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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on January 23, 2007, at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Bernabe Gonzales declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill                                Frank Salvato, City Manager

Council Member Rod Hortenstine                      Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway

Council Member Ella Jez                                     City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council Member John McDonald                       City Clerk, Susan Brock

INVOCATION

Chief Jeff Straub led the group in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

No citizens came forward during this time.

CONSENT AGENDA

1.      MINUTES FROM JANUARY 11, 2007.

2.      FINANCIALS FOR DECEMBER, 2006.

3.      ORDINANCE 2007-1 VOTING DISTRICTS
Council Member McDonald moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Council Member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted Aye.  

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
           

4.      INTRODUCE ORDINANCE 2007-3 FOR A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT FOR FLYRITE CHOPPERS TO LOCATE A CUSTOM MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY SHOP IN THE B-1 ZONING DISTRICT AT 120 PORTER STREET.
Mr. John Elsden, City Planner, presented a follow up request to Council to formally introduce Ordinance 2007-3.  Mr. Elsden reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the application at their meeting on January 9 and the Public Hearing was held at the January 23rd Council meeting.  This is the next step in getting the ordinance adopted.   

With no further discussion Mayor Gonzales declared Ordinance 2007-3 officially introduced.

5.      ConSIDER PURCHASE OF TWO POLICE VEHICLES. 
Chief Jeff Straub presented a request to approve funds to purchase two new fully outfitted police vehicles to replace two existing units.  The request includes prices quoted by HGAC for two Chevrolet Impala police units, marked and ready to deploy.

Council Member Hortenstine moved to approve the request to purchase two new police vehicles not to exceed $53,804.00 and Mayor Pro Tem Hill seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

6.      CONSIDER SEMI ANNUAL IMPACT FEE REPORT FOR JULY 1, 2006 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2006.
Mr. John Elsden, City Planner, presented the semi-annual Impact Fee Report for the period covering July 1 through December 31, 2006.  During this period Mr. Elsden reported that $16,314 was collected for wastewater impact fees and $59,835 for water impact fees for a total of $76,149.  He noted that no fees were collected under the fee change effective April 25, 2006 since all construction occurred in subdivisions created prior to that date. 

Council Member Jez moved to accept the report as presented and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

7.      CONSIDER RESOLUTION R07-2 CALLING FOR A MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON MAY 12, 2007 TO ELECT TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS; ONE FROM DISTRICT 1 AND ONE FROM DISTRICT 4.
Ms. Susan Brock, City Clerk, presented a request to Council to approve a resolution calling for an election on May 12, 2007 to elect two council members.  Terms for Mayor Pro Tem Hill and Council Member Jez expire in May, 2007. 

Council Member Hortenstine moved to approve Resolution R07-2 and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

8.      CONSIDER RESOLUTION R07-3 TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH WILLIAMSON COUNTY ELECTIONS DIVISION TO CONDUCT A MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON MAY 12, 2007.
Ms. Brock presented a request to Council to enter into a contract with Williamson County to conduct the municipal election on May 12, 2007.  Questions arose regarding recent problems with the county electronic ballot voting systems and procedures and Council requested additional information prior to making a decision to enter into this contract.

Council Member Hortenstine moved to table this item until additional information could be provided regarding any changes made in the policies and procedures of the Williamson County Elections to prevent past problems from recurring and Council Member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

9.      CONSIDER CHANGING CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES IN FEBRUARY.
Mr. Salvato submitted a request to Council to consider changing the regular meeting date of Thursday February 8 to Tuesday February 6 to accommodate the previous commitments of himself, the City Attorney and the Director of Human Resources who will be attending a civil service workshop in San Antonio on February 8.  

Council member Jez moved to approve the request to change the meeting date to Tuesday, February 6 and Council Member Hortenstine seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

10.  CONSIDER APPOINTMENT AND REAPPOINTMENTS TO PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.
Mayor Gonzales recused himself from this discussion due to a conflict and Mayor Pro Tem Hill assumed his position.  Council heard a request from Mr. Elsden to consider the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding these appointments. 
Council Member Jez requested that staff reevaluate the Board Application form once more and Mayor Pro Tem Hill requested that attendance records be provided in advance when reappointments are being considered.

Council Member Jez moved to reappoint Mr. Leland Stevens and Mr. Gumisindo Gonzales and Council Member Hortenstine seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

(Mayor Gonzales rejoined the meeting.)

11.  CONSIDER REAPPOINTMENTS AND CHANGE OF MEMBER STATUS FOR ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.
Mr. Elsden presented a recommendation from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to reappoint two members whose terms expired in November and to change the status of an alternate member to that of a regular member. 

Council Member Jez moved to reappoint Mr. John Sanford and Mr. Michael Aplin and to change the status of Mr. James Killough from alternate to regular member.  Mayor Pro Tem Hill seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.
                       

ADJOURN
With no further business, Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 6:21 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk