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Texarkana Texas City Council to Name Permanent City Manager

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The Texarkana Texas City Council is expected to name Interim City Manager Shirley Jaster to the job permanently at tonight’s meeting.

Jaster has been in the job since the retirement of John Whitson earlier this year.

The council meeting gets underway at 6PM at Texas side City Hall.

Here is the complete agenda for the meeting:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY MAYOR BOB BRUGGEMAN

III. MAYOR’S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 25, 2017 – CANCELLED

Governor’s Small Business Forum Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Texarkana Convention Center

Upcoming Joint City Meeting The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will host a “Joint Texarkana Community Committee” meeting with Texarkana, Arkansas, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Ark-Tex Council of Governments building located at 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, Texas. The scheduled topic of discussion is “Transportation”. The meeting is open to the public.

Fall Farmers’ Market: The Farmers’ Market continues to run Saturdays until October 28th. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Monday, December 4th – Christmas Market

Parks & Recreation Events:

October 26th Movies in the Park* Spring Lake Park

October 28th Community Garage Sale Spring Lake Park

October 28th Down Syndrome Awareness Walk Spring Lake Park NOTE: *Movies are scheduled to start at dusk

For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978

Meeting Presentation Pro Bono Week Proclamation – October 22 – 28, 2017

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 October 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Action Items

2. Ordinance No. 2017-111 appointing Shirley Jaster as City Manager and authorizing a City Manager employment contract. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: October 23, 2017

3. Resolution No. 2017-112 approving the bank depository contract for Farmers Bank & Trust. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: October 23, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-118 authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of an excavator for Texarkana Water Utilities in an amount not to exceed $120,864. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: October 23, 2017

VI. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2017-096 adopting the City’s investment policy. Public Hearing: November 13, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 13, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-116 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the application of permanent cosmetics and microblading on an approximate 1.757 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located in a tenant space at 4142 McKnight Road. Bill King, applicant. Kori Reyna, Brow and Arrow Salon, agent. Public Hearing: November 13, 2017 Second Briefing: November 27, 2017 Council Vote: December 11, 2017

3. Ordinance No. 2017-113 rezoning an approximate 1.04 acre tract of land in the George Brinlee HRS, A-18, located at 4009 Moores Lane. Single Family-2 to Planned Development-Office. Greg Bennet, Bennett Outdoor Investment, Inc., applicant. Public Hearing: November 13, 2017 Second Briefing: November 27, 2017 Council Vote: December 11, 2017

4. Ordinance No. 2017-117 authorizing the continuation of the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance, as originally adopted in Ordinance No. 261-93 and last continued in Ordinance No. 2014- 117, for an additional period of three (3) years.Public Hearing: October 23, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: November 13, 2017

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2017-120 approving for purposes of Section 147(f) of the internal revenue code the reissuance by the Newark Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation of its retirement facility revenue refunding bonds. Public Hearing: October 23, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: October 23, 2017

VIII. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

1. Ordinance No. 2017-099 rezoning an approximate 2 acre tract of land in the R.E. Sevey HRS, A-523, located at 2407 Liberty Lane. Single Family-1 to Single Family-3. Military Warriors Support Foundation, owner. Mary Bowman (under contract to purchase), agent. Public Hearing: October 9, 2017 Second Briefing: October 23, 2017 Council Vote: November 13, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-100 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a double wide HUD code manufactured home on an approximate 2-acre tract of land in the R.E. Sevey HRS, A-523, located at 2407 Liberty Lane. Military Warriors Support Foundation, owner. Mary Bowman (under contract to purchase), agent. Public Hearing: October 9, 2017 Second Briefing: October 23, 2017 Council Vote: November 13, 2017

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

1. Resolution No. 2017-102 authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease purchase agreement with Dell Financial Services LLC for replacement computers and equipment for City of Texarkana, TX departments. Public Hearing: October 9, 2017 Second Briefing: October 23, 2017 Council Vote: November 13, 2017

X. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT

 

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