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Friday, 14 December 2018 15:58

ORDINANCE 2018-20

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-20

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A FINE NOT TO EXCEED
TWENTY DOLLARS ON EACH CONVICTION, EACH
PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE OR EACH
BOND FORFEITURE IN ALL NONTRAFFIC
MISDEMEANORS OR VIOLATIONS OF CITY
ORDINANCES OR STATE LAW OR TRAFFIC OFFENSES
WHICH ARE MISDEMEANORS OR VIOLATIONS UNDER
STATE LAW OR CITY ORDINANCES -WHICH ARE
COMMITTED .WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF
JOHNSON; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST;
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

 

WHEREAS, ACA § 16-17-129 provides that each city in which a district court is located may levy and collect an additional fine not to exceed $20.00 from each defendant upon each conviction, each plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or each bond forfeiture in all nontraffic misdemeanors or violations of city ordinances or state law or traffic offenses which are misdemeanors or violations under state law or city ordinances which are committed within the corporate limits;
WHEREAS, ACA § 16-17-129 further provides that the additional fine shall be paid into the City treasury to be deposited into a fund to be used exclusively to help defray the cost of incarcerating city prisoners, including the construction and maintenance of a city jail, and payments to other entities for incarcerating city prisoners;
WHEREAS, the Justices of the Peace for Washington County are considering and in December 2018, are likely to vote on a County Ordinance to charge Johnson a per day charge for each prisoner housed in the Washington County Detention Center with an effective date of such County Ordinance being January 1, 2019; and,
WHEREAS, in order to have funds available to promptly pay those charges when the first statement from Washington County is received without using funds for vital municipal operations or services the City Council desires to take a proactive step.


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

Section 1: That there is hereby levied an additional fine, not to exceed Twenty Dollars for each conviction, each plea of guilty or nolo contendere or each bond forfeiture in all nontraffic misdemeanors or violations of city ordinances or state law or traffic offenses which are misdemeanors or violations under state law or city ordinances which are committed within the corporate limits of Johnson.
Section 2: Provided that section 1 above shall only apply where the arresting officer is a Johnson officer, a Department of Arkansas State Police officer or other certified law enforcement officer of the State.
Section 3: The court clerk of the Washington county District court, Johnson Department, from and after the first day of January, 2019, shall collect from each defendant a fine not to exceed Twenty Dollars on each conviction, each plea of guilty or nolo contendere or each bond forfeiture in all nontraffic misdemeanors or violations of city ordinances or state law or traffic offenses which are misdemeanors or violations under state law or city ordinances which are committed within the corporate limits of Johnson, subject to Section 2 above.
Section 4: That all funds collected pursuant to sections 1, 2 and 3 hereof shall be paid into the City treasury to be deposited into a fund to be used exclusively to help defray the cost of incarcerating city prisoners, including the construction and maintenance of a city jail, and payments to other entities for incarcerating city prisoners and shall be used solely for such purposes; payments from such fund shall be made periodically to Washington County as billed by the County.
Section 5: In order to avoid over/under collecting such additional fines the additional fine is hereby determined to be Five Dollars ($5.00), effective January 1, 2019, which shall be the fine levied hereby for the period January 1, 2019 until the amount is changed as hereinafter provided.
Section 6: During May and November of 2019 and each succeeding year the Johnson Department Court Clerk, the Chief of Police and the Recorder-Treasurer shall review the statements received from Washington County for housing City prisoners and the sums collected pursuant hereto and shall, at the Council meeting in June and December of each such year, recommend to the Council a change in the amount of such additional fine or recommend to keep such additional find the same so as to not collect surplus or inadequate fines hereby. Future adjustments of the additional fine set by this Ordinance shall be by Resolution of the City Council specifically referring to this Section of Ordinance No. 2018-20. Section 7: In order to provide adequate funds to pay for the housing of city prisoners without taking funds from critical City services, an emergency is hereby declared to exist in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and residents and this ordinance shall be effective immediately upon passage and approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of December, 2018.

ATTEST:

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:19

ORDINANCE 2018-19

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-19

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 2018-11
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES

 

WHEREAS, the City and the Johnson Area Volunteer Fire Department have for years discussed the creation of a city fire department with the volunteer fire department dissolving and transferring its assets to the City;
WHEREAS, several steps were taken by the City and the volunteer department in 2018 towards that end including the passage and approval of Ordinance No. 2018-11 by the Johnson City Council;
WHEREAS, due to time constraints it does not appear that the process can be concluded by year's end as planned and anticipated;
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2018-11 created a City fire department and mandated that specific milestones be accomplished by the end of 2018; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to remove those mandated milestones in hopes of being able to accomplish them in a future year.

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

Section 1: Ordinance No. 2018-11 should be and hereby repealed in its entirety.
Section 2: That with the repeal of ordinance No. 2018-11 and the resultant effect that there will be no Johnson Fire Department on January 1, 2019, this Ordinance needs to take effect immediately to allow time for the City to contract with a fire
department to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City; therefore an emergency is hereby declared and this ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its passage and approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of December, 2018.

ATTEST:

Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:08

ORDINANCE 2018-18

Ordinance 2018-18


AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 2, CHAPTERS 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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson provides, at the cost to the City, individual health coverage (currently through the Arkansas Municipal League-Municipal Health Benefit Fund) for all full-time employees and pays for one-half of elective family coverage;

WHEREAS, that benefit has not been extended to elected officials in the past;

WHEREAS, extending health coverage to the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer is the right thing to do and will assist in producing quality candidates for elective officials in the future; and,

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to make equivalent health coverage available to the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer at the first opportunity.

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

 

Section 1: That chapter 2.20 of Title 2 of the Johnson Municipal code is hereby amended to read as follows:

"CHAPTER 2.20

MAYOR


Sections:

2.20.01 Mayor's salary
2.24.03 Health coverage

2.20.01 Mayor's Salary The salary for the Mayor of Johnson, Arkansas, shall be determined each year by the city budget, payable as determined from time to time for full-time City employees.

2.20.03 Health Coverage The City shall pay for individual health coverage for the Mayor through the program or plan provided to full-time employees of the City. Should the Mayor elect obtain health coverage for his/her family through such program or plan, the City will pay one-half (1/2) of the cost of such family coverage with the balance of the cost of family coverage being withheld periodically, as required, from the Mayor's salary."
Section 2: That the sections index of chapter 2.24 of Title 2 of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

"CHAPTER 2.24


RECORDER/ TREASURER


Sections:

2.24.01 Duties
2.24.02 Supervisory Authority
2.24.03 Changes
2.24.04 Salary/Health coverage"


Section 3: That section 2.24.04 of chapter 2.24 of Title 2 of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby amended to reads as follows:


'' 2.24.04 Salary/Health Coverage The salary for the Recorder/Treasurer of Johnson, Arkansas shall be determined each year by the city budget, payable as determined from time to time for full-time City Employees. City shall pay for individual health coverage for the Recorder-Treasurer through the program or plan provided to full-time employees of the City. Should the Recorder-Treasurer elect to obtain health coverage for his/her family through such program or plan, the City will pay one-half (1/2) of the cost of such family coverage with the balance of the cost of family coverage being withheld periodically, as required, from the Recorder-Treasurer's salary."


Section 4: This health coverage benefit being extended to the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer hereby shall become effective as soon as enrollment in the program or plan will allow following the first payday in December 2018.


Section 5: That due to limited enrollment in the health coverage program or plan currently being utilized by the City, in order to provide the described benefits to the named City officials it is necessary that these benefits be made effective on an accelerated basis, therefore to provide for the peace, safety and welfare of our elected officials ( and thereby our citizens) in this regard, an emergency is hereby declared, and this Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.


PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of December, 2018.


ATTEST:

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:14

Now Accepting Applications

The City of Johnson Police Department is accepting applications for the following positions:

Sergeant Position

This supervisory position requires a dedicated, self-motivated person with strong personnel management/supervisory skill and experience. The ideal candidate must be able to identify and develop unique solutions to address problems as they arise, perform administrative duties and work in the field.

The position requirements are:

10 years LE experience or
10 years LE experience with BA/BS
2 years of Patrol Supervision (preferred)
FTO Certification (preferred)

Extensive background check, credit check, and drug screening is required before hire

The position starting range is $40,000 – $48,000 commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package of paid retirement, paid health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

*Annual Salary does not reflect overtime and holiday pay.

POLICE OFFICER

The Johnson Police Department is also accepting applications for a state certified police officer and non-certified applicants. All applicants must pass a written test and a physical fitness test, before a job interview is given. This position offers a competitive starting wage of $16.35 non-certified to a max of $21.63 certified officers. The city also offers a complete benefits package of LOPFI retirement, paid health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

*Hourly rates do not reflect overtime and holiday pay

Applications and job descriptions may be obtained in person at the Johnson Police Department, located at 2904 Main Drive in Johnson from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday or http://cityofjohnson.com/pdfs/COP.pdf . Please attach a resume or CV to your application when submitting.

The City of Johnson is an EOE and a drug-free workplace.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:29

RESOLUTION 2018-20

RESOLUTI0N NO:2018 - 20


A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 BUDGET AND
AUTHORIZING EXECUTION 0F AGREEMENT
BETWEEN OWNER AND ENGINEER FOR
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITH EARTHPLAN DESIGN
ALTERNATIVES, P.A.

    WHEREAS, The City has had a long, pleasant and satisfying relationship with Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. providing various Engineering Services to the City with much of the service being related to planning;
    WHEREAS, City Staff and the Planning Commission recognize the need to totally review and revise the current Zoning Code and believe the experience and skills of Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. and their subcontractor in that respect will be invaluable to the process;
    WHEREAS, the City Staff and Planning Commission desire to obtain the services of Eailhplan Design Alternatives, P.A. for assistance in the Zoning Code review and revision;
    WHEREAS, the City Council is presented with an Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services to acquire the services of Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. in regard to such project;
    WHEREAS, the City Council has, after discussion and deliberation, determined that Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. will best serve the needs of the City in regard to the provision of engineering services for the purposes set forth in the attached agreement; and,
    WHEREAS, the City Council desires to move forward with formalizing the City's agreement with Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. to obtain those service immediately which will require adding a line item to the 2018 Budget

    Owner and Engineer for Professional Services with Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. for the engineering services as described in the attached Agreement is approved; the Council has determined that the interest of the City, its residents and occupants will be best served by accepting and entering into said Agreement with Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A. for the provision of the described engineering services and therefore competitive bidding is expressly waived.
    That there was no line item in the 2018 Budget for the services of an engineering firm respecting the Zoning Code and the Council desires to move forward immediately with obtaining those services pursuant to such Agreement in an amount not to exceed $ 12,000.00 for the remainder of this calendar year, therefore the 2018 Budget is amended to add a line item for "Engineer Agreement-Zoning Code Revision" in the amount of $ 12,000.00.
    The Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer should be and hereby are authorized to execute and deliver signed copies of the attached Agreement to Earthplan Design Alternatives, P.A., and to take all steps necessary to secure the anticipated services as specified in such Agreement and make payment for those services as invoiced per the Agreement, however not to exceed $12,000.00 in 2018.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 13TH day of November, 2018

ATTEST:

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,

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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,

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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

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