Fayetteville able to obtain pandemic aid cash

FAYETTEVILLE – The city’s chief financial officer stands ready to sign the papers required to receive nearly $ 18 million in federal coronavirus aid funds.

The city council voted 7-0 on Tuesday for an item that Mayor Lioneld Jordan had put on the evening’s agenda. The move enabled CFO Paul Becker to sign an agreement on the terms of the city’s share of the American Rescue Plan’s aid funds.

The city is said to receive around $ 17.9 million. The council’s approval allows the city to receive the money. An expenditure plan will come later, said Becker.

“This resolution has nothing to do with the use or use of that money,” he said.

Arkansas state and local governments are receiving approximately $ 2.6 billion in pandemic aid. Of the four major cities in northwest Arkansas, Springdale receives the most at $ 21.4 million. Rogers will receive $ 11.7 million and Bentonville will receive $ 6.9 million.

The US Treasury Department has stated that the money could be used to support public health and address the negative economic impact of the public health emergency. Cities can use the money under this umbrella for a variety of purposes.

Jordan said he wanted to use the money to tackle social, environmental and economic problems. He plans to seek recommendations from the city’s various resident-led bodies, residents and councilors.

Training the workforce, housing, infrastructure and supporting local businesses are in Jordan’s mind, he said. Jordan said he wanted input from the public but also wanted to act quickly.

“I know you get a lot of different points of view in this city and I appreciate that,” he said. “Diversity is our strength here. So from the different voices of people we will find solutions on how to spend the money we get.”

The city council must approve a plan for using the money.

In other matters, the council voted 7-0 to approve certain rainwater regulations for individual properties. Councilor Matthew Petty was absent.

The regulations will push developers to use a set of standards based on the entire impermeable surface added. Certain standards will be required for developments that add 1,201 to 6,000 square feet of new impervious space. Developments that add 6,001 and more square feet of impervious surface will require more standards. Drainage requirements will be reviewed during the building permit process, said Alan Pugh, city human resources engineer.

The requirements apply to single-family and semi-detached houses that are not part of a subdivision designed in accordance with the city’s current drainage regulations, Pugh said. These subdivisions are already subject to the city’s manual of drainage criteria, he said.

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Actions by the Council

Fayetteville City Council met Tuesday and approved:

Commissioning the fire brigade with a software company to compile data on fire protection systems for companies.

Re-zoning of a single lot southwest of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wood Avenue for a potential townhouse development.

Rezoning approximately 4 of 22 acres owned by Fayetteville Public Schools near the high school to redevelop portions of the site for school sports facilities.

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Cash raised, spent not figuring out consider Fayetteville elections

FAYETTEVILLE – Raising or spending more money on a campaign didn’t necessarily mean winning the city’s races for the local office.

Municipal candidates were required to submit final campaign contributions and spending reports for the November 3rd general election by December 30th. This is in addition to the pre-election reports and reports related to the December 1 runoff election, if applicable.

Candidates for the city’s mayor and council races in the general election raised around $ 145,000 in total, with more than $ 135,000 spent on campaigning.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan won re-election for a fourth term, surpassing his closest opponent, Tom Terminella. Jordan raised more than $ 38,000 on $ 21,750 from Terminella. Jordan also spent more than $ 33,000 on his campaign while Terminella only spent more than $ 21,700. Jordan received 24,641 votes, or 68%, and Terminella 9,050 votes, or 25%.

Mayoral candidates Ron Baucom and William Harris, whose total vote was 2,716, or 7%, raised no money and only spent more than $ 200 apiece. Baucom spent $ 241 on signs and business cards, while Harris spent $ 227 on office supplies, brochures, and business cards.

Terminella submitted its final report on the general election on late January 8, according to the Washington County Clerk’s Office postage stamp.

Twelve contestants in the city’s four city races raised around $ 85,000 in total and reportedly spent around $ 80,000.

Two candidates for Ward 1 – Tanner Pettigrew and Oroo Oyioka – have submitted their final reports for the general election on Friday and Thursday, respectively. Three councilors – Pedro Fimbres Jr. in Station 1, Matthew Petty in Station 2, and Kyle Smith in Station 4 – filed their final reports a day later on December 31st.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission will generally only investigate a potential violation, e.g. B. if a complaint is not submitted correctly or in time when a complaint is submitted. The Commission can impose fines or send a letter of referral if it determines that there has been a breach.

D’Andre Jones won the Ward 1 seat against Pettigrew in a runoff election. Jones raised just over $ 10,300 and spent more than $ 14,000 on the general election. His pre-election report for the runoff showed he had raised nearly $ 2,500 and only spent more than $ 1,800.

With that, Jones has raised more than $ 12,000 in total and spent more than $ 16,000. He also started his campaign with $ 1,000 and borrowed $ 1,600.

A volunteer campaign worker for Jones said he raised a little more money during the runoff and made up the difference with a loan to himself. A final outflow report due Feb. 1 will reflect the amounts, she said.

The money reflected in Pettigrew’s general election reports and pre-election runoff report showed that he led Jones in donations with about $ 18,000 and only more than $ 16,000 in expenses.

Jones led Pettigrew in the November 3rd election by 3,108 votes, or 38%, to Pettigrew’s 2,413 votes, or 30%. Jones won the runoff election on December 1 by 1,040 votes, or 72%, compared to Pettigrew’s 408 votes, or 28% according to the unofficial number of votes.

Fimbres raised $ 4,400 and spent $ 4,060. Oyioka reported $ 439 in funds raised with $ 1,252 for its campaign.

Station 2 candidates, Petty and William Chesser, raised comparable sums of money of approximately $ 8,900 each. Petty, the incumbent, only spent more than $ 5,000 on his campaign, compared to $ 8,900 on Chesser’s spending.

Petty won the race with 64% of the vote, or 4,135 total votes. Chesser got 2,300, or 36%.

Peter Tonnessen did not raise money in his campaign to depose incumbent Ward 3 Councilor Sarah Bunch, who raised $ 6,350. Tonnessen spent $ 1,470 on Bunchs $ 3,913.

Bunch won re-election by 54 points with 7,548 votes, or 77%, over Tonnessen’s 2,258 votes, or 23%.

Kyle Smith, who was named to his seat in Ward 4 by the city council in 2017, has surpassed and surpassed eventual winner of the race, Holly Hertzberg. Smith raised $ 19,760 to $ 14,870 from Hertzberg. He also spent $ 20,515, compared to $ 15,027 Hertzberg spent on their campaign.

Smith borrowed $ 2,000 for his campaign. Hertzberg had a $ 157 loan to make up the difference between the amounts earned and spent.

Hertzberg won the election on November 3rd with 4,894 votes, or 51% and a majority. Smith received 3,043 votes, or 31%. Paul Waddell finished third with 942 votes, or 10%, and perennial candidate Adam Fire Cat got 774, or 8%.

Waddell raised $ 1,925 and spent $ 1,942. Fire Cat raised no money but did spend $ 13 on advertising.

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Election deadlines

If a candidate was rejected and raised or spent more than $ 500, the November 3rd general election required a campaign contribution and expense report. The reports covered all activities through October 24th.

Each candidate was required to submit a final report on the general election, regardless of whether money was raised or spent. The final report was due on December 30th. If the candidate filed the pre-election report and was not in the runoff election, the period covered was October 25th to the date submitted. If the candidate filed a pre-election report and went to a runoff election, the activity spanned October 25 through November 3.

A pre-election report for the December 1 runoff was due on November 24 and covered activities from November 4 to November 21.

The final report for the runoff election is due on February 1st. It is valid for November 22nd until the submitted date.

Source: Washington County Electoral Commission

Stacy Ryburn can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @stacyryburn.

Cash raised, spent not figuring out consider Fayetteville elections

FAYETTEVILLE – Raising or spending more money on a campaign didn’t necessarily mean winning the city’s races for the local office.

Municipal candidates were required to submit final campaign contributions and spending reports for the November 3rd general election by December 30th. This is in addition to the pre-election reports and reports related to the December 1 runoff election, if applicable.

Candidates for the city’s mayor and council races in the general election raised around $ 145,000 in total, with more than $ 135,000 spent on campaigning.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan won re-election for a fourth term, surpassing his closest opponent, Tom Terminella. Jordan raised more than $ 38,000 on $ 21,750 from Terminella. Jordan also spent more than $ 33,000 on his campaign while Terminella only spent more than $ 21,700. Jordan received 24,641 votes, or 68%, and Terminella 9,050 votes, or 25%.

Mayoral candidates Ron Baucom and William Harris, whose total vote was 2,716, or 7%, raised no money and only spent more than $ 200 apiece. Baucom spent $ 241 on signs and business cards, while Harris spent $ 227 on office supplies, brochures, and business cards.

Terminella submitted its final report on the general election on late January 8, according to the Washington County Clerk’s Office postage stamp.

Twelve contestants in the city’s four city races raised around $ 85,000 in total and reportedly spent around $ 80,000.

Two candidates for Ward 1 – Tanner Pettigrew and Oroo Oyioka – have submitted their final reports for the general election on Friday and Thursday, respectively. Three councilors – Pedro Fimbres Jr. in Station 1, Matthew Petty in Station 2, and Kyle Smith in Station 4 – filed their final reports a day later on December 31st.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission will generally only investigate a potential violation, e.g. B. if a complaint is not submitted correctly or in time when a complaint is submitted. The Commission can impose fines or send a letter of referral if it determines that there has been a breach.

D’Andre Jones won the Ward 1 seat against Pettigrew in a runoff election. Jones raised just over $ 10,300 and spent more than $ 14,000 on the general election. His pre-election report for the runoff showed he had raised nearly $ 2,500 and only spent more than $ 1,800.

With that, Jones has raised more than $ 12,000 in total and spent more than $ 16,000. He also started his campaign with $ 1,000 and borrowed $ 1,600.

A volunteer campaign worker for Jones said he raised a little more money during the runoff and made up the difference with a loan to himself. A final outflow report due Feb. 1 will reflect the amounts, she said.

The money reflected in Pettigrew’s general election reports and pre-election runoff report showed that he led Jones in donations with about $ 18,000 and only more than $ 16,000 in expenses.

Jones led Pettigrew in the November 3rd election by 3,108 votes, or 38%, to Pettigrew’s 2,413 votes, or 30%. Jones won the runoff election on December 1 by 1,040 votes, or 72%, compared to Pettigrew’s 408 votes, or 28% according to the unofficial number of votes.

Fimbres raised $ 4,400 and spent $ 4,060. Oyioka reported $ 439 in funds raised with $ 1,252 for its campaign.

Station 2 candidates, Petty and William Chesser, raised comparable sums of money of approximately $ 8,900 each. Petty, the incumbent, only spent more than $ 5,000 on his campaign, compared to $ 8,900 on Chesser’s spending.

Petty won the race with 64% of the vote, or 4,135 total votes. Chesser got 2,300, or 36%.

Peter Tonnessen did not raise money in his campaign to depose incumbent Ward 3 Councilor Sarah Bunch, who raised $ 6,350. Tonnessen spent $ 1,470 on Bunchs $ 3,913.

Bunch won re-election by 54 points with 7,548 votes, or 77%, over Tonnessen’s 2,258 votes, or 23%.

Kyle Smith, who was named to his seat in Ward 4 by the city council in 2017, has surpassed and surpassed eventual winner of the race, Holly Hertzberg. Smith raised $ 19,760 to $ 14,870 from Hertzberg. He also spent $ 20,515, compared to $ 15,027 Hertzberg spent on their campaign.

Smith borrowed $ 2,000 for his campaign. Hertzberg had a $ 157 loan to make up the difference between the amounts earned and spent.

Hertzberg won the election on November 3rd with 4,894 votes, or 51% and a majority. Smith received 3,043 votes, or 31%. Paul Waddell finished third with 942 votes, or 10%, and perennial candidate Adam Fire Cat got 774, or 8%.

Waddell raised $ 1,925 and spent $ 1,942. Fire Cat raised no money but did spend $ 13 on advertising.

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Election deadlines

If a candidate was rejected and raised or spent more than $ 500, the November 3rd general election required a campaign contribution and expense report. The reports covered all activities through October 24th.

Each candidate was required to submit a final report on the general election, regardless of whether money was raised or spent. The final report was due on December 30th. If the candidate filed the pre-election report and was not in the runoff election, the period covered was October 25th to the date submitted. If the candidate filed a pre-election report and went to a runoff election, the activity spanned October 25 through November 3.

A pre-election report for the December 1 runoff was due on November 24 and covered activities from November 4 to November 21.

The final report for the runoff election is due on February 1st. It is valid for November 22nd until the submitted date.

Source: Washington County Electoral Commission

Stacy Ryburn can be reached by email at sryburn@nwadg.com or on Twitter @stacyryburn.