The next formal City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14,
2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located on the 2nd
Floor of City Hall. PRIOR to the formal meeting, City Council will be holding a
legislative update worksession beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor North
Conference Room of City Hall.
The entire on-line agenda from Council's last meeting is below for your continued review.
Please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AGENDA
DECEMBER 10, 2013
COUNCIL CHAMBER - 2ND FLOOR CITY HALL
Welcome – Mayor-Elect Esther E. Manheimer
Pledge of Allegiance – Marine Corp JROTC – Asheville High School
Singing of National Anthem - Ric Ledford
Invocation – Rabbi Batsheva Meiri
Oaths of Office Administered by the Honorable Alan Z. Thornburg, Buncombe County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge:
Mayor Esther E. Manheimer
Council Member Cecil Bothwell
Council Member Gordon D. Smith
Council Member Gwen C. Wisler
Resolution of appreciation to Terry M. Bellamy
Election of Vice-Mayor
Swearing In Address - Mayor Esther E. Manheimer
Remarks - Members of City Council
The City Council formal meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – December 10, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
The following has been set as the agenda for the December 10, 2013, 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
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on November 12, 2013. Documents
B. Resolution adopting the 2014 City Council Meeting Schedule, including a worksession on the legislative update on Tuesday, January 14, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.
in the First Floor North Conference Room of City Hall. Documents
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Cavanaugh and Associates, PA, for engineering services for
the Vault Renewals and District Metering Area Zone Metering Project. Documents
D. Resolution of intent to permanently close portions of excessive Summit Avenue right of way and an unopened right-of-way between Summit and Allen
Avenues and setting a public hearing on January 14, 2014. Documents
E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with McGill Associates for engineering services for the North Fork
Water Treatment Plant Generator Transfer Switch Project. Documents
F. Ordinance enacting and/or changing a 20 mph speed limit on portions of Mount Vernon Place, Prospect Street, Salem Avenue, and Westhaven Drive;
and enacting and/or changing a 25 mph speed limit on portions of Allen Avenue, Atkins Street, Beaverbrook Road, Bell Road, Chapel Park Place, Country
Meadows Drive, Fairview Road, Gibson Road, High Meadow Road, Midland Drive, Oteen Park Place, Pinedale Road, Success Avenue, Vance Gap Road,
Waters Road, and Westwood Place. Documents
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and, if awarded, enter into a grant agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
for construction of the Beaucatcher Greenway. Documents
H. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for and, if awarded, enter into a grant agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources for
a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant for construction at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center. Documents
I. Motion adopting the assignment of Boards & Commissions Members/Liaisons for 2014-15. Documents
J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Telecommunication and Industrial Consulting Services Corporation to perform
right-of-way acquisition services for the US 25 / Hendersonville Road Sidewalk Project. Documents
K.1. Resolution authorizing the City to accept Emergency Solutions Grant funds and to provide those funds to the agencies for the programs approved by the
State Division of Aging and Adult Services, Housing and Homeless Unit. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of for $159,247, from 2013 and 2014 Emergency Solutions Grant funds, to fund local organizations.
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order with Bolton Construction for the Montford Gym Flooring Replacement Project. Documents
M. Resolution authorizing an amendment to the terms of the contract between the City of Asheville and Mountain Housing Opportunities for the use of
HOME Partnership Act funds for the Eagle Market Place Project. Documents
N.1. Resolution approving a written exemption to the Request For Qualifications process for a time sensitive project management contract for the Eagle
Market Place with a cost that falls below the state’s minimum requirement for such processes. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $49,500, from Economic Development Capital Improvement Plan debt proceeds to fund the contract for the Eagle
Market Place project.
O. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of $575,000, funded with debt proceeds, for purchasing Phase IV LED streetlights and photocells. Documents
2. In the amount of $3,893 for Senior Opportunity Center and $3,893 for Harvest House, from the N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services, for facility
improvements and equipment. Documents
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Financial Quarterly Report Documents
B. Planning & Economic Development Committee Chair Report - For Information 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 conditional zoning of the project located at 291 East Chestnut Street, located at 287 and 291 East Chestnut Street, from
RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District to Urban Residential District/Conditional Zoning, with a modification request to the setback and
landscape buffer requirements, to construct 16 multi-family dwelling units in two separate buildings, in addition to the 4 existing units onsite. Documents
- The applicant has requested a continuance until January 28, 2014.
B. Public hearing to consider a conditional use permit for the construction of new facilities at Asheville Middle School located at 197 South French Broad
C. Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission Documents Map
1. Public hearing to amend Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances merging the River District Design Review Committee's function and duties into the
Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission.
2. Public hearing to amend Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances merging the River District Design Review Committee's function and duties into the
Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission.
3. Ordinance dissolving Ordinance No. 2437 establishing the River District Design Review Committee.
4. Motion adopting a River District Design Review Area <ap to replace River District zoning as the basis for performing river district design review.
D. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of 12.33 acres for a project known as The Avalon, located on Sweeten Creek Road, from Industrial District
to RM-16 Multi-Family High Density District/Conditional Zoning for the development of 8 multi-family buildings and 1 clubhouse building. Documents
E. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of 2.12 acres located on Taft Avenue from RS-4 Residential Single-Family Medium Density District to
RS-8 Residential Single-Family High Density District/Conditional Zoning, to facilitate the development of a single-family residential community composed
of 10 lots and 10 detached single-family dwellings. Documents
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Resolution accepting the Repetitive Loss Areas Analysis Report as a companion document to the Buncombe County All Hazards Mitigation Plan. Documents
B. Motion dissolving the Rules Committee, Retreat Committee, Personnel Committee and City Council Boards & Commissions Committee, which are to
be encompassed in the functions of a new City Council committee. Documents
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Board of Adjustment; Community Relations Council; Firemen's Relief Fund; Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee; Metropolitan Sewerage District Board; Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission; Sustainable Advisory Committee on Energy & the Environment; and Tree Commission. Deadline is Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.