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Council agenda comprises eight items


Eight items — four ordinances and four resolutions — are on the agenda for Monday’s 5:30 p.m. Pine Bluff City Council meeting at the civic center.

The council session will be preceded by a 4 p.m. public safety committee meeting and 5 p.m. gatherings of the ways and means, and ordinances and resolution committees.

Each of the ordinances are scheduled for initial readings. They call for:

• Transferring administration of retirement coverage for eligible members of the Pine Bluff Pension and Relief Fund to the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System (LOPFI) and authorizing the chief administrative officer to enter into an irrevocable agreement with LOPFI;

• Amending current ordinances to define “replacement cost,” when applied toward zoning department issues, as the total of estimated expenses required to bring a structure or structures or an improvement or improvements in question into a state of reconstruction or repair in full compliance with all property maintenance codes of the city;

• Accepting a portion of real estate — known as Auto Park Drive, south of East Harding between 38th Avenue and Interstate 530/U.S. Highway 65 — offered to the city from the Trotter Estate and Trotter Real Estate LLC, to be dedicated as a public street; and

• Amending the uniformed policies and procedures as related to interim appointments of chiefs of the fire and police departments.

The resolutions call for:

• Providing for placement of costs of correcting certain nuisances on tax books as delinquent taxes and collected as such;

• Authorizing the mayor to contract with CMP Repair of Magnolia, Texas, for work regarding the Dew Drop drain rehabilition project;

• Accepting conveyance of real property — described as Lot 7 in Block 2 of Geisreiter’s Subdivision — from the Pine Bluff Housing Authority, to correct an error in which the property was conveyed by the city to the authority; and

• Honoring four individuals from Jefferson County — Gerald Alley, Morris Hayes, Rae Jean Montague and Willie Roaf — for their selection to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame’s 2013 inductee class.