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Council Agenda 5-23-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, May 23, 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 5-23-2022
DRAFT Minutes 5-9-2022
ADOBE PDF Meeting Pack 5-23-2022

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: restaurant mixed drink maximum permit – NEW, for Blackberry Market, 315 A Main Street, by Whitney Loibner.

 2.  Chris Shalby, Executive Director of International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), notice to Diane Whitbey as chosen recipient of the 2022 prestigious Quill Award.



PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes
INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

CONSENT ITEMS
R-22-94      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof

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 R-22-95      Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Master Services Agreement with Exisor LLC for web design services
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 R-22-96      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Budget for the City to include additional expenses in certain budgets (Vehicle insurance reimbursements/Street Department)
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 R-22-97      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Budget for the North Little Rock Electric Department to reauthorize and include additional expenditures for specified departmental budgets
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 R-22-98      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Budget for the City to include additional expenses in certain budgets (Dickey Stephens repairs)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-22-99      Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 617 Mills Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Grace Realty LLC c/o George Ikard)

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 R-22-100    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2512 Highway 161 to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Anjum Athar, Samina Kousar, and Ussima Athar)

 _________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

 R-22-101    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 606 Gardenia Avenue to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: St. Johns Rehab and Rentals)

 _________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

 R-22-102    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1322 East Washington Avenue to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: William W. Morgan, Jr.)

 _________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

 R-22-103    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 803 West 24th Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Juan Alfaro)

 _________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

 R-22-104    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 214 South Laurel Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owners: Tigran Hovsepyan and Rebecca Heber)

 _________________________________________CONVENE A PUBLIC HEARING

 R-22-105    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1414 Division Street to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: CBC Real Estate Holdings, LLC c/o Christopher Carpenter)

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ORDINANCES
O-22-38      Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to 4Most Sports, a sole source vendor, for the field improvements at Dickey Stephens Park
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 O-22-39      Council Members Ross and Robinson
Amending Article 7 of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) to adopt a process for payment of fees in lieu of planting trees
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O-22-40      Council Members Ross and Robinson
Amending Article 9 of the Subdivision Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7946) to adopt a process for
payment of fees in lieu of sidewalk constructiona
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 O-22-41      Council Member Rossa
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an electric fence in an I2 zone for property located at 2901 Highway 161 (applicant: Amarok LLC)
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 O-22-42      Council Members Baxter and Harris
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an electric fence in an I2 zone for property located at 8950 Commerce Cove (applicant: Amarok LLC)
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O-22-43      Council Member Taylor
Rezoning property located at 1710 West 18th Street from R3 to R4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an Amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (applicant: TCB Investments LLC)
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 O-22-44      Council Members Hamilton and Ross
Granting a Special Use to allow a bus shelter with an electronic changeable sign in a C1 zone for property located at 2620 Willow Street (applicant: Brad Peterson – Crafton Tull and Associates)

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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:
“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jose Luis Borgers

UPCOMING EVENTS!
3rd Annual Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival
May 21, 2022 – 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Banks of the Arkansas River – at North Little Rock Riverfront Park
www.yadaloo.com

2nd Annual Pulaski County Fair
May 25 – 29, 2022
North Little Rock Riverfront Drive – Willow Street and Riverfront Drive
www.thepulaskicountyfair.com


City Offices Closed Monday, May 30, 2022
In observance of Memorial Day
Garbage and Trash routes will run one-day delayed all week
(i.e. Monday’s pickup will be Tuesday and so on…)

Boots & Badges Blood Drive
June 17, 2022 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Little Rock Justice Center, #1 Justice Center Drive
www.arkbl.org

For more information, visit our website at www.nlr.ar.gov.
To view council legislation, exhibits, etc., go to the link above, then click on the Government Tab, then select Council Agenda.