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MIN 01.12.2016 CC-RNotice of Minutes of a Meeting of the Governing Body of -the City of Georgetown, Texas Tuesday, January 12, 2016 The Georgetown City Council will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Council Chambers at 101 E. 7111 St., Georgetown, Texas The city of Georgetown is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require assistance in participating at a public meeting due to a disability, as defined under the ADA, reasonable assistance, adaptations, or accommodations will be provided upon request. Please contact the City Secretary's Office, at least four (4) days prior to the scheduled meeting date, at (512) 930-3652 or City Hall at 113 East 811 Street for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. Mayor Ross called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. All Councilmembers were in attendance. Regular Session (This Regular session may, at any time, be recessed to convene an Executive Session for any purpose authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code 551.) A. Call to Order - Dais Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Comments from the Mayor -Welcorne and Meeting Procedures - Proclamation for Gordon Logan City Council Regional Board Reports Councilmember Jonrowe and Mayor Ross said they had nothing to report. Announcements - City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday, January 18, 2016 - Regular Trash Pickup on Martin Luther King Holiday - Elections for City Council seats for District 3, District 4 -and District 7 will be held May 7, 2016 - Quarterly Downtown Lowdown Meeting - Public Meeting to Review the Programming Document, Parking Study and Traffic Analysis for Downtown West Action from Executive Session Motion by Brainard, second by Hesser to approve the conveyance of easements on City -owned property to Enterprise Crude Pipeline pursuant to the terms discussed in Executive Session. Approved: 7-0 Statutory Consent Agenda The Statutory Consent Agenda includes non -controversial and routine items that may be acted upon with one single vote. An item may be pulled from the Consent Agenda in order that it be discussed and acted upon individually as part of the Regular Agenda. B. Consideration and possible action to approve the minutes of the Workshop and Regular Meeting held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — Shelley Nowling, City Secretary C. Consideration and possible action to approve the appointment of David Morgan, City Manager, to serve as an alternate member of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) — Mayor Dale Ross D. Consideration and possible action to approve the reappointment of Councilmember Rachael Jonrowe as the City of Georgetown representative on the Clean Air Coalition for the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) — Mayor Dale Ross Motion by Gonzalez, second byHesser toapprove the Statutory Consent Agenda inits entirety. Approved: 7-0 Legislative Regular Agenda P. Public Hearing for the Voluntary Annexation of 17.81 acres in the Dyches Survey, known as the Pierce Tract, Located at 1000 FM 1460 —Jordan J. Maddox, AlCP, Principal Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director Sofia Nelson spoke onthe annexation item. She described the property and showed maps. She explained the current development agreement. Nelson said that second reading would beunFebruary 23.2O1G. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at8.1OPM. mopersons were present tospeak onthe Public Hearing. Public Hearing was closed atO.17PM. Q. Public Hearing for the voluntary annexation of various additions to the Williams Drive right-of-way as conveyed to the City from Williamson County, from DB Wood through the Jim Hogg intersection -- Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director Sofia Nelson spoke on the annexation item. She described the property and showed maps. She spoke on several proposed areas of annexation. Nelson said that the property had originally been acquired by TXDOT for construction and transferred to Williamson County. Second reading will be on February 23, 2016; Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at 6.20 PM. No persons were present to speak on the Public Hearing. Public Hearing was closed at 6.20 PM. R. Public Hearing for the voluntary annexation of 207.147 acres in the Addison Survey, located at 2750 County Road 110 — Jordan J. Maddox, AICD, Principal Planner and Sofia Nelson, GNU -A, Planning Director Nelson spoke on the property known as the Kasper tract. She said the development would proceed as a MUD. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at 6.21 PM. No persons were present to speak on the Public Hearing. Public Hearing was closed at 6:21 PM. S. Public Hearing for the voluntary annexation of 10.058 acres in the Francis Hudson Survey; located at 555 Rabbit Hill Road Jordan J. Maddox, AICP, Principal Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director Nelson spoke on annexation of the property. She explained that the property is a voluntary annexation and there will be a request for rezoning. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at 6.22 PM. No persons were present to speak on the Public Hearing. Public Hearing was closed at 6:22 PM. T. Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance on amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) to revise Chapters 5, 6; 11, 12, and 16 related to accessory dwelling units, residential accessory structures, and Housing Diversity Development and Workforce Housing Development -- Valerie Kreger, AICP, Principal Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director (action required) Nelson spoke on the UDC amendments and showed a presentation regarding accessory units and workforce housing. She explained that this item was brought back after Council direction. Nelson read the amendments. She spoke on connecting structures and rear yard setback as applied to accessory structures. Nelson explained the height of accessory structures prior and revised. She explained that the maximum allowed is 35 feet and reviewed the original intention. Nelson said that staff is proposing 17 feet or the maximum height of the primary structure, whichever is less, She said that it is currently 15 feet. Nelson explained the process of thought and processes. One intention is to increase storage areas of detached accessary structures. She explained the current proposal in detail and how the proposal was determined. Nelson then spoke briefly on breezeway concepts and said this request happens infrequently. Nelson said elimination of breezeways would be done through building code not the UDC. Jonrowe said she did not remember breezeways posing a,problem. Nelson answered that attached breezeways make the two structures become one structure. Rear yard setback was then explained. Nelson explained the new proposal. Accessory dwelling unit limitations and updates were explained by Nelson. She spoke on accessory and primary structures which are rented out separately. Nelson explained that the rental accessory unit will be limited to the owner living at the property. She said that additional language was added to the code. Nelson said that Grace Heritage had asked staff to speak on what was being proposed. There were concerns which included parking when accessory dwellings and primary dwellings are rented separately. Nelson said the concerns have been addressed and are not part of these amendments. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at 6:28 PM. Many persons signed up to speak on this item. Those who signed up to speak on the item included Taylor Kidd, Nancy Knight, Robert Phipps, Peter Dana, Sherry Dana, Ross Hunter, Marc Truxillo, Renee Hanson and J.C. Johnson. Hanson opened by complimenting staff on the new proposals Concerns and comments voiced included the following: Not a need for diversity — the area already has it. Problems with numerous narrow streets No curbs on many of the streets Waterlines with low pressure Sewer lines are old This is not an answer to affordable housing Need rules for short term rentals The City needs to keep the charm of old town Tourist industry will suffer Historic homes are part of the City's charm Hard to enforce rental regulations and owner occupied rentals ADA and fire safety requirements are a concern Zoning and the Main Street Program have turned a declining downtown back to wonderful Definition is excessive for accessory dwelling units City should not be setting social policy Send language back to staff for corrections for second reading Careless language Single family residential zoning should be treated as such Zoning designation needs to be followed. One family cannot become two families Asked Council to reject this in its entirety Rent distorts zoning designation Threat to the character of Old Town Single family needs to be defined as single residential Owner should not have an expectation of renting to more than a single family Changes could have a permanent and detrimental effect on the charm of Old Town Old Town should not be a new rental environment This is a poor substitute for diversity Can't change the rules because they are hard to enforce Better off if legislators could see the effects of the legislation before it is placed Not a low income housing solution Community fails horribly with code enforcement There are unsafe structures that people are renting No power to make owners bring up to code Not just Old Town, but every neighborhood that does not have an HOA, has these problems In support of accessory dwelling units as rentals Choices are too limited Many want to live in downtown areas, but currently cannot afford Need more housing options Unify the walkable street scape Millennials want to live in diversity and enjoy amenities Like downtown Georgetown Mayor Ross closed the Public Hearing at 7:10 PM. Fought said this does not impact neighborhoods such as Sun City, where there are no accessory units. He said he has a respect for Home Owner Associations and is sympathetic that Old Town does not have one. Fought said that this group is self-appointed. He said that accessory units are very productive. They can provide a productive relationship with owners downstairs, etc. Fought went onto say there is less to fear than some think. Fought said that he will respect the