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Council Agenda 7-13-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, July 13, 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 5:30 p.m. and 5:55 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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 “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 7-13-2020

DRAFT MINUTES 6-22-2020

ADOBE PDF PACK 7-13-2020

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Nina Hale, Petition requesting Speed Hump on West 19th (15 signatures for).

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

3.   Anita Paul, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink Minimum - Transfer of Location, for Newfangled Love Kitchen, 3812 John F Kennedy Boulevard by Kyle Dismang.

4.  Anita Paul, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Native Beer/Restaurant Mixed Drink Minimum - Transfer of Location, for North Bar, 3824 John F Kennedy Boulevard by Kyle Dismang.

5.  Anita Paul, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer off Premises and Small Farm Wine - New, for Shoppers Value Foods #5803, 4155 East Broadway, by Christopher DeSalvo.

6.  John Owens, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, re: Resolution in support of required mask Ordinance. Chamber of Commerce providing assistance by spreading information to the business community about the Ordinance. 

 PRESENTATIONS

 SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

 CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
O-20-58      Mayor Smith, Council Members Ross, White, Taylor, Robinson, Baxter, Harris, Ginn and Hight
Repeal portions of the old Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7697) and all Amendments thereto; adopting a new Zoning Ordinance

 CONSENT AGENDA
R-20-87      Mayor Smith
Confirming the reappointment of Jim McKenzie to the Board of Commissioners of Central Arkansas Water
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R-20-88      Mayor Smith
Reappointing Jeanne Hyde to the position on the Lakewood Recreational Area Improvement District No. 4 Board of Assessment ______________________________________________________________________

R-20-89      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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 R-20-90      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to donate property for the Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 Widening and Reconstruction Project
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 R-20-91      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a permanent utility easement from the City of North Little Rock to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for underground utilities ______________________________________________________________________

R-20-92      Mayor Smith
Repealing Resolution No. 9730 which condemned property located at 1521 Orange Street (owner: Jermaine Merrida)
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 R-20-93      Council Member Hight
Expressing the willingness of the City of North Little Rock to utilize Arkansas Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds for the River Road Bike Trail Project; authorizing the Mayor to submit an application on behalf of the City for grant funds
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-20-94      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to accept donation of certain real property located at 5501 MacArthur Drive from Bill Yeates 
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 R-20-95      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Western Millwright Services, Inc. to remodel the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge; appropriating funds for flood related expenses from the FEMA Flood Account
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 R-20-96      Council Member Robinson
Requiring Community Gardens to be free from City Liens prior to the execution of a Community Garden License Agreement 
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 R-20-97      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-20-63      Mayor Smith
Regarding the use of masks in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 O-20-64      Mayor Smith
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Diamond Construction Company for the emergency repair of a storm water pipe at Birkstone Drive

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 O-20-65      Council Members Ross and White
Accepting the dedication of Lakewood Park Drive in the City of North Little Rock (requested by: current members of Lakewood Park Property Owners Association)
______________________________________________________________________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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“I can’t change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination".
 - Jimmy Dean

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