The Texarkana Texas City Council meets this evening at 6PM at Texas side City Hall.

They will be taking up some rezoning issues, and focus on land to purchase for future Fire Stations, among other items. Here is a complete agenda:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOSH DAVIS III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 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, May 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Ark-Tex Council of Governments building located at 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, Texas. The topic of the meeting is “Crime in Texarkana” and it is open to the public.

Parks & Recreation Events: April 27th - 29th Scout-O-Rama Spring Lake Park

May 5th Alzheimer’s Alliance Wine Fest Spring Lake Park

May 5th 1 st Choice Pregnancy Center Walk for Life/5K Spring Lake Park

May 12th USSSA Softball Tournament Wallace Park

All Parks & Recreation information can be found on the city website or by calling (903) 798-3978.

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on April 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

2. Resolution No. 2018-048 delegating authority to the City Manager for site selection, purchase price, and purchase of multiple tracts of real property for locating future fire stations, with the aggregate purchase prices not to exceed project funds approved in the 2017 capital improvement plan. Public Hearing: Council Vote: April 23, 2018

3. Resolution No. 2018-049 approving the funding of a loan from the Facade Revolving Loan Fund Program with funds from the Economic Development Fund and authorizing the City Manager to execute the loan documents. Public Hearing: Council Vote: April 23, 2018

4. Resolution No. 2018-051 assembling a Budget Advisory Committee to advise the City Council on the proposed fiscal year 2018-19 city budget. Public Hearing: Council Vote: April 23, 2018

Open Forum: Public Comments (Limit 5 minutes each - SIGN-UP SHEET REQUIRED) Items scheduled for "Public Hearing" or have been heard at a previous "Public Hearing" are not to be addressed at the "Open Forum".

Action Items

5. Resolution No. 2018-050 authorizing approval of SWEPCO interim rate decreases, a 90-day suspension of the proposed effective date for permanent rate decreases to allow for due diligence review, intervention in PUC and related proceedings through Cities Advocating Reasonable Deregulation, and retention of special legal counsel and experts for rate proceedings. Public Hearing: Council Vote: April 23, 2018

V. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2018-040 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the application of permanent cosmetics/microblading on Lot 2, Block 1, Richmond Road Development Addition, located at 5602 Richmond Road (Suite 108). Curt Green, applicant. Chi Do, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

2. Ordinance No. 2018-041 rezoning a 5.913 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at the dead-end of North Kenwood Road. Single Family-2 to General Retail. Walnut Church of Christ, applicant. Kayla Wood, MTG Engineering and Surveying, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

3. Ordinance No. 2018-042 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow outside sales, storage and display of automobiles, boats and RV's on a 5.913 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at the dead-end of North Kenwood Road. Walnut Church of Christ, applicant. Kayla Wood, MTG Engineering and Surveying, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

4. Ordinance No. 2018-043 rezoning a 0.95 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at the dead-end of Franklin Street. Single Family-2 to General Retail. Charles Firmin, Jr., applicant. Kayla Wood, MTG Engineering and Surveying, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

5. Ordinance No. 2018-044 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow outside sales, storage and display of automobiles, boats and RV's on a 0.95 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at the dead-end of Franklin Street. Charles Firmin, Jr., applicant. Kayla Wood, MTG Engineering and Surveying, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

6. Ordinance No. 2018-045 rezoning a 12.618 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 2916 Pleasant Grove Road. Single Family-1 to Neighborhood Service. Aaron Gaylor, applicant. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

7. Ordinance No. 2018-046 revoking Specific Use Permit No. S-682 that permitted the location of a tattoo studio on part of a 25.334 acre tract in the Eli Moore HRS, A-401, located at 2729 New Boston Road (Suite 110A). City of Texarkana, Texas, applicant. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

8. Ordinance No. 2018-047 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a tattoo studio on part of a 25.334 acre tract in the Eli Moore HRS, A-18, located at 2827 New Boston Road. New Boston Retail Group, LLC, applicant. David Dukes, agent. Public Hearing: May 14, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2018-038 approving the City of Texarkana, Texas Water Conservation & Drought Contingency Plan. Public Hearing: April 23, 2018 Council Vote: May 14, 2018

VII. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

IX. CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney.

X. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XI. ADJOURNMENT