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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:
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.
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.
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.
With no further business; Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 8:35
Susan Brock, City Clerk