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Council Agenda 1-11-2021

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, January 11, 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 1-11-21
DRAFT Minutes 12-28-20
Adobe PDF 1-11-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Refiled from 12-28-20 agenda - Mary Wagley via fax – Petition with 16
signatures 
from residents of Meadow Park, opposing Metro Scrap Metals, Inc. being granted a Special Use, and letter to City Council from Mary and Bill Wagley regarding the same.

2.  Linda Giles, via email re: Dixie Addition Community Development
Corporation.

3.  Filed by Shirley Abel, Neighborhood Services re: Indian Hills Community Club 2020 Financial Report.

4.  Comments re: O-21-01 – reclassifying property at 3000 North Hills Boulevard from R-4 to PUD and Green Belt.

 5.  Zack Griffin, Fort Roots Foundation email re: directors and website and announcing city event – Healthy Lifestyles.

6.  Amy Fields, City Attorney email re: Procedural Rules of City Council.

7.  Marie Hollowell, email re: Faulkner Lake Road – Stonelinks subdivision flooding issues.

 
SPECIAL CALL
O-21-03       Mayor Hartwick
Granting Expanded Sick Leave Benefits for Employees of the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

PRESENTATIONS
None.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None – new year, new mayor, new agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-01      Mayor Hartwick
Confirming the reappointment of Chris Dunkum to the North Little Rock Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
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R-21-02      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Council Member Charlie Hight to the North Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission
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R-21-03      Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Charles R. Hart to the North Little Rock Historic District Commission
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-04      Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against properties as a result of grass-cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
_____________________________________ Convene a public hearing

ORDINANCES
O-21-01      Mayor Hartwick (for consideration only)
Reclassifying property located at 3000 North Hills Boulevard from R4 zoning classification to Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Greenbelt zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (applicant: White-Dater & Associates, Inc.)
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O-21-02      Mayor Hartwick (for consideration only)
Granting a Special Use to allow a Security Structure consisting of Shipping Containers around the perimeter of property located at 6915 Highway 70 (applicant: Thomas Engineering Company)
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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:
No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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North Little Rock City Offices will be closed,
Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday.

Garbage and trash routes will run one-day delayed all week
(Tuesday’s route will be picked up Wednesday and so on).