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
Tiffni Hererra, Assistant City Secretary

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the City Council of City of Abilene to be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM 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.

Executive Session - 4:30 p.m.

Reconvene into Open Session - 5:30 p.m. 

1.Mayor Anthony Williams


National Physical Therapy Month

Fire Prevention Week

World Homeless Day

1.Approval of minutes from the Special Called Meeting held on September 26th, and the Regular Called Meeting held on September 28th, 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: Authorization to spend more than $50,000 in the course of the fiscal year for firefighter uniforms and related equipment. (Michael Burden)

Resolution:  To execute a contract with the Siddons-Martin Emergency Group for the purchase of two (2) Pierce Impel Pumpers for the Fire Department (Michael Burden)

3.Resolution:  Authorize annual purchases of police uniforms and equipment (Stan Standridge)
4.Resolution:  Authorize annual purchase of ammunition, taser cartridges, less-lethal munitions, targets, and other related items (Stan Standridge)
1.Resolution:  Authorizing the City Manager to apply for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Application for Relocation of Perimeter Fence at Dyess Air Force Base (James Childers)

Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final 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. (Taurus Freeman)


Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Ordinance establishing a Street Maintenance Fee (James Childers)


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)    



         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

     B)  Winn-Dixie/Kmart 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 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) HSU AbLabs Project




6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)  

1.Action, if needed, from Executive Session
1.Resolution:  Nominating individuals to the Board of Directors of the Central Appraisal District of Taylor County for 2017-2018
2.Resolution:  Nominating individuals to the board of directors of the Jones County Appraisal District of Jones County for 2018-2019.
3.Oral Resolution:  Appointing an Interim City Secretary
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 Tiffni Hererra, Assistant City Secretary, at 325-676-6208.

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 October, 2017, at ___________.


Tiffni Hererra, TRMC

Assistant City Secretary