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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on October 13, 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 Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member Ella Jez                          City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council Member Bernabe Gonzales

 

INVOCATION

Chief Straub led the group in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

No citizens came forward.


CONSENT AGENDA

1.      MINUTES FROM SEPTEMBER 20, SEPTEMBER 23, AND SEPTEMBER 27, 2005.


Mayor Pro Tem McDonald made a motion to accept the corrected version of the minutes on the consent agenda and Council member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

2.      PRESENTATION AND UPDATE REPORT FROM TAYLORCNET
Ms. Debbie Kiewit, Manager of TaylorCNET, presented a review of recent program activities.  The organization has recently been awarded a Collaborative Community Network Enhancement Grant of $234,000 Cash funds and $298,000 in SBC Net Service Credits.  These monies will be used to hire a Web Librarian, on-site technicians, to upgrade the network, to purchase equipment for the new Library Meeting room, the Hospital, the Advanced Technology Center and to broadcast the City Council meetings.   This item was for information and no action was taken.

 

3.      CONSIDER RESOLUTION R05-29 REGARDING INVESTMENT POLICY OF THE CITY.
Ms. Jon-Etta Ross, Director of Finance, presented Council with information regarding the investment policy of the City.  Chapter 2256 of the Government Code requires that Municipal Governments adopt an Investment Policy and renew it annually.  No changes were made from last year.  Mayor Pro Tem McDonald made a motion to approve Resolution R05-29 renewing the Investment Policy and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE: Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

4.      CONSIDER TERMS FOR THE REPAYMENT OF DEBT FOR NEW TAYLOR MUNICIPAL AIRPORT HANGARS.
Bob Vantil, Director of Community Development, presented an item regarding terms for repayment of debt on the new hangars at the Taylor Municipal Airport.  The City recently received a hangar grant where the FAA/State provides 75% of the funds and the City’s share is 25%.  The estimated cost of this project is $612,000 with the City’s share at $155,000.  The proposed loan term is for ten years at 4% with a semiannual payment, the first payment due six months after the project is completed.  The Airport Advisory Board recommends approval of these terms.   

Council member Jez made a motion to approve the terms as presented and Mayor Pro Tem McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

5.      CONSIDER ESTABLISHING RENTAL RATES FOR NEW HANGARS AT TAYLOR MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.
Mr. VanTil presented Council with information regarding the process he used to establish rental rates for the new airport hangars.    In addition to surveying airports in the surrounding area, at the September 8, 2005 meeting Council adopted the Fee Ordinance 2005-16 that included a rental structure for existing T-Hangars based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Using the approved formula to determine the amount of increase, the Airport Advisory Board recommended that the City charge $243 for the T-Hangars and $972 for the corporate style hangar.  Mayor Hill and Council member Jez asked staff to seek out additional corporate tenants in the event the original interested party chooses not to contract with the City.

Council member Jez made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Airport Advisory Board and approve the rental rates for airport hangars as presented.  Mayor Pro Tem McDonald seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE. Motion passed.

 

6.      CONSIDER PRE-LEASING POLICIES FOR NEW HANGARS AT TAYLOR MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
Mr. VanTil presented additional information regarding the new hangar construction project and requested the council to consider a pre-leasing policy that would allow existing tenants to “upgrade” their old hangars for a newer one.  The policy also recommends a one month’s rent deposit to pre-lease a new hangar.

Mayor Pro Tem McDonald made a motion to approve the pre-leasing policy as presented including the requirement of a deposit for new hangars and Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

7.      CONSIDER AMENDING DEVELOPER AGREEMENT WITH MALLARD PARK TAYLOR, LP AND LENNAR HOMES OF TEXAS LAND AND CONSTRUCTION, LTD.

Mayor Pro Tem McDonald recused himself from the discussion on the basis that he is a property owner in the area being discussed.  Casey Sledge, Consulting Engineer to the City, presented a proposed amendment to the developer agreement for Mallard Park Phase II.  The proposal is a request to consider cost-sharing for an off-site storm drain pipe in lieu of the storm drainage pump station as originally planned.  The 2,000 foot pipe would be installed down Meadow Lane to Hidden Meadow just past Quail Cove.  The pipe would allow the detention pond to gravity drain without the use of pumps.  (The original agreement included the City maintaining a pump station.)  Staff also recommends the consideration of curb inlets to alleviate flows on the street surfaces.  The developer is proposing up to $115,000, (their cost to install a pump station) and have their contractor perform the work.  The City would then reimburse the developer.

Council member Jez made a motion to amend the developer agreement and to participate in the proposed drainage project including four curb inlets by applying up to $115,000 from this year’s street maintenance fund to the project.  Council member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:   Three voted AYE.  Motion passed.


ADJOURN

With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

                       

                        ___________________________

                        John McDonald, Mayor Pro Tem

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk