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MIN 09.13.1988 CC-RCITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS P. 0. BOX 409 GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78626 September 13, 1988 The City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas met in a Regular Session on the above date at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Kennedy presiding. The following members of Council and officials were present: Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Pearce and Councilmembers Luther Laubach, Ercel Brashear, Doak Fling, Mike McMas- ter; City Secretary, Leta F. Willoughby; City Manager R. "Bob" Gaylor; City Attorney, Diane Callander; Director of Public Utilities, Jim Briggs; Direc- tor of Community Services, Hartley Sappington; Director of Development and Planning, Ed Barry; and Director of Finance and Administration, Glenn Rey- nolds. REGULAR MEETING - 7:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 P.M 880294 Public Hearing on Disannexation of Berry Creek Tract/Ed Barry Mayor Kennedy opened the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. Presentation by Ed Barry giving background regarding the disan- nexation of the Berry Creek tract. Mayor Kennedy asked for comments from the audience. Maxine Harris of Rt. 1 Box 16, Georgetown, Texas, addressed City Council regarding the disannexation. Ms. Harris stated that her attorney was planning to attend the hearing and had planned to address Council for her; she stated that he was running a little late and asked if the hearing could be adjourned until he was present. Mayor Kennedy stated that if no other citizens wished to address Council, Ms. Harris would have to go ahead and speak or the hearing would be closed. After determining that no other citizens wished to address Council, Ms. Harris made a statement with her understanding of the annexation of the tract in question. She questioned how could this tract be disannexed when it was never annexed legally. She also questioned the agreement between the City of Weir and Georgetown. Mr. Gaylor stated that a copy of the ori- ginal agreement between the two cities would be forwarded to Ms. Harris. Mayor Kennedy reminded Ms. Harris that the City Council would take no action on this item at this meeting, that this was only a Public Hearing. There being no further comments from the audience, Mayor Kennedy closed the Public Hearing at 7:20 p.m. 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 1 of 14 REGULAR MEETING 7:20 P.M. Consent Agenda: 880295 Bills Over $5,000.00/Glenn Reynolds PAYABLE FROM OPERATING FUND: 1. Lower Colorado River Authority.........$572,683.52 PAYABLE FROM GENERAL FUND* 1. Freese & Nichols, Inc ..................$ PAYABLE FROM GENERAL CAPITAL PROJECT FUND: 12,803.08 12,206.00 205842.00 355925.88 stated that the following correction 1. HOCO Oil Co ............................$ 2. Stewart & Stevenson ...................$ 3. Williamson County Precinct PAYABLE FROM AIRPORT FUND e 1. Tolson Oil Company .....................$ 79370.85 2. ARE, Inc ...............................$ 25,087.28 PAYABLE FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND: 1. Bob Hogberg ............................$ 9,308.00 Note* This list excludes routine payments for payroll related and debt service expenditures. 880296 Approval of Minutes - Meetings of 07-25, 07-26, 08-02, 08-09PH, 08-09 and 08-23/Leta Willoughby 880297 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Awarding a Bid and Authorizing City Staff to Purchase Bibliofile Catalog Production System/Judy Duer and Hartley Sappington Councilmember Brashear stated that the following correction should be made to the August 9, 1988 Public Hearing minutes* Page 1, 3rd sentence should read as follows* A consensus of the Council agreed to have the Special Projects Sub -Committee study the issue and attempt to get an option on the building. Councilmember Brashear stated that he would like to pull Agenda Item No. 880297 from the consent agenda and consider it under the Regular Agenda. Motion by Councilmember Pearce and Second by Councilmember Lau- bach to approve the Consent Agenda Item Nos. 880295 and 880296 as corrected. MOTION* PEARCE SECOND* LAUBACH MOTION CARRIED* 09/13/88 UNANIMOUS (csf sept13.min) page 2 of 14 Regular Agenda: 880297 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Awarding a Bid and Authorizing City Staff to Purchase Bibliofile Catalog Production System/Judy Duer and Hartley Sappington Councilmember Brashear questioned the need for this equipment, when the City had just authorized the purchase of an automation system. Judy Duer, Director of Library Services, stated that yes, the automation system could do the same thing, however additional equipment would have to be purchased. With the Bibliofile, the City is actually purchasing the catalog system. Discussion followed. Motion by Councilmember McMaster and second by Councilmember Fling to approve Resolution No. 880297. MOTION: MCMASTER SECOND: FLING MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION NO. 880297 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY STAFF TO PUCHASE THE BIBLIOF- ILE CATALOG PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR THE GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY WHEREAS, an essential part of the automation of a library is the conversion of the records to machine-readable form; and WHEREAS, a Request for Proposal was issued by the City Staff for a stand-alone system for the retrospective conversion of library records and the on-going cataloging of new acquisitions; and WHEREAS, proposals were received and reviewed by the City Staff; and WHEREAS, the Bibliofile Catalog Production system is capable of interface with the DYNIX Library Automation System; and WHEREAS, the Bibliofile system was found to fulfill the require- ments while having the lowest cost; and WHEREAS, the Library Advisory Board has recommended the purchase of the Bibliofile system. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Section I. The Council finds that the recitals set forth above are true and correct and are incorporated herein for all pur- poses. 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 3 of 14 Section II. The City Council authorizes the City Staff to pur- chase the Bibliofile Catalog Production System for the George- town Public Library based on the submitted Proposal. 880298 Consideration of and Possible Action on An Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for 1988/SECOND READING/Glenn Reynolds Motion by Councilmember Brashear and Second by Councilmember Laubach to approve Ordinance No. 880298 on second and final reading. MOTION: BRASHEAR SECOND: LAUBACH MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A TAX RATE FOR THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN FOR THE TAX YEAR 1988; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (FULL TEXT OF ORDINANCE NO. 880298 IS IN MINUTES OF AUGUST 23, 1988 MEETING) 880299 Consider Request by Georgetown Housing Authority for a Waiver of Permit Fees/ Rawleigh Elliott and Hartley Sap- pington Motion by Councilmember Laubach and Second by Councilmember Fling to grant the request for a waiver of permit fees for repair work on 104 units in Stonehaven Center. Councilmember Brashear asked Rawleigh Elliott and the Housing Authority Board to check and see if there is any lead -based --paint used in any of the units, and in the future, to check to see if there is any radon gas present. MOTION: LAUBACH SECOND: FLING MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS 880300 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Approving a Contract between City and Chamber for Tourism Office/Liz Taylor and Hartley Sappington Motion by Councilmember Laubach and Second by Councilmember McMaster to approve Resolution No. 880300, MOTION® LAUBACH SECOND: MCMASTER MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 4 of 14 880301 RESOLUTION NO. 880300 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH THE GEORGETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR PAYMENT OF ONE-HALF SALARY OF SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST FOR TOURISM DIRECTOR, PAYMENT OF HOURLY WORKERS AS NEEDED FOR OPERATION OF TOURISM OFFICE, AND DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF ADVERTISING SIGNAGE FOR PROMOTION OF GEORGETOWN UNDER DIRECTION OF TOURISM DIRECTOR; COMMITTING SIXTEEN THOU- SAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR FUNDING FROM HOTEL/MOTEL TAX FUND, BASED UPON SUBMITTED INVOICES; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT. ,Whereas, the City of Georgetown, Texas (City) seeks to promote tourism, convention activity and historical and cultural acti- vity; Whereas, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) also seeks to promote tourism, convention activity and historical and cult- ural activity; Whereas, the City desires to enter into a contract for services with the chamber and provide hotel/motel tax funds to the Chamber in an amount not to exceed $16,500 for payment of one- half salary of secretary/receptionist for tourism director, hourly workers as needed by tourism office, and advertising signage as directed by the Tourism Director; Whereas, the Chamber will provide for the remaining one-half salary for secretary/receptionist and for all costs and benefits provided this position, and will provide written statements or invoices to City for regulation of the hourly workers and advertising signage per the term of the contract; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS* SECTION I. That the City Council of the City of Georgetown approves the Agreement Between the City of Georgetown and Chamber of Commerce, attached hereto and incorporated herein, as if fully set forth at length, and commits to providing an amount not to exceed sixteen thousand, five hundred dollars in funding from the hotel/motel tax funds. SECTION II. That the Mayor be authorized to execute the agreement and the City Secretary to attest thereto after approval by the City Attorney. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Approving an Engineering Contract for Maple Street Water Line Extension/Jim Briggs 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 5 of 14 Discussion followed by Councilmember Brashear regarding fixed- rate contract. Motion by Councilmember Laubach and Second by Councilmember Brashear to approve Resolution No. 880301. MOTION: LAUBACH SECOND: BRASHEAR MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION NO. 880301 A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, AND FREESE AND NICHOLS, INC. AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE SAME. WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, Texas, is the major distributor of water within its corporate limits; and execute WHEREAS, the City Council finds that safe and efficient distri- bution of water is essential to the operation of the City's Pub- lic Utilities Department; and WHEREAS, Freese and Nichols, Inc. and the City of Georgetown desire to expand services from a contract in existence dated 1984 and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Section I. That the City Council find the recitals set forth above are true and correct and are incorporated herein. Section II. That the City Council approves the Contract between the City of Georgetown and Freese and Nichols, Inc., for engi- neering services, and authorizes the Mayor to execute the same, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as if fully set forth at length. Section III. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the Engineering Proposal and City Secretary to attest. 880302 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on October 6, 1988, for Proposed Districting Plans/Diane Callander Motion by Councilmember Brashear and Second by Councilmember Laubach to approve Resolution No. 880302, MOTION: BRASHEAR SECOND: LAUBACH MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 6 of 14 RESOLUTION NO. 880302 A RESOLUTION APPROVING OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED DISTRICT- ING PLANS TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 6, 1988 AND SUBMISSION OF ANY PLANS BY SEPTEMBER 27, 1988. WHEREAS, on May 7, 1988, the voters approved a City Charter amendment to provide for the City Council to be composed of seven persons to be elected from single -member districts and the Mayor to be elected at large; and WHEREAS, it is now necessary to apportion the City into council districts; and WHEREAS, in effecting the apportionment process, the City is subject to numerous federal and state constitutional, statutory and case law requirements; and WHEREAS, the City has retained attorneys who have experience in the field of federal voting rights law to assist it in the apportionment process; and WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City to be sure that the appor- tionment is in full compliance with the Voting Rights Act and with all other relevant law; and WHEREAS, the City desires to afford all persons in the community an opportunity to participate in the apportionment process; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS; SECTION I. That the City Council adopts the findings above as true and correct and the same are incorporated herein as if fuly set forth at length. held SECTION II. That the City Secretary is hereby directed to give public notice of a public hearing to be held on pro- posed districting plans to be held on October 6, 1988. SECTION III. That citizens be given an opportunity to present pro- posed districting plans for consideration by the City Council by submitting such plans to the City Secretary on or before September 27, 1988, so that any such plan is available for inspection and review prior to the public hearing. 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 7 of 14 All plans submitted shall be in duplicate name, telephone and mailing address of the of the plan. SECTION IV. with the proponent That persons be afforded an opportunity to participate and to make comments and suggestions at the public hearing even if they do not submit a proposed plan by the time set out above. SECTION V. That the plans available for offices. SECTION VI. submitted by the City's attorneys be inspection by the public at the City That citizens desiring to submit plans or make com- ments be advised that any plans should meet the fol- lowing criteria which the council will follow in its adoption of a plan: 1. Any plan should have seven districts of substantially equal population; 2. Any plan should not act to dilute the voting strength of racial- or language -minority citizens; 3. Any plan should avoid fragmenting or packing minority commu- nities; 4. Any plan should be drawn to conform with geographic bound- aries utilized by the Bureau of the Census in the 1980 cen- sus to the extent possible; 5. Any plan should be based on 1980 census data; 6. Any districts should be composed of territory that is con- tiguous and reasonably compact; and 7. Any plan, to the extent possible, should preserve historic boundaries and should recognize clearly identifiable eco- nomic or community interests. 880303 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Authorizing Engineering Services for Extension of City Water and Wastewater Improvements along South IH 35/Ed Barry Councilmember Laubach stated that he was concerned about the size of the sewer line. Discussion followed with Don Bizzell. Motion by Councilmember Brashear and Second by Councilmember Laubach to approve Resolution No. 880303. MOTION: BRASHEAR SECOND: LAUBACH MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 8 of 14 RESOLUTION 880303 RESOLUTION TO INITIATE THE EXTENSION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF SOUTH I.H. 355 AND TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE SOUTH I.H. 35 UTILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. WHEREAS, the City Council of The City of Georgetown, Texas, finds that it is desirable and necessary to extend water and wastewater services from the south edge of the City along the eastside of Interstate Highway 35 South; and WHEREAS, the City Council has budgeted funds in the F.Y. '88-'89 budget for said project; and WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Council to initi- ate construction of these improvements in a timely fashion; and WHEREAS, the Council has targeted completion of this project for no later than the second quarter of 1989; and WHEREAS, the City has entered into agreements with Engineering firms to provide engineering services on an as -needed basis; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds it is desirable to prepare engineering plans and bid specifications and to obtain engineer- ing review and administrative services, for the construction of water and wastewater improvements along South I.H. 35. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS THAT: Section One. That all of the facts recited in preamble to this resolution are hereby found by the Council to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim; Section Two. The City Manager is hereby directed to negotiate a contract for preparing engineering plans and drawings for the extension of water and wastewater services, along South I.H. 35 in accor- dance with the project hereinafter known as South I.H.35 Utility Improvement Project, and which contract will be submitted to the City Council for its review and approval prior to execution of the contract, CORRECTED 09/13%88 (csf sept13,min) page 9 of 14 Section Three. The City Manager is hereby directed to proceed with this project so as to allow the City to move forward with the con- struction of this project as expiditiously as possible, and so as to achieve completion of all construction of the South I.H. 35 Utility Improvement Project, by the end of May 1989. 880304 Consideration of and Possible Action on an Ordinance Amending Board of Adjustment Ordinance Pursuant to Charter Election/FIRST READING/Leta Willoughby Motion by Councilmember Laubach and Second by Councilmember Pearce to approve this ordinance on first reading. MOTION: LAUBACH SECOND: PEARCE MOTION CARRIED° UNANIMOUS ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS CODE OF ORDINANCES (THE ZONING ORDINANCE), PART 11: BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY AMENDING SECTION 11.2 "ORGANIZATION4. PURSUANT TO THE GENERAL CITY ELECTION HELD ON MAY 71 1988, WHICH AMENDED THE CITY CHARTER WHEREAS, on May 7, 1988, the voters of the City of Georgetown, Texas approved an amendment to Section 2.14 of Article II of the City Charter which amendment states that "The Council shall have the power to establish boards, commis- sions and committees to assist it in carrying out its duties in accordance with State law. Members of such bodies shall be recommended by the Mayor and appointed by vote of a majority of the Council in open meeting, unless otherwise provided by law. Should the Mayor fail to recommend and/or the Council fail to appoint the member(s) recommended by the Mayor, a majority of the Council plus one may make the appointment(s) without a recommendation of the Mayor"; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas did adopt an Ordinance on March 10, 1987, establishing a Board of Adjustment for the City and establishing organization and proce- dures for such Board; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, that. SECTION I. The recitals set forth above are true and correct and incorpor- ated herein as if fully set forth at length. CORRECTED 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 10 of 14 SECTION II. Section 11.2 "Organization", of Appendix A (the Zoning Ordi- nance), Part Eleven: Board of Adjustment, of Ordinance No. 870087.00A, is hereby amended by adding the following language: "Section 11.2 ORGANIZATION The Board of Adjustment shall consist of five (5) members whose appointments shall be made on the recommendation of the Mayor and approved by a vote of a majority of the City Council in reg- ular open meetings. Should the Mayor fail to recommend and/or the Council fail to appoint the member(s) recommended by the Mayor, a majority of the Council plus one may make the appoint- ments) without a recommendation of the Mayor; each to be appointed for a term of two (2) years..../° SECTION III. All other ordinances, parts of ordinances or resolutions in con- flict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION IV. If any article, paragraph or part of a paragraph of this Ordi- nance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the same shall not invalidate or impair the validity, force or effect of any other article, paragraph or part of a paragraph of this Ordinance. 880305 Consideration of and Possible Action on an Ordinance Amending Planning and Zoning Commission Ordinance Pursuant to Charter Election/FIRST READING/Leta Willoughby Joan King questioned from the audience if the ordinance should not read (7) members, rather than (5) members. Ms. Willoughby stated that yes, that correction should be made. Motion by Councilmember Brashear and Second by Councilmember Pearce to approve this ordinance on first reading with the cor- rection. MOTION: BRASHEAR SECOND: PEARCE MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS ORDINANCE NO, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19 OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED "PLANNING", BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 19-1 "CITY PLANNING COMMISSION CREATED AND ESTABLISHED; MEMBERSHIPS; APPOINTMENT, TERMS, REMOVAL", PURSUANT TO THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON MAY 75 1988, TO AMEND THE CITY CHARTER, B 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 11 of 14 WHEREAS, on May 7, 1988, the voters of the City of Georgetown, Texas, approved an amendment to the City Charter which states that "There shall be established by ordinance a Planning and Zoning Commission composed of at least seven (7) citizens of the City of Georgetown who must be registered voters in the City of Georgetown and must have resided within the City for one (1) year next -preceding their appointment. The Mayor and Council shall be responsible for appointing a Commission which is broadly representative as a whole. Members shall be drawn, for example, from different residential areas, different racial and ethnic groups, different occupations and professions, and dif- ferent interest groups. The Commission shall be responsible to and act as an advisory body to the Council and shall perform such duties and exercise such additional powers as may be described by ordinance of the Council, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter"; WHEREAS, on May 7, 1988, the voters of the City of Georgetown, Texas also approved an amendment to the City Charter which states that "the Council shall have the power to establish boards, commissions and committees to assist it in carrying out its duties in accordance with State law. Members of such bodies shall be recommended by the Mayor and appointed by vote of a majority of the Council in open meeting unless otherwise pro- vided by law. Should the Mayor fail to recommend and/or the Council fail to appoint the member(s) recommended by the Mayor, a majority of the Council plus one may make the appointment(s) without a recommendation of the Mayor"; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas finds it necessary and proper to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Georgetown, Texas Code of Ordinances entitled "Planning", by specifically amending Section 19-1 "City Planning Commission Created and Established; Memberships; Appointment, Terms, Removal" to provide for the City Charter amendments NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, that: SECTION I. The recitals set forth above are true and correct and incorpor- ated herein as if fully set forth at length. SECTION II. Section 19-1 of the City of Georgetown, Texas Code of Ordinances is hereby deleted, and the following Section 19-1 is hereby established in replacement thereof: "Section 19-1. City Planning and Zoning Commission Created and Established; Memberships; Appointment, Terms and Removal. 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 12 of 14 There is hereby created and established for the City a Planning and Zoning Commission, which shall be composed of seven (7) mem- bers. All seven (7) members shall be citizens of the City of Georgetown who must be registered voters in the City of George- town and must have resided within the City for one (1) year next -preceding their appointment. The Mayor and Council shall be responsible for appointing a Com- mission, which is broadly representative as a whole. Members shall be drawn, for example, from different residential areas, different racial and ethnic groups, different occupations and professions and different interest groups. Members shall be recommended by the Mayor and appointed by a vote of a majority of the Council in open meeting unless other- wise provided by law. Should the Mayor fail to recommend and/or the Council fail to appoint the member(s) recommended by the Mayor, a majority of the Council plus one may make the appoint- ment(s) ppoint- ments) without a recommendation of the Mayor. The Commission shall be responsible to and act as an advisory body to the Council and shall perform such duties and exercise such additional powers as may be described by ordinances of the Council not inconsistent