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MIN 04.26.2022 CC-WNotice of Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Georgetown, Texas Tuesday, April 26, 2022 The Georgetown City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 3:00 PM at City Council Chambers located at 510 West 911, Street. 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 three (3) days prior to the scheduled meeting date, at (512) 930-3652 or City Hall at 808 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. Mayor Schroeder called the meeting to order at 3:01 p.m. The following Council Members were in attendance: Mayor Josh Schroeder; Amanda Parr, Council Member District 1; Shawn Hood, Council Member District 2; Mike Triggs, Council Member District 3; Steve Fought, Council Member District 4; Kevin Pitts, Council Member District 5 and Mayor Pro Tem; Jake French, Council Member District 6; and Tommy Gonzalez, Council Member District 7. A quorum of Council Members was present in Council Chambers and a roll call was performed. Policy Development/Review Workshop - Call to order at 3:00 PM A. Discussion and possible direction to staff on an update to the Downtown Master Plan -- Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager Brewer presented the item and reviewed the following: background and history of Downtown Master Plan to date; progress and implementation; recent projects; before and after pictures of completed sidewalk projects; public projects currently in progress; 2021 downtown development projects; downtown reinvestment numbers; current conditions; why the master plan now needs to be updated; other current initiatives; current budget initiatives; proposed new timeline for Downtown Master Plan; other planning opportunities; draft scope for new Downtown Master Plan; option for funding update of Downtown Master Plan; timeline; and needed Council feedback. General discussion among Council and staff related to the timing of the Downtown Master Plan; possible price range for the plan; timeframe for completion; having the Square be more walkable and pedestrian friendly; possibly remove parking from three sides of the Square with the addition of a parking garage; ADA accessibility; infill property locations and how they can be utilized; working with the County related to county owned property; balancing walkability with accessibility; and reviewing buffering zones related to the transition of neighborhoods. B. Presentation and update regarding Arts and Culture -- Amanda Still, Arts and Culture Coordinator Still presented the item and reviewed current public art on display and acknowledged the Arts and Culture Board members. Kim McAuliffe, Economic Development Program Manager, reviewed the Texas Cultural Districts and associated strategic plan. Still then resumed the presentation and reviewed Brown Bag Luncheons; Library Street mural installation; creative placemaking partnerships; major accomplishments; the vision of the Arts and Culture Board; Art Stroll programming; City facilities; and how to connect and unify via art. McAuliffe then reviewed the South Main Arts District and City Center area. Still then reviewed City facilities; Fall 2021 Art Stroll; Autumn Art Stroll Program evaluation; Spring 2022 Art Stroll; Spring Art Stroll Program evaluation; data informed programs: gauging the audience satisfaction; public engagement and upcoming plans; and the arts newsletter and future survey results. General discussion among Council and staff related to scope of mural locations of Arts and Culture Board; criteria for approval by arts and culture board; any stipulations that come with the grants; GISD partnership; location of GISD murals; using art as part of Small Area Plans; possible future art in San Jose Park; art in crosswalks; art stroll logistics; process for handling this issue if someone who signed an agreement didn't received what they were expecting; what is provided prior to murals going up; network of artists used for murals; design guidelines for murals; additional policies; political statements depicted in art; process for selecting ISD artwork; Be Your Own Person mural; how the property owner should get the final say before the mural is painted; possible current hole in the policy; how art can be interpreted; art descriptions provided to business owners; and the need to reassess mural guidelines. Pamela Halgerson ceded her time to Bradly Helgerson. Mr. Helgerson, Aliya Mathiesen, and Kate Pamplin all spoke out against the "Be Your Own Person" mural that is current on the display in an alley on Th Street. C. Presentation, update, and discussion regarding a pet memorial at the Bark Park -- Mayra Cantu, Assistant to the City Manager This item was delayed due to time constraints and will be taken up at a future meeting. D. Presentation and discussion regarding fireworks within the city limits of Georgetown -- Cory Tchida, Interim Police Chief Tchida presented and reviewed firework sales; current ordinance's violation and penalty for violating the ordinance; what other jurisdictions are doing; fireworks and other calls; variables; and mitigation strategies. General discussion among Council and staff related to using programmable traffic signs for information; increase in enforcement; increased education; zero tolerance policy and associated concerns; host liability; and possible no refusal enforcement. 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. E. Sec. 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 - Litigation Update Sec. 551.074: Personnel Matters - Review of evaluations for City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Judge Sec. 551.072: Deliberations about Real Property - Block 27, property located near the corner of 6th Street and Austin Avenue - Block 39, City -owned property located at the corner of 6th Street and Main Street and at 111 East 7th Street Sec. 551.086: Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters - Purchased Power Update Adjournment Mayor Schroeder recessed into Executive Session at 5:16 p.m. to begin at 5:30 p.m. Approved by the Ge etown City Council on A Z� Date Josh 1 �L WWI IMANg'AAAM