The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets tonight at City Hall. One of the items on the agenda is a public hearing on regulating electronic signs.

Here is a rundown on what will be happening at tonight's meeting, which gets under way at 6PM.

IV. OPEN FORUM: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC (LIMIT 5 MINUTES EACH). Items scheduled for "Public Hearing" or 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 March 28, 2016 at 6PM.

2. Resolution No. 2016-036 approving the fiscal year 2017 budget calendar. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 11, 2016

Action Items

3. Ordinance No. 2016-021 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a 100' monopole cellular telecommunications tower and maintenance platform on a 0.0980 acre tract of leased space being a part of a 5.65 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 910 Franklin Street. Walnut Church of Christ, owner. Hart Mason, J. Mark Hodges, Inc., agent. Public Hearing: March 14, 2016 Second Briefing: March 28, 2016 Council Vote: April 11, 2016

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-043 inviting Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors to participate in a Joint City Matters Committee. Public Hearing: April 25, 2016 Second Briefing: May 9, 2016 Council Vote: May 23, 2016.

2. Resolution No. 2016-045 authorizing the City Manager to accept a bid to furnish and install one Industrial Closed Circuit Fluid Cooling Tower in an amount not to exceed $79,975.00. Public Hearing: April 25, 2016 Second Briefing: May 9, 2016 Council Vote: May 23, 2016.

3. Ordinance No. 2016-046 amending the Code of Ordinances of Texarkana, Texas, to delete Section 105-181 Health Care Facilities. Public Hearing: April 25, 2016 Second Briefing: May 9, 2016 Council Vote: May 23, 2016.

4. Resolution No. 2016-047 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Martin Marietta to supply concrete materials used in the construction and maintenance of streets, alleys, bridges and storm drains. Public Hearing: April 25, 2016 Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 25, 2016.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-029 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to sign size, nonconforming signs, damaged signs and definitions. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

2. Ordinance No. 2016-030 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to prohibiting CEVMS along certain corridors. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

3. Ordinance No. 2016-031 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by establishing minimum housing standards for all dwelling units. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

4. Ordinance No. 2016-032 requiring property owners to register rental property through dwelling unit permits requiring inspections and establishing a permit fee. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

5. Ordinance No. 2016-033 amending PD-00-5(GR) for revision to site plan to allow new signage on Lots 12-15 & 8A, Block 2, Galleria Oaks #1, Parcel 3, Replat #2, located at 5502 Medical Parkway. Max Alley Investment, LLC, owner. Trey Ayers, Effective Signs, agent. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

6. Ordinance No. 2016-034 amending PD-79-5(GR) for revision to site plan to allow additional signage on a certain 9.75 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4317 McKnight Road. The Oaks Assisted Living Facility, owner. Billy White, Whatley Signs, agent. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2015 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

7. Ordinance No. 2016-035 rezoning a 332.73' x 140' strip of land being a part of an 8.47 acre tract in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located in the 5200 block of North Kings Highway. Single Family-3 to Planned Unit Residential. Jay Strickland, owner. MTG Engineering, agent. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

8. Resolution No. 2016-037 authorizing staff to proceed with necessary work to demolish neighborhood specific substandard structures. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

9. Resolution No. 2016-038 authorizing the City Manager to purchase the building and property located at 808 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($130,000.00). Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2018 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

10. Resolution No. 2016-039 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Halff & Associates for Comprehensive Planning Services. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

11. Ordinance No. 2016-040 amending Chapter 140, Article V, Sec. 106, Historical Designation of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates XI.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT