The Texarkana, Texas City Council meets tonight and councilmembers will have water rights on their minds.

The meeting gets under way at 6PM at the Texas-side City Hall. Discussions will begin on a resolution that would support the Riverbend Water Resource District, the City of Texarkana, Texas and the surrounding member cities as sponsors of Lake Wright Patman water rights. A public hearing is planned for November 9 with a final vote expected by the council in December

Here is the complete agenda for tonight's council meeting:

I. Call to Order, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum

II. Invocation and Pledge by Councilmember Josh Davis.

III. Mayor's Opening Remarks.

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ** NOTE: Only one scheduled council meeting in December.

Parks & Recreation Events: October 29th Movie - The Town That Dreaded Sundown Spring Lake Park.

October 31st Community Yard Sale & Electronics Recycle Day Spring Lake Park

November 7th Responsible Dog Owner Day Spring Lake Park

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

Other City Events: National Endowment for the Arts Open House, Tuesday, October 27th - Session One: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Session Two: 5-6:30PM The Open House will be held at the Regional Arts Center located at 321 West 4th Street in downtown Texarkana.

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 Oct. 12, 2015 at 6PM.

Action Items

VI. First Briefings

1. Ordinance No. 2015-110 amending the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas grant budget in the amount of $17,500. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

2. Ordinance No. 2015-111 amending the Code of Ordinances by adopting the National Electrical Code, NEC, 2014 edition, which amends Section 105-159 of the Code. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

3. Ordinance No. 2015-112 amending the Code of Ordinances by adopting the International Building Code, IBC, 2015 edition, with certain amendments, modifications, deletions, and appendices by amending in their entirety Sections 105-75 and 105-76 of the Code. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

4. Ordinance No. 2015-113 amending the Code of Ordinances by adopting the International Plumbing Code, IPC, 2015 edition, the International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition, and the International Mechanical Code, 2015 edition, each with certain amendments, modifications, deletions, and appendices by amending in their entirety Sections 105-256, 105-257, 105-258 and 105-259 of the Code. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015.

5. Ordinance No. 2015-114 amending the Code of Ordinances adopting the International Property Maintenance Code, 2015 edition, with certain amendments, modifications, deletions, and appendices by amending in their entirety Sections 105-356 and 105-357 of the Code. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

6. Ordinance No. 2015-115 amending the Code of Ordinances by adopting the International Residential Code, 2015 edition, with certain amendments, modifications, deletions, and appendices by amending in their entirety Sections 105-98 and 105-99 of the Code. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

7. Ordinance No. 2015-116 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the one additional use of a tattoo studio for the application of permanent cosmetics on Lot 2A, Walsh-Carter Master Tract, located at 5305 Cowhorn Creek Road. Dr. Brent Carmony, applicant. Sandra Azancot, agent. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

8. Resolution No. 2015-117 authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with A.L. Franks Engineering, Inc. Of Texarkana, Arkansas in an amount not to exceed $370,898 for engineering services associated with modifications to the Wagner Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015.

9. Resolution No. 2015-118 changing the City's General Election May uniform date to the November uniform date. Public Hearing: November 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

10. Resolution No. 2015-119 supporting Riverbend Water Resource District, the City of Texarkana, Texas and surrounding member cities as sponsors of Lake Wright Patman water rights. Public Hearing: Nov. 9, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 23, 2015 Council Vote: Dec. 14, 2015

VII. Public Hearings

1. Resolution No. 2015-100 naming the newly constructed street between Shilling Lane and Summerhill Road to University Avenue, renaming the portion of Shilling Lane between University Avenue and the west end of the newly constructed street to University Avenue, and renaming the portion of Shilling Lane from the current east end of University Avenue to the west dead end to Shilling Trail. Public Hearing: Oct. 26, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 9, 2015 Council Vote: Nov. 23, 2015

2. Ordinance No. 2015-108 closing and abandoning a 30' street right-of-way in the 2100 block of Kennedy Lane west of Summerhill Road and east of Pine Knoll Road. Public Hearing: Oct. 26, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 9, 2015 Council Vote: November 23, 2015

3. Ordinance No. 2015-109 approving the amendment of the FY16 budget expenditures to include $150,000 of unspent funds from the FY15 street division budget. Public Hearing: Oct. 26, 2015 Second Briefing: Nov. 9, 2015 Council Vote: Nov. 23, 2015.

VIII. Second Briefing With Updates

IX. Second Briefing Without Updates

X. Items For Discussion

Staff Updates

XI. Administrative Comments

1. Council

2. Staff

XII. Closed Session. The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Section 551.074 (personnel matters) to discuss or deliberate city manager evaluation, duties, goals and performance.

XIII. Reconvene Into Open Session

XIV. Adjournment