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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on March 9, 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 Rod Hortenstine                      City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council member Ella Jez

 

INVOCATION

Council member Hortenstine led the group in prayer.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

No citizens came forward during this time.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 28, 2006.
  2. ORDINANCE 2006-5 FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE OPERATION OF A BAR LOCATED AT 3311 W. 2ND STREET (US HWY 79) AS REQUESTED BY MR. MANOJ NAIK.     
  3. ORDINANCE 2006-6 TO REZONE 400 SYMES FROM R1, SINGLE FAMILY, TO D, DUPLEX AS REQUESTED BY PACIFICA INVESTMENTS, INC.  
    Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented and Council member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

4.      CONSIDER ANNUAL CONTRACTS WITH YMCA OF GREATER WILLIAMSON COUNTY FOR SWIMMING POOLS.
As a member of the YMCA Board, Council member Jez recused herself due to a conflict of interest with this agenda item.  Mr. VanTil presented a brief background on the relationship between the City and the YMCA to manage the swimming pools.  He also provided statistics on attendance and costs to operate the facilities.  Mr. Salvato presented a request from local day care centers and a church for special swim days and times.  He summarized the results from several meetings with representatives from these facilities and the YMCA management and indicated that there is no consensus on how best to accommodate all those involved.  Mr. A. P. Patschke addressed the Council representing the parties involved and urged Council members and staff to continue discussions on this matter so that a reasonable agreement might be reached.

Council member Hortenstine moved that the contracts for with the YMCA for both swimming pools be tabled and for staff to continue with negotiations and to develop policy to address the day care and church special use of the pools.  Mayor Pro Tem McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

Council member Jez rejoined the Council.

5.      CONSIDER STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE WITH STAFF REVISIONS.
Mr. Salvato presented an overview of work on updating the Strategic Plan.  Seeking Council input, he asked if there were any significant issues that needed to be addressed prior to approving the Plan as presented.  Council member Hortenstine expressed his appreciation to staff for their efforts and Mayor Pro Tem McDonald agreed to submit his comments in writing to Mr. Salvato for consideration.

Council member Jez moved that Council table the item and have staff review Council comments to make changes as indicated and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

6.      EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE TAYLOR CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A CLOSED EXECUTIVE MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW, CHAPTER 551, GOVERNMENT CODE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN SECTION 551.071 TO CONSULT WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY. 
Mayor Hill announced that there was no need to meet in Executive Session and this item was canceled.    

7.      CONSIDER ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
No Executive Session was held.
 

8.      ADJOURN
With no further business, Mayor Hill adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Donald R. Hill, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk