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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:28

October 4, 2018

 

AGENDA FOR:

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

OCTOBER 4, 2018 – 6:00 PM

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of September 6, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

Review New Zoning Code – Consultant Fee Proposal

 New Business:

None

 MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

 

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:25

September 6, 2018

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARING AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following petitions:

Petition 2018-022: Requesting a Large Scale Development on property located on the north side of Main Drive, approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of Main Drive and Thompson Street. Requested by Blake Murray of ESI, engineer for owner Bayyari Construction, Inc.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of August 15, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Petition 2018-21: Requesting a Property Line Adjustment on property located on the north side of Main Drive, approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of Main Drive and Thompson Street. Requested by Blake Murray of ESI, engineer for owner Bayyari Construction, Inc.

Petition 2018-022: Requesting a Large Scale Development on property located on the north side of Main Drive, approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of Main Drive and Thompson Street. Requested by Blake Murray of ESI, engineer for owner Bayyari Construction, Inc.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Friday, 21 September 2018 13:53

AUGUST 14, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

AUGUST 14, 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, Bob Fant and Dan Cross. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Building Official Clay Wilson.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2018 council meeting. Bob Fant 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 23 new cases were opened and 15 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated Officer McCollough has resigned and there are 2 new officers being hired in the next 2 weeks.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 36 calls for service. Mills stated Roy Edwards has completed Inspector 1 and 2 training. The Department held a pancake breakfast on August 11, 2018 and made approximately $700, thanks to donations of gift cards from Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The Department is having engine maintenance issues; the equipment is 25+ years old and we need to look at replacement. Mayor Keeney stated the not to exceed date for the fire truck being repaired in Missouri is Friday, but they will exceed that date.

Mayor Keeney said the rain hasn’t stopped but the Public Works Department has mowed and cleaned out the ditches along Main Drive and Hewitt Street that weren’t contracted. Diamond C is waiting for permits from ADEQ to get started on cleaning out the creek beds.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were no new building permits, 7 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he attended a pre-construction meeting with KFSM and they should be ready to go soon. Wilson said he did MS4 inspections after the rain and attended the TPR meeting and Planning Commission meeting along with numerous other meetings with the City Engineer. The final Plat for Johnson Square Phase 1A is making the rounds getting signatures and the RMP building is on schedule for September completion.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated that State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received; Sales Taxes have not. SITT taxes of $43,439.67 were received last month by LOPFI and we will ride that credit out for as long as we can and then take over payment again. Historically, the credit has paid for up to 4 months of the City’s contribution towards the officers’ retirement. The City currently pays 23% of each officer’s salary per month in retirement benefits to the program. All the incumbent candidates up for re-election this year have filed their paperwork with the County. Election form filing for the fall 2018 Election closes August 17, 2018 at noon.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has been working on an ordinance for the utility easement in Johnson Square and worked with Hawkins-Weir on their contract for the job approved last month. Wright stated he would put together the ordinance for September or October to start the Fire Department transfer. The chief will be on board and the department will be created effective November 1, 2018; transfer assets effective December 31, 2018 and have the department up and running on January 1, 2019. Matt Mills will be appointed chief in the ordinance and current personnel will be moved over to the City.

Mayor Keeney stated the City of Johnson was voted the 14th safest city in Arkansas by Crimewise, a national organization.

Mayor Keeney stated he and City attorney Danny Wright looked over the contract provided by Hawkins-Weir which was not in the City’s interest. He said the contract will be reworked for next month.

Mayor Keeney stated the Council Members have all received a job description for a city planner with a salary range of $45,000 - $55,000 per year. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the position which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.

Unfinished Business: NONE

 New Business:

RESOLUTION 2018-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF ENGAGEMENT LETTER WITH THRASH LAW FIRM P.A. AND OTHERS TO FILE A MOTION TO INTERVENE IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES FOR GROSS RECEIPT TAXES OWED THE CITY OF JOHNSON. After discussion, Dan Cross made a motion to approve and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved.

RESOLUTION 2018-12: A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT BETWEEN WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE ANIMAL SHELTERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF JOHNSON. John Wright made a motion to approve and Bob Fant seconded. All approved.

RESOLUTION 2018-13 A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF LETTER CONTRACT WITH GARVER, LLC FOR ON-CALL PLANNING SERVICES. Mayor Keeney stated Juliet Richey has gone to work for Garver and this allows us to still use her services. John Wright made a motion to approve and Katherine Hudson seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2018-10: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY EASEMENT LOCATED ACROSS PART OF LOTS 73 AND 74, CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION, PHASE 3 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-10 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; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2018-10 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2018-10 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. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Dan Cross seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Dan Cross. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 6:37 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Friday, 21 September 2018 13:38

ORDINANCE 2018-11

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-11

AN ORDINANCE CREATING A JOHNSON FIRE
DEPARTMENT AS A DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY,
CREATING THE DEPARTMENT HEAD POSITION OF FIRE
CHIEF AND SETTING FORTH THE DUTIES THEREOF IN
ORDER TO PROVIDE FIRE SERVICE TO THE CITY OF
JOHNSON ON JANUARY 1, 2019, AND THEREAFTER

 

WHEREAS, The City of Johnson has for many years contracted with the Johnson Area Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (hereinafter JAVFD) to provide fire services to the residents of, visitors to and the City of Johnson;

WHEREAS, The JAVFD has received substantial sums from the City pursuant to those contracts, it has proven increasingly difficult to provide the level of service needed for the City with a largely volunteer organization;

WHEREAS, JAVFD Board of Directors has voted to dissolve their department effective 12-31-2018, and is planning to transfer all equipment and apparatus, along with the land and improvements to the City as a jumpstart for the Johnson Fire Department (JFD); and,

WHEREAS, there is significant work to be accomplished between November 1, and the operational date of January 1, 2019, the Council desires to evidence its support and commitment to the JFD by enacting this legislation now to facilitate planning and preparation for the new department of the City.

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

Section 1: The Johnson Fire Department is hereby created. Following the appointment of Fire Chief as hereinafter authorized and empowered, such Fire Chief shall coordinate with the officials of the Johnson Area Volunteer Fire Department, lnc. so as to have the Johnson Fire Department fully organized, staffed, trained and prepared to be fully operational to provide fire service by 00:00 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Section 2: The separate office of chief of the Fire Department of the city is hereby created, effective November 1, 2018, to be filled in the manner hereinafter provided. The position of Fire Chief shall be either full or part time as provided by his/her appointment.

The Fire Chief shall:

1) Be administrative head of the department and promulgate such rules, regulations and procedures as may be necessary to ensure a modern and efficient fire department.

2) Be commander of the whole fire force, under the superintendence of the City Council.

3) Be the custodian of, and responsible for, all property of the fire department. Be the administrative head of the office of building inspections and promulgate such rules, regulations and procedures as may be necessary to ensure effective and efficient operations.

4) Be the chief fire code official responsible for updating the code as editions or revisions of relevant fire codes are made and published.

5) Make a monthly report to the City Council as to the number and type of incident responses and the staff hours spent attending incidents, vacation, comp time and training.

6) Be nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council

7) Either the Chief or his/her designee shall serve on the City of Johnson Personnel Committee to insure that all statutory provisions concerning fire department personnel are incorporated into future editions of the City of Johnson Personnel Handbook.

8) Perform such other duties as are assigned to him by the Mayor or City Council.

Section 3: The Mayor or Fire chief, with the confirmation of the council, may enter into mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, firms, corporations or individuals for the rendering of fire service. The Mayor or Fire Chief may, in discretion, aid in extinguishing fires in another city or town, public institution, corporation or other property within a reasonable distance from the city, or on property immediately adjacent to the city in which there is a possibility of the fire spreading within the corporate limits, under the following conditions:

(1) A request from a city or incorporated town for assistance must come only from the Mayor, Fire Chief or such other person as may be designated by mutual agreement.

(2) Calls may be responded to only by such apparatus which, in the judgment of the Mayor, Fire Chief or deputy fire chief, can be safely sent without unduly impairing fire protection within the City, and when highways and weather conditions are favorable.

Section 4: As used in this ordinance, the term "special services" shall mean that extraordinary work, labor or service which may be provided only by the fire department due to the specialized training and equipment of the fire department, which shall be available within the corporate limits of the City and the surrounding area to the degree the provision of such work, labor or service is reasonable and practicable in the judgment of the officials supervising the operation of the service. Special services shall include hazardous materials and technical rescue response and cleanup. The fire department may provide certain special services within and without the city at the discretion and supervision of the Mayor or Fire Chief. Fire department personnel and apparatus may be used to perform the special services.

The special services authorized by this ordinance shall be provided at the rates and charges as currently established or as hereafter adopted by resolution of the City Council from time to time, the recipient of the special services shall pay:

1) All replacement costs of expendable equipment and supplies which includes equipment damaged or made unusable by contamination.

2) The cost of any labor, materials or supplies provided by third parties at the request of the fire department and any other costs necessary to provide the special services. The Fire Chief or his designated representative shall collect charges due the City for the provision of special services, and the Fire Chief or his designated representative shall:

     1) Prepare and issue statements for charges to persons who are provided special services under this article.
     2) With Council approval, file suit to collect delinquent charges due within legally allowed time after the special service is provided.
     3) Maintain adequate records containing the date, cash collected, accounts receivable, unpaid charges, and such other information as may be required by officials of the city.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 11TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2018

ATTEST:

* PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT FOR COMPLETE DOCUMENT

Friday, 21 September 2018 13:34

RESOLUTION 2018-16

RESOLUTION 2018-16

A RESOLUTION INCREASING THE FRANCHISE FEE FOR
UTILITY SERVICES PROVIDED WITHIN THE CITY OF
JOHNSON

 

WHEREAS, Arkansas Code Annotated § 14-200-101 provides for municipalities to set and determine reasonable franchise fees and determine the terms and conditions upon which public utilities may be permitted to occupy the streets, highways or other public places within their municipality;

WHEREAS, the franchise fee for utility services in Johnson is two percent (2%) and has not been changed for over twenty (20) years;

WHEREAS, rapid development in the area of telecommunications and video services have, for the last several years, produced almost continuous utility upgrade construction within the City increasing the required oversight by City staff and personnel of those projects;

WHEREAS, some utility contractors have brought about concern and complaints from our citizens requiring greater interaction between such contractors and City staff and personnel; and,

WHEREAS, a ninety (90) day advance notice is required for the utilities to begin collection of a new franchise fee when there is a change in franchise fees.

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

SECTION 1: Effective January 1, 2019 pursuant to ACA § 14-200-101, the franchise fee for product or services delivered by public utilities within Johnson, Arkansas, shall be four percent (4%).

Section 2: That certified copies of this Resolution shall promptly be provided to the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corporation, Cox Communication, Black Hills Energy, AT&T, !nc. and any other public utility providing product or services within the City.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 11TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2018

ATTEST:

Friday, 21 September 2018 13:24

RESOLUTION 2018-15

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-15

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR
ENGINEERING SERVICES WITH HAWKINS-WEIR
ENGINEERS, INC.

WHEREAS, The City published a Request for Qualifications seeking a firm/person to provide Engineering Services to the City. met with several engineering firms and selected the best qualified candidate to provide the needed services for the City;

WHEREAS, the City Council of Johnson, Arkansas, has this date been presented with a proposed Professional Services Agreement with Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. concerning the provision of described engineering services for the City;

WHEREAS, the City Council has, after discussion and deliberation. determined that Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. 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 Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL 0F JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, that after due deliberation and consideration the attached Professional Services Agreement with Hawkins-Weir Engineers. Inc. 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 Professional Services Agreement with Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. for the provision of the described engineering services.

The Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer should be and hereby are authorized to execute and deliver signed copies of the attached Professional Services Agreement to Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. 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.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 11TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2018

ATTEST:

Friday, 21 September 2018 13:16

RESOLUTION 2018-14

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-14

A RESOLUTION LEVYING A TAX ON THE REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
WITHIN THE CITY 0F JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, FOR THE YEAR 2018,
FIXING THE RATE THEREOF AT FIVE MILLS, AND CERTIFYING THE SAME
TO THE COUNTY CLERK 0F WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

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

Section 1: That a tax is hereby levied on the real and personal property within the City of Johnson, Arkansas, for the year 2018, to be collected in 2019, at the rate of five mills.

Section 2: That the real and personal property tax so levied and the rates provided therefor are hereby certified to the Clerk of Washington County, Arkansas, to be placed in the tax book by the County Clerk and collected in the same manner that the county and school district taxes are collected.

Section 3: The Recorder-Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to file certified copies of this resolution in the office of the County Recorder, County Clerk, County Assessor, and the County Tax Collector for Washington County, Arkansas.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of September, 2018

ATTEST:

 

 

Friday, 14 September 2018 15:34

Spring Clean Up and Recycling Event

Spring Clean Up and Recycling Event

April 26 & 27 - Friday and Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

Location: Johnson City Hall - 2904 Main Drive

Must be a resident of Johnson * proof of residency is required

Please see the list below for what is acceptable and what is not.

Acceptable bulky waste and white goods:

* Common household (Non Freon) appliances
* Artificial Christmas trees
* Furniture
* Grills and fire pits
* Large toys and toy parts
* Mattresses
* Tools
* Carpet and Padding in 4x4 sections

Excluded items:
* Air conditioning units
* Anti-freeze
* Automotive fluids of any kind
* Batteries
* Construction debris
* Engine parts
* Florescent bulbs
* Hazardous waste
* Household waste
* Motor oil
* Paint
* Pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides
* Refrigerators
* Yard waste

Recycling Event:

Acceptable recyclable items and limits.

E-Waste Acceptable Items:

Computers
Printers
Copiers
Phones
Stereos
Televisions
Fax Machines
Cables
Shredders
Microwaves
DVD & VCR players
Video Game Consoles
Satellite Receivers
Handheld Devices

Limit: 10 items each day per vehicle

Tires:
Passenger tires off the rim

Limit: 4 per person

Metal:
Anything 50% or more metal

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 14:11

JULY 10, 2018

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
JULY 10, 2018

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

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

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2018 council meeting taken by Michelle Home. Bob Fant 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 29 new cases were opened and 26 were closed. Chief Sisemore stated Officer Belew has resigned and is going to Prairie Grove.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 25 calls for service including a structure fire in Fayetteville. Chief Mills said 2 Fire fighters completed Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) training and the Department is holding a pancake breakfast on August 11, 2018.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department has mowed and maintained the parks, right of ways, trailhead and trail systems and installed the new street signs along Wilkerson.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist clay Wilson stated there were no new building permits, 10 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated KFSM is working on finalizing the hydrant locations and grading issues and then should be ready to go. Wilson said he did MS4 inspections after the rain and attended the TPR meeting and Planning Commission meeting along with numerous other meetings with the City Engineer.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer AIlen stated that State Turnback and Property Taxes have been received; Sales Taxes have not. $30,000.00 was transferred to the LOPFl fund to pay police retirement. SITT taxes should be received this month and we will ride that credit out for as long as we can and then take over payment again. Historically, the credit has paid for up to 4 months of the City's contribution. 2 smaller CD's have matured and were rolled into a larger one paying higher interest. The Election forms for the fall 2018 Election are available in the Recorder/Treasurer's office. Council Members in Position 1 of all 3 wards are up for election this year along with the Mayor. Beginning filing date is July 27, 2018 with the closing being August 17, 2018 at noon.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated he attended the ARML meeting in June and has been working on the annexation, bonding and the Fire Department transfer. Wright stated there is a meeting of the Fire Board scheduled for August 6, 2018 to dissolve the 501(c)3; from that point he recommended appointing a committee and a chief and in October, creating the department November 1, 2018; transfer assets effective December 31, 2018 and have the department up and running on January 1, 2019.

Mayor Keeney stated the fire truck should be completed no later than August 17, 2018 by Jon's Mid America in Rogersville, MO.

Mayor Keeney stated the Wooded Hollow subdivision is not interested in being annexed into the City (area C on the map) but he believes sections A and 8 are. The easiest way for them to annex in is by 100% property owner petition.

Mayor Keeney stated EDA is working on bid documents for the crosswalk and lighting for the trailhead.

Mayor Keeney stated the salary range for hiring a city planner would be $45,000 -$55,000 per year. He will work with Juliet Richey to develop a job description and bring it back to Council.

Mayor Keeney asked for volunteers from the Council to serve on the Chief of Police search committee and on the Fire Department committee. Bob Fant, John Wright and Angela Perea all volunteered to serve where ever needed.

Unfinished Business: NONE

New Business:

Kyle Salyer and Brett Peters of Hawkins-Weir presented the scope of engineering work for the feasibility study phase of the Main & Wilkerson project, and cost of those services. The project will include 10,000 feet of widening with a multi-use trail from west of the bridge on Main to Highway 718, and from the bridge north on Wilkerson to the light at Main. The feasibility plan will be done and the construction plans more that 50% complete with cost approximately $378,000.00. Mayor Keeney stated the City would be looking at bonding to pay for the project itself. John Wright made a motion to approve a contract for this project and was seconded by
Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the appointment of M. Todd Wood to the Planning Commission, taking the place of Susan Anders, who has moved. The term expires December 31, 2018. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve the appointment and was seconded by John Wright. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated the City has received 2 bids for the storm debris cleanup needed from the from the April 2017 storm event. FEMA will pay up to $132,606 and the City has already received $26,000 for the bridge and abutment on Scull Creek. The bids are: Diamond C = $110,788.90 and Keith Austin: $126,333.54. John Wright made a motion to accept the bid from Diamond C and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved. After more discussion about the debris removal, John Wright made a motion to put in a 10% contingency and the requirement of a change order for anything above that in Section 3 and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. City Attorney Danny Wright read RESOLUTlON 2018-09: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF BID FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL AT 3 SITES RELATED TO SCULL CREEK with the above Stipulations filled in. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve the Resolution and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved. Discussion moved to the Scull Creek repairs portion of the bid. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the amount of $52,086.20 adding 10% contingency and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. City Attorney Danny Wright read RESOLUTION 2018-10: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF BID FOR SCULL CREEK TRAIL REPAIRS with the above stipulations filled in. John Wright made a motion to approve and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2018-9: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITlON 2017-28 0F FADIL BAYYARI, TRUSTEE OF THE FADIL BAYYARI REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, u/t/d JULY 31, 1997, APPROVED MARCH 1, 2018, BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2018-09 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, 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 2018-09 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2018-09 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. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Angela Perea 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 7:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

 
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 13:28

July 5, 2018

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON

JULY 5 , 2018

PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER by Dan Cross: 6:00pm

Present: Shane Bronson, Susan Anders, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, and Gregg Gainer. Also present, Clay Wilson City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz-Earth plan Development Alternatives (EDA), and 04 Guests. Juliet Richey-Garver Engineering and Sarah Geurtz-EDA, were also present.

Petition 2018-23: Requesting a Utility Easement and Drainage Easement Vacation on property located at 5734 & 5756 Dornoch Drive in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by John Starnes, Architect, for owners Steve and Michelle Timmermans.
Public comment for Petition 2018-23:
No comments.

Petition 2018-20: Requesting a Utility Easement Vacation on property located at 5178 & 5226 Prestwick Circle North in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by Bates & Associates, for owners Michael & Tandi Green.
Public comment for Petition 2018-20:
No comments.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED: 6:11pm

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY Dan Cross: 6:11 PM

Chairman Cross amended the agenda to conduct New Business before Old Business so guest, who did not wish to hear Old Business, may leave due to anticipated length of discussion.

Approval of June 7, 2018 Planning Commission Minutes
A motion was made by Richard Cromwell to approve the minutes. 2nd was made by Susan Anders. All approved.

Old Business:

Update from Zoning Revision Committee:
Juliet Richey and Sarah Geurtz presented commissioners with a draft copy of proposed revision of zoning code changes with affixed, correlated appendix A – showing proposed zoning changes in a graphical format, for the City of Johnson, AR.

Juliet summarized the proposed changes.

Juliet and Sarah asked commissioners for feedback in preparation of public meeting.

Time line revised for public meeting in order to give adequate time for Town Hall meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for September and final copy is tentatively scheduled to be delivered to the planning commission in October or November, 2018.

New Business:

Petition 2018-18: Requesting a Property Line Adjustment on property located at 5734 & 5756 Dornoch Drive in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by John Starnes, Architect, for owners Steve and Michelle Timmermans.

Discussion:
Inquiries were made to Mr. Clay Wilson concerning drainage runoff from lot and if proof of notifications.

James Geurtz, city engineer was also asked if all conditions stated in his letter and updated letter of recommendation, dated July 5, 2018 had been met.

Not all conditions were met. A motion was made by Gregg Gainer to grant approval of Petition 2018-18 providing all conditions of said letter be meet first. 2nd by Richard Cromwell. All approved.

Petition 2018-23: Requesting a Utility Easement Vacation on property located at 5734 & 5756 Dornoch Drive in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by John Starnes, Architect, for owners Steve and Michelle Timmermans.

Discussion: None

A motion was made by Richard Cromwell to grant approval of Petition 2018-18. 2nd by Susan Anders. All approved.

Petition 2018-19: Requesting a Property Line Adjustment on property located at 5178 & 5226 Prestwick Circle in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by Bates & Associates, for owners Michael & Tandi Green.

Discussion:

Clarification was asked for conditions set forth by Springdale Water.
Inquiries were made to Mr. Clay Wilson and Mr. James Geurtz, city engineer, was also asked if all conditions stated in their letter of recommendation, dated July 5, 2018 had been met.

A motion was made by Susan Anders to grant approval of Petition 2018-18 providing all conditions be met from the letters of recommendation from James Guertz, Clay Wilson, and Springdale Water. 2nd by Gregg Gainer. All approved.

Petition 2018-20: Requesting a Utility Easement Vacation on property located at 5178 & 5226 Prestwick Circle in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by Bates & Associates, for owners Michael & Tandi Green.

Discussion: None

A motion was made by Richard Cromwell to grant approval of Petition 2018-18. 2nd by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

A motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Susan Anders, 2nd Richard Cromwell. All approved. Adjourned at 6:54pm.

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