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Council Agenda 9-13-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, September 13, 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 have the option to 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, and the recent new declaration of a state-wide health emergency, Council Members will have the option of participation in the meeting via ZOOM.  The Council Chambers will be open to the public, however all attendees are asked to social distance and consider wearing a mask at all times when not actively speaking.

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:

(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.

(3) Or sign in with the City Clerk 5 minutes before the meeting is convened at 6:00 p.m.

 “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 9-13-21
Adobe PDF Pack 9-13-21
DRAFT Minutes 8-23-21


COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Ember Strange, Chair Energy Risk Management Committee / Chief Financial Officer memorandum re: Power Cost Adjustment Rate (PCA) for September, 2021 (.0016/kwh) negative.

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Application for Change of Manager Application by Matthew Johnson for Glazer’s Beer and Beverage of Arkansas, 11101 Smitty Lane, North Little Rock, Arkansas. (Existing permit is for Min Wholesale Liquor, Small Farm Winery – Wholesale).

3.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Application for Retail Beer off
Premises Permit – Replacement/New Owner by Ramon Hernandez, for Guadalajara
Grocery, 3809 Camp Robinson Road.

4.   Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Application for Retail Beer Off Premises Permit- Replacement/New Owner by Taha Al Towayti, for Camp Market, 4700 Camp Robinson Road

5.   Betsey Bakker, Senior Leader of Amazon Services, email re: launch of Amazon
NonSort building and commending support from the City of North Little Rock.

6.   Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink Minimum
Permit
by James Barnes, for Northshore Gold Range, 5401 Northshore Cove.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
R-21-126    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1415 West 20th Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance. (owner: CBC Real Estate Holdings LLC)
Held___________________________________RECONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

CONSENT AGENDA                                        
R-21-129    Mayor Hartwick
Repealing Resolution No. 9854 which condemned property located at 4700 Boyer Street
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R-21-130    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement to rehabilitate property for property located at 1403 Parker Street
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R-21-131    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-132    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Exclusive Listing Contract with Hathaway Group to sell approximately 1.37 acres of public land located on Broadway Street between North Redwood Street and North Clover Street.
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-133    Mayor Hartwick and Council Members Ross, Hamilton, Robinson, Taylor, Baxter, Harris, Hight, and Ginn
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Offer and Acceptance and Lease Agreement with USAble Mutual Insurance Company for property located at 515 West Pershing Boulevard; amending the FY2021 Budget (Resolution No. 9963)
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R-21-134    Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain properties as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCES
O-21-79      Mayor Hartwick
Amending Section 5.4.3.B of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) to conform to the Arkansas State Fire Code regulations for solar panels and solar water heating panels
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O-21-80      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Skycop, Inc., a sole source vendor, for the purchase of License Plate Reader Cameras for the North Little Rock Police Department (amount: $64,499.88)
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O-21-81      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Crime Point, Inc., a sole source vendor, for the purchase of a Video Surveillance System for the North Little Rock Police Department (amount: $42,091.00)
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O-21-82      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding and authorizing payment to Genesis Datacom, a sole source vendor, for the purchase of an Access Control Security System in the Justice Building (amount: $50,489.00)
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O-21-83      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving certain sections of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) for property located at 1700 North Locust Street to allow the waiver of screening and landscaping requirements (applicant: Belinda Snow – NLR Housing Authority)
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O-21-84      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Special Use to allow six Recreational Vehicles in an R4 zone for property located at 2001 Highway 161 (applicant: Keisha Properties LLC)
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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   

Words to Live by:
“September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”
Helen Hunt Jackson

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