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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Friday, 16 June 2017 14:15

ORDINANCE 2017-06

ORDINANCE  NO. 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.

WHEREAS, a number of Ordinances have been adopted to deal with the promotion of good health and sanitation within the City for the benefit of residents and visitors throughout the history of the City;

WHEREAS, some of those Ordinances have dealt with broad areas and topics while other Ordinances were more narrowly drawn;

WHEREAS, several of these Ordinances have contained definitions for categories of waste, refuse and rubbish with some definitions conflicting with and/or confounding other definitions;

WHEREAS, from time to time definitions do need to be updated, refined, clarified or expanded due to any number of causes;

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2013-08 of the City of Johnson adopted June 11, 2013, formally adopted the Johnson Municipal Code which superseded all other general and permanent Ordinances adopted prior to April 9, 2013 as provided therein;

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2013-08 expressly provided that "all previously adopted Ordinances, whether or not included in [sic] Code, shall remain in full force and effect until specifically repealed, amended or otherwise affected by action of the governing body.";

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to adopt new, revised and/or better stated definitions dealing with the maintenance and promotion of good health and sanitation within the City, it is hereby declared the express intent of the Council that the definitions set forth in this Ordinance shall supersede the same or similar definitions previously adopted by Ordinance which previous definitions are hereby repealed to the extent of any conflict with those hereinafter set forth;

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2016-27 amended Title 5, Chapter 5.04 and incorrectly listed Chapter 5.04 as Title 5.04 instead, which mistake needs to be corrected; and,

WHEREAS, the City, from time to time, has previously and will continue to enter into agreement sand contracts with other municipalities, entities and people to obtain certain services, benefits and/or goods, and those agreements/contracts often contain "definitions" to clarify and make certain the intent of such agreements/contracts, the definitions hereinafter set forth shall not impact, alter or amend such agreement/contract definitions whether entered into before or after the adoption of this Ordinance.

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

Section 1:       Title 5 of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding "Chapter 5.10 Solid Waste-Definitions" to the Chapters Index in Title 5.

Section 2:    Title 5 of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding

Chapter 5.10, Solid Waste-Definitions as follows:

CHAPTER  5.10 SOLID WASTE-DEFINITIONS

DEFINITIONSFor the purposes of Title 5 (and as otherwise specified within this code) the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:

Biomedical Waste: This waste typically generated during the diagnosis, treatment, immunization of human beings or animals or in research  activities  in these  fields or in the testing  or production  of biologicals.

Brush:   Shrubbery,  bush, and trees trimmings  under three (3) inches  in diameter.

Bulky Waste: Items too large for collection  by contractor  or solid waste contractor  or too large for residential garbage carts, such as appliances, furniture, residential garbage carts,  such as limbs, etc.

Construction Debris: The refuse, byproducts, wrappings and  waste  of  all  types produced or left over as the result of the demolition, construction, repair, alteration, renovation, addition or work on buildings,  structures or other  manmade  improvements.

Contractor or Solid Waste Contactor: Means that sanitation company to which the City's bid was let for the residential solid waste contract, or a licensed commercial solid waste contractor.

Extraordinary Materials: Hazardous wastes, body wastes, dead animals, abandoned vehicles,  vehicle parts, large equipment  and parts  thereof.

Garbage: All waste accumulations of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter that attend the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in, or storage of meat, fowl, fish, fruits, or vegetables, tins cans, or other containers originally used for food stuffs. The term "garbage" shall not include mineral wastes or manufacturing or processing wastes.

Hazardous Materials: Wastes that are hazardous by reason of their pathological explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics, or by virtue of their being defined as hazardous by any state or federal law or regulation.

Limbs: Tree trimmings over three (3) inches in diameter. Motor Vehicle: State law reference A.C.A § 27-49-219(b). Person: Any individual, legal entity, firm, or corporation.

Residential Multiple Family:: A residential multiple-family complex of four or more residential units or a mobile home park where services for the removal of solid waste are paid by the individual residential units.

Residential Multiple Family-Single Payor: A residential multi-family complex of four or more residential units or a mobile home park where services for the removal of solid waste are paid by a single payor whether solid waste of multiple residential units has one or more consumer collection areas or individual unit collection.

Residential Unit: A house, apartment, mobile home, manufactured structure, building or a portion thereof designed for occupancy by a single family (of related persons) or not more than four (4) unrelated persons.

Sidewalks: That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians, including, but not limited to, improved trails.

Signs: Any words, lettering, parts of letters, figures, numerals, phrases, sentences, emblems, devices, designs, pictures, trade names, or trademarks by which anything is made known, such as are used to designate an individual, a firm, an association, a corporation, a profession, a business, a service or a commodity or product, which are visible from any public street or right-of-way and designed to attract attention. A sign shall not include such devices located within a building except for illuminated signs within show windows. A sign includes any billboard, but does not include the flag, pennant, or insignia of any state, city, or other political unit, or any political, charitable, educational, philanthropic, civic, professional, religious, or like campaign, drive, movement, or event.

Solid Waste: Trash and garbage, but not biomedical waste, hazardous materials, special materials,  extraordinary  materials, limbs.

Special Materials: Those bulky materials or other special wastes that are not stored in approved containers and cannot  be picked  up by hand.

Trash: All nonputrescible solid wastes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes such as paper, cardboard, glass crockery, excelsior, cloth and similar materials. The term "trash" shall not include mineral waste or manufacturing or processing wastes."

Yard WasteGrass  clippings,  leaves  and shrubbery  trimmings  (ACA  Sec 8-6- 220(c)(3))

Section 3:        The heading of Title 5.04 Clean Up and Maintenance of Real Property of Title 5 of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 5.04

Clean  Up and Maintenance  of Real Property"

Section 4:        Title 5, Chapter 5.04, Section 5.04.02 Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the separate definitions listed thereunder and replacing those definitions with the following text:

"Terms/words defined in J.M.C. Title 5, Chapter 5.10 shall be controlling as to the use of such terms/words in this Section"

Section 5read as follows:

Sections:

 Title 5, Chapter 5.12 the Sections index is hereby amended to

5.12.1                            General Provisions  Applicable  to All

5.12.2                            Commercial  Solid Waste

5.12.3                            Residential  Solid Waste

Section 6:        Title 5, Chapter 5.12, Section 5.12.01 is hereby amended by amending the title to this Section and deleting the separate definitions listed thereunder and replacing such title and those definitions with the following:

"5.12.01 GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL terms/words

defined in JMC Title 5, Chapter 5.10 shall be controlling as to the use of such terms/words in this Section.

  1. All residents, businesses, commercial establishments of all types, industrial operators and occupants of Johnson shall contract with appropriately licensed collectors, haulers, transporters, disposal entities, contractors/solid waste contractors to dispose of garbage, trash, solid wastes, biomedical waste, extraordinary materials, special materials, hazardous materials and/or other refuse as required by local, state or federal laws/regulations.
  2. All residents, except for those classified as Residential Multiple Family­ Single Payor, shall utilize the services of the Contractor/Solid Waste Contractor having the current Residential Solid Waste Collection contract with the City. Residents shall not opt to assume the responsibility of transporting or disposing of solid waste for themselves.
  3. Pursuant to the provisions of JMC Title 5, Chapter 5.12, each business, commercial establishment, industrial operator, Residential Multiple Family-Single Payor complex and all other nonresidential occupants of the City shall contract with an appropriately licensed commercial solid waste contractor or other appropriately licensed hauler, transporter, collector or disposal entity to dispose of their/its garbage, trash, solid wastes, biomedical waste, extraordinary materials, special materials, hazardous materials and/or other refuse. However, business or commercial establishments occupying premises under common ownership may elect to cooperate in utilizing a common collection site and single licensed commercial solid waste contractor.
  4. All residential solid waste shall be collected as provided in the City's contract with the solid waste contractor. All businesses, commercial establishments, industrial operators and other nonresidential occupants of Johnson shall arrange for solid waste collection on a basis sufficient to avoid overflows of the approved containers and to avoid creating noxious or nuisance situations/circumstances which impact neighbors or the public. Failure to comply in this regard following a 24 hour warning shall be considered a violation punishable as provided in JMC Section 1.32.01.
  5. All occupants of the City shall utilize containers provided by the licensed solid waste contractor unless a business, commercial establishment, industrial operator or other nonresidential occupant provides a container which is approved by the contractor and the City.
  6. All persons working in the City who produce construction debris shall make adequate provision for the containment and periodic removal from the City of such debris by lawful means. Areas where such work is being performed shall not be allowed to become noxious or to create a nuisance injurious to the health of the workers or the public. Failure to comply in this regard following a 24 hour warning shall be considered a violation punishable as provided in JMC Section 1.32.01.
  7. Yard waste and limbs may be disposed of in accordance with JMC Sections 7.16 and 7.18. 
  8. Residential solid waste containers shall be placed as required by the City agreement with the solid waste contractor by residents on the collection dates. Solid waste containers used by all other occupants of the City shall be kept on the premises at a location readily accessible to the contractor's personnel or equipment. No solid waste containers shall be kept or placed in a location so as to create a public nuisance or impede traffic or pedestrian travel.
  9. It is hereby declared unlawful for an owner, occupant, tenant, lessee or licensee of a dwelling, business, commercial establishment, industry, warehouse or other property within the City to allow solid waste to accumulate on his/her premises, to place solid waste on the premises of another, or to allow an unsanitary or unhealthy condition to exist. Failure to comply following a warning and reasonable time to come into compliance shall be considered a violation and punishable as provided in JMC Section 1.32.01.
  10. All residents, owners and occupants of property within the City required by Title 5 of the JMC to provide for collection of solid waste by a contractor shall pay for such services at the rates set forth in the City's agreement with the solid waste contractor or as otherwise agreed with a solid waste contractor."

Section 7: As follows:

 Title 5, Chapter 5.12, Section 5.12.02 is hereby amended to read as

 "5.12.02 Commercial Solid Waste

 

  1. Insurance From and after the effective date hereof, all collectors, haulers, and transporters of solid waste, and persons or entities disposing of commercial solid waste, hazardous materials, extraordinary materials, construction debris or biomedical waste, from within the city limits of Johnson, Arkansas shall provide to the city copies of the following:   
  1. Current waste hauler license issued by the state of Arkansas.
  2. Automobile/motor vehicle liability insurance policy in amount not less than $500,000/$1,000,000;
  1. Workers compensation coverage for all employees/workers within Johnson;
  1. General liability insurance policy in amount not less than $1,000,000;
  1. Contract/agreement with permitted/licensed landfill/disposal site;
  1. Copy of contract, agreement with each commercial client in Johnson; and,
  1. All licenses, permits or other authorizations required by governmental unit/agency;

and shall provide such information prior to collecting, hauling or transporting of such commercial solid waste/specified materials within Johnson and provide renewals/replacements thereof as necessary.

  1. Fees There is hereby levied a fee to be paid by the person or entity collecting, hauling, or transporting of commercial solid waste, hazardous materials, extraordinary materials, or biomedical waste (hereinafter 'specified materials') within Johnson, Arkansas. This fee shall offset the administrative costs of collecting, safekeeping and managing the documents provided and offset the costs of personnel, equipment and associated expenses in visiting such commercial locations to insure compliance with laws and regulations. The fee shall apply to each person or entity collecting, hauling or transporting commercial solid waste

/specified materials with regard to each commercial customer/location (with each dumpster/solid waste receptacle being considered a separate location). The fee shall be due at the time the documents are provided to the city and shall cover a period of twenty-four (24) months or the length of the agreement between the commercial endeavor and the collector, hauler, transporter or person/entity disposing of commercial solid waste, whichever is shorter.

The fee to be charged to operators doing business with commercial entities within Johnson is hereby set at Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) for each commercial location or business with whom the operator has an agreement/contract. The fee set hereof shall be reviewed at least annually by city staff to ensure its sufficiency, necessary adjustments shall be recommended to the City Council so as to prevent overcharging or undercharging the operators.

The fee shall be determined by the City Council from time to time based upon information provided by city administrative and inspection officials concerning the costs related to this program. When, and as determined by the City Council, the fee shall be set by proper resolution pending future review and adjustment.

  1. Copies Beginning in the year 2011, information provided to business/commercial endeavors within Johnson, in regard to business licenses and other such information, shall include either a copy of this ordinance or a notice of same. Additionally, copies of this ordinance shall be provided to all persons/entities known by the city to collect, haul or transport commercial solid waste/specified materials within Johnson.
  1. Compliance Nothing herein shall relieve any person, entity, business or commercial endeavor collecting, hauling, disposing of, or generating hazardous materials, extraordinary materials or any substance regulated by state or federal law with strict compliance with all such laws and regulations.
  1. Application Prior to commencing the collecting, hauling or transportation of commercial solid waste/specified materials within Johnson, a person or entity engaging in such shall provide the documentation called for in Subsection (A), pay the fee then in effect, and complete an application as required by the City."

Section 8:        Title 5, Chapter 5.12, Section 5.12.03 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"5.12.03 Residential Solid Waste

 

  1. Periodically the City shall award a contract to a company or individual willing to provide collection, hauling, transportation and disposal services of solid waste and recyclables (as defined in such contract) for residents within the City. Such contract may also provide for collection and composting of certain yard waste for the residents of the City. Such award shall be by Ordinance following the application/bidding procedure as authorized by the City Council.
  1. Pursuant to such Ordinance there shall be levied fees/rates for collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclables as well as composting collection services in accordance with the terms of such contact. However, the gross receipts taxes of the City of Johnson shall apply to all services subject to same provided by contractor within the City.
  1. Such Ordinance shall grant to the company/individual awarded the contract a  license  to  operate  appropriate  vehicles  and  equipment,  in  order to

perform such contract, on existing and newly dedicated streets rights-of­ way, alleys, utility easements and other public passageways within Johnson.

  1. The Ordinance shall grant unto such company/individual a franchise to provide residential collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclables along with composting services pursuant to the terms of the contract within the Johnson corporate limits as therein provided.  Said franchise shall be for the effective dates of the contract.

Section 9:       This Ordinance  shall  be effective on the 13 day of June , 2017 and thereafter.

PASSED AND APPROVED This 13th day of June, 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:45

MAY 9, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

MAY 9, 2017

 

Mayor Chris Keeney declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm.

Present were Aldermen Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, and Hunter Haynes. 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/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bob Fant and Melissa Posinski were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to amend the agenda adding Ordinance 2017-07 and Ordinance 2017-08 after Ordinance 2017-06 in new business. Motion was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Hunter Haynes. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2017 council meeting. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

 

Department Head Reports

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 24 new cases were opened and all 24 were closed.  Chief Sisemore the department has racked up some overtime due to the flooding.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 48 calls for service, 11 of which were water rescues; in the process the boat was damaged beyond repair. Mills stated 60 people were rescued during the flooding. Mills stated the truck is still not back and there is no timeline. Mills stated the hoses were tested in preparation for the ISO visit. 

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated the department assisted with the flood emergency, and in the aftermath, cleared ditches and the trail. Morrow stated the department performed City maintenance and mowing. Morrow stated he attended ACT and TAC meetings at NWARPC.

Special Attorney Justin Eichmann stated the Planning Commission is working on the Sign Ordinance and plans to have it to Council in August. On the litigation side, Eichmann stated it has been really quiet and they are prepared to file a summary judgement motion this week against Casper. Eichmann stated he will be back to let the Council know what is happening.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 3 building permits issued and 6 mechanical permits. Wilson stated he has been working on plan reviews and attending meetings along with vehicle maintenance.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback has been received, but Property Taxes and Sales Taxes have not. Allen received an email from the county which stated property taxes could be lower than expected this month due to slow payments, but should be higher than usual next month. Allen stated that

Universal Fleet Premium, the company used for fuel cards for the City, took $24,809.00 from the General Fund instead of the authorized $248.09. We have been told a check was mailed to us 4/28/2017 for the overage, but it has not been received.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that he has been working on the Fire Department transition and put the final touches on transferring the traffic signal at Joyce and Wilkerson to the City of Johnson from Fayetteville.

Mayor Keeney stated there is a chain link fence that boarders the trail at Green Country Nursery that has been damaged by the rain and the chain link is a leaf net. City Attorney Danny Wright stated it was legal to remove the damaged fence and remove debris, but not to fix it. Hunter Haynes made a motion to get this done and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

 

Mayor Keeney stated that all city services, Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works, did an excellent job during the recent flooding; all departments will have an After Action Report meeting on Thursday to evaluate what could or should be done differently in the future.

Mayor Keeney stated he attended the Congress of New Urbanism in Seattle; focused on public transit with an emphasis on mass transit.

Mayor Keeney stated there was approximately $180,000 in damages from the flood and the City is hoping to get some state help to complete all the repairs. The flood took out the guardrails on the Greenway bridge crossing Mud Creek on the south end and chain link is going up in the meantime for safety.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business:

City Attorney Danny Wright stated an employee quit last August and went to work for another company. Since then, he has filed for unemployment against the City. All attempts to appeal the payment of this fee have been denied. The City has 2 options: pay the claim, or file a lawsuit with the Circuit Clerk to challenge it. If the suit is filed, it is up to the individual making the claim to prove that it is owed to him. Hunter Haynes made a motion to file with the Circuit Court and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-05: A RESOLUTION REPEALING RESOLUTION No. 2016-09AND THE CONTRACT APPROVED THEREBY AND APPROVING A REVISED CONTRACT BETWEEN WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE ANIMAL SHELTERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF JOHNSON. City Attorney Danny Wright stated the new Resolution and contract were required because after the contract approval last fall, the election brought a new County Attorney and County Judge into office and their response was to increase the fees and place liability for dangerous animals back on the City. Wright stated after negotiation, this contract has the liability removed, but still costs more.  Motion to approve was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Hunter Haynes. All approved including Mayor Keeney. RESOLUTION 2017-05 was approved.

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 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; Mayor Keeney, 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 Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Mayor Keeney, yes.

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 by title only. Motion was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Hunter Haynes. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Mayor Keeney, 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 Hunter Haynes and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Mayor Keeney, yes.

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 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; Mayor Keeney, 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 Katherine Hudson and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Mayor Keeney, yes.

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. Hunter Haynes made a motion to pay the bills and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved including Mayor Keeney.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________                              ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC                                                      Chris Keeney, Mayor

Recorder/Treasurer 

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:10

APRIL 11, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

APRIL 11, 2017

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

Present were Aldermen Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, 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/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Richard McMullen, Hunter Haynes and Bob Fant were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2017 council meeting. Melissa Posinski 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 27 new cases were opened, 26 of which were closed. Chief Sisemore introduced two new police officers: Officer Chris Porter has been in law enforcement for 17 years, and Officer Josh Griffin is joining the department from Mississippi, but is originally from northwest Arkansas.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 26 calls for service. Mills stated brush truck back in service and the borrowed truck has been returned to Tontitown. Mills Stated the ISO people will be here May 19 at 9:00 am to do an assessment. Mills stated the City’s ISO rating is currently a 4, but there is a new process that is shorter, but they don’t know quite what to expect. Mills stated the Crown Vic that belongs to the department is no longer of any value and will be sold or used for training.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated the department performed City maintenance and mowing. Morrow stated he attended AHTD grant application training, NWARPC meeting and a Clear Creek Planning Team Meeting. Discussion was had regarding marking emergency points on the trail, geo tracking and signage.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 5 building permits issued and 10 mechanical permit. Wilson stated he has been working on plan reviews and preparing for the Town Hall Meeting.

Gregg Gainer stated the Planning Commission intends to recommend the Overlay District Ordinance for Johnson Mill Boulevard. Gainer said the PC is looking ahead so the City to grow in a responsible manner and have guidelines in place. The PC is also working on the Master Street Plan and Future Land Use Plan. Gainer stated the Town Hall meeting went great; it was well attended with over 65 people and lots of positive feedback.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Allen stated the City began accepting credit/debit cards as a form of payment the first of April.

Allen stated $30,000 was moved from the General Fund to the LOPFI Fund to cover retirement payment costs.

SITT money should be received in July which should cover the cost for 4+ months. $11,000 in restitution was received from KLLM Transport Services for the damage that was done by one of their trucks to the Main Drive Bridge late last year. Allen also stated that Universal Fleet Premium, the company used for fuel cards for the City, took $24,809.00 from the General Fund instead of the authorized $248.09. Attempts to get a refund as of today have not been successful.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated that in a complete about face from last month, the Council will look at a Resolution transferring the traffic signal at Joyce and Wilkerson to the City of Johnson from Fayetteville. Wright stated he has reviewed the electric service areas, TIF (tax incremental financing) districts and worked on drainage issues with Clay.

Mayor Keeney stated AHTD cleaned up the on/off ramps of I-49 as requested. The City is looking using an adopt-a-spot strategy to have landscaping/maintenance done on those 4 areas that are the entrance to our City.

Mayor Keeney stated that the Hogeye Marathon course change bringing it through Johnson was a success and the Police and Fire Departments did an excellent job.

Mayor Keeney stated a call was received at 5:30 this evening that the company working on the fire truck is having trouble finding parts and he and Clay will meet with them tomorrow to discuss replacing the engine at a cost of $20,000.00.

Unfinished Business: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Keeney stated requested the Council’s affirmation of his appointment of Shane Bronson to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission for the term January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019. Melissa Posinski made a motion to affirm the appointment and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-04: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON TO UTILIZE FEDERAL AID TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FUNDS. Mayor Keeney stated this TAP grant opportunity is for lighting the trail. Motion to approve was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved including Mayor Keeney. RESOLUTION 2017-04 was approved. How much of the trail to light was discussed and Melissa Posinski made a motion to light the whole 1.8 mile trail and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney stated asked for Council approval to apply for a competitive award available from the Walton Family Foundation for open space parks and green spaces which our 80 acre park fits perfectly and. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-03: A RESOLUTION APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITIES OF JOHNSON AND FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS CONCERNING THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT JOYCE AND WILKERSON. Bill Burnett made a motion to approve and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved including Mayor Keeney. RESOLUTION 2017-03 was approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Melissa Posinski made a motion to pay the bills and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved including Mayor Keeney. The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________ ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC Chris Keeney, Mayor

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:09

MARCH 14, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

MARCH 14, 2017

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

Present were Aldermen Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, Hunter Haynes and Bob Fant. 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/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Richard McMullen and Melissa Posinski were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2017 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 30 new cases were opened, 26 of which were closed. Chief Sisemore stated an officer has been hired to fill the position that has vacant since the end of last year. Chief Sisemore stated Officer Tommy Clark retired as of Monday and asked for the Council’s approval to award him with his service weapon. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and was seconded by Hunter Haynes. All approved.

Assistant Fire Chief Todd Andrews stated there were 32 calls for service, 21 of which were EMS. Andrews stated the ladder truck was 2-3 weeks out and the brush truck only required a minor repair and is back in service. Andrews stated they have a new full time fire fighter who is going to the academy and then to EMT school.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated the department cleared a lot of brush this month from the creek by the new park and burned the undergrowth. Morrow stated a waterline running in the ditch at 1st & Wilkerson was repaired.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 8 building permits issued and 3 mechanical permit. Wilson stated he has been working on plan reviews and has attended a number of meetings for upcoming projects.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Allen stated the Trailhead was completed and paid for in the amount of $100,979.02; Wide Area Mower check has been issued in the amount of $70,427.28 and we are expecting delivery Thursday. Both of these expenditures came out of the Street Fund. Allen stated the money ($35.26) from the Schematic City Master Plan has been deposited into the General Fund and the account will be closed shortly. Allen stated the City is looking in to accepting credit/debit cards as a form of payment and she hopes to have a more detailed plan at the next meeting. Allen stated Patrolman Tommy Clark has retired and the City will be paying approximately $13,000 out for 88 hours of vacation and 480 hours of sick leave at a rate of $21.63 plus taxes.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated his law clerk Brian McQuiston is here tonight monitoring the meeting for a class. Wright stated the Fayetteville traffic signal at Joyce coming to the City is a no go. Wright stated he has

finalized the camping law and new SOP for the electronic citations, prepared and presented continuing education for the PC and finalized the circuit court appeal.

Mayor Keeney stated that the City seeking restitution for the $11,000 guardrail damage that occurred last fall. The driver paid his fine, but no follow up was done with his insurance company to pay for the damage caused.

Mayor Keeney stated Johnson Square is moving along; 3 building permits should be issued in the next 2 months – a 3 story law office, and 3 story liner building and another 3 story building behind the law office. Another developer is interested in the old Hendrix Heights area for mixed use development.

Mayor Keeney stated AHTD will be cleaning up the on/off ramps on March 20, 2017. The City is looking using an adopt-a-spot strategy to have landscaping/maintenance done on those 4 areas that are the entrance to our City.

Mayor Keeney stated a watershed survey is being done on Clear Creek for a bank restoration assessment.

Unfinished Business: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-02: AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A PARKS COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2017-02 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. 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. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-02 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes.

ORDINANCE 2017-02 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 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. Mayor Keeney stated this is the first of the two ordinances that had been sent back to the Planning Commission in 2016 because the conditions placed on its passage by the PC had not been met. Those issues have been cleared up. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2017-03 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. 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. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-03 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.

ORDINANCE 2017-03 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-04: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY EASEMENT ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF OLD LOT 208 (PARCEL NO. 785-19319-000) CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION, PHASE VII AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney stated this is the second of the two ordinances that had been sent back to the Planning Commission in 2016 because the conditions placed on its passage by the PC had not been met. Those issues have been cleared up. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2017-04 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. 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. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-04 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. ORDINANCE 2017-04 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented 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. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2017-05 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Hunter Haynes yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2017-05 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. 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. ORDINANCE 2017-05 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-02: AN 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. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Bill Burnett. 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. Hunter Haynes 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 Hunter Haynes. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________ ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC Chris Keeney, Mayor

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:08

FEBRUARY 14, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

FEBRUARY 14, 2017

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

Present were Aldermen Katherine Hudson, 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/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Richard McMullen and Hunter Haynes were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 10, 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 31 new cases were opened, 27 of which were closed. Chief Sisemore asked for the Council’s approval to sell or dispose of excess equipment that is no longer of use to the department such as light bars, scanners, radars, parts of Chargers, used tires and wheels for Chargers, old duty gear and fire arms. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the sale or disposal and was seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved. Chief Sisemore stated he had received a bid from a Glock dealer for $2,362 including tax to take 11 old .40 caliber service handguns as trade-ins and replace them with 11 G21 .45 caliber service handguns. Chief Sisemore stated it has been 7 years since the weapons were last replaced and by switching to .45 caliber from .40 caliber it is much easier to get ammo at the state bid price. Chief Sisemore asked for the Council’s approval to accept the bid and trade-in. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the trade-in and purchase which was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved. Chief Sisemore stated the first homeless campers in the City were discovered on private property and moved out. Chief Sisemore asked the Council to look at an ordinance to keep homeless campers out of the City trail and right-of-way. City Attorney Wright stated since the no loitering law was struck down by the Supreme Court, we should expect to see more and he will research what the City can do.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 34 calls for service, 47 year to date. Chief Mills stated the ladder and brush trucks are both out of commission; automatic aid from Fayetteville or Springdale will kick in while the trucks are down. Chief Mills stated the department is looking at the City becoming a Fire Wise Community, a free Federal program.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated they department cleared a lot of brush this month and 2 guys passed their CDL written test and have learner’s permits. Morrow stated the trailhead is complete.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 3 building permits issued and 8 mechanical permits along with a grading permit for Johnson Square. He stated there are a lot of new plans in the works. Wilson stated he has worked on plan reviews, vehicle maintenance and attended a number of meetings.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales

Taxes have not. Allen requested the Council’s approval to pay Universal Fleet Premium bills online. Timing between the billing date and payment due date (13 days) does not allow enough time for bills to ever be paid on time. January bill was paid online to get cards reactivated. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and was seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved. Allen requested the Council’s approval to close the Schematic City Master Plan checking account. There is a residual balance of $35.26 due to the rounding in the process of paying invoices to have the plan created. Funds will be deposited in the General Fund. Bill Burnett made a motion to approve and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated the Aldermen have a new version of Ordinance 2017-01 changing the extension to 190 days to get past the September Council Meeting. Wright stated he has been working on the animal sheltering agreement, home detention unit standardization, circuit court appeal and the solid waste ordinance.

Mayor Keeney stated that the City is looking at current zoning rules and who is responsible for infrastructure – the developer or the City. The City is also looking at roles and responsibilities of City personnel in helping the Planning Commission.

Mayor Keeney stated the Fire Department is working towards being under the City’s umbrella; the Fire Board is willing to disband by July 1, 2017. Mayor Keeney stated the City has increased funding in preparation for this eventuality and asked the for the Council’s approval to pursuing this course of action. Bob Fant made a motion to pursue the process of the City taking over the Fire Department and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated the Carol Van Scyoc Trailhead is completed and open. A few strategic changes were made such as running conduit for electric lines for lighting, and once it was complete, the apron was broadened by 8 feet to remove a sharp drop off the driveway on the north side.

Mayor Keeney stated Johnson Square is underway and heavy equipment is out there moving dirt. In the next year and a half to two years the 30 acres of phase one should be done; 3 new buildings should be started by mid-summer.

Unfinished Business: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2017-01: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO 2016-22 TO INSTITUTE AN EXTENSION OF AN ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY (190) DAYS TO EXISTING MORATORIUM TO NOT ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS NOR ISSUE ANY PERMITS FOR BILLBOARDS AND DIGITAL BILLBOARDS, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. City Attorney Danny Wright stated the 180 day moratorium will expire March 9th or 10th without extension, and making the extension 190 days will get us past the September Council Meeting. Wright stated the Planning Commission is discussing a new sign ordinance and it needs to be in effect and ready to be enforced before the moratorium can be lifted. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2017-01 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, 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 2017-01 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; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2017-01 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. 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 Melissa Posinski and seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________ ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC Chris Keeney, Mayor

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:04

JANUARY 10, 2017

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

JANUARY 10, 2017

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

Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Katherine Hudson, 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/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Alderman Hunter Haynes was absent.

Judge Jeff Harper swore in Aldermen Katherine Hudson and Melissa Posinski for their 4 year terms ending 12/31/2020.

Mayor Keeney recognized Mr. Villarreal and Mr. Chastain of the local VFW who awarded Firefighter of the year to Chris Salts and Police Officer of the Year to Clint Luond.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2016 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 26 new cases were opened, 21 of which were closed. One officer was let go at the end of the year and Chief Sisemore is looking for a replacement. He stated that 7 suspects have been identified in the bank robbery at 1st National Bank. Chief Sisemore stated the Huntsville PD is interested in buying 3 sets of surplus wheels with snow tires for the chargers that are no longer needed for $100 per set. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the sale and was seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 44 calls for service, totaling 387 for 2016 compared with 282 for 2015.

Public Works Director Jerry Morrow stated they had worked after hours clearing the streets after it snowed. Morrow stated he has done some MS4 inspections and they were clearing undergrowth at the large City Park. Morrow stated the trailhead is close to completion.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated it has been a slow month. He stated he has worked on plan reviews, vehicle maintenance and attended a number of meetings.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated she was sworn in for her 4 year term ending 12/31/2020 by Judge Harper on January 3, 2017. State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Allen sated 2016 was a good year for the City of Johnson financially finishing the year completely debt free and with a contingency balance of $1,008,791.38. Allen stated the total of first of the year bills totaled over $40,000 and included Workers Comp, ARML membership, NWARPC membership, the Judge’s salary for the year and a number of large bills for the police department. Allen asked for the council’s approval to refund citizens for trash bags purchased from the City that are not going to be used. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the request and Melissa Posinski seconded.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has been working on the animal sheltering agreement, doing ad valorum tax research, a FOIA request for the PD, and the SOP for the PD and the trailhead construction contract. Wright stated the change to Washington County District Court is going better here than other places.

Mayor Keeney stated that all of the area Mayors gained up on the Justices of the Peace to get the street portion of our property tax left alone. Taking that would have cost the City over $40,000 in revenue.

Mayor Keeney stated the Fire Department ladder truck leaks when it is sitting still and needs to have the engine rebuilt. Worst case scenario is a cost of $23,000, best case about $15,000, but it needs to be done. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the repair and was seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved. Chief Mills stated that automatic aid from Fayetteville or Springdale will kick in while the truck is down.

Unfinished Business: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2017-01: A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 2015-20 OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS; AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016. Resolution was read by City Attorney Danny Wright. Motion to approve was made by Richard McMullen and seconded by Melissa Posinski. 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. 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 Bill Burnett. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:28 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________ ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC Chris Keeney, Mayor

Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:08

APRIL 6, 2017

Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:07

AUGUST 3, 2017

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

August 3, 2017 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following:

Adoption of the City of Johnson Sign Code and Ordinance for adopting such

City of Johnson Plan for Future Land Use and Development Plan and the City of Johnson Plan for Future Land Use and Development Map and Ordinance for adopting such

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER:

Approval of July 6, 2017 Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Meeting minutes.

Old Business:

Discussion of Adoption of the City of Johnson Sign Code and Ordinance for adopting such

Discussion of the City of Johnson Plan for Future Land Use and Development Plan and the City of  Johnson Plan for Future Land Use and Development Map and Ordinance for adopting such

Discussion of Wilkerson and Main Overlay District

Update on Johnson Square

New Business:

None

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:05

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:55

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

April 6, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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PUBLIC HEARING AND

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

April 6, 2017 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petitions:

**** Petition 2017-01: Request for Rezoning from A-1 to C-1 for property located at 4790 Johnson Road and Petition 2017-02: Request for Rezoning from R-1 + C-1 to C-1 for property located at 4802 Johnson Road.  Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners. Public Hearing of these two petitions is combined as they are adjacent pieces of property that are requesting to have unified Zoning.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION IS CALLED TO ORDER

**** Approval of February 2, 2017 Meeting minutes.

**** Approval of March 2, 2017 Meeting minutes.

Old Business:

**** Petition 2017-01: Request for Rezoning from A-1 to C-1 for property located at 4790 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

 

**** Petition 2017-02: Request for Rezoning from R-1 + C-1 to C-1 for property located at 4802 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

**** Discussion of the Overlay District

New Business:

**** Petition 2017-07: Request for Property Line Adjustment for property located at Lot 90 and Lot 91 of Clear Creek Subdivision, Phase 3. Requested by Zak Johnston, representative for Diversified Financial Holdings, LLC.

**** Discussion of Sign Ordinance

**** Presentation from Tim Conklin NWARPC

**** Future Land Use Discussion

**** Master Street Plan Update

**** Town Hall Meeting Update

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 2017-03: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 4790 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

**** Petition 2017-04: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 4802 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

**** Petition 2017-03: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 4790 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

**** Petition 2017-04: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 4802 Johnson Road. Requested by Edmond Joseph McGehee, representative for Tons of Storage, LLC owners.

MOTION TO ADJOURN