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The City 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 following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem John McDonald                                   City Manager, Frank Salvato

Council Member Rod Hortenstine                                 City Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member Ella Jez                                               City Attorney, Ted Hejl

 

INVOCATION

Council Member Hortenstine led the group in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

No citizens came forward during this time.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 25, 2005.
  2. FINANCIALS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2005.

    Mayor Pro Tem McDonald moved that the Consent Agenda be approved as presented and Council member Jez seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Four voted AYE.  Motion passed.

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

3.          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.


4.         Consider appointments to library board.
Karen 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.

 

5.         CONSIDER FUTURE 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.


ADJOURN

With no further business, the council meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                                        

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                                                                                                                                                         Donald R. Hill, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk