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MIN 03.10.2003 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: I Council Absent: Llorente Navarrette, Doug Smith, Jack Noble, Sam Gabe Sansing Pfiester, Farley Snell, Ken Evans Paul Brandenburg, 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 Called to order at 4:00 p.m. A Discussion regarding planning for the future of the Georgetown Municipal Airport including a summary of the recent community meetings on airport issues.-- Councilmember Farley Snell Snell said, based on the need to deal with such issues as noise, safety, and City liability, he is proposing that the City (1) do an update/revision of the Airport Master Plan; (2) hire a consultant who would work with the Council to determine what the Council wants the airport to be in terms of land use, to discuss what the airport should be apart from that, and specifically, to investigate the use of land at the airport for aviation -related activites, other than storage and maintenance of planes; and (3) look at the issue of land use with the staff of Development Services, and secure the legality of the process, and then do the update. He said there is an action item on the agenda Tuesday to instruct staff to not accept any applications for ground leases until the Master Plan is updated. When asked by Smith, Snell replied that in regard to a consultant, he is looking for an airport designer who knows TXDOT and FAA regulations so that there could be ways to get all the ideas for land use into something that would look like a layout. Snell read from his memo the following "working strategy" that he suggested become the basis for a council resolution at the March 25 Council Meeting: 1. The City of Georgetown will continue to maintain and manage the Georgetown Municipal Airport for general aviation until such time as the City, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) agree to close it or move it. 2. The City endorses and encourages the establishment of a regional airport north of Austin, but not within the Georgetown city limits and its present extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). 3. The Georgetown Municipal Airport will be maintained and operated with funds generated by the airport, including such state and federal grants that will maintain the airport without expanding its level of flight operations. Charges for fuel will be fair and equitable. City Council Meeting Minutes/March 10, 2003 Page 1 of 3 Pages 4. The City holds that the number and mixture of based aircraft reported in the F.A.R. Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study for 2001 (268) is the optimum for a safe airport and the City's general liability, and will develop plans and policies accordingly, within obligations accepted by the City to receiving state and federal grants. 5. The City will make plans and adopt policies for the airport that encourage development of the airport land for diverse aviation related activities other than airplane storage and maintenance, within obligations accepted by the City in receiving state and federal grants. The update of the Airport Master Plan will e developed in line with this goal. 6. Future land leases of airport land will comply with obligations accepted by the City in receiving state and federal grants; will comply with all provisions of the Airport Master Plan; will set lease rates that are competitive with those of other comparable airports in central Texas and with current land lease rates at non-aviaiton sites in Georgetown; will be set for a term no grater than required by the lessee to recover the cost of capitol improvements; will specify the kind of building and aviation activity to be carried out within it; will not be extended byond the intiial term except to recover cots of additional approved building; will require noise mitigation by the lessee where necessary; and will continue to provide for the City to own all capital improvements at the end of the term of the lease. 7. The City will develop a plan of onsite noise mitigation and environmental protection for the airport, along with a schedule for its implementation. Pfiester, Evans, Navarrette and Nelon expressed appreciation to Snell for his gathering of information and hosting community meetings regarding issues at the Airport. Pfiester and Evans shared their thoughts about the future of the airport. Evans suggested that part of the solution to consider for a long-range plan should be the movement of the airport east of the proposed SH! 30, with the current airport becoming an excellent location for industrial use. Nelon mentioned that it would be good to know the timeframe on the proposed regional airport near Killeen. Smith suggested supporting a regional airport, but disagreed with moving the Georgetown Airport. There was further discussion regarding terms and types of leases; the perceived impractibility of relocating the airport; noise mitigation; the validity of the projections in the noise study; the question of liability if the Council refutes the noise study; composition and charge to the Airport Advisory Board; and whether a control tower should be constructed. Snell said the controlling issue is whether the Council controls the land on the airport. B Strategic Plan/Century Plan Policy Review -- Paul Brandenburg, City Manager Brandenburg reviewed the item for the Council, and asked for their opinion of the City's 15 policy statements to be used to guide the budget process. There was discussion and a general determination that this issue needs to be "revisited" for a future workshop. Brandenburg asked that Council share their comments with his Administrative Assistant, Shirley Rinn, in the next two weeks in preparation for a workshop on April 7. C 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 explained that the timeframe does not permit utilizing United Way services this year, and explained a proposed process for determining the amount to be included in the budget. Nelon noted that, regarding certain agencies, the City purchases their services, but for other agencies, perhaps United Way could be used to assist with the process. There was discussion regarding previous procedure and whether it would be advantageous to involve the United Way in the process. Snell suggested that a Council Subcommittee be appointed to determine the direction to take. The Mayor asked for volunteers to serve on the Council Subcommittee. D Council Calendar - Regular Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, Texas - Workshop and Executive Session at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2003, at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, Texas - Regular Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Georgetown Municipal City Council Meeting Minutes/March 10, 2003 Page 2 of 3 Pages Complex, 300 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, Texas - Transportation Plan Open House on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, Txas, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 5:29 p.m. -- recessed 5:40 p.m. -- resumed Open Session, recessed Open Session and 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 regarding Development Agreement and Water/Wastewater Utility Agreement - CTSUD regarding Water Quality Land Application for Proposed Permit No. 14371-001 before the TCEQ - Legal Advice regarding agenda items F Sec.551.074 personnel matters - Performance Review of Council -appointed employees - City Manager - Six Months - City Secretary - Annual G Sec.551.086 competitive matters - City Council will go into Executive Session under Chapter 559 of the Texas Government Code to discuss matters or take action on a "competitive matter" of the Energy Services Department as provided for under Section 559.086 Consideration and possible action to authorize the staff to negotiate the transfer of a portion of the City's Water CCN to the City of Round Rock in exchange for something of equal or greater value -- Jim Briggs, Assistant City Manager for Utility Operations and Trish Carls, City Attorney 7:55 p.m. -- recessed Executive Session 7:56 p.m. -- returned to Open Session and adjourned The meeting was adjourned at 07:56 PM. Approved °`it/layo" ary Nelon s City Council Meeting Minutes/March 10, 2003 Page 3 of 3 Pages Atte City Secretary Sandra Lee