with the provisions of the Charter. The terms of each of the members shall be three (3) years, except that the respective terms of two (2) of the members first appointed shall be one year, and two (2) of the members first appointed shall be two (2) years. All vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as provided for in the original appointments. Members of the Commission may be removed by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, for cause stated in writing and after public hearing." SECTION III. All other ordinances, parts of ordinances or resolutions in con- flict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION IV. If any article, paragraph or part of a paragraph of this Ordi- nance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the same shall not invalidate or impair the validity, force or effect of any other article, paragraph or part of a paragraph of this Ordinance. 880306 Mayor and Council Comments and Reports Councilmember Brashear stated that he would like to discuss the drainage around the square at the next regular meeting and would like to have that placed on the agenda. 09/13/88 (csf sept13.min) page 13 of 14 Councilmember Pearce commented on the Finance Sub -committee's upcoming meeting to discuss the budget process. She also gave a report on the Industrial Development Conference attended recen- tly by herself and Councilmembers Laubach and McMaster. Mayor Kennedy announced a joint seminar between the Chamber and the City at Berry Creek Country Club on September 20, 1988 on Economic Development. He also announced two upcoming events: Grand Opening of the History and Visitor Information Center and Fiesta Georgetown. Mayor Kennedy presented the Council with a proposed pamphlet to be used for Council meetings. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Kennedy adjourned the meeting, TIME: 8:27 p.m. ATTEST: Leta F. Willoughby, City Secre DATE APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL: STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON CITY OF GEORGETOWN APPROVED: Tim Kennedy, Mayor I, , being the current City Secretary of the City of Georgetown, Texas, do hereby certify that the above meeting of the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas convened in a meeting open to the public and notice of said meeting, giving the date, place, time and subject thereof, was posted as prescribed by Article 6252-17, Section 3A, VATCS, and that the above minutes are the true and correct minutes of said meeting. Witness my hand and seal of office this the day of 19 , City Secretary (City Seal) 09/13/88 (csf septl3.min) page 14 of 14 1) Parcel No. 46 2) Parcel No. 49 3) Parcel No. 50 4) Parcel No. 53 5) Parcel No. 54 6) Parcel No. 58 7) Parcel No. 60 8) Parcel No. 61 9) Parcel No. 62 10) Parcel No. 63 11) Parcel No. 64 SECTION III If the properties cannot be acquired through the process of rea- sonable negotiations, then the City Attorney is directed to pro- ceed with condemnation proceedings for the purposes of acquisi- tion of a twenty foot strip of these properties for street widening purposes. Councilmember Brashear noted that the agenda item incorrectly states 20" and it should be 20', although it is correctly noted in the resolution. 880275 Possible Action on a Resolution Conveying a Deed Without War- ranty to County of Williamson for Alley in Block 29 of City Addition of the City of Georgetown, Texas/Diane Callander (To release an alley to County who is the fee simple owner of lots in all of Block 29.) RESOLUTION 880275 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN TO EXECUTE A NO WARRANTY DEED FOR PROPERTY TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY. WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, Texas has been requested by Williamson County, Texas, to convey an alley located in Block 29 of the City of Georgetown; and WHEREAS, Williamson County represents it is the fee owner of all lots within this block; and WHEREAS, the City finds it has no rightful interest in said alley. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: SECTION I. That the City Council adopts the findings above as true and cor- rect and the same are incorporated herein as if fully set forth at length. 08/23/88 (csf august23.min) page 6 of 20 Consideration of and Possible ing the Tax Rate for the City 1988-89/FIRST READING/Glenn Re Action on of George Ids an Ordinance Establish - town, Texas for DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BETWEEN COUNCILMEMBERS MCMASTER AND BRASHEAR REGARDING THEIR WISHES TO HOLD THE TAX RATE AS IS. Motion by Councilmember McMaster and Second by Councilmember Brashear to pass the ordinance setting the tax rate at $.36637 per $100 valuation for 1988, which allows for no tax increase for this year. MOTION: MCMASTER SECOND: BRASHEAR MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS ORDINANCE NUMBER AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A TAX RATE FOR THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN FOR THE TAX YEAR 1988; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE: AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, Texas is an incorporated Home Rule city dependent upon taxes to provide it's citizens with services, and WHEREAS, the City Council finds it necessary to levy taxes for the 1988/89 fiscal year for the City of Georgetown, Texas; and WHEREAS, the City Council has met all of the prerequisites for the levying of taxes within the city; NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN: SECTION I. The City Council of the City of Georgetown (the "City Council") hereby finds that all of the prerequisites to the levying of a tax rate for this City for the year 1988, (including, without limitation, certifications, notices, submit- tals, and public hearings) as required by law have been complied with. SECTION II. The City Council does hereby levy and adopt the tax rate on $100 valuation for the tax year 1988 as follows: $.27009 for the purpose of maintenance and operation $.09628 for the principal and interest on debt of this city $.36637 total tax rate SECTION III. If any section, paragraph, clause, phrase, or pro- vision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or held unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any part or provision thereof other than the part so declared to be invalid or unconstitutional. 08/23/88 (csf august23.min) page 10 of 20 Short Form Plat of Southside Addition/Ed B Motion by Councilmember Pearce and Second by Councilmember McMaster to approve the short form plat with the two noted vari- ances. MOTION: PEARCE SECOND: MCMASTER MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS VARIANCES REQUESTED: 1. A variance from Section 34020(G) of the Subdivision Regula- tions is requested to allow the existing residences on Lots 1 and 2 to remain within the required front yard. 2. A variance from Section 34020(B) of the Subdivision Regula- tions is requested to allow each of the lots to be nonrectangu- lar in shape. Parkland Dedication: Prior to the recordation of this plat, the owner is required to either dedicate 0.0029 acres of this pro- posed development for a public park or pay a fee in -lieu of dedication based upon the fair market value of the 0.0029 acres required to be dedicated. Based upon the small size of the required parkland dedication, it appears to be reasonable to accept the fee payment in -lieu of dedication. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: (July 20, 1988) The Staff recommends approval of the two requested variances, the Short Form Plat of Southside Addition and a fee in -lieu of parkland dedication. P&Z ACTION: (August 2, 1988) To recommend approval of the Short Form Plat of Southside Addi- tion and the two requested variances from the Subdivision Regu- lations and a fee in -lieu of parkland dedication. Reinstatement of Final Vacating and Resubdivision Plat of Williamson Crossing/Ed Barry Motion by Councilmember Pearce and Second by Councilmember McMaster to table this item at the request of the applicant. MOTION: PEARCE SECOND: MCMASTER MOTION CARRIED: UNANIMOUS 08/23/88 . (csf august23.min) page 18 of 20 880291 Discuss the Sale of Williamson County Landfill/Bob Gaylor DISCUSSION FOLLOWED Council agreed that Mr. Gaylor should meet with the other cities involved to find out what avenues they would like to pursue. 880292 Mavor and Council Comments and Reports ADJOURNMENT: TIME: ATTEST: eta Councilmember Laubach stated that he had had a call during the past week regarding a citizen who had been inundated with water during the last rain. He stated that the ditch really needed to be cleaned out along the railroad track at 18th Street and Pine. Councilmember Laubach also stated that there was a sewer problem at 1214 Maple Street. The manhole cover sits 6-8" below the street surface. Councilmember Brashear stated that the City needed to look at the downtown drainage system. He also asked about the "citizen participation" portion of the agenda. Mayor Kennedy stated that he is in the process of preparing a format to be presented to the Council at the first meeting in September for approval. Consider Request to Default Police Repeater Pro Re -award to Second Vendor/Hugh Anderson )osal and This item was pulled from the agenda for consideration by Chief Anderson. There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Kennedy adjourned the meeting. 9:45 p.m. ghby, City S etary DATE APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL: APPROVED: Tim Kennedy, Mayor 08/23/88 (csf august23.min) page 19 of 20 STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON CITY OF GEORGETOWN I, , being the current City Secretary of the City of Georgetown, Texas, do hereby certify that the above meeting of the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas convened in a meeting open to the public and notice of said meeting, giving the date, place, time and subject thereof, was posted as prescribed by Article 6252-17, Section 3A, VATCS, and that the above minutes are the true and correct minutes of said meeting. Witness my hand and seal of office this the day of 19 . City Secretary (City Seal) 08/23/88 (csf august23.min) page 20 of 20 S