Board of Directors Meeting

 

April 4, 2017

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:††††††††††††††††††††† Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Modifications

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1MOTION

(Due to a scheduling conflict, the applicant has requested to move the item from the May 16, 2017, agenda to the May 2, 2017, agenda)

 

 

Z-8170-C:To rescind the Little Rock Planning Commissionís action in denying a Conditional Use Permit to allow a Wastewater Treatment Plan on the property located at 25616 Highway 10; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:1 aye; 9 nays; and 1 absent.Staff recommends denial.(Deferred from September 6, 2016)(Deferred from December 6, 2016)(Deferred from March 7, 2017)

Synopsis:The applicant, Rick Ferguson, through his attorney Philip Kaplan, is appealing the Planning Commissionís action in denying a Conditional Use Permit to allow a Wastewater Treatment Plant on the property located at 25616 Highway 10. (Located in the Cityís Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

 

 

M-2RESOLUTION

 

To confirm the reappointment of a member to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas (Heifer Project International) Public Facilities Board; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

M-3RESOLUTION

To restate and confirm the appointment and reappointment of members to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas Residential Housing and Public Facilities Board; and for other purposes.

 

M-4RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to James A. Rogers Excavation, Inc., in amountnot to exceed $216,794.50, for improvements to the West Central Community Center Parking Lot; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with James A. Rogers Excavating, Inc., for the West Central Community Center Parking Lot, Bid No. 17-004. (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

M-5RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Global Perspectives Consulting, LLC, in an annual amount not to exceed $58,000.00, plus any applicable taxes, to provide and conduct a comprehensive Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Training Programs for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock Police Department seeks approval for the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Global Perspectives Consulting, LLC, to provide the Department with Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Training at the Little Rock Police Department Training Division.

 

 

 

M-6RESOLUTION

To set April 18, 2017, as the date of public hearing on the amended uses of the 2017 CDBG Entitlement Funds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

M-7RESOLUTION

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 13,118 (April 20, 2010) to ratify, modify and extend the lease term between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Quapaw Quarter Association to operate Curran Hall as a Tourist Information Center; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)

1.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor and City Officials to execute any necessary documents to enter into a Real Estate Purchase Contract with Bartholomew and RBAR Farms to purchase approximately 308 acres of land for use by the Little Rock Port Authority; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax)Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor and City Officials to execute any necessary documents to enter into a Real Estate Purchase Contract with Marcus Bryant to purchase approximately fifty (50) acres of land for use by the Little Rock Port Authority; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax)Staff recommends approval.

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize a contract increase for Township Builders, Inc., in the amount of $390,000.00, for the Wright Avenue Bridge Repair Improvements; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute a change order with Township Builders, Inc., for Wright Avenue Bridge Repairs, Project No. B-01B, Bid No. 16006.(Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to JCI Construction, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $221,700.00, for Sidewalk Construction within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with the low bidder, JCI Construction, Inc., for sidewalk construction within the City of Little Rock as part of the 2017 Sidewalk Replacement Program.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to Contractorís Specialty Service Company, in an amount not to exceed $281,072.00, for Pavement Markings within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with the low bidder, Contractorís Specialty Service Company, for street pavement marking improvement in the City of Little Rock.††

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a Construction Observation Contract to McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, for the 2017 Street Resurfacing Program; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., for Construction Observation Services of Asphalt Resurfacing within the City of Little Rock.††

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Aimco Equipment Company, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $48,822.77 as bid, to demolish the existing Walk-In Freezer and to install a new Freezer and Concrete Floor at the Little Rock Zoo Commissary; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Aimco Equipment Company, LLC, to perform demolition and installation of a new walk-in freezer and new concrete floor for the freezer at the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Billís Fence Company, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $26,653.00, and Armor Fence of Arkansas, in an amount not to exceed $41,251.00, to demolish and install several necessary fences at the Little Rock Zoo; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Billís Fence Company, Inc., and Armor Fence of Arkansas to perform demolition and installation of various fencing projects at the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 9 - 10)

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

To amend Chapter 36, Section 36-513 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to restrict the parking of certain motor vehicles in the right-of-way in residential zones for a period exceeding twenty-four (24) hours; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Staff is proposing an amendment to Chapter 36, Section 36-513 to prohibit certain motor vehicles from being parked or stored in the right-of-way in residential zones for a period exceeding twenty-four (24) hours.

 

 

 

10. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-3459-J:To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Little Rock School District Ė Southwest High School Long-Form PD-C, located at 9715 Mabelvale Pike, at the intersection of Mabelvale Pike and Sibley Hole Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.Staff recommends approval.(1st Reading held on March 21, 2017)

 

Synopsis:The request is a rezoning from C-3, General Commercial District, R-2, Single-Family District and OS, Open Space District, to PD-C, Planned Development - Commercial, to allow for the development of sixty-one (61) acres with a new Little Rock School District High School Campus.(Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The April 4, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting will be recessed until April 11, 2017, for the purpose of evaluating of the City Attorney.