City Council Agenda


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The next formal meeting of City Council will be held on Tuesday, July 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Below please find the complete on-line agenda from Council’s last formal meeting.  Please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at mburleson@ashevillenc.gov if you have any questions.

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City Council wants our residents to still have the opportunity to participate in the decisions of your local government. There are three options for providing public comment and several ways to listen or view the meeting live online or via phone.

Voicemail

All voicemail public comments must be received by 5 p.m. June 22 by calling the City’s Toll-Free Public Input Line at 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9144. Before commenting, please state your name, City of residence and the item you are commenting on (Examples: Consent Agenda Item A, Public Hearing Item B, Open Public Comment).

Comments will be limited to three minutes per person per item. All comments must conform to City Council rules of decorum. Those comments that do not may be excluded. City Council will receive the transcribed voicemail comments and the comments will be posted, but they will not be heard during the Council meeting.

Live call-in

Public comment will also be taken from a live speaker queue. For this option, community members should listen to the meeting by phone by calling 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9144. Your phone will be muted and you will hear the meeting live. At this point callers will hear, “for more options please press *.” Pressing * will allow callers to continue to listen live and join a speaker queue. Callers should only join the speaker queue during the time the agenda item on which they would like to speak is being discussed.

Calls will be played during the Council meeting in the order received for up to an hour for each agenda
item. All comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person per item. Additionally, all comments must
conform to City Council rules of decorum. Those comments that do not may be muted.

Email

Comments can also be submitted by emailing AshevilleCityCouncilJune232020@publicinput.com. For the public hearing items, emails will be accepted for up to 24 hours after the close of each public hearing. City Council will receive the emailed comments electronically and the comments will be posted, but they will not be read during the Council meeting.

How to follow the live meeting:

Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9144. Your phone will be muted but you will be able to hear what is happening in the meeting.

—  Watch the live stream through the City of Asheville Public Engagement Hub at https://www.publicinput.com/hub/88.

—  In addition to the stream on the Virtual Engagement Hub, a live stream of the meeting is also available on the City’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/cityofasheville. All who want to view the meeting without engaging are encouraged to view through this channel.

—  Watch on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

If you are watching the meeting through your television or the live stream while you are listening to the meeting by phone, please be sure to turn down the volume on your television or computer. Please also be aware there is a broadcast delay of 4-10 seconds. Television has the least delay at about 4 seconds.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. 

REMOTE MEETING

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance


I. Proclamations

II. Consent Agenda

A.   Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on June 9, 2020.    Documents

B.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the installment loan contract with JPMorgan Chase for Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Improvement Program vehicles and equipment.   Documents

C.   Ordinance to discontinue charging water capital improvement fee for Water Resources customers.  Documents

D.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Midwest Maintenance, Inc. for the Asheville City Hall – Belfry Roof Replacement and Terra Cotta Masonry Repairs Project.  Documents

E.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Martin Edwards and Associates to provide security guard services to Public Works and City Hall Buildings.  Documents

F.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a multi-year general services agreement with the Mills             River Partnership, Inc., for the Mills River Watershed Best Management Practices project.  Documents

G.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to reimburse the Asheville Art Museum for expenses incurred to repair structural issues to the facility that were discovered during the renovation project.     Documents

  1. Budget amendment, in the amount of $233,866 from General Fund Assigned Fund Balance to aid in funding
    the reimbursement payment.

H.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a donation from Connect Buncombe to be used to produce public outreach materials for the City’s greenway, ADA, and pedestrian facility planning project.  Documents

  1. Budget amendment, in the amount of $7,000, in the City’s Special Revenue Fund to budget the revenue and increase the expense budget in the City’s greenway, ADA, and pedestrian facility planning project. 

III. Presentations and Reports

B.    Manager’s Report

IV. Public Hearings 

A.   Public hearing to amend the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development 5-Year Consolidated
Action Plan in order to assess affordable housing and community development needs and market
conditions, and to make data-driven, place-making investment decisions.   – This public hearing will be
continued to August 25, 2020.

B.   Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance to update open
space requirements. – This public hearing will be continued to July 28, 2020.

C.   Public hearing to amend the 2019-20 Annual Action Plan to allocate funds to help prevent, prepare for, and
respond to COVID-19.    Documents

V.  Unfinished Business

A.   Vote to amend a previously approved conditional zoning at 1500 Tunnel Road known as “Tru Hotel” to include a free-standing identification sign.   Documents

VI.  New Business

A.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an interlocal agreement with Buncombe County to accept the donation of outdoor needle disposal kiosks from Buncombe County and authorizing outdoor needle disposal kiosks to be placed on or in the City’s rights-of-way.    Documents

B.   Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Annual Operating Budget:   Documents

  1. Motion to amend the FY 2020-21 Budget Calendar.
  2. Ordinance approving interim budget appropriations from July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.

VII. Informal Discussion and Public Comment


VIII. Adjournment


Contact Information

Maggie Burleson, City Clerk
828-259-5601

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