Rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 6:00 PM

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Assistant Mayor Barbara Miner

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Assistant Mayor Barbara Miner

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

7.

Presentation(s):

 

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

CONSENT:

8.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting August 21, 2017. (CCD)

REGULAR:

9.

Consider the following action concerning the 2016 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program:

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to allow citizen input regarding the use of Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program monies for the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department.

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution granting permission to submit the 2017 application and further authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Interlocal Agreement with Miller County, regarding the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG-yearly grant). (TAPD) Captain Doug Avery

10.

Adopt an Ordinance to create a Citizens Park and Recreation Advisory Board.  (BOD) (Third Reading) (This item was added to the agenda at the request of Director Laney Harris)

11.

Adopt an Ordinance amending Section 25-20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana to expand the pool for potential members and to update provisions concerning filling vacancies on the Advertising and Promotion Commission. (BOD) (Second Reading) (This item was added to the agenda at the request of Director Tim Johnson.)

12.

Adopt an Ordinance certifying the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan. (FIN) Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson

13.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance permitting Artex Electric Company Inc., to contract with the City for the installation of lights on Highway 71/East Street. (PWD) Public Works Director Jeff Whitten

 

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.

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, 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

2018 City Calendar

 

73rd Annual Four States Fair Parade – September 9, 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