City of Abilene
City Council Agenda

Shane Price, Council Member
Bruce Kreitler, Council Member
Kyle McAlister, Council Member
Robert Hanna, City Manager
Norm Archibald, Mayor Anthony Williams, Mayor Pro-tem
Jay Hardaway, Council Member
Steve Savage, Council Member
Stanley Smith, City Attorney
Danette Dunlap, City Secretary

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the City Council of City of Abilene to be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM 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.Councilman McAlister
1.Proclamation - National Water Quality Month
1.Approval of the Joint Workshop with the DCOA on July 12th and the Regular Council Meeting on July 14th 2016.
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) Z-2016-27 A request from Weatherbee Ranch, LLC, agent OPG Autumn Sage Partners, LLC, to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to MF (Multi-Family Residential) zoning, being approximately 1.75 acres located on the south side of Autumn Sage Dr west of Rebecca Ln; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)
2.Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2016-28 A request from James Lynn Corbin to rezone property from AO (Agricultural Open Space) to RR-1 (Rural Residential) zoning, located at 5350 Meadow Dr; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)

Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2016-29 A request from Scott Family Enterprises, LLC, agent Erik Johnson, to rezone property from HI (Heavy Industrial) to LI (Light Industrial) zoning, located at 709, 717, 727, 733, 741, 749, 757, 765, & 773 S. Treadaway Blvd; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)

4.Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2016-30 A request from Floyd Kaerwer, agent Design Team Plus, LLC, to rezone property from LI (Light Industrial) to MU (Medical Use) zoning, located at 11 & 15 Windmill Cir; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)
5.Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2016-31 A request from Amy L. Sojourner Critz, agent Pam Yungblut, to rezone property from O (Office) to NR (Neighborhood Retail) zoning, located at 3109 & 3117 S. 27th St; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)
6.Ordinance: (First Reading) Z-2016-32 A request from G. Laughlin Partners, LP, agent Jacob & Martin, to rezone property from NR (Neighborhood Retail) to PD (Planned Development) zoning, located at 600 N. Pioneer Dr & 600 N. Jefferson Dr; and setting a public hearing for August 11, 2016. (Schoening)
7.Resolution: Authorizing an Application to Amend Certificate of Adjudication 12-4161 Lake Fort Phantom Hill (Taylor)
8.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with United States Geological Survey for Streamflow Monitoring Stations. (Taylor)


Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Z-2016-21 A request from LBHDS, LLC, agent Chris Barnett, to rezone property from RS-6 (Single-Family Residential) to NO (Neighborhood Office), MF (Multi-Family Residential), & TH (Residential Townhouse) zoning, being approximately 26.3 acres located on the south side of the 4500 Block of Antilley Rd. (Schoening)

2.Ordinance & Public Hearing: (Final Reading) Amending Chapter 29, Streets and Sidewalks Article V. Street Use Licenses, Sections 29-92, AND 29-93. (Patterson)
3.Oral Resolution & Public Hearing: Application/Permit to allow Sojourner Drilling Corp. of Abilene to Drill and/or Operate an Oil and/or Gas Well within the city limits 209 S. Danville.(Rice)
4.Resolution and Public Hearing: Approval of FY 2016/2017 Action Plan and CDBG and HOME Programs. (Schoening)
5.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with AAR, Inc. for the demolition of two buildings for the expansion of the Abilene Civic Center parking lot. (Andrews)

Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to purchase furniture for the South Branch Library from Library Interiors of Texas, LLC through the Choice Partners purchasing cooperative. (Andrews)

7.Resolution: Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the on-demand contract with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, Inc. for design services for the Abilene Civic Center parking lot. (Andrews)

Resolution: Authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order #1 to the Abilene Civic Center Renovations Project – 2015 Bond Program for the rehabilitation of the Terrazzo Floor in the Civic Center Lobby. (Andrews)

9.Resolution: Approving an amendment to the current Police Meet & Confer Agreement. (Standridge)

 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)                    

2. 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property)                    

3. 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations),                    

4. 551.074 (Personnel Matters)                    

5. 551.087 (Business Prospect/Economic Development) 

6.. 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)  

1.Action if needed from Executive Session

Continuing Discussion of Revised FY 16 and Proposed FY 17 Budget

Ordinances if not approved on July 26 or July 27 Budget Meetings

     a. Consider on First Reading - Ordinance Approving Revised 2015-2016 Budget

     b.  Consider on First Reading - Proposed 2016-2017 Budget

     c.  Consider on First Reading - Ordinance Setting Tax Levy

     d.  Consider on First Reading - Ordinance adopting fees and charges for FY 16-17


Resolution:  Appointing members to various boards and commissions per the City Charter. (Dunlap)

2016 Spring Board appointments

  • Abilene/Taylor Co Child Advocacy Center Board
  • Board of Building Standards
  • Civic Abilene
  • Frontier Texas! Board
  • Keep Abilene Beautiful
  • MPE/Swimming Pool Board of Appeals
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • TIRZ Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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 Danette Dunlap, City Secretary, at 325-676-6202.

I 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 July, 2016, at ___________.


Danette Dunlap, City Secretary


(Consultation with Attorney) Section 551.071

A) Administrative Services Agreement with DCOA


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.  Gary Lee and Marilu Lee Corpian v. City of Abilene, Cause No. 48,766-A in the 42nd District Court, filed August 7, 2014
  4.  Margarita Mitchell, et al. v. The City of Abilene, et al., filed in the 350th Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, on October 21, 2015
  5.  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, 2106.
  6.  Abilene Matera LLC v. Board of Building Standards for the City of Abilene and City of Abilene, Cause No. 10696-D. March 17, 2016.
  7.  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
  8. 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

  9. Gary Corpian and Marilu Lee Corpian v. City of Abilene, Texas, Cause No. 49451-A, In the 42nd Judicial District Court, Taylor County, Texas, filed June 24, 2016


(Personnel) Section 551.074                

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 Economic Development Company, Inc.

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

Friends of Safety City 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

(Real Property) Section 551.072

(Business Prospect/Economic Development) Section 551.087

A) Project Wind

B) Project Plastic

C) Project Food

(Deliberations about Gifts and Donations) Section 551.073

(Deliberations about Security Devices) Section 551.076