City Council Meeting Agenda
July 25, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall
The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the July 25, 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. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on June 27, 2017. Documents
B. Motion to request the Buncombe County Board of Elections to arrange four additional early
voting sites (one each in Central, North, South, East and West sections of Asheville) the one
week (including Saturday) immediately preceding the 2017 City Council General Election.
C. Ordinance amendment Chapter 11 of the City’s Code of Ordinances pertaining to sale of
alcoholic beverages beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. Documents
D. Resolution amending the 2017 City Council meeting schedule to cancel the October 10,
2017, City Council regular meeting. Documents
E. Resolution making provisions for the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or
unfortified wine at the following events: Documents
1. LEAF Downtown AVL on August 4 and 5, 2017
2. Asheville Outdoor Cinema on August 26, September 2, September 9, October 7 and
October 14, 2017
3. Blue Ridge Pride on September 30, 2017
F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to participate in Duke Energy Progress’ Small
Business Energy Saver Program and to enter into sole source provider contract for the
purchase and installation of energy efficient lighting in the Civic Center Parking Deck.
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the N.C. Dept. of
Transportation for to fund the apprentice/intern program for Fiscal Year 2017-18.
H.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Banks Avenue and Collier Avenue
resurfacing public/private partnership agreement with the developer/ owner of 150 Coxe
Avenue (Conabeer Ventures, LLC). Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $32,600, from Conabeer Ventures, LLC, for the
public/private partnership agreement.
I. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the UNC-Asheville
to waive fees for Asheville's Solar Eclipse Festival to be held at Pack Square Park on August
21, 2017. Documents
J.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with McDonald Transit
for operations and maintenance of the Asheville Transit System. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $441,000, from General Fund unassigned fund
balance to fully fund the Fiscal Year 2017-18 costs for operating and maintaining the
Asheville Transit System.
K. Resolution granting an additional permit fee waiver to the Asheville Art Museum associated
with construction at 2 South Pack Square (City-owned facility). Documents
L.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the National Parks and
Recreation Association and the Walmart Foundation for programming cost of the Healthy
Out-of-School Time Grant. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $25,000, from the National Parks and Recreation
Association and Walmart Foundation grant award, for the Healthy Out-of-School Time Grant.
M. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an amendment to the contract with
HydroCycle Engineering for additional services for the watershed assessment for the
Wellington Street drainage area. Documents
N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with T & K
Utilities, Inc., for the Neighborhood Enhancement Project Area 1 Water Distribution Systems
Phase 2 Project. Documents
O. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Climbmax, Inc.,
for a climbing facility located at 43 Wall Street. Documents
P. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with Cooper
Construction Company, Inc., for the Neighborhood Enhancement Project Area 4 Water
Distribution Systems Project. Documents
Q. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for a grant from the N. C. Dept. of
Agriculture and Consumer Services through the North Carolina Forest Service, Urban &
Community Forestry Program, to assist in performing a gap analysis for the City’s Urban
Forest program, and if awarded, enter into said grant agreement. Documents
R. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an amendment to an existing ground lease
agreement that will change the premises being leased by Asheville Police Department to a
new building owned by the Skyland Volunteer Fire Department South Asheville. Documents
S. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept funding from the Federal Transit
Administration Section 5339, Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program. Documents
T.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a College Street resurfacing
public/private partnership agreement with the developer/owner of 10 Broadway (MHG Tower,
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $14,304, from MHG Tower, Inc. for the public/private
II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. City Council Strategic Priorities Update (Documents will be posted on Monday)
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 of property located at 175 Lyman Street from
River District to Mixed Use Expansion District/Conditional Zoning for the development of 133
residential units, commercial space, restaurant in 5 buildings and a parking structure. - This
matter will be continued to August 22, 2017.
B. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of property located at 39 Gerber Road from
Commercial Business District II to Highway Business District/Conditional Zoning for the
purpose of constructing a three story, 85,000 square foot self storage facility. Documents
C. Public hearing to consider amending 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
D. Public hearing to consider an amendment to a previously approved conditional zoning
Ordinance (Ordinance No. 4548) in the Urban Place District/Conditional Zoning for
changes to the conditions for development of a mixed use project at the property located
at 146 Roberts Street. Documents
E. Public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances
to remove River Parking Reduction Area in its entirety. Documents
F. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of property located at 1500 Tunnel Road
from Highway Business District to Lodging Expansion District/Conditional Zoning for the
development of a 5-story hotel with 86 rooms and a total square footage of 42,200
square feet. Documents
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Amendments to the City of Asheville Charter Documents
1. Ordinance amending the City of Asheville Charter to provide for six single-member
electoral districts governing the nomination and election of City Council members.
2. Resolution calling for a special election for the purpose of submitting to a vote the
ordinance amending the City of Asheville Charter to provide for six single-member
electoral districts governing the nomination and election of City Council members.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to create a program of work for the affordable
housing activities and allocation for the use of $10 Million in affordable housing bond funds
for direct project investment. Documents
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Resolution supporting the Buncombe County Age-Friendly Community Initiative. Documents
B. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview) Documents
- African American Heritage Commission Documents
- Blue Ribbon Committee on Human Relations Commission Documents
- Board of Adjustment (Regular member) Documents
- Civic Center Commission Documents
- Historic Resources Commission Documents
- Multimodal Transportation Commission Documents
- Neighborhood Advisory Committee Documents
- Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy & the Environment Documents
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Planning & Zoning Commission - Deadline is Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5839 for an application form.