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Events Calendar

Jun
28
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Jul
12
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Jul
26
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Aug
9
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Aug
23
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Sep
13
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Sep
27
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Oct
11
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Oct
25
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]
Nov
8
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedures for Attending Meetings and Public Comment The public may attend the meetings in person but must wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines while[...]

Pulaski County News & Announcements

County Pavement Management Program Continues to Repair Roads

An assessment of all Pulaski County roads started in 2016 and will continue with Phase 2 of the project in July.

Road & Bridge Director Shane Ramsey said the data lets crews know which roads need the most repair.

“Pulaski County already has the best roads in the state. With this investment of 15 million dollars in a data-driven plan, we become the best roads in the state by a mile,” Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde said.

The program’s goal is to bring county roads to a higher standard and to prolong the life of existing roads through preventive maintenance.

County Brownfields Removes Underground Storage Tank on Barber Street

A lot on Barber Street housed a gas station that opened in the 1930s. When the station closed in the 1960s, gas tanks were left underground making the site unsafe for redevelopment. The lot has been vacant since.

The new owner of the land partnered with Pulaski County Brownfields to assess the environmental contamination from the gas station that used to be there and remove the underground storage tanks.

This will allow for safe redevelopment of the site into affordable housing and removing the underground tanks removes the risk of hazards to the environment and protects the health and safety of the surrounding community. The tank removal and cleanup are expected to be finished this summer with redevelopment occurring after that.

Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative Provides $500,000 for Food Pantries

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde presented the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance with $500,000 on June 2, 2022,  to facilitate a new initiative. Its goal is to improve public health and reduce hunger in the county, especially among senior and homebound residents.

The Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative will provide direct support to food pantries serving county. These funds will be used within Pulaski County to improve or establish hunger gardens, purchase food, and improve or establish food delivery programs.

Judge Hyde and the Pulaski County Quorum Court allocated funding for the Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative. The Initiative developed after a successful 2021 Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance pilot program distributed $100,000 in funds to Pulaski County food pantries, impacting 16,708 residents.

“We know the people who use the charitable food network’s number one request is for healthier foods and for fresh produce and vegetables,” Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance CEO Kathy Webb said. “So that’s one reason why we are targeting that type of food, so these families can have access to that. It really matters.”

Learn more about the initiative and how to apply the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance website. Agencies serving Pulaski County can apply for up to $66,000 between Wednesday, June 1 – Friday, June 17, 2022. Apply for the grant through the Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative portal.

County Judge Attends Ribbon Cutting of North Little Rock Pavilion on Arkansas River Trail

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde attended the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new pavilion on the Arkansas River Trail Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

The pavilion, a collaboration between the City of North Little Rock Recreation Department and the Arkansas Master Naturalists, is located across from the Hatfield/McCoy Bridge.

This project started as an extension of the CAMN trail building work on the Pfeifer Loop and the short horse trail through Burns Park to the Big Dam Bridge.

AMN officials said the pavilion is where the Arkansas River Trail, the Isabella Jo Trail, the North Shore Trail and the Pfeifer Loop meet. Parking is at 4100 Cook’s Landing Road at the base of the Big Dam Bridge.

“For 15 years, [Central Chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists] CAMN members have educated the public and introduced kids to the wonders of nature and the responsibility we all share in caring for it. CAMN volunteers have built trails, provided housing for birds, monitored the quality of rivers and lakes, picked up litter, removed invasive species, grown and planted native plants, and provided educated citizen scientists,” Davis Thompson of AMN said.

Arkansas Master Naturalists began in 2006 with volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards of the environment devoted to preserving Arkansas’ natural beauty. This organization provided 26,000 hours of volunteer support to state parks, other agencies and entities.

Public Works Parks Crew Mows into Spring

Pulaski County Public Works Department now has a parks crew, that cleans and maintains the seven Pulaski County Community Parks. This video features the crew cleaning up the Sweet Home Community Park. The park, built in 1991, was funded by the Recreational Grant Program devoted to helping communities establish, make park improvements and or implement beautification projects throughout Pulaski County.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,070 people, 385 households, and 267 families residing in Sweet Home area.   The park benefits these people by enriching quality of life.

Hensley Community Park

Watch this video to see the crew cleaning up the Hensley Community Park.

Main Street building downtown Little Rock, Arkansas

County Brownfields Program Celebrates 10 Years since Main Street Building Clean-up

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the cleanup of 315 Main Street in Downtown Little Rock. The building, formerly Gus Blass Wholesale, was built in 1902. It was a department store serving as a central downtown shopping center and one of the first high-rise buildings downtown.

After many years as a downtown hub, it was abandoned in the 1970s and sat vacant on Main Street in downtown Little Rock for 40 years. That is until K Lofts purchased the building and the Pulaski County Brownfields Program partnered with the new owners to clean up the historic property and bring new life to Main Street.

Pulaski County Brownfields assessed and cleaned up hazardous materials sitting in the vacant building, and provided a $275,000 loan for the project.  Lead paint, asbestos, and biological waste were removed from the building making the space safe and ready to be reused.

“This revitalization has led to the healthy growth of businesses on Main Street including restaurants, shops, and lofts,” Community Services Director Fredrick Love said.

Scott Reed, owner of K Loft, LLC said the building now called Mulberry Flats, is a historic building renovated under the National Park Service’s guidance.

“Thanks in part to the success of the Brownfields grant program, the former K Loft building on Main Street is now full of residential tenants and one of the most popular sports bars in Downtown Little Rock,” Gabe Holmstrom, executive director at Downtown Little Rock Partnership said.

“Programs like this are essential to the rehabilitation of our city’s historic fabric, providing new places for people to live, work and play,” Reed said.

“Mulberry Flats (315 Main) is credited as the first domino that began Little Rock’s Main Street revitalization and is a fantastic example of what Brownfields redevelopment can accomplish through public/private partnership,” Josh Fout, the Brownfields administrator during the project said.

Green America’s Capitals grants, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission grants, and private funding in addition to Brownfields funding provided $3,175,000 for the redevelopment of the building. The cleanup was completed on May 25, 2012.

Senior Picture Day Sees Record Turnout

Youth Services held its annual Graduation Photoshoot. We had more than 100 seniors registered this year. We want to thank PROPparazzi Studios for allowing us to partner with you for this year’s event. The students and their families loved your beautiful venue.

Thank you to photographers; JayBird Media & Consulting, Benny Sneed and Terry Lee. Thank you to PROPparazzi Studios. We appreciate this partnership!

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Public Notice: Serenity Park Seeks Funding From Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

Pulaski County Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund is accepting public comments through Friday, May 13, 2022, on the proposed loan award to Serenity Park Properties, LLC. The public notice aims to inform the public of the environmental issues present and the proposed cleanup process for the Serenity Park property located at 2801 W Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72204. Serenity Park Properties, LLC has applied for a loan from the Pulaski County Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund to abate contaminants found on the site. All public comments on the cleanup process will be considered, and a formal response memorandum will be filed in the project Administrative Record. A hard copy of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) will be available at the Pulaski County Brownfields office, 3915 W 8th Street, Third Floor, Little Rock, AR 72204, during normal business hours. All public comments should be submitted in writing to Pulaski County Brownfields or via email to Quinn Taylor, Program Administrator, at qtaylor@pulaskicounty.net.

Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives – Serenity Park

The Brownfields Administrative Record for cleanup will be maintained throughout the project. It will be available for review at the Pulaski County Brownfields office, 3915 W 8th Street, Third Floor, Little Rock, AR 72204, during normal business hours and by appointment. To make an appointment to review the Administrative Record or have questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Pulaski County Brownfields Office at (501) 340-3594. Pulaski County follows all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws. Please contact us if you need this information in another language, large print, or braille. El Condado de Pulaski se acata a las leyes federales, estatales y locales contra la discriminación. Si usted necesita ésta información en otro idioma, con letra grande o en braille, por favor comuniquese con nosotros.

Public Notice: Our House Seeks Subgrant for Second Project

Pulaski County Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund is accepting public comments through Friday, May 13, 2022, on the proposed subgrant award to the Our House. The public notice aims to inform the public of the environmental issues present and the proposed cleanup process for the Our House property located at 302 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206. Our House has applied for a subgrant from the Pulaski County Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund for the abatement of contaminants found on the site. All public comments on the cleanup process will be considered, and a formal response memorandum will be filed in the Administrative Record. A hard copy of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) will be available at the Pulaski County Brownfields office, 3915 W 8th Street, Third Floor, Little Rock, AR 72204, during regular business hours. All public comments should be submitted in writing to Pulaski County Brownfields or via email to Quinn Taylor, Program Administrator, at qtaylor@pulaskicounty.net.

Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives – Our House

The Brownfields Administrative Record for cleanup will be maintained throughout the project and available for review at the Pulaski County Brownfields office, 3915 W 8th Street, Third Floor, Little Rock, AR 72204, during regular business hours and at other times by appointment. To make an appointment to review the Administrative Record or have questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Pulaski County Brownfields Office at (501) 340-3594. Pulaski County follows all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws. Please contact us if you need this information in another language, large print, or braille. El Condado de Pulaski se acata a las leyes federales, estatales y locales contra la discriminación. Si usted necesita ésta información en otro idioma, con letra grande o en braille, por favor comuniquese con nosotros.

Two Rivers Park Project Wins 2022 Excellence Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas named the “Two Rivers Park Trail Improvements Project” one of the winning projects of the 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards. These projects represent the most innovative and complex projects and studies completed in the last year in the State of Arkansas. Huge thanks to Crafton Tull for their design expertise!