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Thursday, 23 January 2020 22:37

Spring Clean Up and Recycling Event

Spring Clean Up and Recycling Event

April 24th, Friday and April 25th, Saturday

Location: Johnson City Hall - 2904 Main Drive

 

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

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

Acceptable bulky waste and white goods:

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

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

Recycling Event:

Acceptable recyclable items and limits.

E-Waste Acceptable Items:

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

Limit: 10 items each day per vehicle

Tires:
Passenger tires off the rim

Limit: 4 per person

Metal:
Anything 50% or more metal

Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:30

RESOLUTION 2020-03

RESOLUTION 2020-03
A RESOLUTION TO AMEND RESOLUTION 2018-22 THAT PROVIDED
FOR, APPROVED AND ADOPTED A 2019 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS FOR THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS BEGINNING
JANUARY 1, 2019 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

•WHEREAS, the City Council duly adopted the 2019 Budget on December 11, 2018; and

•WHEREAS, the proposed amended 2019 Budget, attached hereto as Exhibit "A" has been presented to the City Council and has been reviewed and discussed by the City Council; and

•WHEREAS, the City Council, after thorough consideration, believes that approval of this amended 2018 Budget is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Johnson.

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

The 2019 City of Johnson Budget, as adopted on December 11, 2018, shall be, and hereby is duly amended to reflect the changes attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and incorporated herein by reference; and all such additional receipts
and revenues and disbursements and expenditures as reflected in the attached Exhibit "A" are fully approved, ratified and confirmed.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of January, 2020.

ATTEST:

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:25

RESOLUTION 2020-02

RESOLUTION 2020-02
CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS
A RESOLUTION 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.

 

•WHEREAS, Ark. Code. ha. § 14-37-103(a)(2) provides that all municipal corporations having over one thousand five hundred (1,500) inhabitants may become a city of the first class upon the enactment of an ordinance; and

•WHEREAS, the 2010 federal census determined that the City of Johnson had 3,354 inhabitants; and

•WHEREAS, Ark. Code ha. § 14-37-108 provides that the Auditor of the State, Secretary of State and the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas may declare a city of the second class to be a city of the first class between federal census upon application from a city of the second class when accompanied by a resolution asking to be declared a city of the first class; and

•WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson, being duly apprised of all facts and advised of the applicable law, finds it in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Johnson to authorize a petition and application for advancement to be a city of the first class to be filed with the Auditor of the State, Secretary of State and the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas.

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

Section 1: After review and consideration, the city council of the city of Johnson has determined that advancing Johnson to the status of a city of the first class is now in the best interest of the City and its citizens, therefore the City of Johnson, Arkansas, asks to become a city of the first class in recognition of its increase in population as determined by the 2010 federal census.

Section 2: Application is hereby made to the Auditor of state, the secretary of state and the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas to take note of the 2010 federal census of the City of Johnson, then population of 3,354 inhabitants and this City Council's request to declare the city of Johnson to be a city of the first class.

Section 4: Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 14-37-108 application is hereby made to the Auditor of State, Secretary of State and Attorney General of the State of Arkansas for a declaration that Johnson is, as of a date certain, a city of the first class by virtue of this Resolution, the application of the City of Johnson, and the results of the 2010 federal census.

Section 5: Be if further resolved that the Mayor and City Recorder-Treasurer are hereby authorized to take such additional or other steps as are necessary to complete or perfect this application for Johnson to be advanced to the City of the first-class status as provided by Ark. Code Ann. § 14-37-108.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of January, 2020.

ATTEST:

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:22

RESOLUTION 2020-01

RESOLUTION 2020-01
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING AN
ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET POLICY FOR THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS.

 

WHEREAS, it has become apparent to the City Council for the City of Johnson, that a need exists to adopt an Accounting and Budget Policy for use by the City, for the purpose of establishing a c.urren.t guide to record financial information associated with specific activities of the City of Johnson; and

WHEREAS, after City Council review and consideration of the Accounting and Budget Policy, the City Council for the City of Johnson has determined that it is in the best interest of the City of Johnson and its citizens to adopt the Accounting and Budget Policy.

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

Section 1. The Accounting and Budget Policy, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A", is hereby approved and adopted for use by the City of Johnson.

Section 2. The city Recorder-Treasurer is hereby directed to place one copy of the Accounting and Budget Policy on file in the City's records.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of January, 2020.

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:12

ORDINANCE 2020-02

ORDINANCE 2020-02
AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE AN APPROXIMATELY 8221
SQUARE FOOT WIDE EASEMENT AND AN APPROXIMATELY
7162 SQUARE FOOT EASEMENT LOCATED ON LOT FOUR (4)
OF HAWKS LANDING SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS.

 

•WHEREAS, after notice and being duly advertised, a public hearing was held on November 7, 2019 on the subject of a petition filed by Gray Rock, LLC, to close and vacate a portion of Casements found in Lot 4 of Hawks Landing Subdivision, a diagram of which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; and,

•WHEREAS, upon information provided to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Johnson, the easements 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 easements 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 easements located on Lot 4 of the Hawks Landing Subdivision within the City of Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas, described in the legal description set forth below, and more particularly described in the diagram attached hereto as Exhibit "A", is hereby vacated by the City of Johnson:

Commencing at the S.W. Corner of Lot 4 of Hawks Landing
Subdivision, Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas, thence
S87°08'26"E, twenty feet; thence N2°49'42"E 36.14 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence N2°49'42"E 203.45 feet; thence S87°24'45"E thirty
feet; thence S2°49'42".W 89.98 feet; thence S87°11'55"E 82.45 feet;
thence N17°32'49"W 6.84 feet; thence N 2°49'26"E 83.86 feet; thence
S87°10'34"E 5.00 feet; thence S 2°49'26".W 82.96 feet; thence
S17°32'49"E 7.80 feet; thence S87°11'55"E 16.00 feet; thence
S17°32'49"E 10.67 feet; thence N87°11'55".W 16.00 feet; thence
S17°32'49"E 20.02 feet; thence S 2°48'05".W 101.08 feet; thence
N87°11'55"-W 5.00 feet; thence N02°48'05"E 100.18 feet; thence
N17°32'49".W 20.98 feet; thence N87°11'55"'W 86.17 feet; thence
S2°49'42".W 103.60 feet; thence N87°10'18"'W thirty feet to the Point
of Beginning, containing 8,221 square feet, or 0.189 Acres, more or less,

AND

Commencing at the SW Corner of Lot 4 of Hawks Landing
Subdivision, Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas; thence
S87°08'26"E, twenty feet; thence N2°49'42"E 36.14 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence N2°49'42"E 203.45 feet; thence S87°24'45"E thirty
feet; thence S2°49'42"W 89.98 feet; thence S87°11'55"E 103.79 feet;
thence S17°32'49"E 10.57 feet; thence N87°11'55"W 107.50 feet;
thence S2°49'42W 103.60 feet; thence N87°10'18"W thirty feet to the
Point of Beginning, containing 7162 square feet, or 0.16 Acres, more
or less,

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 14th day of January, 2020.


ATTEST:

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:56

ORDINANCE 2020-01

ORDINANCE 2020-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING IN ITS ENTIRETY ORDINANCE NO.
2017-13 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON TO
MAKE PURCHASES OF SUPPLIES, APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT,
MATERIALS AND OTHER THINGS REQUISITE FOR PUBLIC
PURPOSES FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, AND TO MAKE
NECESSARY CONTRACTS FOR SUCH. WORK OR LABOR TO BE
DONE, OR MATERIAL OR OTHER NECESSARY THINGS TO BE
FURNISHED TO OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITY; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 

•WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Johnson has determined .that it would be in the City's best interest to authorize the Mayor of the City of Johnson, or his authorized representative, to make purchases of supplies, apparatus, equipment, materials and other things requisite for public purposes for the City of Johnson, and to make necessary contracts for work or labor to be done, or material or other necessary things to be furnished to or for the benefit of
the City, with certain restrictions to apply, as set forth below; and

•WHEREAS, Ark. Code ha. §14-58-303 as amended. by the Arkansas General Assembly, authorizes the mayor to make the purchases and contracts referred to herein;

•WHEREAS, Ark. Code ha. § 14-58-303 further provides that the municipal governing body of any city of the second class may provide by ordinance the procedure for making such purchases;

•WHEREAS, the City Council desires to authorize the Mayor to make such purchases and enter into such contracts in accordance with the Ark. Code Alm. §14-58-303, and to set forth the procedure for making such purchases and contracts; and

•WHEREAS, the City Council thereby desires that Ordinance No. 2017-13 be hereby amended in its entirety.

