Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

City of Texarkana, Arkansas

City Hall – East Third and Walnut Streets

Monday, May 21, 2018 – 6:00 PM



Call to Order


Roll Call


Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance given by Director Laney Harris


Comments from the Mayor




National Small Business Week with Richard and Brenda Carter from B&R Tile and Janell Morton Center Director for Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.



Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting May 7, 2018. (CCD)


Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract between the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) to carry out Certified Local Government grant activities. (PWD-Planning)


Adopt a Resolution amending the FY2018 Public Works Budget (Resolution No. 2017-55) accepting grant funds from the 2018 Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation Matching Grant Fund and Texarkana, Arkansas, Advertising & Promotion Commission. (PWD)


Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase property located at 710 E. 4th Street, which includes the purchase of a vacant lot located at 320 Pecan Street (TAPD) Lt. Chris Rankin



Adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, adding Section 13-14 to establish the operation, permitting and scheduling of Food Trucks within the city limits. (PWD) Chief Building Official Shawn Maxey


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


Executive Session



Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion Commission, Airport Authority, Board of Adjustment, Electric Board of Review, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, Historic District Commission, Housing Authority and Planning Commission] (CCD)



Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)




2018 City Calendar


Gateway Farmers Market – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays


Memorial Day Walk – Monday, May 28, 2018


Twin City Sports Youth Football Showcase – Friday, June 1, 2018 – Saturday, June 2, 2018


Downtown Tinkertown – Saturday, June 2, 2018


2nd Annual Celebration Birthday Block Party for Montel Waller – Saturday, June 2, 2018


Twin City Sports Youth Baseball Showcase – Friday, June 8, 2018 – Saturday, June 9, 2018


Second Saturday Trade Days – Saturday, June 9, 2018


2nd Annual National Pride Event – Saturday, June 9, 2018


Big Bass Clash Fishing Tournament – Friday, June 15, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018


Back Alley Food Court – Saturday, June 16, 2018


June Bug Crawfish Boil – Saturday, June 16, 2018


Two States Softball Camp and Scrimmage – Friday, June 22, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018


Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall Fundraiser – Saturday, June 23, 2018


Sparks in the Park – Saturday, June 30, 2018


Soccer Youth Evaluation Camp – Friday, July 13, 2018 and Saturday, July 14, 2018


Second Saturday Trade Days – Saturday, July 14, 2018


Back Alley Food Court – Saturday, July 21, 2018


Second Saturday Trade Days – Saturday, August 11, 2018