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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on June 8, 2006, at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Benito Gonzales declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Council Member Rod Hortenstine                      City Manager, Frank Salvato

Council Member Ella Jez                                     Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway

Council Member John McDonald                       City Attorney, Ted Hejl

                                                                             City Clerk, Susan Brock    


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 MAY 23, AND MAY 30, 2006.
    Council Member Jez moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Council member Hortenstine seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

  1. PROCLAMATION: WHITE CANE DAY, JUNE 24, 2006.
    Mayor Gonzales read and presented a proclamation to Mr. Christopher Brown with the Taylor Lions designating June 24, 2006 as White Cane Day.

  2. PROCLAMATION: FLAG DAY, JUNE 14, 2006.
    Mayor Gonzales read and presented a proclamation to Ms. Pat Shirk and members of the fraternal organization KJZT declaring June 14, 2006 as Flag Day.

  3. CONSIDER PUBLIC HEARING FOR PHASE II ANNEXATION OF 266.84 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS, BEING SITUATED IN THE JAMES C. EAVES SURVEY ABSTRACT NO. 213.
    Mr. Salvato reported that since the last council meeting the property owners in the proposed Phase II area have all entered into an agreement with the City of Hutto to become part of their extraterritorial jurisdiction.  He recommended Council not proceed with the Phase II Annexation proceedings and to cancel the Public Hearing.  With no further discussion, Mayor Gonzales declared the Public Hearing cancelled.

    Council Member Jez moved to not proceed with Phase II Annexation and Council Member Hortenstine seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

  4. CONSIDER ACCEPTING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR MALLARD PARK PHASE II.
    (Council Member McDonald recused himself due to a conflict of interest with Agenda Item No. 5)

    Mr. Dunaway presented background information on the development of Phase II of the Mallard Park subdivision and a Punch List dated June 8, 2006 for consideration.  Mr. John Biggar, developer of this site, was present to respond to Council questions and comments.  Council expressed concern for being asked to approve the project with so many items still incomplete.  Mr. Biggar responded that many of the items are scheduled to be completed in the next day or two and that everything but the As Built drawings could be finished by next week.   Mr. Salvato agreed to contact Hejl and Associates for the As Built drawings.

    Council Member Hortenstine moved to accept the public improvements subject to completion of the Punch List dated June 8, 2006 for Mallard Park Phase II, and the amended developer agreement. Council Member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Three voted AYE.  Motion passed.

    (Council Member McDonald rejoined the Council)

  5. CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH HUGHES RANCH UNDER A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN.
    Mr. Salvato presented a brief overview of the proposed development agreement with Louis and John Hughes, landowners of 70.61 acres located with the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City.  After careful review, staff feels the agreement is in need of additional verbage and are requesting the client to amend the documents on the advice of City Counsel.  Mr. Salvato requested Council to consider postponing this agenda item until the agreement could be presented in its amended form. 

    With no further discussion, Council agreed to take no action on this item until an amended agreement can be produced at the June 27th meeting.
     
  6. CONSIDER RESOLUTION R06-13 AUTHORIZING USE OF NON-PRIMARY ENTITLEMENT FUNDS FROM TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR AIRPORT HANGAR DEVELOPMENT AT TAYLOR MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.
    Mr. VanTil presented a request to approve a resolution in support of an increase in the amount of local match to use NPE funds previously approved for this project.  Mr. VanTil explained that since the original Resolution was approved in June, 2005 construction costs have increased and additional funds have since become available allowing the potential to expand the project, if desired.  One change in design suggested by TxDOT includes a wider tarmac surrounding the hangars for easier maneuverability of aircraft.  New estimates also include a higher contingency increased from 10 to 15%.  If approved by Council, the total reestimated costs for the project will increase the local match from $155,000 (approved by Council in June, 2005) to $168,109: an increase of $13,109.

    Council Member McDonald questioned the need for a redesign and why the project has grown to this level.   Mr. VanTil stated that the bids can be structured to include alternate bid items in the event costs continue to increase and the project design can be altered to stay within funding limits. 

    Council Member Hortenstine moved to approve Resolution R06-13 authorizing an increase in local match by $13,109 from the Airport Fund and the use of non-primary entitlement funds from TXDOT for airport hangar development at the Taylor Municipal Airport, and to require Council to have final approval of the bids.  Council Member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

  7. CONSIDER REAPPOINTMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
    Mr. Salvato presented a request to reappoint Mary Chapa to a three year term with the Civil Service Commission.  Council Member Jez moved to reappoint Ms. Chapa and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

9.      Executive Session I.  The Taylor City Council will conduct a closed executive meeting under Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code in order to meet with it’s City Attorney on a matter in which the duty of the Attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas authorize and allow such a clo0sed meeting and which Rules conflict with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Mayor Gonzales adjourned the regular meeting at 7:20 pm and entered into Executive Sessions I and II.

  1. Consider action on executive session.
    Mayor Gonzales called the meeting back to order at 8:32 pm and announced that no action had been taken during Executive Session I.

11.  EXECUTIVE SESSION II.  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 551.072 TO DELIBERATE REGARDING ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY. 
Mayor Gonzales announced that the Council would adjourn to enter into Executive Sessions I and II at 7:20 p.m.     

12.  CONSIDER ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
Mayor Gonzales called the meeting back to order at 8:33 pm and stated that no action was taken during Executive Session II.

13.  ADJOURN
With no further business, Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.



                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk