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Minutes from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting June 8 2009
 


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MINUTES OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE
JUNE 8, 2009 - 5:30 PM
COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL
 
IN THE ABSENCE OF MAYOR PAM MILLER, MAYOR PRO-TEM RICKY VILLA CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 5:30 PM WITH ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT, INCLUDING CHRIS BRYANT, BARBARA MITCHELL, BOB STRICKLIN AND ROCKY TERRY.
 
COPY OF AGENDA:
 
Public Hearings:
 
 1.       REQUEST FROM LOY ASTON, dba AAA REAL ESTATE to change zoning on his property at 403 N. English Street, from R-1 Single Family Residential to B-2 General Commercial. Sale of property is contingent upon zoning change.
 
 2.       REQUEST FROM DOROTHY LEACH to change zoning on her property at 405 N. English Street, from R-1 Single Family Residential to B-2 General Commercial. Sale of property is contingent upon zoning change.
 
 3.       REQUEST FROM TRAVIS BRANHAM, EXECUTOR OF THE CLEO BRANHAM ESTATE, to change the zoning of property located at 1404 NE Barnard Street, from R-1 Single Family to R-4 Multi-Family. Sale of property is contingent upon zoning change.
 
Regular Meeting:
 
 1.       Swear in newly re-elected Mayor and City Councilmembers.           
 2.       Swear in Municipal Court Judge and Court Clerk.
 3.       Citizen Comments: This is for citizens to comment on any subject concerning city business that is not on the current agenda. Members of the Council may answer direct questions, but no action may be taken at this meeting.
 4.       Approve minutes of previous meeting(s). 
 5.       Appoint mayor pro-tem.
 6.       Consider and approve or deny request from Loy Aston to change zoning on his property at 403 North English Street.
 7.       Consider and approve or deny request from Dorothy Leach to change zoning on her property at 405 North English Street.
 8.       Consider and approve or deny request from Travis Branham to change zoning on his property at 1404 NE Barnard Street.
 9.       Consider all matters incident and related to approving and authorizing publication of notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation, including the adoption of a Resolution pertaining thereto.
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10.       Consider all matters incident and related to a Resolution declaring expectation to reimburse expenditures with proceeds of future debt, including the adoption of a Resolution pertaining thereto.
11.       Appoint (or reappoint) members to fill 4 places on 4B Tax Advisory Board, currently held by Mayor Miller, Anthony Roffino, Ricky Villa and Glenn Wilson.
12.       Appoint members to serve on a new committee that will serve to offer advice on design and renovation of Oakdale Park.
13.       Appoint replacement for Tommy Smith as alternate on Planning & Zoning Committee.
14.       Appoint Jeane Dear to Preservation Board to replace Kim Cecil, whose term expired May 31, 2009. Reappoint Eugene Brode, Betty Gosdin and Ward Miller to each serve another 2-year term.
15.       Consider and possibly approve Amended Addendum to Chapter 97 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Parks & Recreation, limiting fishing to use of poles with single barbless hooks, and prohibiting spear fishing, bow fishing, trot-line fishing, jug fishing, or netting of any kind from the Elm Street bridge to the Glen Lake Camp property line.
16.       Discuss possibility of entering into an Interlocal Agreement with Somervell County to provide law enforcement within the city limits.
17.       Discuss possibility of entering into an Interlocal Agreement with Somervell County to provide ambulance service within the city limits.
18.       Update on Riverwalk progress.
19.       Update on 4B Economic Development Tax Corporation committee activities.
20.       Update on Texas Department of Transportation’s progress on flood control problems in Stadium Addition.
21.       CVB Report.
22.       Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 - 551.074 {Revised by SB1851, 1999 Legislative Session}, Council will adjourn into Executive Session to discuss real property.
23.       Possible action on Executive Session.
 
ACTION ON AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Public Hearing:
 
 1.       Loy Aston Zoning Change: Mr. Villa opened the Public Hearing at 5:30 PM. Bill Vineyard, who represents the purchaser in this transaction, distributed a site plan of the property.   Although he indicated a bank would be built at that location, he
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said his buyers are not ready to make that fact widely known at this time. He added that Dorothy Leach’s property (Public Hearing #2) will be included in that tract of land. There were no further comments and the hearing was closed at 5:33 PM.
 
   2.      Dorothy Leach Zoning Change: Mr. Villa opened the Public Hearing at 5:34 PM. No comments were received and the hearing was closed at 5:35 PM.
 
 3.       Travis Branham Zoning Change: Mr. Villa opened the Public Hearing at 5:36 PM. No comments were received and the hearing was closed at 5:37 PM.
 
Regular Session:
 
 1.       Swear in Newly Elected Mayor and Councilmembers: Due to the lack of a duly qualified person to officiate, Ms. Mitchell moved to table the swearing-in ceremony until the July meeting. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 2.       Swear in Judge and Court Clerk: Mr. Stricklin moved to table this item as well. Dr. Terry seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 3.       Citizens Comments: Darrell Best, representing the American Legion, announced that the 4th of July Parade will be on Saturday, July 4, and that all entries should be at the High School parking lot by 8:00 AM.
 
            R.V. “Bubba” Keith., Jr., expressed his displeasure with whomever is setting out trotlines and jug lines in the river behind his house. He showed a 2” barbed hook that could easily cause serious injury to someone who unknowingly came in contact with it. Mr. Villa assured him that the matter was being addressed later in the meeting.
 
            Mr. Villa read a letter that the Council had received from Johnetta Crane, regarding the lack of parking for the new River House restaurant on the corner of SW Barnard and Hereford Streets. She asked that action be taken as soon as possible to alleviate the problem.
 
 4.       Minutes: Mr. Stricklin moved to approve the minutes as presented. Dr. Terry seconded the motion, which passed 5/0.
 
 
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 5.       Appoint Mayor Pro-Tem: Mr. Villa moved to table this action until Mayor Miller returns. Mr. Stricklin seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 6.       Request from Loy Aston (Public Hearing #1): Mr. Stricklin moved to approve the request for rezoning. Dr. Terry seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 7.       Request from Dorothy Leach (Public Hearing #2): Mr. Stricklin moved to approve the request for rezoning. Dr. Terry seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 8.       Request from Travis Branham (Public Hearing #3): Mr. Stricklin questioned how apartments would fit into the Comprehensive Plan at that location, since it is so near to the proposed new “Gateway to Glen Rose.” Ms. Mitchell said she would like to have more information before voting. Mr. Stricklin moved to table any decision until more information is made available. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion, which passed 3/2, with Mr. Villa and Dr. Terry voting against tabling the request.
 
 9.       Authorize Publication of Notice: Jim Sabonis of First Southwest Company introduced himself and Beth Bankhead, who has been assisting him in the City of Glen Rose financial area. Ms. Bankhead briefly explained some of the information provided to Council, including a timeline calendar and various assumptions regarding the Certificates of Obligation and payment schedules. Both Ms. Bankhead and Mr. Sabonis emphasized the City’s good credit rating and strong position, and strongly asserted their belief that the 4B tax income will serve to repay the indebtedness. Mr. Sabonis said that in their projections, they took the 4 weakest months of tax income, then reduced that by 20%, and used the average of those months to project future income. Mr. Villa asked if local banks can bid on the Certificates, and was told that they can. Mr. Stricklin asked if the loan could be paid off early with no penalty and was told that it could be arranged. Mr. Stricklin then asked if a portion of the money is not used, if it could be paid back. He was told that it could be applied to reducing the loan principal.
 
