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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Monday, 26 October 2015 18:20

August 14, 2012

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

August 14, 2012

Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant and Keith

Allen. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny

Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, Street Superintendent

Randy Birchfield, and Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Alderman Tom Bramlett was

absent.

Mayor Curry welcomed Webelo Pack 46 and invited them to ask any questions they

might have.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2012 council

meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded

by Dan Cross. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated 23 new cases were opened, 18 closed and 5 are

still open. Chief Sisemore stated the department has received 112 hours of training.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated the department received 31 calls for service, most of which

were EMS. Chief Mills stated the department completed 6 preventative inspections.

Chief Mills stated there was a media event at Firehouse Subs to formalize the

equipment grant received earlier in the spring. Bob Fant stated the guys looked good in

their uniforms.

Street Superintendent Randy Birchfield stated the department got 4 more streets .sealed

and the machine works very well. Birchfield stated they have hauled 4 truckloads of dirt

out of the ditch on Wilkerson so it should flow much better. Birchfield stated fall clean-up

will be October 12 - 22, 2012. Mayor Curry stated the department has been working on

some special projects: the entrance to Slape St. has been repaved, work is being done

on Bryan St. and block left from the wall project is being laid around the parking lot at

the PD.

Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated he had been working on vehicle

maintenance, code enforcement and has done 36 inspections. Wilson stated he

attended HVAC School in Clarksville and has received his license.

John Taylor stated the Economic Development Committee has met and they are staying

in touch with the developers and waiting for the road to get started.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen combined the Budget and Finance Committee

meeting with her departmental report as they overlap. Allen stated that at the end of Juiy

LOPFI was funded for the rest of the year with $51,400.00 ($65,000.00 is budgeted).

Allen stated that in 2012 the city paid 18.53% of our officer's salaries towards their

retirement (LOPFI) and in 2013 will have to pay 19.53%. Allen stated that due to a

change in the receipt of pjemium tax fund dollars in 2013, we will have to fund LOPFI

again at the first of the year for the first half of 2013. In the past the cities have been

allowed to run a credit with LOPFI to which the PTF (part of homeowner's insurance

rates) are applied by LOPFI when received in July. According to LOPFI, more tax money

can be received if we have a zero balance than if we have a large debt as in the past.

So money will have to be paid in full each month the first half of 2013 and then we can

use the credit created by the receipt of the PTF to fund the second half of the year. Allen

stated we have already start started to put aside the extra money needed. Allen stated

the property taxes are down $17,127.00 from this time last year a small improvement

over last month. Allen stated election petitions need to be filed by noon on Friday,

August 17, 2012. Allen reminded the aldermen that each of them is responsible for filing

their own Contribution and Expenditure Report with the County Clerk by the date shown

on the calendar included with their election packets.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated the city is going back to 2 court dates a month to

reduce congestion at City Hall. Wright stated that tonight would be the second reading

of the animal ordinance and told the aldermen to go back and read it carefully before the

final reading next month. Wright stated we had an FOI request regarding the sale of the

mobile home park from out of state, but that FOI only applies to residents of the state of

Arkansas.

Mayor Curry asked Bob Fant for an update on the status of the Johnson Road project.

Fant stated the project was let out for bids on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Fant stated the

bids would be opened on Thursday, Septembers, 2012 and the contracts would be

voted on by the Springdale City Council on September 11, 2012 with an estimated start

date of October 1, 2012. Mayor Curry asked Fant to attend the Springdale meeting and

he agreed.

Mayor Curry stated in the past when an employee terminated their employment at times

they were paid for their accrued sick leave. Mayor Curry stated he wanted to state

publicly the written procedures listed in employee handbooks would be followed and sick

leave will not be paid on termination. Mayor Curry stated if the council wanted it handled

differently to please let him know and he would put it on the agenda.

Richard McMullen asked for clarification of Randy Birchfield's report regarding the old

post office building. Mayor Curry stated they just power washed the shingles and

resealed them, normal building maintenance and the tenants are doing well.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2012-09: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3,

ANIMALS AND FOWL OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2012-09 by title only.

Motion was made by Keith Allen and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard

McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen, yes. City

Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion

to approve the second reading by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and

seconded by Keith Allen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross,

yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen, yes.

New Business:

Mayor Curry presented

ORDINANCE 2012-10: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE

ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY

IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION OF ANGEL FLORO AND TERESITA FLORO

APPROVED JUNE 25, 2012, BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Curry

asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2012-10 by title only. Motion was made by Keith

Allen and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes;

Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the

ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the first reading by

title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call:

Richard McMuilen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen,

yes. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to suspend the rules and continue on to the second

reading by title only. Motion was made by Keith Allen and seconded by Bob Fant. Roli

call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith

Allen, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry

asked for a motion to approve the second reading by title only. Motion was made by Bob

Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett,

yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen, yes. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to

suspend the rules and continue on to the third reading by title only. Motion was made by

Bob Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill

Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Keith Allen, yes. City Attorney Danny

Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the

third reading by title only. Motion was made by Keith Allen and seconded by Richard

McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant,

yes; Keith Allen, yes.

ORDINANCE 2012-10 was approved. Bob Fant explained the

procedure of passing an ordinance to the boy scouts.

Mayor Curry presented

RESOLUTION 2012-07: A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING

ADOPTION OF THE NW ARKANSAS RAZORBACK GREENWAY OPERATIONS AND

MANAGEMENT PLAN. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve Resolution 2012-07.

Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Keith Allen. Mayor Curry recognized

Bob Bova, chairman of the Johnson Clear Creek Trail Committee to lead the discussion.

Bova stated the purpose of the resolution was to get all the communities on the

Razorback Greenway on the same page with regard to maintenance of the new trail.

Bova stated the paperwork is in and they are waiting for the money to be released by

the Walton Foundation to get all the bills incurred to date paid. Bova stated they will

begin to move dirt shortly and in the next 9-12 months have our portion of the trail

completed from the Skull Creek trail to Lake Fayetteville. Discussion was had. Chief

Sisemore stated he talked with Fayetteville PD and there have been relatively few

incidents on the trail. Chief Sisemore stated this should be the quietest area on the trail

and it will be closed dusk to dawn; in case of emergency, squads can get in and out

without difficulty. Mayor Curry asked for a voice vote to approve RESOLUTION 2012-07;

all approved.

Mayor Curry asked the aldermen to please stay for a few minutes after the meeting to

answer any questions the boy scouts may have.

Mayor Gurry asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act

988 Fund, Warrant Service 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 Curry asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded

by Dan Cross. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:03 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

F^JIefv] Re^oTder/Treasurer, CAMC

Monday, 26 October 2015 16:46

October 8, 2013

Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Tom Bramlett, Bob Fant and Jim

Shankle. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police

Chief Vernon Sisemore, Assistant Fire Chief Todd Witzigman, Maintenance Superintendent Gerry

Russell and Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson.

Mayor Curry stated he wanted to amend the agenda to correct a typo and change Ordinance 2013-

09 for a second reading under unfinished business to Ordinance 2013-10.

Mayor Curry introduced Gerry Russell as the new Maintenance Superintendent. Mayor Curry stated

the job title was changed to better reflect the responsibilities.

Mayor Curry asked fora motion to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2013 council meeting.

Richard McMullen made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Dan

Cross. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 42 new cases were opened and 35 closed; criminal activity

cases year to date are 400, higher than they have ever been before. Dan Cross asked if there were

particular areas that the crime has increased and Chief Sisemore said the apartment complexes and

rental areas, not the northern neighborhoods.

Assistant Fire Chief Todd Witzigman stated there were 18 calls for service. Witzigman stated it is fire

prevention week and fire fighters are out in the neighborhoods making contact with the citizens and

handing out information about the department.

Maintenance Superintendent Gerry Russell stated the Street Department has been doing a lot of

mowing and clearing culverts and general maintenance around City Hall.

Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 6 building permits and 22 mechanical permits were issued.

He has been doing vehicle maintenance for the PD and Street departments and handling code

violations and animal complaints.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated preliminary work has begun on the 2014 budget and the

Budget and Finance Committee is meeting after council tonight to work on it further. Allen stated

grant of $36,295 was received for the purchase of the PD unit cameras and is included as designated

funds on her monthly report. Allen stated $5,025 was paid for the dumpsters made available to flood

victims which was higher than anticipated, but really needed and appreciated. Allen stated the city

has spent $20,911 of the $50,000.00 received for our General Improvement Project. The

disbursement of the remaining $29,089 is project specific and cannot be spent for anything other

than proposed projects.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated the lawsuit with the Bynums continues; he got the legal

description corrected. Wright stated there are 4 cases on appeal to the circuit court, the most at one

time ever. Wright stated the Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference is being held in Rogers in

January and encouraged all council members to attend. Wright asked for ordinances to enforce the

trail and Dan Cross stated he would get them to him.

Mayor Curry thanked the visitors in the audience for attending.

Mayor Curry stated the City would like to name the pavilion on the west side of the park after

Randy Birchfield. Mayor Curry stated he thought it would cost $500-$600 for lettering and signage,

and that we would dedicate the structure at a picnic in the spring. Bob Fant made a motion to

approve this request and Dan Cross seconded. All approved.

Mayor Curry stated he had applied for state aid on three streets: Main Drive from the light to the

railroad tracks, Hewitt Street from Main Drive to Elmore, and Johnson Mill Boulevard from 1-540

west to the cemetery. Mayor Curry stated if the projects qualify, the state will send someone to let

us know and the state handles everything.

Mayor Curry stated the railroad accepted our offer of 25% of the cost up to $15,000.00 to help put

rip rap and grout in the creek from Elmore down to where the creek drops.

Mayor Curry stated the utilities are finally done on Johnson Mill Blvd. and we should see lot of

activity on the new road project in October and November.

Mayor Curry asked Dan Cross for an update on the trail. Cross stated the final bridge deck was being

poured today and that the majority of the trail to 71B is complete. Cross stated the project is still on

track to be on or under budget. Mayor Curry stated the area being cleared for the trail head can be

seen from Wilkerson. Police Chief Vernon Sisemore asked about a marker system o the trail for 911

calls. Cross stated it was not in the existing proposal but he would make it a top priority. Mayor Curry

stated he, Gerry Russell and Chief Sisemore would go look and formulate a plan.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Curry presented

ORDINANCE 2013-10: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT

CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2013-

05 OF WALTER ROBINSON APPROVED AUGUST 26, 2013 BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2013-10 by title only. Motion was made by Tom

Bramlett and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross,

yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Jim Shankle, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the

ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the second reading by title only.

Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill

Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Jim Shankle, yes.

New Business:

Mayor Curry recognized a gentleman named Steve from the NWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

agency. Steve discussed the organization's purpose and he invited all interested citizens to contact

them online or by phone to voice preferences for additions to the Razorback Greenway Trail System.

Discussion ensued.

Mayor Curry

presented RESOLUTION 2013-05: A RESOLUTION LEVYING A TAX ON REAL AND

PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, FOR THE YEAR 2013, FIXING THE

RATE THEREOF AT 5.0 MILLS, AND CERTIFYING THE SAME TO THE COUNTY CLERK OF WASHINGTON

COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Motion to approve Resolution 2013-05 was made by Tom Bramlett and

seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.

There were some concerns voiced by citizens in the audience about the debris around the fruit stand

and Green Country Nursery. Mayor Curry assured them that both of these issues had been addressed

to the extent of the City's powers and invited them to come to City Hall to discuss any others issues

at anytime.

Mayor Curry 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 Curry asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross.

All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

r Alldnl Recorder/Treasurer, CAMC Buddy Curry, lyt^yor

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Monday, 26 October 2015 16:29

July 9, 2013

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

JULY 9, 2013

Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Mayor Curry amended the agenda to add Resolution 2013-04.

Present were Alderman Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant, and Jim Shankle. Also present were Jacqueline Brookshier sitting in for Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Asst. Police Chief John Taylor, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Street Superintendent Randy Birchfield.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2013 council meeting. Dan Cross seconded the motion. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

 

Assistant Police Chief John Taylor stated 36 new cases were opened, 30 closed, 5 opened and 1 pending. John also stated that PD has lost another hemi engine. The Police Dept and the Mayor are looking into options for replacing at least 1 PD car.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 26 calls for service, mostly EMS. He stated that the weather is being closely monitored and if we do not get some precipitation soon, expect burn bans to be put in place.

Street Superintendent Randy Birchfield stated that the Cardwell Bridge has been removed. His crew has been working on the city hall parking lot.

Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson was not at meeting due to being in the hospital. Mayor Buddy Curry read Mr. Wilson’s report. He has been keeping up with vehicle maintenance for PD and Street departments and handled 10 animal complaints.

John Taylor from the Economic Development Committee stated he was told by Flake and Kelley there is a new restaurant coming in but he cannot yet say who that is. Clear Creek Apartments has 2 new owners.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen was not in attendance due to being on vacation. Mayor Buddy Curry read her report.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated June was a slow month. There have been a lot of theft cases, mostly from Dollar General. Also stated that at the Municipal League meeting, he learned of problems regarding internet and FYI information. We need to come up with a policy regarding the matter.

Mayor Curry stated he attended a meeting about the road. Everything is going well.

He also stated that he met with State Representative Randy Alexander. Mr. Alexander stated that he has extra money at the end of session and wanted to know if the City of Johnson had a need for anything. He stated that he believes he can get the city $25,000 which will be used to purchase a new tractor/backhoe for the Street department.

The Mayor also thanked the Alderman for attending the Municipal League meeting.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2013-09 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION NO. 2013-03.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read the ordinance by title only. Bob Fant made a motion to read the ordinance by title only and was seconded by Richard McMullen.

Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes, Jim Shankle, yes.

Bob Fant made a motion to accept 2nd reading of ORDINANCE 2013-04 and Richard McMullen seconded the motion. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes, Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes and Jim Shankle, yes.

New Business:

Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2013-04 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION OF LAND FOR RAZORBACK GREENWAY ACCESS, TRAILHEAD AND PARKING.

Motion was made to accept resolution by Dan Cross and seconded by Richard McMullen.

Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes, Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes, and Jim Shankle, yes.

 

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to pay bills. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Jim Shankle seconded. All approved.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to adjourn. Bob Fant made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Jim Shankle. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_____________________                                          ______________________

Jacqueline Brookshier                                                   Buddy Curry, Mayor

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 20:36

April 2008

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 20:33

April 2008

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:12

July 2013

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:09

July 2013

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:43

May 12, 2015

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
May 12,2015
Mayor Chris Keeney declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:00
pm. He then amended the agenda to include Ordinance 2015-02.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Hunter Haynes and Melissa Posinski. Also
present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police
Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman, Public Works Director Gerry
Russell and Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Bill Burnett,
Dan Cross, and Bob Fant were absent.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April14, 2015 council
meeting. Hunter Haynes made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was
seconded by Melissa Posinski. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney recognized Chief Becky Stewart of Central EMS to give the council an
update on the plan for the Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority
expanded coverage area. Stewart stated the City of Springdale will no longer service the
north side of Johnson, Elm Springs, Tontitown or rural Washington County as of January
1, 2016. Stewart stated that in order to have a new ambulance crew trained and the
equipment up and running by the end of 2015 to service these areas, the cost to the
City of Johnson will be an additional $28,222 for 2015. Stewart stated this is in addition
to the current quarterly contribution of $1,663 and will be accurate only if all the
participating entities approve. Starting in 2016 through 2020, the City of Johnson's
contribution will be $19,121 per year or $1,593 per month. Mayor Keeney stated this
was information only and that no action needed to be taken by the Council at this time.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 51 new cases were opened and 42 closed.
Chief Sisemore stated he received an email commending the PD from Willow Creek
regarding a situation they handled there. Mayor Keeney asked Chief Sisemore about ECitations.
Chief Sisemore explained that these are electronic devices that allow an
officer to issue a ticket, enter it into the device and upload it to the system. All systems
and software receive the information at once eliminating information being entered
multiple times by different people. Chief Sisemore stated it would cost the City about
$12,000 per year. City Attorney Danny Wright stated the State Police have been using
the system for about 18 months and the troopers love it. Wright stated that it is an
auditable electronic ticket book.
Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman stated there were 23 calls for service. Witzigman stated
one of their full time fire fighters became EMT certified. Witzigman stated the ATV is
outfitted and ready for use on the trail.
Public Works Director Gerry Russell stated his department has been doing lots of
mowing, the rain garden has been started and they had a tree planting at the trail head
for Arbor Day. Russell stated Springdale is going to scrape and repave Carley Road from
our City limits to the intersection at Magnolia, estimating the cost to be about $30,000.
We will split the cost 50/50 making our share about $15,000. Russell stated the money
is in the budget is he just seeking approval to proceed. Melissa Posinski made a motion
to approve and Richard McMullen seconded. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney
approved.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 2 new building
permits and 11 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he attended the Planning
Commission meeting. Wilson stated the vehicle maintenance he has been doing are for
the Chargers, all the Tahoes have needed are tires and oil.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated Property tax was received May 11, 2015
totaling $117,245.97 ($105,627.04 General Fund and $11,618.93 Street Fund). These
amounts are about the same as received this time last year. State Turnback has also
been received but Sales taxes have not. Allen stated that attached to her report is a
letter from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. On May 4, 2015, Allen
received the Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the IIMC. This required 150
hours of classroom study and the experience of 14+ years as the Recorder/Treasurer of
the City of Johnson. It is an honor to hold this credential. Allen earned her Certified
Arkansas Municipal Clerk designation in 2012. Allen stated she attended an HR
Professional class in late April and will continue to work towards making sure the City is
in compliance with all HR laws and is a great place for our employees to work.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated another great thing about the E-Citations is that they
avoid identity switching. Wright stated the court docket has grown exponentially
including a lot of OWl's. Wright stated Springdale has approved their portion of the
vacation of the right of way on the unused portions of Carley Road and Main Drive.
Wright stated once Ordinance 2015-01 was approved tonight we are ready to deed the
unused property over to Johnson Landholdings, LLC. Wright stated with regard to
Ordinance 2015-02 vacating a utility easement in Heritage Hills, the emergency clause
cannot be passed due to the number of Aldermen absent, but it can be read 3 times
tonight and go in to effect after a 30 day referendum.
Mayor Keeney stated the City is getting closer to a new website that will be fully
searchable.
Mayor Keeney reminded the Council that Johnson Festival Day is June 13 and asked
them to help pass out postcards.

