Asheville City Council Agenda 1.22.13By
Your Asheville City Council reconvenes on Tuesday to deliberate and decision-make. Have a look at the agenda below the fold, or click here to see it with all supporting documentation at the City of Asheville website. Lots of important and interesting things on the agenda this week. I’m particularly excited and proud about the City of Asheville Food Action Plan. It’s the result of a unique process led by the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council (A/B FPC). The A/B FPC recommendations came through a process involving over 350 volunteers from across sectors. Those recommendations were fleshed out and vetted by the City of Asheville’s Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE). The resulting plan is a historic document that will provide goals and principles upon which all of our future food security efforts will be based. So check it out!
Check out everything else as well. Harris Teeter, New Belgium Brewing, multimodal transportation, and more. Please leave me your questions, comments, suggestions, and non sequitors in the comments!
City Council Regular Meeting – January 22, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation to be given by Mayor Bellamy.
– February 2013 as “Black History Month”
II. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on January 8, 2013.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a municipal agreement with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation approving a project for making improvements on I-26 at Exit # 40, which is the interchange with NC 280 (Airport Road) at the Asheville Regional Airport.
C. Resolution to accept Holiday Drive as a City-maintained street.
D. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with the Men’s Garden Club of Asheville for a portion of city-owned real property at 80 Hardesty Lane, Asheville, NC.
E.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a unit price contract with Buchanan and Sons, Inc., for the project known as the Cherokee Road Retaining Wall Construction Project.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $175,468, from unused debt proceeds from projects completed under budget, to fund the Cherokee Road Retaining Wall Construction Project.
F.1. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the US Dept. of Homeland Security to accept sub-grantee funds for Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit Equipment.
2. Budget amendment, in the amount of $7,547, to accept sub-grantee funds from the US Dept. of Homeland Security.
G. Budget amendments:
1. In the amount of $16,137, to accept donated funds by citizen groups for the Asheville Police Department.
2. In the amount of $110,089, to move budget from the special project fund to the general capital project fund for playground construction at the WNC Nature Center.
III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
A. Housing Authority Update
B. Carbon Footprint Annual Report
C. Sidewalk Update
D. Water Resources Update
IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Public hearing to consider a Conditional Zoning for Harris Teeter Phase 2, located at 17 and 23 Eloise Street and 136, 176 and 180 Merrimon Avenue, from Highway Business District, Community Business I District and RS-8 Residential Single-Family High Density District to Highway Business District/Conditional Zoning in order to facilitate additional outparcel development in addition to the Harris Teeter Store, and a modification request to the landscape buffer.
B. Public hearing to consider comprehensive signage plan addressing a wide variety of signage needs for the UNC-Asheville campus.
C. Public hearing to consider a conditional use permit for New Belgium Brewing Company located at 157 Craven Street for a brewery and distribution center, with a modification request to the driveway width, building height and landscaping.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
A. Improving multi-modal transportation on Haywood Road and Riverside Drive
1. Budget amendment, in the amount of $220,000, $50,000 from outside contributions and $170,000 from unallocated capital reserve funds, to construct multi-modal improvements on Haywood Road.
2. Resolution in support of prioritizing future funding of the RADTIP to increase the clearance of the Riverside Drive railroad overpass (if feasible) and improve the radius at the Craven Street Bridge and Riverside Drive in both directions to allow for large trucks to turn, as the first funded components of the project.
B. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to include the Municipal Food Policy Goals and Action Plan into the previously adopted Sustainability Management Plan.
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Asheville Foundation, Inc. for the development of 525 Broadway as part of the Reed Creek Greenway Corridor.
B. Resolution appointing members to the Sustainable Advisory Committee on Energy & the Environment.
C. Boards & Commissions:
– Downtown Commission
– Greenway Commission
– Tree Commission
VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT: