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Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:31

April 5, 2018

No Planning Commission Meeting for the month of April

Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:30

March 1, 2018

Planning Commission Meeting

City Of Johnson

March 1, 2018

 

PUBLIC MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER by Dan Cross: 6:02pm

Present: Shane Bronson, Susan Anders, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also present, Clay Wilson, Building Inspector, and Guests.

Chairman Cross asked for a show of hands from citizens planning to comment on the following petitions.

PETITION 2017-18: Requesting a rezoning from A-1to C-2 and R-4 on property located at 2704 Main Drive. Requested by Jason Appel, ESI, representing Fadil Bayyari, owner.

Public comment for Petition 2017-18:

There (3) neighboring citizens voiced concerns regarding privacy, noise, flooding, traffic, and possible decrease in property values.

PETITION 2018-01: Requesting a rezoning from R-1to C-2 and R-4 on property located at 2050 Main Drive. Requested by Jeremy Kennedy, Duane Davis, owners.

PETITION 2018-02: Requesting a Conditional Use Permit on property located at 2909 Main

Drive. Requested by Jennifer Bronson, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED: 6:09pm 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY Dan Cross: 6:09 PM 

January Minutes were deferred to next month.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Commissioner Anders offered public comments concerning the changing of city guidelines with the new Future Land Use and Master Street map, and the effects of new zoning and overlay district.

PETITION 2017-18: Requesting a rezoning from A-1to C-2 and R-4 on property located at 2704 Main Drive. Requested by Jason Appel, ESI, representing Fadil Bayyari, owner.

Discussion: Jason Appel presented overview of mixed-use project; back two (2) acres are to be commercial, C-2, and back two (2) are to be residential, R-4. Discussion ensued pertaining to capacity limitations of water and sewer along Main street and city guidelines. Mr. Bayyari, owner, also offered comments.

A motion was made by Susan Anders to approve petition. 2nd by Shane Bronson. All approved.

PETITION 2018-01: Requesting a rezoning from R-1to C-2 and R-4 on property located at 2050 Main Drive. Requested by Jeremy Kennedy, Real Estate agent, and Duane Davis, owner.

Discussion: Capacity issues were again addressed and discussion of future road improvements

A motion was made by Richard Cromwell to approve petition with a condition of approval by City of Springdale Planning Commission. 2nd by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

PETITION 2018-02: Requesting a Conditional Use Permit on property located at 2909 Main

Drive. Requested by Jennifer Bronson, owner.

Discussion: None

A motion was made by Susan Anders to approve petition. 2nd by Katherine Hudson. All approved. Shane Bronson abstained from process of petition because he is related to owner.

Update from Zoning Revision Committee:

Gregg Gainer summarized project status and stated a rough draft should be available in May, with final copy to be present to planning commission in June.

Shane Bronson discussed aspects of the future “Wilkerson/Main” overlay district and zoning pertaining to the preservation of 1st, 2nd street, and Blake Street as a Heritage district.

A motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Richard, 2nd Susan Anders. All approved. Adjourned at 6:47pm.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:28

April 5, 2018

No Planning Commission Meeting for the month of April

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:24

ORDINANCE 2018-06

ORDINANCE NO. 2018- 06


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 6, ANIMALS AND FOWL, CHAPTER 6.02, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER AND GENERAL POLICIES, SECTION 6.02.02 OF THE
JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, the position of Animal Control Officer was previously either assigned to one or more City employees as part of their duties or appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council if it was a fulltime position;

WHEREAS, those duties, most recently, along with general enforcement of City Ordinances dealing with health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors to the City, have been handled by the Building Official/Maintenance Specialist;

WHEREAS, due to the significant increase in building which requires issuance of permits and resultant inspections, there is a current need to have a fulltime position to take those 'extra' duties off the Building Official/Maintenance Specialist; and,

WHEREAS, the new fulltime position will be involved in numerous situations where parties are directed to appear in Court; it seems best to put that position in the Police Department as non-law enforcement personnel.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That,

Section 1: Effective with the passage of this Ordinance, Section 6.02.02 of Title 6.02 of Title 6 of the Johnson Municipal Code shall read as follows:

"6.02.02 Animal Control Officer

There is hereby created for the City of Johnson the office of Animal Control Officer. This shall be a fulltime position consisting of animal control and enforcement of Johnson Ordinances generally dealing with health and safety, as well as elimination of unsafe, unsanitary, noxious or nuisances within the City as prohibited by the Johnson Municipal Code. The Animal Control Officer shall be under the supervision of the Chief of Police. Compensation of the Animal Control Officer, all training, equipment and supplies shall be provided by line item in the budget within the Police Department budget. The Animal Control Officer shall be hired by the Chief of Police as non-law enforcement personnel. The Animal Control Officer shall have and exercise

the powers and duties delegated to him/her under Chapter 7, Policy 19 of the Johnson Police Department Policy and Standard Operating Procedure Manual and/or the Johnson Municipal Code."

Section 2: That in all other respects Title 6, of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Section 3: In order to provide City services to the numerous construction projects underway, several of which involve temporary and/or partial road/street interruptions, an emergency is hereby declared to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens as well as the involved construction personnel therefore this Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of April, 2018.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:01

MARCH 13, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
MARCH 13, 2018

Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Council Members Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, John Wright, Bob Fant and Dan Cross. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Council Member Katherine Hudson Public Works Director Jerry Morrow were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2018 Special council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by John Wright. All approved.

Mayor Keeney recognized Jeff Hatley from ORT who gave an overview of the agency’s challenges after 80% of the fleet was destroyed by fire January 10, 2017 and their efforts maintain services and rebuild the fleet.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 24 new cases were opened and 23 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated the officers all passed their annual weapons qualification.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 28 calls in January and the department received 300 hours of training including a live burn in Tontitown. Chief Mills stated that FEMA money has come in and they have purchased a rigid inflatable boat and when the rest comes in they will get a trailer. Chief Mills stated Todd Witzigman resigned last month leaving him as the Fire Marshall, but Roy Edwards is being trained for the position.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow is out with the flu, but Mayor Keeney stated the guys have been busy and the City is well maintained.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 2 building permits and 23 inspections. Wilson stated he did MS4 inspections and attended TPR and PC meetings along with numerous other meetings with the City Engineer.

Planning Commission Chairman Dan Cross stated the PC had a full house at the March 1, 2018 meeting for the rezoning of the Bayyari property on Main Drive. Cross stated he asked City Attorney Danny Wright to attend, but it went smoothly and the rezoning was approved contingent upon the approval of Springdale, whose city limits abut the property.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received; Sales Taxes have not. Allen stated she reinvested 2 CDs at 0.75%; $158,000 for 12 months, $154,000 for 18 months and also transferred $30,000.00 in funding to the LOPFI Fund to cover the required monthly payments until the SITT payment due in July is received. Allen stated $23,000.00 has been set aside to payout sick leave and vacation pay in preparation for Chief Sisemore’s retirement at the end of the year.

Mayor Keeney stated Tom Kieklak of Harrington Miller Law Firm picked up the fire truck issue and is going to file to get the truck back. Mayor Keeney stated he has been exploring ways to obtain a working ladder truck such as lease vs. purchase, new vs. used. The Council discussed the subject. Mayor Keeney stated he would get more information together for the next meeting.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that the gentleman in possession of the firetruck has sued the City. Wright stated he has been working on the Opioid issue, R/T resolution and the fire department transfer. He is waiting to hear back from Jeff Watson.

Unfinished Business: none

New Business:

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-05: A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO TRAIN A CITY EMPLOYEE TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT TO AND BACKUP FOR THE RECORDER/TREASURER. John Wright made a motion to approve the resolution and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-05 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2018-05: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2018-01 OF DUANE DAVIS APPROVED MARCH 1, 2018, BY THE JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-05 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, no; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2018-05 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, no; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. With a vote of 1 no and 4 yes, ORDINANCE 2018-05 was approved.

