The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board will be a consultant on new street construction projects.
The 2009 “Complete Streets” ordinance requires all street infrastrure projects to accommodate for pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit as well as cars and trucks.
“It’s one thing to require it,” Wes Craiglow, deputy director of planning and development, said, “but it’s another thing to design it well, and bringing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board on board as consultants during the engineering and planning stage will ensure that our infrastructure adheres to the best practices.”
The council will also consider an ordinance that would relax the tree requirements for car dealerships. Craiglow said that the city has been granting variances to dealerships as a matter of course for several years because the leaves, pollen and sap present the obvious problems for a car dealership. On street frontages, the landscaping requirement that a tree be planted every 30 feet would be relaxed to one per 60 feet, “and with the interior, there’s a formula, but the bottom line is it’s a 50-percent reduction as well,” Craiglow said.
• Resolutions requesting the Faulkner County tax collector to place a certified lien on certain properties as a result of incurred expenses by the city in mowing overgrown properties.
• An ordinance authorizing the reclassification of certain positions within the Conway Permits & Code Enforcement Department.
• Consideration of bids for the utility construction — sanitary sewer system project at the new Conway Municipal Airport.
• Consideration of 2014 renewal for Health Advantage medical insurance.
• Consideration of the 2014 renewal for BlueCross BlueShield dental insurance.
• Consideration of the 2014 renewal for USABLE life insurance.