The Conway City Council, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, will consider an ordinance to approve Olive Garden’s application for a private club permit before it opens its new location in Conway at 554 Museum Road.
The ordinance involving the Olive Garden is part of a sizable agenda packet of 26 actions on tap Tuesday night, according to the agenda available on the city’s website, www.conwayarkansas.gov.
If approved, the Private Club Permit Ordinance allows Olive Garden to apply for additional permits through the Arkansas Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. We do not approve the operation of private clubs in
“This authorization does not authorize the operation of private clubs in the city of Conway, but serves as an authority to apply for a private club permit through the Arkansas Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,” said an agenda packet. A draft ordinance was read.
The City Council also decides whether to approve ordinances that provide “Employee Appreciation Bonuses” to full-time and part-time City employees. If approved, the ordinance will allocate approximately $370,000 from the city’s budget and provide a $600 bonus for full-time employees and a $300 bonus for part-time employees. To receive the bonus, the employee must have been hired before her last full pay period in November, and an emergency clause added to the ordinance will take effect immediately.
Among other financial measures, aldermen will decide on Tuesday whether to adopt the city’s 2023 budget. With more than $79.6 million in revenue and nearly $77 million in spending, the city’s 2023 budget is expected to have most of the combined revenue and expenditure in the General Fund and Sanitation Fund. About $2.6 million of the 2023 budget has not been allocated to specific funds.
In a series of three actions, the Council will decide whether to approve ordinances allocating Rescue Plan Grant Program funds and CARES Act Grant funds to Conway Regional Airport. In total, just over $23,000 in Rescue Plan funds and nearly $2,000 in CARES Act funds will be divided among seven different fund accounts held by the airport. In other actions involving airports, council members passed a resolution authorizing the airport to enter into corporate ground lease agreements with CRRG Hangar LLC, Flywheel Land, and Tailhook to build new corporate hangars at the airport. decides whether to pass If approved, the resolution will initiate a 40-year lease with the company for the hangar.
Council members also voted whether to allow Mayor Burt of Castlebury to enter into a sales agreement with Conway Development Corporation (CDC) and purchase five lots from CDC at Conway Airport’s former and current sites. Decide. If the resolution is approved, his two lots at the current airport will be purchased by the city for about $1.7 million, and his three lots at the old airport will be purchased by him for over $1.1 million. Become. As part of the resolution, the city will sell his 40-plus acres of land at the old airport to the CDC.
Other agenda items for Council members to consider on Tuesday include:
An ordinance annexing 32+ acres of land south of the Empy Trail and Orchard Hill subdivisions. According to the agenda document, the land is now considered outside Conway city limits and, if the ordinance is approved, its residents will join the city’s Fourth Ward.
An ordinance to allocate funds and contract with the Blackbird Arts Collective for the Conway Poetry Project, and another ordinance to establish the Public Art Advisory Committee, the group that helped approve the Poetry Project plans.
Ordinance allocating additional funds to the Conway Soccer Complex. The bonds already handed over to build the new soccer complex are not providing enough funding for the project, as Nabholz Construction estimates the project will cost him nearly $9.4 million, according to agenda documents. Hmm. If the ordinance is approved Tuesday, $1.5 million from the city’s grant fund balance allocation account and $500,000 from the general fund will be allocated to parks and recreation accounts.
Aldermen also plan to consider a resolution to cancel the next city council meeting on December 27, just two days after Christmas. If the resolution is passed, council members will not meet again until January 10, the first meeting of the new year.
Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1111 Main Street. The 6:30 pm start will be preceded by a 5:30 pm committee meeting with updates on parks and recreation projects. City Council meetings are open to the public and livestreams can be viewed on social media and on his YouTube page for the City of Conway.