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Council Agenda 9-28-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020, 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 5:30 p.m. and 5:55 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 9-28-2020

DRAFT MINUTES 9-14-2020

ADOBE PDF PACK 9-28-2020

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink Maximum- Change of Manager, for On The Border, 6000 Warden Rd, by Lauren Carek. (not within NLR city limits)

 2.  Ember Strange, Finance Director/Chair Energy Risk Management Committee, memorandum re: August Financial Update.

3. John Owens, President and CEO North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, report re: 
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Activity Report, Q3 2020.

 PRESENTATIONS
None.

 SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

 CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

 CONSENT AGENDA
 
R-20-138    Mayor Smith
Appointing John Owens to the position previously held by Roger Marlin on the North Little Rock Airport Commission
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 R-20-139    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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 R-20-140    Mayor Smith and Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Certifying local government endorsement of Koppers Inc. to participate in the Tax Back Program as authorized by Section 15-4-2706(d) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003
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 R-20-141    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to donate property for the Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 Widening and Reconstruction Project
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 NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS

R-20-142    Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a First Amendment to Real Estate Development and Option to Purchase with J. Chandler and Company for certain property located at Main and 6th Streets
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 R-20-143    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2910 East Broadway Street in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Arkansas Group of C Stores #2, LLC)
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 R-20-144    Mayor Smith
Certifying the amount of a Clean Up Lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real property located at 720 Water Street in the City of North Little Rock ($6,116.87)

 __________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

 R-20-145    Mayor Smith
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties in the City of North Little Rock as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
__________________________________________________Convene public hearing

 ORDINANCES
 
O-20-85      Mayor Smith
Levying a tax on all real and personal property within the City of North Little Rock for the Police Pension and Relief Fund, the Fire Pension and Relief Fund, the Municipal Library Fund, and the North Little Rock General Fund
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 O-20-86      Mayor Smith
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing the purchase of PaymentWorks subscription, a sole source vendor (amount: $45,000.00)

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 O-20-87      Mayor Smith
Amending Section 2.1.5 of the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 12, Public Safety Regulations
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 O-20-88      Mayor Smith
Authorizing certain real property owned by Blue Rock Sportsman’s Club, Inc. to be used as a shooting range; exempting said property from the provisions of Section 2.1.5 of North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 12, Public Safety Regulations
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 O-20-89      Council Member Robinson
Amending Section 2.1.2 of the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 9, Parking Regulations
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 O-20-90      Council Member Ross
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a car lot in a C4 Zone for certain real property located at 3605 Highway 161 (applicant: Big Rock Wholesale)
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 O-20-91      Council Member Hight
Rezoning certain property located at Northbrook Drive, from C3 to R1 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (applicant: Thomas Engineering Co.)
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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:

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”-Unknown


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