Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

May 5, 2015

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Erma Hendrix

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

International Building Safety Month Proclamation

 

 



CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

1.   MINUTES

December 2, 2014

December 16, 2014

 

To approve the minutes of the December 2, 2014, and December 16, 2014, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to JCI Construction, Inc., in an amount to exceed $573,204.00 for the West 17th Street Improvement Project; 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 JCI Construction, Inc., for West 17th Street Improvements from Brown Street to Woodrow Street, Project Number 13-B-1C, Bid Number 15-004. (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to award a contract to Shields and Associates, Inc., for the Yarberry Lane Improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $462,861.60; 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 Shields and Associates, Inc., for the Yarberry Lane Improvement Project, Project Number 13-7-057, Bid Number 15-005. (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Watch Guard Video Company, in the total amount of $68,766.82, for the purchase of in-car camera systems for fourteen (14) new Police Patrol Units for the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Houston-Galveston Area Council; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Watch Guard Video Company to purchase in-car camera systems for fourteen (14) new Police Patrol Units for the Little Rock Police Department, at a total price of $68,776.82.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract in the total amount of $62,790.00, for the purchase of two (2) Dodge Ram 2500 Bi-Fuel Pick-up Trucks from Red River Dodge Chrysler for the Housing & Neighborhood Programs Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) (Deferred from April 21, 2015) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Red River Dodge, Chrysler in the total amount of $62,790.00 to purchase two (2) Ram 2500 Bi-Fuel Pick-Up Trucks for the Housing & Neighborhood Programs Department.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

To make certain findings in connection with a program for the financing of certain industrial facilities in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; authorizing the execution of an agreement to issue Bonds; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

 

Three (3) minutes are allowed to present a specific item which 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. Board Members may ask questions of the speaker or make a relevant comment after the presentation has been completed. 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 it 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.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 7 9)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To condemn a certain structure in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazard; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct the City Staff to take such action as is necessary to raze and remove said structure; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. (Deferred from the March 17, 2015) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: One (1) residential structure, located at 1325 West 12th Street, which is in a severely dilapidated and deteriorated condition and causing a negative environmental impact on the residential neighborhoods in which it is located. All notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law. (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

To call a Special Election in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, for the purpose of submitting to the Electors of the City the question of reducing and extending the levy of a portion of the existing annual Ad Valorem Property Tax pledge to the repayment of the outstanding Library Capital Improvement Bonds from the aggregate rate of One and Nine Tenths of One Mill (1.9) Mils to the new rate of One and Eight Tenths of One (1.8) Mil on the dollar of assessed valuation of taxable property in the City; to pledge Nine Tenths of One (0.9) Mil of said Ad Valorem Tax to secure the repayment of an issue or issues of Bonds of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, issued under Amendments No. 30 and No. 72 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas and Act 920 of 1993, not to exceed $37,000,000 in aggregate principal amount, to refund one (1) or more outstanding issues of Library Construction, Improvement and Refunding Bonds and to finance the cost of acquiring constructing, and equipping land and additional capital improvements for the Citys public libraries operated by Central Arkansas Library System; prescribing other matters pertaining thereto; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance of a promissory note to provide short-term financing under Amendment No. 78 to the Arkansas Constitution for the acquisition, construction, equipping and installation of real and tangible personal property; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

REPORTS (Item 10)

10. REPORT

December 2014 Financial Report Sara Lenehan, Finance Department Director

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 11)

 

 

11. RESOLUTION

To appoint three (3) Commissioners to fill vacancies on the Board of Commissioners of the Pecan Municipal Recreational Improvement District No. 4 of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.