elected officials of these areas. He added that he would like the height of the accessory unit to bethesame as the height of the main structure. Fought said that the City should not tinker with architecture on someone's property. He is in favor of the requirement of the primary owner being present. Gonzalez agreed with Fought with the one exception. He would like to see a primary dwelling be the focus of the property, requiring the accessory dwelling to be smaller in height. Hesser said he has witnessed a couple of applications from Old Town residents who were unhappy with the code as written. Hesser said the code is supposed to be a solution and now it is a problem. He finds it confusing. Hesser added that the City must achieve the objectives and make the process more attractive. Hesser is in favor of keeping the code as is. Brainard supports this change. He sees rental property as income to homeowners. Brainard said this strengthens the rule of law and increases the city store of affordable housing. Brainard said he supports the height restriction changes. Nelson said dwellings have always been allowed but not rentals without the SUP process. She said that an application comes before a public hearing process. She explained that this gives Council, neighbors and staff the right to determine. Eby said that rental units have been happening for a long time. She does not see this as a dramatic sudden change and she does not feel that this would suddenly open the flood gates to rentals. Eby said that she is supportive of the height proposals. Heaeerexplained that hehas aparking Nelson clarified that off street parking is requiredfo the accessory units —eminimum of3parking spaces per rental property onsite, plus 2parking spaces for the primary residence and 1 for an owner. Jonrowe wanted clarification about the street parking. Nelson said that owners are required to bring a site into conformance. Jonrowe said staff did a marvelous job addressing Councils' concerns from the last discussion, including the owner occupied provision. She emphasized that the City must make sure there is adequate enforcement when complaints are received. The City must be able to deal with short term rental problems and policies that need to be made. Jonrowe said she has talked to many residents of Old Town concerning this issue. She thinks the new proposal will benefit many. Ross asked Nelson how many accessory buildings are being rented currently. Nelson said she does not know because some have come through the SUP, but many began prior to those regulations. Ross asked if the City has received many complaints regarding rental units. Nelson said she has not heard of any complaints regarding accessory dwelling units. Gipson said that he is leaning toward keeping regulations as is. Hesaid hebelieves i Gipson said he believes that the height requirementahould be kept at 35 feet. Gipson added that the City should not be able to tell everyone what they can and cannot dowith their property. Motion byGonzalez, second byHaaserhoapprove the Item T. Discussion followed. Jonmvwaasked to'amend the motion, tosimplify the language for the definition of an accessory dwelling. Nelson said she understood Jonmvwa'orequest and would simplify the language for the understanding ufthe average user ofthe Unified Development Code (UDC). This amended motion was not .seconded. Fought asked for umotion toremove the height restriction of17feet ormaximum height nfthe primary dwelling, Fought said it was important to have this changed to whichever is greater. Second by Gipson. Vote Failed: 2~5:(Eby'Brainard, Jonnowe,Gipson, Gonzalez opposed) Gonzalez said hewould not support the motion mshethinks the primary dwelling should bethe focus Gonzalez asked for a motion to change the height requirement for accessory dwelling to 2 feet less than the primary structure. Second byFought. Vote Failed: 3'4(Bby\Brainard, Junroww.Gipson opposed) Mayor Ross asked for the vote 'onthe original motion. Approved 6-1(Gipson opposed) Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance for Rezoning of 4.0 acres in the Nicholas Porter Survey, Abstract 497, located at 1402 and 1308 Williams Drive, from the Residential Single-family District ( to the Local Commercial District (C-1), to be known as Gabriel Bluffs — Mike Elabarger, Senior Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU`A. Planning Director (action required) Nelson|ain d the property andth irequest. She explainedth i |permitted. Nelson then listed businesses that would be allowed and described the zoning development standards for the property. Nelson said that recommendation for approval was received from the Planning and Zoning Commission. She said that staff has not yet made a recommendation because the envisioned development has not been described in line with the comprehensive plan for this area. Staff, at this time, cannot ensure it would meet the vision. Nelson read the caption. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at7.21 pKV. Mr. Jeff Stockton asked tospeak onthe item. Jeff Stockton spoke onthe public hearing. Hedescribed the property and its limitations. Hementioned that the taxes on the $12 thousand per year. He explainedthod a developer has proposed buying 3 piecesof property8n unite3 separate propertiesinto one property. Stockton added1hagi1wN(|imituooesato Williams Drive and lessen traffic issues. Stockton said that this proposal would have one access. He mentioned that traffic flow is important and asked Council to not micromanage the proposal. Gipson asked what thewould put nnthe three lots. Stockton said hsrepresents the seller ofone of the properties and that the gentlemanwith the actual proposalwas not able tomake tonight's meeting. Stockton then said that he believes the proposal would include wine sold in a patio atmosphere. Hesaid that the property would beamarket, but not a bar. Gonzalez asked about the three addresses being discussed. Nelson said the owner was stopped otthe Planning & Zoning Commission with the first proposal. She said that this property iazoned C1with noower1ay. Wade Todd then spoke. He said that this proposal has been in the works since November of 2104. He said that staff had advised that a PUD would be the only way to implement the plan, Nelson said that the proposed project would require a PUD, because residential zoning is not intended. Hesser asked if the P&Z asked if development followed the vision. Nelson said they looked at the vision of the comprehensive plan. Staff recommended denial because they could not assure it would follow the vision other than with a PUD. A PUD is driven by the property owner explained Nelson. Hesser said this is a gateway area. He would like to see something happen instead of nothing. Hesser said there are no other options and C-1 is the best at this time. Hesser said that P&Z did not have the authority to make the exceptions. Nelson said that a concession is not requested. Gipson mentioned the gateway. He said that everything needs to be thrown on the table. He understands staffs need to know what is going in since it the gateway. He said that currently there is no overlay that describes the gateway. Morgan said the City needs to look at what options are available today and C-1 is the only option. Hesser is concerned about the traffic in this location. Stockton said there would be an exit on Rivery instead of Williams Drive. Stockton said that there needs to be a solution and they need to know more. Mayor Ross closed the Public Hearing at 8.40 PM. Ross said this is a zoning request and not an approval of a project. Gonzalez said the Council cannot restrict from the dais and C1 is the only current solution. He added that this is a significant property. Ross said that the only question for Council is to zone as C1 or not. Gonzalez said everyone wants more clarification. Ross asked why not approve the zoning request. Fought said they could approve, if the plans were clarified and perfect He said that the developer could sell and the new owner could do whatever he would like. Fought said it does not matter since it cannot be changed. He said the question is whether C1 is appropriate or not. Gipson reiterated that because it is the gateway, what is developed is important. Brainard said the gateway area has been known for a long time and Council should know what is intended for the gateway area. Jonrowe asked ifthe item failed; could staff be instructed to go back to planning the PUD. Morgan said the Williams Drive Corridor Study discussion will be brought to Council at the next Council meeting. Council will undertake this at that time. Jonrowe said this item has high importance and should be sent back to the drawing board. Ross advised Council to either approve as C1 or not. Motion by Brainard, second by Gonzalez to approve item U. Approved: 5-2 (Eby, Jonrowe opposed) V. Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance for Rezoning of 1.641 acres being a portion of Sparks Addition, Blocks 9-10 and 13-15, and abandoned right-of-way, located at 2200 Church Street, from the Residential Single-family (RS) District and Industrial (IN) District to the Low Density Multifamily (MF -1) District- Mike Elabarger, Senior Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director (action required) Nelson provided a presentation on the rezoning request, maps and property description. She said that the property is located adjacent to a cemetery and storage yard and currently has split zoning. The request is for MF1. Nelson showed the future land use map. She said that staff recommends denial because of the physical constraints at the site and drainage running through the middle ofthe property. Mayor Ross openedthe Public Hearing ed7:5DPM. Wopersons 'were present hxspeak onthe Public Hearing. Mayor Ross closed the Public Hearing 7:5OPM. Junnmvesaid she finds the property interesting. She was struck bystaff reporting that nothing can happen onthis Nelson said this is a difficult site to evaluate because it is immediately adjacent to industrial use and therefore not consistent with the comprehensive plan. Jonrowe said objections seem to fall into those projects difficult to develop and asked if that shouldn't be the developer's choice. If the industrial property was sold, it would need to come into compliance explained Nelson. Jonrowe said there is potential there and this is an interesting