The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets tonight at City Hall beginning at 6PM. One of the items on the agenda will be to consider a petition concerning the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act to be placed on the November General Election ballot.

Here is a complete rundown on tonight's agenda:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY MAYOR BOB BRUGGEMAN

III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6PM, Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6PM.

Upcoming Workshop Meetings: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9AM, 2PM, and 5:30PM (Budget Open Houses) Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6PM. (Budget and Tax Rate” workshop).

Upcoming Farmer’s Market Events: Saturday, July 30, 2016 Market Music Day Saturday, August 6, 2016 Market Melon Day

Parks & Recreation Events: No Upcoming Scheduled Events For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978 or visit the city website:

Appointments to Boards & Commissions 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 July 11, 2016 at 6PM.

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Workshop Meeting of the City Council held on July 16, 2016 at 9AM.

3. Ordinance No. 2016-060 finding and determining the individuals and families who qualify as low-income individuals and families under Sec. 253.010, Tex. Loc. Gov't Code to include in the Property Policy Manual for sale of city acquired land. Public Hearing: June 27, 2016 Second Briefing: July 11, 2016 Council Vote: July 25, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-063 amending the Property Policy Manual to sell city acquired land to non-profit organizations that develop housing for low-income individuals and families and increase surplus/sale authorization for real property with an appraised value not to exceed $10,000. Public Hearing: June 27, 2016 Second Briefing: July 11, 2016 Council Vote: July 25, 2016

5. Resolution No. 2016-062 accepting a petition regarding adoption of the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act to be placed on the November 2016 General Election ballot for the Texarkana Fire Department. Public Hearing: June 27, 2016 Second Briefing: July 11, 2016 Council Vote: July 25, 2016

6. Ordinance No. 2016-078 calling a General City Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to propose to voters the adoption of the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act to be placed on the ballot for the Texarkana Fire Department. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 25, 2016

7. Resolution No. 2016-091 for the appointment of the Municipal Judge and the approval of a two-year employment agreement. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 25, 2016 Action Items

8. Ordinance No. 2016-077 calling for a General City Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and a Council Member for Ward One, a Council Member for Ward Four, and a Council Member for Ward Six. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 25, 2016

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-079 rezoning a 10 acre tract of land being a part of Lots 7-10, Block 2, Carrie D. Hart's 1st Addition, located at the southwest corner of New Boston Road and Elliott Lane. F.M. Slack, owner. Dan Allgier, agent. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-080 amending PD-16-4(MF-1) for site plan approval to allow a multiple family apartment community (for residents over 55 years of age) on a 10 acre tract of land being a part of Lots 7-10, Block 2, Carrie D. Hart's 1st Addition, located at the southwest corner of New Boston Road and Elliott Road. F.M. Slack, owner. Dan Allgier, agent. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016 Agenda City Council July 25, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-081 rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, Krouse 1st Addition, located at 1502 Beaumont Street. Single Family-2 to Single Family-3. Consoyna Stuart, owner. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

4. Ordinance No. 2016-082 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a double wide HUD code manufactured home on Lots 1 & 2, Block 2, Krouse 1st Addition, located at 1502 Beaumont Street. Consoyna Stuart, owner. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

5. Ordinance No. 2016-083 rezoning Lot 2, Block 4, Sussex Downs Addition, located at 3403 Moore Drive. Office to Neighborhood Service. Amanda Horton, owner. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

6. Ordinance No. 2016-084 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a single wide HUD code manufactured home on a 1.5528 acre tract of land being a part of Lot 31 of the Replat of Bob Phillips Sunshine Addition, located at 2505 Phillips Lane. Melissa Driskell, owner. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

7. Resolution No. 2016-085 authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract negotiations with Waste Management of Texas, Inc., for refuse collection. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016 Agenda City Council July 25, 2016

8. Ordinance No. 2016-086 amending the budget estimate of the revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 and adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016 and ending September 30, 2017. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

9. Resolution No. 2016-087 adopting the FY17 Master Fee List. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

10. Resolution No. 2016-089 authorizing the City Manager to accept the bid and enter into a contract with J.R. Pope Company, Inc., for the South Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant compost concrete pad and road improvements in an amount not to exceed $405,866.15. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

11. Resolution No. 2016-090 approving the fiscal year 2016 Ark-Tex Council of Governments Homeland Security grant project submission to the Office of the Governor. Public Hearing: August 8, 2016 Second Briefing: August 22, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-076 adopting the Community Development Block Grant 2016 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: July 25, 2016 Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 25, 2016 .

2. Resolution No. 2016-088 approving the application for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant providing a total grant in the amount of $27,997.00, where the City of Texarkana, Texas will receive $16,799.00 and Bowie County, Texas will receive $11,198.00. Public Hearing: July 25, 2016 Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 25, 2016

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. Ordinance No. 2016-065 rezoning the south 50' of Lot 1, Block 23, West Texarkana Addition, located at 1023 1/2 Peach Street. Single Family-2 to Planned DevelopmentNeighborhood Service. Malvin Patterson, owner. Eric Witherspoon, agent. Public Hearing: July 11, 2016 Second Briefing: July 25, 2016 Council Vote: August 8, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-066 amending PD-16-3(NS) for site plan approval on the south 50' of Lot 1, Block 23, West Texarkana Addition, located at 1023 1/2 Peach Street. Malvin Patterson, owner. Eric Witherspoon, agent. Public Hearing: July 11, 2016 Second Briefing: July 25, 2016 Council Vote: August 8, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-073 amending budget expenditures related to options for the Kress building and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for cleanup. Public Hearing: July 11, 2016 Second Briefing: July 25, 2016 Council Vote: August 8, 2016

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT