The Texarkana Texas City Council is set to vote on several annexations that are on the agenda for this evening's meeting that begins at 6PM at City Hall.

There have been some county citizens, in the proposed annexation areas that have spoken out against the city's plans to take them into Texarkana.

Here is a complete agenda for the meeting:

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

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

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Events: September 8th Fall Soccer League Begins Grady T. Wallace Park September 8th - 9 th USSSA Baseball Tournament Spring Lake Park All Parks & Recreation information can be found on the city website or by calling (903) 798-3978.

Special Presentation Recognition of Officer Award - Police Department

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 July 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Joint Meeting of the City Council held on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

3. Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council held on July 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

4. Resolution No. 2018-087 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the purchase of chemicals for water and wastewater treatment. Public Hearing: Council Vote: August 13, 2018 Open Forum: Comments from the public (Limit 5 minutes each) Per Council rules adopted April 9, 2018, agenda items scheduled for a public hearing or which have already had a public hearing are not to be addressed at the "Open Forum". Action Items

5. Resolution No. 2018-088 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an incentive agreement funded by the City of Texarkana's Economic Development fund with Arconic, Inc. in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000) for a term not to exceed two (2) years and authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary documents. Public Hearing: Council Vote: August 13, 2018

6. Ordinance No. 2018-095 annexing the territory north of McKnight Road and southwest of Richmond Road, and being bounded on the north, east and south by existing Texarkana, Texas city limits [Study Area 1]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018.

7. Ordinance No. 2018-096 annexing the territory west of Kings Highway and south of Hughes Road and south of Arnold Drive and east of Old Red Lick Road, being bounded on the east side by existing Texarkana, Texas city limits and being east and south of Red Lick city limits [Study Area 2]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

8. Ordinance No. 2018-097 annexing the territory being bounded south by Findley Street, west of S. Bishop Road and north of U.S. Hwy 59 [Study Area 3]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018 9. Ordinance No. 2018-098 annexing the territory being bounded east by the Union Pacific Railroad and on the west by the existing Texarkana, Texas city limits and on the south by Bariod Road [Study Area 4]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City  Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

9. Ordinance No. 2018-098 annexing the territory being bounded east by the Union Pacific Railroad and on the west by the existing Texarkana, Texas city limits and on the south by Bariod Road [Study Area 4]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

10. Ordinance No. 2018-099 annexing the territory being bounded on the south by North Kings Highway and on the north, east and southeast by the Texarkana, Texas city limits [Study Area 5]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

11. Ordinance No. 2018-100 annexing the territory located on both sides of Richmond Road, south of Stonevale Addition and surrounded by the existing Texarkana, Texas city limits with the portion east of Richmond Road being the Herbert Boyer property [Study Area 6]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

12. Ordinance No. 2018-101 annexing the territory being all the properties along Leggett Drive and Pine Ridge Circle, and all property known as the Texarkana Golf Ranch LLP and city property northwest of Bringle Lake [Study Area 7]; extending the city limits to include the territory; adopting a service plan for the territory; assigning the territory to its adjoining ward; granting all inhabitants of the territory all rights and privileges of other citizens of the City; binding all inhabitants of the territory by all acts, ordinances, and resolutions of the City, and the property therein bearing its pro rata part of the taxes levied by the City. Public Hearing: July 9, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018.

V. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2018-085 fixing the tax rate and levy in and for the City of Texarkana, Texas, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 upon all taxable property in the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: September 10, 2018

2. Resolution No. 2018-086 ratifying the recently adopted budget that contains a property tax rate that raises more total property taxes than the previous year. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: September 10, 2018.

3. Ordinance No. 2018-089 rezoning Lot 7 and south 1/2 of Lot 8, Block 96, Trigg's Addition, located at 802 Main Street. Office to Single Family-2. Robert and Marilyn Costa, applicant. Michael Donovan, agent. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

4. Ordinance No. 2018-090 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a single wide HUD code manufactured home on Lot 7, Block 16, Grandview Addition, located at 3922 Alexander Avenue. Irma Helen Blackwell, applicant. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

5. Ordinance No. 2018-091 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a HUD code manufactured home on Lots 3-5, Block 12, Grandview Addition, located at 3505-3509 Findley Street. Clystra Brown, applicant. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

6. Ordinance No. 2018-092 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a tattoo studio on the south 10' of Lot 2 and all of Lots 3-5, Block 3, Rochelle Heights Addition, located in a tenant space at 3801 State Line Avenue. Moore-Green Investments, applicant. Jessica Wester, agent. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

7. Ordinance No. 2018-093 revoking Specific Use Permit No. S-615 that allowed a tattoo studio on the south 10' of Lot 2 and all of Lots 3-5, Block 3, Rochelle Heights Addition, located in a tenant space at 3805 State Line Avenue. City of Texarkana, Texas, applicant. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018.

8. Ordinance No. 2018-094 revoking Specific Use Permit No. S-633 that allowed a tattoo studio in a tenant space on the south 10' of Lot 2 and all of Lots 3-5, Block 3, Rochelle Heights Addition, located at 3811 State Line Avenue. City of Texarkana, Texas, applicant. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

9. Ordinance No. 2018-102 amending PD-06-09(GR) for site plan approval to allow an apartment complex on a 12.051 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located approximately 300' west of the intersection of McKnight Road and Pavilion Parkway. McKnight Place, LLC, under contract to purchase, applicant. Kayla Wood, MTG Surveying and Engineering, agent. Public Hearing: August 27, 2018 Council Vote: August 27, 2018

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2018-076 amending the budget estimate of the revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 and adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: September 10, 2018

2. Resolution No. 2018-077 adopting the FY19 Master Fee List. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018.

3. Ordinance No. 2018-079 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the application of permanent cosmetics/microblading on an approximate 1.757 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located in a tenant space at 4140 McKnight Road. Bill King, applicant. Shelly Brown, agent. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018.

4. Ordinance No. 2018-080 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a double wide HUD code manufactured home on Lots 10-12, Block 7, Grandview Addition, located at 3102 Alexander Avenue. D'Neishia Bruce, applicant. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

5. Ordinance No. 2018-081 rezoning Lots 16 & 17B, Bob Phillips 2nd Addition, located at 2405 Phillips Lane. Single Family-1 to Single Family-3. Anderson Riser, applicant. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018.

6. Ordinance No. 2018-082 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a triple wide HUD code manufactured home on Lots 16 & 17B, Bob Phillips 2nd Addition, located at 2405 Phillips Lane. Anderson Riser, applicant. Public Hearing: August 13, 2018 Council Vote: August 13, 2018

VII. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

IX. CLOSED SESSION The City Council will convene in closed session pursuant to section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code for a private consultation with the City Attorney.

X. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XI. ADJOURNMENT