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, November 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM 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.CALL TO ORDER
1.

Executive Session - 4:00 p.m.

Reconvene into Open Session - 5:30 p.m


2.INVOCATION
1.Councilman Steve Savage
3.PLEDGE TO THE UNITED STATES FLAG AND THE TEXAS FLAG
4.PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.

Proclamation:

National Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Month

5.MINUTES
1.Approval of minutes from the Special Meeting held on October 24, 2017
6.CONSENT AGENDA
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: Authorize Task Order 10 with Garver to provide Construction Management Services for the Taxiway Seal Coat Rehabilitation Project (Don Green)
2.Resolution:  Award Contract to Maxwell Asphalt for Taxiway Seal Coat (Don Green)
7.REGULAR AGENDA - ORDINANCES AND PUBLIC HEARINGS - RESOLUTIONS
1.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amending Chapter 32 “Utilities” by inserting new Article IX :Hauled Liquid Waste (Rodney Taylor)
2.Resolution:  Authorizing the Second Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between Brazos River Authority, West Central Texas Municipal Water District, and City of Abilene. (Rodney Taylor)
3.Discussion & Presentation:  An analysis to potential amendments to the City of Abilene Land Development Code (Taurus Freeman)
8.EXECUTIVE SESSION

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) 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

7. Robert 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

8. City 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

11.  Fred 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

     C)  Cotton Warehouse     

             

3. 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations)

 

4. 551.074 (Personnel Matters)

A) Candidate Interview for City Secretary's Position

 

 

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    

                 

6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)  


9.RECONVENE
10.REGULAR AGENDA
1.Discussion and Possible Action:  For appointment to City Secretary's Position
11.ADJOURNMENT
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.
CERTIFICATION
 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 ___________.

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Tiffni Hererra, TRMC

Interim City Secretary