The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets at 6PM today at City Hall.

Among other items, the council will take up several rezoning issues on a busy agenda. Here is a rundown of the agenda for the meeting:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCILMEMBER DR. BRIAN MATTHEWS

III. MAYOR'S OPENING REMARKS

Presentations 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 January 11, 2016 at 6PM.

2. Resolution No. 2015-120 establishing a program for making loans and grants of public money and providing city personnel and services to promote local economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity in the City. Public Hearing: Dec. 14, 2015 Second Briefing: Jan. 11, 2016 Council Vote: Jan. 25, 2016

3. Resolution No. 2015-121 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an incentive agreement with Ocean Canyon Properties Inc., funded by the City of Texarkana's Economic Development Fund, in an amount not to exceed $46,800. Public Hearing: December 14, 2015 Second Briefing: January 11, 2016 Council Vote: January 25, 2016

Action Items

4. Ordinance No. 2015-129 rezoning an approximate 0.9 acre tract of land in the M.A. Bassett HRS, A-91, located at 2905 Texas Boulevard. Single Family-2 to Office. Landmark Pentecostal Church, applicant. Keith Culberson, Whatley Signs, agent. Public Hearing: December 14, 2015 Second Briefing: January 11, 2016 Council Vote: January 25, 2016

5. Ordinance No. 2015-130 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a Changeable Electronic Variable Message Sign (CEVMS) on an approximate 0.9 acre tract of land located in the M.A. Bassett HRS, A-91, located at 2905 Texas Boulevard. Landmark Pentecostal Church, applicant. Keith Culberson, Whatley Signs, agent. Public Hearing: December 14, 2015 Second Briefing: January 11, 2016 Council Vote: January 25, 2016

6. Ordinance No. 2015-131 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a Changeable Electronic Variable Message Sign (CEVMS) on an approximate 7.39 acre tract of land located at 1601 Mall Drive. Church on the Rock, applicant. Jason Offutt, Ace Sign Company, agent. Public Hearing: December 14, 2015 Second Briefing: January 11, 2016 Council Vote: January 25, 2016

7. Ordinance No. 2015-135 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas Sec. 18-14 - Outdoor Burning. Public Hearing: December 14, 2015 Second Briefing: January 11, 2016 Council Vote: January 25, 2016

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-005 establishing and adopting a policy related to citizen submitted petitions. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

2. Resolution No. 2016-006 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Bowie County of a payment plan for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone accounts receivable that are in arrears. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

3. Resolution No. 2016-008 authorizing support for the Texarkana, Texas Housing Authority Robison Terrace development. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-009 authorizing financial support for the Texarkana, Texas Housing Authority Robison Terrace development. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

5. Resolution No. 2016-010 confirming that Texarkana, Texas has more than twice the state average of units per capita supported by housing tax credits or private activity bonds. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

6. Resolution No. 2016-011 authorizing support for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) housing tax credit development application for Heritage Pines. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

7. Ordinance No. 2016-012 rezoning Lots 42 & 43 in Meyer's Subdivision, located at 1710 Meyer Street. Single Family-2 to Single Family-3. Dyeann Berry, applicant. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

8. Ordinance No. 2016-013 requesting a Specific Use Permit to allow a HUD code double wide manufactured home on Lots 42 & 43, Meyer's Subdivision, located at 1710 Meyer Street. Dyeann Berry, applicant. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

9. Ordinance No. 2016-014 rezoning a 1.295 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4824 McKnight Road. Agriculture to Planned Development Neighborhood Service. Aaron Gaylor, applicant. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016

10. Ordinance No. 2016-015 amending PD-16-1(NS) for site plan approval on a 1.295 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4824 McKnight Road. Aaron Gaylor, applicant. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 22, 2016 Council Vote: March 14, 2016.

11. Ordinance No. 2016-016 establishing a 90-day Moratorium on the processing and approval of applications/permits for the placement of Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) within the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: February 8, 2016 Second Briefing: February 8, 2016 Council Vote: February 8, 2016

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-001 rescinding Ordinance No. 188-08, which established a list of external professional engineering and surveying service providers. Public Hearing: January 25, 2016 Second Briefing: February 8, 2016 Council Vote: February 22, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-002 rezoning an approximate 14.5 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4323 and 4501 McKnight Road. Single Family-1 to Planned Development - General Retail. William C. Pruett, East McKnight LLC, applicant. Bobby L. Howell, agent. Public Hearing: January 25, 2016 Second Briefing: February 8, 2016 Council Vote: February 22, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-003 rezoning a 1.57 acre tract of land located in the R.V. Evans HRS, A-742, located at 6812 Richmond Road. Single Family-1 to General Retail. Cynthia R. Stone, applicant. (Due to Planning and Zoning Commission denial, a 3/4 vote by the City Council is required to approve this request.) Public Hearing: January 25, 2016 Second Briefing: February 8, 2016 Council Vote: February 22, 2016

4. Ordinance No. 2016-004 renewing Specific Use Permit No. S-638 to allow the Public Hearing: January 25, 2016 Second Briefing: February 8, 2016 Council Vote: February 22, 2016.

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. Resolution No. 2015-140 finding and determining no valid basis supporting claims made by Forest Point Apartment Homes of being overcharged for water and sewer services; requiring Forest Point Apartment Homes to make full payment; authorizing alternative short-term payment plans; directing enforcement of Code provisions in the event Forest Point Apartment Homes fails to make full payment of its account balance. Public Hearing: January 11, 2016 Second Briefing: January 25, 2016 Council Vote: February 8, 2016.

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT