Asheville City Council Agenda 2.28.12By
Your Asheville City Council, on the heels of a whole lot of battling for a stable future for our water system, reconvenes this Tuesday to do the people’s work.
Use the comment thread to ask questions, offer suggestions, make requests, shower praise, or tell folks about your dog’s favorite foods. Mostly, though, it’s for discussing the City Council agenda. Not that your dog’s diet isn’t important. And interesting. Very interesting.
You can click here to see the agenda with all supporting documentation, or just click Read More to get a glimpse. This week’s items include: Getting the latest update on those 95-gallon recycling bins (hint: they’re coming to a curb near you next month); Rezoning to allow for a new graduate school to open above the Chamber of Commerce; Amendments to the sign ordinance; and a Resolution regarding participation in a great local food campaign.
City Council Regular Meeting – February 28, 2012 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Councilman Davis.
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on February 14, 2012.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Urban Advanced Technology Grant and if approved, enter into an agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation for said grant.
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with T & K Utilities Inc. for the project known as Sardis Road Annexation Area Sewer System Improvements.
D. Ordinance amending the Downtown Commission’s membership to have the Asheville Downtown Association seat on the Commission be a seated Board member and not specifically the President.
E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Buncombe County regarding recombination of Courthouse property.
F. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of 2,353, from the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, for the Hanging Flower Basket Program.
2. In the amount of $194,296, from the Civic Center Fund Balance, for Civic Center renovations.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Recycling Program Update
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider permanently closing a portion of South Pack Square.
B. Public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the 2011-2012 Consolidated Action Plan for CDBG and HOME Partnership Act funds to fund Partners Unlimited Inc. for their At-Risk Student Program.
C. Public hearing to consider a conditional zoning for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 36 Montford Avenue, from Community Business I District to Institutional District/Conditional Zoning to allow for a satellite graduate school campus.
D. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the conditional zoning for Weirbridge Village located at 1709 Hendersonville Road for the addition of a right-in, right-out entrance drive for a commercial outparcel.
E. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance to clarify and expand current sign code standards.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Consideration of a resolution promoting participatin in the 10% local food campaign.
B. Resolution appointing a member to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
C. Resolution appointing a member to the Asheville-Buncombe Historic Resources Commission.
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Board of Adjustment (Alternates); Community Relations Council; and Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee. Deadline is Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form