Board of Directors Meeting

 

October 16, 2018

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:††††††††††††††††††††††† Director Erma Hendrix

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Dr. Cam Patterson, UAMS

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 Ė 10)

1.    MOTION

October 1, 2018

To approve the minutes of the October 1, 2018, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

2.    RESOLUTION

S-1809-A:To set November 5, 2018, as the date of public hearing on the request to appeal the Planning Commissionís action in denying a variance request for The Breeding Additional Preliminary/Final Plat, located at 7718 Henderson Road, Pulaski County, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

 

 

3.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Ad-Wear & Specialty of Texas, in the amount of $60,054.76, for the purchase of the 2019 Little Rock Marathon Participant and Volunteer Shirts; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase the 2019 Little Rock Marathon Participant & Volunteer Shirts From Ad-Wear & Specialty of Texas.

 

 

 

4.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Advanced Exercise, in an amount not to exceed $286,575.00, for the purchase of Fitness Equipment for the Southwest Community Center and Dunbar Community Center; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase Fitness Equipment for Southwest Community Center and Dunbar Community Center from Advanced Exercise.

 

 

 

5.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Oakley Fertilizer, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $300,000.00, for the purchase of rock salt for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Oakley Fertilizer Incorporated for the purchase of rock salt in bulk at $102.00 per ton as needed.

 

 

 

6.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to JCI Construction, in an amount not to exceed $356,628.06, for the Arkansas River Trail Riverfront Drive Projects Improvements; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with JCI Construction, Inc., for the Arkansas River Trail Riverfront Drive Trail Project Improvements, ArDOT Job No. 061490, Bid No. 18019.

 

 

 

7.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a third extension of the contract with VSP, in an amount not to exceed $135,000.00, for Group Vision Insurance for a period beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with VSP for Group Vision Insurance for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.This would be the third (3) of seven (7) years.

 

 

 

8.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00, for Group Dental Insurance for a period beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield for Group Dental Insurance for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

 

 

 

9.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, in an amount not to exceed $520,000.00, for Group Life and AD&D Insurance for a period beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019; to include a clause which permits the City to renew the contract at its option for four (4) additional years; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for Group Life and AD&D Insurance for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. This would be the third (3) of seven (7) years.

 

 

 

10. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to extend the agreement with United Healthcare, in an amount not to exceed $13,300,00.00, to provide Group Health Insurance for City employees for a twelve period beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to extend theagreement with United Healthcare for Group Health Insurance for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 11 - 15)

11. RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

G-25-222:To change the name of that portion of West 5th Street, located west of South Rodney Parham Road, to West Capitol Avenue; and for other purposes.Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Public Works Department has filed an application to change the name of that portion of West 5th Street, located west of South Rodney Parham Road, to West Capitol Avenue to eliminate confusion over the conflicting street names.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

12. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Map

Sketch

Z-4653-J:To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Powell Brothers Revised Short-Form PCD, located at 1308 South Bowman Road, Little Rock, Arkansas; amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The applicant is requesting to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to add pet grooming, boarding and daycare as an allowable use for the site.††† (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Map

Sketch

Z-4745-C:To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Shackleford Kanis Revised Short-Form PD-C, located at 10721 Kanis Road, Little Rock, Arkansas; amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The applicant is requesting to amend the previously-approved PD-C, Planned Development - Commercial, to allow Starbucks to occupy the former Dunkin Donuts building.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To transfer the administration of Retirement Coverage for eligible members of the Little Rock Firemenís Relief and Pension Fund to the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System and to authorize the City Manager to enter into an irrevocable agreement with the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

Synopsis: The Board of Trustees of the Little Rock Firemenís Relief and Pension Fund has elected to have its pension fund administered by the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System (LOPFI) as stated by Resolution dated September 20, 2018.In order for consolidation to occur, the City Board of Directors must authorize the City Manager to enter into an irrevocable agreement with LOPFI to administer the Little Rock Firemenís Relief and Pension Fund and pay off the unfunded liability within a closed twenty-five (25)-year amortization period. The consolidation is to include a $250.00 per month benefit increase to all retiree and survivor accounts beginning January 1, 2019.In addition, the Board of Directors commits to review and consider a benefit increase on a reoccurring three (3)-year basis following consolidation until the conclusion of the closed twenty-five (25)-year amortization period.

 

 

 

15. ††ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance of Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds; to pledge tax revenue sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds; to prescribe other matters relating to the Bonds; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 16 - 17)

16. ††RESOLUTION

To approve the extension of sewer services outside the City Limits to Rusty Tractor Vineyards; to authorize entry into a Pre-Annexation Agreement; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

 

 

17. ††ORDINANCE

To establish standards and specifications for the restoration of excavations and cuts in streets or alley rights-of-way; to provide for a permit process; to establish fees, penalties and permanent restoration reimbursement costs; to provide for the administration and enforcement of the process; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.(Deferred from September 4, 2018) (Deferred from September 18, 2018)(Deferred from October 1, 2018)

 

 

 


EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 18)

18. ††EXECUTIVE SESSION

A resolution to make appointments and reappointments to various City of Little Rock Boards and Commissions; and for other purposes.

 

Synopsis: Americans with Disabilities Act Citizenís Grievance Committee (3 positions); Community Housing Advisory Board (5 positions); City Beautiful Commission (5 positions); Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals (4 positions); Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission (3 positions).

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

 

Three (3) minutes are allowed to present a specific item which has not been previously been brought to the attention of the Board and is not already on the Agenda. This time is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance, or other message to the Board of Directors. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allotted for citizen communications each meeting. No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the City Board are required to fill out a yellow card listing the specific subject to be addressed and hand to the City Clerk upon arrival. 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.