The Conway City Council will meet tonight to consider entering into an agreement with a value engineering service company to review the construction plans for the new Conway Airport located in the Lollie Bottoms area.

According to an e-mail from Conway City Engineer Ronnie Hall to Mayor Tab Townsell, the consideration comes under the advisement of the FAA, which requested the assistance to provide a detailed review of the economic efficiency of the construction plans.

"(The review) ... would give the FAA assurances that the federal funds were being efficiently used," Hall said in the e-mail. "In addition, the review would determine if the total projected cost of the airport was accurate."

The proposal is an hourly-rate agreement not to exceed $15,000 with the consulting firm Kutchins and Groh.

The cost of the work is 95 percent reimbursable from the FAA and five percent reimbursable by the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics.

The council will also consider:

• An ordinance closing the easement located in University Park Subdivision, Lot 1 off of South Donaghey Avenue.

• A resolution setting a public hearing to discuss closing four utility easements located in Woodland Springs Subdivision, Phase III along lots 122, 123 and 124.

• A resolution setting a public hearing to discuss the closing of Edgewood Drive in the Second Baptist Subdivision.

• Resolutions requesting the Faulkner County Tax Collector to place certified liens on properties located at 1450 Arden Lane ($117.71), 1510 Arden Lane ($117.71), 1724 and 1726 Robins Street ($155.85), 8 Azalea Loop ($180.71) and 503 Monroe Street ($182.76), as a result of incurred expenses by the city due to code enforcement violations.

• A resolution amending the Conway Master Street Plan to allow a portion of Donaghey Avenue shown as a major arterial on the Conway Master Street Plan to have right-of-way width of 90 feet.

• A consideration to accept bids for the bottom liner system for Zone 18 and 19 at the sanitation department.

• An ordinance appropriating funds in the amount of $4,000 for the Conway Tree Board to pay for expenses related to Arbor Day 2010.

• A consideration to accept bids for additional storage for the IT Department.

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