Repair and reconstruction of Conway’s city streets will again be on the 5:30 p.m. City Council committee agenda Tuesday at the District Court on Parkway.
A list of needed street renovation was presented to the council at the Nov. 8 meeting, and aldermen were asked to rank the streets in order of need matched with funds available for repair.
At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, the council will be asked to approve an ordinance appointing the Planning Commission to serve as the Board of Zoning/Adjustment.
The ordinance states that the zoning board meets infrequently, and planning commissioners are experienced and capable of taking on the extra task.
The council will also consider amending the subdivision ordinance to allow the platting of lots with fewer than 100 feet of street frontage on collector, minor and major arterial streets with a possible grouping or sharing of driveways.
The council will also consider:
• An ordinance amending the Conway Zoning Ordinance establishing standards for mobile vendors including mobile food vendors.
Those vendors who operate for fewer than 14 days a year will not be affected by the ordinance.
Other exemptions would be newspaper couriers, lemonade stands, on-site agricultural sales, food deliveries, ice cream trucks, catering trucks and farmers markets.
• An ordinance repealing standards for interim, construction and temporary buildings.
• An ordinance establishing fees to be assessed for the rental of the Conway Expo Center that includes charges for tables, chairs, bleachers, cages, pens, stalls and coops, RV sites, security and cleaning deposits and other charges.
• An ordinance authorizing a change in staffing levels for the Parks & Recreation Department, reducing the staff from 32 to 28 authorized positions and reducing the cost of salary and benefits by about $170,697.
Reviewing staffing levels was a suggestion from the Citizen Task Force.
• An agreement with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to provide educational programs for urban horticulture, community leadership and 4-H youth development. The City would provide $25,000 for programming.
• An ordinance establishing the division of the four tenths (.4) mil, voluntary assessment for three cemeteries in the city: Oak Grove, 60 percent; St. Joseph, 19 percent; and Robinson, 21 percent.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at email@example.com and 505-1234.)