• March 27, 2001 Minutes

    CITY OF ALPINE

    REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

    MARCH 27, 2001

    6:00 P.M.

     

    COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

    MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS; MAYOR PRO-TEM FRANK CARGO; COUNCILORS FRANK YAKUBANSKI; GERALD RAUN; JOE PORTILLO AND KACHOO VALENZUELA

     

    CITY STAFF PRESENT:

    CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; DIRECTOR OF FINANCE RICKY CHAVEZ; CHIEF OF POLICE RUSSELL SCOWN; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN AND CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON.

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

    APPROXIMATELY 20 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA WERE PRESENT.

     

    THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PAUL WEYERTS. THE INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY CARGO AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS GIVEN BY VALENZUELA. MAYOR WEYERTS ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., MARCH 23, 2001.

     

    ITEM NO. 4.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: MARCH 13, 2001

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON MARCH 13,2001 BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    THE REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 6:30 P.M. FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

     

    ITEM NO.5.

    ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND.

     

    NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

     

    ITEM NO. 6.

    ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

     

    NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

     

    ITEM NO. 7

    ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS.

     

    NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

     

    ITEM NO. 8

    REVIEW THE PERFORMANCE OF AND OBTAIN CITIZEN COMMENTS ON THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TCDP) PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FUND CONTRACT NO. 719004.

     

    MS. CISCO FROM GRANTWORKS, INC. AND JERRY CARVAJAL BROUGHT THE COUNCIL AND CITIZENS UP TO DATE ON THE PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FUND GRANT .

     

    THE CITY OF ALPINE INITIATED THESE PLANNING STUDIES IN 1999. THE CITY RECEIVED FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT IN OCTOBER 1999 AND HAS WORKED WITH ENGINEERING AND PLANNING CONSULTANTS TO COMPLETE THIS EFFORT. THIS PLANNING ENDEAVOR WAS FINANCED IN PART THROUGH PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. THE TEXT, TABLES, CHARTS, AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THESE PLANNING STUDIES PROVIDE AN INVENTORY, DESCRIPTION, AND ANALYSIS OF ALPINE’S CURRENT PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS. GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND ACTIONS IN THE FORM OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDE THE DIRECTION ALPINE MIGHT TAKE DURING THE COMING YEARS TO BECOME THE PLACE ITS CITIZENS DESIRE. THIS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EMPHASIZES THE CONCLUSION AND FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING EFFORTS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN THE BODY OF THE REPORT PRESENTED.

     

    BEING NO FURTHER COMMENTS THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ADJOURNED AT 6:50 P.M. AND THE REGULAR MEETING RECONVENED.

     

    ITEM NO. 9

    RECEIVE AUDIT REPORT FROM J. SHAW SKINNER CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000.

     

    MR. SHAW SKINNER PRESENTED THE AUDIT REPORT OF WHICH A COPY IS IN PERMANENT RECORDS.

     

    MOTIONED BY COUNCILOR CARGO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-34 THE AUDIT REPORT FROM J. SHAW SKINNER CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000 BE ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 10

    APPROVE ENGAGEMENT LETTER FOR AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 FROM J. SHAW SKINNER.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR CARGO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-35 TO APPROVE ENGAGEMENT LETTER FOR AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 FROM J. SHAW SKINNER. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 11

    RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION S FROM ROBERT HENDERSON OF DAIN-RAUSCHER INVESTMENT BANKERS OF SAN ANTONIO AND JACK BROWN OF SAMCO FINANCIAL SERVICES WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION REFUNDING FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE

     

    MR. HENDERSON AND MR. BROWN MADE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON SOME FINANCIAL SERVICES. THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    ITEM NO. 12

    APPOINT ROBERT HENDERSON OF DAIN RAUSCHER AS FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT THE RESOLUTION #2001-3-37 TO APPOINT DAIN RAUSCHER AS FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE . MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 13

    APPOINT JACK BROWN AS BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-38 TO APPOINT SAMCO AS A BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE. . MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 14

    APPROVE RESOLUTION REQUESTING TXDOT REVIEW PLACEMENT OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FOR INTERSECTION OF SUL ROSS AND 5TH STREET.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED TO TABLE THIS ITEM.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT THIS ITEM BE TABLED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 15

    DISCUSS RENAMING AVENUE “G” TO GALLEGO AVENUE.

     

    COUNCILOR PORTILLO AND VALENZUELA SURVEYED THE CITIZENS LIVING ON GALLEGO AVENUE AND THEIR COMMENTS. THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION TO THIS NAME CHANGE. THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO , SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-40 ALL OF AVENUE G BE RE-NAMED TO GALLEGO AVENUE. COUNCILOR RAUN ABSTAINED. MOTION CARRIED.

     

    ITEM NO. 16

    ACTION TO APPROVE/DENY THE EXTENSION OF PRESENT AIRPORT CONTRACT.

     

    AIRPORT BOARD CHAIRMAN DUSTY LUSK PRESENTED THE COUNCIL WITH SOME REVISIONS TO THE CURRENT CONTRACT AND A RECOMMENDATION APPROVED BY THE AIRPORT BOARD TO EXTEND THE CURRENT CONTRACT WITH THE ROSS’S WITH SOME CHANGES TO THE CURRENT CONTRACT FOR A PERIOD OF AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR CARGO THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-41 THE PRESENT CONTRACT WITH THE ROSS’S BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS. COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, VALENZUELA AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MOTION DID NOT CARRY. IT WAS DENIED.

     

    ITEM NO. 17

    CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-42 THAT ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 18

    CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI

    THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-43 ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

    .

    ITEM NO. 19

    CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-44 ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 20

    REVIEW PLANNING REPORT AND MAPS FOR TCDP PLANNING/CAPACITY BUILDING FUND CONTRACT NO. 719904 AND CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SIXTY (60)DAY EXTENSION TO CONTRACT TERMINATION DATE. DIRECT CITY MANAGER TO SET DATE FOR WORKSHOP FOR CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW PLAN.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-45 CITY MANAGER SET A DATE FOR A WORKSHOP AND APPROVE A SIXTY DAY EXTENSION TO CONTRACT TERMINATION DATE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 21

    CONSIDER ORDER TO DECLARE EACH UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE ELECTED TO OFFICE AND CANCEL WARD 3 AND WARD 5 FROM MAY 5, 2001 ELECTION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-46 TO DECLARE EACH UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE ELECTED TO OFFICE AND CANCEL WARD 3 AND WARD 5 FROM MAY 5, 2001 ELECTION BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCILOR RAUN ABSTAINED FROM VOTING.

     

    ITEM NO. 22

    STREET LIGHT REQUEST AT 400 BLOCK OF WEST AVENUE F.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-47 THAT THE STREET LIGHT REQUEST AT 400 BLOCK OF WEST AVENUE F BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 23

    COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

     

    COUNCILOR CARGO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CITY RUN THE AIRPORT.

     

    ITEM NO. 24

    CITIZENS COMMENTS.

     

    MR. FRITSCHE ASKED ABOUT THE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION.

     

    MS. CLOUSE COMPLAINED ABOUT ALL THE EXTRA LIMBS AROUND TOWN AND WHY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PICKED UP.

     

    BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MAYOR ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 7:30 P.M.

     

    _______________________________________

    PAUL R. WEYERTS, MAYOR

     

    ATTEST:

     

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

    CERTIFICATE

     

    I, ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALL OF ALPINE, TEXAS AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., MARCH 23, 2001 AND REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING.

     

    _______________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

  • March 31, 2001 Minutes

     

    CITY OF ALPINE
     
    REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
     

    MARCH 13, 2001
     

     

    6:00 P.M.
     

    COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

    MAYOR PAUL WEYERTS; MAYOR PRO-TEM FRANK CARGO , COUNCIL MEMBERS: FRANK YAKUBANSKI; GERALD RAUN; JOE PORTILLO AND JESUS (KACHOO) VALENZUELA.

    CITY STAFF PRESENT:

    CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; MAIN STREET DAVID BUSEY; RECORDS DEBBIE GALVAN; AND RECREATION COORDINATOR DEBRA CUTTING.

    OTHERS PRESENT:

    APPROXIMATELY 12 CITIZENS WERE PRESENT INCLUDING KVLF, OBSERVER AND AVALANCHE.

    THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS. THE INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS GIVEN BY MAYOR WEYERTS AND ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT AND ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M. ON MARCH 8, 2001.

    ITEM NO. 4.

    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: FEBRUARY 27, 2001.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS CORRECTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 5.

    REPORT FROM RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ON 911 ADDRESSES AND CONSIDER ANY ACTION NEEDED.

    MR. COOK FROM RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS UPDATED THE COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF 911 ADDRESSES FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

    NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AT THIS TIME.

    ITEM NO. 6.

    MUTUAL AID LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY.

    SHERIFF RONNIE DODSON EXPLAINED THAT ANYTIME THE COUNTY NEEDED ASSISTANCE FROM THE CITY A WRITTEN REPORT WOULD HAVE TO BE FILED AND LOGGED IN BEFORE COMPLETION.

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-22 THE MUTUAL AID LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 7.

    CONSIDER RE-ESTABLISHING A JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE.

    CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THAT THE JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE CITY HAD EXPIRED ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THAT STATE LEGISLATURE REQUIRES CITY GOVERNMENT TO LOOK AT JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCES EVERY TWO YEARS.

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-23 CITY STAFF PROCEED WITH RE-ESTABLISHING A JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 8 .

    CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 98-7-104 DATED JULY 28, 1998 DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES FOR CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO TEXAS CAPITAL FUND CONTRACT NO. 715452.

    THIS IS THE HOSPITAL GRANT DOCUMENTS NEEDING NEW STAFF SIGNATORIES FOR COMPLETION.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-24 THE AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 98-7-104 DATED JULY 28, 1998 DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES FOR CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO TEXAS CAPITAL FUND CONTRACT NO. 715452 BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 9.

    ALPINE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT PRIME FIXED BASE OPERATOR AGREEMENT AND ANY ACTION NEEDED.

    FBO ROSS WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS AND WOULD LIKE $150.00 A DAY FOR APPROXIMATELY 28 DAYS DURING CONSTRUCTION AT THE AIRPORT THAT THE MOST USED RUNWAY WOULD BE DOWN, THIS WOULD BE LOSS OF REVENUES.

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT MUNICIPALITIES COULD NOT PROVIDE FOR LOSS OF PRIVATE BUSINESS.

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION TO WHETHER RE-BID THIS CONTRACT; EXTEND THE PRESENT CONTRACT FOR 3 MORE YEARS WITH REVISIONS TO THE CONTRACT OR TO OPERATE THE AIRPORT BY THE CITY.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT THE PRESENT AIRPORT CONTRACT BE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS.

    COUNCILOR VALENZUELA RESCINDED HIS MOTION. MOTION DIED FOR A LACK OF A SECOND.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-25 CITY MANAGER AND AIRPORT BOARD BE INSTRUCTED TO REVIEW THE PRESENT CONTRACT AND MAKE REVISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. COUNCILOR RAUN AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MAYOR WEYERTS BROKE THE TIE BY VOTING AYE. MOTION CARRIED.

    ITEM NO. 10.

    DAUGHERTY WATER WELL CONTRACT.

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT THE CITY BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR WOULD BE 36,000 SHORT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE CITY HAD INTENDED TO CANCEL THE CONTRACT WITH THIS WATER WELL BECAUSE NO WATER WAS BEING USED FROM THIS WELL, BUT A CLAUSE IN THE CONTRACT ABOUT WATER USAGE LEVELS THE CITY COULD NOT BREAK THE CONTRACT.

    FOR INFORMATION ONLY, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

    ITEM NO. 11.

    SECTION 2.87 ARTICLE 1 – RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR CITY MANAGER.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-27 THIS ITEM BE TABLED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 12.

    DIRECT STAFF TO REQUEST PROPOSALS FOR SOLID WASTE/LANDFILL OPERATION SERVICE.

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS EXPLAINED THAT THE SOLID WASTE/LANDFILL SERVICE CONTRACT WOULD EXPIRE SEPTEMBER 31. THE STAFF NEEDED COUNCIL INPUT ON THIS MATTER.

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-28 CITY MANAGER AND STAFF WORK WITH DUNCAN DISPOSAL ON DETAILS AND REVISIONS OF THE RENEWAL OF THE CONTRACT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 13.

    RECOMMENDATION FROM P & Z COMMISSION ON RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM OWNER FORREST HENDRYX AT 1002 AND 1004 NORTH 10TH STREET (NORTH ADDITION, BLOCK 20, LOTS 5 & 6).

    PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DID NOT HAVE A MEETING, BUT CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THIS RE-PLAT.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-29 THE RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM OWNER FORREST HENDRYX AT 1002 AND 1004 NORTH 10TH STREET (NORTH ADDITION, BLOCK 20, LOTS 5 & 6) BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 14.

    APPROVE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E & HOLLAND.

    CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL HAD ALREADY APPROVED THE ABANDONMENT OF SIXTEENTH STREET AND THIS WAS THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ORDINANCE.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3- 30 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E & HOLLAND BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 15.

    APPROVE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

    CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL HAD A WORKSHOP ON THIS MANUAL AND WAS PRESENTED WITH THOSE REVISIONS TO THE MANUAL.

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-31 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    ITEM NO. 16.

    APPROVE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS.

    MS. JEANNE KOVAKS FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON HAD ON THIS CONTRACT HAD BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-32 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    REPORTS AND REQUESTS:

    ITEM NO. 17.

    COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

    COUNCILOR VALENZUELA COMMENTED ON THE SPEEDERS ON MURPHY.

    COUNCILOR PORTILLO COMMENTED ON THE ACCIDENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF 5TH AND SUL ROSS AVENUE.

    MAYOR WEYERTS THANKED EVERYONE FOR THEIR CONCERNS DURING HIS ILLNESS.

    ITEM NO. 18.

    CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

    MR. ANDERSON COMMENTED ABOUT THE SPEEDING ALL OVER TOWN.

    DEBRA CUTTING THANKED THE ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE RECREATION CENTER SIGNS.

    B.J. GALLEGO WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE STREETS RE-NAMED.

    ITEM NO. 19.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION: IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SUBCHAPTER D, SECTION 551.071.

    A. TO DISCUSS SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM JAMIE JOHNSON REGARDING

    DEATH OF HER DOG.

    REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 7:15 P.M. AND RECONVENED AT 7:23 P.M.

    NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    ITEM NO. 20.

    ACTION RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-33 TO INSTRUCT CITY ATTORNEY TO CONTINUE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH JAMIE JOHNSON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

    BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS MAYOR MOVED ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING AT 7:30 P.M.

    ____________________________________

    PAUL R. WEYERTS, MAYOR

    ATTEST:

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

    CERTIFICATE

    I, ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALL OF ALPINE, TEXAS AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED AT 4:00 P.M. ON MARCH 8, 2001 AND REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING.

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

  • February 27, 2001 Minutes

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    CITY OF ALPINE

    REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

    FEBRUARY 27, 2001

    6:00 P.M.

     

    COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

    MAYOR PRO-TEM FRANK CARGO; FRANK YAKUBANSKI; GERALD RAUN; KACHOO VALENZUELA AND JOE PORTILLO.

     

    MAYOR WEYERTS IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

     

    CITY STAFF PRESENT:

    CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; MAIN STREET DIRECTOR DAVID BUSEY AND CHIEF OF POLICE RUSSELL SCOWN.

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

    APPROXIMATELY 20 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA.

     

    THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CARGO. COUNCILOR CARGO GAVE THE INVOCATION AND GAVE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. MAYOR-PRO TEM CARGO ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT AND ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., ON FEBRUARY 22, 2001.

     

    ITEM NO. 4.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING – FEBRUARY 13, 2001.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT
    THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON FEBRUARY 13, 2001 BE
    APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERED: (ACTION ITEMS).

    ITEM NO. 5.

    CONSIDER RECOMMENDATION FROM P & Z COMMISSION ON RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM AGENT DAVID CANO AND OWNER I.L. ALVARADO FOR 907 WEST FORT DAVIS (SHIPMAN ADDITION, BLOCK 61, PT. OF LOT 3 AND LOT 4).

     

    RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL ON THIS REQUEST FROM P & Z COMMISSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-2-14 THE RECOMMENDATION FROM P & Z COMMISSION ON RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM MR. I.L. ALVARADO FOR 907 WEST FORT DAVIS BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 6.

    CONSIDER POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL.

     

    CHIEF SCOWN EXPLAINED THAT ALL CORRECTIONS HAD BEEN MADE TO THE MANUAL AS OF THE LAST MEETING AND ASKED IF THE COUNCIL HAD ANYMORE QUESTIONS. CITY MANAGER LEWIS ASKED ABOUT THE IMPOUNDED VEHICLE INVENTORY PROCEDURE; A MONTHLY REPORT SUBMITTED ON OFFICERS THAT ARE CALLED OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS TO ASSIST. COUNCILOR PORTILLO ASKED IF NEW EMPLOYEES SIGNED OFF ON THE MANUAL; COUNCILOR VALENZUELA ASKED HOW OFTEN THE CHIEF HAD MEETINGS WITH HIS DEPARTMENT.

     

    CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON SUGGESTED THAT THIS MANUAL BE PRESENTED AS AN ORDINANCE AT THE NEXT MEETING.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-2-17 THE ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATION IN THE WEST TEXAS NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL MAY 31, 2001. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 10

    CONSIDER STREET LIGHT REQUEST.

     

    A REQUEST FOR A STREET LIGHT AT WEST FORT DAVIS AND NORTH 12TM, SE CORNER.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-2-18 THE STREET LIGHT REQUEST AT WEST FORT DAVIS AND NORTH 12 ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 11.

    CONSIDER HANDICAPPED PARKING AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

     

    A REQUEST FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONE BY MR. RAY POTTS AT THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT 201 WEST SUL ROSS AVENUE.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-2-19 THE HANDICAPPED PARKING AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 12.

    CONSIDER RE-PLAT APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

     

    MR. CARPENTER WOULD LIKE FOR CITY COUNCIL TO ABOLISH THE RE-PLAT

    PROCEDURES BECAUSE OF THE DELAY IN BUILDING AND SURVEYING AND COST.

     

    THERE WERE SOME COMMENTS.

     

    CITY ATTORNEY EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD HAVE TO INSTRUCT THE P & Z COMMISSION TO LOOK INTO THE RE-PLAT ISSUE AND A RECOMMENDATION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-2-20 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BE INSTRUCTED TO LOOK INTO THE RE-PLAT ISSUE AND A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE CITY COUNCIL. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 13.

    COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

     

    COUNCILOR RAUN COMMENTED ON THE STREET SIGNS THAT ARE DOWN AND NEEDED ALL OVER TOWN ESPECIALLY IN THE SHIPMAN ADDITION; SIGNS ON TELEPHONE POLES NEED TO BE TAKEN DOWN.

     

    COUNCILOR VALENZUELA ASKED ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WOULD BE EARLY RETIRING.

     

    COUNCILOR PORTILLO ASKED ABOUT THE PROCEDURE TO CHANGE AVENUE G TO GALLEGO AVENUE.

     

    ITEM NO. 14.

    CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

     

    MR. FRITSCHE COMMENTED ON THE AUDIT REPORT.

     

    MS. JOHNSON COMMENTED ON THE ANIMAL CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND ISSUES THAT NEEDED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF.

     

    MS. MONCLOVA COMMENTED ON A COMPLAINT AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER AND HOW SHE WAS DENIED A FORM JUST LIKE MS. JOHNSON WAS DENIED A FORM.

     

    MS. POWERS ALSO COMMENTED ON THE ANIMAL CONTROL ISSUE.

     

    BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MAYOR ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 7:10 P.M.

  • Code Enforcement – Building Permits

    Earlier this week, our Code Enforcement Officer (Robert Polanco) and I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Ray Hendryx at our local radio station.  We felt it would be a great venue to share some thoughts on our local ordinances, permitting process, etc… in an effort to enhance our communication with the citizens of Alpine.

    Ray and his family have been great ‘Advocates for Alpine’ through the years and we appreciate his willingness to invite us in for the discussion.  Any opportunity the City has to summarize the key items that arise within our departments and share publicly will come as a benefit to our citizens.

    We had candid discussion about illegal dumping, junk vehicles, when to get a permit, etc…  Please take some time to listen to the interview and get some of your questions answered.

    If you’re in doubt as to the requirements of an ordinance or the permitting process, please feel free to call Mr. Polanco or City Hall and ask for direction.  We are here to serve the community and help facilitate the ordinances and laws that are in place.

    Have a great day,

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    building permit

  • JANUARY 23, 2001

    CITY OF ALPINE

    REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AND

    WORKSHOP

    JANUARY 23, 2001 6:00 P.M.

     

    COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

    MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS; COUNCILORS FRANK YAKUBANSKI; KACHOO VALENZUELA; GERALD RAUN AND JOE PORTILLO.

    FRANKCARG0;

     

    CITY STAFF PRESENT:

    CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; ASSISTANT CHIEF BREEDING AND CHIEF RUSSELL SCOWN.

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

    APPROXIMATELY 15 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA WERE PRESENT.

     

    THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR WEYERTS. MR. HENDRYX GAVE THE INVOCATION AND KACHOO VALENZUELA GAVE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. MAYOR WEYERTS ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT AND ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., ON JANUARY 18, 2001.

     

    ITEM NO. 4.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: JANUARY 9, 2001.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR CARGO THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON JANUARY 9, 2001 BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 5.

    ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERED: (ACTION ITEMS).

    1. CLAIM FORMS FROM JAMES COOK REGARDING GARBAGE FEE.

     

    JAMES COOK SUBMITTED A CLAIM TO THE CITY FOR A REFUND OF SANITATION FEE FOR A COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER BILLING FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS TOTALING APPROX. $772.00.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ON WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL RATE TO HOUSEHOLD RATE.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN TO TABLE THIS REQUEST UNTIL FURTHER

    INFORMATION WAS KNOWN. THIS MOTION DIED FOR A LACK OF A SECOND.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENT OF APPROXIMATELY $140.00 FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM OCTOBER.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-1-5 MR. COOK BE GRANTED A REFUND OF APPROXIMATELY $140.00 FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS ON HIS SANITATION BILL. COUNCILOR RAUN AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MOTION CARRIED.

     

    2.SET DATE FOR WORKSHOP MEETING WITH AIRPORT BOARD.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT ALMOST ALL WORK ORDERS AT THE AIRPORT HAVE BEEN SOLVED. MR. LEWIS WOULD LIKE TO SET A WORKSHOP WITH THE AIRPORT BOARD AND COUNCIL.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-1-6 THAT A WORKSHOP BE SET WITH THE AIRPORT BOARD JANUARY 30, 2001 AT 6:00 P.M. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    3.INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-1-7 THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES BE APPROVED.MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 6.

     

    RECESS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO OPEN WORKSHOP

    REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 6:25 AND RECONVENED AT 7:12 TO OPEN THE WORKSHOP.

     

    1. DISCUSSION REGARDING POLICE POLICY MANUAL.

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS, CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN AND CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THE POLICE POLICY MANUAL THAT HAS BEEN

    INTRODUCED BY CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN.

     

    TOPICS DISCUSSED;

    COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI ASKED ABOUT THE JURISDICTION OF OUR CITY POLICE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS. STEVE HOUSTON RECOMMENDED THAT THE TWO GOVERNING BODIES HOLD A WORKSHOP TO DECIDE THIS MATTER.

     

    COUNCILOR RAUN WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BE RE-LOCATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS WOULD LIKE SEE A POLICY DIRECTING USE OF CITY VEHICLES. MR. LEWIS QUESTIONED APPROVAL OF PART-TIME WORK; ANY AND ALL PART-TIME DUTIES; FIREARM CREDENTIALS; USE OF POLICE VEHICLES NOT ON DUTY; WOULD LIKE HEPATITIS VACCINATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES; WRITTEN REPORTS ON CALLS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND HIGH SPEED PURSUITS INSIDE OF CITY LIMITS.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ON THIS MATTER.

     

    2. DISCUSSION WITH TXDOT AND ENGINEERS REGARDING AIRPORTS. MR. ROBERT JUTTON FROM GRW WILLIS, INC. AND MR. BI JAN JAMALABAD FROM TXDOT BOTH DISCUSSED THE CITY OF ALPINE AIRPORT PROJECT.

     

    OVERLAY RW 1-19 (6000X75) IN THE AMOUNT OF $648,110; STRIPE & MARK RW 1-

     

    OVERLAY RW 1-19 (6000X75) IN THE AMOUNT OF $648,110; STRIPE & MARK RW 1-19 (33585 SF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000; REHAB RW 5-23(5016X60) IN THE AMOUNT OF 108,000; STRIPE AND MARK RW5-23 (12111 SF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000; REHAB & MARK TWS (27250 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $102,000; RECONSTRUCT HANGAR ACCESS TWS (1570X25) IN THE AMOUNT OF $120,000; INSTALL TW CL REFLECTORS (6800 IF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,000; EXPAND CONCRETE APRON (1000 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $70,000; RECONSTRUCT APRON (1600 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,000; REHAB APRON (19300 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $70,000; REPLACE WINDCONE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000; INSTALL SUPPLEMENTAL WINDCONE RW 1 END IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,000; INSTALL EXIT & HOLD SIGNS RW 1-19 IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,000; INSTALL DEER-PROOF

     

    FENCING (23350 LF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $220,000; WITH A GRAND TOTAL OF $1,443,110. THE CITY OF ALPINE’S SHARE WILL BE 10% OF THE TOTAL PROJECT COST. ONCE THE CITY HAS FILED SOME DEEDS OF OWNERSHIP AT THE AIRPORT THE PROJECT WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR 21 DAYS AND HOPEFULLY CONSTRUCTION COMMENCING IN MAY, WHICH WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 150 DAYS OF CONSTRUCTION.

     

    THE WORKSHOP ADJOURNED AND THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECONVENED AT 7:55 P.M.

     

    ITEM NO. 7.

    COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

     

    COUNCILOR PORTILLO ASKED ABOUT THE AUCTION AT THE YARD? PAPER WORK HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED FOR UPDATE.

     

    COUNCILOR VALENZUELA ASKED ABOUT THE LIMBS AND TUB GRINDER; COMMENDED CITY STREET CREW.

     

    COUNCILOR RAUN WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE SIGNAGE AT THE CITY PARKING LOT.

     

    ITEM NO. 8.

    CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

    NONE.

     

    BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS MAYOR WEYERTS ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 8:00 P.M.

     

    ____________________________________

    PAUL R. WEYERTS, MAYOR

    ATTEST:

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

     

     

    CERTIFICATE

     

    I, ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALL OF ALPINE, TEXAS AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED AT 4:30 P.M. ON JANUARY 18, 2001 AND REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING.

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

  • JANUARY 9TH 2001

    CITY OF ALPINE

    REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

    JANUARY 9, 2001

    6:00 P.M.

     

    COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

    MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS; MAYOR PRO-TEM FRANK CARGO; COUNCILORS FRANK YAKUBANSKI; GERALD RAUN; JOE PORTILLO AND KACHOO VALENZUELA

     

    CITY STAFF PRESENT:

    CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON;.

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

    APPROXIMATELY 7 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA.

     

    THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PAUL WEYERTS. THE INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY CARGO AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS GIVEN BY PORTILLO. MAYOR WEYERTS ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., JANUARY 4, 2001.

     

    ITEM NO. 4.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: DECEMBER 12, 2000

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON DECEMBER 12,2000 BE APPROVED AS CORRECTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO.5.

    REPORT FROM TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARY BROWN CONCERNING PAYMENT DUE ON PROJECT HIGHWAY US 67.

     

    MARY BROWN EXPLAINED THE TXDOT PROJECT AGREEMENT EXECUTED FEBRUARY 14, 1997. THE FIRST INCREMENTAL PAYMENT WAS RECEIVED FEBRUARY 13, 1997; REQUEST FOR SECOND INCREMENTAL PAYMENT WAS SENT APRIL 30′ 1998; SECOND INCREMENTAL PAYMENT WAS RECEIVED JUNE 1998; REQUEST FOR THIRD AND FOURTH INCREMENTAL PAYMENTS WAS SENT AUGUST 31, 1998; DOUG LIVELY CONTACTED THE ALPINE AREA OFFICE ON MAY 12, 2000 TO REQUEST LETTER THAT CITY HAD MET THEIR OBLIGATION ON THE PROJECT SO CITY COULD CLOSE OUT THEIR YEAR; SECOND REQUEST FOR THIRD AND FOURTH INCREMENTAL PAYMENTS SENT MAY 15, 2000; CONTACTED KARLIN DEVOLL BY TELEPHONE ON STATUS OF INCREMENTAL PAYMENTS. SHE REQUESTED COPIES OF CORRESPONDENTS AND PAYMENTS BE FAXED TO HER. COPIES FAXED ON JULY 18, 2000; MEETING WITH DAVID BUSEY ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2000 TO DISCUSS PAST DUE INCREMENTAL PAYMENTS; CONTACTED DAVID BUSEY BY TELEPHONE ON NOVEMBER 29, 2000 TO DISCUSS PAST DUE

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    CITY MANGER LEWIS EXPLAINED THAT A MEETING HAD BEEN SET WITH TXDOT IN EL PASO ON JANUARY 25, 2001 IN ORDER TO POSSIBLY ARRANGE A PAYMENT SCHEDULE. IF A PAYMENT SCHEDULE CAN NOT BE ARRANGED WITH TXDOT THE COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO SCHEDULE A BUDGET WORKSHOP TO BE ABLE TO

    COME UP WITH THE MONEY OWED.

    TXDOT HAS PUT A HOLD ON THE DEPOT PROJECT UNTIL THE MONIES OWED ARE PAYED.

     

    THERE WAS SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL CONCERNING THESE MONIES AND WHERE WERE THEY SPENT AND WHY.

     

    THE COUNCIL DELIBERATED AND NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

     

    ITEM NO. 6.

    SET DATE FOR WORKSHOP ON POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUAL.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS WOULD LIKE TO SET A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUAL ON JANUARY 23, 2001 AT 6:00 P.M.

     

    ITEM NO. 7

    DISCUSS PROPOSED BUILDING PERMIT FEE STRUCTURE.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS PRESENTED THE PROPOSED BUILDING FEE STRUCTURE FOR THE CITY. THE BUILDING FEES HAD NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR AT LEAST 33 YEARS.

     

    FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1999- SEPTEMBER 2000, ISSUED PERMITS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,783,932.00 AND COLLECTED FEES IN THE AMOUNT $ 4,559.05 THE BUDGET FOR THE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT SALARIES ALONE PLUS BENEFITS DURING THAT SAME PERIOD OF TIME WAS $74,457.00.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    ITEM NO. 8

    RECOMMENDATION FROM PARKS BOARD TO FUND BIG BEND LITTLE LEAGUE.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED TO TABLE THIS REQUEST UNTIL THEY COULD RESOLVE THE ISSUE WITH TXDOT.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION #1-1-2001 THAT THE PARKS BOARD RECOMMENDATION TO FUND

    BIG BEND LITTLE LEAGUE BE TABLED UNTIL THE ISSUE WITH TXDOT IS RESOLVED. COUNCIL MEMBER CARGO VOTED NAY. MOTION CARRIED.

     

    ITEM NO. 9

    DISCUSS THE FUTURE USE OF WEST BROWN STREET.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS EXPLAINED THAT BETWEEN 8TM STREET AND 10TM STREET

    ON WEST BROWN THERE WAS EXISTING STRUCTURES THAT WERE ENCROACHING ON BROWN STREET.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDS THAT THE CITY ABANDON THIS PART OF THE STREET AND RETAIN A 20 FT. UTILITY EASEMENT.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #1-2-2001 THAT WEST BROWN BE ABANDONED BETWEEN 8TM AND l0TM STREET AND RETAIN A UTILITY EASEMENT AND INSTRUCT CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON TO PREPARE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 10

    DISCUSS AIRPORT LEASE AGREEMENT HANGAR #27.

     

    CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THE AIRPORT LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND GEORGE KELLER.

     

    MR. KELLER HAS NOT PAID HIS LEASE AGREEMENT AND HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AS SUCH.

     

    THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION #1-3-2001 TO INSTRUCT CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED IN CONFISCATING THIS HANGAR. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 11

    DISCUSS PROPOSED SALVAGE VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT.

     

    CITY MANAGER LEWIS SUBMITTED PROPOSED SALVAGE VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT IN ORDER TO BE AUCTIONED OFF. PROCEDURES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE FUTURE.

     

    MOTION BY COUNCILOR MEMBER RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION # 1-4-2001 THAT THE PROPOSED SALVAGE VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT LIST BE DECLARED SURPLUS WITH NO MINIMUM REQUIRED BID. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

     

    ITEM NO. 12

    INTRODUCE ORDINANCE #2001-1-1 CLOSING A PORTION OF GARNETT STREET

     

    THIS IS THE FIRST READING OF THIS ORDINANCE AND ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AT A LATER DATE.

     

    ITEM NO. 13

    CITY MANAGER’S REPORT.

     

    NONE.

     

    ITEM NO. 14

    COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

     

    COUNCILOR RAUN COMMENTED THAT THE STREET LIGHT REQUEST ON FT. DAVIS HAS STILL NOT BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.

     

    ITEM NO. 15

    CITIZENS COMMENTS

     

    MR. PEDRO MATA COMMENTED ON AN INCIDENT WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT HIS HOME ON SATURDAY NIGHT. CITY MANAGER LEWIS ASKED MR. MATA TO STAY AFTER THE MEETING AND TALK TO HIM ABOUT INCIDENT.

     

    COUNCILOR RAUN ASKED IF THE TREE LIMBS STACKED UP AS A RESULT FROM THE ICE STORM COULD BE USED AS FIREWOOD.

     

    MR. LAIRD FROM THE AVALANCHE REPORTED THAT THE DUMPSTERS ON SOUTH 11TM AND MURPHY WERE SITTING ON THE SIDEWALK AND IF THE CITY COULD POSSIBLY MOVE THEM.

     

    BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, CHAIRMAN MOVED ADJOURNMENT AT 7:00 P.M.

     

    ____________________________________

    PAUL R. WEYERTS, MAYOR

    ATTEST:

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

     

     

    CERTIFICATE

     

    I, ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALL OF ALPINE, TEXAS AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED AT 4:30 P.M. ON JANUARY 4, 2001 AND REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING.

    ________________________________________

    ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

  • Fiscal Year Coming To A Close

    Fiscal Year 2013-14 is fast coming to a close and we have just released our proposed budget for FY2014-15 to City Council.  This past year has provided many challenges to our Finance Team, and I am very pleased with their willingness to help reconstruct process/procedures to help the City of Alpine to operate with a greater sense of fiscal acumen.

    Beyond putting the nuts and bolts in place for the enhanced processes, it also required greater training and coordination with our Department Heads and Finance Staff.  Through this diligent work, we have been able to start the restoration process of confidence with our taxpayers.

    Our city staff has been pragmatic in much of its spending this year, but did make a conscientious effort to spend money where it counts.  Examples of this are the dollars invested at our wastewater treatment plant and the dollars spent with our street renovations.  A big thanks to Hector Ramirez and Eddie Molinar for getting work done on: Brown St, Peach St and 14th St.  They are planning to rehabilitate Sul Ross Ave (between 13th St and Tom’s Triangle) beginning tomorrow.

    As always, we welcome questions, comments and feedback from our citizens here in Alpine.  Please feel free to call City Hall at 432.837.3301 or email me directly at: erik.zimmer@ci.alpine.tx.us.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

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