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Michelle Horne

Michelle Horne

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:49

Attention Contractors

ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS
DUE TO THE VIRUS, OUR OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME

ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE EMAILED

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
https://cityofjohnson.com/permits
TO DOWNLOAD PDF PERMIT APPLICATIONS

MUST INCLUDE CURRENT COPY OF MASTERS LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE LIABILITY WITH APPLICATION

For questions contact City Hall at 479-521-7291

EMAIL ALL PAPERWORK TO:

Mail all payments to:
City of Johnson
PO Box 563
Johnson, AR 72741
Attn: Michelle Horne

{Payment must be received BEFORE inspection}

BUILDING PERMITS MUST HAVE 3 SETS OF FULL SIZE PLANS, PLEASE DROP THESE OFF AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LOBBY.

PLEASE EMAIL ALL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS WITH CURRENT COPY OF GENERAL CONTRACTORS LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE LIABILITY 

 

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:34

Free Online Screening for COVID-19

Uams is offering Free Online Screening for COVID-19

By answering a series of questions about your symptoms, age, overall health and travel, this screening will provide you with ways to access more information if needed.

This screening is intended for adults (at least 18 years old) currently located in Arkansas who consider themselves to be symptomatic of the Novel Coronavirus. Depending on the screening questions answered, an interactive video consult may be conducted, and/or the appropriate authorities/response teams may be notified.

Note: They are experiencing longer than average wait times with their screening service.

Other Options:
For screenings or questions regarding COVID-19, you can now call the UAMS Health hotline at 1-800-632-4502.

For patients less than 18 years old, call 1-800-743-3616 to speak with an Arkansas Children’s pediatric nurse. Nursing staff will be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PLEASE VISIT THE ONLINE SCREENING PORTAL HERE:      https://uamshealth.com/healthnow/?fbclid=IwAR34-wsW5Gvr1f1Z9ZRT2RGuUZf9u_X2UAzxylOeWnW2fLHMM6b2cqMiSr4

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:48

COVID-19 Precautions

Monitoring the COVID-19 situation that is developing in Arkansas, there have been rapidly changing events that are impacting the City of Johnson.

City Hall will keep the doors closed to walk-ins to limit exposure to our employees; we have several employees that are at high risk. These employees will work from home until we have better information about the spread in our area.

Our City Hall staff will be available by phone (479) 521-7291

Court Hearings in Johnson are closed until at least April 17th to limit the potential spread of the virus. Please contact the Court if you have an April 6th court date.

For Court questions (479) 521-3192

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 15:28

April 2, 2020

AGENDA FOR:

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

JOHNSON CITY HALL

APRIL 2, 2020 – 6:00 PM 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of February 6, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

Discussion of the Phase 2 of the City Zoning Update 

New Business: 

PETITION 2020-01: Request for PROPERTY LINE ADJUSTMENT for property located at 5218/5226 St. Andrews Drive in Clear Creek Subdivision. Requested by Jorgensen & Associates for Two Dogs Investment Holdings, LLC, owner.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION 

No Business for BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

 

Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:56

ORDINANCE 2020-06

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.

WHEREAS, on or about August 17, 2007, the City Council of the City of Johnson adopted Ordinance No. 2007-08 establishing minimum requirements for a Large Scale Development within the city limits of the City of Johnson; and

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the City Council of Johnson that Ordinance No. 2007-08 needs to be amended in order to align with new zoning districts created by Ordinance No. 2020-3 and that the City Council finds it is necessary for the City Council to proceed with this amendment under Johnson Municipal Code §14.04.11(F)(1)(d) as there is a need to correct an inadvertent typographical, transcription or other non-material error.

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 15.08.02 APPLICABILITY of Chapter 15.08: LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT of the Johnson Municipal Code in order to incorporate certain changes that are necessary; and

WHEREAS, having fully reviewed the proposed amendment, the Johnson City Council has determined that Section 15.08.02 APPLICABILITY of Chapter 15.08: LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT 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 15.08.02 APPLICABILITY of Chapter 15.08: LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT of the Johnson Municipal Code is hereby revised and amended and shall now read as follows:

15.08.02 Applicability. This ordinance establishes minimum design standards, providing minimum improvements to be made or guaranteed to be made by the developer, establishing overlay districts for certain highway corridors, establishing interstate signage districts for certain highway corridors, setting forth the procedure to be followed by the Planning Commission in applying these rules, regulations and standards and prescribing penalties for the violation.

A Large Scale Development will be required for all projects meeting one of the following:

All new construction of commercial buildings in zones UN1, UN1-C, UN2, UN2-C, TC, TC-C, HC, and LI.

All additions to existing commercial buildings UN1, UN1-C, UN2, UN2-C, TC, TC-C, HC, and LI.

All new construction or additions to multi-family housing. All changes from residential use to any other use classification of a building, without consideration of the zoning district at that location.

All non-residential new construction or additions to existing buildings in the A or ORC zones where the final building square footage exceeds 5,000 square feet. All placement of non-residential trailers.

All parking lots over five (5) spaces in size.

Section 2.        All other parts and provisions of Chapter 15.08: LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT remain unaffected by this Ordinance and shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3.        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 Section 15.08.02 APPLICABILITY of Chapter 15.08: LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT of the Johnson Municipal Code should be immediately revised in order to clarify administration and enforcement of large scale development 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:

ATTEST:

*Please see attachment for complete document

Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:40

ORDINANCE 2020-05

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.

 

WHEREAS, on or about August 8, 2017 the City Council for the City of Johnson adopted Ordinance No. 2017-12 providing for the adoption by reference of sign regulations for the City of Johnson; and

WHEREAS, on February 11, 2020, the Johnson City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2020-3 which amended Ordinance No. 2007-13 to make changes to the zoning districts of the City of Johnson Zoning Regulations; and

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the City Council of Johnson that Ordinance No. 2017-12 needs to be amended in order to align with new zoning districts created by Ordinance No. 2020-3 and that the City Council finds it is necessary for the City Council to proceed with this amendment under Johnson Municipal Code §14.04.11(F)(1)(d) as there is a need to correct an inadvertent typographical, transcription or other non-material error.

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

Section 1.        The City of Johnson Sign Regulations, attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, is hereby adopted in its entirety.

Section 2.        That all ordinances, including Ordinance No. 2007-09 & 2011-12, or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed to the extent of the conflict.

Section 3.       That the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable and if any section, phrase, or provision shall be declared or held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of the sections, phrases or provisions.

Section 4.        Declaration of Emergency. It is hereby found and determined that the existing ordinances and regulations relating to the regulations of signs within the municipality need to be amended to correct an error, and based upon the needs of the City of Johnson in connection with its current and future growth the enactment of the Johnson Sign Regulations Abatement will provide for the safe and orderly control of signage within the city and help assure the safe and proper growth and development of land. 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: 

ATTEST:   

*Please see attachment for complete document                                                                                             

                                                                    

 

 

Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:35

February 11, 2020

CITY OF JOHNSON

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JOHNSON CITY HALL

FEBRUARY 11, 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 and Bob Fant. 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 Dan Cross was absent.

Mayor Keeney amended the agenda to include RESOLUTION 2020-04 at the beginning of new business.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2020 council meeting. Dan Cross made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Wayne Woods stated 8 CID cases were opened this month and 7 were closed. Chief Woods said the state ALEAP Certification process has begun and they are working with the Arkansas Chiefs of Police Association to accomplish this this year.

Fire Chief Matt Mills state there were 37 calls for the month with the majority being EMS calls. Mills said he was working on an auto aid agreement with Springdale allowing Springdale to cover any incidents on I-49 south of exit 70 and Johnson covering any incidents north of exit 69, just like we have with Fayetteville to the south, because of the highway’s concrete barrier. City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated a memorandum needs to be approved by the Council, which is easy to do, and Springdale and Fayetteville Councils will need to do this also. Mills stated the new engine is coming along great but there is no delivery date yet.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department has been installing new street signs on the north side of the City and will continue as weather and time permit. They are doing equipment maintenance and have been filling potholes.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 1 new building permit and 6 mechanical permits were issued and 27 inspections were completed. Wilson stated he worked on vehicle maintenance and the new zoning update for PC/Council and attended meetings.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated $12,008.93 RFA funding has been received from the county along with the State Turnback, but Property taxes and Sales Taxes have not.

Expenditures of note since last meeting:

$20,000.00 from General Fund & $24,000.00 from Fire Dept. Fund to Fire Masters for Fire Truck deposit

$38,015.32 From Street Fund to Diamond C Construction for repair of the ditch on Wilkerson

$34,299.73 from General Fund to Mayes Plumbing for new gas & water lines run for City Hall & PD

$13,560.00 from General Fund to Hawkins-Weir Engineering for Main & Wilkerson Project

Allen stated there are still 32 outstanding business licenses. New applications must be done annually and the applications and fees were due by January 31, 2020.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated last month the Council passed a resolution to petition the Secretary of State for the City of Johnson to become a City of First Class. Major items affected by this change are the bidding process requirement for anything over $20,000.00 and Jennifer’s title will be change to City Clerk/Treasurer. This process should be approved in the next few months.

Mayor Keeney stated each Council Member has received a copy of the change orders from Mayes Plumbing for the City complex project. He requested ratification of the changes due to the necessary drilling for the new water and gas lines. Bob Fant made a motion to approve and John Wright seconded. All approved.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:   

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2020-04: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN EARTHPLAN DESIGN ALTERNATIVES, PA AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS. Mayor Keeney stated this $26,730.00 was not included in the 2020 the budget, but there is $20,000.00 budgeted and when we reach that level of spending we can revisit this. Mayor Keeney read RESOLUTION 2020-04 and asked for a motion to approve. Katherine Hudson made a motion to approve and Angela Perea seconded. All approved. 

Mayor Keeney recognized Sarah Geurtz and Juliette Richey. They presented a comprehensive overview of the Zoning changes the City is adopting, starting with the Schematic City Master Plan created 5 years ago to the present. Mayor Keeney presented 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. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2020-03 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. City Attorney Justin Eichmann read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve this reading of ORDINANCE 2020-03 by title only. 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. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read the emergency clause which was made by John Wright and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, 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 John Wright. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2020-03 was approved.

Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2020-04: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A GENERAL REVENUE PROMISSORY NOTE (FIRE TRUCK PROJECT), SERIES 2020; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE NOTE; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A SECURITY AGREEMENT PROVIDING SECURITY FOR THE NOTE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read Ordinance 2020-04 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; Bill Burnett, 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 2020-04 by title only. Motion was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, 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 Angela Perea. Roll call: Angela Perea, yes; Katherine Hudson, yes; Bill Burnett, 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; Bill Burnett, yes; John Wright, yes; Bob Fant, yes. ORDINANCE 2020-04 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

Monday, 02 March 2020 21:31

March 5, 2020

No Planning Commission meeting for the Month of March

Monday, 02 March 2020 21:30

February 6, 2020

Monday, 02 March 2020 21:27

March 5, 2020

No Planning Commission meeting for the Month of March

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