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Monday, October 13, 2014  @ 6:00 p.m.

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    "Archived City Council Meeting Web Cast" (Meetings, Agendas and Minutes available)

  • Monday, October 13, 2014

    The City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

    Mayor Joe Smith
    City Clerk and Collector Diane Whitbey
    City Attorney C Jason Carter

    “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. Belinda F. Snow, Executive Director North Little Rock Housing Authority letter to Mayor Smith re: reappointment of Commissioner Brett Russell.

    2. Karen Scott, Finance Director memorandum to City Clerk Diane Whitbey re: Energy Risk Management Committee Energy Cost Recovery Rider (ECR) adjustment factor October, 2014 - $.0144/kwh.

    3. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer off Premises - NEW for 786 Food Mart, 300 Lake Lane, by Mohsain Kazmi.

    4. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer on Premises - NEW for El Paisano Authentic Mexican Food Inc., 406 West 47th Street, by Blanca Camacho.

    5. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer off Premises & Small Farm Wine - NEW for Handi Pantry Food, 124 Eureka Garden Road, by Saed Qatoum.

    6. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer off Premises - Change of Manager from Beverly Drayer for Love's Country Store #236, 11801 E. I-40, by Emmanuel Alderete.

    7. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Retail Beer off Premises & Small Farm - Replacement from Othman Ahmad for McArthur (MacArthur) Mini Mart, 3600 MacArthur Drive, by Aziz Farishta.

    8. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Restaurant Beer & Wine - Replacement from Ling yan Feng for Mr. Cheng's, 4629 East McCain Boulevard, by Na Lin.

    9. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink - NEW for Nashville Rockin Grill, 10832 Maumelle Boulevard, by William M. Bray.

    10. Metroplan notice to City Clerk re: document pertaining to proposed regional sustainability and long-range transportation plan - Imagine Central Arkansas Draft Plan (available for viewing in City Clerk's Office).

    11. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Restaurant Mixed Drink - Replacement from Wayne Bettoney for Boudreaux's Grill and Bar, 8911 Maumelle Boulevard, by Ljuba Cunningham.

    12. Glinda Craigmyle, Mayor's Office memorandum re: Samll Farm Wine - NEW for JFK Shell 1030, 6915 John F. Kennedy Blvd., by Jacqueline D. Covey.

    13. Karen Scott, Finance Director Spreadsheet Report - Leins collected from Pulaski County Treasurer - 2014.

    14. Kimberly Helble email re: Neighborhood Safety concerns regarding speeding traffic.

    15. Thomas B. Crnko email re: request council support of Alderwoman Robinson's legislation re: Nevada Railroad.

    16. Scott E. Bennett, P.E. Director of Highways and Transportation, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department letter to City Clerk Diane Whitbey re: Notice of Public Meeting AHTD Job No. CA0602, I-530-Hwy 67 (widening and reconstruction) (I-30 and I-40) I-30 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study, November 6, 2014, Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School Cafeteria, 1000 East Roosevelt Road, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    PRESENTATIONS

    CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes
    Please sign in with City Clerk before meeting convens at 6:00 p.m.
    INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    RESOLUTIONS


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    R-14-142 Mayor Smith
    Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a License Agreement with E. Ritter Communications Holdings, Inc. dba Ritter Communications (for fiber optic cable telecommunications)
    Held
    R-14-168 Mayor Smith
    Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sell property located on River Road in the City to Eason Laroche Holdings, Inc. (amount - $17,050.00)
    Held
    R-14-171
    R-14-171 2225 Fendley
    Mayor Smith
    Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 2225 Fendley Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures (owner: Rafael Guarionex DeCastro)
    Held....Convene a public hearing
    R-14-172
    R-14-172 2800 John Ashley
    Mayor Smith
    Declaring certain buildings, house and other structures located at 2800 John Ashley Drive to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures(owner: Rafael Guarionex DeCastro)
    Held....Convene a public hearing

    ORDINANCES
    O-14-70 Alderman Taylor
    Amending Section 3.1 (Regulations applying to all districts) and Article 21 (Table of Permitted Uses) of Ordinance No. 7697 (NLR Zoning Ord.) regarding Small Farming or Ranch Plots
    Held....Sixth time on agenda

    CONSENT AGENDA
    RESOLUTIONS

    R-14-175 Mayor Smith
    Confirming the reappointment of Brett Russell to the North Little Rock Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
    R-14-176 Mayor Smith
    Supporting the Startup and Expansion of the Arkansas Film and Digital Content Production Industry in or near North Little Rock
    R-14-177 Mayor Smith
    Approving the purchase by North Little Rock Waste Water Utility of property owned by Dixie Community Development Corporation for the purpose of relocating a pump station ($3,000.00)
    R-14-178 Mayor Smith
    Approving the exchange of certain properties located in Dixie Subdivision between the North Little Rock Wastewater Utility and Charles Slater for the purpose of relocating a pump station ($1,000.00 each)
    R-14-179 Mayor Smith and Alderman Foutch
    Requesting the Environmental Protection Agency to revise Carbon Reduction Goals for the State of Arkansas
    R-14-180 Mayor Smith
    Authorizing the City Attorney to initiate Eminent Domain Proceedings against two parcels of property located at or near the northwest corner of Lot 1, I-440 Industrial Park Phase 1

    NEW BUSINESS
    RESOLUTIONS
    Note: To view Legislation Resolution details, click on applicable Resolution number

    R-14-181 Alderman Robinson
    Requesting the City Attorney to examine Complaints and Evidence regarding Nevada Railroad Materials, Inc.; to recommend appropriate actions to be taken by the City (December 15, 2014)
    R-14-182 Aldermen Robinson and Taylor
    Accepting the low bid and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with TCI, Inc. for repair of the drainage pipe crossing at 2900 Colonel Maynard Road; appropriating $28,398.00 from the Street Fund and $129,862.00 from the Faulkner Lake Impact Fees Account
    R-14-183 Mayor Smith
    Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Genuine Parts Company d/b/a NAPA Auto Parts to supply automotive replacement parts and other supplies and services to the City
    R-14-184 Mayor Smith
    Approving amounts of Liens to be certified to the Pulaski County Tax Collector against properties in the City of North Little Rock as a result of Grass Cutting Expenses and Abatement of other nuisances
    Convene a public hearing


    ORDINANCES
    Note: To view Legislation Ordinance details, click on applicable Ordinance number
    O-14-92 Alderman Taylor
    Amending Ordinance No. 8241 which granted a Special Use for a Day Care Center in an I-2 zone for property located at 8000 Industry Drive to correct the name of the applicant (Arkansas Early Learning, Inc.)
    O-14-93 Aldermen Ross and Baxter
    Amending Section 8.1.3 of Chapter 8 (Nuisance Abatement & Property Maintenance) of the North Little Rock Municipal Code regarding Outdoor Storage ((U) and (V))

    PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

    All persons wishing to speak must completed a 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, CMC / CAMC
    City Clerk and Collector

    Words to live by...

    "A goal without a plan is just a wish."


    Bryant City Attorney Chris Madison

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    click on the Government Tab, then select Council Agenda and
    look for the Adobe PDF Agenda file.


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