Rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


6:30PM Rescheduled Regular Meeting



Call to Order


Roll Call


Invocation given by Director Travis Odom


Pledge of Allegiance by Director Travis Odom


Comments from the Mayor


Questions from Directors and other business




Approval of Minutes of the regular rescheduled meeting January 3, 2017. (CCD)


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)  (SECOND READING)


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)  (SECOND READING)


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


Adopt a Ordinance to amend Chapter 3 of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Code of Ordinances to revise fees. (FIN)


Consider the following concerning the Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement:



Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to purchase a three year Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement for licenses used by all departments of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas in an amount not to exceed the annual fee of $30,808.80. (TWU)



This ordinance requires an emergency clause: An emergency clause requires a separate and distinct vote of the board and is valid only if there is a two-thirds vote of approval by the board. (Hdbk. Const. Amend 7)


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.


Executive Session



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



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)



Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)






2017 City Calendar


2nd Annual Six Leg Fun Run and 5K

Sunday, January 29, 2017



26th Annual Black History Parade

Saturday, February 18, 2017



Run the Line Half Marathon

February 19, 2017



5th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 25, 2017



Warriors for Christ Crusade

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



Touch a Truck

Saturday, April 1, 2017



7th Annual Railfest

Saturday, May 13, 2017 & Sunday, May 14, 2017