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MIN 10.13.2003 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: lCouncil ,absent: Patty Eason, Gabe Sansing, Doug Smith, Jack I All Council Present Noble, John Kirby, Farley Snell, Ken Evans Staff present: Paul Brandenburg, City Manager, Tom Yantis, Assistant City Manager; Jim Briggs, Assistant City Manager for Utility Operations; Patricia Carls, City Attorney; Sandra Lee, City Secretary; Mark Thomas, Economic Development Director; Tina Dunbar, Economic Development Administrative Assistant; David Morgan, Police Chief; Carla Bourland, Human Resources Director; Keith Hutchison, Public Information Officer Called to order at 4:05 p.m. A Joint Workshop with the Economic Development Commission to discuss the direction of economic development in Georgetown - Dr. Ronald Swain, Chair of the Economic Development Commission; Mark Thomas, Economic Development Director; Paul Brandenburg, City Manager; and Gary Nelon, Mayor The following members of the Economic Development Commission met with the City Council: Chair Dr. Ronald Swain, Henry Boecker, Henry Carr, Tom Crawford, Kathy Heidemann, Ralph Nayman, Ed O'Rourke, Russell Pederman, Joe Pondrom, and Rick Smith. Mayor Nelon introduced Dr. Ronald Swain, who gave a brief overview of the Economic Development Department of the City of Georgetown and introduced Carlton Schwab, President of the Texas Ecnomic Development Council (TEDC). Schwab gave the history of economic development in Texas, saying there are over 500 communities in Texas that have an economic development sales tax. He said economic development is done almost entirely at the local level. He noted that TEDC was instrumental in getting the State Office of Economic Development abolished and recreated as a part of the Governor's Office along with the Office of Tourism. He also noted that TEDC guided and supported the Legislature to revamp the economic development sales tax law with HB2912. He described the creation by the Legislature and use of the $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund, but said the Enterprise Fund is not a recurring appropriation and the state lacks substanital tax incentives to "help close deals." He said cities need to continue efforts toward economic development. There were questions and comments from the Council. Mark Thomas, the City of Georgetown's new Economic Development Director, said he agrees with the presentation from Schwab. He offered some suggestions as to how the City of Georgetown plans to compete locally such as by being prepared, maintaining and enhancing the qualities that make Georgetown unique, differentiating Georgetown from the other cities, keeping the dialogue open, and maintaining integrity and trust. City Council Meeting Minutes/October 13, 2003 Page 1 of 2 Pages B Council Calendar - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 101 E. 7th Street, northeast corner of Seventh and Main Streets Executive Session -- Called to order at 5:10 p.m. C 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. - Advice on legal matters on which the City Attorney has a duty to advise D Sec. 551.071 consultation with attorney and Sec. 551.074 personnel matters - Discussion and possible action related to prehearing and hearing procedures for employee disciplinary appeal hearing of Fawn Duncan E Sec. 551.072 deliberation on real property - Discussion and possible action regarding acquisition of property for downtown parking Adjourned Executive Session and resumed Open Session at 7:12 p.m. (- The meeting was adjourned at 07:12 PM. App ved 'ilia or as rY Neian y City Council Meeting Minutes/October 13, 2003 Page 2 of 2 Pages Attest: 1. City Secreta