Asheville City Council Agenda 11.9.10By
It’s time again for another meeting of your Asheville City Council. Please leave your comments and insights in the comments section, or contact me directly. Tell me what you think about these agenda items before the meeting, ’cause afterwards is too late! I know there aren’t a lot of folks who actually look the agenda over, but you really ought to have a look. Teaser – this agenda includes flag burning.
As always, you can peruse the agenda here or click here to see the agenda with supporting documentation at the City of Asheville website.
City Council will hold a worksession at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room of City Hall regarding Unified Development Ordinance amendments according to the recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan. The City Council regular meeting will begin immediately after the worksession.
Regular Meeting – November 9, 2010 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Councilman Bothwell.
- WNC Nature Center Association of Zoos and Aquariums Re-Accreditation
- November, 2010, as “Native American Indian Heritage Month”
- November 12, 2010, as “City Schools Champions Day”
- November 14-20, 2010, as “National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week”
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the meeting held on October 26, 2010.
B. Ordinance amending the Fees & Charges Manual to waive the burning permit fee for the proper disposal of the United States Flag at flag disposal ceremonies.
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Urban Trans Consultants Inc. for the development of the Marketing Program for the City of Asheville transit services.
D. Resolution amending the City Council 2010-11 meeting schedule to add a worksession on December 14, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of City Hall to review annexation policy direction and legislative objectives.
E. Motion approving the monthly compensation amounts for members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
F. Ordinance to provide for an appointment to the Asheville Transit Commission by Buncombe County.
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a donation from the Community Action Opportunities of the roof on the Reid Center Annex.
H. Budget amendments:
- In the amount of $130,285, from the General Capital Projects Fund, Buncombe County and third party donations, for the acquisition of approximately 12 acres of property located at Shelburne and Hominy
Creek Road, known as the Waller Tract.
- In the amount of $155,992, from the U.S. Department of Justice for Year 5 Weed & Seed funding.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Update
B. Community Action Opportunities Update
C. Economic Stimulus Package Update
• Resolution authorizing the City Manager to withdraw award of the contract with Matrix Systems for a key card access and camera security system for the City of Asheville.
• Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with RHS Protection for a key card access and camera security system for the City of Asheville.
D. Carbon Footprint Annual Report
E. Volunteer Sidewalk Cleanups
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider the initial zoning of 301 Long Shoals Road (Ingles area) to Highway Business District.
B. Public hearing to consider the initial zoning of property located on Schenck Parkway to Central Business District.
C. Public hearing to consider the initial zoning of property located in the Deerfield area at Racquet Club Road/Salisbury Drive to Institutional District.
D. Public hearing to consider the initial zoning of 1445 Tunnel Road to Highway Business District.
E. Public hearing to consider the conditional zoning of Enka Center located on Sand Hill Road from Commercial Industrial District, RS-2 Residential Single-Family Low Density District and Highway Business District to Commercial Industrial District/Conditional Zoning, including a request for modifications to allow parking within the front setbacks and to modify required transportation infrastructure.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Continued consideration of an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance regulating telecommunication towers to be more consistent with changes in the federal and state laws.
B. Resolution adopting a Transformational Development Projects Incentive Policy.
C. Update of new community center at Livingston Street Park.
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Discussion of state legislative agenda.
B. Updated process for appointing members to the Planning & Zoning Commission.
C.1. Plan for locations of future Council community meetings.
2. Resolution amending the City Council 2010-11 meeting schedule to schedule a location for the community meeting on November 30, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
D. Boards & Commissions: (Council to determine who, if any, to interview)
• Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
• River District Design Review Committee
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: