Asheville City Council Agenda 8.28.12By
Your Asheville City Council convenes on Tuesday night to deliberate and decision-make. After the jump you’ll find this week’s agenda. To see it with all supporting documentation, click here.
We’ll be taking a close look at the 445 Biltmore report as well as hearing from various committees about their progress over the last several months. It’s also time to appoint members to the Planning and Zoning Committee, and those interviews will take place publicly in the City Council chamber prior to the formal meeting. Chief Anderson will present his proposal to form a Public Housing Unit of the APD. We’ll also consider whether to contract with a private company for municipal golf course operations. There’s more, but you can have a peek for yourself.
Please offer your questions, suggestions, requests, demands, praise and venom in the comments section. It’s always best to do that before we actually get around to voting.
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Councilman Davis.
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on August 14, 2012.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for a grant from the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources to install fleet GPS tracking equipment and routing software.
C. Resolutions making provisions for the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine the following events:
1. The Tangerine Ball on September 15, 2012
2. AVLCX on November 3, 2012
3. Oktoberfest on October 13, 2012
4. Amendment to Resolution No. 12-167, due to a reduction in the event boundaries and hours of operation for the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival on September 1 and 2, 2012.
D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation to fund the Metropolitan Planning Program, Section 5303 of the Federal Transit Administration.
E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sports Field, Inc. for the replacement of the turf, the restoration and repair of the irrigation and drainage systems to McCormick Baseball Field.
F. Motion approving the Board of Alcohol Beverage Control’s travel policies adopted June 28, 2012
G. Resolution declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself for capital expenditures incurred in connection with the acquisition, construction and improvement of various capital projects and the acquisition of vehicles and equipment from the proceeds of an Installment Financing Contract to be executed and delivered in FY 2013.
H. Resolution setting a public hearing for September 11, 2012, on the question of approving the sale of property located at Haywood Street and Page Avenue in downtown Asheville to McKibbon Hotel Group for economic development purposes.
I. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement for physician services with Dr. Paul Martin to continue to provide physician services to employees and their families.
J. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement for Specific Stop Loss Insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
K.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a change order with A&D Environmental Inc. for environmental remediation of contaminated soils at the former Asheville Police Department Firing Range at 82 Westfeldt Road in Fletcher, N.C.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $63,000, from General Capital Reserves, to cover project costs.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Report on 445 Biltmore Avenue Fire
B. Quarterly Reports
– Finance Committee Chair Report
– Housing & Community Development Committee Chair Report
– Planning & Economic Development Committee Chair Report
– Public Safety Committee Chair Report
– Strategic Operating Plan
– Economic Report
– Crime Statistics
– APD Evidence Room
C. Temporary Use Standards for Produce Sales Update
D. Water Resources Update
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider the initial zoning of recently annexed property in UNC-Asheville area to Institutional District and RS-4 Residential Single-Family District.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Resolution appointing members to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Brooks Emison Minicozzi Shriner
B. Discussion of NC League of Municipalities’ Legislative Agenda. Indecent Exposure Mopeds
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A.1. 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.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $217,000 from Housing Authority funds to add 4 full-time employees Patrol Officers.
B.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with property owners along Blair Street to construct a new storm drainage pipe along Blair Street to replace a failing storm drainage pipe on private property.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of 155,720, for the new storm drainage pipe along Blair Street.
C. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a management agreement with Pope Golf LLC for the operation of the Asheville Municipal Golf Course.
D.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation, Inc. for real property located at One Page Avenue, Suite 116, within the Grove Arcade building.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $72,192, from funding provided by the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-Asheville.
E. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sublease with the State of North Carolina for real property located at One Page Avenue, Suite 116, within the Grove Arcade building for the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-Asheville.
F. Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 1876 creating the Asheville-Buncombe Fair Housing Commission.
G.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. for a water utilities merger/consolidation analysis.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $67,200, from savings in capital projects that were completed under budget, for the water utilities merger/consolidation analysis.
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: