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The Texarkana, Ark., City Board of Directors meets tonight at City Hall. The board will begin with a Public Utilities meeting with Cable One at 5:30 p.m., followed by an evaluation form meeting at 6 p.m.

The regular meeting gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Board of Directors will have a closed executive session later in the meeting. The board will consider accepting the resignation of City Manager Harold Boldt effective June 30th. Also, leaders will consider appointing Jan Ferguson as Deputy City Clerk.

Here is the full agenda for tonight's meeting:
5:30 PM Public Utilities Committee Meeting with Cable One
6 PM Evaluation Form Workshop
6:30 PM Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation given by Director Allan Wren
4. Pledge of Allegiance by Director Allan Wren
5. Comments from the Mayor
6. Questions from Directors and other business
7. Presentation(s):

A. Presentation of the City of Texarkana Arkansas Employee Retiree Service Awards.

B. Presentation by Mr. Talory of Washington Academy. (BOD) (This item was added at the request of Assistant Mayor Laney J. Harris)

C. Proclamation presented by Mayor Bell regarding the month of April as “Safe Digging Month”. (BOD)


A. Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting March 16, 2015 and the special called meeting March 25, 2015. (CCD)

B. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to destroy certain Central Records and Communications records. (CRC)

C. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Public Works Department to demolish a structure on Texarkana, Arkansas Independent School District property. (PWD)

D. Adopt a Resolution amending the Rules of Order and Procedure manual to make consistent with Ark. Code Ann. 14-47-123(c)(1), which states “Special meetings may be called at any time by the mayor or by directors representing a majority of the elected membership of the board.” (CCD)

E. Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to award the construction contract for 49th Street improvements to Stan Excavating Co.(PWD)

F. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the Junior League of Texarkana to hold a Touch-A-Truck event on Front Street Plaza, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (PWD)

G. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to Mike Sinyard of the Four States Auto Museum to have “Cruise Night” on the third Friday of each month from April through October, 2015, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM (April 17th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, and October 17th). (PWD)

H. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Parks Division to hold the 5th Annual Railfest and Better Block to celebrate downtown Texarkana history on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. (PWD)

I. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the Four States Auto Museum to hold its 10th Annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. (PWD)

J. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Public Works Department, Four States Auto Museum, and Vietnam Veterans of America to hold a Snowman’s Run Car Show to Benefit the Wounded Warriors. The event will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2015, in the Public and City Hall parking lots on Hazel Street at 10:00 AM until 11 PM. (PWD)

9. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to proceed with matters preliminary to the issuance of bonds for the purpose of refunding the City’s Franchise Fee Secured Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 2010. (FIN)

10. Consider the following action concerning one razed substandard properties structure:

A. Conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments regarding certification of certain delinquent taxes.

B. Adopt a Resolution certifying amount to be put on tax books as delinquent and collected accordingly. (PWD)

11. Adopt an Ordinance for the City of Texarkana, Arkansas’ customers Bill of Rights for the Cox Cable Company. (BOD) (This item added at the request of Assistant Mayor Laney J. Harris.)

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 appointing Jan Ferguson, Deputy City Clerk. (CCD)

B. Adopt a Resolution accepting City Manager Harold E. Boldt’s resignation effective June 30, 2015. (BOD) (This agenda item was added at the request of Mayor Ruth Penny Bell.)

C. Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion; City Beautiful Commission; and Civil Service Commission] (CCD)

D. Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

14. Adjourn