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Council Agenda 10-11-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, October 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 have the option to 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, and the recent new declaration of a state-wide health emergency, Council Members will have the option of participation in the meeting via ZOOM.  The Council Chambers will be open to the public, however all attendees are asked to social distance and consider wearing a mask at all times when not actively speaking.

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:

(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.

(3) Attend the meeting in person (masks and social distancing encouraged) and sign in with the City Clerk 5 minutes before the meeting is convened at 6:00 p.m.

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 10-11-21
Adobe PDF Pack 10-11-21
DRAFT Minutes 9-27-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1. Anita Paul, Mayor's Office, memorandum re: Application for a Retail Beer Permit Off-            Premesis Permit- Replacement/New Owner for Crystal Hill Food Mart at 6116 Crystal Hill      Rd by Khalid Jat 

PRESENTATIONS
National Code Enforcement Month Proclamation


SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)


CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT


UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT ITEMS
R-21-150    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-21-151    Mayor Hartwick
Approving acceptance by the North Little Rock Airport Commission of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics for improvements to Runway 17-35; amending the FY2021 Budget (Resolution No. 9963). (amount: $14,632.00)
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R-21-152    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Budget for the City to include additional revenues and expenses in certain departmental budgets.
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-153    Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties in the City as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances.
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCES
O-21-90      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Quota Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9323) for certain departments. (Code Enforcement, Fit 2 Live, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, and Police)
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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:
“We may not have it all together…but together, we have it all.”  Found on the internet

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Upcoming events:
October 15: Unsheltered Outreach Fair, 11 am – 3 pm, NLR Riverfront Park
November 9: Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 pm at The Plaza
November 20: Northern Lights & Holiday Market, time: tbd, at The Plaza
December 5: 2021 Christmas Parade
December 9: Justice Building Open House, 2 pm