City of Abilene
City Council Agenda

Shane Price, Mayor Pro-tem
Bruce Kreitler, Council Member
Kyle McAlister, Council Member
Robert Hanna, City Manager
Anthony Williams, Mayor Donna Albus, Council Member
Weldon Hurt, Council Member
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, July 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM at 555 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor Council Chambers, Abilene, TX, 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

Employee Service Award

20 Years

Darrin Cox Civic Center Stagehand    



Therapeutic Recreation

National Recreation and Parks Association


1.Approval of the Minutes from the Workshop Meeting June 20th, Regular City Council Meeting June 22nd and the Special Called Meeting June 26th, 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.No Items for consent.
1.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amending Chapter 18, "Motor Vehicles and Traffic," Article XIII, "Schedules," Section 18-289.1, "Same - During Certain Hours," and Section 18-297 "Stopping, Standing and Parking Prohibited," Declaring a penalty. (Michael Rice)

Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading)  Amending Chapter 10 "Fire Protection and Prevention" Article IV "Liquefied Petroleum Gas" regulating liquefied petroleum gas within the City of Abilene's jurisdiction.  (Marty Sanders)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  Z-2017-11 A request from City of Abilene to rezone property from MD/H (Residential Medium Density/Historic Overlay) to MD (Residential Medium Density), which will remove the Historic Overlay zoning district on the property, Located at 857 Peach St.  (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  Z-2017-12  A request from City of Abilene to rezone property from CB/H (Central Business/Historic Overlay) to CB (Central Business), which will remove the Historic Overlay zoning district on the property, Located at 750 Mesquite St. (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  Z-2017-13  A request from Contractor Services, Ltd., agent Tal Fillingim, to rezone approximately 14 acres from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to RS6 (Residential Single-Family) to allow single-family homes within the approximately 14-acre tract of land. Located north of Independence Boulevard and east of Liberty Boulevard.  (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  Z-2017-14  A request from Hardin Simmons University, agent Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, to rezone property from HC/COR (Heavy Commercial/COR Overlay), HC (Heavy Commercial), and RS6 (Residential Single-Family) to CU/COR (College University/Corridor Overlay) and CU (College University) to allow for CU (College University)  Location being 12 parcels/lots, north of Vogel Avenue, between Cedar Street and Pine Street. (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  TC-2017-03  A request from Hardin Simmons University, agent Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, to abandon the entire north-south length of Cypress Street ROW (20' Width based on current GIS Mapping), beginning at Vogel Avenue and heading north 730 feet towards Lowden Street (20' Width based on current GIS Mapping).  (Dana Schoening)


Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  TC-2017-04   A request from AEP Texas, Inc., agent John Garcia, to abandon the remaining portion of an abandoned railroad ROW. Being an abandoned 20’ wide railroad spur and ROW, running north approximately 120', north of N. 3rd St. and terminating south of N 4th St. Located between Mesquite Street and Plum Street.  (Dana Schoening)

9.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  OAM-2017-02  Amending the Land Development Code regarding Section ‘The Land Use Matrix’, Section 2 .3 .2 .9 Residential Multiple- Family (MF) District permitted (P), by right, in non-residential zoning districts and Section All Other Uses With Specific Requirements.  (Dana Schoening)
10.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with United States Geological Survey for Streamflow Monitoring Stations. (Rodney Taylor)
11.Oral Resolution: Ethics: Training Program for Council. (Stanley Smith)
12.Resolution: Repealing and Replacing Resolution 56-2017 Adopting Rules of Procedure for the City Council of Abilene, Texas. (Robert Hanna)

Discussion & Acceptance: Compensation and Classification Study (Brenda Alexander)


 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

           B) Brad McGary – Appeal to Civil Service Commission

           C) Economic Development Contracts

           D) Ethics training and internal compliance program



         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. 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

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

5. 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

6. 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

7Robert 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

8City 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

9. 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

10. 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 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

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

  • West Central Texas Municipal Water District
2.Oral Resolution: Appointment of Deputy Mayor Pro-tem
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 ______ day of June, 2017, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary