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Council Agenda 9-27-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, September 27, 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.

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Council Agenda 9-27-21
Adobe PDF Pack 9-27-21
DRAFT Minutes 9-13-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Petition requesting Speed Hump Study at 519 Pollock (11 signatures – for).

PRESENTATIONS
National Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 – October 15
Raul Fernandez, Seis Puentes; Maria Touchstone, NLRSD; Will Hogg, Seis Puentes

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-135    Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Jeff Crone as Successor Commissioner of the Argenta Downtown Central Business Improvement District No. 31.
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R-21-136    Mayor Hartwick
R
eappointing Brad Hughes to the North Little Rock Airport Commission
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R-21-137    Mayor Hartwick
A
uthorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for certain real property located at 521 West 14th Street (owner: Arkansas Homes and Rentals)
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R-21-138    Mayor Hartwick
A
uthorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for certain real property located at 4619 Candlewick Lane (owner: Shelia S. Chenault)
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R-21-139    Mayor Hartwick
D
eclaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-140    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Offer and Acceptance to purchase certain real property located on Park Place in the City from Veteran Villages of America, Inc. (amount: $10,000.00)
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R-21-141    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Exclusive Listing Contract with Kelley Commercial Partners to sell approximately 0.68 acres of public land located at 1419 North Olive and 1422 North Magnolia
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R-21-142    Council Members Baxter and Harris
Accepting the bid of and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Redstone Construction Group, Inc. for 49th Street Improvements from Parker Street to Pike Avenue; appropriating funds (amount: $507,596.00)
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R-21-143    Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Accepting the bid of and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Gene Summers Construction, Inc. for Park Place Street Improvements (amount: $501,940.00)
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R-21-144    Council Members Ross and Hamilton
Accepting the bid of and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Gene Summers Construction, Inc. for Drainage Improvements for Marion Street from 34th Street to 35th Street (amount: $170,575.00)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-145    Mayor Hartwick
D
eclaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1509 1/2 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: IREMODEL Properties LLC)
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R-21-146    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2304 North Schaer Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: OCHI Investments LLC)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-147    Mayor Hartwick
D
eclaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 5621 MacArthur Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance (also known as 5623 MacArthur Drive and owned by E-Steps Investors LLC/BSTW Properties LLC)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-148    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 5625 MacArthur Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance (also known as 5623 MacArthur Drive and owned by E-Steps Investors LLC/BSTW Properties LLC)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-149    Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties located in the City as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
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ORDINANCES
O-21-85      Mayor Hartwick
Amending Section 2-700 of the North Little Rock Municipal Code regarding Competitive Bids to raise the amount of expenditures required for competitive bidding to conform with State law
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O-21-86      Council Member Robinson
Rezoning certain property located at 2501 Gribble Street from R4 to I3 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (applicant: Halff Associates, Inc.) 
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O-21-87      Council Member Robinson
Waiving certain Sections of Article 15 of the Subdivision Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7946) and Section 6.2.4.D of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) for property located at 2501 Gribble Street to allow the waiver of half street improvements and parking lot requirements (applicant: Halff Associates, Inc.)
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O-21-88      Council Members Ross and Hamilton
Granting waivers of the Zoning Ordinance to allow variances of building requirements and granting a Conditional Use to allow an Accessory Dwelling Unit in an R2 zone for certain real property located at 3123 North Olive Street (applicant: Peggy J. Grenard)
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O-21-89      Council Member Robinson
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Warehouse with Outdoor Storage in a C4 zone for certain real property located at 901 Judi Drive (applicant: Thomas Engineering)
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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:
“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived.
And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”
Dodinsky

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Upcoming events:
September 29 – October 3:  Pulaski County Fair, NLR Riverfront Park

October 2: Hispanic Heritage Event, The Plaza, time: tba

October 5: National Night Out (various communities)

October 15: Unsheltered Outreach Fair, 11 am – 3 pm, NLR Riverfront Park

November 9: Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 pm at The Plaza

November 20: Northern Lights & Holiday Market, time: tbd, at The Plaza

December 9: Justice Building Open House, 2 pm