Board of Directors Meeting

 

October 15, 2019

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

City Beautiful Landscape Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 13)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with FTN Associates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $212,000.00, to provide Engineering Services for the construction of Cell 5 West of the Little Rock Landfill; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with FTN Associates, Ltd., to provide Construction Quality Assurance Engineering Services for the construction of Cell 5 West of the Little Rock Landfill.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with James A. Rogers Excavating, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $4,440,575.23, for the City of Little Rock Class 1 Landfill Cell West 5 Construction; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with James A. Rogers Excavating, Inc., for City of Little Rock Class 1 Landfill Cell 5 West Construction, Bid No. 617.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rivercity Hydraulics, in the amount of $2,172,720.00, for the purchase of eight (8) Freightliner Model M2-106 Refuse Trucks for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rivercity Hydraulics, Inc., for the purchase of eight (8) Freightliner Model M2-106 Refuse Trucks for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D.J. Red Iron & Aggregates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $133,296.00, for the North Lookout Road Sidewalk Replacement Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with D. J. Red Iron & Aggregates, Ltd., for the  North Lookout Road Sidewalk Replacement Project, Bid No. 613.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $226,779.60, for Spring Valley Drainage Phase 2; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., for Spring Valley Drainage Phase 2, Project No. 06-17-DR-228, Bid No. 618.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Positive Resolutions Lawn Service, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $123,984.00, for the Maryland Avenue Reconstruction Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Positive Results Lawn Service, Inc., for the Maryland Avenue Reconstruction Project, Project No. 02-17-ST-83, Bid No. 619.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To transfer title to Brittany Hobbs via Quitclaim Deed for property sold by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Land Bank Commission:  6 ayes, 0 nays and 4 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  In an effort by the Land Bank to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to transfer the lots located at 1011 South Woodrow Street (5,500 square-foot vacant lot with no structure), 1021 South Woodrow Street (4,250 square-foot vacant lot with no structure) and 2818 West 11th Street (4,356 square-foot vacant lot with not structure) to Brittany Hobbs.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To transfer title to Springer & Springer, LLC, via Quitclaim Deed for property sold by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Land Bank Commission:  6 ayes, 0 nays and 4 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  In an effort by the Land Bank to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to transfer the lots located at 1705 South Cedar Street (3,036 square-foot vacant lot), 1709 South Cedar Street (6,072 square-foot vacant lot), 1719 South Cedar Street (6,072 square-foot vacant lot), 1919 South Cedar Street (3,036 square-foot vacant lot), 1921 South Cedar Street (4,620 square-foot vacant lot), 1923 South Cedar Street (4,356 square-foot vacant lot), 3316 Maryland Avenue (6,300 square-foot vacant lot)  & 2311 West 10th Street (7,500 square-foot vacant lot) to Springer & Springer, LLC.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

9.     RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To transfer title to Toya Smith via Quitclaim Deed for property sold by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Land Bank Commission:  6 ayes, 0 nays and 4 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  In an effort by the Land Bank to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to transfer the lot/structure located at 2101 South Valentine Street, a 7,000 square-foot lot with a structure, to Toya Smith. 

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with North America Fire Equipment Company, Inc., for the total amount of $181,670.02, for the purchase of Firefighting Protective Coats and Pants for the Little Rock Fire Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Fire Department is requesting the approval of a resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with North America Fire Equipment Company, Inc., for the purchase of eighty-three (83) PBI Coats and eighty-four (84) PBI Pants.

 

 

 

11.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Drager Safety, Inc., for the amount of $87,000.00, for the purchase of a Mobile SCBA Maze Training Gallery for the Little Rock Fire Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Fire Department is requesting approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Drager Safety, Inc., for the purchase of a Mobile SCBA Maze Training Gallery.

 

 

 

12.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize the Mayor to execute a Lease Agreement between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Women and Children First:  The Center Against Family Violence, within park property located in the Southwest Community Park; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 13 - 18)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

LU19-16-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan in the Stagecoach Road Planning District, 10101 Stagecoach Road, from Neighborhood Commercial to Commercial; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  To approve Land Use Plan amendment in the Otter Creek Planning District, 10101 Stagecoach Road, northeast edge of a commercial business center at the Otter Creek Road & Stagecoach Road intersection from Neighborhood Commercial to Commercial.  (Located in Ward 7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

Z-9450:  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:  6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the six (6)-acre property located at 10101 Stagecoach Road is requesting that the property be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,276 (April 3, 2018) to remove a residential property from the list to condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazards; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct City Staff to take such action as to remove said structure; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Staff is recommending that the structure located at 6722 Sandpiper Drive be removed from Ordinance No. 21,576 that was passed on April 3, 2018.  All Notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law.

 

 

 

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,749 (June 18, 2019) to remove a residential property from the list to condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazards; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct City Staff to take such action as to remove said structure; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Staff is recommending that the structure located at 7911 Woodhaven Drive be removed from Ordinance No. 21,749 that was passed on June 18, 2019.  All Notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law.

 

 

 

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To establish the Rate of Taxation of property for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be collected the year 2020 for various funds of the City of Little Rock; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Adoption of the ordinance levying Property Taxes to be paid on real and personal property located within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

To amend a portion of the provisions of Chapter 18, Article II, Offenses Involving Public Peace and Noises Prohibited Generally, § 18-52 (B) of the Revised Code of Ordinances (1988) of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 19)

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-3451-D:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District titled Bennett Davis Group Revised Short-Form POD, located at 1300 North Shackleford Road, Little Rock Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  6 ayes; 1 nay; 3 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting a revision to the approved POD, Planned Office Development, to allow for the use of the former sanctuary space as an event center and to increase hours of operation for existing dance studio/clubs currently operating in the facility.  (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 20)

20.   RESOLUTION

To make an appointment as a Commissioner on the Little Rock Housing Authority Board of Commissioners; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Appointment of Leta Anthony to serve her second five (5)-year term, said term to expire on September 30, 2024.

 

 

 

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

 

Three (3) minutes are allowed to present a specific item that is not already on the Agenda. This time is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, or other message to the Board of Directors. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allotted for citizen communications each meeting.  Individuals wishing to address the City Board during Citizen Communication will be required to submit a yellow card to the City Clerk prior to the official start of the meeting.  Citizen Communication Cards are available on the table in the hallway located outside of the Board Chambers.  Citizen Communication will be held immediately following the Consent Agenda items on the first Tuesday and at the end of the printed Agenda on the third Tuesday.