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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:42

JUNE 1, 2017

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

June 1, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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PUBLIC HEARING AND

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

June 1, 2017 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER:

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petition:

**** Petition 2017-10: Request for a Large Scale Development to be known as Johnson Storage on for property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

**** Johnson Mill Boulevard Overlay District 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

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER:

**** Approval of May 4, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting minutes.

**** Approval of May 4, 2017 Sign Ordinance Work session minutes.

Old Business:

**** Johnson Mill Boulevard Overlay District 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

**** Discussion of the Future Land Use Map

**** Discussion of Sign Ordinance

**** Discussion of Wilkerson and Main Overlay District

**** Zoning Ordinance Funding Request for Consultants, and the subcommittee to follow through with that scope of work.

New Business:

**** Petition 2017-10: Request for a Large Scale Development to be known as Johnson Storage on for property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

 **** Petition 2017-11: Request for Conditional Use for property located at located at 1583 Main Drive (to be known as Johnson Storage). Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

**** Petition 2017-16: Request for a Lot Split for property located north of Johnson Mill Boulevard at Main Drive in Johnson Square. Requested by Jason Bailey representing Johnson Square Landholdings, owner.

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 2017-12: Requesting a Variance for Street Frontage on property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

**** Petition 2017-14: Requesting a Variance for Parking on property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

**** Petition 2017-12: Requesting a Variance for Street Frontage on property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

**** Petition 2017-14: Requesting a Variance for Parking on property located at 1583 Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates, PA, representative for LaFargue & Chandler, LLC owners.

MOTION TO ADJOURN

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:39

MAY 4, 2017

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

May 4, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following:

City of Johnson Master Street Plan and the Master Street Plan Map

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION IS CALLED TO ORDER

**** Approval of April 6, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting minutes.

**** Approval of April 17, 2017 PC Work Session minutes.

Old Business:

**** Approval of Master Street Plan and Master Street Plan map

  • - Recommend Ordinance be presented to City Council

**** Discussion of the Overlay District

**** Discussion of the Future Land Use Map

**** Discussion of Sign Ordinance

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:36

APRIL 6, 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

Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:33

MARCH 2, 2017

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

March 2, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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PUBLIC HEARING AND

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

March 2, 2017 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from Public regarding 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.

Old Business:

**** Petition 2016-17: Request for Vacation of a Utility Easement on property located at 4684 Jean Lane (parcel 785-19319-100). Requested by ESI Engineering for, John and Amy James, owners.

**** Petition 2016-18: Request for Vacation of a Utility Easement on property located at 4684 Jean Lane (parcel 785-18969-000). Requested by ESI Engineering for Clear Creek Residential, owner.

New 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.

**** Lighting Specifications prepared by James Geurtz for review

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.

**** Petition 2017-05: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 3906 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by William G. Gagner for MC James, owner.

**** Petition 2017-06: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 3906 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by William G. Gagner for MC James, owner.

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.

**** Petition 2017-05: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 3906 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by William G. Gagner for MC James, owner.

**** Petition 2017-06: Requesting a Variance for Existing Building Setbacks on property located at 3906 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by William G. Gagner for MC James, owner.

MOTION TO ADJOURN

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,

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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 11th day of April, 2017.

ATTEST: