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1 >> WELL, GOOD MORNING.

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2 GOOD MORNING.

[CALL TO ORDER]

3 IT IS 8:30 A.M.

4 AND WE'LL NOW CALL THIS MEETING OF ABILENE CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

5 I'LL ASK MS. ALBUS TO PROVIDE US WITH THE INVOCATION THIS MORNING.

6 AFTERWARD I WANT YOU TO MEET TWO VERY IMPORTANT GUESTS WE HAVE AMONG US.

7 COUNCIL WOMAN?

8 >> MS. ALBUS: LORD, WE ARE SO BLESSED TO EXPERIENCE ANOTHER SPRING.

9 NEW LIFE IN THE CITY OF ABILENE.

10 JUST LOOK AROUND OUR ROOM AND SEE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL CITIZENS THAT 11 OCCUPY OUR CITY.

12 THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HERE AND HELP US IN MAKING 13 DECISIONS FOR THE DAY THAT WILL BENEFIT ALL.

14 THANK YOU FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

15 THANK YOU FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT PROTECT OUR COUNTRY.

16 AND GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TODAY.

17 WE ASK YOU TO GUIDE AND PROTECT US.

18 AMEN.

19 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

20 WE HAVE WITH US A TROJAN AND FROM TAYLOR WE HAVE NOAH AND I BELIEVE HIS 21 MOTHER IS HERE WITH US.

22 THERE SHE IS.

23 SHE IS A VERY PROUD MOM.

24 RAISE YOUR HAND LIKE YOU'RE PROUD.

25 26 AND ALSO LESLIE ROBERTS IS HERE FROM REAGAN AS WELL.

27 THEY'RE GOING TO ASSIST US IN LEADING THE PLEDGE FOR US THIS MORNING.

28 ARE YOU READY?

29 >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO 30 THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH 31 LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

32 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: NOW THE TEXAS PLEDGE.

33 >> I AM THE TEXAS FLAG.

34 I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE TEXAS.

35 ONE STATE UNDER GOD.

36 ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

37 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: Y'ALL CAN COME UP HERE AND TAKE A PICTURE.

38 WE HAVE A FEW CONFIRMATIONS AND EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS ON THIS MORNING.

[PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS]

39 I AM GOING TO INVITE CYNTHIA PEARSON AND WE'LL GET THOSE -- HERE IS A 40 LITTLE BIT TOO.

41 HE IS SUCH AN AGENT CITY MAN TO RECOGNIZE HIS EMPLOYEES.

42 USUALLY WE HAVE MILK AND COOKIES.

43 I'M A BIG FAN OF MILK AND COOKIES.

44 >> THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD.

45 ABILENE AND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NATIONAL 46 ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN ARE CELEBRATING THE WEEK OF THE 47 YOUNG CHILD.

48 APRIL 8 THROUGH APRIL 12, 2019.

49 THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DEDICATED TO WORKING TO IMPROVE EARLY LEARNING 50 OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDING EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE A FOUNDATION 51 FOR LEARNING FOR CHILDREN IN OUR CITY.

52 AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ABILENE, I EXPRESS MY SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR 53 THOSE WORKING TIRELESSLY IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG CHILDREN.

54 GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND I'LL GIVE WAY -- AND ALLOW CYNTHIA TO MAKE ANY COMMENT 55 SHE WANTS TO AT THIS TIME.

56 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

57 IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD AND AS 58 THE MAYOR SAID, THIS IS A NATIONAL CELEBRATION.

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59 THIS IS A SAMPLING OF THE 500 CHILDREN THAT THE NURSERY HAS IN CARE EVERY 60 DAY.

61 THIS IS ONE OF OUR PRE-SCHOOL CLASSROOMS FROM THE CEDAR STREET CENTER.

62 OUR CENTER DIRECTOR IS MARGIE MADINA DOWN HERE.

63 WE HAVE STAFF GABBY, AMANDA, AND MR. ORR IS THEIR TEACHER.

64 ONE OF OUR CHILDREN TODAY HAS A BIRTHDAY.

65 HE IS FIVE.

66 SO WHAT A FUN CELEBRATION FOR HIM AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE 67 TO CELEBRATE THESE CHILDREN WHO ARE ONE THIRD OF THE POPULATION BUT THEY'RE 100% 68 OF OUR FUTURE.

69 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO AND HAVE DONE 70 TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

71 SO WE'LL SPREAD OUT AND WISH YOU THE BEST.

72 WE'LL TAKE A PHOTO.. >> MS. ALBUS: MAYOR, WE CAN'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

73 WE HAVE TO SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

74 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: WE'LL LED YOU LEAD US.

75 \M HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU \M \M HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU \M \M HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR 76 (INAUDIBLE) \M \M HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU \M 77 AND DIDN'T KNOW THE NAME.

78 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: AND CYNTHIA IS GOING TO MAKE HER WAY AND PROVIDE THE 79 MILK AND COOKIES.

80 THIS IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE ONE DOLLAR A DAY WE GET.

81 LET'S GIVE THEM ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

82 THANK YOU SO, SO VERY MUCH.

83 AND I'M GOING TO INVITE JILL CHRISTIE TO JOIN ME WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF 84 TRANSPORTATION.

85 AND THE REST OF HER CREW.

86 THEY STAND OUT ON THIS MORNING.

87 88 ALL THE PROCLAMATIONS.

89 NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK.

90 NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS OBSERVED ANNUALLY AT THE START OF 91 CONSTRUCTION SEASON TO ENCOURAGE SAFE DRIVING THROUGH STREETS AND HIGHWAY 92 CONSTRUCTION SITES.

93 THE CITY OF ABILENE AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ARE JOINED TOGETHER TO

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94 HIGHLIGHT APRIL 8 THROUGH 12, 2019, AS NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK TO 95 ENCOURAGE DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND DEVOTE THEIR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION TO 96 WATCHING FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE THE STREETS, 97 HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES IN OUR CITY AND ACROSS OUR STATE.

98 AS MAYOR, I ENCOURAGE EACH AND EVERY DRIVER TO PROTECT BOTH OUR ROAD WORKERS AND 99 THEMSELVES BY DRIVING CAREFULLY IN WORK ZONES.

100 PLEASE PROCLAIM APRIL 8 THROUGH 12 AS NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK.

101 ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY, CHRISTIE?

102 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR, FOR THIS PROCLAMATION.

103 ON BEHALF OF TEX-DOT WE APPRECIATE IT.

104 WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE IS THAT LAST YEAR IN TEXAS WE HAD 4008 105 CRASHES IN OUR WORK ZONES WHICH RESULTED IN FOUR FATALITIES.

106 THAT'S A SCARY NUMBER.

107 THIS IS SOMETHING WE ALL NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN WE'RE DRIVING THROUGH 108 WORK ZONES.

109 EVERYONE, SLOW DOWN.

110 PAY ATTENTION AND TRY NOT TO BE DISTRACTED.

111 WATCH OUT FOR THE SIGNS.

112 THE ADVANCED WARNING SIGNS.

113 WATCH OUT FOR THE ROAD CREWS AND SLOW MOVING VEHICLES.

114 ALL THOSE THINGS WILL HELP YOU BE SAFER DRIVING THROUGH OUR WORK ZONES.

115 AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE WANT OUR CREWS TO BE SAFE AND DRIVERS TO BE SAFE 116 AS WELL.

117 SO WE APPRECIATE YOU HAVING US THIS MORNING.

118 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

119 120 NOW WE HAVE NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK.

121 AND I'LL ASK -- READ MY SCRIPT, OTIS.

122 WE'LL ASK JOAN TO JOIN US.

123 NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK.

124 APRIL 22 OR 26 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK 125 BY THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF THE 126 BENEFITS THESE PROGRAMS PROVIDE TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

127 THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS CELEBRATING 45 YEARS AND THE HOME 128 INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 28 YEARS.

129 PROVIDING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH RESOURCE REQUIRED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PERSONS 130 OF LAW OF LOW AND MODERATE INCOME.

131 AS MAYOR, I RECOGNIZE THESE TWO PROGRAMS FOR THEIR POSITIVE IMPACT AND ON THE 132 AVAILABILITY OF -- FOR DECENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

133 JOANNE, YOU MAKE ANY REMARKS YOU WANT TO.

134 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL AND ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE.

135 WE APPRECIATE THE TIME THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS. 136 WE'RE THE BIGGEST PROPONENT BECAUSE WE'RE OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WORKING WITH 137 OUR CLIENTS AND VISITING WITH OUR NEIGHBORS.

138 I WANT TO INVITE MY STAFF TO COME SO I CAN INTRODUCE THEM, PLEASE.

139 I HAVE LATISHA WHO IS A HOUSING COUNSELOR AND WORKS ONE ON ONE WITH EVERYONE 140 THAT COMES INTO OUR OFFICE.

141 JAMES MAC FADEN GOES OUT AND DOES ALL THE ASSESSMENTS AND BUILDS A BIG DOCUMENT 142 AND CHARLIE IS OUR FRONT DESK PERSON, A HOUSING SPECIALIST AND SHE GREETS.

143 SHE DOES MORE THAN JUST GREETS.

144 AND OTIS WHO SHOULD JOIN US.

145 146 YOU.

147 ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE CLIENTS WE WORK WITH, WE APPRECIATE THIS 148 PROCLAMATION.

149 THANK YOU.

150 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

151 YOU'RE HAVING YOUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS THIS SPRING.

152 HAVE YOU HAD THOSE YET? 153 YOU GET INPUT.

154 WANT TO TELL US ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WHAT YOU DO?

155 >> WE'RE WORKING ON OUR 1920 ACTION PLAN.

156 THEREFORE, WE GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND MEET ONE ON ONE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND 157 TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAMS AND WE HAVE SHOWN WHAT WE HAVE DONE THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND 158 WHERE OUR MONEY IS BUDGETED AND TAKE COMMENTS.

159 SOME OF THE COMMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCERNS ABOUT PAINTING THE HOUSES.

160 THEY LOOK REALLY BAD IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS.

161 AND PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

162 WE TAKE ANY KIND OF COMMENT SO WE RECEIVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT 163 ALLEYWAYS, ILLEGAL DUMPING, PEOPLE PARKING THEIR ABAND PD VEHICLES OR JUST ANY

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164 COMMENT LIKE THAT WHERE THEY CAN GET THEIR TREES TRIMS OR WHEN THE TREES GROW INTO 165 THE POWERLINES.

166 WE OFFER ALL THAT INFORMATION.

167 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: GIVE HER A ROUND OF APPLAUSE IF YOU DON'T MIND.

168 169 EMPLOYEES IS GOING TO JOIN ME UP FRONT.

170 AND WE'LL SHARE A MICROPHONE.

171 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

172 DAN MOORE.

173 HOW YOU DOING? 174 DANIEL DANNY MOORE WAS HIRED BY THE ABILENE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON MARCH 8, 175 1994, 25 YEARS AGO.

176 A SOBERING NUMBER.

177 DAN HAS RECEIVED HIS ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN FIRE SCIENCE AND IS A CERTIFIED 178 MASTER FIREFIGHTER.

179 HE HAS BEEN ON THE HAZMAT TEAM AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM WHERE HE 180 HAS BEEN DEPLOYED TO THE FLOODS IN EAST TEXAS AND RECENTLY HOUSTON DURING 181 HURRICANE HARVEY.

182 HE HAS BEEN MARRIED TO GENE MOORE FOR 32 YEARS.

183 GENE AND DANNY HAVE FOUR GROWN CHILDREN AND HE ALSO HAS TWO GRANDCHILDREN, NOAH 184 AND ADDIE.

185 DID I SAY THAT RIGHT? 186 HE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND GOING ON VACATIONS.

187 LIEUTENANT BRANDON BROWN HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH DANNY FOR THE PAST 188 FOUR TO FIVE YEARS.

189 HE HAS BEEN A FULL-TIME DRIVER ON ENGINE 8 AND WILL SOON BE THE FULL-TIME 190 DRIVER FOR THE LADDER COMPANY.

191 HE DOES A GREAT JOB OF HANDLING THE EQUIPMENT AND BRINGING A POSITIVE 192 ATTITUDE TO THE STATION EVERY MORNING AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IS A GREAT 193 HUSBAND AND FATHER TO HIS FAMILY.

194 TODAY WE CONGRATULATE DANNY FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF ABILENE.

195 THANK YOU, DANNY.

196

197 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND YOUR NEIGHBORS, WE WANT TO 198 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY.

199 APPRECIATE YOU AND ALL YOU DO AND YOU HAVE -- I'LL PRESENT TO YOU A PLAQUE 200 FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.

201 A COIN FROM THE CITY MANAGER.

202 AND AN ENVELOPE THAT IN A SMALL WAY GIVES APPRECIATION FOR WHAT YOU 203 HAVE DONE.

204 AND ALSO THIS IS A TIME TO RECOGNIZE ANYONE YOU WANT TO AT THIS TIME.

205 >> WELL, LIKE I SAID, IT TAKES A STRONG WOMAN TO BACK HER HUSBAND AND LIKE I 206 SAID, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY WIFE GENE MOORE.

207 >> GIVE HER A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

208 >> WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 32 YEARS AND FOUR GREAT KIDS AND TWO GRANDKIDS.

209 AND LIKE I SAID, I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING Y'ALL HAVE DONE AND APPRECIATE 210 THE CITY COUNCIL LETTING ME BE HERE 25 YEARS.

211 THANKS SO MUCH.

212 >> CHRIS HOBBS.

213 ALL RIGHT.

214 CHRIS HOBBS BEGAN HER EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF ABILENE MARCH 8, 1994.

215 AND SHE WORKED IN HOUSING FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO POLICE 216 DEPARTMENT.

217 CHRIS MOVED TO POLICE AND BECAME CHIEF MELVIN MARTIN'S EXECUTIVE 218 ASSISTANT.

219 IN 2018 HER TITLE WAS CHANGED AND TENURED TO MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT WHERE 220 SHE REMAINS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE DEPARTMENT WHO IS CLASSIFIED AS BOTH BOSS AND 221 ASSISTANT.

222 CHRIS IS THE GLUE THAT KEEPS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TOGETHER.

223 SHE PROCESSES ALL PURCHASES, REQUISITIONS, BUDGETS AND PURCHASING CARDS FOR 280 224 EMPLOYEES INSIDE THE DEPARTMENT.

225 SHE COORDINATES THE CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY, THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS 226 LUNCHEONS, VOLUNTEER LUNCHEONS AND LAST YEAR THE FIRST TRUNK OR TREAT.

227 THOUSANDS OF KIDS CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE POLICE AND CANDY.

228 TWO THINGS WE THINK WE CAN ALL GET BEHIND.

229 POLICE AND CANDY.

230 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS TRULY ENVIOUS FOR ONE DAY OF THE YEAR.

231 WE COULD TELL THE CHIEF OF POLICE WROTE THIS.

232 233 ANYTHING GO-TO FOR ANYTHING POLICE RELATED.

234 CHRIS DEMONSTRATES THE CITY'S VALUES WITH EXCELLENCE AND I AGREE WITH 235 THAT.

236 PLEASE CONGRATULATE CHRIS HOBBS ON 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

237 AND LET ME SAY THIS.

238 THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE ORGANIZATION THAT CHIEF TRULY FEARS.

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239 AND IT'S THIS WONDERFUL LADY TO MY LEFT.

240 (APPLAUSE).

241 >> SO THE YEAR IS 1996.

242 I'M A ROOKIE.

243 I'M WORKING SOUTHWEST ABILENE.

244 I HAVE A TERRIBLE MUSTACHE.

245 BUT I HAVE A RIDER WITH ME.

246 HER NAME IS CHRIS HOBBS AND SHE IS THE CHIEF SECRETARY SO I COULDN'T DRIVE FAST 247 AND I HAD TO SAY YES, SIR AND NO, SIR TO EVERYONE I SPOKE TO.

248 BUT IN ONE NIGHT I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THIS WOMAN.

249 I LEARNED SHE CAN BE TRUSTED.

250 I LEARN IF YOU EARN HER LOYALTY, SHE'LL BE LOYAL FOREVER.

251 SHE IS VERY GRACIOUS.

252 SHE IS USUALLY KIND.

253 BUT SEE, SHE HAD A REMARKABLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE IN THE RIDE 254 ALONG BECAUSE SHE WAS THINKING, HE'D NEVER BE POLICE CHIEF.

255 FAST FORWARD 25 YEARS, WE COME TOGETHER TO SAY YOU ARE TRULY EXCEPTIONAL.

256 WE CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

257 SO I WANTED TO SAY ON BEHALF OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN, SWORN AND CIVILIAN, THANK YOU 258 VERY MUCH, DEAR.

259 (APPLAUSE) I'M GOING TO GIVE HER THE COIN FOR THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

260 AND I PULL THIS OUT AT A RESTAURANT OR BAR AND YOU DON'T HAVE YOURS, YOU OWE 261 ME THE NEXT ROUND OF WINE.

262 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: CHRIS -- I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR NAME WAS CRISTOLYN.

263 I'VE KNOWN YOU A LONG TIME.

264 ON BEHALF OF CITY COUNCIL AND THIS COMMUNITY, WE JOIN THE CHIEF IN THANKING YOU 265 FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND ARE DOING.

266 WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU.

267 AND PRESENT TO YOU A PLAQUE FROM CITY COUNCIL, A COIN FROM CITY MANAGER AND ALSO 268 AN ENVELOPE THAT SHOWS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION FOR YOU.

269 AND ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY, CHRIS? 270 CRISTOLYN?

271 >> I ONLY HAVE THAT NAME WHEN I GET IN TROUBLE.

272 I WANT TO THANK MY POLICE FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING ME TODAY.

273 IT'S BEEN AN AWESOME 25 YEARS.

274 >> TO 25 MORE.

275 >> WELL --.

276 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: SHE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

277

[CONSENT AGENDA]

278 ITEMS 4 THROUGH ITEM 15.

279 ALL ITEMS ARE LISTED ON CONSENT AGENDA AND THERE WILL BE NO -- BE CONSIDERED 280 WITH ONE MOTION AND THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION UNLESS A COUNCIL 281 MEMBER OR CITIZEN REQUESTS SEPARATE DISCUSSION.

282 IS THERE ANY ITEM SEPARATE? 283 SO 15 AND 8.

284 IS THERE ANY CITIZENS THAT WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT ANY ITEM SEPARATELY?

285 >> YES.

286 6, 7, AND 8.

287 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: 6, 7, AND 8?

288 >> YES.

289 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: I'LL TAKE A MOTION FOR ITEMS 4 THROUGH 15 WITH EXCEPTION 290 OF 15, 8, 6, AND 7.

291 >> SO MOVED.

292 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER AND SECOND BY COUNCIL 293 MEMBER RENTZ.

294 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 295 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

296 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

297 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

298 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

299 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

[6.  Resolution: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Take Action on awarding Bid No. CB-1935 to Caldwell Country Chevrolet of Caldwell, Texas for two full size sedans (Chris Taylor)]

300 >> MR. HURT: YES.

301 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

302 WE'LL GO TO ITEM 6.

303 >> GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL AND MAYOR, CITY MANAGER.

304 ITEM --.

305 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

306 >> DAVID SWARD.

307 SORRY.

308 I USUALLY DO THAT.

309 ON YOUR WEBSITE YOU PREACH TRANSPARENCY.

310 THE ITEM 6, IT'S JUST LABELING A PURCHASE AS A SEDAN.

311 IT DOES NOT SAY WE'RE GETTING -- OTHER THAN THE BIDS THAT CAME IN, THERE IS

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312 TWO BIDS AND IT'S A SHAME THAT THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP IS ABOUT 9.75% OVER THE 313 OTHER DEALERSHIP BUT IT JUST SAYS SEDAN.

314 THE TRANSPARENCY -- YOU SURELY KNOW WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE YOUR BID CAME IN 315 ON.

316 IT'S EITHER A MALIBU OR IMPALA.

317 I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER SEDAN CHEVROLET HAS.

318 THAT'S MY MAIN CONCERN ABOUT IT.

319 ANY TIME YOU MAKE A PURCHASE ON ANY OTHER VEHICLES, YOU ALWAYS DETAIL WHAT YOU'RE 320 PURCHASING BUT ON THIS IT JUST SAYS A SEDAN.

