Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

December 17, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION: Director Erma Hendrix

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 7)

1.   RESOLUTION

 

G-24-043: To set January 7, 2014, as the date of public hearing on the request to abandon a twenty (20)-foot wide easement located on the common lot line of Lot 1 Love Addition and Lot 1R Campbell Replat Number 2, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sunbelt Fire, in the amount of $596,265.00, for the purchase of one (1) E-One Cyclone II Fire Rescue Unit, utilizing the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Agreement; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sunbelt Fire in the amount of $596,265.00 to purchase one (1) E-One Cyclone II Fire Rescue Unit that will replace the current Urban Search and Rescue unit for the Little Rock Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To require the 2013 Audit to be performed in accordance with the guidelines and format prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the United States Government Accountability Office; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The resolution requires that the 2013 Audit be performed in accordance with guidelines and formats prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the United States Government Accountability Office.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To accept title to property located in Section 33, Township 1 North Range 13 West located within the City of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, to be donated to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by the International Union of Operating Engineers by warranty deed, to be used for public purposes; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the acceptance of a land donation from International Union of Operating Engineers for the purpose of improving trail access in Fourche Creek Area and watershed protection.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to River City Construction, PLLC, for the renovation of the Chimp 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 $289,988.95, plus 10% authorized for possible change orders, with River City Construction, PLLC, for renovation and upgrades to the chimp exhibit including the installation of artificial fabricated gunite pools, pond liners, earthwork, masonry walls, climbing structure and landscaping.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to 21st Century Lawn Care, Little Rock, to provide mowing and grounds maintenance services at the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with 21st Century Lawn Care for such services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: This resolution awards a contract to 21st Century Lawn Care, Little Rock, for lawn mowing and grounds maintenance services at the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park. The resolution authorizes the City Manager to enter into a contract, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, for such services to 21st Century Lawn Care, Little Rock.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor, City Clerk and City Manager to execute any documents needed for the City to lease certain property located at 3719 Batesville Pike, North Little Rock, Arkansas, for emergency communications purposes; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The resolution authorizes the Mayor, Clerk and City Manager to execute, as appropriate, any documents needed for the City to lease from Ron Gangluff a certain tower site property located at 3719 Batesville Pike in North Little Rock for Emergency Radio Communications Purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 8 - 17)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-5513-D: To repeal Ordinance No. 16,183 titled Thomas E. Jones Short-Form pD-C and revoking a Planned Zoning District; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The request is a revocation of the existing PD-C, Planned Development Commercial, zoning and the restoration of the underlying R-2, Single-Family, Zoning District.

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6015-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial Development titled Arkansas Systems Tract 4 Revised PCD, located on the southeast corner of Arkansas Systems Drive and Chenal Parkway, 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 POD, Planned Office District, Expired to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the creation of a two (2)-lot plat and the development of office/retail buildings on each of the individual lots.

 

 

 

 

10. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6973-F: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial Development titled The Village at Colonel Glenn Lot 4 PD-C, located at the 12600 block of Lawson 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; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The request is a rezoning from O-3, General Office District, to PD-C, Planned Development Commercial, to add medical appliance fitting and sales as an allowable use for the site.

 

 

11. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8194-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential Development titled TL Addition Short-Form PD-R, located on Taylor Loop Road, just north of Hinson 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; 2 absent; and 1 open position. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development Residential, to allow for the development of twenty-seven (27) detached single-family homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8892: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential Development titled Gray Short-Form PD-R, located at 1012 North Beechwood 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-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development - Residential to allow for the construction of a breezeway eleven (11) feet in width which creates a structural tie to the residence and reduces the rear-yard setback from twenty-five (25) feet to five (5) feet.

 

 

 

 

 

13. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

To fix and impose the aggregate amount of fees and charges to be paid to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by Entergy Corporation, and the method of payment thereof; amending Section 9 of Ordinance No. 11,683; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of an ordinance levying a franchise fee to be paid by Entergy Corporation. This franchise fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

14. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To amend in part Ordinance No. 11,366 to provide for levying a franchise fee to be paid by CenterPoint Energy ARKLA; to provide for payment thereof; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of an ordinance levying a franchise fee to be paid by CenterPoint Energy ARKLA. This franchise fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

15. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To fix and impose the amount of fees and charges to be paid to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by all companies that provide interstate or intrastate long distance telecommunication service, and all business incidental to or connected with the conducting of such telephone business in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; amending Section 3 of Ordinance No. 15,706; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of an ordinance levying a franchise fee for companies providing long distance telephone service in Little Rock for 2014.

 

 

 

 

16. ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To levy franchise fees to be paid by all carriers providing local access telephone services; providing for the payment thereof; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of an ordinance levying a franchise fee to be paid by all carriers providing local access telephone service. This franchise fee should remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

17. ORDINANCE

 

To provide for and to adopt the 2014 Budget for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, for the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014; to appropriate resources and uses for every expenditure item and fund; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 18)

18. 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 is necessary to raze and remove said structures; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Thirteen (13) residential structures in a severely dilapidated, deteriorated and/or burned condition causing a negative environmental impact on the residential neighborhoods in which it is located. All Notices have been mailed in accordance with Arkansas State Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING (Item 19)

19. ORDINANCE

Project Plan

To adopt a project plan for Redevelopment District No. 1 (Bass Pro) of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 20)

20. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Reappointments to the various City Boards and Commissions