Mayor Keeney stated the lease for the old post office building expires at the end of the month and the current tenant is a good one who wants to stay. Bob Fant made a motion to execute a new lease at the current rate of $700.00 per month and was seconded by Richard McMullen; all approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Dan Cross made a motion to pay the bills and Bob Fant seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Dan Cross. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:48

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 2:10 pm.

Present were Council Members Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, Bob Fant and John Wright. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Assistant Fire Chief Todd Andrews, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Council Members Richard McMullen and Dan Cross were absent.

Mayor Keeney stated the Fire Department ladder truck was delivered to Arkansas Diesel & Equipment Repair over a year ago to have an oil leak fixed. The agreement was the truck would be repaired and “out the door” for $20,000.00. Last week, the City attempted to get the now non-operational truck back and was presented with a bill for over $38,000.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-04: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT TO RECOVER POSSESSION OF THE 1994 KME LADDER FIRE TRUCK. After discussion, Bob Fant made a motion to proceed with the lawsuit to get the truck back with the caveat that City Attorney Danny Wright approaches the man one more time before taking action. Katherine Hudson seconded the motion. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Due to the fact that City Attorney Danny Wright is retiring at the end of the year and this process can be long and drawn out, Bob Fant made a motion to hire an outside attorney to handle this case and was seconded by John Wright. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Bob Fant. All approved including Mayor Keeney. The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:45

FEBRUARY 13, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Council Members Richard McMullen, Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett and Bob Fant. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Public Works Director Jerry Morrow was absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2018 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to appoint John Wright to the open Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Council which was vacated by Hunter Haynes in January. Bob Fant made a motion to approve Wright’s nomination and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. Wright came forward and was sworn in by Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen before taking his seat on the Council.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve Katherine Hudson’s resignation from the Ward 1, Position 2 Council seat effective February 12, 2018. There was an error in the Ward Hudson ran in the 2016 election which was not discovered until after the January Council meeting. Motion to accept her resignation was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved.

Mayor Keeney recessed the Council Meeting to go into Executive Session to discuss the two candidates for the open Ward 2, Position 2 Council seat at 6:05 PM.

Mayor Keeney reconvened the regular Council meeting at 6:27 PM

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to appoint Katherine Hudson to the open Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Council which was vacated by Melissa Posinski in January. Richard McMullen made a motion to approve Hudson’s nomination and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved. Hudson came forward and was sworn in by Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen before taking her seat on the Council.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to appoint Dan Cross to the open Ward 1, Position 2 seat on the Council which was vacated by Katherine Hudson. Bob Fant made a motion to approve Cross’ nomination and was seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved. Cross came forward and was sworn in by Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen before taking his seat on the Council.

Recorder/Treasurer informed Mayor Keeney all positions on the Council were now filled and the meeting was ready to continue.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 35 new cases were opened and 29 were closed, one of the busiest months in the last 10 years. Chief Sisemore stated the officers received 36 hours of training.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 31 calls in January. Chief Mills stated the department was recruiting volunteers. Chief Mills stated Engine 1 has been returned from Springfield after $46,000 in repairs which were covered by insurance. Chief Mills stated 1 of at least 2 expected checks has been received from FEMA and the department is looking at buying a new inflatable boat to replace the one that was destroyed in last spring’s flooding. Chief Mills stated Attorney Jeff Watson is working on the dissolution of the 501(c)(3) of the Fire Board.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow is out with the flu, but Mayor Keeney stated the guys have been busy and the City is well maintained.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there was 1 building permit and 13 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated 2 more of the flooded duplexes have been finalized and he attended/held TPR and PC meetings along with numerous other meetings with the City Engineer.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen apologized for not having the financials and the minutes in the packet as she has been ill and will get caught back up once she is released to come back to work.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that one court appeal was resolved, but another one is coming. Wright stated he has spent significant time on the Council Member issues since the last meeting; worked on the Wilkerson-Main Overlay District; worked on Ordinance 2018-04 (read one time at the last meeting) which because of changes will be sent back to the Planning Commission for review; working with Clay and James Guertz on the Conditional Use Permit issues. Extensive discussion was had regarding the merits of becoming a City of the First Class as opposed to staying a City of the Second Class. Mayor Keeney stated he would gather information to facilitate an informed conversation at a future meeting.

