CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE:  Adopt a Resolution supporting an application from the Arts and Historic Committee (AHC) to the Texas Cultural District Commission for the designation of the Main Street boundaries that includes both Texas and Arkansas areas as a Texas Cultural District. (PWD/Planning)

AGENDA DATE:  05162016

ITEM#: 8C

DEPARTMENT:  Planning/Preservation Division – Public Works Department

 

DATE SUBMITTED:  05102016

 

PREPARED BY:  Mary L. Beck, Assistant Planner/Acting Historic Preservation Officer

 

SUBJECT:  Request for approval of an application for a cultural district designation.

 

EXHIBITS: Resolution to approve submission of an application by the Arts and Historic Committee representing the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, the City of Texarkana, Texas and cultural entities located in downtown Texarkana as listed below for a Cultural District designation from the Texas Cultural District Commission. 

APPROVAL:

 

 

EXPENSE REQUIRED $0.00

 

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

 

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED:  $0.00

 

SUMMARY:  In order to promote Texarkana, the City supports applying for a designation from the Texas Cultural District Commission to establish a cultural district in downtown.  A cultural district application is being prepared and submitted through the Arts and Historic District representing TRAHC, Main Street Texarkana, Texarkana Symphony, Texarkana Museums System and the Cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas.    

 

BOARD ACTION:  Accept resolution

 

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:  NA

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

 

WHEREAS, the area generally from Ash Street on the east to State Line Avenue on the west of the ORIGINAL CITY SUBDIVISION, ranging from 6th Street on the north to Front Street on the south, and a corresponding area in Texarkana, Texas from Oak Street to Front Street, bounded on the north by the location of the downtown Post Office and Federal Courthouse, namely the area mapped for Texarkana Main Street comprises many cultural opportunities for the greater community; and

WHEREAS, the City of Texarkana, Arkansas supports cultural development in downtown and works with Texarkana Museum System, Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanity Center (TRAHC), Main Street Texarkana, Texarkana Symphony, and the City of Texarkana, Texas through the Arts and Historic Committee; and

WHEREAS, the Arts and Historic Committee finds it to be beneficial to obtain a cultural district designation through the Texas Cultural District Commission for promotion and tourism benefits;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that we support an application for designation of downtown Texarkana, as described above, as a cultural district through the Texas Cultural District Commission.     

PASSED AND APPROVED this 16th day of May, 2016.

 

 

__________________________

Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

APPROVED:

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 George M. Matteson, City Attorney

 

 

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