Board of Directors Meeting

November 21, 2017

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Working Together in the Community/Arkansas Driving Laws in Spanish Presentation

 

 

Modifications

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1 RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Jackson Brown Palculict Architects in an amount not to exceed $293,324.00, to provide Architectural Services for the construction of Fire Station No. 24 to be built at 8801 Stagecoach Road; and for other purposes. (Funding is from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The Little Rock Fire Department is requesting approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Jackson Brown Palculict Architects for Architectural Services to build a Fire Station of approximately 8,300 square-feet on property located at 8801 Stagecoach Road.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into contracts, in the total amount of $570,650.00, for the construction of four (4) single-family dwellings as part of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Approval to allow the City Manager to enter in to contracts with contractors to develop HOME Investment Partnerships Program units.

 

 

2.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To appropriate $1,682,400.00 from the Cityís 3/8-Cent Capital Sales and Compensating Use Tax proceeds to the Central Arkansas Technology Park Authority; and for other purposes.(Funding is from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The City has received a request from the Central Arkansas Technology Park Authority, Which operates as the Little Rock Technology Park, to disburse 3/8-Cent Sales Tax proceeds allocated to the Technology Park Project.††

 

 

 

3.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Mark McClarty Ford Lincoln, in an amount not to exceed $168,722.40, for the purchase of two (2), Three (3) Cubic-Yard Crew Cab Dump Trucks, for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Mark McLarty Ford Lincoln for the purchase Two (2), Three (3) Cubic-Yard Crew Cab Dump Trucks for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

4.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Harbor Enterprises, LLC, in the amount of $118,324.00, including grant funding from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, for the purchase and installation of two (2) Tornado Safe Rooms at the Dunbar Community Center and at the Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock City Managerís Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to mitigating the impacts of natural disasters on vulnerable populations within on community.In an effort to progress with this commitment, the Division proposes the purchase and installation of two (2) Tornado Safe Rooms to be located at the Dunbar Community Center and the Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center.

 

 

 

5.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with FarrWest Environmental, in an amount not to exceed $59,500.00, for the purchase of one (1) Smith Detection Hazmat ID Elite for use by the Central Arkansas Regional Hazmat Team; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock City Managerís Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to improving hazardous materials response operations throughout the City. In order to accomplish this goal, the Division proposes the purchase of one (1) Smith Detection Hazmat ID Elite for use by the Central Arkansas Regional Hazmat Team which includes: Little Rock Fire Hazmat; North Little Rock Fire Hazmat; Pulaski County Hazmat; Hot Springs Fire; and Conway Fire Hazmat.

 

 

 

6.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher, in an amount not to exceed $80,483.00, for the purchase of thirteen (13) Scott Airpak 75 Units for use by the Central Arkansas Regional Hazmat Team; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock City Managerís Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to improving hazardous materials response operations throughout the City. In order to accomplish this goal, the Division proposes the purchase of thirteen (13) Scott Airpak 75 for use by the Central Arkansas Regional Hazmat Team which includes: Little Rock Fire Hazmat; North Little Rock Fire Hazmat; Pulaski County Hazmat; Hot Springs Fire; and Conway Fire Hazmat.

 

 

 

 

7.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To appoint Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP as bond counsel for the proposed issuance of Little Rock, Arkansas Capital Improvement Bonds for the purpose of financing a portion of the cost of improvement of park facilities within MacArthur Park; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, to act as Bond Counsel for the issuance of the Hotel Gross Receipts Tax Obligation Bonds to accomplish capital improvements to park facilities within MacArthur Park.

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 8 - 12)

8.    ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

A-330: To accept the Revel Cove Annexation, to add certain lands to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:11 ayes and 0 nays.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The annexation of some 9.5 acres along the north side of Pride Valley Road in the 15700 block.There is an approved thirty-four (34)-lot single-family development which has been approved for this site.(Located in the Cityís Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.    ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-8246-C: 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:11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The owners of 0.466-acre property, located at 9601 Interstate 30, are requesting that the zoning be reclassified from C-3, General Commercial District, to C-4, Open Display District.(Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

S-1312-A:To amend Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a deferral of Master Street Plan Right-of-Way Dedication Requirements for West Markham Street; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. .

 

Synopsis:Authorizes a deferral of right-of-way dedication on the south side of West Markham Street for the length of the property as required under the Master Street Plan for the Markham Center Square Subdivision Site Plan Review, located at 9101 West Markham Street.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare that it is impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize participation of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, in an insurance pool administered by the Arkansas Municipal League for certain litigation costs, expenses and coverage, for an amount not to exceed $572,871.04; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:to authorize a Sole-Source Ordinance to approve participation in an insurance pool administered by the Arkansas Municipal League for certain litigation costs, expenses and coverage.

 

 

12. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to purchase 100 Service Weapons, in the amount of $45,700.00, from Cruse Uniforms and Equipment, for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to award a Sole-Source Purchase Order to Cruse Uniforms & Equipment, as the sole supplier to Law Enforcement in the State of Arkansas, for purchase of Service Weapons.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (13 Ė 14)

13. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve one (1) Operator Permit and 100 Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Services, LLC, for the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

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Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the approval of one (1) Operator Permit and 100 Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Service, LLC, for 2018.

 

 

 

14. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve one (1) Operator Permit and seven (7) Taxicab Permits for Kenís Cab, LLC, for the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the approval of one (1) Operator Permit and seven (7) Taxicab Permits for Kenís Cab, LLC, for 2018.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 15)

 

 

15. RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and the Board of Directors of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to certify Municipal Liens attached to private property for work performed on private property by the City; to forward this certified list of liens to the Pulaski County Treasurerís Office to be collected in the form of Property Taxes on an Annual Property Tax Bill; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:On occasion the City attaches liens for work it performs on private property.This lien information must then be compiled and sent to the Pulaski County Treasurerís Office for inclusion in the annual property ownerís tax bill.This is an effort to recoup some of the costs for that work which the City perform

 

 

 

 

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.