City of Abilene
City Council Agenda

Shane Price, Council Member
Bruce Kreitler, Council Member
Kyle McAlister, Council Member
Robert Hanna, City Manager
Norm Archibald, Mayor Anthony Williams, Mayor Pro-tem
Vacant Place 4
Steve Savage, Council Member
Stanley Smith, City Attorney
Danette Dunlap, City Secretary

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the City Council of City of Abilene to be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM at 555 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor Council Chambers, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. All agenda items are subject to action. The City Council reserves the right to meet in a closed session on any agenda item should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title 5, Chapter 551, of the Texas Government Code.
1.Councilman Bruce Kreitler


National Occupational Therapy Month

National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week.

National Community Development Week



Paramedic Program Accreditation

1.Approval of the Minutes from the Joint Workshop on March 16th, Special Called Workshop March 21st, Possible Quorum March 29th and the Regular Called Meeting March 23rd 2017.
All consent agenda items listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilmember or Citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately. 

Resolution: Award of Bid #CB-1732 - Elm Creek Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk Improvements (Michael Rice)

2.Resolution: Purchase Seven (7) Sideloaders for Solid Waste through BuyBoard from Chastang's Bayou City Autocar (Chris Taylor)
3.Resolution: Purchase Frontloader for Solid Waste through BuyBoard from Chastang's Bayou City Autocar. (Chris Taylor)
4.Resolution: Purchase Street Sweeper for Storm Water through HGAC (Houston Galveston Area Council). (Chris Taylor)
5.Resolution: Purchase Minibus for Recreation through HGAC (Houston Galveston Area Council) . (Chris Taylor)
1.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Case #Z-2017-05 A request from Terry J. Adams, to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to LI (Light Industrial), to allow for Wholesale and Storage (Indoors) Located at 3558 E Hwy 80.  (Dana Schoening).
2.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Case #Z-2017-06 A request from Orange Theory Fitness., agent Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, to amend the terms and conditions of PD77 (Planned Development 77) to allow for Indoor Recreation as a permitted use. Located at 3934 and 3950 Catclaw Drive.  (Dana Schoening)
3.Ordinance: (First Reading) Setting Forth Registration Requirements and Credit Extension Guidelines for Credit Access Businesses and Providing a Penalty; and setting a public hearing for April 27th 2017. (Stanley Smith)
4.Resolution: Repealing and Replacing Resolution 46-1991 Adopting Rules of Procedure for the City Council of Abilene, Texas. (Robert Hanna)
5.Resolution: Authorizing the sale of Airport Property to Texas State Technology College. (Don Green)
6.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Amendment to the On-Demand Contract for Architectual Services with CADCO, Inc. for the Fire Training Facility (Larry Bell)
7.Resolution: Awarding the construction of the Phase 1 Bond Sidewalk Improvements. (Wayne Lisenbee)
8.Resolution: Authorizing an Application for Financial Assistance from the Texas Water Development Board. (Rodney Taylor)
9.Resolution: Awarding Bid to Dowtech Specialty Contractors, Inc. for the Elmdale Pump Station Relocation Project. (Rodney Taylor)
10.Resolution: Awarding Bid to MH Civil Constructors, Inc. for the Second Pressure Plane Water Distribution Improvements. (Rodney Taylor)

 The City Council of the City of Abilene reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any   time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections


1.     551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)    

           A) Regional Water Supply


         The following pending litigation subjects which may be discussed are:

1. City of Abilene, Texas v. Aurora Bumgarner; 104th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas; filed November 17, 2011

2. Chad Carter v. City of Abilene, Texas; Cause No. 10138-D, In the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed June 17, 2014

3. Gary Lee and Marilu Lee Corpian v. City of Abilene, Cause No. 48,766-A in the 42nd District Court, filed August 7, 2014

4. Margarita Mitchell, et al. v. The City of Abilene, et al., filed in the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, on October 21, 2015

5. Susan Lewis King & Austin King MD vs Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas and the City of Abilene. Cause No. D-1-GN-16-001160, filed March 16, 2016

6. Abilene Matera LLC v. Board of Building Standards for the City of Abilene and City of Abilene, Cause No. 10696-D. March 17, 2016.

7. Ruby Flores and Cory Almanza v. Jesus Verastegui, Alfredo Verastegui, Rosalva Verastegui, and City of Abilene, Cause No. 49368-A, 42nd District Court, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, filed April 13, 2016

8. E.G., et al. v. Barry Bond, City of Abilene, and Abilene Independent School District, Case 1:16-cv-00068-BL, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Abilene Division, filed April 28, 2016

9. Gary Corpian and Marilu Lee Corpian v. City of Abilene, Texas, Cause No. 49451-A, In the 42nd Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed June 24, 2016

10Robert Steven Reitz v. City of Abilene, Texas, et al., Case No. 1:16-cv-00181-BL; In the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Abilene Division, filed October 10, 2016

11City of Abilene and Development Corporation of Abilene v. Texas Municipal League Governmental Risk Pool, Cause No. 11018-D In the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed January 9, 2017

12. Texas Propane Gas Association v. Railroad Commission of Texas, et al., Cause No. D-1-GN-17-001089, In the 261st Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas, filed March 13, 2017


2. 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property)

     A)  Regional Water Supply

     B)  K-Mart Building


3. 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations)


4. 551.074 (Personnel Matters)


City Council may consider appointment, employment, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officers or employees, City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, City Secretary, and City Board and Commission Members.


The following Boards and Commissions may be discussed:

Abilene Economic Development Company, Inc.

Abilene Health Facilities Development Corp.

Abilene Higher Education Facilities Corporation

Abilene-Taylor County Events Venue District

Board of Adjustments

Board of Building Standards

Civic Abilene, Inc.

Civil Service Commission

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc.

Firemen's Pension Fund Board

Friends of Safety City Board

Frontier Texas! Board of Directors

Abilene Housing Authority

Landmarks Commission

Library Board

Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical & Swimming Pool Board of Appeals

Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board of Trustees

9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board of Managers

Parks & Recreation Board

Planning and Zoning Commission

Taylor County Appraisal District

West Central Texas Municipal Water District

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board


5. 551.087 (Business Prospect/Economic Development)

     A) Hotel Proposals



6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)  

1.Action if needed from Executive Session
1.Oral Resolution: Discussion and possible action related to annual performance evaluations of City Manager, and Municipal Judge.

Resolution:  Appointing members to various boards and commissions per the City Charter. (Dunlap)

  • Office of Neighborhood Services Board
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Abilene will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending City Council meetings.  To better serve you, requests should be received 48 hours prior to the meetings.  Please contact Danette Dunlap, City Secretary, at 325-676-6202.

I hereby certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board at the City Hall of the City of Abilene, Texas, on the ___7___ day of April, 2017, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary