Rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

 

12:00 PM Rescheduled Regular Meeting

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Director Laney Harris

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Director Laney Harris

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

7.

Presentation(s):

 

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

CONSENT:

8.

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting June 19, 2017. (CCD)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution amending the FY2017 Budget (Resolution No. 2016-74) to make adjustments to the 2017 Community Development Block Grant budget allocation. (PWD)

REGULAR:

9.

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

10.

Adopt an Ordinance to amend Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana to revise fees. (FIN) (SECOND READING) Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson

11.

Adopt an Ordinance amending certain procedural provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana; and for other purposes. (BOD) (SECOND READING) (This item was requested to be added to the agenda by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell.)

12.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana to include a business license fee for medical marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries. (FIN) Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson

 

B.

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)

13.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance to rezone the south side of Arkansas Boulevard in the 1400-1700 blocks from O-1 Office Quiet to C-3 Open Display Commercial zoning district. (PWD-Planning) (Power Point) Interim City Planner Mary Beck

 

B.

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)

14.

Adopt an Ordinance to rezone a large rural tract of undeveloped land from R-1 Rural Residential to R-1 Rural Residential overlay district (Peterson). (PWD-Planning) Interim City Planner Mary Beck

15.

Adopt an Ordinance accepting dedication of street right-of-way and a drainage easement for U of A Way road improvements. (PWD) Public Works Director Jeff Whitten

16.

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

17.

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, Planning Commission, and Southwest Arkansas Development Council.] (CCD)

 

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

18.

Adjourn

Announcements

2017 City Calendar


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