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Council Agenda 6-22-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, June 22, 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 5:15 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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AGENDA 6-22-2020

DRAFT MINUTES 6-8-2020

ADOBE PDF PACK 6-22-2020

COMMUNICATIONS
1. C. Tad Bohannon, Chief Executive Officer – Central Arkansas Water letter to Mayor Smith re: Reappointment of Jim McKenzie to Board of Commissioners of Central Arkansas Water.

 2.  Lisa Brown, Petition Requesting Speed Hump on West 16th Street (21 signatures for).

3.  John Owens, President and CEO - North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Activity Report Q2 2020 and COVID-19 Impact Study (partial and completed) results.

4. Terry Hartwick, Director of NLR Parks & Recreation, email re: Notice of Public Hearing for the Parks & Recreation Department on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 5:20 p.m. at the NLR Community Center.

 PRESENTATIONS

 SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

 CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None. 

 CONSENT AGENDA
None filed.

 NEW BUSINESS

RESOLUTIONS
 
R-20-78      Mayor Smith
Appointing Anita Cameron to the position previously held by Will LeMaster on the North Little Rock Civil Services Commission
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R-20-79      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-20-80      Mayor Smith
Expressing the willingness of the City of North Little Rock to utilize Arkansas Recreational Trail Program (RTP) Funds for the Ott Park Emergency Service Road Improvements and Fencing Project; authorizing the Mayor to submit an application on behalf of the City for grant funds
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R-20-81      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor to submit an application on behalf of the City of North Little Rock for 2020 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant funds for the Recycle Bikes for Kids Program

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 R-20-82      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement to rehabilitate property located at 4700 Boyer Street
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R-20-83      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Second Amendment to Residential Recyclable Material Collection and Processing Agreement with Waste Management of Arkansas, Inc., the City of Little Rock, the City of Sherwood, and the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District
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R-20-84      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 314 and 316 E. 20th Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures  (owner: Herman Lewis)
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-85      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 905 Cypress Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures (owner: Hope Rental Properties, LLC)
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-86      Mayor Smith
Approving and certifying amounts of liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

 ORDINANCES
O-20-58      Mayor Smith and Council Member Baxter
Repeal portions of the old Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7697) and all Amendments thereto; adopting a new Zoning Ordinance
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

O-20-59      Council Member Ross
Amending Ordinance No. 9245 which granted a Special Use to a daycare in an R-3 Zone for property located at 2015 Main Street (applicant: Lighthouse Academics)
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

O-20-60      Council Member Robinson
Rezoning certain property located at Esplanade Circle from R-3 and R-4 Zoning Classification to the C-6 Zoning Classification, by amending Ordinance No. 7697 (applicant: Holloway Engineering)
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O-20-61    Council Member Hight
Rezoning certain property located at 5101 McClanahan Drive from the R-4 Zoning Classification to the C-4 Zoning Classification, by amending Ordinance No. 7697 (applicant: Medlock Realty Inc.)
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O-20-62      Council Member Robinson
Granting a waiver of sidewalk requirements of Section 12.21.A of the Zoning Ordinance for certain real property located at 1601 E. 5th Street (Requested by: Jason Bouwknegt)
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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   

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." --Thomas Jefferson

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