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13904ORDINANCE NO. 13,904 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 12 OF ORDINANCE NO. 13,617 AND SECTION 36 -65 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF A CASH OR SURETY BOND, AT THE OPTION OF THE STAFF, FOR CERTAIN POSTPONED IMPROVEMENTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. SECTION 1. Section 12 of Ordinance No. 13,617 and Section 36 -65 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas is hereby amended to read as follows: When in the judgment of the designated agents, under the provisions of this Article the then - current season of the year is not conducive to sustaining life for trees and plants required hereunder, compliance with these provisions may be postponed for not more than one year. At the option of the staff of the City of Little Rock, a cash or surety bond in favor of the City in an amount equal to the estimated cost of the postponed improvements shall be posted by the owner and /or developer, and a temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be issued conditioned on the posting of the cash or surety bond. Estimates of landscaping cost may be prepared by the project architect or engineer, or by a landscaping architect or landscape contractor. Failure to complete such postponed landscaping within any such one -year postponement period shall effect an automatic forfeiture of the cash or surety bond; provided however, such forfeiture shall not relieve the owner and /or developer of complying with the provisions of this Article. Said forfeiture may be delayed or set aside for no more than two years if it is determined by the designated agents that such delay is excusable or justified. It shall be encumbent upon the applicant to establish valid reasons for such postponement. Only one two -year extension will be permitted. SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. PASSED: November 4, 1980 "'e V ATTEST: APPROVED: f O.