Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oak Tree Circle Island

On May 20th a fellow Nlander, Debra Wood posted a question on this blog: "I am wondering who is responsible for the island that is on the south end of Oak Tree Circle?" Debra, thanks for the question! During the past 36 days I have been posting Debra on our progress in trying to answer her question. Seems the City of North Little Rock has no record of this little island's existence, neither in their city street maps, Pulaski County street maps, nor in the Parks & Recreation's property management listings. NLR informed me that because they had no records on this property that it must still belong to the original developer. Today I found out from that developer, General Properties, upon receiving a copy of the recorded plat that they 'dedicated' this island (as part of the Oak Tree Circle street itself) to the City of North Little Rock back on August 17, 1979. I intend to bring this official document of record to the appropriate city maintenance departments for their review. Thereafter upon gaining their response we should have an idea as to how to answer Debra's question. Stay tuned for comments to be entered against this post as together we move forward on this NLAN issue.
Nate Brandes
President - NLAN

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Fourth Is around the corner

With the 4th of July approaching and lots of Fire Works stands popping up in the county, I thought you might want to see the first part of the Fireworks Ordinance North Little Rock adopted in September of 1998.
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to
possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, set off, ignite or otherwise
explode any firecrackers or other fireworks by whatever name called
within the city limits; provided that the use of fireworks for public
displays shall be allowed upon recommendation by the fire marshal
and authorization of the City Council, only after all of the provisions
of NFiPa 1123 are met and all necessary permits have been issued.
Every such use or display shall be handled by a competent operator
approved by the fire marshal and shall be of such character and so
located, discharged or fired so as not to be hazardous to property or
endanger any person. The fine or penalty for violating this provision,
upon conviction in mlmicipal court, shall be not less than twenty-five
and 00/100 dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred and 00/100
dollars ($500.00).

Remember, fines up to $500.00 can be assessed!
So be careful and be safe this year.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer!

Gee whiz - Summer is really here! You know - time just seems to slow down to allow us to smell the roses, enjoy our family relationships, and be able to sit back and enjoy that wonderful experience of smelling and tasting a true Bradley County Arkansas tomato! Take it from one whom as a young teenager used to grab the salt shaker and a whole tomato, taking them both out to the front porch to enjoy one of life's finest dinning experiences while rocking under the summer sun or evening moon! It just doesn't get much better than that!

So have a good time with the beauty and taste of what summer offers to you and yours! Just enjoy these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Don't worry - we'll keep our eyes open for you and let you know if anything happens that must be immediately brought to your attention. Now where's that salt shaker?

Nate Brandes
President - NLAN

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Planning Commission Board of Adjustment Agenda for June 26

AGENDA: 1:30 P.M. Planning Conference Room
Reading/Approval of Minutes: May 29, 2008
Old Business: None
New Business:
BOA CASE # 1406 – Mr. Kwendeche, 1400 James Street, Covenant Family Church, Lot A, Flatland Renewal Addition, to allow a rear yard setback variance of 15 ft. from the required 25 ft. and a side yard setback variance of 1 ft. from the required 8 ft. for an addition to a church in an R-3 zone.
Administrative: None
Public Comment/ Adjournment: Open forum

North Little Rock City Council Agenda - Monday, June 23, 2008

North Little Rock City Council Agenda - Monday, June 23, 2008

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

North Little Rock City Council Agenda - Monday, June 9, 2008

North Little Rock City Council Agenda - Monday, June 9, 2008*

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*Due to space limitations, I will not be putting the agenda on the blog. It is easily found at the above link. Thanks

NLR Building and Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals

Will NOT meet on Tuesday, June, 10, 2008, due to a lack of applicants by the May 22, 2008 deadline.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Picnic at the Riverfront - June7th

This coming Saturday June 7th the Unified Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (UCNA) is sponsoring a picnic off of Riverfront Drive and Main Street, downtown North Little Rock from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hamburgers, tube steaks (dogs), buns and drinks are provided at no cost. The only thing you need to bring (and this is optional) is a folding chair to sit on if you don't want to stand around the whole time! Come and meat with your fellow concerned NLR neighbors whom have also formed their associations out of a need to be heard and to make a difference! And while you're at it, enjoy their fellowship and some good ol' burgers and dogs, too!.