The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets tonight for its final regularly scheduled meeting for the month of August.

The meeting kicks off at 6PM at City Hall. Here is the complete agenda for tonight's session:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOSH DAVIS

III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Public Hearing Meeting: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Tax Rate Public Hearing #2)

Parks & Recreation Events: August August 29th Commercial Co-Ed Fall League begins Wallace Park August 29th After School Program begins Southwest Center August 30th Tennis Classes begin Southwest Center September September 10th Fall Soccer League begins Wallace Park September 10th Fall Baseball League begins Spring Lake Park September 10th Softball Tournament Karrh Park September 12th Fall Softball League begins Karrh Park

For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978

Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection: Friday, August 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Texarkana Fire Station at 4315 Summerhill Road.

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

Presentations

General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 - Presented by Jason Hughes of Hilltop Securities General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2016 PowerPoint Blood Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation

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 25, 2016 at 6PM. Animal Control - City of Dallas Application for Intact Animal Permit

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on August 8, 2016 at 6PM.

3. Resolution No. 2016-092 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for services with Jerry V. Sparks to provide City services as the Economic Developer. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 22, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-098 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one-year contract with Holliday, Lemons, & Cox, P.C. to perform the annual audit for the City of Texarkana, Texas, and Texarkana Water Utilities for a total cost not to exceed $154,950 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 22, 2016

5. Ordinance No. 2016-101 amending budget expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 to appropriate additional grant funding in the amount of NINETY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($95,000) for the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 22, 2016

Action Items

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-096 ratifying the recently adopted budget that contains a property tax rate that raises more total property taxes than the previous year. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: September 12, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-102 regulating the speed of motor vehicles upon a certain section of FM 989 within the corporate limits of the City of Texarkana, Texas; registering the set speed limits in the City’s Traffic Register; and authorizing the Texas Department of Transportation to erect signs. Public Hearing: September 12, 2016 Second Briefing: September 26, 2016 Council Vote: October 10, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-103 rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 170, Trigg's Addition, located at 1317 Oak Street. Commercial to Single Family-2. Brusser Jackson, applicant. James L. Cook, agent. Public Hearing: September 12, 2016 Second Briefing: September 26, 2016 Council Vote: October 10, 2016

4. Ordinance No. 2016-104 rezoning Lot 7, Block 36, Grandview Addition, located at 2822 Norris Cooley Drive. Single Family-3 to Neighborhood Service. Mattie Dixon, applicant. Reana M. Sanders, agent. Public Hearing: September 12, 2016 Second Briefing: September 26, 2016 Council Vote: October 10, 2016

5. Ordinance No. 2016-105 amending the Code of Ordinances, Land Development Code, Chapter 14-111 pertaining to sign exceptions in the University Planned Development District (UPDD). Texas A & M University-Texarkana, applicant. Public Hearing: September 12, 2016 Second Briefing: September 26, 2016 Council Vote: October 10, 2016

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-093 authorizing the City Manager to enter into contracts for the purchase of chemicals for water and wastewater treatment. Public Hearing: August 22, 2016 Second Briefing: September 12, 2016 Council Vote: September 26, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-094 authorizing the addition of one Captain position and abolishing one Battalion Chief position in the Fire Department. Public Hearing: August 22, 2016 Second Briefing: September 12, 2016 Council Vote: September 26, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-095 fixing the tax rate and levy in and for the City of Texarkana, Texas, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 upon all taxable property in the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: August 22, 2016 Second Briefing: August 29, 2016 Council Vote: September 12, 2016

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. 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

2. 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

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff XII.

ADJOURNMENT