Asheville City Council Agenda 4.24.12By
Your Asheville City Council meets Tuesday for an evening of skateboards, neighborhoods, water, gaming, budgets, zoning, and food. You can catch all the deliberation and decision making beginning at 5pm at City Hall, online, or on Charter channel 11.
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Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Vice-Mayor Manheimer
– April 22-28, 2012, as “Administrative Professionals Week”
– April 29, 2012, as “Girls on the Run Day”
– May 2012 as “Foster Care Month”
– May 2012 as “Motorcycle Awareness Month”
– May 2012 as “Stroke Awareness Month”
– May 6-12, 2012, as “National Nurses Week”
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on April 10, 2012.
B. Motion setting a public hearing on May 22, 2012, on the 2012-13 Annual Operating Budget.
C. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease Agreement with RiverLink, Inc. for the purpose of installing and operating public parking and public river access on city-owned real property at 706 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC.
D.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Carolina Mountain Roofing for the Transit Garage Roof Replacement Project.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $17,000, to move funds from the Transit Capital Reserve funds to the Transit Garage Roof Replacement Project.
E.1. Resolution declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself for capital expenditures incurred in connection with the acquisition of computers and related equipment from the proceeds of an installment financing contract to be executed and delivered in Fiscal Year 2012.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $115,000, from debt proceeds, for the purchase of computers.
F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter in to a service agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for Third Party Administrator services for the City’s health insurance plan.
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order to the current contract with Rivertop Contracting Inc. for Pack Square Park grounds maintenance to add fountain and additional grounds maintenance and to execute an amendment to the current contract incorporating these changes.
H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a municipal agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation approving the replacement of the bridge over Pond Road and Hominy Creek on I-26.
I. Budget amendment, in the amount of $3,600, from Warren Wilson College, for two part time temporary interns.
J. Resolution of intent to set a public hearing on May 22, 2012, to permanently close a portion of Victoria Road.
K. Resolution of intent to set a public hearing on May 22, 2012, to permanently close an unnamed alley in Biltmore Village.
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Site Development Corporation for the project known as North Louisiana Avenue Sidewalk Improvements – Emma Elementary School to Mallard Drive.
M. Motion rescheduling the public hearing on a Municipal Service District for downtown Asheville from May 22, 2012, to June 12, 2012.
N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to an easement to allow for the installation of electrical service lines for a sign on the western or Biltmore Avenue façade of Pack Place.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS: None.
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds Consolidated Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2012-13.
· Resolution authorizing submission of the City’s Consolidated Annual Action Plan for 2012-13 to the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.
B. Public hearing to consider rezoning a portion of the property located on Gerber Road from Urban Village District/Conditional Zoning to Community Business II District.
C. Public hearing to consider the conditional zoning of property identified as Givens Park Apartments, located on Gerber Road, from Urban Village District to Highway Business District/Conditional Zoning for the development of a 240 unit elderly affordable housing complex with a modification request to Section 7-11-3 (d) (3) (c) of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow for the placement of required street trees.
D. Public hearing to consider rezoning a portion of property located at 2 Compton Drive from RS-8 Residential Single Family High Density District to Institutional District.
E. Public hearing to demonstrate support and solidarity by Asheville water customers in defending ownership of our water system.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Motion to direct staff to investigate food security policies based on Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council report.
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Skateboarding ordinance review.
B. Resolution establishing the Neighborhood Advisory Committee.
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to institute a three week fare-free promotion as part of the implementation of the first phase of the Transit Master Plan, which is scheduled to begin on May 21, 2012, and end on June 8, 2012.
D. Resolution amending the 2008-2009 Annual Action Plan to reallocate CDBG-R funds from the City of Asheville North Louisiana Street sidewalk project to the Mountain Housing Opportunities Emergency Repair program.
E. Ordinance amending the Fees & Charge Manual for electronic gaming operations.
F. Presentation of the City Manager’s recommended budget.
G. 2012 State Legislative Agenda
H. Resolution appointing members to the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council.
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: