The Texarkana, Texas City Council will vote tonight on amending regulations concerning electronic message signs in the City.

The council held a public hearing on the matter back in April and will vote on the changes tonight.

Here is the complete council agenda for tonight's meeting that gets under way at 6PM at Texas side City Hall.

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY MAYOR BOB BRUGGEMAN

III. MAYOR'S OPENING REMARKS

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6PM Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6PM Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6PM Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6PM.

Parks & Recreation Events: May 14th Texarkana Soccer Tournament Wallace Park May 14th Volleyball Tournament Bringle West Park May 14th Community Yard Sale & Electronics Recycling Day Spring Lake Park May 19th Movies in the Park - “Goosebumps” Spring Lake Park May 21st Softball Tournament Wallace and Karrh Parks *Movie will start at 7:45PM.

* For a complete list of Parks & Recreation activities and information call 903-798-3978 or visit the city website:

National Peace Officers Memorial: The National Peace Officers Memorial will take place at 10AM on Wednesday, May 11th at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center located at 3941 Summerhill Road.

Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings: Beverly - Thursday, May 12th from 6-8PM at Texarkana College, Levi Hall in BCT Building, 2500 Robison Road

Farmer’s Market to Open: This year’s market will open on Saturday May 14th and run through Saturday, August 13th . Shopping days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7AM-noon or until sold out. The market is located at 305 Texas Boulevard.

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

IV. PROCLAMATION PRESENTATION Kids to Parks Day Proclamation - May 21, 2016

V. 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".

VI. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Action Items

2. Ordinance No. 2016-029 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to sign size, nonconforming signs, damaged signs and definitions. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016

3. Ordinance No. 2016-030 amending Chapter 140 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by amending regulations for Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) pertaining to prohibiting CEVMS along certain corridors. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016

4. Ordinance No. 2016-040 amending Chapter 140, Article V, Sec. 106, Historical Designation of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: April 11, 2016 Second Briefing: April 25, 2016 Council Vote: May 9, 2016

VII. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-055 making a final decision on the application of SWEPCO to the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting the approval of a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor Rate increase. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: May 9, 2016

VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution No. 2016-048 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Gregg Orr Auto Collection for funding drainage improvements between Walton Drive and the South access road of Interstate 30 (1002 Walton Drive) in an amount not to exceed $370,911.17. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016

2. Resolution No. 2016-050 authorizing the City Manager to accept the bid and enter into a contract with RBIS, LLC for the McKnight Road water and sewer relocations in amount not to exceed $93,962.50. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016.

3. Resolution No. 2016-051 authorizing the City Manager to write-off uncollectible accounts receivable. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016

4. Ordinance No. 2016-052 rezoning Lots 15, 16 & 17, Block 2, Cowhorn Plaza II Subdivision, located at the northeast corner of Galleria Oaks Drive and Christus Drive. Single Family-2 to Planned Development-Office. Alan Schimming, owner. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016

5. Ordinance No. 2016-053 amending PD-16-2(O) for site plan approval on Lots 15, 16 & 17, Block 2, Cowhorn Plaza II Subdivision, located at the northeast corner of Galleria Oaks Drive and Christus Drive. Alan Schimming, owner. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016

6. Resolution No. 2016-054 establishing a General Fund Balance Policy. Public Hearing: May 9, 2016 Second Briefing: May 23, 2016 Council Vote: June 13, 2016

IX. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

X. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

XI. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION Staff Updates

XII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. Council

2. Staff

XIII. CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 Open Meetings, Section 551.087 - Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations.

XIV. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XV. ADJOURNMENT