Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

November 5, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION:         Director Gene Fortson     

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Community Award – Director Erma Hendrix

Citizen’s Fire Academy Class Presentation

Friends of the Little Rock Animal Village Donation Presentation

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Hasty Awards of Ottawa, Kansas, in the amount of $52,715.00, for the purchase of the 2014 Little Rock Marathon Finishers Medals; and for other purpose.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to purchase the 2014 Little Rock Marathon Finisher’s Medals from Hasty Awards in the amount of $52,715.00.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To award a contract to River City Construction, PLLC, for the renovation of the Aviary/Amphitheater Exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with River City Construction, PLLC, for such services; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $74,495.95, plus 10% authorized for possible change orders, with River City Construction, PLLC, for the renovation and upgrades to the existing aviary/amphitheater exhibit including the addition of concrete walks, curbs, caging, waste drainage, trenching, and epoxy flooring.

 

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a first amendment to the agreement with the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission to provide law enforcement services at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department seeks approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a First Amendment to the 2010 Agreement with the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission to provide continued Police Security at the Airport. The Amendment shall begin on January 1, 2014, and end December 31, 2014.  Absent termination by the City or the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, the Agreement shall automatically extend for an additional term of one (1)-year. If no prior notice of termination is given by either party, the Agreement will automatically be extended each year, for an additional one (1)-year term.

 

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To approve submission of the 2014 Annual Action Plan for CDBG, HOME and HOPWA Funds; to authorize the City Manager to submit the 2014 Annual Action Plan for consideration by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The Annual Action Plan delineates the uses of the CDBG, HOME and HOPWA entitlements for the 2014 program year (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014).  This Board action approves the submission of the Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. 

 

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize contract amendments for the design of additional Street and Drainage Improvement Projects with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., for Rodney Parham Road at Buff Lane, with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., for Longlea Court and Echo Valley Court, and Hawkins Weir Engineers, Inc., for Russ Street; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes amendments to the engineering services contract agreements with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., Michael Baker Jr., Inc., and Hawkins Weir Engineers, Inc., for additional engineering design services for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Street and Drainage Improvement Program.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve one (1) Operator Permit and 120 Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Service, LLC, for the period from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution authorizing the approval of one (1) Operator Permit and 120 Taxicab Permits for Greater Little Rock Transportation Service, LLC (GLRTS), for 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 7 - 12)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-3429-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled DDB, Inc., Arkansas Short-Form PD-R, located at 1517 and 1521 Cumberland 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 to rezone the site from R-4, Two (2)-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development-Residential, to create lot lines and establish building setbacks for the existing duplex homes located on the site. 

 

 

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5178-C:  To approve modification to a Planned Zoning Development and provide for the establishment of a Planned Commercial District titled Lot 1R West Markham Parkway Addition Short-Form PCD, located on the southwest corner of Chenal Parkway and Old Town Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending Ordinance No. 16,212 and 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 PCD, Planned Commercial District, and O-3, General Office District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the expansion of an existing building and add additional parking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-7421-C:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Mid-Town Revised Short-Form PCD, and accepting a $30,000.00 in-lieu contribution to the T.R.E.E. Fund, located in the 200 block of North University 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; 0 absent; and 3 open positions.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for additional retail lease space within the shopping center and to make a $30,000.00 contribution to the T.R.E.E. Fund.  

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

Z-7919-D:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Rock City Marina and Yacht Club Long-Form PCD, located north of 3rd Street and east of Bond 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; 0 absent; and 3 open positions.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is proposing to reestablish the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial District, zoning for the site to allow for the construction of a mixed-use development including retail, restaurants, multi-family and a marina.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

Z-8833-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Massey Short-Form PCD, located on the east side of Highway 300, just north of Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 7 ayes; 1 nay; 2 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:  The request is to rezone three (3)-acres located on Highway 300 from R-2, Single-Family, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the creation of (2) two lots and the construction of a building on each lot to be used as a contractor’s office and contractor’s maintenance yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

Z-8882:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled SRM Properties Short-Form PCD, located at 318 – 324 President Clinton 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; 2 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning of the property from UU, Urban Use District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow an existing restaurant (Willy D’s) to be licensed by the State ABC Commission as a private club.  

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 13 - 15)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Ordinance No. 20,671 (December 8, 2012), to adjust the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Ordinance to reflect revenue and expenditure adjustments for the General Fund and Fleet Fund; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Eight (8) adjustments need to be made to the 2013 Budget to adjust for changes in anticipated revenues and expenditures.

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock City Code of Ordinances (1988), §34-4, to change the definition of Taxicab to be a vehicle that is four (4) model years old; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  An ordinance to change the City of Little Rock Transportation Code, specifically regarding the definition of Taxi Cabs and ADA vehicles as being no more than four (4) model years old when initially inspected.

 

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

To prohibit the use of any City monies provided to the Little Rock Technology Park to be used for eminent domain for the purchase of owner-occupied or renter-occupied residences; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 14)

16.   ORDINANCE

Appointments to various City Boards and Commissions.   (Deferred from October 15, 2013).

 

Synopsis:  Animal Services Advisory Board (2 Positions); City Beautiful Commission (1 Position); Commission on Children Youth and Families (1 Position); Community Housing Advisory Board (5 Positions); Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (3 Positions); Historic District Commission (2 Positions); Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Commission (1 Position); MacArthur Military History Museum Commission (3 Positions); Racial and Culture Diversity Commission (3 Positions); River Market District Design Review Committee (1 Position); and Sister Cities Commission (2 Positions).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMUNICATION

 

A limit of three (3) minutes per subject is allotted for any individual to express a written or oral viewpoint, or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of thirty (30) minutes allotted for citizen communications. No advance permission is required; however, individuals wanting to address the Board are requested to fill out a yellow card listing the subject to be addressed and submit it to the City Clerk upon arrival.  Citizen’s communications will be held at the end of the printed Agenda.