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, September 28, 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.Councilwoman Donna Albus


National Mental Health Awareness Week


Employee Service Award:

35 Years

Michael Janusz          Police Officer

1.Approval of the Minutes from the Workshop Meeting September 7th and Regular Called Meeting September 12th 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: Purchase Two Replacement Boom Truck for Public Works. (Chris Taylor)
2.Resolution: Award Platform Dump Truck Purchase from CB-1760. (Chris Taylor)
3.Resolution: Purchase One Roll Off Truck Through Texas BuyBoard. (Chris Taylor)
4.Resolution: Purchase Two Solid Waste Rear Loader Trucks (Chris Taylor)
5.Resolution: Award of Bid CB-1772, Adoption Trailer With Surgery Center. (Chris Taylor)
6.Resolution: Awarding Bid to Gray and Green Laboratory Systems for purchase of phase 5 laboratory furniture for the Abilene Environmental Laboratory. (Rodney Taylor)
7.Resolution: Funding for the Pavement Management System upgrade to Operations Management System, (Cartegraph Systems Inc.) for Street Services Division (Michael Rice) 

Oral Resolution – Extended Term Street Use License with Ophthalmology Specialist of Texas, P.A., dba West Texas Retina Consultants. (Michael Rice)


Ordinance:  (First Reading) TC-2017-05  A request from G&P Rentals/Yonge Rentals, agent Jim Hatchett Jr., to abandon all of a 20' wide, east-west alley through Block 9, Oakwood Addition, City of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, as shown on plat recorded in Volume 2, Page 391, Plat Records, Taylor County, Texas., located at 2960 North 1st Street; Setting a public hearing for October 12, 2017.  (Dana Schoening)

1.Resolution: Authorizing the Negotiation and Execution of a Professional Services Contract and Task Order No. 1 for Phase I (Project Initiation, NEPA Scoping, Needs Analysis and Project Purpose) with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for Development of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Cedar Ridge Reservoir (Tommy O'Brien)
2.Resolution: Authorizing the Negotiation and Execution of Amendment No. 10 to the Professional Services Contract with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, Inc. to Continue Activities Associated with Regional Water Supply Projects. (Tommy O'Brien)
3.Resolution: Authorize Contract for the Wastewater System Master Plan Update 2017. (Rodney Taylor)

Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Contract for Architectural Services with Tim Rice McClarty for the Kmart Remodel/LEC project. (Wayne Lisenbee)

5.Resolution & Public Hearing:  Proposed $4,000,000 tax exempt financing issued by Mart Cultural Facilities Corp, for two residential cottages at Hendrick Home for Children. (Mike Rains)
6.Resolution: Awarding Air Service Development Contract (CB-1765) (Don Green)

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Lincoln Middle School


 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) Rules of Procedures - Code of Ethics


         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

10. Cause No. 11088-D, Ex Parte: Luke Matthew Sweetser, In the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed April 6, 2017

11Fred Hunter v. City of Abilene Water Department; Cause Number SC17-22643J12; In the Small Claims Court, Precinct 1, Place 2, Taylor County, Texas, filed September 5, 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

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

     B) Allen Ridge Development



6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)  

1.Action if needed from Executive Session
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 September 2017, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary