City Council Meeting 2-26-24

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Council Agenda 2-26-24
Agenda PDF Pack 2-26-24
Draft Minutes 2-12-24

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Mayor Hartwick declaring week of March 10 – 16, 2024 as AmerCorps Week.

2.  Scott A. Scholl, Attorney at Law – letter to City Clerk’s Office re: Petition for Speed Hump Evaluation Study; Rockwater Boulevard between Third Street and Rockwater Boulevard and 1600 Rockwater Boulevard (26 signatures for – 1 not marked for or against).

PRESENTATIONS
None.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
R-24-03      Council Member Hamilton
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Amended Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for property at 4807 Massie Street (owner: Pablo Perez Andres and Juan Reyes Perez)
Held__________________________________________________________________

R-24-19      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property located at 1722 North Magnolia Street (owners: Jorge Marquez and Manuel Henriquez)
Held__________________________________________________________________

R-24-27      Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Rob Callahan to the Lakewood Recreational Area Improvement District No. 4 Board of Assessment
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O-24-03      Council Member Taylor
Granting a special use to allow an adult daycare center in an R3 Zone for property located at 425 Parkdale Street (applicant: Avis Winston)
Held__________________________________________________________________

O-24-07      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Special Use to allow a Type 2 Short Term Rental in an R4 zone for property located at 1323 West 9th Street (applicant: Brian Wilson)
Held__________________________________________________________________

O-24-09      Council Member Baxter
Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) to include definitions, uses, and restrictions regarding Metal Shipping Containers
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CONSENT ITEMS
R-24-42      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing J. Mason Toms to the North Little Rock Historic District Commission
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R-24-43      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Charles R. Hart to the North Little Rock Historic District Commission
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R-24-44      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Debra Roberts to the North Little Rock Historic District Commission
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R-24-45      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-24-46      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Amendment to Real Estate Development and Purchase Agreement for property located on Poplar Street in the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas
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R-24-47      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing Assignments of Real Estate Development and Purchase Agreements by Kal Makan to Argenta Hospitality, LLC and Argenta Parking, LLC
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R-24-48      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a multi-year Agreement with Garver, LLC for professional services for the North Little Rock Electric Department
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R-24-49      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Lenco Industries, Inc. for a Lenco BearCat for the North Little Rock Police Department ($392,649.00)
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R-24-50      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Fusus, a sole source vendor, for the purchase of software for the North Little Rock Police Department; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a multi-year agreement for the purchase ($450,000.00)
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R-24-51      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements for comprehensive loss and business interruption insurance for the Murray Hydroelectric Plant; authorizing the Mayor to execute and insurance agreement ($390,000.00)
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R-24-52      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate property located at 1801 West 16th Street (1607 Flora Street) (Meyer Rentals – $2,797.00)
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RESOLUTIONS
R-24-53      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 120 Park Place to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Carlos Bozeman)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-54      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 322 North Cherry Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Queen Ester Williams)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-55      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1223 Division Street (1223 ½ Division Street) to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Veterans Village of America, Inc.)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-56      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1307 North Pine Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Thelma Davis)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-57      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2010 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: Grace Realty LLC)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-58      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2206 Parkway Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Ralph Cagle c/o Mervin Cagle, Daniel Webb, and REA Rentals Company LLC)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-24-59      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1701 (1705) Moss Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: MFB Investments LLC c/o Matthew Ferguson Bell)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

ORDINANCES
O-24-12      Council Member Taylor
Waiving Section 14.19.D.2 of the Sign Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7697) to replace a sign located at 1 Simmons Bank Arena Drive (size)
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

O-24-13      Mayor Hartwick and Council Member Taylor
Vacating and abandoning a right-of-way located on 2nd Street
_________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

O-24-14      Mayor Hartwick and Council Member Taylor
Vacating and abandoning an alley located at Washington Avenue and Poplar Street
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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:
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible.
To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple,
obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.” –Thomas Moore

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