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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
Council member Hortenstine led the group in prayer.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward during this time.
REGULAR AGENDA –
REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
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
Council member Jez rejoined the Council.
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
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.
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
Mayor Hill announced that there was no need to meet in Executive Session and
this item was canceled.
ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
No Executive Session was held.
With no further business, Mayor Hill adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
R. Hill, Mayor
Susan Brock, City Clerk