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MIN 07.10.1990 CC-RCITY COUNCIL MINUTES CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS TUESDAY JULY 10, 1990 The City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, met in a regular session on 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 REGULAR MEETING Call to Order 6014 pm by Councilmember Pearce, and immediate recess into executive session Executive Session 900321 Executi Sec. 2 ( to the Water Landers ve Session pursuant to Article 6252 -17, e) Legal Counsel: discussion relating BRA rate proceedings before the Texas Commission/ Bob Hart and Marianne Banks (Certified Agenda on file with City Secretary) The Mayor reconvened the regular session at 7:13 pm. Consent Agenda Consideration of and possible action on the following items: 900322 Approval of meeting minutes ® - Regular Meeting of June 26, 1990 /Elizabeth Gray Pulled by Councilmember Saegert for consideration under the regular agenda. Council Minutes- Regular Session 7/10/90 Pulled by Councilmember •' • • r consideration under the regular agenda. .t00324 Approval •, resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a Community Development Program grant for housing rehabilitation/Jack Gregoire • • • Hartley Sappington Pulled by Councilmember Saegert for consideration under the regular agenda. Motion by Pearce and second by Tonn to approve the consent agenda with the exception of items 900322, 900323, and 900325 Approved 7 -0. 900322 Approval of meeting minutes -- Regular Meeting of June 26, 1990 /Elizabeth Gray The term of appointment of the Municipal Court Judge should be corrected to state that it is a two year term. Motion by Saegert and second by Bonner to approve the minutes as amended. Approved 7 °0. 900323 Approval of Change Order No. 1 for hock, Street Construction Project /Jim Briggs Motion by Saegert and second by Tonn to approve the resolution as read, authorizing Change Order No. 1 for the Rock Street Drainage Project in the amount of $4,228.90 payable to Woodard Construction Co. Approved 7 -0. 900325 Approval of resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for a personnel salary study by Ray and Associates, Inc. /Bob Hart Councilmembers questioned the need for performing the study, and for hiring an outside consultant. The City Manager stated that considerable internal inequity of City salaries exists, that salaries represent the City's second - largest expenditure, and that turnover Council Minutes- Regular Session 7/10/90 GZiZ�Tc3��:� affects customer service. He said that it would require considerable staff resources to perform the study in- house. Motion by Pearce and second by Valdez to approve the resolution as read. Denied 3 -4 (McMaster, Tonn, Saegert, and Bonner opposed). address ^itizens wishing to Mr. Ed Steiner expressed his concern regarding alleged gang fighting that has occurred recently. He believes this is caused by lack of a Youth Center and activities to occupy teenagers. Mr. Manuel Martinez Herrera is also concerned that youths are allegedly forming gangs. He requests that the City identify activities to occupy the youths. Mr. Manuel B. Flores questioned the actions of the Police Department in apprehending youths allegedly involved in the disturbances and in investigating these occurrences. He also requests that the City identify activities to occupy area teens. 900327 Mayor, Council, and City Manager comments and reports. Councilmember Bonner: the recent fighting among youths is a serious problem, and the City needs to act immediately. He believes the problems have been caused by outsiders. Mr. Bonner would like a record of all change orders paid by the City, and payments to consultants. Councilmember Saegert: he concurs that the alleged gang activity needs attention. Councilmember Schrawger: Longhorn Disposal needs to be more careful about putting trashcans back on the curb once they are emptied, not leaving them in the street. Councilmember Pearce: the City is eager to address the alleged gang problem, but needs specific suggestions from Councilmembers and citizens as to what can be done. The front door of City Hall needs to be replaced (money is in the budget for this purpose). At her request, a status report was provided by staff regarding the River Ridge pool. On behalf of the Council, she wished Councilmember Tonn a Happy Birthday. Councilmember Tonn: he has observed good progression projects in his district and has found the City Manager and staff to be responsive to his requests. Councilmember McMaster: GTE has reached agreement with Southwestern Bell regarding the Extended Service Area. Individuals will have three options: to stay with their present service, pay for one -way calling, or pay for two -way calling. Georgetown is working with Drippping Springs on requesting the ESA. City Manager Hart. The expected settlement on the Council Minutes - Regular Session 7/10/90 LCRA rate case fell through, and the on the sublet this Friday. The City a number of regulatory problems w Commission; several protects are pending TWC approval. July 19 the award to the City for excellence system. City will meet again is trying to resolve 1 t the Texas Water currently held up EPA will present an in the public water Ed Barry explained the meaning of a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF), the structure of a TIF, and the process for proposed for quadrant of 1< IH -35 and Wil to be coverer would vary improvements has stated to pre - existing mplementing a TIF. He detailed the area the TIF, which is the Rivery area (the .nd located Southwest of the intersection of liams Drive), the recommended improvements I by the TIF, and how those improvements :rom the original site plan. Initial ire estimated to cost $.5 million. The City the present owner of the Rivery the City's conditions for implementing the TIF. Consideration of and possible action on the following items: 900329 Adoption of ordinance rezoning Rocky Hollow Unit Two, Block B. Lots 2 & 3 from RS (Single Family Residential) to RM -1 (Multi - Family) Second Reading /John Warden and Ed Barry Motion by Pearce and second by McMaster to adopt the ordinance on second reading. Approved 7 -0. The Mayor called a recess at 8 :44 pm, and reconvened the meeting at 8 :53 pm. Motion by Saegert and second by Schrawger to approve the nomination of Winfred Bonner as the City's representative to CAPCO's General Assembly. Approved 7 -0. 900334 Discussion of investment alternatives and guidance to staff on City's investment policy/ Glenn Reynolds and Bonnie McLain This item was considered out of order at the request of the Mayor. Mr. Wood Rogers, Administrator of Texpool, a local government investment fund administered by the Treasury of the State of Texas, presented various Council Minutes - Regular Session 7/10/90 investment alternatives - -such as T- bills, Certificates of Deposit, and money market funds- -and discussed the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. He reviewed the criteria used by local government officials to evaluate various alternatives® safety, liquidity, and yield. Council discussed the alternatives and the different approaches the City can use regarding the amounts of funds to be invested in money market funds such as Texpool. The development fee policy under consideration was developed by staff last year at the request of the Council, and covers land development fees, capital recovery fees, utility connect fees, and construction permit fees. Hildy Kingma reviewed the events leading up to this proposed policy, including the elimination of capital recovery fees, State impact fee legislation (SB 336), the Council's desire to design more competitive rates, and the need to streamline the current fee structure. Council discussed the rationale behind and advisability of several of the specific charges covered in the proposed development fees policy. The City Manager and staff feel that conditions may have changed since the proposal was originally formulated. Ercel Brashear, former Councilmember, explained some of the reasoning behind the new fee structure, and questioned some of the fees as proposed. Councilmembers expressed a desire to ensure that affordable housing is not precluded by prohibitively high fees. Council agreed to hold a hearing regarding the proposed fees, scheduled for the same night as the first reading. Motion by Mcmaster, second by Saegert, to defer items 900332 and 900333 until a future council meeting. Approved 7 -0. The Mayor called an Executive Session at 10:17. Council Minutes - Regular Session 7/10/90 Executive Session WE -• .�- •. 1 s 111111 - ir 1 - - Mayor The - • - -• the regular session pm. Regular Agenda (continued) Consideration of and possible action on the following items® 900337 Action pursuant to Agenda Item No. 900335/ Marianne Landers Banks No action was taken on this item. 900338 Action to pursuant to Agenda Item No. 900336/ Bob Hart Motion by Pearce and second by Valdez to recognize the City Manager's 15 years of equivalent experience in local government, which entitles him to 4 weeks of vacation per year. Approved 7 -0. •!! • �- +ICI! V74 tIAZA There were no final comments. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 11:37 pm. ATTEST: Elizabeth Gray, City`Secretary Council Minutes - Regular Session 7/10/90