Board of Directors Meeting

 

May 19, 2020

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Joan Adcock

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

DEFERRALS:

6.  RESOLUTION

(Deferred at staff’s request until July 21,2020)

 

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with WatchGuard Video, Inc., for the total amount of $759,999.23, for the purchase of Body Worn Cameras for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with WatchGuard Video, Inc., to purchase Body Worn Cameras. 

 

 

 

14.  EXECUTIVE SESSION - RESOLUTION

(Deferred at staff’s request until July 21,2020)

 

 

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

 

Synopsis:  Arts & Culture Commission (3 Positions); Board of Adjustment (1 Position); City Beautiful Commission (1 Position); Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals (3 Positions); Land Bank Commission (8 Positions); Little Rock Sustainability Commission (1 Position); Little Rock Zoo Board of Governors (1 Position); and Racial & Cultural Diversity Commission (2 Positions).

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 10)

1.   MOTION

April 21, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 5, 2020

To approve the minutes of the April 21, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting; and the April 28, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Reconvened Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with J.A. Riggs Caterpillar, in an amount not to exceed $199,975.00, for the purchase of one (1) Caterpillar D6 Dozer for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with J.A Riggs Caterpillar for the purchase of one (1) Caterpillar D6 Dozer for the Public Works Department Solid Waste Division.  

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Junkin Construction Company, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $397,794.00, for Sidewalk Construction within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; 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 an agreement with Junkin Construction Company, Inc., for Sidewalk Construction within the City of Little Rock.  

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor, City Manager and City Clerk to enter into a Transfer Agreement for ownership of right-of-way from the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to the Arkansas Department of Transportation; 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 and rights-of-way from the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) for the widening and reconstruction of Interstate 30.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents necessary to acquire property located between Hindman and Western Hills Parks that will allow for the construction of a trail to connect the two parks; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the appropriate documents to acquire property located between Hindman and Western Hills Parks that will allow for the construction of a trail to connect the two parks.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with WatchGuard Video, Inc., for the total amount of $759,999.23, for the purchase of Body Worn Cameras for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with WatchGuard Video, Inc., to purchase Body Worn Cameras. 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with USAble to provide Long-Term Disability Benefits to all Non-Uniform Employees of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with USAble to provide group Long-Term Disability benefits to all non-uniform employees of the City of Little Rock.

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the use of up to $700,000.00, to pay a portion of the principal of and interest on the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Hotel Gross Receipts Tax Bonds, Series 2018, due on December 1, 2020; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the use, if necessary, of up to $700,000.00 from the proceeds of the City’s share of the Taxes levied and collected prior to the issuance of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas Hotel Gross Receipts Tax Bonds, Series 2018, to make the principal and interest payment due on the Bonds on December 1, 2020.

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to manager an operate the Little Rock River Market and the First Security Amphitheater for a twelve (12)-month term beginning January 1, 2020; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To authorize the City Manager to extend the agreement with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to manage and operate the Little Rock River Market and First Security Amphitheater for an additional twelve (12)-month period.

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize a three (3)-year extension of the Interlocal Agreement for Ambulance Service between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the City of Cabot, Arkansas, which grants the Little Rock Ambulance Authority, d/b/a Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), an Exclusive Franchise to provide Ambulance Services to the City of Cabot, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 11 - 13)

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-7332-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled McCune Short-Form PRD, located at 201 Crystal Court, Little Rock Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  6 ayes; 1 nay; 3 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:  The applicants are seeking to rezone the property from R-3, Single-Family District, to PRD, Planned Residential Development, to operate an existing garage apartment as a short-term rental.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9444:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Baillie-Weinkopff Short-Form PRD, located at 205 Crystal Court, Little Rock Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  6 ayes; 1 nay; 3 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:  The owners are requesting rezoning of the property from R-2, Single-Family District, to PRD, Planned Residential Development, to allow for the short-term rental of a detached cottage in the southeast corner of the backyard.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Code Chapters 15, 23, 29, 30, 31 and 36 (1988); and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 14)

14.   RESOLUTION

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

 

Synopsis:  Arts & Culture Commission (3 Positions); Board of Adjustment (1 Position); City Beautiful Commission (1 Position); Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals (3 Positions); Land Bank Commission (8 Positions); Little Rock Sustainability Commission (1 Position); Little Rock Zoo Board of Governors (1 Position); and Racial & Cultural Diversity Commission (2 Positions).

 

 

 

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.