Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:00 PM

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Director Tim Johnson

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Director Tim Johnson

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

CONSENT:

7.

Approval of Minutes of the rescheduled meeting July 5, 2017. (CCD)

8.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a 2018 Arkansas State Parks Matching Grant under the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program assisting in development of outdoor recreational facilities. (PWD)

REGULAR:

9.

Adopt an Ordinance to amend Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana to revise fees. (FIN) (THIRD READING) Controller Jessica Hyman

10.

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

11.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances to include a business license fee for medical marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries. (FIN) (Tabled 07052017) Controller Jessica Hyman

 

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)

12.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance amending the zoning chapter in regard to medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers. (PWD-Planning) 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)

13.

Adopt an Ordinance to create a Citizens Park & Recreation Advisory Board. (BOD) (This item was requested to be added to the agenda by Director Laney Harris.)

14.

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

15.

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)

16.

Adjourn

Announcements

2017 City Calendar


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