MINUTES OF MEETING
CITY OF GLEN ROSE
4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARD
FEBRUARY 12, 2009 - 6:00 PM
COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL
PRESIDENT CONNALLY MILLER CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 5:30 PM WITH MEMBERS RONALD BRUCE, ANTHONY ROFFINO AND RICKY VILLA PRESENT. ALSO IN ATTENDANCE WERE MARGARET DRAKE, CHAIR OF THE RIVERWALK COMMITTEE, ENGINEER MICHAEL BUCKLEY OF ENPROTEC/HIBBS & TODD, CITY SECRETARY PEGGY BUSCH, CITY ATTORNEY ANDREW LUCAS AND SEVERAL INTERESTED CITIZENS.
Note: The tape recording of this meeting plays back at a speed too fast to be discernible. These minutes reflect the notes and comments of the City Secretary.
Copy of Agenda:
1. Consider and possibly approve accepting member votes by proxy.
2. Discuss and possibly authorize expenditures for Phase I of the Riverwalk Project.
Action on Agenda Items:
1. Proxy Vote: This item was requested by Board member Glenn Wilson, whose travel schedule requires him to be out of town several times during each month. Mr. Miller asked Mr. Lucas for his opinion. Mr. Lucas stated that the By-Laws require each member to be present in order to vote. Mr. Miller closed the subject to further discussion.
2. Funding Riverwalk: Following a presentation by Margaret Drake, chair of the Riverwalk Committee, and engineer Michael Buckley, the Board was in agreement that the funds should be released for the Riverwalk. There was some discussion about the boardwalk and its life expectancy considering the rapid rise of the river during a heavy rain. It was agreed that only the elevated portion that crosses the drainage pipe will be boardwalk; the remainder will be concrete. Upon a motion made by Mr. Miller and seconded by Mr. Villa, the Board unanimously agreed to approve expenditures in the amount of $643,710, which includes a 20% contingency fee of $107,285.
It was agreed that from now on the Board will meet at 6:00 PM on the first Monday of each month, beginning March 2, 2009. Agenda for that meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Water Park.
With no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at approximately 7:15 PM.
Water Park! I had heard rumours that there was to be a water park quite some time ago on the hill by where the Holiday Inn Express is now. Then I heard that maybe a water park was going to go in behind the Comfort Inn. Anyone know where there are plans for this to be ?