Board of Directors Meeting

 

February 2, 2021

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Antwan Phillips

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1 ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, to construct a Mini-Pitch Soccer Facility at Wakefield Park; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: An ordinance to authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Soccer Foundation for the development of a Safe Places to Play Mini-Pitch at Wakefield Park.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 5)

1.   MOTION

December 1, 2020

To approve the minutes of the December 1, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landscape Structures, Inc., in the total amount of $159,998.08, for the construction and installation of a new playground located at Wakefield Park; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Landscape Structures, Inc., for the construction of a new playground located at Wakefield Park.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

A resolution to amend Sections 1 and 2 of Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 14,290 (February 23, 2016), to approve an increase in the Contract Fee with Lose Design by $7,083.00, for an amended amount of $157,083.00, for the purpose of updating the 2001 Parks Master Plan; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to amend Resolution No. 14,290 and to authorize the City Manager to increase the contract fee with Lose Designs for the Master Parks Plan Update.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Central Arkansas Library System, to administer a grant to conduct a Citywide Campaign to address hunger in the community; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Central Arkansas Library System for the administration of a National Recreation and Parks Association for a Parks as a Community Nutrition Hubs Grant.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., in an amount no to exceed $249,500.00, to provide Design and Engineering 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 execute a contract with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., to provide Design and Engineering Services for the Tri-Creek Greenway Trail Project.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 6 - 7)

6.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To adopt the 2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the 2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to repeal the Parks Master Plan that was approved in Little Rock, Ark., Ordinance No. 18,528 (July 17, 2001), to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. (Funded from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: An ordinance to adopt the 2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and 2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan.

 

 

 

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Z-7091-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: 7 ayes; 3 nays; and 1 absent) (Deferred from January 19, 2021) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The owner of the 11.66-acre property located at the north end of Brookside Drive, east of Reservoir Road, is requesting that the property be reclassified from PRD, Planned Residential District, to R-5, Urban Residence District. (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 8)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Zoning Map

Sketch

G-24-057: To abandon a ten (10)-foot wide Sanitary Sewer Easement, located within the northeast portion of the property located at 3424 West 25th Street, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Friendship Aspire Academy Garland Campus requests to abandon a ten (10)-foot wide Sanitary Sewer Easement, located within the northeast portion of the property located at 3424 West 25th Street, as part of a new school development which was recently approved (Conditional Use Permit) by the Planning Commission. The new school building will be an expansion of the Friendship Aspire Academy Garland Campus, which is located immediately to the west at 3615 West 25th Street. (Located in Ward 1)