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Texarkana Texas City Council to Consider Setting Charter Election

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The Texarkana Texas City Council meets for their final regularly scheduled meeting for the month of July this evening starting at 6PM at City Hall.

One of the items on the agenda is considering a resolution setting November 7 for a special election concerning City Charter Amendments. Here is the full agenda for this evening’s meeting:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER CHRISTY PADDOCK

III. MAYOR’S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Joint City Meeting: The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will host a “Joint Texarkana Community Committee” meeting with Texarkana, Arkansas, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. The topic will be Community Wide Broadband. The meeting will be held at the Ark-Tex Council of Governments building located at 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, Texas. The meeting will be open to the public.

Upcoming Public Meeting: Budget Open House – Monday, August 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Parks & Recreation Events: August 5th Softball Tournament Karrh Park For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978

 

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

IV. OPEN FORUM: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC (LIMIT 5 MINUTES EACH) Items scheduled for “Public Hearing” or have been heard at a previous “Public Hearing” are not to be addressed at the “Open Forum”.

V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items 1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Workshop Meeting of the City Council held on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

3. Resolution No. 2017-066 approving a debt management policy. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

4. Ordinance No. 2017-069 amending the Land Development Code, Chapter 105 “Buildings and Construction”, Section 105-4 “Insurance and Bonding Requirements”. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

Action Items

5. Ordinance No. 2017-056 amending PD-15-5(GR) for site plan approval on Lot 6, Block 3, J.T. Spears Addition, located at 3603 Texas Boulevard. Texas Boulevard Properties, LLC, applicant. Bryan Callaway, agent. Public Hearing: June 12, 2017 Second Briefing: June 26, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

6. Resolution No. 2017-065 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a three-year contract for the annual audit for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2017, 2018, and 2019, with the option to renew. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

7. Ordinance No. 2017-076 calling for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to consider City Charter amendments. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 24, 2017

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2017-074 amending Chapter 1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by adding Section 1-14 – “Release or Reduction of Real Property Liens.” Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-077 rezoning Lot 6A, Block 6, Wade and Smith Addition, located at 3117 Smith Street. Two Family-1 to Multiple Family-1. Phillip Simmons, applicant. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

3. Ordinance No. 2017-078 rezoning an approximate 14-acre tract of land in the Thomas Price HRS, A-466, located in the 3600 block of Old Boston Road. Single Family-2 to Multiple Family-2. William Davis, applicant. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-079 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the purchase of chemicals for water and wastewater treatment. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

5. Resolution No. 2017-080 adopting collective bargaining for fire fighters. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

6. Ordinance No. 2017-081 amending the budget estimate of the revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

XII. CLOSED SESSION The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters.

XIII. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

 

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