City Council Meeting Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

May 22, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall

AGENDA

The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the May 22, 2018, 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:

-      June 4-10, 2018, as "Vegan Challenge Week"  
-      Volunteer of the Year Award

I. CONSENT AGENDA:

A.     Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on May 15, 2018.   Documents

B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to convey additional square footage of sanitary sewer easement at 345 Montford Avenue to Metropolitan Sewerage District. Documents

C. Resolution authorizing execution of an installment financing contract for Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Improvement Program Vehicles and Other Equipment. Documents

D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a partnership agreement with the Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs for production of the Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Ceremony annually through year 2021. Documents

E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Federal Transit Administration Low or No Emission Vehicle Program, and if awarded, enter into appropriate agreements. Documents

F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a combination sidewalk and stormwater easement from FHN McCormick Place, LLC, for maintenance of public improvements. Documents

G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for the Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 Job Access and Reverse Commute Grant and if awarded, enter into appropriate agreements. Documents 

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

I. Resolution allowing for the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or unfortified wine at the following events: Documents

1. ABA Beer Week Kick-Off Party on May 25, 2018

2. Beer City Festival on June 2, 2018

3. Xpand Fest on June 9, 2018

4. Asheville Half Marathon & 10K on June 9, 2018

5. Better Dads Festival on June 16, 2018

6. Ingles Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2018

7. Asheville Vegfest on September 2, 2018


J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with B. Allen Construction Inc. for the construction services of Asheville Playgrounds Bond Project at Herb Watts Park, West Asheville Park and Lakewood Park. Documents

 

K. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Patton Construction Group, Inc. for the Tempie Avery Montford Center Improvements Bond Project. Documents

L. Resolution providing for the issuance, sale and delivery of $23,000,000 General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note. Documents

 

M. Resolution setting a public hearing on June 19, 2018, for a Land Use Incentive Grant for Sweetgrass Apartments, Madison Capital Group. Documents

N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing contract with Carolina Tractor & Equipment for services related to the repair and maintenance of City vehicles and equipment. Documents

II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:  
A. State of the Airport Documents
B. Reducing Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Documents
C. Update on Equity & Transparency Items from March 20, 2018, Worksession 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 a conditional zoning of property located on Founders Drive from Institutional District to Institutional Expansion District/Conditional Zone for the development of student housing and related university building(s).   Documents

B. Public hearing to consider a conditional zoning of property located at 39 Bradley Branch Road from Highway Business District to Residential Expansion District/Conditional Zone for the development of a multi-family residential complex. Documents

C. Public hearing to consider the modification of a previously approved conditional zoning for the Princess Anne Hotel located at 301 E. Chestnut Street to convert the existing dining room to a public restaurant. Documents

D. Public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Operating Budget. Documents

E. Public hearing to pursue debt financing for capital projects with a draw program that includes the issuance of interim Limited Obligation Bonds. Documents

- Resolution directing the Interim City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to complete the Limited Obligation Bonds financing with Bank of America for the draw program interim financing.

 

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

A.     Consideration of legislation.  Documents   Documents   Documents

 

VI. NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A. Resolution approving the 2018-19 Strategic Partnership Fund grants. Documents


B. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview) Documents
- Board of Adjustment (Alternate) Documents
- Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee Documents
- Human Relations Commission Composition Resource List Applications Demographics

VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
VIII. ADJOURNMENT


BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES:  African American Heritage Commission; Airport Authority; Civic Center Commission; Board of Electrical Examiners; Historic Resources Commission; I-26 Connector Project Aesthetics Committee; Multi-Modal Transportation Commission; Neighborhood Advisory Committee; Noise Ordinance Appeals Board; Public Art & Cultural Commission; Recreation Board.  Deadline is Monday, June 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5839 for an application form.



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