Modifications

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

August 6, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To award a contract to Melchor Construction, Inc., for the Pulaski Heights Elementary Safe Routes to School (2013) AHTD Job #061366 Sidewalk Improvements, in the amount of $71,119.20; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Melchor Construction, Inc., for the Pulaski Heights Elementary SRTS (2013) AHTD Job #061366 Sidewalks Improvements, Bid No. 12-295.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

August 6, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Erma Hendrix

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 15)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute a Public Agency Services Agreement to provide emergency response and fire suppression services for National Park Service properties within the Central High School National Historic Site; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute a Public Agency Service Agreement with the National Park Service to provide emergency response and fire suppression services for Federal properties within the Central High School National Historic Site, for a term of five (5) years with option to renew the term by mutual agreement.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To set August 20, 2013, as the date of public hearing regarding the proposed uses of the 2014 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 2014 CDBG, HOME and HOPWA Funding, which the City expects to receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve HOPWA Funding to the Arkansas AIDS Foundation, in the amount of $386,500.00, for a twelve (12)-month period; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Approval of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Funding to the Arkansas AIDS Foundation in an amount not to exceed $386,500.00 for a twelve (12)-month period.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

 

To certify Local Government Endorsement of Midwest Independent Transmission Operator, Inc., 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.  Staff recommends approval.  

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

 

To authorize the entry into an agreement to issue bonds for the purpose of assisting in the financing of industrial facilities within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be leased to Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., pursuant to the authority of the laws of the State of Arkansas, including particularly Amendment 65 to the Arkansas Constitution and the Municipalities and Counties Industrial Development Revenue Bond Law; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To approve the City Manager to enter into a contract with Bale Chevrolet for the purchase of three (3) Chevrolet Vans, for the amount of $25,159.00 each, for a total amount of $75,477.00, for use by the Parks and Recreation Department; 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 Bale Chevrolet to purchase three (3) Chevrolet vans at $25,159.00 each, for a total of $75,477.00, for the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to issue a letter of support to the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) for the construction of ten (10) single-family homes in the Apple Blossom Subdivision, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

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

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to issue a letter of support to the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) for the construction of five (5) single-family homes in the Villa Vista Subdivision, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

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

 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Play and Park Structures for the purchase of a Playground Component System for Granite Heights Park in the amount of $96,023.05; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  A resolution to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Play and Park Structures to purchase a new playground component system for Granite Heights Park.

 

 

 

 

10.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award a contract to Cosse Construction, LLC, for the 12th Street Revitalization Streetscape Arkansas Community Economic Development Program Grant; and for other purposes.  (A Portion of the Funding is from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with Cosse Construction, LLC, for 12th Street Revitalization (Streetscape), Bid #2012-261.

 

 

 

 

11.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into contract and agreement for the construction of the Harrison Street (14th Street to 22nd Street) Safe Routes to Schools Sidewalk Grant in cooperation with the University District Development Corporation; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to approve and enter into contracts and agreements with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and the University Development Corporation for the Harrison Street Sidewalk Project (14th Street to 22nd Street) Safe Routes to School Grant Program.

 

 

 

 

12.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to make application to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for assistance to develop recreational facilities at the Little Rock Zoo, located in War Memorial Park at 1 Zoo Drive in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to make application for a State Parks Outdoor Recreation 50/50 matching grant for an Arkansas Farm Exhibit for the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

 

13.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Alexander Open Systems, in the amount of $82,988.30, to purchase switches and a router to upgrade switches at some of the City’s major facilities, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  To purchase switches and router for the District Courts, Planning & Development, Public Works, and Information Technology Departments and the Little Rock Zoo.

 

 

 

 

14.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Daniel Utility, in the amount of $424,161.29 for the equipment installation and site work at the City of Little Rock’s CNG Fueling Station located at 6th and Ferry Streets; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Daniel Utility in the amount of $424,161.29 for the equipment installation and site work at the CNG Fueling Station at 6th and Ferry Streets. 

 

 

 

 

15.   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 3019 West 16th Street.  Property Details: The parcel is a 6,068 square-foot lot located in the Land Bank Focus Area that includes a structure that has been declared unsafe and vacant by the City’s Code Enforcement Staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ITEMS (Items 16 - 24)

16.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Boundary Changes 1

Boundary Changes 2

 

 

To amend the Little Rock Planning Boundary (Ordinance No, 18,488 as amended by Ordinance No. 20, 638) moving the boundary west and north at the Pratt Road/Interstate 530 Interchange; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To modify the City Planning Jurisdiction to make it consistent with Act 1053 of 2013 (change in the Interstate 530/Pratt Road area).

17.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map Area 2

Land Use Plan Area 2

Zoning Map Area 3

Land Use Plan Area 3

Zoning Map Area 4

Land Use Plan Area 4

Zoning Map Area 5

Land Use Plan Area 5

Zoning Map Area 6

Land Use Plan Area 6

Zoning Map Area 7

Land Use Plan Area 7

Zoning Map Area 8

Land Use Plan Area 8

Zoning Map Area 9

Land Use Plan Area 9

Zoning Map Area 10

Land Use Plan Area 10

Zoning Map Area 11

Land Use Plan Area 11

Zoning Map Area 12

Land Use Plan Area 12

Zoning Map Area 13

Land Use Plan Area 13

Zoning Map Area 14

Land Use Plan Area 14

Zoning Map Area 15

Land Use Plan Area 15

Zoning Map Area 16

Land Use Plan Area 16

Zoning Map Area 17

Land Use Plan Area 17

Zoning Map Area 18

Land Use Plan Area 18

Zoning Map Area 19

Land Use Plan Area 19

Land Use Plan Overall

 

 

LU13-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan in the area south of Interstate 30 from Interstate 530 to Alexander Road; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 7 ayes; 0 nays; 3 absent; and 1 vacancy.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A package of eighteen (18) changes to the Land Use Plan in an area south of Interstate 30 from Interstate 530 to Alexander Road, to make the Land Use Plan more representational of the likely near term future development pattern for the area.

 

 

 

 

 

18.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8862: 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: 8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.69-acre property located at 4811 Baseline Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to O-3, General Office District.

 

 

 

 

 

19.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8863:  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: 8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 1.03 acres property located on the east side of Vimy Ridge Road, approximately 3,400 feet south of Alexander Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to I-2, Light Industrial District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8864:  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: 8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owners of the 16.628-acre property located at 10607/10701 Stagecoach Road are requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District, and OS, Open Space District.

 

 

 

 

 

21.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

Z-8865:  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: 8 ayes; 0 nays; and 3 absent.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owner of the 0.49-acre property located at 6711 Cantrell Road is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District.

 

 

22.   ORDINANCE

To reduce the levy of tax on the assessment of benefits to be received by owners of each of the several blocks, lots and parcels of land within the Twin Lakes Recreation Improvement District No. 1 of Little Rock, Arkansas; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

23.   ORDINANCE

To establish and lay off City of Little Rock Municipal Property Owners’ Multipurpose Improvement District No. 2013-314 (Bishop Place Project); and for other purposes. 

 

 

24.   ORDINANCE

An ordinance to authorize a contract with Thompson-Reuters to provide computer-aided research measures and office management measures for the Office of the City Attorney; to dispense with the requirement of competitive bids; to declare an emergency; and for other purpose.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 25)

25.   ORDINANCE

To establish impact fees for the wastewater system of the City of Little Rock; Arkansas; to adopt a Wastewater Capital Plan and level of service standards; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING (Item 26)

26.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Sketch

 

 

 

G-23-437:  To abandon a north/south alley right-of-way and easements located between Battery and Wolfe Streets, south of 12th Street, Block 5 Centennial Addition, in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Planning Commission: 8 ayes; 0 nays; 2 absent; and 1 open position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The adjacent property owners are requesting the abandonment of approximately 330 linear-feet of a twenty (20)-foot wide alley right-of-way along with a portion of the easements located within the alley for an alley located south of 12th Street between Battery and Wolfe Streets; Block 5 Centennial Addition.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (Item 27)

27.   PRESENTATION

2013 1st Quarter Financial Presentation – Sara Lenehan, Finance Department Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 28)

28.   EXECUTIVE SESSION

To make reappointments to the various City of Little Rock Boards and Commissions; and for other purposes. 

 

Synopsis:  Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals (1 position); River Market District Design Review Committee (1 position); and Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Committee (2 positions).   

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIZEN’S 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.  Citizen’s communications will be held at the end of the printed Agenda.