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MIN 08.28.1990 CC-RCITY COUNCIL MINUTES CITY OF GEORGETOWN P. O. BOX 409 GEORGETOWN, TEXAS 78627 TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 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 Glenn Reynolds, Director of Finance Ed Barry, Director of Planning and Development Hartley Sappington, Director of Community Services Les Bunte, Fire Chief Hugh Anderson, Chief of Police PUBLIC HEARING - Call to Order 7.00 pm City Manager Hart reviewed the goals and objectives set by Council earlier this year, upon which the proposed FY191 budget is based. Blanche Johnson, representing the Madella Hilliard Neighborhood Center, informed Council that the Center provides many vital services for the elderly of the community, and is very dependent upon the City's support. Robert Howard, Executive Director of Williamson - Burnet County Opportunities, Inc. (WBCO) reviewed the services provided by WBCO, the organization's financial status, and need for funding from the City of Georgetown Members of the Council questioned Mr. Howard and Ms. Johnson regarding the delivery of meals by WBCO. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 8/28/90 REGULAR MEETING Consent Agenda 900393 Approval of meeting minutes -- Regular Meeting of August 14, 1990; workshop meetings of 8/9/90, 8/13/90, 8/16/90, and 8/21/90/ Elizabeth Gray Item pulled by Councilmember Schrawger for consideration under the regular agenda. 900395 Resolution authorizing signators for the Texas Capital Fund project /Bob Hart 900396 Award of bid for seal coating aggregate /Glenn Reynolds and Terry Jones 900397 Award of bid for type D hot mix asphalt /Glenn Reynolds and Terry Jones 900398 Award of bid for 4x4 cab, chassis and apparatus body (i.e. a fire truck) /Glenn Reynolds and Terry Jones 900399 Award of bid for cable pull er / tens ioner /Glenn Reynolds and Terry Jones 900400 Request for reinstatement of the preliminary plat of Sierra Vista Unit IV and waiver of platting fees /Ed Barry and John Warden Item pulled for consideration under regular agenda. Motion by Valdez with second by Schrawger to approve the consent agenda with the exception of Items No. 900393 and 900400. Approved 7 -0. Regular Agenda 900393 Approval of meeting minutes -- Regular Meeting of August 14, 1990, workshop meetings of 8/9/90, 8/13/90, 8/16/90, and 8/21/90/ Elizabeth Gray The 8/21/90 minutes were not properly distributed in Council packets and referenced the wrong date. Motion by Schrawger and second by Valdez to approve the minutes with the exception of the 8/21/90 minutes. Approved 7 -0. 900400 Request for reinstatement of the preliminary plat of Sierra Vista Unit IV and waiver of platting fees /Ed Barry and John Warden Motion by Saegert and second by Tonn to approve reinstatement of the preliminary plat and deny waiver of platting fees. Approved 7 -0. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 8/28/90 Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to approve the resolution. Approved 5 -0 (Tone and McMaster abstaining). 900407 Review and possible approval of contract with ACM for participation in the Texas Capital Fund project /Bob Hart Motion by Pearce and second by Schrawger to authorize the Mayor to sign the contract as presented to the Council, pending approval by WSI. Approved 5 -0 (Tonn and McMaster abstaining). 900408 Resolution: Award of bid to PCA Health Plans, Inc. as primary health benefit plan for City employees /Hartley Sappington Councilmember Pearce filed a conflict of interest affidavit regarding this item. Hartley Sappington reviewed the health benefit plan bids received by the City, and stated that the bid by American General (one of the City's current providers) was unacceptable because it called for a 57% increase. Representatives of PCA clarified certain policies and procedures, including emergency treatment, out of state treatment, and elective surgery. Motion by Schrawger and second by Saegert to approve the resolution as read. Approved 6 -0 (Pearce abstaining). 900409 Resolution: Award of bid to Prudential, Prucare HMO as secondary health benefit plan for City employees /Hartley Sappington Hartley Sappington stated that there are currently no Prucare doctors in Georgetown, but Prucare is negotiating to identify Prucare doctors in Georgetown. The City has traditionally offered a choice of plans to City employees. Representatives of Prucare clarified Prucare policies and procedures regarding emergency treatment, out of state treatment, and ancillary services (e.g. physical therapy) in Georgetown. Motion by Schrawger and second by Bonner to approve the resolution as read. Approved 6 -1 (Pearce against). 900410 Discussion regarding the City's 1990 annexation schedule /Ed Barry Ed Barry reviewed the procedure for annexing land and the possible implications of annexation. The Planning Division will prepare a report of those non - annexed areas remaining inside City limits (so- called "doughnut holes ") for presentation at the next meeting. At that time, the Council will indicate to staff whether or not to proceed with annexation, and where. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 8/28/90 900411 Resolution to approve Change order #2 for Rock Street Drainage Project, to Woodard Construction Co. /Jim Briggs Councilmember Bonner expressed concern that the problems necessitating an increase in total project cost were not foreseen by the engineers in the original design of the project. Motion by Bonner and second by Saegert to adopt the resolution as read. Approved 7 -0. 900412 Resolution to abandon a public utility easement and ratification of a variance granted for Lot 414, Serenada Country Estates, Unit Two /Ed Barry and John Warden Motion to Pearce and second by Valdez to approve the resolution as read. Approved 7 -0. Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to grant the variance as requested. Approved 7 -0. 900413 Resolution to abandon an access easement and public utility easement along the east property line of Lot 56 of Logan Ranch (124 Logan Rd) /Ed Barry and John Warden Motion by Tonn and second by Pearce to adopt the resolution as read. Approved 7 -0. 900414 Request for special permit to operate a day care facility at 702 E. 15th Street, Bible Baptist Church /Ed Barry and John Warden Rev. White of Bible Baptist Church stated that he was unaware that he required a special permit prior to initiating operation of a child care center, and that he will be able to complete the required modifications within 90 days. Rev. White thanked the Planning Division for its help and cooperation. Motion by Valdez and second by Saegert to grant the special permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Approved 7 -0. The Mayor called a recess at 9 ®12 pm and reconvened the meeting at 9 ®26 pm. 900415 Revocation of special permit for the operation of a child care facility at 1103 E. 9th St. This item was deferred for action until the next Council meeting. 900416 Ordinance adopting a budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. if 1990 and ending Sept. 30, 1991 -First Reading /Glenn Reynolds and Bob Hart Council has reached a general consensus that $3,000 be moved from the Council Contingency fund and used to fund WBCO's Meals on Wheels program. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 8/28/90 Councilmember McMaster suggests that several specific line items regarding park improvements be consolidated into one line item of "Park Improvements ", in line with recommendations made by the Parks and Recreation Committee. Council agreed with this change. Motion by Tonn and second by Saegert to defer action on the budget until September 11. Denied 3 -4 (Pearce, McMaster, Schrawger, and Valdez against). Motion by Pearce and second by Schrawger to approve the budget as read. Approved 4 -3 (Bonner, Saegert, Tonn against). 900417 Ordinance amending Ch.2 "Administration" Sec. 2 -10 "Administrative Division and Departments" of the Code of Ordinances -First Reading /Glenn Reynolds and Bob Hart Motion by McMaster and second by Valdez to approve the ordinance as read on first reading. Approved 7 -0. 900418 Ordinance levying a tax rate for the City of Georgetown for the tax year 1990 -First Reading /Glenn Reynolds and Bob Hart McMaster stated that for three years, the Council has held the line on taxes, but the City faces declining property values, rising debt service, and the desire to fund future items such as a Youth Center. The Council is acting in an efficient and responsible manner by dealing with certain problems now rather than postponing them for future Councils (e.g. repair and maintenance of streets) it is a nominal tax increase, and he supports it. Schrawger stated that the City faces several unknown mandates from the federal level (e.g. habitat protection) , as well as an uncertain future global economy, especially concerning fuel prices, and given this situation, he supports the proposed tax rate. Bonner stated that, even though prices have risen, there are areas of the budget that can be trimmed while still providing ample services. Some Georgetown homeowners cannot afford a tax increase. Saegert concurs with Bonner that any tax increase imposes a hardship, and there are areas of the budget that can be cut such that the present tax rate is maintained, without overly affecting service delivery. Pearce concurs with McMaster, and stated that this is a proactive budget which addresses human service and other needs (e.g. road maintenance) that the City should respond to. Motion by Pearce and second by Schrawger to approve the ordinance as read on first reading. Approved 4 -3 (Tonn, Saegert, and Bonner against). Council Minutes - Regular Session - 8/28/90 Executive Session The Mayor called an Executive Session at 10 :05 pm. 900419 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(e) Legal Report Discuss contemplated litigation against property owner in violation of City ordinance/ Marianne Landers Banks 900420 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(f) Real Estate Discuss possible purchase of the old Post Office by the City/ Marianne Landers Banks 900421 Pursuant to Article 6252 -17, Sec. 2(r) Staff Report Report on status of the LCRA rate case /Bob Hart The Mayor reconvened the regular session at 10:47 pm. Regular Agenda (continued) 900422 Action pursuant to Executive Session Item No. 900419/ Marianne Landers Banks No action was taken on this item. 900423 Action pursuant to Executive Session Item No. 900420/ Marianne Landers Banks No action was taken on this item. 900424 Final Comments Councilmember McMaster solicited suggestions from staff and the Council regarding what he should say at the Bergstrom airport meeting tomorrow night. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 10 :50 pm. ATTEST: Elizabeth Gray, Council Minutes H. Connor, Mayor Secretary - Regular Session - 8/28/90