 

Unfinished Business:
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2015-01: AN ORDINANCE VACATING PORTIONS
OF MAIN DRIVE AND CARLEY ROAD PURSUANT TO ACA SECTION 14-54-105 AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-01 by
title only waiving the 3rd reading. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded
by Hunter Haynes. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by
title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the reading of ORDINANCE
2015-01 by title only reading. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by
Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes.
New Business:
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2015-02: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION
OF A DRAINAGE/UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS LOT 9 HERITAGE HILLS SUBDIVISION (3030
DEVOTION CIRCLE) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO
EXIST. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-02 by title only
waiving the 2nd and 3rd readings. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by
Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by
title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the reading of ORDINANCE
2015-01 by title only. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Hunter
Haynes. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes;
Mayor Keeney, yes. The emergency clause was not read; Ordinance 2015-02 will go into
effect in 30 days.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-05: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE
MAYOR TO CONTACT, INVESTIGATE AND NEGOTIATE CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION
OF A PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE. Mayor Keeney stated the triangle(+/- 1.9 acres) west of
the PO is for sale by Del Monte for $150,000 and he would like to contact them and see
if they might gift it to the City or at least negotiate on the price. Mayor Keeney stated
City facilities are locked in and looking toward potential future growth that property is
ideal. Motion to approve was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa
Posinski. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-06: A RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE
PROCESS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST THE CITY TO FORM A COMMITTEE AND
TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SCHEMATIC CITY MASTER PLAN AND
FORMING A COMMITTEE. Planning Commissioner Susan Anders spoke to the Council
outlining plans for managing development in the City and how this process will work.
Melissa Posinski made a motion to approve and Hunter Haynes seconded. All Aldermen
present and Mayor Keeney 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. Melissa
Posinski made a motion to pay the bills and Hunter Haynes seconded. All Aldermen
present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Melissa Posinski and
seconded by Hunter Haynes. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved. The
meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:40

May 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:11

RESOLUTION 2008-5

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-5

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE COST SHARING PLAN

FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MAIN STREET BETWEEN US 713

AND WILKERSON.

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson and the City of Springdale recognize the need for the

improvements to be made to Main Street between Wilkerson and US 7 IB.

WHEREAS, the shared City limit with Springdale creates an opportunity to cooperate in

this project and obtain a better result than if each City did the work independently.

WHEREAS, the City of Springdale has prepared and presented a proposal for a cost

sharing plan where Johnson purchases sen'ices from Springdale to make Johnson's share of the

improvements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON,

. ARKANSAS,.that:

1. The Cost Sharing Plan presented by the City of Springdale whereby Johnson will

pay for 71.62% of the Main Street improvements detailed in Attachment A is an opporttmity to

accomplish the needed improvements expeditiously and obtain a more desirable result.

2. That the Cost Sharing Plan and Attachment A thereto, attached hereto is hereby

ratified and approved. The Mayor and Recorder/Treasurer of the City of Johnson are hereby

authorised to execute such in the name of and on behalf of he City of Johnson, and make

payment to the City of Springdale as the work is completed and billings are received,

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PASSED AND APPROVED this P-^day offgBP^H , 2008,

CITY OF J'OHNSON. ARK