Board of Directors Meeting

 

 

August 2, 2016

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director B.J. Wyrick

           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Summer Youth Opportunity Presentation

 

 

 

Modifications

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1  ORDINANCE

 

 

 

To fill Vacant Commissioner Positions and Appoint New Commissioners to the Board of Commissioners for City of Little Rock Municipal Property Owners’ Multipurpose Improvement District No. 2006-300 (The Ridge Estates); to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

DEFERRALS:

12.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred at the applicant’s request until September 20, 2016)

 

 

 

Z-8503-D: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District, titled Herrick Heights Long-Form PD-R, located on the west side of South Bowman Road between Brodie Creek Subdivision and The Pointe at Brodie Creek Apartments, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  7 ayes; 4 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval. (1st Reading held on July 19, 2016) 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to rezone the site from R-2, Single-Family District, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow a multi-phase development to include single-family, multi-family and office uses.  (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

REMOVAL:

11.  ORDINANCE

(Removed at the applicant’s request)

 

 

 

Z-5801-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District, titled Hall Short-Form PCD, located at 13311 Lawson Road, Pulaski County, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow the use of this site for office and/or as a contractor’s yard with limited storage of outdoor equipment but no materials.  (Located in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.   RESOLUTION

LU16-03-01:  To Set August 16, 2016, as the date of public hearing on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s recommendation of denial for a Land Use Plan amendment from RL, Residential Low Density, to NC, Neighborhood Commercial, located at 6100/6108 Cantrell Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Z-4816-B:  To Set August 16, 2016, as the date of public hearing on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s recommendation of denial for a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District, located at 6100/6108 Cantrell Road, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Deere & Company, in the amount of $80,987.66, for the purchase of two (2) John Deere Tractors for the Parks & Recreation Department, utilizing the National Joint Powers Alliance Purchasing Agreement; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Deere & Company for the purchase of two (2) John Deere Tractors for the Parks & Recreation Department.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landers Dodge Jeep, for a total cost of $74,434.00, for the purchase of three (3), ¾-Ton Pick-Up Trucks for the Public Works Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landers Dodge Jeep for the purchase of three (3) ¾-Ton Crew Cab Pick-Up Trucks for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the payment of relocation expenses and the use of eminent domain on the Geyer Springs Railroad Grade Separation Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes relocation expenses and gives the City Attorney authority to utilize eminent domain if needed to complete acquisition of right-of-way, permanent and temporary construction easements for the Geyer Springs Railroad Grade Separation Project, AHTD No. 060907, LR No. B-2a.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the use of eminent domain on the Pine Valley Road at McKinley Street Roundabout Intersection Improvement Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Attorney to use eminent domain to complete acquisition of right-of-way, permanent and temporary construction easements for the Pine Valley Road at McKinley Street Roundabout Project, Project No. B-3c.  (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To authorize the purchase of repair parts for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the Little Rock Fire Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Fire Department is requesting approval for the purchase of parts needed to repair Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment through a current contract with Metropolitan Fire.

 

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.   

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ITEMS (Items 8 - 10)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5519-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District, titled Udell Short-Form PCD, located at 4500 Asher Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to rezone the site from C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to add auto paint and body rebuilding and auto repair garage as allowable uses for the property.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8080-B: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District, titled Masoud Short-Form PCD, located at 4508 Baseline Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting the rezoning of the site from C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to add automobile sales as an allowable activity on the site.   (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with competitive bids due to an exceptional situation; to amend an agreement with V.R. Smith & Sons to add selective demolition and stabilization for the second floor of the William E. Woodruff House, in the amount of $22,074.00; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Sole-Source Ordinance authorizes the City Manager to amend the City’s agreement with V.R. Smith & Sons in order to add critical selective demolition and stabilization work for the second floor of the Woodruff House.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 11 – 12)

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5801-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District, titled Hall Short-Form PCD, located at 13311 Lawson Road, Pulaski County, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow the use of this site for office and/or as a contractor’s yard with limited storage of outdoor equipment but no materials.  (Located in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction)

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8503-D: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District, titled Herrick Heights Long-Form PD-R, located on the west side of South Bowman Road between Brodie Creek Subdivision and The Pointe at Brodie Creek Apartments, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  7 ayes; 4 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval. (1st Reading held on July 19, 2016) 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to rezone the site from R-2, Single-Family District, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow a multi-phase development to include single-family, multi-family and office uses.     (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING (Item 13)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

 

 

G-23-463:  To abandon portions of Santa Fe Avenue, West 29th Street, South Fillmore Street and the east-west alley right-of-way, all located within the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Campus in Block 1, C.O. Brack’s Addition 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 adjacent property owner requests to abandon portions of Santa Fe Avenue, West 29th Street, S. Fillmore Street and the east-west alley right-of-way (Block 1, C. O. Brack’s Addition), all located within the UALR Campus area, between West 28th Street, Fair Park Blvd., and West 30th Street.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 14)

14.   EXECUTIVE SESSION

Appointments and Reappointments to various City of Little Rock Boards and Commissions.

 

Synopsis:  Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Committee (2 positions); Arts & Culture Commission (2 positions); Little Rock CENT Committee (12 positions); Children Youth & Families Commission (1 position); Community Housing Advisory Board (5 positions); Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (5 positions); Historic District Commission (2 positions); Land Bank Commission (1 position); Little Rock Port Authority (3 positions); Little Rock Water Reclamation Commission (3 positions); Midtown Redevelopment District No. 1 Advisory Board (1 position); Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park Board (2 positions); and River Market District Design Review Committee (3 positions).