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Council Agenda 11-22-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021, will be conducted in person and 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 be able to call into the meeting or be present in the council chambers 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.  If you attend in person, please sign in with the City Clerk BEFORE the meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

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) Attend the meeting in person (masks and social distancing encouraged) and sign in with the City Clerk 5 minutes before the meeting is convened at 6:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. – Public Meeting – re: 2022 Proposed Budget.
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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.


Note: a Public Meeting to review the proposed 2022 City of North Little Rock Budget will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021. This meeting will be PRIOR to the regular scheduled City Council Meeting.
To view the proposed budget pdf, click here.

Council Agenda 11-22-21
Adobe PDF Pack 11-22-21
DRAFT Minutes 11-8-21

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Ember Strange, Chief Financial Officer – October 2021 Financial Update.

2.   Ember Strange, CEO, PCA Rate December 2021 (.0002/kwh negative)


PRESENTATIONS
Anna Sawyer – Community Garden Fall Video presentation.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

 

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

 

CONSENT ITEMS
R-21-172    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying local government endorsement of Metro Scrap Metals to participate in    the Tax
Back Program as authorized by Section 15-4-2706(D) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003
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R-21-173    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-174    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Real Estate Contract to sell property located at 3500 Camp Robinson to Terry Perkins and Brook Palmquist 
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-175    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Budget for the City to include additional expenses in the 2017 Capital Improvement Fund (Faulkner Lake Road)
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R-21-176    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Budget for the City to include additional expenses in the 2017 Capital Improvement Fund (Park Hill Jump Start)
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R-21-177    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing Premium Pay to full-time and part-time employees and amending the 2021 budget for the City to include these payments for eligible City employees
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R-21-178    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2705 Arkansas Avenue to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: James Martin)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-179    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 4414 Rogers Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Rhonda K. Ramey)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-180    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2912 East 4th Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Shelia K. Dacus Pogue)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-181    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 904 North F Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Willie F. Lunnie)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-182    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2211 East 2nd Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Dorothy Carter)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-183    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a Clean Up Lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain property located at 612 Pollock Street (amount: $4,755.19)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-184    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a Clean Up Lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain property located at 520 Middle Street (amount: $3,634.23)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-185    Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCES
O-21-94      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Quota Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9323) for certain departments (Human Resources, Police Department, Vehicle Maintenance)
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O-21-95      Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Amending Ordinance No. 9357, which granted a Special Use for a Food Truck Court in a C6 zone for property located at 601 West 4th Street
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O-21-96      Council Member Robinson and Taylor
Granting a Special Use to allow a Nursing Assistant School in an R5 zone for property located at 314 East Emily Street (Applicant: Brittney Michelle Turner)
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O-21-97      Council Member Robinson and Taylor
Granting a Special Use to allow a Daycare in an I2 zone for property located at 205 and 207 Steed Road (Applicant: Irene Carruth)
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O-21-98      Council Members Baxter and Harris
Rezoning certain property located at 12000 Paul Eells Drive from C4 to R4   zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (Applicant: Travis Tolley – Crafton Tull)
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O-21-99      Council Members Ross and Hamilton
Rezoning certain property located at 900 West Pershing Boulevard from C3 to C4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (Applicant: Brian Dale – Joe White & Associates)
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O-21-100    Council Member Robinson and Taylor
Rezoning certain property located at 601 North Olive Street from C6 to Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (Applicant: GarNat Engineering, LLC)

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O-21-101    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 8601) to change Highway 70 from a Collector to a Minor Arterial between Highway 391 and the Lonoke County line
_________________________________________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:
“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”  Steve Goodier


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Upcoming events:

November 25 & 26: City Offices closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
(Sanitation routes will not run Thursday – Thursdays pick up will be Friday and Fridays pick up will be Saturday).

December 5: 2021 Christmas Parade

December 9: Justice Building Open House

December 23 & 24: City Offices closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
(which fall on Friday and Saturday) Sanitation routes will run as scheduled both days.