Mayor Keeney stated the City has been awarded a $250,000.00 State Aid for Streets Grant for work on Carley Road and Ball Street.

Mayor Keeney stated FEMA did a site visit and they are going to do what needs to be done for the City; money should be released soon for the hard property damage and man power.

Mayor Keeney stated there will be a meeting soon regarding a new building project that will bring a new business to town.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Keeney stated that because of changes made to ORDINANCE 2018-04: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 9 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, CHAPTER 9.04, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, SECTION 9.04.02 DESIGN OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A PAY-IN-LIEU OF OPTION TO IMPROVEMENTS OF SUBSTANDARD ROADS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, City Attorney Danny Wright recommends that it go back to the Planning Commission for review so no action will be taken by the Council this evening.

New Business:

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-03: A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND IN ARKANSAS AND TO ENGAGE IN LITIGATION AS A MEMBER FO THE MUNICIPAL LEGAL DEFENSE PROGRAM (MLDP) AGAINST THOSE ENTITIES AND PEOPLE RESPONSBLE FOR THIS SOCIETAL CRISIS. City Attorney Danny Wright and Mayor Keeney both stated the ARML was pushing for participation to provide a united front. Extensive discussion was held. The Resolution was read by Mayor Keeney. Dan Cross made a motion to approve the Resolution in support of the ARML and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. Council Members Cross, Hudson, Fant and Burnett approved, John Wright opposed, and McMullen abstained. RESOLUTION 2018-03 was approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Dan Cross seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Bob Fant. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Thursday, 15 March 2018 20:28

ORDINANCE 2018-05

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES

REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2018-1 OF DUANE DAVIS APPROVED MARCH 1, 2018, BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION.

 

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission on March 1, 2018, passed the Rezoning Petition of Duane Davis, and recommended to the City Council passage of an ordinance to rezone the described property from A-1 to C-2 and R-4;

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:

Section 1: That the zone classification of Parcel No. 785-18079-000, better described on Exhibit A (attached), is hereby changed from A-1 to C-2.

Section 2: That the zone classification of Parcel No. 785-18081-000, better described on Exhibit A (attached), is hereby changed from A-1 to R-4.

Section 3: That the official Zoning District ' s map of the City of Johnson, Arkansas is hereby amended to reflect the zoning changes in Section 1 and Section 2 above.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th of March, 2018.

EXHIBIT A

PARCEL #785-18079-000 (changed from A-1 to C-2)
A PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 17 NORTH, RANGE 30 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO- WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS S89°49'43"E 1244.12', S00°33'50"W 243.75', AND N89°40'28"E 118.40' FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID EIGHTY ACRE TRACT AND RUNNING THENCE N89°38'49"E 463.36', THENCE S00°16'57"E 323.27' TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF MAIN STREET, THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY S89°47'08"W 463.36' TO A FOUND IRON PIN, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY N00°16'57"W 322.15' TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 3.43 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF RECORD, IF ANY.

PARCEL: 785-18081-000 (changed from A-1 to R-4)
A PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 17 NORTH, RANGE 30 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS S89°49'43"E 1244.12', S00°33'50"W 243.75', AND N89°40'28"E 581.76' FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID EIGHTY ACRE TRACT AND RUNNING THENCE N89°38'49"E 150.00' TO A FOUND IRON PIN, THENCE S00°16'57"E 323.63', THENCE S89°47'08"W 150.00' TO A SET IRON PIN, THENCE N00°16'57"W 323.27' TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.11 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD, IF ANY.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 20:07

