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Council Agenda 5-9-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022, 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: 967 260 919 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 [email protected], 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: 967 260 919.  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.

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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.

Council Agenda 5-9-2022
DRAFT Minutes 4-25-2022
ADOBE PDF Meeting Pack 5-9-2022

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Ember Strange, Chief Financial Officer – Chair Energy Risk Management 
     Committee memorandum re: Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) rate for
    May, 2022 - 
.0036/kwh (positive).

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT ITEMS
 
R-22-90      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Neil Bryant to the Parks & Recreation Commission
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R-22-91      Mayor Hartwick
  
Reappointing Otistene Smith to Parks & Recreation Commission
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R-22-92      Mayor Hartwick
          
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate
          Property for certain real property located at 4209 Coral Street (
owner: Arkansas
          Homes and Rentals
)
____________________________________________________________

R-22-93      Mayor Hartwick
 
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract to sell certain real
          property located at Freeman Circle in the City to Hulon Wayne Barker and Cindy A. Barker
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
None.

ORDINANCES
 
O-22-33      Mayor Hartwick
   
Providing for the levy of a one-half percent (1/2%) sales and use tax within the
           City, which shall only be levied until December 31, 2027, and shall only be used
           to acquire, construct, repair, equip and/or improve streets, sidewalks and
           drainage structures and facilities for public safety departments (
Police, Fire and
           Emergency Services Departments
) and the Parks and Recreation Department,
           and for the acquisition of vehicles and/or equipment for public safety
           departments
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O-22-34      Mayor Hartwick
   
Calling a Special Election in the City on the question of levying a one-half
           percent (1/2%) local sales and use tax within the City, which shall only be
           levied until December 31, 2027, and shall only be used to acquire, construct,
           repair, equip and/or improve streets, sidewalks and drainage structures and
           facilities for public safety departments (
Police, Fire and Emergency Services
           Departments
) and the Parks and Recreation Department, and for the acquisition
           of vehicles and/or equipment for public safety departments
           (
Special Election: August 9, 2022)
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O-22-35      Council Members Ross and Hamilton
   
Vacating and abandoning a certain unused easement on property located at
            4240 
Stockton Drive (applicant: Thomas R. Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-22-36      Council Member Harris
   Rezoning property located in White Oak Crossing Phase II in the City from I2
           to RU zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (
APPLICANT:
           Joe White and Associates
)
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O-22-37      Council Member Robinson
           
Rezoning property located at 2700 River Road in the City from Conservation to
           R4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an
           amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (
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:
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
Helen Keller

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Annual Police Memorial Ceremony – May 13, 2022
10:00 a.m. at the 1 Justice Center Way

Argenta Outdoor Dining – May 13 & 14, 2022
Downtown Argenta

 The Becky Witcher Memorial Golf Scramble – May 14, 2022
Sign up at: thewildcatfoundation.com/duffersclassicsponsorship.

Pulaski County Fair – May 29, 2022
Northern banks of the Arkansas River – North Shore Park

For more information, visit our website at www.nlr.ar.gov.

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