The Texarkana Texas City Council meets for the first time in October this evening starting at 6PM at Texas side City Hall.

Here is the complete agenda for the meeting :

I. CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER BILL HARP

III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Council Members Swearing-In Ceremony Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00p.m. - Last meeting of the year

Parks & Recreation Events:

October 11th Movies in the Park - “A Wrinkle in Time” * Spring Lake Park

October 13th Softball Showcase Tournament Wallace Park October

18th Fall Festival Spring Lake Park

October 18th Movies in the Park - “Hotel Transylvania 3” ** Spring Lake Park

October 20th Softball Tournament Karrh Park

November 3rd Bark at the Park 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Spring Lake Park - Next to Kylee Sullivan Dog Park

Movies in the Park start times: * At dusk ** Following Fall Festival

Special Presentation Texarkana Water Update - by Water Liaison Steve Mayo

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on September 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

2. Resolution No. 2018-113 authorizing City Manager to enter into a contract for the 42- inch water main painting on the Red River Bridge in an amount, with the Texas portion, not to exceed $49,933.95 and the total amount not to exceed $79,500.00. Public Hearing: Council Vote: October 8, 2018

3. Resolution No. 2018-114 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the Wright Patman Water Treatment Plant Filter Basin Troughs in an amount not to exceed $178,220. Public Hearing: Council Vote: October 8, 2018

4. Resolution No. 2018-115 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the Millwood WTP - Valve Replacement Project in an amount, with the Texas portion, not to exceed $147,703.37 and the total amount not to exceed $235,159.00. Public Hearing: Council Vote: October 8, 2018

Open Forum: Comments from the public (Limit 5 minutes each) Per Council rules adopted April 9, 2018, agenda items scheduled for a public hearing or which have already had a public hearing are not to be addressed at the "Open Forum".

Action Items

5. Resolution No. 2018-117 providing for the redemption of certain outstanding "City of Texarkana, Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2012", and authorizing the City Manager to sign an escrow agreement with U.S. Bank National Association, as escrow agent, and to deposit an amount not to exceed $5,160,000.00 into the escrow fund to pay and defease such bonds

Public Hearing: Council Vote: October 8, 2018

V. FIRST BRIEFINGS

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

VII. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates - Texarkana Convention Center by Lisa Thompson

VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

IX. ADJOURNMENT