            Mr. Villa moved to authorize the City Secretary to publish the Notice of Intent to Issue City of Glen Rose Certificates of Obligation. Mr. Stricklin seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
10.       Resolution Declaring Expectation to Reimburse Expenditures: Mr. Stricklin moved to approve this Resolution, which will serve to allow the City to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenditures from 4B funds. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
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11.       4B Tax Advisory Board: Connally Miller announced that four board members’ terms expired May 31; however, Mayor Pam Miller and Mayor Pro-Tem Ricky Villa had both indicated their desire to remain on the Board. He read from a list of several names that had been submitted at the 4B Board meeting on June 1. Several people in the audience submitted their names or the names of other people. Jimmy Gosdin said that he realized that when the Board was established it was hard to find people who were willing to serve. However, the Board appears to be top-heavy with City people, and he felt it was time concerned citizens had their say. Mr. Miller explained to him that state law provides for no more than four members of the Board to be from the City, either as employees or officials. This elicited comments about Mayor Miller and Mr. Miller being mother and son, and although it was not legally nepotism, it gave that appearance. Mr. Villa nominated Sue Oldenburg, Darrell Best, Craig Dodson and Mike Jones to serve 2-year terms on the 4B Advisory Board, to replace Mayor Pam Miller, Ricky Villa, Glenn Wilson and Anthony Roffino. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
12.       Oakdale Design Committee: Mr. Miller expressed his desire to have the 4B Board name the members of this committee. Mr. Stricklin strongly objected to that, and said he wanted it left to Council. Mr. Bryant moved to table any action until clarification can be made as to which group has the authority to name the committee. Dr. Terry seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
13.       Appointment to Planning & Zoning: Due to lack of a nomination, Mr. Stricklin moved to table this item until the July meeting. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion and it passed 5/0.
 
14.       Appointment to Preservation Board: Mr. Stricklin moved to appoint Jeane Dear to replace Kim Cecil, and to reappoint Eugene Brode, Betty Gosdin and Ward Miller to each serve a 2-year term on the Preservation Board. Ms. Mitchell seconded the motion, which passed 5/0.
 
15.       Addendum to Parks Ordinance: Mr. Bruce explained that the City is unable to enforce any ordinances above the weir. The new wording in the ordinance makes enforcement possible from the west side of the Elm Street bridge to the Glen Lake Camp property line. Mr. Bryant moved to adopt the ordinance revision. Mr. Stricklin seconded the motion, and it passed 5/0.
 
 
 
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16.       Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement: This item was tabled until the July meeting.
 
17.       Interlocal Agreement for Ambulance Service: This item was tabled until the July meeting.
 
18.       Riverwalk: Margaret Drake announced that construction will begin on the Riverwalk on June 25. She updated Council on her pre-construction meeting with Jay Mills Contractors and the engineer. 
 
19.       4B Activity Report: Connally Miller said that the most significant thing was to authorize publication of the Notice of Intent. He also mentioned that land can be bought with 4B funds if the intent is to use it for a park ~ whether it is used immediately or not.
 
20.       Flooding Problem in Stadium Addition: Mr. Bruce had nothing new to report. TXDoT keeps putting him off. He will try to get a firm date to schedule a meeting between TXDoT and the City Council.
 
21.       CVB Report: Billy Huckaby reported that the CVB has been busy since school is out for the summer. He is working on billboards on I-35 and I-20, and is trying to get several large groups since we now have the rooms to house them.
 
22.       Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 - 551.074 {Revised by SB1851, 1999 Legislative Session}, Council adjourned into Executive Session to discuss real property at 6:51 PM.
 
            Regular session resumed at 7:27 PM.
 
23.       Possible action on Executive Session: No action was taken.
 
With no further business to be discussed, Mr. Stricklin moved to adjourn. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion, which passed 5/0. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
 
 
_________________________________                      __________________________
Pam Miller, Mayor                                                                Peggy Busch, City Secretary

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1 - salon   12 Jun 2009 @ 7:45:33 AM 

Update: Correction to items 16 and 17

16.       Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement: City Attorney Andy Lucas will be asked to meet with County Attorney Ron Hankins to consider feasibility of an agreement with Somervell County.
 
17.       Interlocal Agreement for Ambulance Service: City Attorney Andy Lucas will be asked to meet with County Attorney Ron Hankins to consider feasibility of an agreement with Somervell County.

per Bob Stricklin


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