Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

September 3, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Lance Hines

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To transfer Land Bank property to Arkansas Baptist College by Warranty Deed for development; to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis: In an effort to maximize the Land Bank’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to transfer the Land Bank property located at 1716 West 18th Street to Arkansas Baptist College for development.  Property Details: The parcel is a 1,500 square-feet lot with no structure.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a Towing Service Contract with each company that responded successfully to the City’s request for qualifications; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  The resolution authorizes the City Manager to enter into Towing Services Contracts with Metro Towing & Recovery, LLC, Asher Wrecker Services, Inc., Lawhon’s Towing & Hauling, Inc., and Routh Wrecker Service, Inc., for a period of one (1)-year beginning October 1, 2013.

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the Mayor to execute an amendment to the franchise agreement with the owner of Lot 38, Cedar Hill Terrace, to change the payment schedule and to add certain conditions for termination of the franchise; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  A resolution authorizing the amendment of a franchise agreement concerning a driveway at the edge of and within Allsopp Park to make changes to the payment schedule and to add certain conditions for termination.

 

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Metropolitan Fire in the amount of $110,500.00 for the purchase of 500 Firefighting SCBA Facepieces for the Little Rock Fire Department; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

G-23-439:  To set September 17, 2013, as the date of public hearing to abandon twenty-four (24) street and alley rights-of-way located north of the Clinton National Airport; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

G-23-440:  To set September 17, 2013, as the date of public hearing to abandon seventeen (17) street and alley rights-of-way located northwest of the Clinton National Airport; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

 

 

To authorize an amendment to the Engineering Project Coordination Services Contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Bond and Sales Tax Projects; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to approve an amendment to the Engineering Services Contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for project design coordination services for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Bond and Sales Tax Projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock School District to continue a School Resource Officer Program in the Little Rock School District, beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock Police Department seeks approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Little Rock School District to continue a School Resource Officer Program in the Little Rock School District, beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014. Absent termination by the City or the Little Rock School District, the Agreement shall be renewed for two (2) additional terms of one (1)-year each.

 

 

 

 

 

GROUPED ITEMS (Items 9 - 13)

9.    ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

LU13-18-01:  To amend the Land Use Plan in the Ellis Mountain Planning District at Lawson Road and Hugh Taylor Road; and for other purposes.   Planning Commission: 9 ayes; 0 nays; 1 absent; and 1 vacant position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve the Land Use Plan at Hugh Taylor Road and Lawson Road.

 

 

 

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

Z-7780-A:  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; 1 absent; and 1 vacant position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Little Rock Quarries, owner of the 25.83-acre property located at 23400 Hugh Taylor Road, is requesting to rezone the property from R-2, Single0Family District, to M, Mining District, with that portion of the property in the floodway to be zoned OS, Open Space District.

 

 

 

 

 

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.   Planning Commission: 10 ayes; 0 nays; and 1 vacant position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  To approve the 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 vacant position.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owners 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

Write-Up

Zoning Map

Land Use Plan

 

 

 

Z-4115-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: 8 ayes; 1 nay; 1 absent; and 1 abstention.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The owners of the 23.65-acre property located at 10710 Interstate 30 is requesting that the zoning be reclassified from R-2, Single-Family District, to C-3, General Commercial District.

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Item 14)

14.   ORDINANCE

To condemn certain structures in the City of Little Rock as structural, fire and health hazards; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Item 15)

15.   ORDINANCE

To authorize the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds under the Municipalities and Counties Industrial Development Revenue Bond Law for the purpose of securing and developing industry; to authorize the sale of the bonds and the approval of a Bond Purchase Agreement and a Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement in connection therewith; to authorize the execution and delivery of a trust indenture securing the Bonds; to authorize and prescribe certain matters pertaining to the project, the acquisition, construction, and equipping thereof, and the financing thereof; to authorize the execution and delivery of a lease agreement relating to the project;  to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  (First Reading held on August 20, 2013) (Second Reading held on August 27, 2013) (Public Hearing held on August 20, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (Item 16)

16.   PRESENTATION

May 2013 and June 2013 Financial Report – Sara Lenehan, Finance Department Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.