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, May 11, 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 Kyle McAlister
1.Wylie ISD, Abilene ISD, and ACS Destination Imagination 2017
1.Approval of the Minutes from the Special Workshop Meeting on April 25th and the Regular City Council Meeting on April 27th 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. 
1.Resolution:  Approving submitting an application for an Other Victim Assistance Grant for the Child Advocacy Center (Stan Standridge)

Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to amend the Spillman Contract for computer aided dispatch and other related services. (Stan Standridge)

3.Resolution: Approving the acceptance of the donated Adamson Spalding Storybook Garden sculptures for placement on the lawn of the Abilene Convention Center. (Lesli Andrews)

Resolution: Expressing Official Intent to Reimburse Costs of Projects for Two Splashpads. (Lesli Andrews)

5.Resolution: Authorizing The City Manager to sign an Amendment to the on demand contract, not to exceed $76,000.00, with Jacob and Martin LLC. for Engineering Services for two splash pads. (Lesli Andrews)
6.Resolution: Approving the dissolution of the Abilene Economic Development Company, Inc. (Robert Hanna)
7.Resolution Approving a Deductive Change Order to Starks Construction Company for the Ambler Avenue Water Line Replacement Project. (Rodney Taylor)
8.Resolution: Award of Bid #CB-1744 - Miscellaneous Seal Coat Project 2017 for pavement rehabilitation of multiple streets. (Michael Rice)
9.Resolution: Award of Bid #CB-1745 - Jennings Dr. Repair (Michael Rice)
1.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Extending hours of retail sale and public consumption of alcoholic beverages to 2:00 a.m. within the City of Abilene. (Robert Hanna)

Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Case #TC-2017-02 A Request from The Covenant Group, to abandon approximately 195-feet of the Central Park Boulevard near the Royal Estates Assisted Living Facility.  (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Case #Z-2017-08 On a request from Efran Villalobos to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to HC (Heavy Commercial), being 9.871 acres, located at 6633 Hwy 277 S. legal description being 10 acres. (Dana Schoening).


Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Case #Z-2017-09  A request from City of Abilene, agent Don Green, to enlarge the boundary of Planned Development District Number 2 (PD 2) to include all of a certain 51.891-acre tract bordering the east side of Loop 322  to allow universities/colleges and trade/business schools within the 51.891-acre tract of land. (Dana Schoening)


Resolution: Authorize the City Manager to execute a Construction Contract with Gala Systems Inc. for a new Stage Lift at the Abilene Convention Center. (Wayne Lisenbee).


Resolution: Authorize the City Manager to execute a Construction Change Order with W.B. Kibler for the rehabilitation of the parking lot at the Abilene Aquatic Center. (Wayne Lisenbee).

7.Resolution: Authorize the City Manager to execute the Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment for Fire Station #3 with Speed Fab-Crete. (Larry Bell)
8.Resolution:  Consider adoption of a resolution directing publication of notice of intention to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation to provide funds for water and sewer system improvements and municipal improvements and facilities; and resolving other matters relating to the subject. (Mindy Patterson)

Resolution: Support for the submittal of a TxDOT Transportation Alternatives Set- Aside Program “US 83/84 Pedestrian, Bicycle, & Transit Safety Corridor Project”. (Dana Schoening)

10.Resolution: Adopting Council Policy Statement 2017-001 - Local Vendor Preference. (Robert Hanna)
11.Oral Resolution:  Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc. FY17 Semi-Annual Report of Activities through March 31, 2017. (Kent Sharp)

 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. 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

4. 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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9Robert 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

10City 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

11. 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

12. Iris Guerrero, et al. v. Taylor County, Texas, et al., Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-00050-BL, In the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Abilene Division, filed April 6, 2017


2. 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property)

     A)  Regional Water Supply



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, City Secretary, City Attorney and Municipal Judge.
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 ___5___ day of May, 2017, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary