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City Council Minutes

October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015



Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

Present were Aldermen Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Hunter Haynes, Bob Fant and Melissa Posinski. Also present was Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen. Alderman Richard
McMullen was absent.

New Business:

Mayor Keeney stated the survey of the triangle property came back at 1.45 acres as
opposed to the 1.9 acres listed in the contingencies of the contract and the appraisal
officially came back as $130,000 rather than the $150,000 listed in our contingencies. Per the email conversation between the Mayor and the Aldermen (copies of which are attached to these minutes to provide transparency) this special meeting was called to discuss the City's options with regard to the current pending contract on this property. Bob Fant clarified that it was the seller's real estate agent that gave the City the 1.9 acre size of the property. Discussion ensued. Hunter Haynes stated that an offer of
$100,000 corrects the discrepancy in acreage and is more in line with the appraisal.
The council asked to have City Attorney Danny Wright send an email to the seller's
attorney letting them know that the environmental assessment had been approved, but the appraisal came back at $130,000, not meeting the contingency value of $150,000; and the survey came back showing the property to be 1.45 acres, not the 1.9 acres
represented to the city by the seller's real estate agent and listed throughout the
contract. Haynes made a motion to have Wright convey to the seller's attorney that
pursuant to this special meeting of the Johnson City Council to discuss the
representation of the seller's listing agent of the acreage as 1.9 acres, it is the Council's fiduciary responsibility to our citizens to make a good faith gesture to extend the same value per square footage ($95,395) rounded up to $100,000, waiving further
contingencies and still closing on Friday, October 23, 2015. Bob Fant seconded and all approved. Discussion was had about what to do if this offer is not accepted. Dan Cross made a motion to allow Mayor Keeney the discretion to purchase the property at a
price not to. exceed the current offer of $125,000 and was seconded by Bob Fant. All

Mayor Keeney stated Resolution 2014-06 reestablished the Personnel Committee and defined the terms of its·members. Mayor Keeney stated Richard McMullen has stepped down from his committee responsibilities due to his travel schedule and work load.
Officer Jamie Holland's term expired on July 15, 2015. As a result, Mayor Keeney
asked for the council's approval to appoint Hunter Haynes to finish out McMullen's term 

expiring July 15, 2016 and to appoint Officer Richard Duncan to serve until July 15, 2018. Bob Fant made a motion to approve these appointments and Dan Cross seconded. All approved with Hunter Haynes abstaining.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 5:32 pm.