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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:29

JANUARY 5, 2017

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION

AGENDA FOR

PUBLIC MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

January 5, 2017 – 6:00 PM

**** Public Meeting is Called to Order

**** Approval of December 1, 2016 Meeting minutes.

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Overlay progress report

**** Master Street Plan review

**** Main Street and Wilkerson Street Feasibility Study

**** Morgan Hooker presentation of a proposed road section from Johnson Mill Boulevard within the Johnson Square PUD

**** Motion to adjourn Public Meeting

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Public Hearing Called to Order

         

Comment from Public regarding Petition 2016-24: Request for Rezoning from C-1 to C-2 for property located at 1597 Main Drive. Requested by Joseph Orr of Blew & Associates for James McAdow, Sherrie McAdow and Kaye Hanks, property owners.

**** Public Hearing is Closed

**** Board of Adjustments Meeting is Called to Order

**** Petition 2016-24: Request for Rezoning from C-1 to C-2 for property located at 1597 Main Drive. Requested by Joseph Orr of Blew & Associates for James McAdow, Sherrie McAdow and Kaye Hanks, property owners.

**** Motion to adjourn Board of Adjustments Meeting

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION - BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

MEETING AGENDA

MAY 5, 2016

Immediately following the Planning Commission Meeting

**** Call to Order

**** PETITION 2016-15: Request for a Rezoning from A-1 to I for property located at 6299 Ball Street. Requested by Phil Swope for Triangle Builders Supply, LLC, owner.

**** Motion to adjourn

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL WORK SESSION AGENDA

JOHNSON CITY HALL

November 17, 2016 – 6:00 PM

 ****Call the meeting to order

 **** Overlay and Zoning Updates

**** Master Street Plan

**** Main Drive & Wilkerson Street Feasibility Study

**** Motion to Adjourn

 

 

Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:58

June 13, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
JUNE 13, 2017

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

Present were Aldermen Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, Hunter Haynes, Bob Fant 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 Jerry Morrow and Building Official Clay Wilson. Alderman Richard McMullen was absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2017 council meeting. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Hunter Haynes. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 33 new cases were opened and all 33 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated 3 officers and a court clerk were child safety seat trained and are now certified. Chief Sisemore stated a search warrant was executed at an illegal tattoo parlor and drugs were found, too. Chief Sisemore requested the Council’s approval to purchase a new Tahoe. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and Melissa Posinski seconded. All approved.

Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman stated there were 25 calls for service. Witzigman stated the department has received 309 hours of training and 2 fire fighters are at the academy working on their Fire Fighter 1 & 2 certifications.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated he attended ACT and TAC meetings at NWARPC. Morrow stated the department is working on Cris Hollow Road and they helped with the survey on the trail with JPD and JAVFD.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 13 building permits issued and 25 mechanical permits. Wilson stated he attended a continuing education class in Little Rock about construction to withstand high winds and tornadoes.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Property Taxes were spread over 2 months, but the totals have set a new record of $182,317.21 for the May bump (General Fund = $164,250.41 and Street Fund = $18,066.80). Allen stated the City has actually been reimbursed by Universal Fleet Premium! This is the company used for fuel cards for the City that took $24,809.00 from the General Fund instead of the authorized $248.09. After being told a check was mailed to us 4/28/2017 for the overage, it was actually deposited back into the General Fund and not discovered until last week when the account was reconciled. Allen stated that effective July 1, 2017 the MHBF has dropped the City’s rating to Class 5 which reduces the premiums for the last half of the year. Savings to the City should total $2,940.00. Allen stated the City’s long time Administrative Assistant, Jacqueline Brookshier, is retiring on July 5, 2017. We are reviewing the job description before interviewing prospective employees.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that court has leveled out and is going well. Wright stated he has been working on getting the fuel funds returned, Mark Eaton’s unemployment, the fire department transition, and the overlay districts.

Mayor Keeney stated the ladder truck is still in the shop for “2 more weeks...” He and Clay are looking at options and trying to actually get it done.

Mayor Keeney stated he is still working on 2 grants: TAP grant for lighting the trail, and partnering with Springdale Water and the Walton Family Foundation on the park grant.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-06: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 5.10 SOLID WASTE AND AMENDING TITLE 5, CHAPTER 5.04 AND CHAPTER 5.12. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-06 for the second time by title only, waiving the third reading. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-06 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-06 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-07: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2017-02 OF TONS OF STORAGE, LLC, APPROVED APRIL 6, 2017 BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-07 for the second time by title only, waiving the third reading. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-07 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-07 was approved.
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-08: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION 2017-01 OF TONS OF STORAGE, LLC, APPROVED APRIL 6, 2017 BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-08 for the second time by title only, waiving the third reading. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-08 by title only. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-08 was approved.

New Business:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-09: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 14 ZONING CHAPTER 14.04 ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE, BY ADDING JOHNSON MILL BOULEVARD OVERLAY

DISTRICT TO SECTION 14.04.05 DISTRICT REGULATIONS, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-09 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-09 by title only. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the reading of the emergency clause. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Hunter Haynes. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-09 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-10: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A NEW MASTER STREET PLAN AND MASTER STREET PLAN MAP FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-10 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney stated the main changes are changing 1st, 2nd and Bryan Streets to one way, adding 48th Street over the mountain, adding a future extension of Joyce Boulevard and changing the intersection of Main Drive and Johnson Mill Boulevard. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-10 by title only. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-10 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-11: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A DEDICATED RIGHT OF WAY AS DEPICTED ON LOT SPIT SURVEY RECORDED AT BOOK 2005 AT PAGE 00054229 OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY REAL ESTATE RECORDS. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2017-11 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-11 by title only. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-11 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-06: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT WITH BROWN AND BROWN OF ARKANSAS, INC. Motion to approve was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-07: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON TO APPLY FOR STBGT-A FUNDING FOR ACQUISITION OF RIGHT OF WAY AND RELOCATION OF FRANCHISE UTILITIES FOR 56TH STREET FROM DON TYSON PARKWAY TO JOHNSON MILL BOULEVARD. Motion to approve was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-08: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CITY

OF JOHNSON TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANRC FLOODPLAIN MAPPING PROJECT. Mayor Keeney stated the approximate cost of this would be about $6,000.00. Motion to approve was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. 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. Melissa Posinski 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 Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________ ___________________________________
Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC Chris Keeney, Mayor
Recorder/Treasurer

Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:55

JULY 11, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

JULY 11, 2017

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

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

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2017 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved.

 Department Head Reports

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 28 new cases were opened and 25 were closed.  Chief Sisemore stated an officer was let go for personal indiscretion so the department is down an officer.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 28 calls for service. Chief Mills stated 2 fire fighters have completed their Fire Fighter 1 & 2 certifications and John Brown, who is full time, is now in EMT school. Chief Mills stated he has been trying to work with the County Attorney to save money in the process of trying to dissolve the 501(c)3 but the department is going to have to hire an attorney to get this accomplished.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated the department has been working on cleaning up the City by picking up limbs and mowing. Morrow stated he worked on FEMA applications, did MS4 inspections and attended ACT and TAC meetings at NWARPC.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 10 mechanical permits issued and 1 building permit. Wilson stated he did 43 inspections and attended TPR and PC meetings along with numerous meetings with the City Engineer and routine vehicle maintenance.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Allen stated the new Tahoe was purchased for $27,000.00. Allen introduced the City’s new Administrative Assistant Michelle Horne who is replacing Jacqueline Brookshier after her retirement on July 5, 2017.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that court has leveled out and is going well.  Wright stated he has been working on FEMA/flood issues, ambulance issues, the fire department transition, and the overlay districts.

Mayor Keeney stated the Planning Commission is working on the overlay districts, the future land use plan and map and the sign ordinance.

Mayor Keeney stated he is still waiting to hear on 2 grants: TAP grant for lighting the trail, and partnering with Springdale Water and the Walton Family Foundation on the park grant; no word on either one.

Mayor Keeney stated the PD, FD & PWD all participated in the survey on the trail usage and it is up significantly across the board. Mayor Keeney stated connections are needed to get from the north side of town to the greenway.

Mayor Keeney stated a new restaurant is moving in at Main and Elmore – Wright’s BBQ.

Mayor Keeney stated the ordinance to clear the sidewalks has been successful.

Unfinished Business: none

New Business:

 Jeff Hatley from Ozark Regional Transit gave an update on the systems recovery from the devastating fire in January and stated they are working hard towards a future rapid transit system up the 71B corridor.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that Tammy Jones of In the Wonder got a business license from the City and it was in her establishment that the illegal tattoo parlor and drug paraphernalia were found. She has since left town, but Wright asked for a motion from the Council to revoke her business license. Bob Fant made a motion to do so and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

 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 Melissa Posinski seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________                              ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC                                                      Chris Keeney, Mayor

Recorder/Treasurer 

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:49

March 2, 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:46

JANUARY 5, 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:15

ORDINANCE 2017-05

ORDINANCE 2017-05

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT CAMPING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, CREATING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, the City Council believes that the free use and enjoyment of public parks and other amenities by residents of the City of Johnson is of sufficient value to merit protection;

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the use of the same during overnight hours and for extended periods of time, interferes with the free use and enjoyment of those places by residents of the City;

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

Section 1:         Camping Prohibited

  • (a) No person shall set up or use tents, shacks, or any other temporary shelter for the purpose of overnight camping on public property within the City of Johnson, nor shall any person bring in or leave on public property after closing hours, any vehicle or structure to be used or which could be used for such purpose such as a house traile r, camp trailer, camp wagon, or the
  • (b) If a person or group desires to express, in a constitutionally recognized manner, an opinion/view on issues in a form prohibited by this Ordinance application for an exception must be made at least ten (10) days prior to a regular Council

Section 2:         Exceptions by Resolution

  • (a) If the City Council of the City of Johnson desires to grant an exception to this ordinance and allow a person or organization to camp or erect structures otherwise prohibited by this ordinance on public property within the city li mits, the City Council may grant such an exception by
  • (b) The resolution granting such an exception shall specify the person or organization granted the exception , the particular property on which the activity may take place, and the effective dates and times of the

Section 3:         Penalty for Violation

  • (a) Failure to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall be a violation punishable as provided in J.M.C. Section 32.01.
  • (b) Each day in which a person who violates the provisions of this ordinance remains in violation after the first day, shall be a continuing violation, punishable as provided in J.M.C. Section  1.32.

THIS ORDINANCE PASSED THIS 11_ day of April, 2017.

ATTEST:

 

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:14

ORDINANCE 2017-04

ORDINANCE 2014-04

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY EASEMENT ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF OLD LOT 208 (PARCEL NO. 785-19319-000) CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION, PHASE 7, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 WHEREAS, Clear Creek Residential, LLC, as owner of Old Lot 208 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 7, has executed and delivered for filing a utility easement grant along the East boundary of Old Lot 208 as a substitute for the release/vacation of a utility easement along  the  South boundary of the Old Lot  28,  in order  to allow  full  development  of the current  configured Lot 211.

WHEREAS , public utilities have had an opportunity to object and/or comment on the proposed substituted utility easement and the vacation of the platted easement and no adverse effect on utility services has been raised.

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission approved vacation petition No. 2016- 18 with a stipulation on September 1, 2016, and now recommends passage of this Ordinance to the Council.

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

 Section 1: That as a result of the grant of the substituted utility easement mentioned above by Clear Creek Residential, LLC, the utility easement across the South twenty (20) feet of Old Lot 208 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 7 to the City of Johnson, AR as depicted on Exhibit B and as described on Exhibit A hereto is not required for utility purposes nor corporation (City) purposes at this time or in the foreseeable future.

Section 2: That Clear Creek Residential, LLC, is the owner of Old Lot 208 Clear Creek Subdivision , Phase 7 to the City of Johnson, AR, said utility easement as is described on Exhibit A is hereby vacated in favor of said owner.

Section 3: All other easements on Old Lot 208 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 7 to the City of Johnson, AR, are confirmed and continue as a burden on said Old Lot 208 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 7 to the City of Johnson, AR.


PASSED  AND APPROVED  this 14 da y of March, 2017.

EXHIBIT A

 Legal Description 20' Easement Abandonment:

 A PART OF LOT 211, (OLD LOT 208), OF CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION PHASE VII IN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF OLD LOT 135; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID OLD LOT 135, S03°03'58"W A DISTANCE OF 50.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID OLD LOT 208; THENCE LEAVING SAID EAST LINE AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OLD LOT 208, S88°06'16"E A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE S03°03'29"W A DISTANCE OF 240.52 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 82.00 FEET, AN ARC LENGTH OF 34.59 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N32°38'25"W 34.33 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CURVE, N03°03'58"E A DISTANCE OF 212.24 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.10 ACRES (4,489 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:13

ORDINANCE 2017-03

ORDINANCE NO. 2017- 03

AN ORDINANCE VACATING  A  UTILITY  EASEMENT  ALONG PORTION OF NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 211 CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION,  PHASE  VII AND  FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 WHEREAS, there exists special circumstances relative to  Lot  211  Clear  Creek Subdivision, Phase VII regarding limitations resulting from an existing unused and unneeded utility easement.

WHEREAS, public utilities have had an opportunity to object and/or comment on the proposed vacation and no adverse effect on  utility services has been  raised.

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission approved the vacation petition No. 2016-17 with a stipulation on September 1, 201 6, and now recommends passage of this Ordinance to  the Council.

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

 

Section 1:    That a portion  of the  utility  easement  across  the  North  ten (10) feet of  Lot 211 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase VII, to the City of Johnson , AR as depicted on Exhibit Band as described on Exhibit A hereto is not required for utility purposes nor corporation (City) purposes  at this time or in the  foreseeable  future.

Section 2: That John James and Amy James are the owners of Lot 211 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase VII and that portion of the utility easement as is described on Exhibit A is hereby vacated in favor of said owners.

Section 3: All other easements on Lot 211 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase VII are confirmed and continue as a burden on said Lot 211 Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase VII to the City of Johnson, AR.

PASSED AND APPROVED on this 14 day of March 2017.

 

Friday, 28 April 2017 14:11

ORDINANCE 2017-02

ORDINANCE 2017-02

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A PARKS COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to have a committed body to study and consider possible expansion and modification of existing parks and the creation of new parks within the City of Johnson;

WHEREAS , the City Council desires the participation and input of a diverse group of residents of the City of Johnson to assist in the process;

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

Section 1:         Creation

  • (a) A Parks Committee for the City of Johnson, Arkansas is hereby created and shall be known as the "Johnson Parks Committee." The Johnson Parks Committee (hereinafter "Parks Committee") shall serve in an advisory capacity with the purpose of advising the Mayor and City Council as to the management, development, and expansion of parks within the City of Johnson, in accordance with the intents and purposes of this
  • (b) The Mayor shall designate one of the existing department heads to coordinate and oversee all provisions of this ordinance, including the work of the Parks Committee (hereinafter known as Park

Section 2:         Composition; Membership Requirements

  • (a) The Parks Committee shall consist of no less than five and no more than seven members, six of whom shall be nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, and one of whom shall be an Alderman on the Johnson City Council, and who shall be appointed by the City Council from time to time as
  • (b) With the exception of the member appointed by the City Council and the initial members, terms of membership shall be for five years. The member appointed from the City Council shall serve at the pleasure of the Council, provided that upon ceasing to be a member of the City Council, his/her membership on the Parks Committee shall automatically
  • (c) Of the initial members not appointed by the City Council, one shall serve a full five-year term, one shall serve a four-year term, two shall serve three-year terms; one shall serve a two-year term, and one shall serve a one-year term. This will result in at least one vacancy every year. Incumbent members whose positions are scheduled to become vacant may be reappointed.

(d) Should a member become unwilling or unable to serve a full term, the Mayor shall appoint a new member for the remainder of the term who shall be confirmed by the Council.

(e) Staff to support the activities of the Parks Committee shall be provided by the Mayor from employees of the Public Works Department.

(t)         Membership on the Parks Committee shall be limited to residents of the City of Johnson and its members shall not receive compensation.

(t)      The Parks Committee is empowered to choose its own officers consisting of, at a minimum, a Chairman and Secretary and make any necessary rules or regulations governing the conduct of its meetings. At the first Committee meeting of the Parks Committee those members not appointed by the Council shall draw for their initial terms of office as provided in Section 2.(c).

(g)        The Parks Committee shall keep minutes of its proceedings and file them with the Recorder-Treasurer upon approval.

Section 3:         Duties

  • (a) The Parks Committee shall meet at least once quarterly and shall determine the dates of each meeting either by setting it at a specific place and specified time on a particular day of the quarter for each meeting, or at each Parks Committee meeting they shall then and there select and announce the date, place, and time for the next meeting; however, the Parks Committee shall post, in the five (5) public places as determined by the Council, a notice, at least fifteen (15) days before each Parks Committee meeting of the date, place, and time for the their meetings.
  • (b) The Parks Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on all matters concerning public parks within the City of Johnson. Annually, the Parks Committee shall develop a suggested program and operating budget to be submitted to the City Council by the first day of November in each year for the subsequent year. The Parks Committee may also recommend priorities for expenditures and means of financing the same and shall prepare an annual report of the Parks Committee's efforts for the previous year by February

of the following year.                                       

THIS ORDINANCE PASSED THIS 14 Day of March, 2017.

Mayor

ATTEST: 

Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:25

RESOLUTION 2017-02

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02

 A RESOLUTION AMENDING SECTION 33 OF THE  JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY & STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE MANUAL TO ADOPT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR  DEPARTMENT  USE OF ELECTRONIC CITATIONS.

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

Section 1: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended by deleting the text of subparagraph a. (2) under 'Procedures' in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

"(2) The Johnson Police Department has entered into an agreement to obtain hardware and licenses to utilize software to allow the department to issue and process citations electronically. As used in this Section EC shall mean electronic citation (and the processing of that citation electronically) and UTT shall mean Arkansas Uniform Traffic Ticket and Complaint. Either an EC or a UTT should be issued to a violator who jeopardizes the safe and efficient flow of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic, including hazardous moving violations or operating unsafe and improperly equipped vehicles. The EC or UTT may also be issued for non-moving violations, however, officers will evaluate the circumstances of each offense and use discretion in deciding whether to issue a warning or either an EC ora UTT.

The Chief of Police, or his/her designee, shall periodically review all aspects of the EC and UTT process to ensure that the Johnson Police Department is in full compliance with ACA Sec. 16-10-205 and in full compliance with the Information Systems Best Practices Checklist provided by the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee."

Section 2: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy and Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended by adding the following 4th paragraph under paragraph a. under 'Procedures'  as follows:

"(4) It is the responsibility of the officer issuing an EC or a UTT and his/her supervisor to insure that copies (electronic or paper) of all field notes or records (potential Brady material) made by the Officer shall be provided to the Court Clerk for inclusion in the case file."

 

Section 3: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended by deleting in its entirety the text of paragraph c. under 'Procedures' and replacing it with the following:

"Information RE Traffic Summons (EC or UTT): The EC or UTT will be completed whenever a motorist is to be charged with a motor vehicle violation and the motorist will be told the following:

  1. I) Court appearance schedule (date, time and place);
  • 2) Whether court appearance by the motorist is mandatory;
  • 3) Whether the motorist may be allowed to plead guilty and prepay the fine/cost prior to court;
  • 4) Any other necessary information prior to the release of the ''

Section 4: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure Manual is hereby amended by deleting in it entirety the text of subparagraph d. (5) under 'Procedures' and replacing it with the following:

"Multiple Violations. Either an EC or a UTT can be issued for each violation, however, the more flagrant violation is generally cited and a warning issued for the remainder."

Section 5: Section 33 is hereby amended by deleting in its entirety the text of sub- paragraph j. (1) under 'Procedures' and replacing it with the following:

"Either an EC or a UTT may be issued when an officer has stopped a vehicle and identified the driver as driving with a revoked or suspended operator's license. We arrest for driving on suspended for DWI, we cite for driving on suspended for administrative reasons."

Section 6: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended as to subparagraph k.(2)(g) under 'Procedures' by deleting the words "Municipal Court" and replacing those words with the following:

"Johnson Department of the Washington County District Court:'

 Section 7: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended as to the first subparagraph identified as m.(6){e) under 'Procedures'

 by deleting the words/numbers "on the Court date (ACA 5-65-205)" and replacing those words/numbers with the following:

" ... as provided  in ACA 5-65-402."

Section 8: Section 33 of the Johnson Police Department Policy & Standard Operating Procedure is hereby amended as to the second  paragraph  identified as m.(6)(e) under 'Procedures' by  renaming that subparagraph "m.(6)(f)".

Section 9: In all other respects, the Johnson Police Department Policy  &  Standard Operating Procedure Manual  is not amended or  modified  and  is hereby ratified and confinned.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this        day of                                        ,2017.

APPROVED:

 CHRIS  KEENEY, Mayor

 

ATTEST: JENNIFER  ALLEN, Recorder-Treasurer