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Michelle Horne

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:20

ORDINANCE 2020-03

ORDINANCE 2020-03

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 14.04.01 THROUGH 14.04.08 OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE

OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING ZONING REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON;

ADOPTING A NEW ZONING MAP; FOR OTHER PURPOSES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

            WHEREAS, on or about November 13, 2007, the City Council of the City of Johnson adopted Ordinance No. 2007-13 to implement new zoning regulations and the official zoning map for the City of Johnson; and

            WHEREAS, thereafter, Ordinance No. 2007-13 has been codified into title 14 Zoning Regulations for the City of Johnson and has been amended thereafter from time to time; and

            WHEREAS, also following the public hearing and recommendation from the City of Johnson Planning Commission, the City Council of the City of Johnson now finds it to be in the best interest of the citizens of Johnson to amend Sections 14.04.01 through 14.04.08 of Chapter 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Johnson Municipal Code in order to incorporate certain changes; and

            WHEREAS, following a public hearing and recommendation from the City of Johnson Planning Commission, the City Council of the City of Johnson now finds it to be in the best interest of the citizens of Johnson to adopt a new zoning map to reflect the changes made to zoning districts through these amended regulations; and

             WHEREAS, having fully reviewed the proposed amendment, the Johnson City Council has determined that Sections 14.04.09 through 14.04.12 of Chapter 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Johnson Municipal Code shall remain in full force and effect.

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

Section 1.       That Sections 14.04.01 through 14.04.08 of Chapter 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby revised in its entirety and is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”.

Section 2.       That the City of Johnson shall hereby adopt a new zoning map which is attached hereto as Exhibit “B”.

Section 3.       That Sections 14.04.09 through 14.04.12 of Chapter 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE remain unaffected by this Ordinance and shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 4.        In the event that any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, or other provision or portion of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole, or any part or provision, other than the part so decided to be invalid or unconstitutional, and the remaining provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed as if such invalid, unenforceable or unconstitutional provision or provisions had never been contained herein.

Section 5.        Declaration of Emergency.  It is hereby found and determined that Sections 14.04.01 through 14.04.08 of Chapter 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Johnson Municipal Code should be immediately revised in order to incorporate certain changes of zoning regulations and that a new zoning map for the City of Johnson should be adopted. Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this act, being immediately necessary for the preservation and protection of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City and its citizens, shall become effective on the date of its passage and approval by the Mayor. If the Ordinance is neither approved nor vetoed by the Mayor, it shall become effective on the expiration of the period of time during which the Mayor may veto this Ordinance. If the Ordinance is vetoed by the Mayor and the veto is overridden by the City Council, it shall become effective on the date the City Council overrides the veto.

            PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of February, 2020.

ATTEST:

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:57

April 14, 2020

CITY OF JOHNSON

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JOHNSON CITY PARK

APRIL 14, 2020

Mayor Keeney called the City Council Meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Council Members Angela Perea, Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, John Wright, Dan Cross and Bob Fant. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Justin Eichmann, Police Chief Wayne Woods and Fire Chief Matt Mills. Building Official Clay Wilson was in Springfield picking up the fire truck. All present observed proper social distancing.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2020 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Department Head Reports: Mayor Keeney, in light of the current COVID-19 situation, asked for a motion to forgo the Department Head reports that were included in the Council packets. Bob Fant made this motion and was seconded by John Wright.

Mayor Keeney stated that he received notification yesterday that our petition to become a City of the First Class had been approved and he was recording the meeting according to First Class City rules.

Mayor Keeney stated the City is doing the best that we can in this pandemic situation; there are no known cases in the City at this time although there have been a few possible exposures.

Building Official Clay Wilson and Capt. Roy Edwards got less than 20 miles from the shop after picking up the firetruck and discovered it was leaking oil and hydraulic fluid.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:   

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2020-05: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING TEMPORARY PROTOCOLS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS DURING TIMES OF NATIONAL OR STATEWIDE EMERGENCY. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the resolution which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. 

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2020-07: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 15.04.02: PROCEDURE OF CHAPTER 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2020-07 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; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2020-07 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Angela Perea and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2020-07 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 John Wright seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney said we will see what the state of the COVID-19 situation is next month, and will be ready to meet virtually on Zoom. 

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 6:08 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________                             ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC                                                               Chris Keeney, Mayor

Recorder/Treasurer

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:51

ORDINANCE 2020-09

ORDINANCE 2020-09 

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE SALARY AND DUTIES FOR THE OFFICE OF CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS

            WHEREAS, the City of Johnson believes it is most efficient and advantageous to procure and receive legal services through the retention of experienced attorneys knowledgeable in municipal law and the experienced in the matters and issues which are unique to public entities in Arkansas, and does not rely upon the elected position of City Attorney for those services; and

            WHEREAS, as of March 20, 2020, the City of Johnson ascended to be a City of the First Class; and

            WHEREAS, the population of Johnson according to the 2010 decennial census is 3,353 persons; and

            WHEREAS, an elected office of City Attorney is vacant, and the City of Johnson is serviced by an appointed City Attorney, and the City Council wishes to place anyone who is interested in running for any said elected City Attorney position in the future on notice of the salary and duties of the office of city attorney in Johnson.

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

            Section 1. The duties of the elected City Attorney shall be only those which are absolutely required by Arkansas law and cannot be performed by the appointed City Attorney or an attorney hired by the City of Johnson to provide legal representation.

            Section 2. There shall be no salary or benefits for the position of elected City Attorney.

            Section 3The City of Johnson shall have an appointed City Attorney until such time as the City is determined by the decennial census to exceed 5,000 persons in population. At such time, the city shall hire legal counsel to provide legal representation.

            Section 4. The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be separable, and if any section, phrase, or provision shall for any reason be declared to be invalid, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the sections, phrases and provisions.

            Section 5. Any matters set forth in this Ordinance which are contrary to the existing ordinances of the City of Johnson shall prevail, and all other ordinances and resolutions or parts of ordinances and resolutions in conflict herewith and therewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

PASSED AND APPROVED this _________ day _____________, 2020.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:48

ORDINANCE 2020-08

ORDINANCE 2020-08 

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS 

AN ORDINANCE RECLASSIFYING OFFICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

ASCENSION OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON TO BE A CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS.

           

            WHEREAS, on January 14, 2020 the City Council of the City of Johnson passed Resolution No. 2020-02 petitioning the Auditor of State, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas to declare the city of Johnson to be a city of the First Class; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Johnson received certification on March 20, 2020 from the Arkansas Secretary of State that it has been classified as a City of the First Class; and

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 14-43-405 the City of Johnson can allow one (1) person to assume the duties of both clerk and treasurer; and

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 14-43-405, the City Council may provide for the election of its clerk-treasurer for a term of office of four (4) years; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson wishes to designate Jennifer Allen as the City Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Johnson.

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

            Section 1:  The City Council of the City of Johnson establishes the office of Clerk -Treasurer with one (1) person to assume the duties of City Clerk-Treasurer.

Section 2:        Jennifer Allen, the current elected Recorder-Treasurer, shall serve in this reclassified office as Clerk -Treasurer, with such term of office to be four (4) years as required by law.

PASSED AND APPROVED this _________ day _____________, 2020.

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:14

May Court Notification

May Court Notification

May Court Dates -  May 18th begins at 1:30pm and May 20th begins at 10:30am      PLEASE CALL 479-521-3192 TO CONFIM YOUR COURT DATE

NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS

Protecting the health of all who enter our court, i.e. attorneys, court staff, and members of the public, it is our highest priority. Avoiding exposure to infected individuals is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. As we plan for the return to in-person proceedings, it will be critical to minimize the potential for exposure to the extent possible. To accomplish this, the Department of Health and the Supreme Court of Arkansas recommends the following:

  1. Screen to identify symptomatic individuals and those who have been exposed to others with COVID-19;
  2. Taking the temperature of individuals entering the courthouse; and,
  3. Have individuals complete a brief questionnaire regarding symptoms and potential exposure.

The Court will be implementing recommended procedures for all persons to protect against exposure from asymptomatic people upon entering the courtroom by:

  1. Social distancing: maintaining a minimum of six feet (6') between people;
  2. Wearing a mask and gloves always; and,
  3. Defendants should only enter the courtroom alone (no significant other, child, or friend). The only exception that will be made is if it is a juvenile defendant, then we will allow one parent to accompany him/her.

Due to the unusual circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is important for you to contact our office (479-521-3192) before your court date to verify your date and time has not changed. We will NOT mail you a Notice of New Court Date; it is your responsibility to follow-up. Also, on your court date, be prepared for longer wait times due to precautionary measures we are taking.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our office at 479-521-3192

Best Regards,

Krista McGaugh

Chief Court Clerk 

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 13:10

May 7, 2020

No Planning Commission meeting for the Month of May

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 20:27

ORDINANCE 2020-07

ORDINANCE 2020-07

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 15.04.02: PROCEDURE OF CHAPTER 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

            WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the City Council of Johnson Section 15.04.02: PROCEDURE of Chapter 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS needs to be amended in order to better provide for the efficient review and approval of lot splits, lot line adjustments and other related matters thereto;

            WHEREAS, the City of Johnson Planning Commission, the City Council of the City of Johnson now finds it to be in the best interest of the citizens of Johnson to amend Section 15.04.02: PROCEDURE of Chapter 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS of the Johnson Municipal Code in order to incorporate certain changes that are necessary;

            WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson finds it necessary to proceed with this amendment to the zoning regulations under Johnson Municipal Code § 14.04.11(F)(1)(d) as there exists a nationwide and statewide emergency and accommodations to process certain lot splits and lot line adjustments administratively as necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public; and

            WHEREAS, having fully reviewed the proposed amendment, the Johnson City Council has determined that Section 15.04.02: PROCEDURE Chapter 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS of the Johnson Municipal Code should be revised and restated as set forth herein below.

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

Section 1.       That Section 15.04.02: PROCEDURE Chapter 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, is hereby adopted in its entirety.

Section 2.        In the event that any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, or other provision or portion of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole, or any part or provision, other than the part so decided to be invalid or unconstitutional, and the remaining provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed as if such invalid, unenforceable or unconstitutional provision or provisions had never been contained herein.

Section 3.        Declaration of Emergency. It is hereby found and determined that Section 15.04.02: PROCEDURE Chapter 15.04: SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS of the Johnson Municipal Code should be immediately revised in order to clarify procedure and enforcement of lot split regulations for the City of Johnson. Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this act, being immediately necessary for the preservation and protection of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City and its citizens, shall become effective on the date of its passage and approval by the Mayor. If the Ordinance is neither approved nor vetoed by the Mayor, it shall become effective on the expiration of the period of time during which the Mayor may veto this Ordinance. If the Ordinance is vetoed by the Mayor and the veto is overridden by the City Council, it shall become effective on the date the City Council overrides the veto.           

            PASSED AND APPROVED this _________ day _____________, 2020.

APPROVED:                                                                                                           

                                                                        _________________________________

                                                                        CHRIS KEENEY, Mayor 

ATTEST:

__________________________________

JENNIFER ALLEN, Recorder-Treasurer

 

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 20:22

RESOLUTION 2020-05

RESOLUTION 2020-05

 CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS 

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING TEMPORARY PROTOCOLS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS DURING TIMES OF NATIONAL OR STATEWIDE EMERGENCY.

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued an Executive Order to Declare a State of Emergency due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States and in Arkansas;

WHEREAS, public schools and universities across the state have been closed due to this State of Emergency and further orders by Governor Hutchinson;

WHEREAS, the disease is known spread from person to person contact;

WHEREAS, public events, meetings, and gatherings have been cancelled throughout the state of Arkansas due to continued transmission of the disease throughout the state and the Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered that all in-person proceedings in Arkansas Courts are suspended;

WHEREAS, businesses throughout the state of Arkansas have closed or have employees working from home in order to limit the transmission of the disease;

WHEREAS, continued public events, meetings, and gatherings pose an immediate threat to the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the Governor has ordered that public gatherings, with limited exceptions, of more than ten (10) persons are prohibited;

WHEREAS, due to the nation-wide and state-wide emergencies that have been declared, the state mandated orders and the city’s authority under Arkansas law to use police powers to protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens and the general public, the City of Johnson must establish a protocol for the conduct of public meetings during times of such emergencies in order to safely and appropriately conduct public business while best adhering to the principals of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) and Arkansas law; and

WHEREAS, such a protocol shall apply to the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustments and other public meetings involving the City of Johnson (“Public Meetings”) as required by the FOIA and Arkansas law.

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

  1. Public Meetings through electronic or virtual participation by city officials, city employees or the general public shall be allowed during a time of a nation-wide or state-wide emergency upon the order of the Mayor of Johnson.
  2. City Council members, Planning Commissioners, members of the Board of Zoning Adjustments may choose to be physically present or to attend any Public Meetings during this temporary period of time through a conference call or telephone or a computer device which allows an audio or video to be transmitted and recorded. Such electronic or virtual participate shall ensure that that an official can hear other official participants of the meeting and also be heard by other participants of the meeting. 
  1. Public hearings required by state law shall continue to be held in the City Council Chambers and the public may participate and offer comments through electronic or virtual participation. 
  1. For Public Meetings in which city officials, city employees or the general public are present, proper distancing guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control shall be observed, if necessary. 
  1. Public participation in Public Meetings shall be conducted through a virtual web conference application or publicly accessibly video stream and audio stream that will allow public participants to hear the discussion and make public comments at the appropriate times in the meeting. Public comments will also continue to be encouraged through email, US mail, or other forms of appropriate transmission to the City of Johnson. 

PASSED AND APPROVED this _________ day April, 2020. 

APPROVED: 

                                                                        _________________________________

                                                                        CHRIS KEENEY, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________

JENNIFER ALLEN, Recorder-Treasurer

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 20:13

March 10, 2020

CITY OF JOHNSON

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JOHNSON CITY HALL

MARCH 10, 2020

Mayor Keeney called the City Council Meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Present were Council Members Angela Perea, Katherine Hudson, John Wright and Bob Fant. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Justin Eichmann, Police Chief Wayne Woods arrived late due to a call) and Building Official Clay Wilson. Fire Chief Matt Mills and Council Member Dan Cross were absent. Council Member Bill Burnett was called away by a family emergency.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2020 council meeting. John Wright made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Wayne Woods was on a call, so Mayor Keeney gave his report. He stated 9 CID cases were opened this month and 2 were closed. The department is running well. Two officers attended Advance Supervision School this month. Certification is going smoothly.

Fire Chief Matt Mills is out due to a dog attack. Mayor Keeney stated there were 32 calls for the month, with the majority being EMS calls. Captain Edwards attended Command and Control of Multiple Alarms school at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department almost completed the new street signs on the north side of the City and they will work with the FD to get the large signs installed soon. Mowing season will start soon. There was a bridge maintenance issue found during our last State inspection and a large nut is missing. Clay has tracked one down and they will get it installed ASAP.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 2 new building permits and 6 mechanical permits were issued and 34 inspections were completed. Wilson stated he worked on vehicle maintenance and attended a storm drain committee meeting regarding MS-4 compliance and an HVAC board meeting about contractors operating without a license.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback has been received, but Property taxes and Sales Taxes have not. Allen said the loan was funded and fire truck has been purchased and insured. Loan repayment begins in April. Allen stated there are still 7 outstanding business licenses. New applications must be done annually, and the applications and fees were due by January 31, 2020. Warnings are being issued by the PD for those in non-compliance.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated the 2 ordinances for tonight are to correct some problems found in the new zoning code. These are band-aids to The Sign Ordinance and Large Scale Development referred to in old areas and giving Clay some administrative authority to make some administrative decisions. The next zoning phase is underway, and the long-term fixes are coming soon. City Attorney Eichmann stated he has heard nothing the from the Secretary of State about the City of Johnson become a City of First Class and he’ll follow up on this.

Mayor Keeney stated that the Judge has ordered mediation in the billboard lawsuit and the Mayor cannot speak for the Council. Because of this, sometime in the next few weeks they will set up a Special meeting with the Council to hopefully get this resolved.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:   

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2020-05: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-12 PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION BY REFERENCE OF SIGN REGULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION THEREOF AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2020-05 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2020-05 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, 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 Katherine Hudson and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by Angela Perea and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2020-05 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2020-06: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 15.08.02 APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER 15.08 LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2020-06 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Angela Perea and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2020-06 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, 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 Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2020-06 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 Bob Fant 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 6:46 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

_________________________________                                  ___________________________________

Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC                                                               Chris Keeney, Mayor

Recorder/Treasurer

 

Northwest Arkansas Health Systems Are Working Together For Screening,Treating, Containing the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A messagto thNorthwest Arkansas community from your regional health care providers: Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Community Clinic, Mercy Northwest Arkansas, Northwest Health System, Washington Regional Medical Center, UAMS Northwest and the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

The area health care providers and state agencies continue to work and coordinate efforts in screening, treating and containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) as questions continue to circulate in our community - from patients, media, employers, family and friends.

There are several COVID-19 screening opportunities in the region listed in the attached PDF. If you are concerned that you have COVID-19, we cannot emphasize enough that you please utilize their online and call options before coming to one of their locations. COVID-19 is a contact illness. To protect yourself and their teams, it is important that if testing is required you be tested in an appropriate location where staff have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

PLEASE SEE THE PDF ATTACHMENT FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION AND LOCAL SCREENING LOCATIONS. TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED FOR EACH MEDICAL FACILITY. PLEASE CONTACT THEM BEFORE GOING TO THEIR LOCATION.

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