North Little Rock: Council to meet Monday

In 2020’s penultimate meeting of the North Little Rock City Council will be held this coming Monday and will start electronically at 6 p.m.
The meeting, because of Covid-19 restrictions, will not be open to the public and be conducted over Zoom. The meeting will be broadcast on the city’s Facebook page and the  on the city’s website website.
Cable viewers can also watch it on local access TV.
For more information and instructions on how to participate, please click this link. The Council agenda can also be found there as well.
The two big-ticket items on the agenda are the city’s 2021 budget and the budget for the city’s Electric Department. The two budgets combine for a little more than $180 million. The Electric Department, which serves North Little Rock and portions of Sherwood, is budgeted for $106 million while the city budget is $74.3 million, for the coming fiscal year.

The two departments taking the lion’s share of city money are police and fire, with law enforcement accounting for $25.1 million and fire at $19.5 million.

In other business, public hearings on condemning property at 1601 W. 18th St., 1711 Chandler St. and 2541 Hwy. 161 will be held. The properties are owned, respectively, by Deborah Jean Grissim,  Eddie Givens and J & P Flash, Inc.

Appointments take up most of the consent agenda and include: Tim Cummins and Todd Adams to the Airport Commission; Charlie Hight to the Senior Citizens Commission and Alan New and Louis France as Successor Commissioners of the Argenta Downtown Central Business Improvement District No. 31.

The city will also set an auction for some police equipment and it will include two patrol cars.