Texarkana, Texas City Council meets for the first time in 2016. It will have several rezoning issues on the agenda.

Here is a rundown of tonight's council agenda;

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on December 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM.
Action Items

2. Resolution No. 2015-122 approving the City's investment policy.

Public Hearing: November 23, 2015
Second Briefing: December 14, 2015
Council Vote: January 11, 2016

FIRST BRIEFINGS
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 continued location of a double wide HUD code manufactured home on Lots 11 & 12, Block, 43, Grandview Addition, located at 3202 Jones Street. Myra Williams, applicant.
Public Hearing: January 25, 2016
Second Briefing: February 8, 2016
Council Vote: February 22, 2016

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Resolution No. 2015-138 naming the existing pedestrian trail along Galleria Oaks Drive from Cowhorn Creek Road to Robin Lane as "Watts Trail".
Public Hearing: January 11, 2016
Second Briefing:
Council Vote: January 25, 2016

2. 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

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES
1. 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

2. 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

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

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES
1. 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: December 14, 2015
Second Briefing: January 11, 2016
Council Vote: January 25, 2016

2. 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 FORTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($46,800).
Public Hearing: December 14, 2015
Second Briefing: January 11, 2016
Council Vote: January 25, 2016

3. 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

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS
1. Council
2. Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT