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HomeMy WebLinkAboutMIN 10.08.1996 CC-W&RThe City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, met in Regular Session on the above date with Mayor Leo Wood presiding. Council Present: George Arroyos Shelley Davis Susan Hoyt Lee Bain Dick Vincent Hoss Burson Ferd Tonn Staff Present: Bob Hart, City Manager Sheree Rabe, Asst. City Attorney Sandra D. Lee, City Secretary Larry Hesser, Police Chief Hartley Sappington, Dir. of Comm. Svcs. Jim Briggs, Dir. of Comm. Owned Utilities Ed Barry, Dir. of Development Svcs. Council Absent: None Murray Blackman, Asst. to City Mgr. Hildy Kingma, Chief Planner Clyde von Rosenberg, Chief Planner Policy Development/Review Workshop - Call to order at 5:00 p.m. A Report on Texas Leadership Institute Meeting -- Lee Bain Bain shared information from his attendance at the Leadership Meeting. B Youth Issues -- Larry Hesser and Bob Hart Hesser distributed a handout showing the crime statistics in Georgetown over the past three years and discussed the current trends which show drug and alcohol abuse increasing rapidly with the youth in Georgetown. C Answer questions on Statutory Consent Agenda Items listed specifically below under the Regular Session that will begin no sooner than 7:00 p.m. (for questions only, no action to be taken until Regular Session) Item R - Hart explained that doing the project with a construction manager is the quickest and most financially efficient way to do the upgrade. Briggs clarified the location of the property where easements would be purchased. Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 1 of 8 Pages Item Q - Bain asked and was told that last year's number was approximately $800,000 and this year's number includes the Berry Creek system. The Minutes of the previous Council Meeting show Arroyos as having been Absent. It was noted that he had been at most of the meeting, but was not able to stay for the entire meeting, therefore his absence was noted in some of the voting results. Hoyt asked, in reference to Item KK from the last meeting, if it was proper for the developer to have met with the residents without City staff present. Barry said he was not aware that staff needed to be involved in the meeting between the residents and the developer. Regular Session - Called to order at 6:25 p.m. to convene Executive Session Executive Session In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes, Annotated, the items listed below will be discussed in closed session and are subject to action in the regular session that follows. D Sec.551.071 consultation with attorney E Sec.551.072 deliberation on real property F Sec.551.075 conference with employee Regular Session - Resumed at 7:17 p.m. G Action on Executive Session Items Executive Session was recessed to be continued at the end of the meeting. There was no action on Executive Session items at this time. H Mayor, Council, City Manager, and staff comments and reports Hart recognized Jim Briggs, Director of Community Owned Utilities, and Kirby Chaney of Operations Management International. Vincent commented that he considered it a great honor to attend the Water Conference in Dallas, where Georgetown placed second in the nation, out of 16,000 entries. Briggs explained that the award was granted by the Environmental Protection Agency for excellence in the operation of a small, non -discharging wastewater treatment plant, and that the City had also won the Region 6 Award for the Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico area. Chaney thanked Council for allowing OMI to partner with the City. Davis expressed his appreciation to his District 2 constituents for the distribution of anti-drug literature in his district over the last weekend. Vincent informed Council that he welcomed the members of the Central Texas Library Association at their recent conference held in Georgetown at Tippett Middle School. He commended Georgetown Librarian Sheila Henderson for the excellent program. Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 2 of 8 Pages I Citizens wishing to address the Council Will Moore, 1208 S. Austin Avenue, spoke to Council regarding the Exxon convenience store at the corner of Austin Avenue and University Boulevard. He reminded Council that they had granted variances to Metro Fuels, based on agreements made on various issues, including a fence, recessed lighting, and the use of limestone rock. Moore says the lighting is not recessed satisfactorily. He said he has hired an attorney to try to keep the store from opening until the lighting is revised. He also said the canopies contain speakers that broadcast music and commercials until 11:00 p.m. Public Hearin J A public hearing seeking comments or ideas to use Community Development Block Grant funds for economic development -- Bob Hart Hart read a statement explaining the Community Development Block Grant Program and inviting comments from the audience. There were no comments. Statutory Consent Agenda The Statutory Consent Agenda includes non -controversial and routine items that Council may act on with one single vote. A Councilmember may pull any item from the consent agenda in order that the Council discuss and act upon it individually as part of the regular agenda. Please note that the following items may be discussed with no action taken during the Workshop at 5:00 p.m. K Consider approval of meeting minutes for regular meeting of September 24, 1996 -- Sandra Lee L Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Assignment of Airport Land Lease and Agreement between Gary Simmons and C. Rex Womble -- Hartley Sappington and Travis McLain M Consider authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for retention and recruitment of industry by the Georgetown Industrial Foundation -- Bob Hart N Consider a Community and Business Agreement for the development of the Advance Metal Systems, Inc. Project -- Bob Hart O Consider approval of quit claim deeds to release existing easements for Scarbrough Property/Lyda Family Trust Property -- Jim Briggs P Consider a resolution authorizing the City Attorney to issue a quit claim deed to be filed abandoning the temporary turnaround easement located along the front lot lines of Parkview Estates, Section I, Block C. Lot 1, known as 101 Pecan Vista Cove, and Block B. Lots 1 and 2, known as 126 and 124 Pecan Vista Lane -- Jim Briggs and Don Rundell Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 3 of 8 Pages Q Consider approval of Amendment No. 4 to the contract between Operations Management International Incorporated and the City of Georgetown, in the amount of $901,542.00 -- Jim Briggs R Pulled to be discussed in Executive Session S Consider approval of a bid to reconstruct Well #7, from Meadows Drilling, of Waco, Texas, in the amount of $51,300 -- Jim Briggs T Consider Williamson County's request for a waiver of building permit and electrical tap fees for the construction of the new Williamson county Maintenance Building at 515 Pine Street -- Ed Barry and David Hall U Consider a waiver of the fee associated with a Short Form Detailed Development Plan application for Crestview Baptist Church, located at 2208 Williams Drive -- Ed Barry and Hildy Kingma V Consider a resolution authorizing the City Attorney to issue a quit claim deed to be filed abandoning the platted Public Utility Easement (PUE) located along the common property line of Lots 3A and 313, Block D. Section One, Briarwood Subdivision -- Ed Barry and Hildy Kingma W Consider a resolution to authorize a License to Encroach into the drainage easement located along the north property line of Lot 26, Block B, Section 1, Parkview Estates, located at 105 Parque Vista Drive -- Ed Barry and Hildy Kingma X Consider declaring the "Dillo" bus as surplus property and donating the bus to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce -- Bob Hart Motion by Tonn, second by Bain to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Item R which was pulled for discussion when the Executive Session is continued at the end of the regular agenda. Approved 7-0. Legislative Regular Agenda Council will individually consider and possibly take action on any or all of the following items: (Council may, at any time, recess the regular session to convene in executive session at the request of the Mayor, a Councilmember, or the City Manager.) Y Consider a Revised Concept Plan of a 34.75 acre tract in the David Wright Survey to be known as Sunset Oaks West; located on Booty's Crossing Road -- Hildy Kingma and Ed Barry Barry said a meeting was held on September 30, attended by City staff, the developer, his engineer, the president of the Homeowners' Association, and a property owner. He said the proposed layout for the tract and possible alternatives were discussed, with no decision reached Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 4 of 8 Pages at the meeting. The property owners were to get back to the developer in time for any revisions to be posted on the Council Meeting Agenda. He stated that no revisions were brought to Development Services by the deadline for inclusion on the Agenda. Engineer Don Bizzell said that the developer, Jimmy Jacobs, is open to options. The property owners suggested moving the "stub out" down one street. Barry provided an overhead of the proposed revision. It was agreed that the noted revision was acceptable to both staff and the developer. Mary Marcotte, 605 Oak Crest Lane, told Council that she still opposes the revised plan due to drainage problems it will cause on Booty's Road. She said no one from Turtle Bend or Oakcrest One Subdivisions had been told about the meeting. Marcotte said there is a need for a new ordinance that speaks to safety issues involving new developments. Keith Youngpeter, 1205 Booty's Crossing, questioned the Council's acceptance of the Concept Plan because the sewer line has not yet been extended to the site. He asked Council to stay with the one acre requirement for lot sizes, even though sewer would be available. Terry Davila, 4101 Windflower, does not want Country Road to become a through road. She said she met with Jacobs at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was told he would talk to the staff. She asked Barry to explain a provision in the Subdivision Regulations and asked that Council require an addition to be made to the Century Plan to provide that all the necessary roadways be in place prior to the development. Mark Jones, 102 Turtle Bend, quoting the Subdivision Regulations and the Century Plan, said that the City is required to protect the welfare of the community, and therefore must vote against the subdivision. Gary Boyd, 113 Turtle Bend, asked Council in the future to consider the residents. Mary Jo Schoppa, 101 Tortoise Lane, complained that her neighborhood doesn't have a voice in what is developed. She said Sun City and the Village of Riverbend do not have stub outs to adjacent developments. She said she has been told that she and her neighbors can petition the Council to make changes to the Subdivision Regulations. Tracy Biedger, 102 Tortoise Lane, asked for an interpretation from Assistant City Attorney Rabe. Rabe said there is a state statute which gives very little discretion to City Councils as to what they must approve. She asked at what point roadway safety would be determined. She summarized a newspaper article about a subdivision called Northridge Acres just outside Round Rock, pointing out that they are having to personally pay for the corrections to their infrastructure because the developer was not made to construct adequate facilities at the time the subdivision was first built. Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 5 of 8 Pages When asked what the City could do to improve drainage problems on Booty's Road, Rabe noted that the City does not have authority to deal with County roads. Patricia Ziminskas said she was one of the people who met with Barry and Bizzell. She said her family owns the property directly adjacent to the proposed subdivision, and that the City and the developer agreed to move the "stub out." David Pyka, 4124 Windflower, told Council it was time to revisit the Century Plan. He asked that the Council pass an ordinance that requires the infrastructure be in place before development. He said he has looked at plats for other developments where "stub outs"are not being required. He accused the City staff of cutting deals with developers. Bain asked Barry about the drainage requirements. Barry said the developer would have to address any increase in run-off. Bain asked if the developer would pay for the sewer line down to where the development would be, and asked if there were anything the City could do to improve the traffic situation on Booty's Road. He was told there was little that the Council could do outside the City Limits. Burson asked Barry to indicate on the overhead where the City wastewater was provided. Barry indicated that most of the area on the drawing was outside the City Limits and has not been provided with City sewer lines. Barry noted that the purpose of the "stub out" is to link neighborhoods. Several people in the audience asked questions and made derogatory comments about City staff. Vincent noted that it had been Council direction that the neighborhoods be linked. Bain said he felt compelled to respond to comments that he heard from the audience. Bain said the Council really does consider what the people say to them. He defended the staff, saying they are carrying out the mandates from Council. Wood noted that Barry and his staff won first place in the nation for their planning efforts. Wood assured the audience that the Council would do the best they could for everyone in Georgetown. Arroyos reminded the audience that the Subdivision Ordinance and Century Plan were developed by citizens. He assured the audience that the Council would make the best decision they could within state law confines. He noted that the Council had put transportation as the top priority issue for the fiscal year. He commended staff for their hard work and for carrying out the mission of the Council. Davis concurred that decisions made by the Council are very difficult. He said he takes offense from the gentleman who insinuated that the Council would not take the safety and welfare of the community into consideration. Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 6 of 8 Pages Motion by Vincent, second by Hoyt to approve the Concept Plan with the stipulation that the "stub out" is moved to the next street south of the street originally chosen. Approved 7-0. (A map is included in these minutes for clarification.) Z Consider a Final Plat of a 5.628 acre tract in the William Roberts Survey, to be known as Berry Creek, Section Eleven, Phase Four, located on Champions Drive southwest of Berry Creek Drive -- Ed Barry and Hildy Kingma Kingma told Council that this subdivision meets regulations. Motion by Hoyt, second by Tonn to approve the Final Plat. Approved 7-0. AA Consider a resolution amending Resolution No. 960827 -JJ to correct the public hearing dates and clarify the property descriptions for the proposed annexation of : (1) approximately 1,370 acres locally known as Berry Creek Subdivision - Sections 1-11, golf course and surrounding area; and (2) approximately 95 acres locally known as Crystal Knoll Terrace Planned Unit Development, Units 1-2 and adjacent future development area -- Ed Barry and Clyde von Rosenberg von Rosenberg explained that a mistake had been made in the dates listed in the last resolution. He confirmed that the correction has been published in the newspaper, and noted that the first public hearing will be held at the next Council Meeting on October 22, with the second public hearing to be held at the Berry Creek Country Club on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. von Rosenberg read the resolution. Motion by Bain, second by Tann to approve the resolution. Approved 7-0. BB Consider a notice regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission's intent to revise their By - Laws and establish a policy for people wishing to address the Commission -- Ed Barry and Hildy Kingma Barry said this would give Council the opportunity to review the change that the Commission is proposing. He said the Planning and Zoning Commission is attempting with this policy to better manage the time spent at the Commission meetings. Davis said he would like to have a joint meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission. Barry said he would bring back some dates for that meeting. Arroyos suggested putting a timer on the podium or in some way making the timer alarm louder so that there is no doubt that the speaker can hear it. Motion by Bain, second by Vincent to approve the revision in the by-laws of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Approved 7-0. CC Consider approving the Tax Abatement Agreement for Chatsworth Products, Inc. -- Bob Hart Minutes of Council Meeting/October 8, 1996 Page 7 of 8 Pages Hart explained that tax incentives had been offered to Chatsworth when they considered locating in Georgetown. He said that Chatsworth has met the requirements as defined in the development agreement. After Council approval, the Agreement will go to the County Commissioners' Court for their approval. GISD is not involved in this kind of abatement because of the way the state school subsidies are structured. Motion by Hoyt, second by Torn to approve the Tax Abatement Agreement for Chatsworth. Approved 7-0. DD Consider the appointment of board members to the Georgetown 4B Corporation, Inc. -- Lee Bain and Susan Hoyt Wood explained that he had asked Bain and Hoyt to secure candidates for this board. He said that five of the proposed seven members have been contacted and will serve. Hoyt read the names of the seven proposed members. Motion by Arroyos, second by Davis to approve the list of proposed members as presented with the inclusion of Tim Kennedy, and Tom Locke as first alternate in the event one of the others is unable to serve. Approved 7-0. Final Comments: Hart noted that due to the recent confusion in determining the City's key rate, the Fire Insurance Board is recommending that it be lowered from 25 cents to 21 cents. At this time, Council resumed Executive Session where they considered Item R from the Legislative Regular Agenda. 9:15 p.m. Recessed to Resume Executive Session 10:20 p.m. Resumed Open Session R Consider approval of a contract, between the City of Georgetown and Camp, Dresser and McKee, Inc., to provide construction management services for the Lake Water Treatment Plant Upgrade project in the amount of $898,000.00 -- Jim Briggs Motion by Hoyt, second by Davis to defer Item R to a special meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 1996, at 8:00 a.m. Approved 7-0. 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