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[CALL TO ORDER]

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>>> IT'S 8:30 A.M., DECEMBER THE 3RD. WE HAVE THE VERY IMPORTANT GUEST WITH US, I SAY INTRODUCE IN JUST A BIT. BEFORE

[INVOCATION]

WE DO SO,

>>> WE HAVE CARSON DOOLEY AND CHRISTINA AND HIS DAD,

[PLEDGE TO THE UNITED STATES FLAG AND THE TEXAS FLAG]

CHRISTOPHER IS HERE. CARSON IS A FIFTH GRADER AND HE'S A PROUD PLEDGE THIS MORNING.

PICTURE? >>> WE DO HAVE A SERVICE AWARD

[PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS]

ON THIS MORNING. I'M GOING TO BE HIGHLIGHTING MR. MICHAEL MATTHEWS FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE IN PUBLIC WORKS. I WILL DO SO

VIA VIDEO. >> BE HERE ON THIS MORNING. SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT HIS ABSENCE. DONNA IS HERE WITH US THIS MORNING.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALBUS. SHE WAS NOT WITH US LAST TIME AND WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SWEAR HER IN SO WE'LL GET THAT DONE THIS MORNING, AND WE INVITE YOU DOWN TO THE FRONT AND WE'LL

GET YOU SWORN IN. >> I, DONNA ALBUS DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ABILENE AND THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WILL, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES, PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE

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SO HELP ME GOD.

>> THERE'S A PHOTO OP FOR YOU RIGHT THERE, DONNA.

>> YOU DIDN'T ASK IF I HAD ANYTHING TO SAY.

>> I DON'T HAVE TO. >> I ASKED MY KITCHEN CABINET NOT TO COME TODAY, TO STAY HOME AND BE SAFE OR IN THEIR OFFICE ENVIRONMENT BUT THEY STOOD BEHIND ME FOR TWO CAMPAIGNS AND WE REALLY HAD A GREAT CAMPAIGN BECAUSE WE WERE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER AND THAT'S WHAT ABILENE'S ALL ABOUT. WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO SERVE ONE MORE TERM ON THE COUNCIL. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO THE CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTING OF ITEMS 4

[CONSENT AGENDA]

THROUGH ITEM 9. THESE WILL BE CONSIDERED WITH ONE MOTION AND NO DISCUSSION UNLESS A COUNCIL MEMBER OR CITIZEN REQUESTS SEPARATE DISCUSSION. I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE, WE HAVE --

>> DAVID SUAREZ FOR NUMBER 9. >> NUMBER 9.

>> OKAY. >> WE'LL PULL UP NUMBER 9. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY ITEMS THEY WANT TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS THERE ANOTHER CITIZEN THAT WOULD LOVE ANOTHER ITEM PULLED FROM ITEMS 4-9? I'LL TAKE A MOTION ON ITEMS 4-8.

>> SO MADE. >> MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER

RENTZ. >> SECOND.

>> SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE. ANY DISCUSSION? WE'RE

READY TO VOTE. >> MAYOR PRO-TEM PRICE.

>> YES. >> COUNCIL MEMBER RENTZ.

>> YES. >> COUNCIL MEMBER ALBUS.

>> YES. >> COUNCIL MEMBER CRAVER.

>> YES. >> AND COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS.

>> YES. >> I INVITE MR. SWARTZ TO THE

[9. Ordinance (First Reading): Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Cuts (Mike Rains)]

PODIUM. ROBERT, I WANT YOU TO BE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT CUTS ALREADY MADE. TEXAS IS ONLY BEHIND CALIFORNIA IN JOBS LOST DURING COVID 19. CERTAINLY IT'S AFFECTED OUR ECONOMY HERE IN ABILENE, TEXAS. SO THIS BUDGET BEGAN OCTOBER 1ST, HOWEVER, IN THE MIDST OF LAST FISCAL YEAR THE CITY MADE CUTS. IN FACT THE LAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS THEY MADE CUTS SO I WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT THOSE AS WE HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE BUDGET CUTS IN FRONT OF US. THIS IS THE FIRST READING AND THERE WILL BE A FINAL READING IN REGARDS TO BUDGET CUTS ON THE EVENING CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 5:30 P.M. FOR THE PUBLIC. MR. SWARTZ.

>> GOOD MORNING, THIS IS DAVID SWART. AS YOU COVERED IN YOUR INTRO THERE, THE CITY MANAGER INTRODUCED CUTS AT THE EVENING MEETING PREVIOUSLY, TWO WEEKS AGO. AND I WAS -- I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP. I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I ASSUME THIS COVERS THAT BUT I'M GUESSING. THERE WAS ONE THING ABOUT 911 -- YOU SAID IT

WAS SUN SETTING. >> 211, THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, I'VE USED IT AND IT'S HELPED. LAST YEAR DURING THE TORNADO DAMAGE, THEY SAID CALL 211 TO GET HELP SO I WAS ABLE TO GET HELP THROUGH THAT. ANOTHER ONE MENTIONED WAS THE BUS SERVICE FOR SENIORS, YOU SAY CITY LINK CAN TAKE UP THE SLACK AND DO THAT. THAT'S PROBABLY ACCEPTABLE IF THEY HAVE SIMILAR SERVICE THAT THEY'VE HAD BEFORE. AND THEN YOU MENTIONED DENTAL SERVICES, PROBABLY ON THE CUTTING BLOCK.

I KNOW DENTAL SERVICE IS A VERY PERSONAL THING. IT'S UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. I KNOW THAT YOU SAID IT'S BEEN SUSPENDED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE VIRUS COMING TO AMERICA OR COMING TO OUR CITY AND STATE. I KNOW EVEN IF YOU HAVE A SHIELD ON AND A MASK, YOU ARE RIGHT UP CLOSE WITH THAT PATIENT AS YOU'RE WORKING ON THEM SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER TO THAT IS ABOUT THAT. THE LAST THING, ONE YOU MENTIONED, WAS THE SENIOR CENTER MEALS THAT YOU'VE -- I GUESS YOU'VE JUST BEEN GETTING DONATIONS AND YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO GO TO 250. THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO GO INTO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS SO YOU BETTER EXPECT TO HAVE LOTS OF CHANGE. EITHER HAVE A CHANGE THING ON THE BELT OR A COFFEE CAN FULL OF QUARTERS BECAUSE I

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CAN TELL YOU AS AN OLDER PERSON, I DON'T HAVE COINS HARDLY ANYMORE. TO MAKE IT $2.50, PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF QUARTERS IN THAT LINE, DRIVE UP LINE, AND I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO END ANYTIME SOON, THIS DRIVEUP SERVICE. WHAT I SUGGEST IS MAKE IT AN EVEN AMOUNT, MAKE IT $2. ANY MORE THAN $2, THERE'S PROBABLY NOT MANY PEOPLE THAT CAN AFFORD THAT. I FIGURED IT UP, IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, $2.50 AND IF YOU WENT EVERY DAY FOR THE FULL FIVE DAYS FOR THE WHOLE MONTH, THAT'S LIKE $62.50 IF MY MATH IS CORRECT. I'M SURE PEOPLE DON'T GO EVERY DAY BUT I WOULD SAY GO TO $2. THAT'S AN EVEN AMOUNT. YOU ONLY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE BILLS ON HAND TO MAKE CHANGE. YOU WOULD NEED ON BILLS TO MAKE CHANGE BECAUSE BEFORE WHEN I RAN A BUSINESS, SOMETIMES YOU GET THE FIRST THREE CUSTOMERS HITTING YOU WITH 20'S AND YOU DON'T HAVE SMALLER CHANGE. I'VE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN AND GO TO THE BANK TO GET CHANGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH COUNCIL THIS MORNING FOR HEARING MY INPUT ON THIS BUDGET CUTTING.

>> CITY OF ABILENE. SO THE CITY, NOT THE COUNTY, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 211 FOR YEARS. THERE WAS A HANDOFF SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHERE IT WENT TO UNITED WAY. AT THE TIME THERE WAS AN AGREEMENT THAT IT WILL BE SUNSET IN REGARDS TO THE CITY'S CONTRIBUTION TO 211 WHAT WE HAVE DONE AS THE COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF THE GOOD IT DOES FOR THE COMMUNITY, WE TRIED TO MAINTAIN THAT RELATIONSHIP.

I BELIEVE -- I'VE -- YOU CALLED ME AND YOU'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH UNITED WAY AND WORKED OUT AN OPPORTUNITY THAT MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE 211 AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS, IS THAT CORRECT.

>>> YES, MAYOR. THIS IS THE BRAINCHILD OF KATHY ASHBY, THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF UNITED WAY. WE'RE IN CONSTANT DISCUSSION ABOUT WAYS TO MEET BASIC NEEDS THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC. UNITED WAY HAS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONAL PARTNER AND 211 HAS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONAL PARTNER IN MY PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, I WENT OUT OF MY WAY TO SAY NONE OF THESE PROGRAMS, EXCEPT MAYBE SENIOR TRANSPORTATION, WHICH WAS SERVICES PEOPLE USE. SO KATHY'S SUGGESTION WAS TO CONTINUE TO FUND WAY WITH A DIRECT CASH GRANT FOR 211, $40,000. THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM -- THAT'S THROUGH DELTA BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE THE SERVICE. IF WE COULD MEET THAT, WE COULD ALLOW 211 TO CONTINUE.

THAT WAS MY RECOMMENDATION MOVING FORWARD. THE OTHER THING I WOULD LIKE TO ADD, SINCE I HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY, IS TO UPDATE YOU ON WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY THE PARKS BOARD MET TO CONSIDER THESE CUTS. THEY HAVE RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ADOPT THESE MEASURES. THEY'RE NOT -- THEY'RE EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SERVICES THAT ARE BEING STOPPED AND ALSO UNDERSTAND THESE ARE THE TIMES WE'RE IN. -- FOR PER PLAYER, PER FIELD CHARGE. MAKE THAT HIGHER BUT PROVIDE A DISCOUNT FOR THOSE THAT LIVE IN THE CITY OF ABILENE. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS THAT USE OUR FIELDS AS PART OF THE LEAGUES SO THE -- SHOULD THEY PAY MORE. WELL THEY'RE NOT PAYING PROPERTY TAXES AND SUPPORTING THE FIELDS SO IT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

>>> HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER USING THE SERVICE. I UNDERSTAND THE VALUE. IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE DO BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE VALUE.

IT HAS A LOT OF VALUE TO A LOT OF FAMILIES.

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>> AS A SERVICE OF THE CITY, THAT'S OFFERED FOR THOSE THAT ARE INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED. WITH A YOU'RE SAYING IS THERE'S A NONPROFIT IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAS A DESIRE TO HAVE A PROGRAM, THERE COULD BE A POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP. WE SEE THIS AS A SERVICE THAT COULD BE USED IN OUR COMMUNITY. TRYING TO NAVIGATE WITH COVID-19, WE TALKED ABOUT LMI, LOW MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND THAT'S MEASURED BY FAMILIES OF FOUR THAT MAKE $26,000 OR LESS. THIS COUNCIL IN THIS CURRENT BUDGET HAS ALLOCATED OVER $12 MILLION FOR THOSE FAMILIES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRANSIT SYSTEM WHERE WE GET ALMOST -- SO THE CUTS, PROPOSED CUTS, HAVE BEEN DONE SO WITH A LOT OF CONSIDERATION. A DENTAL PROGRAM, WHICH THREE YEARS AGO WAS -- WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK EVEN. IT'S REALLY -- WE'VE ALLOCATED ALMOST A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN THAT TIME PERIOD. SO YOU KNOW THE IMPACT OF THAT, ON THE AVERAGE A DAY, 2.4 OF OUR NEIGHBORS VISIT THAT FACILITY. SO IT'S LESS THAN 12 IN A WEEK. A NUMBER OF THOSE ARE INMATES. SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT AND LOOKED AT THE CUT, ALTHOUGH I WILL SAY I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S NEEDED, IT'S NOT TURNED OUT TO BE LIKE WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

>> IT WOULD BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO PROVIDE FREE THE COMMITTEE TO WEIGH IN. THIS WAS PRESENTED AS A PRESENTATION AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING. THIS IS A FIRST READING TODAY THEN AT THE EVENING MEETING -- THAT WAS ALLOWED TO BE DONE TO PROVIDE INPUT. IT WAS THE CITY MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION TO US. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AS COUNCIL TO MAKE THE DECISION. THE ONE I HAVE HEARTBURN ABOUT IS THE ADDITIONAL $2.50 FOR MEALS FOR SENIORS, SOME OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORKED LONG AND HARD IN ABILENE, TEXAS, AND THIS MAY BE ONE OF THE ONLY MEALS THEY RECEIVE THAT DAY. THE IMPLICATION OF -- $189,000. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AS THAT IN OUR MEETING ON -- OR I WILL, ON THE MEETING ON THE 17TH OF DECEMBER. COUNCIL, ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER, BEFORE WE HAVE A PUBLIC MEETING.

>> I WANT TO MAKE ONE MORE STATEMENT, THESE CUTS, THE MAJORITY ARE NOT TIED TO COVID. THEY'RE TIED TO THE FACT WE KNOW LONGER HAVE AND WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE MAKING ADDITIONAL BUDGET CUTS --

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I WANT TO FOLLOW UP WITH REGARD FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR REVENUE FOR RECOVERY, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY AND WE CAN ADDRESS IT AT THE NEXT BUDGET, HOW WE WANT TO HANDLE IT LONG TERM.

ONE IS THE LAST MINUTE PARK IMPROVEMENTS APPROVED IN THE BUDGET PROCESS. HOW MUCH OF THAT HAS BEEN SPENT?

>> WE HAVE SOME MONEY ON PLANNING THAT HAS BEEN SPENT.

I'M NOT AWARE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BUT THAT ALSO CAME OUT OF YOU WANT A SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNT

>> YOU CAN HAVE IT AT THE NEXT MEETING.

>> WE'LL HAVE IT AT THE NEXT MEETING.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT POSSIBILITY OF USING THAT FUNDING SHORT TERM SO WE CAN ADDRESS IT IN A PERMANENT WAY NEXT SUMMER. THAT, THEN THE OTHER WAS WE HAD A SALARY INCREASE AS THE MAYOR POINTED OUT. TEXAS IS NUMBER TWO -- NUMBER OF JOBS LOST STATEWIDE AND NOT MANY PEOPLE GETTING PAY INCREASES, SO IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OUT TO POLICE AND FIRE AND HAVE AN AMENDMENT TO DELAY THAT ANOTHER QUARTER? ARE TWO THINGS I WANTED TO BRING UP SINCE I WASN'T ABLE TO BE AT

THE LAST MEETING. >>> I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP WITH A COMMENT YOU MADE ABOUT THE REDUCTIONS AND STREAMLINING.

MOST PEOPLE SEE WHAT THE FINAL AMOUNT IS ON THE PROPERTY TAX RATE AND IT'S BEEN GOING UP. IF YOU LOOK AT HOW IT IT'S BROKEN UP, WHAT'S GOING UP IS WHAT'S GOING INTO PAYING BACK THE BONDS WITH OPERATIONS IS A -- REFLECTION OF WHAT

>> MR. HANNA, I THINK YOU ADDRESSED THIS BUT FOR OUR NEXT MEETING AND YOU MENTIONED SOME OF THE CUTS BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THESE CUTS ARE NOT THE FIRST STEP IN CUTTING.

WE HAVE BEEN CUTTING AND PAIRING BACK FOR QUITE A WHILE. ALSO YOU MENTIONED THIS IS NOT COVID RELATED.

>> CORRECT. >> THIS IS INTERNET TAX, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> YES, SIR.

>> IS THAT WHAT IT'S CALLED? >> IT'S CALLED SOMETHING, THE

INTERNET TAX FREEDOM ACT. >> OKAY. THEN THE OTHER THING, AND MY MATH WAS DIFFERENT THAN MR. SWARTZ BUT I'LL DEFER TO HIM BECAUSE HE'S BETTER WITH MATH THAN I AM. I WAS THINKING 50 BUCKS. IF PEOPLE -- WOULD THERE BE AN OPPORTUNITY, IF SOMEONE KNEW OF SOMEONE WHO DEPENDED ON THE LUNCHES FOR THEM TO PAY FOR SOMEBODY ELSE? IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ALLOW FOR SOMEBODY TO PAY FOR SOMEONE'S ELSE TO HAVE LUNCHES OR FOODS?

>> ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MENTIONED -- THE PARKS BOARD, IT WOULD BE MY HOPE WE HAVE A PROGRAM TIED TO THE FEE THAT WOULD PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS THAT COULDN'T AFFORD -- IF THERE'S A SENIOR THAT NEEDED LUNCH, THEY WOULD GET LUNCH. ABILENE IS NOT THE COMMUNITY THAT TURNS YOU AWAY BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE $2.50 FOR LUNCH, ESPECIALLY -- AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, A NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ALREADY. >> THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE IT.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING?

THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>> WE'RE IN A PUBLIC HEARING.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? IF SO, GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. COUNCIL, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FURTHER CONVERSATION ON THIS SUBJECT

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MATTER IN OUR EVENING CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN TWO WEEKS.

ANY COMMENTS FROM THE COUNCIL? ANY DIRECTON YOU WANT TO GIVE

TO THE CITY MANAGER? >> I AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE THAT WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT THE INCREASE IN PAY FOR THE EMPLOYEES. WE THINK WE HAVE THE BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD, I THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO BE TEAM PLAYERS AS WELL AS THE POLICE AND THE FIRE. AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OPTION THAT WE SURE

NEED TO LOOK INTO. >> ANY COMMENTS FROM THE COUNCIL? I'LL TAKE A MOTION TO GLEEKED.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE. WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO ITEM

[10. Ordinance (Final Reading): Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Operating Budget for the City of Abilene by Appropriating Funds from the Bureau Justice Assistance Grant to Add One (1) Civilian Position to the Abilene Fire Department Budget Ordinance (Cande Flores)]

NO. 10. CANDE FLORES WILL PRESENT THIS ITEM.

>> GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL. WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU HERE IS A AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET ORDINANCE AS IT PERTAINS TO PERSONNEL, CAN YOU HEAR ME? AS IT PERTAINS TO PERSONNEL, NONCIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL. SO JUST A BRIEF HISTORY. IN 2018 THINGS KICKED OFF AS THE TEAM WAS ORGANIZED TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FOR THE CITY OF ABILENE. AN OUTSIDE AGENCY WAS COMMISSIONED TO AID IN EVALUATION OF OUR SYSTEM AND NEEDS. THEY RECOMMENDED A COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM OR SEVERAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAMS BE CREATED TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.

TO FUND THAT IN 2018 WE ACTUALLY APPLIED FOR THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE GRANT AT THAT TIME. BUT IT WAS NOT FUNDED. SO IN 2019, THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY AND PRIVATE GROUPS, WE WERE ABLE TO INITIATE CRT1 CONSISTING OF ABILENE POLICE OFFICER, POLICE, PARAMEDIC, AND THAT TEAM WAS INITIATED INTO PLACE JUNE 13, 2019. SEPTEMBER OF 2019, WE WERE INFORMED WE DID RECEIVE THE SECOND ROUND OF THAT JUSTICE RE-- JRI FUND. THE FUNDS ARE JUST NOW BEING RELEASED, SO IT TOOK OVER A YEAR TO GET IT IN PLACE BUT THOSE FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED TO CREATE A SECOND TEAM, WHICH IS VERY MUCH NEEDED IN THE CITY. THAT FUND WILL FUND THE TEAM FOR 36 MONTHS.

ABILENE WILL HIRE A CIVILIAN PARAMEDIC TO STAFF THAT TEAM.

THE REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE THE FUND MAY HAVE LIMITATIONS, IT MAY NOT BE REFUNDED SO THE FACT THAT IT MAY BE ONLY A 36 MONTH POSITION, WE DO NOT WANT TO CREATE ANOTHER FIREFIGHTER POSITION IN -- NEED TO INCREASE OUR PERSONNEL BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR NON-CIVIL SERVICE BY ONE. THAT WILL GO FROM EIGHT TO NINE PERSONNEL.

CRT2 IS SLATED TO BE IMPLEMENTED DECEMBER 14 OF THIS MONTH. WE WILL SEE HOW THAT PROGRESSES. THE BUDGET -- THE FISCAL IMPACT, THERE IS NO FISCAL IMPACT. THIS IS A NONMATCHING GRANT SO THERE'S ZERO IMPACT FOR THE FIRST 36 MONTHS. AT THE END OF 36 MONTHS, THIS WILL BE EVALUATED TO DETERMINE HOW TO PROCEED FROM THERE. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> CHIEF, WAS THAT PART OF THE CONVERSATION WITH THE MEADOWS

FOUNDATION IN -- >> IT WAS.

>> DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU AND THE CHIEF AND

OTHERS TALKED ABOUT. >> THE MEADOWS HEALTH CLING WAS CLINIC WAS THE GROUP BROUGHT IN TO CREATE THE EVALUATION OF THE CITY. THEY FOUND WE HAD A VERY LARGE NEED FOR A SECOND TYPE OF SERVICE. THE CHIEF WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND GETTING THAT INITIATED AND GETTING THAT GROUP STARTED. THAT BEHAVIORAL ADVISORY TEAM WAS CREATED FROM THAT AND THERE ARE SEVERAL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THIS AND THAT -- RESPONSE TEAM. THIS TEAM RESPONDS TO SOME

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EMERGENT, MAINLY NONEMERGENT CALLS, DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE IN A STATE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BEFORE BECOMING EMERGENT. SO THEY ARE REALLY GOING OUT, DOING A LOT OF FOLLOW UP, GOING OUT AND BEING PREEMPTIVE IN DEALING WITH THESE ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME DIRE OR EMERGENT SO THEY HAVE DONE A LOT OF GOOD WORK THROUGH THAT FIRST TEAM SUCCESS, WE HAVE SEEN THE NEED FOR A SECOND TEAM TO OFFSET SOME OF THE HOURS TO COVER SOME AREAS THAT TEAM IS NOT ABLE TO COVER SO THAT'S THE

WHOLE PREMISE FOR -- >> IT'S ABOUT A THREE-YEAR CONVERSATION AND OUR COUNTRY, IN A LOT OF WAYS, ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN A CRIMINAL WAY. ABILENE AND OTHER COMMUNITIES AROUND THE STATE DID A DEEP DIVE ON HOW TO DO IT DIFFERENT SO WE APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR EFFORTS AND THE INITIATIVE IN TAKING CARE OF THOSE NEIGHBORS. ANY QUESTIONS OF THE CHIEF BEFORE

THE PUBLIC HEARING? >> YES. DO YOU HAVE ANY NUMBER OF HOW MANY CALLS THE CRT1 HAVE MADE?

>> 2020, THEY CONTACTED ABOUT 200 INDIVIDUALS. THAT INCLUDES NEW CONTACTS AND FOLLOW-UPS. AND LIKE I SAID, THERE ARE DATES AND TIMES THAT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO COVER BECAUSE OF THEIR WORK HOURS. SO THE SECOND TEAM WILL HAVE SOME OVERLAP BUT THEY'LL ALSO COVER TIMES THEY'RE NOT AVAILABLE.

>> SO THEY WORK LIKE AN 8:00 TO 5:00 OR --

>> THE FIRST TEAM WORKS 8:00 TO 6:00 THURSDAY THREW FRIDAY, THE SECOND TEAM, 10:00 TO 8:00, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

>> OKAY. AT THE END OF THAT THREE YEARS, THEN WILL IT BECOME THE CITY'S RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THIS EXTRA POSITION? OR WILL YOU GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MILLION DOLLARS

GRANT MONEY. >> AT THE END OF THREE YEARS IT WILL HAVE TO BE EVALUATED. IF THE CITY DECIDES AT THAT POINT TO CONTINUE BY FUNDING IT, THAT WILL BE UP TO THE CITY COUNCIL

MEMBERS. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> I HAVE ONE. WE DON'T HAVE COVERAGE ON THE WEEKEND?

>> WE DO NOT HAVE COVERAGE ON THE WEEKEND. IT'S ACTUALLY -- THERE ARE SOME HOURS IN THERE THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, WHEN PEOPLE ARE OFF, THEY'RE HOME TAKING CARE OF THEIR LOVED ONES SO THAT NEED IS NOT AS BIG ON THE WEEKEND.

>> OKAY. >> ARE THERE THOUGHTS OF MOVING OR TRANSITIONING THE CRT1 PARAMEDIC TO NONCIVIL SERVICE OR

CAN YOU LEAVE IT AS IT IS. >> FOR NOW WE'LL LEAVE IT AS IT IS. AT THE END OF 36 MONTHS WE'LL SEE HOW THE CIVILIAN POSITION COMPARES TO THE NONCIVIL SERVICE POSITION AND MAKE A COMPARISON AND FORMULATE A PLAN.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, CHIEF. AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE

RECORD. >> I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. COUNCIL, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, I'LL TAKE A MOTION TO SECOND.

>> MOTION FOR APPROVAL. >> MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER RENTZ AND SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER. WE'RE READY TO GO.

[11. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-15: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Carriage Hills Development Corporation, agent Jacob & Martin LLC, to rezone property from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a Residential Single-Family (RS-6) District on 52.88 acres of now-vacant land in the 7700-7800 blocks (east side) of Maple Street in far south Abilene (Mike Warrix)]

>> MOTION CARRIES. WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM 11 AND I'LL ASK MIKE WARRIX, DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, TO PRESENT

THIS ITEM. >> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR COUNCIL.

I AM MIKE WARRIX, DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES. THE FIRST ZONING CASE OF THE MORNING IS Z-2020-15, THE APPLICANT IS CARRIAGE HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE AGENT JACOB & MARTIN LLC. THEIR REQUEST IS TO REZONE PROPERTY FROM AGRICULTURAL OPEN ZONING RS6, A SINGLE FAMILY ZONING DISTRICT. NOTIFICATION THAT WE HAD SENT OUT RESULTED IN TWO IN FAVOR AND ONE IN OPPOSITION. THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT MAPLE AND FM707. PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND THEY ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL.

TO THE MAPS, HERE'S A GENERAL LOCATION MAP. THE PROPERTY YOU

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SEE MAPLE STREET TO THE WEST, THAT SUBDIVISION TO THE EAST IS AN UNINCORPORATED TAYLOR COUNTY ZONING MAP OF THAT IMMEDIATE AREA SHOWING AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE ZONING AND SIMILAR ZONING TO TO THE NORTH, RS6 SO IT'S SIMILAR TO ZONING SAMPLING OF THE PERMITTED USES FROM THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE PERMITTED IN RS6. AGAIN, THEY'RE INTERESTED IN SINGLE FAMILY. SUBJECT VIEWS, NOT A LOT OUT THERE. VERY NICE LANDSCAPE. NOTIFICATION AREA MAP SHOWING TWO RESPONSES IN FAVOR AND ONE IN OPPOSITION. STAFF REVIEWED THIS AS WE ALWAYS DO IN PURSUANT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS REVIEW CRITERIA OF 1414, SECTION 1414, THAT'S WHAT WE BASE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON. STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL TO THE PLAN COMMISSION AND THEY IN TURN HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND THEY WERE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL TO THE CITY COUNCIL THIS MORNING. STAFF AND I ARE HERE, IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CASE. >> THANK YOU, QUESTIONS OF MIKE BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING, COUNCIL?

>> THANK YOU. >> AT THIS TIME, I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM IF SO, PLEASE GAVE YOUR NAME.

>> CLAYTON PHARAOH, AGENT FOR THE DEVELOPER. THIS IS TO SUPPORT THE CONTINUED EXPANSION OF THE CARRIAGE HILL SUBDIVISION, SIMILAR USE TO WHAT IS NORTH OF IT. WE AGREE IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR THE AREA AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS. >> ANY QUESTIONS?

>> STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. IS ANYONE ELSE HERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER ALBUS AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CRAVER. WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

>> I MOVE TO ITEM 12, I WANT TO INVITE MIKE WARRIX AGAIN.

[12. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-16: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Carriage Hills Development Corporation, agent Jacob & Martin LLC, to rezone property from Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a Planned Development (PD) District allowing residential townhome development having clusters of as few as two dwelling units, on 22.13 acres of now-vacant land located east from the 7700-7800 blocks of Maple Street and west from Kristie Path and Alex Way in the Sawgrass Addition (Mike Warrix)]

>> THIS IS ITEM 12 ON CASE Z-2020-16, THIS IS A CARRIAGE HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REQUEST. THE AGENT BEING JACOB & MARTIN LLC. REZONING REQUEST, THE SAME GENERAL AREA ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY THAT YOU JUST REZONED. THIS IS A REZONING REQUEST FROM AO, AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT FOR PURPOSES OF CONSTRUCTING DUPLEX RESIDENTIAL UNITS. NOTIFICATION WAS SENT OUT, WE RECEIVED TWO IN FAVOR AND FIVE IN OPPOSITION. PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE BACK LAST MONTH AND THEY ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS. SHOWING THE SUBJECT PROPERTY JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE PROPERTY THAT WE LOOKED AT. ZONING MAP SHOWING ALL OF THAT PRIMARILY AGRICULTURAL AND AS YOU KNOW, THAT IS A HOLDING PATTERN, IF YOU WILL, FOR PROPERTY THAT WOULD BE EVENTUALLY REZONED TO SOME OTHER ZONING AND USED FOR OTHER USES. HERE'S THE GRAPHIC CONCEPT PLAN THAT IS REQUIRED FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS SHOWING THE GENERAL PRELIMINARY CONCEPTUAL LAYOUT OF THE STREET, ROADWAY, AT WORK AND THE CONFIGURATION OF LOTS ON THE PROPERTY. THIS WAS MADE AS PART OF THE EXHIBIT IN THE ORDINANCE IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THIS WOULD BE SPLIT LOT DUPLEX DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROPERTY LINE WILL RUN BETWEEN THE UNITS, TWO UNITS.

IT HAS A MEDIUM DENSITY AS A BASE TO THE PD, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. THESE ARE THE USES PERMITTED AS A MEDIUM RESIDENTIAL. TO THE TOP LEFT YOU CAN SEE DUPLEX UNITS LISTED AS PERMANENT USES. PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE SUBJECT AREA.

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NOTIFICATION MAP. YOU SEE MOST OF THE OPPOSITION IS OVER ON THAT EASTERN SIDE. WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE OUTSIDE OF THE NOTIFICATION AREA. AGAIN, THAT SUBDIVISION IS NOT IN THE CITY LIMITS, IT'S AN -- AND WE HAVE TWO IN FAVOR. STAFF IS OF THE OPINION THAT REQUEST IS IN COMPLIANCE AND CONFORMITY TO THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. IT GENERALLY CONFORMS TO FUTURE LAND USE. WE REVIEWED IT PURSUANT TO SECTION 1414, THE REVIEW CRITERIA FOR REZONING CASES. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL WITHOUT CONDITIONS. PLANNING COMMISSION DID HEAR THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND THEY CAME OUT WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS. THAT CONDITION IS THAT SOME TYPE OF BUFFERING BE PROVIDED. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG BUT THE BUFFER WOULD BE BETWEEN THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUBDIVISION TO THE EAST. THE LDC DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY BUFFERING IN THAT LOCATION. IT DOES REQUIRE THAT PROPERTY WERE TO BE IN THE CITY, AND IF IT WERE A LOWER INTENSITY USE, WHICH IT WOULD BE IN THIS CASE, A BUFFER WOULD BE REQUIRED. IN THIS CASE SINCE THAT PROPERTY IS NOT IN THE CITY LIMITS, IT DOES NOT APPLY IN

TERMS OF PROVIDING THAT BUFFER. >> BEFORE US IS THE PLANNING AND ZONING RECOMMENDATION. BEFORE US IS WITH THE STIPULATION OF A

BUFFER. >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. WARRIX? >> SO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AGAINST THIS DON'T LIVE IN THE CITY? IS THAT CORRECT? AND

THEY DON'T PAY PROPERTY TAXES? >> YEAH, THE FIVE RED DOTS WE'RE LOOKING AT THERE, THOSE ARE NOT IN THE CITY LIMITS.

>> OKAY. SO IF WE WANTED TO, WE COULD -- AS YOU MENTIONED, P AND Z IS BEFORE US BUT WE HAVE THE OPTION OF GOING BACK TO WHAT

STAFF RECOMMENDED. >> CORRECT.

>> OKAY. >> IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING THIS DEVELOPER WILL PRO PROVIDED A ADEQUATE BUFFERING

PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING? >> HOW IS TRAFFIC FLOW? DOES IT FLOW 707 AND MAPLE BOTH OUT OF THIS?

>> YES. IT DOES. >> ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL? THANK YOU, MIKE. AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? IF SO, FORWARD YOUR NAME FORWARD.

>> CLAYTON BARROW, AGENT FOR THE DEVELOPER. THIS IS THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL PORTION OF THIS TRACT OF LAND.

AS MIKE WAS MENTIONING, THE BOUNDARY FOR THIS TRACT LOOKS ARBITRARY, VERY INTENTIONAL ACTUALLY. THE DIAGONAL LINE -- I'LL GO BACK, THE DIAGONAL LINE ON THE NORTHWEST IS AN EXISTING GAS LINE. THE SOUTH LINE IS EXISTING OVERHEAD ELECTRIC. THE EASTERN LINE IS THE CITY LIMIT LINE. THIS CREATES A NATURAL POCKET NEIGHBORHOOD AS PART OF THE CARRIAGE HILLS DEVELOPMENT.

THE OWNER HAS A DESIRE TO DO DUPLEXES. THAT'S SOLELY WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. WE RECOGNIZE MD ALLOWS DUPLEXES BUT -- THIS IS THE REASON WE ASK THE STAFF OR ASK THE COUNCIL TO ASK THE STAFF TO BRING SOMETHING FORWARD TO HELP WITH US THAT.

PLANNED RETAIL AND SHOPPING TO THE SOUTH AS PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT. AND WE AGREE WITH STAFF THE BUFFER IS NOT TRULY APPLICABLE, THOSE MD, THEY WILL HAVE A NATURAL BUFFER WITH A YEAR YARD SETBACK AND PLANNED LANDSCAPING OF A TYPICAL DUPLEX

LOT. >> IN REGARDS TO THE PLANNING AND ZONING RECOMMENDATION, IS IT DOABLE?

>> LIKE I SAID, THE BUFFER IS DIFFICULT TO ENFORCE, I WOULD BELIEVE, AS WELL. THERE'S A NATURAL BUFFER BASED ON THE MD

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ZONING. SO THERE'S -- WE'RE ALREADY BOUND BY THE BASE ZONING MD. THERE WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER LAND USE BUFFERS BASED ON THE FACT THEY CAN'T BUILD CLOSER THAN 20 FEET FROM THE REAR YARD -- TO HIT THE POINT SYSTEM, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPLIED

ANYWAY. >> ITOTAL, HOW MANY UNITS?

>> ROUGHLY 900 FOR THE ENTIRE TRACT.

>> THAT MAY BE THE LARGEST DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> I BELIEVE IT IS. >> ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE OTHERS HAVE A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN. THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS WITH REGARDS TO ITEM NO. 12? I'LL ANTICIPATE A MOTION TO SECOND.

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION INSTEAD OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING. HOW DO I DO THAT?

>> SO -- IT TRULY WAS THE PROPONENTS' REQUEST. SO LET ME WORD THIS CORRECTLY. YOUR MOTION COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER IS TO MAKE A MOTION FOR THE PROPONENTS RECOMMENDATION THAT STAFF CONCURRED? IS THAT CORRECT?

>> YES, SIR. >> AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE.

>> IS THERE A SECOND? >> A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

[13. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-17: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from QT South LLC, agent Lauren Montgomery, to change the terms of Planned Development (PD) District Number PD 116 located on southeast corner of Old Anson Road and Interstate Highway 20 in northwest Abilene, specifically regarding the height and area of signs allowed there. Legal description being Lot 1 in Block 1 of the subdivision known as QT South LLC (Mike Warrix)]

>>> ITEM 13, AND MIKE WARRIX WILL PRESENT THIS ITEM. WE HAVE DEVELOPMENT OCCURRING IN ABILENE, TEXAS I SEE.

>> THIS IS CASE Z-2020-17. THE APPLICANT IS QUICK TRIP SOUTH LLC, AGENT LAUREN MONTGOMERY. THEY ARE REQUESTING TO AMEND THEIR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ZONING THAT Y'ALL APPROVED NOT TOO LONG AGO. IT'S FOR THEIR QT LOCATION AT 3217 OLD LANSING ROAD. NOTIFICATION RESULTED IN KNOW RESPONSES, ZERO IN FAVOR, ZERO IN OPPOSITION AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING HEARD THE REQUEST LAST MONTH AND FORWARDED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL TO YOU THIS MORNING. HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION MAP, I-20, OLD LANSING ROAD. WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL WAS TO AMEND THE PD TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE HIGHER AND LARGER SIGNAGE ON THIS SIDE. THE CURRENT PD LIMITS THEM TO 50 FEET IN HEIGHT. 300 FEET IN -- SQUARE FEET IN SIGN AREA. THEY REQUESTED THE PD AMENDMENT TO INCREASE THOSE NUMBERS TO 100 FEET IN HEIGHT AND 700 SQUARE FEET IN SIGN AREA. ZONING MAP, SOME OF THE RENDERINGS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN BEFORE. I BELIEVE THAT'S THE PROPOSED SIGN IN THE MIDDLE CENTER OF THE RENDERING. PHOTOS IN THE GENERAL AREA, NOTIFICATION MAP -- STAFF RECOMMENDED DENIAL OF THIS BASED UPON THE FACT IT IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. WE RECOMMENDED THE DENIAL BECAUSE THE SIZE OF THE -- THE SIZE THEY'RE REQUESTING IS PRETTY MUCH LARGER THAN ANY SIGN REGULATIONS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOR COMMERCIAL ZONING. IT WOULD BE LARGER THAN ANYTHING PLANNING COMMISSION DID TAKE OUR RECOMMENDATION INTO CONSIDERATION LAST MONTH AT THE HEARING, AND WE WERE ABLE TO REACH A COMPROMISE WITH THE APPLICANT THAT RESULTED IN A HEIGHT OF 70 FEET AS OPPOSED TO THE 100 THAT THEY WERE

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REQUESTING. AND 400 SQUARE FEET IN SIGN AREA AS OPPOSED TO THE 700 THAT THEY WERE REQUESTING. THAT WAS AGREEABLE TO BOTH PARTIES AND WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION, APPROVAL WITH THAT CONDITION IS HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY.

>> THANK YOU MR. WARRIX. I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH ABILENE. IT MAY BE THE MOST -- INAUDIBLE IN SOME TIME SO HOPEFULLY IT ATTRACTS PEOPLE AND PROVIDES MORE TAX REVENUE.

DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PUBLIC HEARING?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT. THE SIGN AT WAL-MART, CRACKER BARREL, AT 351, THEY HAVE MULTIPLE 60-FOOT SIGNS AND ONE 75-FOOT SIGN. I DROVE AROUND I-20 THAT DIRECTION AND THOSE TREES THAT ARE THERE THAT YOU DON'T SEE UNTIL IS THERE A REASON IT'S 70-FOOT NED OF INSTEAD OF 75-FOOT

HEIGHT? >> I THINK THAT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, THE VISIBILITY OF THAT AREA AND THE HEIGHTS OF THE OTHER SIGNS THAT ARE IN PLACE IN THAT GENERAL AREA.

>> IDENTIFY BE COMFORTABLE WITH 75-FOOT TO MATCH WHAT WE ALREADY APPROVED -- THAT AREA? THERE'S ANOTHER GAS SIGN. IS IT THE -- SO WHAT -- DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HEIGHT OF THAT SIGN IS?

>> I DO NOT KNOW. >> I'M -- UNLESS THERE'S A STRUCTURAL ISSUE THAT 75 WOULD BE UNSTABLE, 75 -- IF WE'VE ALREADY GOT 75-FOOT SIGNS, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT

EXTRA HEIGHT. >> MAYBE THE APPLICANT IS HERE AND THEY CAN ADDRESS THAT AS WELL.

>> CURRENTLY DURING THE PLANNING AND ZONING, THERE WAS A

THANK YOU, MIKE. >> WE DO HAVE ONE CARD FROM MR. SWARTZ AND WE'LL INVITE HIM AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR ANYONE ELSE. I GUESS I SHOULD READ THIS FIRST. AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING, INVITED TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM. IF YOU HAVE THAT DESIRE, SUBMIT

YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. >> MR. SWART.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCIL. DAVID SWART AGAIN. BOTH COUNCIL MEMBERS STOLE MY THUNDER. I'M GOING TO SAY FIVE EXTRA FEET, HOW MUCH MORE SALES TAX WILL WE GET? I WANT TO SUGGEST 450 INSTEAD OF 400. I THINK MAYBE YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS CAN GET ON WITH THAT EXTRA 50 SQUARE FEET ON THE SIGN BUT IT'S JUST LIKE IF WAL-MART HAS A 75-FOOT SIGN, WHY WOULD YOU DENY QUICK TRIP NOT TO HAVE AT LEAST THAT SAME HEIGHT? WAL-MART, YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN IT CAME TO THE COUNCIL AND 75-FOOT. AND LIKE MR. MCALISTER SAID, I DID NOT GAUGE OR JUDGE ALLSOP'S SIGN BUT YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, 75-FOOT. I WOULD SUGGEST 50-FOOT BIGGER. I KNOW IT'S JUST GOING TO HAVE THE WORD QT UP THERE. QUICK TRIP. ANYWAY, I FIGURED THAT EXTRA 50 SQUARE FEET AND EXTRA FIVE FOOT HEIGHT COULD RESULT IN MORE SALES TAX COMING INTO OUR CITY. IT'S DEFINITELY -- IF WAL-MART HAS IT 75-FOOT, I THINK THAT THEY OUGHT TO HAVE IT 75-FOOT AND I THINK THE EXTRA 50 SQUARE FEET ON THE SIGN, I THINK THAT'S REASONABLE TO EXPECT WITH THE EXTRA FIVE FEET BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE COMING TO THE EAST, THAT EXIT THAT YOU GOT OFF IS LIKE, GO A LONG WAY TO GET TO THE NEXT EXIT. BY THEN PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE'LL JUST STOP IT SOMEWHERE ELSE. MAYBE THEY STOP DOWN AT MURPHY OR SOMETHING OR SOME OTHER COMPETITOR ON THE FREEWAY

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THAT'S WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST, COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE, THAT YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. 75-FOOT AND I SUGGEST 50 MORE SQUARE FEET ON THE SIGN. IT'S NOT TOO UNREASONABLE FOR A POSSIBILITY OF GETTING MORE SALES TAX. I WENT OUT AND LOOKED AT THAT LAST WEEK AND IT'S A GOOD-LOOKING LOT, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR, AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO OUR CITY WITH BEING ON THE NORTH CENTRAL PART OF THE CITY. UNLESS IF YOU PASS THE TWO PLACES OUT AT TIDE, THE FIRST ONE YOU COME TO IS THIS NEW LOCATION AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT BENEFIT TO OUR CITIZENS. SO I WOULD TELL YOU TO CONSIDER 75-FOOT HIGH AND 450 ON THE SQUARE FEETAGE, ONLY 50-FOOT MORE AND FIVE FOOT HIGHER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL,

FOR LISTENING TO MY INPUT. >> ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO

SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? >> GOOD MORNING, LAURA MONTGOMERY WITH JJH, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT

HAVE? >> WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THE

SUGGESTION WE GO A TALLER? >> I'LL TAKE THE BIGGEST SIGN I

CAN GET. >> NO OBJECTION.

>> FIVE FOOT IS BASICALLY -- IT'S NOT A LOT OF HEIGHT.

>> OUR NEXT SIGN IS ACTUALLY 49 SQUARE FEET LARGER, SO IF I COULD HAVE THE EXTRA SQUARE FEETAGE THAT WOULD BE GREAT, THE

HIGHER THE BETTER. >>

>> THANK YOU. >> WE'RE STILL IN THE PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND IS THERE A MOTION?

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST MODIFYING THE HEIGHT

TO 75 FEET. >> WE HAVE A MOTION. IS THERE A

SECOND? >> I WOULD LIKE FOR THE STAFF TO HAVE A REASON WHY THEY WANTED 70 INSTEAD OF 75-FOOT SIGN

>> SERVICES, THE APPLICANT REQUESTED THE SIGN AS A COMPROMISE. THE MAIN REASON WAL-MART'S SIGN IS THAT SHORTER IS WE COMPROMISESSED ON THE SQUARE FEETAGE TO GET THEM THAT HEIGHT. FOR THEM TO HAVE THAT HEIGHT, THEY WENT DOWN IN SIZE IN WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU GO DOWN THE HIGHWAY INSTEAD. SO THE OTHER SIGNS WE HAVE BASICALLY WOULD BE SMALLER IN SIZE IF YOU

WENT UP HIGHER. >> WHAT SIZE IS WAL-MART'S?

>> WAL-MART'S SIGN IS THE 75 HEIGHT.

>> HIGH. >> YES, BUT IT IS SMALLER IN SQUARE FEET SO IT'S UNDER 300 SQUARE FEET.

>> IT'S UNDER 300? >> I THINK WE CAN APPROVE SOMETHING BIGGER, THEY COULD ALWAYS GO SMALLER, COULDN'T

THEY? >> I THINK COUNCIL CAN APPROVE WHAT THEY WANT TO. I JUST WANTED YOU TO HAVE -- THE REASON

FOR THE STAFF'S LOGIC. >> I MEAN THE COMPANY CAN ALWAYS GO BACK TO 7400, EVEN IF WE APPROVE -- WITHOUT COMING BACK

FOR REAPPROVAL. >> THEY COULD CONSTRUCT A SMALLER SIGN.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION. >>

>> IS THERE A SECOND FOR THE MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE?

>> HIS IS 75, 400, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> YES. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER. ANY FURTHER

COMMENT? >> I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HIM THE 450, GIVE THEM THAT OPTION. THEY DON'T HAVE TO USE IT.

>> SO A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> SO WE -- UNLESS COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE IS WILLING TO AMEND HIS MOTION.

>> THE -- AS I WAS LOOKING AT THAT, THE WAL-MART SIGN IS 75-FOOT, IT'S 200 SQUARE FEET BUT THEY ALSO HAVE MULTIPLE 60-FOOT SIGNS. THEY HAVE MANY SIGNS THAT ARE BIGGER THAN THE OTHER NORMAL SIGNS. AND THE -- BUT IT'S -- WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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THE HEIGHT AND GOING SMALLER IS LIKE THE TALLER IT IS, THE -- NEIGHBORHOOD, EVEN THE HIGHER SIGNS REQUESTED, I'LL AMEND MY

MOTION TO 450. >> SO WE HAVE AN AMENDED MOTION IS THERE A SECOND TO THE AMENDED MOTION?

>> I'LL SECOND THAT. >> SO WE HAVE AN AMENDED MOTION, AND AMENDED SECOND. ANY OTHER COMMENTS IN THIS REGARD? WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES. >>> WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM 14 AND

[14. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-19: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Oldham Partners LP and Windmill Circle Partners LP, agent Tony Conder, to rezone approximately 3.8 acres in a General Retail (GR) District extending 300 feet north from the 900 block of Gateway Street, and approximately 4.3 acres in an adjacent Neighborhood Retail (NR) District extending 300 feet west from the 3600-3700 blocks of Oldham Lane, to a General Commercial (GC) District (Mike Warrix)]

AGAIN INVITE MIKE WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THIS IS ZONING CASE Z-2020-19, OLDHAM PARTNERS LP AND WINDMILL CIRCLE PARTNERS LP. THE AGENT BEEN TONY CONDER. THIS IS REQUEST TO REZONE APPROXIMATELY EIGHT ACRES FROM NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL. IT'S LOCATED IN THE GATEWAY OLDHAM LANE AREA. NOTIFICATION SENT OUT RESULTED IN ONE IN FAVOR AND TWO IN OPPOSITION. PLANNING COMMISSION MET AND HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND THEY ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL. HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION MAP.

THE -- SHOWING GATEWAY STREET AND OLDHAM LANE. YOU CAN SEE THE TWO PARCELS. ZONING MAP SHOWING EXISTING GENERAL COMMERCIAL TO THE NORTHWEST OF THESE PROPERTIES. HERE'S SOME OF THE USES ALLOWABLE IN GENERAL RETAIL AND GENERAL COMMERCIAL.

WHICH YOU CAN CURRENTLY DO BY -- EACH PROPERTY AS CURRENTLY ZONED. THEY'RE REQUESTING GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING. SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE IMMEDIATE AREA. NOTIFICATION AREA MAP SHOWING ONE IN FAVOR AND TWO IN OPPOSITION. STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION LAST MONTH AND ARE FOR RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL TO YOU THIS MORNING.

>> THANK YOU MR. WARRIX. >> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THIS IS THE PROPOSED NEW LOCATION FOR WARREN CATERPILLAR SALES AND RENTAL. MR. WARRIX PRIOR TO PUBLIC HEARING?

>> YOU SAID SALES AND RENTALS ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE THEIR SERVICE? ARE THEY GOING TO MAINTAIN THEIR LOCATION ON

TREADWAY? >> THEY'RE MOVING THEIR

OPERATIONS TO THIS SITE. >> ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? IF SO, COME FORWARD AND GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> TONY CONDER, REPRESENTING THE PROPONENT. AS MR. WARRIX CAMPAIGNED, THIS IS THE PLANNED FUTURE LOCATION FOR WARREN CATERPILLAR. THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING ALONG THAT PART OF THE LOOP. COUNCIL APPROVED SIMILAR ZONING CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS FOR JOHN DEERE, WHICH IS ABOUT 500, 600 FEET FROM THAT LOCATION EARLIER THIS YEAR. AND THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF KIND OF THE PLAN OUT THERE. IF -- I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FROM MR. CONDER?

>> THANK YOU. >> WE'RE STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER CRAVER AND SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE. WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

>> ITEM 15. >> I'M SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION, I'VE BEEN NOTIFIED WE HAVE A TECHNICAL DIFFICULT WITH THE BROADCAST SO THE SOUND IS NOT COMING THROUGH AND THERE'S A BUNCH OF STATIC. THEY WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. WE COULD TAKE TEN, 15 MINUTES.

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>> A 15 MINUTE RECESS. >> YES, SIR.

>> LET'S TAKE A 15 MINUTE RECESS.

>> IF IT DOES NOT COME BACK UP,N WE CONTINUE THE MEETING?

>> YES. >> I DIDN'T WHAT THE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS ARE.

>> WE CAN -- WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

>>> THANKS FOR ALLOWING US TO TAKE A SHORT DELAY. MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING BY S STATE STATUTE HAVE TO BE POSTED -- AN ADDITIONAL CAMERA WAS BROUGHT OUT TO ACCOMMODATE IT IN CASE WE HAVE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

[15. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-20: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Albert Houle, agents Chris Barnett and Dale Scoggins, to rezone approximately 8.14 acres at 7602 thru 7734 Hwy. 83-84 and situated at or near the southwest corner of Waldrop Drive and U.S. Hwys. 83-84, from an Agricultural Open Space (AO) District to a General Commercial (GC) District (Mike Warrix]

ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND NOW WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM NO. 15 AND ASK MIKE WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

>> THANK YOU, THIS IS ZONING CASE Z-2020-20. THE AGENT IS CHRIS BARNETT AND DALE SCOGGINS THE REQUEST IS TO REZONE A PIECE OF PROPERTY FROM AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL. THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT SOUTH PLAQUE AND WALDROP DRIVE. THE NOTIFICATION RESULTED IN NO RESPONSES AND HAD THE PLANNING COMMISSIONER HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND APPROVED. THIS IS LOCATION MAP. IT'S FIVE PARCELS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE REZONING. HERE'S A ZONING MAP SHOWING IT'S ZONED AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE. PERMIT THE USES SHOULD THE PROPERTY BE REZONED, THERE HAS NOT BEEN A USE SPECIFIED TO MY KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY, SHOULD IT BE REZONED. BUT THERE'S A LISTING OF POTENTIAL USES THAT COULD GO THERE. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN THIS IMMEDIATE AREA, NOTIFICATION AREA MAP, AGAIN, NO RESPONSES TO OUR MAILING. STAFF DID FIND THAT IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN MAP. WE RECOMMEND APPROVAL BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION. THE THEY ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL THIS MORNING.

>> THANK YOU, MR. WARRIX. ANY QUESTIONS OF MIKE PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING? >> THANK YOU.

>> AT THIS TIME, I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM IF SO, PLEASE COME FORWARD TO GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS CHRIS B BARNETT, REPRESENTING TE PROPERTY OWNER. I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO STAFF'S REPORT EXCEPT I BELIEVE THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF GOOD DEVELOPABLE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HIGHWAY 384 CORRIDOR. I APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION ON THIS REQUEST. I'M OPEN TO ANY

QUESTIONS. >> ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. BARNETT THANK YOU. WE'RE STILL IN THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT I'LL ACCEPT AND MOTION AND SECOND.

>> MOVE TO APPROVAL. >> MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER

RENTZ. >> SECOND.

>> A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER ALBUS. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 16 AND

[16. Ordinance (Final Reading) Z-2020-21: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Vinson Higginbotham, agent Jack Zanger of Triangle Engineering, to rezone approximately 4.04 acres on the 4900-5000 blocks (southwest side) of South Clack Street, from an Agricultural Open Space (AO) to a General Commercial (GC) District (Mike Warrix)]

ASK MIKE WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

>> THIS IS ZONING CASE Z-2020-21. THE APPLICANT IS CARLIN ENTERPRISE, AGENTS JACK ZANGER, TRIANGLE ENGINEERING, THE REQUEST IS TO REZONE A PIECE OF PROPERTY FROM AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL. IT SEEMS LIKE A THEME TODAY. THE -- THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON -- HAS ACCESS ON TO SOUTH CLAQUE STREET. NOTIFICATION SENT OUT RESULTED TWO IN FAVOR AND ZERO IN OPPOSITION. PLANNING

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COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST. HERE IS THE LOCATION MAP SHOWING THE TRIANGULAR SHAPE.ED THE PROPERTY ON SOUTH CLAQUE STREET AND TO THE WEST, CANYON LOCK SUBDIVISION. ZONING MAP SHOWING THAT AREA AT AGRICULTURAL OPEN SPACE. I BELIEVE THAT'S RS8, SINGLE FAMILY, WHICH IS THE CANYON ROCK SUBDIVISION TO THE WEST. YOU'LL SEE THE ALIGNMENT OF A PROPOSED ARTERIAL, A PROPOSED EXTENSION OF MEMORIAL DRIVE SHOWN ON THE CITY'S ADOPTED FUTURE MAJOR AUPLANS. A WIDE RANGE OF USES E PERMITTED IN G C AND IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING THEY WANT A COLLISION SHOP OR BODY SHOP TO REPAIR DAMAGED AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS. HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN THIS IMMEDIATE AREA. NOTIFICATION AREA MAP SHOWING TWO IN FAVOR AND ZERO IN OPPOSITION. STAFF ROW VIEWED THIS AND ADOPTED FUTURE USE AND DEVELOPMENT MAP.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATED THIS AS A SPECIAL ACTIVITY AREA, COMMERCIAL ZONING SUCH AS GENERAL COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL TYPE COMMERCIAL ZONINGS SO IT'S STAFF'S OPINION, COMMERCIAL USE WOULD BE GENERALLY APPROPRIATE IN THIS AREA. WE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THEY HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO YOU THIS MORNING.

WITH THAT, STAFF AND I ARE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY

HAVE. >> THANK YOU. QUESTION OF

MR. WARRIX? >> WE RECEIVED MULTIPLE EMAILS LAST NIGHT, YESTERDAY, IN OPPOSITION, EXPRESSING CONCERNS I FORWARDED ONE THAT HAD PICTURES OF A SIMILAR LOCATION IN ST. ANGELO THAT HAD CHAIN LINK FENCE. PART OF THE PROPERTY WAS NOT FENCED AT ALL AND THERE WERE VEHICLES OUT IN VARIOUS STATES OF DISREPAIR. WOULD THAT BE ALLOWED IN THIS

GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONE? >> YES, IT WOULD BE. GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING WILL ALLOW THAT.

>> OKAY. >> I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, I JUST HAVE A COMMENT, WOULD THAT BE NOW?

>> GO AHEAD. >> SO WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF EMAILS ABOUT THIS. FIRST OFF, THIS JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, SOME PEOPLE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE EXTENSION OF MEMORIAL DRIVE. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EXTENSION OF MEMORIAL

DRIVE. >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> THAT WILL BE A DIFFERENT DISCUSSION.

>> THAT DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE SHOULD THE PROPERTY BE REZONED OR IF THEY REPLAT THAT PROPERTY.

>> OKAY. >> THAT WOULD TRIGGER ANY IMPROVEMENTS BUT THE ZONING HAS NO IMPACT.

>> OKAY. SO I SPENT TIME OUT THERE BECAUSE WE DID GET A LOT OF RESPONSES. TWO THINGS I HEARD THE MOST WERE THE CONCERN ABOUT TRAFFIC AND NOISE. THOSE WERE THE TWO THINGS I HEARD THE MOST. SO FROM WHERE THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED, ANY CARS LEAVING THIS PROPERTY WILL HAVE TO GO RIGHT ON CLACK. THEY CANNOT GO LEFT BECAUSE IT'S ONE WAY. THERE WILL NEVER BE A POSSIBILITY OF TRAFFIC LEAVING THIS, GOING LEFT AND INTERFERING WITH THE CANYON ROCK SUBDIVISION SO CANYON ROCK ROAD, PATSY ANN, PEOPLE WILL NOT LEAVE THIS FACILITY GOING LEFT AND PULLING BACK INTO THAT SUBDIVISION. SO I KNOW THERE WAS CONCERN ABOUT TRAFFIC IN THAT AREA. I CAN'T SEE THAT THIS REZONING WOULD IMPACT THAT BECAUSE CARS CAN'T GO THAT DIRECTION. THE OTHER CONCERN WAS PEOPLE -- IF CARS GO RIGHT ON SOUTH CLACK, AND I GUESS IT COULD CHANGE BUT MOST VEHICLES WILL TRAVEL DOWN TO ANTLY ROAD, TAKE A LEFT TO LOOP BACK AROUND, KEEP ONGOING ON 83-84, A RIGHT OVER TO BUFFALO GAP. YES, YOU CAN SNAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THERE BUT I CAN'T SEE ANYBODY USING MEMORIAL AND -- MEMORIAL AND LYNN BROOK, PEPPERMILL, ROBERSON, I GOT LOST

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BACK IN THERE. SO I'M JUST THINKING THAT THAT TRAFFIC CONCERN, I CAN'T SEE IT INCLUDING A LOT OF TRAFFIC ON TO THOSE BACK STREETS. THE OTHER ISSUE THAT WAS OF CONCERN WAS THE NOISE. AGAIN, I WENT AND PARKED MY CAR AT THE CORNER OF GAAP RIGHT AND CANYON ROCK ROAD AND ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND IT WAS NOISY BECAUSE THERE'S 83, 84. THERE'S ALREADY A LOT O TRAFFIC. I WAS UNABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE CARS ON THE ACCESS ROAD VERSUS CARS ON 83-84 VERSUS 322. SO I DON'T KNOW -- THE CONCERN THAT THERE WOULD BE A LOT MORE NOISE, I MEAN THERE'S NOT A LOT OF DIFFERENCE IN SPACE BETWEEN 83-84 AND SOUTH CLACK AND I COULD NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NOISE

LEVEL OF WHAT THE AMENT -- >> SO ME, WE'LL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO INTERRUPT THE SPEAKER. YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK BUT WE'RE GOING TO BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOU WHEN YOU COME TO THE PODIUM.

>> I COULD NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE AMENT NOISE BEAN THE CAR ON THE ACCESS ROAD VERSUS 83.

>> I AM GOING TO BE CAREFUL TO SAY NEVER. IF A CONVERSATION OCCURS IN REGARDS TO MEMORIAL AND IT COMES TO BE THAT THAT COULD CREATE SOME TRAFFIC WITH SOMEONE TURNING LEFT. TALK JUST A LITTLE BIT FOR CLARITY SO WE HAVE NO MISLEADING IN REGARDS TO WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN REGARDS TO MEMORIAL.

>> WELL, IT IS SHOWN ON THE CITY'S MAJOR THOROUGHFARE PLAN AS A FUTURE ARTERIAL. IT IS SHOWN ON THE MAP. I WISH I HAD A POINTER. YOU CAN SEE THAT DASHED LINE ON THIS CITY OWNED RIGHT OF WAY UP TO THE INTERSECTION WITH CLACK. THAT'S ON THE THOROUGHFARE PLAN MAP AND THAT'S THE POLICY DOCUMENT WE USED TO HELP US IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION CITYWIDE. THAT ZONING AGAIN IS NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY IMPACT. IT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE THAT EXTENSION HAPPEN ANYTIME SOON. IF THIS PROPERTY OWNER WERE TO SUBDIVIDE THAT PROPERTY, HE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR A PORTION, THAT SEGMENT ON HIS

PROPERTY OR ADJACENT. >> SO THE COUNCIL, PART OF OUR DUTY IN REGARDS TO LAW IN THE STATE IS LOOKING AT A PARCELL OF LAND AND MAKE A DECISION, IS REQUEST FOR THAT DESIGNATION COMPATIBLE OR NOT. THAT IS OUR CHARGE AS A COUNCIL. WE DON'T GO BEYOND THAT. I WANTED TO HAVE CLARITY IN REGARDS TO WHAT COULD HAPPEN. THE EXTENSION OF MEMORIAL IS A VISION INDICATOR THAT PLANNERS HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO ADDRESS TRAFFIC IN YEARS TO COME. SO IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WILL HAPPEN. THAT'S NOT FOR CONSIDERATION TODAY. I DON'T WANTED TO MISLEAD ANYONE IN REGARDS TO SOMETHING THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PLANNERS HAVE PLANNED TO OCCUR IN REGARDS TO MOVING TRAFFIC IN THE CITY. IS THAT ACCURATE?

>> PRECISELY. >> ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING? ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME -- I'M SORRY. WE HAVE TWO CARDS. I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE, MAYOR PRO TEM WILL READ THEM AND ANYBODY WHO CHOOSES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. THERE WILL BE A THREE MINUTE LIMIT ON THE CONVERSATION. I WANT YOU TO BE SURE YOU TALK TO US AND NO ONE ELSE AND NO ONE IN THE AUDIENCE, DON'T TALK TO THEM AND WE'LL MAKE A DECISION AT THE END OF THE HEARING. AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS SITE? IF SO, PLEASE FORWARD YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. THE FIRST IS.

>> THE FIRST IS PAMELA CAR. >> GOOD MORNING COUNCIL. I'M NEW TO THIS. I ALREADY FORGOT WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY. I LIVE AT 5010 PATSY AN COVE IN CANYON LAKES COVE ADDITION. REGARDING NOISE, I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH MR. MCALISTER, COUNCIL MEMBER, BECAUSE THERE'S A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE NOISE YOU GET FROM THE HIGHWAY. IF THE WIND IS BLOWING OUT OF THE NORTH, OR IF IT'S BLOWING OUT OF THE SOUTH. IF IT'S COMING OUT OF THE NORTH, GUESS WHAT, WE HAVE NOISE. OTHERWISE, WE ARE QUIET ONE OF THE POINTS I WANT TO MAKE ABOUT --

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THAT -- SORRY. IS THAT -- ON MY STREET ALONE, OUR STREET, THERE ARE TEN HOMES. HALF OF US HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 25 PLUS YEARS.

THAT SHOULD BE A TESTAMENT TO HOW HAPPY WE ARE. WE'RE A QUIET, FRIENDLY, SWEET LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD. NOW, WHAT I WOULD RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH YOU ABOUT COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER IS THIS MAP, IF YOU WANT TO PUT IT BACK UP THERE -- AND I'M SORRY, I'M NERVOUS. I'M NOT A PUBLIC SPEAKER.

>> MIKE, WOULD YOU PUT THE MAP UP THERE FOR HER, PLEASE?

>> SO CLACK IS ONE WAY, RIGHT? HOWEVER, THERE'S A LITTLE INTRO INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, CANYON WALK, OKAY? SO EASILY, EASILY, I CAN SEE PEOPLE LEAVING THE LOCATION THERE THAT PIE SHAPED FRAME AND GOING RIGHT INTO CANYON ROCK, RIGHT DOWN EITHER GAP ROCK OR RIM ROCK. NEITHER ONE OF THOSE QUIET STREETS HAVE STOP SIGNS THAT -- WE RESPECT EACH OTHER, WE RESPECT OR PETS, OUR CHILDREN, OUR EVENING WALKS BUT ONCE IN A WHILE, SOMEBODY WILL GET ON THERE AND TURN AND PUT THE PEDAL TO THE M METAL AND THEY'RE DONE. SO OUR QUIET, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, WITH THIS BUSINESS OF PUTTING IN THIS COLLISION CENTER, I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO STAY THAT WAY. THERE ARE FOUR HOUSES, ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, RIGHT THERE ON CANYON ROCK ROAD.

THINK ABOUT BEING -- THINK ABOUT HAVING A STREET IN FRONT OF YOU AND THEN POTENTIALLY ONE BEHIND YOU AND JACKHAMMERS GOING OFF, POWER TOOLS, PEOPLE COMING, HURRYING TO GET THERE TO GET THEIR CAR BEFORE THEY CLOSE. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO PLEASE APPEAL TO Y'ALL. I KNOW THIS IS GOVERNMENT, SEPARATION CHURCH AND STATE AND ALL THAT. BUT COULDN'T WE NOT ALL AGREE TO DO UNTO OTHERS AND YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU, PLEASE. AND I

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR PRO-TEM?

>> SECOND ONE IS THINK -- THANK YOU OR LETTING US SPEAK ABOUT THIS.

>> YOU SAY -- MISS KADELL? >> I WASN'T INTENDING ON SPEAKING BUT I WILL. WE MOVED IN ON MEMORIAL, WHICH IS WHERE IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THE STREET WILL POSSIBLY BE FURTHER THROUGH TO THIS. AND I THINK MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THIS IS A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND I ACTUALLY, MY KIDS RIDE THEIR BIKES UP THERE TO THEIR GRANDPARENTS' HOUSE. I FEEL LIKE WITH A TOW TRUCK COMPANY OR A MECHANICS SHOP, IT WOULD BECOME UNSAFE FOR ME TO LET MY CHILDREN RIDE THEIR BIKES TO THEIR GRANDPARENTS' HOUSE. I JUST THINK THERE'S OTHER RETAIL OR COMMERCIAL OPTIONS IF IT HAS TO BE DEVELOPED. I THINK MY GOAL FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS TO KEEP IT SAFE, TO PRESERVE WHAT IT IS RIGHT NOW. AND I AGREE WITH DEVELOPMENT, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE IT SAFE AND AND SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ALL THAT WE HAVE TO

SAY. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> WE'RE STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THE ITEM? IF SO, STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING.

MY NAME IS RON SMITH. I LIVE ON GATHWRIGHT DRIVE. THERE'S QUITE A FEW RON SMITS HERE, I'M THE RON SMITH. I LIVE ON GATHWRIGHT DRIVE AND COLLISION CENTERS ARE AN EYESORE NO MATTER WHERE THEY'RE AT. I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE MENTION ADD CHAIN

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LINK FENCE AND WRECKED VEHICLES WAITING FOR REPAIR. COLLISION CENTERS ARE A NECESSITY, UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE USED ONE NOT TOO LONG AGO. BUT THERE'S A PLACE FOR THEM. I THINK IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS LIKE WHERE WE LIVE, CANYON ROCK, GATHWRIGHT DRIVE WHERE THE LAKES ARE, IT'S A PRISTINE PLACE AND I'M VERY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO LIVE THERE, HAVE BEEN FOR 16 YEARS NOW. BUT I HAVE A DEEP CONCERN, LIKE I SAID, FOR THE EYESORE.

THROUGH NO FAULT OF A COLLISION CENTER, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

THEY'RE AN EYESORE BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY DO. AND I HAVE A BIG CONCERN BECAUSE WHEN I COME HOME, I TAKE THE EXIT AND COME DOWN THERE, TAKE MY RIGHT EXIT ON CANYON ROCK TO GO IN MY HOUSE AND TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS SITTING THERE, NOT TO MENTION WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN MENTIONED, THE NOISE, ET CETERA, AND -- I JUST -- I CAN'T IMAGINE. ANOTHER BUSINESS? MAYBE A FLOWER SHOP. ANYWAY, SOME OTHER BUSINESS BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE A COLLISION CENTER. WHEN YOU GO BY, YOU SEE ALL THE VEHICLES.

THEY ARE WHAT THEY ARE AND I THINK IN THAT AREA, I JUST -- I'M SURE THEY COULD FIND ANOTHER PLACE WHERE THEY'RE NOT INTERFERING WITH A RESIDENTIAL AREA. LIKE THE LADY MENTIONED PRIOR TO ME, THE CHILDREN AND -- A LOT OF PEOPLE WALK IN THAT AREA BECAUSE IT IS QUIET. VERY LITTLE TRAFFIC AND A LOT OF CHILDREN ARE OUT PLAYING, WHICH YOU DON'T SEE OFTEN ANYMORE.

THEY'RE GENERALLY IN THEIR HOMES PLAYING VIDEO GAMES BUT IN OUR AREA, I SEE A LOT OF CHILDREN AND THAT PLEASES ME. I HAVE A DEEP CONCERN FOR WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BRING TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?

>> JACK ZANGER, THE APPLICATION AGENT. I'M SURPRISED AT THE AMOUNT OF OPPOSITION. WHEN WE CHECKED PLANNING YESTERDAY, THEY STILL HAD NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING IN WRITING.

>> SIR I'M GOING TO ASK YOU, IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK, YOU CAN SPEAK BUT WE DON'T INTERRUPT SPEAKERS AT THE PODIUM.

>> SO -- THE OPENING -- OPENING THIS AREA TO COMMERCIAL USE AND COMPLETING FUTURE THOROUGHFARE PLAN AND LAND USE PLAN I THINK COULD REALLY BE AN ASSET TO THE CITY. I'M -- A PREMIERE AUTO BODY SHOP AND -- WILL OCCUR INDOORS. IN LIGHT OF THIS OPPOSITION, WE ARE PROVIDING 100-FOOT OPEN SPACE BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL. ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE, AS A MEASURE OF GOOD FAITH, WE WERE PROPOSING A 6-FOOT CHAIN LENGTH FENCE ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY. AND IF IT WOULD HELP, WE WOULD PROPOSE TO BUILD WOOD FENCING ON THE WESTERN BOUNDARY IF THAT WOULD BE A CONCESSION TO THE NEIGHBORS IN OPPOSITION. I GUESS THAT'S ABOUT ALL I HAVE TO SHARE AND

>> COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> I DO. I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T

CATCH YOUR NAME. >> JACK XANDER.

>> DOES THIS BUILDING HAVE ROLLUP DOORS?Y YES.

>> WHICH DIRECTION WOULD THEY FACE?

>> ONE FACING WEST AND TWO FACING NORTH.

>> NONE FACING EAST? SAY SOME FACING WEST?

>> ONE, YES. >> ONE.

>> OKAY. BUILDING INSULATED? >> YES.

>> HAND TOOLS OR AIR GRINDERS AND STUFF LIKE THAT?

>> YES. >> NO JACKHAMMERS?

>> INAUDIBLE. >> WHY DO YOU HAVE ONE FACING WEST? I'M CURIOUS. TO ME, YOU COULD HAVE THE BACKSIDE OF THIS BUILDING LOOK PRETTY NICE BUT ROLLUP DOOR CHANGES IT A LITTLE

BIT. >> OKAY. THAT'S JUST A ENTRANCE INTO THE SHOP AND -- TO THE SOUTH AND NORTH. THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE AREA WE HAVE, IT'S THE OPTIMAL LAYOUT.

>> WHAT ABOUT OUTSIDE STORAGE OF VEHICLES BETWEEN -- IS THERE GOING TO BE A LOT OF VEHICLES ON THE LOT DURING THE DAYTIME? I

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MEAN TRAFFIC WISE, I DON'T THINK THERE'S AN ISSUE BECAUSE YOU COULD PUT A SAVE A DOLLAR THERE OR DOLLAR GENERAL OR CONVENIENCE STORE AND HAVE A LOT OF TRAFFIC BUT I'M CORE I COULDN'T SAY -- A LOT OF WRECKED CARS THERE AT ONE TIME OR HAVE THEM COME IN WHEN

YOU'RE READY TO WORK ON THEM? >> I BELIEVE THERE'S ABOUT 50 PARKING FOR STORAGE IN THE BACK, THEN APPROXIMATELY 20 PARKING IN

THE FRONT FOR CUSTOMERS. >> HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WOULD YOU

HAVE? >> I CAN'T ANSWER THAT EXACTLY.

>> OKAY. JUST ONE LAST THING. I DIDN'T CATCH WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE FENCE, IN LIEU OF CHAIN LINK.

>> SO WE ARE PROVIDING 100-FOOT LANDSCAPE BETWEEN THE TWO USES NOW. BY ORDINANCE WE'RE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE SCREEN ON THAT SIDE. WE PROPOSE A CHAIN LINK FENCE BUT I WANTED TO SAY WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER WOOD FENCE ALONG THAT WESTERN BOUNDARY, IF

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL. >> THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> SO WE'RE CLEAR. BEFORE US IS THE DESIGNATION OF THIS ZONING YAY OR NAY? EVEN THOUGH THE PROPONENT CAN COMMUNICATE THINGS THEY WANT TO DO, WE HAVE NO WAY OF ENFORCING THAT.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> SO I WANT TO BE SURE WE DON'T CREATE SOMETHING -- AN EXPECTATION WE CAN'T MEET.

HOWEVER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE, AS A PROPONENT, AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK SOMETHING OUT WITH THE NEIGHBORS, WE COULD PROVIDE THAT OPPORTUNITY AND GIVE YOU LEEWAY AND MEET WITH YOU ANOTHER TIME IF THAT'S YOUR DESIRE. THAT'S NOT A ASK OF THE COUNCIL OR THE MAYOR, BUT IF YOU WANT TO HAVE DIALOGUE WITH THESE NEIGHBORS AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING AGREEABLE FOR OUR CONSIDERATION, YOU CAN. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BECAUSE WE CAN VOTE HERE IN A LITTLE BIT BUT THAT'S DESIRED. THAT'S SOMETHING YOU COULD DO.

>> OKAY. >> AGAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

THAT'S NOT A REQUEST. >>

>> WE COULD PULL -- NOT PULL IT, TABLE IT AND ALLOW YOU TO HAVE

THAT DIALOGUE, IF YOU CHOOSE TO. >> I'M SORRY, I GUESS IT WOULD JUST BE A VERBAL AGREEMENT WE WOULD

>> WE'LL MAKE A DECISION TODAY. >> THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE STILL IN THE PUBLIC HEARING. THANK YOU COUNCIL, DAVID SWART AGAIN. ALLUDING TO NOISE, WHEN I LIVED OVER CLOSER TO NORTH CENTRAL ABILENE, JUST ABOUT A BLOCK FROM VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY, WHEN I WOULD COME OUT IN THE MORNINGS GETTING READY TO GO OUT AFTER WORK -- INTERSTATE 20 TRAFFIC ROARING, BUT THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT SOUND. YOU SAY THAT THIS ONE MIGHT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SOUND. I THINK YOU ALREADY PROBABLY HAVE A SOUND PROBLEM ALREADY THAT MR.-- THAT COUNCIL MEMBER KYLE SAID THAT YOU'RE RIGHT NEXT TO THE 322, YOU'RE RIGHT NEXT TO 83-84 AND CLACK.

YOU'RE -- IF THIS IS WHERE I THINK IT IS, IT'S NOT TOO FAR FROM SAM'S CLUB AND THE OTHER SOUTH HOSPITAL. SO YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE NOISE. I MEAN I STAYED IN HOTELS IN OTHER CITIES CLOSE TO THE FREEWAY AND YOU GET NOISE ALL THE TIME. I MEAN WHEN MY SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW CAME, STAYED WITH MOM, WE'RE JUST LIKE THREE BLOCKS FROM THEIR TRACKS AND MY MOM AND NEXT MORNING BY BROTHER-IN-LAW SAID HOW DO Y'ALL SLEEP WITH ALL THOSE TRAINS? WELL, YOU GET USED TO IT. REMEMBER THAT TRAIN IS WHAT BUILT THE CITY. SO I KNOW EVERYBODY HATES TO SEE SOMETHING THAT MAYIM PACKET THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD POSSIBLY, YOU SAY MAYBE IF THIS STREET WAS FINISHED, MAYBE TRAFFIC WOULD GO THROUGH THERE. I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WANT TO GET OUT AND LEAVE THE QUICKEST WAY POSSIBLE. THEY'RE GOING TO GO DOWN A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE AND IT'S GOING TO BE CLACK, OR -- IT MIGHT BE EVENTUAL THIS STREET THAT YOU SAID THAT MIGHT BE EXTENDED BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD.

NOBODY WANTS TO GO THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD IF YOU'RE LEAVING.

MOST PEOPLE IN THAT AREA WOULD GO DOWN CLACK TO GET OUT, LIKE HE SAID, DOWN TO ANTLY, AND THEN YOU WOULD GO TO BUFFALO GAP OR

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LOOP BACK AROUND AND GO TO TREAD AWAY OR BACK AROUND THE OTHER WAY. SO I WOULD SAY THAT THE NOISE ISSUE IS ONE THING THAT YOU CAN HEAR ALL OVER TOWN. YOU CAN BE AT THE MALL AND HEAR THE SKEET RANGE, PEOPLE ARE SHOOTING.

SSOUND CARRIES. AT MY HOUSE, I GET WOKE UP AT 7:00 SOMETHING IN THE MORNING, THE ABILENE HIGH BAND IS PRACTICING. I CAN'T GO OVER THERE AND SAY YOU WOKE ME UP. SOUND CARRIES. I KNOW WHEN IT AFFECTS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU SAY IT MAY BE A DIFFERENCE, BUT IN THE END, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT SOUND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL, FOR HEARING MY INPUT ON THIS

SUBJECT. >> THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE

TO SPEAK? >> MY NAME IS 5009 AND THIS PROPERTY IS IN MY BACKYARD. IT'S ONE OF THE HOUSES IT'S FACING. I HIGHLY DISAGREE WITH YOUR NOISE ASSERTION BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW OF A BUSINESS OF THIS KIND THAT IS AIR CONDITIONED OR WORKS IN AIR CONDITIONING. WHEN WE GET TO 100 DEGREES IN THE SUMMERTIME, ALL THOSE DOORS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN. SO ANYTHING THAT'S GOING ON IN THAT SHOP, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR IT. JUST LAST WEEK, I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY WERE, I ASSUME THEY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS WHOLE THING THAT'S GOING ON. BUT THERE WAS A COMPANY THAT WAS THERE, THEY LOOK LIKE A DRILLING COMPANY THAT WAS DRILLING -- EITHER DRILLING A HOLE OR DRIVING A PYLON. THAT NOISE REVERBERATED THROUGH MY HOUSE ALL MORNING, BANG, BANG, BANG, THAT'S ALL I HEARD. I WENT OUT AND HERE'S ANOTHER THING, AS FAR AS A BARRIER, I DON'T THINK YOU COULD BUILD A BARRIER BIG ENOUGH, HIGH ENOUGH OR THICK ENOUGH TO SATISFY ME. I WALK OUT OF MY BACKYARD, MY HOUSE IS SLIGHTLY ELEVATED. WE ALL ARE.

I CAN SIT IN MY BACK PORCH AND LOOK OUT. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A SUBSTANTIAL WALL FOR ME NOT TO SEE ALL THE JUNK THAT'S GOING TO END UP BEING THERE. I AGREE THAT PROBABLY SOME DAY, PROBABLY SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO BE THERE INDUSTRIAL WISE. I AGREE WITH THAT. BUT MAYBE A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

NOT AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY LIKE THIS ONE'S GOING TO BE. I GUARANTEE THEY HAVE WRECKS, THEY COME IN, AND I CAN SEE THIS NOW WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE. A WRECK COMES IN AND IT'S ALL MANGLED AND THEY SIT TWO OR THREE MONTHS. THEY GET THAT STUFF, BUY THEM AND SELL IT OFF AS SCRAP. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I DON'T WANT TO WALK OUT MY BACKYARD, GET READY FOR A NICE BARBECUE AND HAVE PEOPLE, WHENEVER WE GET BACK TO NORMAL AND LOOK OUT THERE AND THAT'S REALLY PRETTY, KIRK, YEAH, THAT'S REALLY NICE. BUT I HIGHLY DISAGREE WITH THE NOISE ISSUE. BECAUSE I JUST THINK THAT WITH ALL THE DOORS AND WINDOWS AND EVERYTHING, IT'S GOING TO BE OPEN ON THIS BUSINESS, YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR EVERYTHING FROM ALL THE TOOLS BEING USED AND INCREASED TRAFFIC. IT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING -- WHEN I BOUGHT THAT HOUSE, I DREAMED IT WOULD BE

BEHIND ME. THANK YOU. >> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM?

>> VALUE. WHEN I BOUGHT THIS HOUSE 27 YEARS AGO, I DIDN'T HAVE THIS ISSUE. NOW 27 LEYRITZ, THE VALUE OF MY HOME IS GOING DOWN BECAUSE PEOPLE COME IN TO BUY IT AND LOOK AT THIS KIND OF MESS. I DIDN'T BUY THAT. I'M WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE HERE. IT'S FINE, FLOWER SHOP, DOCTOR'S OFFICE, ANYTHING THAT'S QUIET AND CORDIAL AND NOT BANGING AND CARRYING ON. WE'RE RETIREES. WE WORKED OUR WHOLE LIVES TO RETIRE THERE, NOW YOU'RE GOING TO ALLOW SOMEONE TO COME IN AND BANG IN MY BACKYARD? I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. THAT'S ALL I

HAVE TO SAY. >> SO THE PUBLIC HEARING IS

STILL ON, IS THERE ANYONE ELSE? >> YES, MY NAME A CHUCK LAWSON, ALSO ONE OF THE FOUR HOMES THAT IT WILL BE IN OUR BACKYARD.

Y'ALL, I KEEP HEARING THAT THERE WAS NO ONE OPPOSED TO THAT. MY WIFE AND I AND ONE OTHER GENTLEMAN -- I WON'T SAY HIS NAME -- AND THEY GOT UP AND SPOKE AGAINST THIS. I WOULD THINK THAT'S OPPOSED SO WHY THAT ISN'T RECOGNIZED, I'M NOT SURE.

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I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE HAD A LOT MORE PEOPLE THERE BUT FOUR PEOPLE RECEIVED A LETTER AGAINST THIS. AND THERE'S HUNDREDS OF HOMES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, AS YOU CAN TELL, AS IT SHOWS UP IN THE EMAILS AND PICTURES. AND FOUR PEOPLE GOT A LETTER ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ZONING DEAL. THAT IS IT. WHEN WE READ THAT, IT STARTED OUT AS A WELL THIS IS GOING TO BE AN AUTO SHOP OR A MECHANIC SHOP. WE HAD ALREADY HEARD DIFFERENT, MY WIFE AND I, AND WE GOT UP THERE AND TODAY YOU -- PEOPLE CALL IT COLLISION CENTERS. IT'S A WRECKING YARD. THAT'S WHAT IT IS. WRECKED CARS, WE'VE SEEN THE ONE IN ST. ANGELO. THERE'S STACKS COMING OUT THE PAINT ROOM. ALL THEM FUMES. THEY DON'T WANT THEM SO WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM THE RACKET, YOU HEAR TRAFFIC BUT YOU WILL HEAR IMPACT WRENCHES. IT'S COMMON SENSE. SO ANYWAY, WITH THAT BEING SAID, THERE'S A DANGER. I KNOW EVERYONE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT TRAFFIC LEAVING. WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC COMING? WE LIVE' RIM ROCK AND CANYON ROCK ROAD. WE CONSTANT -- I'M NOT JUST BLOWING SMOKE -- HAVE VEHICLES COME IN THERE LOST. IF THEY TAKE A RIGHT ON RIM ROCK, THEY HIT A DEAD END. THEY HAVE TO TURN AROUND. WE HAVE 18-WHEELERS NOW THAT COME THROUGH THERE LOST. I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THERE'S GOING TO BE WRECKED WRECKERS T, TOW TRUC, PARTS FALLING OFF, ALL NIGHT LONG, GETTING TO THAT PLACE AND THEN DUMPING CARS, REVVING UP THE ENGINES, TILTING THEIR BEDS, ET CETERA. SO IT WILL BE A DANGER TO PEOPLE. PEOPLE WALK CONSTANTLY IN THOSE STREETS.

THEY WALK THEIR DOG. THEY TAKE THEIR CHILDREN. THEIR CHILDREN RIDE ALONG ON BICYCLES AS THEY WALK. IT WILL BE DANGEROUS WITH TOW TRUCKS AND EVERYTHING. AND THEY WILL COME THROUGH. SIGNS, NOTE TRUCKS, THEY WILL COME THROUGH. ALSO, I THINK THIS IS CONSIDERED SPOT ZONING FOR A CERTAIN BUSINESS COMING IN. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT EITHER. AGAIN, WE'RE ALL -- I DON'T THINK ANYONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING DEVELOPED AS A DOCTOR'S OFFICE, ET CETERA. BUT WE'RE SPOT ZONING A PLACE HERE FOR A WRECKING YARD. AND WE WENT TO ST. ANGELO AND DROVE AROUND. IS

THAT TELLING ME I'M DONE? >>

>> I DON'T KNOW IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ANY OF US. WE'RE OPPOSED TO IT. THE VALUE OF THE HOMES IS -- I'LL NEVER GET WHAT I HAVE IN MY HOME OU OUT OF IT I CHOOSE TO SEMI. I DON'T WANT TO

SELL. >> WE'RE STILL IN PUBLIC

HEARING. >> MY NAME A JAMES ROSE. 1518 CANYON ROCK, CATTY CORNER TO CHUCK. THAT LINE -- I DIDN'T GET A LETTER, OKAY? I FOUND OUT YESTERDAY. I DROVE 7.5 HOURS TO GET HERE LAST NIGHT. I HAD MY WIFE SEND Y'ALL A EMAIL. I HOPE YOU READ IT. SHE PUT IN THERE NO RESIDENTIAL AREA SHOULD HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL COLLISION CENTER IN THIS AREA. MULTIPLE REASONS A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID WE HAVE A LOT OF WALKERS. WE HAVE LIVED THERE 13 YEARS. THIS MORNING AS I WAS COMING, WE HAD JOGGERS, PEOPLE WALKING DOGS AT 8:00 IN THE MORNING. IT'S COLD. OKAY? WE HAVE KIDS RIDING BIKES ALL THE TIME. THAT'S THAT. NOW IF YOU HAVE A WRECK AT BUFFALO GAP AND THEY'RE COMING TO -- THEY'RE GOING TO CUT THROUGH THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. I CAN TELL YOU WHY. THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR GPS AND IT WILL TAKE THEM THE QUICKEST, SHORTEST ROUTE TO THERE, THAT IS RIM ROCK. THAT'S THROUGH ALMOST EVERYBODY'S HOUSES, RIGHT BY MINE.

MR. MECHA M MR. MCALISTER, YOU D IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, YOU HEAR NOISE. I HAVE IT TO TELL PEOPLE HOW TO GET TO SAMS. THEY PULL IN MY GAVE AND ASK -- GARAGE AND ASK. I'LL BE MOWING MY YARD AND HAVE PEOPLE STOP. HOW DO I GET HERE? HERE'S THE THING ABOUT A COLLISION CENTER. I GOT FRIENDS THAT HAVE AUTO BODY SHOPS. IF THEY GOT 50 PARKING SPOTS FOR WRECKED CARS, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS LEAKING OUT OF THE WRECKED CARS? OIL, TRANSMISSION FLUID?

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RADIATOR. WHERE IS THE DRAINAGE FOR THAT? THAT PROPERTY DRAINS DOWN MEMORIAL DRIVE AND RUNS INTO CANYON ROCK LAKE. THAT WATER RUNS FROM THEIR -- DRINKING WATER. IT GOES OVER THE SPILLWAY AND DUMPS INTO THE RIVER IN TWO PLACES. THE NEXT PLACE PK, NEXT PLACE IS THE GULF. A PLACE LIKE THIS NEEDS TO BE SOMEWHERE UP ON EAST 80 WHERE THERE'S NO DRAINAGE. NOT AROUND ANY HOUSES. ON TREADWAY, CATERPILLAR'S MOVING OUT. TAKE THAT PLACE. THERE'S ALREADY A COLLISION CENTER ACROSS THE ROAD. IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN ANY RESIDENTIAL AREA. THERE ARE GOING TO BE WRECKERS ALL NIGHT LONG. ALL NIGHT. I DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT WRECKED CARS. WHEN I WALK OUT OF MY HOUSE, I DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM. 50 CARS IS A LOT OF SQUATS. A LOT OF SQUATS AS SOON AS THE -- SPOTS, A LOT OF SPOTS. WHEN THE ICE STORM HITS, THOSE SPOTS WILL BE FULL.

IT'S NOT A PLEASANT SIGHT. NO FENCE CAN COVER THAT UP. BUT IT'S NOT JUST THAT, Y'ALL NEED TO LOOK AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. THAT LITTLE LAKE, WE HAVE FAMILIES TAKE THEIR KIDS OVER THERE FISHING, YOUNG KIDS. THEY'RE RUNNING BACK AND FORTH FROM THEIR CAR TO THAT LITTLE LAKE. WRECKERS ARE SPEEDING THROUGH THERE, A DOUBLE CURVE, THEY COULD HIT A KID.

>> THANK YOU. >> WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILIES. OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. WE'VE BEEN THERE 13 YEARS AND WE

DON'T PLAN ON MOVING. >> THANK YOU.

>> IT IS A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT NEEDS TO STAY THAT WAY.

BUT NO NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS A COLLISION CENTER IN IT. OKAY?

THANK YOU ALL. >> STILL IN PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST

THIS ITEM? >> MY NAME IS JULIE SPARKS. I JUST BOUGHT MY HOUSE IN MARCH AND I SOLD TWO TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO MOVE INTO THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. MY FATHER WAS FRIENDS WITH MR. GATHWRIGHT, WHO DESIGNED THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I LIVE ON GATHWRIGHT DRIVE. I HAVE EIGHT GRANDKIDS AND I WALK PERSONALLY FIVE MILES MINIMUM EVERY SINGLE DAY. I KNOW MANY, MANY OF MY NEIGHBORS, GREAT PEOPLE. BUT I HAVE EIGHT GRANDKIDS FROM THE AGE OF 15 AND YOUNGER. WE WALK, WE RIDE BIKES, WE PLAY BASKETBALL, WE FISH. OUR PRESENTLY -- FEED 22 GEESE AND 60 DUCKS EVERY SINGLE DAY. THE GEESE GET OUT AND FLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SOMETIMES THEY'RE IN THE FRONT YARDS AND GOING DOWN THE STREET. IT'S A VERY PRIVATE NEIGHBORHOOD, A VERY CLOSE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND I HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE YET TO GET OUT AND SPEAK TO ALL OF MY NEIGHBORS. BUT IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, IF WE HAD BEEN TOLD ABOUT THIS PRIOR TO THIS, I CAN RENT A BUS AND BRING MY ELDERLY NEIGHBORS AND ALL MY NEIGHBORS AND WE WILL COME IN DROVES TO PROTEST THIS. IT'S VERY, VERY UPSETTING. AND THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO OPEN MEMORIAL DRIVE UP NOW BUT WE CAN ALL AGREE, THAT'S ON THE AGENDA AND THAT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN. IF IT DOES HAPPEN, IT WILL BE DEVASTATING TO OUR PROPERTY VALUES. IT WILL BE DEVASTATING -- I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE WALKING NOW WITH THAT NOISE AND TWO WEEKS AGO, I WAS WALKING DOWN CANYON ROCK ROAD AND A BUCK CAME OVER FROM CANYON ROCK COURT AND CROSSED THE STREET AND WENT DOWN BEHIND MR. LAWSON'S HOUSE. BECAUSE THERE'S TREES AND SO FORTH. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN IF WE ALLOW THIS. AND LIKE SOME OF THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE WERE SAYING, THERE'S SO MANY OTHER LOCATIOS THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH MORE SUITABLE BUT RIGHT NOW, I PAY $9,000 A YEAR IN PROPERTY TAXES AND I PAY THAT TO BE ABLE TO LIVE IN A QUIET, SECURE AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND YOU CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE HOW MANY PEOPLE WALK, HOW MANY PEOPLE JOG, HOW MANY PEOPLE PUSH STROLLERS AND THIS IMPACT TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE DEVASTATING. WE COULD NEVER RECOVER. OUR PROPERTY VALUES WILL SUFFER. I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M VERY OPPOSED AND SO IT EVERY NEIGHBOR I WAS ABLE TO TALK TO LAST NIGHT. SO I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BRING MORE PEOPLE SO YOU CAN HEAR MORE VOICES

BECAUSE WE ARE UNIFIED. >> STILL IN PUBLIC HEARING.

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>> MY NAME IS HAVE HAD ONE OF OUR PROJECTS CLARITY. MEMORIAL DRIVE -- I KNOW THIS IS A ZONING MATTER.

BUT NEVER HAVE TO BUILD ADJOINING STREETS IF THAT'S NOT THE CASE, I WOULD LIKE CLARITY BECAUSE PROPERTY AND -- SO MY QUESTION IS, IF MEMORIAL DRIVE GETS BUILT IN BETWEEN THIS GROUP OF HOUSES, AND THIS PROPERTY, THEN IT WOULD APPEAR IT'S GOING TO GET BUILT HERE. CASE IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A 52-FOOT WIDE STREET. THAT'S WAY BEYOND -- WE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO SPEND ALL THIS MONEY. SO I KNOW THE TRACT WILL -- THAT'S -- I THINK THIS USE IS THE WRONG THING FOR THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC.

I HAVE THE LARGEST -- IN WEST TEXAS. I HAVE OPERATED FOR 13 YEARS. IT'S PROBABLY BIGGER THAN THIS DEAL IS HERE. WE HAVE TWO STATE-OF-THE-ART -- THE NOISE LEVEL -- SO I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING BUT -- I DON'T THINK -- BUT THE NOISE FROM THE

FACILITY IS -- I KNOW -- >> I'M GOING TO LET STAFF ADDRESS THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND --

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THE REQUIREMENT OF THE LAND ZONE CODE IS THAT PORTION OF MEMORIAL ADJACENT TO THEIR PROPERTY. I'LL ALSO SAY, SINCE WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT NOTIFICATION, THE 200-FOOT RADIUS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IF YOU WERE IN THE 200-FOOT NOTICE AREA AND DIDN'T GET A NOTICE, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT.

>> THANK YOU. >> ANYONE ELSE? MAYOR PRO-TEM, I WOULD ASK TO YOU TAKE OVER. I'M GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK

AND YOU CAN CONTINUE. >> YES, SIR. STATE YOUR NAME

FOR THE RECORD. >> ROCK ROAD. OUR HOUSE FACES THIS PROPERTY. WE'RE NOT 20 YEARS OLD. WE DON'T PLAN ON MOVING. WE BOUGHT THIS PROPERTY FOR THE LOCATION.

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SPACE TO EXERCISE AND -- THERE ARE SOME CHILDREN THAT COME THROUGH THAT AREA. WE LIVE -- WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROPTY VALUES. CAN A COLLISION CENTER COMING INTO THAT AREA. WE DON'T APPRECIATE THE FACT WE DID NOT GET A NOTICE. IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR OUR NEIGHBOR, LETTING US KNOW THAT THIS MEETING WAS GOING TO OCCUR, WE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HERE. WE WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT.

WE DON'T TAKE THE PAPER. AS FAR AS I KNOW, IT WAS NOT ON ANY NEWS ITEM ON TV. WE DO WATCH THE NEWS REGULARLY. THERE ARE BESIDES US -- THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS DECISION. THERE'S A NEW ASSISTED LIVING AREA BEHIND -- THOSE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE MUCH CHOICE. THIS IS GOING TO BE RIGHT AT THEIR DOOR THERE'S ABILENE ASSISTED LIVING THERE'S AN ABILENE RETIREMENT VILLAGE.

>> KIND OF BUSINESS COMING INTO OUR COMMUNITY DISRUPTING WHAT WE HAVE PREPARED FOR FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD

LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR -- >> THANK YOU, SIR, MY NAME IS RICHARD ROSE, I LIVE AT 1517 PATSY ANN AND MY PROPERTY EXTENDS ALL THE WAY TO CANYON ROCK ROAD. I HAVE TWO LOTS THAO THE ISSUES ABOUT THE NOISE. THE NOISE WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE NOISE GENERATED FROM THE COLLISION CENTER ITSELF. I HAVE LIVED THERE FOR 35 YEARS. I WITNESSED PEOPLE COMING DOWN CLACK, TRYING TO GET BACK TO BUFFALO GAP ROAD COMING INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO. THE WAY THAT PROPERTY IS SET, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S ONE WAY, CLACK, I'VE SEEN PEOPLE COME DOWN THAT ROAD GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION, STARTING MUCH FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. AND I DON'T SEE MUCH STOPPING PEOPLE JUST TRYING TO GO AROUND THE CORNER TO GET BACK INTO -- ON TO CANYON ROCK ROAD, GETTING BACK TO BUFFALO GAP ROAD. BUT I -- A JUNKYARD, NOT A JUNKYARD, BUT A COLLISION CENTER, WRECKED CARS. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW LONG SOME OF THEM WILL BE THERE. THE NOISE GENERATED BY THE FACILITY ITSELF, THE DE VALUATION OF OUR PROPERTY VALUES IS WHAT WE'RE READY CONCERNED WITH. YES, THERE ARE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO WALK IN THAT PARTICULAR -- ON THOSE STREETS BECAUSE IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET TO. WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP, YOU -- PEOPLE END UP ON THE

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CORNER WHERE THE ENTRANCE IS THERE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE TRAFFIC COMING IN THERE. THAT'S WHAT THE PRIMARY CONCERN IS. WE ADAMANTLY OPPOSE THIS PROPOSAL. THANK YOU.

>> STILL IN PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SIR, YOU ALREADY SPOKE ONCE. SIR, NO, YOU'RE NOT, WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW OTHERS TO SPEAK. YOU ALREADY HAD YOUR THREE MINUTES. WE'RE GOING TO

ALLOW OTHERS TO SPEAK. >> I WAS GOING TO BRING UP MEMORIAL DRIVE. SINCE THEY'RE DOING T TRAFFIC WILL BECOME.

>> SIR. >> FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM?

>> GOOD MORNING, I'M DARA RHODES. RICHARD IS MY HUSBAND THAT JUST SPOKE. AND I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE IN GOOD FAITH YEARS AGO. AND I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU, AS CITIZENS, IF YOU WOULD VOTE FOR THIS TO BE BEHIND YOUR HOUSE? THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MRS. RHODES. ANYONE ELSE?

>> MY NAME'S JEWEL ANA NIXON AND WE JUST MOVED CLOSE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I DO HAVE VERY MUCH CONCERNS ABOUT PROPERTY VALUES AS -- YOU SHOULD BE AS WELL, CONCERNED ABOUT EVERYBODY'S PROPERTY VALUE. A COLLISION CENTER QUICKLY TURNS INTO A JUNKYARD, IT'S JUST THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS. SO I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HOW THAT WILL AFFECT PROPERTY VALUES AND THE NOISE. AND I MEAN, ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD YOU GO BY THAT HAS ANYTHING LIKE THIS CLOSE TO IT, I MEAN THE NEIGHBORHOOD DOES DIP. I DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT AND THE SAFETY OF MY CHILDREN AS WE JUST MOVED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND -- IT'S JUST SAD FOR THE COMMUNITY. THAT'S IT. THANK

YOU. >> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?

>> MY NAME IS SAMUEL GARCIA, I'M NOT FOR OR AGAINST. AS SOMEBODY THAT DOESN'T HAVE A DOG IN THIS FIGHT, IT'S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE THIS. DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS VERSUS STANDARD OF LIVING. I FEEL SORRY FOR THESE PEOPLE THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN HAVE TO COME UP HERE AND MAKE THE CASE FOR THEIR DAILY LIVES THAT THEY LIVE. I FEEL SORRY FOR THE GUY THAT HAD TO COME UP HERE AND FEEL LIKE A VILLAIN BECAUSE HE'S DEVELOPING BUSINESS. I HEARD THE MAYOR EARLIER TALKING ABOUT THERE'S DEVELOPMENT GOING ON IN ABILENE. WHAT WE GOT TO DO IS WE GOT TO UNDERSTAND IF THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARD OF LIVING. THESE PEOPLE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO FEEL EXACTLY THE WAY THEY FEEL BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU LIVE. WHERE YOU LIVE IS EVERY DAY -- THAT'S YOUR LIFE. THAT'S WHO YOU ARE. THE GENTLEMAN BACK THERE HAS EVERY REASON TO COME UP HERE AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. I'M TRYING TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY. YOU HEARD THOSE ARGUMENTS A LOT THROUGH THE PANDEMIC. THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE BUT THESE ALWAYS COME UP. THESE COME UP -- CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS THERE'S LOTS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOREVER THAT PEOPLE TRIED TO DEVELOP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE NEIGHBORS SAY NOT HERE, NOT HERE. OKAY. IT'S HARD. THIS CITY NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE A BIGGER CONVERSATION. ONCE YOU MAKE THIS DECISION, THERE'S -- SOMEBODY'S GOING TO WALK OUT OF HERE UPSET. EITHER THE PERSON THAT WAS GOING TO DO THE DEVELOPING OR PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE EVERY DAY. I CAN HAVE COMPASSION FOR BOTH OF THESE FOLKS. IF IT WAS MY HOUSE, I PROBABLY WOULD BE RIGHT THERE WITH THEM. IF IT WAS MY BUSINESS, I WOULD PROBABLY BE RIGHT THERE WITH HIM. IT'S GOT TO BE A BIGGER CONVERSATION.

DON'T LET -- TAKE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY. IT'S A HARD ONE.

MAKE A DECISION. BUT THEN COME BACK LATER AND SAY OKAY, WE GOT TO FIGURE OUT, AND LADIES, EXCUSE ME. WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE A BIGGER CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE APPROACH THESE THINGS AND GET MORE INPUT FROM THE FOLKS IN THIS ROOM. GET THEIR NAMES DOWN AND SAY NEXT TIME WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION, BECAUSE THEY'RE BOTH MAKING AMAZING, HEART FELT ARGUMENTS AND I THINK FAIR.

THAT'S THE FAIRWAY TO DO IT. I DIDN'T HELP THIS CONVERSATION ONE ONE BIT BUT I WANT A BIGGER CONVERSATION SO THE NEXT TIME IT HAPPENS TO SOMEBODY ELSE AND IT'S NOT THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU

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DON'T THINK WE NEED MORE TAX BASE. THEY NEED TO QUIT CRYING BECAUSE IT'S THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD NO THEY'RE BOTH LEGITIMATE CONCERNS. I HAVE A TENDENCY TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE I LIVE EVERY DAY. I LOVE THE FACT MR. MAYOR THAT YOU WOULD MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT TRYING TO FIND THE MIDDLE GROUND. TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO RESOLVE THIS BUT DON'T LET THIS GO AWAY WITHOUT A BIGGER

CONVERSATION. >> STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING.

ANYBODY ELSE? >> MR. MAYOR, MAY NAME IS BRUCE COOK. CONCERNING THE NOISE, WHEN THE WIND'S OUT OF THE SOUTH, MR. MCALISTER WAS THERE ON A DAY LIKE TODAY. THE HIGHWAY IS ALLOWED. WHEN THE WIND IS OUT OF THE SOUTH, YOU CAN HEAR A PIN DROP. THE WYLIE UP AND DOWN PRACTICING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. IT'S TO QUIET IN THERE. I NOTICED WHEN THEY DREW THESE PHOTOS OF THIS LOT, NO HOMES WERE INCLUDED. I KNOW THEY'RE WITHIN GUIDELINES. I'M NOT BLAMING THE ZONING PHOTOS BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK OF THE HOMES THAT ARE IN THERE. WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE EYESORE OF THIS BODY SHOP, THE AESTHETICS, PROPERTY VALUES GOING DOWN WHICH I THINK THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WOULD BE CONCERNED WITH. WITH DECREASED TAX REVENUE, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES. THE OWNER, VINSON HIGGINBOTHAM, USED TO LIVE ON GEORGETOWN WAITE DRIVE -- GEORGETOWN WAIT DRIVE. I USED TO GET THE TAX STATEMENT FOR HIS PROPERTY. OTHER -- BUT YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THAT PROPERTY. IT'S RIGHT THERE ON THE ACCESS ROAD. RIGHT THERE ON THE HIGHWAY. YOU CAN'T JUST SAY DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH IT. THE PROPERTY OWNERS, MAYBE THEY COULD USE IT FOR MEDICAL, A BANK BRANCH, EATERY, RETAIL, SOMETHING MORE AESTHETIC. IT'S RIGHT AT THE ENTRANCE -- YOU HEARD THE STORIES. ALSO, RUNOFF INTO THE LAKE. WE HAVE A LOT OF MIGRATORY BIRDS. A SPRING FED LAKE, IT'S THE ONLY LAKE IN THE AREA THAT DIDN'T DRY UP. IT'S SPRING FED AND MIGRATORY BIRDS, SNOW GEESE, MALLARDS, IT'S NOT A BIRD EXPERT BUT THEY COME WALKING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I'D BE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE AESTHETICS, COURAGE ON TO CANYON ROCK. IT'S NOT THE AUTO BODY SHOP, JUST THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS. IT'S NOT A PLEASANT THING TO LOOK AT IT'S NECESSARY BUT MAYBE OTHER USES. OTHER USES FOR THE PROPERTY. MEDICAL, BANK BRANCH, EATERY, RETAIL. I THINK Y'ALL SHOULD CONSIDER THAT INSTEAD OF JUST ALLOWING THE BODY SHOP RIGHT THERE, WHICH -- IT'S A BAD SPOT FOR A BODY SHOP. A GOOD SPOT FOR A BUSINESS THOUGH. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT.

THANK YOU. >> WE'RE STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYBODY ELSE? YOU CANNOT SPEAK AGAIN. ANYBODY

ELSE? >> MY NAME A ROCKY CHAMPION. MY WIFE'S PARENTS LIVE TWO HOUSES FROM MEMORIAL. THEY MOVED HERE ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO FROM MIDLAND, TEXAS. THEY COULD HAVE MOVED ANYWHERE IN ABILENE AND THEY CHOSE THIS AREA. A NICE, QUIET AREA. THEY HAD GREAT EXPECTATIONS OF IT BEEN A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD FOR YEARS TO COME. IF THIS DOES GET BUILT AND MEMORIAL DOES GET EXTENDED, THIS WILL PROVIDE A LOT MORE TRAFFIC A LOT MORE NOISE AND YOU MAY NOT SEE THE KIDS RIDING BIKES OR PEOPLE WALKING DOGS BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC. AS FAR AS THE NOISE ISSUE, FROM THE BODY SHOP, I'M PRETTY WELL VERSED IN THIS IN THE FACT THAT I OWN A PREMIERE BODY SHOP HERE IN ABILENE. IT'S BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1962. AS FAR AS NOISE, THERE IS NOISE. IT'S A LOT NOISIER WHERE MY SHOP IS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THAN IT IS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. JUST LIKE MY IN-LAWS MOVING TO ABILENE, THEY HAD A CHOICE TO MOVE ANYWHERE. CALIBER COLLISION ISN'T JUST A SMALL INDEPENDENT SHOP MOVING INTO TOWN, THEY CAN MOVE ANYWHERE.

THEY CAN MOVE TO AN INDUSTRIAL AREA. THERE'S PLENTY OF PLACES FOR SALE. CALIBER COLLISION IS A LARGE MSO, THERE'S CLOSE TO A THOUSAND CALIBER COLLISIONS IN THE U.S. THAT OPERATE IN 37

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STATES. SO IT'S NOT JUST AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL COMING IN THAT HAS TO BUILD ON THIS PIECE OF LAND HERE. THERE'S OTHER CHOICES THEY COULD HAVE MADE OR THEY CAN MAKE. THAT'S ALL I

HAVE TODAY. THANK YOU. >> STILL IN A PUBLIC HEARING.

ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. I'M GOING TO SAY A COUPLE REMARKS BUT I WANT YOU AND STAFF TO ARTICULATE THE DIFFERENT ZONING THAT COULD TAKE PLACE IN GC JUST FOR CLARITY. SO BEFORE THIS COUNCIL IS THIS LEGALLY WE VOTE YEA OR NAY BASED ON THE USE OF THAT PARCELL OF LAND IS APPROPRIATE FOR THAT DESIGNATION. SO -- AND IF YOU LIVE IN A LOT -- WE WANT TO MAKE A DECISION IN JUST A BIT. BUT IF YOU BUY A PIECE OF PROPERTY, AND YOU HAVE VACANT LAND, I WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT LAND BEING DEVELOPED SOME DAY. THE KEY THING IS HOW IS IT ZONED. I WANT TO BE SHOW YOU KNOW WHAT OUR DECISION IS AND AS WE HAVE COUNCIL, WE VOTE ON THE DESIGNATION, IS IT APPROPRIATE OR NOT? THAT SHOULD BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR. WE'RE BOUND BY LAW, IS THAT CORRECT, CITY

ATTORNEY? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> BUT FOR YOU, AND I THINK MR. GARCIA WAS RIGHT. I WANT TO BE ABLE, FROM THE STAFF, SO YOU'LL KNOW WHAT COULD TAKE PLACE IN THAT ZONING. COULD YOU DO THAT FOR ME, MR. CITY MANAGER

AND/OR MR. WARRIX. >> ON THE SCREEN, A LIST OF AVAILABLE USES FOR A GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONE.

>> GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING CATEGORY, YOU WILL FIND IN OTHER CITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> SO THIS COMMUNITY OPERATED UNDER A LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FROM 1973 UNTIL 2004. WE HAD A CHANGE IN '04. RIGHT NOW, MRS. SOUERS IS LOOKING TO TRY TO IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS NEEDED. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. SO THAT -- IS

THAT AN 18 MONTH PROJECT? >> A MULTIMONTH PROJECT.

QUESTIONS OF STAFF? ANY COMMENTS BEFORE WE TAKE A MOTION

AND VOTE? >> I'M CONCERN CONCERNED WITH TE INTENSITY ALLOWED WITH A GC CLOSE TO A RESIDENTIAL AREA.

THE PICTURES THAT HAD THE VEHICLES THAT ARE DAMAGED, EASY TO GET INTO, IT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOMEBODY ELSE AND BREAK INTO THESE VEHICLES. IT SEEMS LIKE A RIPE FOR THE PICKING KIND OF THING. WHILE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THERE'S A HOUSE, I SEE THE GARAGE DOOR IS OPEN OR SOMETHING. I JUST -- FOR ME, I DON'T THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE CHANGE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I AGREE THAT AN OFFICE OR A GENERAL RETAIL TYPE USE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR SOUTH CLACK ACCESS AND I ANTICIPATE MEMORIAL DRIVE WILL BE COMPLETED AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE. I JUST THINK THIS

IS TO -- >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM

COUNCIL? >> I'LL SAY I ENVISION SOMETHING SMALLER. WHERE I HAD MY LAST DENTS REPAIRED, TWICE IN THE LAST YEAR, YOU KNOW, IT'S PRETTY TIDY OPERATION. BUT 50 SPOTS FOR 50 DAMAGED CARS REALLY DOES BOTHER ME.

>> COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL? >> I THINK IT'S -- I THINK IT WAS HELPFUL TO KNOW THE PREVIEW OF WHAT WE TECHNICALLY HAVE CONTROL OVER AND WHAT WE DON'T. IT WILL HELPFUL, COUNCIL MEMBER RENTZ, SOME OF THE POINTS YOU BROUGHT UP HELPED EDUCATE A LOT OF US ON SOME THINGS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY ALLOWED AS WELL AS THE GENTLEMAN WHO IS THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPER IN TERMS OF THE SIZE OF THE LOT, WHICH WAS VERY HELPFUL AS WELL.

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>> I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND SECOND, COUNCIL.

>> I THINK THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN TOWN TO BRING THIS IN. I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THAT SO I'M

GOING TO MAKE A MOTION TO DENY. >> IS THERE A SECOND.

>>> SECOND. >> SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER CRAVER. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION I'LL JUST SAY THIS TO THE NEIGHBORS. SO THERE IS A VISION FOR THE OF MEMORIAL AND THAT MAY CHANGE THE DYNAMICS OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE OF THAT. AGAIN, THAT LAND IS -- IT WILL DEVELOP ONE DAY INTO SOMETHING. WE HAVE A MOTION AND WE HAVE A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION OF COUNCIL? READY TO VOTE.

>> SO THE MOTION IS DENIED. WE'LL MOVE ON NOW TO ITEM --

[17. Ordinance (Final Reading) CUP-2020-08: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from Oldham Partner LP and Windmill Circle Partners LP, agent Tony Conder, for approval of a Conditional Use Permit allowing retail sales and rental of trucks and other large vehicles and equipment on 24.371 acres in a General Commercial (GC) District at 750 Gateway Street and the 3600-3700 blocks (east side) of Loop 322 (Mike Warrix)]

TO PRESENT THIS ITEM. >> THANK YOU, AGAIN, MAYOR.

THIS IS CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS 2020-08. A COMPANION PIECE WITH THE REZONING THAT YOU ALL ADDRESSED EARLIER THIS MORNING.

THE OWNER OLDHAM PARTNERS LP AND WINDMILL CIRCLE PARTNERS LP, AGENT TONY CONDER. THIS IS A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION TO ALLOW THE RETAIL SALE AND RENTAL OF TRUCKS AND OTHER LARGE VEHICLES IN GC ZONING. THIS IS A LITTLE OVER 24 ACRES. THIS IS OUT OF GATEWAY AND LOOP 322.

NOTIFICATION THAT WAS SENT OUT RESULTED IN TWO IN FAVOR AND TWO OPPOSED. PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH AND RECOMMENDED APPROVAL. HERE'S A MAP OF THE ENTIRE SUBJECT PROPERTY THAT IS GOING TO BE -- WARREN CATERPILLAR.

GATEWAY STREET DOWN TO THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SECOND PROPERTY AND OLDHAM LANE TO THE EAST. ZONING MAP SHOWING THE EXTENT OF THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONING THAT ALREADY EXISTS OUT THERE ON THAT TRACT. YOU'LL SEE THE TWO PIECES THAT ARE NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. THOSE ARE THE PROPERTIES REZONED EARLIER THIS MORNING TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL SO ALL THAT NOW IS GENERAL COMMERCIAL. PHOTOS OF THE IMMEDIATE AREA. GRAPHIC CONCEPT PLAN, THAT IS REQUIRED AS PART OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION. THIS IS THE LIMITS OF THE CUP REQUEST, GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS OF WHAT THEY INTEND TO DO. THEY NEED A CUP, A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, TO DO THE ACTIVITIES THEY WANT TO DO ON THIS PROPERTY AND IT IS ZONED GC AND GC DOES ALLOW THAT USE AS A CONDITIONAL USE. THEY ARE PROPOSING 50-FOOT BUFFERS ON GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH AND ALONG OLDHAM LANE TO THE EAST. THOSE WILL BE WRITTEN INTO THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ORDINANCE. NOTIFICATION AREA MAP SHOWING THE TWO IN FAVOR AND TWO IN OPPOSITION. STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL, PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE LAST MONTH, THEY'RE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS. THOSE CONDITIONS ARE -- THERE'S THREE CONDITIONS, 50-FOOT LANDSCAPE BUFFER AND THE PROPERTY IS PREVIOUSLY ZONED NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL AND GENERAL RETAIL.

THOSE WERE REZONED THIS MORNING SCREENING, OPAQUE WALL OR FENCE ALONG THOSE AREAS AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE -- WITH REGARDS TO OUTSIDE STORAGE AND REGULATIONS. THAT'S A REQUIREMENT, NOT A CONDITION BUT WE'LL CALL IT A CONDITION. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> THANK YOU. QUESTIONS OF MIKE FROM COUNCIL? AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE

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TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? IF SO, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> TONY CONDER, PROPONENT. AGAIN, THIS IS -- WE TRIED TO MIRROR OUR REQUEST TO BE JUST AS WE PROPOSED WHEN WE DID THE JOHN DEERE SITE SINCE THEY ARE SIMILAR USES, SIMILAR -- EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM ARE SIMILAR. SO ANYWAY, THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE CONDITIONAL USE ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY.

WITH THAT, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> QUESTIONS BY COUNCIL? >> THANK YOU.

>> THAT'S IT FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PICK HEARING. COUNCIL HAVE ANY CONDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND SECOND. >> MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER AND SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER ALBUS.

>> WE MOVE TO ITEM 18. AGAIN, I'LL ASK MR. WARRIX TO PRESENT

[18. Ordinance (Final Reading) OAM-2020-02: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on Amending the Land Development Code, Chapter 2, “Zoning Regulations,” Article 3, “Zoning Districts,” Division 3, TABLE 2-4: Site Layout and Building Requirements for Nonresidential Zoning Districts,” and Article 4, “Use Regulations,” Division 3, “Requirements Applicable to Specific Land Uses,” Section 2.4.3.3, “All Other Uses with Specific Requirements,” to clarify Multiple Family Dwellings by Conditional Use Permit in Certain Non-Residential Districts (Mike Warrix)]

THIS ITEM. >> THANK YOU, THIS IS A TEXT AMEND, MORE OF A HOUSEKEEPING TYPE AMENDMENT TO THE LAND USE MATRIX, ADDING SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO SECTION 2433. THIS DEALS WITH DENSITY REQUIREMENTS WITH MULTIPLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT IN NONRESIDENTIAL ZONING. INCLUDET IN THE ORDINANCE IS EASIER TO FOLLOW THAN THE PRESENTATION. ON THE FIRST AMEND ON TABLE 24, IT'S THE ONLY AMENDMENT TO THAT TABLE. IT'S UNDER FOR MX ZONING. AMICABLE MULTIPLE FAMILY STANDARDS. IT STATES THAT MIXED USE ZONING WOULD BE REQUIRED TO MAKE MEDIUM DENSITY AND OR MULTIFAMILY DISTRICT STANDARDS. WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT MULTIFAMILY BE INSTRUCT FROM THAT AND ONLY BE ARRIVED TO MEET THE MEDIUM DENSITY BECAUSE IT'S A MORE APPROPRIATE APPROACH TO THAT. ON THE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TO SECTION 2433, WE'RE ADDRESSING THE MX ZONING DISTRICTS AND IDENTIFYING THEY ARE TO MEET THE PROVISIONS OF RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY DISTRICT. DENSITY PROVISIONS AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DWELLINGS SHALL BE FOUR. AND UNDER B, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COLLEGE UNIVERSITY AND CENTRAL BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICTS AS WELL AS NO, OFFICE NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL, GENERAL RETAIL AND MEDICAL, MU.

>> CUP, ANY MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT IN THOSE DISTRICTS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE RESIDENTIAL MULTIFAMILY DENSITY -- OF CURRENT ORDINANCE. JUST TRYING TO CLARIFY THAT, MAKE IT MORE CLEARER. THERE'S BEEN SOME CONCERN ABOUT THAT. WE'VE HAD THAT SAME CONCERN AS WELL INTERNALLY. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PREPARING A NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND HOPE TO HAVE THAT COMPLETED WITHIN THE NEXT 12-14 MONTHS. I'M ALMOST CERTAIN A MAJOR RECOMMENDATION IN PART OF THAT PLAN WILL BE FOR US TO GO BACK INTO ZONING ORDINANCE AND SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS, SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATION AND MAKE APPROPRIATE CHANGES. THESE ARE THE ISSUES WE IDENTIFIED THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT AS PART OF THAT EFFORT.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? >> I KNOW THERE'S A COMMITTEE THAT WAS FORMED. I KNOW THERE'S BEEN

>> ABSOLUTELY. YES. THERE WILL BE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC

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INPUT. >> HOW ARE WE ADVERTISING THAT?

>> LET ME ASK SHERYL TO COME UP SHERYL'S BEEN DOING THE HEAVY LIFTING ON THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

>> MANAGER. THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN A KIND OF A TRANSITION BETWEEN NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR THE PUBLIC TO COME OUT AND GIVE THEIR INPUT. SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE MEETINGS PLANNED NEXT WEEK WITH SEVERAL ENTITIES WHERE I HAVE GONE TO THEM PERSONALLY AND ASK FOR THEIR GROUPS TO INCLUDE THE DCOA, HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION. WE HAVE C PACK MEMBERS PART OF THE MEETING AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEXT WEEK VIA ZOOM. IT'S PLANNED FOR JANUARY, TO HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE WHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO THIS POINT SO THEY CAN GIVE INPUT. THERE'S ALSO GOING TO BE A COMMUNITY SURVEY THAT IS GOING OUT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO BE ABLE TO -- FROM THEIR HOME, BE ABLE TO GIVE INPUT INTO OUR -- AS WELL. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE ADVERTISEMENT PART OF THE PIECE IS COMING IN BITS AND PIECES AS WE ENGAGE THE GROUPS WE CAN. HOPEFULLY IN JANUARY WE CAN GIVE SOME BROADER SCOPE TO THIS.

>> I ANTICIPATE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE LDC -- PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR MR. WARRIX OR STAFF?

>> ONE QUESTION OR COMMENT. MIKE, ON THE -- DO YOU HAVE THE ACTUAL ORDINANCE DOCUMENT IN FRONT OF YOU? I DIDN'T NOTICE IT UNTIL I WAS LOOKING AT IT. IT'S 325. NR IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE B LIST. IT'S ON THE SCREEN IT'S NOT ON THE PACKET OF THE

ACTUAL RESOLUTION. >> OKAY. YOU'RE REQUESTING WE

INCLUDE THE NR? >> YOU HAVE IT ON THE SCREEN BUT IT'S NOT ON WHAT WE WILL ACTUALLY VOTE ON. DO YOU HAVE A

COPY OF THE ACTUAL ORDINANCE? >> I DON'T HAVE THAT IN FRONT OF

ME. NO. >> OKAY. I WANT TO MAKE SURE -- BECAUSE I THINK -- IN THE EXHIBIT, NOT THE POWERPOINT.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> SO WE NEED TO HAVE THE EXHIBIT. I MISSED THAT EARLIER SORRY. THEN THE COMMENT IS NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE, NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL, THOSE ARE INTENTIONALLY LESS INTENSIVE THAN OFFICE OR GENERAL RETAIL.

IS IT SUPPOSED FOR CLOSER TO A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND TRANSITION SO PERSONALLY I WOULD PREFER TO SAY AN ND LIMITATION --

CONCERNS ABOUT THAT? >> NO.

>> PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? IF SO, COME FORWARD AND GIVE YOUR

NAME FOR THE RECORD. >> SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. ARE YOU MAKING A

MOTION? >> I'LL MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE THIS WITH THE MODIFICATIONS THAT A WILL HAVE MX, NR AND NO ZONING AND B WILL HAVE THE ZONING

>> A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND. >> SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO THE PUBLIC

[PUBLIC COMMENTS]

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COMMENT PERIOD. THERE BEING KNOW VOTES OR FORMAL ACTIONS TAKEN OR SUBJECTS PRESENTED. THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL ONLY ALLOW MEMBERS TO THE PUBLIC TO PRESENT IDEAS AND INFORMATION TO CITY OFFICIALS AND STAFF. WE'LL HAVE A THREE MINUTE TIME LIMIT. ANY REQUESTS THUS FOR? WE'RE IN PUBLIC COMMENT.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCIL, DAVID SWART ONCE AGAIN. SO FAR HALF THE COUNCIL MEETING, I KNOW THE MEDIA ANNOUNCED -- JACK WILL -- YOU JUST ACHIEVED DEPUTY MAYOR PRO-TEM AND STAR -- THAT WOULD BE THE SAME AS YOU, RANK OF SCOTTY. I WANT YOU TO QUIT STAR FLEET NOW. BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, I UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME PROBABLY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SUCH.

YOU'VE BEEN QUITE A ASSET THE LAST THREE YEARS AND I KNOW THAT IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON, YOU SAY. AND THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN SOME ANNOUNCEMENT ALREADY OF SOME PEOPLE THAT MAY SEEK OUT THE OFFICE. NOW, ON A DIFFERENT SUBJECT, I WANT TO SAY AS WE COME TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE STREET PROJECTS WE'VE HAD HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD. ON 23RD AND BARREL, THAT IS WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL NOW I RECENTLY DROVE ON WILLIS BETWEEN 32ND AND 27TH. I HOPE THEY'RE STILL WORKING ON IT BECAUSE HALF THE STREET WAS ONE COLOR AND HALF WAS THE OTHER. I HOPE THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FINISH THAT UP. BUT I -- IN GENERAL, I THINK ALL IN ALL, AS FAR AS THE STREET PROJECTS WE'VE HAD THIS YEAR, IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL DEAL AND I APPRECIATE THE STREET COMMISSION DOING WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO HELP US OUT.

AND I KNOW WE STILL GOT A LONG WAYS TO GO ON SOME STREETS, AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S MORE FUTURE TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS FAR AS INCOME REVENUE, IF WE GET THIS ECONOMY EVER TURNED AROUND AFTER THIS -- IF WE GET THIS CHINA VIRUS, AS OUR PRESIDENT SAYS, PUT TO SLEEP. BUT I DON'T KNOW. YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR DR. FAUCI SAYING, WE MAY BE IN THIS TO 2022, SO THAT'S STILL A WAYS OFF. I JUST SAW A STATE OFFICIAL FROM ANOTHER ONE UP NORTH SAID WELL WE'RE LOOKING FOR A HARD JANUARY, FEBRUARY AFTER THE CHRISTMAS. THEY THINK THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE AND THERE MAY BE. I DON'T KNOW. THERE'S TALK ABOUT THE HENDRICKS RELEASES EVERY DAY OR SO. YESTERDAY, THEY SAID THEY WERE AT 111 AND THEY SAID THAT WAS OVER THE LIMIT. BUT I PREVIOUSLY KNOW YOU SAID THE TRIGGER POINT WAS 145 ON THAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF SOMETHING'S CHANGED.

ALL IN ALL, I THINK WE HAVE DONE PRETTY GOOD THIS YEAR EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE LOST SOME OF OUR BIG COUNTRY RESIDENTS. BUT ALL IN ALL, I THINK WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN IN THE SITUATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL THIS MORNING.

>> STILL IN PUBLIC COMMENT. ANYONE ELSE WANT TO PARTICIPATE

THIS MORNING? >> TWO THINGS I WANTED TO MENTION. THE FIRST IS I KNOW THAT -- I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR PROVIDING SOME INFORMATION ON -- PRESENTED AT THE LAST MEETING ABOUT PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS AND ADJUSTMENTS IN THE BUDGET THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION. WHEN DO YOU ANTICIPATE ADDRESSING THOSE? I KNOW YOU SAID YOU WOULD CALL A SPECIAL MEETING. IF I MUSS UNDERSTOOD, CORRECT ME. BECAUSE THERE WERE DISCUSSIONS MONDAY GROUPS OF FOLKS ON LINE, TO SEE IF THERE'S OTHER WAYS WE CAN FUND THIS GAP FOR RIGHT NOW. ONE OF THE THINGS SUGGESTED IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MINOR IMPROVEMENT FUND THAT HAS CASH.

IT'S DESIGNATED FOR THE HOTEL BUT WHEN WE READ THE INFORMATION ON THE HOTEL IN THE LAST BUDGET IT SAYS YEAH WE'RE STILL PLANNING ON BUILDING, WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN BECAUSE OF THE COVID SITUATION. WELL, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BREAK GROUND IN JUNE. LAST I HEARD IT WAS SEPTEMBER. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING. SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMUNITY -- BECAUSE I SEE POSTERS OUTSIDE -- UNDERSTAND WHERE THAT'S AT. IF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS THE CURRENT

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STATUS. IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN? IF IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, THAT MONEY DOESN'T NEED TO SIT WHILE WE ARE CUTTING, CUTTING, CUTTING, AND RAISING FEES. SO AT THE VERY LEAST THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW THE STATUS OF THAT. THE OTHER POINT I WANTED TO MAKE IS ON THE PANDEMIC. OBVIOUSLY WE'RE -- PEOPLE ARE EXCITED THERE'S HOPEFULLY A WAY TO BE ABLE TO STOP THIS THING AND WITH A -- GETTING VACCINES, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE READ RECENTLY IS THAT SURVEYS OF SOME OF THE MOST AFFECTED PEOPLE, THE HISPANIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES HAVE THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATES BUT THE LOWEST TRUST OF THAT VACCINE. IT'S GOING TO COME DOWN TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES GOT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW IF THIS VACCINE BECOMES AVAILABLE AND WE'RE STARTING TO GET ON THIS TIMELINE. THE GOVERNOR RELEASED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK IT'S STILL GOING TO TAKE LOCAL LEADERSHIP TO SAY, PLEASE, TAKE THIS VACCINE BECAUSE IF THE TRUST IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY FROM THE SURVEY WAS 14%. THE TRUST OF THE VACCINE IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY WAS MID 30S. IF THAT PLAYS OUT IN WHO TAKES THE VACCINE, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE A VACCINE IN YOU DON'T TAKE IT. IF YOU HAVE LARGE POPULATIONS STILL SPREADING THE VIRUS, WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO. WE'VE GOT TO LOCALLY PLAN ON HAVING LOCAL LEADERS SAY IT'S OKAY, TAKE THIS VACCINE, IT'S SAFE. FROM EVERY INDICATION IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE Y'ALL MAKE AN EFFORT AND PLAN ON THAT NOW AND DON'T JUST SAY IT'S OUT THERE, GO GET IT.

SHOW LEADERSHIP AND SHOW THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE IT YOURSELF. THESE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AFFECTED THE WORST NEED

THE MOST CONVINCING. THANK YOU. >> WE'RE STILL IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO PARTICIPATE THIS MORNING? SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC COM COMMENT PED

[EXECUTIVE SESSION]

IT IS 11:21. WE'LL RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.071. SECTION 551.072 DELIBERATION WILL REAL PROPERTY. GIFTS AND DONATIONS. SECTION 551.074,

PERSONNEL MATTERS. >> SECTION 551.087,

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>>> WIDE SCOPE OF SERVICES FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS. THEY ARE PLANNING TO LOCATE THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN DOWNTOWN ABILENE. THE CAPITOL INVESTMENT FOR THIS PROJECT IS 3.5 MILLION. THEY'LL RETAIN EXISTING 69 EMPLOYEES AND CREATE NINE NEW JOBS. THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR BOTH THOSE CREATED AND RETAINED IS 64,592.

THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR THE NINE JOBS CREATED IS $63,794. THE DCOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPROVED AND IS RECOMMENDING FOR APPROVAL FROM CITY COUNCIL $525,000 WHICH REPRESENTS A 15% INCENTIVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF THE COMPANY'S COMMITMENT OF $3.5 MILLION. I'LL JUST POINT OUT WE DO HAVE A GUEST FROM THE COMPANY, ONE OF THE COMPANY OWNERS. INK MOST OF YOU ALL -- THERE HE IS. SO YOU MAY KNOW HIM BUT I WANT TO WE CAN THAT JACOB MARTIN

IS PRESENT AS WELL. >> CERTAINLY. I APPRECIATE THAT. SO JACOB & MARTIN WILL PURCHASE THE OLD -- THE FORMER CASA AUTHENTIC BUILDING, REQUIRING CREATIVE SOLUTION, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO PARKING. IT'S A DOWNTOWN REALITY WE HAVE ADDRESSED AND ACKNOWLEDGED WITHIN OUR DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN SO THE COMPANY HAS WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH CITY MANAGER HANNA AND MANY OTHERS. IT CERTAINLY IS A PARTNERSHIP TO GET THESE TYPES OF DEALS DONE. AND HAS LOOKED AT A SOLUTION OF WHERE THE FARMERS MARKET IS, AN EXPANSION OF THAT EXISTING SITE THAT WOULD THEN ALSO BE A BENEFIT AND ACCOMMODATE OTHERS AS WELL. SO THAT DOES INCLUDE THE CLOSURE OF THAT STREET THAT ROBERT HUBER IS SAYING IS WALNUT, MESQUITE, I

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KNEW I WOULD GET THAT WRONG. NOT ALL, JUST A SMALL PORTION OF MISSMESQUITE, CON CONTIGUOUS TOE FARMERS MARKET PARKING LOT WITH AN ADD BENEFIT FOR THE COMMUNITY A AND JACOB & MARTIN LLC PARKING

SOLUTION. >>

>> RIGHT. HEARING. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST -- THANK YOU AGAIN, DAVID SWART HERE. WE HEARD IN THE MORNING SESSION HOW THE CITY IS CUTTING THEIR BUDGET WITH SOME SHORTFALLS. YOU KNOW, PREVIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE LAST MEETING. ONE OF THE MEETINGS THE DCOA WANTED TO MAKE A JOB RETENTION LOAN SIMILAR TO THIS TO A COMPANY LOCATED ONE MILE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS BUT STILL WITHIN A FIVE MILE ZONE AND MAYOR WILLIAMS TOUCHED BRIEFLY ON THE PPP PROGRAM THAT SECRETARY MNUCHIN HAS PROMOTED TWICE. IT RAN OUT THROUGH THE C.A.R.E.S. ACT, THEN THE PRESIDENT AND -- THEY GOT ANOTHER BILL TO EXTEND THAT. THE PROBLEM IS, IT SOUNDS GOOD THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS, BUT IN THIS ECONOMIC TIME, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS CERTAIN AND WHAT NOT. THE DCOA KEEPS LOANING MONEY OUT TO THESE COMPANIES AND WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY IF WE'RE GOING TO EVER REBOUND ANYTIME SOON. AND DCOA IS ACTING MORE LIKE A BANK. THEY HAVE THESE LOANS AND THEY THINK THEY'RE GOING TO GET SOME OF THEM PAID BACK, AND SOMETIMES THEY MAKE THIS LIKE ON 13 13TH AND VINE, A BIG MESS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WOULD TAKE IF IT WOULD TAKE ANOTHER VOTE LIKE -- I THINK IT WAS IN '93 WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED THIS AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST A BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM.

HERE WE ARE 27 YEARS LATER, YOU KNOW, THEY GET A HALF CENT SALES TAX, YOU KNOW, AND BACK DURING THE PRESENTATION, IN 2017, THEY WERE WILLING TO GIVE UP AN EIGHTH OF THAT, THEY SAID, TO GO INTO THE STREET FUND. WELL, YOU KNOW, BACK THEN THEY MENTIONED IT WAS OVER $10 MILLION IN 2007 BUT YOU KNOW, WITH THE BUDGET CUTS AND REGULAR CITY, THE DCOA, THEY NEED TO THINK ABOUT REELING IN SOME UNTIL WE SEE HOW THIS PANDEMIC IS GOING TO PLAY OUT.

WE DON'T KNOW. I MEAN MY FRIEND, HE WAS OUT OF WORK FOR SIX MONTHS. SIX MONTHS. AND HE RECENTLY STARTED BACK. THEY SAID OKAY, WE'LL GET YOU BACK IN. TEN HOURS A WEEK. PEOPLE CAN'T SURVIVE ON TEN HOURS A WEEK. YES, HE'S WORKING TWO JOBS, TEN HOURS A WEEK. I MEAN THIS MAY BE A JOB RETENTION, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO THINK -- YOU'VE GOT TO REEL IN SOME SPENDING ON THE DCOA, COWELL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HEARING MY INPUT THIS AFTERNOON. THANK YOU.

>> GOGOOD MORNING, COUNCIL. I M HERE NOT NECESSARILY TO SPEAK ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT, BUT I'M HERE TO JUST SAY THANKS TO YOU ALL. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF DCOA. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY IN TRYING TO -- IN LOOKING OVER WHAT WE BRING TO YOU, I WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, WE'RE DOING AS MUCH DUE DILIGENCE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

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>> ON COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIPS EXPENSIVE MEALS EXPENDITURES, I SENT YOU COPIES OF THE RECEIPTS. THESE EXPENDITURES FOR WINE AND CHEESE OR WHATEVER THESE FOLKS ARE HAVING $400 OCCURRED IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND WALL WE ARE THINKING ABOUT CUTTING THEIR SPENDING MONEY LEFT AND RIGHT.

WE ARE PAYING $435 A MONTH FOR A COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR THE CEO THE CEO IS MAKING OVER $40,000 MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE GOING TO PAY OUR NEW CHIEF OF POLICE.

THE NEW CLO IS MAKING $136,000 A YEAR THE PREVIOUS CLO THAT WAS JUST REPLACING HIM LAST YEAR MADE $102,000 AFTER SHE WORKED FOR THE DC LA FOR 25 YEARS THEY ADDED A NUMBER OF POSITIONS STARTING AT 60 AND $70,000 WE HAVE INCREASED EXPENDITURES AND NOBODY SEEMS TO REALLY MIND. THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE BUSINESS PEOPLE ON THE BOARD THAT SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND THIS BUT I WOULD LOVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW MANY BUSINESS PEOPLE LET EXPENDITURES GET OUT OF HAND THIS WAY AND HOW YOU LET A $31 FILET MIGNON DINNER BE BOUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC WHEN WE HAVE A HIGH SPREAD GOING ON AT 10 AT NIGHT ON A SATURDAY NIGHT. BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE RECEIPTS THAT I SENT YOU THAT'S WHEN THIS WAS PAID VERY SO IS THE WHOLE ATTITUDE ALSO IF WE CONTINUE TO GIVE THEM MORE AUTHORITY I'M NOT SURE IF I MISSED IT OR NOT BECAUSE I JUST GOT BACK.

THE CHANGES IN THE BYLAWS THIS IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE AND I THINK IT'S TIME THAT YOU ALL STEP BACK AND ASK MORE QUESTIONS OR TAKE MORE CONTROL. THEY HAVE $30 MILLION IN THE BANK. SO IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT THEY ARE BIDDING THESE 26 OR $27 MILLION JOBS. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN I BOUGHT MY SON A BITE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY A FEW MONTHS AGO I BOUGHT IT LOCALLY. BECAUSE I WANTED IT TO GO TO A LOCAL MERCHANT. I COULD HAVE BOUGHT IT IN DALLAS OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

I SPENT OVER $5000 ON HIS BIKE FOR THAT BIRTHDAY WANTED A PORTION OF THE SALES TAX TO COME BACK HERE A PORTION OF THE SALES TAX FROM THAT BIKE IS HELPING PAY FOR SOME OF THIS AND I SPENT AN EXTRA $25 A MONTH ON MY BUSINESS FOR THE ROADS.

WE NEED TO PUT ON THE BALLOT TO CHANGE THE WAY SOME OF THIS TAX MONEY IS PRESENTED TO GIVE THE VOTERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY WE NEED TO USE IT MORE ON STREETS. THANK YOU.

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