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Asheville City Council Agenda 6.25.13

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Your Asheville City Council comes together on Tuesday to deliberate and decision-make. The big item this week is the city budget. We’re also looking at food trucks, living wage, sign regulations, and more. Have a look below the fold, check out the supporting documents, and let me know your thoughts as we move toward pivotal decisions in our city’s future.

City Council Regular Meeting –   June 25, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Building
Council Chamber

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation to be given by Councilman Hunt.

I. PROCLAMATIONS:

-           Resolution of appreciation to Robert W. Oast Jr.

II. CONSENT AGENDA:

A.         Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on June 11, 2013.  Documents

B.         Technical budget amendments (1) in the amount of $170,000, from US Cellular Center operating revenue, to appropriate sufficient budget to cover event settlement expenses previously netted against operating revenue; and (2) in the amount of $500,000 from General Fund restricted fund balance, for the purpose of transferring resources to the Golf Fund to close the fund out and eliminate the interfund liability.    Documents

C.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rogers Group, Inc. for the project known as Asphalt Paving Improvements – Phase 1.  Documents

2.    Budget amendment, in the amount of $418,595, from prior and current year overlay and degredation fees and unspent capital reserve funds, for the project known as Asphalt Paving Improvements – Phase 1.

D.         Ordinance amending the Fees and Charges Manual such that the rental fee for any additional municipal solid waste roll-carts is the same price as the standard municipal solid waste fee.   Documents

E.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept grant funds via the N.C. Dept. of Commerce Smart Grid Program Grant.  Documents

2.     Budget amendment, in the amount of $6,352, in revenue from the fuel monitoring grant, and $1,203 from Duke Energy Progress, for energy efficiency rebates.

F.1.      Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with R & W Inc. for the renovation of the HVAC system serving the Police Department evidence rooms located in the Municipal Building.  Documents

2.     Budget amendment, in the amount of $100,000, from previously budgeted funds and savings in other capital projects that came in under budget, for the Asheville Police Department evidence room HVAC system.

G.        Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with RiverLink, Inc. to receive funds from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for Craven Street Improvement Project.   Documents

H.         Resolutions authorizing the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine at:  Documents

1.         The Asheville Grizzlies Home Football Games on July 20 and August 3, 2013
2.         The French Broad Cycling Classic Mid-Race Mixer on July 20, 2013
3.         The New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour on September 6, 2013
4.         The Big Love Fest on September 15, 2013
5.         Dog Day Afternoon on September 22, 2013

I.          Resolution authorizing the Mayor to accept a donation of 0.23 acres of real property from Duke Energy Progress for the purpose of implementing the Craven Street Improvement Project.  Documents

J.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept by donation or otherwise, any and all legal interests in real property needed for the implementation of the Craven Street Improvement Project.  Documents

K.         Resolution approving the donation of an obsolete magnesium chloride tank and residual material to the Town of Black Mountain.  Documents

L.         Resolution to replace the City’s self-insured medical plan for retirees with access and/or enrolled in Medicare to a fully insured Medicare carve out plan.   Documents

M.        First reading of an ordinance revising a franchise agreement for the operation of a trolley bike tour service (pub cycle) within the City of Asheville in order to begin on the date of commencement of operations.   Documents

N.         Resolution authorizing the City Manager to receive a grant from the N.C. Dept. of Public Safety Homeland Security Grant Program for reconstruction and upgrade of a regional wireless communications tower.   Documents

O.         Resolutions authorizing the possession and consumption of malt beverages and/or unfortified wine at:   Documents

1.         The 2013 Ingles 4th of July Celebration
2.         The 2013 Bele Chere Festival

P.         Resolution setting a public hearing on July 23, 2013, for a substantial amendment to the 2013-2014 Consolidated Annual Actions Plan for CDBG and HOME to consider a Section 108 Loan to Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation for the  Eagle Market Place commercial development.   Documents

III. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

A.          Updates:

1.  Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
2.  Legislative & Water

IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A.         Public hearing to consider the permanently closing of an unopened right-of-way between Tarpon and Craggy Avenues.   Documents

B.         Public hearing to rezone 42 Old County Home Road from Highway Business District to RM-8 Residential Multi-Family Medium Density District.   Documents

C.         Public hearing to consider amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances to provide minor adjustments to the mobile food vending ordinance and to remove limitations on the number of permits allowed to operate in the downtown Central Business District area.   Documents

D.         Public hearing to consider amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances regarding clarifications to and modifications of current sign regulations.  Documents

E.         Public hearing to consider amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances regarding clarifications to and modifications of regulatory standards for industrial uses.   Documents

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

A.         Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Annual Operating Budget.   Documents

B.         Resolution adopting a living wage for full- and part-time City employees and general service contracts $30,000 and above.   Documents

VI. NEW BUSINESS:

A.         Resolution amending the 2012-2013 Consolidated Annual CDBG and HOME Action Plan to provide the balance of the cancelled East Riverside HOME project to the Residences at Glen Rock HOME project.   Documents

B.         Discussion of amending Fees & Charges Manual to reduce fees for summer programs.  Documents

C.         Resolution appointing Chair and members to the Civil Service Board.   Documents

VII. INFORMAL DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC COMMENT:

VIII. ADJOURNMENT.


Comments

  1. TJ says:

    I hope a lot of folks show up and show they care what happens with Asheville’s future.

    THEN, I hope even more folks show up in Raleigh NEXT Monday, to show the Raleigh “leaders”/employees, that they care about how they are harming ALL of NC, and, more specifically to this budget, Asheville.

    Remember, WE, the people, are their employers…not, THEIR employees.

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  2. TJ says:

    “N. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to receive a grant from the N.C. Dept. of Public Safety Homeland Security Grant Program for reconstruction and upgrade of a regional wireless communications tower.”

    I wonder why Homeland Security would want to do that?

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  3. Roger Hartley says:

    Great agenda. Lots of infrastructure/paving.

    Vote for living wages. Vote to allow more food trucks. Vote for a reasonable tax increase so the city can build greenways, support nonprofits and higher wages for our employees.

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