Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

June 3, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Vice-Mayor Doris Wright

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRALS: 

7.  ORDINANCE

 

(Deferred until June 17, 2014)

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.  ORDINANCE

 

(Deferred until June 17, 2014)

 

 

G-23-445:  To abandon an alley located along the northern property line of Lots 6, 7 and 8, Block 30 of CO Bracks Addition; in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

City of Little Rock Employee Retirement Recognition

            Dorothy Nayles, Community Programs Department

Boy Scout Troop 335 – Highland Valley Methodist Church

 

 

     

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 5)

1.   MOTION

May 6, 2014

May 20, 2014

 

 

To approve the minutes from the May 6, 2014, and May 20, 2014, Board of Directors Meetings.

2.   RESOLUTION

 

 

 

G-23-443:  To set June 17, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request to abandon the twenty (20)-foot wide north/south alley right-way located within Block 4, Clark’s Addition, block bounded by West 23rd, West 24th Arch and Gaines Streets, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

3.   RESOLUTION

G-23-444:  To set June 17, 2014, as the date of hearing on a petition to vacate the plat of Fairlane Acres Subdivision and to abandon all rights-of-way and easements within the boundary of the plat, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

 

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Red River Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC, for the purchase of four (4) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and unleaded fueled (Bi-Fuel) ¾-Ton Trucks at a price of $31,456.00 each, for a total amount of $125,824.00, for use by the Housing and Neighborhood Programs Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contact with Red River Dodge Chrysler, Jeep LLC, in the total amount of $125,824.00 to purchase four (4) compressed natural gas (CNG) and unleaded fueled (Bi-Fuel) ¾-ton Trucks, priced at $31,456.00 each, for the Housing and Neighborhood Programs Department.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Red River Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC, for the purchase of fifteen (15) pursuit-rated Dodge Chargers at a price of $25,752.00 each, for a total amount of $386,280.00, for use by the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Red River Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep LLC, to purchase fifteen (15) pursuit rated Dodge Chargers at $25,752.00 each, totaling $386,280.00 for the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

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 6 - 12)

6.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Map

 

 

MSP14-02:  To amend the Master Street Plan; to add an alternative design standard on David O. Dodd Road; and for other purposes. Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve a Master Street Plan change along David O. Dodd from Stagecoach Road on the east to the curve in the road at the Kenwood Subdivision on the west, modifying the design standard to a forty-eight (48)-foot road.

7.   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:  11ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

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. 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Southern Company in the amount of $76,136.50, as the sole source provider for purchase and installation of six (6) Fuel Master fueling systems; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with The Southern Company to purchase and install Fuel Master fueling systems at six (6) City fueling stations, for an amount of $76,136.50.

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Rev. Code §34-4 (1988), Definitions, to extend the age limitations of executive sedans, extended vans, luxury vehicles and SUVS under the Transportation Code; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The ordinance amends Article I, Section 34-4, Definitions, of the Transportation Code to change the age limitations of executive sedans, extended vans, luxury vehicles, and SUVs.

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To amend Chapter 8 of the Code of Ordinances to include in the Rental Inspection Ordinance, manufactures homes and mobile homes used as rentals; to clarify certain terms; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Manufactured homes and mobile homes that are used as rental housing units should be included along with other forms of rental housing units in the rental inspection ordinance.  These units should be inspected with regard to their interior and exterior related to substandard maintenance for the health, safety and welfare of occupants of such homes. The proposed language will make the inspection criteria mirror the existing language with stick built units.

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To amend Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances to clarify and add certain definitions; to clarify the time frame for initiating and completing needed repairs; to included manufactured homes and mobile homes within Article II; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The purpose of this clarification is to define specific time frames for making needed repairs to substandard manufactured homes and mobile homes, as well as other structures to protect the health, safety and welfare of the City’s inhabitants.  Definitions and timelines are clarified to make timeframes consistent with existing language related to stick built housing units.

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Northrop Gruman Corporation as the sole-source provider for the upgrade of the City’s current 911 Computer-Aided Dispatch System; 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 requests approval to award a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation in the amount of approximately $545,799.00 to upgrade the 911 Emergency Center Computer-Aided Dispatch System.

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 13 - 14)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

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

 

Synopsis:  Ten (10) residential structures in a severely dilapidated, deteriorated and/or burned 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

14.   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.   (1st  Reading Only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 15)

15.   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 Bracks Addition; in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 11 ayes; 0 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Items 16 - 18)

16.   RESOLUTION

 

 

Appointment to the various City of Little Rock Boards and Commissions. 

 

Synopsis:  Animal Services Advisory Board (1 Position); Board of Adjustment (1 Position); City Beautiful Commission (1 Position); Commission on Children, Youth and Families (1 Position); Community Housing Advisory Board (2 Positions); Historic District Commission (1 Position); MacArthur Military History Museum Commission (2 Positions); Parks and Recreation Commission (2 Positions); and Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission (1 Position). 

 

 

 

 

17.   RESOLUTION

 

 

 

To amend Little Rock, Ark., Resolution No. 13,440 (February 7, 2012) to make a CENT-Committee Appointment; and for other purposes. 

 

Synopsis:  Appointment of Ken Gill was the Ward 5 Representative. 

 

18.   RESOLUTION

To make appointment to the Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Appointment of Albert Braunfisch to serve his first four (4)-year term, said term expiring on June 30, 2018.  Appointment of Merritt Dyke to serve his second four (4)-year term, said term expiring on June 30, 2018.  Appointment of John Harris to fill the unexpired term of Errin Dean, said term expiring on June 30, 2018.  Appointment of Michael Shelley to serve his first four (4)-year term, said term expiring on June 30, 2018.  Appointment of Patricia Wilson to serve her first four (4)-year term, said term expiring on June 30, 2018.

 

 

 

Meeting will be recessed until June 10, 2014, for the 2nd Reading of the Hotel and Restaurant Gross Receipts Tax Bonds.