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Council Agenda 5-26-2020

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, May 26, 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 5:15 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.

AGENDA 5-26-20

DRAFT MINUTES 5-11-20

ADOBE PDF PACK 5-26-20

COMMUNICATIONS
1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Change of Manager – Wal-Mart Supercenter #1105, 4450 E. McCain Boulevard by Mark Fortner.

2.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Replacement/New OwnerCircle K fka In & Out Mega, 5051 Warden Road, by Todd Solomon.
3.  Ember Strange, Finance Director/Chair Energy Risk Management Committee re: Power Cost Adjustment rate (PCA) for June, 2020 (.0013/kwh) negative.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S) 3 minutes

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None

CONSENT AGENDA
R-20-69      Mayor Smith
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment as surplus: providing for auction thereof
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R-20-70      Council Member White
Accepting a License and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church ($3,000.00)
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R-20-71      Council Member White
Accepting a License and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with North Little Rock High School ($500.00)
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R-20-72      Council Member White
Accepting a License and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Community Garden License Agreement with Bailey Chapel ($900.00)
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-20-73      Mayor Smith
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a First Amendment to Lease with Option to Purchase with the North Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission for property located at 600 Main Street
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R-20-74      Mayor Smith
Amending the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, the 2019 Annual Action Plan, and the Citizen Participation Plan of the City of North Little Rock in re: to the inclusion of the Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Program allocation and project and other provisions of the Cares Act
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ORDINANCES
O-20-50      Mayor Smith
Waiving formal bidding requirements for the purchase of Underground Utility Installation Services for The Justice Building ($103,239.60)
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O-20-51      Council Member Hight
Granting a waiver of sidewalk requirements of Section 12.21 of the Zoning Ordinance and Section 9.11 of the Subdivision Ordinance for property located at 4600 to 4620 West Commercial Drive (applicant: Brad Peterson)
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O-20-52      Council Members Hight and Ginn
Allowing a Special Use to allow an Event Center in a I-2 zone for property located at 5301 Warden Road #H1 (applicant: Nobel Events – Renita Nobel)
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PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
All persons wishing to speak must have completed a public comment car
 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:
On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants.
There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.  Eric Burdon

City Offices (and services) will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020,
in observance of Memorial Day.
Garbage, trash and recycling will be delayed one-day all week.
(Monday’s pick up will be Tuesday and so on…)

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.

City Offices continue to be closed to public access.
However, our team of employees are working every day to take care of those who call North Little Rock home. If you have business to conduct with any of our departments or need assistance with any issue, please call.

Happy Memorial Day!