Board of Directors Meeting

 

October 18, 2022 Agenda Meeting

6:00 PM

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Joan Adcock

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

  

 

 

Modifications

 

DEFERRALS

12.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred until November 15, 2022, at the applicant’s request)

 

Z-9353-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Commercial Development, titled Shields and Associates PCD, located at 13108 Lawson 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 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 5.3-acre property, located at 13108 Lawson Road, be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow for the development of an office with storage yard and a mini-warehouse facility.  (Located within the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

19.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred until November 15, 2022, at the applicant’s request)

 

 

Z-9716:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Commercial Development, titled The Middle PCD, located at the southwest corner of Cantrell Road and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   (Planning Commission:    8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 10.967-acre property, located at the southeast corner of Cantrell Road and North Rodney Parham Road, be rezoned from O-2, Office and Institutional District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow for a multi-lot commercial development.  (Located in Ward 4)

 

Agenda

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,300 (October 6, 2020), to amend the contract price with Mid-South Sales, in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00, to account for the increased cost of Fuel and Gasoline for City Vehicles; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an amendment to Resolution No. 15,300 (October 6, 2020) to include an increased budgeted amount for the final renewal term of the contract with Mid-South Sales for Fuel and Gasoline for City Vehicles. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract extension with The McPherson Companies, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00, for the purchase of Oils and Lubricants for use in all City Vehicles and Equipment; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with The McPherson Companies, Inc., for the purchase of Oils and Lubricants for use in all City Vehicles and Equipment. 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To transfer the title of the properties located at 2119 South Martin Street, 9200 Adkins Street 1619 Johnson Street and 1623 Johnson Street, from the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to Springer & Springer, LLC, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  (Land Bank Commission:  5 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; 1 abstention; and 3 open positions)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  In an effort by the Land Bank to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to transfer the properties located at 2119 South Martin Street (7,000 square-foot lot), 9200 Adkins Street (8,712 square-foot lot), and 1619 Johnson Street & 1623 Johnson Street (6,730 square-foot lots), Little Rock, Arkansas, to Springer & Springer LLC, to build duplexes for disabled veterans.  (Located in Wards 1 & 2)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents necessary to purchase three (3) residential parcels in Ward 6, for an amount not to exceed $70,000.00, plus survey and closing cost fees, utilizing  HOME Investment Partnership Program Funds; and for other purposes.   (Targeted Community Development) Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  In an effort by the Land Bank to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to purchase sixteen (16) and ˝ lots in Ward 6 to be developed on Holt Street and Bowers Street.  The parcels will be owned by the City of Little Rock and developed utilizing HOME Funds and will be sold for affordable housing to eligible low-to-moderate income homebuyers.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

5.  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Optiv Security, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $147,735.48, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of fifty-eight (58) Checkpoint Firewalls, for the Information Technology Department; and for other purposes.  (A portion of the funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Optiv Security, Inc., for the purchase of fifty-eight (58) Checkpoint Firewalls for the Information Technology Department.    

 

 

 

6.  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Volkert, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $127,575.00, for Acquisition Services for the Tri-Creek Greenway Trail Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Volkert, Inc., for Acquisition Services for the Tri-Creek Greenway Trail Project.

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, in an amount not to exceed $586,553.64, for the construction of roadway improvements at Interstate Park; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group for the construction of roadway improvements at Interstate Park.

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

To certify Local Government Endorsement of GT Marketplace, LLC, to participate in the Arkansas Tax Back Programs, as authorized by Ark. Code  Ann § 15-4-2706(D) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS  (Items 9 - 15)

9.        ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

MSP2022-01:   To amend the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 20,507), to add an alternative Design Standard on Frazier Pike; and for other purposes.   (Planning Commission:    9 ayes; 0 nays; 1 absent; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve a Master Street Plan Map amendment for Frazier Pike, from Roosevelt Road to Zeuber Road, of an Alternative Design Standard.  This Standard shall be two (2), eleven (11)-foot travel lanes with sidewalks on each side of the road and no paved shoulders.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

10.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-4470-O:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Commercial Development, titled Wellington Hills Center Revised PCD, located at 15400 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   (Planning Commission:    8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 3.96-acre property, located at 15400 Chenal Parkway, be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to Revised PCD, to allow for the creation of a new 1.36-acre lot for the development of a restaurant with drive-thru.  (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

11.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-6238-B:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Development - Commercial, titled Telecoe Federal Credit Union PD-C, located at 1400 South Bowman Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   (Planning Commission:    8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 2.14-acre property, located at 1400 South Bowman Road, be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to PD-C, Planned Development, - Commercial to allow for the development of a Branch Bank Facility.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

12.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9353-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Commercial Development, titled Shields and Associates PCD, located at 13108 Lawson 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 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 5.3-acre property, located at 13108 Lawson Road, be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow for the development of an office with storage yard and a mini-warehouse facility.  (Located within the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

13.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To establish the rate of taxation of property for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be collected in the Year 2023, 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.

 

 

 

14.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

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 is necessary to raze and remove said structures; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Four (4) residential structures are in a severely dilapidated, deteriorated and/or burned condition causing a negative environmental impact on the residential neighborhoods in which they are located.  All Notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 15 – 20)

15.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

LU2022-09-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan in the Interstate 630 Planning District at 3301, 3305, 3317 and 3319 Asher Avenue, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, from Mixed Use (MX) to Commercial (C); and for other purposes. (Planning Commission:    9 ayes; 0 nays; 1 abstention; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve a Land Use Plan Map amendment in the Interstate 630 Planning District at 3301, 3305, 3317 and 3319 Asher Avenue from Mixed Use (MX) to Commercial (C).  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

16.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9719:  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; 0 nays; 1 abstention; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.97-acre property (four (4) lots), located at 3301, 3305, 3317 and 3319 Asher Avenue, is requesting that the property be rezoned from R-3, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

17.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

LU2022-15-02:  To amend the Land Use Plan in the Geyer Springs West Planning District, at 9204 Chicot Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, from Residential Low Density (RL) to Neighborhood Commercial (NC); and for other purposes. (Planning Commission:    10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval.  

 

Synopsis:  To approve a Land Use Plan Map amendment in the Geyer Springs West Planning District at 9204 Chicot Road from Residential Low Density (RL) to Neighborhood Commercial (NC).  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

18.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9713:  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; 1 nay; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.19-acre property, located at 9204 Chicot Road, is requesting that the property be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Site Plan

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

Sketch 4

Sketch 5

Sketch 6

Z-9716:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and to establish a Planned Commercial Development, titled The Middle PCD, located at the southwest corner of Cantrell Road and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   (Planning Commission:    8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the 10.967-acre property, located at the southeast corner of Cantrell Road and North Rodney Parham Road, be rezoned from O-2, Office and Institutional District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow for a multi-lot commercial development.  (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Code Chapter 17, Article IV, § 96(A) (1988) and various zoning articles and sections of Chapter 36; and for other purposes. (Deferred from September 6, 2022) (Deferred from September 20, 2022) (Planning Commission:    10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 open position)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve an ordinance regulating Short-Term Rentals within the zoning area of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas. 

 

 

 

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.