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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on January 12, 2006, at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Donald Hill declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem John McDonald                         City Manager, Frank Salvato

Council Member Benito Gonzales                      City Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member Ella Jez                                     City Attorney, Ted Hejl

 

INVOCATION

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

No citizens came forward during this time.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. ORDINANCE 2005-24, WHATABURGER, INC. REZONING.
    Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved that the Consent Agenda be approved as presented and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

2.      RECOGNIZE MS. LOU BERGSTROM, MS. CHARLENE DANIELS, MR. LONNIE ZYCHA, AND MR. JOHN JONES FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE.
Mr. VanTil asked Mayor Hill to assist him in presenting certificates of appreciation to these members who have reached the end of their volunteer terms on City Boards or Commissions.    

3.      CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS TO MOODY MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD.
Council member Jez recused herself from the discussion due to a conflict of interest.  Current members Cissie Pierce, Claire Maxwell, Gracie Yanez, and Nicole Filz have terms that expired in December, 2005 and have expressed an interest in being reappointed.  The Moody Museum Board approves of the addition of Mr. Tim Trembly to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Lou Bergstrom.

Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved to reappoint those members whose terms expired in December, 2005 and to appoint new member, Tim Trembly, for a three year term to expire in December, 2008.  Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  Three voted AYE.  Motion passed.

4.      CoNDUCT PUBLIC HEARING AND INTRODUCE ORDINANCE 2006-1  REGARDING A REQUEST BY HEARTWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION, INC. TO REZONE 5.0 ACRES OF LAND OUT OF THE  J. PHARASS SURVEY, A-495  FROM R, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO B-1, LOCAL BUSINESS
Mr. VanTil presented a request by Heartwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, Inc. to rezone a part of their existing property.  Mayor Hill declared the Public Hearing open.  Mr. Hejl read the caption to Ordinance 2006-1.  The Vice President of Heartwood, Mr. Hal Tom, came forward and told the Council that the request was to help in securing a sale of the property to a physician interested in building an urgent care facility on the site.  Mr. Daniel Dunn, an employee with the Johns Community Hospital, expressed his opposition to the request for a change in zoning due to the nature of the business being considered for the site.  He is concerned about such a facility being in direct competition with the Hospital and reducing the use of the Hospital facility for urgent care services.   

Mr. VanTil stated that there were no public comments received during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  The vote at the Planning and Zoning Commission was 3 AYE and 1 NO and their discussion focused around the operation of the existing facility.  The Commission ultimately stressed that this was a land use decision and not about operation regulations. 

With no further comments, Mayor Hill declared the Public Hearing closed and Ordinance 2005-25 was declared officially introduced. 

5.      COnsider appointment of a representative from the etj to the capital impROvement plan advisory committee (cipac)
Mr. VanTil presented this item at the December 22 Council meeting and was asked to continue to seek additional applicants.  Since that time, one additional candidate submitted an application.  Mr. VanTil stressed the importance of selecting a representative in order to move forward with the process of reviewing the impact fees. 

Council member Jez moved to appoint Mr. Larry Van Zimmerhanzel to serve as the representative from the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction on the Capital Improvement Plan Advisory Committee.  Mayor Hill seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Three voted AYE, one NO (McDonald).  Motion passed.

6.      CONSIDER AMENDING BY-LAWS OF CITY OF TAYLOR PARK FOUNDATION. 
At the December 22 Council meeting Mr. Hejl discovered an error in the way the appointment terms had been previously defined in the By-Laws.  This item is designed to amend the By-Laws to reflect the fact that with the appointment of whoever holds the position of chairman of the Parks Board this person automatically assumes a role on the Park Foundation Board.    

Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved that the amended By-Laws of the Taylor Park Foundation be approved as presented and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

7.      CONSIDER CHANGE IN COUNCIL MEETING DATES IN FEBRUARY
It was brought to the attention of the Council that the City Attorney and the City Manager will be attending a meeting out of town during the next regular scheduled Council meeting and that the Council might want to consider moving the meeting to a night when both could be in attendance.  Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved to approve the request to change the meeting of the February 9 Council meeting to February 16 and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

8.      ADJOURN
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Donald R. Hill, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk