Board of Directors Meeting

 

July 21, 2020

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Doris Wright

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Meals Program Proclamation

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 5)

1.   MOTION

To accept the 2019 Audit.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Township Builders, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $709,792.80, for the Wright Avenue Streetscape Project; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Township Builders, Inc., for Wright Avenue Streetscape (Phase 2), Project No. 01-15-ST-40, Bid No. 901. (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Garrett Excavating, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $279,475.92, for the Oakland & Fraternal Cemetery Street and Drainage Improvement Project; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: To authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Garrett Excavating, Inc., formerly InTrench USA, for the Oakland & Fraternal Cemetery Street and Drainage Improvement Project, Bid No. 828. (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the necessary documents to purchase a parcel of real property, located at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Gaines Street, in the amount of $550,000.00, plus closing costs and fees, for use in the long-term plan for the Little Rock Police Department Headquarters; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the Mayor to accept for municipal purposes and the City Manager to acquire real property located at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Gaines Street.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock School District, in an amount not to exceed $180,000.00, for the purpose of provide Supplemental Literacy Programming for One (1)-year, beginning August 1, 2020, as endorsed by the Commission on Children Youth and Families; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock School District to provide the Lexia Reading Program to students at a minimum of fifteen (15) schools in the District as a replacement for the Frankly Reading Summer Literacy Program that was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 6 - 8)

6.   RESOLUTION

To strongly urge owners and managers of residential rental property to cease current eviction actions, and to delay future eviction actions pending a significant decrease in unemployment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and for other purposes. (Deferred from July 7, 2020) Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

7.   ORDINANCE

To extend the existing contract with Waste Management of Arkansas to provide Curbside Recycling Services within the corporate limits of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid for an additional three (3) years on the contract; to authorize entry into a contract with Waste Management of Arkansas to provide Curbside Recycling for solid waste customers until March 31, 2024; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. (1st Reading held on June 23, 2020) (2nd Reading held on July 7, 2020)

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

To amend portions of provisions of Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Code Chapter 28, Article 1, 28-28 (1988), as to the collection of fees; and for other purposes. (1st Reading held on June 23, 2020) (2nd Reading held on July 7, 2020)

 

 

 

REPORTS (Item 9)

 

 

9.   REPORT

COVID-19 Financial Update, Finance Director Sara Lenehan

 

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.