BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AGENDA

 

April 2, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Erma Hendrix

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Little Rock Police Department Recognition for Support of Arkansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

 

 

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To accept title to property donated to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by special warranty deed, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: In an effort maximize the Land Bank’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to accept the donation of the property located at 808 Brown Street.  Property Details: The parcel is a 9,800 square-foot lot with no structure located in the Land Bank Focus Area.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-24-040:  To set April 16, 2013, as the date of public hearing on the petition to abandon the drainage and utility easement located on the common lot lines of Lots 1 and 2, Miracle Addition, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with EVS/G&W, in the amount of $54,226.94, for a HUSHAIR 6000 PSI Stationary Breathing Air Compressor Station; and for other purposes.    Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The Little Rock Fire Department is requesting approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with EVS/G&W, located in Conway, Arkansas, for a HUSHAIR 6000 PSI Stationary Breathing Air Compressor Station.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Construction Management & Maintenance Company, Inc., in the amount of $140,052.00, for the Cantrell Road at Robinwood Drive Traffic Signal Installation Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Construction Management & Maintenance Company, Inc., for Traffic Signal Installation- Cantrell Road at Robinwood Drive Signal Installation Project, Bid No. 2013-103.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor, City Clerk and City Manager to execute all documents required for the purchase and demolition of the property located at 9912 Ramona Drive for flood mitigation purposes; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the City Manager to execute sales agreements and deeds for the purchase and demolition of the property located at 9912 Ramona Drive. 

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Arkana CNG, LLC, in the amount of $364.520.00, for the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment for the City’s first CNG fueling station, and to utilize the alternate bid to purchase four (4) cylinders for additional natural gas storage, at a cost of $149,800.00, for a total project cost of $514,320.00; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Arkana CNG, LLC, to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment for the City’s first CNG fueling station, in the amount of $364,520, and to utilize the alternate bid to purchase four (4) cylinders for additional natural gas storage to meet projected customer demand, at a cost of $149,800, for a total project cost of $514,320.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 7 - 10)

 

 

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-4746-D: 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; 1 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Little Rock Funeral Home, owner of the 1.17-acre property located at the west end of Knoedl Court, is requesting to rezone the property from O-3, General Office District, with conditions to O-3 with amended conditions.

 

 

 

 

8.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-7683-A: 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; 1 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Xiang Xu Lin and Jin Shu Lin, owners of the 0.22-acre property at 3316 West 12th Street, are requesting to rezone the property from R-3, Single-Family District, to R-5, Urban Residence District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Code § 2-330 (1988) to modify certain authorities and duties of the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  (First Reading held on March 19, 2013)

 

Synopsis:  An ordinance to amend Little Rock, Ark. Rev. Code § 2-330 (1988) to modify certain authorities and duties of the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with competitive bidding; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Champion Turf Farms, of Bay City, Texas, in the amount of $59,000.00 for the repair and replanting of the greens at Hindman Golf Course; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A sole-source ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Champion Turf Farms of Bay City, Texas, in the amount of $59,000 for the repair and replanting of greens at Hindman Golf Course with Champion Dwarf Bermuda Grass Sprigs (includes guidance and technical assistance, sprigs and labor to sprig).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 11 - 12)

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch A

Sketch B

 

Z-5787-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Whole Foods Revised Short-Form PCD, located on the northeast corner of Chenal Parkway and Bowman Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  7 ayes; 2 nays; 0 absent; 1 abstention; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial. (Deferred from the February 19, 2013, Board of Directors Meeting)

 

Synopsis:  The request is to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial District, to add a food store as an allowable use for the site, to allow for a fifteen (15)-foot expansion to the existing loading dock and add additional storage area to the rear of the loading dock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-4745-B: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Shackleford Kanis Revised Short-Form PD-C, located on the southeast corner of Kanis and Shackleford Roads, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; 0 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is to amend the previously-approved PD-C, Planned Development Commercial, to allow for the placement of a wall sign on the southern façade which is located without public street frontage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Items 13 – 14)

 

 

13.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

 

 

Z-8805: To rescind the Planning Commission’s action in approving a Special Use Permit to allow a group home on the R-2 zoned property located at 101 North Plaza Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  6 ayes; 3 nays; 1 absent; and 1 abstention; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends denial of resolution and approval of the Special Use Permit.

 

Synopsis:  Allen Klak, 10 Pilot Point Place, is appealing the Planning Commission’s action in approving a Special Use Permit to allow a group home on the R-2 zoned property located at 101 North Plaza Drive.

14.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the  construction of betterments and improvements to the sewer system of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; authorizing the issuance of a Sewer Revenue Bond, Series 2013, for the purpose of financing the cost thereof; providing for the payment of the principal and interest on the Bond; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 15)

 

 

15.   EXECUTIVE SESSION

Annual Evaluation of the City Manager and City Attorney