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Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors discuss reaffirming Millwood Contract of 1985: WATCH

Mar 22, 2022

The Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors' March 21, 2022 meeting had one major issue: reaffirming the approval of the Millwood Contract of 1985 in a joint resolution with the Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors.

Call to Order

Roll Call

The invocation was given by Director Laney Harris.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson.

PRESENTATION(S)

  • 1.Presentation of the City's Comprehensive Plan given by City Planner Mary Beck. (Admin)

  • 2.Animal Care and Adoption Center update. (ACAC) Director Lenor Teague. 

CONSENT

  • 3.Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting March 7, 2022.  (CCD) City Clerk Heather Soyars

  • 4.Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of 54 sets (coats and pants) of structural firefighting gear for the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department. (TAFD) Fire Chief David Fletcher

REGULAR

  • 5.Consider the following action concerning substandard structures:

    Conduct a Public Hearing regarding the condemnation of 13 substandard structures.

    Adopt a Resolution condemning 13 substandard structures. (PWD) Building Official Shawn Maxey

  • 6.Adopt a Joint Resolution of the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, and the City Council of the City of Texarkana, Texas, reaffirming the express approval of the Board of Directors under the 1985 Millwood Contract for cities and customers served by Texarkana, Texas, to also receive treated water from Millwood Reservoir; reaffirming that title to all supplied water purchased by Texarkana, Texas, from Texarkana, Arkansas, under the 1985 Millwood Contract, passed to Texarkana, Texas, at the point of delivery; resolving all matters under the 1985 Millwood Contract ordered to arbitration; and establishing an effective date. (ADMIN) City Manager E. Jay Ellington

  • 7.Adopt an Ordinance amending and updating Sec. 2-133 of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Code of Ordinances as related to the Public Facilities Board. (Admin) City Manager E. Jay Ellington

  • 8.Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to purchase a three-year Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement for licenses used by all departments of Texarkana Water Utilities.  (TWU) IT Manager Brandon Uselton

    An emergency clause is requested. An emergency clause requires a separate and distinct vote of the board and is valid only if there is a two-thirds vote of approval by the Board.

  • 9.Adopt an Ordinance to amend the Personnel Policy. (FIN) Finance Director TyRhonda Henderson

    An emergency clause is requested. An emergency clause requires a separate and distinct vote of the board and is valid only if there is a two-thirds vote of approval by the Board.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • 10.Adopt a Resolution making an appointment to the Planning Commission. (CCD) City Clerk Heather Soyars

  • 11.Adopt a Resolution making appointments to the Public Facilities Board. (CCD) City Clerk Heather Soyars

BOARD OF DIRECTORS' COMMENTARY

CITY MANAGER REPORT

NEXT MEETING DATE: Monday, April 4, 2022

ADJOURN

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