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MIN 05.22.1990 CC-RCITY COUNCIL MINUTES CITY OF GEORGETOWN P.O. BOX 409 GEORGETOWN, TX 78627 May 22, 1990 The City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, met in a regular session the above date with Mayor Bill Connor presiding. Councilmembers present. Winfred Bonner Barbara Pearce Joe Saegert Bob Schrawger Ferd Tonn Shorty Valdez Councilmembers absent. Mike McMaster Staff present: Bob Hart, City Manager Marianne Landers Banks, City Attorney Elizabeth Gray, City Secretary Jim Briggs, Director of Public Utilities Glenn Reynolds, Director of Finance Ed Barry, Director of Planning and Development Hartley Sappington, Director of Community Services REGULAR MEETING: Call to Order 7:03pm CONSENT AGENDA Councilmember Bonner requested that his name be added to the list of Councilmembers sworn in on May 8. 900254 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution for Council Minutes- Regular Meeting 5/22/90 900256 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Establishing the Necessity for Acqu isit ion of Property in This item was pulled at the request of Councilmember Saegert and was discussed as part of the regular agenda. Motion (Saegert /Pearce) agenda with the exception of with the amendment to Agenda 6 -0. REGULAR AGENDA: To approve the consent Agenda Item No.900256, and Item No. 900253. APPROVED At the Mayor's request, this item was considered out of the agenda order. The Mayor read the list of current and proposed nominees. Current: J.C. Sloan, Charles A. Forbes, Thomas A. Locke, Nancy Raper, Andrew Vaughn, Jo Ella Simon, James Wilson, Carroll N. Sullivan, Jr., and Winfred Bonner. Proposed: J.C. Sloan, Thomas A. Locke, James Wilson, Fran Carlson, Melissa Dietz, Linda Flory, Tim Kennedy, Joann King, and Mearl Leffler. Motion (Pearce /Tonn ) : To approve the Georgetown Higher Education Finance Corporation Board of Directors as proposed. APPROVED 6 °00 Council Minutes - Regular Meeting 5/22/90 At the request of Councilmember Saegert, Bob Hart explained that this resolution was necessary to continue with the wastewater line extension project to ACM. Councilmember Schrawger pointed out that the phrase "Section 1 -B hereof" found in Section I ®B(3) should be changed to read "Section I -C hereof ". The City attorney also recommended replacing all references made in the second person (e.g. "you" and "your ") with the name of the specific party (e.g. "owner" and "owner's "). Motion (Saegert /Tonn)® To approve the resolution as amended. APPROVED 6 -0 900259 Citizens Wishing to Address the Council There were no citizens wishing to address the Council. •�� .• - Glenn Reynolds stated that the City is generally in good financial condition: beginning fund balances are higher than budgeted, revenues are generally slightly higher, and expenditures are generally slightly lower. He explained the City's fund structure, and reviewed each fund's performance. Councilmembers Pearce and Bonner expressed concern regarding unfilled positions (especially the narcotics officer) and the possibility that the provision of services to citizens may have suffered. Bob Hart and Glenn Reynolds both stressed that there are always some unfilled positions, and this is part of natural turnover. In response to a question by Councilmember Schrawger regarding the likelihood of end -of- fiscal -year spending sprees, Glenn stated that the City does not have a record or policy of exhausting any "extra" funds in the final days of a fiscal year. The City has received preliminary notice that it is the recipient of the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award, an honor conferred on a very limited number of municipalities. The Mayor called a break at 8 ®02pm and the meeting reconvened at 8:14pm. Bob Hart stated that the City received only two bids for the appraisal work, from Terramark Real Estate Consultants and Kokol Appraisal Associates. Motion (Pearce /Schrawger)® To approve the selection of Terramark and Kokol to perform the appraisal work, and authorizing the staff to negotiate with these two firms and present the Council with a resolution specifying the terms of agreement at the next Council meeting. APPROVED 6 -0. 900262 Consideration of and Possible Action on Amending the City's Contract with Longhorn Community Disposal to F Include Residential Recycling /Hartley Sappington .ft ' Hartley Sapppington explained that the rate structure for the cost of recycling was based on the volume of the pilot project, and could change if and when more homes were added. Motion (Saegert / Pearce) : To approve the resolution as read. APPROVED 6 -06 900263 Consideration of and Possible Action on the Designation of Target Areas for the Pilot Residential Recycling Av Program and Setting Start Date for Program /Hartley Sappington Hartley explained the genesis of the recycling program and the staff's rationale for selection of the recommended target area. June 11 is the target start date for the recycling program. The City Council requests an evaluation after six months have passed, in order to investigate the feasibility of phasing into eventual community -wide recycling. Members of the Council commended Mr. Larry Crumpton, President of the Reata Trails Neighborhood Association for his work in assembling the proposal. Motion (Pearce/Bonner) ® To approve the resolution as read. APPROVED 6 °00 900264 Consideration of and Possible Action on a Resolution Council Minutes- Regular Meeting 5/22/90 Bob Hart explained that agreement is only one stage expansion project (required environmental assessment phase approval of this resolution does to take any further action expansion. this intergovernmental in the entire airport- by state law), the is still pending, and not obligate the Council regarding the airport Motion (Saegert /Pearce)® To approve the resolution as read. APPROVED 6 °0. The Mayor called an executive session at 8 ®40pm. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 900266E Executive Session Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. The Mayor reconvened the regular session at 9516pm. REGULAR AGENDAS 2 (g) Mayor Connor appointed a committee consisting of Councilmembers Bonner, Pearce, and Saegert. They are charged with studying the issue and making recommendations to the Council. Motion (Saegert /Tonn)S To appoint current Municipal Court Judge Don Higginbotham on an interim basis for thirty days starting June 1, 1990, with the term to expire at 12SO1am on July 1, 19900 APPROVED 6 -0. 900268 Mayor, Council and City Manager Comments and Reports Councilmember Valdez congratulated GISD Superintendent Jim Gunn and his staff for several awards that were recently received. Councilmembers Valdez and Pearce congratulated Jim Briggs and the Public Utilities Division for receiving an award from the EPA for outstanding operation of the City Is water treatment plants (San Gabriel Park Plant and Lakewater Treatment Plant). Council Minutes ®Regular Meeting 5/22/90 Councilmember Bonner expressed concern regarding a problem with residential parking and traffic on the East side of Martin Luther King Street between Third and Seventh Streets. The issue has been referred to the Parking and Traffic Committee. Councilmember Bonner is also concerned about uncut grass in the area of West 8th, 9th, and 11th Streets, which poses a potential hazard to residents of the area. City staff will try to resolve the problem. Councilmember Schrawger reminds the community of an important meeting on May 24 at 4:00pm at Bank of the Hills concerning the Balcones Canyon Lands Regional Habitat Conservation Plan. This issue may have an effect on the Century Plan and other development plans of the City. Several City staff will be attending the meeting. Councilmember Saegert regrets that a business conflict will prevent him from riding in the Rodeo parade. City Manager Bob Hart reminded the Council that there is an upcoming TML meeting in Lubbock from June 29- July 1st. He also reviewed the schedule for the Council Retreat on June 1 -2. The meeting was adjourned at 9:29pm. W: H.' Connor, Mayor ATTEST: Elizabeth Gray City Secretary Council Minutes - Regular Meeting 5/22/90