Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

May 20, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

Modifications

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS: 

M-1   RESOLUTON

Board Communication

To amend Little Rock, Ark, Resolution No. 13,357 (July 17, 2012); to continue the appointment of Commissioners for the Capitol Lakes Sewer Property Owners Improvement District No. 148 until owners of property within the District can be appointed; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To re-appoint three (3) special Commissioners to the Improvement District Board of Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRALS: 

8.  ORDINANCE

 

(Deferred at staff’s request)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.  ORDINANCE

 

(Deferred at staff’s request)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

 

 

     

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 7)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with James A. Rogers Excavating Co., Inc., in the amount of $3,394,958.42, for Scott Hamilton Street and Drainage Improvements from 65th Street to Interstate 30; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds).  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with James A. Rogers Excavating Co., Inc., for the Scott Hamilton Street and Drainage Improvements from 65th Street to Interstate 30, Bid No. 14-122.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve the use of HOME CHDO Set-Aside Funds to choose the University Development District to provided three (3) affordable housing units within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Staff proposes utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Program Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Set-Aside Funds to produce affordable housing units. The University Development District Corporation (UDDC) was one (1) of two (2) CHDO’s that returned proposals and that were qualified to receive 15% Set- Aside HOME Funds under the Federal requirement.  UDDC will receive $400,000.00. The funds will be utilized to develop three (3) affordable housing units in the City of Little Rock.  These costs include acquisition, developer’s fees and construction costs.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve the use of HOME CHDO Set-Aside Funds to choose the Better Community Developers to provided three (3) affordable housing units within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Staff proposes utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Program Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Set-Aside Funds to produce affordable housing units. Better Community Developers was one (1) of two (2) CHDO’s that returned proposals and that were qualified to receive 15% Set-Aside HOME Funds under the Federal requirement.  Better Community Developers will receive $400,000.00. The funds will be utilized to develop three (3) affordable housing units in the City of Little Rock.  These costs include acquisition, developer’s fees and construction costs.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To execute an Annual Purchase Order with H+W Heiple Wiedower and AFH Design for architect and design services, interpretative planning and consulting services for the Little Rock Zoo; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to execute an Annual Purchase Order with H+W Heiple Wiedower Architects and AFH Design for architect and design services for Little Rock Zoo renovations and exhibit design. Services provided include architectural and interpretative planning, design and consulting services with a focus on conservation and recreation. 

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve a Lease Purchase Agreement with Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation, Inc., of $719,000.00 for grounds equipment for golf courses; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 5/8-Cent Operational Improvements Sales Tax Funding).  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease to purchase contract with Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation, Incorporated in the total amount, including finance charges, of $719,000.64, to be paid at $19,972.24 per month for thirty-six (36) months, to purchase golf grounds equipment for the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize an Annual Purchase Order for lease vehicles by the Little Rock Police Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to award an Annual Purchase Order to Professional Leasing Co. of Little Rock, Arkansas, as the prime undercover lease vehicle vendor This will be a one (1)-year contract with two (2), one (1)-year extensions available for renewal.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church to enable the City to provide additional parking for its 12th Street Station; to authorize a twenty-five (25)-year lease from the Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church of certain parcels near the 12th Street Station; to authorize the purchase of Lot 6, Block 6, W.B. Worthen’s Addition to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; to authorize the sale of Lot 1, Block 5, W.B. Worthen’s Addition to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department seeks approval to authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church to provide additional parking for the 12th Street Station, to authorize a twenty-five (25)-year lease from Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church for certain parcels of land near the 12th Street Station and to authorize the purchase of Lot 6, Block 6, W.B. Worthen’s addition; and to authorize the sale of Lot 1, Block 5, W.B. Worthen’s Addition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 8 - 11)

8.   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.  

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   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 $61,330.00, with Remotec, as the sole-source provider for the purchase of one (1) upgrade to the existing F6A Bomb Robot for use by the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock City Manager’s Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to improving explosive ordinance disposal operations throughout the City.  In order to accomplish this goal, the proposal is to purchase one (1) upgrade to F6A Bomb Robot for use by the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad. This upgrade is to an already existing bomb robot in the Fire Department Bomb Squad inventory, and therefore a sole-source purchase.

 

 

 

 

10.   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 $75,585.00, with Med-Eng, as the sole-source provider for the purchase of three (3) EOD 9 Bomb Suits for the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad Technicians; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock City Manager’s Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to improving explosive ordinance disposal operations throughout the City.  In order to accomplish this goal, the proposal is to purchase three (3) EOD 9 Bomb Suits for use by the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad. The EOD 9 Bomb Suit is the current suit utilized and approved by Little Rock Fire Bomb Technicians, and therefore a sole-source purchase.

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To authorize the issuance of a promissory note to provide short-term financing under Amendment No. 78 to the Arkansas Constitution for the Acquisition , Construction and Installation of Real and Tangible Personal Property; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The City has a need to fund the final phase of the 12th Street Station, purchase vehicles and equipment for the Little Rock Fire Department, and fund information technology projects included in the priority needs capital projects listing for the 3/8-Cent Sales Tax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS  (Item 12)

12.   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.

 

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.