Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

August 5, 2014

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Joan Adcock

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

Otter Creek Presentation

 

 

    

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 15)

1.   MOTION

June 3, 2014

June 17, 2014

June 24, 2014

 

 

To approve the minutes from the June 3, 2014, and June 17, 2014, Board of Directors Meetings and the minutes of June 24, 2014, Board of Directors Special Called Meeting.

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

G-23-449:  To set August 19, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request to abandon an alley located adjacent to Lots 11 and 12 and Lots 13 and 14, Block 16 of the Hicks Interurban Subdivision, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

G-24-045:  To set August 19, 2014, as the date of hearing on the request 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.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To set August 19, 2014, as the date of public hearing regarding the proposed uses of the 2015 CDBG, HOME and HOPWA Entitlement Funds; and for other purposes.   Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  As a regulatory requirement, a public hearing must be conducted regarding proposed uses of 2015 CDBG, HOME and HOPWA Funding, which the City expects to receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Proshot Concrete, Inc., in the amount of $105,000.00, for repairs to a pipe culvert crossing on River Mountain Road east of Walton Heights Road; and for other purposes.   (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Proshot Concrete, Inc., for culvert repairs on River Mountain Road east of Walton Heights, Bid No. 14-137.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Township Builders, Inc., in the amount of $447,583.20, for the construction of the Hinson Road at El Dorado Box Culvert; 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 Township Builders, Inc., for the Hinson Road at Eldorado Box Culvert Replacement Project, Project No. 13B-4C-5B, Bid No. 14136. 

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Nick Ruffin, Inc., in the amount of $66,398.40, for the East 23rd Street Drainage Improvements; and for other purposes.   (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Ruffin Excavating, Inc., for drainage improvements to East  23rd Street near Pettaway Park Drain between 22nd Street and 23rd Street, Project #13-1-01A,  Bid No. 14-138. 

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into contracts for the construction of six (6) single-family dwelling as part of the Home Investment Partnership Program Funds; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Approval to allow the City Manager to enter in to contracts with contractors to develop Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) units.

 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the increase to the contract amount with Elijah Hampton Enterprises for the Schiller Street Drainage Improvement Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to increase the current authorized amount of the construction contract with Elijah Hampton Enterprises, Inc., for Schiller Street Drainage Improvements, Project No. 13-1-12K, Bid No. 14116. 

 

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the use of eminent domain on the Mabelvale Cut-Off Improvement Project; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Attorney to use eminent domain to complete acquisition of permanent and temporary construction easements for the Mabelvale Cutoff Improvement Project from Shiloh Drive to Mabelvale Main. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the purchase of Grounds Equipment for City Golf Courses in the amount of $697,147.38; to repeal Resolution No. 13,890; 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 Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation for the purchase of golf grounds equipment for the Parks and Recreation Department in the amount of $697,147.38.

 

 

 

 

12.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with B.R. McGinty Mechanical to provide plumbing repairs on an as-needed basis; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with B. R. McGinty Mechanical to provide Plumbing repairs on an as-needed hourly basis, Bid No. C14006.

 

 

 

 

13.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the payment of $288,000.000 to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for its revision of plans for the Broadway Bridge to include a gateway and western entrance to Riverfront Park; to authorize the Mayor, City Manager and City Clerk to execute documents needed to effect such work; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes a $288,000.00 payment to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for revision in Broadway Bridge replacement plans that will create a western entrance with a gateway concept to Riverfront Park and authorizes the Mayor, City Manager and City Clerk to execute all documents, in a form approved by the City Attorney, needed to effect the revision in the plans and the creation of the western gateway and entrance to Riverfront Park.

 

 

 

 

14.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Innerplan, a State Contract Vendor, for the purchase of office furniture for the second floor of the 12th Street Station, in the total amount $367,377.80; and for other purposes. Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis: The Little Rock Police Department is requesting approval to purchase modular office furniture from Innerplan, a State Contract vendor for Office Furniture, for the second floor of the 12th Street Station. 

 

 

 

 

15.   RESOLUTION 

To certify Local Government Endorsement of Davis Rubber Company, Inc., located at 1800 East 14th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, to participate in the Arkansas Tax Back Program (as authorized by Section 15-4-2706(D) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003); and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 16 - 22)

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-2502-B: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled New Africa Development Long-Form PCD, located south of 40th Street between Whitfield and Potter Streets, 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.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from PD-R, Planned Development - Residential, MF-12, Multi-Family District, and C-3, General Commercial District, to PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to allow a Mixed-Use Development to be developed in multiple phases. 

 

 

 

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-4923-Q: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Shackleford Crossing Revised Long-Form PCD, located at 2600 South Shackleford 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.   

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is proposing to amend the overall PCD, Planned Commercial Development, for Shackleford Crossing to allow for the placement of a 100-foot tall cellular tower within a landscape parking lot island located west of the JC Penney store.     

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8007-A:  To repeal Ordinance No. 19,540 (June 6, 2006) titled Hampton Short-Form POD, and revoke a Planned Office Development, located at 1109 and 1111 Welch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a revocation of the existing POD, Planned Office Development, zoning and the restoration of the previously-held R-4, Two-Family Zoning District.  

 

 

 

 

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8604-A: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Talbert Revised Short-Form PCD, located at 18601 Kanis 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; and 1 absent.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is to amend the previously-approved PCD, Planned Commercial Development, to add additional uses as allowable alternate uses for the site.  There are no exterior changes proposed for the site.  

20.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8949:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Borne Short-Form PD-R, located at 4422 ‘I’ Street, 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.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from R-2, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development - Residential, to allow for the use of an existing detached garage as an office for the homeowner.  The property is located within the Hillcrest Design Overlay District.  

 

 

 

21.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-8951-I:  To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Residential District titled Vick Short-Form PD-R, located at 1510 South Schiller Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, amending the Official Zoning Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission:  8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The applicant is proposing to rezone the site from R-3, Single-Family, to PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, to allow an attached garage to be located within the rear-yard setback.  The property is located within the Central High Design Overlay District.

 

 

 

22.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Versalift Southwest, in the amount of $122,982.00, as a sole-source vendor for the purchase of one (1) Service Truck with a Telescopic Aerial Platform Lift Device for the Public Works Department; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Approval of an ordinance to dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Versalift Southwest as the sole-source provider for the purchase of one (1) Service Truck with a Telescopic Aerial Platform Lift Device, mounted on a 19,500 pound chassis for the Public Works Department, in the amount of $122,982.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 23 - 24)

23.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

Sketch

 

 

Z-1500-B: To approve a Planned Zoning Development and establish a Planned Commercial District titled Murphy USA Short-Form PD-C, located on the northwest corner of West 12th Street and University Avenue, 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 denial.

 

Synopsis:  The request is a rezoning from I-2, Light Industrial, to PD-C, Planned Development – Commercial, to allow for the development of this site with a convenience store including gas pumps.

 

24.   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:  Seven (7) 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Items 25 - 26)

25.   RESOLUTION

 

To re-appoint Mr. Anthony Kendall to the Board of Commissioners of Central Arkansas Water; and for other purposes.

 

Synopsis:  Re-Appointment of Anthony Kendall to serve as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Central Arkansas Water, for a term of seven (7) years, said term to expire on June 30, 2021.

 

 

 

 

26.   RESOLUTION

To re-appoint Marilyn Perryman to the Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Committee; and for other purposes. 

 

Synopsis:  Re-Appointment of Marilyn Perryman to serve her second four (4)-year At-Large Term, said term to expire on August 1, 2019.