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Council Agenda 10-25-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, October 25, 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) 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.

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 10-25-21
Adobe PDF Pack 10-25-21
DRAFT Minutes 10-11-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1.   Anita Paul, Mayor's Office, memorandum re: Application for a Restaurant Mixed-Drink Minimum Permit - New Application for Count Porkula BBQ at 10840 Maumelle Boulevard by Kelly Lovell.

2.   Kenny Stephens, Safety Director, Traffic Analysis Report for Speed Hump Petition denied on Cheryl Street. Following study, no hump needed at this location. 

3.   DeJuana Lindsey, Program Director for Governor's Dislocated Worker Taskforce, email recognizing Officer Jhailan Rathey in organizing the Unsheltered Community Fest and dedication to the project.

4. 
Ember Strange, North Little Rock CFO, memorandum re: September 2021 Financial Update.

5.  Ember Strange, North Little Rock CFO, memorandum re: PCA Rate November 2021 (.0002/kwh) negative.

PRESENTATIONS
Presentation to Ozark Mission by Mayor Hartwick

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT ITEMS
R-21-154 through R-21-163

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-154    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Thomas Marr to the North Little Rock Historic District Commission
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R-21-155    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Joyce Brewer to the North Little Rock Library Commission
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R-21-156    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Esther Crawford to the North Little Rock Library Commission
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R-21-157    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for certain property located at 1724 Parker Street (owner: Germon Gates)
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R-21-158    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Exclusive Listing Contract with Colliers Arkansas, Inc. to sell public land located at 800 East Main Street and 101 West 8th Street
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R-21-159    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-160    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
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R-21-161    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Real Estate Contract to sell property located on East Broadway between Redwood Street and North Clover Street to James Young (amount: $48,000.00)
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R-21-162    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Real Estate Contract to sell property located near Riverfront Drive and Smarthouse Way to JCDD, LLC
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R-21-163    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor to execute Settlement Participation Forms related to the nationwide Opiod Class Action Litigation
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R-21-164    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 17 Sandlefoot Cove to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance (owner: Thomas Lee Givens)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-165    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1723 North Magnolia Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance. (owner: Paul Wirges)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-166    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 4518 Marion Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance. (owner: Grace Realty, LLC)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-167    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.
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCES
O-21-91      Mayor Hartwick
Levying a tax on all real and personal property within the City for the Police Pension and Relief Fund, the Fire Pension and Relief Fund, the Municipal Library Fund, and the General Fund
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O-21-92      Mayor Hartwick (for consideration only)
Amending Chapter 8 of the Municipal Code to establish regulations for residential sales
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O-21-93      Council Member Ross
Rezoning property located at 1420 Magnolia Street from C3 to R3 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263
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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  

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