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HomeMy WebLinkAboutMIN 04.26.2024 CCMinutes of the City Council City of Georgetown, Texas Tuesday, March 26, 2024 The Georgetown City Council met on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Council and Court Building, 510 W. 9th 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 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. The following Members were in attendance: Josh Schroeder, Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart 1. Policy Development and Discussion - Workshop Mayor Schroeder called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. 1.A Downtown Master Plan Presentation and discussion regarding the Downtown Master Plan update -- Kim McAuliffe, Downtown & Tourism Director McAuliffe introduced the item and Chris Geddes with Design Workshop presented and reviewed setting a maximum height for buildings in downtown; height and density suggestions, zones, and prior points of discussion; and summary of public feedback received. Mayor Schroeder opened up the item to public comment. Ann Seaman addressed the Council regarding concerns with proposed increases in height for downtown buildings. Jerry McCulley yielded time to Larry Olson. Larry Olson addressed the Council regarding a balanced approach to downtown building heights, and suggested recommendations for each Zone. Ron Weaver yielded time to Liz Weaver. Liz Weaver addressed the Council regarding density by the numbers. Brian Birdwell addressed the council regarding his support of Mr. Olson's and Ms. Weaver's comments on keeping heights reasonable downtown. General discussion among Council, consultant, and staff regarding: no Council opposition for removing the administrative variance of allowing a 10% increase in maximum building height from the UDC within the Downtown Overlay District; no Council opposition to the removal of the existing B2 Courthouse View Corridor from the UDC within the Downtown Overlay District; max number of stories be removed for this zone and all zones except for zone 1 which should remain at 2 stories; not requiring a 5-foot setback for buildings over two stories; adding South side of University be switched to Zone 3; 35-feet for maximum height in Zone 3; accessibility of downtown; ADA parking downtown; effect of changes downtown to Sun City residents; staying with 52-feet in height for Zone 4; a 64-foot height for Zone 5; and how the heights will be measured. Mayor Schroeder called for a break at 3:24 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 3: 32p.m. 1.13 Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation and discussion regarding the Economic Development Strategic Plan -- Cameron Goodman, Director of Economic Development Goodman introduced the item and Tom Stellman with TIP Strategies presented and reviewed project background; process -at -a -glance; SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) analysis; goals of business development, talent development, and quality placemaking; strategies for each goal; supporting existing businesses; target industry sectors; attracting target industries; Austin area advanced manufacturing, life sciences; bolstering small businesses; developing a startup ecosystem; modernizing the website; aligning workforce needs; attracting and retaining talent; connecting veteran talent; supporting retail development; retail inventory; supporting retail development; improving infrastructure capacity; promoting housing development; sample implementation matrix; outcome metrics; and activity metrics. Council had no questions on this item. 1.0 Austin Ave Pedestrian Bridge Presentation, discussion and update on funding options for the Austin Ave Pedestrian Bridge -- Nick Woolery, Assistant City Manager, and Lua Saluone, Transportation Manager Woolery presented and reviewed the project history; 2 options; funding for options 2; how debt funding is not available; funding the round about through GTEC; $2.4 million available in master developer fees; and needed Council feedback. General discussion among Council and staff regarding GTEC having the bandwidth to take on the project. Ron Weaver yielded his time to Liz Weaver. Liz Weaver presented to Council and noted that this bridge will serve future generations, and asked if funds from 2 Step Inn could be used for this project as well. General discussion among Council and staff regarding suppo rt 1.D 2024 Transit Development Plan Presentation, discussion and possible direction regarding the Transit Development Plan -- Lua Saluone, Transportation Manager Saluone presented and reviewed the background and next steps of the TDP process, next step for transit enhancements including rideshare voucher program, and feedback needed from Council. Peter Barrilleaux with HNTB presented and reviewed the purpose of the TDP; goals of the TDP process; schedule; public involvement summary key themes, sources; process used to develop transit concepts; rider profiles; transit options of limited paratransit and senior service, on -demand service, local fixed -route bus, express route, and ridehailing program; how combining services maximizes mobility; enhance GoGeo limited paratransit and senior service; limited paratransit and senior service historic performance; on -demand service; on -demand ridership estimates; projected on -demand ridership metrics; increased marketing and coordination; CARTS 1511 red route coordination; ridehailing program integration; cost estimate by transit concept; next steps of the TDP process; and needed feedback from Council. David Morgan, City Manager, noted that the TDP is required for the City to receive federal funding and staff is still reviewing options. General discussion among Council and staff regarding approving the TDP does not obligate the City to spend any funds on marketing or programs; previous inefficiencies of the program; need to vet the rideshare program; timing of services; impacts of implementing the proposed plan; previous decisions to remove the GoGeo bus service; ways to improve services for paratransit patrons; need to monitor efficiencies; cost to the City per trip for services. 1.E Large Load Risk Mitigation Options Presentation and discussion regarding potential additional requirements for customers with large electric installed capacity -- Victoria Sirimarco, Key Accounts Program Manager Bethapudi introduced the item and Sirimarco presented and reviewed large load risks, infrastructure risk, energy risk, revenue and receivables risk, other considerations for mitigation and increased customer charge, and staff recommendations. General discussion among Council and staff regarding how the Electric Utility Board supported the recommendations, and Council guided staff to proceed with recommendations. Mayor Schroeder recessed into Executive Session at 4:54 p.m. 2. Executive Session In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Vernon's Codes, Annotated, the items listed below will be discussed in closed session and are subject to action in the regular session. 2.A Executive Session 03.26.2024 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. 551.086: Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters - Purchased Power Sec. 551.074: Personnel Matters - City Secretary Annual Evaluation - City Attorney Annual Evaluation 3. Regular Session - This portion of the meeting will begin no earlier than 6:00 pm. Mayor Schroeder called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. 3.A Call to Order 03.26.2024 Pledge of Allegiance Comments from the Mayor - Recognition of Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager for Mentoring Award by TCMA Announcements Action Out of Executive Session Moved by Kevin Pitts; seconded by Jake French to Approve an 8% market increase to Skye Masson's annual salary as City Attorney effective May 6, 2024 and to authorize the Mayor to sign an amendment to the employment agreement of Skye Masson consistent with the terms agreed upon in Executive Session. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None Moved by Kevin Pitts; seconded by Jake French to Approve a 6% market increase and a 5% merit increase to Robyn Densmore's annual salary as City Secretary effective May 6, 2024. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None 4. 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, prior to the start of the meeting. You will be called forward to speak when the Council considers that item. Only persons who have delivered the speaker form prior to the meeting being called to order may speak. Speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to speak. If you wish to speak for six minutes, it is permissible to use another requestor's granted time to speak. No more than six minutes for a speaker may be granted. The requestor granting time to another speaker must also submit a form and be present at the meeting. On a subiect not posted on the agenda: An individual may address the Council at a regular City Council meeting by contacting the City Secretary no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting, with the individual's name and a brief description of the subject to be addressed. Only those persons who have submitted a timely request will be allowed to speak. Speakers will be given up to three minutes to address the City Council. The City Secretary can be reached at (512) 931-7715 or cs@georgetown.org. 4.A Public Wishing to Address 03.26.2024 At the time of posting no one had signed up to speak. 5. Statutory Consent Agenda The Statutory Consent Agenda includes non -controversial and routine items which may be acted upon with one single vote. An item may be pulled from the Consent Agenda in order to be discussed and acted upon individually as part of the Regular Agenda. Mike Heath addressed the council regarding items 5Q and 5R noting that he is always concerned with rate increases. Moved by Kevin Pitts; seconded by to Approve as presented. Motion Approved: 7 - 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None 5.A 03.12.2024 Council Meeting Minutes Consideration and possible action to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on March 12, 2024 -- Robyn Densmore, City Secretary 5.B Resolution for ETJ Disannexation - Pinehurst Builders, LLC - 50 acres, CR 105 Consideration and possible action to confirm the disannexation of approximately 50 acres acres of land from the City of Georgetown's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), generally located north of University Blvd and west of SH 130, and owned by Pinehurst Builders, LLC - - Robyn Densmore, City Secretary, and Skye Masson, City Attorney 5.0 Master Service Agreement with CBRE Inc. Consideration and possible action to approve a Master Services Agreement with CBRE Inc., of Austin, Texas for Real Estate Appraisal Services -- Juan C. Rodriguez, Real Estate Services Manager 5.D Master Service Agreement Atrium Real Estate Services Consideration and possible action to approve a Master Services Agreement with Atrium Real Estate Services, of Austin, Texas for Real Estate Appraisal Services -- Juan C. Rodriguez, Real Estate Services Manager 5.E Design Contract for the Customer Service Center Consideration and possible action to approve the contract with Marmon Mok Architecture for the Design and Construction Administration of the new Customer Service Center. The contract fee for design services is for $4,337,558.00 -- Jennifer Bettiol, CIP Manager Public Works 5.F Task Order LEE-24-004 to Lee Engineering for Traffic Signal Design Consideration and possible action to approve Task Order LEE-24-004 with Lee Engineering of San Antonio, Texas for professional engineering services related to Traffic Signal Design at four locations, in the amount of $223,100.00 -- Lua Saluone, Transportation Manager, and Nathaniel Waggoner, Transportation Coordinator 5.G Amendment to Task Order CDM-19-004 Forwarded from the Georgetown Water Utility Advisory Board (GWUAB): Consideration and possible action to approve an amendment to Task Order CDM-19-004 to CDM Smith of Austin, TX for continued professional services for the North Lake Water Treatment Plant Phase IV Expansion in the amount of $171,690.00 -- Wesley Wright, P.E., Systems Engineering Director, and Chris Pousson, CIP Manager 5.1­1 Utility -Managed Threat Detection System and Monitoring Response Service Consideration and possible action to approve a contract with Infosight Inc. for a utility - managed detection response system and monitoring services associated with the system in an amount not to exceed $179,415.80 over three years -- Neal O'Dell, Utility Operational Technology Network Supervisor 5.1 Utility Joint Use Agreement with TxDOT Consideration and possible action to approve a Utility Joint Use Agreement with TXDOT for ROW CSJ: 0440-09-002 from Northbound SH 195 to the Ronald Reagan Ramp -- Richard Pajestka, Electric Design Supervisor 5.J Fiber Maintenance Service Contract with Brymer Communication Services, LLC (Brycomm) Consideration and possible action to approve contract No. 24-0093-SC with Brymer Communication Services, LLC (BryComm) for fiber maintenance and construction in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000.00 -- Greg Berglund, Assistant IT Director 5.K Construction Contract Award to JM Pipeline for Smith Branch Lift Station Forwarded from the Georgetown Water Utility Advisory Board (GWUAB): Consideration and possible action to award a construction contract with JM Pipeline, LLC of Burnet, TX for the construction of the Smith Branch Lift Station rehabilitation project in the amount of $2,712,290.00 -- Wesley Wright, P.E., Systems Engineering Director, and Chris Pousson, CIP Manager 51 Georgetown Executive Airport Site 3 Ground Lease Termination Consideration and possible action to terminate a 20 -year ground lease between the City of Georgetown and HNK Development, LLC. for Site 3 at the Georgetown Executive Airport at Johnny Gantt Field effective March 31, 2024 -- Matthew Sommerfeld, Airport Manager and Eric Johnson, Public Works Director 5.M Georgetown Executive Airport Site 4 Ground Termination Consideration and possible action to terminate a 20 -year ground lease between the City of Georgetown and HNK Development, LLC. for Site 4 at the Georgetown Executive Airport at Johnny Gantt Field effective April 30, 2024 -- Matthew Sommerfeld, Airport Manager and Eric Johnson, Public Works Director 5.N Resolution Adopting the 2024 Water Conservation Plan Consideration and possible action to approve a Resolution adopting the 2024 Water Conservation Plan and all the plan elements as required by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to maintain compliance with the Texas Administrative Code Title 30, Chapter 288 -- Tiffany Diaz, Regulatory and Conservation Manager 5.0 Resolution Amending the Building Permits and Inspections Fee Schedule Consideration and possible action approving a resolution of the City of Georgetown, Texas amending the Building Permits and Inspections fee schedule to include limited exemptions for the City's Home Repair Program projects -- Kimberly Spencer, Interim Assistant Planning Director 5.P Second Reading -Standards of Care for Youth Recreation Programs Second Reading of an Ordinance adopting Chapter 8.40 of the Code of Ordinances relating to establishing minimum standards of care for youth recreation programs -- Kimberly Garrett, Parks and Recreation Director 5.Q Second Reading Water Rate Increase Second reading of an ordinance amending Section 13.04, Article II related to water rates, amending section 13.04.120 of the rates and charges water schedule -- Leigh Wallace, Chief Financial Officer 5.R Second Reading Sewer Rate Increase Second reading of an ordinance amending Section 13.04, Article III related to sewer rates, amending section 13.04.140 of the rates and charges sewer schedule -- Leigh Wallace, Chief Financial Officer 6. Legislative Regular Agenda 6.A 2024-1-APL Greenhaven Subdivision - Subdivision Waiver Appeal Public Hearing and possible action to consider the request for an Appeal of the Planning and Zoning Commission's decision of denial of the location of a local residential road pursuant to Section 12.08.020 of the Unified Development Code, for the property generally located at 816 Bootys Crossing Road, Georgetown, Texas 78628, bearing the legal description of a 4.581- acre tract, located in the David Wright Survey, Abstract No. 13, and being all of lot 19, block 1, of the San Gabriel Estates Subdivision in Williamson County (2024-1-APL; Related Case: 2023-17-WAV denied at P&Z on 01/16/24) -- Caleb Fuhrer, Assistant Systems Engineering Director Fuhrer presented the item and reviewed the Location Map, Concept Plan, street spacing, road view looking east and west, how the application complies or partially complies with the approval criteria of UDC Section 3.22.060, and how public notifications were sent and to date staff has received on comment in favor and 25 written comments in opposition. Fuhrer read the Ordinance caption. General discussion among Council and staff regarding survey of the property, location of driveway, timing of opposition comments, current standards for circular driveways, and how the neighboring property is not on City sewer and when built was originally in the City's ETJ. Mayor Schroeder opened the public hearing at 6:23 p.m. Jan Boyle addressed the Council regarding Booty's Road traffic and conditions. Karen Huffman addressed the Council regarding hardships to existing residents with approval of the proposed variance. Joseph Napolitano addressed the Council regarding the impacts to health and safety of existing residents with approval of the waiver. Barbara Anthony addressed the Council regarding safety along Booty's Road and the impacts this waiver would have on existing residents. Dave Cummings addressed the Council regarding wildlife that move along Booty's road and safety concerns. Mike Heath addressed the Council regarding concerns with the design of the project and negative impacts it would have to the area. Josh Bailey addressed the Council regarding concerns with the proposed development. Rob Rothenberg addressed the Council regarding his concern with proposed development and safety concerns along Booty's Road. Julie Darr addressed the Council regarding her concerns with the proposed development. Carla Weaver addressed the Council regarding her concerns with the proposed development. Doug Loebertmann addressed the council regarding his concerns with the proposed development and safety impacts. Luc Truong addressed the Council regarding his proposed development, previously received comments, history of the projects, neighboring property's driveway, changes made to original proposed development, and future improvements to Booty's Road. General discussion among Council, applicant and staff after the motion regarding how this plan has been in place since 2018, how the plan fits with zoning with the exception of driveway, condition of existing road, how the project will provide workforce housing, timing of previous communications with the neighborhood, communication attempts made by the applicants, original 2018 single family approval is appropriate with the planned use, and possible future road improvements. Moved by Mike Triggs; seconded by Jake French to Approve as presented. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None 6.B First Reading - 2023-15-REZ - 2555 N. IH-35 Public Hearing and First Reading of an Ordinance for a request for a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone 2.232 acres situated in the David Wright Survey, Abstract No. 13, from the Agriculture (AG) zoning district to the General Commercial (C -3) zoning district, for the property generally located at 2555 N. IH35 Georgetown, Texas 78628 (2023-15-REZ) -- Travis Baird, Assistant Planning Director, Current Planning Baird presented the item and reviewed the Aerial Map, photos of the property, existing or entitled land uses, Zoning Map, Future Land Use/Overall Transportation Plan Map, Employment Center (EC) zoning designation explanation, how the application complies or partially complies with the approval criteria of UDC Section 3.06.030, and how public notifications were sent and to date staff has received no comments. He added that at their March 5, 2024, meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request with a 7-0 vote. Baird read the Ordinance caption. Mayor Schroeder opened and closed the public hearing at 7:08 p.m. as there were no speakers. Moved by Ben Stewart; seconded by Kevin Pitts to Approve as presented. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None 6.0 First Reading - 2023-8-ANX - 2023-8-PUD - Lookout Ridge Public Hearing and First Reading on an Ordinance for the voluntary annexation of 40.99 acres out of the Frances A. Hudson Abstract No.295 to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning district, with a base zoning of Two Family (TF) for the property generally located at the current terminus of Blue Ridge Drive north or the intersection of that road and Breezygrass Way (2023-8-ANX, 2023-8-PUD) --Travis Baird, Assistant Planning Director -Current Planning Baird presented noted that the applicant had asked that this item be postponed to the April 24, 2024 Council meeting. Liz Wick addressed the Council regarding issues working with developer. Moved by Ben Stewart; seconded by Kevin Pitts to Approve to postpone the item to the April 24th, 2024 City Council meeting. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None 6.D First Reading - Third Amendment to Dev Agreement for Parkside on the River Consideration and possible action to approve an Ordinance amending ordinance numbers 2019-69, 2020-84 and 2021-40; approving the third amendment of the Development Agreement for Parkside on the River Subdivision -- Nick Woolery, Assistant City Manager Woolery presented and reviewed the item background, project location and description, and overview of amendments. Woolery read the Ordinance caption. Moved by Kevin Pitts; seconded by Amanda Parr to Approve as presented. Motion Approved: 7- 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None Adjournment Mayor Schroeder adjourned the meeting at 7:14 p.m. Moved by Ron Garland; seconded by Amanda Parr to Adjourn . Motion Adjourn: 7 - 0 Voting For: Amanda Parr, Shawn Hood, Mike Triggs, Kevin Pitts, Jake French, Ron Garland, and Ben Stewart Voting Against: None These minutes were appr ed at the meeting g 1 ZOZ´┐Ż i Mayor Attest