The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets today beginning at 6PM at City Hall. It will taking up a contentious water bill issue.

Council members are voting on a resolution to force the owners of Forest Point Apartments to pay what the city says are delinquent water and sewer bills. The owners say they have been grossly and unfairly over billed by the Texarkana Water Utilities.

Here is the complete agenda for tonight's City Council meeting:

I. Call To Order, Roll Call, Establishment Of Quorum

II. Invocation And Pledge By Council Member Christy Paddock

III. Mayor's Opening Remarks

Upcoming City Council Meetings:
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6PM.
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6PM.
Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6PM.
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6PM.

Parks & Recreation Events:

February 25 - 26
24th Annual Fishing Derby

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 January 25, 2016 at 6PM.

Action Items

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

VI. First Briefings
1. Ordinance No. 2016-007 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas Chapter 44-Taxicabs Section 44-108 providing for a rate increase for Taxicab services.

Public Hearing: February 22, 2016
Second Briefing: March 14, 2016
Council Vote: March 28, 2016

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

3. Resolution No. 2016-018 approving the addition to the TIRZ #1 Project List for the funding or partial funding of an extension of Pavilion Parkway in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 and for an addition to the Bringle Lake Trail in an amount not to exceed $213,000.

Public Hearing: February 22, 2016
Second Briefing: March 14, 2016
Council Vote: March 28, 2016

Resolution No. 2016-019 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract or contracts with one or more parties for the funding of street construction and improvements for an extension of Pavilion Parkway from Gibson Lane to McKnight Road; approving the reimbursement of the approved construction costs using funds generated from future development revenue from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1 Fund in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.

Public Hearing: February 22, 2016
Second Briefing: March 14, 2016
Council Vote: March 28, 2016

VII. Public Hearings

1. Resolution No. 2016-005 establishing and adopting a policy related to citizen submitted petitions.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

2. Resolution No. 2016-006 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Bowie County of a payment plan for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone accounts receivable that are in arrears.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

3. Resolution No. 2016-008 authorizing support for the Texarkana, Texas Housing Authority Robison Terrace development.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016.

4. Resolution No. 2016-009 authorizing financial support for the Texarkana, Texas Housing Authority Robison Terrace development.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

5. Resolution No. 2016-010 confirming that Texarkana, Texas has more than twice the state average of units per capita supported by housing tax credits or private activity bonds.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

6. Resolution No. 2016-011 authorizing support for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) housing tax credit development application for Heritage Pines.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

7. Ordinance No. 2016-012 rezoning Lots 42 & 43 in Meyer's Subdivision, located at 1710 Meyer Street. Single Family-2 to Single Family-3. Dyeann Berry, applicant.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

8. Ordinance No. 2016-013 requesting a Specific Use Permit to allow a HUD code double wide manufactured home on Lots 42 & 43, Meyer's Subdivision, located at 1710 Meyer Street. Dyeann Berry, applicant.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

9. Ordinance No. 2016-014 rezoning a 1.295 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4824 McKnight Road. Agriculture to Planned Development-Neighborhood Service. Aaron Gaylor, applicant.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016

Ordinance No. 2016-015 amending PD-16-1(NS) for site plan approval on a 1.295 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4824 McKnight Road. Aaron Gaylor, applicant.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 22, 2016
Council Vote: March 14, 2016
Public Hearing and Action Item

11. Ordinance No. 2016-016 establishing a 90-day Moratorium on the processing and approval of applications/permits for the placement of Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) within the City of Texarkana, Texas.

Public Hearing: February 8, 2016
Second Briefing: February 8, 2016
Council Vote: February 8, 2016

VIII. Second Briefing With Updates

1. 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

IX. Second Briefing Without Updates

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.

X. Items For Discussion

Staff Updates

XI. Administrative Comments

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. Adjournment