Asheville City Council Agenda 3.27.12


Your Asheville City Council comes together this Tuesday for an evening of deliberation and decision making. After the fold you’ll find the agenda for the meeting. If you’d like to see the agenda with all supporting documentation, just click here.

Items for this week include: Rezoning of a couple of River District parcels, Digital Billboards, Living Wage Policy, and more.

Leave your questions, suggestions, kudos, and stern talking-to’s in the comment thread. As usual, it’s best to let me know your thought before the actual voting happens.

One last note – A resolution regarding Amendment One will be on the April 10, 2012 agenda.

City Council Regular Meeting – March 27, 2012 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Council Chamber


Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation to be given by Councilman Pelly.


– Proclamation honoring the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs


A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on March 13, 2012.

B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Henderson County to lease five transit vehicles.

C. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement with the Asheville Board of Alcoholic Control for the premises at 179 S. Charlotte Street.

D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Fletcher Grading Contractors for the North Louisiana Avenue Sidewalk Improvements Project.

E. Resolution authorizing application to apply for a Federal Transit Administration Job Access and Reverse Commute Program grant to continue funding the Black Mountain route and authorizing the Mayor to execute the appropriate documents to accept the grant, if it is awarded to the City of Asheville.

F. Resolution amending the 2012 City Council Meeting Schedule to delete the May 8, 2012, City Council formal meeting.

G. Budget amendment, in the amount of $150,000, from the Civic Center operating revenue, to increase the Civic Center Fund budget to reflect updated Fiscal Year 2011-12 revenue and expenditure projections.



A. Public hearing to consider rezoning the properties located at 157 and 163 Craven Street from Urban Place District to River District.

B. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance concerning changes to the standards regulating digital billboards.


A. Update on the Living Wage Policy

– Resolution adopting a living wage for full- and part-time City employees and general service contracts $30,000-$200,000.



  1. TJ says:

    I wonder what the most effective way to let council members know that Occupy Asheville is still interested in improving the former tent ground?

    I have spoken with a person from the parks dept, and there is a question of what and when something can be done – due to hard ground from the cold weather, and upcoming construction. I have been VERY verbal about the need to follow up OA promise spoken in council chambers to repair the grass, and many have stepped up willing to help.

    So – it is NOT a forgotten item, and, follow-up on both sides is still needed. The possibility of helping in another park was brought up, since construction does not have a given deadline in the near future, but, regardless, to uphold a standard of ethics, I feel it will be important to do both, if needed. I will be looking up old minutes, but if anyone remembers the date OA spoke that commitment (when it was agreed to move the tents occasionally), it would help.

    Meanwhile, I was hoping this could be communicated to the council members, so they know we are trying to show good faith, even though the outcome is not yet completed.

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