opportunity to development. Brainard asked about the drainage ditch running through the middle ofthe property. Heasked what options the property owners had tudevelop the property. Nelson said they would likely need iodevelop just a portion of the property. Nelson said that the request iafor 14units per acre. Brainard asked what type ofresidential could go there. Nelson said .any. Motion byJonnrwe.second byGonzalez toapprove 'Item \( Approved: 7-0 VKPublic Hearing and First Reading ofanOrdinance Rezoning 113.16 acres ofthe William Addison and J Robertson Surveys, located et2573 County Road 111(Westinghouse Ruad>.from the Agriculture (AG) District to the Residential Siog|e--Juan Enhguez, Planner and Sofia Ne|aon, CNU-A` Planning Director (action required) Nelson described the rezoning request and described the property. She then read the caption. Mayor Ross opened the Public Hearing at8:12PM. Nopersons were present tospeak onthe Public Hearing. Public Hearing was closed atB`12PM. The Engineer of this project addressed the Council and said that hewas there toanswer any questions, Motion byGonzalez, second byBrainard to approve Item W. Approved: 7-0 X. Forwarded from the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO): Consideration and possible actiontoappmveaPerfomnancaAgroemerdwiUhTexaoLdfeGdenoeoCo|oboration Center—Dovid Morgan, City Manager Morgan spoke on the item. He explained that GEDCO has approved the Performance Agreement. Mike Douglas, Director mfthe TLCCprovided opresentation. Hespoke onthe history ofthe TLCC. Hesaid that the organization is nonprofit. Hesaid that the mission was torecruit and retain life sciences companies. The intention ietorecruit and educate. Douglas said that last 8 years. He thenpoke on the vision for young technology companies and training opportunities and education. These companies are assembled through vision and participation of a critical mass of life sciences companies. He said that the facility is almost out of space. Douglas said that the TLCC is led by a spectacular board of directors. He presented a slide for the Council regarding the funding to the TLCC from 2007 to 2015 and thanked the City and GEDCO for their support and funding and explained the funding components. He described TLCC Member companies and their purpose and accomplishments, He then described investment on return for GEDCO from 10/14 -2015 through jobs and constructions. Douglas said the companies are here because TLCC is here. He went on to showed testimonials. Douglas then described future growth and the work with Dell and GISID, focused on education and economic development for Georgetown. Motion byFought tuapprove a$1OD.OUDone year grant, second byGipson. Fought said this relationship has worked very well. Heasked ifthe City and GEDCOshould have epermanent relation with companies like this. Hesaid that GEDCO'smoney is restrictedfb things, Hesaid that, in visioning sessions, the Council wanted tolook ateconomic development inthe medical field. Hesaid this jshigh tech, high payingjmbaandogoodanchor'fnrthemmdim*|industryintheanaa.FoughtoaidtheCnunopmust support TLCCtoencourage this. Brainard thanked Mike Douglas for the presentation. BnainandoahedifTLCCgetomnnieafrompmpertynsn\a|a- D | id not currently, because they are a nonprofit, but they indiscussion onthe subject. Douglas said this might work, while attracting somecompanies, Japproved bytheir board. Brainard said |lwould benice !o'see possible revenue through those type ufagreements. ff-TMM�E Y. Forwarded from the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation pGEDCO>: Consideration and possible action to approve a Performance Agreement with Difusion Technologies — David Morgan, City Manager Morgan spoke on Difusion Technologies and explained that the Performance Agreement had been approvedby GEDCO. Morgan described the agreement from 2812for GEQCO to supply fundinguf$02thousand dollars ho purchase aspectrometer. TLCCthen leased equipment toDifuaion.explained Morgan. Difua|unhas not been able tomaintain the jobs they had originally forecast. Anew report has been presented toGEDCoand iiappears the company imdoing well. The agreement wouldhave Dnboionpay the City for the .spectrometer inthe amount of $1i2.0UDthousand in2817. If the company were to leave prior to that, they would still owe the money to the City.. Motion byFought, second byJonrowetuapprove Item y. Heoeerasked if this was adebt. Morgan explained that itcould beviewed that way. He said the machine iaowned byGEDCOand leased through TbCC¢zDifuoinn. Heesenasked ifthis needs hobe filed with Secretary ofState. Masson said she does not think aobut will research. Approved: 7-0 Z. Forwarded from the Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board (GTAB): Consideration and possible action to approve Task Order A&F-1 6-003 with Aguirre & Fields, LP, of Austin, Texas, for professional services to provide engineering and support services required to develop prelimina design alternatives, conduct public involvement, initiate environmental services and prepare 30% plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) package for replacing the Austin Avenue bridges and roadway improvements from Morrow Street to 3rd Street in the amount of $662,546.00 — Bill Dryden, P�E., Transportation Engineer and Jim Briggs, General Manager of Utilities I Briggs the caption anddescribed its intent. He said that this was discussed earlier in the workshop meeting. Briggs reviewed the plan and process. Briggs said that staff recommends approval ofthe task order and uodoes the Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board (GTAO). Motion byJonroywatoapprove Item Z.second byHeeaec Brainard asked Briggs for clarification for the sources nrfunding. Briggs said that funds were from the general fund. Hesaid the money from CAMPOnf$1.@million was for construction only. Approved: 7-0 AA. Forwardedfmmmth General Gornmert and Finance Advisory Boamd(GGAF): Second Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas amending Section 14.04.010 of the Code of Ordinances of The City of Georgetown, Texas, relating to the term of the Franchise Agreement by and between The City of Georgetown and Atmos Energy Corporation; repealing conflicting ordinances and resolutions; including clause; and establishing on effective date — Christopher Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration and Jim Briggs, General Manager of Utilities (action required) Foster read the caption and described its intent. Hesaid this would beextending the current Atmos agreement for 5years and will gointo effect inMarch ofthis year. Motion byJpnmwe,second byHeaaertoapprove Item AA. Brainard asked ifthe cost ufthis agreement shows oncustomer's bills. Foster said that it isedthe discretion mf Atmos, but isallowed. Approved: 70 AB. Second Reading of an Ordinance creating "Assignment Pay" for certain assignments within the Fire Department; repealing allundinancesorpertsofondinenceainoonOictfhamawith;pmv[dingoseverabi|itydause; finding and determining that the meetings at whichthe ordinance ispassed are open tothe public aorequired by law; and providing an effective date -- John Sullivan, Fire Chief (action required) Sullivan read the caption. Motion byBrainard, second byFought toapprove Item AB. Fought asked Sullivan how the EMS was doing? 'Sullivan said revenue iacoming in, but itiotoo soon hohave exact figures. Howill brief Council inMarch. Approved: 7-0 AC. Second Reading of an Ordinance to Rezone 0.132 acres of the Coffee Addition, Track A, Block 20, located at 2103 San Jose Street, from Local Commercial (C-1) District to Residential Single -Family (RS) District -- Juan Enriquez, Planner and Sofia Nelson, CNU-A, Planning Director (action required) Nelson read the caption. Motion by Jonrowe, second by Eby to approve Item AC. Approved: 7-0 AD. Second Reading of an Ordinance to Rezone 2.86 acres being Reata East, Block B, Lot 4, located at 706 Lakeway Drive, from High Density Multifamily (MF -2) District to Townhouse (TH) District—Juan Enriquez, Planner Sofia Nelson, GNU -A, Planning Director (action required) Nelson read the caption. Motion by Jonrowe, second by Brainard to approve Item AD. Approved: 7-0 Project Updates AE. Project updates and status reports regarding current and future transportation and traffic project; street, sidewalk, and other infrastructure projects; police, fire and other public safety projects; economic development projects; city facility projects; and downtown projects including parking enhancements and possible direction to city staff— David Morgan, City Manager David Morgan said that he did not have anything to add at this time. Brainard asked the timelines for the Sheraton were looking good. Morgan said that everything was on schedule. Public Wishing to Address Council On a subject that is posted on this agenda: Please fill out a speaker registration form which can be found on the table at the entrance to the Council Chamber. Clearly print your name and the letter of the item on which you wish to 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. AF. - Megan Dimartino would like to address the Council regarding trees in front of her business, the Novita Spa on the Square. Dimartino spoke to Council about her business. She described the business and its purpose. She told Council, that many people do not see her signage or even know that the business is there because it is obscured by the crepe myrtle trees in front of it. She provided pictures for the Council. Dimartino asked Council for permission to have the trees removed. Ross asked Morgan to look into this. Morgan said he understands and will look into the matter, 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. AG.ec. 551.071: Consultation with Attorney - Advice from attorney about pending or contemplated litigation and other matters on which the attorney has a duty to advise the City Council, including agenda items - Meet and Confer Fire See. 551.072* Deliberation Regarding Real Property - Deliberation regarding the conveyance of easements to Enterprise Crude Pipeline, LLC Sec. 551.074: Personnel Matters - City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary and Municipal Judge: Consideration of the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal -Qty Attorney Recruitment Motion byFought, second byHessetoadjourn the meeting. Dale-Rbi,�, Mayor Attest: City(n ary