Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

February 11, 2014

(Rescheduled from February 4, 2014)

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to V.R. Smith & Sons, Inc., to provide restoration and stabilization services at the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contact with V.R. Smith & Sons, Inc., for such services; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The resolution awards a contract to V.R. Smith & Sons, Inc., a Little Rock construction company, for restoration and stabilization services for the Oakland Mausoleum, located in the City’s Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, and authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with such firm in a form approved by the City Attorney.  

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Friends of the Little Rock Animal Village Presentation

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)

1.   MOTION

January 22, 2013

February 5, 2013

February 19, 2013

March 5, 2013

March 19, 2013

March 26, 2013

April 2, 2013

April 16, 2013

April 23, 2013

 

 

To approve the minutes from the January 22, 2013, February 5, 2013, February 19, 2013, March 5, 2013, March 19, 2013, April 2, 2013,  and April 16, 2013  Board of Directors Meetings and the March 26, 2013, and April 23, 2013, Board of Directors Reconvened Meetings. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Scott Equipment, in the amount of $85,000.00, for the purchase of one (1) Case 580SN Loader/Backhoe for the Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department, 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 Scott Equipment Company in the amount of $85,000.00 to purchase one (1) Case 580SN Loader/Backhoe for the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to acquire permanent and temporary construction easements and to execute any and all necessary agreements for improvements to a portion of the River Bluff segment of the Arkansas River Trail; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to acquire permanent and temporary construction easements and agreements as needed to complete construction of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad and a Trail Connection at the old Cantrell Marine property.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To award a contract to L.E.G. Enterprises, Inc., in the amount of $216,293.37, for traffic signal installation at Ranch Boulevard and Chevaux Court; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds).  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with L.E.G. Enterprises, Inc., for Traffic Signal Installation at Ranch Boulevard and Chevaux Court, Bid No. 13-164

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute a one (1)-year renewal of the Motorola Communications System Maintenance Agreement with Motorola, Inc., through its local dealer and subcontractor Grace Communications, Inc., in the total amount of $464,589.97, including tax; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to renew the annual Radio Maintenance Agreement for the City’s radio infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute a three (3)-year renewal Core Cal Maintenance Agreement with SHI, Inc., in the maximum amount of $400,530.00, plus applicable fees and taxes for current users; to allow additional payment for any future additional users on a per-user basis; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to enter into a three (3)-year renewal of the City’s Core Client Access Licenses through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in a form agreeable to the City Attorney, which will allow all the City’s computer users to continue to connect legally to all City Microsoft servers with the most current version of software that supports e-mail, file shares, system management services and share point.   The contract will also allow coverage of additional new users in the future, if the City has any during the contract period, on a cost per user basis.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the use of all necessary measures to assure access to property for renovation and improvements to Robinson Center Auditorium; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution authorizes the City Attorney, or someone at his direction, to take all legal steps necessary to obtain unencumbered title to a small parcel of property necessary for the renovation and improvement to Robinson Auditorium.

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize an extension of the Interlocal Agreement for ambulance service between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the City of Conway Arkansas; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution extends the current interlocal agreement between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the City of Conway, Arkansas, for ambulance services provided by MEMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 9 – 16)

9.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

To amend Chapters 31 and 36 for the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to provide for modification of various procedures establishing a time frame for the implementation of phases within an approved multiple-phased development; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Planning & Development Staff and the Planning Commission are proposing amendments to the Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances providing for a modification of procedures establishing a time frame for implementation of phases within an approved multiple-phased Conditional Use Permit, zoning site plan review and subdivision/multiple building site plan review.  

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5800-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District, titled Bowman Business Park Revised Long-Form POD, located at 1515 South Bowman Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting a revision to the currently approved POD, Planned Office Development, to add additional uses to the presently-approved listing of uses for this existing development.   

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5959-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District, titled Sparks Revised Short-Form PD-C, located at 3204 Shackleford Pass, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is to reinstate a presently-expired PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, to allow for the construction of an additional building on the site to be used for C-3, General Commercial District, uses.

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6453-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District, titled Diamond Park Community Long-Form PD-R, located in the 8900 Block of Labette Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, Expired and MF-18, Multi-Family District, to PD-R to allow for the development of a single-family and multi-family development.  

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8730-A: To repeal Ordinance No. 16,183, titled Stonebriar Imaging Short-Form PD-O and revoking a Planned Zoning District; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is a revocation of the current PD-O, Planned Development – Office, zoning and the restoration of the underlying C-3, General Commercial District, zoning classification.

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8904: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District, titled Sanders Short-Form PD-O, located at 2616 Confederate Boulevard, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 6 ayes; 0 nays; 4 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from I-2, Light Industrial District, to PD-O, Planned Development – Office, to allow for the use of an existing building as a church and a daycare center.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.    ORDINANCE

Board Communication

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

 

Synopsis:  One (1) residential structure in a severely dilapidated, deteriorated 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.

 

 

 

 

16.  ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To reduce the levy of assessment of benefits to be received by owners of each of the several blocks, lots and parcels of land within the St. Charles Municipal Lighting Improvement District No. 1 of Little Rock, Arkansas; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This ordinance reduces the annual level of assessments for St. Charles Municipal Lighting Improvement District No. 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

 

Three (3) minutes are allowed to present an item which has not previously been brought to the attention of the Board by the speaker and is not already on the Agenda.  This time is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance, or other message to the Board of Directors.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allotted for citizen communications each meeting.  No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the City Board are required 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.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the installation of new a lighting system in the Board Chambers, the February 11, 2014, Board of Directors Agenda Meeting will be held at the Pulaski County Regional Building (Metroplan), located at 501 West Markham Street.