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Council Agenda 11-23-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, November 23, 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. 

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 5:30 p.m. and 5:55 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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 5:30 p.m.        2021 Budget Hearing

  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 11-23-2020
DRAFT Minutes 11-9-2020
Adobe PDF Pack 11-23-2020

1.  C. Tad Bohannon, CEO Central Arkansas Water memorandum to Mayor Joe A. Smith and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. re: CAW enters Green Bond Market and issues debt without impacting rates.

2. Anita Paul, Mayor's Office, memorandum re: New- Combination of Restaurant Beer & Wine for Corky's BBQ, 2947 Lakewood Village Dr, by Tommy Hillburn

3. Ember Strange, Finance Director, October 2020 Fund Financials 


PRESENTATIONS
Ember Strange, Finance Director – Monthly Financial Update/Report.

SPECIAL CALL
 
R-20-168   Council Member Hight
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter into a Contract for Additional Work for the 15 Remount Road Right-of-Way Drainage Improvements Project; Authorizing Payment to JCON, Inc.
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O-20-109    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor to execute Release to Terminate Easements and Escrow Agreement; vacating and abandoning certain sewer easements on property located at Highway 70 and Barton Road in the City of North Little Rock upon the completion of relocation of the sewer facilities.
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O-20-110    
Council Member Ross
Vacating and abandoning certain unused easements on property located at 410 West A Avenue in the City of North Little Rock.
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SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

 CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
R-20-158    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 3805 MacArthur Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Billy B Whitley)
Held____________________________________________ public hearing held 11-9-20

 O-20-99      Mayor Smith
Amending the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 13; Solid Waste (Ordinance No. 8585, as amended by Ordinance No. 9073 and 9223)
Read 1 time and held_____________________________________________________

 O-20-103    Council Member Hight
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Car Wash in C3 Zone for property located at 4315 McCain Boulevard (applicant: McBee’s Coffee ‘N Carwash LLC)
Read 1 time and held_____________________________________________________

CONSENT AGENDA
 
R-20-161    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus providing for auction thereof 
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 R-20-162    Mayor Smith
Expressing the willingness of the City of North Little Rock to partner with the Arkansas Department of Transportation for the Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 Widening and Reconstruction Project
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 R-20-163    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and Offer and Acceptance to sell property located on Riverfront Drive to Rockwater Opportunity Zone LLC ($270,000.00)
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 R-20-164    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Pulaski County concerning the operation of the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility
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 R-20-165    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Amendment to Option Agreement with First Orion Corp
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 R-20-166    Mayor Smith
Appropriating funds for a truck parking pad at the Koppers Inc. plant in the amount of $80,000.00
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
 
R-20-167    Mayor Smith
Approving and certifying the amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties located in the City of North Little Rock as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

 ORDINANCES
O-20-105    Mayor Smith
Approving salary increases for the City Clerk-Treasurer and the City Attorney of the City of North Little Rock
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 O-20-106    Council Member Taylor
Rezoning property located at 4300 E. Broadway from R-3 to C-3 Zoning Classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (applicant: Richardson Engineering, PLLC)
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 O-20-107    Council Member Baxter
Granting a Special Use to allow Outdoor Sales, Display, Food Trucks and Entertainment in an I-2 Zone for property located on 7420 Counts Massie Road (applicants: Dale Cicchetti and Tammie Muse)
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 O-20-108    Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a parking lot in a C-6 Zone for property located at 825 Maple Street (applicant: Crafton Tull)
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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:

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.  Found at wiseoldsayings.com

City Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Garbage, trash and recycling routes will be delayed one-day
(Thursday’s pickup will be Friday and Friday’s pickup will be Saturday).

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