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Texarkana City Council Expected to Vote on Grim Hotel Issue

Courtesy of the City of Texarkana, Texas
Courtesy of the City of Texarkana, Texas

The Texarkana Texas City Council is expected to vote tonight on an issue involving loan agreements for the Grim Hotel Restoration Project.

The meeting gets underway at 6PM at Texas side City Hall. Here is the complete agenda for this evening’s meeting:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOSH DAVIS

III. MAYOR’S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – Capital Improvement Plan Workshop Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Public Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – Budget Open House

Parks & Recreation Events: July 15th Cornerstone Sandslam Volleyball Tournament Bringle Lake West For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978.

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 June 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

2. Ordinance No. 2017-075 calling for a General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a Council Member for Ward 2, a Council Member for Ward 3, and a Council Member for Ward 5. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 10, 2017

Action Items

3. Ordinance No. 2017-056 amending PD-15-5(GR) for site plan approval on Lot 6, Block 3, J.T. Spears Addition, located at 3603 Texas Boulevard. Texas Boulevard Properties, LLC, applicant. Bryan Callaway, agent. Public Hearing: June 12, 2017 Second Briefing: June 26, 2017 Council Vote: July 10, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-063 revising the swap time policy in the fire department. Public Hearing: June 12, 2017 Second Briefing: June 26, 2017 Council Vote: July 10, 2017

5. Resolution No. 2017-064 adopting the FY18 Master Fee List. Public Hearing: June 12, 2017 Second Briefing: June 26, 2017 Council Vote: July 10, 2017

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2017-076 calling for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to consider City Charter amendments. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 24, 2017

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. Ordinance No. 2017-070 amending PD-79-5(GR) for site plan approval to allow a building expansion on Lot 1A, Rateliff Subdivision, located at 4105 Richmond Place. Danny and Rachael Rateliff, applicants. Public Hearing: July 10, 2017 Second Briefing: July 24, 2017 Council Vote: August 14, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-071 amending PD-79-5(GR) for site plan approval to allow the construction of a new building on Lot 2, Block 2, Richmond-McKnight Addition, located at 4207 Richmond Road. Aaron Gaylor, applicant. Public Hearing: July 10, 2017 Second Briefing: July 24, 2017 Council Vote: August 14, 2017

3. Resolution No. 2017-072 authorizing the sale of a surplus water distribution system to Riverbend Water Resources District. Public Hearing: July 10, 2017 Second Briefing: July 24, 2017 Council Vote: August 14, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-073 approving the 2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan and amendment of the CDBG 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan. Public Hearing: July 10, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: July 10, 2017

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. Resolution No. 2017-065 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a three-year contract for the annual audit for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2017, 2018, and 2019, with the option to renew. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

2. Resolution No. 2017-068 authorizing the City Manager to enter into loan agreements with Grimm Lofts, LLC. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 10, 2017

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

1. Resolution No. 2017-066 approving a debt management policy. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-067 amending the city’s traffic register to establish a forty mile per hour (40 mph) speed limit on University Avenue between the beginning of the boulevard section near 6800 University Avenue and Bringle Lake Village Drive, and University Avenue between Shilling Road and Summerhill Road, and amending the city’s traffic register to establish a thirty-five mile per hour (35 mph) speed limit on Shilling Road between Bringle Ridge Road and the east end of University Avenue. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

3. Ordinance No. 2017-069 amending the Land Development Code, Chapter 105 “Buildings and Construction”, Section 105-4 “Insurance and Bonding Requirements”. Public Hearing: June 26, 2017 Second Briefing: July 10, 2017 Council Vote: July 24, 2017

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff XII.

CLOSED SESSION The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.087 – Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney.

XIII. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

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