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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
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:
PARTICIPATE IN JOINT
MEETING WITH TAYLOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO REVIEW THE CITY 2006
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
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.
With no further business, Mayor Pro Tem Hill adjourned the meeting at 7:24
Donald Hill, Mayor Pro Tem
Susan Brock, City Clerk