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Council Agenda 10-26-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2020, 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. 

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Council Agenda 10-26-2020
DRAFT Minutes 10-12-2020
Adobe PDF Pack 10-26-2020

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Ember Strange, Finance Director – September Financial Report/Update.
2.  Margaret Powell, Director of Governmental Affairs – Census Update.

PRESENTATIONS
Ember Strange, Finance Director – monthly Financial Report to City Council.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT AGENDA
None filed.

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-20-152    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof____________________________________________________________

R-20-153    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 4929 Atkins Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing property owner a period of time to abate said nuisance (owner: Carlos A. Neal)
________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-154    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 108 Marvin Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing property owner a period of time to abate said nuisance (owner: Charles N. and Billie S. Hogan)
________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-155    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 304 North Palm Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing property owner a period of time to abate said nuisance (owner: William Brockman)
________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-156    Mayor Smith
Approving and certifying amounts of liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties in the City of North Little Rock as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of public nuisances
________________________________________Convene a public hearing

ORDINANCES
O-20-95      Mayor Smith
Adopting a revised Energy Risk Management Policy for the North Little Rock Electric Department; repealing Ordinance No. 8771, 8786, 8815, 8944, and 9181
____________________________________________________________

O-20-96      Council Member White
Amending Sections 1.2.4 and 4.1.3 of the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 9, Parking Regulations
____________________________________________________________

O-20-97      Council Member Robinson
Amending the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 8601) to construct a bike lane adjacent to River Road
____________________________________________________________

O-20-98      Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Granting a waiver of Sidewalk Restrictions of Section 9.11 of the Subdivision Ordinance for property located on Van Street (applicant: Thomas Engineering Co.)
________________________________________Convene a public hearing

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:
“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.”     
Theodore T. Hunger

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