Board of Directors Meeting

 

 

January 19, 2021

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Dean Kumpuris

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

DEFERRALS:

12.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred at the applicant’s request until February 2, 2021)

 

 

 

Z-7091-A:  To reclassify property located in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  7 ayes; 3 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 11.66-acre property located at the north end of Brookside Drive, east of Reservoir Road, is requesting that the property be reclassified from PRD, Planned Residential District, to R-5, Urban Residence District.  (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)

1.   MOTION

To approve the minutes of the November 17, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-24-057:  To set February 2, 2021, as the date of public hearing on the request to abandon a Sanitary Sewer Easement, located within the northeast portion of the property located at 3424 West 25th Street, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

G-25-224:  To create the Hillcrest Temporary Entertainment District, for two (2) days on February 4, 2021, and March 4, 2021; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Hillcrest District of Little Rock is seeking approval for a Temporary Entertainment District to encourage visitors to the Hillcrest area during the neighborhood’s traditional First Thursday Monthly Evening Shopping Event and to further promote the business members of the Hillcrest Merchant’s Association.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Granite Mountain Quarries, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.00, for the purchase of Rock, Gravel and Aggregate for the Operations and Solid Waste Divisions of the Public Works Departments and the Parks & Recreation Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Granite Mountain Quarries for the purchase of Rock, Gravel and Aggregate for the maintenance of roads, parks and landfill. 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract Graylee Construction & Demolition, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $134,326.43, for the Vimy Ridge Culvert Extension Project; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Graylee Construction & Demolition, LLC, for the Vimy Ridge Culvert Extension Project, Bid No. 1079.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.00, to provide Economic Development Consulting Services; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development Consulting Services. 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

To make Mayoral and Board of Directors Liaison/Member Appointments to represent the City of Little Rock Boards and Commissions; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

To appropriate $50,000.00 to the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to approve an appropriation of $50,000.00 to the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park to assist in meeting the operating expenses for the 2021 Fiscal Year. 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 9 - 14)

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

A-338:  To accept the Hastings Annexation, to add certain lands to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To accept the annexation of approximately forty (40) acres, along and south of Cooper Orbit Road, west of the Cooper Orbit/Kirby/Kanis Roads intersection (approximately 14200 - 14600 blocks of Cooper Orbit Road) to the City of Little Rock.  (Located within the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-2502-F:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Commercial District titled New Africa Development Revised PCD, located at the southeast corner of West 40th Street and Potter Street, and to revoke a portion of a Planned Commercial District titled New Africa Development Long-Form PCD, located at the southwest Corner of West 40th Street and Whitfield Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at the southeast corner of West 40th Street and Potter Street be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial District, to Revised PCD, and that the existing PCD zoning at the southwest corner of West 40th Street and Whitfield Street be revoked.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-6274-D:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Commercial District titled Ahern Rentals Revised PCD, located at 9110 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located at 9110 Interstate 30 be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial District, to Revised PCD to allow for an equipment rental, sales and repair business.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9535:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Office District titled Taylor Loop Creek Office POD, located at 16100 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located at 16100 Cantrell Road be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, to POD, Planned Office District, and OS, Open Space District to allow for a new office development. (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9456:  To reclassify property located in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 2.06 acres of property located in the 1000/1100 blocks of Jonesboro Drive (east side) is requesting that the property be reclassified from R-3, Single-Family District, to O-1, Quiet Office District.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to extend the contract with the Arkansas Municipal League Municipal Vehicle Program, at a total cost of $950,000.00, to administer a Self-Insurance Program for the City of Little Rock’s Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Request for a Sole-Source Ordinance to approve participation in an insurance pool administered by the Arkansas Municipal League for certain litigation costs, expenses and coverage.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 15 - 19)

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Map

Sketch

Z-4517-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled La Arandas Taqueria Private Club PCD, located at 4721 Baseline Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located at 4721 Baseline Road be rezoned from C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for a portion of an existing strip center building to be used as a private club (restaurant with alcohol sales). (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9529:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Syed Ali PRD, located at 7520 North Chicot Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 2 nays; 0 absent; and 1 abstention) (1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings held on December 15, 2020) (Deferred from December 15, 2020)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at 7520 North Chicot Road be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, to PRD, Planned Residential District, to allow an eight (8)-unit residential development.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9539:  To reclassify property located in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Planning Commission:  9 ayes; 2 nays; and 0 absent)  (Deferred from December 15, 2020)  (1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings held on December 15, 2020) (Deferred from December 15, 2020)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.80-acre property located at 8300 Geyer Springs Road is requesting that the property be reclassified from O-3, General Office District, to C-3, General Commercial District.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

To permit Dockless Mobility Technology within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to amend Little Rock, Ark., Rev Code §§ 32-463; 32-494; 32-496 (1988); to permit the use of Dockless Mobility Units on public streets in Central Business Districts, or other designated areas; to establish certain standards for the use of such technology; to establish a Business Licenses Fee and Franchise Fee for use of the City right-of-way; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

19.   RESOLUTION

To support a Targeted Community Development Initiative to address the lack of development in strategic sections of the City; and for other purposes.   (Sponsored by Directors Richardson and Wright)