The Texarkana, Ark., City Board of Directors will consider an ordinance and set a date for a special election.

The election is in connection with some citizens' efforts to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance passed earlier this year by the City Board. Residents against the measure have turned in a signature petition, which calls for a city wide vote on the ordinance.

Here is a complete agenda for tonight's meeting:

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

6:30PM Regular Meeting
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation given by Director Barbara Miner
4. Pledge of Allegiance by Director Barbara Miner
5. Comments from the Mayor
6. Questions from Directors and other business
7. Presentation(s):
B. Proclamation presented to CenterPoint Energy declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month”. (Admin)
8. CONSENT:
A. Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting March 21, 2016. (CCD)
B. Adopt a Resolution agreeing to work cooperatively with the City of Texarkana, Texas and Main Street Texarkana, to maintain, repair and provide utilities for the Heritage Gateway Public Artwork. (PWD)
C. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to Hopkins Icehouse to hold a Crawfish Boil Fundraiser for the Twin City Kiwanis on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM. (PWD)
D. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to Hopkins Icehouse to hold an Anniversary Fundraiser for the Twin City Kiwanis on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM. (PWD)
9. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase the building and property located at 808 Olive Street for the purpose of moving the Information Technology (IT) division and Geographic Information System (GIS) division. (TWU)
10. Adopt a Resolution to amend the FY2016 Budget and appropriate funds for the special election. (CCD)
11. Adopt an Ordinance to set the date for the special election in accordance with the referendum petition of Ordinance No. M-130. (CCD)
12. Adopt an Ordinance to establish regulations for pet cemeteries and pet crematoriums. (PWD-Planning)
13. Adopt an Ordinance amending the Zoning Chapter, Section 28-22, Article III, And Section 28-51, and Article VI, of the Texarkana, Arkansas Code of Ordinances to regulate micro-businesses. (PWD-Planning)
14. Citizen Communication [Agenda Item Card and Citizens’ Communication Card]
■ Denise Johnson, Four States Auto Museum – Bankhead Highway Vintage Car Tour Centennial Celebration.
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.
15. Executive Session
A. Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions and committees. [Airport Authority, Historic District Commission, Housing Authority, Personnel Policy Committee, Planning Commission and Public Facilities Board]  (CCD)