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

Section 1. Amendment in the Entirety. Ordinance No. 2017-13 is hereby amended in its entirety.

Section 2. $20.000.00 or under. The Mayor of the city of Johnson, Arkansas or his duly authorized representative, shall have exclusive power and responsibility to make purchases of all supplies, apparatus, equipment, materials and other things requisite for public purposes for the City of Johnson and to make all necessary contracts for work or labor to be done, or material or other necessary things to be furnished for the benefit of the city, or in carrying out any work or undertaking of a public nature therein, where the amount of the expenditure for any purpose or contract does not exceed the sum of Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) or in accordance with the city's adopted accounting and budget policy. The spending limit requiring City Council approval shall be followed for all expenditures and projects, except it shall not apply to budgeted expenses which reoccur on a regular basis. Such budgeted expenses which reoccur on a regular basis include budgeted utility payments, City Council approved contracts requiring regular payments, budgeted payroll tax or insurance/benefits payments or budgeted and approved professional service expenses that have been approved by the City Council and as reflected in the adopted Budget and Expenditure Policy for the city. In the event of an emergency that affects the health or safety of individuals or property, the Mayor shall be allowed in accordance to law to make such expenditures as required to protect the health and safety of persons or protect property to the extent permissible by law, but at the earliest possible convenience shall have such expenditures ratified and approved by the City Council.

Section 3. Over $20.000.00. Where the amount of expenditure for any purchase or contract exceeds the sum of Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) for expenditures that do not fall under the city's adopted budget and expenditure policy, or in any event in excess of Twenty Thousand and No/100 ($20,000), the Mayor of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, or his or her duly authorized representative, shall obtain approval of the City Council prior to making
such expenditures.

Section 4. Approval of Payment. The Mayor of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, or his or her duly authorized representative, may approve for payment out of any funds previously appropriated for that .purpose, or disapprove any bills, debts or liabilities asserted as claims against the City, when funds on hand are adequate to pay such bills, debts or liabilities. The payment or disapproval of any bills, debts or liabilities not covered by a previous appropriation shall require confirmation of the City Council.

Section 5. Sale or Exchange of Supplies. The Mayor of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, or his or her duly authorized representative, may sell or exchange any municipal supplies, materials or equipment having a value in excess of Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) only with the prior approval of the City Council of the City of Johnson. Supplies, materials or equipment not exceeding the value of Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) may be sold by the Mayor, or his duly authorized representative, without the approval of the Johnson City Council.

Section 6. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

Section 7. Severability Provision. 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 8. Declaration of Emergency. It is hereby found and determined that there is an immediate need to authorize the Mayor to make purchases and contracts on behalf of the City of Johnson in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 14-58-303 as amended, and to set out specific clarification of the power, responsibility and authority of the Mayor to make such purchases and contracts on behalf of the City, in order to assure the proper and efficient operation of the City and to clarify the issue in light of currently pending contracts and future contracts to be considered by the City of Johnson. Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Ordinance being immediately necessary for the above-stated purposes, shall become effective immediately from and after the date of its passage, to take effect as provided by the terms of this Ordinance.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 14th day of January, 2020.

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:35

December 5, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON

DECEMBER 5, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also, Clay Wilson – City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz and Sarah Geurtz – Earth Plan Development Alternatives (EDA), Juliet Richey-Garver, and four guests were in attendance.

PUBLIC HEARING

Public hearing was called to order at 6:02 P.M. by Chairman Dan Cross.

Comments from the Public were requested for consideration of Petition 2019-15: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

Chairman Cross allowed the public meeting to remain open to allow comments. No additional comments were offered.

Public hearing was closed at 6:09 P.M.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 6:09 P.M. by Chairman Dan Cross.

Approval of November 07, 2019 Planning Commission Minutes with the change of Mr. Rock to read Mr. Morton. A motion was made by Shane Bronson and seconded by Henry Layes. All approved.

Old Business:

Discussion of Zoning Updates was opened for discussion by Chairman Dan Cross. Sarah Geurtz, EDA and Juliet Richey, Garver presented proposed updates. Extensive discussion ensued between Planning Commission and City Consultants. A Motion to Table for further review until January 02, 2020 was made by Shane Bronson and seconded by Henry Layes. All approved.

New Business:

Petition 2019-15: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner. City Building Official commented owner is working on previously listed issues to meet city requirements and no additional concerns. City of Johnson Engineer stated no additional concerns. Property owner stated no issues with fulfilling previously outlined city requirements. A Motion to approve Petition 2019-15, contingent on all items previously discussed being complete, was made by Gregg Gainer and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

A Motion to approve the proposed Planning Commission Meeting Calendar for 2020 was made by Todd Wood and seconded by Henry Layes. All approved.

A motion to nominate and appoint Henry Layes for the position of Vice Chairman of the City of Johnson Planning Commission for one term beginning January 01, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020 was made by Shane Bronson and seconded by Todd Wood. All approved.

A motion to nominate and appoint Todd Wood for the position of Secretary of the City of Johnson Planning Commission for one term beginning January 01, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020 was made by Gregg Gainer and seconded by Shane Bronson. All approved.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Todd Wood and seconded by Gregg Gainer. All approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:57 P.M.

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC HEARING

Board of Adjustments Public Hearing was called to order at 7:58 P.M. by Chairman Dan Cross.

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also present, Clay Wilson-City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz & Sarah Geurtz-Earth Plan Development Alternatives (EDA), and Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

Comments from the Public were requested for consideration of Petition 2019-18: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

No additional comments were offered.

Public hearing was closed by Chairman Dan Cross at 8:03 P.M.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

Board of Adjustments Meeting was called to order at 8:03 P.M. by Chairman Dan Cross. 

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also present, Clay Wilson-City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz & Sarah Geurtz-Earth Plan Development Alternatives (EDA), and Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

Petition 2019-18: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR STREET IMPROVMENTS for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates,Owner.

Geoff Bates discussed his request for Variance based on what he believed was an isolated situation in which neighboring businesses have an abundance of lighting and placing small piece of sidewalk mandated by code would deter from landscaping and lead to a dead end, counterproductive to walk-ability.

A motion to separate Petition 2019-18 into,

Part A: Variance for sidewalk located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge.

Part B: Variance for lighting located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge.

Was made by Henry Layes and seconded by Shane Bronson. All approved.

Petition 2019-18, Part A: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR STREET IMPROVMENTS, specifically the sidewalk, for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge and requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, Owner. A motion to approved Petition 2019-18, Part A, was made by Henry Layes and seconded by Shane Bronson. Petition was denied by a vote of 4:1.

Petition 2019-18, Part B: Requesting a VARIANCE FOR STREET IMPROVMENTS, specifically the lighting, for property located at 7230 South Pleasant Ridge and requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, Owner. A motion to approved Petition 2019-18, Part A, was made by Henry Layes and seconded by Shane Bronson. Petition was denied by a vote of 3:2.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Board of Adjustments Meeting was made by Gregg Gainer and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Monday, 30 December 2019 17:40

January 9, 2020

AGENDA FOR:

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

JOHNSON CITY HALL

JANUARY 9, 2020 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of December 5, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

Discussion of Wright’s BBQ Existing Parking

Discussion of Zoning Update (Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, and Code)

Discussion of Project Scope for Parking in Various Zoning Areas 

New Business:

NONE 

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION 

No Business for BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING

 

Friday, 13 December 2019 15:03

November 12, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSON
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JOHNSON CITY HALL
November 12, 2019

Bob Fant called the City Council Meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

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

­­Bob Fant asked for a motion to chair the meeting in the absence of the Mayor and the Recorder/Treasurer. Motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Angela Perea. All Approved. With Bob Fant acting as a nonvoting chairman, a quorum was present.

­­Bob Fant asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2019 council meeting. Dan Cross 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 1 CID case was opened this month. There was an increase in citations due to weather related traffic accidents. An Officer candidate did not pass the drug screen. Looking to hire two more, one has passed the Physical and Psychological. He stated that Michael Kenninger was no longer with the City. The new vehicle was ready for striping. Trunk or Treat was a great success. Approximately 400-450 kids, up from last year.

Police Chief Woods asked for approval for transmission repair for vehicle 1401. Estimated costs of repairs will be between $4000.00 to $4500.00. Bob Fant asked for a motion to approve the expense. Dan Cross made a motion to repair the vehicle and John Wright seconded. All approved.

Bob Fant stated Fire Chief Matt Mills was absent. The Fire Department report showed 35 calls. Of which 23 were EMS. Firefighter Jake Allen completed Driver Operator in Tontitown. Capt. Jonathan Brown attended Hot-Zone in Houston and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg MD.

Bob Fant stated Mayor Keeney is out of town tonight. He stated there were requests from the Mayor and read the following from his report.­ A request that the council authorizes the expenditure of $14,995.14 for the purchase of a zero- turn mower for public works. This will replace the donated, and wore out, cub cadet mower that has been in used for a few years. As well this will give public works three smaller mowers that are used for the smaller parks, trail system, and some right-away. Bob Fant

asked for a motion to approve the expense. John Wright made a motion for approval and Angela Perea seconded. All approved. Also a request for a one-time pay increase for all full-time city employees in the amount of $324.85. This one-time increase would net 300.00 for those employees, which is a small increase from previous years. If the request is granted, the one-time pay increase would be applied in the first pay period of December. Bob Fant asked for a motion for the one time pay increase. A motion was made by Angela Perea and seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.

Bob Fant stated that the Wilkerson Rd ditch erosion issue required a repair to prevent more damage to the area. Approval from the Council was necessary to go forward with the repair. Clay Wilson stated that the repair cost would be $19569.31. Bob Fant asked for a motion. A motion was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Angela Perea. All approved.  

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 4 new building permits and 10 mechanical permits were issued. Wilson stated he has also been working on vehicle maintenance, MS4 inspections, TPR and PC meetings and doing inspections. He also attended his yearly plumbing class.

Dan Cross Chairman of the Planning Commission gave a recommendation for the realignment of Elmore based on the submittal of the Large Scale Development of Wright’s Barbecue. And Richard Johnson has been given approval to go forward with his project.

Bob Fant stated Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer AIlen is in the hospital tonight. Due to her absence a request was made by City Council members to view November bills along with December bills at the next meeting.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated the litigation regarding the diesel fire truck has been settled and that a check roughly in the amount of $30,000.00 has been deposited by Jennifer Allen. He also stated that he has been working with the EDA and Juliet Richey on the rezoning project and that ordinances are ready.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

Bob Fant presented, the candidates representing Orion Waste, Cards, and Waste Management, a chance to introduce themselves and their companies to the City Council.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Justin Eichmann presented RESOLUTION 2019-13: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS TO EXECUTE A RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING AGREEMENT WITH ORION WASTE FOR SOLID WASTE SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON.   John Wright made a motion to approve the resolution and Angela Perea seconded. All approved.

Justin Eichmann presented RESOLUTION 2019-14: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A PER CAPITA JAIL FEE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF JOHNSON AND WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHARGING MUNICIPALITIES FOR HOUSING OF THEIR PRISONERS IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL. Dan Cross made a motion to approve the resolution and Angela Perea seconded. All approved. 

MOTION TO PAY BILLS

Bob Fant 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.   John Wright made a motion to pay the bills and Angela Perea seconded. All approved. 

MOTION TO ADJOURN

Bob Fant asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Katherine Hudson. All approved.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Friday, 13 December 2019 14:58

RESOLUTION 2019-15

RESOLUTION 2019-15 

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS

 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2020 BUDGET

FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS

           

            WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson finds it is necessary to approve a budget for 2020 for the City; and

            WHEREAS, the proposed 2020 budget, attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, was presented to the City Council at a regular city council meeting held on December 10, 2019, and has been reviewed and discussed by the City Council; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council, after thorough consideration, believes that approval of this proposed budget for 2020 is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Johnson.

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

            The 2020 budget attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, is hereby adopted by the City Council of the City of Johnson.

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

APPROVED: 

ATTEST:

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