Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, October 16, 2017 – 6:00 PM

 

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Invocation given by Director Laney J. Harris

4.

Pledge of Allegiance by Director Laney J. Harris

5.

Comments from the Mayor

6.

Questions from Directors and other business

7.

Presentation(s):

 

A.

Proclamation for November as Business Month

 

B.

Proclamation for Pro Bono Week

CONSENT:

8.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting October 2, 2017. (CCD)

9.

Adopt a Resolution approving Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) FY2018 Budget. (TWU)

10.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Justin Huddle Welding and Fabrication to construct a training building at the firing range. (TAPD)

11.

Adopt a Resolution amending the FY2017 Budget (Resolution No. 2016-74) to make adjustments to the 2017 Public Works budget allocation. (PWD)

REGULAR:

12.

Adopt a Resolution to support restructuring of TASD7 bonds for the purpose of building a new middle school. (ADMIN)

13.

Consider the following action concerning substandard structures.

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing regarding condemnation of eight (8) substandard residential structures. (PowerPoint)

 

B.

Adopt a Resolution condemning eight (8) substandard residential structures. (PWD) Chief Building Official Nina Walker

14.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance for the collection of printing an accident report fee. (TAPD)

 

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)

15.

Consider the following:

 

A.

Adopt an Ordinance for the Sanderson Lane Bridge Improvements. (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)

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, 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

2017 City Calendar

2018 City Calendar

 

Gateway Farmer’s Market – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 7:00 AM until…

 

Cruise Night – Four States Auto Museum Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Back Alley Food Court Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

Texarkana Race for the Cure – Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

Front Street Fall Festival – Saturday, October 28, 2017

 

Movement Texarkana – Saturday, November 4, 2017

 

16th Annual Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11, 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