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The City 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 following present:

 

Mayor Don Hill                                                    City Manager Frank Salvato

Mayor Pro Tem John McDonald                          City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council Member Bernabe Gonzales                      City Clerk Susan Brock

Council Member Ella Jez                  

Council Member Rod Hortenstine

 

INVOCATION

Mayor Hill led the meeting with an invocation.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

1.      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:

 

2.      Public Hearing and final review of 2003 community development fund grant for rio grande wastewater improvements.
Mr. 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.     

 

3.      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.

4.      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.



ADJOURN

With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 6:45p.m.

 

                       

                        _________________________

                        Donald R. Hill, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk