Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

June 17, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director B.J. Wyrick

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

 

DEFERRAL :

14.  ORDINANCE

(Deferred for two (2) weeks at the applicant’s request)

 

 

To amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a variance from the driveway spacing criteria on commercial streets for Slim Chickens, located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road and Keightley Drive; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes a variance from Section 31-210(e)(3), General Access and Circulation, for the driveway spacing on other commercial streets for Slim Chickens to be located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road (Highway 10) and Keightley Drive.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

City of Little Rock Employee Retirement Recognition

            Don Flegal, Human Resources Department

            Bryan Day, City Manager’s Office

 

     

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To amend Resolution No. 13,699 (May 21, 2013), to set forth additional projects for Ward 4 Street and Drainage Improvements; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to amend Resolution No. 13,699, Sec.7., (a), (ii) adopted May 21, 2013, and to set forth additional projects for Ward 4 Street and Drainage Improvements. 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Dell Computer Corporation, for the purchase of 42 Dell Optiplex 9020 Computers, including required accessories, for a total amount of $62,431.05; and forty-two (42) copies of Microsoft Office 2013 Software from SHI International for a total amount of $15,107.40, for the Little Rock Police Department 911 Center, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract for both purchases; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase forty-two (42) Dell OptiPlex 9020 Computers from the State Contract vendor and forty-two (42) copies of Microsoft Office 2013 software from SHI International, the State Contract vendor for software.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to approve a one (1)-year extension of the annual Software Maintenance Agreement with IBM Corporation, in the  amount of $147,888.00; and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution authorizes an additional year of software maintenance services for the City’s IBM mainframe       computer pursuant to sole-source Ordinance No. 20,220 (February 16, 2010).

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with EVO Business Environments, a State Contract Vendor, for the purchase of office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station, in the total amount $64,094.20; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase office furniture from EVO Business Environments, a State Contract Vendor, for office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Innerplan, a State Contract Vendor, for the purchase of office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station, in the total amount $71,879.68; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase office furniture from Innerplan, a State Contract Vendor, for office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Today’s Office, a State Contract Vendor, for the purchase of office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station, in the total amount $65,923.86; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase office furniture from Today’s Office, a State Contract Vendor, for office furniture for the first floor of the 12th Street Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ITEMS (Items 7 - 16)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-5016-B:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled GKS Development Short-Form PID, located at 5510 West 65th Street, 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 request is a rezoning from C-4, Open Display District, to PID, Planned Industrial District, to add a commercial laundry as an allowable use to the existing building.  C-4 uses will be maintained as alternate uses for the site. 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8446-A:  To repeal Ordinance No. 20,112 (June 2, 2009) titled Blue Wave Express Carwash Short-Form PD-C and revoking a Planned Zoning District; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.   

 

Synopsis:  The request is a revocation of the existing PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, zoning and the restoration of the previously held UU, Urban Use, Zoning District designation.     

 

 

 

9.     ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8925:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Industrial District titled Gillham Short-Form PID, located at 5016 Asher Avenue, 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. (Deferred from May 20, 2014) (Deferred from June 3, 2014)  

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting a rezoning of the site from I-2, Light Industrial, to PID, Planned Industrial District, to allow shipping containers to be used for mini-warehouse units. 

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8936:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Little House Little Rock, LLC, Short Form PD-R, located at 5318 A Street, 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 request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow a lot split and the construction of new single-family homes on the individual lots. 

  

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8938:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled 4221 North Lookout Short-Form PD-R, located at 4221 North Lookout Road, 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 request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow for the construction of a new single-family home located within the Hillcrest Design Overlay District.  The home as proposed exceeds the floor area ratio as established by the DOD and encroaches into the side-yard setback as established by the R-2, Single-Family, Zoning District.  

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8939:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Newbern Short-Form PD-R, located at 4124 Fairview Road, 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 request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow for the construction of a new single-family home with an accessory dwelling within the Hillcrest Design Overlay District area.  

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Site Plan

To amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a variance from the driveway spacing criteria on commercial streets for Slim Chickens, located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road and Keightley Drive; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes a variance from Section 31-210(e)(3), General Access and Circulation, for the driveway spacing on other commercial streets for Slim Chickens to be located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road (Highway 10) and Keightley Drive.

 

 

 

14.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Zoning Map

Site Plan

To amend Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to provide 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 approval. 

 

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.

 

 

 

15.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Russ Bassett Corporation as the sole-source provider of customized modular communications furniture, which is compatible with communications equipment purchased from Motorola, in the amount of $352,199.05; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase furniture for the Communications Center from Russ Bassett Corporation, a sole-source vendor for Motorola Communications Consoles which are ADA compliant and are customized for the type of Motorola communications equipment that has been purchased.

 

 

 

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract in the amount of $64,213.365, with Motorola, Inc., as the sole-source provider for the purchase of fifteen (15) Motorola portable radios for patrol units for the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc., to purchase fifteen (15) Motorola radios for Police patrol units for the Little Rock Police Department at a total cost of $64,213.65.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 17 - 21)

17.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Children Youth and Families Commission Endorsement Letter

 

 

To authorize the City Manager to extend contracts with one (1) organization to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Expanded Youth Program Services to Little Rock youth ages six (6) to eleven (11); and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extensions with one (1) organization to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Expanded Youth Programs to youth ages six (6) – eleven (11).

 

18.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to extend contracts with three (3) organizations to provide re-entry services to Little Rock residents; and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extensions with three (3) agencies to provide re-entry services.

 

 

 

 

19.   RESOUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to extend contracts with seven (7) organizations to provide Summer Recreation Programs Little Rock youth ages six (6) to fifteen (15); and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Enter into contracts with seven (7) community-based and faith-based organizations to provide Summer Recreation Programs.

 

 

 

 

20.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Memorandum

 

 

To regulate the operation of mobile food vendors within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to add mobile canteen units as a permitted use in certain zoning classifications; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Staff is proposing amendments to various provisions of the Zoning Ordinance related to mobile canteen units.

 

21.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance of Hotel and Restaurant Gross Receipts Tax Bonds for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs of capital improvements; to pledge collections of a 2% Hotel and Restaurant Gross Receipts Tax to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.   (3rd Reading Only)(1st and 2nd Reading held on June 3, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Items 22 - 24)

22.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

 

 

G-23-443:  To abandon the twenty (20)-foot wide (north/south) alley right-of-way, located within Block 4, Clark’s Addition, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The adjacent property owners propose to abandon the twenty (20)-foot wide (north/south) alley right-of-way located within Block 4, Clark’s Addition.

 

 

 

 

23.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

 

 

G-23-444:  To vacate the plat of Fairlane Acres Subdivision and abandon all rights-of-way and easements located within the boundary of the platted subdivision, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Thousand Hills Church is requesting that the plat of Fairlane Acres Subdivision be vacated and the rights-of-way and easements located within the boundary of this undeveloped, platted subdivision be abandoned, reducing the plat to acreage.  The church is proposing to construct a new church building on this 9± acre site, located at the
southwest corner of Interstate 430 and David O Dodd Road.

 

 

 

 

24.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

G-23-445:  To abandon an alley located along the northern property line of Lots 6, 7 and 8, Block 30 of CO Brack’s Addition to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval.  (Deferred from May 20, 2014) (Deferred from June 3, 2014)  

 

Synopsis:  The adjacent property owners propose to abandon a twenty (20)-foot wide and 115 feet long alley which extends from Monroe Street to a north/south alley which extends from Brack Street. 

 

 

 

 

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.