Board of Directors Meeting

 

August 6, 2019

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Erma Hendrix

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

Modifications

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1 RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To express the willingness of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to participate in a cost sharing agreement with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for improvements to Pine Street; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to execute agreements with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for the construction of improvements to Pine Street.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 9)

1.    MOTION

May 7, 2019

May 14, 2019

May 21, 2019

May 28, 2019

To approve the minutes of the May 7, 2019, and May 21, 2019, Little Rock City Board of Directors Meetings; and the May 14, 2019, and May 28, 2019, Little Rock City Board of Directors Reconvened Meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to accept for municipal purposes, Permanent Construction Easements, Right-of-Way Dedications and Fee Simple Acquisitions, and the City Manager to acquire Temporary Construction Easements as needed to complete the construction of the 2019 2021 Street and Drainage Capital Improvement Program; 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 Mayor to accept for municipal purposes, Permanent Construction Easements, Right-of-Way Dedications and Acquisitions, and the City Manager to acquire Temporary Construction Easements as needed to complete for the 2019 - 2021 Street and Drainage Improvement Program. (Located in all Wards)

 

 

 

3.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Escamilla Excavating, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $126,858.00, for Brookside Drive Sidewalk Improvements; 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 Manager to execute an agreement with Escamilla Excavating, LLC, for Brookside Drive Sidewalk Improvements, Project No. 16-4-SW-2, Bid No. 538. (Located in Ward 4)

 

 

 

4.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Boyles Construction, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,504,187.14, for improvements to Kanis Road from Bowman Road to Autumn Road; 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 Manager to execute an agreement with Boyles Construction, Inc., for improvements to Kanis Road from Bowman Road to Autumn Road, Project No. 13-B-5D-6A, Bid No. 547. (Located in Ward 6)

 

 

 

5.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for Engineering Services with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., in an amount no to exceed $122,500.00, to provide Engineering Design and Survey Services for Markham Street, from Kavanaugh Boulevard to Pine Street; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., selected through a Statement of Qualifications process, Bid Number No. 18179, to provide Engineering Design and Survey Services for Markham Street Sidewalks from Kavanaugh Boulevard to Pine Street. (Located in Ward 3)

 

 

 

6.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to approve an increase to the authorized contract amount for Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.00, for Appraisal and Acquisition Services for the 2019 2021 Street and Drainage Improvement Program; 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 an increase in the authorized contract amount with Pinnacle Consulting Management Group for the acquisition of easements for the 2019 - 2021 Infrastructure Improvement Program.

 

 

 

7.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Township Builders, Inc., in the amount of $796,400.00, to complete ADA accessibility improvements at the Little Rock Zoo; and for other purposes. (A portion of the funding will be from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Township Builders, Inc., to resurface specified walking trails and complete ADA accessibility improvements at the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

8.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to approve an amendment to the contract with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, to provide Legal Counsel to represent the City of Little Rock before the Civil Service Commission; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The City has a contract with Friday, Eldredge & Clark to provide Legal Counsel to represent the City before the Civil Service Commission. The contract states that in no event shall total remuneration exceed the sum of $45,000 per year unless the City and the Law Firm agree to an amendment to the contract. Due to an unexpected increase in Civil Service Commission appeals the Law Firm is requesting an amendment to the contract.

 

 

 

9.    RESOLUTION

To express the intention of the Little Rock City Board of Directors to determine the impact on the City of items such as single-use plastic bags and other difficult to recycle items or compost, such as plates, bowls, cups and utensils; to ask the Sustainability Commission to study the appropriateness of regulations to eliminate such single-use items within the City; to ask the Sustainability Commission to recommend potential cost-effective replacement packaging that does not require such items; to set December 19, 2019, as a date for the Sustainability Commission to report its findings to the Board of Directors; 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.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 10)

10. RESOLUTION

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

 

Synopsis: Ambulance Authority (4 positions); Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees (8 positions); Civil Service Commission (1 position); Commission on Children Youth and Families (2 positions); Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission (1 position); Little Rock Port Authority (1 position); Little Rock Water Reclamation (1 position); River Market District Design Review Committee (3 positions); and Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors (2 positions).