Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

July 15, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Gene Fortson

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 5)

1.   RESOLUTION

To certify local government endorsement of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, 3801 East 10th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, to participate in the Arkansas Tax Back Programs (as authorized by Section 15-4-2706(D) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003); and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To accept title to property donated to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, by Special Warranty Deed, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  In an effort maximize the Land Bank’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to accept the donation of the property located at 1415 Valmar Street.  Property Details: The parcel is a 7,000 square-foot vacant lot located in the Land Bank Focus Area.  The property is located in Ward I and is in close proximity to a Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) new home construction.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To transfer property to the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association by Quitclaim Deed for use as a community garden; to be used for neighborhood revitalization; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  In an effort to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, Staff would like to transfer the property located at 4301 West 10th Street to the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association for use as a community garden.  Property Details: The parcel is a 5,382 square-foot vacant lot with no structure.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for the purchase of Ninety-Six (96)-Gallon Solid Waste Containers and issue and annual purchase order for additional carts, as needed; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Bids were accepted bids for an annual purchase of Ninety-Six (96)-Gallon Trash Containers with option for two (2) additional one (1)-year renewals after expiration of first year.  Bid #C14009.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

 

 

 

To authorize entry into a continued Interlocal Agreement with Cabot for the Provision of Emergency Medical Services by MEMS; and for other purposes. 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 6 - 10)

6.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Site Plan

 

To amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, providing for a variance from the driveway spacing criteria on commercial streets for Slim Chickens, located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road and Keightley Drive; and for other purposes.  (Deferred from June 17, 2014) Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes a variance from Section 31-210(e)(3), General Access and Circulation, for the driveway spacing on other commercial streets for Slim Chickens to be located at the northeast corner of Cantrell Road (Highway 10) and Keightley Drive.

 

 

 

 

7.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-1481-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled PB General Barrow Road Short-Form PD-C, located on the west side of John Barrow Road in the 3500 Block of John Barrow Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from the existing C-3, General Commercial District, and R-3, Single-Family Zoning District, to PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, to allow for the redevelopment of the site with a 9,100 square-foot general merchandise retail store.

 

 

 

 

8.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

LU14-19-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan on the west side of Kirk Road at Wellington Village Drive; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 1 nays; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  To approve Land Use Plan a change in the Chenal Planning District on the west side of Kirk Road at Wellington Village Drive from Residential High Density to Office.

 

 

 

 

 

9.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-6829-B:  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; 1 nay; and 0 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the undeveloped, 11.42-acre property located on the west side of Kirk Road, approximately 800 feet south of Rahling Road, is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from MF-18, Multi-Family District, to O-2, Office and Institutional District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

Z-8947:  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:  9 ayes; 1 nay; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The owner of 5.68 acres of property located on the south side of Peckerwood Road (west of Sam Peck Road) is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to AF, Agriculture and Forestry District, (with conditions).

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 11 – 12)

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-4516-B:  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:  9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.74-acre property located at 6706 South University Avenue is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-4, Open Display District, (with conditions).

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8835-B:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Magnolia Hill Revised Long-Form PD-C, located at 5110 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.  (Deferred from July 1, 2014)

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is requesting to amend the previously-approved PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, to add for the allowance of fireworks to the existing approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING (Item 13)

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

G-23-447:  To abandon a twenty (20)-foot wide alley, including the abandonment of all easements adjacent to Lots 4 – 6 and 7 – 9, Block 169, John Barrow Addition, in the City of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  9 ayes; 0 nays; and 2 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The adjacent property owner propose to abandon a 20-foot wide alley including the abandonment of all easements adjacent to Lots 4 – 6 and 7 – 9 Block 169 John Barrow Addition. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.