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Texarkana, Ark., City Board to Talk Water Issues

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The Texarkana, Ark., City Board of Directors will meet this evening at Arkansas City Hall at 6PM.

The board will consider several items concerning water and Millwood Lake. Here is a complete look at tonight’s agenda:

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation given by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell
4. Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Ruth Penney Bell
5. Comments from the Mayor
6. Questions from Directors and other business
7. Presentation(s):

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

B. Recognition of Corporal Kristi Bennett as TOP COPS Honorable Mention Award winners.  (TAPD)

C. Proclamation presented to Shelby Dunphy-Day in honor of “Shelby Dunphy-Day / Prudential Spirit of Community Recognition Day” (Admin)

D. Presentation by Texarkana Water Utilities Executive Director J.D. Phillips regarding the Water Supply Contracts with Southwest Arkansas Water District. (TWU) (PowerPoint)
8. CONSENT:

A. Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting May 16, 2016. (CCD)

B. Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to submit an Arkansas Trails for Life reimbursable grant application to the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism (ADP&T) Outdoor Recreation Grants Program to extend the Nix Creek Walking Trail System. (PWD)

C. Adopt a Resolution granting permission to the Texarkana, Arkansas Parks and Recreation Department to hold a USSSA Softball Showcase on June 24, 2016 through June 26, 2016 from 6:00 AM until 12:00 midnight. (PWD)

D. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a water supply contract with Southwest Arkansas Water District to purchase and activate for use, 35.0176 million gallons of water per day of Millwood Lake water storage space. (Admin/TWU)

E. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a water supply contract with Southwest Arkansas Water District to purchase and activate for use, 99.8 million gallons of water per day of Millwood Lake water storage space. (Admin/TWU)

9. Consider the following action concerning the 2016 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program:
A.
Conduct a Public Hearing to allow citizen input regarding the use of Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program monies for the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department.
B.
Adopt a Resolution granting permission to submit the 2016 application and further authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Interlocal Agreement with Miller County, regarding the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG-yearly grant). (TAPD)

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, Electric Board of Review, Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Review, Housing Authority, Planning Commission, and Plumbing Board of Review] (CCD)

B. Boards and Commissions Expiration of Terms. (CCD)

12. Adjourn

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