December 13, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber - 2nd Floor - City Hall
The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the December 13, 2016, 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
- Employee recognitions
- Resolution against discrimination and intimidation Documents
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on November 8, 2016. Documents
B. Resolution certifying and declaring the results of the special bond referendum on the bond orders authorizing the issuance of $32,000,000
General Obligation Transportation Bonds, authorizing the issuance of $25,000,000 General Obligation Housing Bonds and authorizing the
issuance of $17,000,000 General Obligation Parks and Recreation Bonds held for the City of Asheville, North Carolina on November 8, 2016. Documents
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Harper Corporation General Contractors for the miscellaneous
Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Project. Documents
D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to extend the existing lease agreement between DeWine Seeds-Silver
Dollar Baseball for use of McCormick Field stadium facility and parking lot for the Asheville Tourists baseball team. Documents
E. Resolution fixing date of public hearing on January 10, 2017, on question of voluntary annexation of property located at 12 Loop Road pursuant
to N. C. Gen. Stat. sec. 160A-31. Documents
F.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with B. Allen Construction Inc. for the construction improvements for the
Asheville Wildlife Park - Visitor Reception and Welcome Plaza. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of 80,000, from The Friends of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, for the construction improvements
for the Asheville Wildlife Park - Visitor Reception and Welcome Plaza.
G. Resolution adopting the 2017 City Council meeting schedule. Documents
H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Buckeye Bridge, LLC Construction Group, Inc. for the Cedar Street Bridge
Repair Project. Documents
I. Water Fees Documents
1. Ordinance authorizing amendments to the Department of Water Resources Water Policies
2. Ordinance amending the Fees & Charges Manual - Water Resources Department Section
3. Resolution authorizing amendments to the Water Resources Design and Construction Manual
J. Resolution donating the silent film entitled Conquest of Canaan, consisting of four reels of 35 mm film, to the Library of Congress. Documents
K. Technical budget amendment in each of the City’s annual operating funds to appropriate from restricted and assigned fund balance the
required budget authorization for prior year contracts, purchase orders, and other carry-over appropriations that rolled forward to Fiscal Year 2016-17.
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to adjust the in-kind support for the strategic event partnership with the Asheville Sustainable
Agriculture Project - 2017, 2018 and 2019. Documents
M. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to adjust the in-kind support up to 10% in the event that city fees increase or city service requirements
result in additional costs to events conducted under the 2017-19 Strategic Event Partnership agreements. Documents
N. Budget amendment, in the amount of $25,058 from the General Fund to the Civic Center Fund, for the purpose of installing advanced building
and HVAC controls at the U.S. Cellular Center. Documents
O. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept and sign a grant agreement with the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority from
the 2015-16 Tourism Product Development Funds for the French Broad River Greenway - West. Documents
P. Resolution approving amendments to the Housing Trust Fund Policy. Documents
Q. Resolution authorizing the private sale of City-owned real property on Pisgah View Road to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for affordable
R. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to convey a quit claim deed to Vinod Patel for property located at 1103 Brevard Road and Stradley
Mountain Road. Documents
S. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Mattern and Craig Inc. for the New Leicester Highway Sidewalk Design
T. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Eskola, LLC for the William DeBruhl Water Treatment Plant Facility
Improvements project. Documents
U.1. Resolution accepting funds from the Montford Neighborhood Association to construct and install two bus shelters. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $25,086.25, from the Montford Neighborhood Association to construct and install two bus shelters.
V. Resolution supporting the expanded vision and concept of the Fonta Flora State Trail being extended to Asheville via Morganton and Marion. Documents
W. Ordinance granting a franchise agreement to Slidr, LLC for the operation of a low speed vehicle service within the City of Asheville. Documents
X. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with 4 Seasons Site & Demo Inc. for the RADTIP Building Demolition -
Phase II Project. Documents
Y. Resolution authoring the City Manager to execute a contract amendment and change order to extend a contract with Bullington Construction
Inc. for the the guardrail installation and maintenance contract for Fiscal Year 2017. Documents
Z. Budget amendment, in the amount of $96,480, from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security for fire prevention and safety programs. Documents
II. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Audit Presentation Documents 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
1. WNC Fires
2. Strategic Priorities of City Council (report only - to be posted on website) Documents
3. Financial (report only - to be posted on website) Documents
4. Haywood Street Community Visioning Process Documents
5. Homestay Permitting Update - Twelve Month Review Documents
C. Accessory Dwelling Unit Task Force Report 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 land use incentive grant for Skyland Exchange (Hathaway Development LLC). Documents
B. 1. Public hearing to consider rezoning 90 Asheland Avenue and 202 Asheland Avenue from Regional Business District to Central Business
District; 206 Asheland Avenue, 216 Asheland Avenue, 222 Asheland Avenue and 90 Southside from Office Business District to Central
Business District; and a portion of 88 Southside from RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District to Central Business District. Documents
2. Public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the officially adopted Height Zone Map.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Pinnacle Landscapes, LLC for the construction of Pritchard Park
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $232,349, to establish the capital budget for the Pritchard Park Improvements.
B. Consideration of a partnership with Asheville Buncombe Preschool Planning Collaborative. Documents
C. Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to solicit qualifications from professionals to evaluate and advise City Council
on the design of the I-26 Connector Project. Documents
D. Consideration of supporting the African American Heritage Commission’s efforts to commemorate the contributions of the African American
community in Buncombe County and Asheville, and acceptance of the $10,000 from the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Documents
E. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview)
- Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee Documents
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Board of Adjustment; Board of Electrical Examiners (must be a licensed engineer); Firemen's Relief Fund; Historic Resources Commission; Metropolitan Sewerage District Board; Riverfront Redevelopment Commission; Soil Erosion/Stormwater Review Committee; Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy & the Environment; and Tree Commission. Deadline is Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5839 for an application form.