Speed limit change for Galleria Oaks on Monday’s City Council agenda

Resolution would raise speed limit from 30 to 40

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An ordinance to raise the speed of Galleria Oaks between Robin Lane and Cowhorn Creek from 30 to 40 mph is on the agenda for Monday’s city council meeting.

According to a traffic study that counted 1,231 vehicles over a 24 hour period 88% of traffic was in excess of the 30 mph posted limit.  The average speed for all vehicles was 39 MPH.  5.6% of traffic was traveling in excess of 55 mph.

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Also on the agenda is a resolution to finance the purchase of public safety radio communications equipment which will provide a much needed upgrade for police and fire.

The council meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Monday.  The full agenda is below.

  1. Consider approval of the minutes of the Workshop Meeting of the City Council held on August 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM. US Army Corps of Engineers and TWU Correspondence Regional Lakes Chart Documents
  2. Consider approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on August 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM.
  3. Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Meeting of the City Council held on August 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM.
  4. Resolution No. 2015-095 ratifying the reappointment of Jo Ann Rice to the Civil Service Commission.
  5.  Ordinance No. 2015-079 adopting the budget and appropriating resources for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016.
  6. Ordinance No. 2015-087 adopting the tax rate for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
  7. Resolution No. 2015-094 ratifying the Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016 budget raising property taxes.
  8. Resolution No. 2015-097 authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement to finance the purchase of public safety radio communications equipment.

 

First Briefings

  1. Resolution No. 2015-096 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an incentive agreement with Alcoa Inc. funded by the City’s Economic Development Fund in an amount not to exceed TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($250,000).
  2. Resolution No. 2015-098 authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease purchase agreement with Dell Financial Services for replacement computers.
  3. Resolution No. 2015-099 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Jerry V. Sparks as the Economic Developer for the City of Texarkana, Texas.
  4. Resolution No. 2015-102 approving and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one (1) year contract with four (4) additional one (1) year renewal options with DAM Investments, LLC, dba US Lawns of Texarkana, Arkansas, to supply mowing and landscaping services for selected city properties in an amount not to exceed FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE and 20/100 DOLLARS ($55,645.20)
  5. Resolution No. 2015-103 approving and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one (1) year contract with four (4) additional one (1) year renewal options with DAM Investments, LLC, dba US Lawns of Texarkana, Arkansas, to supply weed lot mowing services.

Public Hearings

  1. Ordinance No. 2015-089 amending the city’s traffic register to establish a forty miles per hour (40 mph) speed limit on Galleria Oaks Drive between Robin Lane and Cowhorn Creek Road and amending the city’s traffic register to establish a thirty-five miles per hour (35 mph) speed limit on Galleria Oaks Drive between Richmond Road and Robin Lane.
  2. Resolution No. 2015-091 amending the boundaries of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1.
  3. Ordinance No. 2015-092 granting a specific use permit to allow a changeable electronic variable message sign (CEVMS) on an approximate 0.451 acre tract of land in the J.M. Goffe HRS, A-244, located at 3410 Moores Lane. Kelli Ashbrook, owner. Derrick McGary, agent. (Due to Planning and Zoning Commission denial, a 3/4 vote by the City Council is required to approve this request).
  4. Ordinance No. 2015-093 amending PD-07-03(O) for revision to the site plan to allow new signage that includes a changeable electronic variable message sign (CEVMS) on a 0.451 acre tract of land in the J.M. Goffe HRS, A-244, located at 3410 Moores Lane. Kelli Ashbrook, owner. Derrick McGary, agent. (Due to Planning and Zoning Commission denial, a 3/4 vote by the City Council is required to approve this request)

 

View the full council briefing packet .pdf 

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