Board of Directors Meeting

 

May 23, 2023 Agenda Meeting

4:00 PM

 

To set the agenda for the June 6, 2023, Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Clinton National Airport (May 23, 2023)

 

 

Modifications

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,518 (August 3, 2021), Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,524 (August 17, 2021), Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,662 (April 5, 2022), and Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,783 (September 6, 2022), to change the allocations for three (3) primary intended uses of a portion of the first tranche and one (1) primary use of a portion of the second tranche of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, allotment of Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to amend Resolution No. 15,662 (April 5, 2022) regarding the estimated total funding for COVID Mitigation and Prevention.

 

 

 

M-2RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 15,539 (September 21, 2021), to state that the total cost of the U.S. Bank Contract for the purchase of prepaid U.S. Bank Visa Rewards Cards shall not exceed $237,182.00, plus applicable taxes and fees; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to amend Resolution No. 15,539 (September 21, 2021) to state that the total cost of the U.S. Bank Contract for the purchase of prepaid U.S. Bank VISA Rewards Cards.

 

 

 

M-3RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

G-25-226-E:To extend the Third Street Temporary Entertainment District, for approximately fifteen (15) consecutive weeks starting on June 6, 2023, and ending on September 12, 2023; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Third Street Merchants Association of Downtown Little Rock is seeking Board approval to extend a Temporary Entertainment District.

 

 

 

M-4RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

G-25-225-C:To extend the South Main (SOMA) Temporary Entertainment District, for the dates of June 6, 2023, July 7, 2023, August 4, 2023, September 1, 2023, October 6, 2023, and November 3, 2023, and ending on December 1, 2023; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The South Main (SOMA) District of Downtown Little Rock is seeking Board approval to extend a Temporary Entertainment District to support outdoor dining areas not adjacent to the associated restaurant facility.

 

 

 

M-5RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Vulcan, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $90,000.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of Sign Sheeting Material for the Public Works Department Street Operations Division; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Vulcan, Inc., for the purchase Sign Sheeting Material for the Public Works Department Street Operations Division.

 

 

 

M-6RESOLUTION

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.

 

 

 

M-7RESOLUTION

To authorize the execution of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the City of Sheridan, Arkansas, granting the Little Rock Ambulance Authority, d/b/a Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), and Exclusive Franchise to provide Ambulance Services to the City of Sheridan, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

M-8RESOLUTION

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

 

Synopsis:Age-Friendly Little Rock Commission (7 positions); Arts & Culture Commission (2 positions); Commission on Children, youth, and families (4 positions); Community Housing Advisory Board (1 position); Little Rock Planning Commission (1 position); Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery (2 positions); and Sister Cities Commission (1 position).

 

 

 

 

DEFERRALS:

16.POLICY DISCUSSION

(Deferred until June 13, 2023)

Enhanced Renterís Rights Ordinance

Agenda

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 13

1.   MOTION

To approve the minutes of the May 16, 2023, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize a contract with Escamilla Excavating, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $123,606.50, for the Midland Street at Lee Avenue Drainage Improvement Project; and for other purposes.(Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract withEscamilla Excavating, LLC, for the Midland Street at Lee Avenue Drainage Improvement Project, Bid No. 2099.(Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to accept, for municipal purposes, Permanent Construction Easements, Right-of-Way Dedications and Fee-Simple Acquisitions, and the City Manager to acquire Temporary Construction Easements as needed to complete the construction of the 2023-2025 Street and Drainage Capital Improvement Program; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:To authorize the City Manager to acquire and accept easements and right-of-way for municipal purposes as needed to complete the construction of the 2023-2025 Street and Drainage Capital Improvement Program.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Dell Technologies, in an amount not to exceed $316,170.91, plus applicable taxes and fees, to upgrade Desktops and Laptops for City Departments for the Information Technology Department; 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 enter into a contract with Dell Technologies to upgrade Desktops and Laptops for City Departments.††††

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Crafton Tull & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $68,500.00, for Design Services for improvements to the West Central Ballfield Complex; 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 Crafton Tull & Associates for Design Services for improvements to the West Central Ballfield Complex.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Arkansas Regional Commission, in an amount not to exceed $112,468.87, for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), for a one (1)-year period; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:To authorize the City Manager to enter into contract with Arkansas Regional Commission for Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Funding for a one (1)-year period.

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with JHL Builders, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $56,000.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, to clear lots in preparation for housing development in the Euclid Place Neighborhood, Little Rock, Arkansas, utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Funds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with JHL Builders, Inc., to clear seven (7) lots to prepare for the development of seven (7) single family affordable housing units located in the Euclid Place neighborhood to be sold to an eligible low-to-moderate income buyer.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a Construction Contract with Platinum Drywall, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $624,000.00, for the development of three (3) new properties located at 471, 4705 & 4707 Charles Bussey Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Funds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:†† A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Platinum Drywall, Inc., for the development of three (3) single family new construction properties located at 4701, 4705 & 4707 Charles Bussey Avenue.(Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a Construction Contract with Platinum Drywall, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $410,000.00, for the development of two (2) new properties located at 4403 and 4407 Bowers Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Funds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:†† A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Platinum Drywall, Inc., for the development of two (2) single family new construction properties located at 4403 & 4407 Bowers Street.(Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

10. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a Construction Contract with Carson & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $334,875.00, for the rehabilitation the Jericho Way Day Resource Center, located at 3000 Springer Boulevard, Little Rock, Arkansas, using ESG Match Investment Partnership Program Funds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:†† A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Construction Contract with Carson & Associates, Inc., for the rehabilitation of the Jericho Way Day Resource Center, located at 3000 Springer Boulevard.(Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

11. ††RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Carahsoft Technologies Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $235,681.60, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of a Digital Onboarding Automated Supplier Management System for the City of Little Rock Finance Department; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:†† A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Carahsoft Technologies Corporation, for services of supplier onboarding for secure, compliant and optimized business payment.

 

 

 

12. ††RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to convey approximately five (5) acres of land to the Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority for the construction of a Wastewater Lift Station; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

13. ††RESOLUTION

To request Central Arkansas Water to participate in the extension of water service for economic development purpose at the Port of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 14)

14. ††ORDINANCE

 

To amend Ordinance No. 22,019 (August 3, 2021), to declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to amend the agreement with the Central Arkansas Library System, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, to provide programming coordination, meetings and applications for the Be Mighty Summer Meals Program; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

REPORTS (Item 15)

15. REPORTS

Little Rock Police Department Reorganization Plan (May 23, 2023)

 

POLICY DISCUSSION (Item 16)

16. DISCUSSION

Enhanced Renterís Rights Ordinance (May 23, 2023)