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Council of the City of Taylor met on May 19, 2005, at City Hall, 400 Porter
St., Taylor, Texas. Mayor Don Hill
declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the
Council Member Ella Jez City Clerk Susan
Council Member Rod Hortenstine
REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
1. REVIEW AND CONSIDER
PRIORITIES FOR CITY PARKS AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS.
Mr. Frank Salvato,City
Manager, and Bob VanTil, Director of Community Development, presented an
overview of the planned improvements for the City Parks. Mr. Tim Bargainer of Hall Bargainer, Inc.,
explained the project in detail and how the final site plans were
determined. Council had an opportunity
to discuss and suggest changes to the site plans for all the parks and trail
system while Mr. Bargainer emphasized the reasoning behind the placement of
certain activities and facilities.
Ms. Margaret Hardin of Langford and Associates presented background
information on how the grant application process and requirements could affect
the outcome of the final site plans.
Ms. Hardin stated that the grant awards are heavily based on our
previously determined priority list and how many of those items are included in
the grant application. Additional
points may be earned for non-activity elements including population, age
related needs, and donations in kind.
The application is due June 1, 2005.
No action was taken on this item.
CIP PROJECTS AND FUNDING.
Mr. Charles Cunningham, Assistant City
Manager, presented an analysis of the potential impact of debt issues on
utility and tax rates. Discussion
included the possible issuance of debt to fund various projects including the
park improvements mentioned in the earlier presentation. Mr. Cunningham presented a number of options
and calculations for issuing debt for the sewer interceptor and high-pressure
plane, rescheduling the debt on the same or extended terms. Discussion on alternative funding options
led to additional questions about the possibility of projected revenue and the
increase in sales tax. It was agreed
that these issues would be discussed in further detail as the budget process
moves forward. Council took no action
on this item.
With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at
Susan Brock, City Clerk