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Council of the City of Taylor met on November 10, 2005, at City Hall, 400
Porter St., Taylor, Texas. Mayor Donald
Hill declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the
Mayor Pro Tem
John McDonald City
Manager, Frank Salvato
Council Member Rod Hortenstine City Clerk,
Council Member Ella Jez City
Attorney, Ted Hejl
Council Member Hortenstine led the group in prayer.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward during
REGULAR AGENDA –
REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
PUBLIC HEARING AND INTRODUCE ORDINANCE
2005-20 AMENDING THE CITY OF TAYLOR’S ZONING MAP FOR A ZONING CHANGE REQUEST ON
A PARCEL OF PROPERTY OWNED BY FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS
8.35 ACRES OUT OF THE W. J. BAKER SURVEY A-65 LOCATED ON CARLOS G. PARKER
BLVD., FROM RA RURAL/AGRICULTURE TO B-1 LOCAL BUSINESS.
Mr. Ted Hejl, City
Attorney, read the caption of the Ordinance.
Mr. Bob VanTil, Director of Community Development, presented information
regarding a zoning request from the First Assembly of God. The request is to change the property from
RA (Rural/Agriculture) to B-1 Local Business so that the church could also add
a school or daycare in their plans. Mayor
Hill declared the Public Hearing open. Council
raised the issue of increased traffic and possible restrictions this could
place on the property currently being developed on the south side of Carlos
Parker Blvd, directly across from the church property; particularly, the ability
to sell liquor if a restaurant were to be built nearby. Pastor Fox addressed the Council on the
issue of traffic and says it would be primarily limited to Sunday when truck
traffic is reduced and that a traffic impact analysis will be done prior to construction
begins. With no further comment, Mayor
Hill declared the Public Hearing closed.
Mr. VanTil informed the Council that the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends
approval, but the staff does not due to the fact that this request does not conform
to the Future Land Use Plan adopted by the City. With no further questions or concerns, Ordinance 2005-20 was
declared officially introduced.
Consider appointments to library board.
Ellis, Library Director, presented
a recommendation to reappoint two current members to the Library Board. Ms. Ellis commended the members of the Board
for their efforts and encouraged Council to consider reappointing Ms. Gardner
and Ms. Thornton for another two year term.
Council member Jez moved to reappoint Teresa Gardner and Vicki Thornton
to the Library Board and leave the other position vacant until additional
applicants are received. Mayor Pro Tem
seconded the motion. VOTE: Four voted
AYE. Motion passed.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES.
Frank Salvato, City
Manager, presented an option for Council to set the meetings in December to
accommodate any special needs. Mr.
VanTil expressed a desire to have the Council attend a joint meeting with the Planning
and Zoning Commission on December 13th to discuss impact fees. Council agreed to cancel the regularly
scheduled December meetings and to hold only one regular council meeting on
Thursday, December 22 in addition to a joint meeting on December 13th
with the P & Z Commission.
With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 6:30
R. Hill, Mayor
Susan Brock, City Clerk