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MIN 11.13.1990 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 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 Hugh Anderson, Chief of Police REGULAR MEETING - Call to Order 7:05 pm Consent Agenda 900549 Approval of meeting minutes -- Regular Meeting of 10/23/90/; Special Meeting of 10/30/90/ Elizabeth Gray 900550 Resolution to accept a proposal for financial advisory services with First Southwest Company /Glenn Reynolds 900551 Resolution awarding bid for N. 81 Industrial Park waterline improvements to DIJ Construction /Jim Briggs Pulled by Councilmember Saegert for consideration under the regular agenda. 900552 Resolution awarding bid for Sun Set r. waterline improvements to Flanagan Construction /Jim Briggs Pulled by Councilmember Saegert for consideration under the regular agenda. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 11/13/90 Page 1 of 5 900553 Award of bid for re ®roofing city buildings to Sechrist -ball Co./Terry Jones and Glenn Reynolds 900554 Award of bid for fire hydrant replacement parts/Terry Jones and Glenn Reynolds 900555 Award of annual bid for tires and tubes/Terry Jones and Glenn Reynolds Pulled by Councilmember McMaster for consideration under the regular agenda. Motion by Pearce and second by Valdez to approve the consent agenda with the exception of 900551, 900552, and 900555. Approved 7 -0. Regular Agenda 900551 Resolution awarding bid for N. $1 Industrial Park waterline improvements to DIJ Construction /Jim Briggs Councilmember Saegert questioned where the money for this project and for item no. 900552 will come from. Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to award the bid to DIJ Construction. Approved 7 -0. 900552 Resolution awarding bid for Sun Set Dr. waterline improvements to Flanagan Construction /Jim Briggs Motion by Saegert and second by Torn to award the bid to Flanagan Construction. Approved 7 -0. 900555 Award of annual bid for tires and tubes/Terry Jones and Glenn Reynolds Councilmember McMaster asked how the specifications were listed in the request for bid. Motion by Pearce and second by Valdez to award the annual bid to the low bidder for each item. Approved 7 -0. 900556 Citizens wishing to address the Council. Ms. Dorothy Hagen spoke in favor of passage of the smoking ordinance. Mr. Ed Steiner expressed his concern regarding treatment of minority citizens in the community. 900557 Mayor, Council, and City Manager comments and reports. Councilmember Saegert: expressed his appreciation to the City Manager for arranging his attendance at the Disaster Preparedness Seminar last week; it was very worthwhile. Councilmember Schrawger: commended Councilmember Pearce for her work on drug abuse prevention in the schools, and Councilmember Valdez for his participation in the VFW breakfast last weekend. City Manager Hart: A permit to rebuild the Old Towne Water line has been submitted to the Texas Water Commission, and should be approved within six weeks. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 11/13/90 Page 2 of 5 Councilmember Pearce: asked that the other Councilmembers encourage applications to the various boards, committees, and commissions. Councilmember McMaster: emphasized the importance of emergency preparedness for the community. Students on the Youth Center Activities Committee have been doing a good job, and the Committee will meet again this week. 900558 Ordinance regulating smoking in public places -- Second Reading/Marianne Banks Councilmember McMaster stated that, while this ordinance is not ideal, he does support it. He would have liked to have seen more public discussion. Some small businesses may be adversely impacted. Councilmember Tonn agreed with Councilmember McMaster's remarks. Motion by Pearce and second by Schrawger to approve the ordinance as read on second reading. Approved 5 -2 (Bonner and Saegert opposed). 900559 Presentation of Citizens' Advisory Committee Recommendations on the proposed amendment to the Century Plan to delete all references to the airport runway expansion project/ Hildy Kingma and Ed Barry Motion by Saegert and second by Pearce to deny the amendment and to approve a maximum limit of 5,000 feet for the airport runway, as stated in the Century Plan. Approved 7 -0. 900560 Ordinance repealing a taxicab and bus franchise ordinance and adopting a new ordinance regulating taxicabs, busses and other vehicles for hire -- Second Reading/ Marianne handers Banks Minor changes made in the ordinance after its first reading were reviewed by Ms. Banks. Motion by Tonn and second by Bonner to approve the ordinance as revised and read on second reading. Approved 7 -0. 900561 Resolution to create the Century Plan Parrs Plan Working Group and direct the group to develop the Parks Functional Plan Element of the Century Plan/Hildy Kingma and Ed Barry The Parks and Recreation Committee will advise the Council on short term priorities and operations, whereas the Working Group is charged with long -term strategic planning. Motion by McMaster and second by Valdez to approve the resolution as read. Approved 7 -0. 900562 Approval of ordinance creating a Tax Increment Financing District (TIP') on the Rivery to be known as Reinvestment Zone No. 1-- Second Reading/Ed Barry Motion by Pearce and second by Tonn to approve the ordinance on second reading. Approved 7 -0. Council Minutes - Regular Session - 11/13/90 Page 3 of 5 900563 Resolution requesting the Texas Dept. of Highways to maintain grass medians when constructing the third lane of I- 35/Hildy Kingma and Ed Barry Councilmember Schrawger questioned the safety merits of grass medians vs. concrete barriers. Councilmember McMaster suggested that the Council move aggressively to lobby the Highway Department on this and other road improvement projects. Mayor Connor concurred that the City needs to improve communication with the Highway Department, and that any effort will be well worth it, judging from the very positive results obtained by Round Rock officials in their dealings with the Highway Department. Council agreed to table the resolution under consideration, and requests that the staff prepare a list of priority issues to discuss in person with the Highway Department, and return with this information at a future Council meeting. 900564 Award of bid for demolition of the Cain house and barn at 814 Church St./Bob Hart Motion by McMaster and second by Schrawger to turn down the three bids that were submitted and authorize the City Manger to reach an agreement with whomever he sees fit to perform the work. Approved 7 -0. 900565 Discussion of Customer Service Training by Linda Goldzimer scheduled for Dec. 10 -14, 1990/Mayor and Council Councilmember Pearce stressed that long term commitment on the part of the Council is essential Councilmember McMaster thought there is a need for creative ways of rewarding employees. Employees should be recognized for excellence in dealing with the public, for innovative ideas, and for money- saving ideas. 900566 Instruction to staff and First Southwest to prepare a revenue bond issue to finance the Dove Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant /Glenn Reynolds Discussion deferred until after the executive session. Mayor Connor called an executive session at 8:43 pm. Executive Session 900567 Sec. 2(e) Legal Report Pending and potential litigation/Marianne Banks 900568 Sec. 2(1) Real Estate Purchase of industrial property/Bob Hart (Certified agenda on file with the City Secretary). Council Minutes - Regular Session - 11/13/90 Page 4 of 5 The Mayor reconvened the Regular Session at 9:27 pm. Regular Session(continued) 900567- Action on executive session items 900568 Motion by Saegert and second by Bonner to authorize all necessary legal actions to collect delinquent utility bills from Georgetown Bowling Lanes, Inc. 900566 Instruction to staff and First Southwest to prepare a revenue bond issue to finance the Bove Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant /Glenn Reynolds Motion by Valdez and second by Pearce to proceed with issue of a $2.3 million revenue bond for the Dove Springs WWTP. Approved 7 -01 900569 Final Comments Councilmember Valdez doesn't like the stop sign on Morrow Rd. (intersection with Stadium Rd.) in San Gabriel Park. Council agreed to remove it. City Manager Hart: At the next meeting, there will be a discussion on proposals for engineering work on the drainage utility district. Adjournment 9:45 pm. APPROVED: W. H. Connor Mayor Council Minutes - Regular Session41 /13/90 Page 5 of 5 ATTEST: Elizabeth Gray City Secretary