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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on February 26, 2008 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

1.      MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 12, 2008.

2.      CONSIDER FINANCIALS FOR JANUARY 2008

3.      ORDINANCE 2008-2 AMENDING ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD CUSTOM MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY SHOP WITH SPECIFIC USE PERMIT


ORDINANCE 2008-2

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 2001-17 ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS ON APRIL 24, 2001 AS HERETOFORE AMENDED, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 3, TABLE 3.8, BY ALLOWING THE USE OF A CUSTOM MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY SHOP WITHIN THE B-3 ZONING DISTRICT WITH A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT.

 

 

4.      ORDINANCE 2008-4 ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE.


ORDINANCE 2008-4


AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE TERM OF OFFICE OF SUCH COMMITTEE; ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH COMMITTEE; PROVIDING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF SUCH COMMITTEE; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

 

5.      ORDINANCE 2008-6 REZONING WALTHER PROPERTY LOCATED NEAR 4109 W. 2ND STREET IN THE KINCAID SURVEY, FROM R1 SINGLE FAMILY AND B1 LOCAL BUSINESS TO B2 GENERAL BUSINESS.

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-6

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2001-17 BY THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS ON APRIL 24, 2001 AS HERETOFORE AMENDED, BY CHANGING THE CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 8.02 ACRES OUT OF THE W. M. KINCAID SURVEY, A-373 LOCATED AT 4109 WEST SECOND STREET, FROM LOCAL BUSINESS (B-1) AND SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R1) DISTRICTS TO GENERAL BUSINESS (B-2) DISTRICT.

      Mayor Pro Tem Hill made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented and        Council Member Hortenstine seconded the motion.  VOTE: Five voted AYE. Motion     passed.

 

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
           

6.      CONSIDER REQUEST TO PURCHASE FOUR POLICE INTERCEPTOR VEHICLES THROUGH THE HGAC. 
Chief Jeff Straub presented a request to approve the purchase of four fully outfitted police units.  These units will replace aging vehicles as part of the vehicle replacement program.  Chief Straub requested the more durable rear wheel drive Crown Victoria over the Chevrolet or Dodge vehicles in an effort to save maintenance costs.  However, due to price increases, the current purchase price is $7,780 more than the amount included in the original budget submitted.

Council Member Jez moved to approve the purchase of four police interceptor vehicles from the HGAC and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

7.      CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS TO  MOODY MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. Danny Thomas presented a request to approve the reappointment of two Board members and, at the recommendation of the Board, to continue to seek additional applicants to replace two other members who will not be reappointed due to poor attendance records.
    
Council Member McDonald moved to reappoint Susan Komandosky and Betty Jackson to the Moody Advisory Board and to continue to seek new members to fill the vacancies.  Mayor Pro Tem Hill seconded the motion.  VOTE:   Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.  



8.      CONDUCT AMENDING LIBRARY MEETING ROOM POLICY. 
Ms. Karen Ellis, Library Director, provided information to Council regarding the current policy for the meeting room and actual use of the facility.  She also provided a comparison of other area libraries and their fees and policies for use of their meeting rooms.   Ms. Ellis stressed that the main change to the existing policy is to allow commercial use of the room at a rate of $100 for the first two hours and $50 for each additional hour.  Additional changes include the clarification of nonprofit status and the use of sterno when hot meals are served.


Mayor Pro Tem Hill moved to amend the Library Meeting Room Policy as presented and Council Member McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

9.      CONSIDER SEMIANNUAL IMPACT FEE REPORT FOR JULY 1, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2007.
Mr. John Elsden, City Planner, provided Council an update to the Impact Fee Report for the period between July 1, 2007 and December, 31, 2007.  During this period Mr. Elsden reported that the City collected $28,755 in water impact fees, $6,910 in wastewater impact fees, and $3,099 in roadway impact fees.

Council Member Hortenstine moved to accept the Semiannual Impact Fee Report as presented and Council Member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

10.  EXECUTIVE 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 551.087 to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial and/or financial information on a business prospect  that the City of Taylor, Texas seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the city of Taylor, Texas and with which the City of Taylor, Texas is conducting economic development negotiations and/or to deliberate the offer of financial or other incentives to the business prospect.
Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 6:18 p.m.

11.  ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
Mayor Gonzales reconvened the meeting into Open Session at 7:36 p.m. and stated that no action was taken during Executive Session.


ADJOURN

      With no further business; Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 7:36 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk