City Council Action Agenda from April 26 meeting

Press release from city of Asheville:

The action agenda is intended to provide the reader with an overview of the council meeting and any decisions that were made. For detailed information on this meeting, please either view the video of the meeting or the minutes of the meeting – both which can be found at This agenda does not provide action on ceremonial or non-substantive matters.

THIS ACTION AGENDA IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. Authority to carry out actions related to any council decision should be obtained through normal departmental procedure.

Please call the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 if you have any questions.

Present: Mayor Esther E. Manheimer, Presiding; Vice-Mayor Sheneika Smith; Councilwoman Sandra Kilgore; Councilwoman S. Antanette Mosley; Councilwoman Kim Roney; Councilwoman Sage Turner; Councilwoman Gwen C. Wisler; City Manager Debra Campbell; City Attorney Brad Branham; and City Clerk Magdalen Burleson


Resolution to accept a State Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund grant from the Dept. of Public Safety for $1.2 Million for the Sulphur Springs Stormwater Improvement Project.  Adopted Unanimously

Initial resolution authorizing the City Manager or the Finance Director to pursue and negotiate on behalf of the City debt financing for capital projects with a draw program that includes an installment financing and the related issuance of interim Limited Obligation Bonds (LOBs) in an amount not to exceed $42,000,000 for construction of various general government capital projects; and setting a public hearing for May 10, 2022, for public comment on the preliminary debt resolution.  Adopted Unanimously

Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with French Broad Paving for the Weaver Courts Construction Project.  Adopted Unanimously

Resolution amending the 2022 City Council Meeting Schedule to include a boards/Commissions restructuring worksession on May 10, 2022, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.  Adopted Unanimously

Resolution authorizing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or unfortified wine at the following events:
1. Asheville City Soccer Club Games on May 6, 20, 30, June 6, 8, 11, 13, 21,
24, 27, July 6, 9, 11, 22, and 24, 2022
2. Community Concert on May 7, 2022
3. Hola Carolina for Hola Asheville on June 11, 2022  Adopted Unanimously

Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the professional services contract with Alfred Benesch & Company for design services associated with Memorial Stadium Phase II improvements. Adopted Unanimously

Resolution authorizing the City to apply for N.C. Department of Environmental Quality grants and/or State Revolving Funds for upgrades at North Fork, William DeBruhl and Mills River Water Treatment Plant facilities and the Lead Service Line Inventory Project. Adopted Unanimously

Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Moore & Son Site Contractors for the Forest Hill/Caledonia Road Stormwater Improvement Project. Adopted Unanimously

Budget amendment, in the amount of $24,721.21, to accept a project reimbursement from Metropolitan Sewerage District, for shared paving costs in the Forest Hill/Caledonia Road Stormwater Improvement Project area. Adopted Unanimously

Public hearing to consider the permanent closing of a right-of-way alley known as Rear Clingman Avenue off the eastern side of Clingman Avenue. Adopted Unanimously

Public hearing to consider conditional zoning of 275 Deaverview Road from RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District to Residential Expansion District/Conditional Zone. Motion to Continue to May 10, 2022 Adopted Unanimously

Public hearing to consider the conditionally zoning of portions of the properties located at 273/291 Long Shoals Road and 300/400 Julian Shoals Drive from Highway Business District to Commercial Expansion/ Conditional Zone. Withdrawn by Applicant

Ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Fees & Charges Manual. Adopted on 6-1 vote, with Roney voting “no”

Resolution to approve the City of Asheville 2022 Legislative Short Session agenda, and direction to City Attorney to provide this to our local delegation. Adopted – See Votes Below ****

Resolution to amend the assignment of the real estate contract for property at 148-150 River Ford Parkway to Shangri-La Industries Inc. for the purpose of creating permanent affordable housing, by waiving the reimbursement in due diligence costs. Adopted on 4-3 vote, with Mosley, Roney & Turner voting “no”

Votes on Legislative Agenda:
– Reform the Local Occupancy Tax Utilization – Adopted Unanimously
– Oppose Legislation that Would Limit Reasonable Regulation of Short Term Vacation Rentals – Adopted Unanimously- Support for State and Local Reparations Efforts – Adopted Unanimously
– Support New Legislation and State Funding to Encourage Development of Affordable Housing – Adopted Unanimously- Authority to Conduct a Referendum on a 1/4 cent Sales Tax for Transit – Adopted on 6-1 vote, with Kilgore voting “no”
– Support State Funding to Provide a Cost of Living Increase for members of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System – Adopted Unanimously
– Authority for Electronic Meetings – Adopted Unanimously

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