321 IT'S GOING TO BE A REPLACEMENT FOR A 2008 TO HOE AND ONE IS AN 322 ADDITIONAL FOR THE TEAM THAT WILL GO OUT THAT CHIEF FLORES MENTIONED ABOUT 323 THE -- I CAN'T THINK OF THAT TEAM THAT GOES OUT AFTER THERE IS AN INCIDENT, 324 THERE WILL BE THREE DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS SIGNING THAT.

325 BUT THAT'S THE ONLY CONCERN I HAVE.

326 IF YOU'RE GOING TO SPEND A CHECK OUT OF TAXPAYERS' CHECK BOOK, AT LEAST TELL 327 US WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET INSTEAD OF JUST THE WORDS SEDAN AND A GENERIC STOCK 328 PHOTO.

329 THAT'S ALL I HAVE ON THAT ITEM.

330 >> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, COUNCIL.

331 THE PURCHASE IS WITH CALDWELL.

332 THEY'RE NOT A LOCAL BUSINESS.

333 LOCAL BUSINESS GETS 5% OFF THE TOP IMMEDIATELY.

334 SO THAT WE GET A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

335 EVEN WITH THAT 5% ADVANTAGE, CALDWELL STILL WAS THE LOWEST BIDDER.

336 I CAN'T SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF THE VEHICLE BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING ORDERED.

337 WE HAVE TO GET A GENERIC IMPALA PHOTOGRAPH AND PROVIDE IT TO STAFF AND 338 CITY COUNCIL.

339 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: REQUEST OF COUNCIL?

340 >> THE TWO BIDS ARE IDENTICAL.

341 YOU'RE SURE OF THAT?

342 >> WITHOUT A DOUBT.

343 IT'S BEEN REVIEWED BY PURCHASING AND MY STAFF.

344 THEY BIDED ON THE SAME DOCUMENT.

345 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

346 >> NO.

347 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

348 >> SO MOVED.

349 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: WE HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE AND SECOND BY COUNCIL 350 MEMBER MCALISTER.

351 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

352 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

353 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

354 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

355 >> MR. HURT: YES.

356 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

357 ALSO A QUESTION ON NUMBER SEVEN?

358 >> AGAIN, DAVID.

359 AGAIN TRANSPARENCY COMES INTO PLAY.

360 JUST SAYS PICKUP IS BEING PURCHASED BY ONE OF OUR LOCAL DEALERSHIPS, ARROW

[7.  Resolution: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Take Action on awarding Bid No. CB-1933 to Arrow Ford of Abilene for one (1) One Ton Pickup Truck (Chris Taylor)]

361 FORD.

362 IT DOESN'T GIVE ANYTHING IF IT'S GOING TO BE AN F-150, F-350, 2019, 2020.

363 AGAIN, IT'S JUST GENERIC AND JUST HAS A STANDARD STOCK PHOTO.

364 AGAIN YOU'RE WRITING A CHECKBOOK OUT.

365 THE CITIZENS' CHECK TODAY.

366 WE'D LIKE TO KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, GIVE A LITTLE MORE DETAIL.

367 BECAUSE YOU GIVE DETAILS BEFORE WHEN PREVIOUSLY YOU PURCHASED ONE FOR THE WATER 368 TREATMENT PLANT.

369 YOU GAVE A REAL DETAILED LIST.

370 IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THAT ON THE FLEET VEHICLES BUT YOU COULD SAY WE'RE PURCHASING 371 A 2019 F-150 OR SOMETHING.

372 A PICKUP IS PRETTY GENERIC SO AT LEAST PUT THAT IN THE DISCUSSION SO THE CITIZENS 373 KNOW WHAT OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING FOR.

374 THANK YOU.

375 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: AND FOR CLARITY, SO WHEN THE -- DURING THE BID 376 PROCESS, STAFF PUTS A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE EXPECTATION OF THE VEHICLE.

377 MAYBE WE'LL DESCRIBE THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT.

378 CERTAINLY IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLARITY, I THINK 379 THIS COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATION MADE SIGNIFICANT ENHANCEMENT 380 REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY FOR THE CITIZEN TO BE ABLE TO KNOW EXACTLY THE 381 PURCHASE OF THE CITY.

382 >> SO THE PURCHASING OF ANY EQUIPMENT STARTS WITH STAFF.

383 WITH THAT DEPARTMENT AND DIVISION IDENTIFYING EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED.

384 NOT WHAT THEY WANT.

385 IT'S WHAT THEY NEED.

386 ONCE WE IDENTIFY THAT, WE GO TO INDUSTRY AND GO TO THE BIG THREE AND FIND OUT WHAT 387 CAN BE SUPPORTED.

388 THEY GO OUT TO THE DEPARTMENT AND VENDORS BID.

389 AGAIN, ARROW FORD WAS THE LOWEST BIDDER ON THIS.

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390 THEY DIDN'T NEED THE 5% TO GET THERE.

391 GOOD EN, I CAN ONLY PROVIDE A STOCK PHOTOGRAPH BECAUSE WE'RE NOT BUYING.

392 IT'S A FLEET VEHICLE AND THEY HAVE VERY LIMITED NUMBER ON STOCK.

393 FOR WHAT WE WANT, WE CAN'T JUST GO TO THE DEALER AND BUY OR I'D BE PAYING 394 $15,000 OR $20,000 MORE.

395 WE FOLLOW ALL THE STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

396 THE BEST PHOTOGRAPH I CAN DO IS A SPECK PHOTOGRAPH BECAUSE THE VEHICLE HAS TO 397 BE BUILT.

398 IT DOESN'T EXIST YET.

399 >> AND JUST FOR CLARITY WITH REGARD TO THE QUESTION, IS IT A 350?

400 >> 110 PICKUP.

401 >> WHICH IS IN THE AGENDA POSTING.

402 AN F3 VEHICLE OR CHEVY 3500.

403 >> WHEN WE GO OUT, WE HAVE TO LIST AS A ONE-TIME.

404 IF IT'S AN F-350, WE'RE ONLY GOING TO GET FORD'S BIDDING SO WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL 405 WITH THAT.

406 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ANY QUESTION FOR COUNCIL?

407 >> I TAKE IT YOU'RE ORDERING TRUCKS WITH LESS FEATURES.

408 >> OH, YES, SIR.

409 SIGNIFICANTLY LESS.

410 ROLL-UP WINDOWS.

411 THE ONLY AREA THAT WE'RE INTERESTED NOW, THEY'RE GOING TO BACKUP CAMERAS ON 412 ALL VEHICLES AND I THINK BLUETOOTH IS IMPORTANT SO OUR EMPLOYEES CAN OPERATE A 413 VEHICLE AND COMMUNICATE.

414 THAT'S BECOMING STANDARD AT ALL LEVELS NOW.

415 NO CARPET, VINYL SEATS.

416 >> IT'S A WORK TRUCK.

417 >> AND YOU MADE THE COMMENT THAT YOU LOOK AT THE BIG THREE.

418 SO WE DON'T LOOK AT NISSAN OR TOYOTA OR OTHER?

419 >> EXCUSE ME.

420 I MISSPOKE.

421 WE DO.

422 GENERALLY THEY DO NOT SUBMIT.

423 THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MRS. CARTER HAS GONE OUT AND PURSUED WITH THEM.

424 BUT, YOU KNOW, THE INTERNATIONAL BRANDS AND DODGE HISTORICALLY REALLY 425 HASN'T ENGAGED BIDDING ON PICKUP TRUCKS.

426 THOUGH WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME THIS YEAR AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE WE REALLY PUSHED 427 THEM TO PARTICIPATE, SIR.

428 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: A QUESTION OF COUNCIL? 429 I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

430 MOTION BY MR. HURT.

431 SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE.

432 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

433 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

434 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

435 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

436 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

437 >> MR. HURT: YES.

438 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

439 >> MOTION CARRIES.

440 >>> I MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 8.

441 MR. PRICE?

[8.  Resolution: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Take Possible Action on Purchasing (10) Police Tahoes (Stan Standridge)]

442 OR HURT.

443 >> I DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH THESE.

444 AND CHIEF, I THINK ROBERT CAN ANSWER THIS.

445 WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS -- ROBERT ALREADY ANSWERED BUT THESE 446 TECHNICALLY ARE NOT BUDGETED ITEMS AND I WANT HIM TO CLARIFY WHERE 447 FUNDING WOULD COME FROM.

448 >> WE HAVE MONEY IN THE MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT FUND TO COVER THE COST OF 449 THE TO HOES.

450 THEY WERE NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE.

451 BUT I HAVE ASKED THE CHIEF TO GIVE ME A NUMBER TO BETTER EQUIP THE DEPARTMENT 452 SO WE'RE NOT HOT SWAPPING VEHICLES AND THEY HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE 453 VEHICLES HAVE DOWN TIME.

454 NOT THAT THEY NECESSARILY FEED TO REST BUT IT'S GOOD TO HAVE DOWN TIME.

455 WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS OFFICERS WAITING TO START THEIR SHIFT UNTIL THE TO HOE 456 ARRIVES AND THEN THEY GO.

457 THIS WILL HELP ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEMS. 458 I EXPECT TO HAVE TO ORDER MORE TO HOES TOO.

459 WE'LL BRING THE ITEM PROBABLY NEXT MEETING TO PURCHASE THE COMPUTERS AND 460 DASH CAMS AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT WILL HELP EQUIP THIS.

461 I NEED TO SAY THAT WE LUMPED IN ON THIS RESOLUTION A TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE FOR

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462 ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES.

463 WE ONLY REALLY NEED COUNCIL TO APPROVE $453,000 IN THE RESOLUTION.

464 JUST AS A HEAD'S UP.

465 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR MR. HURT?

466 >> I AGREE.

467 WE NEED THESE VEHICLES, SIR.

468 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YOU HAVE A QUESTION ON ITEM 8?

469 >> AGAIN, THAT ANSWERS PART OF MY QUESTION.

470 I WAS HERE AT THE 2019 BUDGET AND YOU BUDGETED $49,600 FOR THREE 471 REPLACEMENT TO HOES AND YOU JUST BOUGHT THOSE LAST MONTH.

472 IF YOU NEEDED THE TEN MORE, WHY DIDN'T YOU BRING IT UP LAST MONTH? 473 BUT THE -- LIKE YOU SAID, THERE IS A NEED FOR THEM BUT ALSO THERE ARE CITIES 474 IN TEXAS AND PROBABLY IN THE NATION THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY TWO OFFICERS AND 475 ONE PATROL UNIT.

476 I KNOW THAT'S NOT A NEW CONCEPT AND THERE IS POSSIBILITY THAT -- I'M 477 SURE YOU HAVE PROBABLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

478 YOU SAY YOU'RE SHORT ON THE VEHICLES.

479 AND THAT YOU NEED THEM.

480 BUT THERE IS NO BUDGET.

481 NOW LAST MONTH, I BELIEVE THERE WAS AN ITEM THAT YOU STRUCK OUT OF YOUR REGULAR 482 BUDGET FOR -- YOU WERE USING PART OF THE MONEY TO GO INTO THE FIRE APPARATUS 483 FUND AND THE OTHER PART TO GO INTO STREET.

484 I'M GOING TO SUGGEST THAT YOU SHOULD SET UP SOME TYPE OF PPV APPARATUS FUND.

485 OR VEHICLE FUND OR SOMETHING FOR THESE FUTURE PURCHASES BECAUSE THESE ARE ALMOST 50 486 GRAND A PIECE.

487 AND YOU GO DOWN THE LISTING AND LOOK AT ALL THE INFORMATION ON IT.

488 AND YOU THINK, WELL, YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNMENT HAS WEIRD THINGS TO DO BECAUSE 489 THEY DO THESE BIDDING.

490 BUT YOU LOOK ON IT AND IRVINE POLICE VEHICLE, IS IT REALLY CALLING FOR 491 CRUISE CONTROL AND ALSO AM/FM, CD, RADIO.

492 LOGICALLY YOU WOULD THINK, YOU JUST NEED TO BE LISTENING TO THE POLICE 493 RADIO SYSTEM.

494 WHY WOULD THAT BE ON THERE.

495 BUT IT'S A PURCHASE THAT SAYS IT'S INCLUDED.

496 BUT THE ONLY THING IS, THE LAST THING I BROUGHT IT UP BEFORE AND YOU WANT TO HAVE 497 A FLEET OF 50 IS WHAT IT SAYS EVENTUALLY.

498 WELL, IF YOU REMEMBER IN THE BUDGET ABOUT THE NEW POLICE STATION, YOU CUT $750,000 499 OFF YOUR PARKING.

500 NOW YOU'LL HAVE A FLEET OF 50 $50,000 TAHOES EVENTUALLY.

501 YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT PARKING BACK IN THE BUDGET.

502 -- TAHOES.

503 YOU NEED TO HAVE SHELTER FOR THE WEATHER.

504 IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE SEVERE.

505 IT CAN BE SNOW AND ICE AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

506 THAT'S MY CONCERN, IS WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM.

507 I SUGGEST SETTING UP THE FIRE APPARATUS AND JUST HAVE IT FOR POLICE 508 REPLACEMENT FUNDS.

509 >> IF I CAN ADDRESS SOME OF THAT, THAT'S A GOOD TEACHING MOMENT.

510 WE HAVE THAT.

511 IT'S CALLED THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FUND.

512 IT'S GOT ABOUT $6 MILLION IN THERE NOW.

513 WE PRE-FUND OUR PURCHASES RATHER THAN LEASING OR DOING DEBT FINANCING FOR 514 VEHICLE PURCHASES.

515 EACH DEPARTMENT THAT HAS THE VEHICLE PAYS FOR IT UNTIL THE FULL REPLACEMENT COST 516 IS RECAPTURED.

517 SO AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE WE'RE NOT HAVING TO DEBT FINANCE THIS.

518 NEXT YEAR, THERE IS A REQUEST FOR $5.6 MILLION IN VEHICLES ACROSS THE WHOLE 519 CITY NOW WHICH I'M IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING.

520 IT WILL GO TO COUNCIL WITH THE BUDGET PROCESS AND HASN'T PASSED MY DESK YET 521 FOR MY SUPPORT.

522 WE HAVE MONEY IN THE BUDGET FOR THESE PROCESSES.

523 WE'RE IN THE CITY'S FUNDS.

524 THEY WERE NOT APPROPRIATE IN THE BUDGET PROCESS.

525 THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING COUNCIL TO APPROPRIATE THESE FUNDS TODAY AND ALSO 526 APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE FOR THE TAHOES.

527 WE HAVE THESE FUNDED THROUGH A MECHANISM THAT'S BEEN PLACED FOR A NUMBER OF 528 YEARS AND VERY EFFECTIVE FOR US AND THAT'S WHY WE STARTED THE FIRE APPARATUS 529 FUND BECAUSE IT WAS SO EFFECTIVE FOR THESE OTHER PURCHASES.

530 IT'S A GOOD POINT.

531 APPRECIATE YOUR QUESTIONS.

532 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL?

533 >> AND THESE WILL BE ADOPTED AS PART OF THE REVISED BUDGET.

534 >> THAT IS CORRECT, SIR.

535 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION AND A SECOND.

536 >> SO MOVED.

537 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY MR. HURT.

538 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION?

539 >> THE ONLY THING I'D LIKE TO ASK TO CLARIFY, IT'S ON THE REVISED NUMBER? 540 THAT MR. HANNA STATED?

541 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: IS THAT THE 453? 542 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 543 THANK YOU, STANLEY.

544 READY TO VOTE COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER YES.

545 >> MR. PRICE: YES JACKSONVILLE YES.

546 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

547 >> MR. HURT: YES.

548 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

549 >> MOTION CARRIES.

550 >>> WE'LL GO TO ITEM NUMBER 15.

551 >> THIS ONE IS -- THESE ARE NEW BYLAWS FOR THE LGC WE APPROVED AT THE LAST 552 MEETING.

553 THE ONLY REQUEST I HAVE, I CONTACTED STANLEY TO ASK FOR CLARIFICATION ON THIS.

554 AT THE VERY END IN THE ITEM -- OR SECTION 6.2, IT SAYS THE BYLAWS MAY BE

[15.  Resolution: Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Take Action on Approving the Bylaws for the Abilene Convention Center Hotel Development Corporation (Stanley Smith)]

555 AMENDED ONLY IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY THE ACT AND THE ACT IS IDENTIFIED AS A

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556 TEXAS TRANSPORTATION CODE AND THAT REFERENCES ANOTHER CODE.

557 SO I TALKED WITH STANLEY.

558 HE SAID WE COULD CHANGE IT TO WHERE WE PUT IN THIS BYLAWS THAT IT'S APPROVED 559 BY.

560 THE LGC BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL.

561 JUST TO MAKE IT EASY SO SOMEONE DOESN'T HAVE TO GO TRACING DOWN BUNNY TRAILS.

562 >> GREAT IDEA.

563 >> SO THAT'S MY ONLY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE ASK FOR THE LANGUAGE TO BE 564 CHANGED WHERE IT'S EMBEDDED IN THE BYLAWS.

565 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THAT'S WHY HE IS COUNCILMAN PRICE.

566 ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

567 >> THAT'S NOT AN ISSUE.

568 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: IS THAT A MOTION? 569 A SECOND? 570 SECOND BY MR. HURT.

571 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 572 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

573 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

574 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

575 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

576 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

577 >> MR. HURT: YES.

578 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

579 >> MOTION CARRIES.

580 >>> NOW WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM 16 AND I'LL ASK STANLEY SMITH TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

[16.  Ordinance (Final Reading): Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on Amending Chapter 18, "Motor Vehicles and Traffic", Article I, "In General," Section 18-3, "Use of Roadway by Persons on Roller Skates, Etc.," and Section 18-10, "Rollerskates, Bicycles and Similar Devices Prohibited Within Certain District; Exception," of the Code of Ordinances, Providing a Severability Clause, Declaring a Penalty  (Stanley Smith)]

581 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

582 THIS IS A FINAL READING ON CHANGES TO SOME PROVISIONS IN OUR CODE THAT TALK ABOUT 583 PROHIBITIONS ON USE OF ROLLER SKATES AND SCOOTERS AND BICYCLES IN CERTAIN 584 AREAS AND ALSO ALONG THOROUGHFARE STREETS.

585 OR THROUGH STREETS.

586 AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SCOOTER AND BICYCLE SHARING ORDINANCE THE COUNCIL 587 PASSED A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, WE WANTED TO CLEAR UP SOME CONFLICTS IN OUR CODE WHICH 588 WOULD PROHIBIT THE SCOOTERS OR BICYCLE SHARING FROM BEING IN A CERTAIN AREA.

589 THE TWO PROVISIONS BEFORE THE COUNCIL WOULD ALLOW SCOOTER SHARING OR BICYCLE 590 SHARING TO BE EFFECTIVE OR ALLOWED ON THE THROUGH STREETS WHICH THEY'RE NOT 591 ALLOWED NOW AND ALLOW SCOOTER SHARING AND BICYCLE SHARING USES WITHIN THE 592 DOWNTOWN AREA THAT WAS THE OLD TIFF AREA.

593 IT'S RIGHT NOW PROHIBITED.

594 WE'RE TRYING TO CLEAN THOSE TWO THINGS UP TO ALLOW THE SCOOTER SHARING.

595 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU.

596 QUESTION -- THANKS, STANLEY, FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

597 ANY QUESTION?

598 >> THIS WAS ITEM I PULLED ON FIRST READING JUST TO POINT OUT THE WAY IT'S PRESENTED, 599 AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

600 IF WE ADOPT AS IS, YOU'RE ALLOWED TO DO IT IF YOU'RE RENTING IT BUT NOT IF YOU 601 OWN IT.

602 SO NOW WE'RE ASKING THE POLICE TO DETERMINE IF SOMEBODY IS RENTING A BIKE 603 OR SCOOTER AS OPPOSED TO OWNING THE SCOOTER TO SEE IF THEY'RE LEGALLY ALLOWED 604 OR NOT.

605 >> THE CURRENT ORDINANCE AS IT STANDS NOW, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO RIDE A SCOOTER 606 OWNING OR SHARING OR WHATEVER.

607 THIS WOULD CARVE OUT AN EXCEPTION TO ALLOW THE SCOOTERS OR THE BICYCLES 608 THAT ARE RENTED AS A PART OF OUR SHARING ORDINANCE.

609 THEY'D HAVE TO BE THAT TYPE OF SCOOTER OR BICYCLE SHARING TYPE SYSTEM TO 610 ALLOW THAT TO BE USED BUT IT WOULDN'T ALLOW ANY OTHE TYPE.

611 >> AND TO ADDRESS THAT, I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOUR CONCERN IS COMING FROM, 612 COUNCILMAN PRICE.

613 THOSE ARE EASILY IDENTIFIABLE AND HAVE BRIGHT COLOR SCHEMES OR 614 CONSISTENT COLOR SCHEMES.

615 IF IT'S THE INTENTION TO ALLOW BIKES AND SCOOTERS REGARDLESS OF RENTAL OR 616 PRIVATE OWNERSHIP, WE WOULD NEED TO CHANGE THE ORDINANCE TO REFLECT THAT.

617 >> I'M ASSUMING THIS WAS ADOPTED HOWEVER MANY YEARS AGO FROM A SAFETY 618 PERSPECTIVE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IF IT'S SAFE TO RIDE IT WHEN YOU RENT IT AND ARE 619 UNFAMILIAR VERSUS YOU OWN IT AND ARE MORE FAMILIAR, SEEMS LICK WE NEED TO 620 A -- LIKE WE NEED TO ALLOW IT OR NOT ALLOW IT.

621 THAT'S WHY I BROUGHT IT UP LAST TIME.

622 SO WE COULD HAVE A DISCUSSION AND A TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT.

623 I'M CURIOUS WHAT OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS THINK ON THIS.

624 SHOULD WE HAVE JUST AN EXCEPTION FOR RENTALS? 625 OR SHOULD WE HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT CHANGING IT FOR -- REMOVING THE 626 RESTRICTION WHETHER YOU RENT OR OWN SCOOTER OR BIKE YOU CAN USE THEM IN THAT 627 AREA.

628 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THE FIRST TIME EVER, IT WAS AN ISSUE, IS WITH THE RENTALS.

629 I'VE NOT HEARD REQUESTS, OUTCRIES, CONVERSATIONS FROM OTHERS.

630 SO I'M COMFORTABLE WITH PASSING IT AS IS AND IF THERE IS A GROUND SWELL 631 EXPECTATION, I CAN MAKE A MODIFICATION DOWN THE ROAD.

632 I DON'T HAVE THE SENSE THAT THAT'S AN ISSUE.

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633 FROM MY PURVIEW.

634 >> I AGREE WITH YOU, MAYOR.

635 >> THAT'S FINE.

636 I JUST WANTED TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION.

637 NOT JUST PASS.

638 SO -- I DON'T KNOW.

639 THERE MAY BE PEOPLE DOING IT AND IT'S NOT ENFORCED BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF 640 OTHER THINGS TO DEAL WITH.

641 BECAUSE THAT -- THAT WOULD BE HARD TO GRAB SOMEBODY RIGHT WHEN THEY'RE RIDING 642 THE SCOOTER.

643 I HAVEN'T HEARD ANY COMPLAINTS.

644 I JUST WANT TO POINT IT OUT.

645 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: APPRECIATE IT.

646 ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR THE COUNCIL AT ALL? 647 THANK YOU.

648 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

649 SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING.

650 IS THERE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? 651 IF SO, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

652 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

653 I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND BY COUNCIL.

654 MOTION BY MR. HURT.

655 SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER RENTZ.

656 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 657 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

658 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

659 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

660 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

661 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

662 >> MR. HURT: YES.

663 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

664 >> MOTION CARRIES.

665 >>> I SAW YOU HAVE A CARD HERE.

666 BUT DID YOU NOT WANT TO SPEAK ON 17?

667 >> THAT WAS 16.

668 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ALL RIGHT.

669 GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF.

670 I'LL NOW ASK MIKE TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

671 ITEM NUMBER 17.

[17.  Ordinance (Final Reading):  CUP-2019-03 : Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing and Take Action on a request from the City of Abilene for Conditional Use Permit to allow a 150’ Antenna Tower on property zoned General Commercial (GC) located adjacent to the existing building at 4565 South First Street (Mike Warrix)]

672 >> THIS IS TO ALLOW A TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER AT THE NEW LEC CENTER.

673 THE OLD K-MART.

674 LOCATION BEING 4565 SOUTH FIRST STREET.

675 NOTIFICATION WAS SENT OUT.

676 WE RECEIVED ZERO RESPONSES IN FAVOR AND ONE RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION.

677 JUST BREEZE THROUGH SOME OF THESE SLIDES AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MORE SALIENT 678 ONES.

679 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH.

680 I THINK EVERYONE KNOWS WHERE THE OLD K-MART IS.

681 WEST OF SOUTH PIONEER AND OFF SOUTH FIRST STREET TO THE SOUTH.

682 ZONING IN THE AREA IS PRIMARILY GENERAL COMMERCIAL.

683 NOTIFICATION MAP INDICATING THE LOCATION OF THE ONE RESPONSE THAT WE RECEIVED 684 IN OPPOSITION OF THIS REQUEST.

685 EXISTING TOWERS, THE LCD, THE ORDINANCE REQUIRES C.U.P.S TO HAVE CERTAIN 686 STANDARDS AND THAT'S DISTANCE FROM EXISTING TOWERS WHICH IS 1500 FEET.

687 NEW TOWERS HAVE TO BE SEPARATED BY THAT MANY FEET.

688 THIS ONE IS CLEARLY 1500 FEET AWAY FROM AN EXISTING TOWER TO THE WEST.

689 THIS IS A CONCEPT PLAN OF THE PROPOSED TOWER.

690 I'LL LET DON SPEAK TO THIS IF HE IS SO INCLINED.

691 SOME PHOTOS.

692 AND THE STAFF COMMENTS.

693 OUR STAFF ANALYSIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKETS.

694 BOTTOM LINE HERE IS THAT THE PERMIT APPLICATION IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CRITERIA 695 CONTAINED FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

696 AND IT MEETS ALL THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN TERMS OF SECTION 2464, 697 VISUAL IMPACTS, SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS.

698 STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON MARCH THE THIRD, I 699 BELIEVE IT WAS.

700 AND PLANNING COMMISSION VOTED AT THAT MEETING TO SEND THE FAVORABLE 701 RECOMMENDATION TO YOU TODAY.

702 AND WITH THAT WE'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

703 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS FOR MR. WARRIX?

704 >> AT THE LAST MEETING, WE HAD A C.U.P.

705 FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PULLED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO COMPLY WITH ZONING 706 REGULATIONS BUT THE CITY DOES.

707 CAN YOU TOUCH ON THAT?

708 >> THE CITY HAS A HISTORY OF SENDING CITY-INITIATED REQUESTS SUCH AS THIS.

709 WE DID RESEARCH GOING BACK TO I THINK 2014.

710 AND FOUND A DOZEN CASES WHERE SIMILAR FACILITIES AND PROJECTS WERE SUBMITTED 711 FOR CITY APPROVAL.

712 I'M ASSUMING THOSE WERE DONE FOR TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES.

713 THAT IS NOT AN UNCOMMON PRACTICE.

714 >> THANK YOU.

715 THEN ONE OF THE THINGS WITH THE SEPARATION FOR TOWERS IS -- BECAUSE WE REQUIRE

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716 LOCATION SUPPORT.

717 WILL OUR TOWER SUPPORT THAT IF SOMEBODY WERE TO COME IN AND NEED TO HAVE FACILITIES 718 THAT USE A TOWER? 719 THAT IT -- WOULD IT SUPPORT THE LOCATION? 720 OR WOULD THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING?

721 >> I SEE DON COMING UP.

722 I'LL LET HIM ADDRESS THAT.

723 >> MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

724 DIRECTOR DON GREEN.

725 IF WE HAD A REQUEST FOR SOMEONE -- FROM SOMEONE, THEY WANTED TO PLACE 726 ANOTHER -- THEIR ANTENNA ON THIS TOWER, STAFF WOULD EVALUATE THAT AND INSURE 727 THERE IS NO FIRST OF ALL INTERFERENCE WITH OUR PRIMARY PUBLIC SAFETY 728 COMMUNICATION.

729 AND THEN WE WOULD CONSIDER A LEASE.

730 A POSSIBLE LEASE OF THE TOWER.

731 HISTORICALLY THE CITY HAS NOT DONE THAT WITH OUR OTHER EXISTING TOWERS.

732 BUT WE WOULD BE OPEN TO CONSIDERATION IF ANYTHING.

733 >> I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT OUR PRACTICE HAD BEEN AND SINCE THERE IS A REQUIREMENT OF A 734 SEPARATION, IF SOMEBODY NEEDED THAT AREA FOR COVERAGE HOW THAT WOULD 735 WORK.

736 >> IT WOULD -- WE'D HAVE TO EVALUATE THAT ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

737 >> THEN I -- JUST NOTICE SOMETHING, A TECHNICAL QUESTION.

738 ON THE EXHIBIT A UNDERNEATH THE PICTURE, IT SAYS THE LOCATION IS 4565 T.

739 >> IT COULD HAVE BEEN JUST A WRONG KEY STROKE.

740 WE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

741 >> FOR THE PERMIT.

742 >> WE'LL CORRECT IT IF IT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.

743 >> THAT'S THE 911 ADDRESS FOR THE TOWERS.

744 >> OKAY.

745 GREAT.

746 THANK YOU.

747 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THE QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL? 748 THANK YOU.

749 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

750 SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING.

751 WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS? 752 IF SO, PUT FORTH YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

753 >> AGAIN, DAVID SWARTZ.

754 PREVIOUSLY, I THINK A COUPLE MONTHS AGO WHEN THEY FIRST BROUGHT THIS ITEM ABOUT THE 755 FUNDING AND EVERYTHING, IT WAS -- I ASKED SEVERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT IT AND THEY 756 SAID ON THE TOWER IT WOULD JUST HAVE THE MICROWAVE DISH.

757 WELL, TODAY AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE IS A LOT MORE ANTENNAS ON IT AND ALSO 758 WHEN I ASK TWO MONTHS AGO, I SAID NOW ARE YOU GOING TO PUT MORE ANTENNAS ON IT? 759 NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT AND NOW A COUPLE MONTHS LATER YOU HAVE ALL THESE OTHER 760 ANTENNAS ON IT AND LIKE YOU WERE SAYING IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTED TO PUT UP AN 761 ANTENNA, THE TOWER SITTING OUT BACK HERE, I'M ALMOST POSITIVE WHEN THE PATROL 762 HAD AN OFFICE IT WAS EITHER IN THE BASEMENT OR SOMETHING, THEY HAD A RADIO 763 SYSTEM ON THIS TOWER OUT HERE.

764 I MIGHT BE WRONG BUT I'M PRETTY SURE THEY DID.

765 THERE IS A POSSIBILITY LIKE COUNCILMAN PRICE SAID, THERE MIGHT BE SOME TIME IN 766 THE FUTURE THAT MIGHT BE ANOTHER FEDERAL AGENCY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

767 NOT NECESSARILY A CELLULAR COMPANY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WANTING TO PUT A 768 LOCATION ON THE TOWER.

769 THAT'S MY MAIN CONCERN.

770 IF DRAWING WAS DATED BACK SEVERAL MONTHS AGO SO WHY WASN'T THAT DISCLOSED 771 DURING THE FUNDING PART THAT IT COULD BE A LOT DIFFERENT LOOKING THAN THEY 772 SAID.

773 ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENTATION, THERE WILL BE AT LEAST FIVE DB2-24 774 ANTENNAS ON IT.

775 THOSE ARE VHF OR 220 MEGHEARTS.

776 BUT IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT E-DAGS WHICH IS 800 MEGAHERTZ BUT IN THE DRAWING 777 IT LOOKS LIKE THERE MIGHT BE SOME LOWER.

778 IF THEY KNEW THAT TWO MONTHS AGO WHEN THEY FIRST CAME FOR THE FUNDING, NOW THEY 779 WANT THIS CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, WHY DIDN'T THEY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE THEN.

780 THE DRAWING WAS DATED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

781 I KNOW YOU NEED THIS TOWER AND EVERYTHING.

782 ONLY THING OF MY CONCERN IS THAT WE COULD SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE STATE HOUR 783 OUT THERE ON 277 AND YOU GET A SELF-SUPPORTING TOWER MUCH TALLER THAN -- LIKE 784 YOU SAID, 150.

785 THERE IS A CONCERN THAT YOU MAY LOSE IT LIKE THEY DID AT THAT ONE ON 277 AND OLD 786 LANCING.

787 I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE.

788 THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

789 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?

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790 THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? 791 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

792 DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

793 >> MOVE TO APPROVE.

794 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCILMAN PRICE.

795 A SECOND BY COUNCILMAN RENTZ.

796 AND ONE COMMENT -- THE CHIEF HAS COMMUNICATED TO ME THEY'LL NO LONGER REFER TO 797 THE THIS AS THE OLD K-MART.

798 >> I THINK WE'LL STILL HAVE BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS THOUGH.

799 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YOU'RE FUNNY, CITY MANAGER.

800

801 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

802 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

803 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

804 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

805 >> MR. HURT: YES.

806 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

807 >> MOTION CARRIES.

[18.  Ordinance (Final Reading):  OAM-2019-02  Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on proposed amendments to Section 2.4.2.1 (Land Use Matrix) of Abilene’s Land Development Code, specifically to allow ‘Tattoo Parlor’ use within Central Business (CB) District with a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) (Mike Warrix)]

808 >>> NOW ITEM 18.

809 WE'LL ASK MIKE WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

810 >> THIS IS A CITY INITIATED REQUEST FROM STAFF TO -- WE'RE PROPOSING TO 811 CHANGE IN THE LAND USE MATRIX OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE WHICH WOULD ALLOW 812 TATTOO SHOPS IN CB ZONING AND THAT'S CENTRAL BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT.

813 THAT'S PRIMARILY DOWNTOWN AREA.

814 IN THE WAY OF BACKGROUND, OUR CURRENT REGULATIONS ALLOW TATTOO SHOPS AND 815 PARLORS IN LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONING AND HEAVY COMMERCIAL ZONING.

816 THEY'RE ALSO PERMITTED BY CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT IN NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL ZONING 817 AND GENERAL RETAIL ZONING.

818 THIS IS THE EXURBT FROM THE ZONING SHOWING THE MATRIX.

819 YOU'LL SEE THE RED "C".

820 IT'S NOT THERE CURRENTLY BUT THEY WOULD PUT THE "C" TO MAKE THEM CONDITIONAL USES.

821 THOSE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO STANDARD CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVIEW BY THE 822 PLANNING COMMISSION, STAFF AND CITY COUNCIL.

823 STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2421 824 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

825 THE PLANNING COMMISSION DID HEAR THIS REQUEST IN PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 5.

826 THEY DID VOTE IN THE AFFIRMATIVE TO SEND A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO 827 Y'ALL TODAY.

828 ANY QUESTIONS?

829 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

830 QUESTION FOR THE COUNCIL?

831 >> I JUST -- I REACHED OUT TO STEVE AND SOME OF THE DOWNTOWN PEOPLE AND, YOU 832 KNOW, KIND OF ASKED SOME FEEDBACK FROM THEM.

833 AND THEIR THOUGHTS WERE, THIS PLAN IS WELL WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON 834 DOWNTOWN WITH THE GROWTH AND GENERATION THAT IS REALLY GOING TO BE TAKING 835 OVER SO I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH IT.

836 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS FOR COUNCIL?

837 >> I TALKED TO SEVEN DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

838 TWO WERE ABSOLUTE NO.

839 ONE AN ABSOLUTE YES.

840 AND THE FOUR OTHERS SAID A CONDITIONAL YES.

841 IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF SHOP PARLOR CAME IN.

842 AND I'M LIKE, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT? 843 AND I DON'T GUESS WE REALLY WOULD.

844 SO -- BUT OVERALL THEY SEEM TO BE FAVORABLE.

845 >> THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PROCESS AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHY 846 STAFF IS RECOMMENDING THIS BE A CONDITIONAL USE.

847 THAT IT GIVES EVERYBODY AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE.

848 CONDITIONS NEED TO BE PLACED ON HOURS OF OPERATION AND WHAT IS BEING DONE FROM A 849 ZONING STAND POINT AND THE USES ALLOWED.

850 IT GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND DIALOGUE THAT WOULDN'T 851 NORMALLY TAKE PLACE WITH THE USE BY RIGHT.

852 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL? 853 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

854 SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING.

855 WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? 856 IF SO, PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

857 >> GOOD MORNING, CITY COUNCIL.

858 MY NAME IS CHRIS.

859 I'M THE ONE THAT ACTUALLY BROUGHT THIS UP AND TO PROPOSE IT.

860 I'M TRYING TO OPEN A SHOP DOWNTOWN WITH MY BUSINESS PARTNER HAVING A BARBER SHOP 861 AND TATTOO SHOP AS ONE THING.

862 BUT THIS IS THE PROCESS I HAVE TO GO FOR IT.

863 IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER IF I CAN.

864 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS? 865 THANK YOU.

866 >> THANK Y'ALL.

867 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? 868 SEEING NO ONE -- I'LL -- MS. 869 JOHN -- MR. 870 JOHNSON?

871 >> MY NAME IS PAUL JOHNSON.

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872 I GUESS THE REASON I WANT TO BRING THIS UP IS I REALLY -- DON'T THINK THAT 873 IT'S AN ARTISTIC THING.

874 I THINK IT'S SOMETHING IN REGARD TO TATTOOS THAT'S BEEN GENERATED BY SPORTS 875 ATHLETES, ET CETERA.

876 AND I DON'T SEE THE VALUE OF TATTOOING PEOPLE.

877 AND I GUESS THAT'S WHY.

878 I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT.

879 OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION.

880 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON.

881 IS THERE ANYONE ELSE? 882 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

883 DOES COUNCIL HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

884 >> SINCE THIS IS CONDITIONAL USE, AND MR. HANNA, YOU MENTIONED THIS WILL BE AN 885 OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT BUSINESS HOURS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

886 IF THERE WERE CONCERNS DOWN THE ROAD FOR SOMEBODY, WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF US 887 REVISITING THE STRICTER HOURS OR DIFFERENT HOURS.

888 HOW DOES THAT WORK?

889 >> COULD YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT CAN AND CAN'T BE ADDRESSED IN THE CONDITIONAL USE 890 PROCESS? 891 IT'S VERY BROAD.

892 IS IT NOT?

893 >> THERE IS A LIST OF CRITERIA IN THE ZONING ORDINANCE THAT ADDRESS 894 THINGS LIKE OPERATIONAL HOURS.

895 THE TYPES OF SIGNAGE THAT YOU CAN HAVE.

896 ANY SIGNAGE WOULD HAVE TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SIGN ORDINANCE.

897 PARKING, JUST A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS WE COULD LOOK AT AND APPLY CONDITIONS TO IN 898 ORDER TO MAKE THE USE COMPATIBLE IN A GENERAL AREA OR MAKE IT MORE 899 ACCEPTABLE.

900 IN TERMS OF PROCESS, IF THEY'RE IN VIOLATION OF A CUP ORDINANCE, THEN WE CAN 901 CERTAINLY TAKE WARRANTED ACTION THROUGH CODE ENFORCEMENT.

902 IF WE -- AND ZACK, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

903 IF WE WERE TO COME BACK AT A LATER DATE AND CHANGE THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 904 CRITERIA OR APPLICATION MATERIALS, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD RENDER A 905 PERMITTED C.U.P.

906 AS A NON-CONFORMING C.U.P.

907 CAN YOU ADDRESS THAT?

908 >> ZACK RAINBOW.

909 IF THEY'RE GRANTED A C.U.P.

910 AND THAT CRITERIA IS TO CHANGE, IT WOULD BE A GRANDFATHERED USE.

911 IF THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE, THEY'LL HAVE TO APPLY FOR 912 ANOTHER ONE.

913 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU.

914 ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL? 915 I ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

916 >> APPROVE.

917 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY MR. HURT.

918 SECOND BY COUNCILMAN PRICE.

919 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 920 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

921 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

922 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

923 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

924 >> MR. HURT: YES.

925 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

926 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

927 >> MOTION CARRIES.

[19.  Ordinance (Final Reading):  Z-2019-05 Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing, and Take Action on a request from the City of Abilene, Charlie Wolfe, and Zachary Sheets to rezone properties from Light Industrial (LI) to Central Business (CB) located at 741 North 3rd Street,  602 North 1st Street, and 702 North 2nd Street (Mike Warrix)]

928 >>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 19 AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'LL ASK MR. WARRIX TO PRESENT 929 THIS ITEM.

930 >> THANKS AGAIN.

931 THIS IS ZONING CASE 2019-05.

932 THE OWNER BEING CITY OF ABILENE.

933 AND ZACHARY SHEETS AND ABILENE MAJESTIC LLC.

934 THE REQUEST HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY IS A ZONING CHANGE REQUEST FOR THREE 935 PROPERTIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ZONED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.

936 THE REQUESTED ZONING IS CENTRAL BUSINESS CB.

937 THESE ARE ALL HOEKTED IN THE EM -- LOCATED IN THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE OF THE 938 DOWNTOWN AREA.

939 LOCATIONS AT 602 NORTH FIRST STREET, 702 NORTH SECOND STREET, AND 741 NORTH THIRD 940 STREET.

941 ZERO IN OPPOSITION.

942 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THESE THREE PROPERTIES.

943 ONE TO THE EAST OF THERE IS THE OLD COTTON WAREHOUSE.

944 ZONING MAP, THOROUGHFARE MAP.

945 EXISTING LAND USE MAP.

946 MIXTURE OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.

947 USES, COMMERCIAL USES.

948 HERE IS A NOTIFICATION MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE NINE RESPONSES WE RECEIVED 949 IN FAVOR OF THE REQUEST.

950 PHOTOS OF THE GENERAL AREA.

951 OUR STAFF ANALYSIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKETS.

952 BASICALLY THIS REQUEST IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, FUTURE 953 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT MAP.

954 IT'S CONSISTENT WITH EXISTING TRENDS DOWNTOWN IN THAT AREA FOR A TRANSITION

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955 FROM INDUSTRIAL ZONING TO A MORE DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL-TYPE ZONING.

956 IT COMPLIES WITH ALL OUR ZONING CRITERIA.

957 STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST.

958 PLANNING VOTED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE TO SEND A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO 959 YOU TODAY.

960 ANY QUESTIONS?

961 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU.

962 ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. WARRIX? 963 THANK YOU.

964 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

965 SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING.

966 WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST? 967 IF SO, GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

968 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

969 DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL OR ANY QUESTIONS? 970 I'LL ASK A MOTION AND SECOND.

971 >> MS. ALBUS: SO MOVED.

972 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY MS. ALBUS AND SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER RENTZ.

973 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 974 READY TO VOTE.

975 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

976 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

977 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

978 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

979 >> MR. HURT: YES.

980 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

981 >> MOTION CARRIES.

982 >>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 20 AND WE'LL ONCE AGAIN ASK MR. WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS

[20.  Ordinance (Final Reading):  Z-2019-06  Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing and Take Action on a request from the City of Abilene, agent Don Green, to adopt a new Planned Development District Number 161 (PD 161) to include all 1460.82+/- acres in Lot 101 of Block A of the Abilene Airport Addition to Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, allowing General Retail (GR) and Light Industrial (LI) uses as well as all Airport-related uses in Lot 101. Lot 101 includes the entire site of Abilene Regional Airport at 2850 Airport Boulevard  (Mike Warrix)]

983 ITEM.

984 >> THIS ITEM IS A STAFF-INITIATED TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING 985 ORDINANCE TO CREATE A NEW PLANNED DEVELOP ZONING CLASSIFICATION FOR LAND 986 THAT'S PRESENTLY OCCUPIED BY THE ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT.

987 IT'S ROUGHLY $1,00461 -- 1461 ACRES.

988 THE REQUEST IS TO YAET THAT NEW P.D.

989 161 DISTRICT THAT WOULD BASICALLY ALLOW MORE USES.

990 AIRPORT-RELATED USES.

991 LOCATION MAP, IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE BUT IT'S ALL IN THE YELLOW-HATCHED AREA.

992 NOTIFICATION MAP, WE RECEIVED ZERO RESPONSES IN SUPPORT OR OPPOSITION.

993 PHOTOS OF THE AIRPORT AREA.

994 LOOKS LIKE AN AIRPORT.

995 GOOD TYPOGRAPHY FOR AN AIRPORT.

996 STAFF IS SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT THAT WOULD CREATE THIS NEW 997 PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

998 I BELIEVE IT'S CALLED 161.

999 AND IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THAT LOT 102 WHICH IF YOU ATTENDED THE PLANNING 1000 COMMISSION MEETING OR WATCHED THAT MEETING OR READ THE MINUTES, I BELIEVE 1001 THAT'S THE PROPERTY THAT TSTC OWNS OUT THERE AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE 1002 INCLUDED SO THEIR PROPERTY WILL REMAIN IN THE PD2 ZONING CLASSIFICATION.

1003 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: SO BEFORE US, THEY'RE EXCLUDED.

1004 >> THEY ARE.

1005 YES.

1006 STAFF RECOMMENDED APPROVAL.

1007 PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THE CASE ON MARCH 5 AND VOTED TO SEND IT TO YOU 1008 WITH A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION.

1009 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU.

1010 QUESTIONS? 1011 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE 1012 PUBLIC HEARING.

1013 WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THE PUBLIC HEARING? 1014 IF SO, GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

1015 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

1016 DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

1017 >> I'M JUST EXCITED IN THE PICTURES HE SHOWED THERE IS NO LONGER A FLEET OF 1018 ABANDONED AIRCRAFT OUT THERE.

1019 IF YOU HAVEN'T DRIVEN BY THERE IN A WHILE, THAT GRAVE YARD IS GONE WHICH IS 1020 GOOD.

1021 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: IS THAT A MOTION?

1022 >> YES, SIR.

1023 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCALISTER.

1024 SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PRICE.

1025 >> I WAS GOING TO MENTION A COUPLE COMMENTS.

1026 THE AREA WHERE WE HAD THE AIRPLANES STORED FOR SO LONG, BECAUSE OF THE 1027 DEVELOPMENT THAT IS HAPPENING ALONG THE LOOP THERE, STAFF IS LOOKING AT 1028 REZONINGS THAT WE CAN PURSUE POSSIBLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS THERE ALONG 1029 THE ACCESS ROADS.

1030 EXCITED ABOUT THAT CHANGE TOO.

1031 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: TEAM ABILENE.

1032 WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

1033 ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? 1034 WE'RE READY TO VOTE.

1035 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

1036 >> SAVAGE IS ABSENT.

1037 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

1038 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

1039 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

1040 >> MR. HURT: YES.

1041 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

1042 >> MOTION CARRIES.

1043 >>> I MOVE TO ITEM 21.

[21.  Ordinance (Final Reading): Z-2019-07  Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion and Public Hearing and Take Action on a request from Rondo Properties PTSH and First Bank of West Texas, agent Paul Johnson, to rezone 2.673 acres of now-vacant land bordering south side of South 25th Street between Buffalo Gap Road and Ross Avenue from a combination of General Commercial (GC) and Neighborhood Retail (NR) Districts, to a General Retail (GR) District with a Conditional Use Permit allowing multi-family residences on all 2.673 acres (Mike Warrix)]

1044 WE'LL ASK MIKE WARRIX TO PRESENT THIS ITEM.

1045 >> THIS IS THE FINAL ITEM FOR ME TODAY.

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1046 THIS IS A REQUEST FOR REZONING FROM THE FIRST BANK OF WEST TEXAS DOING 1047 BUSINESS AS WESTERN BANK AND RONDO PROPERTIES PTSH.

1048 PAUL JOHNSON AND ASSOCIATES IS THE AGENT.

1049 THE REQUEST IS TO REZONE FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL TO 1050 GENERAL RETAIL WITH A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW MULTI-FAMILY 1051 RESIDENTS AT A 2.68 ACRE TRACT THAT BORDERS THE SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH 25TH 1052 STREET BETWEEN BUFFALO GAP ROAD TO THE EAST AND ROSS AVENUE ON THE WEST.

1053 WE RECEIVED FIVE IN FAVOR AND ZERO IN OPPOSITION.

1054 THESE ARE THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE REZONING.

1055 YOU MAY RECALL IN FEBRUARY, MR. JOHNSON BROUGHT A RESOLUTION FOR YOUR 1056 CONSIDERATION FOR TAX CREDIT.

1057 HOUSING TAX CREDIT APPLICATION.

1058 THEY WERE SUBMITTING TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

1059 THIS IS THAT PROJECT.

1060 IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

1061 ZONING THOROUGHFARE MAP.

1062 COMMERCIAL TO THE SOUTH.

1063 THERE IS MULTI-FAMILY ZONING AND MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT TO THE NORTH ON 1064 THE NORTH SIDE OF SOUTH 25TH.

1065 THIS IS A SITE EXHIBIT PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT SHOWING THE TWO-STORY 1066 MULTI-FAMILY PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

1067 I SEE PAUL IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY.

1068 I'LL LET HIM SPEAK TO THIS IF HE IS SO INCLINED.

1069 THIS IS HERITAGE HEIGHTS AT ABILENE.

1070 THIS WAS THE RESOLUTION THAT YOU ALL SUPPORTED IN TERM OF THEM SUPPORTING THE 1071 APPLICATION TO THE STATE.

1072 NOTIFICATION MAP.

1073 WE RECEIVED FIVE IN FAVOR.

1074 ZERO IN OPPOSITION.

1075 THIS MAP SHOWS THOSE FOLKS THAT WERE IN SUPPORT.

1076 PHOTOS OF THE GENERAL AREA.

1077 THE STAFF REPORT CONTAINS OUR DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THIS CASE.

1078 THEY ARE SEEKING GENERAL RETAIL ZONING WITH A CONCURRENT CONDITIONAL USE 1079 PERMIT APPLICATION TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT OF THE MULTI -- THIS MULTI-FAMILY 1080 DEVELOPMENT.

1081 STAFF GENERALLY HAS NO ISSUES IN TERMS OF LAND USE OR ZONING WITH THIS 1082 REQUEST.

1083 WE ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL.

1084 THE PLANNING COMMISSION ALSO IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL.

1085 THEY DID HEAR THIS REQUEST ON MARCH 5.

1086 AND VOTED TO SEND A FAVORABLE REQUEST -- OR FAVORABLE REPORT TO YOU 1087 TODAY.

1088 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS OF MR. WARRIX? 1089 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

1090 THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

1091 SO AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING.

1092 IS THERE ANYONE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THE ITEM? 1093 IF SO, GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

1094 >> I'M A GENERATIONAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

1095 WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU GUYS WORKING WITH US TO GIVE US THAT.

1096 SO, YOU KNOW, OUR GROUP -- AND WE LOOK AT A DEVELOPMENT, WE LOOK AT 1097 LOCATION.

1098 THIS DEVELOPMENT IS VERY CLOSE TO CHURCHES, RETAIL, THERE IS A HEND RICKS 1099 MEDICAL FACILITY AND SINGLE FAMILY AND A BANK CLOSE.

1100 SO CHECKS ALL THOSE BOXES.

1101 WE ALSO LOOK AT THE MARKET AND ENGAGE THE MARKET DATA.

1102 IN SAN ANTONIO THEY FOUND THERE IS RIGHT NOW 6600 ELDERLY FOLKS IN THE CITY 1103 THAT COULD USE THIS TYPE OF HOUSING.

1104 NEED THIS TYPE OF HOUSING.

1105 THESE ARE RETIRED FIREFIGHTERS, RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS AND EVEN 1106 TEACHERS.

1107 TEACHERS IS AN INTERESTING ONE.

1108 MY MOM WAS A TEACHER.

1109 SHE IS RETIRED.

1110 AND FOR TEACHERS WHEN THEY RETIRE, IT'S INTERESTING.

1111 THEY CAN EITHER TAKE SOCIAL SECURITY OR THEY CAN TAKE THE TEACHERS -- I THINK 1112 IT'S THE TEXAS TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND.

1113 THEY CAN PICK ONE OR THE OTHER.

1114 WHEN THEY DO THAT, IT'S PRETTY SMALL.

1115 THEY, YOU KNOW, FOR MY MOM I THINK SHE GETS ABOUT $2400 A MONTH.

1116 SO TAUGHT FOR 20 YEARS AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN CAN'T FIND A PLACE TO LIVE AND 1117 IT'S DIFFICULT.

1118 LUCKILY MY DAD DID WELL AND THEY'RE NOT IN THAT SITUATION BOUGHT A LOT OF 1119 FOLKS ARE.

1120 SO IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A HIGH DEMAND HERE IN ABILENE.

1121 ANOTHER THING WE LIKE TO LOOK AT IS JUST THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL.

1122 ABILENE IS A GROWING ECONOMY.

1123 A GREAT CITY.

1124 I RECENTLY READ AN ARTICLE, ABILENE IS THE FIRST CITY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS TO

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1125 HOUSE ALL ITS HOMELESS DEVELOPMENTS.

1126 WE'D LOVE TO BE A PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND I'M HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

1127 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ANY QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL? 1128 THANK YOU.

1129 IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?

1130 >> AGAIN, I'M PAUL JOHNSON, 4633 SOUTH 14TH.

1131 AS I'M GETTING A LITTLE MORE LONG OF TOOTH, I'M VERY STRONGLY SUPPORT OUR 1132 SENIORS AND THERE IS A DEFINITE NEED ALL THE TIME AND I THINK THE SENIOR 1133 PROJECTS WE HAVE IN THE CITY OF ABILENE ARE ATTRACTIVE AND PROVIDES A 1134 PLACE AS CHRIS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH HIS DISCUSSION THAT THE SENIORS CAN AFFORD AND 1135 THEY'RE GOOD LOOKING PLACES AND CONVENIENT TO ALL THE THINGS ABILENE OFFERS WHICH 1136 IS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING MORE AND MORE AT ABILENE AS A PLACE TO 1137 RETIRE.

1138 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS? 1139 THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON.

1140 ANYONE ELSE? 1141 THAT WOULD LAKE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? 1142 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

1143 DOES COUNCIL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

1144 >> I TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY, DROVE BY THIS AREA THIS WEEK.

1145 AND I REALLY THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO PUT A PROJECT LIKE THIS 1146 HERE.

1147 I KNOW THIS IS PRELIMINARY BUT CHRIS, ON THE SOUTH END OF THE HOOK LIKES LIKE A 1148 WALKING TRAIL.

1149 I'D ENCOURAGE THAT.

1150 IT WOULD BE A NICE BUFFER.

1151 I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY AND PROJECT.

1152 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: QUESTIONS OF ANY -- COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OF COUNCIL? 1153 I ACCEPT A MOTION AND SECOND.

1154 >> MOVE TO APPROVE.

1155 >> SECOND.

1156 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: MOTION BY COUNCILMAN HURT AND SECOND BY COUNSEL WOMAN ALBUS.

1157 >> MR. MCALISTER: YES.

1158 >> MR. PRICE: YES.

1159 >> MR. RENTZ: YES.

1160 >> MS. ALBUS: YES.

1161 >> MR. HURT: YES.

1162 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: YES.

1163 >> MOTION CARRIES.

1164 >>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

[PUBLIC COMMENTS]

1165 THERE WILL BE NO VOTES OR ANY FORMAL ACTIONS TAKEN ON SUBJECTS PRESENTED DURING 1166 PUBLIC COMMENT.

1167 WE'LL ONLY ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO PRESENT IDEAS AND INFORMATION TO CITY 1168 OFFICIALS AND STAFF.

1169 >> DAVID SWARTZ ONCE AGAIN.

1170 THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR AND ALL ARE PROMOTING DOWNTOWN AREA WHETHER IT'S 1171 THE NORTH SIDE OR SOTA DISTRICT.

1172 THEY'RE PROMOTING A COUPLE MONTHS AGO A LIGHTING DOWN HERE AT THE SOTA TUNNEL AND 1173 THEY'RE PROMOTING IT EVENTUALLY THEY'LL MAKE IT A GREAT PLACE TO GO FROM 1174 ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER.

1175 THEY'RE AT FIRST AND PINE.

1176 BOTH LED STREETLIGHTS HAVE BEEN OFF AND I'D SAY FOR THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS 1177 AND THE PARK NEXT DOOR.

1178 AND I'VE REPEATEDLY TRIED TO CONTACT PEOPLE TO TELL THEM THEY'RE OFF.

1179 ON THE WEBSITE, THERE IS NO LONGER THAT INFORMATION ON THERE THAT SAYS IF YOU NEED 1180 TO REPORT A STREETLIGHT IF IT'S AEP, A CITY-OWNED STREETLIGHT OR TEXDOT 1181 STREETLIGHT.

1182 ON MARCH 14, I LEFT THE COUNCIL MEETING HERE AND WENT OUT AND TOLD THE MAYOR 1183 SECRETARY ABOUT THE SITUATION.

1184 I DON'T KNOW IF SHE PASSED IT ON TO THE PROPER PEOPLE OR NOT .

1185 ON MARCH 25, AFTER THE STREET MAINTENANCE MEETING, I MADE A PHONE CALL AND I 1186 LEFT A MESSAGE ON THE RECORDING AND SAID THE LED STREETLIGHTS ARE OUT.

1187 THEY CALLED ME BACK.

1188 AND THEY WANTED TO KNOW, YOU SURE IT'S NOT AEP? 1189 I SAID NO.

1190 IT'S A METERED LIGHT ATTACHED TO THE SIGNAL ARMS. 1191 AND THE PERSON WAS KIND OF CURT WITH ME.

1192 AND SAID, USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS.

1193 WELL, WE'RE PROMOTING THIS DOWNTOWN AREA.

1194 AND IF A PEDESTRIAN OR SOMEBODY GETS STRUCK OR EVEN WORSE, THAT DOWNTOWN 1195 AREA, THEY'LL ASK WERE THE STREETLIGHTS ON? 1196 AND SAY NO.

1197 SO AGAIN, ON APRIL 4, I CALLED AGAIN.

1198 AND THIS TIME A PERSON ACTUALLY ANSWERED THE PHONE AND SAID, I TURNED IT IN.

1199 THEY HAVEN'T FIXED IT.

1200 SO I CHECKED LAST EVENING.

1201 JUST LAST NIGHT.

1202 THE STREETLIGHTS -- THE LED STREETLIGHTS ARE STILL OFF AT FIRST AND PINE AND I CAN

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1203 ONLY ALLUDE TO BACK WHEN I WAS HIT IN THE CROSSWALK IN DAYLIGHT AT SECOND AND 1204 CEDAR.

1205 THE FIRST THING THE DRIVER SAID TO ME WHEN I LOOKED UP LAYING IN THE STREET WAS 1206 OH, I DIDN'T SEE YOU.

1207 AND THAT WAS IN DAYLIGHT IN MAY 2002.

1208 THIS DARK SITUATION WITH THE TWO LED'S TURNED OFF, I SAID YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A 1209 DOUBLE FIGURE IN LED.

1210 THEY WERE TURNED OFF TEMPORARILY FOR THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN 1211 THE PARK ADJACENT TO THERE.

1212 SO I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS SAFETY SITUATION.

1213 THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

1214 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: THANK YOU.

1215 ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK THIS MORNING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT?

1216 >> I'D LIKE TO -- MY NAME IS EARNEST CAPE.

1217 I'M PASTOR AT WINROCK BAPTIST MISSIONARY CHURCH.

1218 I DIDN'T LOOK AT THE AGENDA BUT I'D STILL LIKE THE COUNCIL TO TAKE INTO 1219 CONSIDERATION OF CHURCHES WITH THE WATER BILL SITUATION AND HOW MUCH A 1220 STREET MAINTENANCE FEE FOR THE CHURCHES.

1221 WE JUST HAD A BUSINESS MEETING LAST NIGHT.

1222 IT WAS ON OUR REPORT OF $107.32 FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

1223 NOW IF YOU TAKE A MEMBERSHIP OF AN ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP OF 28 AND $107 PER MONTH, IS 1224 RATHER HIGH, GENTLEMEN.

1225 AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE NUMBER OF CHURCHES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN TOWN 1226 ON A SMALLER AGED GROUP.

1227 APPRECIATE YOU TAKING CARE OF THAT IF YOU CAN.

1228 >> MAYOR WILLIAMS: ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC 1229 COMMENT THIS MORNING? 1230 SEEING NO ONE, WE'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

1231 IT IS NOW 9:52 A.M.

[EXECUTIVE SESSION]

1232 AND WE WILL RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.071, 1233 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY.

1234 SECTION 551.073, GIFTS AND DONATIONS.

1235 PERSONNEL MATTERS.

1236 SECTION 551.071, SECURITY DEPOSITS AND SECTION 551.

1237 087, BUSINESS PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT.

1238 THANK YOU.



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