THE NEXT FORMAL MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014, BEGINNING AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER - 2ND FLOOR OF CITY HALL.
PRIOR TO THE FORMAL MEETING ON AUGUST 26, CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING PRE-ARRANGED INTERVIEWS FOR THE CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION AND THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION, BEGINNING AT 1:50 P.M. IN ROOM 209 OF CITY HALL.
BELOW PLEASE FIND THE COMPLETE ON-LINE AGENDA FROM COUNCIL'S LAST MEETING FOR YOUR CONTINUED REVIEW.
PLEASE CONTACT CITY CLERK MAGGIE BURLESON AT MBURLESON@ASHEVILLENC.GOV IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
City Council Regular Meeting
July 22, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
The following has been set as the tentative agenda for the July 22, 2014, 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
- Recognition of American Public Works Association Awards
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the meeting held on June 24, 2014. Documents
B. Resolution amending the 2014 City Council Meeting Schedule to cancel the August 12, 2014, City Council formal meeting. Documents
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Superior Landscaping to provide ground maintenance services
at various parks, greenways and facilities in the north and east districts in Asheville. Documents
D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement for legislative representation services with Jack Cozort. Documents
E. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to express the City of Asheville’s willingness to provide the required 20% local match and funding
for right-of-way if federal transportation funding is authorized for any of several pedestrian or bicycle projects in the City. Documents
F. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to approve a Grant Offer from the Federal Aviation Administration. Documents
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rivertop Contracting, Inc. for the Downtown Cleaning Project. Documents
H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a general services agreement with Carolina Management Team for the Water
Resources Water Storage Tank and Pipe Coating and Maintenance Project. Documents
I.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract Land of the Sun, Inc., d/b/a Fletcher Grading Contractors for the
Westwood Road Storm Drainage Improvements Project. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $72,147, from Stormwater Fund reserves to fully fund the Westwood Road Storm Drainage
J.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute an amendment to an existing agreement with the N.C. Dept. of
Environmental and Natural Resources for the Biltmore Avenue Bridge Flood Mitigation Project. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $750,000, from the N.C. Dept. of Environmental and Natural Resources, N.C. Division of Water
Resources, to appropriate additional Senate Bill 7 funding for the Biltmore Avenue Bridge Flood Reduction Project.
K. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment with McGill Associates for the Lake Craig/Azalea Road contract
to include the engineering services for the Biltmore Avenue Bridge Flood Mitigation Project. Documents
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Schnabel Engineering South, PC, for the North Fork
Dam Intake Tower and Conduit Repairs Project. Documents
M. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply to the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for grants of
federal transportation funds, and if the applications are successful, to accept grants and sign necessary agreements with the MPO,
or state or federal agencies to receive the funds. Documents
N.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Unified AV Systems for renovations to the City’s government
channel and audio visual systems in the Council Chamber and first floor conference room. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $174,065, to create a project budget for the contract utilizing savings in other capital projects,
for renovations to the audio visual systems.
O.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the construction contract with Brantley Construction for the U.S. Cellular Center
renovations project. Documents
2. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the professional services contract with Betsch Associates/Clark Nexsen for the
U.S. Cellular Center renovations project. Documents
P. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to make appointments to the 51 Biltmore Condominium Association. Documents
Q. Resolution setting a public hearing on August 26, 2014, for a land use incentive grant agreement for 146 Roberts Street (RAD Lofts). Documents
R. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of $17,500 to transfer funds from Parks and Recreation’s deferred maintenance operating budget to two
capital projects; the Velodrome Improvements in the amount of $4,000, and Carrier Park Restroom Renovations in the
amount of $13,500. Documents
2. In the amount of $10,000 from General Fund unassigned fund balance to support the initiatives of the WNC Diversity
Engagement Coalition in Fiscal Year 2015. Documents
III. Presentations and Reports:
A. Asheville Police Department Strategic Plan 2014-2017 Documents PowerPoint
B. Legislative Update
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 an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance regarding residential development density
standards in certain commercial zoning districts. - Request to continue public hearing until October 14, 2014..
B. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning at 1 Sunset Parkway from RS-4 Residential Single Family Medium Density District
to Office II District/Conditional Zoning to allow the operation of a residence and a canine rehabilitation center, with a requested
landscape modification. - This item has been withdrawn by the applicant. Documents
C. Public hearing to consider amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances to amend the definition of "Gated Communities." Documents
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Pack Place leases: Documents
1. Asheville Art Museum
2. Colburn Earth Science Museum
3. Diana Wortham Theatre
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Boards & Commissions: (Council to decide who, if any, to interview) Documents
- Civic Center Commission Documents
- Community Relations Council Documents
- Multimodal Transportation Commission Documents
- Planning & Zoning Commission (Confirmation of candidates and questions)
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Affordable Housing Committee, African American Heritage Commission, and Tourism Development Authority. Deadline is Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.