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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
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward during this time.
REGULAR AGENDA –
REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
R. Hill, Mayor
Susan Brock, City Clerk