City Council Formal Meeting
December 8, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:
- Watch live by television on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99 or by live stream through https://publicinput.com/F6052
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Pledge of Allegiance
I. Proclamations/Announcements (No public comment)
– Announcement of Council Member Sandra Kilgore
– Announcement of Council Member Kim Roney
– Announcement of Council Member Sage Turner
– Election of Vice-Mayor
II. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on November 10, 2020. Documents
B. Resolution adopting the 2021 City Council meeting schedule. Documents
C. Resolution adopting an update to the City’s Procurement, Surplus, Purchasing & Contracting Policy. Documents
D. Resolution authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to condemn a sidewalk easement over real property located at 117 Onteora Boulevard. Documents
E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a lease agreement with T-Mobile South LLC at 300 Merrimon Avenue. Documents
F. Motion approving the 2021-22 Boards & Commissions Meeting Schedule, including City Council liaisons and member appointments. Documents
- Resolution appointing Councilwoman Turner to the Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission.
- Resolution appointing Councilwoman Kilgore to the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.
- Resolution appointing Councilwoman Roney to the Citizens-Police Advisory Committee.
- Resolution appointing Councilwoman Turner to the Downtown Commission.
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract renewal with Axon for the Body Worn Camera/Taser Program. Documents
H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order with Schnabel Engineering South for the Auxiliary Spillway and Dam Improvements Project (North Fork Dam Spillway Upgrade Phase II). Documents
I. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a one-year contract extension with Diakin Applied Americas Inc. in order to complete the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville Facility Renovation & HVAC Modernization Project. Documents
J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit annual recurring applications to the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Section 5310 and Job Access Reverse Commute (Section 5307) Funds, and if successful, to accept the grant funds and sign all the appropriate agreements with the FBRMPO, Federal and State agencies, and to include the revenue and the City match in the FY 21-22 Budget. Documents
K. Budget amendment, in the amount of $20,000, from a private donation for Asheville Police Department tactical de-escalation training. Documents
L.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for, and accept, grant funds from the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Dept. of Justice for the 2020 Edward Byrne Justice of Assistance Grant. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $62,044, in the City’s Special Revenue Fund for the 2020 Edward Byrne Justice of Assistance Grant.
M.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for, and accept, grant funds from the U.S. Dept. of Justice for the 2020 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant. Documents
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $70,560, in the City’s Special Revenue Fund for the 2020 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant.
N. Resolution setting a public hearing on January 12, 2021, to close a portion of right-of-way known as Velvet Street. Documents
O. Resolution setting a public hearing on January 12, 2021, to close a portion of right-of-way at the intersection of Courtland Avenue and Houston Street. Documents
P. Resolution setting a public hearing on January 12, 2021, to close an unopened right-of-way known as Trade Street. Documents
Q. Resolution directing the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to pursue a rate modification on the existing 2020 General Obligation Bond Draw Program. Documents
R. Resolution ratifying the services rendered to the City by Passport Labs, Inc. at the expiration of the initial contract term to present, and authorizing the City Manager to extend the parking citation management contract with Passport Labs, Inc. until February 28, 2021. Documents
S. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to an interlocal agreement with Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) and Buncombe County to expand the jurisdiction of the A-B Tech’s Police Department. Documents
T. Budget amendment in the Transit Services Operating and Multi-Year Funds to increase the Fiscal Year 2018 Section 5310 grant funds previously awarded by $520 for pass-through transit programs and to ratify applicable agreements. Documents
U. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Responder Support Services Inc. to expand support for behavioral health services provided to Fire and Police employees. Documents
V. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with WNC Landscaping, LLC for the Fiscal Year 2021 Downtown Cleaning contract. Documents
W. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with RRI West Management, LLC. to sustain operations of a motel-based non-congregate shelter for persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Documents
X. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to acquire real property interests on behalf of the City up to the amount of $90,000. Documents
Y. Ordinance amending the City’s Fire Prevention Ordinance to include the imposition of civil penalties for violations. Documents
III. Presentations and Reports (No public comment)
A. Vance Monument Task Force Report
B. Manager’s Report
IV. Public Hearings
A. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance to update open space requirements. – This public hearing will be continued until May 25, 2021.
V. Unfinished Business (No public comment)
A. Vote to authorize the City Manager to submit the 5 Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 20/21 – 24/25, which includes the 20-21 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grants and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program programs, to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Documents
VI. New Business
A. Consideration of a resolution to approve a Housing Trust Fund Loan of $1.2 Million to The Bryson Group to construct 12 for sale condominiums in west Asheville. Documents
B. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview) Documents
– Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Documents
– Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee Documents
– Human Relations Commission Documents
– Multimodal Transportation Commission Documents
– Neighborhood Advisory Committee Documents
VII. Informal Discussion and Public Comment
Maggie Burleson, City Clerk
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