CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE:  Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the Front Street Committee to host its 2nd Annual Texarkana, Arkansas, “Krewe of Koinonia” Mardi Gras Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 7:30 PM. (PWD)

AGENDA DATE:  01/06/2014

ITEM#:  8C

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works

DATE SUBMITTED:  12/19/2013

PREPARED BY:  Kelly Windham/Assistant Public Works

SUBJECT:  Granting permission to the Front Street Committee to hold the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival.

EXHIBITS:  Resolution, Public Facilities Use Application, and Map

APPROVAL: 

EXPENSE REQUIRED: $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED:  $0.00

SUMMARY :   The Front Street Committee is requesting permission to hold its 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 7:30 PM.  The parade route will be the same as the Christmas parade route.  The festival will be held in the Front Street Festival Plaza.  Activities for the day include 3 parades, children’s games and activities, food, retail/craft vendors. 

This has been approved by the Police and Fire Department.

BOARD ACTION:  The City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:   This item will be approved by a resolution; therefore, it will not need an emergency clause.

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

 

WHEREAS, The Front Street Committee is requesting permission to hold its 2nd Annual Texarkana, Arkansas, “Krewe of Koinonia” Mardi Gras Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, the Mardi Gras Parade, consisting of three parades, will be held during the Front Street Festival; the first parade, Paws & Rascals Parade will start at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Motorcade Parade at 4:00 p.m., and the Grand Parade at 4:30 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, the Front Street Plaza will be closed from Hazel Street to Olive Street during the Mardi Gras Parade and reopen after the parade is finished; and

WHEREAS, the parade will start on E. Broad Street, will turn left onto Front Street, right on Olive Street, left on E. Broad Street, proceed west on Broad Street to Texas Boulevard, north on Texas Boulevard to Third Street, east on Third Street to Stateline Avenue, then north on Stateline Avenue to the U.S. Post Office where it will disperse; and

WHEREAS, activities for the day include the three parades, children’s games and activities, food, retail/craft vendors; and

WHEREAS, the Mardi Gras Parade will be coordinated with Public works and the fire and police departments; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and staff recommend approval;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the Front Street Committee is granted permission to hold its 2nd Annual Texarkana, Arkansas, “Krewe of Koinonia” Mardi Gras Parade and Festival at the date, time and places located in Texarkana, Arkansas, set forth above.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 6th day of January, 2014.

 

 

 

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N. Wayne Smith, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti Scott Grey, City Clerk

 

APPROVED:

 

 

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City Attorney

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