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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:43

November 1, 2018

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON

November 1, 2018 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CALLED TO ORDER by Dan Cross: 6:00 pm

Present: Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also present, Clay Wilson-City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz-Earth plan Development Alternatives (EDA), 1 Guest from Bates & Associates.

Approval of September 6, 2018 Planning Commission Minutes

A motion was made by Richard Cromwell to approve the minutes. 2nd was made by Todd Wood. All approved.

Approval of October 4, 2018 Planning Commission Minutes

A motion was made by Katherine Hudson to approve the minutes. 2nd was made by Henry Layes. All approved.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Petition 2018-25: Request for a Property Line Adjustment for property located 3000/3015 Devotion Circle. Requested by Bates & Associates for Sequoya Homes, LLC, owner.

A motion to approve Petition 2018-25 was made by Henry Layes. A second motion was made by Richard Cromwell.

Petition 2018-26: Request for a Property Line Adjustment for property located 4042/4054 Legacy Drive. Requested by Bates & Associates for Todd Williams, owner.

A motion to approve Petition 2018-26 was made by Richard Cromwell. A second motion was made by Katherine Hudson.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

A motion to Adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Todd Wood, 2nd Richard Cromwell. All approved. Adjourned at 6:05 pm.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:20

November 13, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

 

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

Present were Council Members Angela Perea, Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett , John Wright and BobFant. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Retiring Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Police Chief Wayne Woods, Fire Fighter John Brown, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Council Member Dan Cross was absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to amend the agenda adding Ordinance 2018-18 and Resolution 2018-21 to new business which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by John Wright. All approved.

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

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Wayne Woods thanked the Council for the opportunity to serve the City. Chief Woods stated 40 new cases were opened and 36 were closed. Chief Woods requested approval of an additional $24,000 to purchase 2 new Tahoes for the Department. He stated there is $32,000 budgeted for a new PD vehicle in the General Fund and $40,000 will come from the Act 988 account, along with a $3,000 trade-in for one of the Chargers. The units will be turn-key and have the new City markings. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the purchase and was seconded by John Wright. All approved. Chief Woods stated Jamie Holland has left and there a currently 2 openings.

Fire Fighter John Brown stated there were 40 calls for service (mostly ems) including 1 chimney fire.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department is hoping they have done their last mow for the year. There has been lots of vehicle maintenance this month including a new transmission, front end and tires. All of the FEMA work has been completed including the bridge.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 5 new building permits and 5 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he attended his yearly plumbing class and has been working on vehicle maintenance, MS4 inspections and attending meetings. Wilson said the RMP building is coming along and they hope to move furniture in by mid-December. The Channel 5 building is moving along with rafter installation happening today.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated that State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received; Sales Taxes have not. November Property Tax bump totaled $164,464.50 ($148,166.43 General; $16,298.07 Street). Bills of note for November: Hawkins-Weir $42,110; Harrington Miller $10,852, Municipal Vehicle Program $9,795.35. Allen stated 3 CD’s are maturing in 2 weeks and they will be moved from First Security (1.75% for 12 months) to Simmons Bank (2.45% for 12 months)

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has been working on personnel matters, spent time on the street damage caused by the utility contractor, EDA contract, Johnson Square issues and court.

Mayor Keeney stated he has spent time working on the Police Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual which has a resolution that will be looked at later in the meeting. It is in good condition and meets ALEAP (Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program) standards.

Mayor Keeney stated he attended mediation on the fire truck which was not beneficial and there is a trial date set for December 21. They are still waiting on 2 transmission mounts for the firetruck which is delaying completion of our fire truck.

Mayor Keeney stated the Johnson Cup bike event on 10/21 drew almost 100 people and there was a great turn out for Trunk or Treat 10/31/2018 despite the horrible weather. He thanked Keller-Williams for the use of their parking lot.

Mayor Keeney recognized Retiring Chief Vernon Sisemore for his 25 years of service to the City. As a token of the City’s appreciation, he asked for the Council’s approval to award Chief Sisemore his side arm, a Colt 1911, serial #CP23325. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Angela Perea. All approved with their thanks for his service.

New Business:

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen presented the Preliminary 2019 Budget. Allen stated the only significant changes from the 2018 Budget were the following: addition of the City Planner position; a new benefit for employees of a City funded retirement program giving all full time non-uniform employees 10% of their wages to be placed in a 401(K) account with the same vesting system as the participatory 401(K) program in place now (this is in addition to the current City match of up to 6% of an employee’s wages – for a total possible savings of 22% compared to the 23 ½% the uniform employees receive); Code and Zoning Revisions, and Engineering of Main & Wilkerson. Allen also stated that the status of the Fire Department becoming part of the City is currently unknown so all funding allotted to the Fire Department is shown as a lump sum. Allen stated any changes will be run through the Budget and Finance Committee and the final budget will be presented next month.

ORDINANCE 2018-18: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 2, CHAPTER 2.20 AND 2.24 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE HEALTH COVERAGE BENEFITS FOR THE MAYOR AND RECORDER/TREASURER EQUIVALENT TO THE BENEFITS PROVIDED TO FULL TIME EMPLOYEES; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-18 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. Bob Fant apologized for this not being done sooner. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2018-18 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Bill Burnett. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2018-18 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-18: A RESOLUTION TO REPEAL RESOLUTION 2007-03. This Resolution dissolves the Personnel Committee allowing all appropriate issues to be gone through by HR with legal and a document provided to the Council for vetting and approval. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-18 was approved

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-19: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE REVISED 2018 JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES MANUAL. Mayor Keeney stated Chief Woods, Angela Perea and he had gone through the book thoroughly and that this step is required for ALEAP. Angela Perea made a motion to approve and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-19 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-20: A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND ENGINEER FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITH EARTHPLAN DESIGN ALTERNATIVES, P.A. Mayor Keeney stated this allows EDA to get started on the zoning code by authorizing payment of $12,000.00 of the $31,800.00 to be made in 2018. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve and was seconded by John Wright. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-20 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-21: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON TO UTILIZE STATE AID STREET MONIES FOR THE FOLLOWING CITY PROJECT; JOHNSON OVER LAY NO. 2. Mayor Keeney stated this allows the State to begin work on Ball Street and Carley Road at no cost to the City. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-21 was approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for the Council’s approval for a one time pay increase for all full time employees to net $250.00 Bob Fant made a motion to approve and was 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. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Bob Fant. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

* Please see attachment for complete document

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:05

OCTOBER 9, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

OCTOBER 9, 2018

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

Present were Council Members Angela Perea, Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett and John Wright. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Council Members Bob Fant and Dan Cross were absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2018 council meeting. John Wright made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated that the City received multiple Statements of Qualifications for the position of City Attorney which will be vacated after City Attorney Danny Wright’s retirement at the end of the year. After interviewing the candidates, Harrington Miller was selected. Mayor Keeney introduced Justin Eichmann of Harrington Miller Law firm and asked for the Council’s approval of the appointment of Mr. Eichmann and his firm. John Wright made a motion to approve the appointment and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 30 new cases were opened and 27 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated the department is at full staff and no overtime was used.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 29 calls for service including 2 structure fires, underlining the need for a ladder truck. He said the loaner truck is in service. Mills stated Captain Roy Edwards completed his arson training. Mills said they continue to work on the transfer to the City.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department continues to keep up with the mowing, including mowing a track for the cycle cross event on October 21, 2018 sponsored by the Walton family. When the mowing slows, new street signs will be ordered and they will work on putting up them up.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 2 new building permits and 5 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he has been working on vehicle maintenance, MS4 inspections and attending meetings.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated that State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received; Sales Taxes have not. The City paid Diamond C Construction $167,429.98 for storm damage cleanup. Approximately $79,000.00 of that will be reimbursed.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has been working on the sheltering agreement, spent time on the Colvin property, the Hawkins-Weir contract and the street damage caused by the utility contractor.

Mayor Keeney stated the AT&T contractor debacle created a lot of damage, including creating bumps in the streets due to shallow boring, and water leaks that had to be addressed by Springdale Water. The total damage cannot be determined at this time.

Mayor Keeney stated the City has heard back from SWEPCO, Cox and AT&T regarding the franchise fee increase, but has not heard from Ozarks Electric or Black Hills.

Mayor Keeney stated the Planning Commission recommends an agreement for implementation of the zoning changes will take up to 6 months. After discussion, it was determined that not more than $12,000 will be paid out this year, but will need to come back to Council next month with a Resolution.

Mayor Keeney stated the fire department is currently using a loaner truck until ours is up and running. The latest setback has been that the motor and transmission mounts had to be custom fabricated and shipped.

Mayor Keeney stated upcoming events include the Johnson Cup on 10/21, City clean up 10/26-10/27, drug take back 10/28 and Trunk or Treat 10/31/2018.

New Business:

ORDINANCE 2018-12: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A COMBINED DRAINAGE/UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS LOTS 18 & 19 OF PHASE 1 OF CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION, (5734 AND 5756 DORNOCH DRIVE) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-11 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2018-12 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes. ORDINANCE 2018-12 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-17: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE CHECKS AND DRAFTS ON SPECIFIED ACCOUNTS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON AND THE JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read it by title only which was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. All approved. RESOLUTION 2018-17 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. Angela Perea made a motion to pay the bills and John Wright seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

* Please see attachment for complete document

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:38

December 1, 2016

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING AGENDA
December 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM

 

**** Public Meeting is Called to Order
**** Approval of November 3, 2016 Meeting minutes.
**** Approval of November 17, 2016 Work Session minutes

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Overlay progress report
**** Master Street Plan review
**** Main Street and Wilkerson Street Feasibility Study

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Public Meeting ls Recessed

**** Public Hearing Called to Order

Comment from Public regarding Petition 2016-23: Request for a Conditional Use for property located at 1474 Van Ashe Requested by Shawn Kiser with River Ridge Construction for Darren Wood, owner

**** Public Hearing is Closed
**** Public Meeting Recess is Ended and Called to Order

**** Petition 2016-23: Request for a Conditional Use for property located at 1474 Van Ashe Requested by Shawn Kiser with River Ridge Construction for Darren Wood Owner.

**** Petition 2016-08: Request for Revision of Large Scale Development approved 4/7/2016 for property located on the south side approximately .012 miles from the intersection of Johnson Mill Blvd, and 48th Street. Requested by James Phillips, owner.

**** Petition 2015-21: Request for Revision of Conditional Use Permit for property located east of McGuire. Requested by Tom Terminella, owner.

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

**** Motion to adjourn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:36

November 17, 2016

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

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:30

November 3, 2016

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING
November 3, 2016 - 5:30 PM

 

**** Petition 2016-22: Request for a Conditional use Permit for property located at 4506 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by Engineering Services, Inc., for Clear Creek Ventures, LLC, owner.

 

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
November 3, 2016 - 6:00 PM

 

**** Call to Order

**** Approval of October 6, 2016 meeting minutes.

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Overlay progress report
**** Master Street Plan review
**** Main Street and Wilkerson Street Feasibility Study

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Petition 2016-21: Request for a Lot Split for property located at 1605/1607 Main Drive, Requested by Jerry Hendrix, owner. Put on hold by Mr. Hendrix 10/18/2016.

**** Petition 2016-22: Request for a Conditional Use Permit for property located at 4506 Johnson Mill Boulevard. Requested by Engineering Services, Inc. for Clear Creek Ventures LLC, owner.

**** Discussion of change to format and timing of Public Hearings in conjunction with planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings.

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

**** Motion to adjourn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:28

October 6, 2016

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
October 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM

 

**** Call to Order

**** Approval of September 1, 2016 meeting minutes.

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Overlay progress report

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Master Street Plan review

**** Main Street and Wilkerson Street Feasibility Study

**** Motion to adjourn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:23

September 1, 2016

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING
September 1, 2016 -5:30 PM

 

**** Petition 2016-17: Request of a Vacation of Utility Easement for property located at 4684 Jean Lane' Lot 211, Clear Creek Subdivision Phase VII. Requested by S. Craig Davis of Engineering Services, Inc. for John & Amy James, owners.

**** Petition 2016-18: Request of a Vacation of Utility Easement for property located at 4684 Jean Lane Lot 211, Clear Creek Subdivision Phase VII. Requested by S. Craig Davis of Engineering Services, Inc., for Clear Creek Residential, LLC, owner.

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
September 1, 2016 -6:00 PM

 

 

**** Call to Order
**** Approval of August 4, 2016 meeting minutes.

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Project Update from Travis Brooks

**** Review of ORDINANCE 2016-27: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 5, HEALTH AND SANITATION REPLACING CHAPTER 5.04 MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY, AND REPEALING CHAPTER 5.16 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Tabled at the 8/4/16 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Petition 2016-17: Request of a Vacation of utility Easement for property located at 4684 Jean Lane, Lot 211, Clear Creek Subdivision Phase VII. Requested by S. Craig Davis of Engineering Services, Inc. for John & Amy James, owners.

**** Petition 2016-18: Request of a Vacation of Utility Easement for property located at 4684 Jean Lane, Lot 211, clear Creek Subdivision Phase VII. Requested by S. Craig Davis of Engineering Services, Inc. for Clear Creek Residential, LLC, owner.

**** Motion to adjourn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:10

August 4, 2016

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
August 4, 2016 - 6:00 PM

 

**** Call to Order

**** Approval of July 7, 2016 meeting minutes,

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Project Update from Travis Brooks

NEW BUSINESS:

**** Review of Nuisance Structure Items

**** Motion to adjourn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:06

July 7, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING
JOHNSON CITY HALL
July 7, 2016 - 5:30 PM

 

**** PETITION 2016-16: Request for Changes to the Johnson Square PUD documents for property located at 3600 Johnson Mill Boulevard, 22-17-30 Johnson Outlots. Requested by Johnson Landholdings, LLC, owner.

**** PETITION 2016-14: Request for Johnson Square PUD Phase 18 for property located at 3600 Johnson Mill Boulevard, 22-17-30 Johnson Outlots. Requested by Johnson Landholdings, LLC, owner.

 

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
July 7, 2016 - 6:00 PM

 

**** Call to Order
**** Approval of June 2, 2016 meeting minutes.

OLD BUSINESS:

**** Project Update from Travis Brooks

NEW BUSINESS:

**** PETITION 2016-16: Request for Changes to the Johnson Square PUD documents for property located at 3600 Johnson Mill Boulevard, 22-17-30 Johnson Outlots. Requested by Johnson Landholdings, LLC, owner.

**** PETITION 2016-14: Request for Johnson Square PUD Phase 18 for property located at 3600 Johnson Mill Boulevard, 22-17-30 Johnson Outlots. Requested by Johnson Landholdings, LLC, owner.

**** Motion to adjourn

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