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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 19:49

June 7, 2018

AGENDA FOR:
PUBLIC HEARING AND
JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
JUNE 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petitions:

Petition 2018-06: Requesting Approval of Conditional Use to live in a building zoned as C-1 on
property located 6554 S. Wilkerson Street. Requested by Teresa Fedosky, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of May 3, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting minutes
Approval of May 3, 2018 Board of Adjustments Meeting

Old Business:

Update from Zoning Revision Committee

New Business:

Petition 2018-06: Requesting Approval of Conditional Use to live in building zoned as C-1 on
property located 6554 S. Wilkerson Street, Requested by Teresa Fedosky, owner.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 19:30

May 3, 2018

AGENDA FOR:
PUBLIC HEARING AND
JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
MAY 3, 2018 – 6:00 PM
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PUBLIC HEARING AND
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING
MAY 3, 2018 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petitions:

Petition 2018-07: Requesting Approval of Utility Easement Vacation on property located at 5165 Chenoa Circle. Requested by Mary Bassett of Bassett Mix and Associates for Bob Alsobrook owner.

Petition 2018-05: Requesting Approval of Large Scale Development on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-12: Requesting Approval of Large Scale Development on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-13: Requesting Approval of Conditional Use to erect the antennae on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-03: Requesting Approval of Final Plat, Phase 1A on property known as Johnson Square. Requested by CEI Engineering for Johnson Square Landholdings, LLC, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of January 4, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting minutes
Approval of March 1, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

REVIEW OF 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.

New Business:

Petition 2018-07: Requesting Approval of Utility Easement Vacation on property located at 5165 Chenoa Circle. Requested by Mary Bassett of Bassett Mix and Associates for Bob Alsobrook owner.

Petition 2018-05: Requesting Approval of Large Scale Development on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-04: Requesting Approval of Property Line Adjustment on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-12: Requesting Approval of Large Scale Development on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-13: Requesting Approval of Conditional Use to erect the antennae on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-03: Requesting Approval of Final Plat, Phase 1A on property known as Johnson Square. Requested by CEI Engineering for Johnson Square Landholdings, LLC, owner.

Discussion of new City Limit sign design

Update from Zoning Revision Committee

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petitions:

Petition 2018-08: Requesting Approval of Variance to Number of Parking Spaces on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-09: Requesting Approval of Variance to Building Setback due to Front Parking Spaces on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-10: Requesting Approval of Variance to Side Building Setbacks on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-14: Requesting Approval of Variance to Streetlight Requirements on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-11: Requesting Approval of Variance of Build to Zone on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-15: Requesting Approval of Variance of Sidewalk Setback on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-16: Requesting Approval of Variance of Sidewalk on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-17: Requesting Approval of Variance of Parking on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Petition 2018-08: Requesting Approval of Variance to Number of Parking Spaces on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-09: Requesting Approval of Variance to Building Setback due to Front Parking Spaces on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-10: Requesting Approval of Variance to Side Building Setbacks on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-14: Requesting Approval of Variance to Streetlight Requirements on property located at 4800 Johnson Road, known as Tons Of Storage. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Bryan Graves, owner.

Petition 2018-15: Requesting Approval of Variance of Sidewalk Setback on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-16: Requesting Approval of Variance of Sidewalk on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

Petition 2018-17: Requesting Approval of Variance of Parking on property located behind Inn at the Mill between 48th Street and Old Mill Road known as KSFN Channel 5. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Checkk Properties, LLC, owner.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:38

RESOLUTION 2018-10

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-10

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF BID

FOR SCULL CREEK TRAIL REPAIRS

 

WHEREAS, the damages and necessary repairs have been identified and assessed;

WHEREAS, there has been a study performed and specifications prepared for the necessary repairs;

WHEREAS, that an Invitation to Bid was published and instructions to bidders provided to interested firms;

WHEREAS, that two bids have been received and tabulated by Mr. James R. Geurtz of EDA for consideration by the Council;

WHEREAS, that the Council has considered the bid of Diamond C Construction in the amount of $52,086.20 (with math corrections) and the bid of Keith Austin Construction Co., LLC

in the amount of $62,584.56 (with math corrections); and,

WHEREAS, after receiving input from Mr. Guertz and the City administration on the issues, the Council desires to move ahead with the Scull Creek Trail Repairs project.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:

Section 1: That considering all facts, information and the circumstances surrounding this Scull Creek Trail Repairs project (including both repairs to the bridge and the surrounding embankments) known to the council, the bid of Diamond C Construction in the amount of $52,086.20 should be and hereby is approved and accepted as same is attached hereto.

Section 2: That the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer should be and hereby are authorized to notify Diamond C Construction that their bid has been accepted, to execute the Agreement Form (as previously made available to bidders) upon its preparation on behalf of the City and to cause the Notice to Proceed to be issued.

Section 3: In the event an unforeseen obstacle is encountered by Diamond C Construction in performing the project pursuant to the drawings and specifications, the Mayor (upon advice of Mr. James R. Guertz) is authorized to expend and additional $5208.62 to complete the Scull Creek Trail repairs project per the specifications.

Section 4: Payment by the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer is authorized according to the terms of the Agreement Form.

ATTEST:

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:37

RESOLUTION 2018-09

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-09


A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF BID
FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL AT THREE SITES RELATED TO
SCULL CREEK

 

WHEREAS, rain events in 2017 caused debris to be deposited at the Ball Street creek crossing;
WHEREAS, those rain events also caused debris to be deposited in Tributary 4 to Clear Creek at Elmore Street and at Site 2, Trout Farm Tributary;
WHEREAS, left unattended that debris will, during subsequent rain events, cause additional buildup of debris, raise the likelihood of flooding and further damage or cause destruction to private and public property and infrastructure;
WHEREAS, the areas of highest concern have been identified and assessed;
WHEREAS, there has been a study performed and estimates prepared of the amount of debris to be removed;
WHEREAS, that an Invitation to Bid was published and instructions to bidders provided to interested firms;
WHEREAS, that two bids have been received and tabulated by Mr. James R. Geurtz of EDA for consideration by the Council;
WHEREAS, that the Council has considered the bid of Diamond C Construction in the amount of $ 110,788.90 (with math corrections) and the bid of Keith Austin Construction Co., LLC in the amount of $ 126,333 .54; and,
WHEREAS, after receiving input from Mr. Geurtz and the City administration on the issues, the Council desires to move ahead with the debris removal project.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:

Section 1: That considering all facts, information, and the circumstances surrounding this project known to the council, the bid of Diamond C Construction in the amount of $110,788.90 should be and hereby is approved and accepted as same is attached hereto.
Section 2: That the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer should be and hereby are authorized to notify Diamond C Construction that their bid has been accepted, to execute the Agreement Form (as previously made available to bidders) upon its preparation on behalf of the City and to cause the Notice to Proceed to be issued.
Section3: In the event an unforeseen obstacle is encountered by Diamond C Construction in performing the project pursuant to the drawings and specification, including the estimated quantities, the Mayor (upon advice of Mr. James R. Guertz) is authorized to expend an additional $11,078.89 to assure complete remediation of the debris problem in the specific areas identified.
Section 4: Payment by the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer is authorized according to the terms of the Agreement Form.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of July, 2018

ATTEST:

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:31

ORDINANCE 2018-10

ORDINANCE NO. 2018- 10

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY EASEMENT
LOCATED ACROSS PART OF LOTS 73 AND 74, CLEAR
CREEK SUBDIVISION, PHASE 3 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, there exists special circumstances relative to Lots 73 and 74, Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 3, regarding limitations as a result of an existing utility easement.

WHEREAS, all utility providers operating in the area of Lot 73 and 74 have signed off on an Easement Vacation Plat prepared by Bates and Associates, Inc. and said Plat was filed .with the City and presented to the Planning Commission.

WHEREAS, EDA acting as Engineer for the City has approved the vacation of this utility Casement and is satisfied that no public services will be affected.

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission approved vacation petition 2018-20 on July 5, 2018 and recommends passage of this Ordinance to the Council.

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

Section 1: That the utility Casement located between Lots 73 and 74, Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 3, to the City of Johnson, AR as described on Exhibit A hereto having not been
utilized for a period in excess of five (5) years is not required for utility/corporation (City) purposes at this time or in the foreseeable future.

Section 2: Michael Green and Tandi Green are the owners of said Lots 73 and 74 and said utility easemen.t as described on Exhibit A is hereby vacated in favor of said owners, one-half to each lot.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of August, 2018.

ATTEST:

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:23

ORDINANCE 2018-09

 

 ORDINANCE NO. 2018-9

AN. ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE' ZONING DISTRICT
CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING
PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2017-
28 0F FADIL BAYYARI, TRUSTEE 0F THE FADIL
BAYYARI REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, u./t/d JULY 31,
1997, APPROVED MARCH 1, 2018, BY JOHNSON
PLANNING COMMISSION.

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission on March 1, 2018, passed the Rezoning Petition of Fadil Bayyari, Trustee of the Fadil Bayyari Revocable Living Trust, u/t/d July 31,1997, 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 0F JOHNSON,
ARKANSAS:

Section 1: That the zone classification of the parcel better described on Exhibit A
(attached), is hereby changed from A-1 to C-2.
Section 2: That the zone classification. of the parcel described on Exhibit B
(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 10th day of June,2018.

ATTEST:

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:01

RESOLUTION 2018-08

RESOLUTION NO, 2018-08

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE REPAIR OF 1994 KME
75' FIRESTIX LADDER TRUCK BY JON.S MID AMERICA
FIRE APPARATUS AND A SUBCONTRACTED DIESEL SHOP

WHEREAS, the City acquired a 1994 KME 75' Firestix ladder truck in 2009 from Jon's Mid America Fire Apparatus {JMAFA};

WHEREAS, said ladder fire truck served the City and the Johnson Area Volunteer Fire Department {JAVFD) for several years;

WHEREAS, in 2016 it was determined that the ladder truck had one or more problems {leaks} that had to be repaired (or parts replaced) to continue and extend the life of its service to our citizens and the public;

WHEREAS, the City Council voted to have Arkansas Diesel and Equipment Repair {ADER} of Springdale either rebuild the engine in the ladder truck or replace that engine with a rebuilt engine al a maximum cost of $23,000.00;

WHEREAS, in early 2018 it was determined by the JAVFD and representatives of the City that ADER could not perform its agreement in regards to returning the ladder fire truck to operational service;

WHEREAS, ADER billed the City in excess of $38,000.00 for claimed work and parts for the ladder truck which the City has refused to pay until the apparatus was fully evaluated for operational purposes by a third party;

WHEREAS, ADER filed a lawsuit claiming a lien on the City's ladder fire truck and the City has posted a cash bond with the Court to obtain the return of the apparatus {minus parts that were removed by ADER};

WHEREAS, the City had the ladder fire truck towed to JMAFA in Springfield, MO, for an Operational evaluation on all aspects of the apparatus;

WHEREAS, JMAFA, has performed a limited evaluation of the I 994 KME 75' Firestix for operational readiness and performance and has given the City two alternatives for returning the apparatus to full operational service; and,

WHEREAS, it appears to the administration that repair of the ladder fire truck is a better use of public funds as opposed to replacing, the 1994 KME 75' Firestix with either a new or used ladder truck.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:

Section 1: Since JMAFA is an authorized dealer of KME fire apparatus, will utilize a diesel shop in Springfield for certain aspects of the repair process, has previously worked on the City's ladder truck and is the nearest authorized KME facility, competitive bidding on repairing the City's ladder truck should be and hereby is waived.

Section 2: That the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer should be and hereby are authorized to
approve or advise JMAFA to proceed with repairs of the 1994 KME 75' Firestix in accordance with the attached estimate utilizing a new/used motor for the estimated price of $ 67666.63

Section 3: In the event an unforeseen obstacle is encountered by JMAFA or the diesel shop in making repairs pursuant to the attached estimate, and in order to obtain the services of the ladder fire truck, to the City, its citizens and the JAVFD, without unnecessary delay, the Mayor (upon advice of the representatives of the JAVFD and Clay Wilson) is authorized to expend an additional $7500.00 to assure complete functional operation of the apparatus upon its return
to the City.

Section 4: That upon completion of the repairs to the ladder tire truck in accordance with the attached estimate and the operational functionality of the apparatus confirmed by representatives of the JAVFD and City, the Recorder-Treasurer is authorized to pay to JMAFA
the amount set forth above plus any contingency as provided here for.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 4th day of June, 2018

ATTEST:

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:25

APRIL 10, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
APRIL 10, 2018

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

Present were Council Members Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, John Wright, 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 Members Richard McMullen and Bob Fant were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2018 council meeting. John Wright made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 38 new cases were opened and 33 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated there was no overtime used since the addition of the new officer. He said the department has seen a decrease in property crimes and crimes against persons since last year.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 36 calls for service. Chief Mills stated a trailer has been purchased for the rescue boat and that Roy Edwards is now the Fire Marshall.

Mayor Keeney stated Public Works Director Jerry Morrow is no longer with the City, but the guys have been busy with mowing and maintenance of right of ways, parks and City areas and the repair of the sidewalk on Carley.

Mayor Keeney has been continuing working through the process with FEMA; the City has been awarded two of the three FEMA projects: Award 1 $4,964.12 (75% of $6618.83); Award 2 $26,430.48 (75% of $35,240.65); the City has received notification of approval but has not received any money yet. Mayor Keeney said he has been told that the 3rd project has made it through the process but has not been formally awarded, approximately $99,000 (75% of $132,000) to clear debris from the creeks and tributaries.

Mayor Keeney said the water fountain at the park needs to be replaced as it is broken beyond repair. It has been fixed numerous times over the years, but now there are no replacement parts available and the structure is cracking. The replacement will also give us a chance to update the plumbing. Costs vary on a fountain from $2,400 to $5,000 and plumbing cost is determined by which fountain is purchased. Dan Cross made a motion to approve expenditure of up to $4,500 for a new ADA compliant fountain and was seconded by John Wright. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated new street signs and posts for the area south of Main Drive have shipped and are expected to be delivered by the end of the week.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 4 building permits and 11 inspections. Wilson stated he did MS4 inspections after the rain event and attended the TPR meeting along with numerous other meetings with the City Engineer.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback has been received; Property Taxes and Sales taxes have not. Allen stated she is looking forward to the large property tax bump to be received by the City in May.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has been working on the post office lease and the code enforcement policy and spent a lot of time on court related issues. He is still waiting to hear back from Jeff Watson regarding the fire department transfer.

Mayor Keeney amended the agenda to move Ordinance 2018-06 to the top in new business.

Mayor Keeney stated that at this time he did not see a need to replace the public works director, saying he felt the city would benefit more with a planner, or staff engineer. After discussion, Mayor Keeney said he would bring information back to the Council regarding pay for those positions in the area.

Mayor Keeney stated that currently all franchise fees collected by the City are at 2% with the exception of trash which is at 4%. The maximum for franchise fees set by the State is 4.25%. The City currently collects $122,000 annually from franchise fees. Mayor Keeney said he would like to work towards making the increase to 4% overall by the end of the year which would almost double this collection for next year.

Mayor Keeney said at the last council meeting he was asked to provide possible funding options other than a lease through a vendor for a new fire truck and presented the following options:
1) Traditional Act 978 loan through First Security @ 3.981% for 60 months on $1,000,000 is $18,434.61 per month ($221,215.32 annually) Total if not repaid early $1,106,076.51.
2) Revenue Bonds with pledged franchise fees:
25 years @ an average of $69,000.00/ year. Total if not repaid early $1,730,743.88.
15 years @ an average of $96,000/ year. Total if not repaid early $1,383,243.77
3) Traditional Bond at $.01 with current sales tax revenues; 25 years $7.8 to 8 million
With the last option, the City can look at increasing sales tax by $.01 expressly for the purpose of improving infrastructure. That process would require passing an ordinance stating the City’s intentions, and holding a special election on the initiative within 60 days. These are future options for the Council to consider.

Mayor Keeney stated the lawyers have filed a replevin action to get the fire truck back. Once we have the truck back, Conway can send someone to evaluate the status of the truck.

Mayor Keeney stated he has received a $50,000 preliminary estimated cost from the electrical engineer for running conduit, wire and pedestals to light the trail head; this amount includes electrical connections for the pedestrian crossing at Main and Joyce.

Mayor Keeney stated this week the committee is interviewing the Engineering Firms that made the short list (USI, McClelland and Hawkins-Weir). All firms on the short list have experience in design, project funding, regulatory assistance, surveying.

Unfinished Business: none

New Business:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 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. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-06 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, 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 2018-06 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ORDINANCE 2018-06 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018- 6: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A LEASE EXTENSION OF CITY PROPERTY AND BUILDING AT THE SW CORNER OF WILKERSON AND MAIN DRIVE. Dan Cross made a motion to approve the resolution and was seconded by John Wright. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-06 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018- 7: A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY AND STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE MANUAL BY ADDING POLICY 19 ANIMAL CONTROL OPERATIONS TO CHAPTER 7. John Wright made a motion to approve the resolution and was seconded by Dan Cross. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-07 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. Dan Cross made a motion to pay the bills and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by John Wright. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:24

ORDINANCE 2018-08

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-08

AN 0RDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY BASEMENT
LOCATED ACROSS LOTS 97 AND 98, CLEAR CREEK
SUBDIVISION, PHASE 3 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

WHEREAS, there exists special circumstances relative to Lots 97 and 98, Clear Creek
Subdivision, Phase 3, regarding limitations as a result of an existing utility Casement.

WHEREAS, all utility providers operating in the area of Lots 97 and 98 have signed off
on an Easement Vacation Flat prepared by Bates and Associates, Inc. and said Plat was filed with the City and presented to the Planning Commission.

WHEREAS, EDA acting as Engineer for the City has approved the vacation of this utility
easement and is satisfied that no public services will be affected+.

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission approved vacation petition 20] 8-07 on
May 3, 2018 and recommends passage of this Ordinance to the Council,

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

Section 1: That the utility Casement located across parts of Lots 97 and 98, Clear creek
Subdivision, Phase 3, to the City of Johnson, AR as shown on Exhibit A hereto having not been utilized for a period in excess of five {5} years is not required for utility / corporation {City} purposes at this time or in the foreseeable future.

Section 2: That Bob Alsobrook is the Owner of said Lots 97 and 98 and said utility
easement as described and shown on Exhibit A is hereby vacated in favor of said owner, one-half
to each lot.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of May, 2018

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:53

ORDINANCE 2018-07

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07

AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING A NEW ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS T0 BE KNOWN AS
JOHNSON SQUARE, PHASE IA AN ADDITION TO THE
CITY 0F JOHNSON

WHEREAS: there has been duly presented to the City Planning Commission of Johnson.
Arkansas a final plat of certain land in the City of Johnson, Washington County. Arkansas. being
more particularly described at Exhibit A, attached hereto.

WHEREAS: said Planning Commission has approved the final plat presented by Petitioner
with contingencies and since those contingencies are satisfied joins with the Petitioner in
petitioning the City Council to accept Johnson Square, Phase lA as an addition of the City of
Johnson, Arkansas:

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

Section I: That Clay Wilson has advised the council that all conditions set out in the
May 3, 2018 letter of EDA concerning Johnson Square, Phase I A have been met and both he and EDA agree that the contingency placed on approval by the Planning Commission has been effectively removed.

Section 2: That Johnson Square, Phase lA. as shown on the final Flat conditionally approved by the City Planning Commission on May 3, 2018, a copy of which is attached to this Ordinance and made a part hereof as though set out herein word for word, be and the same is hereby accepted as an addition to the City of Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of May, 2018

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