The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets tonight at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The council will look at setting a minimum employee salary. This measure is part of an ordinance that would also set a Health Inspector position for the city as well. Here is the complete agenda for tonight's meeting. 

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on March 23, 2015 at 6 p.m.

2. Ordinance No. 2015-021 amending the FY15 Budget for personnel adjustments, establishing the city's minimum salary level and adding a Health Inspector position. Public Hearing: March 9, 2015 Second Briefing: March 23, 2015 Council Vote: April 13, 2015 Action Items.

3. Resolution No. 2015-040 approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant application for the purpose of constructing a north/south trail connection for the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 13, 2015.

4. Resolution No. 2015-041 approving the Preliminary Budget Calendar for fiscal year 2016. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 13, 2015.

5. Resolution No. 2015-042 supporting the appointment of Mike Sandefur to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 13, 2015.

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2015-029 authorizing the City Manager to enter into contracts with Caldera East I LLC or other parties for the funding of street construction and improvements to complete the extension of Gibson Lane from Pleasant Grove Road to Texas FM 989 (Kings Hwy); approving the reimbursement of the approved construction costs using funds generated from future development revenue from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1 in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000. Public Hearing: April 27, 2015 Second Briefing: May 11, 2015 Council Vote: May 26, 2015.

2. Ordinance No. 2015-037 amending the budget expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 for $35,000 towards the Courthouse Square Project. Public Hearing: April 27, 2015 Second Briefing: May 11, 2015 Council Vote: May 26, 2015

3. Ordinance No. 2015-038 amending the budget expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for the demolition of the Kress building located at 116 West Broad Street. Agenda City Council April 13, 2015 Public Hearing: April 27, 2015 Second Briefing: May 11, 2015 Council Vote: May 26, 2015.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2015-030 amending PD-15-1(O) for site plan approval on a 3.75 acre tract of land (Tract 51) in the J.A. Talbot HRS, A-564, located at 5808 Richmond Road. Randy Johns, applicant. David Williams, MTG Engineering, agent. Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

2. Ordinance No. 2015-031 rezoning a 2.98 acre tract of land in the J.W. Lane HRS, A-345, (known as Tract 24), located at 6600 Summerhill Road. Multiple Family-2 to Single Family-1. Robert White, applicant. Doel Harvin, agent. Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

3. Ordinance No. 2015-032 amending PD-00-6(GR) for revised site plan approval to allow modification of existing signage on Lot 2, No. 1 ED (Minor Plat), located at 3502 and 3504 Richmond Road. Greg Bennett, applicant. Eddy Hackleman, agent. (Due to Planning and Zoning Commission denial, a 3/4 vote is required by the City Council to approve this request). Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

4. Ordinance No. 2015-033 amending PD-94-3(MF-1) for site plan approval to allow the location of a maintenance building on Lot 1, Amended Cornerstone Addition, located at 4100 Moores Lane. Todd K. Partin, Executive Director of Cornerstone Retirement Community, applicant. Mike Hickman, TMG General Construction, agent. Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

5. Ordinance No. 2015-035 adopting and enacting a revised Code of Ordinances for the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

6. Ordinance No. 2015-036 adopting and enacting a Land Development Code for the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: April 13, 2015 Second Briefing: April 27, 2015 Council Vote: May 11, 2015.

VIII. Second briefing with updates.

IX. Second briefing without updates.

1. Resolution No. 2015-024 accepting a bid and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the asbestos abatement for ten (10) structures on the City Council's Top Forty (40) Demolition List. Public Hearing: March 23, 2015 Second Briefing: April 13, 2015 Council Vote: April 27, 2015.

X. Items for discussion.

Staff Updates

XI. Administrative Comments

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. Closed Session

The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to the Texas Government Code:

1. Section 551.087 to discuss economic development negotiations or offer of financial or other incentives to business prospects.

2. Section 551.074 (personnel matters) to discuss or deliberate city manager evaluation, duties, goals and performance review format.

XIII. Reconvene into open session

XIV. Adjournment