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Council Agenda 3-23-20 & 4-13-20

The North Little Rock City Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 was CANCELLED. See the letter below from Mayor Joe A. Smith dated March 19,2020.

Mayor's Letter re cancelled meeting.

We will hold a meeting Monday, April 13, 2020, at which time agenda items from March 23, 2020 will be called first, followed by agenda items for April 13, 2020. Below is the agenda from March 23, 2020...at the end of that agend will be the agenda for the upcoming meeting, April 13, 2020.

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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.”

AGENDA 3-23-20

DRAFT MINUTES 3-9-20

ADOBE PDF PACK  3-23-20

The North Little Rock City Council will meet on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Persons having business and essential officials and staff should attend. The City strongly discourages any non-essential persons from attending. This meeting, as with all City Council Meetings, are available for viewing on the Internet at https://www.facebook.com/CityofNorthLittleRock/ or on the City of North Little Rock’s website http://nlr.ar.gov/government/city_council or Local Access Television.

If you have any questions you would like to pose or comments you would like to make, that would otherwise be posed or made during the public comment portion of the City Council meeting, please direct those to the City via the North Little Rock City Clerk’s Office at CityClerkOffice@nlr.ar.gov, by 4:00 p.m., prior to the Meeting.

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COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Via U S Mail – Debbie Pepper – Petition Requesting Speed Hump on Countryside Drive (18 signatures for).

2.  John Owens, President, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Q1 2020 Economic Development Activity Report.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes
Please sign in with the City Clerk before the meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m. 

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes
Please sign in with the City Clerk before the meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.
INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT AGENDA
R-20-42      Council Member White
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License agreement with Great Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
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R-20-43      Council Member White
Accepting a license and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License agreement with the North Little Rock High School
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R-20-44      Council Member White
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Community Garden License Agreement with Y and Y Development
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R-20-45      Council Member White
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Community Garden License Agreement with Anti-Poverty Group for the Anti-Poverty Group Community Garden
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R-20-46      Council Member White
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Community Garden License Agreement with First Presbyterian Church
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R-20-47      Council Member White
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Community Garden License Agreement with St. Joseph of Arkansas
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R-20-48      Council Member White
Renewing and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Community Garden License Agreement with Agape Community Temple of Servants (ACTS) Church
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-20-49      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and offer and acceptance with William L. Monk and to sell certain real property located near Pike Avenue in the City of North Little Rock (amount: $50,000)
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R-20-50      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 1602 Gum Street in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Larry Thomas Morehead and Brittany Nicole Taylor)
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

R-20-51      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 1412 East 4th Street in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Jessica and Salatiel Velazquez- Martinez)
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R-20-52      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 108 Vine Street in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Mae Etta Brown)
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R-20-53      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 6605 Windhill Drive in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Deborah Dancy)
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R-20-54      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 17 Quillen Avenue in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Larry Warner)
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R-20-55      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 314 and 316 East 20th Street in the City of North Little Rock to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing for a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Larry Handy)
__________________________________________________Convene a public hearing

ORDINANCES
O-20-27      Mayor Smith
Amending certain sections of Chapter 4 (Buildings and Building Regulations) of the North Little Rock Municipal Code
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O-20-28      Council Member Robinson
Granting a waiver of driveway restriction of sections 10.21 of the Subdivision Ordinance for certain real property located at 2201 Rodgers Road in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Davidson Engineering, PLLC)
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O-20-29      Council Member Robinson
Granting a waiver of tree requirements of section 15.4 of the Zoning Ordinance for certain real property located at 2201 Rodgers Road in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Davidson Engineering, PLLC)
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O-20-30      Council Member Robinson
Granting a waiver of sidewalk requirements of section 12.21 of the Zoning Ordinance for certain real property located at 2201 Rodgers Road in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Davidson Engineering, PLLC)
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O-20-31      Council Member Robinson
Granting a waiver of fence restrictions of section 12.15 of the Zoning Ordinance for certain real property located at 2201 Rodgers Road in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Davidson Engineering, PLLC)
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O-20-32      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Tire Shop in a C-4 Zone for certain real property located at 2115 Highway 161 in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Ali Ahmed)
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O-20-33      Council Member Ross and White
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an upholstery business in a C-L Zone for certain real property located at 909 West 35th Street in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Sam Emmerling)
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O-20-34      Council Member Ross for consideration only
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a daycare in a C-PH Zone for certain real property located at 3801 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: LaAngela Medley)
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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:
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." Abraham Lincoln

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Council Agenda - Monday, April 13, 2020
No minutes from March 23, 2020 meeting
Adobe PDF Pack - April 13, 2020

The North Little Rock City Council will meet via Electronic Media on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The Mayor, City Clerk, City Attorney and Commission Chair will be physically present at the place of the meeting if applicable and possible.

This meeting, as with all City Council Meetings, are available for viewing on the Internet at https://www.facebook.com/CityofNorthLittleRock/ or on the City of North Little Rock’s website http://nlr.ar.gov/government/city_council or Local Access Television.

If you have any questions you would like to pose or comments you would like to make, that would otherwise be posed or made during the public comment portion of the City Council meeting, please direct those to the City in writing via the North Little Rock City Clerk’s Office at CityClerkOffice@nlr.ar.gov, by 4:00 p.m., prior to the Meeting.
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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.

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: New Application – Retail Beer Off Premises & Small Farm Winery – Retail, Circle K, 9324 Hwy 107, by Todd Solomon (outside city limits).

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: New Application – Retail Beer Off Premises & Small Farm Winery – Retail, Circle K, 118 Country Club Road, by Todd Solomon (outside city limits).

3.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Replacement – Retail Beer Off Premises & Small Farm Wine—Retail, Valero Cornerstone #9250 fka Corner Store #1797, 9250 Brockington Road, by Shirin Ali (outside city limits).

4.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Replacement – Retail Beer Off Premises, for Lakewood Mart, fka North Hills Mart, 4601 North Hills Boulevard, by Monica Han.

5.  Ember Strange, Finance Director/Chair Energy Risk Management Committee re: Power Cost Adjustment Rate (PCA) for April, 2020 (.0019/kwh) negative.

6.  Mayor Joe A. Smith – Annual State of the City of North Little Rock Report.

7.  C. Tad Bohannon, CEO, Central Arkansas Water letter re: Proposed Issuance of Water Revenue & Refunding Bonds in 2020.

8.  Wm Roy Edwards, Pastor Grace Church of the Nazarene - card to Mayor Smith and City of North Little Rock re: Thank you for support of Food Bank.

PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation - Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 12 – 18, 2020.

Proclamation - Arbor Day, Friday, April 24, 2020.

Regarding comments on public hearings –persons will be asked to identify themselves, in lieu of signing in to speak.

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-20-56      Mayor Smith
Establishing protocol for Public Meetings during times of Declared Emergency
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R-20-57      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor to submit an application for an Arvest Bank Purchasing Card and to obtain Purchasing Cards for certain City Departments
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R-20-58      Mayor Smith
Approving the FY2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of North Little Rock, including the 46th Year (2020) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and The 2020 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Projects and Budgets
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ORDINANCES
O-20-35      Mayor Smith
Amending Section 1.1.4 and City Parks Map Attachments of NLRMC Chapter 10 (Parks and Recreation) to include the addition of Laman Plaza
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O-20-36      Mayor Smith
Temporarily waiving the 25% Penalty for Businesses that have not renewed their
Business/Privilege License after April 1 and before July 1, 2020
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O-20-37      Council Member Baxter
Vacating and abandoning certain unused easements on property located at 3919 Pike Avenue (applicant: Thomas Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-20-38      Council Member Baxter
Allowing a Special Use to allow a Daycare in an I-2 Zone for property located at 12 Maumelle Curve Court (applicant: Essential Genesis Learning Academy)
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O-20-39      Council Member Harris
Reclassifying property located at 6012 Crystal Hill Road from R-1 Zoning Classification to C-4 Zoning Classification by amending Ordinance No. 7697 (applicant: Friedman Law Firm)
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O-20-40      Council Member Taylor
Granting a waiver of sidewalk requirements of Section 12.21 of the Zoning Ordinance and Section 9.11 of the Subdivision Ordinance for property located at 2524 Gribble Street (applicant: James Manley Denton, Jr.)
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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:
“Time and words cannot be recalled, even it if was only yesterday.”

Yiddish Proverb

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Practice “social distancing”
and check on your friends and neighbors often!