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Council of the City of Taylor met on June 9, 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
Council Member Rod Hortenstine
Mayor Hill led the
meeting with an invocation.
Minutes from MAY 31, 2005.
Mayor Pro Tem McDonald 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:
Public Hearing and
final review of 2003 community development fund grant for rio grande wastewater
Bill Brown presented background information regarding the project and stated
that there was a short list of items still needing to be addressed by the
contractor. Mr. Leo Woods, of Woods and
Associates, has requested a sixty day extension to allow staff time to gather additional
closing documents and for the contractor to address any outstanding items in
the contract. Council member Gonzales
asked about specific street repairs that are still not finished and Mr. Woods
and Mr. Brown assured him that the contractor would be addressing those
problems. Mr. Woods also reminded
Council that the project has a one year warranty in the event that other
problems surface that may not be apparent at this time. Mr. Woods mentioned that this grant
successfully served 313 individuals of which 96% were low income. Mayor Hill declared the Public Hearing open;
there were no public comments and the hearing was declared closed. No further action was taken on this item.
PUBLIC HEARING AND INTRODUCE ORDINANCE
2005-9 TIF DISTRICT.
Mr. Bob VanTil, Director, Community
Development, presented a brief overview of the history of the Tax Increment
Fund (TIF) and the purpose of the Ordinance before them for consideration. He stated that specific changes had been
made to the draft ordinance presented to them at an earlier meeting regarding those
affecting the requirements of Board appointees.
City Attorney Ted Hejl read the caption to Ordinance 2005-9 and Mayor Hill
declared the Public Hearing open.
ORDINANCE No. 2005-9
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A CONTIGUOUS
GEOGRAPHIC AREA WITHIN THE CITY OF TAYLOR CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 128 ACRES
IN SIZE, GENERALLY LOCATED IN THE TAYLOR DOWNTOWN AREA, FOR TAX INCREMENT
FINNACNING PURPOSES PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 311 OF THE TEXAS TAX CODE; CREATING A
BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SUCH ZONE; ESTABLISHING A TAX INCREMENT FUND (TIF);
CONTAINING FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE FOREGOING SUBJECT; AND
PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.
Council member Jez asked about the date it expires and Mr. VanTil agreed to
make a correction to the Ordinance in Section 4 to reflect the 25 year term of
the ordinance that will expire in 2030.
With nor further discussion, Mayor Hill closed the Public Hearing and
declared the Ordinance officially introduced.
CONSIDER RESOLUTION R05-21
TO AUTHORIZE USE OF FEDERAL NON-PRIMARY ENTITLEMENT FUNDS (NPE) FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HANGARS AT TAYLOR MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.
Mr. VanTil presented a request to consider
a resolution requesting the use of federal Non-Primary Entitlement (NPE) Funds
and to commit local funds for the construction of new hangars at the Taylor
Municipal Airport. Hangars can be funded
through the NPE program on a 75% to 25% basis with 75% from the NPE funds and
25% from local funds. Mr. VanTil presented
two options for the use of the funds; Option 1 is for 12 T-hangars for $576,530
with a local match of $140,000. Option
2 includes 8 T-hangars and one corporate hangar for $611,457 with a local match
of $153,000. Currently, an individual
has approached the airport to secure a corporate jet hangar which, ultimately,
provides the rental fee plus an additional property tax on the value of a much
more expensive jet.
Mayor Pro Tem McDonald made a motion to
approve Resolution R05-21 authorizing Option 2 for the construction of 1
corporate hangar and 8 T-hangars with costs not to exceed $611,457 and at a 4% amortization
rate. Council member Hortenstine
seconded the motion. VOTE: Five voted AYE. Motion passed.
With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 6:45p.m.
Susan Brock, City Clerk