A combined total of six resolutions and ordinances will be considered in the Pine Bluff City Council meeting on Monday, March 16 that will be closed to the public as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19.

A combined total of six resolutions and ordinances will be considered in the Pine Bluff City Council meeting on Monday, March 16 that will be closed to the public as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19.

As a solution, the meeting will be live streamed when they meet at 5:30 p.m.

The first ordinance is providing for the rezoning of certain territory in the city of Pine Bluff. According the ordinance, the City of Pine Bluff Planning Commission held a public hearing on February 25, 2020. The purpose of which was to hear any and all persons interested in amending the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Pine Bluff.

The Pine Bluff City Council has expressed that the Zoning Ordinance should be amended to provide rezoning to parts city.

The second ordinance will be to accept portions of the U.S. Highway 63, Section 13B, into the street system for the city of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County from the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

The city is agreeing to accept the transfer of property rights and all responsibility for maintenance of the U.S. Highway 63, Section 13B, between East 8th Avenue, north to Highway 190. The ordinance also states the Arkansas Department of Transportation will add to the State Highway System a portion of East 8th Avenue from U.S. Highway 63, Section 13B, east to Convention Center Drive, then north to Highway 190.

A resolution is on the agenda appointing Sederick Charles Rice to the Pine Bluff Utility Commission to fill the position of Vandora Demery’s expired term. Also a resolution appointing Carl Edward Davis to the Code Enforcement Board of Adjustments and Appeals is on the agenda. Appointed by the mayor, Davis would be in the position reserved for a licensed general contractor, subject to formal council approval.

A resolution for Dennis Bradley, who is also appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Code Enforcement Board of Adjustments and Appeals, will fill the position reserved for a licensed plumber, subject to formal council approval.

Declaring certain houses, buildings and structures as nuisances, a resolution ordering their abatement will also be considered. The City Council has determined the following structures dilapidated, unsightly, unsafe and detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

700 E. 17th

5310 W. Burnett

2703 Whiteside

5420 W. Mosley

2507 King

2019 S. Amis

611 E. 16th

Council members will give committee reports, one being a request for two budget adjustments from the Ways and Means committee. Other reports will come from Economic and Community Development, Public Health and Welfare, Public Works, Development and Planning, Traffic and Aviation, Administration and Public Safety.