Modifications

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AGENDA

 

May 7, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1†† RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with River City Hydraulics, Inc., in the amount of $132,067.80, for the purchase of one (1), thirteen (13) cubic-yard Diesel Refuse Truck, for the Parks and Recreation Department, utilizing the National Joint Power Alliance Contact; 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 River City Hydraulics, Inc., in the amount of $132,067.80 for the purchase of one (1), thirteen (13) cubic-yard Diesel Refuse Truck for the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

 

 

M-2RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the appropriate documents to acquire residential property located at 5019 West 10th Street, for a purchase price of $59,300.00, for use as park property in War Memorial Park; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to execute the appropriate documents to acquire property at 5019 West 10th Street for use as park property in War Memorial Park.

 

 

 

 

M-3RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the appropriate documents to acquire residential property located at 823 Van Buren Street, for a purchase price of $59,300.00, for use as park property in War Memorial Park; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:A resolution authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to execute the appropriate documents to acquire property at 823 Van Buren Street for use as park property in War Memorial Park.

 

 

 

 

M-4RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the lease of property owned by ACTS, Inc., located at 4200 John Barrow Road, Suites C and D, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to provide an alert center for one (1)-year, with an option to renew the lease for one (1) additional year, for an annual rental fee of $15,600.00; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The resolution would authorize the lease of property owned by ACTS, Inc., located at 4200 John Barrow Road, Suites C and D to continue providing an Alert Center for one (1)-year with option to renew the lease one time for an additional one (1)-year term.

 

 

 

 

M-5RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to renew the Annual Software Maintenance Agreement with Infor (US), Inc., formerly Lawson Software, Inc., in the amount of $116,543.78; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The City adopted a sole-source ordinance (# 20,582) for a five (5)-year agreement for software maintenance services with Lawson Software, Inc., on May 1, 2012.Lawsonís name changed to Infor (US), Inc. on July 1, 2012.The ordinance states that upon certification by the City Manager, the named company is the only one authorized to provide service pursuant to the Lawson (now Infor) software license, a resolution is sufficient for renewal of the Annual Maintenance Agreement.It is time to renew the annual agreement for maintenance of the Cityís accounting and human resources/payroll software in the amount of $116,543.78.

 

 

 

 

 

M-6RESOLUTION

To appoint the firm of Friday Eldredge & Clark, LLP, to serve as bond counsel for an issue of City of Little Rock Hotel and Restaurant Gross Receipts Tax Bonds; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITHDRAWALS:

9.ORDINANCE

Z-8829:To reclassify property located in the City of 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 abstention; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:The owner of the 3.62-acre property located at 8220-8300 Cantrell Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District, and OS, Open Space District (with conditions).

 

10.ORDINANCE

LU13-03-01:To amend the Land Use Plan in the 8200 Ė 8300 block of Cantrell Road; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:6 ayes; 3 nays; 1 abstention; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:To approve Land Use Plan changes in the 8200-8300 block of Cantrell Road.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AGENDA

May 7, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:††††††††††††††††††††† Director Gene Fortson

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

CAFR Award Presentation

City of Little Rock Departmental Employees of the Year Presentation

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Graduation

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 6)

 

 

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to issue a letter of support to the Arkansas Department Finance Authority for HOME Funds, for the construction of ten (10) homes in the Greenwood Acres Subdivision, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Authorizes the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the applicant to apply for HOME Funds from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Ben Nelson Golf and Utility Vehicles for the leasing of golf carts and related equipment for the period of one (1)-year, with an option to extend for two (2) additional years, in the amount of $155,994.00, or a total of $467,982.00 for the three (3)-year period; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one (1)-year lease, with the option to extend for two additional years, with Ben Nelson Golf and Utility Vehicles in the amount of $155,994.00 per year, totaling $467,982.00 for three (3) years for ninety-five (95) electric golf carts, fifty-two (52) electric golf carts w/permanent built-in tow bars, fifteen (15) gas golf carts w/permanent built-in tow bars, six (6) gas utility carts, one (1) concession/refreshment utility cart and one (1) ball picker gas utility cart w/protective cage.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To transfer Land Bank property to the Metropolitan Housing Alliance by Warranty Deed for Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 development; to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: In an effort to maximize the Cityís revitalization efforts, Staff would like to transfer the Land Bank property located at 1513 South Valmar Street to the Metropolitan Housing Alliance for NSP2 Development.Property Details: The parcel is a 6,440 square-foot vacant lot with no structure.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Z-3689-K:To set May 21, 2013, as the date of public hearing on the petition to rescind the Planning Commissionís denial of a Zoning Site Plan Review request to allow an increase in the student population from 600 to 800 students for LISA Academy Charter School, located at 21 and 23 Corporate Hill Drive in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.††

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Z-8837: To set May 21, 2013, as the date of public hearing on the petition to rescind the Planning Commissionís action in the denial of a request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a food store under 5,000 square-feet with sales of beer, located at 314 East 6th Street in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and other purposes.

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with North Point Ford for the purchase of four (4) Ford Pick-Up Trucks, for use by the Parks and Recreation Department, in the total amount of $69,923.00, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.(Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax Funding)Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with North Point Ford for the purchase of one (1) F-150 Pick-Up Truck at a price of $17,717.00, and three (3) F-250 Pick-Up Trucks at a price of $17,402.00 each, for a total amount of $69,923.00, for the Parks & Recreation Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 7 - 8)

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazards; providing for summary abatement procedures; to direct the City Manager 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:The five (5) commercial structures have become run-down, dilapidated, unsightly, dangerous and detrimental to the public welfare of the citizens of the City of Little Rock.

 

 

 

 

8.   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 $80,500.00, with Remotec, Inc., as the sole source provider for the purchase of equipment to be used in connection with the bomb response robots currently in use by the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad and manufactured by Remotec, Inc.; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The Little Rock City Managerís Office/Emergency Management Division and the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad is committed to improving bomb response and explosive device disposal (EOD) throughout the City. In order to accomplish this goal, the City Managerís Office/Emergency Management Division proposes the purchase of the following items: one (1) robot puncture tool with camera; one (1) digital hybrid radio controller assembly; and one (1) Powerhawk cutting assembly in the amount of $80,500.00 from Remotec, Inc.Remotec, Inc., is the manufacturer of the bomb response robots currently in use by the Little Rock Fire Department Bomb Squad and therefore a sole source purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 9 Ė 12)

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8829:To reclassify property located in the City of 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 abstention; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:The owner of the 3.62-acre property located at 8220-8300 Cantrell Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District, and OS, Open Space District (with conditions).

 

 

 

 

10. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

LU13-03-01:To amend the Land Use Plan in the 8200 Ė 8300 block of Cantrell Road; and for other purposes.Planning Commission:6 ayes; 3 nays; 1 abstention; and 1 open position.Staff recommends denial.

 

Synopsis:To approve Land Use Plan changes in the 8200-8300 block of Cantrell Road.

 

 

 

 

11. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

LU13-18-02:To amend the Land Use Plan on the east side of Hugh Taylor Road along Lawson Road; and for other purposes.Staff recommends approval.Planning Commission:10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 open position.

 

Synopsis:To approve Land Use Plan changes on the east side of Hugh Taylor Road along Lawson Road.

 

 

 

 

12. ††ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

 

Z-8846:To reclassify property located in the City of 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 open position.Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:The owner of the 18.85-acre property located approximately 1,000 feet north of Lawson Road and 1,600 feet east of Hugh Taylor Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to M, Mining District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 13)

13. RESOLUTION

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.