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

Here is a complete rundown on the agenda for tonight's meeting:

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, October 24, 2016 at 6PM Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6PM, Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6PM.

Upcoming Joint City Meeting: The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will host the first "Joint Texarkana Community Committee" meeting with Texarkana, Ark., on Tuesday, October 11th at 3PM. The meeting will be held at the chamber building located at 819 No. State Line Avenue. The meeting will be open to the public.

Parks & Recreation Events: October 13th Movies in the Park - “Angry Birds” Spring Lake Park October 20th Movies in the Park - “Goosebumps” Spring Lake Park October 20th Fall Festival Spring Lake Park October 22nd Softball Tournament Karrh and Wallace Parks October 27th Movies in the Park - “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” - Original Spring Lake Park October 29th Community Yard Sale & Electronics Recycling Spring Lake Park “Movies will start at 7:00 p.m.” For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978

Presentations

1. Manufacturing Month Proclamation

2. Fire Fighter Collective Bargaining Ballot Measure Update

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 September 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Fire Fighter Ballot Initiative CM Presentation

Action Items

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-117 amending Chapter 11 Sec. 105-99 of the International Residential Code. Public Hearing: October 24, 2016 Second Briefing: November 14, 2016 Council Vote: November 28, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-119 amending the Code of Ordinances Secs. 28-1(b),130-5,140-179 and 140-239 for sidewalk board type signs to be allowed for advertising in the Central Business zoning district. Public Hearing: October 24, 2016 Second Briefing: November 14, 2016 Council Vote: November 28, 2016

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-110 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the one additional use of a tattoo studio for the application of permanent cosmetics on a .34 acre tract (Tract 49) in the MEP & P HRS, A-421, located in a tenant space at 4066 Summerhill Square. Alan Schimming, owner. Jordan Chandler, agent. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 2016

2. Ordinance No. 2016-111 rezoning a 1.574 acre tract of land in the MEP & P HRS, A-18, located at 6872 Hampton Road. General Retail to Commercial. Mike Berry, Texarkana Hampton Road LLC, owner. Jason Vanderhoof, agent. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 2016

3. Resolution No. 2016-113 establishing a Community Relations Expenditures Policy. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-114 authorizing the expenditure of Community Relations funds in support of the KCS Holiday Express Train event. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 2016

5. Resolution No. 2016-115 authorizing the expenditure of Community Relations funds in support of the Live United Bowl Team's Banquet. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 2016

6. Resolution No. 2016-116 revising the Fire Department's swap time policy. Public Hearing: October 10, 2016 Second Briefing: October 24, 2016 Council Vote: November 14, 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