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Council Agenda 4-12-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, April 12, 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 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 5:15 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 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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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 4-12-21
Adobe PDF Pack 4-12-21
DRAFT Minutes 3-22-21

1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Retail Beer on Premises – Replacement/New Owner for Taqueria Guadalajara, 3811 Camp Robinson Road, by Ramon Hernandez.

2.  Council Member Hight – email from Marilyn Haggar re: message from One Click Politics re: Making Sure Covid-19 Vaccine Is Voluntary.

3.  Kenny Stephens, Sr., Traffic Services/Safety Director re: Traffic Speed Study at Eureka Garden and recommendation Speed Hump not needed at location based on the study and Percentile.

4.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer off Premises, Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager for Kum & Go #152, 3220 Spring Hill Drive by Tanner Krause.

5.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer off Premises, Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager for Kum & Go #144, 5216 John F. Kennedy Blvd by Tanner Krause.

6.  Todd Larson, State of the City of North Little Rock – A Report to the City Council.

7.  Bob Hardin, Attorney at Law, Petition for Finding Vacancy of Commissioner and Appointment of Successor (Brett DeCoursey) of Municipal Improvement District.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
O-21-25      Council Member Hamilton
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Modular Home in an R3 zone for property located at 504 West 25th Street (applicant: Melissa Bedford-Guidry)
Readings suspended, motion and 2nd to adopt pending_________________

CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-32      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Tom Brown to the North Little Rock Board of Zoning Adjustment
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R-21-33      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Laura Juels to the North Little Rock Parks & Recreation Commission
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R-21-34      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Kenneth “Buck” Matthews to the North Little Rock Waste Water Treatment Committee
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R-21-35      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Charley Baxter to the North Little Rock Library Commission
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R-21-36      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Ian Hope to the North Little Rock Tree Board
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R-21-37      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Paul Shell to the North Little Rock Tree Board
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R-21-38      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Bert Turner to the North Little Rock Tree Board
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R-21-39      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Diane Whitbey to the North Little Rock Tree Board
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R-21-40      Council Member Hamilton
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with North Little Rock High School ($3,800.00)
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R-21-41      Council Member Hamilton
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with St. Joseph’s Center of AR ($3,100.00)
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R-21-42      Council Member Hamilton
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with Bailey Chapel ($2,150.00)
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R-21-43      Council Member Hamilton
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with North Little Rock Academy ($3,500.00)
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R-21-44      Council Member Hamilton
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with North Heights Community Center ($460.00)
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R-21-45      Council Member Hamilton
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with the Hays Center Garden Club ($5,000.00)
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R-21-46      Council Member Hamilton
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with Iris Park Community Garden ($1,300.00)
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R-21-47      Council Member Hamilton
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with Historic Park Hill Community Garden ($1,500.00)
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R-21-48      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment to be surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-49      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Five-Year Extension of the Interlocal Agreement between the Cities of North Little Rock and Little Rock, AR allowing Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (“MEMS”) to continue providing emergency medical services and non-emergency routine transports in North Little Rock pursuant to an exclusive franchise
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-50      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement for Electric Customer Assistance with Central AR Development Council (“CADC”) for 2021
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R-21-51      Mayor Hartwick
Adopting the 2021 – 2025 Five Year Consolidated Plan and the 2021 Annual Action Plan; amending the Citizen Participation Plan
_______________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCES
O-21-27      Council Member Hamilton
Amending Article Fourteen (14) (“The Sign Ordinance) of Ordinance No. 7697 to include the Springhill Drive/Smokey Lane Sign Overlay District
_______________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

O-21-28      Council Member Hight
Granting a waiver to allow certain variances of half-street improvements on property located at 807 Mission Road (applicant: Thomas Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-21-29      Council Member Ross
Waiving Section 14.102(E)(1) of Ordinance No. 7697 for property located at 3217 John F. Kennedy Boulevard to allow the faces of an existing pole sign to be replaced (applicant: Angry Dave’s Bicycles)
_______________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

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:
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

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