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Council Agenda 5-24-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, May 24, 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 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. 

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(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.

Council Agenda 5-24-21
Adobe PDF Pack 5-24-21
DRAFT Minutes 5-10-21

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office, memorandum re: Application for Restaurant Beer and Wine
    Permit-Combo-Replacement/New Owner
for Cantina Bar at 4000 Vali Court for Santos
    Rodriguez.

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office, memorandum re: Application for Private Club Class A- Wet
     County, Retail Beer on Premises Permit – Change of Manager
for Levy Memorial V.F.W.
     Post 11474, at 4400 Lynn Lane for Robert Peak.

PRESENTATIONS
Rose City Focus - Chief of Staff Tracy Roulston

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes
CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
O-21-38      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Special Use to allow for a Food Truck Court in a C6 zone for property located at 601 West 4th Street (applicant: Demetris Settles and Lawrence Barbee)

CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-64    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Rick Thurow to the North Little Rock Civil Services Commission
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R-21-65    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus
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R-21-66    Mayor Hartwick
Repealing Resolution No. 10034 which condemned property located at 1601 (1605) Augusta Street 
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R-21-67     Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Commercial Lease Extension with Argentco, LLC for continued public use of a parking lot located at 122 East 4th Street

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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-68      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into Purchase and Sale Agreement with Greyhound Lines Inc.; amending the FY2021 Budget (Resolution No. 9963)
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R-21-69      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 520 West 14th Street to constitute a public nuisance, and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Rock City Houses LLC)

_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-70      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 2320 West 16th Street to constitute a public nuisance, and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: IREMODEL Properties LLC)

_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-71      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 119 Beech Street to constitute a public nuisance, and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Richard C. and Mary R. Jeu)

_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-72      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses, and other structures located at 123 Beech Street to constitute a public nuisance, and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Richard C. and Mary R. Jeu)

_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

R-21-73      Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Collector against property as a result of grass-cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances

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ORDINANCES
O-21-42      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to JLC Communications, Inc. for the purchase and installation of fiber optic cables in the Justice Building for the North Little Rock Engineering Department (amount: $87,365.45
)

_________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

O-21-43      Mayor Hartwick (for consideration only)
Granting a Special Use to allow an Event Center in a R2 zone for property located at 503 Morris Road in the Planning Jurisdiction (applicant: Faulkner Lake Orchard Wedding & Event Center)
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O-21-44      Council Members Ross and Hamilton
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Coffee Shop with a Drive Through in a CPH zone for property located at 3515 John F. Kennedy Blvd (applicant: Mark Whitehead/Dark Side Coffee)

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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:
“Don’t dig up in doubt what you have planted in faith.” Elisabeth Elliot

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