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MIN 02.24.2003 CC-WThe City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, met in Regular Session on the above date with Mayor Gary Nelon presiding. Council Present: Council Absent: Llorente Navarrette, Gabe Sansing, Jack Noble, Doug Smith, Farley Snell Sam Pfiester, Ken Evans Staff Present: Paul Brandenburg, City Manager; Tom Yantis, Assistant City Manager; Jim Briggs, Assistant City Manager for Utility Operations; Trish Carls, City Attorney; Sandra Lee, City Secretary; Micki Rundell, Director of Finance and Administration; Amelia Sondgeroth, Director of Planning and Development Services; Laurie Brewer, Controller; Leticia Zavala, Chief Accountant; Lorie Lankford, Accountant 11 Called to order at 4:30 p.m. A Discussion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2002 -- Laurie Brewer, Controller and Micki Rundell, Director of Finance and Administration Rundell opened the discussion and introduced Controller Laurie Brewer who gave a slide presentation on the CAFR for 2001/2002. She told Council that the accounting staff created the documents that the Auditors reviewed. She noted that Georgetown will, beginning this year, implement the new reporting model Number 34, as mandated by the State for most small cities. She noted that the auditors have given the City a "clean" opinion with no significant control problems. Brewer recognized Leticia Zavala and Lorie Lankford of the Accounting Office for their assistance with the CAFR. She introduced Diane Terrell with Davis, Kinard and Company, Auditors, who told Council that Davis, Kinard has issued an "unqualified" or "clean" opinion of the City's financial statements. Terrell noted that over $1.7 million has been collected by GTEC for the 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation. B Discussion regarding Social Service Funding, including 1) the process for social service funding this year, 2) involvement of the United Way this year, 3) involvement of United Way for next year's process -- Paul Brandenburg, City Manager Brandenburg noted that due to the absence of Councilmembers Smith and Snell, this item should probably be postponed to the next Council workshop. C Consideration and possible action regarding a presentation by staff on potential locations and construction of "welcome to Georgetown" gateway signage -- Tom Yantis, Assistant City Manager Brandenburg said when he arrived in Georgetown, he noted the lack of signage about the community. He told Council that staff is considering seven locations for "gateway" signage. Yantis gave a slide presentation and demonstrated the proposed structure of the signs as well as the location for the signs. He noted that Randy Morrow has worked with Consultant, Richardson Verdoorn, to donate some time toward this project. He suggested locating the signs on the major thoroughfares entering the City. He told Council City Council Meeting Minutes/February 24, 2003 Page 1 of 2 Pages that staff recommends the following locations: S. Austin and inner Loop, SH 29 E at Inner Loop, SH 29 W at DB Wood Rd (soon to be the 29 Bypass), Highway 195 at IH35, Williams Drive at Del Webb Blvd., Leander Road at River View Drive, and FM971 at Inner Loop Road. There was discussion regarding exploring grants and solicitations from businesses or other entities to assist in the funding. Yantis noted that these signs were not budgeted this year and if the signs were to be installed this budget year, funding would need to be found. D Council Calendar - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 6:00 p.m., to be held at the Howry Center, Southwestern University, 1001 Southwestern Boulevard, Georgetown 5:34 p.m. --adjourned Open Session 5:40 p.m. -- convened 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. E Sec.551.071 consultation with attorney -Pending Litigation - Thomas L. Suarez, Jr. vs. City of Georgetown, Texas, City of Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Police Sgt. Kelly Devoll, Georgetown Police Officer Jack Lacey, Matt Painter, Brian Grubbs, Cause No. 03-113-C368 in the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas - Matthew Painter and Brian Grubbs, Plaintiffs v. David Morgan, Individually and in his Official Capacity as Chief of Police of the Georgetown Police Department, Robert Hernandez, Individually and in his Official Capacity as Captain of the Georgetown Police Department; Gary Todd Terbush, individually and in his Official Capacity as Lieutenant of the Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Police Department; and the City of Georgetown, Defendants, Cause No. A03-CA-014JN, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. - Potential Litigation (Del Webb Development Agreement) - Legal Advice regarding agenda items 7:24 p.m. -- resumed Open Session 7:25 p.m. -- motion to adjourn The meeting was adjourned at 07:25 PM. Approved . Mayor Ca ry Nelon City Council Meeting Minutes/February 24, 2003 Page 2 of 2 Pages Attesti" -'.'4_, City Secretary Sandra Lee