Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

March 18, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

City of Little Rock Retirement Recognition

Captain Michael Walker – Little Rock Fire Department

Jim Sick – Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department

Officer Ivon Smith, Jr. – Little Rock Police Department

Catholic High School – 6A/7A State Wrestling Champions

Entergy Presentation – James Jones

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 9)

1.   MOTION

August 27, 2013

September 3, 2013

September 17, 2013

 

 

To approve the minutes from the September 3, 2013, September 17, 2013, Board of Directors Meetings, and the August 27, 2013, Reconvened Board of Directors Meetings.    

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-24-044:  To set April 1, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request to abandon a portion of the utility and drainage easements located on Lots 6 and 7, Woodland Farm Estates, located at 10 Pine View Place, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

G-24-045:  To set April 1, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request 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 No. 2, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To transfer property by Quitclaim Deed under the Land Bank Side Lot Program; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  In an effort to convey underutilized parcels of property in the Land Bank’s inventory, staff would like to transfer Lot 78 of the Rolling Pines Subdivision to the owner of Lot 77 under the Land Bank Side Lot Program.  Property Details: Lot 78 of the Rolling Pines Subdivision is a 7,000 square-foot unimproved parcel that is contiguous to Lot 77 on its eastern boundary and is contiguous to a wooded area on its western boundary.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to Sydney Flooring Solutions, LLC, for the installation of seamless rubberized flooring in the Asian elephant stalls at the Little Rock Zoo; to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sydney Flooring Solutions, LLC, for such services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $49,500.00, plus 10% authorized for possible change orders, with Sydney Flooring Solutions, LLC, for installation of a seamless rubberized flooring system for Asian elephant stalls at the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Sketch

To amend Little Rock, Ark, Resolution No. 13,825 (January 21, 2014) to accept title to property located in Block 186 of the Original City of Little Rock, Arkansas, donated to the City of Little Rock by the Trust for Public Land by Quitclaim Deed, to be used for public purposes; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Amends Resolution No. 13,825 (January 21, 2014) in order to authorize the Mayor to accept a donation of land located in Block 186 of the Original City of Little Rock from the Trust for Public Land. 

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the award of an Engineering Inspection Contract to McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., for the 2014 Street Asphalt Overlay Program; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds).

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., for inspection services of asphalt resurfacing in all seven (7) Wards within the City of Little Rock.   

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the award of a Construction Contract with Cranford Constriction Company, for the 2014 Street Asphalt Overlay Program; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds).

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with the low bidder, Cranford Construction Company for asphalt resurfacing in all seven (7) Wards within the City of Little Rock.   

 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To appoint special Commissioners for the dissolution of Water and Sewer Improvement District No. 141 of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution appoints special Commissioners to dissolve a Water and Sewer Improvement District that has fulfilled its purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 10 - 13)

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6323-R:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled The Village at Rahling Road Revised Long-Form PCD, located on Rahling Circle, 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is revision to an existing PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the construction of a new 10,900 square-foot building to be used as an events center and a 16,140 square-foot building to contain C-2, Shopping Center District, uses.  Each building will be constructed on a separate lot.  

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-6848-C: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Tract A Pleasantree Addition Revised Short-Form PD-R, located in the 1500 Block of Pickering Drive, 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is to revise the previously-approved PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow for the development of this site with three (3) buildings of duplex housing in-lieu of constructing six (6) units in a single building.     

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-7950-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Office District titled ARM Revised Short-Form PD-O, located at 4016 Stannus Road, 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is to amend the previously-approved PD-O, Planned Development – Office, to allow the existing office user to expand their present building square-footage by 4,128 square-feet located on two (2) levels. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

Z-8364-D:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Hilton Garden Inn Revised Short-Form PCD, located at 10914 Kanis Road, 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The current request is to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the placement of a wall sign on the northern façade of the building in-lieu of placement of a wall sign on the southern façade fronting Kanis Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 14 – 18)

14.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to amend and extend contracts with twelve (12) organizations to provide Citywide Enhancement Programs to Little Rock youth ages six (6) – nineteen (19) and Management Information Services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.  (Funding from the 2012 5/8-Cent Operational Improvements Sales Tax Funding)

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extensions with twelve (12) agencies to provide Citywide Enhancement Programs to Little Rock youth ages six (6) – nineteen (19) and Management Information System Services.  

 

 

 

 

15.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to amend and extend contracts with eight (8) organizations to provide Youth Initiative Programs (YIP) in targeted neighborhoods; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extensions with nine (9) agencies to provide Targeted Neighborhood (YIP) Youth Initiative Programs to Little Rock youth ages thirteen (13) – eighteen (18).

 

 

 

 

16.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to amend and extend contracts with nine (9) organizations to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Programs in targeted neighborhoods; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.  

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extensions with nine (9) agencies to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Programs to Little Rock youth ages six (6) – eleven (11).

 

 

 

 

17.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to amend and extend  a contract with New Futures for Youth, Inc., to provide technical assistance to Youth Intervention and Neighborhood-Based Programs, Youth Employability and Crisis Intervention Services; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizing contract extension with New Futures for Youth, Inc., to provide technical assistant to Youth Intervention and Neighborhood-Based Programs, Youth Employability, and Crisis Intervention Services.

 

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

Z-8911:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Wallace Baseline Acres Long-Form PCD, located in the 9100 Block of Chicot Road, 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to recognize existing non-residential uses located on three (3) proposed and existing lots. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING  (Item 19)

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

 

 

 

G-23-442:  To abandon the East 25th Street and Cumberland Street right-of-way, between East Roosevelt Road and East 25th Street, east of Scott Street; and for other purposes. Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The adjacent property owners propose 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 Rapley’s Estate Addition; and 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.