The Texarkana, Ark., City Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 at City Hall.One of the items up for consideration will be the Texarkana Water Utilities budget for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year. The board will also consider an ordinance setting the tax rate for the fiscal year as well.

Here is a look at the complete agenda for tonight's meeting:

6:30 PM Regular Meeting
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation given by Director Sue Johnson
4. Pledge of Allegiance by Director Sue Johnson
5. Comments from the Mayor
6. Questions from Directors and other business

Discussion:  Salary of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Human Resource (HR) position.  Business necessary or unjust enrichment. (BOD) (PowerPoint(This agenda item added at the request of Assistant Mayor Harris.)
7. Presentation(s):

A.

Presentation of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, Employee/Retiree Service Awards. (CCD)

B.

Performance by Union Elementary Stomp Team. (BOD(This agenda item added at the request of Assistant Mayor Harris.)

C.

Texarkana, Ark., Career and Technological Center presentation by Director Natasha Hampton. (BOD(This agenda item added at the request of Assistant Mayor Harris.)

D.

Proclamation: Visit Our School Month – October 2015. (BOD(This agenda item added at the request of Assistant Mayor Harris.)

E.

2015 Budget Presentation by Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson. (FIN) (Budget)
8. CONSENT:

A.

Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting September 21, 2015. (CCD)

B.

Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the Acting City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Gateway Farmer’s Market. (CCD)

C.

Adopt a Resolution approving the Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) FY2015-2016 Budget
9. Adopt an Ordinance levying the 2015 tax rate. (FIN)
10. Citizen Communication [Agenda Item Card and Citizens’ Communication Card]
A limit of five (5) minutes per subject is allotted for any person to express a written or oral viewpoint, grievance or other message to the Board of Directors, with a maximum of fifty (50) minutes allotted for citizen communications.  No advance permission is required, but persons wishing to address the Board are requested to fill out a “blue” card listing the subject to be addressed and hand it to the City Clerk upon arrival.  Citizen’s communications will be immediately following the Regular Agenda items on each agenda.
11. Executive Session

A.

Adopt a Resolution making appointments to various boards, commissions, and committees. [Board of Adjustment; Heating & Air Conditioning Board of Review; and Housing Authority; Public Facilities Board] (CCD)

B.

Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)