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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
Mr. Danny Thomas led the group in
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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.
1. ORDINANCE 2009-2 BUSINESS PARK ZONING DISTRICT.
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.
2009-9 FEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WITH REGARDS TO NON-PROFIT RENTAL OF MURPHY PARK
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2008-31 ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2008, BY CHANGING
CERTAIN RATES AND OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY
2009-10 REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 7.
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.
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
REGULAR AGENDA –
REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mayor Hortenstine determined that there was no need for the Executive Session.
With no further business; Mayor Hortenstine adjourned the
meeting at 6:24 p.m.
Esther Walton, Deputy City Clerk