The board should consider a kennel for an animal shelter

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TEXARKANA, Ark. – Approval of the purchase of kennels for the new Animal Care and Adoption Center building is on the agenda for Tuesday’s city board meeting.

Direct Animal Products of Boyd, Texas, would build and install the kennels at a total cost of nearly $ 91,000. The tender for the project was dropped due to its specialized nature.

Half of the cost would come from loans taken to finance the building’s construction, and the other half would come from a recent $ 1 million donation to the shelter.

Installing kennels is one of the last steps before the building opens.

The Council will also hold a public hearing on 17 unsanitary structures under consideration to be condemned and demolished.

The addresses of the buildings are: 804/806 Ash St., 1402 Betty St., 614 Charles St., 1505 East St., 521 Euclid St., 902 Euclid St., 8 Ferguson St., 902 Jackson St., 1007 Jackson 839 Laurel St., 204 Marguerite Drive, 2109 Marietta St., 221 Martha St., 1603 Morrison St., 701 Orleans St., 1205 Prince St. and 2120 Walter St.

Also on the agenda, a pair of rezoning requests. The Board will consider zoning changes for 1925 Line Ferry Road and 2620 Jefferson Ave. to allow the construction of one or two duplexes on each site.

After a private executive session, the Council will consider the nominations to the Historic District Commission of the city.

The agenda includes a time for communication with citizens during which residents can address Council on any subject for a maximum of five minutes each.

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

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