Last updated: September 13, 2011 at 22:47

City Council Workshop

15:00 on August 23, 2011

Utility Collections-Large Conference Room

Note: I was not able to attend this early meeting. In general, meetings that start irregularly in mid-afternoon are not going to be well-attended.

Page down for notes of the regular city council meeting.

Community Services Committee meeting held August 23, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
Agenda Item Description Discussion My Notes
DS-1 Discuss City Council Agenda Items and Land Use Cases    
DS-2 Discuss Committee Reports    
DS-3 Receive a Presentation from Dr. Gary Honaker Regarding the 2012 Kiwanis International Event in Killeen    
DS-4 Discuss- FY 2011-12 Proposed Annual Budget and Plan of Municipal Services Moved an electrician to building services (budget neutral).  
DS-5 Review and Discuss Candidates and Information Obtained Through the City Manager Executive Search There was an executive session, then timeline was discussed: 9/6 identify finalists 9/19 bring them in for interviews including council,  
DS-6 Litigation Update Regarding Recall Election    
Committee Reports.
CR-1 Update/Briefing-Concept of a Children’s Museum in Killeen    
CR-2 Update/Briefing-Mission Statement    
CR-3 Update/Briefing- Constructing Playground/Park Facilities at Lions Club Park    
CR-4 Update/Briefing–Options For a Dog Park in Killeen    
CR-5 Update/Briefing-Lions Club Park Hike and Bike Trail and Traffic Signal Project    

City Council Regular Meeting

18:00 on August 23, 2011

Council Chamber, City Hall

Wells was absent.

Headlines:

  1. The council still doesn't have its act together with respect to zoning cases.
Agenda Item Description Discussion My Notes
Presentations
PR-1 Presentation - Quarterly Police Briefing Chief Bauman reported. Crime rates in the city are down significantly in the last six months. Rivera said he is worried about retention rates and police pay.
Consent Agenda
CA-1 Consider minutes of Regular City Council Meeting of August 9, 2011. All but CA-7 were moved by Cosper and approved unanimously.  
CA-2 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a request to utilize the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for elderly transportation services.    
CA-3 Consider a memorandum/resolution to award a contract to Fuquay Inc, for the phase 1 manhole rehabilitation project through the Buy Board cooperative.    
CA-4 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the award of construction contact Bid No. 11- 32 for El Dorado Major Drainage CIP Project to Smith Contracting Co., Inc. (Drainage Master Plan Project No. 17)    
CA-5 Consider a memorandum/resolution approving an application by Newport Executive Transportation L.L.C for a Ground Transportation Service Operating Authority Permit.    
CA-6 Consider a memorandum/resolution adopting guidelines for filming, taping and photographing in Killeen, Texas.    
CA-7 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the award of a construction contract to Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. for the Pass Through Financing SH 195/SH 201 Interchange project. According to Cosper, this was accelerated through negotiation with TxDOT, creating an overpass on 195 over SH201/Stagecoach Rd. Moved by Cosper, approved unanimously  
CA-8 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing an interlocal agreement between the City of Harker Heights and the City of Killeen for road improvements.    
CA-9 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the award of the construction contract Bid No. 11-38- Stagecoach Road reconstruction phase I project to Gary W. Purser Construction, LTD.    
CA-10 Consider a memorandum/resolution for procurement of one (1) mid-size crew cab pickup through the TASB buyboard for the Drainage Utility Division.    
CA-11 Consider minutes of Special City Council Meeting of August 16, 2011.    
CA-12 Consider a memorandum/resolution directing the City Manager to prepare an annexation service plan for 153.314 acres located along the west right-of-way of Bunny Trail, approximately .6 mile south of Stan Schlueter Loop (FM 3470), Bell County, Texas.    
CA-13 Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a lease agreement with Bring Everyone in the Zone at Killeen Arts and Activities Center (Former First Baptist Church).    
Public Hearings / Ordinances
PH-1 HOLD a public hearing on proposed redistricting options. Mrs Davis reported. She repeated the guidelines and considerations which the council must take into account. Only one person gave comments, in favor of option 2.  
PH-2 A. HOLD a public hearing on the FY 2011-12 proposed Annual Budget and Plan of Municipal Services. B. Consider changes to the FY 2011-12 proposed Annual Budget and Plan of Municipal Services. James Ralston testified that the proposed changes require $500,000 in expenses that the city does not have available. He recommended being conservative and not adopting the changes. Workman recommends keeping the changes and reducing KEDC and museums. Cosper said that KEDC is a good thing and should't be cut.

Cosper moved to approve the changes with the 2% increase for the full year rather than the proposed 6 months. Clarke said he wants the pay raises and some of it to come out of KEDC. Cole is against it. Cosper's motion passed with Cole and Workman against. Cosper asserted we will still have a 25% reserve.

This was really good citizen input. (Most of the changes are for step increases for civil service employees (mainly police department.) Nobody mentioned raising more revenue through taxes.
PH-3 A. HOLD a public hearing and consider a request by W & B Development to revise the Comprehensive Plan’s future land use map (FLUM) to change: (i) a Suburban Commercial designated area to a General Residential designated area, (ii) to change a Suburban Residential designated area to a General Residential designated area, and (iii) to change a Suburban Residential designated area to a Suburban Commercial designated. The property is located on the on the east right-of-way of Clear Creek Road, south of Tiffany Loop, Killeen, Texas B. HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance as requested by W & B Development, Ltd (Case #Z11-36) to rezone approximately 85.4 acres being part of the J. E. Madera Survey, Abstract No. 600 from A (Agricultural District) to B-5 (Business District), R-1 (Single-family Residential District) and SF-2 (Single-family Residential District). The property is located on the east right-of-way of Clear Creek Road south of Tiffany Loop, Killeen, Texas C. Consider a request by W & B Development, Ltd (Case #11-040FS: The Landing at Clear Creek, Phase I) for final plat of approximately 49.33 acres being part of the J. E. Madera Survey, Abstract No. 600. The property is located on the east right-of-way of Clear Creek Road south of Tiffany Loop, Killeen, Texas P&Z recommends approval. Cole: what was the P&xmp;Z reasoning to change the comprehensive plan future land-use map? Staff: P&Z thought that the changes were in the spirit of the plan. Lower asked if this change was recommended, woud any other change be recommended under the plan? Staff said there is a lot of flexibility. Cole sounded like he is against the changes. Workman: why do we have a plan? Staff: to guide us in making decisions. Workman: why did you recommend this change not be approved? Staff: we didn't thing SF-2 is suburban in nature. Workman said something like "Developers shouldn't talk to city councilmen." Cosper said the plan should be changed because it's a guide and because it's not a very plan.

A developer testified that there will be a mix of house sizes and prices.

Public hearing: Myla Sasso, a neighbor of the property, testified that notices did not give her enough information to know whether she's for it or not. Wanted to know why A. and C. were not part of the noficiation. She's also worried about drainage. (Staff said they aren't required to notify on new plats). They mayor directed the city manager to get her some answers.

The developer testified the drainage is under control and defended talking to councilmen.

Cosper moved approval of A B and C. Rivera seconded. Tie vote, broken by mayor in favor. Cole, Workman and Clarke against.

This is a complicated case. P&Z did not follow staff recommendation. Rivera's comments were incomprehehsible. So were the Mayor's. It's very clear (and Lower said this) that the council does not have its stuff together wrt zoning cases.
PH-4 HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance as requested by Reeces Creek Developers, (Case #Z11-37) to rezone approximately 0.445 acre, being part of the Eugene LaSere Survey, Abstract No. 527 from R-1 (Single-family Residential District) to R-2 (Two-family Residential District). The property is located at the southeast intersection of Willacy Drive and Bunny Trail, Killeen, Texas. P&Z recommends approval. Bob Mitcheell, the developer, testified that the use fits with surrounding usage and was left out of the zoning because of uncertaintly about placement of Bunny Trail. None spoke against. Moved by Cosper and passed 6-0.  
PH-5 HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance as requested by the 440 Group, Ltd, (Case #Z11-38) to rezone 882, 874, 878 and 868 S. Fort Hood Street to include the open air court yard from B-5 (Business District) to RC-1 (Restaurant and Alcohol Sales District). The property is located in the 440 Plaza Shopping Center. No complaints were approved. P&Z approved alcohol inside. None spaoke in favor or against. Approved 6-0.  
PH-6 HOLD a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the 2010-2011 Annual Budget and Plan of Municipal Services of the City of Killeen by increasing revenues and expenses in the Library Memorial Fund account from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Grant. This is the last year this grant will be made. It will be used for more shelving. Passed 6-0.  
Citizens Petitions and Information
CP-1 Thomas Lowe (1200 W Ave B)- Peddlers Permit Ordinance Was not present.