Rezoning Issues on City Meeting Agenda

The Texarkana Texas City Council meets tonight (Monday January 23rd) starting at 6pm at City Hall. Some rezoning will be considered.

Here is the complete agenda from the City:

The City Council reserves the right to convene into closed session on any agenda item or issue if
applicable pursuant to authorization by the Texas Open Meetings Act (Title 5, Chapter 551 of the
Texas Government Code), and will reconvene into open session before taking any final action,
decision, or vote on a matter deliberated.

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

II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE LED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MARY HART

III. MAYOR’S REMARKS AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

Upcoming City Council Meetings

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Chili Cook-off

The Texarkana Homeless Coalition will host a Chili Cook-off on Friday, January 27th. It will
be held at 316 Hazel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is
free. The cost to register and enter some chili is $25.00. Raffle tickets will be available for $5.00.
All proceeds will be used to coordinate homeless services and fund scholarships. Have some
fun and come dressed in your best 80’s getup! For more information, call Vashil Fernandez at
(903) 798-3904.

IV. STUDENT SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PROGRAM – BY TISD

V. OPEN FORUM: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

Per Council rules, comment time is limited to five minutes, or ten minutes if using a translator. Before comments are made, a speaker must complete an information sheet and give to the City Secretary. If your comment pertains to an agenda item with a scheduled public hearing or public comment, the Council requires that you make your comment at that time; you do not need to complete an information sheet.

VI. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES

Reappointment of Sonja Hubbard to the Riverbend Water Resources District Board

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consent Items

1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on
January 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM.

Action Items

VIII. FIRST BRIEFINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2023-015 rezoning on an approximate 2.999-acre tract of land (being
Tract 71B), Thomas Price HRS, A-466, located at 530 Sowell Lane from Planned Development-Office to Commercial. Wes Haley, representing Haley’s Body Shop, owner. Public Hearing: February 13, 2023 Council Vote: February 13, 2023

IX. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ordinance No. 2023-004 amending Sections of Chapter 8, “Animal Care and Control” of
the Code of Ordinances [technical amendments to section 8-1 thru 8-3, 8-5 thru 8-8, 8-11
thru 8-15, and 8-18 — definitions, rabies vaccination and city registration requirements,
confinement and restraint of animals, impoundment and quarantine, livestock and fowl,
sanitary requirements, animal care, animal nuisances, and dangerous dogs]. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

2. Ordinance No. 2023-005 rezoning a 3.5-acre portion of a 7.21-acre tract of land (being
Tract 28), Willis Oldham HRS, A-458, located at 1521 Moores Lane from Agriculture to
Commercial. Emanuel Sanchez, owner and Aaron Gaylor, agent. (A 3/4 vote is required
by the City Council to approve this request). Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

3. Ordinance No. 2023-006 amending PD-22-3 (C) for site plan approval on a 3.5-acre portion of a 7.21-acre tract of land (being Tract 28), Willis Oldham HRS, A-458, located at 1521 Moores Lane. Emanuel Sanchez, owner and Aaron Gaylor, agent. (A 3/4 vote is required by the City Council to approve this request). Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

4. Ordinance No. 2023-007 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a single wide HUD code manufactured home on Lot 8, Block 48, Grandview Addition located at 3704 Jones Street. Janice Jamison, owner. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

5. Ordinance No. 2023-008 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a double wide HUD code manufactured home on Lot 6, Block 3, Windsor Park 2nd, located in the 2500 block of Findley Street. Electra Walker, owner, and Robin Junior, agent. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023
Council Vote: January 23, 2023

6. Ordinance No. 2023-009 rezoning Lots 9 and 10, Block 180, Triggs Addition, located south of 1008 Cedar Street from Commercial to Single Family-3. Angela Forte, owner. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

7. Ordinance No. 2023-010 granting a Specific Use Permit to allow the location of a single wide HUD code manufactured home on Lots 9 and 10, Block 180, Triggs Addition, located south of 1008 Cedar Street. Angela Forte, owner. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

8. Ordinance No. 2023-012 amending Chapter 21 of the Code of Ordinances by adding Section 21-1(b) providing for a variance to distance prohibitions applicable solely to a place of business lawfully selling alcoholic beverages prior to April 9, 2018, in the specific instance of the business changing ownership or management. Public Hearing: January 23, 2023 Council Vote: January 23, 2023

X. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS

1. City Council
2. City Staff

XII. ADJOURNMENT

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