  Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (must be representative of Veteran's Administration).  Deadline is Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  Call 259-5839 for an application form.  

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