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Council Agenda 12-12-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, December 12, 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 by request.

(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 12-12-2022
DRAFT Minutes 11-28-2022
ADOBE PDF Meeting Pack 12-12-2022

COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Anita Paul, Mayor’s Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink Minimum Permit – New Application for Brood & Barley, 411 Main Street, by Brayan McFadden.

PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
O-22-106    Mayor Hartwick - For Consideration Only Approving the application of the Argenta Community Theater for a private club to be located at 315 Main Street, Suite B (applicant: Argenta Community Theater (ACT)

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CONSENT ITEMS
R-22-259    Mayor Hartwick
Confirming the reappointment of Raymond Wells to the North Little Rock Housing
Authority Board of Commissioners
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R-22-260    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Jim Lewis to the North Little Rock Senior Citizens Commission
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R-22-261    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Julie Fisher to the North Little Rock Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Board (Pension Board)
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R-22-262    Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Jason Rhodes to the North Little Rock Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Board (Pension Board)
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R-22-263    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain City-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-22-264    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract to sell certain real property located on Gribble Street to Stephen E. Whitwell (amount: $3,000.00)
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R-22-265    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Real Estate Contract to sell certain real property located on East 12th Street in the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas to Stephen E. Whitwell (amount: $3,000.00)
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R-22-266    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to UsedSales.com for the purchase of rides for the North Little Rock Funland Amusement Park (amount: $66,000.00)
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R-22-267    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving formal bidding requirements and authorizing payment to Axon Enterprise, Inc., a sole source vendor, for the purchase of TASER Energy Weapons for the North Little Rock Police Department; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a multi-year agreement for the purchase
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R-22-268    Council Members Robinson and Taylor
Amending the 2022 Budget for the City of North Little Rock to reallocate expenses ARPA Fund
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS

R-22-269    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a clean up lien to be filed with the Pulaski Country Tax Collector against certain real property located at 1322 East Washington Avenue in the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas (owner: William W. Morgan, Jr.)
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ORDINANCES

O-22-110    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Quota Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9423) for the Community Development Department
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O-22-111    Council Member Baxter
Establishing the 55th Street Restricted Parking District (applicant: Marian B. Dinkins-Armstrong)
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O-22-112    Mayor Hartwick
Granting a Special Use to allow a temporary concrete plant in a C4 zone for property located at 10101 Highway 70 in the planning jurisdiction of the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Steve Horton – Razorback Concrete)
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O-22-113    Council Member Harris
Granting a Conditional Use to allow a mixed use development in a C3 zone for property located at 6820 Crystal Hill Road in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Thomas Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-22-114    Council Member Taylor
Rezoning certain property located at 220 Pike Avenue from C6 to Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (applicant: Thomas Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-22-115    Mayor Hartwick
Waiving certain sections of Article 15 of the Subdivision Ordinance (Ordinance No. 7946) for property located within the planning jurisdiction of the City of North Little Rock to allow waiver of half street requirements (applicant: John R. Pownall – Thomas Engineering)
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O-22-116    Council Member Hamilton for consideration only
Granting a Special Use to allow a contractor’s office with warehousing and outdoor storage in a C3 zone for property located at 705 West 29th Street in the City of North Little Rock (applicant: Michael Garner – Pro Service Builders)
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O-22-117    Council Member Taylor
Amending the Master Street Plan (Ordinance No. 8601) to remove three roundabouts located along the East Broadway corridor area of North Little Rock (requested by Robert Birch – North Little Rock Economic Development Director)
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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:
“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all…!” Found on the internet

North Little Rock City Offices will be closed Friday December 23 and Monday December 26, 2022 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 26, 2022, will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2022, with City Council approval.

North Little Rock City Offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Newly elected (and reelected) North Little Rock City Officials will be sworn in Tuesday, January 3, 2022 in a ceremony at City Hall at 10:00 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.