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June Council Meeting 2024

This year, our agenda and regular meetings are both held in the 2nd floor Chambers of City Hall. They are also both live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

 

JUNE


Present: Justin Keller, Michele Barraza, Chris Olson, Eric Westcott, Nathan George, Paul Gray, and Seth Bradley

Not present: Emily Young


Financial Report by Finance Director, Ashley Rogers

As usual, I'm not good with the numbers part - but you can watch Ashley, who does an excellent job, go over everything here: https://www.youtube.com/live/EPS6ZEyw5Cs?feature=shared&t=210


Mayor's Report


Appointed David Jackson to Civil Service Commission.


Waste Management has been put on notice- verbally and written - that if they are not caught up by end of week (6/21/24) council will go against the performance bond and hire a supplemental contractor to help catch them up.


Department Report from Chief of Fire, Kirk Slone caught us up on the new ambulance service partnership between the city and county, updates on the live-burn facility, and more. Watch that report here: https://www.youtube.com/live/EPS6ZEyw5Cs?feature=shared&t=642.


Personnel Committee - No Report

Paul Gray (chairman), Seth Bradley, Michele Barraza, and Emily Young


Finance Committee

Eric Westcott (chairman), Nathan George, Justin Keller, and Chris Olson.

Finance Report From 5:30pm meeting prior to Council Meeting


Item 1: Approved $7,842 for the City General Fund to be used to reimburse purchase of EMS Equipment and Supplies.


Item 2: Approved reimbursement of $15,000 to Main Street Russellville for first quarter expenses 2024.


Item 3: Approved waiving competitive bidding and authorized the City to hire LRS South, LLC or CARDS Recycling & Waste Management for temporary residential solid waste services in order to get back on track with citizens trash collection. This will be paid for out of the Waste Management performance bond since they failed to fulfill their contract duties.


 

Item 1: Authorized the City to sign a one-year extension agreement with City Corporation for the operation of the city water and sewer system.


Item 2: Authorized the City to enter into agreement with Hardrock Construction for the Ridgewood Drainage Improvement Project.


Item 3: Approved bid from, and authorized the City to enter into agreement with, McConnell Construction, LLC for the construction of the taxiway bravo and drainage improvements at the Russellville Municipal Airport.


Item 4: Authorized selling of a 2009 Spartan/Smeal Pumper vehicle to Moreland, Arkansas for $26,100.


Item 5: Approved pass through of $12,271.80 to the City Street Fund Reserve from reimbursement from Shelter Insurance claim for replacement of a light pole damaged in an accident.


Item 6: Approved pass through of $2,194.27 to the City General Fund Reserve from reimbursement from AML Municipal Vehicle Program for the repair of two RPD vehicles due to accidents.


Item 7: Re-approved $137,039.27 from the 2021 Economic Development Infrastructure Fund to be used for twenty Motorola radios and associated equipment and programming for RPD. (This is re-approved because the bills had not been paid and the line item wasn't re-budgeted in 2021.)


Item 8: Re-approved $37,262.35 from the 2021 Sales Tax Capital Fund to be used to purchase an AWIN radio repeater to improve radio communication system. (This is re-approved because the bills had not been paid and the line item wasn't re-budgeted in 2021.)


Item 9: Approved pass through of $3,649.29 from the Latimore Tourist Home Special Funds to cover invoices remaining in Phase 2 implementation. This money comes from interest income earned on the funds and remaining excess match funds.


 

Unfinished Old Business


Item 1: 3 of 3 readings for submitting the question of annexation to the voters of Russellville on November 5th. See map below:




Item 2: 3 of 3 readings amending the zoning code to reflect additional clarifications for swimming pools, mobile food vendors, off-street parking requirements, and driveways.


Item 2a: 3 of 3 readings amending the zoning code to clarify decibel threshold levels for noise complaints.


Item 3: 3 of 3 readings approving the final plat of Scenic Way Village Phase 1 and accepted the dedication to the easements.


Item 4: 2 of 3 readings for vacation of easement along North Knoxville submitted by Connect Church.


Item 5: 2 of 3 readings for the vacation right-of-way along West 13th St.


Item 6: 2 of 3 readings for the vacation of a portion of West C Street right-of-way.


New Business


Item 1: Public Hearing

Item 1a: 1 of 3 readings for the vacation of a 50 ft. right-of-way on Mountain View Street and part of East Fir Street right-of-way.


Item 2: Approved replat of Owens Corning Subdivision, 1089 Tyler Road, accepting the dedication of the easements to the city.


Item 3: Approved final plat of West Harrell Addition, 2303 N Arkansas Ave, accepting the dedication of the easements to the city.


Item 4: Approved final plat of Tyler Road Place, 502 Tyler Road, accepting the dedication of the easements to the city.


Item 5: Approved rezoning 502 Tyler Road from M-1 to R-2, reading ordinance one time only so that the developer can begin remodeling after 30 days to deter vandalism currently happening.


 

Video of full council meeting:


See the full agenda items here:

6-20-2024 Council Agenda
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