BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AGENDA

April 16, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION:†††††††††††††††††††††† Director Brad Cazort

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

City of Little Rock Employee Retirement Recognition

††††††††††† Phoebe Stephens, Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 2)

 

 

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute the necessary documents to acquire property from the Traylor Childrenís Trust for utilized as additional space for the Day Resource Center; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute the necessary documents to purchase land from the Traylor Childrenís Trust to provide additional space for the Day Resource Center.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landers Dodge Jeep, in the amount of $370,608.00, for the purchase of sixteen (16) pursuit-related vehicles for the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital & 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 Landers Dodge Jeep, in the amount of $370,608.00, to purchase sixteen (16) pursuit-rated vehicles for the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 3 - 4)

3.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-7351-F:To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Mapco Express Stagecoach Road Short-Form PCD, located at 8101 Stagecoach 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; 0 absent; and 1 open position.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The request is to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial District, to allow for the redevelopment of the site with a convenience store with a fueling center in Phase I and the construction of a carwash in Phase II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

 

 

 

To grant a franchise to the Belle Pointe Property Ownerís Association for the Placement of four (4) signs that notify the public that the neighborhood is under twenty-four (24)-hour surveillance, and the installation of two (2) security cameras in the right-of-way of the intersection of Pleasant Heights Drive and Belle Pointe Drive; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval. (Deferred from the November 5, 2012, Board of Directors Meeting)

 

Synopsis:Authorizes the placement in the public right-of-way of two (2) security cameras at the intersection of Pleasant Heights Drive and Belle Pointe Drive and four (4) security signs at the intersection of Pleasant Heights Drive and Saddle Hill Drive; intersection of Pleasant Heights Drive and Belle Pointe Drive; and the west cul-de-sac and east cul-de-sac of Belle Pointe Drive at the request of the Belle Pointe Property Owners Association.

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 5 - 7)

5.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Of intent to adopt a Complete Streets Policy; to authorize the City Manager to take steps toward a revision of the Master Street Plan and the Boundary Street Ordinance; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The City of Little Rock previously received a respectable honorable mention recognition from the League of American Bicyclists in response to its initial application to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community; however, was advised by the League that achieving the highly coveted bronze or higher recognition received by a number of leading municipalities around the country.In order to advance the application to full status, the City of Little Rock will need to adopt an effective Complete Streets Policy.

 

 

 

 

6.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8833: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Baker Long-Form LCD, located in the 7000 Block of Highway 300, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:6 ayes; 3 nays; 1 absent; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial. (Deferred from the February 19, 2013, Board of Directors Meeting)

 

Synopsis:The request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow the use of the property with outdoor storage of boats, RVís and other recreational items.

 

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

 

 

 

To amend Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Litle Rock, Arkansas, providing for a deferral of Master Street Plan construction requirements for Arkansas State Highway 300; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:9 ayes; 0 nays; 1 absent; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial of the deferral.(Deferred from the February 19, 2013, Board of Directors Meeting)

 

Synopsis:Authorizes a deferral of construction of approximately 640 feet of one-half street improvements along Arkansas State Highway 300 as required under the Master Street Plan for five (5) years, or until the adjacent property is developed, whichever occurs first, for the property located in the 7000 block of Arkansas State Highway 300.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 8)

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

 

G-24-040: To abandon a utility and drainage easement located on the common lot lines of Lots 1 and 2, Miracle Land Addition, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:10 ayes; 0 nays; 0 absent; and 1 open position.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Mapco Express is requesting the abandonment of a utility and drainage easement located on the common lot lines of Lots 1 and 2 Miracle Land Addition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 9)

9.   ††EXECUTIVE SESSION

To make appointments to the Little Rock Civil Service Commission; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:Appointment of James Hudson to serve his first six (6)-year, said term to expire on April 1, 2019.Appointment of Paula Gray Stitz to serve her first six (6)-year term, said term to expires on April 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZENíS COMMUNICATION

 

A limit of three (3) minutes per subject is allotted for any individual to express a written or oral viewpoint, or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of thirty (30) minutes allotted for citizen communications. No advance permission is required; however, individuals wanting to address the Board are requested to fill out a yellow card listing the subject to be addressed and submit it to the City Clerk upon arrival.Citizenís communications will be held at the end of the printed Agenda.