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, February 8, 2018 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 - City Council will convene into Executive Session at 4:30 p.m.

Reconvene - City Council will reconvene into open session at 5:30 p.m.

1.Councilmember Weldon Hurt
1.Approval of the minutes from the Special Called Meeting held January 23, 2018 and Regular Meeting held January 25, 2018
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: Award of Bid #CB-1820 - Industrial Blvd. Rehabilitation Project (Andy Anderson)
2.Ordinance: (First Reading) Amending Fee Ordinance for Animal Services Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2017-18; and setting a public hearing for February 22, 2018  (Mirenda Walden)
3.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to hire a civilian Forensic Specialist for the Police Department  (Stan Standridge)
1.Resolution: Ordering a City of Abilene General Election to be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 for the purpose of electing members to City Council Places 1 and 2  (Rosa Rios)

Resolution: Ordering a City of Abilene Special Election to be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, for Street Maintenance Fees (Rosa Rios)

3.Resolution: Authorizing a joint election agreement and contract for election services with Taylor County for a general election and special election to be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, and authorizing the extension of this contract to cover a runoff election, if needed   (Rosa Rios)
4.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Z-2018-01 A request from Chisholm Exploration, agent eHT, to rezone property from Residential Single Family/Corridor Overlay (RS-8/COR) to Neighborhood Office/Corridor Overlay (NO/COR) located at 5649 Buffalo Gap Road  (Taurus Freeman)
5.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Z-2018-02 A request from Compass Bank, agent Jason Link/Stantec, to rezone property from a combination of General Retail/Corridor Overlay and Office/Corridor Overlay (GR/COR and O/COR) to General Retail/Corridor Overlay (GR/COR) located at 6301 Buffalo Gap Road  (Taurus Freeman
6.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final Reading)  TC-2018-01 A request from Christopher Eddleman, to abandon a portion of the west end of Ward Drive between Rivercrest Drive and Elm Creek. Ward Drive being a 50’ right-of-way extending approximately 230’+/- west from Rivercrest Drive  (Taurus Freeman)
7.Presentation: Discussion on Reconfiguration of N. 3rd St. and N. 4th St. (Andy Anderson)
8.Discussion:   Potential amendment to the City of Abilene Land Development Code: Section, General Parking and Loading Requirements

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

(I) Case No. 1:17-cv-00121-BL, Ken David Scott, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Amanda Nicole Scott v. Taylor County, Texas, Sheriff Ricky Bishop, Taylor County Sheriff's Dept., City of Abilene, Texas, John Doe 1-10; In the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Abilene Division, filed August 15, 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, compensation, 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

·  Abilene-Taylor County Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board

·  Board of Adjustment

2.Oral Resolution: Any action, if needed, on annual evaluation, performance, and compensation 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 2nd day of February 2018, at 5:15 p.m.



Rosa Rios, TRMC

City Secretary