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The City Council of the City of Taylor met in a special joint meeting with the Taylor Economic Development Commission (TEDC) Board on November 16, 2006, at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  In the absence of Mayor Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Council Member Rod Hortenstine                      Frank Salvato, City Manager

Council Member Ella Jez                                     City Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member John McDonald                      

 

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
           

1.      PARTICIPATE IN JOINT MEETING WITH TAYLOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO REVIEW THE CITY 2006 STRATEGIC PLAN.
Mr. Salvato presented an overview of the development of the City Strategic Plan and highlighted the fact that the City’s Number 1 Goal focuses on Economic Development.  As each goal was presented, Mr. Salvato provided accomplishments that have been made to meet these goals.  He pointed out that as a result of the recent report from Ampersand, Inc. Goal Number 2, Community Pride and external communication needs to be strengthened.  Council Member McDonald suggested using the results from the Focus Groups to help develop new strategies and goals when reevaluating the Plan in January.  This report was for information only and no further action was taken.

2.      Discuss EAST WILLIAMSON COUNTY HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER.
Dr. Bruce Scott, TISD Superintendent, provided updated information regarding the proposed East Williamson County Higher Education Center and the Early College High School Program.  No action was taken by Council.

3.      Consider awarding bid for library furniture for Taylor Public Library.
Mr. Dunaway and Casey Sledge, Engineering Consultant, presented the results of the bid opening for library furniture.  Staff was pleased that all bids received were well below the amount budgeted.  With this in mind, staff recommended to award the bid to Libra Tech and to include the alternate bid for additional shelving while the same product line is available and can be installed at the same time. 

Council Member Jez moved to award the bid to Libra Tech and Workplace Resource for a total amount of $360,253.40 and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.
                       

ADJOURN
With no further business, Mayor Pro Tem Hill adjourned the meeting at 7:24 p.m.

                                                                                               

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                                                                                                      Donald Hill, Mayor Pro Tem

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk