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Council Agenda 8-10-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, August 10, 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. 

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AGENDA 8-10-2020

DRAFT MINUTES 7-27-2020

ADOBE PDF PACK 8-10-2020
SPECIAL CALL
R-20-118 Mayor Smith
Authorizing application by the North Little Rock Police Department for funds under the 2020 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
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COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office, memorandum re: Retail Beer Off Premises & Small Farm Wine – Retail Permit – New for Circle K, 4601 Northshore Drive, by Todd Solomon.

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office, memorandum re: Retail Beer Off Premises & Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – New for Circle K, 3320 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, by Todd Solomon.

3.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office, memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer Off Premises, and Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager, for Family Dollar Store #30170, 2115 Highway 161, by Irfan Badibanga (on site Tiara Scott).

4.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer Off Premises, and Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager, for Family Dollar Store #32112, 5613 MacArthur Drive, by Irfan Badibanga (on site Linda Tanner).

5.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer Off Premises, and Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager, for Family Dollar Store #21921, 4149 E. Broadway Street, by Irfan Badibanga (on site Sylvia Watson).

6.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Grocery Store Wine, Retail Beer Off Premises, and Small Farm Winery – Retail Permit – Change of Manager, for Family Dollar Store #20741, 2633 Pike Avenue, by Irfan Badibanga (on site Shardell Smith).

7.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: New Restaurant Mixed Drink – Minimum for My Friend’s Place, 5501 MacArthur Drive, by Stanley Fraser.

8.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: New Restaurant Mixed Drink – Minimum for The Hangout Grill & Bar, 10840 Maumelle Boulevard, by Alvin Watkins, Jr.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

CITIZENS COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT AGENDA
R-20-109    Mayor Smith
Reappointing Melanie Hoggard to the North Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission
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R-20-110    Mayor Smith
Reappointing Dorothy Romes to the North Little Rock Senior Citizens Commission
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R-20-111    Mayor Smith
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-20-112    Mayor Smith
Accepting the bid of and authorizing the Mayor and City clerk to enter into a Contract with JCon, Inc. for the Riverfront Drive Improvements Project; in the amount of $68,720.00; appropriating funds
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-20-113    Mayor Smith
Approving salary increases to all full-time employees (excluding Elected Officials and uniformed employees covered under agreements between the City of North Little Rock and the FOP, IAFF, and the NLRPD Supervisors Association), effective August 8, 2020
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R-20-114    Mayor Smith
Approving salary increases for Elected Officials and City Council members, effective August 8, 2020
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R-20-115    Mayor Smith
Adopting revised pay schedules for grade/step non-uniform employees and North Little Rock Electric Department employees to reflect pay increase
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R-20-116    Mayor Smith
Amending Resolution No. 9782 (2020 Budget) to amend the FY20 Budget for a 2.0% pay increase to full-time employees excluding unformed employees covered under agreements between the City of North Little Rock and the FOP, IAFF, and the NLRPD Supervisors Association), Elected Officials, and City Council Members
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R-20-117    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
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ORDINANCES
O-20-68      Mayor Smith
Amending the 2020 Quota Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9197) for the North Little Rock Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center Department
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O-20-69      Mayor Smith, Council Members Taylor and Harris
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an electric fence in an I-2 Zone for property located at 8300 Industry Drive; granting waiver of electric fence requirements of Section 5.11.10.F of the Zoning Ordinance (applicant: Amarok, LLC)

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O-20-70      Mayor Smith, Council Members Taylor and Harris
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an electric fence in an I-1 Zone for property located at 1200 E. Washington Avenue; granting waiver of electric fence requirements of Section 5.11.10.D Section 5.11.10.J of the Zoning Ordinance (applicant: Amarok, LLC)
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O-20-71      Mayor Smith, Council Members Taylor and Harris
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an electric fence in an I-2 Zone for property located at 117 S. Smothers Street; granting a waiver of electric fence requirements of Sections 5.11.10.D and 5.11.10.F and Section 5.11.10.J of the Zoning Ordinance (applicant: Amarok, LLC)
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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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