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AGENDA                       

 

CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 400 PORTER ST.

August 26, 2008, 6:00 P.M.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND DECLARE A QUORUM
INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

(The City Council welcomes public comments on items not listed on the agenda.  However, the Council cannot respond to matters not listed until posted on a future meeting agenda.)

 

CONSENT AGENDA

(The Consent Agenda includes non-controversial/routine items that the Council may act on with a single vote. The Mayor or a Council member may pull an item from the Consent Agenda to discuss and act upon it individually as part of the Regular agenda.)

1.      Minutes for August 14, 2008.  (Susan Brock)

2.      Ordinance 2008-24, increase in TMRS Contributions.  (Rosemarie Dennis)

3.      Ordinance 2008-25, rezoning property owned by Edward Tealer, Sr..  (John Elsden)

4.      Ordinance 2008-26, Sign Ordinance amended regarding mailbox and swinging signs.  (John Elsden)

5.      Concur with financials from July, 2008.  (Rosemarie Dennis)

 

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

6.      Recognize Ms. Lessie Givens with a Certificate of Appreciation. (Mayor)

7.      Present Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Finance Department.  (Mayor)

8.      Conduct Second Public Hearing on 2008/2009 Ad Valorem Tax Rate and 2008-2009 Budget*

The City of Taylor City Council will vote on the tax rate at a meeting to be held on September 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm, at City Hall.

·         Consider introducing Ordinance 2008-27 fixing and levying Ad Valorem tax for the 2008/2009 tax year.

·         Consider introducing Ordinance 2008-28 adopting the 2008/2009 Annual Budget* (excluding “Contributions to Civic Programs”.)  NOTE:  This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $346,169 or 6% and of that amount $114,834 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year. 

·         Introduce “Contributions to Civic Programs” included in Ordinance 2008-28.

9.      Consider awarding bid for Uniform Rental Services.  (Lisa Thompson)

10.  Consider awarding competitive proposal for West and Murphy Elevated Storage Tanks.  (Danny Thomas)

11.  Consider approving exchange of one tract of City of Taylor real property (87.797 acres) for two tracts of TEDC real property (39.3661 acres). (Frank Salvato)

12.  Consider approving Letter of Agreement with Dunham Engineers, Inc. for elevated water storage tank inspections in the Upper Pressure Plane Project. (Danny Thomas) 

13.  Consider awarding construction bid for West Lake Drive culvert project. (Jim Dunaway)

14.  Consider reimbursement for Lockhart Building upsizing of a wastewater line.  (Jim Dunaway)

15.  Consider Resolution R08-11 authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Texas Department of Housing and community Affairs (TDHCA) for a Texas HOME Investment Partnership Program’s Owner-Occupied Housing Assistance Fund (HOME Grant).  (Bob van Til)

16.  Consider adopting Ordinance 2008-18 establishing speed limits on Hwy 95/Main Street. (Danny Thomas)

17.  Consider economic development incentives guidelines.  (Bob van Til)

18.  Consider appointing two members to the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee.  (John Elsden)

19.  Consider Semi-Annual Impact Fee Report for January 1, 2008-June 30, 2008.  (John Elsden)

20.  Executive Session.  The Taylor City Council will conduct a closed executive meeting under Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code in order to meet with it’s City Attorney on a matter in which the duty of the Attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas authorize and allow such a closed meeting and which Rules conflict with the Texas Open Meetings Act.  

21.  Consider action from Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

 

The Council may vote and/or act upon each of the items listed in this Agenda.  The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this Agenda, whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.  I certify that the notice of meeting was posted in the Taylor City Hall Lobby before 6:00 pm on August 22, 2008 and remained posted for at least 72 continuous hours before the scheduled time of said meeting.  I further certify that the following news media was notified of this meeting:  Taylor Daily Press.

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk