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, March 8, 2018 at 4:00 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 4:00 p.m.

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

1.Mayor Anthony Williams
1.Approval of the minutes from the Special Called Meeting held February 20, 2018 and Regular Meeting held February 22, 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. 

Ordinance:  (First Reading) Amending Ordinance Adopting Fees and Charges for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, for the City of Abilene; Changing the Adventure Cove fees and adding the electrical use in parks fee, Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course, Mayor's Race, and TAAF track meet; and set a public hearing for March 22, 2018  (Lesli Andrews)

1.Resolution:  Receive a report, hold a discussion and provide staff direction/take action on the creation of a Street Maintenance Advisory Board (Robert Hanna)

Financial Workshop:  Discussion and possible action on the following items:

a.  Resolution: Review and Acceptance of FY 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - Eide Bailly LLP  (Mike Rains)

b.  Resolution:  Approval of expenditure of funds in excess of the three- month reserve (Mike Rains)

c.  Resolution:  Reallocation of capital improvement projects funds (Mike Rains)

d.  Resolution:  Approval of the Investment Policy (Mike Rains)

3.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final 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  (Zack Rainbow)
4.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final 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.  (Zack Rainbow)
5.Ordinance & Public Hearing:  (Final 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  (Zack Rainbow)
6.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) An Ordinance repealing Chapter 12, Franchises, Article III, Cable Television  (Stanley Smith)

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

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

B) DCOA Project Lady Bug

C) DCOA Project CO2


6. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)

1.Resolution: Any action, if needed, on the annual evaluation for the city manager, city attorney, 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 March 2018, at 1:35 p.m.



Rosa Riosa, TRMC

 City Secretary