Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, June 5, 2017

 

6:00 PM Regular Meeting

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Director Terri Peavy

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Director Terri Peavy

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

7.

Presentation(s):

 

A.

Presentation of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Employee/Retiree Service Awards. (CCD)

 

B.

Report from Public Works Director Jeff Whitten regarding the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) workers. (PWD)

 

C.

Public Hearing for the full understanding of the fiduciary responsibility and obligation of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas. (BOD) (This item was added to the agenda at the request of Director Laney Harris.)

8.

CONSENT:

 

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting May 15, 2017. (CCD)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an engineering contract with A.L. Franks Engineers, Inc., Texarkana, Arkansas, for the design of the Jackson Street Trail, the Hobo Jungle Park Trail Connection and for A.L. Franks to advertise for bids and manage the projects during construction. (PWD)

9.

Adopt a Resolution requesting the Arkansas Parole Board to deny any application of John C. Lohbauer for release or parole for the 1977 murder of Texarkana, Arkansas Police Lt. Ed Worrell. (ADMIN)

10.

Consider the following action concerning four (4) razed substandard properties structure:

 

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) Chief Building Official Nina Walker

11.

Adopt an Ordinance authorizing and directing the City Manager to adjust the Public Works Department Fees. (PWD) Public Works Director Jeff Whitten

12.

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

13.

Executive Session

 

A.

Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion Commission, Board of Adjustment, Equalization Board, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, and Planning Commission] (CCD)

 

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

14.

Adjourn

Announcements

2017 City Calendar

Gateway Farmers Market

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays - 7AM – 12 Noon

Corner of Jefferson Avenue and E. 9th Street

 

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

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

Fairview United Methodist Church Fun Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

Catfish Food Festival

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

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, July 8, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, July 15, 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

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum

Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, November 18, 2017

 

Second Saturday Trade Days

Saturday, December 9, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court

Saturday, December 16, 2017