Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

May 6, 2014, Meeting

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Erma Hendrix

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS: 

M-1  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To appoint Friday, Eldredge & Clark as legal counsel for the proposed Short-Term Financing Note; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Adoption of a resolution to appoint Legal Counsel for the 2014 Short-Term Financing of Fire Vehicles and Equipment, Information Technology and the Final Phase of the 12th Street Station.

 

 

 

M-2  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Metro Disaster Specialist for cleaning and restoration services at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.00; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into an emergency contract with Metro Disaster Specialists, Inc. for cleaning and restoration services at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center in an amount not to exceed $350,000.00.

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRALS: 

18.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred at the applicant’s request)

To amend Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a variance from the construction standards of structures within the 100-Year Floodplain for the Moon Distribution warehouse facility, located at 2800 Vance Street, southeast of the corner of Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends denial. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes a variance from Section 13-59(2), specific standards for non-residential construction and substantial improvements of commercial, industrial, and non-residential structures within the 100-year floodplain of Fourche Creek for a new 118,000 square-foot addition to the Moon Distribution warehouse facility located at 2800 Vance Street, southeast of the corner of Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road.

 

 

 

19.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred at the applicant’s request)

G-24-045:  To abandon a ten (10)-foot wide drainage and utility easement located on Lot 1 Love Addition and a fifteen (15)-foot utility easement located on Lot 1R Campbell Replat Number 2, in 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.  (Deferred from April 1, 2014)(Deferred from April 15, 2014)

 

Synopsis:  The request is to abandon a ten (10)-foot wide drainage and utility easement located on Lot 1 Love Addition and a fifteen (15)-foot utility easement located on Lot 1R Campbell Replat Number 2.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

AmeriCorps Volunteer Recognition

Building Safety Month Proclamation

Episcopal Collegiate School Quiz Bowl State Champions Recognition

 

     

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.   MOTION

March 18, 2014

April 1, 2014

April 15, 2014

 

 

To approve the minutes from the March 18, 2014, April 1, 2014, and April 15, 2014, Board of Directors Meetings.    

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-23-445:  To set the date of May 20, 2014, for a public hearing on the request to abandon an alley located along the northern property line of Lots 6, 7 and 8, Block 30 of the CO Bracks 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 Landers Ford for the purpose of two (2), One (1)-Ton Trucks on a 4 x 4 Chassis for the amount of $27,998.00 each, for a total amount of $55,996.00, for use by the Public Works Department, utilizing the Arkansas Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landers Ford in the total amount of $55,996.00 ($27,998.00 each) to purchase two (2), One (1)-Ton Trucks on 4X4 Chassis for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Glover’s Truck Parts and Equipment Company, in the amount of $59,437.13, to replace a diesel engine with a Compressed Natural Gas Engine in one (1) Roll-Off Wrecker Truck, for the Fleet Services Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Glover’s Truck Parts and Equipment Company in the amount of $59,437.13, to replace a diesel engine with a Compressed Natural Gas Engine, in one (1) Roll-Off Wrecker Truck for the Fleet Services Department.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Riser Ford in the total amount of $66,380.00, for the purchase of two (2) Ford F150 Bi-Fuel Half-Ton Trucks and an amount of $33,190.00 each, for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 5/8-Cent Operational Improvements Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Riser Ford in the total amount of $66,380.00 ($33,190.00 each) to purchase two (2) Ford F150 Bi-Fuel Half-Ton Trucks for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to Redstone Construction Group, Inc., in the amount of $54,429.10, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive Drainage Improvements from 28th Street to 30th Street; and for other purposes. (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive Drainage Improvements, 28th to 30th Street, Bid No. 14-118.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to renew the Annual Software Maintenance Agreement with Infor (US), Inc., formerly Lawson Software, Inc., in the amount of $123,536.40; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The City adopted sole-source Ordinance No. 20,582 (May 1, 2012) for a five (5)-year agreement for software maintenance services with Lawson.  On July 1, 2012, Lawson’s name changed to Infor (US), Inc.  The ordinance states that a resolution, upon recommendation of the City Manager, is sufficient for renewal of the Annual Software Maintenance Agreement.  It is time to renew the annual agreement for maintenance of the City’s Accounting and Human Resources/Payroll Software in the amount of $123,536.40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMUNICATION

 

Three (3) minutes are allowed to present a specific 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 specific subject to be addressed and hand it to the City Clerk upon arrival.  Citizen Communication will be held following the Consent Agenda items on the first Tuesday and at the end of the printed Agenda on the third Tuesday.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 8 - 15)

8.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

 

To establish an Design Overlay District for the John Barrow Road Corridor pursuant to the Design Overlay  Authority of Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To establish a Design Overlay District along John Barrow Road to modify the design standards for future development and redevelopment in the Corridor.

 

 

 

 

 

9.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6998-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Confetti’s Party Rental Revised PD-C, located at 6000 South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is to modify an existing PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, to allow warehouse additions to the existing facility. 

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-7812-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Pintura Estates Long-Form PD-R, located in the 14800 Block of Kanis Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: The request is to rezone 6.14 acres from PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, Expired to PD-R to allow for the development of thirty-one (31) patio home style lots.

11.  ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-7867-B: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled PB General Springer Revised Short-Form PCD, located at 4744 and 4754 Springer Boulevard, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: The request is a rezoning from PCD, Planned Commercial District, and C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD to allow for the construction of a new 9,100 square-foot retail store. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8924:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Brasher Short-Form PD-R, located at 522 Rice Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: The applicant is proposing a rezoning of this lot from R-4, Two-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow an existing platted lot to be split.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8926: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Ibsen Short-Form PD-R, located at 905 North Spruce Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent. 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 garage with an accessory living quarters on the second level within the rear-yard area of this existing home located within Hillcrest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To amend Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances to increase the number of Board Members of the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Parks Board; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The ordinance amends Chapter 9, Cemeteries and Crematories to change the number of members of the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park Board from nine (9) to eleven (11) members as recommended by the Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park Board.

 

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication  

To dispense with competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into contracts with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., and Contech Construction Products for emergency repairs to collapsed pipe on Swaggerty Branch, located south and east of Roosevelt Road and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Redstone Construction Group, Inc., and Contech Construction Products for emergency repairs to collapsed pipe on Swaggerty Branch, located south and east of Roosevelt Road and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 16 - 18)

16.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Request Letter

 

 

To authorize the expenditure of $95,616.00 for the rental of space for the Little Rock Technology Park Authority; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

17.    RESOLUTION

 

Board Communication

 

 

To adopt the Master Plan for the development of the Little Rock Zoo; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  

18.    ORDINANCE

 

Board Communication

 

Zoning Map

 

Site Plan

To amend Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a variance from the construction standards of structures within the 100-Year Floodplain for the Moon Distribution warehouse facility, located at 2800 Vance Street, southeast of the corner of Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends denial.  

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes a variance from Section 13-59(2), specific standards for non-residential construction and substantial improvements of commercial, industrial, and non-residential structures within the 100-year floodplain of Fourche Creek for a new 118,000 square-foot addition to the Moon Distribution warehouse facility located at 2800 Vance Street, southeast of the corner of Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING  (Item 19)

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

 

 

 

G-24-045:  To abandon a ten (10)-foot wide drainage and utility easement located on Lot 1 Love Addition and a fifteen (15)-foot utility easement located on Lot 1R Campbell Replat Number 2, in 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.  (Deferred from April 1, 2014, and April 15, 2014)

 

Synopsis:  The request is to abandon a ten (10)-foot wide drainage and utility easement located on Lot 1 Love Addition and a fifteen (15)-foot utility easement located on Lot 1R Campbell Replat Number 2.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 20)

20.   RESOLUTION

Appointment to the Little Rock Advertising and Promotions Commission.

 

Synopsis:  Appointment of Capi Peck to her third four (4)-year Industry Position term, said term to expire on May 1, 2018.