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Mar 18, 2020
FORT CHAFFEE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The regularly scheduled board meeting of die Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority xviii be held:
When: Thursday, 18 April 2019
Where: Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Conference Room 7020 Taylor Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
Time: 3:30 p.m.
7020 Taylor r\venue, Fort Smith, .Arkansas 72916 Phone: (179) 152-1554 Fax: (479) 452-4566
FORT CHAFFEE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING
April 18, 2019
Call to Order I Welcome / Introductions
ii. Attendance Call and Pledge of Allegiance
iii. Approval of Regular & Special Board Meeting Minutes
iv. February & March Financial Reports
v. Report from the Chair
vi. Committee Reports a. Real Estate Review Committee
i. Extension Request from Beam Properties, LLC to Complete Required Improvements on 10- Acre Tract & 5.03-Acre Tract in Barling
ii. Consideration of Pole Sign for An’est Bank iii. Expiration of Development Period for CrossFit of Ft. Smith, LLC for Bldg. 5616 & 1.9
Acres iv. Offer from Kalyan Akkineni to Purchase 11.2 Acres on Massard Road v. Offer from Premier Heating & Air, LLC to Purchase 0.30 Acres on Fort Chaffee Blvd.
vi. 71 +/- Acres Released by Fort Smith Public School District a. Offer from ERC Create, LLC to Purchase 69 +7- Acres b. Offer from Arkansas Colleges of Health Education to Purchase 71 +7- Acres and also the
46.9-acre Parcel 5k and the 3-acre Parcel 6j vii. Land Use of the Warehouse Area South of Darby Avenue
a. Exchange of Property with CBC Construction & Development. LLC b. Request from Beam Properties, LLC to Change the Land Use for Buildings 302 & 302
from Mixed Use: Historic Area to Mixed Use: Industrial/Office c. Request from Blake Properties, LLC to Change the Land Use for Building 301 and the
Property Bound by Terry Street, Darby Avenue. Ellis Street & Roberts Blvd. from Mixed Use: Historic Area to Mixed Use: Industrial/Office
viii. Land Use Change for Parcel 2d from Mixed Use: Historic Area to Mixed Use: Residential/Commercial/Office
ix. Revision to Historic Area Plan
b. Personnel/Budget Committee i. Search for Interim and Permanent Executive Director
vii. Marketing Director’s Report i. Wayfinding Signs Update
ii. Annual Report Copies iii. Activities Update
viii. Action Items i. Consideration of Sign Easement for TRCP Investments, Inc.
ii. Consideration of Water Utility Easement on Gardener Avenue for The City of Fort Smith
ix. Announcements a. May Board Meeting: May 16, 2019
Minutes Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority
February 21, 2019 Board Meeting
TRUSTEES PRESENT John Ciesla, Kelly Clark, Dean Gibson, Janie Glover, Galen Hunter, Don Keesee, Paul McCollorn, and Chuck Peacock
ABSENT Ex-officio members Judge David Hudson, Mayor George McGill and Mayor Wally Gattis
OTHERS PRESEP’JT Janet Gabrey, Jill Dullard, Lode Robertson, Pam Kindes, Rod Williamson, Bob Cooper, Pat Mickle, Kelsey Kelton. Tina Dale, Rob Ratley, Travis Neer, David Tyler, Barry Owen. Gary Edwards, and Kyle Parker
CALL TO ORDER Chairman Dean Gibson called the meeting to order at 3:33 p.m.
ATTENDANCE CALL AND PLEDGE OFALLEGL4NCE Janet Gabrey called attendance. A quorum was present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
APPRO VAL OFMINUTES The minutes of the January 24, 2019 board meeting were submitted for approval. John Ciesla moved to approve the minutes. Chuck Peacock seconded the motion. Motion passed.
FINANCZ4L REPORT The January financial statements were provided to board members for review. Don Keesee discussed the statements. The report was accepted.
CHAJRJWSSREPORT Chaimmn Dean Gibson had nothing to report.
COilVUTTEE REPORTS - REAL ESTATEREWEW COMMITTEE OFFER FROM GERALD & CINDY CRAWFORD TO PURCHASE 0.21 ACRES ON TERRY STREET Galen Hunter presented an offer from Gerald & Cindy Crawford to purchase 0.21 acres on Terry Street for $3,000. The buyer will construct a parking lot as part of the development of Bldg. 802 that the buyer recently purchased. The RERC countered the offer at $4,000 and the Crawfords accepted. Galen Hunter moved on behalf of the Real Estate Review Committee to approve selling 0.21 acres on Terry Street to Gerald & Cindy Crawford for $4,000, subject to both parties entering into a definitive real estate offer and acceptance contract Paul McCollom seconded the motion. Motion passed.
REQUEST FROM ERC CREATE, LLC TO AMEND EXCAVATION MATERIALS CLAUSE IN REAL ESTATE CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 6.195 ACRES AT MCCLURE DRIVE & VELLS LAKE ROAD Galen Hunter presented a request from ERC Create, LLC to amend the excavation materials clause in the real estate contract for the purchase of 6.195 acres at McClure Drive & Wells Lake Road. Mr. Hunter stated when the property was approved for sale to Rod Coleman, it was discussed that Mr. Coleman would need to remove some earth from the property to get it to the desired level he needed to develop the property. There is a standard clause in the real estate contract that if earth is to be removed from the property, FCRA has a first right of refusal on that dirt. FCPA originally planned to get the dirt and use it on another project, but had agreed that it would only remove the din to street level. Steve Beam looked at the property and with that restriction. determined there was not enough earth to make it worthwhile for FCRA to get. FCRA spoke with Mr. Coleman noting FCRA would not remove the dirt. Mr. Coleman is asking to remove the excavation clause from the contract before closing on the property to give him the right to use the shale on other sites he is developing at Chaffee Crossing. Galen Hunter moved on behalf of the Real Estate Review Committee to approve amending the excavation materials clause in the real estate contract for the purchase of 6.195 acres at McClure Drive & Wells Lake Road to allow ERC Create, LLC to remove materials from the site and use it at other sites being developed by ERC at Chaffee Crossing. Janie Clover seconded the motion. Motion passed.
EXTENSION REQUEST FROM CHAFFEE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LLC TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS ON 2.8 ACRES Galen Hunter presented an extension request from Chaffee Commercial Properties, LLC to complete the required improvements on 2.8 acres. The buyer is working on securing a tenant for the buiLd-out. Water and sewer are located at the property and the property has been cleared for development. A site plan has been created and some architectural plans have been started. A one-year extension will extend the development period to March 2,2020. Galen Hunter moved on behalf of the Real Estate Review Committee to approve a one-year extension for Chaffee Commercial Properties, LLC to complete the required improvements on 2.8 acres. Chuck Peacock seconded the motion. Motion passed.
REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS EXPIRATION FOR CROSSFIT OF FT SMITH, LLC FOR BLDG. 5616 & 1.9 ACRES Galen Hunter presented information regarding the expiration of the development period for CrossFit of Ft. Smith. LLC to complete the required improvements for Bldg. 5616 & 1.9 acres. This was brought before the board last year when the original 3-year development period expired, and a one-year extension was granted at that time. As part of the sales contract, the buyer agreed to make certain improvements, which were to update the exterior of the building using brick or like-kind material, rework and surface the parking area, and add new landscaping. The owner of the property, Wes Sadler, attended the RERC meeting and asked that the requirements be changed to removing 4 security light poles and installing a new metal roof. The RERC expressed this was not what was agreed upon in the contract and that the improvements needed to be made to be in compliance. The RERC recommended giving Mr. Sadler 60 days to return to the committee with a plan of when and what improvements will be made. Don Keesee stated this 60-day extension would allow time for Mr. Sadler to meet with the DRC and present the DRC’s recommendations to the board. Galen Hunter moved on behalf of the Real Estate Review Committee to approve a 60-day extension on the development period for
CrossFit of Ft Smith, LLC to present exterior improvement plans to the DRC for Bldg. 5616 and 1.9 acres and to come back to the RERC. Don Keesee seconded the motion. Motion passed.
REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS EXPIRATION FOR FREE VILL BAPTIST FAMILY MINISTRIES, INC. FOR 20 ACRES Galen Hunter presented information regarding the expiration of the development period for Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, Inc. to complete the required improvements on 20 acres. The current expiration date is March 2,2019. Mr. Hunter stated Free Will Baptist Family Ministries has already built 4 cottage-style homes and an activities center. He stated it is obvious the group plans to do what they say and there is opportunity for ffiture development. The RERC recommended a one-year extension. Galen Hunter moved on behalf of the Real Estate Review Committee to approve granting a one-year extension to Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, Inc. to complete the required improvements on 20 acres. Chuck Peacock seconded the motion. Motion passed.
LAND USE CHANGE FOR CBC CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC Galen Hunter discussed a proposed land use change for CBC Construction & Development, LLC. Carroll King purchased 3