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City Hall, Council Chambers, 400 Porter Street


January 27, 2009, 6:00 P.M.






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



(The Consent Agenda includes non-controversial and routine items that the Council may act on with one single vote.  The Mayor or any Council member may pull any item from the Consent Agenda to discuss and act upon individually on the Regular Agenda.)


  1. Minutes for January 6, 2009 and January 8, 2009.  (Susan Brock)
  2. Concur with preliminary financials for December, 2008.  (Rosemarie Dennis)




3.      Proclamation:  Recognizing February as Black History Month (Mayor)

4.      Consider Board appointments for the Library and Main Street Boards, and the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustments.  (Susan Brock)

5.      Consider reappointments to the Moody Museum Advisory Board.  (Susan Brock)

6.      Consider introducing Ordinance 2009-3 regarding the Hotel/Motel Tax.  (Jim Dunaway)

7.      Consider approving Resolution R09-4 in support of the introduction of legislation to amend the Tax Code to allow the City to use Hotel Tax for sporting venues. (Bob vanTil)

8.      Consider agreement with the Taylor Chamber of Commerce to participate in the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program.

9.      Consider allowing the U. S. Census Bureau use of the city building located at 1301 4th Street to interview, test, and train local residents to conduct 2010 Census Survey in Taylor.  (Jim Dunaway)

  1. Consider awarding bid for janitorial services.  (Lisa Thompson)

11.  Consider introducing Ordinance 2009-7 amending Animal Ordinance 2008-21 with regards to chickens in the city limits.  (Chief Straub)

  1. Consider establishing a policy for rental of City facilities to non-profit agencies or groups.  (Danny Thomas)
  2. Consider approving Resolution R09-5 establishing policy to name streets and public facilities within the city limits. (John Elsden)

14.  Consider approving revisions to Section 4.13 Family and Medical Leave Policy.  (Starla Hall)

  1. Consider designating funds from TXU settlement of May, 2006 for improvements to the East Williamson County Regional Park.  (Jim Dunaway)

16.  Consider approving Resolution R09-3 calling for an election for two council members, District 2 and District 3 on May 9, 2009. (Susan Brock)
(Considere el aprobar de la resolución R09-3 que llama para una elección para dos miembros de consejo, districtos 2 y districtos 3 el 9 de mayo de 2009. )(Susan Brock)

17.  Consider authorizing a Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Elections Services with the Williamson County Elections Division to conduct a municipal election on May 9, 2009.  (Susan Brock)

18.  Consider approving funding for additional security measures at the Taylor City Cemetery. ( Danny Thomas)

19.  Consider accepting donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation to the Taylor Fire Department.  (Chief Bruce Watson)

  1. Executive Session I.  The Taylor City Council will conduct a closed executive meeting pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Government Code, in accordance with the authority contained in Section 551.072 in order to deliberate regarding acquisition of real property.

21.  Executive Session II.  The Taylor City Council will conduct a closed executive meeting pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Government Code, in accordance with the authority contained in Section 551.087 to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial and/or financial information on a business prospect that the City of Taylor, Texas, seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the City of Taylor, Texas, and with which the City of Taylor, Texas, is conducting economic development negotiations and/or deliberate the offer of financial or other incentives to the business prospect.

  1. Consider action from Executive Sessions I or II.


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 January 23, 2009 and remained posted for at least 72 hours continuously before the scheduled time of said meeting.  I further certify that the following news media was notified of this meeting:  Taylor Daily Press.



Posted on:______________________________        By:__________________________________________

                                                                                    Susan Brock, City Clerk