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Council Agenda 1-25-2021

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, January 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 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.

REVISED Agenda 1-25-21
DRAFT Minutes 1-11-21
Adobe PDF 1-25-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Replacement – retail beer off premises permit replacement for Best Superstop, 4414 E Broadway, by Arvid Singh.

2.  Julie Fisher, Mayor’s Office – Mayor’s ProclamationDay of Racial Healing in the City of North Little Rock.

3.  Speed Hump Studies for Saunders, Libby Lane and Countryside.

4.  Amy Beckman Fields – City Attorney memorandum to City Council re: Risk Management Committee Quarterly Report (Q4, FY 2020).

5.  Speed Hump Studies for Eureka Garden and Toltec.

6.  Ember Strange – Finance Director memorandum re: December 2020 Financial Update (delayed until February).

7.  Julie Fisher, Mayor’s Office – Thea Foundation re: 2020 Annual Funding Performance Report.

8.  Council Member Charlie Hight – email from Doug McDowall re: Dollar General Alcohol Permit Applications. (Note – these items were on the council agenda 12-28-2020 and accepted and filed)

PRESENTATIONS
Mayor Hartwick – Day of Racial Healing Proclamation

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes
CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes
INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-05      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with the THEA Foundation ($48,000.00)
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R-21-06      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with the NLR Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas ($66,000.00)
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R-21-07      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Enhanced Community Services Agreement with Argenta Downtown Council ($140,000.00)
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R-21-08      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Program Agreement with the NLR Police Athletic League (PAL) ($60,000.00)
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R-21-09      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with the Butterfly Community (Seis Puentes Project) ($39,000.00)
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R-21-10      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with Argenta Community Theatre ($75,000.00)
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R-21-11      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with Ozark Mission Project ($10,000.00)
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R-21-12      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement with Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Inc. ($125,000.00)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-13      Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector again certain real properties as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
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ORDINANCES
O-21-04      Mayor Hartwick
Amending and Restating the Retirement System for the Non-Uniformed Employees of the City of NLR, adopted by Ordinance No. 8602, as amended

Proposed Amendment rec'd at 3:13 p.m. 1-19-21
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O-21-05      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the Non-Uniformed Employees’ Policy and Procedure Manual to update provisions regarding the Non-Uniformed Employees Retirement Plan
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O-21-06      Mayor Hartwick
Establishing Job Classifications and numbers of employees for each Department of the City of NLR
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O-21-07      Council Member Hight
Reclassifying property located at 5103 North Locust Street from R1 zoning classification to Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning classification, by amending Ordinance no. 9263 (applicant: International Union of Elevator Contructors)
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O-21-08      Council Member Hight
Granting a Special Use to allow for a Cell Tower in a C3 zone for property located at 22 Remount Road (applicant: Crown Castle)
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O-21-09      Council Members Hight and Ginn
Granting a Special Use to allow a Car Rental Business in a C3 zone for property located at 3929 McCain Boulevard (applicant: Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC)
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O-21-10      Council Member Baxter
Vacating and abandoning certain unused easements located at 8900 Maumelle Boulevard
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O-21-11      Council Member Ross
Amending Ordinance No. 9079, which adopted Rules and Procedures for the NLR City Council
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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:
An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. 
Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. – Goi Nasu

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