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Michelle Horne

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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Friday, 13 December 2019 14:51

ORDINANCE 2019-20

ORDINANCE 2019-20

 CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2011-3 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF

SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON;

DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.

 

WHEREAS, Ark. Code Ann. § 8-6-201 et seq. requires every municipality to have a system in place to provide for the collection and disposal of solid waste; and

WHEREAS, on April 12, 2011, the Johnson City Council adopted ordinance No. 2011-3 which approved a contract with a solid waste hauler and set forth certain regulations to the collection of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City of Johnson, Arkansas; and

WHEREAS, the Johnson City Council now finds that Ordinance No. 2011-3 needs to be amended in its entirety in order to provide for the reasonable regulation, constituting a system of collection and disposal of solid waste and recycling, for the protection of the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Johnson.

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

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(a)        Approved Container. Any container for solid waste, such as plastic or metal garbage cans with tops, or plastic garbage bags properly tied shut, which will hold solid waste, protect it from the elements, and keep it contained for hand dumping into collector trucks. Containers when full should not exceed 50 pounds in weight.

(b)        Bulky Waste. Stoves, refrigerators which have CFC’s removed and tagged by a certified technician, water tanks, washing machines, furniture and all other waste materials other than construction debris, dead animals, hazardous waste, or stable matter with weights or volumes greater than those allowed for containers.

(c)        City. The City of Johnson, Arkansas.

(d)       Contractor. The sanitation company to which the City's bid was let for the residential solid waste contract, for units which generate less than approximately two cubic yards of solid waste per week.

(e)        Extraordinary Materials. Hazardous wastes, body wastes, dead animals, abandoned vehicles, vehicle parts, large equipment and parts thereof.

(f)        Garbage. The same as and defined as Solid Waste.

(g)        Hazardous Materials. Wastes that are hazardous by reason of their pathological, explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics, or by virtue of their being defined as hazardous by any state or federal law or regulation.

(h)        Multiple Residential Unit. A structure containing five or more dwelling units.

(i)         Private Collector. Any person or business entity that meets city qualifications and has a contract with the city to convey or transport solid waste within the city for Irregular Units.

(j)         Recyclable Materials. Solid waste collected by the Contractor that can be sold in a spot or future market for processing and use or reuse including, but not limited to, newsprint, magazines, plastic (PET and HDPE) bottles, aluminum cans and metal (tin) cans.

(k)        Recycling Container. A plastic receptacle, designed for the purpose of curbside collection or recycling commodities, with approximate capacity of 18 gallons

(l)         Solid Waste. All putrescible and nonputrescible waste in solid or semisolid form including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, ashes or incinerator residue, or street refuse, but excluding yard waste, extraordinary materials, hazardous materials, and special materials, as defined herein.

(m)       Special Materials. Those bulky materials or other special wastes that are not stored in approved containers and cannot be picked up by hand.

(n)        Trash. The same as and shall be defined as solid waste.

(o)        Unit. A residence or business within the city that generates solid waste and other materials that must be disposed.

  • Regular Unit. All residences containing four (4) or fewer separate dwellings and any business within the city that typically generate less than two cubic yards of solid waste per week.
  • Irregular Unit. A multiple residential unit, business, or combined units of businesses that streamline waste into consolidated containers that typically generate more than two cubic yards of solid waste per week.

(p)        Yard Waste. Grass clippings, mulch, brush, tree limbs, leaves, sticks, or any other item derived from a once-living tree or plant species.

SECTION 2. AUTHORIZED COLLECTORS. All Regular Units shall use the residential contract service that has been awarded by the City. Irregular Units shall contract with a licensed private collector for industrial and commercial collection who has been approved by the City meets all City requirements. Residents or owners of Regular Units shall not negotiate Solid Waste disposal services other than those arranged by the city and shall not opt to assume the responsibility of disposal for themselves.

(a)        Franchise Fee for Regular Units. The City grants to the Contractor the exclusive right and obligation to provide Solid Waste and recycling collection services for Regular Units within the city boundaries, present and future. The terms of such exclusive franchise shall be in accordance with the provisions of any such residential Solid Waste and Recycling contract between the private Solid Waste and recycling contractor and the City. No other person or entity except such contractor shall be permitted to convey or transport Solid Waste or recycling for Regular Units within the City. Such contractor shall pay the City a franchise fee, which shall be set at four percent (4%) of the rate charged for the privilege of doing business in the city pursuant to such contract.

(b)        Contract, Licensing Requirements, and Franchise Fees for Private Collectors. Private Collectors may execute agreements for the collection of Solid Waste from Irregular Units. Any such Private Collector must meet city qualifications, execute a non-exclusive franchise agreement with the City and pay a non-exclusive franchise fee, which shall be set at four percent (4%), for the privilege of doing business in the City pursuant to such contract.

            SECTION 3. COLLECTION. Weekly collections are to be made under the following conditions:

(a)        Containers Required. All Regular Units shall set out Solid Waste for collection in Approved Containers and Recyclable Materials in Recycling Containers.

(b)        Location. All collectible materials shall be placed at a location, prior to scheduled collection, that is readily accessible to the contractor's personnel.

(1)        Residential. Solid waste shall be placed at a single collection point within six feet of the curb.

(2)        Business. Solid waste shall be kept on the premises in approved containers and placed at a single collection point in a place near the street or alley, readily accessible to the collection vehicles.

            (c)        Frequency. The Contractor shall furnish Solid Waste and recycling collection services in the City on a weekly basis to all Regular Units. The Contractor shall provide the City with schedules of residential collection routes and keep such information current at all times. In the event of changes in routes or schedules that will alter the day of pickup, the Contractor shall notify each customer affected by mail or news media not less than one week prior to the change. The Contractor shall also furnish a reduced rate program for senior citizens sixty-five (65) years of age or older and disabled or special needs citizens for solid waste removal, and shall also provide a program for the lawful removal of yard waste. The rates, terms and conditions for reduced rate or yard waste removal programs shall be according the Contract between the Contractor and the City.

SECTION 4. ACCUMULATION OR PLACEMENT OF CONTAINERS SO AS TO CREATE PUBLIC NUISANCE.

(a)        It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of any dwelling or place of business in the City to allow Solid Waste or recycling waste to accumulate on his premises, or to place or cause to be placed the containers therefore in such a manner as to cause unsanitary conditions in the City. If the owner of any dwelling or place of business, after having been given 24 hours' notice in writing by the chief of police, shall refuse or neglect to perform the duties in connection with his property as specified in this chapter, the chief of police is hereby authorized to enter upon the property and have the solid waste removed and the costs shall be charged against the premises.

(b)        It shall be a violation of this section for such owner, occupant, tenant or lessee to place, more than 24 hours before or to allow to remain more than 24 hours after the scheduled collection date, trash or garbage containers at the curbside pickup point except for a showing of just cause. The collection date and curbside collection point shall be established by the authorized agent, or his authorized representative, who shall give adequate notice thereof to each owner, occupant, tenant or lessee.

(c)        The curbside collection point is established only for efficient and economical collection service, and it shall be the duty of each premises' occupant to keep the containers at all times other than as allowed by this section at a location on his premises which is suitable and consistent with the standard set forth in subsection (a) of this section.

SECTION 5. REMOVAL OF CONSTRUCTION REFUSE AND DEBRIS, OLD APPLIANCES, BULKY WASTE, ETC.

(a)        The Contractor shall not in any way be required or obligated to collect or remove from private property refuse or debris resulting from the repair, razing or construction of buildings, nor to collect or remove home appliances or wood or limbs resulting from the removal of trees, nor to render any other service unless specifically provided for in this chapter. The removal of such items is the responsibility of the owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of the property.

(b)        The Contractor shall provide a special bulky waste collection service twice per year to all residential customers, unless otherwise specified. The Contractor agrees to collect such large objects and quantities of waste as described in definitions for Bulky Waste.

            SECTION 6. RATES. The rates to be charged for sanitation services shall be as follows:

(a)        For Regular Units, the rate for collection by a private Solid Waste and recycling contractor shall be consistent with the private Solid Waste and recycling collection contract.

(b)        For Irregular Units, the rates assessed by any approved private collector shall be negotiated and agreed upon by and between the customer and the private collector.

SECTION 7. RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF BILL. The fact that legal title to property is in any person, business or other entity, constitutes prima facie proof that the person, business or other entity is responsible for the payment of charges provided for in this chapter. The fact that charges incurred were for services provided to a tenant, agent or other person using the title holder's property shall not be grounds for avoidance of penalties under this Ordinance.

SECTION 8. PENALTIES. Any person refusing or failing to pay any charge assessed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, including both the failure to pay for private Solid Waste and recycling collection and the failure to pay commercial or industrial contracts, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and punished as provided by Section 10 herein.

SECTION 9. CONTAINMENT OF CONTSTRUCTION REFUSE AND DEBRIS. The general contractor of any construction site shall provide adequate trash containment facilities for the construction site. All such trash containment facilities must be able to hold a minimum of five cubic yards of refuse, and must contain no openings of greater than three inches. The trash containment facility must be in place no later than at the time of the first required inspection of the site by the designee or authorized representative of the City. The trash containment facility shall be emptied on a regular basis. If the City received a complaint regarding a trash containment facility at a construction site, the designee or authorized representative of the City shall notify the general contractor in writing regarding the complaint, and shall request that efforts be undertaken by the general contractor to remedy the situation. If subsequent complaints are received by the city pertaining to the same construction site, the chief building official or his authorized representative shall provide the general contractor with written notice that the general contractor has three (3) working days in which to remedy the situation. If the general contractor does not remedy the situation within that time, it shall be considered a violation of this Code, and shall be punishable pursuant to Section 10 of this Code. In addition, the designee or authorized representative of the City shall cease all inspections until the construction site complies with this section.

SECTION 10. Whoever violates any provisions of the ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine or not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00), not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the first offense, not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00), not more than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) for each offense each day, plus court costs and reasonable attorney fees for each violation.

SECTION 11.   If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distance and independent provision and such holdings shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

SECTION 12. Any matters set forth in this Ordinance which are contrary to the existing ordinances of the City of Johnson shall prevail, and the Johnson Ordinances or Code shall be amended to conform thereto, 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.

SECTION 13.   This Ordinance shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE. The City Council hereby determines that this Ordinance is necessary for the sanitary provision of solid waste and recycling services within the City of Johnson. Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Ordinance 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 January 1, 2020. 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 the ordinance enacting 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 10th day of December, 2019.                                                                       

APPROVED:                                                                                               

ATTEST:

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Friday, 22 November 2019 17:54

RESOLUTION 2019-14

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-14

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS

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.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Johnson has received a Per Capital Jail Fee Agreement (the "Agreemen.t") by and between Johnson, Arkansas and Washington County, Arkansas which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; and

WHEREAS, Washington County has proposed a system for handling the expenses for keeping municipal prisoners at the County Jail in lieu of paying a daily rate and this agreement is in the best interest of the City of Johnson. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor of Johnson,

Arkansas, is hereby authorized to execute the Per Capita Jail Fee Agreement with any changes he deems necessary and all further action which may be necessary in order to carry out and perform the purposes and intents of this Resolution and all actions taken by the Mayor in connection therewith are hereby approved, confirmed and ratified.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 12th day of November, 2019

ATTEST:

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Friday, 22 November 2019 17:51

RESOLUTION 2019-13

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-13

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF JOHNSON,
ARKANSAS TO EXECUTE A RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
AND RECYCLING AGREEMENT WITH ORION WASTE
SOLUTIONS FOR SOLID WASTE SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY
OF JOHNSON.

 

WHEREAS, Ark. Code Ann. § 8-6-201 et seq. requires every municipality to have a system in place to provide for the collection and disposal of solid waste; and

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson issued notice of a Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Request for Proposal and after receiving numerous Contractor's Proposals submitted by Contractors; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson, Arkansas desires to accept the Contractor's Proposal submitted by Orion Waste Solutions; and

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson, Arkansas now desires to enter into the Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement .with Orion Waste Solutions, under the terms and the same, or substantially the same, terms and conditions of the Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "A".

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED:

Section 1. The terms and conditions of a Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement between the City of Johnson, Arkansas and Orion Waste Solutions are hereby approved.

Section 2. The Mayor of the city of Johnson, Arkansas, is hereby authorized to execute said Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement.

Section 3. The Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement shall be effective as of January 1, 2020.

PASSED and APPROVED this 12th day of November, 2019.


ATTEST:

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Friday, 22 November 2019 17:33

October 8, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSON
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JOHNSON CITY HALL
OCTOBER 8, 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 Allen, City Attorney Justin Eichmann, Police Chief Wayne Woods, and Fire Chief Matt Mills and Building Official Clay Wilson.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2019 council meeting. Bob Fant 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 4 CID cases were closed this month. He said 2 officers will attend Smith & Wesson general instructor school. Chief Woods stated hat Trunk or Treat fliers were put in doors when businesses were checked at night and the department was getting positive feedback from the local business owners. Trunk or Treat will be held in the Keller-Williams parking lot from 6:00 -8:00 on Thursday 10/31/2019.

Fire Chief Matt Mills state there were 32 calls for the month, 30 above last year YTD. John Brown has completed core rescue and hazmat tech training. Mills stated that after talking about the budget with Mayor Keeney and Jennifer, the department is going to add another full time position to help ease the overtime.

Mayor Keeney said the Public Works Department is still mowing and maintaining their equipment. He said the last storm eroded the ditch on Wilkerson, undercutting the road. Per the engineer, short term putting a pipe in and covering it will work. Not cheap to permanently fix. Ball Street was repaired on Saturday and withstood the flooding.

Mayor Keeney stated the water leak that was fixed last month broke again, and then there was another leak the next day under the generator slab. While exploring to find the second leak, the gas line was hit -running gas through concrete in not allowed. The repair estimate to have it all fixed is about $35,000. Mayor Keeney asked for the Council's approval to issue an REP (request for proposals) to get the issue fixed. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan cross. All approved.

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated 2 new building permits and 15 mechanical permits were issued and 31 inspections were completed. Wilson stated he has also been working on vehicle maintenance, stripping the charger for trade in, MS4 inspections, TPR and PC meetings and doing inspections.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated due to the early date of this meeting, no State Turnback, Property taxes or Sales Taxes have been received yet this month. Allen said the new Tahoe approved last month was purchased on 9/30/2019 for $43,997.78. The apron was repaired on Ball Street before the torrential rain over the weekend and it held up well. Total cost was $15,000 and has been paid.

City Attorney Justin Eichmann stated a hearing was held on the Fire Truck litigation in bankruptcy court. Eichmann said the City has been denied a discharge but the judge is not letting him off the hook. It was proposed his claims be purchased by Today's Bank and dismiss all claims against the City for $5,000. Mayor Keeney asked for the Council's approval for the City to write this check when the specific payee is known. Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by John Wright, all approved.

Mayor Keeney stated there are 3 proposals for trash service for the Council to review and vote on in November. These were discussed and Orion appeared to be the best overall, but Mayor Keeney asked them to review them before a selection was made at the November meeting.

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

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 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. Bob Fant 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 Dan Cross 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 6:28 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Friday, 22 November 2019 17:12

October 17, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON, AR

October 17, 2019

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Todd Wood, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, and Gregg Gainer. Also, in attendance was the City Building Inspector, Clay Wilson and zoning consultant from Earth-Plan Designs Alternatives (EDA), Sarah Geurtz. No guests were in attendance.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 6:01 P.M. by Chairman Dan Cross.

Approval of September 5, 2019 Planning Commission Minutes were tabled because commissioners did not have a chance to review before meeting.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Zoning Update:

A presentation was conducted by zoning consultant from EDA, Sarah Geurtz. Update on code revision was given for Future Land Use, Proposed Zoning Categories, and Draft Zoning Map.

Disucussion of project cost and how the project could be piece milled over time and which parts of the project could be revised by the city and which may need to revised by consultants

City Planning Applications:

Changes of city planning applications and review procedures had no update. City engineer was not present to give an update.

Further discussion was heard regarding changes to the categories of Landscaping, Master Street Plan, Parking Code, Access, and Conditional Use.

City Engineer Review Opportunities:

Commissioners discussed a potential price restructure for resubmission of Large Scale Applications. Commissioners also discussed the increasing amount of conditions appearing on Large Scale Application and the consequences of allowing multiple conditions. Commissioners agreed to have further discussion to eliminate conditions before large scale is brought to the Planning Commission. A possible exception may be for small administrative actions such as typos.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Richard

Cromwell and seconded by Gregg Gainer. All approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:23 P.M.

Friday, 22 November 2019 16:44

September 5, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON, AR

September 5, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, and Gregg Gainer. Also, Clay Wilson – City of Johnson Building Official. Seven (7) guests were in attendance.

PUBLIC HEARING

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

Comments from the Public were requested for consideration of Petition 2019-10: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 2211 W. Main Drive. Requested by Blew & Associates for Kyle Atkins, owner.

Chairman Cross allowed the public meeting to remain open to allow comments from anyone who may arrive late. No comments were offered.

Public hearing was closed at 6:06 P.M.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 6:06 P.M. by chairman Dan Cross.

Approval of August 1, 2019 Planning Commission Minutes: A motion was made by Todd Wood and seconded by Richard Cromwell. All approved.

Old Business:

Petition 2019-07: Requesting CONDITIONAL USE of property located at 2050 Main Drive. Requested by Fadil Bayyari; property owner. Commissioner Gainer pointed out the three (3) year request Mr. Bayyari requested was unusual, and the commission has recently granted a one (1) year time extension to a similar situation. No further discussion. Motion to approve Petition 2019-07 was made by Todd Wood and seconded by Katherine Hudson. Petition was approved by a vote of 4:1.

New Business:

Petition 2019-10: Requesting LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 2211W. Main Drive. Requested by Blew and Associates for Kyle Atkins, owner. Discussion of adequate water drainage into water receptacles and proper plant height must be in place for screening of HVAC unit(s). Motion to approve Petition 2019-10 was made by Todd Wood and seconded by Shane Bronson. All approved.

Petition 2019-09: Requesting AMENDED LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located at 6250 Wilkerson. Requested by Bates and Associates for Richard Johnson, owner.

Discussion of construction outside the scope of work from approved Large Scale Development (LSD) approved by the planning commission in October 5, 2017, and work not completed according to the original LSD plan. Because design elements from the original LSD, were omitted in the amended LSD, The planning commission tabled the matter until next month to allow Mr. Johnson time to correct omissions in Amended LSD plan so as to concur with the original LSD. A motion to table said matter until October 3, 2019 was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Richard Cromwell. 

Zoning Update:

An update on zoning code revision of subdivision code as well as revision to developer codes for subdivision development.

City Planning Applications:

Changes of city planning applications and review procedures had no update. City engineer is still studying the matter.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Todd Wood. All approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:08 P.M.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:27

December 5, 2019

AGENDA FOR:

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND

JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

JOHNSON CITY HALL

DECEMBER 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER 

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following: 

Consideration of updates to the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, and Code for the City of Johnson, Arkansas. A copy of the proposed updates will be available for public inspection and review during normal business hours. If recommended by the Planning Commission, the updates will be provided to the City Council for consideration to be adopted by Ordinance of the City of Johnson. 

Petition 2019-15: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER

Approval of November 7, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting minutes

Old Business:

Discussion of Public Hearing input to Zoning Update (Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, and Code) 

New Business:

Petition 2019-15: Requesting a LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT for property located 7230 South Pleasant Ridge. Requested by Geoff Bates for Bates & Associates, owner.

Approval of Planning Commission Meeting Calendar for 2020

Election of Planning Commission Offices for 2020

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC HEARING IS CALLED TO ORDER 

Comment from the Public is requested regarding the following: 

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

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER: 

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

MOTION TO ADJOURN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

 

 

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