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The City Council of the City of Taylor met for a special meeting on March 6, 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 Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member John McDonald                      

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
           

1.      CONSIDER JOINT RESOLUTION AND JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TAYLOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF TAYLOR FOR THE MAY 10, 2008 ELECTION. 
Ms. Brock presented a request from the Taylor Independent School District (TISD) to enter into a joint agreement to share polling places with the City for the May 10, 2008 election. 

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the joint resolution and joint agreement between the City and the TISD and Mayor Pro Tem Hill seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

2.      DISCUSS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
Rosemarie Dennis, Finance Director, provided information on existing fund balance and projects or programs encumbered but not yet expensed.  Mr. Salvato led a discussion regarding unfunded projects to be considered and the prioritization of these projects.   The majority of projects related to drainage and/or utility and street improvement issues.  Additional items for discussion included the intermodal depot, police and fire radios, the employee retirement fund, the Murphy Park dam, and the remodeling of City Hall.  No formal action was taken on any specific item.

3.      DISCUSS MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE UTILITY SYSTEM FEES.
Casey Sledge, City Engineer, and staff from Halff and Associates, led a discussion on the development of a Municipal Drainage Utility System (MDUS).   Information on the process of how to create a MDUS and how to establish an equitable rate was also provided through a Power Point presentation.  No formal action was required, but Council agreed to move forward with the process.

ADJOURN

      With no further business; Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk