Texarkana board considers flood relief for Nix Creek


TEXARKANA, Ark. – At a regular meeting on Monday, the city’s board of directors will consider approving a contract for the dredging and bank stabilization of Nix Creek.

If approved, the nearly $ 648,000 contract will go to Kesser International of Little Rock. The work is expected to relieve periodic flooding of the creek and its tributaries, which has prompted many residents before the Commission to voice their concerns in recent months.

The Board of Directors will also extend Texarkana Water Utilites’ FY2021 budget until its FY2022 budget can be approved. The fiscal year begins on October 1.

“Due to the 2020 cyberattack on the City and its IT systems, finalization of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget has been delayed and will not be approved until after the start of the fiscal year,” says a summary published with the agenda for the meeting.

Also on the agenda is an order authorizing the purchase of records management software for the Central Department of Records and Communications at a cost of over $ 2.5 million over five years.

The cost would be paid out of the CRC budget, to which Texarkanas and Bowie County, Texas each contribute a third.

Motorola software, called Flex CAD / RMS and Jail Manager, would integrate the record keeping operations of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, the Texarkana Police Department in Texas, and the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, the three agencies responsible for of law enforcement operating from the Bi-State. Justice building.

Also during the meeting, Director of Public Works Tyler Richards will make a presentation on a recent street study.

The agenda includes a citizen talk time during which members of the public can address Council on any subject for a maximum of five minutes each.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 216 Walnut St. A live video feed will be available via the town’s YouTube channel.


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