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The Texas side City Council meets for the first time in November tonight at City Hall starting at 6PM.

Here is the agenda for tonight's meeting:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER DR. BRIAN MATTHEWS

III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Canvass Election Results) Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (Candidate Swearing-In Ceremony) Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016 - CANCELLED

Comprehensive Plan Meeting: The second meeting for the “Renew Texarkana” Comprehensive Plan will be held at the Texarkana Convention Center on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. All in the community are invited to attend.

Small Business Saturday Celebration: A celebration recognizing small businesses will be held on Saturday November 26th at the Farmers Market located at 305 Texas Blvd.

Parks & Recreation Events: November 19th Softball Tournament Karrh/Wallace Parks. November 24th Turkey Trot 5K Run Spring Lake Park. December 1st Bramlett Beans & Cornbread Southwest Center For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978.

Presentations Small Business Saturday Proclamation - November 26, 2016

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 Joint City Committee Special Meeting of the City Council held on October 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on October 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

3. Ordinance No. 2016-124 accepting additional grant funding for the Police Department budget from ArkLaTex 100 Club in the amount of $11,055. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 14, 2016

4. Resolution No. 2016-130 setting the 2017 City Council meeting dates and official City Holiday closings. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 14, 2016

Action Items

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. Ordinance No. 2016-126 amending budget expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 to appropriate funding in the amount of One Million Three Hundred Fifty-Three Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($1,353,200) for projects included in the previously approved Capital Improvement Program. (CIP). Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 14, 2016

9. Ordinance No. 2016-127 amending budgeted revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 for the Public Safety Radio Equipment fund. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 14, 2016

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-125 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement between the City and Valley View Consulting, L.L.C. to provide professional investment advisory services for the City's investable funds for a period of two (2) years. Public Hearing: November 28, 2016 Second Briefing: December 12, 2016 Council Vote: January 9, 2017

2. Resolution No. 2016-132 approving and authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Waste Management of Texas, Inc. for refuse collection. Public Hearing: November 28, 2016 Second Briefing: December 12, 2016 Council Vote: January 9, 2017

3. Ordinance No. 2016-133 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Four Thirteen Inc. for the construction of the Texarkana, Texas Gateway Welcome sign. Public Hearing: November 28, 2016 Second Briefing: December 12, 2016 Council Vote: January 9, 2017

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-120 approving Bowie Central Appraisal District's 2016 tax roll. Public Hearing: November 14, 2016 Second Briefing: November 28, 2016 Council Vote: December 12, 2016

2. Resolution No. 2016-121 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an incentive agreement under Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government Code with Legato Holdings LLC for plans to remodel a facility located at 3103 Summerhill Road. Public Hearing: November 14, 2016 Second Briefing: November 28, 2016 Council Vote: December 12, 2016

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

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

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT