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AGENDA: MARCH 24, 2014 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY OF FORT STOCKTON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
6:30 P.M.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: This meeting is being broadcast live on FSTV Channel 38

CALL MEETING TO ORDER AFTER DECLARING A QUORUM PRESENT.

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MISSION STATEMENT: “The Mission of the City of Fort Stockton Municipal Government is to Promote & Value Public Confidence and Trust by the Accountable and Responsible Use of Community Resources; to Ensure Public Safety; Improve Public Services; Promote Local Recreation and Entertainment; and Generate Economic Development.”

2nd PUBLIC HEARING: On Voluntary Annexation, as Petitioned by Property Owners Vimalkumar S. Bhakta, Paresh Patel and Jayesh M. Patel; Meldi Pizza LLC DBA Little Caesars, a Texas Limited Liability Corporation for a: 0.344 Acre Tract of Land Being Out of Section 27, Block 146, T&STL RR Co. Survey, Pecos County, Texas, and also Being Out of a 6.736 Acre Tract described in Volume 766, Page 456, Pecos County, Texas Deed Records & Zone Property “Commercial.” (Page 1-7)

1. Public Testimony on Agenda Items Only.

2. CONSENT AGENDA:
“All matters listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.”

Minutes: (Page 8-29)
 Regular Meeting Minutes of Fort Stockton City Council, 03/10/2014
 Regular Meeting Minutes of Intergovernmental Recreation Board, 03/19/2014
 Special Meeting Minutes of Planning & Zoning Commission, 03/05/2014
 Regular Meeting Minutes of Fort Stockton Housing Authority Board, 02/19/2014
 Regular Meeting Minutes of Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, 02/11/2014

Accounts Payable Total           $     247,214.75 (Page 30-54)
Account Recap Report Total: $7,242,958.80 (Page 55-56)

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
(Recess from the Regular Meeting to convene as the Board of Adjustment)
Requires a unanimous vote of 4 Members to approve item.

3. Discuss/Act upon 6’ Variance from the required 25’ Front Yard Setback Requirement, as petitioned by Justin Holland, 305 S. Greasewood Street, Fort Stockton, Texas. (Page 57-67)

(Reconvene into the Regular Session)

ORDINANCE:

4. Discuss/Act upon Ordinance No. 14-102 & Annexation Service Plan for LOVE’S TRAVEL STOP AND COUNTRY STORES ADDITION: A 10.91 Acres Tract of Land, Being an 11.19 Acres Tract Save and Except 0.208 Acres Tract,    described   by Deed Recorded in Volume 399, Page 318, Pecos County, Texas Deed Records, Out of Block N, Fort Stockton Irrigated Lands Company, Out of Section 160, George C. Thurman Survey, Pecos County, Texas, as petitioned by Property Owner Greg Love & Zone Property “Commercial” (Page 68-72)

OTHER BUSINESS:

5. Discuss/Act upon funding request to assist in supporting the Lilah Smith House for FY 2014-2015. (Page 73-98)

6. Discuss/Act upon participation in the Pecos County 4-H Scholarship Auction to be held April 5, 2014. (Page 99-101)

7. Discuss/Act upon the Quarterly Employee Longevity Pay (January –March 2014). (Page 102-103)

8. Discuss/Act upon amending the Fort Stockton Historical Society Contract with the City of Fort Stockton for the Management of Repairs & Upgrades. (Page 104-107)

9. Discuss/Act upon the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau’s request to purchase a new 16 mm Digital Electronic Display measuring 6’4” x 6‘7” to replace the existing Electronic Display Panels.

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS:

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Laws, V.T.C.S., Section §551.074, To deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or    employee: Ref: (a) City Manager Raul B. Rodriguez
                            (b) Chief of Police Arturo Fuentes
                            (c) Lieutenant Lisa Tarango

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Laws, V.T.C.S., Section §551.074, To deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or   employee: Ref: (a) Interim Director of Finance

12. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Laws,V.T.C.S., Section §551.072, Deliberation Regarding Real Property:
Ref: (a) Amendment to Memorandum of Solar Lease with FAS 1, LLC
        (b) Amendment to Solar Lease with FAS 1, LLC
        (c) Expansion of the Fort Stockton Police Department Building

13. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Laws,V.T.C.S., Section §551.087, Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations:
      Ref: (a) Pledge & Letter of Support to TxDOT for the USDOT Tiger Grant
        (b) Expansion of the Former Wal-Mart Building
        (c) Hydrogeological Report & Study of the Capitan Reef Aquifer

14. Reconvene into Open Session and take action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session:
       • Discuss/Act upon duties of City Manager Raul B. Rodriguez, Chief of Police Arturo Fuentes and Lieutenant Lisa Tarango.
       • Discuss/Act upon appointment of Interim Director of Finance.
       • Discuss/Act upon First Amendment to Memorandum of Solar Lease between the City of Fort Stockton, Texas and FAS 1, LLC.
       • Discuss/Act upon First Amendment to Solar Lease between the City of Fort Stockton, Texas and FAS 1, LLC.
       • Discuss/Act upon expansion of the Fort Stockton Police Department Building.
• Discuss/Act upon the Fort Stockton 4-A Economic Development Corporation’s Pledge of $200,000.00 to the Texas Department of Transportation to assist in securing the USDOT Tiger Grant to install          135 lb.  rail  from  Sulfur  Junction  to   West of Fort Stockton; and endorse Letter of Support.
       • Discuss/Act upon the Fort Stockton 4-A Economic Development Corporation’s Loan of $50,000 to Fort Stockton Income Properties for the expansion of the former Wal-Mart Building.
       • Discuss/Act upon the Fort Stockton 4-B Economic Development Corporation’s Payment of $150,000 for Professional Services to secure a Hydrogeological Report and Study of the Capitan Reef Aquifer to determine water availability for             potential Commercial and Industrial Development in the Fort Stockton/Pecos County Area.

 ADDITIONAL BUSINESS:
15. Comments/Updates from City Manager Rodriguez regarding the Status of the City of Fort Stockton, etc.
16. Questions from the Media on Agenda Items.
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