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MIN 06.12.1990 CC-RCITY COUNCIL MINUTES CITY OF GEORGETOWN P.O. BOX 409 GEORGETOWN, TX 78627 June 12, 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 Mike McMaster Barbara Pearce Joe Saegert Bob Schrawger Ferd Tonn Shorty Valdez Councilmembers absent: None Staff present: Bob Hart, City Manager Elizabeth Gray, City Secretary Marianne Landers Banks, City Attorney Jim Briggs, Director of Public Utilities Glenn Reynolds, Director of Finance Ed Barry, Director of Planning and Development Hartley Sappington, Director of Community Services Hugh Anderson, Chief of Police COUNCIL WORKSHOP ® Call to Order 6:22 pm Commissioner Todd reviewed the history of Travis County's involvement in the regional planning process for the Balcones Canyonlands Habitat Conservation Plan (BCHCP). He stated that Travis County was motivated to participate by concerns for economic development, traffic patterns, and the safety and well -being of County residents. He explained that, under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), any activity whatsoever that involves the "taking" of any endangered species is prohibited. This includes cases where one is not aware that any endangered species are involved. A 1982 amendment to the law does permit development in those cases where a regional conservation plan has been approved. Travis County considers a regional plan the most time and cost Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90 efficient way of dealing with the ESA despite the considerable costs that are involved. Commissioner Todd stated that the Executive Committee of the BCHCP welcomes having a Williamson County leader join the Committee, and doesn't feel the addition of Williamson County land to the study will slow things down. Kent Butler presented a slide show of the endangered species under question, and confirmed that certain areas of Georgetown are considered habitat for a number of these species. The long term costs of involvement in the BCHCP will include acquisition of preserves, as well as the management and administration of those preserves. No specific estimates are currently available, and he anticipates a major funding source would be development fees. Mr. Butler stated that there are presently two established preserves, and 15 in the planning stages. Preserve land is tax exempt, involving a loss of revenues, but without a plan, all development would be halted, and municipalities could lose much more as the uncertainty dragged down property values. He reviewed the costs incurred by one city in the acquisition and maintenance of their preserve, but stated that the BCHCP will, in all probability, cost much more because there are more species to protect, and a different kind of habitat to maintain. Commissioner Todd stated that it is not realistic to expect the federal government to relax the ESA that kind of political compromise would be very difficult and highly unlikely. He stated that he was not attending the public hearing "to talk you into anything ", merely to offer assistance. Kent Butler said that some flexibility needs to be incorporated into the Plan in case the endangered species change habitat areas. Mayor Connor adjourned the workshop at 7:25 pm. REGULAR MEETING Call to Order Consent Agenda 900270 Approval of meeting minutes- ®Regular Meeting of 5/22/90 /Elizabeth Gray Pulled by Councilmember Pearce and discussed under the regular agenda. 900271 Authorization t• advertise for bids to repair roof of a Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90 Police Facility and request for funds to be expended from the General Fund Council Contingency Account /Hugh Anderson 900273 Authorization to approve a contract for auctioneer services to auction off City surplus goods /Terry Jones and Glenn Reynolds Pulled by Councilmember Tonn and discussed under the regular agenda. 900276 Authorization to approve and award the contract for construction of wastewater declorination facilities at the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant /Jim Briggs 900281 Approval of resolution authorizing a contract with Terramark Real Estate Consultants to serve as appraiser for the Texas Capital Fund Project (South IH€ 35 sewer line extension) /Bob Hart 900282 Approval of resolution authorizing a contract with Kokol Appraisal Associates to serve as review appraiser for the Texas Capital Fund Project (South Iii -35 sewer line extension)/Bob Hart MOTION (PEARCE /VALDEZ ) : TO APPROVE THE CONSENT Council Minutes- Regular Session 6/12/90 AGENDA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEMS 900270 AND 900275. APPROVED 7 -0. 900270 Approval of meeting 5/22/90 /Elizabeth Gray Item No. 900263 was desire that the pilot after six months to amended to reflect the Council's recycling program be evaluated determine the possibility of expanding the program. The spelling of Mr. Larry Crumpton's name was also corrected. MOTION (PEARCE /TONN)® TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS AMENDED. APPROVED 6 °0 WITH MCMASTER ABSTAINING. Jim Briggs clarified that two items which were each listed twice ( "manhole extra depth" and 114 -inch cleanout ") were indeed separate items, and there was no redundancy in the description of change order amounts. MOTION (TONN /SAEGERT)® TO ACCEPT CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 PAYABLE TO FLANAGAN CONSTRUCTION CO. APPROVED 7 -0. 900283 Approval of a resolution requesting the Executive Committee of the Balcones Canyonlands habitat Conservation Plan to expand study area to include a greater portion of Georgetown's Planning Area /Bob Hart Bob Hart explained that the resolution should request a total of $20,000 instead of the $15,000 listed in the resolution. Councilmember Pearce stated that, while participation in the BCHCP was not an ideal choice for the City, it is the most expeditious. She endorsed the idea of nominating an individual to serve on the Executive Committee. Mr. Hart said that Leander, Round Rock, and Cedar Park are "becoming interested" in the Plan, and it seems best at this point to appoint an elected official who can represent all of Williamson County. He reiterated that participation in the BCHCP preserves the greatest number of future options for the City of Georgetown, and if the City doesn't join this Plan now, we will be shut out of it in the future. Citizen Kathy Heidemann stated that she is in favor of funding the study, but any further expenditures should be very closely monitored. MOTION (PEARCE /SAEGERT)® TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AS READ. APPROVED 5 -2, WITH MCMASTER AND BONNER OPPOSED. Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90 900284 Approval of a requested parking, landscaping, and building line variance at the Community Montessori School, 1521 Northwest Blvd. (.4 acres in N. Porter Survey, A.497) /John Warden John stated that the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the variance requests and denial of the request for waiver of variance fee. MOTION (PEARCE /BONNER) me TO APPROVE THE REQUEST AS RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, INCLUDING THE DENIAL OF THE REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF VARIANCE FEE. APPROVED 7 -0. 900286 Approval of an ordinance amending Section 22 -43 "No Parking Zones - -At All Times" and repealing Section 22- 43.1 "Same -- Certain Times" (First Reading) /Hugh Anderson Chief Anderson incorporated several minor corrections into the reading of the resolution, including deletion of an unnecessary "whereas" clause and insertion of a corrected street name. MOTION (S CHRAWGER/ BONNER) 90 TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS READ ON FIRST READING. APPROVED 7 -0. 900287 Approval of an ordinance amending the City's Airport and Aircraft operation Ordinance (Second Reading) /Travis McLain MOTION i • 1 ! TO APPROVE ORDINANC AS ,! ON • ! ! APPROVED • 900288 Approval of resolution to award the bid for the Municip Landfill Closure Project and Public Works Stormwatel Drainage • Prolect/Hartley Sappington Hartley Sappington stated that the landfill is projected to close in seven months, and the closure is on track. The Health Department has approved all the permits required to date. MOTION (MCMASTER /TONN)® TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AS READ. APPROVED 7 -0. 900289 Appointment to the Traffic, Parking, and Safety Committee/ Mayor Connor As requested by Mayor Connor,, this item was deferreW Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90 to a later agenda. 900290 Appointment to the Airport Advisory Board/Mayor • • Mayor Connor recommended the appointment of Don Garrison to serve out the term of Mayor Connor himself. Mr. Garrison's term will end December 31, 19919 MOTION (MCMASTER /PEARCE): TO APPROVE DON GARRISON FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD. APPROVED 7 -0. v00291 Appointment to the Board of Adjustment/Mayor Connor Mayor Connor recommended the Carlson to serve out the term of Carlson's term will end December 3 MOTION (PEARCE /MCMASTER): TO FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF Al 7 -0. appointment of Fran Sterling Crime Ms. it 1990. APPROVE FRAN CARLSON )JUSTMENT. APPROVED The Mayor called an executive session at 8:26 pm. Executive Session 900292E Executive Session pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(g) Personnel: discussion relating to appointment of Municipal Court Judge (Certified agenda on file with City Secretary.) The Mayor reconvened the regular session at 9:05 pm. 900293 Mayor, Council, and City Manager comments and reports Mayor Pro Tem McMaster said he will be out of town the coming week for vacation. Councilmember Pearce thanked the Council for their attendance at the Drug Task Force presentation, and stated that it went very well. Councilmember Schrawger reminded the Council that there is a joint Planning and Zoning Commission /Council breakfast meeting on June 19. Councilmember Saegert reported on his recently completed vacation to the Ozarks. Councilmember Bonner asked that the list of City employees provided to him (the "head count report ") indicate the breakdown between employees and supervisors. Mayor Connor and other members of the Council expressed concern regarding the status of several abandoned and /or burned down buildings, particularly one on Timber St. between 12th and 14th, the Cain property, a building at 902 W. 17th St. near the railroad tracks, and a burned building behind Draeger Motor Co. Apropos, Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90 Councilmember Schrawger mentioned the problem of weeds growing in vacant lots, and requested that the City take prompt action against repeat offenders. Bob Hart asked that the Council review the Council Goals that have been compiled from the Council retreat, and return any comments they may have to him. He will meet with the LCRA on June 13 to discuss a solution to the power surge problem. Budget books will be distributed to the Council on August 6. In the absence of Parker McCullough, he presented the Red Poppy Resolution passed by the State Legislature to the Council. The Council agreed that from now on, Citizen Comments and Mayor, Council, and City Manager Comments and Reports would immediately follow the consent agenda, so that more people would hear them. Mayor Corr�ordj ourned the meeting at 9 ®20 pm. 0 Ll . Elizab 7 Gray, City Secretary Council Minutes - Regular Session 6/12/90.