Board of Directors Meeting

 

October 20, 2020

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 15)

1.   RESOLUTION

G-23-474:To set November 2, 2020, as the date of public hearing on the request to abandon portions of Vernon Estates Drive, Cameron Street and the James M. Henson Drive rights-of-way, located east of Chicot Road and south of Baseline Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-23-475:To set November 2, 2020, as the date of public hearing on the request to abandon portions of the fifteen (15)-foot wide alley right-of-way located within Block 16, Hillcrest Addition, adjacent to 1117 Rose Street, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

G-24-056:To set November 2, 2020, as the date of public hearing on the request to abandon several easements within the Vernon Place Addition, Wallace Baseline Acres Addition and Brimsonís Replat, located generally north of Vernon Estates Drive and east of Chicot Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $405,255.48, for the Katillus Road and Forest Lane Improvement Project; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 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 the Katillus Road and Forest Lane Improvements, Project No. 05-17-ST-223B, Bid No. 992.(Located in Ward 5)

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Harris Management, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $141,344.40, for the Ward 2 Sidewalk Project; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Harris Construction Management, Inc., for the Ward 2 Sidewalk Project, Project No. 2-17-SW359, Bid No. 991.(Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Escamilla Excavating, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $243,382.80, for the Yarberry Lane Improvement Project; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Escamilla Excavating, LLC, for Yarberry Lane Improvements, Project No. 7-17-ST-294, Bid No. 993.(Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $2,419,732.55, for the Pratt Remmel Road Extension 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 execute an agreement with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., for the Pratt Remmel Road Extension, Lindsey Road to Frazier Pike, Bid No. 1008.(Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Central Arkansas Mitigation Bank, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $55,579.75, for Stream and Wetland Mitigation Credits for the Pratt Remmel Road Improvement Project; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Central Arkansas Mitigation Bank, LLC, for Wetland Mitigations Credits, Bid No. 1006.(Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Enterprise FM Trust, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $244,171.00, to lease forty-eight (48) vehicles for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Enterprise FM Trust for the leasing of forty-eight (48) vehicles to be utilized by the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

10. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a fourth extension of the contract with VSP, in an amount not to exceed $135,000.00, for Group Vision Insurance for the period beginning January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2020; and for otherpurposes.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, 2021, to December 31, 2021.This renewal represents year five (5) of the seven (7)-year term.

 

 

 

11. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents required to transfer the title of two (2) properties between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Haybar Properties, LLC; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute appropriate documents for a land swap in the Fletcher Meadows Subdivision between the City of Little Rock and Haybar Properties.

 

 

 

12. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $130,000.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of twenty-five (25) mobile radios for the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Contract Purchasing Agreement; and for otherpurposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc., for the purchase of a twenty-five (25) Motorola Radios for the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

13. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00, for the purchase of twenty-five (25) WatchGuard Cameras and Accessories for the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Contract Purchasing Agreement; and for otherpurposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions for the purchase of a twenty-five (25) WatchGuard Cameras and Accessories for the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

14. ††RESOLUTION

To request that the State of Arkansas provide $3,000,000.00 in Cares Act Funds to the City of Little Rock to assist the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

15. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Delta Dental Insurance, in an amount not to exceed $650,000.00, for Group Dental Insurance for a period beginning January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an Administrative Services only agreement with Delta Dental for the period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021.

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 16 - 24)

16. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To establish the rate of taxation of property for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be collected in the 2021 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.

 

 

 

17. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the National League of Cities Institute, in an amount not to exceed $38,486.00, to provide Training and Technical Assistance to build capacity to identify racial disparities and address issues through policy and practice; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:An ordinance to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the National League of Cities Institute to provide training and technical assistance to build capacity and identify racial disparities and address issues through policy and practice.

 

 

 

18. ††ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance and sale of Water Reclamation Refunding Revenue Bonds; to provide for the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds; prescribing other matters related thereto; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

19. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 19,769 (August 7, 2007); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Sewer Revenue Bond, Series 2007B; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

20. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 20,074 (April 20,2009); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Sewer Revenue Bond, Series 2009A; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

21. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 20,711 (May 8, 2013); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Sewer Revenue Bond, Series 2013; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

22. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,258 (August 12, 2016); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Sewer Revenue Bond, Series 2016; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

23. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,553 (April 4, 2018); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Water Reclamation System Revenue Bond, Series 2018; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

24. ††ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,699 (April 2, 2019); to authorize a revised repayment schedule and interest rate for the outstanding City of Little Rock, Arkansas Water Reclamation Revenue Bond, Series 2019; to prescribe other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 25)

25. ††ORDINANCE

To authorize the construction of betterments and improvements to the Water Reclamation System of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to authorize the issuance of a Water Reclamation System Revenue Bond, Series 2020C for the purpose of financing the cost thereof; to provide for the payment and interest of the bond; prescribing other matters relating thereto; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

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.

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DISCUSSION (Item 26)

26. ††DISCUSSION

CARES Act Update & 2020 Budget Amendment