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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
Council Member Ella Jez City Attorney, Ted Hejl
Council Member Bernabe Gonzales
Chief Straub led the group in
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward.
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:
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.
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
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.
With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 7:20
Mayor Pro Tem
Susan Brock, City Clerk