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Council Agenda 9-26-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, September 26, 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 issues will 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.

(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 9-26-2022
DRAFT Minutes 9-12-2022
ADOBE PDF Meeting Pack 9-26-2022

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  North Little Rock citizen, email to Council Member Hight re: Maintenance of public
     
property around the City of North Little Rock.

PRESENTATIONS

Fire Fighter Challenge Kids Winners- Principals Marques Collins (Seventh Street Elementary) and Matthew How (Ridge Road Elementary) to present Fastest Boy/Girl in District awards.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

None.

 

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

CONSENT ITEMS
R-22-196    Mayor Hartwick
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eappointing Mark Bentley to the North Little Rock Airport Commission
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R-22-197    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Tim Cummins to the North Little Rock Airport Commission
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R-22-198    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof.
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R-22-199    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to SkyCop, Inc. for the purchase of license plate reader cameras for the North Little Rock Police Department
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R-22-200    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Agreement to Rehabilitate Property for property located at 1600 Orange Street (Owner: TCB Investments, LLC)
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R-22-201    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract and sell property located on Sycamore Street to Jose Rodriguez (Offer: $3,000.00)
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R-22-202    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract and sell property located at 5828 Alta Vista Drive to Jose Rodriguez (Offer: $3,000.00)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-22-203    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract and to purchase property located at 1301 Main Street from TerraForma, LLC (Argenta Elementary School - $775,000.00)
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R-22-204    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 within the City to be leased to Lowe’s Companies, Inc., the Cubes at Little Rock LLC or an affiliate or either
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R-22-205    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 204 Healy Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Carthal Jones)
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R-22-206    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1109 Curtis Sykes Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance (Owner: Henrietta Sharp-Brumfield, and Sheritta Rogers and siblings)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-207    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 321 East 18th Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Helen M. Mitchell)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-208    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2001 Pershing Circle to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: 2001 West Pershing Circle LLC)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-209    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2600 East Washington Avenue to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structure; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (Owner: Wilbur Coleman, Jr.)
_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-22-210    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 5109 Alpha Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structure; providing a period of time for property owners to abate said nuisance (Owners: Jeffery Jenkins and Raymond Bowen)
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R-22-211    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
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ORDINANCES
O-22-89      Council Member Hight
Granting a Special Use to allow a communication tower in a C3 zone for certain real property located at 4500 West Commercial Drive (Wayne Barnett – Integrisite)
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O-22-90      Council Member Hight
Granting a Special Use to allow an afterschool program and daycare in an R2 zone for certain real property located at 5301 Summertree Drive (Applicant: Saqusia Millbrooks)
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O-22-91      Council Member Hight
Rezoning property located at 401 Kellogg Acres Road from C3 to R1 zoning classification; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (Owner: Caleb Mayden)
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O-22-92      Mayor Hartwick
Amending Section 1.1.1 of the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 4, Buildings and Building Regulations
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O-22-93      Council Member Ross
Amending Article Fourteen (“the Sign Ordinance”) of Ordinance No. 7697 to include the South Landers Sign Overlay District
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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:
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves change.
-Elizabeth Lawrence

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