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Council Chambers, 400 Porter Street


February 12, 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 27, 2009.  (Susan Brock)

2.      Ordinance 2009-3 regarding the Hotel/Motel Tax.  (Jim Dunaway)




3.      Consider approving Ordinance 2009-7 amending Animal Ordinance 2008-21 with regards to keeping chickens in the city limits.  (Captain Don Georgens)

4.      Conduct Public Hearing and consider introducing Ordinance 2009-4 for Fee-in-Lieu of sidewalk construction.  (Bob vanTil)

5.      Conduct Public Hearing and introduce Ordinance 2009-10 designating 1103 SW Carlos G. Parker Blvd as Reinvestment Zone No. 7.  (Bob vanTil)

6.      Conduct Public Hearing and consider introducing Ordinance 2009-2 for Business Park Zoning District.  (John Elsden)

7.      Consider request from IESI to increase fees.  (Jim Dunaway/Rosemarie Dennis)

8.      Consider establishing a policy for rental of Murphy Park pavilion to non-profit agencies, churches, and/or groups with local chapter status.  (Danny Thomas)

9.      Consider introducing Ordinance 2009-9 amending the Fee Ordinance to include a fee -in-lieu for sidewalks and to include a provision for reduced fees to non-profit organizations for rental of the pavilion at Murphy Park.  (Rosemarie Dennis)

10.  Consider request from Taylor YMCA for use of Murphy Park for summer camp June-August, 2009.  (Danny Thomas)

11.  Consider request from Taylor Jaycees for use of Murphy Park.  (Danny Thomas)

12.  Consider receiving Annual Report from the Taylor Marketing Team.  (Jason Ford, TEDC)

13.  Discuss and consider future annexations.  (Bob van Til)

14.  Consider approving Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for the Taylor Community Development Corporation (TCDC).  (Bob vanTil)

15.  Consider Resolution R09-6 implementing emissions reduction actions to assist in clean air efforts and to maintain Williamson County’s designation as “attainment” in regards to ground level ozone standards.  (Jim Dunaway)

16.  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.

17.  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.

18.  Consider action from Executive Sessions I and 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 February 9, 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:________________________________         By:__________________________________________

                                                                                    Susan Brock, City Clerk