Modifications

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

October 15, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONS:

M-1  ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

 

To establish the rate of taxation of property for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be collected in the year 2014 for various funds of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  

 

Synopsis:  Adoption of an ordinance levying property taxes to be paid on real and personal property located within the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

M-2  DISCUSSION

Central Arkansas Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda

 

October 15, 2013

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION:                      Director Dean Kumpuris

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

2013 City Beautiful Commission Landscape Awards Presentation

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 9)

1.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Landers Toyota for the purchase four (4) hybrid Toyota Camrys at a price of $24,411.00 each, in the total amount of $97,644.00, for the Little Rock Police Department, utilizing the Arkansas State Purchasing Contract; 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 Landers Toyota to purchase four (4) hybrid Toyota Camrys at a price of $24,411.00 each, for a total of $97,644.00, for the Little Rock Police Department.

 

 

 

 

2.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

 

To authorize the purchase of property offered for sale to the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to be used for Neighborhood Revitalization Programs; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Staff has identified a parcel of property which is being offered for sale that is located within the Land Bank Focus Area in Ward 1 and is contiguous to two (2) Land Bank-owned properties.  Property Details: The parcel is a 4,356 square-foot vacant lot with no structure.

 

 

 

 

 

3.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Associates Closing and Title, LLC, for real estate title search and commitment services for properties acquired by the Land Bank; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  In an effort to maximize the City’s revitalization efforts, staff would like to negotiate a contract with Associates Closing and Title, LLC, to provide detailed, accurate and extensive title searches and commitments, which ensure the title status of prospective properties to be acquired by the Land Bank and provide the real estate title services necessary to proceed with foreclosure and quiet title actions.

 

 

 

 

4.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Colorado Standby, LLC, in the amount of $50,850.00 for the purchase of one (1) towable generator for use by the Emergency Management and Building Services Divisions; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Little Rock City Manager’s Office/Emergency Management Division is committed to improving emergency response throughout the City.  In order to accomplish this goal, the proposal is to purchase of one (1) towable generator for use by the Emergency Management and Building Services Divisions in the event of power outages. This equipment is being purchased in accordance with Bid #13151.

 

 

 

 

5.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute an extension of the current policy with FM Global to provide property insurance coverage for City buildings for one (1)-year, effective October 1, 2013; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  FM Global, the incumbent provider of property insurance coverage for City buildings, has presented a renewal quote.  The renewal quote is based on an increase of 5% in estimated replacement cost and addition of properties during the 2012-2013 Policy Term and is effective October 1, 2013.

 

 

 

 

6.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for dental care coverage for City Employees with Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas for a one (1)-year period effective January 1, 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas, the incumbent provider of dental care coverage for City Employees has presented a renewal quote.  After review of utilization for the City group, Delta has proposed rates that reflect selection between the Basic and Enhanced (Premier) Option.

 

 

 

 

7.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To award contracts for engineering services for Capital Improvement Projects funded from the proceeds of the 3/8-Cent Capital Sales and Compensating Use Tax, and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funding and the 2013 Limited Tax General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Authorizes the City Manager to execute agreements with consulting engineering firms selected through a Statement of Qualifications process, Bid Number 12304, as the most qualified firms to provide these engineering design and survey services for the projects to be funded during the three (3)-year, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Public Works Capital Improvement Program. 

 

 

 

 

8.    RESOLUTION

Board Communication

Children Youth and Families Commission Endorsement Letter

To authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with one (1) organization to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Expanded Youth Program Services for Little Rock youth ages six (6) – eleven (11) in targeted  neighborhoods; and for other purposes.  (Funding from the 2012 5/8-Cent Operational Improvements Sales Tax Funding)  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  Enter into contracts with one (1) organization to provide Neighborhood-Based After-School/Out-of-School Time Expanded Youth Program Services for Little Rock youth ages six (6) – eleven (11) in target neighborhoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   RESOLUTION

Board Communication

To authorize the City Manager to execute an extension of the current contract with QualChoice to provide health care insurance for City Employees for the year 2014; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval.  

 

Synopsis:  QualChoice (QCA), the incumbent provider of health care coverage for City Employees has presented a renewal quote.  After review of utilization by the covered group, projected health care inflation and requirements under Federal Health Care Reform, the City’s contracted benefits consultants concur that the quote is reasonable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ITEMS (Items 10 - 11)

10.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

 

To amend Section 15-37(C) and (D) of Chapter 15 of the Little Rock Code of Ordinances entitled “Landscaping and Tree Protection”; and for other purposes.  City Beautiful Commission: 7 ayes; 0 nays; 1 absent; and 3 open positions.  Staff recommends approval.

 

Synopsis:  City Staff and the City Beautiful Commission are proposing an amendment to the City’s Landscape Ordinance.  The changes address the number of estimates required for the responsible party to obtain in order to contribute to the T.R.E.E Fund from one (1) estimate to three (3) estimates, removes the $200.00 limitation on the per tree in-lieu cash payment amount and provides that any required in-lieu cash contribution is limited to a maximum of ten (10) trees per site, unless otherwise recommended by the City Beautiful Commission and approved by the Board of Directors.  

 

 

 

 

11.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To  transfer  administration of retirement coverage for eligible members of the Little Rock Police Pension

and  Relief  Fund  to  the  Arkansas  Local  Police and  Fire Retirement System (LOPFI) and to authorize

the  City  Manager  to  enter  into  an  irrevocable  agreement  with  the  Arkansas  Local  Police and Fire

Retirement System (LOPFI); and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The Board of Trustees of the Little Rock Police Pension and Relief Fund has elected to have its pension fund administered by LOPFI as stated by resolution dated September 19, 2013.  In order for consolidation to occur, the Board of Directors must authorize the City Manager to enter into an irrevocable agreement with LOPFI to administer the Little Rock Police Pension and Relief Fund and pay off the unfunded liability within a closed twenty-five (25)-year amortization period.  The consolidation is to include a $75.00 per month benefit increase to all retiree and survivor accounts beginning January 1, 2014.  In addition, the Board of Directors commits to review and reconsider a Cost of Living (COLA) Adjustment on a reoccurring three (3)-year basis following consolidation until the conclusion of the closed twenty-five (25)-year amortization period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE ITEMS (Items 12 - 13)

12.   ORDINANCE

Board Communication

To condemn a certain structure in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, as structural, fire and health hazard; to provide for summary abatement procedures; to direct the City Manager to take such action as is necessary to raze and remove said structure; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes.  Staff recommends approval. 

 

Synopsis:  The commercial structure located at 2019 Rock Street has become run-down, dilapidated, unsightly, dangerous and detrimental to the public welfare of the citizens of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

13.   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:  Nine (9) 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING (Item 14)

14.   ORDINANCE

To authorize issuance of Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds under the authority of Act No. 9 of 1960, as amended, and the Municipalities and Counties Industrial Development Revenue Bond Law, as amended, to secure and develop industry within the City; to authorize execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement providing for the sale of the Bonds; to authorize execution and delivery of a mortgage, security agreement and fixture filing securing the Bonds; to authorize execution and delivery of a lease agreement between the City, as lessor, and Cameron International Corporation, as lessee; to authorize execution and delivery of an agreement for payments in lieu of taxes; to authorize execution and delivery of other documents relating to the issuance of the Bonds and to prescribe other matters in relation thereto; to declare an emergency; and for other purposes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Item 15)

15.   EXECUTIVE SESSION

Appointments to various City Boards and Commissions.  

 

Synopsis:  Animal Services Advisory Board (2 Positions); City Beautiful Commission (1 Position); Commission on Children Youth and Families (1 Position); Community Housing Advisory Board (5 Positions); Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (3 Positions); Historic District Commission (2 Positions); Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Commission (1 Position); MacArthur Military History Museum Commission (3 Positions); Racial and Culture Diversity Commission (3 Positions); River Market District Design Review Committee (1 Position); and Sister Cities Commission (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