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.

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