ORDINANCE 2018-04

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04

AN ORDINANCE T0 AMEND TITLE 9
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, CHAPTER 9.04
MUNICIPAL CODE T0 ADD A PAY-IN-LIEU-
OF OPTION T0 IMPROVEMENTS 0F
SUBSTANDARD ROADS; DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY T0 EXIST AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES

 

 

WHEREAS, the Johnson Municipal Code (JMC hereinafter) requires developers to make improvements to certain substandard roads in the development process;

WHEREAS, such improvements do not always apply to an entire road section of a substandard road and it may be an impractical or a poor use of time and resources to make partial improvements at the time of such development;

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission upon being advised by City staff and consultants should have the option to negotiate payment of the costs of the required improvements rather than require actual construction of those improvements at the time of development;

WHEREAS, payment of the improvement costs directly related to serving the proposed development as a fee to the City will be preferred by developers in certain instances; and,

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has studied language to amend the JMC to accomplish this goal and now recommends adoption of an Ordinance to that effect.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL 0F
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, that:

Section 1: Title 9 Streets and sidewalks, Chapter 9.04 Design and construction of Streets, Roads, and storm Drainage, Section 9.04.02 Design Subsection G. Requirements For Improving Substandard Roads is here by amended by adding the following paragraph at the end of Subsection G., as follows:

"However, the Planning Commission may, based upon advice of City staff and the
City engineer, request that the developer deposit with the City Recorder-Treasurer
a fee-in-lieu-of constructing the above-required adjacent and/or offsite street/road
Improvements. The fee shall include a reasonable amount to offset inflation
increases for a five (5) year period. The fee and the amount shall be agreed to in
writing between the City and the developer prior to approval of the Preliminary
Plat, P.U.D. or Large Scale Development plan and approval stage. The Planning
Commission shall review such written agreement and either accept or reject same.

The fee-in-lieu-of, as approved by the Planning Commission, shall be paid as
follows:

a) Twenty-five percent (25%) prior to the start of construction; and
b) The entire balance before the final plat of the development is presented to
the Planning Commission or any Certificate of Occupancy is issued."

Section 2: The funds from the fee-in-lieu-of shall be maintained by the City in an account other than the general fund and dedicated to use upon the street(s) and/or roads adjacent to and serving the development of the developer who paid the fee-in-lieu-of-monies.

Section 3: In all other respects section 9.04.02 is affirmed and not otherwise amended.

Section 4: As development increases and begins to pick up it will be more important to provide the fee-in-lieu-of option to the Planning Commission and developers to maximize opportunities to improve streets and roads to insure that new developments are adequately and properly served upon the development being fully occupied; therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to protect and preserve public safety along with the health and welfare of our citizens and this Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon passage and approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED this day 8th of May, 2018

ATTEST:

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 19:37

RESOLUTION 2018-05

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-05

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO TRAIN A CITY EMPLOYEE TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT TO AND BACKUP FOR THE RECORDER/TREASURER.

WHEREAS, the Recorder/Treasurer has a substantial work load, as assigned by Chapter 2.24 of the Johnson Municipal Code and State law, which is critical to the operation and security of the City;
WHEREAS, Chapter 2.24 of the Johnson Municipal Code authorizes the Recorder /Treasurer to instruct, train, and supervise employees; and
WHEREAS, the City of Johnson needs to be able to continue to operate in the event that the Recorder/Treasurer is absent or unable to perform critical job duties.


NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS,


SECTION 1: The Recorder /Treasurer shall select an employee of the City of Johnson to aid and assist her and serve as backup in regard to the duties associated with her position using her supervisory authority.


SECTION 2: Such employee selected shall be instructed and trained so as to enable him/her to perform all duties of the Recorder /Treasurer , under the supervision of the Recorder/Treasurer, in the event the Recorder/Treasurer is absent or unable to perform the job duties assigned by Chapter 2.24 and/or as assigned by State law.

SECTION 3: This shall in no way diminish or alter the responsibilities and duties of the Recorder /Treasurer outlined in Chapter 2.24 and /or as assigned by State law.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th day of march, 2018.

ATTEST: