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Council Agenda 2-22-21

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, February 22, 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. 

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 5:15 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.

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.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Kenny Stephens, Traffic Services Director email re: completed Traffic/Speed Study on
Toltec Drive. Posted speed 25 mph. 85% of vehicles speed was 26 mph. No 
bump recommended.

2.  Ember Strange, Finance Director – December Financial Update and verbal report.

3. Mayor Hartwick, letter to City Council Members re: Greyhound Bus Terminal

4. Danny Bradley, Chief of Staff, letter to Mayor Hartwick re: Retirement effective March 6, 2021

PRESENTATIONS
None.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

O-21-16      Council Member Hamilton
Rezoning certain property located at 307 W. 18th Street from R3 to R4 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an amended Land Use Plan for the subject property. (Applicant: Bond Consulting Engineers)

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CONSENT AGENDA
R-21-20      Mayor Hartwick
Ratifying the Contract with Cinergi Contractors for the NLR Sidewalk Program for 2021 and 2022; authorizing the extension of said Contract through December 31, 2022
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 R-21-21      Mayor Hartwick

Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Pre-purchased Food Agreement with Arkansas FoodBank ($20,000.00)
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R-21-22      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Budget for the City of NLR to reauthorize and include additional expenditures for specified departmental budgets
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R-21-23      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2021 Budget for the NLR Electric Department to reauthorize and include additional expenditures for specified departmental budgets
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-21-24      Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of Liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties in the City of NLR as a result of Grass Cutting Expenses and Abatement of other nuisances
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ORDINANCES
O-21-17      Mayor Hartwick
Amending the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 8601) to add Denton Road as a Collector Street
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O-21-18      Mayor Hartwick, Council Members Hamilton and Ross
Renaming Gregory Street between East 12th Street and East 13th Street to Smothers Street
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O-21-19      Council Members Ross and Hamilton
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a Tattoo Studio in a C3 zone for property located at 2323 North Poplar Street (applicant: Matthew O’Baugh)
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O-21-20      Council Member Harris
Granting a Special Use to allow for a Sheet Metal Fabrication Business with Outdoor Storage in a C4 Zone for property located at 3609 MacArthur Drive (applicant: Harper Sheet Metal Works)
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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:
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. C. S. Lewis

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