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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
Chief Jeff Straub led the group in
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward.
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
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Mayor Gonzales reconvened the meeting into Open Session at 7:36 p.m. and
stated that no action was taken during Executive Session.
With no further business; Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 7:36
Susan Brock, City Clerk