Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, April 17, 2017

 

6:00 PM Regular Meeting

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

7.

CONSENT:

 

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting March 20, 2017 (Tabled April 3, 2017) and the minutes of the regular meeting April 3, 2017. (CCD)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to submit a Non-Motorized Trails reimbursable grant application to the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD) Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP) to extend the Nix Creek Walking Trail System (Nix/Jones Creek). (PWD)

 

C.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to submit a Non-Motorized Trails reimbursable grant application to the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD) Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP) to extend the Nix Creek Walking Trail System (Seibert Trail). (PWD)

8.

Consider the following action concerning substandard structures:

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing regarding condemnation of fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure. 

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution condemning fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure.  (PWD)

9.

Adopt an Ordinance to amend Chapter 5 and Chapter 9 of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Code of Ordinances to revise fees. (FIN) (PowerPoint) (THIRD READING) (Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson)

10.

Adopt an Ordinance to establish a policy for Facility Use Requests.  (BOD) (This item was placed on the agenda at the request of Director Laney J. Harris.)

11.

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.

12.

Executive Session

 

A.

Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion Commission, Board of Adjustment, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, Housing Authority, Personnel Policy Committee, and Plumbing Board of Review] (CCD)

 

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

13.

Adjourn

Announcements

2017 City Calendar

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, April 21, 2017

 

 

12th Annual Spring Car Show

 Friday, May 12, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017

 

 

4th Annual Little Big Bass Kids Derby (12 & Under)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, May 13, 2017

 

 

7th Annual Railfest

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

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, May 19, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

 

Bandit Run – Four States Auto Museum

Friday through Sunday – June 16, 2017 through June 18, 2017

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, June 16, 2017

 

 

Hometown NFL/Celebrity Weekend Tailgating Celebration

Friday, June 23, 2017

 

 

Sparks in The Park

Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

 

Catfish Food Festival

Friday, June 30, 2017 – Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, July 8, 2017

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, July 21, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, August 18, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, September 15, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, October 20, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, December 9, 2017