CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING A BUDGET WORKSESSION ON FRIDAY, MAY 17, AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE 1ST FLOOR NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM OF CITY HALL.
After the May 17 worksession, the next meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Prior to the meeting, City Council will be holding pre-arranged interviews for vacancies on the A-B Historic Resources Commission beginning at 4:14 p.m. in Room 209 of City Hall.
Please find the on-line agenda from Council's last meeting for your continued review.
Please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at email@example.com if you have any questions.
City Council Regular Meeting – May 14, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
The following has been set as the agenda for the May 14, 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
Invocation to be given by Vice-Mayor Manheimer.
- May 19-25, 2013, as "National Public Works Week"
- May 19, 2013, as "JOYride for Livestrong Day"
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the community budget meeting held on April 18, 2013; the formal meeting held on April 23, 2013; and the special meeting held on
May 7, 2013. April 18, 2013 April 23, 2013 May 7, 2013
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to convey City-owned real property on (1) Short Street to William Omark and Cheryl Harris; (2) S. Beaumont Street to
Jeffrey Black; and (3) Hansel Avenue to Tracy Britt Plemmons. Documents
C.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with Buchanan and Sons, Inc. for the Spring 2013 Water System
Neighborhood Enhancement Projects. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $728,819, from savings in other capital projects that were completed under budget and from combining three capital
projects into one, for the Spring 2013 Water System Neighborhood Enhancement Projects.
D. Ordinance amending the Fees & Charges Manual such that the street cut permit fees can be used to recover the full cost of services provided. Documents
E. Resolution resolution authorizing staff to submit a grant application to the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization requesting federal funds
to prepare a comprehensive multi-modal transportation plan for the City of Asheville. Documents
F. Resolutions authorizing the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine at: Documents
1. Joy Ride on May 19, 2013
2. Mountain Sports Festival on May 24, 25 and 26, 2013
3. Riverfest on August 10, 2013
4. AVLCX on September 21, 2013
5. Blue Ridge Pride on October 5, 2013
6. Venture Asheville on May 20, 2013
G. Resolution of intent to permanently close an unopened right-of-way between Tarpon and Craggy Avenues and to set the public hearing on June 11,
H.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Trott Communications Group for services surrounding the City of Asheville’s planned
public safety radio system update. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $142,600, from debt proceeds, for the planned public safety radio system update.
I. Ordinance amending the civil penalties in Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances for handicapped parking violations from $100 to $250, fire lane parking
violations from $35 to $50, and Class D fire code violations (obstructing fire apparatus roads and fire hydrants) from $35 to $50. Documents
J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Armen Construction, LLC. for the Vance Crescent Street – Olney Road Sidewalk
Improvements Project. Documents
K. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a multi-year agreement and issue Purchase Orders for the equipment lease, installation, maintenance,
and product purchase of Liquid Oxygen from Air Products & Chemical for use at the Mills River Water Treatment Plant. Documents
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a professional services agreement with Hazen and Sawyer for the Fairview Service Area Water
System Improvements Phase I Project. Documents
M.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation for the construction of a left turn lane and the installation of
a new traffic signal on NC 81 (Swannanoa River Road) at the intersection with Azalea Road. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $75,000, from unspent capital reserve funds for the City’s share of the cost of the construction agreement.
N. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of $500,000, from insurance program reserves to pay workers’ compensation claims expenses that have exceeded the approved
budget amount. Documents
2. In the amount of $1,800, from Warren Wilson College, for a part-time temporary intern for the Sustainability Office. Documents
O. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a $1,150,000 installment financing contract with TD Bank for Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicles and
Computer Equipment. Documents
P. Resolution authorizing the City of Asheville Water Resources Department to partner with the Mills River Partnership to identify projects directly related to
water quality protection or improvement in the Mills River Watershed. Documents
Q. Motion to request the Buncombe County Board of Elections to arrange four additional early voting sites (one each in north, south, east and west sections of
Asheville) the one week (including Saturday) immediately preceding the 2013 City Council general election. Documents
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Smoky Mountain Toy Run & Eblen/St. Nicholas Project
1. Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Documents
2. Transit Commission Documents
3. Legislative & Water
C. Progress report by leaders of effort to establish a dog park in north Asheville.
D. Permit fees for farm markets 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 regarding an installment financing contract for the financing of Fiscal Year 2013 Green Capital Improvement Plan Projects. Documents
1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an installment purchase contract and closing process with TD Bank for the financing of the property
improvements to include LED streetlight upgrades and facility improvements, such as window replacements at Fire Stations #7 and a boiler
replacement at the Stevens Lee Recreation Center.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Ordinance establishing the Multimodal Transportation Commission. Documents
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Resolution appointing a member to the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. Documents
B. Resolution appointing a member to the Neighborhood Advisory Committee. Documents
C. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview) Documents
- Citizens-Police Advisory Committee Documents
- Civil Service Board Documents
- Historic Resources Commission Documents
- Neighborhood Advisory Committee Documents
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: