The Texarkana Texas City Council meets this evening at 6PM at City Hall.

The council will go into closed executive session to possibly appoint sometime to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat.

Here is a complete look at this evening's agenda:

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE BY COUNCIL MEMBER MAYOR BOB BRUGGEMAN

III. MAYOR'S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Events: No events scheduled for August.

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

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. CLOSED SESSION The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) to deliberate the appointment of a public officer to fill a vacancy in council membership (Ward 4 Council Member with an unexpired term ending November 2018) and interview persons for that appointment.

VI. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

SPECIAL ACTION ITEM If the Council is ready to take any final action, decision, or vote to fill the vacancy in council membership, the Council will reconvene in open session for this special action item. If the Council acts on this Resolution and appoints a Council Member, then administration of the Oath of Office will immediately follow.

1. Resolution No. 2017-086 filling the vacancy in council membership for the position of Ward 4 Council Member with an unexpired term ending November 2018. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 14, 2017

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council held on July 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

3. Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council held on August 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

4. Ordinance No. 2017-087 amending Ordinance No. 2017-075 and Ordinance No. 2017-076 to establish polling place locations determined by Bowie County, Texas, for the general and special elections to be held on November 7, 2017. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 14, 2017

Action Items

VIII. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2017-083 setting and ordering the rates to be charged by Centerpoint Energy for natural gas. Public Hearing: August 28, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 28, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-084 fixing the tax rate and levy in and for the City of Texarkana, Texas, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 upon all taxable property in the City of Texarkana, Texas. Public Hearing: August 28, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: September 11, 2017

3. Resolution No. 2017-085 ratifying the recently adopted budget that contains a property tax rate that raises more total property taxes than the previous year. Public Hearing: August 28, 2017 Second Briefing: Council Vote: September 11, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-090 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for services with Jerry V. Sparks to provide city services as the Economic Developer. Public Hearing: August 28, 2017 Second Briefing: September 11, 2017 Council Vote: September 25, 2017

5. Ordinance No. 2017-091 amending Exhibit "A" to Ordinance No. 2017-076 to add an additional City Charter amendment for the special election to be held on November 7, 2017. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 14, 2017

6. Resolution No. 2017-093 assembling a Budget Advisory Committee to advise the City Council on the proposed fiscal year 2017-18 city budget. Public Hearing: Second Briefing: Council Vote: August 14, 2017

IX. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2017-074 amending Chapter 1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Texas, by adding Section 1-14 - "Release or Reduction of Real Property Liens." Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

2. Ordinance No. 2017-077 rezoning Lot 6A, Block 6, Wade and Smith Addition, located at 3117 Smith Street. Two Family-1 to Multiple Family-1. Phillip Simmons, applicant. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

3. Ordinance No. 2017-078 rezoning an approximate 14-acre tract of land in the Thomas Price HRS, A-466, located in the 3600 block of Old Boston Road. Single Family-2 to Multiple Family-2. William Davis, applicant. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

4. Resolution No. 2017-079 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the purchase of chemicals for water and wastewater treatment. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

5. Resolution No. 2017-080 adopting collective bargaining for fire fighters. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

6. Ordinance No. 2017-081 amending the budget estimate of the revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018. Public Hearing: August 14, 2017 Second Briefing: August 28, 2017 Council Vote: September 11, 2017

X. SECOND BRIEFING WITH UPDATES

XI. SECOND BRIEFING WITHOUT UPDATES

XII. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Staff Updates

XIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council

2. City Staff

XIV. CLOSED SESSION The City Council will convene into closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) to discuss or deliberate the interim City Manager's duties and responsibilities.

XV. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

XVI. ADJOURNMENT