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 5 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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