City Council Meeting Agenda

The next formal meeting of City Council will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (the Sept. 26 meeting has been rescheduled to Oct. 3) beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Council  Chamber, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.  

Prior to the formal meeting on October 3, City Council will be holding pre-arranged interviews for the Planning & Zoning Commission beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.

Below please find the complete on-line agenda for your continued review.  Please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at mburleson@ashevillenc.gov if you have any questions.

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Prior to the formal meeting on September 12, City Council will be holding pre-arranged interviews for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Tourism Development Authority  beginning at 3:38 p.m. in Room 209 of City Hall.

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Regular Meeting

September 12, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall

AGENDA

The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the September 12, 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:

-           September 15 - October 15, 2017, as "Hispanic Heritage Month" 

I. CONSENT AGENDA:

A.     Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on August 22, 2017.  Documents

B.      Resolution
authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one-year contract with Wilde Acre
          Landscaping, Inc. for grounds maintenance services in various parks, greenways and
          facilities in the North and East One districts; and exercise the option to renew the contract for
          one additional twelve-month period.   Documents

C.      Resolution amending the 2017 City Council meeting schedule to cancel the formal meeting
          on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, and reschedule it to Tuesday, October 3, 2017.   
          Documents

D.      Ordinance changing the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on Azalea Road from US 25A
          Sweeten Creek Road to Rosscraggon Road; Azalea Road East from US 70 Tunnel Road to
          NC 81 Swannanoa River Road; Beverly Road West from SR 3548 Haywood Road to
          Riverview Drive; Carter Cove Road from SR 2053 Beaverdam to End of City Maintenance;
          Delaware Avenue from SR 3412 Sand Hill Road to Sulphur Springs Road;
Enka Crescent
          Street from NC 112 Sand Hill Road to Enka Pine Street; Enka Oak Street from Enka
          Crescent Street to Enka Pine Street; Enka Orchard Street from NC 112 Sand Hill Road to
          Enka Pine Street; Enka Pine Street from Enka Crescent Street to Enka Orchard Street;
          Royal Pines Drive from US 25 Hendersonville Road to US 25A Sweeten Creek Road;
          Shelburne Road from NC 191 Brevard Road to SR 3412 Sand Hill Road; and West Summit
          Avenue from US 25 Hendersonville Road to the End of City Maintenance.   Documents

E.1.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sam Schwartz
         Consulting, LLC to provide consulting and engineering services to evaluate and advise City
         Council on the design of the I-26 Connector project   Documents

   2.   Budget amendment in the General Capital Projects Fund, in the amount of $200,000, from
         the City’s Capital Improvement Program pay-go funds to fund the I-26 Connector consulting
         services contract.

F.      Motion to approve the Request for Qualifications for the design services for the City-owned
         properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue, and the associated timeline.   Documents

G.      Resolution adopting a Section 3 Policy within the City’s Community Development Block
          Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs of financial assistance administered by
          Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Documents

H.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for funds through the U.S. Dept. of Justice
          2017 Edward  Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, and if awarded, enter into said
         agreement.   Documents

I.       Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Tindale Oliver for
         development of a Transit Master Plan.   Documents

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

        
1.         Brewgrass Festival on September 16, 2017
        2.         The Root Ball on September 23, 2017
        3.         Asheville Oktoberfest on October 7, 2017
        4.         Asheville VeganFest on June 10, 2018

K.      Budget amendment in the Water Resources Fund, in the amount of $12,000, through the
         Sustainability (General) Fund to fund four water installations for community gardens.
         Documents

L.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an economic development partnership
         with the Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission for the Haute Route.  
         
Documents

M.     Resolution accepting Soulshine Court as a City street.  Documents

N.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a professional services contract with
          CALIBRE Systems, Inc. to perform the Facilities Condition Assessment and Diagnostic
          Study.   Documents

O.      Resolution granting the conveyance of 565 square feet of permanent subsurface easement
          for foundation footings extending into the City right-of-way and proposing to accept an offer
          for sale of 163.52 square feet of air rights at 15 Page Avenue to FIRC Haywood Park
          Holdings LLC; and directing the City Clerk to advertise for upset bids for the sale of air rights,
          and if no other bids are received  or accepted, authorizing the City Manager to execute any
          and all documents necessary to convey both the easement and air rights.   Documents

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

II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:  None

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
.      Continuation of public hearing to consider conditionally zoning of property located on
         3,
10, 12, 18 and 99999 Tried Street from RS-8 Residential Single-Family High Density
         District to RS-8/CZ 
Residential Single-Family High Density District/Conditional Zoning for
         the development 
 of a single-family residential project.   Documents

B.      Public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances
          to establish provisions for temporary gravel lots in the Central Business District. 
           Documents

C.      Public hearing to consider zoning 421 Airport Road to Highway Business District. 
          Documents

 
D.      Public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed Limited Obligation Bond
          financing
for various capital projects and acquisitions as well as the refinancing of
          existing debt; and to also hear public comment on the Special Obligation Bonds as part
          of the overall plan of finance.   Documents

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

A.      Confirmation of interview candidates for the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Archibald
          Carroll   Harkrider   Hinton   Hudson   Kilgore   Webb

VI. NEW BUSINESS:  

A.    Boards & Commissions:  (Council to determine who, if any, to interview)  Documents

            -          Affordable Housing Advisory Committee  (from pre-arranged interviews)
                       Documents
           -           Recreation Board   Documents
            -          Tourism Development Authority (from pre-arranged interviews)  Documents

VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

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