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 22, 2018 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.CALL TO ORDER
2.INVOCATION
1.Councilmember Kyle McAlister
3.PLEDGE TO THE UNITED STATES FLAG AND THE TEXAS FLAG
4.PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.

Employee Service Awards:

Marie Skufca          20         Library

Jerry Medley          45         Fire Department

 

2.

Award Presentation:

Texas Association for City & County Health Officials Leadership in Advocating for Public Health Award - Amy Fulcher

5.MINUTES
1.Approval of the minutes from the Special Called Meeting held February 2, 2018 and Regular Meeting held February 8, 2018
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.Ordinance: (First Reading) An Ordinance repealing Chapter 12, Franchises, Article III, Cable Television; and setting a public hearing for March 8, 2018  (Stanley Smith)
2.Ordinance:  (First Reading)  Z-2018-03 On a request from Butterfield Meadows, LLC, agent Clayton Farrow/Jacob Martin, to rezone property from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a combination of Patio Home (Patio Home) and Residential Single-Family (RS-6), and located at the present east ends of Foxfire Drive and Abbey Road; and setting a public hearing for March 8, 2018.  (Taurus Freeman)
3.Ordinance:  (First Reading)  Z-2018-04 On a request from Butterfield Meadows, LLC, agent Clayton Farrow/Jacob Martin, to rezone property from General Commercial (GC) to Patio Home (PH), and located at 5973 & 6017 Hwy 277 S.; and setting a public hearing for March 8, 2018.  (Taurus Freeman)
4.Ordinance:  (First Reading)  Z-2018-05 On a request from Amy Leigh Critz to rezone property from Residential Single-Family/Corridor Overlay (RS-8/COR) to Neighborhood Office/Corridor Overlay (NO/COR), and located at 5669 Buffalo Gap Road; and setting a public hearing for March 8, 2018.  (Taurus Freeman)
5.Resolution:  Authorize the purchase of audio and video equipment and upgrades from B&H Photo for Wylie ISD in the amount of  $45,938.63 using PEG funds. (Alaisha Montanez)
6.Resolution:  Authorizing the purchase of audio and video equipment and upgrades from Infinity for Wylie ISD in the amount of  $199,867.54 using PEG funds. (Alaisha Montanez)
7.

Resolution: Authorizing the Purchase of nine (9) Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for the Abilene Fire Department (AFD) (Larry Bell)

8.Resolution:  Increase authorized civilian numbers to hire full-time Police Chaplain (Stan Standridge)
9.Resolution:  Approving the costs for Years 2 through 5 for the Purchase of Taser 60 Plan - Purchase Option for the Abilene Police Department (Stan Standridge)
7.REGULAR AGENDA - ORDINANCES AND PUBLIC HEARINGS - RESOLUTIONS
1.Resolution: Awarding Bid for the O.H. Ivie Electrical Substation Improvements Project (Rodney Taylor)
2.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amending Fee Ordinance for Animal Services Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2017-18  (Mirenda Walden)
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 below, as authorized by the noted Texas Government Code Sections:

 

1. 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

A) Competitive Bidding Statutes

 

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

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

D) 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

E) 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

F) 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

G) 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

H) 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

I) 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

J) 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

B) Lake Fort Phantom Hill lake lots #264 through #270

 

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)

9.RECONVENE
10.REGULAR AGENDA
1.

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

·  Board of Adjustment

·  Library Board

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

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 16th day of February 2018, at 6:25 p.m.

 

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Tiffni Hererra, TRMC

Assistant City Secretary