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Council Agenda 3-8-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021, will be conducted electronically.

The Mayor, City Clerk, City Attorney will be in the City Council chambers during the meeting and City Council Members will participate in the meeting via ZOOM.

Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020, the City Council chambers will not be opened to the public, but the public may attend the meeting using electronic means. This meeting, as with all City Council meetings, is available for viewing on the internet at https://www.facebook.com/CityofNorthLittleRock/, on the City of North Little Rock’s website http://nlr.ar.gov/government/city_council, and on local access television. 

Applicants on zoning related issues will need to call into the meeting to be available to answer any questions City Council members may have related to your application.  Please call 501-500-0955 and enter the meeting ID: 149 511 1456 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. When prompted for the participant ID, press # or wait.  A staff member will get your name.  You will then be muted and participate in the meeting by listening until your application is called.  If there are any questions about your application, you will be unmuted and given the opportunity to speak.

Any persons who wish to speak on any agenda items, during any scheduled public hearings, or during public comment may do so by either:

(1) Emailing the North Little Rock City Clerk’s office at CityClerkOffice@nlr.ar.gov, by 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Emails sent to the City Clerk will be read at the meeting.

(2) Or, call 501-500-0955 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  Enter the meeting ID: 149 511 1456.  When prompted for the participant ID, press # or wait.  A staff member will get your name, address, telephone number and the item you wish to speak on, if applicable. You will then be muted and participate in the meeting by listening until the item you signed up to speak on is called, or until the public comment portion of the meeting.  At that time, you will be unmuted and given the opportunity to speak.

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The City of North Little Rock welcomes people of diverse cultures and beliefs. Any religious viewpoint expressed during invocation, or at any other time during the meeting, reflects only the personal opinion of the speaker. It is not intended to proselytize, advance, or disparage any religious belief.

Council Agenda 3-8-21
Adobe PDF Pack 3-8-21
DRAFT Minutes 2-22-21 SPECIAL CALL

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Ember Strange, Finance Director/Chair Energy Risk Management Committee memorandum to City Clerk Diane Whitbey re: Power Cost Adjustment Rate for March, 2021 (.0031/kwh) negative.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes
INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
O-21-16      Council Member Hamilton
Rezoning certain property located at 307 W. 18th Street from R3 to R4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property. (Applicant: Bond Consulting Engineers)

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O-21-17      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 8601) to add Denton Road as a Collector Street

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CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-25      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Todd Larson to the North Little Rock Public Building Authority
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R-21-26      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Dan Scott to the North Little Rock Public Building Authority

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R-21-27      Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Dr. Arnessa Bennett to the position previously held by Bernadette Rhodes on the North Little Rock Public Building Authority
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R-21-28      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-29      Mayor Hartwick
Expressing Support for the passage of legislation in the 93rd AR General Assembly that imposes enhanced sentencing for convictions of Misdemeanors and Felonies associated with Crimes Committee Against Victims Based Upon Bigotry and Prejudice (Hate Crimes)

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ORDINANCES
O-21-20      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements for Comprehensive Loss and Business Interruption Insurance for the Murray Hydroelectric Plant; authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Insurance Agreement ($286,216.00)

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O-21-21      Council Member Ross
Rezoning property located at 1700 North Olive Street from C3 to R2 Zoning Classification by amending Ordinance No. 9263; Adopting an Amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (applicant: Crystal Stanfield)
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PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
All persons wishing to speak must have completed a public comment card and return it to the City Clerk before this meeting is convened; speakers have 3 minutes to address their topic

Respectfully submitted,
Diane Whitbey, CAMC / MMC
City Clerk and Treasurer   

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