The dispute between the City of Texarkana, Texas and the Forest Point Apartments continues tonight at the city council meeting.

The Texarkana Water Utilities claim the apartment complex owes them thousands of dollars in delinquent water bills, while those who run the apartment complex say they have been grossly overcharged by the water company. Council members will consider an ordinance that may place a lien on the property due to unpaid utility bills.

Here is a complete agenda for tonight's meeting that gets underway at 6PM at Texas side City Hall:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOSH DAVIS

III. MAYOR'S OPENING REMARKS

Parks & Recreation Events: April 1st Spring Soccer League Begins Wallace Park, April 1st Spring Softball Tournament Karrh/Wallace Park, April 1st - 3rd Scout-O-Rama Spring Lake Park, April 5th Spring Church Softball League Begins, Wallace Park April 9th Spring Softball Tournament Karrh/Wallace Park.

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 March 14, 2016 at 6PM.

2. Resolution No. 2016-017 approving the International Paper Mill Water Treatment Plant Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan for Wholesale Public Water Suppliers. Public Hearing: February 22, 2016 Second Briefing: March 14, 2016 Council Vote: March 28, 2016 Action Items.

3. Resolution No. 2016-041 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with American Ramp Company of Joplin, MO., for the design, equipment, and construction of a skateboard park. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: March 28, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-044 rescinding Resolution No. 2015-140 that directed the enforcement of code provisions for the full payment of the water and sewer account balance of Forest Point Apartment Homes and adopting Ordinance No. 2016-044 imposing a lien against the property for unpaid utility charges. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: March 28, 2016.

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2016-029 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to sign size, nonconforming signs, damaged signs and definitions.Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

2. Ordinance No. 2016-030 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to prohibiting CEVMS along certain corridors. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

3. Ordinance No. 2016-031 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by establishing minimum housing standards for all dwelling units. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

4. Ordinance No. 2016-032 requiring property owners to register rental property through dwelling unit permits requiring inspections and establishing a permit fee. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

5. Ordinance No. 2016-033 amending PD-00-5(GR) for revision to site plan to allow new signage on Lots 12-15 & 8A, Block 2, Galleria Oaks #1, Parcel 3, Replat #2, located at 5502 Medical Parkway. Max Alley Investment, LLC, owner. Trey Ayers, Effective Signs, agent. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

6. Ordinance No. 2016-034 amending PD-79-5(GR) for revision to site plan to allow additional signage on a certain 9.75 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4317 McKnight Road. The Oaks Assisted Living Facility, owner. Billy White, Whatley Signs, agent  Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2015 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

7. Ordinance No. 2016-035 rezoning a 332.73' x 140' strip of land being a part of an 8.47 acre tract in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located in the 5200 block of North Kings Highway. Single Family-3 to Planned Unit Residential. Jay Strickland, owner. MTG Engineering, agent. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

8. Resolution No. 2016-036 approving the fiscal year 2017 budget calendar. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: April 11, 2016.

9. Resolution No. 2016-037 authorizing staff to proceed with necessary work to demolish neighborhood specific substandard structures. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

10. Resolution No. 2016-038 authorizing the City Manager to purchase the building and property located at 808 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($130,000.00). Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2018 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

11. Resolution No. 2016-039 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Halff & Associates for Comprehensive Planning Services. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

12. Ordinance No. 2016-040 amending Chapter 140, Article V, Sec. 106, Historical Designation of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-025 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an incentive agreement with Harte-Hanks, Inc. funded by the City of Texarkana's Economic Development Fund in an amount not to exceed TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($200,000). Public Hearing: March 28, 2016 Second Briefing: April 11, 2016 Council Vote: April 25, 2016.

2. Resolution No. 2016-026 authorizing the City Manager to execute a gateway monument agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the City of Texarkana's construction and maintenance of a gateway monument along Interstate 30 right-of-way. Public Hearing: March 28, 2016 Second Briefing: April 11, 2016 Council Vote: April 25, 2016.

3. Resolution No. 2016-027 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the repainting and repairs of the Pleasant Grove Elevated Storage Tank in an amount not to exceed TWO HUNDRED FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS ($204,700). Public Hearing: March 28, 2016 Second Briefing: April 11, 2016 Council Vote: April 25, 2016.

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

1. Ordinance No. 2016-021 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a 100' monopole cellular telecommunications tower and maintenance platform on a 0.0980 acre tract of leased space being a part of a 5.65 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 910 Franklin Street. Walnut Church of Christ, owner. Hart Mason, J. Mark Hodges, Inc., agent. Public Hearing: March 14, 2016 Second Briefing: March 28, 2016 Council Vote: April 11, 2016.

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT