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HomeMy WebLinkAboutMIN 09.27.2022 CC-WNotice of Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Georgetown, Texas Tuesday, September 27, 2022 The Georgetown City Council will meet on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:00 PM at 510 W. 9th Street Georgetown, Texas 78626, Council and Courts Building. 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 3:00 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 Ron Garland, Council Member District 4; Kevin Pitts, Council Member District 5 and Mayor Pro Tem; Jake French, Council Member District 6; and Ben Stewart, Council Member District 7. A quorum of Council Members was present in Council Chambers. Policy Development/Review Workshop - Call to order at 3:00 PM A. Presentation and discussion regarding large distributed electric generation resources, net metering policy, and rate options -- Daniel Bethapudi, General Manager of the Electric Utility Bethapudi introduced the item and reviewed the Net Energy Metering (NEM) background, Current NEM rate program, and NEM background. He then turned the presentation over to Scott Burnham with NewGen Strategies and Solutions who reviewed NEM background, fixed costs for Georgetown utility, fixed cost recovery concerns, increase in PV numbers and size of systems, coupling larger PV systems with battery storage, NEM cutoff compared to other utilities, potential solutions for fixed cost recovery including a demand charge, monthly bill example for net metering with a demand charge for a 17.1 KW installed system, potential solutions for fixed cost recovery with an installed capacity charge, monthly bill example for net metering with an installed capacity charge for a 17.1 KW installed system compared rate options for a calculated bill with a 17.1 kW installed System, and the following recommendations: large PV rate needs to be adjusted to address fixed cost recovery concerns; adopt a new PV rate to recover fixed costs; new rate only for future PV systems greater than 10 kW; proposed installed PV capacity capped; and full cost recovery of Winter Storm Uri costs from DER/PV customers. General discussion among Council and staff regarding the following: grandfathering existing customers, possible safety impacts of batteries in homes, peak hours of usage, cost recovery, and making sure charges are equitable for all customers. B. Presentation and discussion regarding the Unified Development Code (UDC) diagnostic and rewrite work plan and composition of steering committee -- Sofia Nelson, Planning Director Nelson presented the item and reviewed the 2030 Plan implementation and associated strategy, project phasing, process for code diagnostic, process for editing the UDC, proposed composition of the steering committee, and needed feedback from Council. General discussion among Council and staff regarding Council's support for the proposed process, desired makeup for the steering committee, purpose of the joint kickoff meeting, and including HARC into the process. C. Presentation and discussion regarding the City of Georgetown 2023 State Legislative Agenda -- Ariel Traub, Intergovernmental Relations Manager Traub presented the item and reviewed the Legislative Program, groups involved in the legislative process, what everyone's roles are in relationship to what's happening in Austin, the 2022/23 legislative schedule, overview of the Legislative Task Force, State Legislative agenda highlights, and program next steps. Could appreciated the review and thanked Traub for her work. 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. D. 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 - Parking agreement with Sheraton Hotel Sec. 551.086: Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters - Purchased Power Update Sec. 551.072: Deliberations about Real Property - Sale of 0.052 acre of land along Scenic Drive to Lone Star Circle of Care Sec. 551.074: Personnel Matters - Review City Manager draft work plan Adjournment Mayor Schroeder adjourned into Executive Session at 4:51 p.m. to start at 5:00 p.m. Approved by the Ge town City Council on 0e,´┐Żo6"c Date Josh Attest: City ecretary