Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

January 21, 2014, Agenda Meeting

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

City of Little Rock Retirement Recognition

Captain Paul Raney, Little Rock Fire Department

Officer Robert Beasley, Little Rock Police Department

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.   MOTION

October 16, 2012

October 23, 2012

November 5, 2012

November 20, 2012

December 4, 2012

December 18, 2012

January 8, 2013

 

To approve the minutes from the October 16, 2012, November 5, 2012, November 20, 2012, December 4, 2012, December 18, 2012, and January 8, 2013, Board of Directors Meetings and the October 23, 2012, Board of Directors Reconvened Meeting.

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Sketch

To accept title to property located in Block 186 of the Original City of Little Rock, Arkansas, donated to the City of Little Rock by the Trust for Public Land by quitclaim deed, to be used for public purposes; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the Mayor and City Manager to accept the donation of the property located in Block 186 of the Original City of Little Rock from the Trust for Public Land located west of the east right-of-way line of Broadway Street.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

To certify local government endorsement of Ring Container Technologies, LLC, located at 9000 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas, to participate in the Arkansas Tax Back Program (as authorized by Section 15-4-2706(D) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003); and for other purposes.

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Bluff City Sports, in the amount of $80,934.85, for the purchase of the 2014 Little Rock Marathon participant and volunteer shirts; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the City Manager to purchase the 2014 Little Rock Marathon participant and volunteer shirts from Bluff City Sports for $80,934.85.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To award a contract to Township Builders, Inc., for the Main Street Quality EPA Grant Project; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Township Builders, Inc., for the Main Street Water Quality EPA Grant Project (LID Proj.12-600), Bid No. 2013-169.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with River City Hydraulic Company, in the total of amount of $749,670.00, for the purchase of three (3), thirty (30) cubic-yard Automated Side-Loading Refuse Trucks, utilizing the National Joint Powers Alliance Contract; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with River City Hydraulic Company to purchase three (3), thirty (30) cubic-yard Automated Side-Loading Refuse Trucks in the amount of $249,890.00 per unit, for a total purchase price of $749,670.00, utilizing the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) as a competitive purchasing cooperative.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

 

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Faulkner County, Arkansas, to permit a payment to the Little Rock Ambulance Authority for services in 2014 pursuant to an interlocal agreement; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: This resolution authorizes the continuation of an interlocal agreement between the City, MEMS, and Faulkner County, for MEMS to provide emergency medical and transport services within the County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Item 8 - 13)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Sketch

 

 

MSP13-01: To amend the Master Street Plan; to change the designation of East 6th Street from Bond Avenue to 9th Street, from a Minor Arterial with special design standards to a Collector; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A Master Street Plan Amendment to change the classification of 6th Street, from Bond Avenue to 9th Street, to a Collector from a Minor Arterial with special design standards.

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8891: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District, titled Watson Short-Form PD-R, located at 309 Charles Street, 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; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The request is a rezoning from R-3, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development Residential, to allow for the placement of a six (6)-foot fence along the property frontage on Kavanaugh Boulevard.

 

 

 

 

10. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

LU13-25-01: To amend the Land Use Plan on the west side of Lindsey Road approximately 1,000 feet north of Interstate 440 and north of Fourche Creek; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: To approve Land Use Plan changes on the west side of Lindsey Road approximately 1,000 feet north of Interstate 440 and north of Fourche Creek.

 

 

 

11. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8902: To reclassify property located in the City of 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; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The owner of the 9.0435-acre property located along the west side of Lindsey Road, approximately 1,000 feet north of Interstate 440 is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family, to I-2, Light Industrial.

 

 

12. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To award a contract to the Little Rock School District to operate and evening career center for older youth; to dispense with the requirement of competitive bids; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: This ordinance authorizes a sole source agreement with the Little Rock School District to provide career training and education to older youth eighteen (18) twenty-four (24) who have dropped out of high school, who have graduated without skills for immediate employment, and who lack positive community connections.

 

 

 

 

13. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into a sole-source contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc., for Motorola Radio System infrastructure upgrades and security improvements; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to waive competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into a sole source agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., for radio system infrastructure upgrades and security improvements in the amount of $149,487.97, which includes applicable taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS (Item 14)

14. REPORTS

September 2013 and October 2013 Financial Reports Sara Lenehan, Finance Department Director

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 15)

15. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Appointments to the various City Boards and Commissions.

 

Synopsis: City Beautiful Commission (2 Positions); Commission on Children Youth and Families (1 Position); Community Housing Advisory Board (2 Positions); Land Bank Commission (2 Positions); Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission (1 Position); Little Rock Planning Commission (4 Positions); MacArthur Military History Museum Commission (1 Position); Midtown Redevelopment District No. 1 Advisory Board (1 Position); Racial and Culture Diversity Commission (1 Position); River Market District Design Review Committee (1 Position); and Zoo Board of Governors (1 Position).

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

 

A limit of three (3) minutes per subject not already on the Agenda is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance, or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of thirty (30) minutes allotted for citizen communications each meeting. No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the City Board are requested to fill out a yellow card listing the subject to be addressed and hand it to the City Clerk upon arrival. Citizen Communication will be held at the end of the printed Agenda.