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
Rosa Rios, City Secretary

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the City Council of City of Abilene to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 4:30 PM at 555 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers, Abilene, Texas, 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.Councilmember Bruce Kreitler
1.Special Presentation:  2017 Exemplary Five Star Award to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District by the Texas Department of State Health Services
1.Approval of Minutes from the Regular Called Meeting held December 21, 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: Designating Peter K. Norton, M.D. as Medical Director and Health Authority for the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District and authorizing the City Manager to enter a professional services contract (Santos Navarrette, Jr.)
2.Resolution: Award of Bid #CB-1816 - Old Anson Rd. Overlay Project (Michael Rice)
3.Resolution: Approve purchase of Solid Waste refuse containers  (Michael Rice)
4.Resolution:  Approving amendment to Water Supply Contract between the City of Abilene and the View-Caps Water Supply Corporation. (Stanley Smith)

Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) An ordinance amendment to extend the school zone on Hartford Street near Corsicana Avenue (Michael Rice)
2.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amend 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)
3.Ordinance: (Final Reading) (Remove From Table) Amending Chapter 32 "Utilities" by inserting a new Article IX: Hauled Liquid Waste (Rodney Taylor)
4.Resolution: Authorizing a System Water Availability Agreement with the Brazos River Authority (Rodney Taylor)
5.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Z-2017-21 A request from Prairie Song LLC, agent eHT, to rezone two (2) tracts of land from PD144 (Planned Development 144) to a combination of MD and MF (Medium-Density Residential and Multi-Family Residential) Districts, located at 2668 Garfield  (Taurus Freeman)
6.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading)  Z-2017-26 A request from J.R. Team Holdings, LLC, to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to RR-1 (Rural Residential), located in the 6800 Block (west side) of East Lake Road (Taurus Freeman)
7.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading)  Z-2017-27 A request from Weatherbee Construction, agent David Todd/eHT, to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to RS-6 (Residential Single Family), located on 5800-5900 blocks (south side) of Autumn Sage Lane (Taurus Freeman)
8.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading) Z-2017-28 A request from Prince of Peace Ministries, agent Tal Fillingim/Jacob and Martin, to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to PD (Planned Development) allowing certain commercial use(s), located at southeast corner of Maple Street & Hardison Lane  (Taurus Freeman)
9.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  Z-2017-29 A request from Rodney Cosper, agent Tal Fillingim/Jacob and Martin, to rezone property from RS-8 (Residential Single Family) to NO (Neighborhood Office), located at 2909 Buffalo Gap Road  (Taurus Freeman)

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 below, as authorized by the noted Texas Government Code Sections:


1. 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

A) City of Abilene, Texas v. Aurora Bumgarner; 104th Judicial District Court,Taylor County, Texas; filed November 17, 2011

B) Chad Carter v. City of Abilene, Texas; Cause No. 10138-D, In the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed June 17, 2014

C) 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

D) 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

E) 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

F) 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

G) 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

H) 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) 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


6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)


Resolution:  Appointing Members to various Boards and Commissions per the City Charter (Rosa Rios)

·  911 Emergency Communications

·  Airport Development Board

·  Abilene Housing Authority

·  Abilene-Taylor County Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board

·  Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Advisory Board

·  Abilene-Taylor County Venue District

·  Airport Development Board

·  Citizen's Advisory Board for People with Disabilities

·  CityLink ADA Advisory Board

·  Development Corporation of Abilene

·  Frontier Texas! Board of Directors

·  Keep Abilene Beautiful

·  Landmarks Commission

·  Library Board

·  Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical & Swimming Pool Board

       of Appeals

·  Parks & Recreation Board

·  Planning & Zoning Commission

·  Senior Citizens Board

·  Visual Arts Jury

2.Oral Resolution: Any action, if needed, on annual evaluation of the city manager, city attorney, city secretary, and municipal judge.
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 the above meeting notice was posted on the bulletin board at the City Hall of the City of Abilene, Texas, on the 5th day of January 2018, at 4:10 p.m.


Rosa RiosTRMC

City Secretary