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Michelle Horne

Thursday, 07 November 2019 14:48

City offices closed

All City of Johnson Offices

Will Be Closed

Monday, November 11th

In Observance of Veterans Day

Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:46

November 7, 2019

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

JOHNSON CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER 

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following: 

Petition 2019-09: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

Petition 2019-11: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of September 5, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Approval of October 17, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business: 

Petition 2017-09: Requesting an AMENDED LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 6250 Wilkerson. Requested by Bate & Associates for Richard Johnson, owner. (Tabled at 9/5/2019 meeting)

Discussion of Zoning Update 

New Business:

Petition 2019-09: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

Petition 2019-11: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

Wright’s BBQ Project

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER 

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following: 

Petition 2019-14: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING DESIGNS for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER: 

Petition 2019-14: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING DESIGNS for property located at Lot 4 of Hawks Landing south of Main Drive. Requested by Gray Rock, LLC for Mission Plaza, LLC, owner.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:28

October 17, 2019

AGENDA FOR:
JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING
AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
JOHNSON CITY HALL
OCTOBER 17, 2019 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of September 5, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

New Business:

Discussion of Zoning Update

Discussion of Development Application Process

City Engineer Review Opportunities

MOTION TO ADJOURN

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS: No business

Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:12

September 10, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSON
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JOHNSON CITY HALL
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

 

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, Bob Fant and Dan Cross. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer AIlen, City Attorney Justin Eichmann, Police Chief Wayne Woods, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Fire Chief Matt Mills was absent.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2019 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Wayne Woods stated 5 CID cases were opened this month. He said Trunk or Treat would be held in the Keller-Williams parking lot again this year. Chief Woods requested Council approval of the purchase of a new Tahoe fully equipped out the door for $44,697.78; he said this price included a $1,500 trade in for Unit 1105, one of the old Chargers. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the purchase and was seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated Fire Chief Matt Mills is out of town tonight. The Fire Department report showed there were 32 calls for the month,18 of which were EMS. The FD worked the fuel spill in front of Dollar General and continued training.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department continues mowing and maintaining their equipment. He said the wind storm increased the amount of limb pick up this month.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 4 new building permits and 8 mechanical permits were issued. Wilson installed the new inverter on the Main and Wilkerson stop light and installed a new battery. Wilson stated he has also been working on vehicle maintenance, MS4 inspections, TPR and PC meetings and doing inspections.

Dan Cross, Chairman of the planning Commission stated an Amended Large Scale Development for the property next door to the old nursery had been tabled by the PC and not given any kind of conditional approval. He asked City Attorney Justin Eichmann if there was any kind of date stipulation they could enforce on getting the corrections made. Eichmann said he'd look into it.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer AIlen stated no State Turnback, Property taxes or Sales Taxes have been received yet this month. Allen said the final payment for the original repairs on the Firetruck for $32,558.68 was made on August 15. The City still owes $15,835.50 approved in May for the repair of the ladder. She also noted the balance of the Court Automation Fund is down as the rest of the server work ($2,657.89) has been paid for.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated there have been a lot of Planning and Zoning ordinances and there will be more coming forward along with legislation about transactions.

Mayor Keeney stated the new street light at Johnson Mill and Main is not working due to a bad head.

Mayor Keeney stated that there is no new timeline on the completion of the ladder on the firetruck.

Mayor Keeney stated the latest from Washington County is a per capita jail fee plan. Johnson's possible assessment would be $9,601,52 under this new plan.

Mayor Keeney asked for the Council's approval to spend $8,000.00 to engineer the remaining sections of sidewalk needed on both sides of Carley Road. Motion to approve was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated the maintenance agreement for Johnson Mill Boulevard shows no financial obligation on Springdale's part. City Attorney Justin Eichmann is doing more research on the subject as Johnson Square is on hold until it is resolved. Mayor Keeney asked for the Council's authorization to negotiate this issue and bring it back to the Council. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-19: AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE A FIVE (5) FOOT WIDE EASEMENT LOCATED AT 4598 CLEAR CREEK BLVD. WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-19 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Angela Perea,yes.I Katherine Hudson,yes., Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright,Yes., Bob Fant,yes., Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-19 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., Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-19 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2019-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS AS SIGNATORIES ON SPECIFIED BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS. John Wright made a
motion to approve the resolution and Angela Perea seconded. 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 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 6:30 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:03

RESOLUTION 2019-12

RESOLUTION 2019-12  

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RATE OF PROPERTY

TAX FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS FOR THE YEAR 2019 TO BE COLLECTED IN 2020.

WHEREAS, Ark. Code Ann. § 26-25-102 provides that a city may levy a tax on the real and personal property located within the city for general purposes, in any one year, pursuant to the provisions of the Arkansas Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Ark. Code Ann. § 26-73-202 requires the City Council of any municipal corporation to make out and certify to the county clerk the rate of taxation levied by the city on all the real and personal property within the city; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the City of Johnson and its citizens to levy the rate of taxation on the real and personal property located within the City of Johnson as set forth herein, and to certify the same to the Washington County Clerk, and authorize the Washington County Quorum Court to levy said tax for the year 2019 to be collected in 2020.

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

Section 1.       That the property tax rate for the city General purposes on the real and personal property situated with the City of Johnson to be collected in the year 2020 shall be fixed and levied at the rate of 5.0 mills on each dollar of assessed value of real and personal property.

Section 2.        That the Rate of taxation levied herein on the real and personal property within the city shall, by this Resolution, be certified to the county Clerk to be placed upon the tax books and collected in the same manner that the state and county taxes are collected.

Section 3.        The Quorum Court of Washington County, Arkansas is hereby authorized to levy the said tax as set forth herein for the real and person property located within the City of Johnson, Arkansas for the year 2020, at the appropriate meeting in accordance with state law.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day October, 2019. 

APPROVED:                                                                       

ATTEST:

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Friday, 20 September 2019 15:03

October 3, 2019

{THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED}

 

 

AGENDA FOR:

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

JOHNSON CITY HALL

OCTOBER 3, 2019 – 6:00 PM 

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of September 5, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business: 

Petition 2017-09: Requesting an AMENDED LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 6250 Wilkerson. Requested by Bate & Associates for Richard Johnson, owner. (tabled at 9/5/2019 meeting) 

New Business: 

Discussion of Zoning Update

MOTION TO ADJOURN 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS: No business

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:48

RESOLUTION 2019-11

RESOLUTION 2019-11

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS AS SIGNATORIES ON SPECIFIED BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson previously adopted Resolution No. 2018-17, Resolution No. 2019-4, and Resolution No. 2019-5, which authorized certain city officials as signatories on specified bank accounts of the City of Johnson, Arkansas; and

WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Johnson now desires to combine all previous resolutions for a more standard resolution for First Security Bank to properly maintain the specified bank accounts for the City of Johnson; and

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson has determined that it is necessary that the specified accounts herein must bear at least two signatures from the designated signatories regarding the following actions: 1) opening and maintaining accounts, 2) making deposits, 3) endorsing, 4) making withdrawals, 5) transferring funds, 6) approving, endorsing, guaranteeing, and identifying payees, and 7) delegating authority.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Johnson, Arkansas as follows:

Section 1:  With respect to the account of the Police Department of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which is designated as the Drug Fund account, any two of the following three named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the Police Department of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:

                                                Mayor- Chris Keeney

                                                Police Chief – Wayne Woods

                                                Recorder/Treasurer- Jennifer Allen

Section 2:   With respect to the accounts of the Police Department of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which are designated as Washington County District Court, Johnson Department Court Fund and the Court Automation Fund, any two of the following four named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the Johnson Police Department of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:           

                                                Police Chief – Wayne Woods

                                                Clerk – Krista McGaugh

                                                Mayor – Chris Keeney

                                                Recorder-Treasurer – Jennifer Allen

Section 3:  With respect to the accounts of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which are designated as the General Fund, Street Fund, Act 1256 City Administration of Justice Fund, and the Police Retirement Fund (LOPFI), any two of the following three named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:

                                                Mayor – Chris Keeney

                                                Recorder/Treasurer- Jennifer Allen

                                                Council Member – Bon Fant

Section 4:  With respect to the account of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which is designated as Act 988 funds, any two of the following three named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:

                                                Mayor – Chris Keeney

                                                Chief – Wayne Woods

                                                Recorder/Treasurer – Jennifer Allen

Section 5:   With respect to the account of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which is designated as the account for the Fire Department, any two of the following three named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:

                                                Mayor – Chris Keeney

                                                Chief – Matt Mills

                                                Recorder/Treasurer – Jennifer Allen

Section 6:  With respect to the account of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, which is designated as Act 833 funds, any two of two of the following three named officials may and hereby are authorized to execute checks and drafts in the name of the City of Johnson, Arkansas:

                                                Mayor – Chris Keeney

                                                Chief – Matt Mills

                                                Recorder/Treasurer – Jennifer Allen

Section 7:   Resolutions Nos. 2018-17, 2019-4, and 2019-5 are hereby repealed in their entirety.

Section 8:    These authorizations are effective immediately and shall continue in full force and effect, and also revokes and replaces any other previous resolutions. All persons named above are do authorized as a result of their representative capacity with the City of Johnson, Arkansas, and their authority shall cease and terminate in the event that their capacity (as indicated) shall end, lapse, or terminate for any reason. This disqualification of one or more of such resolutions shall not affect the authority hereby otherwise granted.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day September, 2019.

APPROVED:

ATTEST:

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:37

ORDINANCE 2019-19

ORDINANCE 2019-19

AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE A FIVE (5) FOOT WIDE EASEMENT LOCATED AT 4598 CLEAR CREEK BLVD. WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS.

 

WHEREAS, after being duly advertised, a public hearing was held on August 1, 2019 on the subject of closing a portion of 4598 Clear Creek Blvd., a diagram titled Easement Vacation Plat, of which is attached hereto; and,

WHEREAS, upon information provided to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Johnson, the easement more particularly described herein is of no use for any public purpose and has no value to the citizens of the City of Johnson, and; 

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission has reviewed the Petition to Vacate and recommends to the City Council that this request be approved; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson is empowered to vacate an easement which it concludes is no longer needed for city purposes.

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

Section 1.  That the easement located at 4598 Clear Creek Blvd. located within the City of Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas, more particularly described in the legal description set forth below, is hereby vacated by the City of Johnson:

A 5’ WIDE UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED IN A PART OF LOT 171, CLEAR CREEK, PHASE 2, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS S87°31’21”E 151.27’ AND N02°28’39”E 10.00’ FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 171 AND RUNNING THENCE N87°31’21”W 6.26’, THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 200.00’ FOR A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N54°27’25”E 106.98’, THENCE N69°58’08”E 32.64’, THENCE S20°05’19”E 5.00’, THENCE S69°58’09”W 32.65’, THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 195.00’ FOR A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF S55°00’13”W 100.71’ TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

Section 2.   All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3.   In the event that any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, or other provision or portion of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid, unenforceable 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, unenforceable 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.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of September, 2019.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:21

August 13, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSON

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JOHNSON CITY HALL

August 13, 2019

 

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

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

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to amend the agenda to add Ordinance 2019-18.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2019 council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Wayne Woods introduced new officers Jon Sowder and Tamica Oswalt. Chief Woods stated 27 cases were opened and 27 were closed this month. He said National Night Out was a big success with over 200 people attending and thanked sponsors 1st National Bank and RMP. Chief Woods recommended against joining the Crisis Unit Interlocal Agreement.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 38 calls for the month. Chief Mills said Fire Fighter Jake Allen is completing EMT School this week.

Mayor Keeney said mowing hasn’t stopped for the Public Works Department. He said the batteries at the traffic control lights in town are being changed out and/or installed as approved by Council last month.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 1 new building permit and 5 mechanical permits were issued. Wilson did work on the City emergency generators by changing the oil and air filters. He also has been working on vehicle maintenance, MS4 inspections, TPR and PC meetings and doing inspections.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turnback and Property taxes have been received, but Sales Taxes have not. Allen stated the SITT Tax or Premium Tax has been credited to the City’s LOPFI account for the year totaling $52,172.23 ($9,384.75 Fire, $42,772.48 Police). The City pays approximately $10,300 per month so this credit should last through November. Allen stated $12,008.93 in funding was received from Washington County for the quarterly RFA payment, $5,889.00 was received from Washington County for Act 833. The Kubota tractor that was approved for the Public Works Department last month was purchased for $33,489.00 from the Street Fund. Totals shown in the available funds are a bit lower than usual because they reflect 2 pay dates thus far for August and this is a 3 pay date month.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated the legislation he promised last month is all on the agenda and will increase the length of tonight’s meeting but clear up a number of outstanding issues.

Mayor Keeney stated that Ball Street was repaved and high water took the new pavement out on the north side of the bridge. The problem was repaired and it happened again. The only way to permanently fix the washout problem according to the engineer and APAC is to lay down 10” of concrete with rebar reinforcement. Tomlinson Asphalt has bid $15,000 to tear out the existing damage and replace it with the concrete and rebar recommended. Dan Cross made a motion to approve the $15,000 bid for the repairs and was seconded by John Wright. All approved.

Mayor Keeney stated that when parts were needed for the repairs of the fire truck (motor mounts, wiring harness, etc.) another truck was purchased to scavenge pieces and parts from. At this point, a decision needs to be made as to what to do with this scrap truck. After discussion, Dan Cross made a motion that it either be scrapped or sold, whichever brings the most money and was seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS: NONE

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2019-09: A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FRANCHISE AGREEMENT FROM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ENTITIES DESIRING TO DO BUSINESS WITHIN THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF JOHNSON. John Wright made a motion to approve the resolution and Dan Crossed seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2019-10: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING A PERSONNEL HANDBOOK FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, AND REPEALING RESOLUTION 2019-6 IN ITS ENTIRETY. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the resolution and Angela Perea seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-11: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VACATION DAYS FOR POLICE OFFICERS, A MAXIMUM PAYMENT OF VACATION UPON END OF TERM OF SERVICE OR RETIREMENT FOR POLICE OFFICERS, AND A SICK LEAVE ACCRUAL RATE FOR FIREFIGHTERS. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-11 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-11 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-11 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-12: AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NOS. 2006-04, 2011-09, 2014-03, 2016-06, 2016-23, AND 2016-29 TO THE EXTENT THEY APPLY TO THE CITY OF JOHNSON PERSONNEL POLICES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-12 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-12 by title only. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-12 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-13: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 14.04.11: ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-13 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; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-13 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-13 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-14: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 14.04.06: CONDITIONAL USES OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING CONDITIONAL USES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-14 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-14 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, 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 Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-14 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-15: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 14.04.07: ACCESSORY USES OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING ACCESSORY USES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-15 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-15 by title only. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by John Wright and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-15 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-16: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 14.04.05: DISTRICT REGULATIONS OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING DISTRICT REGULATIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-16 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-16 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, 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; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-16 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-17: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 14.04.02(B): RULES OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEFINITIONS OF CHAPTER 14.04: ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE IN ITS ENTIRETY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-17 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Angela Perea and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-17 by title only. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by John Wright and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the emergency clause. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the emergency clause which was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-17 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2019-18: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated that state legislation was passed this session that set specific rules for applications, charges, etc. for small cell deployment. The state also said that if there is any local regulation, such as conforming to the aesthetics of the City’s overlay districts, such regulation must be in place by September 1, 2019. If there is no local regulation in place, none can be enacted. If there are local regulations in place, they may be amended as needed. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2019-18 by title only, waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by John Wright and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2019-18 by title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by Dan Cross and seconded by John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, 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 John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Dan Cross, yes. ORDINANCE 2019-18 was approved. Mayor Keeney asked that a quick flow application process be created and City Attorney Eichmann said he would work on it.

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 John Wright. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Jennifer Allen CMC, CAMC                                                        Chris Keeney, Mayor

Recorder/Treasurer

Friday, 06 September 2019 18:43

August 1, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON, AR

August 1, 2019

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also, Clay Wilson – City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz– City engineer-Earth plan Development Alternatives (EDA), Justin Eichmann – City Attorney, Sarah Geurtz, EDA - zoning consultant, and (7) guests.

PUBLIC HEARING

Public hearing was called to order at 6:00 P.M.by Chairman Dan Cross.

Comments from the Public was requested for consideration of updates to the Zoning Ordinance and code for the City of Johnson, AR. No comments were offered.

Petition 2019-7: Requesting CONDITIONAL USE of property located at 2050 Main Drive. Requested by Fadil Bayyari, property owner. No comments were offered.

Petition 2019-8: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT for property located at 4598 Clear Creek Blvd. Requested by Mary Bassett for Eric Musselman, property owner. No comments were offered.

Chairman Cross allowed the public meeting to remain open until 6:10 P.M. to allow comments from anyone who may arrive late. No comments were offered.

Public hearing was closed at 6:10 P.M.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 6:10 P.M.by chairman Dan Cross.

Approval of July 3, 2019 Planning Commission Minutes: A motion was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Henry Layes. All approved.

Old Business:

Update on Johnson Square road improvement to Johnson Mill Blvd was presented by Ryan Evitts of CEI engineering for Johnson Square Holdings, LLC, property owners. Discussion of future road improvements on Johnson Mill boulevard, regarding street section, also known as phase one (1) improvements, planned for the north side of Johnson Mill Boulevard, west of Hackett RD. and east of Crescent ST.

Update from Zoning Committee regarding the community Input Meetings held in July. A total of five (5) Town Hall – Public Input meetings were conducted on July 9th and 11th. Approximately 25 to 30 citizens attended one or more of the meetings. Public input was positive and target date to recommend changes to City Council is October 2019.

New Business:

Discussion of the proposed updates to the zoning ordinance and code for the City of Johnson. Discussion to be led by Justin Eichmann, City Attorney. Discussion of ordinances to recommend to City Council regarding district regulations, mining and quarrying and conditional uses, Accessory Dwelling units, and standards for small wireless communication facilities.

Motion to recommend ordinances to city council was made by Henry Layes and seconded by Todd Woods. All approved.

Petition 2019-7: Requesting CONDITIONAL USE of property located at 2050 Main Drive. Requested by Fadil Bayyari, property owner. As of the time of planning commission scheduled start, seven (7) certified mail receipts from surrounding properties of the subject property were not accounted for or present. Thus, proof of notification of public hearing of all surrounding neighbors could not be confirmed.

Motion to table petition 2019-7 until September meeting, to allow Mr. Bayyari time to provide proof of delivery notification from all surrounding property owners of said property, was made by Richard Cromwell and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Petition 2019-8: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT for property located at 4598 Clear Creek Blvd. Requested by Mary Bassett for Eric Musselman, property owner.

Discussion regarding impact of vacation of easement was heard. Motion to approve Petition 2019-8, with the condition that a “No Impact” statement first be provided to the building official, Mr. Wilson as requested by City Engineer in his letter to Mr. Wilson, dated July 17, 2019, was made by Henry Layes and seconded by Richard Cromwell. All approved.

Discussion of proposed changes to City Application and review procedures. The proposed changes would involve updating existing City code that refers to public hearing requirements as well as a complete update of the City’s applications for many of the items currently voted on by the Planning Commission.

Motion for EDA to propose a project timeline and cost of said proposed changes of City of Johnson Application and Review Procedures was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Gregg Gainer. All approved.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Richard Cromwell and seconded by Todd Wood. All approved. Adjourned at 7:20P.M.

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