Board of Directors Meeting

 

July 7, 2020

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Capi Peck

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1  RESOLUTION

 

 

To ratify appointments to the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission; and for other purposes. 

 

Synopsis:  Appointment of Nick Roye to serve his first four (4)-year Industry Representative term, said term to expire on May 1, 2024.  Reappointment of Pamela Smith to serve her second four (4)-year At-Large term, said term to expire on May 1, 2024.

 

 

 

M-2  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 because of the Covid-19 Pandemic; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

M-3  ORDINANCE

To amend the boundaries and hours of the permanent River Market Entertainment District; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.   

 

 

M-4  ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with the requirement of a competitive selection process and to authorize the City Manager to extend the current AT&T Plexar Phone Contract for one (1) additional year, in an amount not to exceed $64,776.96, plus applicable taxes and fees, to allow for the testing of new devises and installation to complete the upgrade of the City’s Voice-Over Internet Phone System; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To extend the current AT&T Plexar Contract to provide service to facilities that are outside the City’s Fiber Network and are not compatible with the Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Phone System.  This includes Fire Stations, Resource Centers and other facilities not meeting VoIP requirements.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 12)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Mark McLarty Ford, for a total purchase price of $143,524.00, for the purchase of four (4) Ford F-150 Trucks and one (1) Ford F-250 Truck for the Public Works Department Solid Waste Division; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Mark McLarty Ford for the purchase of four (4) Ford F-150 Trucks and one (1) Ford F-250 Truck for the Public Works Department Solid Waste Division.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with River City Hydraulics, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $206,272.38, for the purchase of a Durapack 5000 Rear Loader for the Public Works Department Solid Waste Division; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with River City Hydraulics, Inc. for the purchase of one (1) Durapack 5000 Rear Loader for the Public Works Department Solid Waste Division.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Cisneros Family Construction Group, in an amount not to exceed $57,717.60, for the Claybrook Road 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:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Cisneros Family Construction, for the Claybrook Road Drainage Improvements, Project No. 07-15-DR-275, Bid No. 561.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, in an amount not to exceed $177,942.60, for the Longlea Drive Culvert Replacement  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 enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., for the Longlea Drive Culvert Replacement, Project No. 04-17-DR-171, Bid No. 898.  (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

                 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D&J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $448,069.37, for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D&J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd., for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive Drainage Improvements, Project No. 1-17-DR-53, Bid No. 899.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D&J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $114,816.00, for the Pecan Lake 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:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with D&J Red Iron and Aggregates, Ltd., for Pecan Lake Drainage Improvements, Project No. 07-17-ST-276, Bid No. 900.  (Located in Ward 7)

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award a Professional Engineering Services Contract to Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $72,000.00, for the design of intersection improvements on Fourche Dam Pike at Interstate 440 and the railroad crossing; 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 enter into a contract with Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc., for Professional Engineering Consultant Services for the Fourche Dam Pike at Interstate 440 Traffic Signal Improvements. 

(Located in Ward 1)

 

                  

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with ConvergeOne, at an annual cost of $55,685.70, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the annual renewal of Cisco Equipment Maintenance for the City’s Core Network Infrastructure; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an annual renewal contract with ConvergeOne for Cisco Equipment Maintenance, which provides service and support for the City’s Core Network Infrastructure. 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Jimmy and Lisa Herrin for the purchase of approximately two (2) acres of land, for use by the Little Rock Port Authority for Economic Prospect Recruitment; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with the Thomas R H/S L Family Revocable Trust for the purchase of approximately fifty-five (55) acres of land, for use by the Little Rock Port Authority for Economic Prospect Recruitment; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

11.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents necessary to accept a Quitclaim Deed from the Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

12.   RESOLUTION

To approve a modification of the Lease Agreement between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, the Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission and FWH II Little Rock, LLC, to defer the rental payment due April 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and October 1, 2020, until eight (8) payments to be made in 2021 and 2022; to consider a further modification of terms of the Lease Agreement occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

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 13 - 19)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-4343-MM:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Commercial District titled Saddle Creek Phase 2 Revised Short-Form PCD, located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road and Ranch Boulevard, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road and Ranch Boulevard be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial District, to Revised PCD to allow for the development of two (2) lots within a three (3)-lot commercial development.  (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-4470-M:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Commercial District titled Chenal Park Center Short-Form PCD, located at 15100 – 15198 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at 15100 – 15198 Chenal Parkway be rezoned from C-2, Shopping Center District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the development of two (2) lots (Lots 1 and 5) within the five (5)-lot Chenal Park Center.  (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-5617-B:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Kirkland Long-Form PCD, located at the southwest corner of Chenal Parkway and Kirk Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at the southwest corner of Chenal Parkway and Kirk Road be rezoned from PCD, Planned Commercial District, (expired), to PCD to allow a multi-lot commercial development.  (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-6408-B:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District titled St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church Parish Hall Short Form POD, located at 1622 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at 1622 Marshall Street be rezoned from R-3, Single Family District, to POD, Planned Office District, to allow for the construction of a Parish Hall Building and associated parking lot to serve an existing church facility.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-8349-A:  To repeal Ordinance No. 20,012 (August 4, 2008), to revoke a Planned Commercial District titled John Barrow Neighborhood Association Open Air Market Short-Form PCD, to reclassify property located west of South University Avenue and south of West 32nd Street, in the Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The property owner is requesting that the PCD, Planned Commercial District, zoning for the property located west of South University Avenue and south of West 32nd Street, be revoked and the previous C-3, General Commercial District, zoning be restored.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-9183-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned District – Residential titled Parkside at Wildwood Revised Long-Form PD-R, located south of Denny Road, east of Wildwood Place Circle, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  11 ayes and 0 nays.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located south of Denny Road and east of Wildwood Place Circle be rezoned from PD-R, Planned District – Residential, to Revised PD-R to allow for the continuation and build-out of the Parkside at Wildwood Single-Family Subdivision.  (Located in Ward 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-9505:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Lot 9R and AR Capitol View Addition Short-Form PRD, located at 321 Rice Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located at 321 Rice Street be rezoned from R-3, Single-Family District, and I-2, Light Industrial District, to PRD, Planned Residential District, to allow for the construction of two (2) single-family residences.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 20 - 27)

20.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Shields and Associates, in an amount not to exceed $2,439,329.41, for the 12th Street Jumpstart Improvement Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the City-match 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 enter into a contract with Shields and Associates, for the 12th Street Jumpstart Improvement Project, ArDOT Project No. 061552, Bid No. 889.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

21.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To create the South of Main (SOMA) Temporary Entertainment District, for eight (8) consecutive weeks starting on July 7, 2020; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

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

 

 

 

22.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-2246-C:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District titled The Residences at Pettaway Short-Form POD, located at 2020 Vance Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property at 2020 Vance Street be rezoned from PD-R, Planned District – Residential, to POD, Planned Office District, to allow for a multifamily development.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9509:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Industrial District titled McClean Lofts Short-Form PID, located at 1020 East 6th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting that the property located at 1020 East 6th Street be rezoned from UU, Urban Use District, to PID, Planned Industrial District, to allow for the conversion of an existing industrial/manufacturing building into a mixed-use facility.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Arkansas, Ordinance No. 21,761 (July 23, 2019), to increase the amount of time a Temporary Entertainment District is allowed to exist; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To amend Ordinance No. 21,761, which was adopted July 23, 2019, to increase the amount of time a Temporary Entertainment District, is allowed to exist.

 

 

 

25.   ORDINANCE

To create an Article V to Chapter 18 of the Little Rock, Ark., Revised Code of Ordinances (1988), to establish an enhanced penalty for certain misdemeanors that qualify as a Hate Crime, or as hate intimidation; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.   

 

 

 

26.   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)

 

 

 

27.   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)

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 28)

28.   RESOLUTION

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

 

Synopsis:  Historic District Commission (4 positions); Land Bank Commission (1 position); Little Rock Port Authority (1 position); and MacArthur Military History Museum Commission (4 positions).