Board of Directors Meeting

 

August 4, 2020

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

1.   MOTION

June 3, 2020

June 9, 2020

June 16, 2020

To approve the minutes of the June 9, 2020, and June 16, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meetings; and the June 3, 2020, Little Rock City Board of Directors Special Called Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Burkhalter Technologies, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $741,598.56, for the Valentine Street Reconstruction Project, from 8th Street to 12th Street; 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 Burkhalter Technologies, Inc., for the Valentine Street Reconstruction Project, No. 01-17-ST-57, Bid No. 921.  (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into an annual agreement with Jedidiah Sawyer Tree Service as primary contractor, and The Tree Marshall as secondary contractor, for the purpose of providing Tree Removal and Tree Trimming Services on an as needed bases for various City Departments; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Jedidiah Sawyer’s Tree Service, as primary contractor, and The Tree Marshall as secondary contractor, to provide the Public Works Department and various other City Departments with contract services for Tree Removal and Tree Trimming. 

 

                                

 

4.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Stephen and Patricia Allison for the purchase of approximately five (5) acres of land, for use by the Little Rock Port Authority for Economic Prospect Recruitment; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with the Randy W. Thomas Living Trust for the purchase of approximately fifty-five (54) acres of land, for use by the Little Rock Port Authority for Economic Prospect Recruitment; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

To appoint Lisa C. Jones as new Commissioner to the Board of Improvement for the Twin Lakes Recreation Improvement District No. 1 of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

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 - 8)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9501:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Pettaway Business District Short-Form PCD, 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:  Staff recommends approval of the PCD zoning.  The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval by a vote of 11 ayes and 0 nays.   (Located in Ward 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural fire and health hazards; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct City Staff to take such action as necessary to raze and remove said structures; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Seven (7) residential structures are in a severely dilapidated, deteriorated and/or burned condition causing a negative environmental impact on the residential neighborhoods in which they are located.  All Notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 9 - 12)

9.   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) (Deferred from July 21, 2020)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Plan

Land Use Plan

Sketch

Z-9003-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Revised Planned Industrial District titled Re-Nu Life Center Revised Short-Form PID, located at 7600 Enmar Drive, 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 at 7600 Enmar Drive be rezoned from PID, Planned Industrial District, to Revised PID to add Parolee/Probationer Housing Facility as an allowable use.  (Located in Ward 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

To prevent the storage of inoperable vehicles or other items in any backyard; to declare the storage of such items to be a nuisance; to authorize the City to take necessary and appropriate actions to abate such a nuisance; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

To prevent the storage of inoperable vehicles, boats or other items in any backyard that does not have an appropriate and compliant privacy fence in place to block the views of such items; to declare the storage of such items without a privacy fence to be a nuisance; to authorize the City to take necessary and appropriate actions to abate such a nuisance; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.