The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets today at City Hall beginning at 6PMThe council will vote on amending the budget expenditures to complete the Texas A&M Texarkana East approach phase IV.

Here is a look at tonight's agenda:

OPEN FORUM: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC (LIMIT 5 MINUTES EACH) Items scheduled for "Public Hearing" or items that 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 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

2. Ordinance No. 2015-061 amending the budget estimates of the expenditures in the 2003, 2005, and 2009 Bond Funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 to include funding to complete TAMU East Approach Phase IV. Public Hearing: July 13, 2015 Second Briefing: July 27, 2015 Council Vote: August 10, 2015 Action Items

3. Resolution No. 2015-088 awarding the employee group health insurance contract to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 10, 2015

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS 1. Ordinance No. 2015-082 amending the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone One 2012 Bond budget expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.Public Hearing: August 24, 2015 Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 24, 2015

2. Ordinance No. 2015-083 authorizing assignment pay for Police Officers assigned to the duties of Field Training Officer and establishing the rate of pay for said specific duties. Public Hearing: August 24, 2015 Second Briefing: September 14, 2015 Council Vote: September 28, 2015

3. Resolution No. 2015-085 authorizing the City Manager to enter into contracts for the purchase of chemicals for water and waste-water treatment. Public Hearing: August 24, 2015 Second Briefing: September 14, 2015 Council Vote: September 28, 2015

4. Resolution No. 2015-086 authorizing the City Manager to issue a purchase order to Stribling Equipment, LLC of Texarkana, Arkansas for the purchase of a 2015 Model 644K John Deere Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Loader in an amount not to exceed TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($225,987.00) with the Texas portion in an amount not to exceed ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN AND 76/100 DOLLARS ($139,727.76). Public Hearing: August 24, 2015 Second Briefing: September 14, 2015 Council Vote: September 28, 2015

5. Ordinance No. 2015-087 adopting the tax rate for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016. Public Hearing: August 24, 2015 Second Briefing: August 31, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS Agenda City Council August 10, 2015 Page 5

1. Ordinance No. 2015-077 rezoning an approximate 2.42 acre tract of land being part of Lot 6 in the West Texarkana Garden Addition, located behind 1004 Alamo Street. Single Family-2 to Planned Development Two-Family-1 and Planned Development Two Family-2. Bertha Germany, applicant. Donnie Sealy, TDC General Contractors, LLC, applicant. Public Hearing: August 10, 2015 Second Briefing: August 24, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

2. Ordinance No. 2015-078 rezoning Lot 16 in the Kenwood Park Addition (4.61 acres), located at 601 Wade Lane. Single Family-2 to Multiple Family-1. Jeffrey Lloyd and Tracy Berry, applicants. (Due to Planning and Zoning Commission denial, a 3/4 vote by the City Council is required to approve this request.) Public Hearing: August 10, 2015 Second Briefing: August 24, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

3. Ordinance No. 2015-079 adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016. Public Hearing: August 10, 2015 Second Briefing: August 24, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

4. Resolution No. 2015-080 supporting the Hotel Grim Redevelopment Project and committing funding in the form of a CDBG Section 108 Loan, EPA Revolving Loan, and/or other funding municipal loan funds to Sari and Company for the purpose of redeveloping the Grim Hotel. Public Hearing: August 10, 2015 Second Briefing: August 24, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

5. Resolution No. 2015-081 adopting the Community Development Block Grant 2015 Program Year Annual Action Plan and authorizing the City Manager to submit said action plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public Hearing: August 10, 2015 Second Briefing: August 24, 2015 Council Vote: September 14, 2015

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. Resolution No. 2015-072 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a purchase agreement with Motorola Solutions through an inter-local agreement with Houston-Galveston Area Council for the purchase and installation of public safety communications equipment utilizing the Texas Department of Public Safety statewide system in a total amount not to exceed ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,150,000); authorizing the City Manager to enter into a tenyear maintenance agreement with Motorola Solutions for the purchased equipment not to exceed FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($480,000). Public Hearing: July 27, 2015 Second Briefing: August 10, 2015 Council Vote: August 24, 2015