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MIN 08.14.1990 CC-RThe 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 •- Saegert Bob • - Shorty - 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 7:02 p.m. Travis Mclain reviewed the airport expansion project and proposed use for the FAA grant. He reiterated the Airport Advisory Board's unanimous support for the project (see memo of 8/8/90 from the Airport advisory Board to the Mayor and City Council Members, attached). He also communicated the assertion of the Texas National Guard that expansion of the runway will not result in any additional National Guard flights. (See letter of 07/25/90 from Edward Komandosky, attached). Keith Peshak discussed what an Instrument Landing System is, and how it is used. Joan Thorpe questioned the need to add a curve to Lakeway Drive, making it less safe, in the process of expanding the airport. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 08/14/90 Bill Thorpe, II, is opposed to the extension of the runway because of water quality deterioration and flooding that he states will result from relocation of Lakeway Dr. Mike Zucker, owner of Ican Aviation, stated that traffic levels at airports with a 5000 ft. runway are no greater than the traffic level already at the Georgetown airport, with the exception of Killeen. He does not see a threat of increased noise, and he states the airport would be much safer with an expanded runway. Nick Onjanow spoke against the airport expansion because property values will decline, resulting in a considerable loss in tax revenues, resulting in greater taxes for the City as a whole. Bob Currey is in favor of the airport expansion. Bill Thorpe, Sr. spoke against the airport expansion. Jim Seeley stated that the airport expansion was a planning guideline, not an absolute, and will lead to larger, noisier aircraft. Lee Bain, representing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, read a resolution that he said was passed unanimously by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supporting the expansion of the airport. Joe Mathis stated that the glide slope utilized with an ILS will carry airplanes too close to existing buildings, which would be unsafe. Ercel Brashear is in favor of installation of an ILS. However, noise abatement should be considered when relocating Lakeway Dr. Kathy Heidemann is not in favor of the expansion, but is in favor of the purchase of property adjoining the airport to limit development. She states that expansion will not necessarily lead to a safer runway because pilots will increase their loads. Jim Spikes spoke against, and stated that there is an error in the ARE report regarding noise profiles (see "INM Error" report submitted to Council). Simon Diver spoke in favor, stating that there is a need for an ILS and for a longer runway which will ensure safety. Bob Landers spoke against, and disagreed with assumptions and conclusions in the ARE report. He believes that air traffic will increase, and noise will increase. Marcus Pritchett presented a resolution passed by the Georgetown Industrial Foundation supporting expansion of the runway for safety and economic development (see GIF resolution, attached). Ricky Peterson spoke in favor of the runway expansion. Charlie Hughes spoke against. Regular Council Minutes 000& 08/14/90 Johnny Gantt, owner of Gantt Aviation, spoke in favor. He stated that safety of the airport will be increased, and will also aid in economic development. Terry Boone stated that City projections for increase in jet fuel sales means an increase in traffic, and increase in non - permeable surface will increase runoff. Libby Wood is in favor of the airport extension. Don Gish stated that airport expansion will result in more traffic, changing the category of the airport. It will be safer for the pilots, but not for the community. Beth Ann Jenkins spoke in favor of the expansion because of the increased safety factor. Tim Lear spoke in favor. Deborah Boone stated that a longer runway will be safer, but there will also be more traffic, and the FAA told her that they don't support the ILS for Georgetown. She is concerned about an increase in non - absorbing surface area, the presence of noisier jets than what ARE used in its study, and the lack of provision for oil spills. Larry Wood, Vice President of Gantt Aviation, spoke in favor. Eura Mae Gantt supports the expansion because of safety. Roger Jones spoke against because of anticipated property devaluation and safety of children of nearby schools. Mayor Connor read into the record those individuals against the runway, but not desiring to speak.* Maria Fawcett, Quinn Fawcett, Billie Drake, Quinton Drake, James DeVillier, Jodi DeVillier, Pam Geurink, Doug Anderson, Dorothy Barnes, Wadja Onjanow, Champ Barnes, W.L. Dublin, Lois Dublin, Geza Nemeth, Marian Wirth, Edward Wirth, Thad Putnam, Rose Ann Landers, James M. Shaw, Helen Seeley, Sandra Mathis, Gay Spikes, William Gist, Ruby Gist, Homer Stark, Jr., Alene Stark, Henry LaRosee, Mary Stovall, Elaine Becker, Terry Friedrich, Dolly Friedrich, LeRoy Friedrich, Ima Lewis, Harry Lewis, Linda Gomez, Darla Ward, Frankie Jamison, and Jesse Stovall. Individuals for the expansion, but not desiring to speak. Trinidad Cruz, Ronah Currey, Stella Floriano, Linda Lear, Cindy Pritchett, John Cannan, Pam Owsowitz, Brandon Currey, Ruben Barrera, Mario Hernandez, Lorenzo Romero, David Magerstadt, Doug Reed, Terry Acker, Barbara Reed, James Draeger, Ada Bockman -Ross, Al Sidaras, James Accuntius, Rob Diver, Melanie Gantt, Thomas Joiner, Greg Gilleland, John Murphy, Mark Dixon, Jim Wolff, Avis Wukasch, Bruce Barton. Co Regular Session 08/14/90 Council was presented with two petitions, one for, revenue sources. Saegert stated that he -w to people, and feels e -• that the • s .. was a difficult decision. had visited four airports, it is best. Council does care about the of the community, and this Motion by McMaster an second by Schrawger t the FAA grant in the amount of .0i ttApproved . (Bonner .•. Travis McLain stated that the airport fund will be paying the ten percent of the grant not covered by the FAA grant. Motion by Saegert and second by Valdez to approve the resolution. Approved 7 -0. Motion by Pearce and second by Tonn to approve the resolution authorizing a contract with Kenneth and Karen Gilbert. Approved 7 -0. The Mayor called a recess at 8:35, and reconvened at 8:50. Consent Agenda Consideration of and possible action on the following items: Council Minutes ® Regular Session ® 08/14/90 This item was pulled for submission at a later date. Motion by Pearce and second by Valdez to approve the ordinance on first reading. Approved 6 -1 (Saegert against). 900378 Ordinance amending Sec 22 -1 of the Code of Ordinances regarding the designation and authority of a traffic engineer /Bob Hart City Manager Hart stated that he would appoint a traffic engineer from staff, and not contract with an outside firm. Motion by Schrawger and second by Tonn to approve the ordinance on first reading. Approved 7 -0. Councilmembers Pearce and McMaster favor this apDroach over Davin the BCHCP for doing the study because the City maintains more Motion by Pearce and second the resolution authorizing a Reddell of the Texas Memorial Texas. Approved 7 -0. control this way. Lby Schrawger to approve contract with James R. Museum, University of 900380 Resolution authorizing a contract with the University of Motion by Tonn and second by Saegert to approve the resolution authorizing •' s the University of North Texas. Approved 7�0. Council Minutes - Regular session - 08/14/90 900366 Award of bid for re�roof ing the Police Station/Glenn Reynolds and Terry Jones Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to approve the consent agenda. Approved 7 -0. Regular Agenda (continued) Consideration of and possible action on the following items: 900372 Citizens wishing to address the Council. There were no citizens wishing to address the Council. Councilmember Saegert complimented Staff Assistant to Bob Hart Sandra Lee for extreme efficiency in resolving problems. Bob Hart reminded Council of the TML Region X meeting in Lockhart on September 7, 1990. Mayor Connor welcomes any volunteers from the Council to serve on a future committee which will study the City's long -term needs for office space. Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to approve the ordinance. A•• • • i Council Minutes � Regular Session � 08/14/90 City Manager Hart that, despite •. unforseen delays with this project,, the City finally appears to be nearing the point at Itidding out • ` Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to adopt the resolution. af•. iv.'•:. 0.. City Manager explained that the work will not be 0 Ot'ated until after the end of football season. Motion by Pearce and second by McMaster to approve the submitted •' •:' • •. authorize to begin work after football season is over. Approved 7�0. Executive Session Mayor called recess at 9:37 pm for Executive Session. 900383 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(e) Legal Report/ Marianne Landers Banks 900384 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(f) Real Estate/ Marianne Landers Banks 900385 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(g) Personnel /Mayor Connor 900386 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(r) Staff Report /Bob Hart Regular Agenda nda (continued) The Mayor reconvened the regular session at 9:26 pm. 900387 Action pursuant to Executive Session Item No. 900383/ Marianne Landers Banks Motion to pursue formal legal • n regarding the Briggs building. App • 's -t. 900388 Action pursuant to Executive Session • 900 Marianne Landers Banks No action taken on this item. 900389 Action pursuant to Executive Session Item No. 900385/ Mayor Connor No action taken on this item. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 08/14/90 900390 Action pursuant to Executive Session Item No. 900386/Bob Hart • 1i • •�trt- - Councilmember Saegert requests the inclusion of blue sheets for all agenda items. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 109.28 pirin ATTEST: Elizabeth Gray, City bcretary Council Minutes - Regular Session - 08/24/90