AGENDA TITLE: 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)

AGENDA DATE:  January 3, 2017

ITEM#:  15B


DATE SUBMITTED:  July 7, 2016

PREPARED BY:  Heather Soyars

SUBJECT:  Appointments to Boards and Commissions

EXHIBITS:  Resolution


Advertising and Promotion Commission – 2 Positions

■ Waiting on nominees from the A&P Commission

Board of Adjustment – 2 Positions

■ Ricky Pondexter – term expired - would like to continue to serve

■ Michael C. Griffin – term expired

Ray G. Cox – applicant

City Beautiful Commission

LaTanya Blair

Electrical Board of Review – 3 Positions

■ A.T. “Buddy” Shephard – term expired

■ Roger Douglas – term expired

■ Travis Odom, Ward 4 Director – term expired (1 year term)

*Awaiting additional information

Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review –3 Positions

■ Jeff Castle – term expired

■ Thomas Bui – term expired

■ Bob Moody – term expired


*Awaiting additional information

Historic Distric Commission – 1 Positions

■ Greg Gallagher –  resigned –unexpired term


Housing Authority – 2 Position

■ Vicki Barry Johnson– term expired

■ John C. Hoy – term expired

*Awaiting nominations from the Housing Authority


Planning Commission – 3 Positions

■ Thomas Scott – term expired - would like to continue to serve

■ Randall R. Hickerson – term expired - would like to continue to serve

■ Mark Townsend – resigned – unexpired term of May 6, 2014----2017

Danny Lewis – applicant

Adger Smith – applicant


Plumbing Board of Review – 4 Positions

■ Jackie Kirkland, Sr. – term expired –

■ Cliff Roberts – term expired

■ Robert Johnson – term expired

Add - Member of the Board of Directors – for term of office - to replace Director Londell Williams

*Awaiting additional information


Sec. 7-86. - Established; qualifications; term.


There is hereby established a board, to be called the plumbing board of review, consisting of six (6) members, three (3) of whom shall be licensed master plumbers, one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the water department, one (1) of whom shall be the city plumbing inspector, and one (1) of whom shall be a member of the board of directors. Each of said master plumbers shall have had ten (10) years of actual experience as a plumber before qualifying as a member of said board.


The mayor, with the approval of the board of directors, shall appoint the members of the plumbing board who are master plumbers, for terms of three (3) years each, with the exception of the first appointees. Of the first appointees, one (1) master plumber shall serve for a term of one (1) year, one (1) master plumber shall serve for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) master plumber shall serve for a term of three (3) years. The city director who serves on the plumbing board shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the board of directors, and shall serve during his current term of office. The plumbing inspector shall serve during his employment at this position. The water department representative shall serve during his employment with the water department.

(Ord. No. K-78, 11-10-83; Ord. No. L-96, § 5, 9-3-02)

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

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:  This is a resolution therefore no emergency clause is needed. 



WHEREAS, vacancies exist on various boards and commissions; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that appointments be made to fill the vacant positions;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the following appointments are hereby approved:














PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of January, 2017.





Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor





Heather Soyars, City Clerk






George M. Matteson, City Attorney

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