Saturday, December 22, 2012

Deirdre Susanne Shepherd pictured with her father, Aubrey James Shepherd, in Volunteer spotlight video on Fayetteville Government Channel

Deirdre Susanne Shepherd photo with her father, Aubrey James Shepherd, in volunteer spotlight video on Fayetteville, Arkansas, Government Channel. Please click on headline below to enlarge for full-screen view on You Tube.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fayetteville communication director, Lindsley Smith, introduces three new members of City Council to new director of senior center

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For many more photos from Fayetteville Senior Center, including today's photos of youngsters from New School visiting with senior residents of Fayetteville, please see Senior Center set on Flickr.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Town Branch Neighborhood subject of massive, needlessly expensive trail-construction effort: Please forgive the lack of production quality of my video. Too hot and tired to hold the camera. Official government-channel meeting video below my video clip

Please click on individual images to enlarge view. And scroll down for video from unannounced portion of video not covered by government channel and only partly covered by newspaper after reporter discovered meeting didn't begin in the meeting room where it was announced to be. Below that is the legal of the meeting held back in city hall where it was expected to occur.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grade-level crossing at Gov ave and MLK best choice for trail crossing

Fayetteville is extending its popular and well-used trail system. The trail must cross Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which is a busy street. Various means of crossing the street have been discussed, such as a tunnel, an overpass, or a surface crossing. The following diagrams, photographs, and sketches pose the questions:
1. Is it possible to construct a well-designed crossing at street level that will symbolically connect South Fayetteville with the Downtown? Can the installation of a small civic monument and plaza extend the elegance and prosperity of the downtown into South Fayetteville?
2. Can we create a civic monument that will make an explicit symbolic connection between the sacrifices of our veterans and the martyrdom of Dr. King?
3. Is the timing right to install a street crossing that will begin the implementation of important Master Street Plan features such as shade trees and generous sidewalks? Is MLK Boulevard doomed to its current condition that only serves the needs of motorists? Is the current condition of MLK an appropriate memorial to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
4. Can a surface crossing be made safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists? Does having the crossing at street level increase awareness of alternate forms of transportation?
5. Would the businesses located at the corner of Government Avenue and MLK Boulevard, such as Heartwood Gallery, Ease Art Supply, and Alston Hair Salon benefit from the additional foot traffic and bicycle traffic? Would their increased sales provide a Return on Investment for the City of  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

City Council meeting April 3, 2012: Agenda detail for Kum and Go store proposal linked linked below. The underlined or highlighted words are live links to background information and ordinance or resolution wording

Kum and Go appeal to be considered by Fayetteville City Council. See correspondence in backup file for the meeting at this LINK.
View video of the meeting at Aubrey James Shepherd's YOU TUBE Channel.

Full agenda for April 3, 2012, city council meeting linked HERE.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Planning Commission approves development atop Rochier HIll from which most of surface water flows into neighborhood or through it in the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River

Video online.

Planning Commission

3. LSD 12-4052: Large Scale Development (1001 W. ROCHIER ST./PARK GREEN/THE VUE, 561): Submitted by CRAFTON TULL & ASSOCIATES, INC. for property located at 1001 WEST ROCHIER STREET. The property is zoned RMF-24, RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY 24 UNITS PER ACRE and RMF-40, RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY 40 UNITS PER ACRE and contains approximately 19.39 acres. The request is for the development of 180 multi-family dwellings. Planner: Jesse Fulcher

4. CUP 12-4060: Conditional Use Permit (3575 N. SHILOH DR./SIEBERT, 173): Submitted by ERIC SIEBERT for property located at 3575 NORTH SHILOH DRIVE. The property is zoned C-2, THOROUGHFARE COMMERCIAL and contains approximately 1.61 acres. The request is to allow for a temporary retail structure to remain on the property for longer than 90 days (Use Unit 2). Planner: Andrew Garner
6. Election of Chair, Vice-chair, and Secretary for the Planning Commission for 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mayor of Fayetteville AR announces intention to run for re-election at 2 p.m. on the Fayetteville Square near the entrance to the Old Post Office: Everyone invited!

The Mayor is announcing to run for re-election TODAY, and if you want a short fun event to see friends, catch some sun, and enjoy the downtown square, I hope you will come out - today 2 pm, on the square just outside the Old Post Office! I think Lioneld has done a great job, I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Council of Neighborhoods meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

The Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods (FCON) meeting will be Thursday, February 23, 2012, starting at 6pm in room 326 of City Hall, 113 W. Mountain.  The agenda for this meeting is listed below.
 Everyone is welcome to attend the Council of Neighborhoods meeting.
AGENDA FOR THE FAYETTEVILLE COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORHOODSThursday, February 23, 2012 6:00 p.m.Room 326, City Hall

Call to Order

1. Introduction of neighborhood representatives

2. City Council member, Rhonda Adams, will be here to discuss the proposed ordinance change for Chapter 151 Definitions, definition of "Family" and how this will effect neighborhoods. This CC Agenda Package is available HERE.
Amend Chapter 151 Definition of "Family":  An ordinance to amend the definition of "Family" found in Chapter 151 Definitions of the Unified Development Code to allow the City Council to authorize up to five (5) unrelated persons in some units of a Planned Zoning District.  This ordinance was left on the First Reading at the February 7, 2012 City Council meeting.

3. Neighborhood Updates

4. Agenda Items for March meeting

5. Announcements

For more information about forming a neighborhood association or becoming a Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods member contact the Community Outreach Coordinator, Julie McQuade.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dan Millican talks about impaired urban streams in Arkansas

Preview sample of short takes to run Sunday through Friday, Feb. 12-17, 2012. You too can do a short take each week FREE at Fayetteville Public Television. Shows run on the Internet site of YOUR-MEDIA and on both Cox Cable 218 and AT&T Uverse 99 several times each week.