The Texarkana Arkansas City Board of Directors meets this evening at 6PM at City Hall.

The board will consider and ordinance that would allow for private club application for Broadway Billiards among other agenda items. There will also be a closed executive session as well.

On another note, we already know who will be the new Mayor for the Arkansas side. Come January 1st, Allen Brown will become the new Mayor. The local businessman, longtime CEO and President of Mil-Way Federal Credit Union, drew no opposition in the race. The current Mayor Ruth Penney Bell changed her mind and decided not to run for re-election and no other candidates filed prior to the deadline last Friday.

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Here is the complete agenda for this evening's meeting:

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance given by Director Linda Teeters
4. Comments from the Mayor
CONSENT:
5. Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting August 6, 2018. (CCD)
REGULAR:
6. Adopt an Ordinance levying the 2018 tax rate. (FIN) Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson
7. Consider the following concerning a force main break:
  A. Adopt an Ordinance waiving competitive bidding and authorizing the City Manager to approve payment to TAS Environmental for cleanup following a lift station force main break.  (TWU) Executive Director JD Phillips
  B. This ordinance requires an emergency clause: An emergency clause requires a separate and distinct vote of the board and is valid only if there is a two-thirds vote of approval by the board. (Hdbk. Const. Amend 7)
8. Consider the following concerning the permitting process for private clubs:
  A. Adopt an Ordinance granting the request for prerequisite municipal approval of a private club application for Broadway Billiards. (Terri Tussey) (ADMIN) Jacob Potter, Potter Law Firm representing Broadway Billiards
  B. This ordinance requires an emergency clause: An emergency clause requires a separate and distinct vote of the board and is valid only if there is a two-thirds vote of approval by the board. (Hdbk. Const. Amend 7)
9 Adopt an Ordinance to provide for procedures for the enforcement and collection of Advertising and Promotion Commission taxes levied and administered by the City. (A&P) (This ordinance is sponsored by Director Linda Teeters.)
10. Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to execute a grant agreement for the construction of two low-to-moderate income single family homes. (PWD)
11. Citizen Communication [Agenda Item Card and Citizens’ Communication Card]
12. Executive Session
  A. Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Advertising and Promotion Commission, Electric Board of Review, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, Historic District Commission, and Planning Commission] (CCD)
  B. Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)
13. Adjourn