Board of Directors Agenda Meeting

 

November 19, 2019

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Dean Kumpuris

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Dr. Cam Patterson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 13)

1.   RESOLUTION

G-23-471:  To set December 3, 2019, as the date of public hearing to consider the abandonment of an undeveloped, unnamed right-of-way located north of Kanis Road, east of Embassy Suites Drive, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-23-472:  To set December 3, 2019, as the date of public hearing to consider the request for the exclusive right-of-way and easement abandonment of an undeveloped fifty (50)-foot Scenic Boulevard right-of-way, located within the property at 55 Scenic Boulevard, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To create the Temporary Entertainment District – River Market Extension, for Saturday, November 30, 2019; and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To create the Temporary Entertainment District River Market Extension, for the period Saturday, November 30, 2019.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D&J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $51,243.85, for the 22nd Street Drainage 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 D & J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd. for 22nd Street Drainage Improvements, Project No. 06-16-DR-234, Bid No. 664.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the use of eminent domain on the Mabelvale Pike and Gamble Road Improvement Projects; 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 and City Attorney to use eminent domain to complete acquisition of right-of-way, permanent and temporary construction easements for the Mabelvale Pike and Gamble Road Improvement Projects.  (Located in Wards 5 & 7)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Burkhalter Technologies, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $238,973.40, for the Bellemeade Drive Reconstruction 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 Burkhalter Technologies, Inc., for the Bellemeade Drive Street Reconstruction, Project No. 06-15-ST-259, Bid No. 627. (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Positive Results Lawn Service, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $54,548.40, for the Dailey Drive 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 Positive Results Lawn Service, Inc., for Dailey Drive Improvements, Project No. 02-17-ST-67, Bid No. 663.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

8.   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 in bulk for the Public Works Department Operations Division; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Oakley Fertilizer, Inc., for the purchase of Pre-Treated Rock Salt for adverse weather preparations for the Public Works Department - Operations Division.

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an annual contract with A Stitch of Class, in the approximate amount of $70,000.00, for the purchase of Employee Uniforms for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an annual contract with A Stitch of Class to provide the Public Works Department with Employee Uniforms.

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To express support for the continuation of the Retail Compensation Policy for residential solar customers; to transmit this support to the Arkansas Public Service Commission as it considers Docket No. 16-027-R; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution in support of the continuation of the current 1:1 “Retail” Compensation Policy for residential solar customers as pertains to docket 16-027-R before the Public Service Commission.

 

 

 

11.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

Approval of a resolution authorizing one (1) Operator Permit and seventy-five (75) Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Service, LLC, and approval of one (1) Operator Permit and five (5) Taxicab Permits for Ken’s Cab, LLC, for the period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing one (1) Operator Permit and seventy-five (75) Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Service, LLC, and approval of one (1) Operator Permit and five (5) Taxicab Permits for Ken’s Cab, LLC, for 2020.

 

 

 

12.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To require the 2019 Audit be performed in accordance with the Guidelines and Format prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the  United States Government Accountability Office; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution requires that the 2019 Audit be performed in accordance with guidelines and formats prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the United States Government Accountability Office.

 

 

 

13.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To appropriate up to $2,800,000.00 from the City’s 3/8-Cent Capital Sales and Compensating Use Tax proceeds to the Central Arkansas Technology Park Authority; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The City has received a request from the Executive Director of the Little Rock Technology Park to disburse the City’s 3/8-Cent Capital Sales and Compensating Use Tax proceeds allocated to the Technology Park Project (TS10A02) in two (2) installments, upon passage of the resolution and by March 31, 2020, when all 2019 tax proceeds have been received and accounted for. 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 14 - 23)

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

Z-5963-G/S-1313-SS:   To amend Ordinance No. 16,807 (June 20, 1995) revoking a portion of a Planned Zoning District titled Brodie Creek Conceptual Long-Form PRD reclassifying property located in 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 requests that a portion of the Brodie Creek Long-Form PRD be officially revoked and the property revert to its original R-2, Single-Family District, zoning to allow for the development of Woodlands Edge Blocks 32 and 33 containing 118 single-family lots on 89.97 acres. (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9449:   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 owners of the 1.360-acre property located at northeast corner of Lawson Road and Beauchamp Road are requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District.  (Located within the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9457:   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 0.12-acre property located at 1700 South Cedar Street is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-3, Single-Family District, to R-4, Two-Family District.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

LU19-11-02:   To amend the Land Use Plan in the Interstate 430 Planning District, northeast of Aldersgate Road and West 20th Street, from Residential Low Density to Residential Medium Density; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  To approve a Land Use Plan Amendment in the Interstate 430 Planning District from RL, Residential Low Density, to RM, Residential Medium Density.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9458:   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 0.96-acre property located at the northeast corner of Aldersgate Road and West 20th Street is requesting that the property be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to R-4, Two-Family District, (with conditions).  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To fix and impose the aggregate amount of fees and charges to be paid to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by Entergy Corporation and the method of payment thereof; to amend Section 9 of Little Rock, Ark., Ordinance No. 11,683 (December 6, 1965); and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance levying a Franchise Fee to be paid by Entergy Corporation.  This Franchise Fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

20.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Ordinance No. 11,366 (March 4, 1963) as amended, to provide for levying a Franchise Fee to be paid by CenterPoint Energy ARKLA; to provide for the payment thereof; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance levying a Franchise Fee to be paid by CenterPoint Energy ARKLA.  This Franchise Fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

21.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To levy Franchise Fees to be paid by all carriers providing Local Access Telephone Services; to provide for the payment thereof; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance levying a Franchise Fee to be paid by all carriers providing local access telephone service.  This Franchise Fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

22.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To fix and impose the amount of fees and charges to be paid to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by all companies that provide interstate or intrastate Long Distance Telecommunication Services, and all business incidental to, or connected with, the conducting of such telephone business in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to amend Section 3 of Little Rock, Ark., Ordinance No. 15,706 (July 5, 1989); and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance levying a Franchise Fee for companies providing Long Distance Telephone Service in Little Rock for 2019.

 

 

 

23.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds under the Municipalities and Counties Industrial Development Revenue Bond Law for the purpose of securing and developing industry; to authorize the sale of the Bonds and the approval of a Bond Purchase Agreement and a Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement in connection therewith; to authorize the execution and delivery of a Trust Indenture securing the Bonds; to authorize and prescribe certain matters pertaining to the project, the acquisition, constriction and equipping thereof, and the financing thereof; to authorize the execution and delivery of a Lease Agreement relating to the project; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.    Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 24 - 25)

24.   RESOLUTION

Glass Recycling Resolution – Information forthcoming

25.   ORDINANCE

 

To provide for and to adopt the 2020 Budget for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, for the period beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020; to appropriate resources and uses for every expenditure item and fund; to declare an emergency; 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.

 

 

 

Note:

 

The November 19, 2019, Meeting will be recessed until November 26, 2019, in order for the Board to take action on the

2020 Budget Ordinance and Glass Recycling Resolution.