Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

April 15, 2014,

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Brad Cazort

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1  MOTION

December 3, 2013

December 17, 2013

January 7, 2014

January 21, 2014

February 11, 2014

February 18, 2014

March 3, 2014

 

 

To approve the minutes from the December 3, 2013, December 17, 2013, January 7, 2014, January 21, 2014, and February 11, 2014, February 18, 2014, and March 4, 2014, Board of Directors Meetings.

 

 

M-2  RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize an increase to the contract amount for Melchor Construction, Inc., for the Pulaski Heights Elementary Safe Routes to School (2013) Sidewalk Improvements, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Job No. 061366; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute a change order agreement with Melchor Construction, Inc., for the Pulaski Heights Elementary Safe Routes to School (2013) Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Job No. #061366 Sidewalks Improvements, Bid No. 12-295.

 

 

 

 

M-3  RESOLUTION

To appoint Jack East, III, to the Board of Commissioners for the Riverdale Levee District No. 134; and for other purposes.

DEFERRALS: 

12.  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)

 

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

 

CDBG 40th Anniversary Proclamation

 

     

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 9)

1.   MOTION

November 5, 2013

November 19, 2013

 

 

To approve the minutes from the November 5, 2013, and November 19, 2013, Board of Directors Meetings.    

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to renew the contract with Lincoln Financial Group to provide Long-Term Disability Insurance coverage for Non-Uniform City Employees at no change in the premium rate for a twelve (12)-month period effective May 1, 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Lincoln Financial Group, the incumbent provider of Long-Term Disability Coverage, has offered a renewal effective May 1, 2014, at no change in premium rate.

 

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to extend the existing contract with Risk Management Resources to provide Third-Party Administrator Services for the self-funded Worker’ Compensation Program for a three (3)-year period effective July 1, 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Risk Management Resources, the incumbent provider of Third-Party Administrator Services, has proposed a renewal of their contract at a rate lower than other options.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize entry into a contract with Riverfest, Inc., to lease the Julius C. Breckling Riverfront Park during the Memorial Day weekend each year for a festival; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution authorizes a formal agreement between the City and Riverfest, Inc., for the lease of the Julius C. Breckling Riverfront Park during the Memorial Day period each year.

 

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Fire Trucks Unlimited, to refurbish one (1) Hazmat Truck and one (1) Fire Pumper at a cost of $515,563.00, for the Little Rock Fire Department; and for other purposes. (A portion of the 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 Fire Trucks Unlimited, in the amount of $515,563.00 to refurbish one (1) Fire Hazmat Truck and one (1) Fire Pumper for the Little Rock Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Sunbelt Fire, in the amount of $492,500.00, for the purchase of one (1) E-ONE Custom Pumper on a Cyclone II Chassis for the Little Rock Fire Department, utilizing the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Agreement; 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 Sunbelt Fire in the amount of $492,500.00 to purchase an E-ONE Custom Pumper on a Cyclone II Chassis for the Little Rock Fire Department. 

 

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark. Resolution No. 13,527 (July 3, 2012), to clarify the type of easements that may be acquired by the City for the 3/8-Cent Drainage System Improvements located at various locations throughout the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Amends Resolution No. 13,527 (July 3, 2012) in order to clarify the authority granted by the Board of Directors to acquire temporary and permanent construction easements for the benefit of the 2012 3/8-Cent Drainage System Improvements at various locations throughout the City of Little Rock. 

 

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with RockMonsters, LLC, for the purchase of one (1) Track-Mounted Portable Screen Plant, in the amount of $227,000.00, for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with RockMonsters, LLC, in the amount of $227,000.00 to purchase one (1) Track-Mounted Portable Screen Plant for the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the appropriation of $95,000.00 from the proceeds of the 3/8-Cent Sales and Compensating Use Tax for use by the Arkansas Livestock Show Commission for improvements to Barton Coliseum; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  This resolution authorizes a $95,000.00 payment from the capital sales tax proceeds to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds for improvements to the Administration Building and to Barton Coliseum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ITEMS (Item 10)

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

Z-3218-A:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled 10th and McMath Short-Form PCD, located on the southeast corner of 10th Street and McMath Avenue, 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.  Historic District Commission:  4 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and I open position. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The request is to rezone the site from UU, Urban Use District, to PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the development of this site with a mixed use development containing, office, commercial and residential uses. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 11)

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazards; 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:  Six (6) 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING  (Item 12)

12.   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)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.