2016 Audit Workshop – 5:00 PM

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, August 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM

 

 

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.

Presentation(s):

 

A.

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

 

B.

Presentation of the 2016 Audit. (FIN) (PowerPoint) Cynthia Burns, BKD, LLP.

CONSENT:

8.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting July 17, 2017. (CCD)

9.

Adopt a Resolution accepting the 2016 audit report. (FIN)

REGULAR:

10.

Adopt an Ordinance to create a Citizens Park & Recreation Advisory Board. (BOD) (This item was revised at the request of Director Laney Harris as a new ordinance to replace the existing ordinance from the July 17, 2017 Board meeting.)     

11.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments regarding the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds.

 

B.

Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds to finance certain industrial facilities authorizing the leasing of such facilities to the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company; authorizing a trust indenture securing the bonds; authorizing the sale of the bonds; authorizing and prescribing other matters pertaining thereto; and declaring an emergency. (ADMIN)

 

C.

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.

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

 

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

14.

Adjourn

Announcements

2017 City Calendar

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