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Time set for input

on sewer extension

Through Dec. 29, the public may submit comments on a study providing three estimates of potential costs if the city were to provide services to two areas outside city limits that are within the city's zoning control.

Earlier this year, the city Board of Directors ordered the study of the cost of providing services to its extraterritorial jurisdiction areas so it would be prepared with facts when it opposes a bill expected to be refiled in the state Legislature next year.

The bill that was discussed would have mandated cities to extend sewer service to extraterritorial jurisdiction areas if a property owner requested it. In addition, the city would have to pay for the infrastructure and sign a pre-annexation agreement with the property owner.

The city's Water Reclamation Authority has done study on the costs of providing sewer service to those areas.

The study was completed in November, and the results will be presented to the board in January. A link to the study is available at littlerock.gov/for-businesses/planning-and-development/.

Chamber payments

topic of board vote

The Board of Directors on Tuesday will vote on whether to continue its annual $300,000 contribution to the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The city restarted its payments to the chamber in April 2017, after a constitutional amendment approved by voters the year before made it legal for localities to enter into economic-development contracts with area chambers, or other private entities. A judge had ruled in 2015 that the payments were unconstitutional.

The vote is scheduled to take place at the board's regular meeting at 6 p.m.

13 appointees to fill

commission seats

Thirteen residents were appointed or reappointed to city boards and commissions on Tuesday.

Ron Bara was appointed to the Americans with Disabilities Act Citizen Grievance Committee. Betsy Robb was reappointed to the Animal Services Advisory Board. Robert Walker was appointed to the City Beautiful Commission, and Billie Sanders-Woods was moved to an at-large position on that commission.

Rabih Aboukheir and Dwight Stroud were appointed to the Community Housing Advisory Board. Stacy Hurst was reappointed to the Municipal Airport Commission. Lance Ivy was appointed to the River Market District Design Review Committee.

Craig Berry and Scott Hamilton were reappointed to the Planning Commission. Robby Vogel, Thomas Brock and Robbin Rahman also were appointed to that commission.

Shelter to add area

to quarantine dogs

Animal Village plans to add a quarantine area.

The area will be used to quarantine dogs waiting to be transported to ensure their health and that of the other animals. In 2017, the facility sent 753 dogs to a rescue organization, and many of the animals were transported to other states for adoption.

The $161,332 price tag of the area will be paid from donated funds raised by the city and Friends of the Animal Village. The city board will vote on whether to approve the contract at a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro on 12/16/2018

Print Headline: heds can stet Time set for input on sewer extension Chamber payments topic of board vote 13 appointees to fill commission seats Shelter to add area to quarantine dogs

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