Board of Directors Meeting

 

February 23, 2021

4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Joan Adcock

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1 RESOLUTION

 

 

To support the enactment of sentence enhancement for Hate Crimes as set out in Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 1020 where prosecution proves that a victim was purposely selected for harm because of a personal attribute; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

M-2 RESOLUTION

To authorize a six (6)-month Lease Agreement between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, to provide space for COVID-19 vaccinations at The Centre at University Park; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 6)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor, City Manager and City Clerk to execute any documents necessary to accept a donation from Weingarten Realty for property located south of Markham Street and east and west of John Barrow Road; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the Mayor, City Manager and City Clerk to execute agreements and deeds for the transfer of ownership of land along Rock Creek and Grassy Flat Creek to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contact with Garver, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $99,562.00, for the 2021 Little Rock Infrastructure Improvement Study; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Garver, LLC, for the Infrastructure Phase 2 Priority Study, Bid No. 1063.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

List of Locations

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contact with Harris Construction Management, in an amount not to exceed $364,320.00, for sidewalk construction within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with the low bidder, Harris Construction Management, for sidewalk construction within the City of Little Rock.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into contracts to provide Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Funds for Positive Prevention Programs for 2021; as endorsed by the Commission on Children, Youth and Families; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into contracts with five (5) organizations (twelve (12) programs) to provide Afterschool/Out-of-School Time Prevention Programs for 2021.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Our House, for the purpose of management and implementation/operation of the activities of the Financial Navigators Grant funded through the Cities for Financial Empowerment Funds for one (1)-year, as endorsed by the Commission on Children, Youth and Families; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into agreement with Our House to administer the Financial Navigators Grant.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract amendment with ShotSpotter, Inc., (d/b/a SST, Inc.), for a total amount not to exceed $287,393.00, for the renewal pf the Wide Area Gunshot Detection Service 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 amendment with ShotSpotter, Inc., for the renewal of the Annual Flex Subscription Services for an additional two-year period, December 19, 2020. through December 18, 2022, for coverage of two (2) square-miles and the renewal of the Annual API Subscription Services for June 14, 2021, through December 18, 2021, and for December 19, 2021, through December 18, 2022, to make coterminous with the Flex Subscription.

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 7 - 11)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-4607-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Perry Homes PRD, located at 1501 1509 South Izard Street, 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 applicant is requesting that the property located at 1501 -1509 South Izard Street be rezoned from PD-R, Planned District Residential, to PRD, Planned Residential District, to allow for the construction of four (4) single-family residences. (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-5224-H: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled National Property Holdings, LLC, Revised PCD, located at 1846 Cantrell Road, 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 applicant is requesting that the property located at 18406 Cantrell Road be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial District, to Revised PCD, to allow for a commercial redevelopment of the property. (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-7549-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Car Wash USA Express and Jiffy Lube PCD, located at 19410/19420 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. (Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 2 nays; and 0 absent) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The applicant is requesting that the property located at 19410/19420 Cantrell Road be rezoned from C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for a drive-thru carwash and oil change/auto repair development. (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

10. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-7697-A: 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 owner of the 0.90-acre property located at 14103 Taylor Loop Road is requesting that the property be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District. (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

 

 

11. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9545: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Baker Healthcare PCD, located at 202 South Rodney Parham Road, 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 applicant is requesting that the property located at 202 South Rodney Parham Road be rezoned from O-3, General Office District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for a medical equipment sales business. (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 12)

12. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-9539: 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; 2 nays; and 0 absent) (1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings held on December 15, 2020) (Deferred from December 15, 2020) (Deferred from January 19, 2021) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The owner of the 0.80-acre property located at 8300 Geyer Springs Road is requesting that the property be reclassified from O-3, General Office District, to C-3, General Commercial District. (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 13)

13. RESOLUTION

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

 

Synopsis: Land Bank Commission; Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission; Little Rock Sustainability Commission; Little Rock Zoo Board of Governors; and Sister Cities Commission.

 

 

 

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.