Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

March 4, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Dean Kumpuris

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Arkansas Business City of Distinction Award Presentation

Pulaski Technical College Mileage Presentation

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Children International Program

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.   MOTION

May 21, 2013

August 6, 2013

August 20, 2013

 

To approve the minutes from the May 21, 2013, August 6, 2013, and August 20, 2013, Board of Directors Meetings. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-23-442: To set March 18, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request to abandon the east 140 feet of the undeveloped sixty (60)-foot wide East 25th Street right-of-way lying north of Block 5 of the subdivision of Lot 18 of Ripley’s Estate Addition and the 130 feet of the undeveloped sixty (60)-foot wide Cumberland Street right-of-way, located between East Roosevelt Road right-of-way and East 25th Street right-of-way, in the City of Little Rock; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To change the name of that portion of St. Vincent Circle, located between South University Avenue and McKinley Street, to Midtown Avenue; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Little Rock Medical Associates is requesting approval of a resolution to change the name of that portion of St. Vincent Circle, located between South University Avenue and McKinley Street, to Midtown Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to Mid-Ark Roofing, Inc., to construct a new roof for the Tropical Bird House at the Little Rock Zoo; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract Mid-Ark Roofing, Inc., for such services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to execute a contract with Mid-Ark Roofing, Inc., for the replacement of the Tropical Bird House roofing with new corrugated fiberglass roof panels, metal flashing and trim.

 

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to Lawns, Limbs & Landscaping to provide mowing and grounds maintenance services at Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Lawns, Limbs & Landscaping for such services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution awards a contract to Lawns, Limbs & Landscaping for mowing and grounds maintenance services for the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, and it authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with such firm in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to JCI Construction, Inc., to remove and replace the train track at the Little Rock Zoo; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with JCI Construction, Inc., for such services; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to execute a contract with JCI Construction, Inc., for removal and replacement of the Little Rock Zoo train track.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize the City Manager to engage the firms of Stephens, Inc., and Crews & Associates to serve as bond underwriter for an issues of City of Little Rock Hotel and Restaurant Gross Receipt Tax Bonds to finance improvements to Robinson Center; and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 8 - 10)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

LU14-24-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan on the southeast corner of Lindsey Road and Interstate 440 from Mining to Industrial; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve Land Use Plan changes on the southeast corner of Lindsey Road and Interstate 440 from Mining to Industrial.  

 

 

 

 

9.    ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8907:  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: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: The owner of 39.62 acres of property located at the northeast, southeast and southwest corners of Lindsey Road and Interstate 440, is requesting to rezone the property from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District, and I-2, Light Industrial District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance and sale of the City’s Tax Increment Improvement Bonds (Redevelopment District No. 1 Project), Series 2014, for the purpose of financing certain improvements within the District; authorizing the execution and delivery of a trust indenture pursuant to which the Bonds will be issued and secured; authorizing the execution and delivery of an Institutional Investment Letter providing for the placement of the Bonds; prescribing other matters relating thereto; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

                                                   

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 11 - 14)

11.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into sub-grant agreements for an Arkansas Economic Development Commission Economic Infrastructure Fund Grant; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to sub-award Arkansas Economic Development Commission Grant Funds to Entergy to move electrical lines from the right-of-way for a $58,000,000 economic development project.

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Sketch

 

 

MSP14-01:  To amend the Master Street Plan; adding a ‘Typical’ design for a ‘Roundabout’ to the Master Street Plan text; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A Master Street Plan Amendment adding a ‘Typical’ design standard to the Master Street Plan text for a ‘Roundabout’.

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-4403-I: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled The Preserve at Aldersgate Short-Form PD-R, located at 1303 and 1310 Aldersgate 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; and 4 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from MF-24, Multi-Family District, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow for the development of 2.0+ acres with forty-eight (48) units of multi-family housing.      

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

To establish recycling of multi-family residences; and for other purposes. 

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.