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, August 24, 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


Friday School Homeschool Co-op


Employee Service Awards:

20 Years:

Wil Barbee Jr.

Civic Center Stagehand

Derek Briggs Battalion Chief
Robert Joyce Firefighter
Jon Sims Fire Lieutenant
Jay Tabor Fire Captain II
Jeffery Waggoner             Firefighter


30 Years:


Russell Pope                   Battalion Chief I

1.Approval of the Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting on August 10th 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.Ordinance:  (First Reading) OAM-2017-02  Amendment to the Land Development Code (LDC) regarding Section ‘The Land Use Matrix’, Section Residential Multiple-Family, and ‘All Other Uses Without Specific Requirements’ pertaining to changing Residential Uses- Dwelling-Multiple-Family (24 units per acre), ‘P-Permitted’ to allowed with a ‘C-Conditional Use Permit’ in CU (College & University), O (Office), NO (Neighborhood Office), GR (General Retail), MU (Medical Use), CB (Central Business) MX (Mixed Use) and NR (Neighborhood Retail) zoning districts; and setting a public hearing on September 12th 2017. (Dana Schoening).
2.Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2017-17 A request from AJWO, Inc., c/o Tom Lindley, agent Chris Barnett, to rezone 12.064 acres from AO/COR (Agricultural Open Space/Corridor Overlay) to GR/COR (General Retail/Corridor Overlay), located at 4250 Forrest Hill Road, the northeast corner of the intersection of Forrest Hill Road and Buffalo Gap Road; and setting a public hearing on September 12th 2017. (Dana Schoening)
3.Ordinance: (First Reading) Approving the Dissolution of the Municipal Golf Course Advisory Board; and setting a public hearing on September 12th 2017. (Danette Dunlap)

Resolution: Approving the Dissolution of the following City created Boards: Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness, Community Access Task Force, Youth Advisory Council and Red Light Camera Citizens Advisory Committee. (Danette Dunlap)


Resolution: Amending the Friends of Safety City, Inc. By-Laws and Appointment of Board Members. (Stan Standridge)

6.Resolution: Awarding Bids for Purchase of Bulk Chemicals Used for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants. (Rodney Taylor)
7.Resolution: CB-1759 Award Purchase of a Tandem Axle Dump Truck  (Chris Taylor)
8.Oral Resolution:  Move the Regular Council Meeting from September 14th to September 12th @ 4:30 pm. (Danette Dunlap)

Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Chapter 24, Wireless Communication Network Nodes in the Public Right of Way. (Michael Rice)

2.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amending the Abilene Code of Ordinances, Chapter 8, Construction Regulations, Division 6, Minimum Standards for Buildings and Structures, Section 8-557 Remedies regarding building securement provisions. (Dana Schoening)
3.Resolution: Award of Bid #CB-1757 Traffic Signal Improvements-Selected Intersections.  (Michael Rice)

Resolution: Approving the Purchase of Traffic Signal Equipment, funded with the 2015 Bond for Street and Road Improvements. (Michael Rice)

5.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Iteris, Inc. for the City of Abilene Signal System Inspection Services for the 2015 bond projects. (Michael Rice)

Presentation: on the process and goals of the Airport Master Plan. (Don Green)

7.Resolution:  Remove from the TABLE: Abilene-Taylor County Events Venue District Revised FY 2017 and Approved FY 2018 Budget. (Mike Rains)
8.Resolution:  Approving the Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc. (DCOA) Revised FY17 and Proposed FY18 Budgets. (Kent Sharp)
1.Ordinance & Public Hearing - Proposed FY2018 Tax Rate; and setting a public hearing for September 7th and Final vote on September 12th  2017 (Mike Rains)

 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) Street Maintenance Fee       


         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. 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)

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 August 2017, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary