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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on February 24, 2009 at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Hortenstine declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem Ella Pumphrey Jez                     Interim City Manager, Jim Dunaway

Council Member Bernabe Gonzales                    City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council Member John McDonald                       Deputy City Clerk, Esther Walton

 

INVOCATION

Mr. Danny Thomas led the group in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

Ms. Marge Tripp, Williamson County Interagency Council, invited Council and citizens to help celebrate the installation of the latest community garden on Saturday.  This is the second project and it will contain twenty beds located on Doak Street near the Habitat for Humanity projects.  

CONSENT AGENDA

1.      ORDINANCE 2009-2 BUSINESS PARK ZONING DISTRICT.

 

ORDINANCE 2009-2

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE 2001-17 THE TAYLOR ZONING ORDINANCE, ADDING SECTION 2.141 AND SECTION 2.142, BUSINESS PARK 1 AND BUSINESS PARK 2; MODIFYING TABLE 3, ZONING DISTRICT USE TABLE; ADDING DEFINITIONS TO CHAPTER 11; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

2.      ORDINANCE 2009-9 FEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WITH REGARDS TO NON-PROFIT RENTAL OF MURPHY PARK PAVILION.

ORDINANCE NO.  2009-9

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO.  2008-31 ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2008, BY CHANGING CERTAIN RATES AND OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY

 

3.      ORDINANCE 2009-10 REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 7.

ORDINANCE 2009-10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS, DESIGNATING A CERTAIN AREA AS REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER 7 FOR COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL TAX ABATEMENT, ESTABLISHING THE BOUNDARIES THEREOF AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.

 

4.      CONCUR WITH PRELIMINARY FINANCIALS FOR JANUARY, 2009.
Council Member McDonald moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Mayor Pro Tem Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted Aye.  Motion passed.



REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

5.      CONSIDER AWARDING BID FOR EAST WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL PARK CONCESSION STAND PROJECT.
Mr. Casey Sledge, consulting City Engineer, presented a review of the bids received for the East Williamson County Regional Park (EWCRP) concession stands.  This part of the project was removed from the original bid on the park awarded earlier in the year and bid out as a “turnkey” installation.  Mr. Jeff Fisher with Gallagher was present to respond to questions or concerns.  Mr. Sledge reported that the bids received were well under the original estimate and the additional funds can be applied to a third concession stand or used for the expansion of shade structures.

 

Council Member McDonald moved to award the base bid of $385,000 to Fazzone Construction for two concession stands and $4,600 for Alternate option C1 to include air conditioning in the Umpire Dressing room.  Mayor Pro Tem Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

6.      CONSIDER USE AGREEMENT FROM TAYLOR YMCA FOR USE OF MURPHY PARK FOR SUMMER CAMP JUNE-AUGUST, 2009.
Danny Thomas, Director of Public Works, presented a revised agreement with the Taylor YMCA for use of Murphy Park for a Summer Camp.  This item was discussed at the February 12th meeting and Council asked for changes to be brought back for further consideration.  Ms. Jennifer Bullock and Ms. Chris Colville were present to respond to questions.

Mayor Pro Tem Jez moved to approve the agreement with minor corrections as noted and Council Member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

7.      CONSIDER RECEIVING ANNUAL RACIAL PROFILING REPORT.
Chief Straub presented the annual Racial Profiling Report for 2008.    He stated that no complaints of racial profiling were received in 2008. 

Council Member McDonald moved to accept the Racial Profiling Report as presented and Council Member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

8.      CONSIDER FACILITIES LEASE AGREEMENT WITH ERF WIRELESS BUNDLED SERVICES, INC. FOR USE OF THE MALLARD AND SOUTHWOOD HILLS ELEVATED WATER STORAGE RESERVOIRS.
No action was taken on this item.    

9.      EXECUTIVE SESSION. 
The Taylor City Council will conduct a closed executive meeting pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Government Code, in accordance with the authority contained in Section 551.074 to discuss a personnel issue:  the City Manager position.

10.  CONSIDER ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
Mayor Hortenstine determined that there was no need for the Executive Session. 

ADJOURN

            With no further business; Mayor Hortenstine adjourned the meeting at 6:24 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Rod Hortenstine, Mayor 

ATTEST:

 

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Esther Walton, Deputy City Clerk