Asheville City Council Agenda 7.24.12By
And we’re back! After a restful month, your Asheville City Council convenes again to deliberate and make decisions about the future of our city. It’s been a while, so there’s a lot to cover. After the jump you’ll find the agenda. Click here to see it at the City website with all supporting documentation.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments. As always, it’s best to do that before we actually get around to voting.
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Vice-Mayor Manheimer.
– Announcement of Strive Not To Drive Winners
– Receipt of Environmental Excellence Award for the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center by Asheville Greenworks
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on June 26, 2012.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to extend the general services contract with Carolina Management Team for the Water Resources Water Storage Tank and Pipe Coating and Maintenance Project.
C.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Patton Construction Group, Inc., for the Haw Creek Area and Riddle Road Waterline Replacement Project.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $369,169, from savings in other capital projects that were completed under budget, for the Haw Creek Area and Riddle Road Waterline Replacement Project.
D.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order with Brown and Caldwell for the Main Water Transmission Line Evaluation Project.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $1,702,914, from savings in other capital projects that were completed under budget, for the Main Water Line Evaluation Project.
E. Ordinance to enact a through truck prohibition on Riverview Drive from Amboy Road to Haywood Road.
F.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with T&K Utilities, Inc., for the McIntosh Road Water System Improvements Project.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $466,000, from savings in other capital projects that were completed under budget for the McIntosh Road Water System Improvements Project.
G. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Danny’s Dumpster, Inc. for the purpose of installing and operating a Type III compost facility on a portion of city-owned real property at 80 Hardesty Lane, Asheville, NC. Documents
H. Resolution making provisions for the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine the following events:
1. RiverFest 2012 on August 11, 2012
2. Dog Day Afternoon on August 18, 2012
3. Goombay Festival on August 24, 25 & 26, 2012
4. Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival on September 1 & 2, 2012
5. Symphony in the Park on September 3, 2012
6. Chamber After Hours on September 6, 2012
7. Organicfest on September 8, 2012
8. Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon & 5K on September 15, 2012
9. West Asheville Soapbox Derby on September 29, 2012
I. Resolution to designate the Police of Chief as the ABC Board Authorized Official to make recommendations concerning the suitability of persons or locations for ABC permits.
J. Resolution amending a Housing Trust Fund loan to Mountain Housing Opportunities for the apartments at the Glen Rock Hotel.
K. Resolution for the City to act as the lead agency and fiscal agent for the 2011 and 2012 Emergency Solutions Grant.
L. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville to fund and create a Public Housing Police Unit.
M. Resolution setting a public hearing on August 14, 2012, to consider an economic development incentive grant for Linamar Corporation.
N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a unit price contract and all change orders with Saddlebrook Construction, Inc. for the project known as Wild Cherry Road Bridge Construction Project.
O. Resolution authorizing the purchase of real property on Curve Street.
P. Resolution accepting Sonnet Lane as a city-maintained street.
Q. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of $56,250, from federal grant funding and Transit Capital Reserves, to purchase two vehicles to support operation of the transit system.
2. In the amount of $225,000, from state grant funds to increase the original budget for the purchase of an Automated Vehicle Location system for the transit system.
3. To budget: 1) the $10,600,000 refunding component of the 51 Biltmore Parking Facility in the Parking Services Fund; 2) the $10,506,000 refunding of the 1997A and 1997C Certificates and the 2006 Contract in the General Fund; and 3) the $398,000 in execution and delivery costs of the 2012 Bonds in various funds.
4. To move the $56,524 budget for the water department’s CNG vehicle purchases from the General Capital Projects Fund to the Water Capital Projects Fund; and combine two previously approved project budgets for the Lake Craig (Azalea Road) Flood Management Project into one single project with a total budget of $4,163,239 funded by Senate Bill 7 and Sullivan Act proceeds.
5. In the amount of $1,711,071.00 to balance revenues and expenditures in 6 of the 2008 Water Revenue Bond Projects in order to close and inactivate the projects.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Report on the Forensic Inventory of the Asheville Police Department Evidence Room
B. Review of Land Use Incentive Policy
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of Hunter Apartments, located at 25 & 27 Washington Road from RM-8 Residential Multi-Family Medium Density District to RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District/Conditional Zoning, to allow for the remodel of two existing residential structures into two duplex structures for a total of four apartments, and a request for a modification to the side setback on the southern property boundary.
B. Public hearing to consider a conditional zoning request for White Oak Grove Apartments, located at 275 and 281 Hazel Mill Road, from RM-8 Residential Multi-Family Medium Density District to RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District/Conditional Zoning for the development of 92 apartment units housed in three buildings. The applicant has requested this item be tabled indefinitely.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Consideration of an ordinance amending the current skateboard ordinance to permit skateboarding on designated City-maintained roadways and crosswalks in the downtown Central Business District.
B. Confirmation of the Planning & Zoning Commission candidate questions.
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Resolution to reallocate Fair Housing Assistance Program Funds to the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council to perform fair housing marketing, training and outreach.
B. Discussion of House Bill 1009 (MSD/Water System) – Possible Veto.
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Planning & Zoning Commission. Deadline is Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.
BOARD/COMMISSION VACANCIES: Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee; Civic Center Commission; Housing Authority of the City of Asheville; HUB Community Economic Development Alliance; Noise Ordinance Appeals Board (Alternate);and Tourism Development Authority (owner or operator of hotel, motel or other taxable tourist accommodation with more than 100 rental units). Deadline is Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Call 259-5601 for an application form.