Board of Directors Meeting

 

May 2, 2023

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with J.A. Riggs, in an amount not to exceed $525,000.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of one (1) 2020 Caterpillar 826K Compactor for the Public Works Department Landfill Division; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with J. A. Riggs for the purchase of one (1) used 2020 Caterpillar 826K Compactor for Public Works Department Landfill Division.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††

 

 

 

M-2RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Francisco Espinoza for the purchase of approximately three (3) acres of land and two (2) manufactured homes, for use by the Little Rock Port Authority for economic prospect recruitment; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

M-3RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Presidio Networked Solutions, in an amount not to exceed $94,634.10, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of incident response, analytic and training for a cyber-incident; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Presidio Networked Solutions, for incident response remediation, scanning, analytics and training for cyber incidents.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 14)

1.   MOTION

April 18, 2023

To approve the April 18, 2023, minutes of the Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,891 (February 7, 2023), that approved the inclusions of the CDBG, HOME and HOPWA sources and uses of the 2023 Funds from the United States Government in the Cityís Annual Plan; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to approve the amendment of sources and uses of 2023 CDBG, HOME, and HOPWA Funds included in the Cityís Annual Plan based on HUD final allocation.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Arkansas, in an amount not to exceed $430,000.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of two (2) 2024 International Model HV513 6x4 Chassis Trucks with Dump Beds and Snow Controls, for the Public Works Department Street Operations Division; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Arkansas for the purchase of two (2) 2024 International Model HV513 6x4 Chassis Trucks with Dump Beds and Snow Controls the Public Works Department Street Operations Division.††††

 

 

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4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Bale Chevrolet, in an amount not to exceed $56,838.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of one (1) Chevrolet 2500HD Truck with Service Body for the Fleet Services Tire Shop Division; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Bale Chevrolet., for the purchase of one (1) Chevrolet 2500HD Truck with Service Body for the Fleet Services Tire Shop Division.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Garnat Engineering, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $125,000.00, for the design of Cobb Street, from 29th Street to 30th Street, and Zion Street, from 29th Street to 31st Street; and for other purposes.(Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Garnat Engineering, LLC, for the design of Cobb Street (29th Street to 30th Street) and Zion Street (29th Street to 31st Street Project).(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To identify expenditures in various Wards for capital projects funded from the proceeds of the 2022 Capital Improvement Bonds for Street and Drainage; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to identify projects in each Ward and City-wide to be funded from the 2022 Capital Improvement Bonds for Street and Drainage Improvements for years 2023, 2024 and 2025.

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a one (1)-year extension of the contract with JTS Financial Services, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $95,000.00, for Employment Benefit Consultation Services; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to extend the agreement with JTS Financial Services for Benefit Consultation, Data Analytics, Reconciliation Services, Web-Based Benefit Administration & Enrollment Services and ACA Reporting; with the option to add COBRA Administration, FSA/DCP Administration and a Dedicated Customer Service Platform, for the period of May 4, 2023, to May 4, 2024.

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Little Rock School District for the sustainable implementation of the Community School Model; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Little Rock School District for Fiscal Year 2023 for the sustainable implementation of the Community School Model.

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

To appoint Chris Moses and John Chandler to positions on the Board of Commissioners for the Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

10. ††RESOLUTION

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.

 

 

 

11. ††RESOLUTION

To set June 6, 2023, as the date for a public hearing to form and lay off Little Rock Municipal Property Owners Improvement District No. 2023-003 (Carter Lane Municipal Project); and for other purposes.

 

 

 

12. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to amend the contract with Mackenzie Eason & Associates, LLC, to increase the contract amount to $250,000.00, for the recruitment of qualified applicants for current and future vacancies; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Makenzie Eason & Associates, LLC, an outside search firm, for the recruitment of qualified applicants for multiple current and future vacancies.

 

 

 

13. ††RESOLUTION

A resolution of intent regarding the Fire Apparatus improvements to be financed by Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

14. ††RESOLUTION

Z-7500-I:To set May 16, 2023, as the date of public hearing on the appeal of the Planning Commissionís recommendation of denial for a Planned Zoning Development titled Hamilton Station POD, located north of 14800 Cantrell Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 15 - 16)

15. ††ORDINANCE

To amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Article VI, Division 5, Financial Reporting Standards, to update the Financial Reporting Ordinances so that they conform to current Governmental Reporting Standards, practices, terminology, and definitions; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.(Deferred from March 20, 2023)(Deferred from April 11, 2023) Staff recommends approval

 

 

 

16. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Ti Training, LE, LLC, for a total amount of $79,900.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, to provide an upgrade for the Little Rock Police Department Training Divisionís Simulation System; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:An ordinance to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Ti Training, LE, LLC, to provide an upgrade of the Little Rock Police Department Training Divisionís Simulation System.†††

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 17)

17. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-4343-NN:To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office Development, titled Little Rock West High School POD, located at 5619 Ranch Road, 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)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The applicant is requesting that the 66.70-acre property, located at 5619 Ranch Road, be rezoned from R-2, Single-Family District, O-2, Office and Institutional District, and POD, Planned Office Development, to POD, Planned Office Development, to allow for the construction of a new high school facility.(Located in Ward 5)