Asheville City Council Agenda 10.9.12By
Your Asheville City Council will convene on October 9th to deliberate and make decisions about the future of the city we love. Head into ReadMoreLand to see the agenda, or click here to see it with all supporting documentation at the City’s website.
The big to-do in this week’s agenda is a proposed Business Improvement District for downtown. Mountain Xpress has an article on it at their website. I’m still trying to figure out how to come down on this issue, so your input is much appreciated. There are lots of things to like about the proposal, and there are lots of things I feel uncertain about. Chime in. Preferably before the meeting!
There’s an economic development incentive grant to Plasticard that will certainly interest some of you, too.
Thanks for being citizens who are involved and willing to engage your representatives.
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Mayor Bellamy.
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on September 25, 2012; and the special meeting held on October 2, 2012.
B. Ordinance amending the franchise agreement with the Education Research Consortium to provide a mechanism for the City’s public safety fiber optic capacity and maintenance to be restored.
C. Resolution approving the N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resource’s updated Municipal Records Retention and Disposition schedule issued September 10, 2012.
D. Budget amendment, in the amount of $44,900, to authorize the use of North Carolina State Drug Seizure Funds to fund the purchase of Emergency Response Team ballistic vests.
E. Resolution adopting changes to the City of Asheville’s financial policy to include an Audit Procurement Policy.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Buncombe County Tax Collector
B. Board of Adjustment Update
C. Citizens-Police Advisory Committee Update
D. Water Resources Update
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A.1. Public hearing to consider an economic development incentive grant for Plasticard-Locktech International expansion.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $13,400, from property tax revenue, to budget the first year economic development payment.
B. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Biltmore Park Town Center sign package. Documents
C. Continuation of public hearing to consider a Municipal Service District for downtown Asheville (Business Improvement District).
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Boards & Commissions (Counto to determine who, if any, to interview):
– Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: