Rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 

6:00 PM Rescheduled Regular Meeting

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Invocation given by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell

3.

Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell

4.

Oaths of Office for Board of Directors:

 

A.

Ward 1 Director Linda Teeters

 

B.

Ward 2 Director Laney J. Harris

 

C.

Ward 6 Director Terri Peavy

5.

Election of Assistant Mayor and Oath of Office

6.

Roll Call

7.

Comments from the Mayor

8.

Questions from Directors and other business

9.

CONSENT:

 

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting December 19, 2016. (CCD)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of 15 automatic flushing devices from HD Supply of Royce City, Texas.  (TWU)

 

C.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the construction of the Hilltop Drive Water Main Replacement with Kampco, Inc. of Texarkana, Arkansas.  (TWU)

 

D.

Adopt a Resolution amending the FY2017 Budget (Resolution No. 2016-74) and the Public Works Budget to include funding from the 2017 Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Recycling and Electronic Waste Grants Program (Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, ADEQ) and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation Matching Grant Fund. (PWD)

 

E.

Adopt a Resolution changing the time of the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 rescheduled regular meetings of the Board of Directors from 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (BOD(This item was added at the request of Director Laney J. Harris.)

10.

Consider the following action concerning the clean-up of 72 nuisance properties.

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments regarding certification of certain delinquent taxes.

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution certifying amount to be put on tax books as delinquent and collected accordingly.  (PWD)

11.

Adopt an Ordinance rezoning W-1 Wholesale and Warehousing and C-3 Open-display Commercial to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) located in the 1600 block of E. 9th Street.  (PWD-Planning)

12.

Adopt an Ordinance approving the rezoning of W-1 Wholesale and Warehousing and C-3 Open-display Commercial to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) located in the 1600 block of E. 9th Street to allow development of an auto parts resale business including sales of recycled metal and wood products operating in conjunction with the adjacent Tri-State Metal recycling business.  (PWD-Planning)

13.

Consider the following action concerning right-of-way abandonments in HAROLD’s ADDITION:

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments regarding the right-of-way abandonments.

 

B.

Adopt an Ordinance approving the right-of-way abandonments in HAROLD’s ADDITION.  (PWD-Planning)

14.

Citizen Communication [Agenda Item Card and Citizens’ Communication Card]

 

A limit of five (5) minutes per subject is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of fifty (50) minutes allotted for citizen communications.  No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the Board are requested to fill out a “blue” card listing the subject to be addressed and hand it to the City Clerk upon arrival.  Citizen’s communications will be immediately following the Regular Agenda items on each agenda.

15.

Executive Session

 

A.

Adopt a Resolution making Board appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees.  (BOD)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion Commission, Board of Adjustment, City Beautiful Commission, Electrical Board of Review, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, Historic District Commission, Housing Authority, Planning Commission, and Plumbing Board of Review] (CCD)

 

C.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

16.

Adjourn

 

Announcements

 

2017 City Calendar

 

***Next Board Meeting***

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

 

2nd Annual Six Leg Fun Run and 5K

Sunday, January 29, 2017

 

 

Run the Line Half Marathon

February 19, 2017

 

 

Warriors for Christ Crusade

Friday, March 3, 2017 and Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

 

Touch a Truck

Saturday, April 1, 2017