Arkansas side Sunday alcohol sales to be discussed


During a regularly scheduled meeting, the Texarkana Arkansas Board of Directors will talk over the possibility of Sunday alcohol sales being allowed.

Arkansas is one of twelve states that prohibits the sale of alcohol on Sundays. In order for the sale of alcohol on Sundays to be brought forth for a vote by Texarkana, Arkansas registered voters, a petition must be written, signed and presented to the Board of Directors.

Monday’s discussion will be towards the adoption of a resolution to support a citizen led campaign for Sunday alcohol sales. According to the agenda materials “such effort, in accordance with State law, must be a citizen led campaign and requires 15% of the last total vote in the City of Texarkana, Arkansas mayoral race, 7,389 votes, resulting in 1,109 signatures required on a citizen led petition.”

A citizen led petition must be brought forth containing proper wording and must include the correct amount of valid signatures required by law. According to agenda information, once this petition has been presented, “the governing body will pass and adopt an ordinance for a vote of approval or failure by its citizens of registered voters in the November 7, 2016, general election.”

During this meeting, the Board of Directors will also discuss the adoption of a resolution approving the destruction of city records located in the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.

The Board of Directors will also adopt resolutions to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract for the interior repainting of the Arkansas Boulevard elevated storage tank and adopt a resolution to grant permission to Diva Maintenance to hold its Front Street Food Festival on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

The regularly scheduled meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall on 216 Walnut St. The meeting is open to the public.

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