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HomeMy WebLinkAboutMIN 04.09.2013 CC-RThe City Council of the City of Georgetown,Texas, met in Regular Session onthe above date with Mayor Council Present |Council Absent: PattyE000n Danny 80Ga��r Tommy /�|Coum�|PneamnL . . ~. . � Gonzalez, Rachael Jonrovve'Troy Hellmann, Jerry Hon)rnedun � �Staff Present: �Paul E.Brandenburg, CityB�Q�C��.A���� J����C� � | - 8eoretory�K8i��RundaU.(�h��Finanoio|Officer;JimBhQgs`GenaudK8anogerofUb|bieo;LguheBxomm[ Assistant City Manager; Jordan Maddox, Principal Planner; Andrew Spurgin, Planning Director; Mike Peters, Information Technology Director; Wayne Nero, Chief of Police; John Sullivan, Fire Chief; Mike /E|eborger. Senior Planner; Valerie Kreger, Principal Planner; | Regular Session ~To begin no earlier than 06:00 PM (Council may, at any time, recess the Regular Session to convene an Executive Session at the request of the Mayor, a Councilmember, or the City Manager for any purpose authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551.) A Call toOrder --Mayor called the meeting hoorder ats:25PM JonrowoobeonL Pledge ofAllegiance Comments from the Mayor 'VVe/comeand Meeting Procedures City Council Regional Board Reports Eason said she has noreport onthe Lone Star Rai|Dinthct City Manager Comments Action from Executive Session Motion by Meigs, second by Sattler to acknowledge the County's proposal for amendment of the Tax Financing Agreement for the Rivury;directing staff to present the proposed amendment tothe Georgetown Economic Development Corporation for consideration; and directing staff to present all viable financing options to the Council for consideration adthe April 23.2013Council meeting. Approved 8-O Public Wishing to Address Council On a sub6ect that is posted on this agenda: Please fill out aspeaker registration form which can bofound onthe table at the entrance to the Council Chamber. Clearly print your name and the letter of the item on which you wish to City Council Minutes/ Page 1 of 6 Pages speak and present it to the City Secretary on the dais, preferably prior to the start of the meeting. You will be called forward to speak when the Council considers that item. On a subject not posted on the agenda: Persons may add an item to a future City Council agenda by contacting the City Secretary no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting, with the subject matter of the topic they would like to address and their name. The City Secretary can be reached at 512/930-3651. B - As of the deadline, no persons were signed up to speak on items other than what was posted on the agenda. 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. C Consideration and possible action to approve the minutes of the Workshop and Regular Council meeting held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 -- Jessica Brettle, City Secretary D Consideration and possible action on a Resolution for the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 4.5 acres in the Powell Survey, to be known as Mac Haik Ford expansion, located on Gateway Drive. Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director E Consideration and possible action on a Resolution for the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 18.93 acres in the L.J. Dyches, to be known as Vantage at Georgetown, located on FM 1460 South of SE Inner Loop. Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director F Consideration and possible action on a Resolution for the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 6.14 acres in the Powell Survey, to be known as Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown expansion, located on Kelley Drive. Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director G Forwarded from the General Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF): Consideration and possible action to approve the bid of Nexus Data Systems in the amount of $54,600 for data center design services for the Public Safety Training Operations Center — Mike Peters, Information Technology Director H Consideration and possible action to approve the Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Election Services with the Williamson County Elections Administrator -- Jessica Brettle, City Secretary I Forwarded from the General Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF): Consideration and possible action to authorize the Police Department to proceed with the procurement of 80 Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) for immediate field deployment in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 -- Wayne Nero, Chief of Police J Consideration and possible action to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Forest Service — John Sulliven, Fire Chief Motion by Meigs, second by Hammerlun to approve the consent agenda in its entirety. Approved 6-0 (Jonrowe absent) Legislative Regular Agenda Council will individually consider and possibly take action on any or all of the following items: K Presentation to update the public on the new Vote Centers for Williamson County -- Paul E. Brandenburg, City Manager With a Powerpoint Presentation, Covey spoke about the new concept of Vote Centers for the May elections and to answer questions Council may have. She said this is a concept that is relatively new to the state of Texas and it was approved just recently. She said this have been approved for the May 2013 election. She said the Commissioners Court has created an advisory committee and she listed the members of the committee. She said the County has been approved by the Secretary of State to hold the electrons use Vote Centers. She said the main concept is, on election day, a person can vote at any location in the County. She said early voting will City Council Meeting Minutes/ Page 2 of 6 Pages remain as is and ill be held at the same locations as they typically would. She said they will reduce the number of voting locations by 65% the first time and then 50% on the second time. She said the locations for May have already been submitted. She briefly spoke about paper ballots by mail. She said we need to verify that someone has voted and added the good news is that you can vote at any locations, which makes this easier. She listed the locations for Georgetown. She showed Council a map of the locations. She said one of the other issues some people have brought up is the accuracy of the voting machines. She said, currentl,y 70% of those who vote in Williamson County vote on electronic voting machines. She said they have tests they do to prevent error and stated they are proposing to have a parallel voting test done on election day. She explained to Council how this would work. She said someone will vote a script all day long and that machine will be checked to see if it is accurate. She said ti is an additional way to check voting accuracy. She spoke of the advantages of having vote centers, including voter convenience, fewer election workers, easier to fill bilingual worker slots, fewer provisional ballots and a reduction in expenses. Jonrowe returned to the dais. She said the vote center committee has put together a matrix with different criteria so they can select locations that meet the need of voters. She spoke about the important election dates coming up. She said the locations have to be approved once more for the November election. She said they plan to bring the voting locations to Court in July. Jonrowe asked and Covey said they will be committed to keeping a location in the rural areas. Jonrowe asked and Covey said there are some issues with voting in the courthouse and the accessibility. She said it would be hard to make the rotunda private. Covey said they have been talking to and learning from Travis County about this process. Mayor asked and Covey spoke briefly about the County's recent action on the Rivery project. L Public Hearing on the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 4.5 acres in the Powell Survey, to be known as Mac Haik Ford expansion, located on Gateway Drive -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director Spurgin said the hearings for Item L, M, N and O can be done together. Mayor agreed. Spurgin described each of the tracts being considered for voluntary annexation. He listed the dates for Ordinances readings and public hearings for each of the annexations. Public Hearing was opened at 6:46PM No persons were present to speak. Public Hearing was closed at 6:46PM M Public Hearing on the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 18.93 acres in the L.J. Dyches, to be known as Vantage at Georgetown, located on FM 1460 South of SE Inner Loop -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director Public Hearing was opened at 6:48PM No persons were present to speak. Public Hearing was closed at 6:48PM N Public Hearing on the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 6.14 acres in the Powell Survey, to be known as Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown expansion, located on Gateway Drive -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director Public Hearing was opened at 6:47PM No persons were present to speak. Public Hearing was closed at 6:47PM O Public Hearing on the voluntary annexation into the city limits of 21.47 acres in the Dyches Survey, for HEB Georgetown South, located at Inner Loop and FM 1460 -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and City Council Meeting Minutes/ Page 3 of 6 Pages Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director Public Hearing was opened at 6:47PM No persons were present to speak. Public Hearing was closed at 6:47PM P Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the future land use designation from Mixed Use Neighborhood Center (MUNC) to Mixed Use Neighborhood Center (MUNC) and a portion of Community Commercial (CC) for 34.174 acres in the Joseph Fish Surrey, located on Williams Drive -- Mike Elabarger, Senior Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director (action required) Spurgin said the applicant has requested to change the future land use of this location from mixed use to community commercial. He said this is based on a desire in a separate application to rezone to C-3 district, which is necessitating the plan amendment. He said staff believes the current designation is appropriate for that location. He said, as this application proceeded through the process, there were a few comments submitted in opposition of this request. He said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the plan amendment with a vote of 5 to 2.. He said this would require five affirmative votes due to this being an out of cycle request. He noted staff is recommending a denial. He said the applicant has prepared some high quality presentation and has some interesting concepts for use of this land. He added staff would consider another option such as a PUD plan that would be more appropriate. He read the caption of the Ordinance on second reading after having satisfied the requirements of the City Charter. Public Hearing was opened at 6:53PM Speaker, Paul Linehan, spoke about his request for a comprehensive plan amendment to make way for a full purpose hospital, office buildings and a possible gas station. He spoke in great length about his proposed development. Public Hearing was closed at 7:01 PM Motion by Eason, second by Jonrowe to deny this item. Hellmann asked and Spurgin spoke about what would be allowed in a Mixed Use Zoning versus a C-3 zoning. Hellmann asked and Spurgin spoke about why a comprehensive plan amendment does not constitute zoning regulations. He said, with regard to Williams Drive, it is clear to him that is going to be commercial. He noted he is inclined to think this proposal makes sense but added it also makes sense for them to do a PUD. He said he can understand both sides and noted it seems the law is unclear. Sattler asked and Spurgin spoke briefly about the implications of a change in land use. Sattler noted he tends to agree with what Hellmann said. Sattler asked and Spurgin said the existing C-1 zoning would allow a hospital. Gonzalez asked if there is something already in the works to warrant this request. Gonzalez said he does not see a problem of this but he sees a better way of getting it done. Spurgin said the C-3 zoning would open the property to a laundry list of other development without restrictions. He said an unrestricted C-3 zoning could have bad implications for the development of the area in the future. Eason explained why she is voting against this and said there is a much cleaner way of accomplishing this development without having to make any changes. There was much discussion. Vote on the motion: Approved 4-3 (Hellmann, Gonzalez, Sattler opposed) Q Consideration and possible action on a Development Agreement for approximately 25 acres in the Dyches Survey, known as HEB Georgetown South, located at the intersection of FM 1460 and SE Inner Loop -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director Spurgin said this is a development agreement for this property which includes terms for the acquisition of the right of way for 1460. He said that is an upcoming transportation project in the City. He said this also includes future dedication for right of way for the Inner Loop. He summarized the previous discussion of the terms of this agreement. He said, since the meeting two weeks ago, the applicant has worked with staff to a plan that shows 66% impervious cover, which is allowed by the UDC. He said, because of this, staff is no longer concerned and recommends approval. City Council Meeting Minutes/ Page 4 of 6 Pages Motion by Gonzalez, second by Eason to approve. Vote on the motion: Approved 7-0 R Consideration and possible action to approve a Second Amended Tax Increment Financing Agreement with Williamson County for the Rivery Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone -- Bridget Chapman, Acting City Attorney and Micki Rundell, Chief Financial Officer This item has been pulled from the agenda by staff. S Forwarded from the General Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF): Consideration and possible action to approve the purchase of 20 replacement Panasonic Toughbook Computers from Paradigm System Solutions for $105,234 -- Mike Peters, Information Technology Director Peters described the item and said this was approved at the most recent GGAF meeting. He said these computers are used in Police and Fire vehicles and noted they are using a Texas DIR vendor for this purchase. Motion by Hammerlun, second by Meigs to approve. Approved 7-0 T Forwarded from the General Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF): Consideration and possible action to approve the purchase of a replacement data storage platform from Freelt Data Solutions in the amount of $129,899.30 -- Mike Peters, Information Technology Director Peters said this is a request for approve for a replacement data storage platform for the data center. He said he recently received an abrupt change in support arrangement from the City's vendor. He said they are requesting approval for this change. Motion by Meigs, second by Hammerlun to approve. Approved 7-0 U Second Reading of an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit for an event facility in the Mixed Use Downtown (MU -DT) zoning district and for office space and an event facility pursuant to Ordinance 92-4, for Glasscock Addition, Block 9, Lots 1 & 2, located at 224 E. 8h Street, to be known as The Union on Eighth --Valerie Kreger, AICP, Principal Planner and Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Planning Director (action required) Kreger described the item and said the first reading was approved subject to 18 conditions and she read those conditions to the City Council. She said the applicant has questions on some of the conditions. She referred to a handout provided to Council and included in the agenda packet and spoke of item ten and asked if they could add that a minimum of one security officer shall be required at any event where alcohol is to be serve that exceeds 50 guests, with two required at an event that exceeds 100 guests. She spoke about changes the valet parking requirement for events of 75 or more adults. She said the applicant is also asking if the discussion could be reopened on the 30 foot door issue. Kreger provided Council with three proposed motions regarding the door. Speaker, Sharon Perkins, said she is not against progress but is against the parking problem. She said she has a problem with 74 cars parking in her backyard. She said she wants to state that she thinks valet parking for 75 or more is a little high. Motion by Eason, second by Hammerlun to approve the Ordinance with inclusion of the clarifications made by staff on items 10 and 17 and, on item 15, that the proposed 30 foot wide door shall remain closed when there is music or amplification. Motion by Jonrowe, second by Eason to amend that this include the planting and maintaining of buffering landscaping at the low level buffer yard along the property line and adjacent to the neighboring property. Kreger and Council had some discussion about the type of landscaping buffer to be required and they came to the conclusion that a low level buffer would be best. Vote on the motion to amend: Approved 5-2 (Sattler, Gonzalez opposed) Motion by Hellmann, second by Gonzalez to amend item 15 to say the proposed 30 -foot wide door shall remain closed when there is music or amplification or may be replaced with a stationary glass wall and a standard width glass door. City Council Meeting Minutes/ Page 5 of 6 Pages Vote on the motion to amend: Approved 7-0 Vote on the final motion as amended twice: Approved 7-0 V Consideration and possible action regarding the bid received from MF Trinity Management, LLC in response hnthe Invitation !oBid for sale of the former Albertson's Building -- Paul E. Brandenburg, City Manager and Bridget Chapman, Acting City Attorney Bridget briefly described the item for Council. Motion by Meigs, second byHellmann to accept the offer to purchase the former Albertson's property for $3,550,000 cash, conditioned on agreement of the Buyer to specific retail and commercial use restrictions required by the City to be negotiated on or before May 3, 2013. Approved 7-0 Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 07:48 PM. City Council Meeting Minutes/ n,-41)A�b Cr cretary Jessica Brettle