AGENDA TITLE:  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)

AGENDA DATE:  05/21/2018

ITEM#:  7

DEPARTMENT:  Planning Division, Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED:  05/02/2018

PREPARED BY:  Mary L. Beck, City Planner/Historic Preservation Officer

SUBJECT:  Contract with Arkansas Historic Preservation Program – for Certified Local Government (CLG) grant activities - education and training for staff and commissioners and preservation website additions.

EXHIBITS:  Resolution and contract.





SUMMARY: The City has been fortunate to receive Certified Local Government (CLG) grants based on local need as well as past performance.  The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program supports training for staff and Historic District Commissioners to the end of developing historic districts and promoting tourism and requests this non-match required grant be accepted by the City and staff and commissioners attend the required training as funding allows and to add preservation website improvements to 

BOARD ACTION: The City Manager and staff recommend Board approval.



WHEREAS, the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, is certified by the State of Arkansas/US Department of the Interior as a Certified Local Government on December 11, 2006; and

WHEREAS, the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, has been awarded a non-matching Certified Local Government Grant (No. 18-CLG-10) from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) in the amount of $8,369.50 to fund education/travel/training for the Historic District Commission and staff as well as funds to enhance preservation activities on the website; and

WHEREAS, said State of Arkansas requires the City to enter into a contract with (AHPP) for said education/travel/training grant to begin on July 1, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the City practices good financial stewardship in amending the budget to responsibly report on said funds; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and staff recommend Board approval;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Arkansas Department of Historic Preservation of Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the terms of Certified Local Government Grant No. 18-CLG-10 and the City’s FY2018 budget is amended to accept such funds and the associated expense.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 21st day of May 2018.




Ruth Penny Bell, Mayor





Heather Soyars, City Clerk






George Matteson, City Attorney