City Council Agenda



Tuesday, August 27, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.

Council  Chamber – City Hall – 70 Court Plaza


Pledge of Allegiance

I. Proclamations

In recognition of the Service of the Western North Carolina Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility

In support of the Medicare for All Act of 2019

August 11, 2019, as “Kiwanis Club of Asheville Day”

September 2-8, 2019, as “Asheville Entrepreneurship Week”  

II. Consent Agenda:

A.   Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on July 23, 2019.   Documents

B.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to renew an existing workers’ compensation claims services agreement with PMA Management Corporation for a period of one year and authorize providing the services for three additional consecutive years.   Documents

C.   Request to name Tennis Court 1 at Aston Park Tennis Center in memory of Lewis Isaac.  Documents

D.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the existing Transit Operations and Maintenance Contract with Asheville Transit Management, LLC (RATPDev USA).  Documents

E.1.  Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a reimbursement agreement with Duke Energy for electric bus charging infrastructure for the Proterra electric buses.   Documents

     2.  Budget amendment, in the amount of $23,620, from Duke Energy, to purchase automatic passenger counters for the electric buses.  

F.   Technical budget amendment, in the amount of $100,000 to move the Fiscal Year 2019-20 electric bus battery annual lease payment from the Transit Operating Fund to the Transit Capital Fund.   Documents

G.   Budget amendment, in the amount of $33,500, from two Government Alliance on Race and Equity/Race Forward grants to advance equity and inclusion through programming.    Document

H.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute purchase orders for the purchase of 7 transit buses.  Documents

I.   Budget amendment in both the Transit Capital Projects Fund and the Property and Liability Fund in the amount of $359,706 from insurance funds received in consideration for a totalled City of Asheville bus to apply towards the purchase of a new bus.   Documents

J.   Resolution amending the 2019 City Council meeting schedule to (1) add an affordable housing workshop on September 6, 2019, at 8:45 a.m. in the Banquet Hall of the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, N.C.; and (2) cancel the formal meeting of City Council on October 8, 2019.   Documents

K.   Resolution amending Resolution No. 19-142 to replace the program name of “Service Coordinator for the City of Asheville”  with “Benefits Assistance Program” for the 2019-20 Strategic Partnership Fund Grant. Documents

L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to renew an existing liability claims services agreement with PMA Management Corporation for a period of one year and authorize providing the services for three additional consecutive years.   Documents

M.   Resolution ratifying the renewal of an existing security contract with Allied Universal Security for services provided at Parks and Recreation facilities.   Documents

III. Presentations and Reports

A.    Manager’s Report


City Council has established the following time limits for public hearings:

  • Applicants have up to ten minutes to complete a presentation.
  • 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 ten minutes to address City Council.
  • Public comment period for any item may not exceed one hour.


IV. Public Hearings:

A.   Public hearing to consider the conditional zoning of 1 South Tunnel Road from Regional Business District to Mixed Use Expansion/Condition Zone to allow a mixed-use development that includes residential, retail, service and entertainment uses.  – At the petitioner’s request, this public hearing will be continued.

B.   Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance related to the definition of kitchen and homestay standards.    Documents

V. Unfinished Business

A.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Nelson Byrd Woltz for design and planning to create a concept plan for the redevelopment of City owned properties at Haywood Street and Page Avenue.  Documents

VI.  New Business

A.  Boards & Commissions:  (Council to determine who, if any, to interview)   Documents

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee   Documents

I-26 Aesthetics Committee   Documents

Citizens-Police Advisory Committee   Documents

Multimodal Transportation Commission   Documents

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority   Documents

VII. Informal Discussion and Public Comment


VIII. Adjournment




Contact Information

Maggie Burleson, City Clerk