Office of Mayor Richard Harris
Date. Tuesday, June 9, 2020
RE. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the Agenda Prep Finance Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. City Council Meeting will begin.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Call to Order. Mayor Harris
Finance Committee Members. Eric Westcott (Chairman), Larry Brown, Mark Tripp and Phyllis Carruth.
Item 1. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk-Treasurer to sign a One (1) year Extension Agreement with Centennial Bank to Render Financial Services for the City’s Bank Accounts and for Other Purposes. Submitted by Robin Johnson
Item 2. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk-Treasurer to sign and accept the Grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and for Other Purposes. Submitted by Robin Johnson
Item 3. May 2020 Expenses for the Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development in the amount of $6,181.16.
Item 4. Discussion and Consideration of a Resolution to use Economic Development Fund #2 for the purpose of upgrading Hangar 1 West at the Russellville Regional Airport, for the purpose of locating Specialty Propeller Services on the Russellville Regional Airport. Submitted by Keith Frazier
Item 4a. Appropriation
Appropriated from the City Economic Development Fund 23 the sum of
$50,000.00 to be used for the following purposes:
Department. 2007 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND
Expenditure: 23-301-5510 bUILDING $50,000.00
Item 5. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk Treasurer to Enter Into an Agreement with Arkansas Fence & Guardrail to Install Guard Rails on Two Sections of Skyline Drive that are Maintained by the City and For Other Purposes.
Item 5a. Appropriation
Appropriated from the City Street Department ½ Cent Road Tax Fund the sum of $14,000.00 to be used for the following purposes:
Department. Street ½ Cent road Tax fund
Expenditure: 02.204.5442 Skyline DRIVE $14,000.00
Item 5b. Appropriation
Appropriated from the City Street Department ½ Cent Road Tax Fund the sum of $19,995.00 to be used for the following purposes:
Department. Street ½ Cent road Tax fund
Expenditure: 02.204.5442 Skyline DRIVE $19,995.00
Item 6 Consideration of a Resolution entering into a Lease Agreement with City Corp and for Other Purposes. Submitted by Steve Mallett
Item 7. Discussion on the Hwy 7 Drainage Project at “O” Street and Tech. Submitted by Mayor Harris.
Item 7a. Appropriation
Appropriated from the City Street Fund Sales Tax Improvements the sum of $1,215,489.00 to be used for the following purposes:
Department. Street FUND-STREET SALES TAX IMPROVEMENT
Expenditure: 02.205.5406 ardot hWY 7 pROJECT $1,215,489.00
Item 8. Discussion of the 16th Street Rail Road Crossing. Submitted by Mr. Westcott
Item 9. Discussion regarding Hickey Pool. Submitted by Mark Tripp
Item 10. Discussion regarding the Drainage of creeks, ditches, etc. within the City. Submitted by Mark Tripp.
Item 11. Discussion regarding Promenade Circle. Submitted by Mark Tripp.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Welcome and Call to Order. Mayor Richard Harris
Invocation. Darrell Kobs
St. John’s Lutheran Church (Retired)
Roll Call. Gina Skelton, City Clerk-Treasurer
Approval of Minutes. May 21, 2020 and May 27, 2020
Financial Report. Robin Johnson, Finance Director
Ken Duvall - Street Department City Project Updates.
Departmental Report. Fire Department
Personnel Committee. Rick Harrell (Chairperson), Chris Olson, Justin Keller and Shawn Harris.
Finance Committee. Eric Westcott (Chairperson), Mark Tripp, Larry Brown and Phyllis Carruth.
Unfinished (Old) Business.
Item 1. Consideration of an Ordinance Prohibiting Retail Sale of Recreational Marijuana in the City of Russellville, Arkansas, Should the State of Arkansas Legalize Recreational Marijuana But Remain Illegal Under Federal Law; Excepting Medical Marijuana From the Ordinance; Prescribing a Penalty and For Other Purposes. Second of Three Readings. Submitted by Rick Harrell.
Item 1 was requested to be TABLED at the May Agenda Prep meeting until June City Council Meeting
Item 2. Consideration of an Ordinance Vacating and Abandoning the of South Fifteen (15) feet of East “C” Street, the East Ten (10) feet of North Detroit Avenue, along Lots 5 & 6, Block 21, J.L. Shinn Addition to the City of Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas; and for Other Purposes. Second of Three Readings. Submitted by James and Patricia Brown. - Approved unanimously.
Item 1. Consideration of a Resolution Welcoming Gulfside Casino Partnership to the Community and for Other Purposes. Submitted by Chris Olson
Item 1 was Tabled at the May 27, 2020 City Council Meeting
Item 2. For Consideration an Application for a “Memorandum of Understanding” which would allow parking in the right-of-way along E C Street for property located at 400 E C Street. Submitted by Jay and Patricia Brown. (SP.20.05.182) Unanimously approved by the Planning Commission.
Item 3. Consideration of a Resolution to approve a Special Use Permit to allow operation of a used car dealership on the property located at 3405 E Main Street, in a C-2. Submitted by Ira Wimer of HTW Architects, Engineers, and Planners on behalf of Matt Enderlin. (SP.20.05.183) Unanimously approved by the Planning Commission.
Item 4. Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone the property located at 4109 W Main Street from R-1 Single Family Residential to C-2 Highway Commercial to allow a small family business. Submitted by David Garza of Barrett & Associates on behalf of Jo. Anderson. (ZO.20.05.218) Unanimously approved by the Planning Commission.
1. Agenda Prep for Finance Committee Meeting, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall First Floor Conference Room followed by the City Council Agenda Prep Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
2. Finance Committee Meeting, Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers followed by City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Working Session Immediately
Following the City Council Agenda Prep Meeting
Please be advised that Mayor Richard Harris and the City Council will be conducting a working session scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 immediately following the City Council Agenda Prep to discuss a possible Ordinance for the renewal of sales tax that expires in December 2020, presenting this issue to the voters in Russellville for renewal and to consider possible dates for an election.
Mayor Richard Harris and the City Council will meet in person in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall to discuss this matter. The meeting will be opened to the public with limited seating. Any person(s) entering City Hall will be screened at the front door prior to entry.
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