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The Arkansas-side City Board of Directors will meet in its last regularly scheduled meeting for the month of May Monday.

Here is the complete agenda:

1.            Call to Order

2.            Roll Call

3.            Invocation given by guest of Director Travis Odom

4.            Pledge of Allegiance by Director Travis Odom

5.            Comments from the Mayor

6.            Questions from Directors and other business

7.            Presentation(s):

A.

Presentation by Parks Superintendent Ross Cowling regarding the 5th Annual Railfest. (PWD)

B.

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Cleve Batte and Keith Smith for moving the Caboose to its permanent home on Wood Street. (BOD)

8.            CONSENT:

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting May 4, 2015. (CCD)

B.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Acting City Manager to enter into an agreement, for an energy savings/cost recovery cash incentive grant program offered by SWEPCO, to retrofit City Hall with modern, energy efficient lighting and fixtures. (PWD)

 

C.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the Acting City Manager to enter into a purchasing contract with Stribling Equipment for the purchase of a mini excavator. (PWD)

 

D.

Adopt a Resolution expressing a willingness of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas to utilize Federal-Aid Monies for the following project: Traffic Signal Upgrade at the Intersections of Highway 67 (E. 7th Street)/Highway 71 and Highway 67 (E. 9th Street)/Highway 71/Hickory Street. (PWD)

 

9.            Consider the following action concerning substandard structures:

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing regarding condemnation of five (5) substandard residential structures.  (PowerPoint)

B.

Adopt a Resolution condemning five (5) substandard residential structures. (PWD)

10.      Consider the following concerning the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) monies for the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department:

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to allow citizen input regarding the use of Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program monies for the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department.

B.

Adopt a Resolution granting permission to submit the 2015 application and further authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Interlocal Agreement with Miller County, regarding the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG-yearly grant). (TAPD)

11.      Adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 28, and Chapter 5, of the Texarkana, Arkansas Code of Ordinances regarding animal services. (PWD-Planning)

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

A limit of five (5) minutes per subject is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of fifty (50) minutes allotted for citizen communications.  No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the Board are requested to fill out a “blue” card listing the subject to be addressed and hand it to the City Clerk upon arrival.  Citizen’s communications will be immediately following the Regular Agenda items on each agenda.

13.     Executive Session

A.

Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion; and Airport Authority] (CCD)

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

14.       Adjourn