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Council's Monday agenda includes 11 items


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

The session will follow 5 p.m. meetings of the ordinances and resolutions, and ways and means committees.

The resolutions call for:

• Authorizing City Attorney Althea Hadden-Scott to represent the parks and recreation commission against potential legal claims involving the panel’s recent termination of Parks and Recreation Department Director Angela Parker;

• Increasing monthly residential garbage rates in accordance with a franchise agreement with Waste Management Inc.;

• Reappointing Evelyn Blunt, Steve Huselton and Lou Taylor to the city planning commission (separate resolutions); and

• Declaring certain houses, buildings and/or structures as nuisances and ordering their abatement.

Three proposed ordinances are scheduled for second readings. They call for:

• Amending current ordinances to define “replacement cost” as the total of estimated expenses required to bring structures or improvements in question into a state of reconstruction or repair in full compliance with all property maintenance codes of the city;

• Accepting an offer from the Trotter Estate and Trotter Real Estate of a portion of real estate known as Auto Park Drive, which is located south of East Harding Avenue between 38th Avenue and Interstate 530, to be granted to the city and dedicated as a public street; and

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

Two proposed ordinances are due for initial readings. They call for:

• Authorizing offenders convicted of misdemeanor offences, including violations of city codes, to be permitted to satisfy their judgments by working out their fines in city cleaning projects; and

• Amending current city law regarding purchases and competitive bidding.