Board of Directors Meeting

 

August 1, 2023

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:††††††††† Director Joan Adcock

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

1.   MOTION

May 16, 2023

June 6, 2023

June 13, 2023

June 20, 2023

July 11, 2023

To approve the May 16, 2023, June 6, 2023, June 20, 2023, and July 11, 2023, minutes of the Little Rock City Board of Directors Meeting; and the June 13, 2023, minutes of the Little Rock City Board of Directors Special Called Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Crafton Tull & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $80,670.00, for Professional Engineering Consultant Services, for the design of the Rose Creek Trail Improvement Project; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the Manager to enter into a contract with Crafton Tull & Associates, Inc., for Professional Engineering Consultant Services for the Rose Creek Trail Improvement Project.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to award Professional Engineering Services Contracts for Design and Survey Services for the 2023-2025 Capital Improvement Projects funded from the proceeds of the 2022 Capital Improvement Bonds for Street and Drainage; and for other purposes.(Funding from the Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contracts with Consulting Engineering Firms to provide Engineering Design and Survey Services for the 2023 to 2025 Public Works Capital Improvement Program.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas,to execute any documents necessary to convey approximately 685 square-feet of land as Tract 10, in addition to a Temporary Easement as Tract 10E-1, for the purpose of highway construction as shown on the Arkansas Department of Transportation Right-of-Way Plans for Job No. 061454; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute documents necessary to convey approximately 685 square-feet of land as Tract 10 in addition to a Temporary Easement as Tract 10E-1 for the purpose of highway construction as shown on the right-of-way plans for Job No. 061454.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Arkansas Valley Communications, in an amount not to exceed $78,977.50, for the purchase of new Handheld Radios for the Little Rock Zoo; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Arkansas Valley Communications for the purchase of Motorola Radios, and corresponding hardware, including antennas.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with FTN Associates, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $97,650.00, to provide Engineering Consulting Services at the Little Rock Landfill; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with FTN & Associates Ltd., to provide Engineering Consulting Services at the Little Rock Landfill.

 

 

 

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 7 - 9)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Sole-Source Contract with United Private Network, in an amount not to exceed $135,635.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, for the purchase of equipment and service to connect to a Fiber-Based Telecommunications Network for the East Little Rock Community Center; and for other purposes.(Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act) Staff recommends approval.

Synopsis:An ordinance to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Sole-Source Contract with United Private Network for the purchase of equipment and service to connect to a Fiber-Based Telecommunications Network for the East Little Rock Community Center.

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To declare it impractical and unfeasible to bid; to authorize the City Manager to enter extend a one (1)-year sole-source agreement with City Year, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, to establish an education program relative to the Cityís Educational Initiative for use by the Little Rock School District; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

Synopsis:An ordinance to authorize City Manager to enter into a contract with City Year, Inc., to establish an educational program whereby City Year AmeriCorps Members provide single-point solutions to address a school or studentís needs and designed to meet studentsí academic and social-emotional needs by providing support at the individual student, classroom, and whole-school levels and to create school-wide learning environments.

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

To declare it unfeasible and impractical to bid; to authorize the City Manager to award a contract to Aptus Financial to assist eligible City Employees to seek student loan forgiveness; to establish an initial fee and an annual renewal fee; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION (Item 10)

10. ††DISCUSSION

2023 Sales Tax Proposal