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Council Agenda 11-28-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022, will be conducted in person and 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 issueswill be able to call into the meeting or be present in the council chambers 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: 967 260 919 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.  If you attend in person, please sign in with the City Clerk BEFORE the meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

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 [email protected], by 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Emails sent to the City Clerk will be read at the meeting by request.

(2) Or, call 501-500-0955 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  Enter the meeting ID: 967 260 919.  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.

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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 11-28-2022
DRAFT Minutes 11-14-2022
ADOBE PDF Meeting Pack 11-28-2022

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Anita Paul, Mayor's Office memorandum re: application for Retail Beer Off
     Premises, Small Farm Winery - Additional permits, for Smoker Friendly,
     4604 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 10, by Elizabeth Potts.

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer off Premises, Retail
     Liquor Permit – replacement/new owner for Gigi’s Remount Liquor, 24 Remount
     Road, by James Stacy.

3.  Ember Strange, CFO Energy Risk Management Committee Chair memorandum to
     City Clerk Whitbey re: Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) Rate for December 2022 -
     $0.0125/kwh (positive)

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

6:05 p.m.  – reconvene Public Hearingon application for proposed Restricted Parking District, area of West 55th Street from Maple Street to Crescent Street by Mariana B Dinkings/Armstrong. (Original hearing scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2022, North Little Rock City Hall, reconvened for November 28, 2022).

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT ITEMS

R-22-249    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-22-250    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for certain real property located at 1332 Van Street
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R-22-251    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Crime Point, Inc., a sole source vendor, for the purchase of surveillance cameras for the North Little Rock Police Department (amount: $57,200.00)
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R-22-252    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Lou Fusz Automotive Network for the purchase of a vehicle for the North Little Rock Police Department (amount: $48,935.00)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-22-253    Mayor Hartwick
Confirming the City’s intent to issue bonds for the purpose of assisting in the financing of facilities that will be useful in securing or developing industry to be leased to Central Arkansas Logistics Center LLC, its tenants, its business partners, or affiliates of any of the same
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R-22-254    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a clean-up lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real property located at 512 Dorothy Drive (amount: $7,526.71)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-255    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a clean-up lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real property located at 214 South Laurel Street (amount: $4,962.76)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-256    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a cleanup lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real property located 4808 (4804) Haywood Street (amount: $5,908.20)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-257    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a cleanup lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real property located at 1304 North Walnut Street (amount: $4,766.73)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-258    Mayor Hartwick
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
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ORDINANCES
O-22-105    Mayor Hartwick
Calling a special election on the question of increasing the annual ad valorem property tax levied for the purpose of paying for the maintenance and operation of the City’s public libraries operated by the North Little Rock Public Library System from the existing rate of three (3) mills to the new rate of five (5) mills on the dollar of assessed valuation of taxable property in the City (Special Election – February 14, 2023)
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O-22-106    Mayor Hartwick - For Consideration Only
Approving the application of the Argenta Community Theater for a private club to be located at 315 Main Street, Suite B (applicant: Argenta Community Theater (ACT)
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O-22-107    Council Member Harris
Vacating and abandoning a certain utility easement on property located at 4800 Northshore Lane (applicant: Gene Pfeifer on behalf of Sanders Supply)
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O-22-108    Council Member Hamilton
Rezoning certain property located at 816 West 24th Street, from R3 to R4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (applicant: Chris Lacy)
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O-22-109    Mayor Hartwick
Amending Article 3 of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) to include additional regulations regarding height variances (Requested by: Little Rock Air Force Base)
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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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